If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
no wonder your employer doesn't consider you valuable
and the alternative?Capitalism in a nutshell.
but we don't live behind gates, we go to safeway, and junior collegeKind of hard to see over the walls of the gated communities.
you STILL haven't seen us
make something of yourself, make yourself valuable, quit blaming your tootache on me and horatio algerI'm deprived of the solution to the toothache, as is everyone else who can't afford needed procedures.
the expiration of the bush cuts results not in "slightly higher taxes"Just not enough to pay slightly higher taxes, I presume.
pay for your own toothache
try finding what you're looking for in natureWhat more is there to say? A system that decides the level of care by how much your employer thinks you're worth is an affront to human decency.
no, the size of the unfunded liabilities faced by our entitlement programs and public pension funds is common knowledge, as reported regularly for decades by all those right wing reporters at cbs, nbc, the ny times, washington post...We haven't addressed any of those other than Medicare, and all I said was that I wasn't aware of the accuracy of the specific figure - hardly tantamount to ignorance of the issue.
the concept of the lock box is as old as social security itself, it was broken into and raidedThe concept of a lock box was to ensure that such surpluses would be held exclusively for Medicare and Social Security
38 house dems are on record---extend bush cuts to all americansAs I recall, Bush's first round of tax cuts were roughly the size of the current federal budget deficit.
47 signed on to extending the lower rates on all that evil, unearned investment income
Liberal Democrats call for tax vote - Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com
Dem letter: Keep tax cuts for rich - John Maggs - POLITICO.com
it's clearly because they share keith olberman's conservative outlook
then read it, catch upI didn't say I was unaware of it, I just said I hadn't seen it - i.e., I haven't read the document.
News from The Associated Press
so it's the contents of the olberman and beck shows that manifest those convergent interests?No, the organizations that employ them do.
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THe dem party is full of people who have a major self perceived gap between their true market worth and their inflated views of their skills. That is why so many people with high levels of education in areas that aren't all that valuable tend to be dems. PhDs in French history or Art History or socialogoy for example. Teachers' Unions are perfect to prove this point.
i told you i'd get back to you when the hill published its second in its series
we looked at freshman above, 12 incumbent dems, gop challengers leading according to the hill's mark penn (hillary's guy) in 11 and tied in the 12th
the average polled by the freshman dem incumbents surveyed last week was exactly 40.0% support, at a time, as we race right up on top of the day, when incumbents much more than challengers need to reach the magic 50
the 12 were, for your information---ann kirkpatrick in extremely troubled AZ, debbie halvorson in IL, frank kratovil on the maryland shore, harry teague in oil country NM, mary joe kilroy in columbus, tom perriello in conservative cumberland county VA, betsy markey in CO's front range, dina titus (one of the 4 most watched house races in the nation) around vegas, john boccierri in working class canton OH, kathleen dahlkemper in NW pennsylvania up to erie, and glenn nye in norfolk/hampton roads, the heavily navy district on the chesapeake
the tie was mark schauer, 41 to 41, in battle creek, south lansing, MI7
schauer is rematched vs the former republican congressman, tim walburg, whom schauer unseated in 08, riding the national wave, by a bare 7000 votes
how will the 18% undecideds in MI7 break 19 days from tomorrow, that's the only question
well, as promised, the hill put out its second survey this morning and i don't know about you but i find this stuff absolutely engrossing
whereas mr penn polled the freshmen last week, today he looked at OPEN seats
of the ten he surveyed (8 open dem seats and 2 open gop) reds led in 8, blues in 2
of the 8 open dems, challengers were leading in obey's WI7, marrion berry's ARK1, paul hodes' NH2, admiral sestak's PA7, bart stupak's MI1, bart gordon's TN8, brian baird's WA3 (another of the 4 most important contests current)
in WV1, allan mollohan's seat held for 22 years, who was defeated by attractive state senator mike oliverio, oliverio leads republican challenger david mckinely, former house delegate, 42-39
that leaves 19% undecided in rust belt WV and the panhandle, where obama's approvals are in the low 30's, coal country angrily opposed to cap and trade (have you seen governor manchin's campaign for bobby byrd's seat---he ran an ad that shows him bearing down a rifle scope to put a bullet in a piece of paper titled, the zoom in shows, cap and trade bill)
the 2 open republican seats polled by the hill split
charles djou very surprisingly leads colleen hanubasa in HI1 (where obama lived as a boy) and dan seals leads bob dold in mark kirk's IL10 (kirk is running vs alexi giannoulias for obama/burris' senate seat)
whereas the freshmen did marginally worse than the opens (dems averaged 40.3% support in the 10 open districts penn looked at), very troubling is the observation: "this set of districts represents some of the most favorable territory for the party anywhere in the country, obama topped mccain in 7 of the 10"
THE HILL POLL: Republicans are ahead in 8 of 10 open House districts - TheHill.com
next week the hill promises to analyze 10 districts held by 2 termers, and the week after that brian lamb's favorite magazine will dissect the BULLS---barney frank, peter defazio, raul grijalva, maurice hinchey, john dingell, jim oberstar, gene taylor, chairmen spratt and rahall and skelton...
