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Old 13th Aug 2012, 23:10
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Reno?
Yep, that would be her. Never actually met her, wrote a lot of letters to her. By her office's requests.

Apparently she and her office did not appreciate my sense of humor.
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Old 13th Aug 2012, 23:33
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US President Barack Obama on Monday ribbed scientists behind NASA's roving robot Curiosity, instructing them to let him know right away if they found life on Mars.

"If in fact, you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away," Obama joked, as he called the scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California from Air Force One.
He also asked if there was a fax machine on the Curiosity so he could send up a few voter registration forms just in case, already marked Democrat.

Obama to NASA experts: 'Let me know if you find Martians' - Yahoo! News Canada
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 01:55
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Aren't the Martians already all registered in Chicago?
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 02:29
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Big Ramadan bash at the White House....complete with T. Jefferson's Koran....Islamic dignitaries....etc.

Now back during Passover.....



Friday night, the President and Mrs. Obama hosted the annual White House Seder in the Old Family Dining Room. Led by current and past members of the Obama Administration, this tradition dates from the 2008 campaign. The menu brought together recipes submitted to the White House Chefs from attendees and consisted of the traditional Passover delights; matzoh ball soup, gefilte fish, kugel, brisket, and plenty of passover sweets.

In April of 2008, the President and his staff were on the trail in Pennsylvania in the midst of a long primary campaign. Weary from a long day of work and away from their families, a small group of staffers came together to hold an impromptu Seder. When then-Senator Obama got wind of the Seder, he gathered some other staff and friends and decided to join. At the end of the Seder, the President followed the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” declaration with a pledge of his own - “Next year in the White House.” Each year since, he has followed through on that promise.

The Seder was like millions of others around the globe, complete with four cups of wine, bitter herbs, and the story of the exodus from bondage into freedom. In a tradition begun last year, the assembled took turns reading from the emancipation proclamation at the conclusion of the seder. This reading reminded all those assembled of the universal message and timeless nature of the holiday.
Next year in Chicago , Putz!

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Old 14th Aug 2012, 18:05
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Bringing out the big guns.

Chris Christie, the sometimes abrasive but always entertaining governor of New Jersey, is set to be announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker for the Republicans’ national convention later this month.
Christie: I’ll ‘Tell Some Very Direct Truths’ During RNC Keynote Address « CBS DC
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:00
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Joe Biden, the Gaffster, back at work--thus from
Danville, VA

Vice President Joe Biden told supporters that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains,” during a campaign speech Tuesday in Danville, Va.
I might mention it was Democrats the put "y'all" in chains and Republicans who fought to release 'em.

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That's a fact, too.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:06
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I am so looking forward to the Vice Presidential Debate.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:26
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That's a fact, too.
Yes and the same for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, if not for the Republicans, it would have never passed.

A young lady that is a friend of our youngest son and I just happened to talk about this subject, actually she started it asked how I, such a nice guy, was a racist, because as I am a conservative and a Republican, therefore, I have to be a racist.

Rather than sticking her head down the toilet, I explained the history of the Republican Party, Lincoln was the first Republican President and from there to the actions of the Democratic Party doing their most to prevent the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and if not for the Republicans that Act would not have passed.

Naturally she didn't believe me. So then I told her that Martin Luther King was a registered Republican. She got so upset I thought she was going to have a stroke. She demanded to be shown a link proving what I had said.

I told her no, I would not do that, but in my house I have square looking things that vary in width, that contain white pieces of paper that are called 'pages', that I had on shelves in the house that we call 'books'.

She seemed a bit confused over this revelation, that people would actually have 'books' in their house, voluntarily.

So I gave her a couple of the thinner volumes and told her to go read up on our, okay my old fart, history and get back to me.

Haven't heard from her since. But then again, I've not had a rock thrown though any of our front windows either.

I told my son about this encounter and he said, "Christ Dad, she has always been a ditz, when they handed out brains, she thought they said rain and when outside and looked up."

Hmm, I thought, a perfect example of one of our progressive, so-called liberal Democrats.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:30
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Well, at least some economists like the Romney/Ryan (Ryanmey? Romnyan?) fiscal proposals: see Economists for Romney.

One of them is Prof. N. Gregory Mankiw, head of the Economics department at Harvard University. I actually bought a used copy of his widely-used Economics text book a couple of months ago. Full disclosure: it was €20, and I had won a €20 voucher for the university bookshop in a pub quiz there, so it made perfect economic sense: Supply, say Hello to Demand.

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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:37
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The first and, for a long time, only black Senator was a Massachusetts Republican, Edward Brooke.

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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:39
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I thought it went like this:

has always been a ditz, when they handed out brains, she thought they said rain and when outside and looked up
When they handed out brains, she thought it was trains, and she knew the best place is in the last car so she stood at the end of the line...
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:42
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Yesterday was Fidel Castro's 86th birthday.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:46
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University education

Originally Posted by con-pilot View Post
Wow, okay, thanks.
C-P, I cannot find any direct references, by country. It is like you said some airlines have the requirement, Air Canada for example gives preference to university educated pilots. I suspect Germans and the French too.



Sorry for the confusion. I was wrong.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 19:54
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Originally Posted by cavortingcheetah View Post
Yesterday was Fidel Castro's 86th birthday.
Ah, so that's where chuks is hiding. He must be celebrating el comandante's birthday with El Grifo.

They are such a lovely pair.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 20:21
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Sorry for the confusion. I was wrong.
No problem.

Say, what does being wrong feel like? As I have nev......ouch that hurt.


Wife was looking over my shoulder went I was typing that. Not to worry, I'll be okay in a day or two.


Just kidding, thank you.
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 20:24
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Such a lovely pair?

I hope that you mean, by that, El G and his fetish, Fidel. We might be 'lovely' considered singly, but as a pair I just do not think we would mesh, El G and I.

I am not so focused on El Lider Maximo's birthdays, preferring to wait instead for his deathday.

On another note, I can confirm that some US airlines do look for a college degree, if only an AA (Associate in Arts).

One of our own has not just a BS in BSsery but a Flaming Pink Triskelion, yet he seems oddly reluctant to take up his destiny as an airline pilot, preferring the role of unpaid political savant. What it is holding the boy back, well, who knows?
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 20:43
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Doing better than his Father certainly should be no barrier for the wee Lad!



Now where you been hiding, Chuks? I was wondering if we were going to have to have a Whip Round for the Flower Fund for your going away do!
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 21:10
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Oh My..... When The Guardian, the most fervently left wing of the UK MSM, and the host of the CIF infamous web site, prints an article like this, you know the Obama campaign is off the rails...

This swiftboating of Mitt Romney disgraces Barack Obama

When John Kerry was defamed in 2004, Democrats cried foul. Now, they're soiled by their own lies over Obama's Super Pac ad
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 21:14
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When John Kerry was defamed in 2004, Democrats cried foul. Now, they're soiled by their own lies over Obama's Super Pac ad
In the interests of accuracy - has anyone proven that the accusations of the Swift Boater's are lies as the quote above implies?
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 21:48
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In the interests of accuracy - has anyone proven that the accusations of the Swift Boater's are lies as the quote above implies?

Not that I was ever aware of, just that after Kerry was defeated, the cries of 'Foul" by the Democrats just faded away.

I do remember that the the Democrats insinuated that members of the Swiftboat movement were not who and what they said they were, but it was quickly proven that they were indeed Viet Nam Vets that did serve when they claimed and where they claimed.

But of course, I'm sure that staunch Democrats would say different. And perhaps they could be right, but I doubt it seriously.
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