4:23 pm July 20, 2011, by Jay
I don’t have anything new to say about Rupert Murdoch, but I did think this was funny, ironic and accurate, so …
– Jay Bookman
July 20th, 20118:06 pm
Care to expound why college grad Blacks are the last hired and first fired? or did they make the bad choice to further their education?
Could be because ‘yaker believes “they” still live in trees.
July 20th, 20118:07 pm
@@, I know you AREN’T a liar. Holy cow, talk about a HUGE typo. I am SO SORRY for that one
Keep Up the Good Fight!
July 20th, 20118:08 pm
July 20th, 20118:09 pm
Dang, I didn’t get it in at time and it’s at the worst possible place, a page change.
Hopefully you will read through the typo, but if you don’t, I fully accept the scathing chastisement and understand you wouldn’t have said it had I NOT made the typo.
Again, I am so sorry.
LOL, before Fred redacted that typo, I was thinking…
July 20th, 20118:12 pm
another good photoshop
July 20th, 20118:13 pm
This is somewhat off/on topic. I asked my husband if his Dad had ever worn jeans, tennis shoes or a knit shirt. The answer was NO! Trousers, button-up shirts and leather shoes ALWAYS. He said none of his Dad’s generation ever dressed in anything but.
How old are you? Did your Dad or Grandfather wear jeans?
I’m looking for a common thread.
July 20th, 20118:14 pm
LOL Amvet, your musical repertoire amazing me. I pride myself on mine but you far surpass me sir.
And Freddie STILL may be dead. We haven’t heard from @@ yet lol. Like I said, it was at the WORST possible place. If she’s like me she hits refresh and that one was at the end………
July 20th, 20118:15 pm
Bropheus… Prof. Baldus from U of Iowa did a great study. His discrimination study of more than 2,000 murder cases in Georgia in the 1970’s led to a challenge that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.This study mirrors research that has shown killers of white people are more likely than those who kill black people to be sentenced to death.Baldus stated one of the most telling aspects of the research was that in the district studied no white defendants or killers of black people received death sentences.“The disparities are not normally as stark as this,” said Baldus.
One of the GA cases studied involved a black accused of a white person before an all white jury where the public defender stood up and talked to the jury about his N…. client.
And still we hear about the poor oppressed white male…
July 20th, 20118:16 pm
@@: SoCo announced his birthday on the blog yesterday (you obviously missed it). He’s 38 as of yesterday, STILL just a damn kid………… but a very bright kid I think we can both agree.
All of us who have lived long enough know you don’t mature and get brains until you are at LEAST 40………
July 20th, 20118:18 pm
Don’t worry about the typo. I’ve been called worse.
I haven’t made up my mind if I like you or not
Take your time. No need to let me know. It makes no difference one way or t’other
July 20th, 20118:20 pm
38 years old. My grandfather that raised me spent 25+ years working in a steel mill. All he wore was Dickies work clothing and Liberty overalls. Where I was raised, suits were for church functions. I think it’s more of where you came from and what kind of work you did. Button down shirts, slacks and dress shoes wouldn’t go well in steel mills, tire plants, or chicken plants. When I was growing up, that was the three biggest employers in the city.
July 20th, 20118:21 pm
SoCo is 38…. a lot of wisdom there even if he’s an uppity cell phone talker (like Midori)
Happy belated b-day.
July 20th, 20118:22 pm
Brocephus @ 7:58: Sorry for the late response, I was trying to stomp out a potential forest fire based on a typo lol. Don’t yet know if I was successful………
I’m surprised a little bit by your last couple of posts and your (threads ago) response to my statement that I don’t think that the time to affirmative action has ended. The two don’t jive.
I really don’t want to get into it all tonight, as I mentioned earlier, I’m in kind of a pissy mood, (for reasons I have been advised not to talk about, and the fact I can’t get adobe to work, which will help resolve those reasons), But I would really like to talk about it some time.
