Finally, a man who actually shows some patriotic feelings about America!
And Marco Rubio
Dan Coats & Todd Rokita in Indiana
By his financial support of the tan in a can industry?
Doesn't he have a right to have a tan?
Surely you're not prejudiced Ron!?
Only against orange people. It's not like there's enough of them to march on Washington or anything.
A lounge lizard (Boner), a libertarian not in touch with reality (Rand Paul), and an extremist jerkoff Republican (Coats).
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.
Mark Kirk in Illinois! YES! Obama's old seat is no longer propping up Roland Burris!
Bummer though that Pelosi, Reid, and Barney Frank are still seated.
Especially Pelosi and Frank, both of them could screw up a two car funeral! what a brain trust they are!
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.
Sheparding? I thought it was threatening, bribing, and armtwisting.
Frank had a partner who was involved in that whole mess and he admitted himself that he didn't see the crap that was happening. Talk about conflict of interest! No that's not smart at all.
Regarded as two of the brightest? Compared to what and by whom??
Barney is also regarded as "eloquent" when in fact the opposite is true.
A friend of our knows Boehner personally and says he's a great guy. I think his tan came from golfing. Anyhoo, what's wrong with having a tan??
I didn't realize Boehner grew up so poor until recently. He challenged corrupt dems and repubs as a freshman, so I hope he hasn't lost the knack.
He must spend a lot of time on the golf course. More likely in a tanning bed in his basement. Or maybe his grandfather is from Kenya?? Or perhaps he uses a bronzer tanning gel?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co … 01536.html
Where I come from real men don't wear alligator loafers with tassels!
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...
Plus he supports gay rights. Glad you've finally seen the light Brenda.
He'd better watch out or the Tea Partiers will chew him up and spit him out.
"Sorry, but there's no comparison of Boehner's ways to Obama's..."
Indeed. Boehner isn't half the man Obama is.
Why are you so hung up on the man's skin color, Ralph??
Yes, Boehner is a real sweetheart with the good of the people being foremost in his thoughts! He truly represents the republican party and their ideals. Congratulations!
http://dotcommonsense.blog-city.com/joh … n_the_.htm
And shame on all those farmers who benefited from tobacco subsidies - like many in South GA.
No politician is perfect, as I've said many times. I'm sure liberals won't find Boehner nearly as charming and wonderful as Madame Nancy.
RD, it's hard for me to take you seriously now after the vote you cast yesterday - for a self-proclaimed Dixiecrat.
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!
??self-proclaimed Dixiecrat?? Who's that? And don't forget Uncle Joe who died at 54 of lung cancer.
Will he do something to end the secret money that is coming in unhindered? The Dems were going to...can we count on Boner? Ahaha. Dream on.
How about the tax-give aways?
That is a way to PROVE they are serious about cutting the deficit..not just give facetime to it.
Think they will do it? .....dream on.
Same old same OLD polices....cut from the poor so the rich can have more.
Don't you ever get sick of it?
Back again/back again...after 8 years, we have to go back again!!
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???
I know plenty of rich tobacco farmers, BTW!
Well, I called her and verified what she said before my last post! Take it up with your daughter, not me!
As opposed to being old and foolish? LOL!
We are obviously talking about someone else, I suppose! You had three children by him and didn't know his views on race? LOL!
No, not just because Mel wanted me to vote for him, but because I don't care for Kingston either! There was never a chance your ex would get elected anyway!
And I still don't know any rich tobacco farmers, even though I was a grower for much of my life. The largest tobacco farmer around here committed suicide because of the bad financial state he was in.
Randy, I was with her when she called you yesterday! Your wife told me you were voting for O, and I told Mel. She called you and asked if you were, and you responded, "Sure! Why not!"
You knew he was a Dixiecrat and STILL voted him for him!
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!
RD, do you understand what tobacco subsidies are? Like direct payments and CCPs?
You can learn more here: http://farm.ewg.org/top_recips.php?fips … amp;page=0
And here: http://farm.ewg.org/subsidyprimer.php
On the first link, notice all the South GA farmers who have received hefty checks, including some from Screven! The subsidies "rarely came into effect"? Yeah - like to the tune of almost $1 billion!
"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
I know several people who got hundreds of thousands of bucks from the program. Maybe they had more tobacco acreage than you did.
Please explain to me how Pelosi is better than Boehner. Tell you what, you name me any politician at the national level, and I'll bet I can find some dirt on him or her! Wanna bet??
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!
Ralph, I noticed you've had some "work" done! Who is your plastic surgeon??
Yep, a major refit. Doin' anything this Saturday?
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!
LOL! RD, if you said Pelosi was hot, I'd be forced to come over there and spank you!
What score are you talking about? I notice your hub score is 100. I've never come close to that. Mine's a measly 87.
Perhaps you can give some specific examples of Barney Frank's "non-eloquence" Brenda.
I was so proud of him the other night! He called it like it is!!
In case no on else had noticed..these Repubs are a NASTY NASTY bunch.
Get rid of them....preferably by thowing water on them so they can fizzle like the Wicked Witch of the West.
What a CON Boner is. The American people this and the American people that...he doesn't give CRAP about the American people!
The American people voted in Barak Obama as president.....What did he do???
Everything in his power to overturn the American people!! CON.
Sure had tons of help too.
Billions and billions of dollars, Fox Snooze, and ALL of talk radio for 2 and 1/2 years BEFORE Obama was inaugerated.
60% of deficit is the Tax give-aways to Boner's wealthy friends....
Cut the deficit? Oh really? "Reagan showed us that deficits don't matter"....Dick Cheney.
YOU ALL HAVE BEEN CONNED.
Voted against the Partial-birth Abortion Ban.
Voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
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”?
Yep, Barney is a real peach!
He is a peach. He stands up for the common man......
He actually thinks people matter AFTER they leave the womb.
Unlike Boner,and the rest of the Repubs who only care about money.
Repubs: "We pledge allegiance to the dollar bill, and pledge to work for all those who have lots of them."
"Give me your tired, your poor and your hungry"...Repubs will spit on them.
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.
Well, you could say that, as this country was founded on murder, theft and owning people.
I think it's awesome that a black family is in that house...they built it for crying out loud....for free!
Entitled mentality...that has GOT to go....and it's not poor people who have it.
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.
Being away from the forums has had it's way with my mind.. the first thought I had when I saw this thread was:
Heheheheheh Brenda said Boner.
meet John Boehner:
Johann HariColumnist for the London Independent
Posted: November 4, 2010 09:14 PM
"The Laws and Policies of the United States Are Now Openly for Sale"
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Taxpayer groups are urging future speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to lead by example and cut House salaries as a symbolic gesture of cutting spending.
To groups expecting Republicans who ran on the smaller-government-by-cutting-spending program it's a kind of "put up or shut up" prospect."
Think he will? Put his money where his mouth is?
I got a bridge to sell you.
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