Light Posting Open Thread

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I’m taking it easy for a few days – today and over the weekend – now that the election day craziness has subsided, so obviously posting here on SAB will be light.

Feel free to use this thread to talk among yourselves until I return.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • $8194357

    As Obama goes..so goes leftist lemmings…

    Quote:

    Hamas TV this morning:
    Dancing in the streets at US election results
    Marc Kalberg
    (thanks to Armaros)

    When President Obama gave Egypt almost $400 million in military aid only a month or so ago, I asked myself why they need this aid?
    Who exactly is Egypt’s enemy and who do they need to defend themselves against that warrants this massive American donation which is funded by the US taxpayers money with no return on investment at all, unlike Israel who shares technology development and other mutual interests.

    It is obvious to the world and should have been obvious to the vast majority of Americans that Egypt is now controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood
    (an enemy of the west)
    who in turn are the real administrators of Hamas and certainly are on
    a religious quest to impose their laws globally.

    Not only have senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood
    openly stated that they despise America and anything America stands for
    they have also said that they will eventually make changes to the peace treaty
    that was signed between Egypt and Israel.

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/11/hamas-tv-this-morning-dancing-in-the-streets-at-obama-win.html

    • Mike Peterson

      Agreed. Rand Paul is our country’s best hope against reckless foreign aid. Now suddenly, the buzzword “fiscal cliff” pops up immediately post-election. More ultra-polished speeches and promises; that’s all we’re going to get. We can spend months arguing about who get more billions overseas all the while our country is falling apart.

      • $8194357

        Yes sir…
        We don’t need to pay them to hate us…
        They would do that for free..

  • HG

    Have a great time, Rob.

  • HG

    I put up a reader’s blog post addressing this as well. Here is my offer in compromise for liberals:

    It is projected that allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire, would generate roughly 70 billion a year in revenues to the treasury.

    I propose a 2yr plan that would guarantee 140 billion in increased revenues.

    Year one — tax code simplification:

    1. Remove tax loopholes and deductions in the tax code in exchange for lower tax rates. This would be a revenue dollar for revenue dollar exchange.

    2. Freeze all gov’t spending across the board, including baseline spending.

    Year two — incentive:

    1. Conditionally reduce Capital gains tax rates and income tax rates by a predetermined amount (say 15% and 5% for example).

    2. Set a target of 140 billion revenue increase over two years.

    3. Set a contingent expiration of the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy for revenues less than the target 140 billion retroactive for year two.

    4. Continue the freeze on all gov’t spending.

    This would guarantee increased revenues to the treasury equivalent to the projected revenue by letting the Bush tax cuts expire on the wealthy. It would encourage repatriating dollars and economic activity.

    • BadgerFan82

      Not sure I quite follow year two. Do you have the percentages for the tax rate decreases reversed or are you really suggesting dropping cap gains to 0%-5% depending on your tax bracket, while only reducing income tax by 5%?
      Also curious if you have a contingency plan if we end up in another war. Heaven forbid that Iran attacks Israel (or Israel decides to preemptively attack Iran), or North Korea attacks South Korea, but they aren’t out of the realm of possibility.
      Finally, when you say “freeze government spending”, do you mean a true freeze, or at a proportional level. In other words, if program A sees a growth in participants of 2% annually, does each participant just get less going forward?

      • HG

        The tax rate decreases need to be determined. The example I provided was a 15% reduction in capital gains for all income levels and a 5% reduction for all income levels. This is just an example. The actual rate reductions would be relative to an anticipated percentage of GDP growth. The goal would be a minimum of 4% GDP growth to effect the target revenue increase.

        Contingency for war is not addressed in the plan other than to freeze spending across the board at current levels. The primary goal is to decrease the debt and deficit while increasing revenues by an amount equal to or greater than that amount democrats are demanding.

        As for the freeze, it would be a budgetary freeze so if a program isn’t using some funds, those funds are available for new participants. However, unused funds should be returned to the treasury. Keep in mind that if the goal of a min. 4% GDP growth is achieved, there will almost certainly be fewer participants in assistance programs since many more people will be working.

        • BadgerFan82

          How is that 4% GDP going to be reached by this plan? What evidence do you have that cutting the tax rate will trigger growth of that rate? I have been unable to find any empirical data to support this, but would love to see it if it’s there.

