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by The Annoyed Man
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:29 am
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And with that, I fear that we have strayed far off topic, which was.................nothing.....
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:29 am
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74novaman wrote:Social security should be ended now. Just because the boomer generation got suckered into a Ponzi scheme doesn't mean my generation should pay for their mistake. :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:
My father's parents' generation got suckered into a Ponzi scheme by FDR. The rest of us were required, by existing law, yourself included, to contribute to it based on a promise made. I will be 59 in a couple of months, just 8 years away from the promise which I have paid into, by law, for all of my working life. I don't have a problem with privatizing social security, but if that is to happen, I want each and every living taxpayer to receive every penny they paid into it refunded to them so that they can then invest it according to their own choices. If that means that some poor person can't have government funded abortions, too bad. If that means that some corporation loses a tax loophole to pay for it, too bad. That fund was supposed to be secured (as in Social Security). Instead, Congress has been treating it as revenue. If they had not done so, the system would not be anywhere near insolvency today. However, the payout is now a lawful obligation of the federal government. If they can't meet that obligation, then something else will have to go so that they can meet it—whether that payout takes the form of monthly retirement income, or whether it takes the form of lump sum payouts to investors so that they can reinvest it more securely.

If you're younger than me, then it is safe to say that I am vested to a larger degree in the outcome of social security reform than you are. That "rob Peter to pay Paul" kind of snarkiness can cut both ways. You don't want to pay into my retirement. Fine. I want all my money back. All of it. I want you to get your money back too, but since I'm a bigger investor than you by virtue of having been in the work place for far longer, I should be ahead of you in the payout line. I'll get mine. If there's any money left, maybe you'll get yours. How do you like that? We're not talking about a bad investment in a private corporation here. We're talking about the full faith and credit of the United States of America. I whole-heartedly agree that SS is a ponzi-scheme. I whole-heartedly agree that the system needs to be reformed. I whole-heartedly agree that reformation should consist of privatizing it. But, I also insist on getting paid back every penny of what I put into it, since I had no legal choice in the matter. Anything less is highway robbery. So, if you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet (which seems to be your POV), better that your, smaller, less valuable egg be broken than my, larger, more valuable egg.

How do you like that?
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:36 pm
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Topic: Trying something out
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sjfcontrol wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:In his old standup routines, Red Fox used to talk a out drinking "champipple"......Ripple and 7Up. :mrgreen:

In my family when I was a lad, my dad used to make 200 gallons of wine a year for personal consumption and entertaining. We did a LOT of entertaining. :lol:
Hmmm, TAM, I can just see your mother out in the back yard, stomping on grapes a-la Lucille Ball. :evil2: :cheers2:
It wasn't just her. We all stomped the grapes. :mrgreen:
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:56 pm
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In his old standup routines, Red Fox used to talk a out drinking "champipple"......Ripple and 7Up. :mrgreen:

In my family when I was a lad, my dad used to make 200 gallons of wine a year for personal consumption and entertaining. We did a LOT of entertaining. :lol:
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:45 pm
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7075-T7 wrote:Gave blood this morning, the med tech must have worked as a miner in a previous job, because they sure did love to dig for veins...
Veins of coal?
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:27 pm
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RPB wrote:
VoiceofReason wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:Trust TAM to know about ancient stuff like that.

He's so old he remembers when dirt was clean! :lol:
I won’t say how old I am, but my Social Security number is 2. :lol:
Ham, Shem and Japheth had some wild parties back in the day didn't they? "rlol"
I just remember that boy of Japheth's. He was a real Gomer. :mrgreen:
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:51 am
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Topic: Trying something out
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Re: Trying something out

sjfcontrol wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
sjfcontrol wrote:
USA1 wrote:So last night I got a wild hair and attempted to "Plank" across a chair.

...it was unsuccessful. :???:
Sounds more like it was due to "Wild Turkey" than a "Wild Hair"

(Oh, and by the way, I believe the phrase is "Wild Hare")
Nope... It is "wild hair." It comes from the phrase, "so and so got a wild hair up his hoohaaw......" You know.... the kind of thing that makes a guy start squirming around when he is supposed to be parade rest.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wild_Hare" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Trust me..... This is a truly old expression which predates the Bugs Bunny title. Where do you think they got the idea? Quoting that Wiki:
The title is a play on "wild hair", the first of many puns between "hare" and "hair" that would appear in Bugs Bunny titles.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:45 am
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Topic: Trying something out
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Re: Trying something out

sjfcontrol wrote:
USA1 wrote:So last night I got a wild hair and attempted to "Plank" across a chair.

...it was unsuccessful. :???:
Sounds more like it was due to "Wild Turkey" than a "Wild Hair"

(Oh, and by the way, I believe the phrase is "Wild Hare")
Nope... It is "wild hair." It comes from the phrase, "so and so got a wild hair up his hoohaaw......" You know.... the kind of thing that makes a guy start squirming around when he is supposed to be parade rest.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:16 am
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Topic: Trying something out
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Re: Trying something out

I was unhappy with my wife's mood swings, so I bought her a mood ring the other day so I could better monitor what mood she's in. I've discovered that when she's in a good mood, the ring turns green.............and when she's in a bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on my forehead. Apparently, I was supposed to buy a diamond...........
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:15 am
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Topic: Trying something out
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Re: Trying something out

RPB wrote:
sjfcontrol wrote:
LikesShinyThings wrote:How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Hey you dang woodchucks! Stop chucking my wood!
My dad used to ask that, most people don't seem to know the answer ... but it is ...

IF a woodchuck could chuck wood, a woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a wood chuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.


I personally think it's more fun to say the answer than to ask the question :smilelol5: "rlol"
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper Picked.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:32 am
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Re: Trying something out

Neaner neaner neaner.....
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:20 am
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RPB wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Uuuuuhhhh.... I forgot what I was going to say....
Maybe it was ...


wait ...


nah, probably not





nevermind
Nope....that wasn't it...
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:46 am
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Topic: Trying something out
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Re: Trying something out

Uuuuuhhhh.... I forgot what I was going to say....
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:09 pm
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i8godzilla wrote:I wonder what company makes this trailer hitch.

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I could be wrong, but that looks just like a certain turn on the Angeles Crest Highway back in California. Of course........there are no lakes on the Angeles Crest Highway.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:30 pm
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Re: Trying something out

sjfcontrol wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:Tigger isn't stable enough for this type of precision work because all he wants to do is bounce.
Then perhaps Morris the Cat? I always figured he must be stoned. His attitude was just too laid-back.
Puss-in-Boots?
The Cat-in-the-Hat?
Eveready, the 9-lives battery cat?
The cat with the fiddle?
The fat cat on the mat?
Alice's Cheshire cat?
Any cat from "Cats"
Crookshanks? (Harry Potter)

Holy chopsticks! There are a LOT of cats in literature... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fi ... er_felines" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Naming of Cats, by T.S. Elliot: http://www.moggies.co.uk/html/oldpssm.html
The Naming of Cats

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey -
All of them sensible everyday names.

There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter -
But all of them sensible everyday names.

But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?

Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum -
Names that never belong to more than one cat.

But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover -
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

- T.S. Eliot
(from "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats")

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