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  • Re: The 112th Congress - The first Orange-American to be elected Speaker

    Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I don't agree with the vast majority of what the communists have to say.

    Yet I am all for diverse dialog (call it free speech if you'd like) and would welcome them as a counter balance to the right wing...Fox, Limbaugh, etc. Even so, this group doesn't put up a tenth of the blather of the far right. In fact, the communists get less press than a tiny Westboro clan.
    I think the president gets quite a LOT of coverage... oh, right, you're still under the impression he's a "liberal"... yes, he "is"... they "all" "are".

    Originally posted by Foxton View Post
    Scooby, don't be stupid. Don't you get it yet? We give vouchers to the good students to go to private schools leaving only the bad ones in the public union run schools. After this happens then we can show just how bad non private schools are so the funding can be cut even more, the unions will be broken, and eventually they will be forced to shut down so it will just be privately run schools. Once more proving how the free market is superior.
    So, this makes vouchers wrong? If we're going to spend X on a student shouldn't they have the opporunity to maximize their potential? Or is it "today in the righteous application of Jante Law"?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jante_Law

    How dare you think you're more special than the others... get back in your hole... our righteousness is more important than your future.

    Anti-voucher people are the same people who get offended at the idea that somebody might be better than they are or that others are stealing their power. Either that or they're afraid the little kiddie may be touched by that dastardly Jesus fellow (considering how most religious school kids end up, I don't think there's much to worry about.) But above all else kids... remember, you are special.... until you make the teacher's unions look like idiots... then you deserve ****.
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      There's that witty repartee so lacking in this thread. And to think I was only 3 weeks shy of a year since a communist sympathizer last called me an idiot. I guess I need to post more often.
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        Getting back to the teachers for a second I think The Daily Show was hilarious tonight with their comparing of the teachers union fight with the wall street bailout. There is nothing quite like showing people (clips from Fox and of course the ever idiotic Michelle Bachman) defend the bonuses and benefits that the CEOs got after they destroyed the global economy because they had "contracts" and they are just trying to pay their mortgages and scratch out a living but the teachers should give up their benefits because they get paid too much and should do what is best for everyone else contracts be ****ed. Even better when they were talking about how the 51k salary was just uber high for teachers but apparently the 250k which was the level of the Bush Tax cuts was nothing and certainly wasnt rich like everyone thinks. (for a family of four that wont pay for nothing I guess...apparently teachers dont have families)

        Remember folks, 250k is not a lot of money but 51k certainly is! And remember, when you are part of destroying about a trillion dollars worth of wealth by cheating and gaming the system you deserve that 7 figure bonus (and certainly should never be punished) because you had a contract and without your talent surely the economy would die...but if you are a teacher you should ignore the contract that was negotiated because really you have no value. This message brought to you by Fox News

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          Not like the knuckle draggers are actually going to watch.
          Last edited by Foxton; 03-04-2011, 09:59 AM.

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            250K is actually close to poverty!

            Edit: Foxton posted part 1, this part 2.
            Last edited by Priceless; 03-04-2011, 09:56 AM.

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            • Re: The 112th Congress - The first Orange-American to be elected Speaker

              Originally posted by Foxton View Post


              Not like the knuckle draggers are actually going to watch.
              You don't watch your own videos?
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                Originally posted by Foxton View Post
                Not like the knuckle draggers are actually going to watch.
                I'm always surprised by how my conservative co-workers, many of whom have otherwise pretty good senses of humor, just don't "get" TDS. It isn't that they see it as threatening or insulting (which they most certainly do with Colbert) -- they just aren't tuned to that frequency. They have remarked they are similarly surprised I don't "get" Rush's humor (which they assure me is omnipresent). Like them with Stewart, what they find funny I just find predictable and stupid.

                People are different. I can't imagine not finding Stewart hysterically funny but, hey, Gallagher makes money somehow too.
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                  Originally posted by walrus View Post
                  You don't watch your own videos?
                  You have to work on your political terminology.

                  We're Communists, Socialists, terrorist sympathizers and moonbats who hate 'Mericuh.
                  You and your kind are knuckle draggers, tea baggers and regressives stuck in a pre-1776 mentality.
                  There are no moderates and no independents.

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                  • Re: The 112th Congress - The first Orange-American to be elected Speaker

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    People are different. I can't imagine not finding Stewart hysterically funny but, hey, Gallagher makes money somehow too.
                    I was going to post the picture of me with Gallagher after his show at Tech my freshman year but I can't find it. **** it.

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                    • Re: The 112th Congress - The first Orange-American to be elected Speaker

                      Originally posted by Foxton View Post
                      I was going to post the picture of me with Gallagher after his show at Tech my freshman year but I can't find it. **** it.
                      That would have been great. I suppose you could have posted Gallagher with anybody, though...
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                        I'll always remember after that episode. 200K is too little and 51K is too much. Who's the class warfare party exactly? Why isn't there shared sacrifice again?
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                          Originally posted by Handyman View Post
                          Getting back to the teachers for a second I think The Daily Show was hilarious tonight with their comparing of the teachers union fight with the wall street bailout. There is nothing quite like showing people (clips from Fox and of course the ever idiotic Michelle Bachman) defend the bonuses and benefits that the CEOs got after they destroyed the global economy because they had "contracts" and they are just trying to pay their mortgages and scratch out a living but the teachers should give up their benefits because they get paid too much and should do what is best for everyone else contracts be ****ed. Even better when they were talking about how the 51k salary was just uber high for teachers but apparently the 250k which was the level of the Bush Tax cuts was nothing and certainly wasnt rich like everyone thinks. (for a family of four that wont pay for nothing I guess...apparently teachers dont have families)

                          Remember folks, 250k is not a lot of money but 51k certainly is! And remember, when you are part of destroying about a trillion dollars worth of wealth by cheating and gaming the system you deserve that 7 figure bonus (and certainly should never be punished) because you had a contract and without your talent surely the economy would die...but if you are a teacher you should ignore the contract that was negotiated because really you have no value. This message brought to you by Fox News

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                          • Re: The 112th Congress - The first Orange-American to be elected Speaker

                            48% strongly disapprove. That's impressive.
                            Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to strip public employee unions of most of their collective bargaining rights appears to be so unpopular, that a Rasmussen poll now finds that almost 60% of likely Wisconsin voters disapprove of his job performance.

                            That finding shows just how quickly Walker -- who was elected to his first term last November with 52% of the vote -- has sunk just in his first two months in office. And it comes one day after Rasmussen released results from the same poll, all of which showed public opinion firmly on the side of the unions in the labor rights battle that has deadlocked the state capitol for the past few weeks.

                            In the poll, 57% of respondents said they disapprove of Walker's job performance -- including 48% who say they strongly disapprove. Meanwhile, only 43% said they approve of the job Walker is doing.

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                              Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                              48% strongly disapprove. That's impressive.
                              And that's Rasmussen.

                              I would have to believe that only a portion is due to support for the unions...and much of it is the result of the chaos due to forcing the showdown.
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                                On Mitch Daniels first day in office, he signed an executive order eliminating collective bargaining rights. His approval rating plummeted 30 points. In 2008, he received 58% percent of the vote to win reelection. This while Obama was winning the presidential vote in the state. Not guaranteeing anything obviously, but just saying a turnaround is possible.

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