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  • Tourism officials suspend $18 million incentive for Noah’s Ark site over property transfer

    07/21/2017 4:28:56 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    ridesthemiles to Coronal

    This ‘special tax’ ONLY applied to this attraction.

    Discrimination, not a correct policy for any kind of tax in any jurisdiction.

  • Trump Fights Back Against Mueller

    07/21/2017 4:25:02 PM PDT · 39 of 54
    ridesthemiles to Hojczyk

    Trump is one person I would never wish to into a pissing contest with.....

  • Now He’s Gone, CNN’s Jim Acosta Notes How Spicer ‘Was Raked Over the Coals Publicly’

    07/21/2017 3:53:45 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    ridesthemiles to ForYourChildren

    Melissa McCarthy will have to find a new act for SNL....

    I hate that show.

  • Trump: ‘Single-Payer Will Bankrupt Our Country’

    07/21/2017 3:46:42 PM PDT · 99 of 99
    ridesthemiles to ForYourChildren

    This is the reason I have pleaded for most of my adult life for a President who has a solid background in successful business.

  • How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

    07/21/2017 3:36:36 PM PDT · 55 of 55
    ridesthemiles to Joe 6-pack

    My dog can convert one pound of food into 10 pounds of poop.””

    Which can be used to fertilize their veggie garden.

  • How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

    07/21/2017 3:30:22 PM PDT · 54 of 55
    ridesthemiles to Oldeconomybuyer

    A cadaver looking for a funeral...........

  • The West Is on Fire. Blame the Housing Crisis

    07/21/2017 3:23:44 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    ridesthemiles to Lorianne

    The EVER INCREASING population of the USA is part of this.

    How many of those people who moved into the foothills did so because the cities of the west are over run by illegals? We don’t feel safe anymore.

    I know quite a few who learned they could live quieter & SAFER, But they had to learn to SHOP with a freezer in mind with multiple meals planned, not do their food shopping every day.

    I moved from So Calif because the illegals were over running the place-—and that was 24 years ago. I got tired of stopping for stop lights & getting SWARMED with young males—obviously Spanish speaking illegals looking for cash for day work. I got so mad at Home Depot for carving out a ‘SHELTER’ for these day workers IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY CROWDED parking lot that to this day, I won’t go shop at Home Depot.

    I had gas stolen out of my station wagon tank—22 gallons-—only once—Locked caps ever since.

    I wasn’t one bit bothered to move to rural N Calif to a house on a well & septic to get away from the illegals. But- IF I needed help from the Sheriff, I would be VERY LUCKY if one arrived in less than 20 minutes. And Calif was going after my gun at every turn.

    When the Liberals from the San Fran area found Grass
    Valley & moved there, demanding street (really ROADS) lights and sidewalks, it was time to move again. Still rural, still on a well with septic, and property taxes are less than $700 a year currently. But here, I can have my gun & ammo, and can defend myself. Might take Sheriff just as long, but Sheriff KNOWS most of us are armed here.

    Some of us just moved further out because we don’t like being in tight spaces with no privacy.

  • Waters: Trump Should Have Been Convicted of a Crime ‘Numerous Times’

    07/21/2017 2:53:39 PM PDT · 38 of 38
    ridesthemiles to Kaslin

    Careful, Maxine. You are going to keep poking the bear until it responds-—and the secrets you have kept for years might spill out of the bag.........

  • “Lack of Women” and “Lead Actors of Color” in Historical Flick on Battle of Dunkirk

    07/21/2017 2:12:52 PM PDT · 92 of 96
    ridesthemiles to Eddie01

    How many people of color were at MASADA???

    You have to come to grips with the FACTS, you jerk.

    You are entitled to your own OPINION-—BUT you sure as Hell are NOT entitled to your set of FACTS.

    IF you were my kid, I would seriously consider putting you out of your misery.

    The old rule: I brought you into this world—I can take you out.....

