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flicka Posted - 06/28/2012 : 6:29:39 PM
This forum has been quiet for a long time. I don't want to raise anybody's hackles or anything, so I will just say, on June 28, 2012: I am happy today.

flicka
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Milinda Posted - 07/11/2012 : 12:39:23 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Lanea
Wait, then I want a refund! Give me back Michelle and Don, right now! They died of breast and prostate cancer just a few years ago. If no one dies of those cancers anymore, then there must have been a mistake and we get them back. Come on Collins, go get my pals!



:: NO KIDDING! The lack of intelligence and sensitivity he displayed was more than heartless. I want all the people back in my life who have passed away from these diseases.

M L
Milinda Posted - 07/11/2012 : 12:37:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by weavingway

Just returned from a trip to Norway. They are extremely happy with it and wow couldn't that $3 billion be spent better elsewhere. We have a family member with cancer. Just go to a cancer clinic and set there for an afternoon and see the despair over the disease and the medical costs that eat at people worse then the cancer. We have to start somewhere.



:: Yes, we have to start somewhere. I agree totally with you.

M L
Lanea Posted - 07/10/2012 : 05:04:41 AM
quote:
Originally posted by noallatin

Speaking of ass-hats (thank you, agnesgooch), Chris Collins, a GOP nominee for Congress, maintains that we don't need "Obamacare" because nobody dies of breast or prostate cancer anymore.



Wait, then I want a refund! Give me back Michelle and Don, right now! They died of breast and prostate cancer just a few years ago. If no one dies of those cancers anymore, then there must have been a mistake and we get them back. Come on Collins, go get my pals!

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weavingway Posted - 07/09/2012 : 07:27:57 AM
Just returned from a trip to Norway. They are extremely happy with it and wow couldn't that $3 billion be spent better elsewhere. We have a family member with cancer. Just go to a cancer clinic and set there for an afternoon and see the despair over the disease and the medical costs that eat at people worse then the cancer. We have to start somewhere.
robinstephanie Posted - 07/07/2012 : 10:25:38 AM
quote:
quote:Originally posted by robinstephanie
I almost melted with relief when I heard this verdict. It gives me hope. Didn't a major Republican vote in favor of it?
Robinsteph

:: Perhaps you mean Chief Justice Roberts. He was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush and is very conservative. He was the swing vote in this instance, surprising many people.

M L



Yes, Milinda, that's what I was referring to. It seems that so many decisions have been purely politically motivated recently, and after Citizens United I just lost all faith in the Supreme Court.


quote:

Speaking of ass-hats (thank you, agnesgooch), Chris Collins, a GOP nominee for Congress, maintains that we don't need "Obamacare" because nobody dies of breast or prostate cancer anymore.


Talk about living completely inside your own head. Somebody should give that guy a list. Oh, and let's not mention the complete over-simplification.

Robinsteph

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hillstreetmama Posted - 07/06/2012 : 9:15:30 PM
Back to the original post...it made me smile. The day it was posted was my "anniversary" at work. I took the job as a temporary position...30 years ago. Time sure flies, doesn't it? (I celebrated the anniversary by baking 5 dozen Kolaches and taking them to work. Even the dieters ate them!)

Jan
emmyc Posted - 07/06/2012 : 05:56:39 AM
It was a good day! Ironically I work in healthcare and was chairing a meeting that primairly deals with healthcare cost. One of the attendees got the CNN notification that the individual mandate had been struck down. We were all so bummed, and then the correction came out and we were so happy.

the nice thing about the decision is that is was pretty apolitical, which helps to bring a degree of respect back to the court.

emmyc
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agnesgooch Posted - 07/06/2012 : 02:12:39 AM
quote:
Originally posted by noallatin

Speaking of ass-hats (thank you agnesgooch), Chris Collins, a GOP nominee for Congress maintains that we don't need "Obamacare" because nobody dies of breast or prostate cancer anymore.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/03/510542/chris-collins-die-cancer/




Hallelujah! Thank goodness for that! I guess by nobody, he means himself or his family members. The stupid! It burns!

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noallatin Posted - 07/05/2012 : 3:30:01 PM
Speaking of ass-hats (thank you, agnesgooch), Chris Collins, a GOP nominee for Congress, maintains that we don't need "Obamacare" because nobody dies of breast or prostate cancer anymore.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/03/510542/chris-collins-die-cancer/
Milinda Posted - 07/04/2012 : 9:23:10 PM
quote:
Originally posted by robinstephanie
I almost melted with relief when I heard this verdict. It gives me hope. Didn't a major Republican vote in favor of it? Robinsteph





:: Perhaps you mean Chief Justice Roberts. He was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush and is very conservative. He was the swing vote in this instance, surprising many people.

