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Author: Raine    Date: 11/09/2015 14:01:07

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26 comments (Latest Comment: 11/09/2015 23:38:24 by Raine)

I Have NEVER Lied.
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 11/08/2015 14:56:49

Thank goodness I'm an honest person; I never have to worry about someone digging up some comment that would damage my outstanding image to the world.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 11/08/2015 19:05:25 by Will in Chicago)

The People can't win
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/07/2015 13:30:56

Good Morning.

I'm sure you're familiar with a reference made by our sixteenth president just about 152 years ago now. (19 November 1863). It was a little something about government "of the people, by the people, for the people."

But my experience shows me that "The People" are having an increasingly difficult time governing themselves. We've just had an election, and while I was focused on a local municipal race, I've heard this one called in some corners, "The year of the incumbent". I cannot disagree.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 11/08/2015 14:43:21 by velveeta jones)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/06/2015 13:42:45

Slammed at work, when did Friday's start being so busy?! I didn't approve this.


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24 comments (Latest Comment: 11/06/2015 21:50:43 by Mondobubba)

Kentucky DisKynect
Author: Raine    Date: 11/05/2015 14:41:18

On election day, the people of Kentucky voted to elect Republican Matt Bevin as its next governor.
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 11/05/2015 21:48:41 by Raine)

Ask a Vet - Addendum
Author: BobR    Date: 2015-11-04 11:17:31

In January 2009, President Barack Obama was sworn in as president. Almost immediately, the Tea Party sprang up, proclaiming they were "Taxed Enough Already". All who opposed the president (and the concept of liberalism in general) began complaining that government was too big, and they needed tax relief. Politicians of every stripe proclaim every election cycle that they will "cut taxes".

The reality is that family federal income tax rates have been dropping for decades. For an "average" family of four, they paid their highest rate (11.79%) in 1981. Since then rates have dropped steadily with some minor fluctuations. In 2014, the rate was 5.34%, less than half the rate in 1981. There's not much lower that they can go.

Because of this we've had to cut federal spending as well, and budget deficits have become harder to erase with decreasing tax revenue for government programs. As has been the case for decades, our military is our single biggest budget item. Our military spending is a much larger percentage of our budget than most of our allies, which is why they have high-speed trains, high-speed internet, free college, and complete low-cost health care coverage, and we don't.

You'd hope that all that taxpayer money that gets fed into the maw of the military-industrial complex would get spent on worthwhile things. The reality is much more grim.
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29 comments (Latest Comment: 11/04/2015 20:57:26 by TriSec)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/03/2015 11:02:58

Good Morning.

So, now we're on the ground in Syria. Oh, sure it's "Special Forces" being deployed to train Syrian rebels, but it's an old story. Seems to me that an awful lot of wars have begun with this first step. And the fact that our old enemy that used to fly the Red Star are helping the other side kinda throws this back under the Cold War umbrella, doesn't it?
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 11/03/2015 20:43:55 by Raine)

It's like the Devil is Running the Bible Study
Author: Raine    Date: 11/02/2015 14:02:20

The Hilton in Old Town Alexandria was the setting last night for all (minus one) Republican presidential campaign meeting to discuss changing debate rules and conditions going forward.
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32 comments (Latest Comment: 11/02/2015 21:25:21 by BobR)

Author: velveeta jones    Date: 11/01/2015 14:57:01

Recently the Republican candidates have been complaining about their own debates: too long, to one-sided, questions not relevant and/or designed to start a fight, moderators not attractive enough, the list goes on.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 11/01/2015 20:42:52 by TriSec)

Hope and the Happiest Place on Earth
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/31/2015 12:45:24

“We’re Going to Disney World!!”

What child doesn’t want to hear those magical words? I know plenty of adults that would be pleased by that statement, too.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 10/31/2015 13:33:40 by BobR)

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