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Jim Morin for October 25, 2009

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    Dutchboy1  over 9 years ago

    Let me guess, they’re all sitting quietly in the dark.

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    nomad2112  over 9 years ago

    Ironically this just showed up in my in-box tonight.

    THE COW AND THE ICE CREAM ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS OF WHY OBAMA WON THE ELECTION

    From a teacher in the Nashville area

    “We are worried about ‘the cow’ when it is all about the ‘Ice Cream.’

    The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year…

    The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.

    I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

    To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

    We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot. The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

    I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia’s mother.

    The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded and he sat down.

    Now is was Olivia’s turn to speak. Her speech was concise. She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.” She sat down. The class went wild. “Yes! Yes! We want ice cream.”

    She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn’t sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn’t know. The class really didn’t care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.

    Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

    Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds.

    They want ice cream. The other 48 percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

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    cdward  over 9 years ago

    Only Obama did not offer ice cream (tax cuts). He offered a difficult road ahead. That’s what the adults understood when they voted for him. But when you equate adult voting with nine-year-olds then you truly don’t get it.

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    believecommonsense  over 9 years ago

    I give Morin kudos for commenting what appears to be lack of transparency. However (and there is one) the committee debates, discussions were on air live, and the floor debates will be covered live too. What isn’t being covered is a small group of people reconciling the various versions. Now, if this got expanded to a lot of people and carried live we’d have the usual delay tactics, hundreds of amendments, some intended only to create a single vote aye or nay for the next election cycle, and the usual posturing and asking for a 72 hour delay for each amendment. They’d still be at it in 2010. I’m not appalled that this point of the process, the reconciliation is taking place behind closed doors. The final floor votes, lots of attempts to amend, will be televised.

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    believecommonsense  over 9 years ago

    scott, you are grossly uninformed but I suspect that’s the w ay you want it. Facts, context and historical perspective have no place in your universe of hate and intolerance.

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    OmqR-2.0  over 9 years ago

    ^ And yet they often provide sources whenever they say so to back their assertions. Do you?

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    Motivemagus  over 9 years ago

    In other words, no.

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    petergrt  over 9 years ago

    “What isn’t being covered is a small group of people reconciling the various versions.”

    Correction:

    What isn’t being covered is a small group of DEMOCRATS reconciling the various versions.

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    believecommonsense  over 9 years ago

    scott, the committees WERE covered on C-Span live. Just because YOU didn’t watch, doesn’t mean it wasn’t covered. (I watched.)

    One other thing, if you believe in the teachings of Christ, it would be evident in what you say (write) and you would not need to proclaim your religious faith so incessantly. It should be manifested in words and deeds.

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    Libertarian1  over 9 years ago

    cdward: Only Obama did not offer ice cream (tax cuts). He offered a difficult road ahead. That’s what the adults understood when they voted for him. But when you equate adult voting with nine-year-olds then you truly don’t get it.

    46% of the American public does not pay one penny in federal Income Tax. Of course Obama didn’t promise tax cuts to this group. What could it possibly have gained him? What he offered to them instead was free health care, dollars for clunkers, home loans etc which are going to be paid for by the those who voted against him. Many many of his votes were indeed ice cream votes cast by children.

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    petergrt  over 9 years ago

    The Iron Lady said:

    The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of the other people’s money.

    Sweden is lowering taxes - on the rich. What the hell are they smoking?

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    petergrt  over 9 years ago

    Going back to the toon:

    0bama kept yapping about openness and transparency, and etc.

    How did the 787B ‘stimulus’ become a law?

    The process was so transparent as to require a revision of the word’s meaning.

    Why should we expect anything better relating to the ‘health-care reform’? After all, the accounting machinations got its cost down to less than 900B - over 10 years, which makes it on a per year basis, a much cheaper boondoggle than the ‘stimulus’ hoax.

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    nomad2112  over 9 years ago

    cdward, Letting the people keep THEIR money (tax cuts) is not promising ice cream.

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    Magnaut  over 9 years ago

    there is lots of transparency…if you have RIGHT vision rather than WRIGHT vision you can see right thru him

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    parkersinthehouse  over 9 years ago

    wow - when you said cow and the ice cream: how obama won the election i started this crazy thought stream like

    obama = cow promises = milk working = processing strengthening = blending refining = sweetening accomplishing = ice cream ing

    sorta like

    looking at the cow and seeing it half full of ice cream

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    charliekane  over 9 years ago

    Cow and ice cream. Sounds like more of a parable than a thing that happened.

    More food for thought: sausage and legislation.

    The end product may be palatable. The making of it most definitely is not.

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    parkersinthehouse  over 9 years ago

    oh you are so good kane

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    comYics  over 9 years ago

    <<Still waiting for my cut of that Stimulus Package.

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