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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Nov 07th 2010, 08:56 AM
11-05-10 video for those who didn't see it....
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Posted by Highway61 in Maine
Sat Jun 19th 2010, 09:41 AM
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Mar 10th 2010, 12:13 PM
But, but, but.... they won't tell people why!

Hello.... cut progressive income taxes…shift the burden of revenue downward to the states and municipalities and they try to replace the loss revenues with regressive taxes such as sales taxes.

This country is full of moronic fools!
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion: Presidency
Thu Dec 31st 2009, 08:28 AM
This guy is like venereal disease, he just won't go away...

The president, Cheney claims, "seems to think that if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda-trained terrorists still there, we won't be at war."

Interesting that Cheney should bring that up, because it now seems clear that the man accused of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was given training -- and probably the bomb itself, which involved plastic explosives sewn into his underwear -- by al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. It happens that at least two men who were released from Guantanamo appear to have gone on to play major roles as al-Qaeda lieutenants in Yemen. Who let these dangerous people out of our custody?

They were set free by the administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Of course most of the American people have the attention span of a gnat...which is why Fox and other outlets get away with their bullshit.
I can't stand it!
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Nov 05th 2009, 09:24 AM

Yankee fans don't ever want to talk about it, and very few will ever admit it, but deep down they know that their team and it's owners will always try to buy it and will always outspend all the other teams. They've had the highest payroll every year for so long I cannot remember when another team spent more than them.

It's shocking how much more the Yankees spend than the number two team. $52,057,202 or 35% higher. You could look at this way, what the Yankees paid their glorified millionaires would cover all of the Red Sox payroll plus the St Louis Cardinals payroll and you'd still have $2,098,081 left over for spending money.

Face it, when they signed not just C.C. Sabathia and not just A.J. Burnett, but also Texiera they flat out bought it.

I'd give more credit to them if they were not always first in salary, not only first; but ridiculously first. For all fans of baseball, other than most Yankee fans; anything they do is discounted by their outrageous spending.

As long as they're first in payroll, I can never give them credit for
winning it all because to me IMHO, they just bought it...yet again.

Team 2009 payroll

New York Yankees $201,449,189
New York Mets $149,373,987
Chicago Cubs $134,809,000
Boston Red Sox $121,745,999
Detroit Tigers $115,085,145
Los Angeles Angels $113,709,00
Philadelphia Phillies $113,004,046
Houston Astros $102,996,414
Los Angeles Dodgers $100,414,592
Seattle Mariners $98,904,166
Atlanta Braves $96,726,166
Chicago White Sox $96,068,500
San Francisco Giants $82,616,450
Cleveland Indians $81,579,166
Toronto Blue Jays $80,538,300
Milwaukee Brewers $80,182,502
St. Louis Cardinals $77,605,109
Colorado Rockies $75,201,000
Cincinnati Reds $73,558,500
Arizona Diamondbacks $73,516,666
Kansas City Royals $70,519,333
Texas Rangers $68,178,798
Baltimore Orioles $67,101,666
Minnesota Twins $65,299,266
Tampa Bay Rays $63,313,034
Oakland Athletics $62,310,000
Washington Nationals $60,328,000
Pittsburgh Pirates $48,693,000
San Diego Padres $43,734,200
Florida Marlins $36,834,000

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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Sep 09th 2009, 08:21 PM
however, I was very proud of my President tonight!
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Posted by Highway61 in Outdoor Life Group
Fri Jul 31st 2009, 06:54 AM
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jun 03rd 2009, 09:16 AM
She came by on Saturday evening to get a bite to eat. I gave her a few apples. She then went to the trees out back and in less than 10 minutes came out with this little gem.

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Posted by Highway61 in Humor Group
Sat Apr 11th 2009, 03:51 PM
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Posted by Highway61 in The DU Lounge
Mon Feb 23rd 2009, 10:18 AM
Yes, there are those with intelligence so low it's way off the radar screen

RAYMOND — Three motor vehicles and three snowmobiles broke through the ice on Sebago Lake this weekend, as hundreds of people flocked to the region for the annual Sebago Lake fishing derby.No injuries were reported, but in one instance a pickup truck sank to the bottom of the lake. Efforts were under way Sunday night to raise the truck.In another case, the Maine Warden Service said a snowmobile operator was cited for trying to ride across a patch of open water in Standish. His snowmobile sank, but the operator and a passenger were able to escape to safety."It became quite a carnival out there (on the lake)," Sgt. Tim Spahr, a spokesman for the Warden Service, said.The most dangerous accident took place when the pickup truck, with a driver and passenger inside, crashed through a pressure ridge – a wrinkle in the ice. The truck sank in water as deep as 125 feet. The occupants escaped.Spahr said it took about eight hours on Saturday to remove a pickup truck and trailer that had partially sunk into the ice in roughly the same location as the other accident – about one mile out from Raymond Beach.Standish Fire Chief Brent Libby said his crews had to assist the owner of a car who became lost while looking for his friends, who were out on the ice in a fishing shack. The car partially sank into the ice but was removed successfully."It's not recommended," Libby said about driving vehicles onto ice-covered bodies of water.However, state law does not give authorities the power to prevent such actions, Libby said.
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Nov 16th 2008, 09:08 AM
Do we want a country led my imbecile racists who will shit in pizza boxes and leave it on someone's door step or do we want a country that is beyond partisanship led by people who are intelligent, thoughtful, accomplished and understanding?