          • HG

            Well lets see. According to democrats and republicans alike, billions of US dollars are being kept out of circulation because of the current economic situation. Lower tax rates encourage repatriation and investment.
            According to democrats, businesses with more money re-invest and expand. Obama admitted this when he tried QE2.
            As for growth of that rate, we have had 6 years of poor economic performance. We are just waiting for economically favorable circumstances. We’d likely see greater than 4%.

        • AV

          I too would like to know how you plan on ensuring 4% GDP growth.

          Firstly, while I think that 4% is reasonable, free market economies tend to be cyclical (bubble & bust), and govts have to actively intervene to minimise this.

          Secondly, a budgetary freeze misses the point as to why govts spend money, which is to solve the problems that are not adequately solved by markets alone. There is no magic number for how much a govt should spend, so setting a “do not cross” boundary also denies the ability of a govt to fight a downturn (see the EU’s handling of the financial crisis).

          Thirdly, congress and the senate are too broken for the govt to be agile enough. To even implement your modest suggestions is basically impossible, since many of the Republicans are playing the “obstruction at all costs” game. (Yes, clowns like Harry Reid do it too …)

          • HG

            The 4% is not ensured. It is anticipated. If it is not reached the tax increase trigger is pulled.
            If gov’t spending could solve our problems, we should be problem free at 16 trillion in debt.
            Whether you believe republicans will support such an idea is irrelevant. Do you support such an idea?

    • banjo kid

      This whole deal is to get out of paying social security it was set up years ago when they spent the reserves on pet projects . social security may have been a Ponzi scheme but the people on it sure would start living in poverty over night if the checks stopped coming , and the job market for these folks is zero . The only job available would be minimum wage jobs and out side of the physical limits of the older folks. you can visit your relatives under the bridge or in a shelter.

      • HG

        What the hell are you talking about? I’ve not even mentioned social security. I sure as hell am not advocating ending it.

      • banjo kid

        I mentioned social security for one reason, you left that out. The crisis was created for another reason and that is to get rid of social security and medicaid , I said no where in my post that you advocated ending social security , I emphasized ending it with the last sentence ,I should have said it in a different way . I apologize if you thought that I said you advocated ending ss no where in your post did you say that ., Have a good day , and your plan makes sense .

        • HG

          Got it. Thanks for clarifying. I completely heard differently.

  • Mike Quinn

    The election was a glorious day for the truth, for the common man, and for democracy. The American people rejected the lies and distortion of the right wing rats and showed the world we can take back our country from the rich. North Dakota made progress, but we have a long way to go fighting the fear and ignorance Rob spreads every day. The people who stood up to his lies on the blog site, and his brand of Republican greed, racism, and paranoia, have done a great service. The rats of the right will reemerge with more fear, more hate, more racism, and more oppression. The klan was not defeated in one day nor one election. Don’t quit fighting the cancer of Republican greed. The election was great encouragement, but do not let your guard down. Fox imploded, this version of Fox imploded, but these rats will come back.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      ·here’s some truth for ya
      November 9, 2012

      The Mass
      Firings Begin

      http://www.americanthinker.com

      Here’s a
      collection of today’s headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will
      be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring.

      Teco
      Coal officials announce layoffs

      Momentive
      Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150

      Wilkes-Barre
      officials to announce mandatory layoffs

      600
      layoffs at Groupon

      More
      layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator

      Murray
      Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries

      130 laid
      off in Minnesota dairy plant closure

      Stanford
      brake plant to lay off 75

      Turbocare,
      Oce to lay off more than 220 workers

      ATI
      plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

      SpaceX
      claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

      Providence
      Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

      · CVPH lays off 17

      New
      Energy lays off 40 employees

      102 Utah
      miners laid off because of ‘war on coal’, company says

      US
      Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs

      Career
      Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses

      Vestas
      to cut 3,000 more jobs

      First
      Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016

      Mine
      owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)

      Canceled
      program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base

      AMD
      trims Austin workforce – 400 jobs slashed

      100
      workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota

      Exide to
      lay off 150 workers

      TE
      Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620

      More
      Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)

      Cigna to
      lay off 1,300 workers worldwide

      Ameridose
      to lay off hundreds of workers

      Read
      more: http://www.americanthinker.com

    • Tom Jerod

      As a typical liberal, your maturity and reasoning skills are stuck at the junior high school level. You are only able to muster bizarre diatribes and name calling. You are too obtuse to realize your only hope of living in a prosperous, free society is wholly dependent on the efforts of better men (and women) than yourself. What a loathsome, pitiable creature you are.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      A “glorious day for the truth”? Tell us just how many different names you’ve posted on on this blog alone Sock Puppet Meister, so we can evaluate just how much you really value truth?

