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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 10:12 AM
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Good on Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio
I hate to keep boosting Massachusetts, but he was born in Massachusetts, where he also went to college.

He was on MSNBC this morning, saying "a bump in the road" instead of "the fiscal cliff."

And he was adamant about not cutting Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (aka Social Security) or Medicare or Medicaid or taking away the home mortgage deduction.

I would rather have my taxes go up briefly (which can be fixed retroactively, when they do pass legislation) than lose the home mortgage deduction or any part of Medicare or Medicaid.

But, boy is the media beating the drum on cutting safety nets, even more so than they did for the Iraq War.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 03:29 PM
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1. I'm a Pete fan.
I even sent him a small donation knowing his position of "entitlements".
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 05:03 PM
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2. ...
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 11:46 PM
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3. Communist!
FDR is so twentieth century. We're forward to the nineteenth century now, my friend.

Get with the program, Comrade.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-12 05:33 AM
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4. I prefer 'Buddies.'
:hi:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-12 06:14 AM
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5. But, I was trying to be menacing. "Buddies" is not menacing.
Or, is it?
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-12 09:52 AM
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6. Do you prefer Handcuffs
:evilgrin:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-12 06:05 PM
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7. No you weren't
:rofl:

I know when something is Tongue-in-Cheek, and respond in kind.

You can hack it. :silly:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-12 12:12 AM
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8. Well, I was trying to be menacing in a way everyone would know was a joke.
Edited on Fri Nov-30-12 12:51 AM by No Elephants
AFter all, I am not likely to turn you in to the USSR, and the USSR in 1950, at that.

You're right, I can take being kidded, but I did not know what you were talking about.

So, I did what I usually do when I am unsure. I googled.

FYI: Googling buddy handcuffs was not too bright for a mom.



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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-12 08:12 AM
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9. Oops
I shouldn't be so outrageous with someone I don't know.

Glad you didn't take me up on it. Someone did once. They were very disappointed to find I was just kidding.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-12 08:46 AM
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10. Sad to say, I was too naive to realize you were being outrageous.
I only got confused.

But, I am no stranger to confusion, so it's no biggie.
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