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Hometown: South Carolina
Member since: Mon Sep 3, 2007, 07:35 AM
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all you Charleston SC area folk...weather is getting bad

stay close to home...it's getting nasty

anyone watching the silverstone race?

tires are shredding on the cars.Unreal.

Detroit EM axes council head, union pacts, agency

DETROIT (AP) ó Detroit's emergency manager took a series of decisive steps Thursday, telling unions he's canceling their contracts, ousting City Council President Charles Pugh for skipping work and outsourcing the failing public lighting department.


Contracts for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 25 and the Detroit Police Lieutenants & Sergeants Association will end when they expire in the coming weeks, said Bill Nowling, spokesman for state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr.


Orr also signed an order Thursday stripping the pay and authority from City Council President Charles Pugh, who has been absent from City Hall for undisclosed reasons. He's also been a no-show at recent council meetings and failed to acknowledge by a 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline that he would be returning to work.


Pugh also is the subject of a complaint the Detroit Public Schools received from the mother of a recent graduate who says the councilman had improper contacts with her teenage son.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-em-axes-council-head-union-pacts-agency-011646965.html

Detroit EM axes council head, union pacts, agency

Source: yahoo

DETROIT (AP) ó Detroit's emergency manager took a series of decisive steps Thursday, telling unions he's canceling their contracts, ousting City Council President Charles Pugh for skipping work and outsourcing the failing public lighting department.


Contracts for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 25 and the Detroit Police Lieutenants & Sergeants Association will end when they expire in the coming weeks, said Bill Nowling, spokesman for state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr.


Orr also signed an order Thursday stripping the pay and authority from City Council President Charles Pugh, who has been absent from City Hall for undisclosed reasons. He's also been a no-show at recent council meetings and failed to acknowledge by a 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline that he would be returning to work.


Pugh also is the subject of a complaint the Detroit Public Schools received from the mother of a recent graduate who says the councilman had improper contacts with her teenage son.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-em-axes-council-head-union-pacts-agency-011646965.html

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/26/hernandez-charge-wont-be-disclosed-until-he-appears-

Source: yahoo

We know that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested. We donít know why.

Massachusetts State Police have issued a statement via Twitter (where else?) indicating that they wonít be disclosing the charge against Hernandez until he appears in court.

Itís unclear when he will appear in court. It presumably will happen at some point today. But heíll need to be processed first, including mugshots and fingerprints and whatever else they do when someone is arrested.


Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/26/hernandez-charge-wont-be-disclosed-until-he-appears-in-court/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs

post some favorite lyrics

No games...after my GD post I'm likely to be banned so let keep this serious.

Post a video and lyrics of whatever the hell song you like...lets freestyle

Fast, on a rough road riding
High, through the mountains climbing
twisting, turning further from my home.
Young, like a new moon rising
Fierce, through the rain and lightning
Wandering out into this great unknown.

And I don't want no one to cry.
But, tell 'em if I don't survive

I was born free!
I was born free
I was born free, born free.

Free, like a river raging
Strong as the wind Iím facing.
Chasing dreams and racing father time.
Deep like the grandest canyon,
Wild like an untamed stallion.
If you canít see my heart you must be blind.

You can knock me down and watch me bleed
But you canít keep no chains on me.

I was born free!
I was born free
I was born free, born free.

And I'm not good at long goodbyes
But look down deep into my eyes
I was born free.

Calm, facing danger
Lost, like an unknown stranger
Grateful for my time with no regrets

Close to my destination
Tired, frail and aching
Waiting patiently for the sun to set

And when it's done, believe that I
will yell it from that mountain high

I was born free
I was born free
I was born free, born free

I will bow to the shining sea
And celebrate God's grace on thee


it isn't the legalities...it's the betrayal that's pissing people off

We can argue the legalities of FISA or secret courts or whatever until doomsday but that isn't what's pissing people off...it's the betrayal of all the things we voted for in 2008

We voted for *the most transparent presidency in history*...ROFL
we all know how that worked out.

We voted for the guy who mocked Hillary Clinton in debates for calling for an insurance mandate...and then enacted one

We voted for the guy who wanted more transparency in government...who is negotiating a trade agreement behind closed doors who refuses to let even elected reps become involved

We voted for the guy who promised that the most vulnerable amongst us would be taken care of....who is now pushing for chained CPI and isn't fighting lowered food stamps while allowing the richest amongst us to get ever richer

We voted for the guy who said he would never sign a health care reform bill without *a robust public option* and then he threw that under the bus without a fight.


This NSA and spying stuff is just the tipping point that made a lot of us say WTF happened to the guy we were working for in 2008?

What happened to hope and change?What happened to government of the people?

The betrayal is what has us so pissed off.

FLAME AWAY

6 weeks ago my rescue terrier Bengie wouldn't let you touch her

she would hide under the bed and refuse to allow you to touch her.She was scared of her own shadow.She was horribly abused and was a tough nut to crack

NOW

She's laying on the couch with me waiting on the onion rings to come out of the oven so we can watch tv and munch some crispy onion rings.

She's my new baby.Junior and Katie are on the floor..Bengie is on the couch.There has been a seismic shift in dog pecking order in the house...Bengie is the new alpha..Katie is two...poor ole Junior brings up the rear if he even notices.he may be too busy eating to notice...and Charles just needs to stay out of the way for now.

LOVE having a social order of dogs again

Damnit I missed the talking point of the day lottery

I guessed it would involve the British and instead they are recycling and saying Bush did it too again.DAMNIT!I'm 0 for one.

Ok,time to regroup and guess Fridays talking point.

Since they are recycling now I guess it will be FISA and the secret court declared this stuff legal so we should STFU and quit giving the Repukes talking points.

As always all guesses are welcome.

I hope the south does break away

Just so I can quit seeing the whiny posts about how the south is responsible for every problem in the nation.

I'm so sick of seeing whinyass Californians and New Englanders whining and crying about the south..FINE...LETS GO OUR SEPERATE WAYS

I don't give a shit how bad it could be...it can't be worse than the constant whining here about us and how fucked up we are.

FUCK THE NORTH

You want us to divorce?...SOUNDS GOOD TO ME..I'm tired of listening to our whiny ass northern half constantly bitching and whining and telling everyone how great the world would be if they could just get rid of us southerners.

If you don't like us I have a clue..YOU can leave...you don't need us to leave..you can and I hope to God will leave
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