July 20th, 20118:24 pm
President Obama would consider a short-term measure aimed at raising the nation’s debt ceiling and avoiding a default by Aug. 2 if Congress agrees to a larger, long-term deficit-reduction and debt-ceiling deal and needs “a few days” to finalize the legislation, his spokesman said Wednesday.
With time running out for reaching such a deal, Obama called House and Senate Democratic leaders to a White House meeting Wednesday as he sought to shore up his party’s support for a compromise deficit-reduction plan that could help break a political impasse over the debt limit and avert a U.S. default.
Alrighty din! Whatevah…
That’s funny…….my Dad wore some of the most hideous getups one could imagine…….didn’t have to worry about him being a slave to fashion……..and he truly didn’t care. The complete opposite of the common lemming trying to fit in…………..
July 20th, 20118:26 pm
@@: But I called you nothing. I merely typed too fast and left off ‘nt after are.
As too the rest. Iknow that’s what you SAY on the blog, but you are human, (you are aren’t you). All humans prefer to be liked rather than disliked. But you are correct, in the end, it doesn’t really matter one way or the other.
I WILL say that I respect you and your opinion. I’d go to war with you. You are a stand up guy………… (pun intended on the guy thing)
July 20th, 20118:27 pm
Dang, that Fred acts like he’s got Big Brother watching him.
July 20th, 20118:28 pm
My husband’s Dad wore overalls to work in the textile mills. He began dressing “UP” when he bought his pool hall….on the wrong side of town.
And a belated Happy Birthday to you!
July 20th, 20118:31 pm
Brocephus; I STILL wear liberty overalls. Best work clothes for a carpenter that money can buy. Dickey’s aren’t a pimple on their butt……….
Well I was waiting for a response on whether some asshat had actually READ Dreams form my father or not, but it’s obvious I’m not going to get it. I doubt he ever has the truth be told. I would venture to say that few of you, left or right have. You should. It’s a good book. Gave me lots of food for thought.
Good fight: Thanks. You are a godsend.
July 20th, 20118:32 pm
Like I said, don’t worry so much.
There are people who like me and people who don’t. They’re free to do whatever they want. Just so you know…the people who REALLY like me describe me as weird in a good way.
Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)
July 20th, 20118:34 pm
And Obama blinks.
July 20th, 20118:36 pm
Okay the link got chopped but Obama’s now saying that he’ll accept a short term deal while a longer term deal is being worked out. No kidding!
July 20th, 20118:37 pm
@@ makes a good point in her 8:24. “Promises” for later debt reduction. It’s been promised before and it never happens. I think this current deal is crap. Heck, I KNOW it’s crap and so does everybody else, left or right.
The problem is that the right won’t compromise. They can get much deeper cuts (still not deep enough IMHO) if they will raise taxes a little. How stupid are they?
Instead of saying “We won’t raise taxes on the richest of the rich” they SHOULD be saying, “We WILL raise taxes on the richest of the rich IF you cut TEN Trillion dollars…………”
Now THAT is a REAL compromise………..
Only 33% say now that they have confidence in the federal government. Worst in history.
July 20th, 20118:42 pm
Thanks. I got my cellphone and my ‘63 Impala… straight gangsta!!!
Appreciate the birthday wishes. I traded in my jeans for jackets and ties for a while in retail. It was a great learning experience. It also taught me that I’m straight blue collar. I may go into business for myself in the future, but I realized that if it’s not hands on physical labor, it isn’t for me right now.
July 20th, 20118:43 pm
THAT was funny!
Keep: I DO have big bro watching me lol (in more ways than one). I push the envelope HARD on this blog with my comments. I’ve been banned from many places, but this one strangely enough is one I don’t wish to be banned from. Usually I don’t care.
But I learn stuff here. There are some seriously smart people and some seriously grounded people who post here. And of course the total asshats. It’s the asshats that get me in trouble because I tell them what asshats they are and things degrade from there………… and then they get their tender little feelings hurt and complain to management who have to act becuase I got a little unwound and then……………..
