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Namsaev (ALLEN VEASMAN) says...

Is it a concidence the two people being talked about the most are Democrats.

One aided in the passage of the "health care reform" which she knew the majority of Arkansans didn't want. She's also voted to bail out those who were "to big to fail". And the stimulus which has only stimulated the national debt.

The other's claim to fame is "he got the lottery passed". What a joke. You are more likely to be bitten by a shark than win the lottery. Who buys lottery tickets? Probably no one with the common sense God gave a goose.

And I think their ads inhale!

May 7, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

Namsaev (ALLEN VEASMAN) says...

I've never joined a union and I've worked in one place where there was a union. The one thing I noticed was how nice they were to me while I couldn't be a member. But that all changed when I could be a member and said thanks but no thinks.

IF I were union member I'd have to pay dues. What for? The union didn't get me a job. My work experience got me the job and what I was paid.

IF I were a union member and the union said don't go to work because of a strike my pay would take a drastic cut. What if I was happy working for what the company would pay me. What if I like the benefits?

I'm an independent SOB! If I like the job I'll stay. If I don't I'll find something that looks better and change jobs. If they fire me I'll find another job. I found that one.

I've got three people I answer to already. GOD, my wife, and the folks who sign my paycheck. What do I need anyone else for?

As I see it card check only benefits some union that will get more UNION dues. Unions had their day. But now they are dinosaurs. And those dinosaurs are pricing the American worker out of a job.

I'd rather someone know how I voted in an election of politicians than I would to make it public how I really feel about unions. The last time I did I got scratched paint and slashed tires. And as I see it that is what card check would do. FORCE me to make public what I would rather keep to myself.

May 12, 2010 at 11:15 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

cdawg (CAROLYN GRIFFITH) says...

What you're suggesting is about the same program in place during the 1950s-1977 or thereabouts. I think if you apply some thought to it you may understand that businesses do pay taxes. When all are placed on a level playing field they do pay taxes. You may like to think of businesses as nothing but conduits but past evidence says that's not true. See the Samuelson study from 1960s after JKF lowered corporate tax rates. Prices did not fall.
Under the old system in place thru JFK and LBJ administrations there was even a tax on retained earnings which were not distributed to shareholders or reinvested.
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April 24, 2011 at 2:50 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

kendract (KENDRA TRAHAN) says...

I don't know why you are posting on my wall. I never get on here anyway. And I could care less what you have to say. Thanks.

May 5, 2011 at 8:34 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

JakeTidmore (ANNELIESE MAUS) says...

Thanks for the missive Allen. Sorry I can't respond now since I'm busy working on my German report for UALR and I don't think you won't to read in German all about my home. Frau Professor is very tough!

Similar arguments to yours have already been posted on the ADG website on previous Limbaugh-related articles (& I think in one Letters section). And some rebuttals have been made to your line of thinking.

As to justifying Limbaugh, it sounds similar to this statement: "Other than the arsenic, it was a pretty dang good pie."

March 6, 2012 at 9:03 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

JakeTidmore (ANNELIESE MAUS) says...

Hi Allen

I posted an answer to your last missive to me on my Wall. Thanks for staying in touch and I do hope that our leaders will get busy on the economic problems that need solving, especially the employment issue since so much hinges on it being strong.

Jake

March 8, 2012 at 10:33 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

JakeTidmore (ANNELIESE MAUS) says...

Allen -- I posted a another response for your latest question. Gotta do some more studying but look forward to touching base with you whenever you have a thought or two.

Jake

March 8, 2012 at 12:37 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

JakeTidmore (ANNELIESE MAUS) says...

Allen

SpringisHere (better known to me as MaddJack) asked to communicate with you and I told him to use your Namsaev listing. If you read some of his writings, you can tell he's a staunch conservative and can put together a fairly decent argument when getting in the ring with yours truly. If I remember correctly, he moved last year from Malvern to Hot Springs and opened up a business.

Anyway, it's time to go back and swear (in German) at those subjunctive verbs in my German lesson. As I joke with my wife: I can still learn new things rather well, I just don't remember them as well as I used to. In other words, they fall back out of my brain rather easily!!

