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by green1
September 3, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Jimmy Buffett Discussion
Topic: Jimmy at the White House
Replies: 16
Views: 1758

Re: Jimmy at the White House

He kind of looks like Whitey Bulger there.
by green1
August 14, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Test your powers of observation......
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Test your powers of observation......

18/25 here.
by green1
August 14, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

Who are you to tell any company how it should run it's business? I am not talking abou the massive corporations. I am talking about the gas station/mechanic shops, the gorcery stores, the Dunkin Donuts on the corner, the bookstore. Yeah, all of those businesses that are sole proprietoriships will b...
by green1
August 13, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: If you think Donte Stallworth got off easy...
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: If you think Donte Stallworth got off easy...

Donte Stallworth suspended for the entire 2009 season.... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/08/13/stallworth/index.html?eref=BrkNews I'm not a big fan of this action. My SIL's childs father is currently serving time for a 3rd DUI. He is also allowed out 9-5 to work. Should his empl...
by green1
August 13, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

That will only happen if it is impossible to pay the salary from any other source (like, say the CEO's salary, which is almost certainly a great deal more than 32K). If a company that size is on such a tight budget that it can't cough up 32K from any source except cutting a job that pays that much,...
by green1
August 12, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

Whether or not this is true, it isn't what Rep. Flemming claims on his website and in his resolution. He implies that there's specific wording in the bill that exempts Congress from the provisions of the bill (but, note that he doesn't include any reference to the specific part of the bill where th...
by green1
August 12, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

ph4ever wrote:I bet he knows that the USPS isn't entirely a government run operation.
Indeed, and they still F it up with the little bit of interference, I mean oversight, that they do have.
by green1
August 12, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Games
Topic: How corporate logo savvy are you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1777

Re: How corporate logo savvy are you?

30 of 36.

Almost 29 but I scrolled up in the last 10 seconds and got one more.
by green1
August 12, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

Myth: “Under the current draft of the Democrat health care legislation, members of Congress are curiously exempt from the government-run health care option, keeping their existing health plans and services on Capitol Hill.” – Republican Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana. Fact: Members of Congre...
by green1
August 11, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

Well said. Rational and penetrating. However, it won't do you any good. Nobody will listen. The political process in this country has succumbed to fear, superstition and cynicism, a state of affairs that has been enabled by our collective descent into ignorance, coupled with our collective refusal ...
by green1
August 10, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Re: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

I mentioned this plan in the other Healthcare thread, and urged everyone to contact their Reps and Senators, asking them to back this legislation in Congress, and author a similar plan in the Senate. Good advice, and advice that I have used. What good it will do depends on how many other people call.
by green1
August 10, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform
Replies: 40
Views: 1667

Louisiana Rep John Flemming's take on Health Care reform

Louisiana Congressman John Flemming has proposed the following resolution -------------------------------------------------------- IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. FLEMING (for himself, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. BARTLETT, Mr. LINDER, Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey, Mr. B...
by green1
August 7, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Changes in Latitudes
Topic: Caribbean Recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2846

Re: Caribbean Recommendations

Next time (whenever that may be) one of the places we want to look into is Saltwhistle Bay on Mayreau. Small island in the Grenadines.
by green1
August 6, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: The future of healthcare in the US?
Replies: 152
Views: 5083

Re: The future of healthcare in the US?

TTiki, no one is ramrodding anything. The bill will lay dormant through the August recess which will give people plenty of time to make up stuff there isn't there and make people afraid of it. Brad, has your rep read the entire bill? Mine hasn't, I asked him. There are watchdog groups on both sides...
by green1
August 5, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: The future of healthcare in the US?
Replies: 152
Views: 5083

Re: The future of healthcare in the US?

Just heard today that the 4th ranking Democrat in the House, John Larson from CT, had elective heart valve replacement surgery.

Would this be covered for you or I under Obama's plan?

http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/20 ... gery-.html
by green1
August 5, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Cash for clunkers...
Replies: 51
Views: 3020

Re: Cash for clunkers...

well, let me say first that I'm no political expert, just your average (currently enemplyed) Josephine. But it seems like if the government needs more money, they should just raise our taxes. Historically, that's been something the government is hesitant to do. If we as a country need more money, t...
by green1
August 4, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Cash for clunkers...
Replies: 51
Views: 3020

Re: Cash for clunkers...

I'm not sure I care so much 'cause even though my "clunker" is paid off, we don't want another car payment. Oddly enough, our clunker is a 24 mpg 1998 Chevy Cavalier that is beat to hell and it doesn't qualify. Our 2003 Toyota Tacoma at 18 mpg does. Go figure. It's real easy to figure, it's about m...
by green1
August 3, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Best Wedding Entrance Video Ever (Sequel)
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Best Wedding Entrance Video Ever (Sequel)

Remember that wedding entrance video that was posted here a couple of weeks ago? You know, where the entire wedding party danced down the aisle? Well, here's the sequel.

by green1
July 31, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Boston policeman may be fired for racial slur
Replies: 44
Views: 1302

Re: Boston policeman may be fired for racial slur

. . . I believe this guy is a racist; however, the first amendment kicks in here...I am not so sure he should loose his job. To say "this goes beyond the first amendment" is a bit of a strange statement...I did not realize the constitution outlines the parameters in which the "freedom of speech" mu...
by green1
July 31, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Boston policeman may be fired for racial slur
Replies: 44
Views: 1302

Re: Boston policeman may be fired for racial slur

SchoolGirlHeart wrote:
C-Dawg wrote:Despite the officer saying he isn't...he is a racist bigot and should be fired.
Agree. 100% People who are not racists or bigots do not use words like that.

wSGHs