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Dubious by DubiousForever
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Caturday Poll.
by DubiousForever
Oct 06, 2012 | 1205 views | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
I want a drumstick...
I want a drumstick...
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You sound like the Big Bird...
You sound like the Big Bird...
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Birds on Sesame Street? hmmm...
Birds on Sesame Street? hmmm...
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Bwahahahaha...
Bwahahahaha...
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Should the GOP axe Big Bird?
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October 13, 2012
I see that the old saying of "if it fits, it ships" is true. A dubious package indeed.

Giving Romney The Bird.
by DubiousForever
Oct 06, 2012 | 1256 views | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
From The Baltimore Sun -

Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter? Look out, "Sesame Street," your days as a "victim" on the federal dole are numbered.

The two seemingly unrelated remarks are worth mentioning because they intersect in Mr. Romney's tax and budget plans which, even by the most generous of interpretations, don't add up. If President Barack Obama failed in the debate, it was in not making that point strongly enough.

Let's make it clear: What Mr. Romney has pledged so far in this campaign — that he can cut individual income tax rates without either favoring the wealthy or losing tax revenue — is a mathematically impossible feat. Don't take our word for it. Just call up any objective tax analysis you can find on the Internet. This really isn't a close call.

Better yet, take a look at what even a conservative, pro-business organization like the Tax Foundation has concluded. It projects that the Republican tax plan would produce a tax cut as much as six times greater (on a percentage basis) for the rich than for middle-class Americans, even if the tax changes spur considerable economic growth.

The proposal would seriously hamper efforts to cut the deficit. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center figures it could actually end up increasing the deficit by nearly $5 trillion over the next 10 years. As economists have repeatedly pointed out, the nation will need both budget cuts and substantially more tax revenue to eventually whittle down the U.S. debt load. Giving tax breaks that skew to the wealthy does not achieve that end any more than eating cake helps a person lose weight.

What seemed to throw the incumbent off during the debate, however, were Mr. Romney's repeated and effusive pledges that the wealthy won't end up getting a tax break because he's going to limit their deductions. ("I don't have a $5 trillion tax cut," he said in Denver.) But how, exactly, is he going to penalize high-earners to offset the rate reduction? He has said in the past that's a matter to be hashed out with Congress.

Now, wait a minute. We've heard that before. The candidate is promising all the stuff people like — lower tax rates — but hedging on the stuff they don't (no more deductions for mortgage interest, charitable contributions, accelerated depreciation or the other major write-offs that would be required to offset such a large tax cut to make it revenue neutral).

That's the kind of approach that helped get the nation in trouble with the George W. Bush-era tax cuts and the failure to finance foreign wars. Washington is only too happy to dispense the goodies but loath to ask voters or special interest groups to make real sacrifices — except cutting Big Bird.

That's right. When it came time to talk budgets, the only specific item Mr. Romney offered to actually cut was federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which amounts to all of $450 million, or a mere 15 percent of CPB funds. The nation gets an awfully good return on that modest payment, including "Sesame Street" as well as performing arts, news and public affairs programs of integrity. Cutting Big Bird trims the deficit by roughly — nothing.

We'll say this about Mr. Romney's performance last week. He was forceful, confident, energized and well-prepared for the debate. Small wonder that most observers declared him the "winner." But what he was selling is pure fantasy, and he needs to be taken to task for it.

The nation is facing serious economic challenges, and it requires a serious debate over how best to spur growth but also reduce the deficit in the long term. What Mr. Romney has offered so far is little more than tax policy flimflam — well-packaged and convincingly presented, perhaps, but no more real than a giant, yellow talking bird.

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October 16, 2012
Did you see this?

http://www.romneytaxplan.com/

Voter Fraud: The GOP Version.
by DubiousForever
Oct 01, 2012 | 1828 views | 5 5 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Republican Party has fired a company paid to register new voters following cases of fraud uncovered in Florida.

North Carolina GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said Monday the party has terminated its relationship with Strategic Allied Consulting, a private company paid more than $3 million to register voters in several presidential battleground states.

The State Board of Elections is alerting county officials to scrutinize all new voter registrations because of fraud concerns.

The move comes after Florida prosecutors began reviewing more than 100 suspect forms submitted by the company's employees in several counties.

The issue has become political baggage for Republicans, who have championed new laws requiring voters to present a government-issued photo ID to combat voter fraud they claimed had been perpetrated by left-leaning groups.

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November 03, 2012
Voter Fraud Arrest in Las Vegas!

Woman arrested on felony count of voter fraud for trying vote twice on Friday.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/02/southern-nevada-woman-arrested-suspicion-trying-vo/

Investigators today arrested a Southern Nevada woman suspected of trying to vote twice this week at two different polling locations.

Roxanne Rubin was taken into custody as she arrived for work at the Riviera hotel-casino, investigators said. Rubin, 56, is a registered Republican who lives in Henderson, according to the Clark County Registrar.

Rubin allegedly cast a vote Monday at the Anthem Community Center in Henderson. Later that day, she tried to vote a second time at an early voting location on Eastern Avenue, investigators said.

Texans Soar! Week 4 In The NFL.
by DubiousForever
Sep 30, 2012 | 1367 views | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
The Houston Texans routed the Titans 38-14 to move their record to 4-0!  They take it on the road for the NY Jets next Monday.  GO TEXANS!

The Dallas Cowboys host the Bears tomorrow night.  GO COWBOYS!

Welcome back to the NFL Referees!  I never thought we could miss you guys so much...LOL! 
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September 30, 2012
You said it--there is nothing like getting qualified referees back into the game. And they belong to UNIONS!