Jakester

March 8, 2012 at 6:14 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

JakeTidmore (ANNELIESE MAUS) says...

Let's be honest: if you were to allow any and all to openly interrupt and declare that what was being said was a lie, then we would be swamped with the many accusations being shouted. You cannot deny that there are as many lies coming out of the mouths of Republicans and conservatives (and other parties as well). You cannot say that one side won't state the other side is lying when they know otherwise or don't have the evidence to support such a claim.

And, often as not, so-called lies are countered with more lies, only they're just lies that fit with the philosophy and intentions of the other side. Much of what is debated is of a greyish tone, but to hear the participants, one would think that the only shades of truth are those that come in black or white.

So, I think this rampant outpouring of accusations about veracity is another ploy in the game known as politics and power. One notes that these rebuttals and denials and so-called "spin doctoring" efforts still occur frequently enough that the public is not in the least being kept in the dark about the feelings of one side or another. What most likely keeps them ignorant is that they are unwilling to look for the truth or will only look for that which verifies their own beliefs and biases.

So, two things: one, there is no extraordinary need to interrupt a speaker to denounce his or her statements. There is already opportunity enough for such. And, it maintains a veneer, although thin at times, of civility. Two, it really is up to the ordinary citizen to be more skeptical about his own chosen set of values and "facts" and to be ever vigilant in seeking as much of the truth as he or she can discover.

I try to remember the story of the blind men and the elephant. None were particularly wrong in their descriptions, but all fell woefully short in providing a complete picture of the beast in question. And, one must wonder how more inadequate those answers were if they come through layers upon layers of biases, ignorance, and distractions.

Now, please excuse me if I take a break but the stench of elephant dung has ruined my abilities to further explore the animal in question.

Instead, I will spend an afternoon hiking in the beautiful Arkansas countryside with my wife, share a home-cooked meal (pork chops, fried potatoes, mixed salad with dressing, and some comforting and tasty white wine), enjoy some escapist entertainment (usually British mysteries or drama), and end the evening ensconced in my cozy bed with a book and my clingy cat Agatha.

I hope you have a well-deserved rest this weekend and have plenty of fun to balance it out nicely.

Your hair may be brushed, but your mind's untidy.
You've had about seven hours of sleep since Friday.
No wonder you feel that lost sensation.
You're sunk from a riot of relaxation.
~Ogden Nash, about weekends

Respectfully and honestly your friend,

Jake

March 10, 2012 at 10:01 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

JakeTidmore (ANNELIESE MAUS) says...

One other point before my wife comes home and we head out:

Please google alter(dot)net + why do people believe stupid stuff, even when confronted with the truth

It's called the Backfire Effect and shows that the truth rarely changes one's beliefs and biases.

March 10, 2012 at 12:14 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

NickieD (RICK BOIGEGRAIN) says...

Thank you for sparing me a long drawn out soliloquy.
The facts are these; Romney does not want to discuss anything but his "jobs" proformance. When asked about women and the legalization of pot he dodged. When asked about legalizing marriage for all Americans he filp-floped and then dodged.
I am willing to admit that Obama has been hamstrung by the insane, underhanded and just plain dirty tactics of the Greedy Obstructionist Pocerty-creators (GOP) or the party of "NO" as they have come to be called.
The facts about gas prices are these: Our oil is taken out of our ground, using our money, subsidized funding to ultra-rich oil corporations. It is refined and SOLD ON THE OPEN MARKET... that is wherever the profit is greater. You'd love to blame Obama for the high gas prices, but it just shows how little YOU know about politics and our oil based economy.
Your childish respect for the GOP boarders on... well, certainly uninformed.
Now you just keep watching FAUX Noise for your information and be a good little voter and vote for a gelatin man like Romney, no color, no form, no thoughts, just empty rhetoric and he's willing to say and do anything to get elected.
At lease Obama has a really had to work at having money and his idea of taxation does not seem to be more tax breaks for the ultra-rich and more taxes for the middle and lower classes.
Sorry if I used words to big for you... look 'em up.

