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Last game I got a totally clean hit going for the puck and got penalized based on how far my opponent bounced when we got to the puck at the same time. It's a no-check league but collisions can't be avoided and I understand Newtonian physics. Do you?
"Well, there's something known as American conservatism, though it does not even call itself that. It's been calling itself ˜voting Republican' or ˜not liking the New Deal.' But it is a very American approach to life, and it has to do with knowing that the government is not your master, that America is good, that freedom is good and must be defended, and communism is very, very bad." "”William F. Buckley Jr.
"God's view of government dictates that it carries out a specified and limited role in human affairs. The church and civil government are made necessary by the same thing (sin), but do not have identical responsibilities (Matthew 22:15-21). The humanist view of the role of government is to perfect mankind. The Scriptural view of the role of government is to protect mankind. Throughout Scripture, God is clear that civil government is charged with a limited responsibility and that good leaders decide to take a Scriptural view of government's role. We also see in Scripture that God has a welfare plan"”people are to look to the family, then the church, then the community (1 Timothy 5:3-16, Leviticus 19:9, 10, 23:22). The humanistic plan is publicly funded, coercive, and creates cycles of dependency. God's plan is community-oriented, voluntary, and empowers people." "”Nathan Tabor
Ask Michelle Obama


I'm planning a small wedding for my daughter, and I'm wondering, what's a low-cost appetizer to serve at the reception?--MOTHER OF THE BRIDE IN MONROEVILLE


Firstly, let me tell you that both Barack and I understand your bitterness. It's clear from your letter that you're the sort of person who has been left out, ignored, and disempowered by the past eight years, and by the changing global economy we all face. Have you thought about having your caterer do some little grilled scallops on rosemary skewers? We like them with a dry German Riesling-or really any dry white wine. Barack and I tend to prefer dry to very dry white wines, although we understand why people who feel angry and left out like their White Zinfandel.
New Element Discovered

Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2-6 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each re-organization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons, but twice as many morons.
so liberals hate america? I try to remind all the people I'm volunteering for Obama with in Ohio that. They took off work to participate in the democratic process in this country, to try to make the country they love better. So strange, since it looks like most americans will be voting for a liberal, so if we hate America, we must hate liberals since they'll be running the place. I guess we hate ourselves since we are part of America.

It's true, Liberals are (GASP) Americans!

But I digress. Darla, for someone who decries ad hominem attacks, implying that liberals hate america is a bit rich, not to mention a boring cliche.


I don't think conservatives hate america. I just profoundly disagree with them. In any case, I suspect I will find conservatives little more than a hilarious background noise after tuesday.
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No matter what happens, at least we can say goodbye to the Bush adminstration.

Let's review!

Sept 11th– the so-called "party of national security" was evidently asleep at the switch during the single greatest assault against our country in history. Granted one can make the case that the attacks were the result of decades of American interference in the Middle East and indict all administrations going back to the late 1960s. But the fact remains that the attack happened on Republican watch. AND they have failed to catch the perpetrator after eight years! Dry your crocodile tears, Condi. It was your fucking job to know.

The Iraq War– moral bankruptcy at its most tragic. If Bible thumpers and Scripture-quoting queens really want to pray about something, let them start by praying for the near-term end of this disgraceful war under false pretenses that has already outlasted WWII and wasted lives, limbs and lots and lots of money while shredding both the Bill of Rights and our nation's reputation. And all that just to line the pockets of Halliburton and Bechtel. (Spare me the Rove talking points about the surge – it was a desperate, last-ditch reaction to five years of failure and enacted at a time when nearly 2/3 of Iraq's population had fled the country.)

Hurricane Katrina-- A cautionary tale of what happens when conservative assholes bleed the system dry and install their golf buddies to run, of all things, the nation's disaster recovery function. The result? Disaster.

The Collapse of Banking and Housing Markets-- The mantras that conservatives live and die for - deregulation and "greed is good" – have left the entire world to pay the price. Redistribution of wealth? I'll say. A golden parachute for the CEO next door.

Oh Lex,

The Katrina disaster was not a Federal issue but a local one. Disaster preparedness is the responsibility of the state and local governments, which were all led by Democrats. FEMA can't even come in unless they are requested to, and that delay was the result of local govt incompetence. Local govt knew about this possibility for years and did nothing. Louisianans responded by electing a Republican governor in the aftermath.
Would that be the Democratic Congress of the last two years? Or the Republican Congress of the six years prior? Uh-huh. Got it.

While we're looking things up, let's look up Paul O'Neill and John Snow, Bush's first two Treasury secretaries who had no backgrounds in finance. (by the time Paulson came on board, it was too late). Let's also check out SEC lead Christopher Cox, who actively encouraged regulators to aspire to not regulate. Or former SEC chairman William Donaldson, who quit his post because the White House and Republican lawmakers refused to support stiffer regulation on Wall Street. And let's not forget Reagan gimp Alan Greenspan, whose lack of appetite for banking regulation is legendary.

The banking/housing market flatlining can be certainly be ascribed to individuals on both sides, B. Frank and Bill Clinton among them. But one can't point out Fannie Mae without also pointing to mortgage-backed securities, hedge funds, fiscal and tax policies that made us more dependent on ex-U.S. capital, etc. In the end, the lion's share can go to conservative philosophy generally, which zealously and blindly calls any government oversight of any kind bad.

Sorry Darla. Ninth inning grandstanding and cherry-picking names won't change the fact that this crisis happened on the watch of the Bush administration. We are eight years into their administration and they've had plenty of time and support to manage things. Instead they mismanaged.

One can't point to Fannie May without pointing to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank. Further, on the one hand you blame the Republicans for what did not happen on their watch as well as what did happen. I guess this means Democrats are completely ineffective and Republicans are responsible for everything that ever happens bad anywhere no matter who's in power. Well my dear, if next year you end up with the Democrats controlling the Executive as well as the Legislative branches of the Federal Government and the whole thing melts down before your eyes, never fear, you can just blame the Republicans.

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