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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 4, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Locker buddy...I have to agree with you since you see thru the repub smoke screen....the repubs spend more time and money trying to make the democrats look bad than actually governing....time for a jihad eh....?
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 4, 2013 - 07:40pm PT



"time for a jihad eh....?"...

For sure TIME for a major overhaul of the republican party...



Though I'd MUCH prefer the two party system to be fuking all together...

GONE!!!...
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 4, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Get your Tea Party ass back here, bubba
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 4, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
^^^

LOL!!!...
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Our Tea Bag Buddy, TGT
Our Tea Bag Buddy, TGT
Credit: Dr. F.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
That was a fun day out with Todd, Tucker and Tony doing new routes.

What were you doing?




Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
I had a good time climbing with TGT the day I met him.

I don't really agree with most of his posts here, but he's an OK guy in my book.

BTW, sewer systems are not typically "designed by public servants" - they are designed by private contractors hired by the government. It's the same model as our defense industry.

Often they do remarkable work - private contractors managed by "public servants" are who put us on the moon.

But too often the model degrades into middle-class welfare. That's much of what we have today, particularly in the defense industry. Too many "make work" projects attempting to satisfy a manufactured need - chasing boogeymen "terrorists."

Real fiscal conservatives know where the big opportunities are to cut waste.


Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
True TGT! Houston is flat as a pancake!
jghedge

climber
Jan 4, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
"That was a fun day out with Todd, Tucker and Tony doing new routes."

"What were you doing?"


We weren't crowing about doing routes a beginner would be bored with, that's for sure
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 5, 2013 - 07:49am PT
A judge agrees.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/03/virginia-judge-rules-epa-overstepped-authority-trying-to-regulate-water-as/


Most of this infrastructure is designed by consulting firms, but there are also plenty of mega-agencies that do their engineering in house.

There's a predictable inverse relationship between size and competency.




Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 5, 2013 - 08:57am PT
this is about a 12' diameter storm drain.

(Designed by public servants?)


 Wait…. you are talking about Texas, right?



A. Who gives a sh#t?
B. Don't they want to be their own country?
C Texas is to regulation as the catholic church is to a "hands-off" child care policy


Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2013 - 09:44am PT

I Do Not Support the Troops

Why those who say "I Support the Troops" really don't

by Michael Moore
Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013 by Common Dreams
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/03-6

I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what -- a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bull of those words, "I support the troops!," spoken by Americans with such false sincerity -- false because our actions don't match our words. These young men and women sign up to risk their very lives to protect us -- and this is what they get in return:

1. They get sent off to wars that have NOTHING to do with defending America or saving our lives. They are used as pawns so that the military-industrial complex can make billions of dollars and the rich here can expand their empire. By "supporting the troops," that means I'm supposed to shut up, don't ask questions, do nothing to stop the madness, and sit by and watch thousands of them die? Well, I've done an awful lot to try and end this. But the only way you can honestly say you support the troops is to work night and day to get them out of these hell holes they've been sent to. And what have I done this week to bring the troops home? Nothing. So if I say "I support the troops," don't believe me -- I clearly don't support the troops because I've got more important things to do today, like return an iPhone that doesn't work and take my car in for a tune up.

2. While the troops we claim to "support" are serving their country, bankers who say they too "support the troops," foreclose on the actual homes of these soldiers and evict their families while they are overseas! Have I gone and stood in front of the sheriff's deputy as he is throwing a military family out of their home? No. And there's your proof that I don't "support the troops," because if I did, I would organize mass sit-ins to block the doors of these homes. Instead, I'm having Chilean sea bass tonight.

3. How many of you who say you "support the troops" have visited a VA hospital to bring aid and comfort to the sick and wounded? I haven't. How many of you have any clue what it's like to deal with the VA? I don't. Therefore, you would be safe to say that I don't "support the troops," and neither do you.

I don't "support the troops" or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here's what I do support: I support them coming home.

4. Who amongst you big enthusiastic "supporters of the troops" can tell me the approximate number of service women who have been raped while in the military? Answer: 19,000 (mostly) female troops are raped or sexually assaulted every year by fellow American troops. What have you or I done to bring these criminals to justice? What's that you say -- out of sight, out of mind? These women have suffered, and I've done nothing. So don't ever let me get away with telling you I "support the troops" because, sadly, I don't. And neither do you.

5. Help a homeless vet today? How 'bout yesterday? Last week? Last year? Ever? But I thought you "support the troops!"? The number of homeless veterans is staggering -- on any given night, at least 60,000 veterans are sleeping on the streets of the country that proudly "supports the troops." This is disgraceful and shameful, isn't it? And it exposes all those "troop supporters" who always vote against social programs that would help these veterans. Tonight there are at least 12,700 Iraq/Afghanistan veterans homeless and sleeping on the street. I've never lent a helping hand to one of the many vets I've seen sleeping on the street. I can't bear to look, and I walk past them very quickly. That's called not "supporting the troops," which, I guess, I don't -- and neither do you.

6. And you know, the beautiful thing about all this "support" you and I have been giving the troops -- they feel this love and support so much, a record number of them are killing themselves every single week. In fact, there are now more soldiers killing themselves than soldiers being killed in combat (323 suicides in 2012 through November vs. about 210 combat deaths). Yes, you are more likely to die by your own hand in the United States military than by al Qaeda or the Taliban. And an estimated eighteen veterans kill themselves each day, or one in five of all U.S. suicides -- though no one really knows because we don't bother to keep track. Now, that's what I call support! These troops are really feeling the love, people! Lemme hear you say it again: "I support the troops!" Louder! "I SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!" There, that's better. I'm sure they heard us. Don't forget to fly our flag, wear your flag lapel pin, and never, ever let a service member pass you by without saying, "Thank you for your service!" I'm sure that's all they need to keep from putting a bullet in their heads. Do your best to keep your "support" up for the troops because, God knows, I certainly can't any longer.