  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

    07/21/2017 2:00:33 PM PDT · 52 of 63
    ridesthemiles to ProtectOurFreedom

    Hate to burst your fresh retirement bubble-—but—

    Obama didn’t give one penny to us for COLA for 4 of the 8 years he was in charge, and last year, we got .3 percent. That is $3 on a Thousand dollars. I got a whole $4 a month increase. With all the other vendor increases I got, I am in the hole for 2017 about $150. Lovely. I own my own home—all my vehicles & furniture & appliances, etc. I live rural & do NOT have a cell phone or Pay TV.

    RUMOR has it we MIGHT get a 2.2% increase at the end of this year.

    Meanwhile—welcome to the seniors!! Look up your local Senior center & find out what activities & meals they have available. Ours locally isn’t too bad, but we lost the best manager we ever had & the replacement is lost in trying to do everything she could do.

  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

    07/21/2017 1:54:03 PM PDT · 50 of 63
    ridesthemiles to where's_the_Outrage?

    IF you want those restrictions-—You would have to match it with price freezes.
    I am on Soc Sec. 4 times in 8 years, Obama gave us ZERO, I got a .3 (POINT 3) percent increase for this year—amounted to exactly $4. My telephone (landline only-—no Cell Phone !) went up $7 a month. My vehicle insurance went up-again- thanks to the illegal rivers in Nevada who have been given licenses. My last accident was Oct 1966 & my last ticket was somewhere around 1997-—no seat belt. My property taxes go up a limited 3% a year by state law, so that went up $17.52 from $676.11 last year. Whole year of property tax. Gas is still around $2.75 a gallon & I only drove 1960 miles in 2016. Everything is thought out twice..... Trips are always multiple stops—usually on Soc Sec payday.

    So-—I got $48 from COLA increases-—
    minus $17.62 for taxes—
    minus bout $84 for the phone increases
    minus about $8 a month for vehicle insurance or $96/year.

    Thanks, Obama, I am in the hole $149.62....

    Tell me again about no COLA for those of us on Soc Sec? Please use small words——I really did only go to a ONE ROOM SCHOOL...REALLY!!!

  • Trump Is At Least Changing One Thing in Washington by Rolling Back the Regulatory State

    07/21/2017 1:32:02 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    ridesthemiles to SMARTY

    With it’s usual sense of wisdom, the California Legislature has passed a new rule/law that states that EVERY single EMPLOYER in the state MUST—no exceptions—MUST attend a seminar on how to treat Transgender employees & what the rights of the Transgender employees are.

    I have done bookkeeping for a man who owns his own corporation & is the ONLY employee in the state of Calif. He isn’t hiring ANY other employees...much less a Transgender one. But when this is implemented, he will have to attend such a seminar-—and probably pay a hefty price to boot.

    The complete lack of any common sense in California and across other Liberal states is disgusting & amusing at the same time.

    BTW—I will bet $5 that O J cannot get a full 5 years on Parole without a violation.

  • Woman brags she’s “raping the government” by gaming the welfare system [VIDEO]

    07/21/2017 1:15:57 PM PDT · 30 of 32
    ridesthemiles to ridesthemiles

    Let’s see some more math:

    34% of the entire USA welfare load——

    61% of that load is illegals & California keeps paying it out——

    61 x 34==20.74 % of the entire Welfare load in the USA is being paid out to illegals-—JUST IN CALIFORNIA !!!!!


  • Woman brags she’s “raping the government” by gaming the welfare system [VIDEO]

    07/21/2017 1:09:23 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    ridesthemiles to Redwood71

    And for some states, like California, which is supposedly third in welfare spending, according to the San Diego Union Tribune, the state resides 34% of the welfare recipients in the US with only 12% of the population.”””
    Expand those number a bit:

    Fully over 61% of the recipients of California welfare are illegals-—and California officials know it.

  • License, Registration and Pronoun: Troopers Take Transgender Training (Vermont)

    07/21/2017 12:54:40 PM PDT · 39 of 39
    ridesthemiles to GnuThere

    Before all the ‘different’ people are thru with all this crap, we will all be referring to each other as YOU and nothing else.