      • two_amber_lamps

        Well obviously Mike is also Albert Dunderfich, and Emil.
        I know 7.62 knows a few names too…

        Sorry, I really need to start keeping better track of them… since Mr. Krushednutz cant!

        • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

          Since he exhibits the same content free, insult rich blather in every comment, it’s usually pretty easy to see that it’s the same lying nimrod in each of them. But, yeah! Who can keep track of all the names he has used or what weird, aberrant pathology compelled him to use them? He certainly deceived no one but himself!

          • Mike Quinn

            Those who lie, and have no courage hide under false names. No more needs to be said. The truth is self evident. You cowards are cornered, you have no credibility.

          • tony_o2

            I knew there was a reason why you’ve been using so many sockpuppets. And now that you’ve finally created a profile, why don’t you post your comments with it? How about you start owning all of your comments?

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “Those who lie, and have no courage hide under false names” Not sure we could have said it better ourselves.

            And speaking of lying, are you ever going to come back with any specific details on the libelous load of crap you dumped on the Saturday Linkaround this AM? Didn’t think so! People who make libelous accusations and don’t have the facts (or guts) to back them up (Hint: I am talking about you, Emil, Emily, Mike, Portly, Lickspittle) are the ones with no credibility, not the ones who use a single screen name.

          • $8194357

            The classic leftist “faux moral outrage”..
            Turns violent quite often over the non revisionist history
            of deceptions lies burning holes in the useful idiots souls..

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Or, in the case of sock puppets, their “soles”.

          • $8194357

            10X

          • $8194357

            With all my posts today as well, I am burnt out
            as I see that the “agendas” waste no time and Barry
            is in a big hurry to continue them..
            Goodnight Proof…
            God Bless..

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Tomorrow is another day! In the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson,

            “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

            But, every now and then, we can take the night off!

          • two_amber_lamps

            Albert Lickenspittle, Wilbert Dunderfinch, Robert Portly…. Kashuntz, Phil Gay. There’s certainly more…

        • jl

          Emily the sock puppet.

  • Tim Heise

    Have a good time.

  • Angie Faut

    Sounds like a good idea! I for one am a little exhausted! Enjoy!

  • Mike Quinn

    Worn out and defeated from months of lying and stirring up right wing insanity Rob needs some time off. Why stay here and face the awful reality the lying and distortion failed? Despite every despicable trick in the book the liars of the right could pull Obama, and Heidi proved the people our our country are bigger than the lies of the Republican party. Praise be unto Jeeesus

    • BadgerFan82

      Um, wow. Have you ever heard of being gracious in victory?

      • Mike Quinn

        Rob lies for months on end, when the day comes to fess up he goes fishing. I would be and I am gracious to any honorable person, but when people like Rob support the party that inflicts pain and suffering on working people while kissing the ass of the rich it is hard to show mercy on someone who would take health care away from the poor while they shovel money to the rich.

        • Mike Quinn

          A good quote: Modern Republicans “have so much of their own collective identity
          wrapped up in the belief that they’re surrounded by free-loading,
          job-averse parasites who not only want to smoke weed and have
          recreational abortions all day long, but want hardworking white
          Christians like them to pay the tab,” Taibbi wrote. “Their
          whole belief system…is inherently insulting to everyone outside the
          tent – and you can’t win votes when you’re calling people lazy, stoned
          moochers.”

          • Onslaught1066

            In other words… The truth hurts?

            I guess that’s why you squeal like a stuck moocher whenever I expose your impeachment.

