Open Thread, Sunday 27 October 2013

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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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18 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 27 October 2013

  1. Expire Magazine: Get the first 4 issues free! From iotw. These guys are waaaaay past their freshness dates.

  2. ZurichMike says:

    Just finished getting photos organized from our trip to Tuscany. Here’s the link:
    https://swisspix.shutterfly.com/

  3. From Facebook via Chrissythehyphenated.

  4. @&*# THIS!
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-roads-black-boxes-20131027,0,6090226.story#axzz2ixlvEqO4
    We don’t have enough money to fix the roads and THIS will help? I hate this idea and I’m not even one of the majority of people out there cheating on their spouses or buying drugs or sneaking off to illicit dog fights or gun swaps. This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard, and oh yeah, it violates the 4th amendment, in case anybody cares. Do we not pay outrageous gas taxes already to fix roads? Does knowing exactly where people drive, or even how far they drive (remember, that’s accounted for by the GAS YOU USE) give you ANY INFO you can use to get more taxes? Morons and criminals are behind this, and it’s coming to a state near you.

    • solaratov says:

      Since this would replace the gas tax that supports the highway trust fund…I guess that gasoline would become TAX-FREE!!?

      BWAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
      Anybody here ever seen a tax done away with?

      πŸ‘Ώ

    • texan59 says:

      We have had republican state senators talking about this as far back as last year. If we weren’t all supposed to drive clown cars that you plug in, but all driving Suburbans and Tahoe’s, we wouldn’t have this problem. Think about this one – if all of us evil smokers actually quit, the gubmint would have to replace over $17B in state and federal taxes annually. They’ll be coming after all you healthy folks next. πŸ™‚

      http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=403

      • Good, good point. I keep trying to figure out where it says in the Constitution that the Fed & local governments are supposed to “discourage bad behavior” by using sin taxes and laws to punish people for wanting to drink or smoke or ride motorcycles or (coming soon!) breathe their share of air or exhale CO2. It must be in there, somewhere. Guess I missed it.

        • texan59 says:

          Actually, I have been unable to find that verbiage myself. Something tells me that we sinners are easy targets. It’s hard for me to sell the fact that I’m actually helping the chirrens by paying for their health care by drinkin’ and smokin’. πŸ™‚

  5. Feds not interested in investigating Tesla fire. Too busy investigating Gibson Guitar and journalists who ask too many questions.
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/10/of-course-not-feds-wont-investigate.html

  6. texan59 says:

    Dang! And he’ll prolly never have to worry about getting a job after he gets out of college. πŸ™‚

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9887475/jayson-carter-4-foot-9-walk-debuts-rice-owls

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