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re: Interesting video on old time eating establishment - Clete Purcel
Thanks for sharing that, MD. "We serve good food. We get the kinda people in here that we can trust. And if it ever gets to where we can't do that, we'll quit." That video just makes you feel good - the simplicity, the honesty, God, I love the South....


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re: If there were a Romney/Obama election today - Clete Purcel
[quote]its a poor salesman that blames his customer for not buying his product[/quote] Wise words, Hawkeye. Our country desperately needs a statesman, a uniter, someone who could speak around the media directly to the American people and talk about the importance of fiscal conservatism. Som...


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re: Mexican judge denies motion to release Marine. - Clete Purcel
[quote]But stomping our feet up and down and whining about it isn't going to change law in Mexico[/quote] I don't think stomping feet or whining is going to do any good. But let's be serious. Strict gun laws? In Mexico, where drug cartels routinely massacre people and our own government runs gu...


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re: Mexican judge denies motion to release Marine. - Clete Purcel
[quote]Why just this one guy? Why not all Americans in Mexican jails?[/quote] I agree. Make the continued flow of cash to Mexico or any other country dependant upon whatever condition(s) we want met....


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re: Mexican judge denies motion to release Marine. - Clete Purcel
[quote]If he was in Mexico with the weapons they claim he was with there's no way he's getting off. You may as well give up. The law is very strict there. Best he can hope for is someone will make the [b]right bribes[/b] to make his prison stay not so bad.[/quote] Perhaps the way to do that is th...


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re: The Man Who Knows Too Much...Snowden Related - Clete Purcel
I have had very mixed feelings about Snowden and swing between thinking he is a hero, supporting his actions wholeheartedly for disclosing what the Federal Government is doing to its citizens to being upset with him and considering him a traitor for sharing secrets that betray US intelligence. Th...


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re: Liberals' Dark Ages - Clete Purcel
Why is it silly? The op ed piece is bringing up the inconsistencies we see today. Our President said the following: [quote]Barack Obama at UN: "The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."[/quote] Why is it okay to slander the Christian God? From Wiki: [quote]...


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re: First Obamacare Premium Notices For 2015 Show Double Digit Increases - Clete Purcel
[quote]So someone paying 200 a month now will pay 220 next year. Somehow I think everyone can handle that.[/quote] Sadly, I'm in the middle class and my rate of pay did not rise by 10% to pay for this increase....


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re: First Obamacare Premium Notices For 2015 Show Double Digit Increases - Clete Purcel
But speak to the promises made about the product in order to sell it to the American people, [b]not just those with pre-existing conditions[/b]. The goal posts can't be moved now. The CEO of the ACA made specific advertising claims about the product that were not truthful. The FTC has Truth ...


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re: First Obamacare Premium Notices For 2015 Show Double Digit Increases - Clete Purcel
But this guy told us that we'd save $2,500 on premiums, that it would rein in spiraling costs, that we could keep our health plan, that we could keep our doctor. That's the difference. It was supposed to be BETTER than before....


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re: Will the White House go down? - Clete Purcel
[quote]For some reason, you guys on the right think everything before 2009 was something out of Leave It To Beaver. And righties have no problem comparing how the press treated Bush as opposed to Obama but let us compare how the right treated the actions of Bush as compared to Obama and they lose th...


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re: Will the White House go down? - Clete Purcel
No one's going down. The only thing that will continue to go down is the public's trust in government. Most thinking Americans have come to the accurate conclusion that both parties are in collusion to continue to increase their power over every facet of our lives and both parties are using thei...


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re: AIDS death rates in the US versus Europe - Clete Purcel
Ha. I'm a small government guy. But I think that when we're insulated from results of risky behaviors, well, society pays the price. Sooner or later, there's a price to be paid. IMO, the poster was right, anal sex and promiscuity are risky behaviors. We should all be responsible and understand ...


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re: AIDS death rates in the US versus Europe - Clete Purcel
What is he wrong about? I think he's just stating common sense as well as facts from studies. That's why I asked for the link to the chart that he posted. Not trying to be argumentative, but risky behavior has consequences. Smoking is a risky behavior and puts you at a higher risk than the gener...


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re: AIDS death rates in the US versus Europe - Clete Purcel
very interesting, ctiger. Can you post a link to that study? ...


