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    Six of the top ten Senate 'porkers' are Republican

    Taxpayers for Common Sense released a database Monday of the 8,570 earmarks, totaling $7.7 billion, in the FY09 omnibus spending bill.

    Remember all that talk last week about Republicans "learning the error of their ways" and promising to embrace fiscal responsibility? Well, it seems six of the ten biggest recepients of earmarks just happen to be Republicans.


    SENATOR EARMARK $$
    Byrd (D-WV) $122,804,900
    Shelby (R-AL) $114,484,250
    Bond (R-MO) $85,691,491
    Feinstein (D-CA) $76,899,425
    Cochran (R-MS) $75,908,475
    Murkowski (R-AK) $74,000,750
    Harkin (D-IA) $66,860,000
    Inhofe (R-OK) $53,133,500
    McConnell (R-KY) $51,186,000
    Inouye (D-HI) $46,380,205

    Six of the top ten Senate 'porkers' are Republican | Libertarian Party
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    Listed are ten problems that need to be removed....preferably by force.

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    Byrd had some good rants against the BCE in recent years, but he's either going to die or retire soon anyway. Feinstein is a war profiteer, and Inouye has cast more right wing votes this decade than any Hawaiian senator has any business doing. And Harkin is a little too friendly with the Monsanto frankencorn monsters.

    And the Repukes on the list are some of the worst excuses for human beings on this, or any other planet.

    So I agree.... fuck em all.
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    One of Obama's campaign obamanations, I mean promises was to not let ANY pork be added to ANY bill...


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    Dont most voters base their choice on the candidate most likely to bring home money for projects to their districts?

    Just saying...

    The whole system is based on pork.



    The rest is just semantics.
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    Another thing to consider is how much federal tax is taken out of states...

    What bothers me about the above is that none save Cali really send that much to Washington and that list heavily favors the podunk South and Midwest......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    Another thing to consider is how much federal tax is taken out of states...

    What bothers me about the above is that none save Cali really send that much to Washington and that list heavily favors the podunk South and Midwest......
    I noticed that too. Seems odd WV is getting almost double that of CA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoungeMachine View Post
    Dont most voters base their choice on the candidate most likely to bring home money for projects to their districts?

    Just saying...



    The rest is just semantics.
    No, it's how good he or she seems to speak, what color they are, their personality, how they look...

    As far as semantics, if you don't think that matters, especially if your President is a lawyer, you're missing everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVIS View Post
    No, it's how good he or she seems to speak, what color they are, their personality, how they look...

    As far as semantics, if you don't think that matters, especially if your President is a lawyer, you're missing everything...

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    Oh fucking spare me! You mean like the "Contract with America?" Those son's of whores ought to be sued for breach of cuntract!!!

    You voted for that! Melvus!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVIS View Post
    No, it's how good he or she seems to speak, what color they are, their personality, how they look...

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    How many Republicans are in The Senate right now that aren't WHITE?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoungeMachine View Post
    How many Republicans are in The Senate right now that aren't WHITE?

    One less than there are Democrats. And that one Democrat is hanging by a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadaist View Post
    One less than there are Democrats. And that one Democrat is hanging by a thread.
    Yeah, that was a bad move. They should have told Blago to go fuck his rug and appointed Jesse Jackson Jr. to the Senate seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Yeah, that was a bad move. They should have told Blago to go fuck his rug and appointed Jesse Jackson Jr. to the Senate seat.
    To be honest, I thought Burris was actually a decent appointment (for a Dem). I even posted such. Good history, solid track record, experience...but dang, hindsight right?

    But as far as how people vote, I agree with Elvis. Most people vote for the party they think represents them, then go by attraction to the candidate. Whether it be color, smile, charisma, speech, relate ability, fake promises, etc.... Which is why someone like Kucinich doesn't ever get too far as a viable Presidential candidate. We are a superficial people.

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    We are a superficial people that vote as much for looks and perception as we do for substance. But it should be noted that maybe Kucinich is a bit nuts. And Hitler was hardly the tall, dashing candidate...

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    Kucinich and Hitler are both short guys with a populist message, but the similarities end there. Don't think Adolf would have ever considered a "Department of Peace"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Kucinich and Hitler are both short guys with a populist message, but the similarities end there. Don't think Adolf would have ever considered a "Department of Peace"
    I didn't mean to directly compare Adolf and Dennis actually nor do I think they are in anyway related politically.

    I guess I was trying to question the conventional wisdom of the short intellectual being ignored for the tall, good looking country club lite-weight candidate (which is absolutely true to a certain extent).

    I don't think I'd vote for Kucinich for President, but I in no way meant or implied to compare him to Adolph Hitler...Kucinich is a good, principled man and I generally agree with him politically...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    I didn't mean to directly compare Adolf and Dennis actually nor do I think they are in anyway related politically.

    I guess I was trying to question the conventional wisdom of the short intellectual being ignored for the tall, good looking country club lite-weight candidate (which is absolutely true to a certain extent).

    I don't think I'd vote for Kucinich for President, but I in no way meant or implied to compare him to Adolph Hitler...Kucinich is a good, principled man and I generally agree with him politically...
    Bullshit Nick--you made a point about voters being superficial, and you're right.

    Quit with the political correct apology stuff already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Ready View Post
    Bullshit Nick--you made a point about voters being superficial, and you're right.

    Quit with the political correct apology stuff already!

    I'm ALWAYS right!!!!

    I was just clarifying. Kucinich isn't motherfucking Hitler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    Kucinich isn't motherfucking Hitler...
    Kucinich lacks charisma which Hitler had oodles of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadaist View Post
    Kucinich lacks charisma which Hitler had oodles of.
    I'm not sure I would call Hitler charismatic. He was a very weird little fucker. He did have great oratory skills and was trained in basic acting and live performance craft by a magician. But in some sense, he was the perfect little asshole that appeared at the ideal time in the traumatic saga of German history. But many that were close to him thought him an odd, weirdo it seems and did not have a great deal of personal charisma. But he was also a product of a slick, well-oiled propaganda machine that sort of fed on itself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoungeMachine View Post
    Dont most voters base their choice on the candidate most likely to bring home money for projects to their districts?

    Just saying...

    The whole system is based on pork.



    The rest is just semantics.
    No, because 'most' voters in this country either have their head in their ass, or vote straight ticket partyline.

    How about the government does what a shitty sports franchise does and just blow it all up and re-piece it the right way?

    and Lounge this post was no way an attack on you, please drop the pistol.
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