A Separate Reality

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Crux
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So little time. So little effort...

Postby Crux » 2013 Oct 26 19:21

Fangz you are slipping. You are down to half a bumper sticker...

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You know it's a really AWEFUL reality...

Postby Crux » 2014 Mar 31 18:35

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-ku ... 60482.html

...when a HUFFPO article starts out like THIS:

"As readers of these posts will recall, I'm not the biggest fan of the Affordable Care Act. My view is that the legislative compromises needed to get the ACA through Congress made it an unwieldy mess; that the bungled roll-out was a logical outcome of its Rube Goldberg structure. The claims of the president's loyal supporters that all is being fixed and that the ACA will still be a net political winner by November sound like so much whistling past the graveyard.

Nonetheless, the damage done by the ACA rubs off, not only on President Obama, but on the Democrats' chances of holding the Senate and on American progressivism as a whole. If Republicans take both Houses of Congress, Obama in his final two years will be the lamest of lame ducks. The rarely wrong Nate Silver projects a Republican takeover of the Senate this November."


...and then he goes on and yadda yadda yadda... Democrats should ADMIT the folly and STUPIDITY that is the ACA...

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Wise One » 2014 Mar 31 21:37

I read the article, and Kuttner's analysis is quite good.

Your take on Kuttner's points, as usual, is insane.

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Just a few paragraphs by Mr. Koch

Postby Crux » 2014 Apr 03 07:06

This is directly from an editorial in the Wall Street Journal by Charles G. Koch

"Koch companies employ 60,000 Americans, who make many thousands of products that Americans want and need. According to government figures, our employees and the 143,000 additional American jobs they support generate nearly $11.7 billion in compensation and benefits. About one-third of our U.S.-based employees are union members.

Koch employees have earned well over 700 awards for environmental, health and safety excellence since 2009, many of them from the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. EPA officials have commended us for our "commitment to a cleaner environment" and called us "a model for other companies."

Our refineries have consistently ranked among the best in the nation for low per-barrel emissions. In 2012, our Total Case Incident Rate (an important safety measure) was 67% better than a Bureau of Labor Statistics average for peer industries. Even so, we have never rested on our laurels. We believe there is always room for innovation and improvement.

Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

Koch Industries was the only major producer in the ethanol industry to argue for the demise of the ethanol tax credit in 2011. That government handout (which cost taxpayers billions) needlessly drove up food and fuel prices as well as other costs for consumers—many of whom were poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Now the mandate needs to go, so that consumers and the marketplace are the ones who decide the future of ethanol."


:sail: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1 ... hp_opinion

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Watch Hank AT LEAST!!!! (dark money)

Postby Crux » 2014 Apr 05 20:14

DARK MONEY!!! Now I know where AO gets the phrase "dark money". He is an outright PARROT! :turn:

It is interesting to hear Harry (D) Reid, leader (for a little while) of the Senate go on about the Koch Brothers.
I provide you with a news clip from MSNBC. YOU KNOW, this Democrat Obsession with the Koch Brothers ain't
gonna pan out when the most palatable Republican of leftists, other than David Brooks, JOE SCARBOROUGH,
goes off on the LIES and pathetic-ism of Harry Reid and Mika Brezhinski AGREES with him on MSNBC! DANG!!
Admit it that Harry Reid is a smarmy pathetic creature (fangz REID IS a creature!) and the KOCH STRATEGY,
is a demonstration of how EMPTY the Democrat Playlist is right now. RIGHT there in the beginning of the vid,
standing behind Reid is HANK JOHNSON, DEMOCRAT, who was famously concerned Guam would FLIP OVER!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs23CjIWMgA (Hank in case you missed it or want to see it again :laughing: )

Anyway, check out the video from MSNBC. Hanks is only 2:40 of sheer BRILLIANCE!!
:laughing: :pat: GOD!

Here is MSNBC for 10 minutes, if you want... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb8m5hQXdqc


Is America waking up? I have high hopes for ELECTION 2012!! :numc:

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Hillary is a loser.

Postby Crux » 2014 Jun 16 20:14

JANE PAULEY, CBS NEWS: If not you, who? Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016, if who not you?

HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I think there are a number of qualified women who are holding office.

PAULEY: I'm not saying qualified.

CLINTON: But politics is so unpredictable. Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.
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A separate reality no doubt. This (dare I use clown and neck and AO's FAY-VOR-IT word? T-R-I-P-E?) utter and total C-R-A-P is for the D-U-M-B...

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Coondog » 2014 Jun 17 10:41

CLINTON: But politics is so unpredictable. Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.

From someone who was the "inevitable" nominee six years ago, that perspective is understandable, if somewhat over stated, particularly considering the vehemence of people on the opposite side of the political spectrum like........you.

While Coondog finds some of your trolling to be downright inspirational, this one seems rather.....petty.