          • $8194357

            Truth got Jesus crucified..
            The devil started in the crowd with a “whisper”..
            Crucify Him…Crucify Him….
            He claims Truth and Rightousness…
            Crucify Him..
            The lemmings listened to the lie and started
            SHOUTING….
            CRUCIFY HIM
            HE CLAIMS TRUTH AND RIGHTOUSNESS..
            Leftist ideolog democrats were at the front of the line
            screaming crucify Him while they used the “state”
            to do the dirty work..
            But thats just my version as I know we were all guilty
            of putting Him there…

          • Mike Quinn

            You still hiding behind a fake name? Can you say coward

          • Onslaught1066

            Lime Krushednutz?

          • $8194357

            Coward:
            lime
            albert
            emily
            dunderfinch
            mike quinn
            ect..ect..ect.
            etal…

          • Mike Quinn

            A brave man of God needs to pray for courage. The courage to come out and face the world head on. The courage to own your ideas. Free air feels do good. The sunlight feels so good. Why hide like a rat and claim you are a Christian. Do you think Jesus would have hidden behind a bush and thrown stones at the Roman Soldiers, and then used a false name if he got caught? It is the brave Christians like you that give Christianity a bad name. As your buddy said ” Forgive him, for he knows not what he does”.

          • $8194357

            So Quinn?
            Ya prefer “we” get fed to the lions again for “your” sport?

          • $8194357

            The mighty Quinn..

            When Quinn the Eskimo gets here?
            EVERYBODY is going to run to him..

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liIQLIx2Onw

          • DelawareBeachHouse

            The only time I ever indulged in this kind of unceasing invective was when I was, well, kinda crazy. Seek help, my friend. Seek help.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          I think I took my lumps for being wrong on my calculus of Tue Senate race outcome. But overall Republicans gained ground in ND.

          I present the facts as I see them, and my honest opinions. That you don’t like them bothers me not in the least.

          I feel sorry for the sad, angry littler person you are.

          • Mike Quinn

            With Obama elected president, with Heidi elected over the rat Berg you are sadly mistaken if you think I am unhappy. In five minutes I will be at a celebration party. You cannot imagine my joy of seeing a paid lickspittle promoting greed, hate, and racism defeated. Seeing Randy Christmann win is sad. You don’t have the guts to call me and let me tell you the details shows who a little man is. Yesterday I called Jeff Delzer the legislator who is one of Christmann’s cronies. I have to give Delzer credit he had the courage to listen to the details of what Christmann did. After the lowly lousy stuff you did to Heidi, you have a lot of guts calling anyone little. The election of Heidi elated me and has brought back a lot of my faith in the people of North Dakota. Seeing your lies rejected makes me more happy than you can imagine. Please find an honest way to make a living. Sincerely I want you to be happy, but I want your family to do well honestly.

      • Roy_Bean

        Let’s check the score. Cramer, Dalrymple, Peterson, Schmidt, Hamm, Christmann and Baesler (Republicans) won their races, Romney got 58% on the vote in the state and Heidi won by less that 3000 votes. I hardly think the Republicans are worn out or defeated. Heidi is just proof that democrats are like cockroaches, just when you think they are all gone another on crawls out from somewhere.

        • BadgerFan82

          And yet they lost the presidency and seats in both the House and Senate, along with every demographic that’s growing (again, at the national level). Also, I forgot that this is an ND focused blog, so forgive the different perspective. I’m here because I heard that this is a decent site for reasoned discussion and debate, which overall seems to be accurate.
          Subject: [ndsayanything] Re: Light Posting Open Thread

          • Roy_Bean

            “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” –George Bernard Shaw

            Just what is the democrat plan when “Peter” runs out of money?

          • $8194357

            Tyrany….

          • BadgerFan82

            Grow the economy to increase revenues, same as the Republicans whenever they are in power, with the exception that we don’t pretend that trickle down economics actually works.

            What’s the Republican plan when we are borrowing our technology, including military tech, from China because we’ve failed to teach the next generation the math and science skills they need so that we can create it in America?

          • AV

            Exactly.

            Manufacturing is (deliberately) on the decline in western economies.

            We have the best educational institutions, especially at the higher levels. So, to replace (and exceed) the value that was created through manufacturing, we have to capitalize upon what we do best: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and as well as value generated by art, like Steven Seagal movies! So, really, it should be STEAM.

            And since competitive markets allocate too little to R&D, especially if we want to stay far-ahead of developing nations, this is why the govt has a role in this, both in improving education and funding blue-skies research. (And, to his credit, Bush II had a better record than Clinton.)