Dang, I explain too much. I better hope I never need an attorney. I’ll spend a million bucks just talking before I ever get to the problem.
July 20th, 20118:45 pm
Hello Josef, goodbye Josef. I’m out for the evening………….
If they’re not liberty, then they are not overalls.
Haven’t forgotten about our conversation that we have to finish either.
July 20th, 20118:46 pm
One aspect of the Fed’s contingency planning is purely operational: the Fed is developing procedures about how the Treasury will let it know which checks will get cleared and which won’t, Plosser said.
The Fed effectively acts as the Treasury’s bank — it clears the government’s checks to everyone from social security recipients to government workers.
“We are developing processes and procedures by which the Treasury communicates to us what we are going to do,” Plosser said, adding that the task was manageable. “How the Fed is going to go about clearing government checks. Which ones are going to be good? Which ones are not going to be good?”
What’s that saying. Oh Yes. Tick Tock, or something like that.
stands for decibels
July 20th, 20118:50 pm
dang. looks like I missed one of my favorite regulars, j-nix.
anyhow, josef, if you’re around–did you happen to see my reply to you, early this morning? linked here?
I could probably spend days digging down through all the layers, I guess.
For now, my one Deep Thought is that there was a time when, if a guy whose opinion I respected, likened my to a Klansman I’d probably work tirelessly to get him to see the light. Nowadays, I figure that’s just another way of sayin’ “how ya doin’?” on the Intertubes.
for what it’s worth.
July 20th, 20118:51 pm
or even if he likened ME.
multitasking is teh suxxor…
Bonne nuit, Mec!
Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)
July 20th, 20118:54 pm
Well, thanks, Fred, for ruining a good fussing match. When I read “I know you are a liar” I kind of stuck around to see how much heck was going to be raised about that. I figured @@ was just nasty enough to make you qualified to sing soprano in the Vienna Boys Choir. Now I’ve stuck around this blog for nothing. I guess I’ll just have to go to bed disgusted, like the fellow that waited for a fight to break out and then nothing happened.
dang. I gots fambly things to attend to, and I see J-nix is back. bbl, maybe…
July 20th, 20118:55 pm
July 20th, 20118:58 pm
making note to steal both Keep and Josephus’ cell phones
July 20th, 20118:59 pm
Getalife : when that toon came out I sent it to everybody
The kicker is throwing the bottle!! PRICELESS!!
July 20th, 20119:00 pm
The point is that for some unknown reason, a Redneck is SUPPOSED to be Southern. It’s code word for white, rural Southern. Fine, but if that’s what you are shticking, then do it right. Otherwise, it’s pandering to prejudice, bigotry and bias. Nothing that jackass ever posts even attempts to present the Redneck in any form other than negative. I find that offensive. That he’s not very good at the dialect he’s attempting to burlesque (or satirize) only adds to the offense. He ain’t no Larry the Cable Guy and he certainly ain’t no Lewis Grizzard.
July 20th, 20119:02 pm
Josephus? That must be one bad offspring
Midori…just you try! I am safe…MARTA does not come to my area of town…..and we know criminals only use MARTA for transportation, never the freeways or roads.
July 20th, 20119:03 pm
Fred — have a great night!
Nothing that jackass ever posts even attempts to present the Redneck in any form other than negative.
He captures any one of my male relatives to a “T”.
July 20th, 20119:07 pm
AmVet @7:59 pm Not according to opensecrets.org. Disclaimer: I recently copied their data and reformatted so it presents half-decently here (I moved the organization to the right-most column to keep the $$ figures in line more or less), which is why the numbers may not be exactly current should you visit for verification.
Feel free to cite numbers that challenge theirs. I am basing my statement on their data, having found no better source and having no evidence that their data is compromised in any way.
