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Disconnected from Obama's America: Rural areas that rejected him are wary of his urban views
MSNBC / The Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2009 | Anne Hull

Posted on 01/16/2009 1:34:00 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

BRINKLEY, Ark. - Wayne Loewer's truck reveals a lot about his life. A 12-gauge shotgun for duck hunting rests on the floorboard. A blue thermal lunch bag containing elk meat is shoved under the seat, left in haste that morning by his teenage son rushing to catch the school bus.

Binoculars in the console help Loewer scan his 2,900 acres of rice, soybeans and corn.

The dashboard radio is set to classic rock, playing the same Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes from Loewer's high school days, when Brinkley was still a thriving small town with stores and a movie theater.

His muddy truck is 900 miles from the kiosks crowding Pennsylvania Avenue selling "Hope Won" T-shirts. But more than miles separate Loewer from the coming celebration in Washington over Barack Obama's inauguration as president.

The 52-year-old farmer is a conservative Democrat who bet on Republican John McCain and lost, a description that would apply to many in the white South. Now Loewer wonders about his place in Obama's America.

"I'm worried that he's not gonna understand the rural way of life," he says.

On this cold January day, Loewer makes his morning rounds -- the irrigation company, the seed distributor, a well supplier -- and everywhere he goes, the same anxieties are expressed.

"That comment he made about guns and religion, it's frightening, you have to admit," says the secretary at his accountant's office.

Loewer agrees. "I don't believe in going around with a gun strapped to your hip, Wild West-style," he says. "But you ought to be able to protect yourself."

He understands the cultural chasm between him and Obama's Ivy League, biracial, global polish. He realizes he is set apart from the 53 percent majority that put Obama in the White House.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: agenda; banglist; bho2008; black; blacks; economy; obama; racerelations; redstates; ruralvote; socializedmedicine
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So it begins. They are going to try and paint us as hayseeds, racists and rednecks, etc.
1 posted on 01/16/2009 1:34:01 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Goog Lord, what pile of rubbish! Of course it's from the comPOST.

prisoner6

2 posted on 01/16/2009 1:36:16 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Paint’?

That kind of implies that they see you not as described but different and that they ‘paint’ over you.

Believe me, there’s no paint. For them, it IS YOU.

The very fact, that push comes to shove, that this guy could get along with out urban lawyers, social therapist, educrats, and even the police bureaucracy is very threatening to their ideas of their own importance in the universe, never mind their tax supported income, wealth, pensions and privileges.

Although superficially they dislike the independent rural person for life style choices, believe me, deeper down, independent people are a economic and political threat to them. They despise and fear this man, and people like him.

Their lives live good and fat off DEPENDENT people. There’s not much for them to offer INDEPENDENT people. That’s why they have to get well off of taxes, rules,regulations, special umba goomba leagalism. No one would ever pay them freely. That is why they support government, that is where their money comes from and that is why the government support them because they make, manufacture, supply encourage the people, the masses to be dependent upon government. One hand washes the other, and rual people don’t fit into the mix.


3 posted on 01/16/2009 1:48:22 AM PST by Leisler (It is always said it is for the children. (Not your children..others...somewhere)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

premise. his views aren’t “urban”. “urban” does not equal socialist. “urban” does not equal leftist. “urban” my rear end.


4 posted on 01/16/2009 1:51:37 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wayne Loewer's truck reveals a lot about his life. A 12-gauge shotgun for duck hunting rests on the floorboard. A blue thermal lunch bag containing elk meat is shoved under the seat, left in haste that morning by his teenage son rushing to catch the school bus.

I thought I was reading about the folks who survived in "Red Dawn". Maybe I am...

5 posted on 01/16/2009 1:52:40 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: All
I'm still inclined to believe Obama never thought he'd win this time around, and 2008 was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for 2012 ( use my links elsewhere, dagnabbit! )...



I also still believe Ner0!, err, Zer0!, err, Duh!1® was "selected" by an unhappy confluence of "Mo Money" than the unfortunate Cap'n Queeg, the shadily-orchestrated meltdown of "The Economy" ( which still seems to be staggering along despite it all ) and the Ophra-ization of the masses. Aided and abetted by the dumbing down caused by Public Miseducation and too much Popular Culture, which is a cesspool of reaction shots, bumper-sticker slogans, and tits, and teeth, and asses. Literally, and figuratively...
Jugs, and Thugs...


