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The Pork Filled and Expensive Non-Relief Sandy Relief Bill

Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:20 PM
Townhall is great! I can't think of a better ignorance magnet to keep wankers busy and out of the way.
jimmylynn Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:24 PM
Blunten,
It sure is great at drawing in a lot of you ignorant liberal hacks and that's a fact.
Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:35 PM
Where else to come for a good laugh?
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:44 PM
I would be worried if I were you. Laughing when you do not make a cogent point, and then claiming some sort of victory may mean you do not know how to connect enough dots to adequately argue your point.

Just to let you know, I knew that you were getting to the fact the 2005 Highway bill was introduce by republicans. What you failed to point out is that it passed with only 8 no votes, and that both democrat and republican lawmakers enjoyed the pork they took to their special projects.

If you really want to discuss something intelligently, please make a point...I can cut and paste cra p, but I would rather discuss the whole story.
dweimaraner Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:48 PM
there is one poster on here that actually quotes an online payday loan store regarding economic matters. tries to make the claims his own by never putting quotes. come on man.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:53 PM
I may not have been here long enough dweimaraner. To what are you referring?
Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:10 PM
dweimaraner gets what psydoc doesn't.

It's an illogical and ignorant assumption to make that my point was partisan in any way. Do I have to draw a picture that all bills, no matter who introduces them, are loaded with extraneous s**t?

The Pavbiches of the world spew this fake outrage nonsense out of context just to rile up fake controversies. Long live "content".
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:24 PM
Where did I say you made a partisan assumption, blunten?

Yes, if you are going to come on here and start with insults, you do need to make a point (draw a picture).

Again, instead of simply criticizing Katie, you feel the need to call her a b itch. I remember fake outrage at some conservatives who labeled Sandra Fluke a s lut.

Back on topic. Yes, both parties render their pork. It is wrong for either party to do so. I support, "one bill; one law". No pork amendments.

btw, the outrage at the pork in this bill is valid. We simply can not continue to spend money we do not have. To use a bill that is purportedly to help the victims of hurricane Sandy to feed pet projects, is unconscionable.
Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:48 PM
Sorry. Typo. Maybe. Pavliches.
Not me. You were making the partisan assumption. Your words: "I knew that you were getting to the fact the 2005 Highway bill was introduce by republicans".

Doesn't matter. You sound better than the 99% in here.

What passes for media discourse today tricks everyone into thinking in "sides". Real life isn't like that.
libslayer Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:29 PM
Psydoc, you are making a valiant effort, but if I may be blunt, the troll you are trying to reach is none too sharp. Remember, in lib land, only conservatives are bad. Liberals are NEVER bad, and if the ever are, conservatives DO IT TOO!!!
And that exonerates them. And that's that.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:22 PM
That was a really insightful post, blunten_dull. If you can refute any of the posts, do so, or just go back into your hole.
Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:30 PM
Ignorance is irrefutable, since no one will admit to it.

For example, no one here knows, or remembers the 2005 Highway Bill. The pork-barrel benchmark of recent memory.

By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | August 4, 2005

AT $286.4 BILLION, the highway bill just passed by Congress is the most expensive public works legislation in US history. In addition to funding the interstate highway system and other federal transportation programs, it sets a new record for pork-barrel spending, earmarking $24 billion for a staggering 6,376 pet projects, spread among virtually every congressional district in the land. The enormous bill -- 1,752 pages long -- wasn't made public until just before it was brought to a vote...

Blunten_Sharpe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:31 PM
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/08/04/the_republican_pork_barrel/

Both political stripes do this, so why even bother feigning the outrage.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:32 PM
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:37 PM
You have not made a case to rest.
dweimaraner Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:42 PM
i think his case is clear. conservative, liberal or moderate they are all the same. They all take advantage of pork and earmarks. Chances are you use a earmark/pork project everyday and dont even know it. after 70 years of pork its hard to avoid them.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:52 PM
I know the point he was trying to make, he was just doing so very poorly.
topperj2 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:47 PM
And you know this, that no one here knows or remembers the 2005 Highway Bill, how exactly? Just because no one wrote about it, since it has nothing to do with the current situation, doesn't mean people are unaware. Every bill these morons pass is loaded with pork, we get it. So we'll deal with one at a time.
Becca in TX Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:34 AM
Blunten-The point that you, and all libs miss, is that we'll criticize our side for this kind of stuff. You side always answers "you're side does it too", as if that's a defense. You libs will defend those on your side NO MATTER what they do.
waynesteapartyworld Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:43 AM
Uhhh Blunten dude, maybe you have poor reading comprehension, but there is a civil war ongoing in the Republican party b/c of things like the one you just mention. Also, we conservatives are hopefully about to drag Boehner's RINO a s s out of the Speakership. Maybe you came to Townhall.com by accident and were actually looking for Rinohall.com?

It's been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, causing major damage in New York and New Jersey. The storm was so powerful, it is in the running to become the most expensive storm for taxpayers on record. Historically, Congress has passed hurricane relief bills in the immediate aftermath of storm damage, but Sandy is a different story. Why? Congress wrote up Hurricane Sandy Relief legislation and then Harry Reid's Senate loaded it with pork. What's in it? Many things that hardly count as relief for victims.

The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8...