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General Discussion / Re: Commercials You Loathe
« on: November 14, 2010, 03:32:43 PM »
The Snuggie commercial that sings to the tune of the Macarena.  <_<

That one drives me crazy.   :lol:

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General Discussion / Cool It
« on: November 14, 2010, 03:25:19 PM »
Has anybody seen this movie?  It's based on a book of the same title.

Bjorn Lomborg believes in man made global warming, but he also believes that the doomsday scenarios ("An Inconvenient Truth," "The Day After Tomorrow" et al), and many of the proposed "solutions" (CFL light bulbs) are pure BS.

It's only in a few select cities right now.

http://www.coolit-themovie.com/

I (and many experts in the field) don't believe in man-made global warming, but this is thought-provoking.  I'll probably check it out once it hits DVD.

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Your Local Weather / Re: Chicagoland Weather
« on: November 14, 2010, 02:54:06 PM »
It's getting unusually warm now.

Back to reality.   :)

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General Discussion / Re: Gas prices in your area
« on: November 09, 2010, 08:06:05 PM »
I hope you're right, but with these recent moves by the Federal Reserve (and subsequent weakening/devaluing of the Dollar), I fear that we may soon see new highs.


This article does a good job of explaining the spike...

http://www.detnews.com/article/20101109/BIZ/11090373/1414/METRO05/Fill-up-fears--Gas-jumps-to-$3-a-gallon

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General Discussion / Re: Election Day Discussion & Coverage
« on: November 09, 2010, 07:49:17 PM »
Well, it is time to put up or shut up. The Republicans have been running their yaps a lot, so lets see them back it up with actual plans that can help the American people. The clock is ticking.  :yes:

Democrats still control the Senate and the Presidency, so technically they still have the overall majority.

Republicans have the House majority, but it's not a 2/3 vetoproof majority, so Obama can very easily stop them.

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General Discussion / Re: Election Day Discussion & Coverage
« on: November 07, 2010, 09:07:06 PM »
Democrats took over in 2006 due to the reckless behavior of the Republicans. Everything was going fairly well until the Iraq war. Once it became obvious that Sadam was bluffing about WMDs, the war became an issue that divided the country. It was because of that (and spending) that people went back to the Democrats. Same thing happened again in 2008. They also elected Obama, under the misguided notion (I admit that I was duped too) that he was a centrist and would put an end to corrpution and "the poltics of the past." Instead, he took what Bush was doing and ran with it. In the case of spending, he not only ran with it, he doubled the speed! He supported/pushed bills and ideas that were not popular with most Americans (like the healthcare bill and sucking up to our enemies). As a result, most people voted Republican this time. Not because they had faith in the Republicans again, but because it was their only other choice. They were voting against Obama, not for Republicans. Now we (conservatives) just need to make sure that they follow through on their promises.


That sums it up perfectly.  The midterms of 1994 put an end to Bill Clinton's big government tendencies, and I'm sure the new electees are hell bent on doing the same thing to Obama.  Too bad nobody stopped big government Bush when they had the chance.   :angry:

I never bought into Obama's 'ending corruption' claim.  Remember, he is a CHICAGO politician, and that machine pretty much wrote the book on political corruption.

Oh, and according to Wikileaks, Saddam may not have been bluffing after all.

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General Discussion / Re: Election Day Discussion & Coverage
« on: November 07, 2010, 08:29:28 PM »
Do you not see any problems with one party controlling the house, senate and presidency? Balance my friend is key

Three words:  Checks And Balances.   :biggrin:

America typically operates better under a divided government. 

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General Discussion / Re: Gas prices in your area
« on: November 07, 2010, 08:12:49 PM »
$2.99 at several gas stations in Monroe, MI. Remember to round that off to $3 because the prices are actually $2.999. I expect those prices to remain the same through the holiday/travel season, then lower by January.

I hope you're right, but with these recent moves by the Federal Reserve (and subsequent weakening/devaluing of the Dollar), I fear that we may soon see new highs.

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General Discussion / Re: Election Day Discussion & Coverage
« on: November 06, 2010, 09:36:18 PM »
I doubt Obama is going to be one of them.

I think Hillary's going to knock him out in the primaries.   :biggrin:

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General Discussion / Re: Gas prices in your area
« on: November 06, 2010, 09:28:31 PM »
One week ago it was $2.60.

Today: $2.99.

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Your Local Weather / Re: Chicagoland Weather
« on: November 06, 2010, 09:23:38 PM »
1-2 inches of snow yesterday between Gary and South Bend.

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About an inch or two fell yesterday 5 miles to my east.

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Your Local Weather / Re: Chicagoland Weather
« on: October 31, 2010, 08:26:22 PM »
How strong were the winds?

30-40 sustained
gusts up to 70

We've had stronger winds than this associated with severe storms, but this lasted for over 2 days. 

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Your Local Weather / Re: Chicagoland Weather
« on: October 30, 2010, 08:21:51 PM »
Here's some 411 on our recent storm...

Was the October 26th storm record breaking??

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Your Local Weather / Re: Chicagoland Weather
« on: October 29, 2010, 09:02:28 PM »
Huge storm coming through…

That wind was insane.   :o

Had our first freeze.

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