Rank Total ‘89-’10 %D %R Organization
1 $52,443,515 99% 0% ActBlue
2 $45,237,853 94% 1% American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees
3 $41,197,490 45% 54% AT&T Inc
4 $39,707,910 47% 49% National Assn of Realtors
5 $36,310,095 81% 5% National Education Assn
6 $35,873,039 78% 2% SEUI
7 $33,980,771 89% 8% American Assn for Justice
8 $33,475,254 97% 2% Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
9 $31,331,267 89% 7% Laborers Union
10 $31,021,128 90% 0% American Fed of Teachers
11 $30,632,309 89% 6% Teamsters Union
12 $30,572,687 86% 9% Carpenters & Joiners Union
13 $29,445,653 95% 0% Communication Workers of America
14 $27,405,040 39% 59% American Medical Assn
15 $27,106,207 98% 0% United Auto Workers
16 $26,788,209 93% 0% United Food & Commercial Workers Union
17 $26,625,992 32% 67% National Auto Dealers Assn
18 $26,349,874 98% 0% Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union
19 $24,450,717 37% 62% United Parcel Service
20 $24,105,244 39% 60% American Bankers Assn
Oh, and so much for those “evil greedy Wall Street bankers who destroyed our economy” owning the Republican party…
25 $20,355,360 60% 39% Goldman Sachs
Here’s my theory……josef is Redneck. The complaints are to throw us off the trail. I mean have you seen the two of them in the same room?
Kam….a dog licking itself captures some of my relatives….unfortunately.
July 20th, 20119:08 pm
Don’t mess with my twin’s cellphone. He is sensitive……
July 20th, 20119:09 pm
Yeah. Unh-hunh. Real stereotype that relative. Not a redeeming quality one, eh? Bless his heart.
This is how it’s done…
July 20th, 20119:12 pm
well, time for me to rent a low rider
Yeah. Unh-hunh. Real stereotype that relative. Not a redeeming quality one, eh?
Sorry josef, you don’t get to define “southerness” to me. My Dixie roots run just as deeply as yours.
July 20th, 20119:13 pm
That money flies out to both parties. The one in power just gets a lil more. Figures that you’ll never sew that should worry you is that soft money being passed around that doesn’t require a paper trail.
July 20th, 20119:16 pm
Things keep getting worse for Obummer. He’s now down to a negative 2.5 approval with only 33% confident in the ability of our federal government. Worst confidence factor in our nations history.
July 20th, 20119:18 pm
Not in this lifetime!
and, no, I wouldn’t use that term for myself…but it does give an inkling into the diversity of the Redneck culture
July 20th, 20119:19 pm
Nor you me, sport…do your Dixie roots go back to the 1630s, can you document them? I mean if you want to go there, then let’s do it Southern style…
July 20th, 20119:20 pm
Every time I read one of Redneck Convert’s posts, visions of native Georgia relatives dance in my head. Either them or a few of the ones closer to my current home that drive around with confederate flags flapping in the breeze from their mounts in the beds of the 4WD pickups. Just don’t ever get stuck behind those guys on the highway because the big flags flapping in the breeze mask the wads of chewing tobacco and before you know it, SPLAT, another dang mess to clean off the windshield. I can tell you, it ain’t a pretty sight especially if your even the least bit prone to motion sickness or whatnot.
Brosephus @9:13 pm
The meme appears to be that corporations “own” the Republican Party, which is no more true than saying corporations “own” the Democratic Party. I agree that corporate money is likely to flow to both sides more or less evenly, favoring the current power structure. But that money seems to be swamped by the incredible one-sidedness of union “donations” favoring the Democratic party.
Re: soft money (assuming sew=see) Since we cannot, apparently, track soft money, then saying it flows one way or the other is unprovable is it not? So why argue about it? You say you can’t know how much is there or where it’s going, but some want to pretend they do and blame the other side for it?
July 20th, 20119:22 pm
“well, time for me to rent a low rider”
I’ll let you borrow the mauve boa…that is if I can get it back from DDR
July 20th, 20119:23 pm
back for a wee bit.
