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    Don't Get the Wrong Idea Now...

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    But I found this amusing.
    Let's try and respond with a minimum of partisan chest-thumping.
    We already know who is for Bush and who is for Kerry.



    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN

    Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. *With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised. All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry. In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. *He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. *It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor. Joe begins his work day. *He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joes employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune. Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression. Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe is home from work. *He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. *His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. *The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification. He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to. Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

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    Re: Don't Get the Wrong Idea Now...

    Exactly.

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    Re: Don't Get the Wrong Idea Now...

    Quote Originally Posted by XanaX
    But I found this amusing.
    We already know who is for Bush and who is for Kerry.
    What about those of us who think both are complete putzes?

    As for the article. It is amusing. Good litmus test.
    - Layne

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanaX
    ...walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
    Ahhhhh....but the air AND WATER in my state (CA.) are infested with MTBE, which is cancer (literally) and was fought to be added by the left here and is STILL a requirement in the refineries.


    Quote Originally Posted by XanaX
    *He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work.
    And all but 6 people are riding that wonderful social engineering feat (N.Y. is a completely different story and was BTW initially laid by a BUSINESS - AN ACTUAL "CAPITALIST PIG").

    The community planning and zoning project meetings - that my HOA board (of which I am the president) attend have people showing up like the villagers in Frankenstein with torches & pitch forks - seriously PISSED OFF that NO ONE rides these systems and they make the traffic STOP AND IDLE which cause MORE MTBE and wastes energy.

    Yeah - I'm a chest thumper all right – I HAVE TOO in order to clear the MTBE from my lungs.

    Look carefully at the number of people on your rail system - the windows are tinted for a reason and it ain't convenience.

    Bouge-wa-ze

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    Re: Don't Get the Wrong Idea Now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Think_About_It
    Ahhhhh....but the air AND WATER in my state (CA.) are infested with MTBE, which is cancer (literally) and was fought to be added by the left here and is STILL a requirement in the refineries.
    Aaaagh! Has Ahnold, ze governor of Kahlifornia, done anything so fah?! No! He iz too busy making changes to ze animal kennels so zat zey can kill unclaimed pets aftah only zree days instead of six! Aaaaggh! Do not be zurprised if you nevah zee Fluffy again!

    Aaaaagh!
    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/N...548320,00.html

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    Re: Don't Get the Wrong Idea Now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Think_About_It
    Ahhhhh....but the air AND WATER in my state (CA.) are infested with MTBE, which is cancer (literally) and was fought to be added by the left here and is STILL a requirement in the refineries.
    Don't thank Californian politicians. Thank NAFTA.

    Initially people thought that adding MTBE in the winter months would reduce pollution. MTBE was the solution offered by the oil companies to oxygenate gas. Then we learned that even small amounts contaminated the ground water and caused cancer. So California then tried to ban it. But a Canadian company, Methanex, that produces MTBE felt that it would be harmed and sued the state under NAFTA's Chapter 11. They claim that California should pay them the profits that they would have made if the law weren't changed. They see this as a government "taking". So California can either stay with the status quo, or can pay billiions to a foreign corporation for providing no goods or services - only toxic contamination.

    So we were screwed by the bad science of the oil companies, and then screwed by excessive free trade agreements and an anti-democratic view of property rights.

    Here are about 800 sources on the topic:
    http://www.google.com/search?num=100...ex&btnG=Search

    You might consider supporting the panty-waist environmentalists who are against MTBE and the economic girlie-men who fought against free trade.

    -JF

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    Re: Don't Get the Wrong Idea Now...

    This is exactly one of the reasons to oppose agreements such as NAFTA. But the problem isn't free trade, the problem is controlled trade and usurpation of local sovereignty. NAFTA, despite the name, isn't about free trade. It's about international regulation of trade, and by consequence, limits on the sovereignty of the signatories (and by extension State and local governments) to self determination.

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