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Gruber Flap Reopens Not-So-Old Wounds

OneDogGone Wrote: Nov 21, 2014 2:43 AM
When a businessman deludes investors, Obama's Securities and Exchange Commission will put him in jail. When politicians delude citizens, it's just business as usual. End governmental immunity now! What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
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Control Freaks

OneDogGone Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 3:30 AM
Be serious, Beserious! ALL (your word) restaurants never allowed smoking. There has never been a time that ALL restaurants allowed smoking. As I said in my original post, I am very happy to have smoke-free environments. What I oppose is government mandating businesses which segment of their clientele to favor, smokers or non-smokers. The business itself, not the government, should have the right to decide what customers that business wishes to attract and serve on that business's own property. If you are a guest in a person's home, do you feel you have the right to insist your host refrain from smoking? When you are on a business premises, you are a guest of that business and subject, while you are present, to that business's policies and practices. If you don't like smoke (as I do not), don't patronize that business! Don't expect government to weigh in on your side to force your host to comply with your expectations!
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Control Freaks

OneDogGone Wrote: Nov 19, 2014 1:11 PM
I, too, appreciate smoke-free restaurants. But I voted against Florida's wholesale ban on public smoking because it is an affront to individual rights. An unintended consequence of Florida's smoking ban is that smokers often congregate on the benches outside of restaurants. Non-smokers often must walk through clouds of smoke to reach their favorite "smoke-free" restaurant (or not go; it's [allegedly] a "free country"). Restaurants once had the freedom to cater to both smokers and non-smokers. Government is taking away that freedom state-by-state.
John Barrow's controlling principle is being a Democrat. John would have been a Democrat in the 1860s as equally as he remains one today. His Democratness is cut from the same cloth as, say, that of a Tooms or a Cobb, rather than that of an Obama. John's family was all Democrat. His dad was longtime Superior Court judge in Clarke County, his mom taught Georgia history at the University of Georgia in Athens, his uncle David taught geography there. In fact, nearby Barrow County was named for John's family. John's survival as a Democrat congressman from Georgia had much more to do with John's pedigree than anything else. Contrast John's career with that of another moderate Democrat Georgia congressman, James Marshall, who held office for a few years representing the central part of the state. Marshall wholly lacked John's Georgia and family pedigree, which led to Marshall's earlier elective demise. Though Marshall was a professor himself, Marshall was on faculty at the much smaller Mercer University, while John's mom Phyllis taught generations of students at the state's flagship university. Georgia folk knew and recognized the Barrow brand of Georgia Democrat that harkened back for decades. In sum, John was more of a historic relic than representative of any ideological principle.
Hillary, thy name is "sagging!"
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Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

OneDogGone Wrote: Nov 04, 2014 12:30 AM
One county in Georgia used to have nearly 100 percent absentee voting. Sheriff's deputies would take absentee ballots from house-to-house and assist residents in their voting. Needless to say, Democrats always carry that one county.
Yeah, we gotta keep 'em paying social security taxes.
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How The Democrats Plan To Create Jobs

OneDogGone Wrote: Nov 02, 2014 8:45 AM
Government should just pass a couple of laws to create jobs. First, outlaw joblessness. Second, require employers to hire people. Problem solved! That's how they did it in the good old days in that economic juggernaut, the Soviet Union.
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Random Thoughts

OneDogGone Wrote: Oct 28, 2014 2:29 AM
If you're making $90 an hour working from home, then why are you wasting valuable time and money posting things on the Internet?
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Predatory Journalism

OneDogGone Wrote: Oct 21, 2014 1:29 AM
Banks, among the most highly-regulated businesses in America, despite such high degree of regulation, still charge interest rates in excess of what the New York Times would like. So, the answer is still more regulation? Competition, the availability of many alternative lenders, actually is what would drive interest rates down. But then again, hyper-regulation eliminates lower-cost alternatives before they can compete. Funny how that happens. Entrenched business interests, with vital assists from the government and the New York Times, stymy potential competitors before they can compete. That. my friends, is the classic definition of fascism.
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