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  • An explanation of liberal vs. conservative that settles which side deals in fantasy vs. reality

    01/31/2014 4:22:25 PM PST · 10 of 13
    cousin01 to Talisker

    So if two natural human persons operate in concert (by forming a corporation) they should lose their protections under the constitution?

    Each person has the right of free speech, but combined they lose their right of free speech? So a newspaper (presumed to be owned by a corporation) is not protected by the first amendment?

    Now I might agree that an organization which extracts payment from a more or less captive segment of the population (read Labor Union) does not enjoy the same right of free speech as say the owners of the corporation and by extension the corporation itself.

    Willing to go that far?

  • DOJ Refuses to Press Charges for IRS Abuses [Satire]

    01/17/2014 3:01:57 PM PST · 10 of 23
    cousin01 to Tallguy

    Now if she will just testify to that fact at Obamas impeachment trial, we’ve got him!

  • Chavez-linked group crafted 'keep your health plan'

    11/15/2013 11:59:25 AM PST · 4 of 8
    cousin01 to upbeat5

    Who funds these organizations that employ these progressive insurgents?

    And what can be done to dry up their funding?

  • The Way Forward

    11/08/2012 7:18:15 PM PST · 8 of 26
    cousin01 to randita

    Romney’s message - Work hard and I will assure you an opportunity to achieve the American dream.

    Obama’s message - I’ll make everything fair, give you the American dream and someone else will do the work for it.

    Now which one do you think resonates?

    “The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.”

    - Alexis de Tocqueville:

  • Kathy Bates: I Want Obama 'To Stand Up on His Hind Legs and Fight These Rat Bastards'

    10/22/2011 4:59:13 PM PDT · 12 of 91
    cousin01 to Sub-Driver
    OK, for the moment let's concede that Wall Street paid off Congress to let them do their dirty work.

    Now let say you are speeding and a cop pulls you over. You offer him a bribe to let you go and he accepts.

    Who is the BIGGER criminal? You clearly broke the law, but the cop had an obligation to enforce the law.

    So by extension, every complaint against Wall Street should necessarily be accompanied by outrage against Congress for accepting lobby money to facilitate their larceny.

    Who is the bigger criminal? Wall Street, or Congress?

  • (public sector) "Retirement": The New American Elite? (June 2005)

    07/12/2010 3:04:47 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    cousin01 to Poundstone

    Seriously?

    what do you think that package is worth in present value?

    2-3 million by the time you are 85.

    How many in the private sector attain that level of net worth on their “market-rate salaries”

    Of course you think it’s fair, cause you’re getting it. Human nature. Multiply that by the millions (and growing) public sector workers and you ____ are draining the trough.

    Guess you’ll riot when the system collapses, just like Greece.

  • (public sector) "Retirement": The New American Elite? (June 2005)

    07/12/2010 12:10:02 PM PDT · 20 of 31
    cousin01 to dennisw

    Assuming he lives until age 85, they just handed him $732,000.

    think you will amass over 3/4 of a million dollars by the time you are 63 on your $60K salary?

    We have to start stating these benefits in terms of present value for the current crop of public school graduates to get the point!

  • Worst-Paying College Degrees

    05/10/2010 8:13:32 PM PDT · 131 of 154
    cousin01 to Osage Orange
    those that can do, those that can’t teach. and those that really can’t do anything run the education system (into the ground).
  • Analysts: Carly Fiorina long on vision, fell short on execution at HP

    04/21/2010 7:13:08 PM PDT · 41 of 41
    cousin01 to SmithL

    Flame suit on....

    Sounds to me like a bunch of whiny engineers have homed in on this thread. But then it takes one to know one. BSEE here and I even worked a repair bench at HP one summer (the 200 CD, what memories).

    Anyway techies never understand the sales guys. Of course there not as smart as us. But that’s why they are willing to keep getting no for an answer until they get a yes. And then we all get to keep our jobs.

    I used to think like you all until I went to work for a former IBM salesman, an entrepreneurial CEO that can build a company or a product out of a conversation with a stranger on an airplane. I once did a proforma on a project I was given and it showed that it didn’t pencil and we shut it down. That year, in my review, his only criticism was for me pushing that decision. He would have rather tried it and failed (or make a mid course correction) than kill it based upon an engineering like analysis.

