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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    This is just like the nonsense with Obama saying "if you have a business... you didn't build that". Everyone knows what he meant just like we know what Harry Reid was saying here... or perhaps some of you don't.

    Its really just so silly. I caught some Teabilly talk radio a few times today and they were playing it over and over and over while Limbaugh crowed about the evil Harry Reid that doesn't care about children with cancer.

    I can't wait until this old generation of jackasses pass on the country so we can fix everything they screwed up. I have a dream... in twenty years these types of goons won't be on tv, or the radio, but instead there will be people only half as ridiculous.

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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    And as for YOU, Fiddy. I used to see you as having a degree of integrity & too much self respect to get sucked into defending the indefensible for partisan reasons.
    I never took you for a troll but you really trolled it to the max last night.
    You're a major disappointment.
    You ain't no D.P.Moynahan.
    Please recover before renaming yourself Head Of Fiddy.
    Has the definition of troll changed to an individual correcting an obviously poorly explained situation? If so, then I take that label with a small sense of pride.

    No, I am not Dan Moynihan, though the comparison seems a bit more like flattery than an insult. I can't drink as much as him, I don't sound like him, I'm not a sociologist, and I don't wear bow ties. I won't even be able to throw out a line reporters love to quote every week, a decade after my death. I quite frankly don't even care about your opinion of me.

    If it becomes outlandish to suggest that the previous 40 some seconds explain rather well why NIH funding wouldn't be accepted, then that's too bad. I'm fine with Reid and the Democrats being called hypocrites for funding troops during the shutdown. That's perfectly acceptable. But bewilderment as to why Harry wouldn't push that particular bill forward? I think that's pretty easy to explain.
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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    [QUOTE=ItAin'tFree;1062381642]"In January 2002, President George W. Bush unveiled a five-year budget proposal that called for a doubling in NIH funding. It was an unprecedented show of commitment to the scientific community that promised 36,000 new projects and major breakthroughs in medical research.

    In many ways, it proved to be a high-water mark. By 2007, NIH funding had jumped to $29.2 billion, a massive increase from its $20.4 billion level at the start of Bush’s presidency. By the time President Barack Obama took office, it had gone up to $30.8 billion. The 2009 stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act put a significant amount of money behind scientific research as well. But under sequestration, many of those gains were lost. This year, the agency’s budget has gone back down to $29.1 billion.

    Stein notes that the scientists concede: ”[T]he NIH’s budget remains large at $29 billion. But without more investment, the nation’s role as an international leader in scientific research is at risk.”

    Let’s view this in context: Sequestration will reduce the NIH’s budget to about one percent below where it was at the end of the Bush administration. That was after the budget had increased by $9.1 billion over the previous eight years, an expansion that increased it by nearly a half. That is your “dark ages?”

    Consider this: In 2000, the final full year of the Clinton presidency, the NIH budget was $17.8 billion, which translates into about $24 billion in 2013 dollars, according to the inflation calculator on the website of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the post-sequestration budget for 2013 is more than 20 percent higher than that inflation-adjusted number. If America is entering a dark age of science, then the Clinton administration must have represented the Cro-Magnon Era.

    It should be noted that even in the Bush years when the NIH’s budget was skyrocketing, liberal pundits were claiming Bush Republicans were engaged in a “war on science.” One of the main arguments then was that the Republicans were not giving enough funding to research.

    In short, no matter what the budget situation, the recipients of federal grants never seem to say they are receiving a sufficient number of taxpayer dollars. Funny thing, that."
    Huffington Post: Sequestration cuts to NIH budget will usher in

    Dark-age-of-science? Must be due to the shutdown, and the lights being turned off to save money, I guess! Sad....:

    Greetings, ItAin'tFree.

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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Has the definition of troll changed to an individual correcting an obviously poorly explained situation? If so, then I take that label with a small sense of pride.

    No, I am not Dan Moynihan, though the comparison seems a bit more like flattery than an insult. I can't drink as much as him, I don't sound like him, I'm not a sociologist, and I don't wear bow ties. I won't even be able to throw out a line reporters love to quote every week, a decade after my death. I quite frankly don't even care about your opinion of me.