  • OK, GOP: No More Excuses!

    07/21/2017 12:27:44 PM PDT · 35 of 36
    ridesthemiles to DoodleDawg

    Why is every female required to carry maternity coverage? Many of us are way beyond needing such coverage!!!

    A person should be able to pick their coverage ala-carte and only pay for what they need.

    It would have been an insult to me to have been on my father’s insurance until I turned 26-—a total insult. I was on my own.

  • OK, GOP: No More Excuses!

    07/21/2017 12:23:50 PM PDT · 33 of 36
    ridesthemiles to Rational Thought

    I don’t buy the polls. Still believe the majority of voters feel the pain of Obamacare.””
    Thru most of 2016, I was getting polled 305 times a week.

    Since NOv 2016-——crickets...Not one call.

    Those polls are being targeted to the people who will give them the answers they want or they are possibly not even making the calls & are just making up the numbers like a game of Scrabble.

  • OK, GOP: No More Excuses!

    07/21/2017 12:19:48 PM PDT · 32 of 36
    ridesthemiles to Kaslin

    Obama sold the non-productive side of America the idea that they could have EVERY conceivable kind of health care—despite their life styles——at the largess of the productive part of America. He sold this bag of manure with a ‘LOSS LEADER’ ad on what premiums would cost and a handful of other lies:

    Your costs will go down $2500 a year
    Your kids are covered by you until they are 26-free
    You can keep your own doctor
    You can keep your own hospital
    Premiums won’t rise
    Deductibles won’t rise
    Everything will be hunky-dory

    NOT SO-—Some families are expected to pay more for this ‘health care insurance’ & DEDUCTIBLES than they earn in gross pay in a year.

    NOW that Obamacare is spiraling out of control at a Titanic rate, Obama is out of office & the Congress is there to catch hell for the outcome.

    The outcome belongs ENTIRELY to the DEMOCRATS. THEY voted for Obamacare. NOT ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted for
    Obamacare. Then Kathleen Sebelius had control to add whatever the heck she wanted without ANY oversight or sign off by Congress. And she went nuts with additions like a drunken sailor on shore leave with someone else’s credit card.

    John Roberts didn’t help by calling it a legal law because it was a TAX. Gee—I usually get to DEDUCT taxes from my income taxes. Don’t see that space on my 1040. Must be a misprint.....

    There are many dirty hands here, but David Limbaugh is correct.

    GOP—GET OFF YOUR BUTTS and do something that is actually responsible for once.

    My chiropractor will no longer accept any Medicare paying patients-—only those who pay cash. WHY?? Because her Accts receivable has gone from a 60 day range to a range over 180 days with slow payments from the Feds & sending back her requests because of ‘coding problems’. Another 180 days...... How can the human body have over 14,000 different codes that apply to fixing us? NUTS-—COMPLETELY NUTS. Neither she or other small business’ in the health care scene can afford to carry the receivables for that long a time-—and she had to add another office woman JUST TO DO THE CODING—a 50% increase in office staff.

    When everybody thinks they can get something for free & they try to put that into place, there has to be pushback.

    Here is IS: PUSHBACK

    Call it what it is.....the free ride is over.

  • Prof wants to 'blow up meritocracy' with 'admissions lottery'

    07/21/2017 9:46:56 AM PDT · 81 of 82
    ridesthemiles to Nifster

    Here is the BEST reason I have EVER seen to stop giving TENURE to teachers....

    It is the only job in the world that has ‘tenure’.

    It has become a total crutch & it has led to the complete dumbing down of the whole world, but especially America.

  • Brawn in an Age of Brains-Does physical labor have a future?

    07/21/2017 9:30:40 AM PDT · 44 of 47
    ridesthemiles to rlmorel

    Very few modern liberal icons has worked a damned day in their life at a job that didn’t involve spending other people’s money.Perhaps the most recent example of someone who didn’t is Jimmy Carter”””

    However, I think he INHERITED the family peanut farm & he declared BANKRUPTCY 3 times there. NOT a very good businessman.