          • BadgerFan82

            Right on. Really, there needs to be a two pronged approach. One is government support of R&D, whether through DARPA, through prizes for competitions (the various X prizes) get an amazing return on investment from the participants, or through other funding. Especially for publicly-held companies, the need to monetize their inventions ASAP provides a disincentive for basic research.

            The other piece is higher standards, and more encouragement, for math and the sciences from the elementary school level on.

          • Roy_Bean

            “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the
            industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it.
            Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take
            from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don’t have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor” –Dr. Adrian Rogers, Ten Secrets for a Successful Family, 1996

            We have very nearly reached this point. This is exactly the reason that the Obama Care layoffs have started, and will continue.

          • AV

            Some free advice, catch-phrases from self-help books aren’t good sources for economic insight. It’ll lead to faulty analysis.

          • $8194357

            Worked for “Stuart Smalley and Ohpra”..
            When phsco pop replaces Biblical morality
            the occult rises strong…
            Thats what happened in
            the early 20th century around the world..
            Pscho pop political correctness with its
            false morality and earthly ideologies replaced
            “the Fear of the Lord” .
            Socialist/communis flurished…dictators rose…
            and million upon millions died..
            SOME even became “vegans”…
            Go figure..hee..hee..

          • BadgerFan82

            “Receives something without working for it”. You mean like getting more healthcare than you could afford bygoing to the ER where they have to accept you even though you don’t have insurance, then taxpayers eat the cost? There’s a reason mandatoru coverage was sold as a personal responsibility by conservatives until they decided it was politically expedient to abandon it.

          • $8194357

            Nice leftist spin move badger…
            Re read the “quote”…It wasn’t
            talking about the ER hypocratic oath..

          • BadgerFan82

            I wasn’t talking about the Hippocratic Oath per se, but rather the fact that people who can afford insurance oftentimes don’t purchase it, and instead get their bills reimbursed by the government because the ER can’t refuse service, by law. Considering this is especially common among younger Americans, and considering the rate with which that same demographic voted for Obama, I figured you’d jump at the chance to make them pay their share.

            Also, may I suggest running future posts through http://www.spellcheck.net/? Or are you going to claim “learning disability” again? I never did get a reply from you as far as whether that was cynical BS or if you were providing a good point in favor of government assistance for those with learning disabilities.

          • $8194357

            10X
            roy

    • $8194357

      Praise the Lord huh…

    • Adam Harris

      Talk about being out of touch with reality. You’re still promoting depression-era stereotypes that don’t apply today, if they ever did. Only a gullible, absolute imbecile believes liberals are looking out for the common folks in America. That’s the same nonsense I heard as a kid many decades ago. It plays well to the uneducated, unwashed masses. Fact check: There are just as many or more rich liberals than conservatives but they don’t like to talk about that. And most of them don’t give jack squat to charity. How selfish. How greedy. Such pigs. Some of them inherited or married money that was earned by (guess who) conservative businessmen and land owners. Some are just plain lucky to be born with a talent to play sports or entertain us. Good for them. Even if the government takes every penny of wealth from every “rich” person in America (including your celebrity heroes), it would only fund the country for a matter of weeks or months. Then what? Can your pea-size brain think that far ahead? There’s not enough money in the private sector to make up for trillion dollar annual deficits. That fact doesn’t even begin to register with you, does it? Your team held the White House, congratulations. And you made very modest, almost imperceptible gains in Congress. Really the balance of power has not changed in Washington. Heidi played the victim card but ran a lowbrow campaign that no one should be proud of. Did Berg sling some mud? Sure. But Heidi was no better. Yes, liberals know a lot of things. Unfortunately, they know so many things that just aren’t factual. You will get the government you deserve. Unfortunately the rest of us will also get the government you deserve.

      • Mike Quinn

        Perhaps you did not watch any election coverage. “factual things”. Your bunch of right wing liars like Karl Rove got blown out of the water right on Fox. Mitt got his “factual things” broken. This is not the time for Republicans who just woke up to the fact rich white guys cannot buy the country to be lecturing on “factual things”

  • joe mauer

    rob is taking time off? If I was a donut, I would hide.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      You’re such a mature, grownup person.

