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Faygo Kid

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 20,786

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A skeptical idealist.

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FL judge dismisses birther suit by quoting “Miracle on 34th St”

This is a truly beautiful decision issued today (Friday), admirably quoting from one of the very best Christmas movies ever. Florida Second Judicial Circuit, Judge Kevin J. Carroll, in Voeltz v. Obama:

This Court notes that President Obama lives in the White House. He flies on Air Force One. He has appeared before Congress, delivered States of the Union addresses, and meets with Congressional leaders on a regular basis. He has appointed countless ambassadors to represent the interests of the United States throughout the world. President Obama's recent appointment of The Honorable Mark Walker, formerly a member of this Court, has been confirmed by the United States Senates. Judge Walker has been sworn in as a United States District Court Judge and currently works at the Federal Courthouse down the street. The Electoral College has recently done its work and elected Mr. Obama to be President once again. As this matter has come before the Court at this time of year it seems only appropriate to paraphrase the ruling rendered by the fictional Judge Henry X. Harper from New York in open court in the classic holiday film 'Miracle on 34th St.' "Since the United States Government declares this man to be President, this Court will not dispute it. Case dismissed."


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As for me, as a Michigander, I'm stickin' with the union

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Fired up, ready to jump!

Yes, my taxes will go up Jan. 1 if there's no deal. But Rush and O'Reilly will take a bigger hit, and that's fine with me.

Still paying taxes after 45+ years of work, and damned glad to do so. We shop for folks on Social Security disability who can't work or shop themselves, and they are in (gasp) government-subsidized apartments that are clean and tidy. That's where some of my tax dollars go, and I'm glad of it.

My tax dollars also go to subsidize the Koch brothers' industries, the oil companies, and insane stuff like W's unnecessary war. Not pleased about that.

But make no mistake: If the GOP wants to hold 98% of Americans hostage so they can gut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, and protect the 2% (really the 1/10th of 1% - that's their masters), I'm ready to jump. They underestimate our resolve. Again.

George Bailey had it right:

Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be!


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