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The Coffee Shop / From The Devil's Dictionary
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:46:00 AM »

Interesting definitions by Ambrose Bierce:

ECONOMY, n. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow that you cannot afford.

LAWYER, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.

LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics.

RADICALISM, n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day.

SENATE, n. A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors.

VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

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Politics / Re: To the Boobs, Unsociable Idiots & CAVE people of Elk County.
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:12:59 AM »
     The only business being missed out on would be lodging as to hunters. Mr Devlin has a building that would accommodate that if he spent some of his millions to do it . The old bank building. Which has windows leaving debris on the sidewalk from breakage and is in need of major repair, with masonry that is deteriorating as well. OSHA would make him tear it down or fix it if they were made aware of the condition. He is quite capable of doing something to help our economic situation, but it obviously is not one of his priorities. He is quite comfortable making his money at Flint Oak. He put forth a proposal for the citizens to do the labor to restore it a while back, but the citizens didn't feel the need to make him more money.

And, absent 'volunteer labor' and special tax incentives (read exemptions from property taxes) that isn't likely going to happen.  When the elites & statists begin dumping their own money into such projects instead of looking for special tax treatment and free labor, I'll have more empathy.

Politics / Re: Bought and Paid for
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:35:03 PM »
So it doesn't matter if he's bought by corporations as long as you like what he's saying?

Don't put words on my paper.  I referred to his policy actions and voting record, not just 'what he says'.  I agree with Bullwinkle... show me the influence.  The process of buying into all the rhetoric of the latest 'hot' politician seems to be heavily used by Fabian Progressives.  Like those 30 - 40% who still support Obama.

As for Pompeo being 'bought' by corporations, exclusive of the sources of his campaign funds, show me his votes/activities/paybacks that demonstrate he has been 'bought'.

Finally, I don't subscribe to the notion that all corporations are inherently bad.  Heck, I own two and and have a interest in several.  Should corporations directly participate in the election process, I would prefer not.  But, Capitalism isn't the evil that the followers of Marx & Lenin would have us believe.

Politics / Re: Bought and Paid for
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:56:53 PM »
If one were to judge an elected official's politics or ideology based only on the source of their campaign funding, you might be on to something.  I prefer to base my evaluation on the politician's stated views about the Constitution, current issues, the bills they initiate/support and ultimately their voting record in office.  Unfortunately, national politics can be an expensive undertaking.  I surely don't make judgements about Obama or members of his political bent on the amount of money they receive from various sources with the caveat that such contributions are lawful.

If a contributor to any candidate has money, so be it.  While the interests of funding sources may give a picture about the candidate's ideals, what the candidate says & what they do in office are much better measures, IMO.

Just curious, what are the problems with think tanks?  Some think wisely & others think foolishly.  I don't think they are inherently good or bad.

Politics / Re: This REALLY d!ss,s me off...
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:53:32 PM »

Your analysis is spot on in all areas except the quote above, methinks.  Ann Coulter has repeatedly pointed out that progressive thinking is a mental disease.  Perhaps help will be available under ObamaCare.  We can only hope.  ::)

The Coffee Shop / Disgraceful
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:11:41 PM »
Yep, our public education system is in fine shape.  Not!

1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun
AFP 2/14/2014 4:26:04 PM

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.


Politics / Re: This REALLY d!ss,s me off...
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:03:10 PM »
By the way...I can get quail eggs, duck eggs and preserved eggs, among other things, at our local farmers market. Also rabbit, alligator tail and Durian fruit. ;)

Better stock up then.  The age of Federal excesses is soon to reap its' reward on the common folks.  At least you'll still be eating like the elitist politicians you so casually defend.

The Coffee Shop / Re: Official County Newspaper
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:58:43 PM »
I know nothing about Elk County tax money being given to the paper.You'll have to tell me about that.

As has been pointed out often, you miss the point.  If you don't see the issue involving tax money & the paper, then go research it.  Hint: Start by rereading this thread.  Though he was talking to Jane Curtin at the time, Dan Aykroyd often pegged you perfectly on SNL.

Politics / Re: This REALLY d!ss,s me off...
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:51:41 PM »
This topic is over as far as I'm concerned .

Another song we've heard before. 

Look Lady Di, you are more than entitled to your opinions, and the right to speak them.  But when you spout views that are antithetical to the founding principles of this country (i.e. limits on government excess), don't cry like a spanked child when you're called on it.

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