      :-)

      Actually, I’m on a diet.

      • AV

        Well, FWIW, willpower is finite (and going hungry sux), so to keep my weight low (in the off-season, and for racing bikes), I choose the sorts of foods so that I’m full by the time I’ve eaten about the right amount of calories. (Whole foods, and fibre in general, are your friends.)

        Though it’s probably a lot trickier to do when one has a family …

        • two_amber_lamps

          With all that low-cal leftist s$%t you eat, I’d think you’d be a waif….

          • $8194357

            Its the false morality sugar that coats the poison?
            Makes thick fat heads who think they know it all when
            in fact they know nothing?

          • AV

            Calling a cyclist “skinny” is a complement (i.e., it translates as “fast”), so thanks!

          • two_amber_lamps

            I strongly doubt feces has much nutritional value… but hell, it’s your temple. Eat up!!!

    • Albert Dunderfich

      You have the mentality of a donut.

  • Hmmmmm

    I’m wondering if Rob will do a story on the obama administration waiting to expose an affair that Petraeus had, forcing him to resign, until just before he had to testify about Benghazi.

    • HG

      Don’t think that will prevent him from testifying.

      • BadgerFan82

        It shouldn’t. Also, Cantor knew about it for a couple of weeks. Don’t you just hate when facts interfere with conspiracy theories?

        • BadgerFan82
        • $8194357

          conspirecy last longer than a
          “couple of weeks” …
          But with democrats?
          That was so last month, huh.

          • BadgerFan82

            Conspiracies can last more than a couple of weeks, but if you are claiming that the Obama administration knew about it far in advance and kept it quiet for political gain, you need to account for why Cantor didn’t spill the beans when he knew about it.

  • awfulorv

    Congratulations to all those who did not vote for Mitt because of his “different” God, and all that. I will laugh at you simpletons when the day comes, within these next four years I would imagine, that churches are no longer tax exempt, and soon thereafter will whither away.

    • Waski_the_Squirrel

      Let’s not build up a strawman. In fact, the Supreme Court has already ruled in favor of the churches remaining tax exempt.

  • borborygmi

    After the pathetic childish spin you put on Heidi’s victory it is evident you need to step away from the key board…sheesh.

  • Lynn Bergman

    If Petraeus does not testify next Thursday; let’s hire a bus to go to DC to picket the White House? Anyone with deep pockets want to help with the cost?

  • CoachListens

    The time is now…Paul Sorum for President of the United States. Stay tuned for a big announcement. History will be made in Iowa in 2016.

  • kevindf

    In 2007, I had a zero state income tax liability. Last year, my state income taxes were over five times more than my federal income taxes. I have already gone over a fiscal cliff thanks to Dalrymple and his band of crooks.

  • Uh, What?
  • Mike Quinn

    The Republican mother of all greedy rats has a new plan. Now the greed dogs are claiming they will lay people off if they do not get to keep their tax cuts Bush gave them. These rats have been rejected by the American public, yet they still are willing to inflict suffering on anyone they can if they do not get their tax cuts. These rats are the people the Sayanythingblog worships. These noble Donald Trump style assholes just cannot accept the fact that the peasants are entitled to anything. Bill O the rat says 50% of Americans just want stuff. When that rich bastard in Florida wants 22 cars that is ok. When Mitt wants a car elevator for his beach home that is OK, but if an ordinary American wants medical care, or a decent home to live in they are just a god damn moocher that “wants stuff”. The merciless greedy rats will ruin the economy over their insane refusal to pay their share. In the last twenty years the wage of the average worker has gone up 5%, meanwhile CEO pay has risen 750%. The wealth of the top one percent has gone up in the last five years from 17% of all income to 20% and the bastards still want more. Then you have their pathetic little guys like Rob Port buying lottery tickets and thinking he may need a tax break, so here is a slave on the plantation spewing propaganda for the plantation owner. What gives?

    • kevindf

      Do you ever feel guilty about your continued violation of the tenth commandment?

      • Mike Quinn

        God rewards those who fight for the poor. God has a plan for those who worship the rich, and seek tax cuts for them while the working man has no health care. God said ” love thy neighbor” that does not mean take 90 percent of the wealth for your self and stomp on health care for everyone else. God has already blessed me a great deal, I am sure it is just his way of saying thanks for fighting right wing Satans.

