So Ralph, do you have a problem with their specific policies and/or goals? Or would you rather just call them names? 'Cos that's the big problem I've had with the Right these past couple years: lots of vitriol with no substance.
I mean, as for Boehner, his #1 goal, as he stated it, was to make sure Obama doesn't get reelected. Wow. Now this guy is a true visionary leader.
Taking issue with these guys on, y'know, the issues is easy. It's almost as easy as calling them names, and has the advantage of raising the level of discourse.
Jeff, suggest you lighten up. My comment assumed that nearly everyone in the forum is familiar with them. Has anybody mentioned the incident when Boehner passed out checks from tobacco companies on the House floor just before a key vote on tobacco? Actually, I may have mixed Coats up with somebody else. He's not as bad as I'd thought. However, he's a conservative Republican who got his main support from the Tea Party. The KKK Indiana Klavern probably supported him as well.
They are regarded as two of the brightest members of the House of Representatives. Pelosi is the first woman Speaker, and she succeeded in sheparding a historic health reform bill which every Democratic president and congress since Truman tried and failed to do. Barney Frank led the work on banking reform legislation. Neither of these laws is perfect, but they are a great improvement.
Contrary to popular belief, real men can wear alligator loafers with tassels and can even CRY sometimes when it's about something important. Where are you from, Ralph? And lol at your sarcasm about Kenya and all! Sorry, but there's no comparison of Boehner's ways to Obama's (nor to Barney Frank's), though you do seem to be searching diligently...
The subsides rarely came into effect for tobacco farmers since it merely acted as a support price seldom needed to sell the tobacco. But besides this fact, it was kept intentionally low by the "good old boys" so the tobacco companies could buy the leaf for a few cents higher than the support price.
I know very few rich tobacco farmers, especially compared to Boehner.
But I'm supposed to take you seriously...and you married the "self-proclaimed Dixiecrat"! Besides, your daughter asked me to vote for him!
That's not what she said. She said that you told her you were voting for him and that she said she was glad because she wanted him to get at least a few votes. And I was young and foolish at the time I married him and had no idea that he was such a racist until he gave his "Dixiecrat interview." How old are you? And besides - you'd vote for a terrible candidate just because Mel asked you to???
As I said, I called Mel later to be sure of my recollections of the conversation before posting. She will tell you so if you care to ask her!
To me a Dixiecrat is just another republican! And which is dumber, voting for him or marrying him? Besides, didn't you vote for Dubya twice? I don't think there's a chance your ex will start any wars! LOL!
"Since the Great Depression, the government has offered a price support program to tobacco, guaranteeing farmers crop prices if their harvest does not meet a set price at auction. Tobacco farmers also benefit from a $34 million crop-insurance program intended to protect growers from risks such as seasonal and cyclical price changes in the face of weather, production, and use variations."
"Despite the rhetoric of "preserving the family farm," the vast majority of farmers do not benefit from federal farm subsidy programs. Small commodity farmers qualify for a mere pittance, while producers of meat, fuits, and vegetables are almost completely left out of the subsidy game (i.e. they can sign up for subsidized crop insurance and often receive federal disaster payments)."
Almost all farm crops are subsidized by the government to some extent, but as the last statement shows, only those with huge amounts of acreage get substantial sumss of money to help cut their losses.
I just asked her - she remembers it my way. Anyway, it doesn't really matter WHY you voted for him. My marrying him didn't have the potential to shape the laws of the entire nation or to affect every American! As for W, he has about 100 IQ points on the big O. And if O had won, there's no telling how many wars he might have started - he do luvs da guns! He also has zero compassion for others - unless he's changed a heck of a lot. lol
Sure, the more tobacco acreage you take a loss on, the more you receive to help expenses. Corn, wheat, dairy products, peanuts, etc. all have subsides to assure we have a supply of farm products to meet the country's needs. But we always grew the top grade of tobacco so the govt price support did us absolutely no good.
Sure, but some are dirtier than others! LOL! At least I didn't say Pelosi was "hot"! LOL!
Consider it done. But on second thought, you might enjoy twisting it around your fingers. I frightened some of the little trick or treaters with it on Halloween. Most of them weren't scared at all, though. One cheeky teen said she remembered me from last year.
Too funny! You should have seen hubby the year he was the Tooth Fairy - a white lace bustier, a tutu, white hose, slippers, a blond wig, terrible makeup, and a big cigar! I still have nightmares! All that black chest hair curling through that white lace was just too much. lol
He LOVES powdered donuts - especially with chocolate milk. When he got out of the hospital, that's the first think he wanted to eat!
I find J a far better human being.
Maybe it's just me, but I like a man who doesn't sell drugs to blacks for their foodstamps at half their face value. One who doesn't try to cheat his way up in a job. One who doesn't kill animals just for fun. One who doesn't try to strangle his significant other. But hey, I'm funny that way!
I can pick men, huh?? I've been through some losers, but I think I have a keeper now!
Voted against the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act. Only 3 representatives voted against it. No senator voted against it.
Paid Stephen Gobie for sex, and Gobie was turning tricks in Frank’s apartment. (I don’t think Barney was aware of the prostitution business in his own apartment, however.)
Received tens of thousands of dollars from Fannie and Freddie while he was the ranking democrat on the Financial Services Committee. Opposing a Bush proposal for more oversight of Fannie and Freddie, Frank said, “These two entities are not facing any kind of financial crisis.” How did that work out?? Also, Barney was dating Herb Moses at the time – assistant director of Fannie. Can you say “conflict of interest”?
Too bad he has to deal with the rats infesting the WhiteHouse. Did any of you hear that? RATS real rats in the White House! Not fit for little children. I heard someone say something about a rotten foundation. Not sure if that's what was being talked about, but I heard it over our cooler, and our cooler never gets anything wrong. IF you know what I mean.
I agree that it's wonderful to have a black man in the White House, even though I don't support many of his policies. I think it shows how far we've come as a society. I hope in the future we can also have a woman, a Hispanic, and especially a Native American as POTUS.
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