J-Nix, alls I can say is that I can “get”, understand, verstehen and all that, violent reactions against humorists who don’t strike me as funny. (see also, oh, “Jim Carrey, films, sfd’s need to destroy all negatives of”.)
I don’t want to read too much into why you don’t find RC funny; fact is, I do.
And for what it’s worth, I probably have more country/rural cred than most of the folks posting here. I’m talking early (elementary-middle school) upbringing, but it was pretty dang rural. And I’m just as likely to defend those who’d call such folks “rubes” as I am to defend the generic Dirty F-cking Hippie on these here internets.
July 20th, 20119:24 pm
really gotta run now. Pleasant evening, all.
well, I’m not here to tell anybody how to relate to Redneck any more than I am to tell anybody how to relate to Stepin’ Fetchit….
July 20th, 20119:25 pm
July 20th, 20119:28 pm
Nor you me, sport…
But then again, I’m not the one saying that RC (R–apoi) isn’t portraying at least some southerners accurately.
Seems to me that you are the one that wants us rednecks to be “stereotypically” the same.
July 20th, 20119:32 pm
Headline: “Johns Creek Students Excel on CRCT’s”
I’m betting they didn’t cheat and the teachers didn’t commit fraud.
July 20th, 20119:33 pm
Sometimes you’re as dense as the Black Forest of Germany…it’s precisely that that sends me into a snit…stereotyping. His is one-dimensional…like I said, read the Eudora Welty and see how it’s done without being mean, hateful and spiteful…
July 20th, 20119:35 pm
Headline: “UN considers ‘green helmets’ for climate change peacekeeping force…”
Our helmets in Nam were green and I remember “wishing” for some climate change but ……………….
but that attack on him from the anti-Semites is precisely what I called it.
josef–Did it ever occur to you that the unwanted “tribal” attacks that you loathe are a natural byproduct of the same “tribalism” which you promote?? Seems to me that you can’t have one without the other.
When I have some time, I will answer your SE essay in detail, but let me say this for now: When I came to the South, I met two basic types of “Southerners”–the tribalists and the non-tribalists. The non-tribalists, i.e. people who professed no particular identity with being “Southern”, all treated me well and welcomed me to the area. The tribalists?? To a person, they were all hateful, small-minded people who tried to justify their rudeness with meaningless historical arguments about events which occurred before any of us were born.
July 20th, 20119:36 pm
His is one-dimensional…
Just as my male relatives.
July 20th, 20119:42 pm
Since we cannot, apparently, track soft money, then saying it flows one way or the other is unprovable is it not? So why argue about it? You say you can’t know how much is there or where it’s going, but some want to pretend they do and blame the other side for it?
There’s a misconception on your part that we cannot track it. It can and should be tracked, however, our esteemed leaders refuse to legislate that into being. Do you think all these Super PAC’s are raising money by hitting grandma and grandpa up for $10 each? That’s the money I’m talking about. It flows to both parties, further enabled by the SCOTUS due to Citizen’s United.
Did you see the arrest on Tuesday near DC? A naturalized American of Pakistani descent was arrested for being a Pakistani Intelligence Agent. He estimated to have funneled up to $100k a year in political contributions.
In total, the FBI estimates that the group received up to $700,000 per year from Pakistani government sources, according to the complaint. The nonprofit group reported much smaller budgets in its annual reports to the Internal Revenue Service.
Prosecutors also allege that the group served as a conduit for political contributions, both secret and public, that may have reached $100,000 per year. The biggest single recipient of disclosed contributions was Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), a longtime pro-Pakistani advocate on Kashmir, who expressed shock Tuesday at Fai’s arrest.
We’ve gotten to the point where the American public no longer matter when it comes to elections that we decide. Damn near all our politicians are bought and paid for by some company, person, and I guess foreign country or intelligence agency. That should ruffle the feathers of ALL Americans regardless of what their political leanings are.
Just as my male relatives.
Well dang, Kamchak. According to prevailing theory, I think that makes us cussins.
