What I find as odd in my mind is, the baggers, birthers, ??????ers and the select members of congress who lie, misspeak, curry favor with those that provide an allowance [$] and have no problem saying anything on tv or be quoted in print that is 180 degrees from the opinions of the people who elected them to elected office. Look around and it affects local school boards, county officials, state representatives and goes all the way to the congress and the Presidency itself, current POTUS excepted.
It seems as though all of these people are living lives with adult bodies and grade school minds. Do the minimum do get your allowance, think of today as the most important day in their lives, give no thought about the future, and when reprimanded by the voters throw a hissy fit and seek revenge. Trip them as they walk, spread untrue and damaging rumors about them, lie when the truth would be a better [for the country] choice, tell people you don't like to "fuck off", refuse to acknowledge facts that disprove their own opinions [what the fuck does the old guy know] and act like any baby sitter's worst nightmare. These are the folks we trust with billions of our contributed dollars and the laws that govern our country.
When? When? Are we as a country going to...GROW UP!
You know as usual lately, the people who are protesting about illegal immigrants being here and earning a paycheck have failed to do any research and have acted in the usual shoot from the hip fashion.
There are supposedly 10.5 million folks of various ethnic groups working, living and, yes paying taxes in most cases here living within our borders. Because it seems that when when your local dairy farm, ski area or whatever hires some and they complete an I-9 with a fictitious social security number the money is paid by the employer to the Social Security Administration's saving account these funds will never find their way to those people who in fact paid the money.
Let's run the math on that. Lets say that 50% of the illegals pay into SS, well 5 million people a week pay, what $10.00 a week, that's $50,000,000.00 [approx]. Times 52 weeks is what? A large amount of money with many zero's.
Do you see what I see?
It seems that immigration reform might actually provide SS with less dollars to pay those of us who have paid in all these years. And I am somewhat sure that if you asked many of these people who work in our country with fake SS cards they would say keep the money, I'm just happy to have a job.
You know it is getting to a point where if a Tbagr told me is was sunny out, I would reflexively reach for my rain coat.
My take on what the President said today is that we need a system that prevents garbage in [no doc and no loan originator responsibilty mortgages] and garbage out and this will provide Wall Street with a pure supply of mortgages and other types of loans with whch they can can bundle and sell at a profit.
All he wants to do is purufy the supply of otems or vehicles that Wall Street sells to the rest of the world. Whats wrong with that?
I think Fluff saw something and was let go because of it and Steve was brought in with the stipulation of silence. Just my opinion, but Fluff is a Mainer and they don't take to that type of behavior and he also might have commented on what it might do to the game.
[Following the Nissan Open in February 1999, he was released by Woods for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Steve Williams of New Zealand]
Two boys are playing hockey on the pond on Boston Common, when one is attacked by a vicious Rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy took his hockey stick and managed to wedge it down the dog's collar and twist, luckily breaking the dog's neck and stopping its attack.
A reporter who was strolling by sees the incident, and rushes over to interview the boy.
"Young Bruins Fan Saves friend from Vicious Animal..." he starts writing in his notebook.
"But, I'm not a Bruins Fan," the little hero replied. "Sorry, since we're in Boston, I just assumed you were," said the reporter and starts again.
"Red Sox Fan Rescues Friend from Horrific attack..." he continued writing in his notebook.
"I'm not a Red Sox fan either!" The boy said.
"I assumed everyone in Boston was either for the Bruins or the Red Sox. So, what team do you root for?" the reporter asked.
"I'm a Yankees fan!" the child beamed. The reporter starts a new sheet in his notebook and writes:
"Little Bastard from New York Kills Beloved Family Pet."
Although he has caused much pain and suffering you cannot blame a man for working his pay plan, who doesn't? It might be wrong and you should blame our government not the man. Yet, there are those that will demegogue the issue and just move on. The fools are us as we allow it to continue. You can rail all you want about to big to fail, a government stickup or call it whatever you want but in the end he was working within the guidelines we as a country gave him and he pushed no boundries and broke no laws. It is our responsibity to provide the location of those guidelines so it does not happen again. Gonna happen? We'll see.
Most of you if any do nto know that I ran a Chevrolet dealership for 11 years and I find myself due to circumstances selling Fords. Gotta pay the bills is how I view it. Yet, I have a deep love for Chevrolet, not so much GM but Chevy alot. You want to know why? Watch these. It really shows how we a a people identify with a brand and how emotional it can get. These are great ads, some of the best evah!