    ....have at it

  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Monday, June 29, 2009

    06/29/2009 2:48:46 PM PDT · 35 of 44
    cousin01 to rockabyebaby

    here it is in CArlsbad CA!

    A graph shows a water customer in Carlsbad’s water consumption rate during a 24-hour period. This new data was made possible by a pilot program using an electronic radio transmitter, the device on the desk at right, attached to a water meter, left. (Photo by Bill Wechter - Staff Photographer)

    see:
    http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/06/29/news/coastal/carlsbad/zbbd4a6c3efb5a760882575e100610656.txt

  • The Answer, My Friend is NOT Blowing in the Wind

    03/19/2009 6:26:32 PM PDT · 10 of 22
    cousin01 to CedarDave
    Not ever mentioned are the unintended consequences of massive use of wind or solar energy. For the sake of argument assume that wind energy could supplant all of the fossil fuel energy for the purpose of generating electricity.

    since the required energy would be extracted come from the force of the wind, there would be less wind energy remaining after passing the wind farm.

    Therefore we could expect a drastic change in local weather due to the reduced wind energy downstream of the farms. The results could be devastating and quite possibly a greater threat to mankind that that imagined for global warming due to co2 emissions.

  • The Answer, My Friend is NOT Blowing in the Wind

    03/19/2009 6:26:01 PM PDT · 9 of 22
    cousin01 to CedarDave
    Not ever mentioned are the unintended consequences of massive use of wind or solar energy. For the sake of argument assume that wind energy could supplant all of the fossil fuel energy for the purpose of generating electricity.

    Since the required energy would be extracted from the force of the wind, there would be less wind energy remaining after passing the wind farm.

    Therefore we could expect a drastic change in local weather due to the reduced wind energy downstream of the farms. The results could be devastating and quite possibly a greater threat to mankind that that imagined for global warming due to co2 emissions.

  • Algore's Latest Hypocrisy -- Al's New Houseboat

    08/05/2008 9:01:06 PM PDT · 58 of 62
    cousin01 to gridlock
    ‘Algore would never be caught down at the river with the hoi polloi’

    I rented a houseboat on Dale Hollow Lake on the TN KY border two years ago.

    The guy that rented the boat mentioned that Al rented one earlier in the year and that he was a total Adam Henry to the staff. Typical elite turd.

  • Shadow Victims Of The Mortgage Crisis: Renters (Chance Of Greener Pastures For Investors?)

    02/13/2008 7:52:18 PM PST · 10 of 20
    cousin01 to proxy_user

    The mortgage is usually placed on the property before it is encumbered with the lease.

    If you sell the property to statisfy the mortgage, the lease is still in effect.

    On the other hand if the lender forecloses on the mortgage, they take precence over the lease since it was in place prior to the lease.

    At that point the lender can evict if they want to as the lease is no longer valid.

    Most times the lender wants the property vacant since it is MUCH easier to sell a vacatnt property than one with renters in it. (No matter how good the tenants are!)

  • Shadow Victims Of The Mortgage Crisis: Renters (Chance Of Greener Pastures For Investors?)

    02/13/2008 7:52:05 PM PST · 9 of 20
    cousin01 to proxy_user

    The mortgage is usually placed on the property before it is encumbered with the lease.

    If you sell the property to statisfy the mortgage, the lease is still in effect.

    On the other hand if the lender forecloses on the mortgage, they take precence over the lease since it was in place prior to the lease.

    At that point the lender can evict if they want to as the lease is no longer valid.

    Most times the lender wants the property vacant since it is MUCH easier to sell a vacatnt property than one with renters in it. (No matter how good the tenants are!)

  • Prop. 92 finds two teachers unions at odds

    11/16/2007 8:17:12 AM PST · 2 of 2
    cousin01 to SmithL

    same trough.....different pigs.

  • Hiring Rule Has Employers Worried(Hire Illegals, go to jail.)