But don't let it get you down. Some days are just slow news days and require an effortful stretch to keep the flames lit.

Coondog

Any REAL American would have their hearts so full of "USA 2, Ghana 1" that they wouldn't have room for such trivial concerns. :pompom: World Cup, Baby!

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Re: Just a few paragraphs by Mr. Koch

Postby Wise One » 2014 Jun 17 11:28

Crux wrote:Koch Industries was the only major producer in the ethanol industry to argue for the demise of the ethanol tax credit in 2011. That government handout (which cost taxpayers billions) needlessly drove up food and fuel prices as well as other costs for consumers—many of whom were poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Now the mandate needs to go, so that consumers and the marketplace are the ones who decide the future of ethanol."

Amazingly, this is apparently true. A stance against mandated ethanol as an additive to gasoline is correct from an environmental and energy efficiency point of view, even though it was promoted as contributing positively ... it doesn't.

Lest you start jumping through hoops in glee over the Koch's new-found dedication to the environment, let me reiterate the obvious.

The Kochs win both ways, with or without ethanol, since their major financial interests lie in conventional fossil fuels. I'm guessing that their accountants pointed out that the net profit realizable from selling their gasoline, is slightly higher than net profit from selling ethanol that displaces those gasoline sales.

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You just gotta wonder sometimes....

Postby Crux » 2014 Sep 10 08:44

Does it matter that these are Democrats? Does it matter that one is running for Governor and one served in the Peace Corps?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski ... rm#4hj2wv8

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Wise One » 2014 Sep 10 10:23

Horrible.

The only thing worse would be a Republican playing the part of a sick cyborg assassin, or the part of Richard Nixon in a sick horror film about a terrorizing psycho killer.

But no Republican would do such such a thing. That would be over the line. And they'd never get elected.

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Crux » 2014 Sep 10 10:29

Never been a fan of Arnold, personally. On the Nixon reference, I don't get that one at all. Is the film maker a Republican? Either way, weak stuff...

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Wise One » 2014 Sep 10 10:47

RN played by Ronald Reagan.
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Crux » 2014 Sep 10 11:09

Thanks.

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Re: A Separate Reality

Postby Neck-aint-red » 2014 Sep 10 12:33

Crux wrote:Either way, weak stuff...

Agreed. Weak stuff.

Why you would post crap about an actor and impute political motivation/color is beyond us all.

Or is it only weak if the actor happens to be a Republican, and strong if he happens to be a Democrat?

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I will answer the question:

Postby Crux » 2014 Sep 10 20:37

OF course it does not matter that the Pol and the Actor are Democrats...

I am making no grand statement.

Now look, HORROR PORN featuring a breeding farm and canibalism is maybe B rated stuff compared to the Terminator!


Ronald Reagan playing an RN in a killer thriller mystery is different too!

I think it entertaining only. The story I posted about a Gubernatorial candidate taking a big gulp because the actor in his promo spot,
picked because he was a Peace Corp volunteer, turns out to have been the male lead in a porn horror flick!

It is that simple Neck.

GEESH you are a lame commentator. This is like THE BEST chastisement you got for me? That's IT?? :laughing:

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whoa

Postby Crux » 2014 Sep 10 20:39

Neck-aint-red wrote:
Why you would post crap about an actor and impute political motivation/color is beyond us all.



Is beyond "US ALL". Who is US? :hum:

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Firewall

Postby Juggler » 2014 Sep 19 11:34

The system works. There is a firewall firmly in place to prevent this kind of thing from ever happening.

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The REDSKINS!!!

Postby Crux » 2014 Oct 19 11:20

http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/eric- ... ful-name-0

I love this strong, upright, positive affirmational REJECTION of the PC so-called-liberal victim mentality BS.

2 minute video, and it might help some GROW...

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nothing but a tale of two songs on nothingness...

Postby Crux » 2014 Nov 26 19:14

Nuthin, by Lecrae for your edification. Give Thanks for Lecrae big'un. Lecrae has a pertinent song to all this thug posturing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqBBTm4Bh3k&safe=active
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Speaking of Nothing and genuine humility, here is another favorite song of mine, a GREAT song by Pierce Pettis, I Am Nothing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2J-tIvkUfA&safe=active

(fangz and coondog and little brother I still have Hope for you guys! :beer:

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A Tale of Three Threads???

Postby Crux » 2015 Feb 25 19:02

The Other War, A War of Absurdity, The Un-Civil War. We got the Left here commenting on War Left and right!!! They seem to know a lot.

I like this website and you should visit it when pontificating or even just considering reality when it comes to WAR.

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Read the below the short piece about The Spearhead of NATO, while you ponder Putin and the European Utopia. :sail:

http://strategypage.com/htmw/htworld/ar ... 50225.aspx