rcp, in summation, today has the gop picking up a net of 65 seats giving speaker orange dude a working plurality of 26
RealClearPolitics - 2010 Election Maps - Battle for the House
rcp, by the way, is almost excrutiatingly cautious
the right leaning compiler and sorter of politics may well be wrong, no one knows, but she is NOT bold
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5 polls outta PA today, reds lead in 4, all held by dems (except for blue open PA7, sestak)
note the terrifying turnouts for the incumbents at this late date, 39.6 avg, disturbingly below 50
note also the wide disparity of poll sources, also troubling in that they tend to confirm each other
PA7 sestak, W philly burbs, delaware county, gop up, 34-32, franklin marshall
PA8 patrick murphy, NE philly and burbs, bucks county, reds ahead, 51-46, monmouth
obama was there monday so expect michael fitzpatrick to get a bump
for instance, pat toomey opened up his biggest lead over admiral sestak in 6 months in today's rasmussen
Election 2010: Pennsylvania Senate - Rasmussen Reports™
PA10 chris carney, NY border region, susquehanna county, very red, cook R+8, republicans romp, 44-38, critical insight
PA11 paul kanjorski, ethically challenged (pma), NE, blue collar, scranton, wilkes-barre, knuckle draggers lead, 43-41, critical insight
in PA12, johnstown, murtha's seat, filled by mark critz a couple months ago in the special by beating tim burns (critz campaigned against obamacare) against whom the incumbent is rematched: critz leads, according to susquehanna, 43 to 36, with 21 undecided
RealClearPolitics - Election 2010 House Polls
if you've read this far, i think it's time you should know exactly where this gargantuan battle for control of legislative initiative will be decided:
people like me are looking at EIGHT seats in pn, NINE in ny, SIX in ohio, FOUR in florida, FOUR in illinois, FOUR in michigan
of the smaller states, several will play extremely critical roles:
4 seats each in AZ, VA, WA, CO, NC, and, if the CENTRAL VALLEY is indeed in play, then 4 also in my state, CA
MY district, by the way, CA11, jerry mcnerny---we're not often surveyed, we led by one last i heard about 2 months ago, it's rated total tossup (that'd make it about pickup number 50 for my side)---susa (survey usa) YESTERDAY released EXCITING data, upstart DAVID HARMER (who lost to our ambitious insurance commissioner john garamendi in the special exactly a year ago to replace ellen tauscher, promoted by hrc to state dept, in neighboring walnut creek, CA10) up by SIX!
all i can tell you about crucial CA11, my home, is---we are a very tossup district, we go presidentially with winners, there is most definitely a very strong and excited tea party presence here, my fellow public school teachers are generally very pessimistic and dispirited
states with three DEM seats up for grabs---TN, IN, WI, NM, GA, ARK, IN
locales like north and south dakota, kansas, new hampshire don't offer many pickups because they don't have many seats, but those they do are all or almost all in trouble