    07/30/2006 11:38:19 AM PDT · 25 of 63
    cousin01 to Mark was here
    "Those who sell illegals food, gas or a place to stay are just as wicked as those who would buy the services of illegals."

    Except it is illegal discrimination to withhold these things.

    Cracking down on mismatched SS numbers and the employers who continue to employ the fraudulent SSN holders is really the only answer.

    Couple that with verification of legal status for benefits (including VHA, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae guaranteed home loans) and, poof, illegal immigration will evaporate.

    You might pay a little more for goods and services but it will be worth it.
  • An Electric Car With Juice (Nikola Tesla&Arnold Schwarzenegger)

    07/29/2006 2:28:02 PM PDT · 114 of 130
    cousin01 to KYGrandma

    You know your are right, tht $66 was just my baseline energy charge. the actual Electric charge was $123.09.

    I am in California. Don't think the Tesla is cost effective here.

  • An Electric Car With Juice (Nikola Tesla&Arnold Schwarzenegger)

    07/29/2006 2:24:24 PM PDT · 113 of 130
    cousin01 to epaul

    "The Gov. types will see that they are missing out on the gas tax and tax the hell out of these guys"

    Boy have you got that right. Same thing with conservation. Pity the poor idiot that buys into all of this enviro/conservation crap only to see taxes raised on thier reduced consumption.

  • An Electric Car With Juice (Nikola Tesla&Arnold Schwarzenegger)

    07/28/2006 3:43:56 PM PDT · 35 of 130
    cousin01 to Restorer
    Lets say the 135 kW motor can run the car 250 miles in 5 hours. that's 635 kWh. My recent electric bill was for 689 kWh at $66.89. Close enough. That's 27 cents per mile. Now add in the non recurring charges on my bill and its north of 30 cents.

    Then there is the fact that no electric generator is 100% efficient, and then no charger is 100% efficient and we're probably at 35 to 40 cents per mile.

    Probably more that Arnold's hummer!

    Oh, and unless you build nuclear plants, you need fossil fuel to generate all of that electricity.

    Looks like those investors were looking for a politically correct write-off.
  • Lady LSU Tigers beat Stanford 62 to 59 to advance to final four(Geaux Tigers)

    03/27/2006 9:12:15 PM PST · 7 of 7
    cousin01 to catholicfreeper

    I respect your passion, but....great quality basketball?

    Come on any boys state high school top ten team would leave them crying in the locker room!

  • Lady LSU Tigers beat Stanford 62 to 59 to advance to final four(Geaux Tigers)

    03/27/2006 8:42:03 PM PST · 4 of 7
    cousin01 to LasVegasMac
    Amen brother.

    If the NBA didn't subsidize the WNBA and title IX didn't perpetuate this supposed sport it would have died by now.

    How about the state (any state) boys high school championship team gets to play the winner of the 'Lady' final four?!
  • Immigrant Bill Faces Tough Fight in Senate

    03/02/2006 8:32:28 PM PST · 13 of 16
    cousin01 to NormsRevenge
    One aspect of the illegal immigration issue that is being ignored is the children born to the illegals. I'm not talking about the fact that they are automatically citizens but the effect that there presence here in the country wil have 10 to 20 years from now.

    Stay with me for a minute.

    Assuming that their parents are doing 'jobs that Americans won't do' and assuming that those jobs aren't expanding exponentially (without cannibalizing jobs Americans really would do) then in 10-20 years when these children go looking for jobs their parents will already have them. they will then be relegated to an unemployable underclass and we can expect the unrest and riots that the French and others have seen from the second generation of their emigrants.

    If we need guest workers then limit it to that. Employers pay for transportation, housing and health care for the worker only. No need for education, pre/post natal care, or Medicaid. then when the requirement ends, the employer pays their freight back home.

    Better still. Encourage the Mexican government to become the job placement bureau and they can skim some of the wages from each work to add to the rest of there corrupt largesse! Appeal to the inherent corruption in Mexico and we just might be able to sell this.
  • Babs Boxer petition-Stop Bush's illegal wiretaps-postpone Alito hearings

    12/21/2005 7:30:18 PM PST · 18 of 55
    cousin01 to hipaatwo

    My e-mail response directly to Boxer:

    You are such a phoney and a poser. Where were you when Clinton used the same intelligece tactics you criticize W for?

