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re: Rant nostalgia thread - what do you remember from your early days as a Tiger fan - Clete Purcel
I remember my first LSU game in Tiger Stadium, walking through the portal and looking down at the field all lit up and seeing how immense the stadium was and the crowd was rocking. I was in awe and just stood there for a while, soaking it all in. I've been hooked ever since. On that same night ...


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re: Obama's presidency: by the numbers (Gallup) - Clete Purcel
This polling is why Democrat Senators up for re-election like Mary Landrieu are avoiding President Obama like the plague. We'll have to wait and see in November if the discontent with him carries over to other Democrats. I'm not optimistic about the Republicans being able to energize voters and ca...


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re: Landrieu: Unelect Me If You Don't Like Obamacare - Clete Purcel
I'll be doing my part to unelect her....


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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]It seems complicated to me.[/quote] Seems complicated to me too. Like herding cats. Haven't we tried some of this already? Do we really have the stomach (and resources) to maintain a presence over there, working toward what seems like an unattainable goal? I don't want to seem like a...


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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]Did you listen to Choudray on Hannity the other night? He lays out the 'sins' of the US pretty well; all manner of murderous enterprise against Islam, backing tyrants who kept Islam down.[/quote] I didn't get a chance to listen to him. [quote]Because the 'radicals' would wave both The...


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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]when people criticize those who formerly supported Bush who now don't, they don't understand that most of those people have become war weary and now fully understand that [b]we can't do shite to fix the middle east[/b].[/quote] Agreed! I'm war weary and after seeing the results of us bein...


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re: ISIS slaughter 250 Syrian soldiers (Graphic Video) - Clete Purcel
[quote]My heart agrees with you. The problem is: An absense of some sort of effective nation-state is how these savages become so powerful in the first place. There is nobody to oppose them. That's why we nation build in the first place (or at least try). The UN is a joke. The U.S. used to be th...


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re: How bad does it get after the election. - Clete Purcel
Agreed. And if what President Obama says is right and he's able to replace two retiring Supreme Court Justices (Ginsberg & Breyer?) before his term ends, we'll continue to feel the effects of his presidency long after he's out of office. ...


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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
[quote]"The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy,"[/quote]...


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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
No offense taken, Strophie. I was talking about Robert Reich's political leanings. I don't presume to know your political leanings. I've just not seen wealth redistribution championed by conservatives. I favor a smaller government. I don't think forcibly taking from someone and giving to anot...


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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
I agree with you. There is a lot of merit to his argument. I agree with a lot that he says. I guess this is my cynicism coming out, but people of his political stripe always have the answer - wealth redistribution. Government AND business have one primary thing in common - people run them. J...


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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
Of course everyone should be free to have an opinion, but his lectures on greed seem a little disingenuous coming from someone who is a 1 percenter, just as lectures admonishing us to reduce our carbon footprints by Al Gore are. It's hard to take either of those guys seriously. People watch what y...


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re: Why is it assumed that the federal government is not greedy? - Clete Purcel
[quote]Have you ever heard Obama refer to the greedy federal government or any politician for that matter? It's always the greedy corporations; the greedy "rich". [/quote] Exactly. Politicians like to portray themselves as being altruistic and more generous than the 'fat cat' CEOs when time afte...


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re: Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240K for one class - Clete Purcel
It's always remarkable to me how people can be so hypocritical and not see it. Surely Reich is a smart guy. How does he rationalize this? I'm all for the free market and if $240k for teaching one class is the 'market rate,' great, but as the article stated: [quote]But a professor who earns a...


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re: Treasury explores moves to block tax inversions - Clete Purcel
While simultaneously, Robert Reich gets to lecture us on greed while making $240k for teaching one class. :bow: What a racket they have going!...


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re: Congressman’s son, Fattah Jr., charged with fraud - Clete Purcel
Chaka "Con" ETA: Choctaw beat me to it....


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re: Rate this Dennis Miller Rant - Clete Purcel
That was entertaining, KeyserSoze. I'd rate it about a 9.5. It had an interesting point about the Sally Struthers thing. My daughter sponsors a child through Compassion International and she gets really nice letters from her child showing appreciation. I have found that those on welfare here in ...


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re: Obama at 39 percent % approval, 55% disapprove, Gallup shows. - Clete Purcel
[quote]president has spent us into oblivion, he has more debt in 5 1/2 years than all previous presidents combined, resulting in a weak dollar, resulting in higher prices. [/quote] Fair point. There was a thread the other day about immorality. To me it is immoral to leave things worse off for f...


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re: Obama at 39 percent % approval, 55% disapprove, Gallup shows. - Clete Purcel
If neighboring countries were indiscriminately firing rockets onto civilians in American cities and our President was taking decisive action to defend our citizens from those acts of war, I'd hope that more than 70% would approve of him....


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re: Obama at 39 percent % approval, 55% disapprove, Gallup shows. - Clete Purcel
Thanks Noble mon....


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