[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - Maybe if we're real lucky gasoline will drop below $3.50 too. [/quote]
Gasoline was pretty cheap as Bush's second term ended, because he had just driven the U.S. economy into a new depression. Works every time, if that's what you want. The price of gasoline spikes twice a year due to the refineries switching over between summer and winter blends plus routine maintenance. Additionally we've had disruption and distribution problems in the mid-West, which should clear up by the end of the month. You'll blame Obama anyway, because it doesn't require as much insight.
White smoke from campfire = A decision reached
Black smoke from campfire = No decision yet
[nevermind]posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:14
The late Rev. Jerry Falwell and the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed the 9/11 attacks occurred, because God removed his protection due to the gays, feminists, and abortionists. In that light, I claim the devastating tornadoes that stuck the mid-West occurred because God removed his protection due to our failure to protect the earth's environment.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:10
[quote][b]2dollar[/b] - Bahaha...I'm sure the victim used the word, "precipitated." [/quote]
Maybe it had rained that day.
Getting back to the article, I thought it was originally $800 million from Blank and $200 million from the public. When did the $200 million loan from the NFL owners appear?posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:47
[quote][b]Walholler[/b] - @Z J Ruffin: "I knew a guy in high school who had sex with a goat once. I wonder if he will get to go to the Whitehouse".
No. That's not unusual up there. [/quote]
Beastiality is not illegal in over 20 states, but Georgia is not one.
And on the national front, there's "bad news" for auto workers -
No Summer Slowdown for GM, Ford and Chrysler
By Richard Davies, ABC News
May 22, 2013 7:58am
Thousands of US auto workers may have to cancel their vacation plans. Growing consumer demand for cars and trucks has the industry changing its usual summer vacation schedule. Ford says the traditional two-week summer break is being cut to a single week. General Motors isn’t doing any shut downs. Chrysler plans a two-week break at only four of its 10 North American assembly plants. The biggest boost in demand is for full sized pickups – as the home construction industry rebounds from a very deep slump. After closing more than two dozen factories during the recession, American automakers need to use their remaining capacity to its fullest.
P.S. It's also an example of why increased production doesn't always result in increased employment, i.e. businesses utilize their excess capacity and overtime first.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:25
... but my personal opinion is that nothing should be left in the cabins except what the state puts in there. If folks feel they have to proselytize, they can leave their literature and CDs in a common area, such as next to the dumpster.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:09
Conservatives will tell you it shouldn't be done regardless of what the numbers say.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:03
[quote][b]ProudSoutherner[/b] - @fishin4u: Issa should have came out with this last year and spared us from the pain of having Obama reelected! [/quote]
In other words, turn an on-going criminal investigation into a media circus of factless innuendos and partisan bickering. As I recall that's the way the George Zimmerman and the Richard Jewell investigations started out. And what about the Romney-Ryan campaign's claim that, "It's the economy, stupid?"
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - They predict this every year, and ACC has the highest percentage of welfare bums in the world. [/quote]
But you don't live here in ACC. That's like Canada complaining about our violent crime rate.
@Athens_Rottweiler: "Believe it when I see it."posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:48
I was stunned to hear the Tea Party supported development of renewable energy.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:10
Republicans might take comfort in results showing conservative Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson has a 50 percent approval rating.
The latest (May 17-18) CNN/ORC International Poll shows Obama with a 53% job approval rating. The previous poll conducted in early April showed him with a 51% approval rating.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 06:57
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] - @mpd0.59: Look at number 14. As Atheism is a religious belief, any group who meets to discuss or spread the word of Atheism, is a church. I believe the group in question would qualify. [/quote]
I don't. The next thing you're going to tell me is that the Democratic party is a religion, just like Amway distributors and members of the IBEW.
I'm going to make it a point to be there just to irk some of the rightwingers on this blog.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 13:13
[quote][b]Pfunk[/b] - What good will this protest do? [/quote]
It's gives retirees something to do. Who else can take off in the middle of the day on a Tuesday.
[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - I saw where Arthur Blank helped to hold a fundraiser Sunday for Obama along w/ Kasim Reed and Roy Barnes. Too bad Arthur is a Socialist.. I thought he was smarter than that. [/quote]
Well, Blank and Marcus thought they could do a better job of serving the customer than their current employer, so they decided to start their own company, which became wildly successful. They sound more like free market entrepreneurs than socialists to me.
I'm not blaiming the officer, but I question the process where he deemed it justified to charge the house without first waiting for SWAT and the hostage negotiating team. It didn't appear to be a massacre situation with an active shooter.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 12:29
[quote][b]mateo[/b] - Were these people Muslims? [/quote]
Could have been Mormons.
And I'm fine with not making a public announcement because of the "ongoing investigation", but tell the boss that you're being investigated anyway. [/quote]
But "he" wasn't being invested. It was the IRS. And what difference would it have made, since "he" is not allowed to interfere with the investigation.
[quote][b]crankyyankee[/b] -There is a significant difference between being aware of an investigation and trying to influence it. [/quote]
True, but that's not taking into account adversarial politics. By not informing the boss, it gives "him" plausible deniability, because the other side can't claim interference with a process about which "he" wasn't aware. However you also have Republicans who say the public should have been informed right away there was an investigation under way. In that case, they should take it up with Issa, since he already knew at mid-year.
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] -
Church in the general sense. By your definition, The idea of "separation of church and state" would exclude only Christians, and no other religion. Is that what you are trying to say? [/quote]
It's not my definition, but here is an expanded definition from dictionary.com , which still shows the self-inconsistency of the term "atheist church":
1. a building for public Christian worship.
2. public worship of God or a religious service in such a building: to attend church regularly.
3. (sometimes initial capital letter) the whole body of Christian believers; Christendom.
4. (sometimes initial capital letter) any division of this body professing the same creed and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a Christian denomination: the Methodist Church.
5. that part of the whole Christian body, or of a particular denomination, belonging to the same city, country, nation, etc.
6. a body of Christians worshiping in a particular building or constituting one congregation: She is a member of this church.
7. ecclesiastical organization, power, and affairs, as distinguished from the state: separation of church and state; The missionary went wherever the church sent him.
8. the clergy and religious officials of a Christian denomination.
9. the Christian faith: a return of intellectuals to the church.
10. (initial capital letter) the Christian Church before the Reformation.
11. (initial capital letter) the Roman Catholic Church.
12. the clerical profession or calling: After much study and contemplation, he was prepared to enter the church.
13. a place of public worship of a non-Christian religion.
14. any non-Christian religious society, organization, or congregation: the Jewish church.
Maybe he's needed to pay the taxes that support the policies. [/quote]
Why would he want to support policies with which he doesn't agree in the first place? He should have abandoned ACC just like you.
This is like getting your car repainted, then someone runs into you.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:17
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