    You are nothing but an empty suit and Democrat lap dog.

    Don't you realize we are in s life or death struggle with islamo-fascists that would wipe the US off the face of the earth if they had a chance.

    Are you so partisan and power hungry that you would interfere with our defense just to score political points? I gather you would.

  • Border Patrol fears run-ins with Mexican military

    12/19/2005 7:23:53 PM PST · 23 of 39
    cousin01 to Amerigomag

    Ignoring illegal immigration is one thing but armned incursursions onto our soil by foreign forces to further the drug trade is quite another thing.

    I almost suspect that this is not a true story. If it is why wouldn't the Demorats jump all over it and call for the impeachment of everyone in the executive branch?

  • Border Patrol fears run-ins with Mexican military

    12/19/2005 7:01:17 PM PST · 14 of 39
    cousin01 to Amerigomag

    "we are better served to avoid an armed confrontation and the consequent loss of a US life."

    And what exactly IS a "US life" if we are not willing to defend our borders?

    I'm not sure if your comment scares me more than it sickens me.


  • What's In A Name (Hilarious bash of NCAA lunacy!)

    08/11/2005 5:58:17 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    cousin01 to George Stupidnopolis

    As a male of my species, I resent the perversion of gender identity by affixing 'Lady' to any particular team name.

    therefore, hereafter all tema names shall maitain gender correctness.

    e.g. the The 'lady' Bulldogs shall be the Georgia Bull Bitches.

  • WMD Shuffle (Iran/Syria 'hot potato' Iraq's WMDs)

    08/07/2005 8:03:13 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    cousin01 to FreedomNeocon

    I say nuke Syria. Who could do anything about it? The world would be better off. Think of it as pest control.

  • Billy Baxter — He went heads up against the IRS — and won

    08/05/2005 9:37:00 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    cousin01 to BADROTOFINGER
    Why wouldn't he get his attorney fees paid for as part of the settlement? All they did was make him whole by returning his payment with interest. He should be out of pocket for being right!
  • SUVs : The Death of the Dinosaurs (Vanity)

    07/17/2005 9:00:50 PM PDT · 211 of 238
    cousin01 to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    Why should we wait and let the politicians sell out this country to the illegal immigrants and labor unions. We (the Baby Boomers) have the financial wherewithal and soon, the time to make any issue our own.

    I say find the politicians that dance to our tune and we can go back to our glory days of muscle cars, woodstock, free-love (ugh, may have to temper that a bit), you name it.

    This country is being sold down the river, I think we should go out in glory. If we play our cards right we can amass enough wealth to let our kids carry on. Let all those new arivals do the jobs American's won't do.

  • SUVs : The Death of the Dinosaurs (Vanity)

    07/17/2005 3:42:43 PM PDT · 154 of 238
    cousin01 to grey_whiskers

    You overlook one simple fact. We are the boomers. We get what we want and we never grow old. Wait til you see what we can do to this country when we take over the AARP.

    the only way we'll turn in our SUV's is for a fleet of Class A motor homes. We'll pass legislation forcing sunsidized senior pricing on motor fuel. We'll vote for increases in our own social security.


    The politicains are such whores and now they are OURS for the taking. It's going to be great.

  • Group is planning more patrols (ILLEGALS)

    05/30/2005 8:54:01 PM PDT · 12 of 16
    cousin01 to Recovering Ex-hippie

    Chris made an interesting point and one that should be used to put a spin on this issue that should be acceptable to liberals.

    Here in CA the CHP have a "click it or ticket" enforcement undrway. It's been illegal to ride a motor cylce without a helmet for years. All in the name of protecting us from our stupid selves.

    Well, the MM project should be viewed as an extension of this nanny-state approach. Namely, we are prevtning you (Illegal Alliens)from coming here and risking death due to coyotes or desert heat.

    How could a lib resist that rationale?