    If it becomes outlandish to suggest that the previous 40 some seconds explain rather well why NIH funding wouldn't be accepted, then that's too bad. I'm fine with Reid and the Democrats being called hypocrites for funding troops during the shutdown. That's perfectly acceptable. But bewilderment as to why Harry wouldn't push that particular bill forward? I think that's pretty easy to explain.
    Harry wouldn't have called for an interview with Dana Bash the next day to cover for himself if he didn't realize he effed up royally.
    That speaks volumes.
    And I always thought Moynahan was a decent guy too.

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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    This is just like the nonsense with Obama saying "if you have a business... you didn't build that". Everyone knows what he meant just like we know what Harry Reid was saying here... or perhaps some of you don't.

    Its really just so silly. I caught some Teabilly talk radio a few times today and they were playing it over and over and over while Limbaugh crowed about the evil Harry Reid that doesn't care about children with cancer.

    I can't wait until this old generation of jackasses pass on the country so we can fix everything they screwed up. I have a dream... in twenty years these types of goons won't be on tv, or the radio, but instead there will be people only half as ridiculous.
    So you envision a progressive dictatorship as being a more palatable country for you?
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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yeah, there's a whole bunch of that exchange missing from their piece. I saw the exchange on CNN.
    It doesn't matter just as long is the answer addressed the question...

    Sugar coating dog **** still makes it dog ****.

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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    This is just like the nonsense with Obama saying "if you have a business... you didn't build that". Everyone knows what he meant just like we know what Harry Reid was saying here... or perhaps some of you don't.

    Its really just so silly. I caught some Teabilly talk radio a few times today and they were playing it over and over and over while Limbaugh crowed about the evil Harry Reid that doesn't care about children with cancer.

    I can't wait until this old generation of jackasses pass on the country so we can fix everything they screwed up. I have a dream... in twenty years these types of goons won't be on tv, or the radio, but instead there will be people only half as ridiculous.
    I know exactly what he said and what he meant. He meant he wants to inflict as much pain and suffering on as many Americas as he can so Americans are stuck with something they never have wanted. Yes, his and Obamas actions are very silly and cruel to boot.

    "I can't wait until this old generation of jackasses pass on the country". LOL. Sorry that's not how the game is played. Most young people grow up and mature with age, which is why most don't now and won't in the future go along with ideas that are destined to fail.
    You might even be one of them.
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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Has the definition of troll changed to an individual correcting an obviously poorly explained situation? If so, then I take that label with a small sense of pride.

    No, I am not Dan Moynihan, though the comparison seems a bit more like flattery than an insult. I can't drink as much as him, I don't sound like him, I'm not a sociologist, and I don't wear bow ties. I won't even be able to throw out a line reporters love to quote every week, a decade after my death. I quite frankly don't even care about your opinion of me.

    If it becomes outlandish to suggest that the previous 40 some seconds explain rather well why NIH funding wouldn't be accepted, then that's too bad. I'm fine with Reid and the Democrats being called hypocrites for funding troops during the shutdown. That's perfectly acceptable. But bewilderment as to why Harry wouldn't push that particular bill forward? I think that's pretty easy to explain.
    Two questions for you Fiddy...

    1. If you believe that anything he answered Bash's question with made his ultimate poor choice of comparison acceptable, can you point it out for us?

    2. What makes you believe that if this had been a republican calling for the de funding of NIH, and had said something like that you wouldn't be all over them?
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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So you envision a progressive dictatorship as being a more palatable country for you?
    Yeah man, we LOVE dictators. I can't wait to get another Hitler into office to rob all the hard working conservatives that work for us lazy takers.

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    Re: Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    I know exactly what he said and what he meant. He meant he wants to inflict as much pain and suffering on as many Americas as he can so Americans are stuck with something they never have wanted. Yes, his and Obamas actions are very silly and cruel to boot.

    "I can't wait until this old generation of jackasses pass on the country". LOL. Sorry that's not how the game is played. Most young people grow up and mature with age, which is why most don't now and won't in the future go along with ideas that are destined to fail.
    You might even be one of them.
    Not only does he want to hurt Americans, I think he wants to enslave them in his Marxist concentration camps.

    Yup as I mature I'm going to be terrified of communists and takers. They're all out to get me! Somebody protect my wallet from the poor!

    Here... rich guy... take everything from my wallet, you DESERVE it. That'll teach them stoopid poors!

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