I don't "support the troops" or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here's what I do support: I support them coming home. I support them being treated well. I support peace, and I beg any young person reading this who's thinking of joining the armed forces to please reconsider. Our war department has done little to show you they won't recklessly put your young life in harm's way for a cause that has nothing to do with what you signed up for. They will not help you once they've used you and spit you back into society. If you're a woman, they will not protect you from rapists in their ranks. And because you have a conscience and you know right from wrong, you do not want yourself being used to kill civilians in other countries who never did anything to hurt us. We are currently involved in at least a half-dozen military actions around the world. Don't become the next statistic so that General Electric can post another record profit -- while paying no taxes -- taxes that otherwise would be paying for the artificial leg that they've kept you waiting for months to receive.

I support you, and will try to do more to be there for you. And the best way you can support me -- and the ideals our country says it believes in -- is to get out of the military as soon as you can and never look back.

And please, next time some "supporter of the troops" says to you with that concerned look on their face, "I thank you for your service," you have my permission to punch their lights out (figuratively speaking, of course).

(There is something I've done to support the troops -- other than help lead the effort to stop these senseless wars. At the movie theater I run in Michigan, I became the first person in town to institute an affirmative action plan for hiring returning Iraq/Afghanistan vets. I am working to get more businesses in town to join with me in this effort to find jobs for these returning soldiers. I also let all service members in to the movies for free, everyday.)
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 5, 2013 - 09:50am PT
At the movie theater I run in Michigan, I became the first person in town to institute an affirmative action plan for hiring returning Iraq/Afghanistan vets. I am working to get more businesses in town to join with me in this effort to find jobs for these returning soldiers.


As a registered Republican, I strongly object to Veterans being given preferential hiring.

I mean why should a better qualified white movie popcorn worker with previous experience be passed over in favor of an unqualified black Veteran?

That is the problem with Affirmative Action: whites always get screwed by "minorities"



Isn't that right, Honey Boo Boo?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Those veterans , being showed preferential treatment , are stealing jobs other Americans need....RJ
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:58am PT
Yes, I long for the 1950s, when certain supposed Americans knew their proper place.

When men were men, and women appreciated it.

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Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 5, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
This ought to really piss off the forum Repubs

Why just the very idea of an American company doing well sends them into a tizzy

Of course in fairness, what really turns their cranks is when government saves a 100 year old company along with one million jobs.

Oh how the dumb fuks used to laugh at GM's Volt when it was just getting started

Suck on this bitches


Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012

Source: CNN

Chevy Volt sales are cranking up. General Motors sold three times as many Chevrolet Volts in 2012 as it did in 2011, which was the car's first full year on the market.

GM sold 23,461 Volts in 2012 compared with just 7,671 in 2011. While it's an impressive jump, the Volt is still one of Chevy's lowest-selling cars. However, the Volt greatly outdid the Corvette, for instance, of which only 14,000 were sold last year.

Its 2012 sales also put the Volt well ahead of its nearest competitor, the Nissan Leaf. Nissan sold about 9,800 Leafs in 2012, an increase of just 1.5% over 2011. Still, Nissan pointed out, it was a record year for Leaf sales.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 5, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
The American Republican has become a catch all sewer for everything that is f*#ked about the human race..
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 5, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Volt sales tripple?

Wonder why?


http://nlpc.org/stories/2012/01/04/chevy-volt-fleet-sales-rise-retail-demand-remains-weak

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/11/taxpayers-to-get-charged-as-pentagon-buys-up-chevy-volts/

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/12819-pentagon-to-buy-1500-chevy-volts



http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/11/Austrian-Embassy-Kept-Marines-and-Got-More-Budget-for-Chevy-Volts-While-State-Dept-Cut-Libyan-Security


http://nlpc.org/stories/2012/01/04/chevy-volt-fleet-sales-rise-retail-demand-remains-weak

'This might be the most government-supported car since the Trabant'

Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Hohman looked at total state and federal assistance offered for the development and production of the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. His analysis included 18 government deals that included loans, rebates, grants and tax credits. The amount of government assistance does not include the fact that General Motors is currently 26 percent owned by the federal government.

The Volt subsidies flow through multiple companies involved in production. The analysis includes adding up the amount of government subsidies via tax credits and direct funding for not only General Motors, but other companies supplying parts for the vehicle. For example, the Department of Energy awarded a $105.9 million grant to the GM Brownstown plant that assembles the batteries. The company was also awarded approximately $106 million for its Hamtramck assembly plant in state credits to retain jobs. The company that supplies the Volt’s batteries, Compact Power, was awarded up to $100 million in refundable battery credits (combination tax breaks and cash subsidies). These are among many of the subsidies and tax credits for the vehicle.

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16192


Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 5, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Because republigoons never seem to stop showing their ignorance…. "Let's put everything in the private sector"… because the private sector in the US is among the safest, most efficient, cleanest and cost-effective routes to saving peoples homes, lives and guard for the general welfare of disaster victims….




Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 5, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Yes Teeee Geeeeee Teeeee

VOLT sales are taking off!

You can't stand to see an American company successful, can you prick?


What an unpatriotic horse's ASS you are.
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