        • kevindf

          How much of your standard of living are you willing to sacrifice for “the poor, poor, pitiful poor?” I bet it’s ZERO!

          • Onslaught1066

            The impeached Judge won’t even sell his boat to buy a Volt™ and save Mother Gaia.

            I’ll bet $500 Lime Krushednutz still uses 100 watt incandescent light bulbs.

          • two_amber_lamps

            And I’m sure the spray paint he huffs continually has CFC’s in it…

          • $8194357

            Kool aid with the standard poison sweetener.

        • jl

          God has a place for those who help themselves.

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        He hits three and nine pretty hard, too!

  • $8194357

    Florida is officle now for Obams..

    Even tho some counties had more votes cast then residents..

    Its officle…

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/breaking-florida-showing-massive-voter-fraud/

    Many elections may not quite be settled just yet and this may open an
    entire can of worms across the country.

    WatchdogWire reports,

    Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. The unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.

    When asked about the 141% Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker stated, “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.”

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012

  • $8194357

    The UN/Bilderberg arab spring..
    Gun running for the muslim brotherhood and coverups..

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/11/10/affair-alleged-cover-up-of-attacks-against-u-s-mission-in-benghazi-neither-excuse-is-likely-the-reason-behind-david-petraeus-resgination/

    Quote:

    Affair? Alleged cover up of attacks against U.S. mission
    in Benghazi? Neither excuse is likely the reason behind David Petraeus’
    resgination

    Perhaps being overlooked is the CIA’s role in
    using the Benghazi mission to coordinate U.S. aid to opposition insurgent groups
    acting in Syria amid information those same insurgents significantly consist of
    jihadists, including al-Qaida groups.
    End quote
    What a progressive world we live in.
    Disney’s small small world after all.

  • LastBestHope

    We found out less than 96 hours ago that America is in deep trouble.

    Over two thousand years ago Rome’s wealth and military strength dominated the ancient world. Reading the works of Edward Gibbon, Jerome Carcopino, Philip Myers, Samuel Dill…. we learn that the demise of Rome was brought about by internal rot. Rampant crime, an explosion in government bureaucracy, the demise of the elementary family, an unsustainable welfare state and a failure of faith in the state made external conquest inevitable.

    We have all been here before. We have all been here before.

    • Mike Quinn

      Lions, and tigers, and bears. Wow lets get scared. We got Muslims, and Kenyans, and community organizers. Wow. Do you guys ever get tired of scaring the Hoopleheads? What if there were a real threat, how would you alert the Hoopleheads after crying wolf so many times. Remember after Obama got elected the first time the silly dingers bought up all the ammunition. The ammunition manufactures just laughed and sold the dopes high priced amo. You just never get any smarter. The same trick works over and over.

      • two_amber_lamps

        LIME KRUSHEDNUTZ, WHY DO YOU CONTINUALLY PERSECUTE THE FINE RESIDENTS OF HOOPLE, ND? YOU ARE AN IGNORANT, HATEFUL HYPOCRITE OF A WEE-LITTLE-MAN WITH A MULTIPLE-PERSONALITY DISORDER. DID I MENTION HATEFUL TOO?

        • Mike Quinn

          You can call me what you please, but unlike you, I am not a coward, hiding behind a fake name. If you were a “big man” you would come out and let us see you, but you are the tiny voice of a scared little person who will not own their squeaks.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Tell me Lime Krushednutz, or shall I call you Mike? How about Emil? Or Wilbert? Do you feel like Albert today? Or maybe Phil is more fitting? Robert? What IS your name today? Will the real Lime Krushednutz please stand up?

            “Accuse others of what you do.” -Karl Marx

            You and your silly leftist ranting… I’d call you a joke if I didn’t know you were insane. Get help my friend.

            We’re all hoping you get better soon.

          • $8194357

            Hanni got bumped to second string?

          • Neiman

            You are a coward Mikey, a liberal thug like all liberals are, if the man chooses to use another name to avoid the unnecessary attacks on people he loves by you Leftists terrorists, that is his business. Most of us do not care about ourselves, but you Nancy’-Boy Leftists go after our personal information, jobs and family. Now debate like a man/woman, whatever you are or shut up and get off 7point62’s back. He is certainly not going to submit to your childish bullying.

