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  1. 09 Nov '11 04:01 / 6 edits
    I just heard that Ohio overturned lawmakers legislation to weaken the unions by taking away their collective barganing rights. I also heard that Ohio has also voted to protect their freedoms when it comes to health care by voting to opt out of Obamacare if they so desire, thus snubbing their noses at Obamacare.

    So what are we to make of this in terms of which party is on the upswing nationally if anything since both parties seem to have a split decision? Personally, I think it's pretty simple really. People are not going to vote to have money taken from them by limiting their collective bargening power nor are they going to vote to have freedoms taken from them in terms of health care.

    Duh!!

    So what are the implications? Ohio will no doubt run larger deficits or be forced to cut jubs due to the collective bargaining being upheld. Also, deficits should rise if people are not forced to pay into Obamacare on the federal level.

    All in all it's a two thumbs up for all the Dick Cheney progressives who insist that deficits just don't matter anymore.

    It's party time!!!
  2. 09 Nov '11 15:08
    Does anyone else have a picture in their minds of whodey sitting in a basement somewhere surrounded by tracts about the new world order? Perhaps in a bathrobe with wild hair and crazy eyes.
  3. 09 Nov '11 15:15
    Originally posted by dryhump
    Does anyone else have a picture in their minds of whodey sitting in a basement somewhere surrounded by tracts about the new world order? Perhaps in a bathrobe with wild hair and crazy eyes.
    I kinda envision a "Buffalo Bill" (silence of the lambs) sort of thing.
  4. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    09 Nov '11 15:18
    Originally posted by dryhump
    Does anyone else have a picture in their minds of whodey sitting in a basement somewhere surrounded by tracts about the new world order? Perhaps in a bathrobe with wild hair and crazy eyes.
    Here he is -

    http://www.pimpmyspace.org/comments/code/614984/
  5. 09 Nov '11 15:20
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Here he is -

    http://www.pimpmyspace.org/comments/code/614984/
    If I could give that a thousand thumbs up I would.
  6. 09 Nov '11 15:27 / 3 edits
    I deleted mine. I am sure some fragile egos would have been bruised.
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    09 Nov '11 15:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    I think I found generalisimo,

    http://img.moonbuggy.org/fat-nerd-fixes-computer/

    and no1marauder,

    http://img.moonbuggy.org/leather-moustache-man/
    Nah... I was thinking more like...

    http://tinyurl.com/7losy87
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    09 Nov '11 15:39
    Originally posted by sh76
    Nah... No1 is too feisty to be that fat.

    I was thinking more like...

    http://tinyurl.com/7losy87
    In a top hat? No way.
  9. 09 Nov '11 15:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Nah... No1 is too feisty to be that fat.

    I was thinking more like...

    http://tinyurl.com/7losy87
  10. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    09 Nov '11 15:40
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    In a top hat? No way.
    The glasses and the facial expression are perfect.
  11. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    09 Nov '11 22:33
    It was a no-brainer that people would vote against the individual mandate in this symbolic vote; it is widely unpopular.

    But that Ohioans would reject a centerpiece of the Republican agenda by an overwhelming margin is quite significant. And the fact that Romney was again forced by the radical right of his party to publicly endorse measures which seem to be deeply unpopular in critical swing states like Ohio is an ill omen for him should he eventually get the nomination.
  12. 09 Nov '11 23:50
    The Republicans in Ohio should be very scared. And Romney for adding his voice to this thing. Obama just wrapped up the state - one he might have otherwise lost.
  13. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 Nov '11 00:48
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The Republicans in Ohio should be very scared. And Romney for adding his voice to this thing. Obama just wrapped up the state - one he might have otherwise lost.
    Yes, Kunsoo, a full year ahead of the election, Obama has already wrapped up the #1 bellwether state in the country.



    Come now, Kunsoo, you don't really, really believe that. Do you?
  14. 10 Nov '11 00:56
    Originally posted by sh76
    Yes, Kunsoo, a full year ahead of the election, Obama has already wrapped up the #1 bellwether state in the country.



    Come now, Kunsoo, you don't really, really believe that. Do you?
    I think with the union folk as motivated as they are, it would take a major scandal or all out depression to change the verdict. Nothing's impossible, but that but I think the Republicans pushed the envelope too far and they're going to pay for it.
  15. 10 Nov '11 03:33
    Originally posted by dryhump
    Does anyone else have a picture in their minds of whodey sitting in a basement somewhere surrounded by tracts about the new world order? Perhaps in a bathrobe with wild hair and crazy eyes.
    Well I have to hand it to ya, you at least got the bathrobe right.

    http://hugh-hefner.gemzies.com/show/entry_26109/Aged_yet_Playful.html