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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I still haven't seen proof of a luxurious life style....
    but I do know people with 2 homes, a car kept at each home, and a third or 4th besides....oops, that's me.....to be honest, only one car is new, a year old. The rest are 10 yrs old or older.
    and we go on a cruise every year, those are surprisingly cheap...
    I also know many people who have and/or do all those things, on credit. We pay cash or we don't have it or do it...
    Our combined income never exceeded $130K, and that was only our last few years working.
    It is quite easy to live well in your "golden' years, as long as you haven't already gone into massive debt living well in your early years...

    Man, you sound like me. I've worked my bee-hind off and am looking forward.

    I've saved. I've bought want I needed and not so much of the "what I wanted". I bought my 1st house and my mom-in-law stated: "you can't possibly live in this place!" We both decided yes we could because "this place" was what we could afford.

    We've invested well, lost have of our stocks when it crashed, but had other savings, property, investments, etc. I designed, built and own my current home free and clear. But it took watching every nickel and dime.


    So to keep to the thread, Romney's wealth or Ms Romney being a stay and home wife, doesn't bother me at all. I have sufficient. I just want the leadership to stop with the spending of money we don't have.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You seem to miss the fact that the banner had nothing to do with him.
    Apparently you're right. The White House only made and hung the banner. But other than that...

    Bush's 'Bannergate' Shuffle -- Printout -- TIME

    "White House had to amend its account. The soldiers hadn't put up the sign; the White House had done the hoisting. It had also produced the banner contrary to what senior White House officials had said for months. In the end, the White House conceded on those details, but declared them mere quibbles."
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh heavens - We all know Romney's financial history: it's not all pearly gates and golden roses, there. . . he's smarmy - Bain Capital was smarmy.

    *takes away the pedistals because no one knows how to play with them the right way*
    I find what Romney has done to get his wealth far more admirable than the way the Gores, the clintons and the obamas have done to get wealth

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Basically, this seems like another anti-Romney marketing tool from the left. Cheers.
    Yeah it's pointless and stupid. But w/e.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    JFK's family got their fortune through bootlegging.
    and insider trading after that. Joe Kennedy was a master of using his government connections to get insider information.

    another big dem-one of the most socialist in history (he was head of the socialist National Lawyers guild) was HOward Metzenscum of Ohio. He got tips where the federal government was going to establish an international airport in NW Ohio. Metzenscum bought up land in the vicinity. SOme of the land he used for APCOA-Airport Parking Company of America-the rest he sold for huge profits when the value of the land skyrocketed after the airport location was determined.

    insider information through government offices at its best

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Apparently you're right. The White House only made and hung the banner. But other than that...

    Bush's 'Bannergate' Shuffle -- Printout -- TIME
    Funny, I knew a few guys on that boat, and Time's story does not jibe with what I heard from them.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Not trying to pick on you - but I hate that sentiment: that it's all a matter of chance - that if I wasn't born ot my parents I would have just been born to someone else's parents. That's not how creating children works. We're not floating in the stratosphere waiting for hte stork to send us off.

    It's impossible to be born into someone's else family.

    You are the product of your parents, their seeds, and their upbringing.
    the government has no legitimate function in trying to even that sort of "luck" out. taxes are not designed to punish those with good looks, good genes or good parents in order to make those with bad luck feel better. But if you read this board, you will see hundreds of posts from losers or wannabee winners who think the purpose of taxes is to even life up

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and insider trading after that. Joe Kennedy was a master of using his government connections to get insider information.

    another big dem-one of the most socialist in history (he was head of the socialist National Lawyers guild) was HOward Metzenscum of Ohio. He got tips where the federal government was going to establish an international airport in NW Ohio. Metzenscum bought up land in the vicinity. SOme of the land he used for APCOA-Airport Parking Company of America-the rest he sold for huge profits when the value of the land skyrocketed after the airport location was determined.

    insider information through government offices at its best

    Hey, wasn't Joe Kennedy Sr also "called back" from his post as Ambass to UK because the gov't thought he was a Nazi sympathizer? Or am I wrong?

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Apparently you're right. The White House only made and hung the banner. But other than that...

    Bush's 'Bannergate' Shuffle -- Printout -- TIME

    "White House had to amend its account. The soldiers hadn't put up the sign; the White House had done the hoisting. It had also produced the banner — contrary to what senior White House officials had said for months. In the end, the White House conceded on those details, but declared them mere quibbles."

    Great article on all this stuff that happened 8 years.

    I wonder when someone would find Bush quilty of the Demo lady's comments about Ann Romney.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    ... I'm just not going far enough to throw out everything that the administration of Washington & Jefferson accomplished because of it. Unless your intention was to spite Josie for mentioning Washington, thinking that she thought there was nothing of question under him.
    And, what were some of George Washington's Major Accomplishments:

    - 1754, Washington, loses a battle against the French, at Fort Duquesne.

    - 1754, Washington, becomes a folk hero to the people of Monongahela.

    - 1774, Washington, Chairs the meeting of the Fairfax Resolves document.

    - 1775 through 1783, Washington scores a victory against Great Britain.

    - 1789, Washington, becomes first President of the United States of America.

    - 1793, Washington, issues a Neutrality Proclamation, where he takes the moral high-ground on non-interference in foreign nations.

    - 1795, Washington, signs Jay Treaty with Great Britain.


    So, there you have it. Seven (7) major accomplishments from 1754 to 1795. In all, Washing loses a fight, wins a much bigger fight, becomes a folk hero, chairs an important meeting, becomes the first President, proclaims the need for not getting involved in the affairs of foreign countries and signs a peace accord with the Red Coats.

    All this morality playing out in the life of George Washington, and not once did he consider the utter hypocrisy of his ownership of other Human Beings - Human Beings who were actual Americans, just like himself and the rest of his family.

    And, you don't see the glaring hypocrisy embedded in all of that drama? I am NOT an apologist for immoral and disgraceful behavior. Maybe you have no problem excusing it, but I cannot in good faith and good conscious, lower my integrity into the gutter, just so that I can feel good about an American Patriarch and hold on to my absolute need for nostalgia, in spite of the fact that my internal moral compass tells me that something was VERY WRONG with the period and the people, who lived, benefited and thrived on the backs of the life blood (literally) of other decent Human Beings.

    So, let's just agree to completely disagree about the true nature and value of Mr. George Washington.


    As for Jefferson? He was far worse. He actually had his Slaves working for him in the White House, and never once brought himself to read the Declaration of Independence, in light of his own selected lifestyle. These men did not have to own Slaves. The could have done what Nancy Reagan, did and just "Said No." But, they said, Yes. Yes, to being a total hypocrite. Yes, to being a total walking and talking contradiction. Yes, to sticking their finger up in the air, not just at the Africans they were killing and demoralizing with their Institution of Slavery, but to the political winds that blew - instead of holding fast the great moral ideals that they themselves helped to etch into the documents that were intended to set our country apart from the oppressive tyranny of the Kings and Queens of England!

    The hypocrisy of this nation, was NEVER stronger than during the life and times of both Washington and Jefferson.



    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    ...
    Why do I have the feeling I am going down an all too familiar path with you once you mentioned Northwoods and "Pearl Harbor" PNAC references?
    Maybe you should read your own post, as much of what you wrote was extremely vague and wide open for a number of different interpretations.
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