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25 posted 04-17-2008 04:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

My pleasure, Bob. Whether we have similar views or not, you always have my respect
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26 posted 04-19-2008 12:34 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

I wanted to say that jokes of  Republican and of democrat brought same entertainment to media but not same to individuals.

War time, in general granted close to absolute power to Government and politician are very careful on what they want to say for the sake of their political career.(or pave a similar self-benefit way for later)

I have talked to 4 Republicans so far on why they wanted to be a republican. They all say that they wanted small government, low tax and  Government shall not stretch  its hand too long or fingers to fine into people's life.

But here I have questions
People do not eat the vege from their own yard and eggs from their own hens and not get pots from their smith friend, who is going to Control the quality and toxicity? (as in Chatch-up). and electricity, traveling, internet, all those roads, highway and bridges.  

How does Republican want a small Government while so happily see Government saves the stock market, the banks, and government touched benefit-earning of  gas market and what is the name of the company of previously chaired by Chaney?  

American infrastructure are old. bridges and many government own things are needed to be repaired and rebuilt. who is going to do them? (with Government money.) Shall someone bribe? or have a position in Government? Once the government position is closely bond with personal benefit, nothing good will come out it. (It have been always like this? or is it getting worse?)

Is today's republicans are same as the old ones?

The democrats?  I don't know.
But Sir Balladeer is a republican, isn't he?  


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27 posted 04-19-2008 04:29 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Yes, if being for smaller government is to be a Republican, Sir Balladeer is indeed. In 1960 I would have been a Democrat since John Kennedy lowered taxes and advocated the same. I will go for whichever party employs that view.

Seoulair, the government does indeed need public funds for infrastructure, maintaining the military and a variety of issues vital to the country. Do they need hundreds of thousands for a memorial to Woodstock? I doubt it, although Hillary seems to differ. One of the questions is...how does the government acquire this income?

The most revealing part of the Democrat presidential debate last week concerned capital gains taxes. Charles Gibson, the moderator, pointed out that it is fact that, every time the capital gains tax percentage has been lowered, it resulted in MORE tax dollars coming into the government. Based on that fact, both candidates were asked if they would raise the CG taxes? Obama sidestepped a direct answer, instead talked about the inequality of 59 hedge fund managers making billions of dollars. The capital gains taxes affect a few more people than 59....by many millions. Hillary said she would not raise it past the 20% her husband had set it at before leaving office, even after being reminded once again that not raising them produces more revenue for the government. She made that sounds pretty fair. Since it is at 15% right now, a raise to 20% is a 33% raise, a figure she appears to consider nominal but I can assure that 33% increases mean a lot to a lot of Americans.

So the point is...with both candidates stating more tax revenues need to come in, and being presented with the facts that lowering capital gains taxes generates more tax revenues coming, neither one would consider not raising the tax, one avoiding an answer and one claiming to raise it ONLY 33%.

That is not taxation for the sake of the country. That is taxation for the sake of taxation. That is what today's Democrats do.
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28 posted 04-19-2008 11:21 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

Thank you, sir Balladeer for the lecture. Have a great weekend!!!!

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29 posted 04-20-2008 11:43 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Could we get back to humor?  Or, maybe someone with more brain cells than I could start a new thread and leave this one to deteriorate?

If this is going to deal in focus on the media, we should just accept that the only real laughter has been from the media itself; since they fueled this circus more than a year ago, they have been laughing all the way to the bank.
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30 posted 04-20-2008 06:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you,  icebox. That was my hope with the creation of the thread and I would like to get back there, too. God knows there's enough humor out the concerning this upcoming election to last for decades!
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31 posted 04-20-2008 08:52 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

"Now there is a new biography of President Bush out, have you heard this? Where it says the president cries a lot. The president said, 'I do tears.' So lets see, he's impulsive, he's stubborn, he's weepy. Sorry Hillary, apparently we already have our first female president." --Bill Maher
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32 posted 04-20-2008 11:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had a private talk. Did you hear about this? They had a private discussion. They agreed to stop attacking each other so harshly. Hillary told Barack, 'We should pretend to like each other, just like Bill and I do.'" --Conan O'Brien


"Is anybody really that surprised that Hillary Clinton is running for president? I'm not surprised. I mean, if you were married to Bill Clinton ... wouldn't you want to be able to tap his phone, read his mail, and torture him?" --Jay Leno

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33 posted 04-21-2008 12:18 AM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

"Actually, I think President Bush starting to change his opinion on global warming. Today, he announced an initiative to combat global warming. Again, I don't think he really understands the issue. He says his first act would be to order the Department of Energy to start drilling for solar power." --Jay Leno
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34 posted 04-21-2008 09:07 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LOLOL!!! Now THAT'S funny!
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Here is a free puppy


The President-wannabe is jogging down the street one day, and she sees a little girl who is giving away puppies that her dog just had.