American Idol and Survivor, writ large and smarmy...

Basically, Obama was "Marketed Better"- like soft drinks are...






...but still, he's just an empty suit:





for all those





Drinkers out there in TV land... to "you gotta fall down, an' worship De Idol"--
( Old Negro Spiritual, "Shadrack, Neshack, Abendnego" )

worshipme.jpg

But...

If we aren't all rounded up and re-educated at



Camp Obama


it should provide endless opportunities to hector, and catcall, and kibitz from the sidelines.

I hope all the MoonBats really, really, really enjoy having The New Little Big Fraud© at the helm. It's going to be quite a ride...

This guy really is Bad News, travelin' Like Wildfire...
Not to mention his gullible, self-deluded, quasi-religious camp followers:






Preview of Anti-Obama Documentary Outrages Left



John Ziegler didn’t know the kind of fury the left would unleash on him when he unveiled his web video “How Obama Got Elected.”

See his website and video here.

“The Zogby results were incredible and they were credible and the vast majority of enws media ignored it because it was their own malfeasance that created a massive amount of ignorance,”

See poll results here.



As I have mentioned here:

OBAMAO ... is America ready for a Marxist president?

Nope, but we are about to get one, good and hard...

...so chroniclers like Yours Truly will be documenting every move he makes, every breath he takes... unless, or until, we are silenced by all that "tolerance & inclusiveness" he & his followers are already practicing.... ( "we in charge now" )

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
Click the picture:




I'll keep doing it as long as there's something to say- or until we really are silenced.

As far as I am able, I will mirror this on our Canadian sister site, which has been moved to Panama due to censorship issues:

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
Click the picture:

And, despite the fact that I believe America is headed here:

From my lonely and draughty station, I will continue to document this mass hysteria.

And no, I am not kidding about that tagline-- I wish I were.

People really do get
the kind of government they want...
...and deserve.

"You asked for it,
you got it!
0-Merica..."


_________________
Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trakball into the Sunset of America...

6 posted on 01/16/2009 1:57:12 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Leisler
One hand washes the other, and rural people don’t fit into the mix.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

They had better, or America and a goodly portion of the world won't have enough to eat.

He's right about protection though, The atmosphere being created by Obama and the MSM about "rural people" will embolden the thief and the arsonist.

And America knows it, one reason that fire arms sales cracked up by 70% over last year in December.

I also have a new .223 Ar-15 clone in my gun safe with 2000 rounds of .223 to verify the trend, and sprang for 6x30 round mags. Millions of us did the same.

THese two social groups will clash in America in the first 2 years of the Obama presidency. So much for unifying the nation, it was all campaign talk/poseurship.

7 posted on 01/16/2009 2:00:35 AM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: backhoe; LucyT; Fred Nerks
Great Stuff. You have the spirit. We will need millions like you in the battles to come.
8 posted on 01/16/2009 2:03:55 AM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Candor7
I thank you for your kind remarks- I'll keep documenting The New Little Big Fraud© for as long as there's a tale to tell.
9 posted on 01/16/2009 2:07:09 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Candor7

Why do you think they assigned two Army brigades for ‘social disturbances’?

You think the MSM is going to take our side?

You got taxes to pay to the man, or you will lose your land. You think your town, county is going to take your side over Washington? No way.

Somehow, someway they will put the squeeze to the rural areas and drag, entice, force you to the urban areas where you can not grow, can not hunt, can not fish, can not build, chop, and so forth. Oh, and can not own an ‘assault rifle’.

It’s grim, it’s real and its for keeps.


10 posted on 01/16/2009 2:12:57 AM PST by Leisler (It is always said it is for the children. (Not your children..others...somewhere)
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To: Candor7

At the risk of becoming a broken record ... The above is the Hi Point C9 model 9mm pistol. About $130, with a lifetime, transferable warranty. Not bad for self-defense and VERY affordable... I'm at a low ebb economically, right now due to medical issues, but even so, I can afford the C9. Would I rather have a Colt Python .357 Magnum or S&W K frame? Of course, but those are out of reach right now. I foresee trouble within months, not years, and armed with anything is better than dreaming of someday!