  • Group is planning more patrols (ILLEGALS)

    05/30/2005 8:53:06 PM PDT · 11 of 16
    cousin01 to Recovering Ex-hippie

    Chris made an interesting point and one that should be used to put a spin on this issue that should be acceptable to liberals.

    Here in CA the CHP have a "click it or ticket" enforcement undrway. It's been illegal to ride a motor cylce without a helmet for years. All in the name of protecting us from our stupid selves.

    Well, the MM project should be viewed as an extension of this nanny-state approach. Namely, we are prevtning you (Illegal Alliens)from coming here and risking death due to coyotes or desert heat.

    How could a lib resist that rationale?

  • Education sides poised for a battle

    04/12/2005 8:48:19 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    cousin01 to SmithL

    The teachers union must be stopped.

    According to George Will, in the last 50 years student population has grown by 50%. In the same time the number of teachers has tripled! Yet the competency of education has declined. The NEA and local teachers unions are parasites living off the public education system and are destroying it. They must be stopped.

    Is there any group or organization that is collecting money and running ads to counter the hogwsh that Barbara Kerr and her union cronies blather over the airwaves every day?

  • Networked computers -- sharing a printer between them -- HELP!

    04/11/2005 7:44:48 PM PDT · 17 of 31
    cousin01 to cousin01

    sorry - reply was truncated.

    substitue the NAME of computer 1 for XXX and the NAME of the printer for YYY.

    Ignore that <> in the previous reply.

  • Networked computers -- sharing a printer between them -- HELP!

    04/11/2005 7:41:52 PM PDT · 15 of 31
    cousin01 to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    This worked for me. Create a batch file. (Use note pad, type in this stuff then save as a file called something like printer.bat) Save it on your desktop and then double click on it. Here is the command: net use lpt1: \\XXX\YYY <> rem: run this batch file, then use add - printer wizard and browse for the printer on computer number 2
  • A Lucrative Brand of Tutoring Grows Unchecked

    04/04/2005 5:48:40 PM PDT · 10 of 18
    cousin01 to unbalanced but fair

    Anything that shuffles the deck on public education that is to the detriment of the teachers unions is a plus.

  • What a Week: Closing Kick (Stocks continue rally)

    12/23/2004 9:09:08 PM PST · 3 of 3
    cousin01 to zencat
    What do you want to bet the liberals are all a-twitter over the increases in their retirement funds since the election thanks to the 'evil' corporations. Friggin' hypocrites
  • John & Ken charged with McCain-Feingold violation?

    10/28/2004 11:58:15 PM PDT · 78 of 129
    cousin01 to FairOpinion
    Think of it as an object lesson. The GOP has artfully avoided the issue of illegal immigration. (We know where the Dems stand on it - they favor it). This tactic, if successful will send a wake up call to Republicans all across the country.

    And to your question - it quite possibly drives the point home harder if the beneficiary of the political human sacrifice is antithetical to GOP philosophy.
  • John & Ken charged with McCain-Feingold violation?

    10/28/2004 11:36:23 PM PDT · 76 of 129
    cousin01 to bioprof
    I miss your point. Are you glad Florio was ousted but are mad that it took high profile radio personalities to get it done?

    As for ratings. If a politican did a lot of things that you liked you would vote for him right? and if a lot of people did the same he would have high 'ratings'. NO different for show hosts. J&K have one of the top rated shows in the country, mostly because they get things done.

    They ask the hard questions and press for answers. Traits that FR seems to admire.
  • John & Ken charged with McCain-Feingold violation?

    10/28/2004 11:26:30 PM PDT · 74 of 129
    cousin01 to FairOpinion
    You don't get it do you? IMHO the number TWO problem facing this country close behind the threat of terrorism is illegal immigration.

    If we are overrun by illegals and transform our country into a 3rd world socialist state, it won't matter what party someone claims to belong to.

    "sacrificing' a Republican ( btw - the one with the worst record on illegal immigration) is a small price to pay to get national exposure to this issue and force the GOP to take it seriously.

    Every phone call I received requesting support for the GOP I have denied and will continue to do so until Tom Tancrido is the poster boy of the GOP.