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re: Interesting commentary on today's media and why we should be suspicious in GQ - Clete Purcel
Thank you, ironsides, for posting this. A very interesting read. When Greenwald was asked about a Hillary Clinton presidency, this is what he said: [quote]Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she's been around forever, the Clinton circle. She's a fricking ha...


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re: Politico: Republicans stick with Benghazi cash grab - Clete Purcel
[quote]It's clearly all political.[/quote] Really to me, it's all about accountability. I'd like to see if we could re-insert accountability into government (especially when people's lives are at stake.) Seriously, how could you bungle something this badly and not be held accountable? Not have...


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re: Religion in decline....why do you think that is the case? - Clete Purcel
[quote]Education and the access to information is not the friend of religion. As information becomes more readily available to the masses organized religion gets its pants taken off.[/quote] For me I guess it depends on how you define religion. In reading the Bible, I see that Jesus wanted 'reli...


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re: Unemployment falls to 6.3% - Clete Purcel
[quote]these rose colored glasses, that I'm looking through Show ooo.......nly the beauty, cause they hide all the truth,[/quote] - In this 1978 Country & Western hit, John Conlee must have been prophetically singing about the way that this Administration looks at economic data. ...


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re: Lindsay Graham accused of being "ambiguously gay.' - Clete Purcel
So he's so "right wing" that South Carolina Republicans introduced a resolution condemning him for acting too left wing? [quote]Greenville County (S.C.) Republicans have introduced a resolution condemning liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for acting in a manner ”fundamentally inconsistent with the...


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re: Lerner will face contempt vote next week - Clete Purcel
Well AG Eric Holder is in contempt of congress right now and doesn't appear to be skipping a beat. Doesn't appear to have any punishment associated with it....


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re: Carney: "We don't have HC numbers, but we dispute theirs" - Clete Purcel
But they are so good with numbers. I remember they were even able to compute the number of "jobs saved" by the stimulus. I marveled at that computation. Finding the number of people who have actually paid Obamacare premiums oughta be a piece of cake for these guys....


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re: Carney: "We don't have HC numbers, but we dispute theirs" - Clete Purcel
If I couldn't provide "hard, concrete numbers" to my employer regarding where we stand with accounts receivable at my place of business, I'd be out of a job....


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re: Oversight Committe meeting on Benghazi - Clete Purcel
You know if it is true that the Repubs don't want this to come out because they had been briefed on the illegal CIA goings on at the annex in Benghazi and the Dems obfuscated the facts for political gain and the media is in the tank for the Administration, American citizens are screwed. It takes ...


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re: Oversight Committe meeting on Benghazi - Clete Purcel
I know it was just a movie, but Colonel Nathan Jessup told the truth. This guy can too. We can handle the truth. ...


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re: Colorado High School recites Pledge in Arabic. Heads explode. - Clete Purcel
Weird. I was thinking about the Pledge of Allegiance this morning and how as kids we used to stand beside our desks with our hands over our hearts and recite it. One nation? Indivisible? Are we really one nation or are we a bunch of special interest groups all fighting for our piece of the p...


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Just got an email from Mary Landrieu - Clete Purcel
It made my blood boil. One of the noteworthy quotes: [quote]Recently, a handful of Senators have distorted and misused their power to obstruct and stop progress on important issues. Louisiana faces serious challenges, and I voted to end this political gridlock so we can focus on improving the A...


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re: Meanwhile, 2014 1st Quarter GDP 0.1% - Clete Purcel
Point taken regarding spending. I agree. We don't want more government spending. The first stimulus didn't work and was just pay off to cronies. Other things Reagan did though: He clamped down on government unions which were organized against the taxpayer and had no incentive to be cost effic...


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re: Meanwhile, 2014 1st Quarter GDP 0.1% - Clete Purcel
I was discussing this with the wife last night. Although I didn't vote for Clinton, I thought his election campaign slogan when running for president, "It's the Economy, Stupid" was good. He kept the focus on the substantive issue. Our president seems to have lost focus. Or better, his focus h...


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re: Another Take on the Sterling Saga - Clete Purcel
That's been my take on it too, Trackfan. Who here, on his/her worst day, has not said something in private that is dispicable, something they would regret if it was made public? What if all our dirty laundry was aired? It would be humiliating. We're only human. On our worst day, we say/think st...


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