11 posted on 01/16/2009 2:13:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: backhoe

Well done, backhoe. You follow in the footsteps of Sam Adam’s pamphleteers who nailed broadsheets onto trees in the town commons.


12 posted on 01/16/2009 2:21:38 AM PST by sergeantdave (Michigan is a bigger mistake than your state.)
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To: Leisler; 2ndDivisionVet
When the subject of farming/farmers comes up, it is not a good idea to bring up independent/dependent.

This Wayne Loewer of Brinkley, AR is listed in the EWG Farm Subsidy database at $73,919.00. Robert Loewer also of Brinkley is at $761,064.65.

If you add up all the Loewers farming in that area of east central AR, it is a substantial amount of money.

Plus, they are there along the White River and using lots of irrigation water from the Corp of Engineers.

13 posted on 01/16/2009 2:22:53 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: backhoe

Love the Classic Backhoe:
‘Aided and abetted by the dumbing down caused by Public Miseducation and too much Popular Culture, which is a cesspool of reaction shots, bumper-sticker slogans, and tits, and teeth, and asses. Literally, and figuratively...
Jugs, and Thugs...American Idol and Survivor, writ large and smarmy...Basically, Obama was “Marketed Better”- like soft drinks are...’


14 posted on 01/16/2009 2:27:08 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama may pull out the stops when it comes to removing threats to his pogrom, and he has an army willing to use any deceitful way they can to find holdouts.

Think nigerian scams but instead they want you to give up firearms and or information.


15 posted on 01/16/2009 2:31:30 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: backhoe; Candor7; LucyT
Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trakball into the Sunset of America...

I hear ya!


16 posted on 01/16/2009 2:33:39 AM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Ben Ficklin
The first farm subsidy that I know of in the US was the Erie cannel that opened up Ohio grain to the Hudson river.

Anyways, I was more thinking of culture than money.

I think the guy could “get along” with out the urban elite.

17 posted on 01/16/2009 2:33:45 AM PST by Leisler (It is always said it is for the children. (Not your children..others...somewhere)
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To: Leisler

“You think your town, county is going to take your side over Washington? No way.”

You’re exactly right. That’s why I encourage conservatives to attend local government meetings and take back their backyards (local governments) from the liberals.

If we’re going to make a fight of it, we need a political base to operate from. That means electing sheriffs and local councilmen who reflect our view.

The Founders set the example. While the English Crown controlled the states, the American patriots controlled the towns.

It’s a strategy that’s quite simple, logical and effective - the head (federal government) can’t operate without the co-operation of the body (local government).


18 posted on 01/16/2009 2:37:22 AM PST by sergeantdave (Michigan is a bigger mistake than your state.)
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To: Joe Brower; DaveLoneRanger; stainlessbanner; SJackson

Ping!


19 posted on 01/16/2009 2:39:20 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: sergeantdave

20 posted on 01/16/2009 2:51:06 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: sergeantdave
Just an old Keyboard Cowboy...gating back out, into Cyberspace and the Dreamtime

-30-

21 posted on 01/16/2009 2:52:21 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: iopscusa

Thank you- I appreciate that.


22 posted on 01/16/2009 2:53:00 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am hearing this very thing here in Arkansas, as well as in southwest Virginia. A lot of folks are worried and they may be right to be worried. Obama carried VA thanks to the DC suburbs, but that is a different world than where I was raised.
23 posted on 01/16/2009 2:53:08 AM PST by Jubal Madison
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To: Fred Nerks

Lord, I miss Ronald Reagan...


24 posted on 01/16/2009 2:54:41 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Appreciate your philosophy, but that is one butt-ugly pistol!

If I had been your "firearms advisor", I'd have recommended at least the Browning Hi-Power.. All-steel, 13 round capacity, solid combat history, accurate as a target pistol, and of course, John Moses Browning's last design. Fairly common at gun shows for $300 - $800, depending on collectibility.

When your life and your freedom depend on it, you get what you pay for..