            Oh you said, “A brave man of God needs to pray for courage,” until you confess Jesus as your only savior and the absolute Lord of your life, we will safely assume you know nothing at all about God, you know, like Mahdi Obama knows nothing about God.

          • $8194357

            Ah shucks Neiman..
            Thanks..

        • $8194357

          This guy will just make shark bait “try harder”
          to regain the number one spot, huh.

        • $8194357
  • $8194357

    Barry lied federal lands died..

    Remember the big stink about oil production being up under the
    “pro oil” president Barry?

    Ya…Hiedi will get her chance to open up
    “federal lands”. We will be lucky if they don’t use the EPA to shut
    down production in the private sector…

    http://frontporchpolitics.com/2012/11/obama-administration-shuts-down-oil-drilling-out-west/

    Quote:

    terior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.

    The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation.

    The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is too tight.

    Continue Reading on thehill.com

    End quote

    OH THAT WAS SO LAST MONTH, HUH.

  • Neiman

    Can anyone remind me where to go to change my avatar, I am old and have forgotten how to do it.

  • $8194357

    How in the world are the leftists going to explain over 100 per cent voter turn out in the swing states? Oh yeah…Holders in charge…They won’t have to..

    ACORN, Moter Voter Cloward/Piven overload the existing systems with fraud..

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/11/more-voter-fraud-military-absentee-ballots-not-counted.html

    Democrat Admits He’s Voted FOUR Times Already http://nation.foxnews.com/voter-fraud/2012/11/05/democrat-admits-hes-voted-four-times-already
    Boston reports 129% voter turnout, 79% for Obama; 74% for Elizabeth Warren http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/35319922188/voter-fraud-boston-reports-129-voter-turnout-79-for
    This one could be just a calibration issue, but not necessarily based on the programer’s testimony in the next link:
    Voting machine swaps Romney for Obama http://www.marionstar.com/article/20121031/NEWS03/310310009
    Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hbf3iaEbAuY
    VIDEO: Possible voter fraud in Pennsylvania — or just voting machine malfunction? http://blogs.seattletimes.com/uwelectioneye/2012/11/06/possible-voter-fraud-in-pennsylvania/
    Voter Fraud Complaint Filed against Florida Democrats http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/voter-fraud-Florida-Democrats/2012/10/05/id/458894
    “Ballot Re-writers” Update from Allen Westhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299196730187117&set=a.198312883608836.34844.198021666971291&type=1&theater
    “Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud.”
    Voter Fraud: Obama Won 108% of Registered Voters in Wood County, Ohio http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/voter-fraud-obama-won-%108-of-registered-voters-in-ohio-county/
    Video: Diebold Whistleblower Speaks Out on Voter Fraud http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM
    BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County http://www.ihatethemedia.com/breaking-st-lucie-county-florida-had-1411-turnout-obama-won-county
    Between St. Lucie and Broward Counties, we have a pretty good idea what happened in Florida. Normal voting is what, 50% turnout? It doesn’t take many counties like this to affect an entire state by multiple percentage points.
    All of these numbers between 99% (Pennsylvania) and 141.1% (Florida) turnout in dozens of counties in swing states makes me think Team Obama was panicking a lot just before the election, with Mitt up by 7% in certain early voting polls. They overcompensated so much the fraud is impossible to hide. I think they know it, which may be one reason Axelrod is stepping down. (Sound familiar Petraeus and Benghazi?)

  • Deficit Hawk

    Paula Broadwell is Paula Kranz a 1992 graduate of Bismarck Century High School

  • BadgerFan82

    It’s probably late to get a response to this, but since this is an open-ended section I’ll give it a go. For those of you who don’t believe the worlds going to end in just over a month, and that we’ll get to Christmas, any suggestions of good books discussing issues the nation faces? I just read a good, non-partisan one that I recommend. “Eating Aliens” by Jackson Landers is a discussion of the impact of exotic species on the environment, and his proposed solution for limiting that damage – convince people to hunt and fish for the exotics. Many of the species are apparently delicious, if people just knew it. The primary focus is on the mid-Atlantic region down through the south, though carp (Asian and European) are in ND, and the general concept is applicable nationwide.

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