Election Day is here

Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: DieselBob On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:18 pm

SMITTY wrote:I'll be turning wrenches until the day I croak ...


I know the feeling. I figure I will retire when I either have a stroke, heart attack or just drop dead. There was a time when I thought I would be able to enjoy retirement but I don't see even having one anymore. Oh well that's life so to say.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:54 pm

anthony7812 wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:My father is 74 and still working 4days a week thanks to the flood of 2011. He did not sit back like a lot of Sandy and Katrina victims waiting and bitching about it for the government to rebuild. He rebuilt and spent his retirement to do so.
I will probably work as long as I can because I like it, and with 3 more yrs of Obama I will probably need to anyway.


Good for him. He is one of the folks you dont mind see get help but unfortunatly not how it works.



Not saying I don't feel bad for the victims of Sandy. What happened was terrible. And terrible things happen everywhere. But the ones sitting back saying why isn't the govt rebuilding my home. It just gets under my skin. I guess seeing a show on it the other day has me. :mad: Some one was interviewed saying that they only had $180,000 of insurance and it is $300,000 to rebuild.
Good thing it is not Obama's re-election year or he would be throwing our money at it to buy more votes.

Here he is 9-11-2011.


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Here is the inside. It had to be gutted 8 foot up. Luckily he did a lot for people over the years. A lot came by to repay the favors and help.

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Sorry for the rant but Govt Socialism to buy votes just eats away at me.
I have no problem helping those in need but it should be done on a local or community level. And by volunteers.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:19 pm

but it should be done on a local or community level. And by volunteers.


OMG!!! NO!!! Then no one could take credit for it. Don't you realize that all good things can be done better with a politician smiling and waving? Those nasty volunteers are just sheep and need to be reigned in. Besides, Oblama said it was all taken care of and so did Christy, just had to get past the nasty Repubs questioning why there was funding for bark beetle research in the Cayman islands.

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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:20 pm

Thanks to Sandy and mandatory government flood insurance, one of my neighbors rates is going from $1000/yr to $50,000/yr.

A friend of mine is a home inspector and he looked at a house a few streets over. The realtor said flood insurance was quoted as $32,000/yr.

Good thing government makes things "affordable"!
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: DieselBob On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:23 pm

They had some idiot on TV the other day from NJ that was bitching about the fact there was some legislation that might be introduced that would require the owners of property in a flood area to carry insurance to cover the cost of the property. He said he couldn't afford his beach front home that sandy destroyed if he had to have insurance to cover future flood damage. Oh well, some how I just don't feel bad for these people.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:59 am

DieselBob wrote:
SMITTY wrote:I'll be turning wrenches until the day I croak ...


I know the feeling. I figure I will retire when I either have a stroke, heart attack or just drop dead. There was a time when I thought I would be able to enjoy retirement but I don't see even having one anymore. Oh well that's life so to say.


That is one of the reasons we have 20 years and age 50 retirement. The average life span for a Corrections employee is 54-56. I will have 23 in when I am 50, so if I have 4-6 years left, I am going to spend them camping in the mountains, flying through the badlands on 2295 CCs, and catching a TON of fish.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:05 am

While you doin all that flyin, take that back road out of Sturgis headed for Deadwood--nice trout stream runs pretty much the whole length on the left, plus It's a real pretty ride ;)
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:18 am

Will do. I am sure the scenery will be amazing, but I will have to pass on the trout. Never been a huge fan, I like the big fish. Would rather fight a 10 pound channel cat on light line then trout fish any day of the week.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: samhill On: Tue May 20, 2014 6:32 am

AH! Another election day upon us here in Pa., I know that some states vote differently but I got a tank full of gas & I'm ready to hit the road. Got over a dozen different polling places that my friends & I plan on voting at, no hanging chads here so you got to do as you can. :D Vote early & vote often. On a serious note if you don't vote then don't bitch, I kind of wish I could vote either party in this election but I'll save it for next, not many choices around these parts but a few new faces, heck it's getting so that people don't want to run for local positions, can't even get the full allotment of poll workers, the countries full of lazy quitters around here if there ain't a big paycheck for doing nothing they aren't interested. :(
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: jpete On: Tue May 20, 2014 6:52 am

Or maybe people are starting to wake up and realize it's a pointless exercise?
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: samhill On: Tue May 20, 2014 9:06 am

If that's what you believe Jpete then it truly is pointless & like I said then don't complain, simple as that.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue May 20, 2014 9:26 am

.. and so another 200 year old democracy fails, history is replete with these. Yes, the reasons are exactly the same.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Tue May 20, 2014 10:34 am

"Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule miss the essential strength of President Obama.
It's no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke: reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world's finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose blood was used to write the inspired document: and turn the people of our once-united states into a herd of competing minorities who, like suckling pigs, are each afraid to lose his place on the government teat should he raise his voice to protest the ruin of our country.
So don't denigrate the nonentity ruler who has overcome his uncertain ancestry and ludicrous incompetence to do what no other king or dictator has been able to do in our 237-year history: He has destroyed America." > Reid R. Kash - Springfield

That being said, get out there and vote for anyone who you think has the balls to put an end to this raping of America. If he/she doesn't come through, get rid of them next time but don't give up. Just don't vote for a f'ing Dumbocrat! That's a SURE LOSER.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue May 20, 2014 10:48 am

One "point" in voting is to force your neighbor(s) to agree with you indirectly by having the government do the dirty work for you after the vote goes your way. It's so nice and clean that way.
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Re: Election Day is here

PostBy: jpete On: Tue May 20, 2014 6:17 pm

samhill wrote:If that's what you believe Jpete then it truly is pointless & like I said then don't complain, simple as that.


Let me ask you something Sam, you've been voting for people since God was a toddler, is America "better" now in your opinion than it was when you started?

If the answer is "No", then what does that say for voting?

Either it's pointless, or we should stop letting guys like you do it because you clearly haven't been doing a good job.

In any event, I'll stop complaining when they stop forcing me to pay for this crap.
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