25 posted on 01/16/2009 3:19:48 AM PST by Chinstrap61a
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To: Jubal Madison
I hear the same thing down here in the ArkLaTex. The die- hard Democrats will not defend their Fearless Leader. I take pot shots at them and they won't even rise to the bait. It's hilarious. ;0)
26 posted on 01/16/2009 3:25:00 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Theres nothing wrong with Hi Point firearms. I own quite a few firearms, and found a 995 carbine when I was browsing a local pawnshop. It was so damn ugly I just had to have it. After a little shooting with it I was impressed to say the least. I decked it out in a new ATI stock, with laser system,and put a mid-priced red-dot scope on it. It’s become one of my favorites-cheap to shoot,accurate, and the warranty is unbeatable. I will be buying their .45 pistol as soon as possible.


27 posted on 01/16/2009 3:38:09 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are wary because he has no idea what our lives are like. He has a TV version of a country person and has lived so “multi-culturally” all his life, that he doesn’t understand his own American culture. Except what he has seen in New York City, Chicago and an island in the South Pacific.


28 posted on 01/16/2009 3:51:11 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The 52-year-old farmer is a conservative Democrat who bet on Republican John McCain and lost,..."

Ah, so the purpose of an election is to try to figure out ahead of time, who is going to win, then vote for that guy too? Or you've bet and lost. Insanity.

29 posted on 01/16/2009 3:56:51 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (No more Bushs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He understands the cultural chasm between him and Obama's Ivy League, biracial, global polish. He realizes he is set apart from the 53 percent majority that put Obama in the White House.

Unfortunately for the landowners and actual producers in "flyover" country, they are the spoils of the cultural war. They provide the revenues that are used by the winners to pay off their ever increasing army of entitlement recipients. Like Joe the plumber they are punished for being successful in order to "spread the wealth." The Marxists will increase taxes in order to have more revenue for more entitlements, and thus increase their base of voters with a vested interest in keeping the socialists in power until the economy collapses as it has before 100% of the time. How long can the country survive with the Marxists in control?

I fear "One World" government with the institution of more taxes to support the United Nations; what will they call it, past owed dues or contributions?

30 posted on 01/16/2009 4:17:08 AM PST by olezip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“A blue thermal lunch bag containing elk meat is shoved under the seat”

WHAT? ELK MEAT??????

Where the hell did they get elk in Arkansas? It’s very evident that the author of this trash didn’t know “shit from shineola” about what they were writing about.

If anyone believed any word of the article past that first sentence then they deserve the wondrous and great “zerO.”


31 posted on 01/16/2009 5:36:59 AM PST by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Re: “I’m worried that he’s not gonna understand the rural way of life,” he says.

Don’t worry. He won’t.

Nor will he try.


32 posted on 01/16/2009 5:47:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody know someone who would leave their 12-gauge shotgun on the floorboards?

Paint us as they will, they are still know-nothing idiots who couldn’t survive for a week more than five miles from a starbucks.


33 posted on 01/16/2009 5:51:17 AM PST by CPOSharky (Coming up: Four years of Jimmuh Cartah on crack.)
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To: DH

They have elk in Arkansas. If he can afford to go red snapper fishing Florida, he can afford a elk lease in Arkansas.


34 posted on 01/16/2009 5:59:53 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: DH

“Where the hell did they get elk in Arkansas?”

The author threw that in there to make sure the reader understands that this guy is a redneck of the worst kind (killer of innocent animals).

But he is so urban/metrosexual that he doesn’t know that elk aren’t found in Arkansas.


35 posted on 01/16/2009 7:06:48 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Rural areas that rejected him are wary of his urban views..."

It's not really the urban views he is wary of, it's more the ridiculous sense of self importance these little idiots/snobs with a pen place on themselves. In the past Rural people were concerned for these self serving, narrow minded bigots who live in filthy cities invested with roaches and gangsters. Now the little cubicle chained slave can suck on lemons waiting for rural America to save her when they take away her protections and give her over to her government slave masters to do what they will with her and her aids infested sex in the city bros. (See...two can play the look down the nose game...sister.)

36 posted on 01/16/2009 8:22:38 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The 52-year-old farmer is a conservative Democrat

What's a "conservative Democrat?"