To me, the answer is easy; but unfortunately we still have a lot of pizza box shitting ignorant pin heads running around. I wouldn't take free food from the Oak Hill General Store in Standish if I and my family were starving. I hope the good people of Maine boycott those pricks right out of business. What kind of God damn ignorant bigots own that store?!!? Isn't that a threat against the president elect and therefore a felony? Can you imagine the uproar if that kind of sign was hung in a black owned store when Bush got elected?!? America, land of the free and home of the brave. Yeah, prove it! Just words unless we stand up for the underlying meaning.

At Standish, Maine, a sign inside the Oak Hill General Store read: "Osama Obama Shotgun Pool." Customers could sign up to bet $1 on a date when Obama would be killed. "Stabbing, shooting, roadside bombs, they all count," the sign said. At the bottom of the marker board was written "Let's hope someone wins."

Crosses were burned in yards of Obama supporters in Hardwick, N.J., and Apolacan Township, PA If these bastards hurt that man it's a whole new ballgame and all bets are off because we will be coming to town and we'll be bringing hell with us! These are the scum that took down Jack Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy and yes, even Abe Lincoln. They are the assholes we should deport! They have no problem sending blacks, hispanics and other minorities in harm's way to fight and die for this country; but let one of them become president and it's a different fucking story! Yes We Can and Yes We Fucking Will whether these ignorant bigots like it or not!!! ;_ylt=AgEx5jLC3.R9Mexqt1IE4imyFz4D
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Nov 16th 2008, 08:47 AM
Many turned out in this tiny community...husband and I were glad to have taken part. It's hard to explain, but everyone was so upbeat and hopeful for change...the vibes were just great. What's weird was it poured rain before the march...stopped...then resumed after everyone got back....hummm
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Tue Nov 11th 2008, 10:03 AM
Last week this time, history was being made. I was happy yet nervous. I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. I read and felt hopeful then read some more and felt anxious and scared. Why? After the past eight years, I admit, all I read, saw and felt was an atmosphere of doom and gloom. Why would ANYONE consider McSame and (I'm still pinching myself) Knucklehead (Palin) Smith? Bill Maher said it best, "Americans are anti intellectual. They don't want to vote for someone who is smarter than them." That was it. That's why I was so damn nervous.

Well here we are. I have been on cloud 12 ever since. Obama is intelligent and polished. Americans voted for someone smart...I mean REALLY smart. Intelligence is "in" and stupid is "out". That ship has sailed.... (one way back to Alaska).

But wait, I am starting to hear questions whether Obama is making all the right choices...all the right moves. First and foremost, it's only been a week. However, it reminds me of this little ditty from history.

There was a man from a very humble background running for president of the United States. He was an exceptional politician, constantly shaping and balancing public opinion and a genius at getting rival groups to work together toward a common goal. In fact, those who opposed him, he appointed to his cabinet when he got elected. Sounds a little familiar doesn't it? Well, Lincoln is justly considered our greatest president to date. (Team of Rivals by Doris Kearn Goodwin...a great read)

Why bring this up? It's like this. Not everyone is going to be 100% happy all of the time. That's impossible. Is Obama going to make all the right decisions all the time? I doubt it. He will misstep. But I will proudly stand behind this bright and polished man who is stepping in the RIGHT direction to bring America back to the greatness it once was. He represents me and I am very proud of that.

Let's not ever forget who represented us for the past eight years. Talk about missteps...culminating to stumbling down at the Olympic Games.
America deserves better, we voted for better and I believe Obama will make a lot of right decisions for America and to improve the quality of life for all of us. Will he make mistakes? Most likely. However, if I were to bet on my future now than how dismal I felt about it over a week money is on Obama and his decisions.
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 12th 2008, 08:33 AM
my parents sent me to Sunday school. I was brought up catholic and was preparing for my first communion. I can remember the little catechism booklet. It was simple with few words and many bright pictures.
First question..."Who made you?" God made me. Second question..."Who made all things?" God made everything...all things were made through him.
I am now older and have my own thoughts on these things. However, what made me reflect on that innocent time in my life was the cover of Newsweek. When I saw that picture of Palin with a cocked rifle over her shoulder and viewed the aerial hunting video yesterday here on DU...I felt enraged and physically sick.
If she is a "christian" how does she condone such killing? That kind of display of violence from a plane on defenseless animals is pure evil in my eyes. Her on the cover of Newsweek sends what kind of message to children who see that....some one to aspire to? The irony of her wanting to remove books from a "public" library because they contained what she considered "racy" words?...yet killing is OK.
Sara Palin Pro Life? My ass she is. She is a fraud and a sick one at that.
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Posted by Highway61 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Aug 22nd 2008, 10:39 AM
The "patient" in the conversation works for a defense contractor that makes ammunition.

Patient: "My wife is going to Hawaii on business in mid September"

Doc: "You gonna go with her? After all, when will that opportunity
ever come up again? You should go."

Patient: "Well, actually business has been great for the past 7-8 years where I work. We've had a blank check to make all the money we wanted in overtime. I need to keep working as word has it that after the election that blank check will disappear. I really need to sock it away while I can. I won't be going, I'd like to, but I really can't.

I closed up the office at 6:30. I got into my humble Subaru, threw some serious rocking Springsteen in the CD player and did the happy dance all the way home!
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