May 11, 2012 at 6:10 p.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

NickieD (RICK BOIGEGRAIN) says...

Romney is the same "tell me what to do, what to say" as Bush 2 was. No equivocation, this guy Romney, cares nothing for the 'average' American, just money.
Where did the idea that America was a business come from anyway? It seems as though Americans in general have swallowed that propaganda line totally. Why?
American is NOT a business, it is a group of people who, for better or worse, must live together. Though I am not a Religionist, I do support the basic tenents of the major religions, helping those in need and the wealthy helping the most since they are most able. It seems as though the new Republicans have lost sight of the religion they tout, that greed is bad and giving to those in need is good.
You can't have it both ways, either the rich must give more, or the poor (and the middle class) standard of living will continue to decline. This discussion is not about Welfare cheats, it is about the basic tenents of America... it is about the statement on the Statue of Liberty about the 'poor and huddled masses'... the idea was not to bring them here as labor for the 1%, it was, to bring people here for an opportunity to better themselves & their kids lives.
They have fooled us into believeing America is a business and as such must show a profit rather than going into the red, it is a flawed idea proposed by those who would take everything and rent it all back to the 99%... as Romney suggested about GM and mortgage foreclosuers.
Unless you are among the very wealthy, perhaps a reevaluation of your thoughts about what kind of country you want to live in are in order. Do you want to live in a land ruled by a few very wealthy people who own all the means of supply & production, and all or most of the houseing and land- or would you rather live in a country that allows men to own a house and some land, perhaps a farm that could support not just their family but a small town in conjunction with other farms? Perhaps a country where a kid can get an education from a school that IS NOT a business but an actual education center, paid for with tax dollars and run by competent teachers, not run as businesses which saddle students with huge debt before they can even begin to earn money to pay it.
The problem this country is faced with now is a choice between the myth of a balanced budget on the backs of the middle class and rich job creators NOT paying and NOT creating, while our own infrastructure collapses; and a real Gov't that cares for its people as a Gov't should, for for the WELL BEING of all Americans. That is what the America I fought for was about... or at least I thought it was about.
Romney is not the answer to our problems, nor are the 'new' Republicans... the old Republicans like Richard Clark, who was a staunch Republican, see their party being dragged down into some kind of Plutocracy/Obigarchy and while I am not in total agreement with all the Dems ideas, the GOP is way off track of the basic America ideals.

May 12, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

kdc72701 (KATE CURT) says...

The Senate insures over-representation of rural states since all states get two Senators regardless of population. The number of electors from each state is equal to the number of Congressmen so no matter how we allocate their votes, rural states would still be over-represented just as they are in Congress. Though I agree with you on how they should be allocated IF we keep the system. I just prefer we throw the system away.

Your comments about the 3/5ths rule are truly delusional. Since slaves are not citizens at all they should not be counted at all. They were NOT represented in our government. That is clear and so it is insane to count them AT ALL. Can you honestly not see the perversity in increasing the slave owners political power(increasing their representation in the House) by counting their slaves as citizens? you are using the existence of the slave to perpetuate slavery. Yes, that is democracy--- to a Southerner. Please this did not appease the North it appeased the South. Pull your head out of your ass on this point and the whole disturbing history.

Your comments about education are childish. People with education who have traveled to other places or lived in other places have more experience as well. Common sense and education are not mutually exclusive. These are things uneducated people say to feel better about their poor educations and to perpetuate anti-education stupidity.

December 20, 2016 at 11:08 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )

Jfish (J FISH) says...

Hi Allen, I am Johnny McLean (Jr.), I grew up with David. I was just in Keiser this past weekend visiting my parents. Keiser, like Dyess, is looking pretty rough around the edges with the old school deteriorating, etc. I guess the 50's, 60's and 70's were the heydays for those small towns. I wish they could make some sort of come back, but it does not look good. I personally thought that if possible they should have left the elementary schools in those small towns.

December 29, 2016 at 10:50 a.m. ( reply | | suggest removal )