July 20th, 20119:44 pm
Headline: “Federal authorities are investigating “incidents involving harassment and bullying” in Minnesota’s largest school district. The probe comes after a string of seven student suicides in less than two years.”
“FKI” …………… freeze ! (Federal Kindergarten Investigator)
Is their anything the federal government won’t stick its nose into ?
July 20th, 20119:45 pm
As for me, I consider myself a Universalist, which is a good trait in my line of work. I don’t care where someone is “from”, I seek out common ground and get a good feeling going between us.
P.S. to Brosephus–Enjoy those last years in your 30s. It’s all downhill from there.
The tribalists?? To a person, they were all hateful, small-minded people who tried to justify their rudeness with meaningless historical arguments about events which occurred before any of us were born.
Sorry for that Bruno. Years of complacency and training not to “sass you elders,” has resulted in that kind of rudeness. We shoulda told ‘em to STFU and quit fighting that silly war decades ago. My bad.
July 20th, 20119:48 pm
Wouldn’t be a bit surprised.
July 20th, 20119:49 pm
Do that. What you are saying, if I may be so bold as to interpret it the way it struck me, is that there are two types of Southerners…those who “assimilate” and those who do not…quite frankly, and I mean no disrespect by this, I see no reason I should…
Enjoy?? I’m kicking up dust all the way down the hill. I hope everybody below me gets out of the way so they’re not hit by flying rocks and debris!!
July 20th, 20119:51 pm
Oy! Look, you illiterates, the South is NOT defined by that one four-year period in the middle of the 19th Century.
July 20th, 20119:52 pm
Brosephus “There’s a misconception on your part that we cannot track it. It can and should be tracked, however, our esteemed leaders refuse to legislate that into being. ”
Sorry, I was unclear. I didn’t mean it is impossible to track, but rather that since it is *not* currently tracked, one cannot currently say too much about it that is anything more than a guess. So saying it flows to Ds or Rs or comes from this corporation or that union is just so much supposition. The numbers that opensecrets publish come from tracked monies and currently show a picture of union’s spending being way out in front of corporations, for tracked monies.
On this I agree, though, political donations should be disclosed. I don’t have a real problem with Citizen’s allowing unions and corporations to spend their money like individuals, but I do think the public has a right to know how much money candidates, parties, and the PACs took from which unions and corporations and individuals. A reasonable threshold would limit reporting only to donors (of all stripes) whose contributions could be construed to rise to the level of corruption/bribes.
Sorry for that Bruno.
Not your fault, Kam. If we ever have that blog get-together that Jay mentioned, you would be one of the people I would be happy to sit with, whatever political differences we may have.
July 20th, 20119:55 pm
…the South is NOT defined by that one four-year period in the middle of the 19th Century.
And yet you spend many off topic comments on multiple threads discussing it.
Not to mention St. Elswhere….
July 20th, 2011
Headline: “Johns Creek Students Excel on CRCT’s”
I’m betting they didn’t cheat and the teachers didn’t commit fraud.
Now I wonder why Scout would say or think that considering no other information posted….[using my church lady voice] Why I bet its hatred because of SATAN….
July 20th, 20119:56 pm
July 20th, 20119:57 pm
Brosephus: “We’ve gotten to the point where the American public no longer matter when it comes to elections that we decide. Damn near all our politicians are bought and paid for by some company, person, and I guess foreign country or intelligence agency. That should ruffle the feathers of ALL Americans regardless of what their political leanings are.”
One thing though, corporations don’t vote. All politician are still, ostensibly, elected by the people. It’s more accurate to say, then, that unions and corporations (and rich individuals) use their money to help convince people to elect politicians who are beholden to the unions and corporations (and rich individuals). Or, they latch onto one who has already been elected and buy them up later?
Look, you illiterates, the South is NOT defined by that one four-year period in the middle of the 19th Century.
Uh Oh. I sure hope Scout didn’t see that.