    IMO again, if you are not part of the solution, your are the problem. John and Ken are a force to be reckoned with, ask Gray Davis.
  • John and Ken Reporting on Internal Terror Alert Live 5:00pm PST

    10/26/2004 8:37:31 PM PDT · 86 of 92
    cousin01 to StoneColdGOP
    John and Ken might be a little over the top but they aren't liberals and they don't 'hate' bush. They do hate the fact that bush (or any one else for that matter) hasn't taken the border issue and illegal immigration seriously on a national level.

    They are just crazy enough the build momentum on the subject. The very likely will orchestrate the defeat of a 'safe' republican because of his poor record on (curbing) illegal immigration.

    Don't know about you, but I don't think any of the GOP party planks are tenable if millions of immigrants swarm across our border and torpedo our economy and or infrastructure.

    They claim to have the confidential documents to back up their claims on this subject. I'd like to see FR throw their support behind these guys and not dismiss them out of hand.
  • John and Ken Reporting on Internal Terror Alert Live 5:00pm PST

    10/26/2004 8:35:39 PM PDT · 85 of 92
    cousin01 to StoneColdGOP
    John and Ken might be a little over the top but they aren't liberals and they don't 'hate' bush. They do hate the fact that bush (or any one else for that matter) has taken the border issue and illegal immigration seriously on a national level.

    They are just crazy enough the build momentum on the subject. The very likely will orchestrate the defeat of a 'safe' republican because of his poor record on (curbing) illegal immigration.

    Don't know about you, but I don't think any of the GOP party planks are tenable if millions of immigrants swarm across our border and torpedo our economy and or infrastructure.

    They claim to have the confidential documents to back up their claims on this subject. I'd like to see FR throw their support behind these guys and not dismiss them out of hand.
  • United's pension woes: sign of bigger issue

    10/04/2004 9:34:31 AM PDT · 4 of 8
    cousin01 to snopercod

    I feel badly for these people. They entered into an agreement in good faith and were cheated.

    Unfortunately, this is just another dying relic of the 'company town'. Health insurance provided by companies is surely the next to tumble.

    Americans have been seduced into socialism for 50 years and are now seeing the inevitable effects. The sooner we get back to personal reposnibility the better.

  • NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER, Kerry has a problem (vanity)

    09/30/2004 8:45:05 PM PDT · 15 of 24
    cousin01 to Viet-Boat-Rider
    You might be interested in Tammy Bruce's assessment that many (most ?) high visibility liberals exhibit NPD - Read : Tammy Bruce's Books. Death of Right and Wrong and The New Thought Police.

    the NPD is the most despicable character. God help you if you ever have to deal with one on a personal level.
  • Taxing Idle Rich Leftists

    09/27/2004 8:29:39 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    cousin01 to LibWhacker
    So what part do you agree with? The part about confiscating wealth and putting it in the hands of the government?

    If you are on our side I just want to inoculate you against 'wolf in sheep's clothing' plans that purport to solve a problem while furthering a socialist agenda.

    I checked Butlers archives and he appears to be a conservative but I fear he is part of the intelligentsia pity party that says " If I so smart, why is he, she, they better off"
  • Taxing Idle Rich Leftists

    09/27/2004 7:14:16 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    cousin01 to LibWhacker

    I think you protest too much. You quoted it so you must agree with it's premise.

  • Taxing Idle Rich Leftists

    09/27/2004 7:06:18 PM PDT · 9 of 14
    cousin01 to LibWhacker

    Is this you?

    1 posted on 09/27/2004 2:38:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker

  • Taxing Idle Rich Leftists

    09/27/2004 6:49:09 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    cousin01 to LibWhacker

    You must be a liberal in disguise.

    Exactly who would provide the investment for the jobs that you expect to lead to the "American Dream"?

    After you get out of high school be sure to take a course in economics.

  • CA: Legislative action at a glance - August 27, 2004

    08/27/2004 8:19:07 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    cousin01 to NormsRevenge

    I think the Gov should veto ALL of these last minute bills and require the legislature to reconsider them. they can resubmit the reasonable ones one at a time where they can get the visibility they deserve. and they can try to override the worst ones.