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Old 25th Aug 2012, 20:48
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It's not his fault con. His Heat Shield failed.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 20:50
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 20:50
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It is a very good thing for you that I do not address people here in a demeaning or insulting manner, otherwise the word 'idiot' would pop to mind.
Well it seems you just did in a less than subtle manner. (but don't worry I am not armed).
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 20:57
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We've had a secession movement up here in the Northwest for years. Eastern Washington + Eastern Oregon + Idaho + Montana. Leave the coasties to themselves and California. COF: we'll help with the move.

Got water (Columbia River), power, nukes, aerial refueling, potatoes, wine, beef, and now oil. We can fly in any Chinese junk we need. What's not to like?

We'll let you Big 12'ers in, but leave Texas out. We already have lots of taco trucks.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 21:01
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ObG.... have always preferred the climate across the Cascades, so I am ready to move if Nov proves to be a repeat of the last 4 years. How conservative is Sunnyside?
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 21:02
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Montana: Texas without the BS.

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Old 25th Aug 2012, 21:05
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Anywhere around Flat Head Lake, MT and you're in some of the most breathtaking landscape around.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 21:07
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We also have a rather large pilot training base as well, Vance Air Force Base, so we could train all the new pilots for our Air Force, got a lot of bombers as well, not to mention a bunch of C-17s and C-5s. Have a lot, a whole lot, of artillery and helicopters as well, Fort Sill.



Oh, they can take the FAA base at Will Rogers and move it back to DC.

It could work.

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Old 25th Aug 2012, 21:36
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Well it seems you just did in a less than subtle manner. (but don't worry I am not armed).
Seeing that this was the second time you pulled the 'Inhofe drought' nonsense on me and as I answered the same way last time, I decided to throw the last bit in to see if you were paying attention this time.

Nothing personal you understand.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 21:56
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Seems to fit better here. Good old NBC, the Obama Campaign Network came out with this.

Maybe they got confused on the Google Search. The first thing their crack reporting staff came up with was Harvest Moon.



Michelle Malkin » Neil Armstrong Dies; Update: NBC News website’s headline mix-up
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 22:13
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What do you make of Mitt's reasons for not releasing his tax returns, re-entry, namely because the money he donates to the Mormon church and how releasing that data would "not be right" as the donations are something that is private?
To be a Mormon and a member in good standing, you must tithe, that is giving 10%/year of one's gross income. If you don't one loses privileges such as being able to enter the Tabernacle in SLC among other things. It is admirable that the Mormon faithful in great numbers do tithe, the money goes to support the church and their large outreach worldwide program.
Mitt & Ann Romney's 2010 gross income was $21,661,344. They donated cash in the sum of $1,525,167 outright to the Church of The Latter Day Saints. From Ann Romney's blind trust, a donation of $1,458,807 was made to the Tyler Foundation in the form of property (stock) originally received in the form of a partnership distributions. That was their only two donations. Then, the Tyler Foundation donated $145,000 to the C of TLDS. That brings their total donation to the church of $1,603,807 for 2010. That is short of 10% of gross income, but closer if taxable income is used ($17,120,067).
Now the Tyler Foundation is Private Foundation known as a 501(c)(3) totally controlled by the Romneys. Assets at the end of 2010 were around $20M. The $145,000 donation to the church was Tyler's largest donation, the second largest was $100,000 to the George W. Bush Library. The remaining distributions dropped down in value significantly.
Mitt Romney stated in an interview on CBS that he didn't want to disclose additional income tax returns for previous years because he felt his donations to the church should remain private information, not public. OTOH, Ann Romney expressed great joy when the check to the church is written, it makes her cry with joy. So why doesn't Mitt really want to release more tax returns, hmm, what if....
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 22:33
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Nothing personal you understand.
OK , You win.

That's what it's all about for you isn't it? Winning.

Never mind the state of the earth (there is no alternate).

Or any understanding of how we are where we are as a species.

You don't care because you have a gold-plated scheme from the USA tax-payers so to hell with the poor and vulnerable.

con-pilot is 'alright jack' so burn the bridge behind me.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 22:39
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You know what, Re-Entry.... when you said you weren't armed, in an earlier post, that was the greatest understatement you've ever posted.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 22:45
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C'mon re-entry.

Over the last 60 years there are fewer 'poor and vulnerable' ever in the history of mankind. Prosperity has lifted millions in Asia, L. America, the former Soviet nightmares, even Africa out of the depths of the most desperate poverty.

I hate to tell you what has led to that prosperity, but look at nations that have embraced rule of law, trade, democratic goverrnment (quasi and otherwise) and you begin to see a pattern.

Global warming? Seems to be. Man made? open for debate. As economically devastating as they are for farmers and small communities, don't act as if Oklahoma droughts are anything new.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 00:02
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Just got this in an email.
Lots of truth in it.
THE FENCE TEST, THINK ABOUT THIS, IT IS TRUE.
You can't get any more accurate than this!

This is straight forward country thinking...by Jeff Foxworthy



Which side of the fence?

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended".

Well, I forwarded it.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 00:38
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So here I am celebrating my 10th year in the USA today enjoying the fine wines of Sonoma.

Lyman, sorry your Petaluma team lossed out in the world series.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 01:09
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TD....Joe Biden donated about 0.03 percent of his annual income to Charity....so what is your point?

That Romney and his Wife support their Church should come as no surprise to you or anyone else.

The extent to which Romney supports his Church and charitable causes is a private matter certainly.

I guess you should be full of glee that if Romney fell short of the Ten Percent Tithe mark and thus by your suggestion "ineligible" to enter the Big House in Salt Lake then we cannot suspect he might be given his marching orders by the Mormon Church then.

When I read Re-Entry's posts I am reminded of one of the Rules of Warfare.

When engaged in a War of Wits....it is considered bad form to take advantage of an unarmed opponent.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 01:48
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I think he just pulled too many "G's" SAS,

Either that or the chutes didn't open.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 02:14
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Republicans Run From God's Will

How is it the holier than thou "Christians" are running from the Rep Convention? Do they not trust God to protect who they believe are the tools of his will? Maybe they know God is not happy with their hypocritical actions and aimed his wrath at them via a hurricane? With them fleeing like they did from the draft or honorable military service have they forgotten an unexpected meteor storm?

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Old 26th Aug 2012, 02:40
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Really, Sultan? That's it?
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