National Coffee Day 2012!
by DubiousForever
Sep 29, 2012 | 1758 views | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Excerpt From ABC News -

Today (Sept. 29) is National Coffee Day, a highly important, thoroughly made-up event.

Although Hallmark has yet to create an official greeting card, others have hopped mightily on the caffeinated bandwagon.

It might be a good idea, too. According to a report from the National Coffee Association, coffee consumption is up 7 percent from 2011. A study from the “New England Journal of Medicine” tracked the health of more than 400,000 older adults for nearly 14 years. Coffee drinkers were less likely to die during the study than those who didn’t drink it. The study also found that men and women who averaged  f o u r  or five cups of Joe per day had the lowest risk of death.

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September 30, 2012
Wait a moment--I slept through National Coffee Day? LOL!

Hoo Wee! Week 3 In The NFL.
by DubiousForever
Sep 23, 2012 | 1442 views | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
For the first time in franchise history the Houston Texans are 3-0!  Next up, the Titans, in Houston.  GO TEXANS!

The Cowboys won today against the Tampa Bay Bucs bringing their record to 2-1.  GO COWBOYS!

The Replacement refs are getting better but they STILL SUCK...LOL!

Gotta go, time for the Pats at the Ravens.  
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September 23, 2012
What a great day!

First Day Of Autumn.
by DubiousForever
Sep 22, 2012 | 2751 views | 2 2 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Summer officially turns to fall today (Sept. 22), with the arrival of the autumnal equinox, marking the time of year when day and night are of equal length.

Soon, the days will start getting shorter and the nights longer as we head deeper into autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, building toward the longest night of the year on December 21, the winter solstice.

Today's equinox officially happened at 10:49 a.m. EDT (1449 GMT). This is the point when the sun arrives at the intersection of the ecliptic (an imaginary line marking the sun's path across the sky) and the celestial equator (Earth's equator projected onto the sky). Today the sun appears to cross this equator, moving from north to south in the area of the constellation Virgo.

Although technically both day and night are exactly 12 hours today, in practice, this isn't quite so. Because of the way the sun's light refracts in Earth's atmosphere, we can actually see the sun for a few minutes before its disk rises and for a few minutes after it has truly set. Thus, daylight on any given day lasts roughly six or seven minutes longer than it seemingly should. [Earth's Equinoxes & Solstices (Infographic)]

Autumnal equinox usually heralds many good things in North America, such as red leaves, apple pie, warm scarves, and pumpkins. But there's another reason to celebrate today's seasonal change: it means a better chance of seeing the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.

That's because geomagnetic storms, which are disturbances in Earth's magnetic field, are more common in spring and fall than in summer and winter. And such disturbances often cause gorgeous displays of the aurora, which are created when charged particles from the sun slam into our planet's magnetic field.

Earth's f o u r seasons — winter, spring, summer and fall — are demarcated by equinoxes and solstices. After the winter solstice on Dec. 21, the next season change will come with the spring, or vernal, equinox on March 20, 2013, and then the summer solstice on June 21, 2013. Finally, we'll come full circle one year from now, with the next autumnal equinox on Sept. 22, 2013.

These seasons, and all the equinoxes and solstices, are caused because Earth's axis is titled 23 1/2 degrees from vertical. That means that the Northern and Southern hemispheres usually don't receive the same amount of sunlight — except during the equinoxes.

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September 22, 2012
It is also the time when the weather is cool enough to enjoy football. I'm looking forward to my college homecoming in a few weeks.

Recommended music: Forever Autumn by Justin Hayward (used in the European version of "War of the Worlds").

NFL Week 2: A Tale Of Two Teams.
by DubiousForever
Sep 16, 2012 | 1553 views | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Go Texans and Cowboys!
Go Texans and Cowboys!
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Replacement refs evaluation.
Replacement refs evaluation.
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The Houston Texans continue to astound and amaze with excellent play on both sides of the ball.  The Texans dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars today.  After living through the many years of the Houston Oilers, I am cautiously optimistic.  Next week the Texans take on the Broncos and Payton Manning.  Go Texans!

For as many years the Dallas Cowboys, somehow, show how well they will play in the the first few minutes of any given game.  Today was no different.  A fumble on the opening kickoff, followed by a turnover gave me cause for concern.  Ultimately the Cowboys were bested by the Seattle Seahawks.  C'mon Cowboys!

Since no one in the NFL is allowed to speak about the replacement refs, I will.  THEY SUCK!  The integrity of the game is being compromised with the lack of continuity of the calls being made.  Oh well...

Gotta go...it's time for the Sunday night game.
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September 16, 2012
Football. Gotta love it.

The Jig Is Up.
by DubiousForever
Sep 15, 2012 | 1710 views | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Busted.
Busted.
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Intervention.
Intervention.
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It's art, not graffiti.
It's art, not graffiti.
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Nobody saw me, you can't prove a thing.
Nobody saw me, you can't prove a thing.
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That's right.  We KNOW about the red dot and who's been messin' with the Internetz...LOL!
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September 15, 2012
Cattin' on a Caturday...LOL!

This Week In The GOP.
by DubiousForever
Sep 15, 2012 | 1670 views | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Paul?  Is that you?
Paul? Is that you?
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Yep.  That's him.
Yep. That's him.
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Hiding in the kitchen.
Hiding in the kitchen.
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Still the governor...LOL.
Still the governor...LOL.
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Time to catch up with some of the favorites...LOL!
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September 15, 2012
Okay, so there is something corny in every photo. If that corn cob could talk--think of the stories it would tell! LOL.

Do you think HF has been busy working for the Romney campaign?

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