M L
robinstephanie Posted - 07/03/2012 : 8:12:02 PM
quote:
Are these ass-hats for real?


Oh, Agnes Gooch, fabulous profanity. I am going to have to steal that word.

I almost melted with relief when I heard this verdict. It gives me hope. Didn't a major Republican vote in favor of it? I was so sure it was going to be a repeat of Citizens United. Corporations should have free speech. Bah!

Robinsteph

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Milinda Posted - 07/02/2012 : 4:19:25 PM
quote:
Originally posted by agnesgooch

http://www.examiner.com/article/paul-ryan-obamacare-needs-to-be-repealed-because-rights-come-from-god


Are these ass-hats for real?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24181181@N07/



:: It boggles the mind, does it not???

M L
agnesgooch Posted - 07/02/2012 : 08:38:25 AM
http://www.examiner.com/article/paul-ryan-obamacare-needs-to-be-repealed-because-rights-come-from-god


Are these ass-hats for real?

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agnesgooch Posted - 07/01/2012 : 5:28:39 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Milinda

AgnesGooch, you are so spot on and you made me laugh. And given that the estimated cost of repealing said decision would be around $3 billion, how does that fit in with less spending?????

And one wonders do they no longer teach Civics in school? Congress approved it; POTUS signed it and the Supreme Court ruled. The process of check and balance was followed, so, therefore, it IS constitutional. ]

M L




I had no idea it was going to cost that much to repeal. These people really do want to cut off their noses to spite their faces.

It has been a long time since I was in school, but I took civics in high school. It was one of my favorite classes. I remember having a mock election campaign then. At the time Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon and George Wallace were running for president. The majority of the kids in the class were supporting George Wallace (I went to school in S.Carolina). I believe I was the only one in support of Nixon (what can I say? I was only in 8th grade at the time and didn't know any better.). I believe that was probably the only time I was in support of someone with an "R" next to their name.

I think nowadays a lot of the educational focus is on making sure they pass those tests (TAAS, TAKS, I'm not sure what it is called here in Texas). I think a lot of kids these days don't have any analytical skills. They just "learn" enough to pass the exit exam. So sad.

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agnesgooch Posted - 07/01/2012 : 5:15:27 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Milinda
And if some of us have to live with a corporation being a person and allowing for all these ridiculous amounts of money being spent on these campaigns, then some can live with this particular decision.

M L




Amen to that!!

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Milinda Posted - 07/01/2012 : 1:52:56 PM
AgnesGooch, you are so spot on and you made me laugh. And given that the estimated cost of repealing said decision would be around $3 billion, how does that fit in with less spending?????

And one wonders do they no longer teach Civics in school? Congress approved it; POTUS signed it and the Supreme Court ruled. The process of check and balance was followed, so, therefore, it IS constitutional. And if some of us have to live with a corporation being a person and allowing for all these ridiculous amounts of money being spent on these campaigns, then some can live with this particular decision.

M L
agnesgooch Posted - 07/01/2012 : 12:56:17 PM
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/07/01/mitch-mcconnell-it-doesnt-matter-if-millions-of-americans-lose-their-insurance-as-long-as-we-repeal-obamacare/

I sometimes wonder about the intelligence of our fellow citizens of Kentucky. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, from the same state!

Fox News can't get Mr. McConnell to answer the questions. I'll tell you why he thinks Obama's health care plan is a monstrosity: it has Obama's name attached to it.

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kkknitter Posted - 07/01/2012 : 11:46:06 AM
It certainly was a very good decision. If we now only could fast forward to November. It is going to get ugly.

Kristina
Punctuatedknitter Posted - 06/30/2012 : 9:16:19 PM
You crack me up, agnesgooch.

agnesgooch Posted - 06/30/2012 : 5:45:35 PM
Rand Paul has been in a snit about the ruling. “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so,” Mr. Paul said in his written statement after the ruling. “The whole thing remains unconstitutional.” Uh, I hate to break it to you, Mr. Paul, but the Supreme Court's job is to rule on whether something is constitutional or not. I'm not a constitutional scholar (neither is he), but apparently he is unclear about the three branches of government. He also is calling for a revolt. Keep it classy, jerk-face!



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