37 posted on 01/16/2009 8:28:04 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayo'mer Mosheh, 'Asurah-na' ve'er'eh 'et-hamar'eh hagadol hazeh; maddu`a lo'-yiv`ar haseneh.)
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To: EEDUDE
The author threw that in there to make sure the reader understands that this guy is a redneck of the worst kind (killer of innocent animals).

I suppose that means "indigenous pipples" only kill "guilty" animals.

38 posted on 01/16/2009 8:35:58 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayo'mer Mosheh, 'Asurah-na' ve'er'eh 'et-hamar'eh hagadol hazeh; maddu`a lo'-yiv`ar haseneh.)
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To: backhoe; Calpernia; Fred Nerks; null and void; pissant; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; ...

Thank you, Backhoe; excellent job as usual. Thank you for the ping, Fred Nerks.

Backhoe, I’m bookmarking your thread for future reference.

Ping to #6, also check out link at #9.


39 posted on 01/16/2009 9:33:29 AM PST by LucyT ("Sleep is for people who can't handle caffeine." ...Slings and Arrows)
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To: LucyT

Yup, clinging to my gun with one hand and my bible with the other.


40 posted on 01/16/2009 9:35:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama and the Ivy League? Let’s see his grades, his papers, things he has written and if he was enrolled as a foreign student. Why is it ALL sealed.

The only writing we have seen, not the ghost written Ayres books, is his creepoy poetic odes to his “daddy” figure pervert Franklin Marshall Davis.

The arse cannot finish a sentence unless he is on a teleprompter.

How about his clever wife who wrote a racist screed paper that Christopher Hitchens said was so poorly written it was laughable.

How dare rural Americans who obey the law not want to be like a con man from murder city Chicago. Typical condescending sh*te from the dying MSM.


41 posted on 01/16/2009 9:58:46 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Leisler
Their lives live good and fat off DEPENDENT people.

The only way that life style can continue is by having a steady stream of revenue. That only comes from have people productively employed. Keynesian spending of money stolen from the taxpayers generates nothing of value. The politicians are on a drunken spending spree. They're killing the economy with high taxes and regulations.

42 posted on 01/16/2009 10:12:49 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The HiPoint is butt ugly, but has a very good feeling action. I can't speak for the accuracy, just the smoothness of the action judged with snap caps at the gun shop.

The gun you have beats the one you don't have.

43 posted on 01/16/2009 10:16:24 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”I’m worried that he’s not gonna understand the rural way of life,” he says.”

Well, sir, Bush, McCain and most of the elite running this country don’t understand it either. They don’t like the ‘rural way of life’. That points to independence, self-reliance....can’t have that going on! Sarah Palin gets it....that’s why they hate her so.


44 posted on 01/16/2009 10:22:06 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

premise. his views aren’t “urban”. “urban” does not equal socialist. “urban” does not equal leftist. “urban” my rear end.”

Go take a look at some of the election maps. The Urban areas are liberal....they elect our representatives. People in rural areas have NO representation. Urban and liberal go hand in hand and have all through history.....crime comes with it.


45 posted on 01/16/2009 10:25:04 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: backhoe

Excellent....Isn’t posting a post like this the way ALAMO Girl got started?


46 posted on 01/16/2009 10:25:42 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: AuntB

urban areas are majoratively liberal, mainly because they’re majoritively black/hispanic.

there are still plenty of conservatives, they’re just unrepresented!

that doesn’t mean his views are “urban”. that’s just a darn codeword for leftist. always trying to hide who they really are


47 posted on 01/16/2009 10:44:16 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: hoosiermama; Alamo-Girl
Excellent....Isn’t posting a post like this the way ALAMO Girl got started?

Appreciate the compliment, but truthfully, she did so much more:

(click on the banner below):


48 posted on 01/16/2009 11:31:26 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Leisler
"Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with." ~Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand was a prophet.

L

49 posted on 01/16/2009 11:37:45 AM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: backhoe

Hey It’s a start....Thank you for pinging her. Could not get name to come up..... spelling incorrectly, I guess.


50 posted on 01/16/2009 11:43:00 AM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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