July 20th, 20119:58 pm
Ok, I misread that statement. In all honesty though, I don’t think we should be contributing anything to political campaigns. If it were up to me to design campaign reform, elections would take 6 months tops, including runoffs. There would be no outside money involved at all with all campaigns being 100% public funded with a set limit per office.
If a candidate can not run a campaign with a set budget and manage his funds well, I don’t want him in office messing with my tax dollars. If he/she doesn’t receive money from any outside source, there’s no urge to repay the donation with some type of shenanigans. Also, keeping the election period to a set beginning and end, would keep us from this whole silly crap of “is he running or not?” and incumbents could actually do their damned jobs instead of worrying about re-election stuff.
Midori…why I bet it was you I saw today with the “Player” wheel rims. I did wave.
July 20th, 20119:59 pm
those who “assimilate” and those who do not…quite frankly, and I mean no disrespect by this, I see no reason I should…
Your call, of course, but maybe you should stop wasting so much time complaining when “outsiders” throw rocks at your group.
I rarely introduce the topic except in jest…in fact, I really don’t have that much of an interest in it other than the history aspect. You have yet to see me “defend” it…try to understand it, yes, but I consider it one of the biggest mistakes we have ever made. And I certainly don’t define my self or my identification of self as Southern thereby…
July 20th, 201110:00 pm
Oh? So I should just go ahead and get hit by the rocks and say nothing? Not in this lifetime.
July 20th, 201110:05 pm
Brosephus–To me, the 30s are the Golden Years: You’re still in peak condition physically and your earning power is going up, up, up.
The only good thing about turning 50 for me is that I no longer care about age. I’m old now, so I don’t waste any energy pretending to be young.
So durbin now says gang of six plan won’t work because it’s not ready in time for deadline. Just ridiculous.
Left wing management
July 20th, 201110:07 pm
If things keep going the way they’re looking, I say:
Vote out the weasel in ‘12.
July 20th, 201110:09 pm
Oh? So I should just go ahead and get hit by the rocks and say nothing? Not in this lifetime.
Your time management is your choice, josef, just pointing out that the baby and the bathwater are inseparable. Complain away, friend.
July 20th, 201110:12 pm
Funny thing is, I’m comfortable where I am now. I guess that growing up with little to nothing has kinda kept me grounded in adulthood. I don’t want the fancy clothes, expensive jewelry, and exotic cars. I’ve got a decent house that I can afford and grow into if we add more to the family. We have dependable vehicles, and we’re not struggling to pay all our bills. We cut back a bit when my wife changed jobs, but it wasn’t something that made me cry or even wince. It was stuff that could have been cut regardless, and those things would not have been missed anyway.
I’m a bit of an old soul, so the whole youthful get out and do everything doesn’t really appeal to me. My gratification comes from seeing my ladies enjoying themselves doing something they want to do. I think if I did earn more, it would probably end up being more of a burden than something I’d enjoy.
July 20th, 201110:13 pm
Democrats, not to be trusted. Even when they cosponsor a plan ala durbin, or sponsor a commission ala obama, they throw the results under the bus. Dems are to blame for this fiasco more than R’s, though they suck too.
July 20th, 201110:17 pm
I see trouble for the weasel in ‘12 if he continues down this road.
July 20th, 201110:18 pm
Jm 10:13: “Democrats, not to be trusted. Even when they cosponsor a plan ala durbin, or sponsor a commission ala obama, they throw the results under the bus. Dems are to blame for this fiasco more than R’s, though they suck too”
Funny thing is, I’m comfortable where I am now. I guess that growing up with little to nothing has kinda kept me grounded in adulthood. I don’t want the fancy clothes, expensive jewelry, and exotic cars.
Bro Brosephus–And in that regard, we will always have a deep connection. That and both playing catcher.
July 20th, 201110:19 pm
I think if I did earn more, it would probably end up being more of a burden than something I’d enjoy.
Yeah cause the government takes so much it’s not worth it. I know from experience. In particular from phaseouts when your tax rate goes to 100%.
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