Speaking of the Blues Fest, Ashley and I plan on being there most of the day tomorrow. We’ll be the only two people not drunk off our asses by 1 P.M., so say hello if you’re out there.
"Driving around town, I've noticed an awful lot of roofing crews working on homes, and I'd just like to remind everybody that you need an MHIC license to work in Maryland, and any company doing any home improvement work has to display their business name and MHIC number on their vehicles and on the job site." - Hagerstown
This guy sounds like the kind of douchebag who’d turn his own co-workers in to the boss for not wearing safety goggles or rubber gloves. Yes, yes, yes, they need a home improvement license, very good. You know the rules, don’t you? It isn’t fair that you got your license but they didn’t bother, is it? Have a cookie. Hey, don’t you host a show on the Fox New Channel weeknights at 8? ‘Cause you sound just like him.
"I heard on the news a day that four ladies got fired for gossiping in the workplace; especially, I think they were gossiping about their boss. I just think that boss did a most marvelous thing, and I wish more authorities in our workplaces would fire people for gossiping, because it's one of the most dastardly and abominable things that can happen." - Rohrersville
“One of the most dastardly and abominable things that can happen?” I don’t know, that might be a touch overstated. A lot of shit can happen. Mountain-sized asteroids can crash into the Earth. Terrorists can kill thousands of people in a few seconds. Hillary Clinton can get elected President of the United States. Spreading a little gossip doesn’t seem so bad next to that, does it? I agree that gossiping isn’t a good thing, especially at work — they should save that for church — but what’s the big deal? Why do you care so much, Rohrersville — are you who that boss was fucking?
"When running for election, the Democrats promised, they vowed to do something about this Iraq war, the high price of gas, and the earmarked additional spending attached to spending bills before them, and they've accomplished what they've promised. The gas prices are up 40 percent since they took control, they just approved with no strings attached additional billions for the Iraq war, and they dismantled the agency which reported earmarked spending to the taxpayer."
The Democrats and Republicans in Congress have both done wrong by the troops and by the American people, but what else is new? The government acts in its own best interest, not in the best interests of its people. It’s been that way since way before I was born. But if we want to place exact blame for high gas prices, it should go to the president and not the Congress. Check out this article from about a week ago, telling how the House passed a bill that would impose severe penalties on anyone engaged in gasoline price gouging. Bush, who has vetoed almost nothing in his six years in office, threatened to veto this one before it even reached the Senate. You tell me who he’s looking out for.
"The U.S. should and will need to go back to a military draft, for several reasons. One is that most of our young people need the discipline, and to learn respect. Get them off the streets. If they want to shoot people, let them do it legally by shooting our enemies. If they refuse to go into the service, and leave the country, that's better yet. The second reason: With all the immigrants, both legally and illegally coming to this country, not many are going to volunteer to join our armed forces, because they are so used to getting practically everything free." - Hagerstown
You’re so right; teaching “discipline” to our young people is way more important than protecting their freedom and liberty by not subjecting them to forced military conscription. As for immigrants in the military, get your facts straight. According to several online resources (including this one), there are 60,000 immigrants currently serving in the U.S. armed forces, about half of whom are not citizens. It seems many of them do volunteer to join our armed forces, perhaps because, having fled poverty the likes of which few in America have ever seen, they are not so used to getting everything free afterall, you sanctimonious fuck.
I started out with someone who gets it, so I’ll end it the same way:
"It seems that we are having the same problem we have every presidential election: not one of the candidates are worth (anything.) When it gets down to it, you either have to vote Democrat or Republican because no other party or person is rich enough to get on the ballot. And then if they do, they can't get any air time because the Dems and Repubs have literally pushed them out or bought up all the TV and newspaper spots so no one knows there's something else out there besides these lame parties. Just remember people, when you are forced to pick between two political parties that are just as bad as the other, you are not doing your civic duty. Voting for the lesser of two evils is just that, evil."
Can I get an Amen?