She goes up to the girl and says, "Little girl, I think that it's wonderful that you're doing such a good thing."

The little girl says, "Thank you, Mrs. Clinton. Would you like a puppy? They're Democrats."

Hillary declines and jogs onward. The next day Hillary jogs past the same girl and decides to talk to her again. "You know what, little girl? I think I'll take one of those puppies after all, seeing as how they're Democrats."

The girl says, "I'm sorry Mrs. Clinton, but they're not Democrats any more. They're Republican now."

Hillary says, "They are? How do you know? As a matter of fact, how did you know that they were Democrats at first to begin with?"

She says, "Well, just after they were born they were Democrats, but now their eyes are open."



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36 posted 04-21-2008 12:45 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

"Well, just after they were born they were Democrats, but now their eyes are open."

Thus is a very interesting sentence. I don't know that which party it is laugh at. But,

The open-eye hints the open-eye after the fruit of Knowledge.

Interesting story. (it seems to laugh at Hillary though)
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It's an adapted story from an old joke told on her husband, Bill, when he was President. I couldn't help it - the imp in me took over!
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38 posted 04-23-2008 12:29 AM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

"According to Time magazine, global warming is 33% worse than we thought. You know what that means? Al Gore is one-third more annoying than we thought." --Jay Leno
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39 posted 04-27-2008 03:37 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

"Things not looking good for President Bush. His approval rating has dropped so low the only thing he's above now is the law." --Jay Leno
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40 posted 04-27-2008 05:06 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

...and Congress.
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     The current head of the joint chiefs of staff is briefing the president.  The situation is quiet and dignified, as you expect such a situation to be.  "And lastly, Mr. President," says the General. leaning forward in his chair, an appropriately sad expression on his face, "it is my sad duty to inform you that we lost two Brazilian troops in Iraq today."

     The president immediately loses his composure and begins to weep.  His shoulders are heaving.  Tears run down his face, soon the situation gets more obvious, as the president puts his head down on his desk and great sobs rack his body.  He is in obvious intense mourning and the General is, in turn, quite moved to see his leader's reaction to the news.  Nothing he has heard has ever prepared him for this depth of compassion.

     "There, there, Mr. President," he says.  "It is bad news, but not all that bad!"

     "Wait a minute," replies the President, "just wait a minute.  Tell me, I forget; exactly how many are a Brazilian anyway?"    

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    In Larry King's interview with Jon Stewart, Larry brought up the subject of the primaries and asked him if America was ready for a woman or a black president.
    
    Jon looked at him quizzically and said "This is such a non-question. Did anyone ask us in 2000 if Americans were ready for a moron?"
    

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43 posted 04-29-2008 08:31 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You liberals are gonna love this one!

http://www.bestofyoutube.com/video.asp?videoid=160
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     It tickled you too, I'll bet, Mike!  It was very funny.

     Thanks, Bob K.
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45 posted 04-29-2008 07:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Bob, I almost fell out of my chair...THAT is great humor
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Funny? I suppose. Me, I mostly appreciated the guy off camera who kept yelling, "Cut!"

I've been wanting to do that for most of eight years . . .
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47 posted 07-25-2008 02:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Craig Ferguson said last night that there was such a roar from the tens of thousands of Germans greeting Obama that France surrendered, just in case!
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Ron,

I know that the trials and tribulations of this whole site must hull the grain; but thank you for keeping it in place. Because it does become the bread that we all must share, no matter how it all bakes out.

Loose metaphore? You bet.

Your solidarity in the coming together of so many countries; states; unions; it says something that no other site that I've looked for, and can't find, that tells of your own very spine.

Step back a moment; look at what you've accomplished.

11,000 plus people make up a good sized town today; no, we don't make a great city, but we DO make a difference. Everyone from every town, city, country, state, union, country; we live HERE!

The difference comes when we sit back and actually look at where the others in their own countries are speaking from: and it's usually not as great as a country as this very own site.

If I'm out of place by putting this small note here, Ron, you can poof me in a moment.

But I get more news, and highlights of the countries' beliefs, right here, on this site, which is far more natural than anything I could watch on any publicized network.

I know it's wearing on you; but know that you are doing a far better job than any network seen by people far and wide. You allow, with respect and responsibility, people to complain with respect, AND tolerance.

I think you have brought more people together in the last 10 years than any other media has ever done!

We can love the great night comics.

But better yet, we can love the fact that we can bring our thoughts HERE.

" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ

 
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