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Discussion in 'Events and Activities' started by destinscuba, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. destinscuba

    destinscuba Beach Lover

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  2. rapunzel

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  3. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Let me translate for los cheopos out there such as myself.
    $15 ALL YOU CAN EAT BEST PIZZA IN SOWAL AND ALL THE BEER YOU CAN THROW BACK!
     
  4. rapunzel

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    Oh, man...

    wish I could be there...sounds great. I guess some day I need to open my place at the lake with my widescreen TV for a similar party. We could even ski, fish and swim after. Just got back from a brief walk on my lake road. It began raining so hard and I was by myself. except for my canine escort, I turned around. If ya'll are going to send all the rain you could at least send me some good seafood
     
  6. Miss Kitty

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    :lolabove:...you make such a great Democrat!
     
  7. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    I know. It is almost as good a deal as a USDA cheese and butter giveaway. Almost.
     
  8. Miss Kitty

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    Don't forget "Free" Lunch! :D
     
  9. rapunzel

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    Skunky, I understand that turning away from the dark side has been hard for you. I know being raised in the Country Club Estates, being enrolled in private schools since kindergarten, and basically never needing a safety net because your daddy gave you one himself, it's hard to really relate to people who have faced terrible obstacles. That's why I'm going to ignore your little free cheese comment, because I know your heart is in the right place. I am thankful for the time you spent working at Charity, and am glad you are spending your Sunday planning the pin the tail on the donkey activity for the party. I'm grateful you've seen the light.:wub:
     
  10. Miss Kitty

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    :wub:...now that is true bleu love! Is your work done with Skunky, or will you continue your lessons with me? :D Dare ya'!
     
  11. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    FYI 'lady of the people', my butt was always clothed in hand me downs and Sears Roebuck couture growing up. We lived in a state of modesty imposed by my mom, and that is why we could afford to live in a nice neighborhood. Dad (or 'daddy' as a father is apparently dubbed if he earns more than the minimum wage) drove a 1976 Malibu classic until 1992 and then drove a chevy S-10 pickup that was manual and had an AM radio. I have lived in way more modest digs than you since then and you can't deny it. Was I lucky growing up? You bet. But I still think the 'dark side' has a good point in encouraging adults to get off their rumps and weave their own safety nets rather than offering a guilded piece of crap devised by the government.
    And one more thing-the only reason I went to private school was because, as you know, mom was old school Catholic (and Democrat until the day she died) so Catholic schools it was. Dad would have loved me going to the public school but he didn't want to endure lectures on my soul dwelling in Purgatory or worse if I didn't receive my education at Our Lady of whatever.
    Now if you will excuse me, this ass has to go plan a donkey pinning.:roll:
     
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    Do you two really live in the same house?? :blink::D I'm guessing two computers, though. :lol:
     
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    You two should have a show on 30A Radio. :clap: You're the Mary Matalin/James Carville of SoWal.
     
  14. rapunzel

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    My only bone to pick with is helping derail the Convention Watch Party thread, Miss Kitty.
    I know Sarafunn is on the job, and has probably explained that contrary to R marketing campaigns, Democrats have supported work as the cornerstone of the social safety net since 1992, and have overseen the only declines in the federal deficit and welfare rolls despite Republican promises. Democrats today are focused on strengthening the middle class, which has grown drastically smaller and poorer over the last 8 years.

    Free cheese is very vintage Republican rhetoric from 1990, back when Republicans stood for very different things....and Democrats, too, for that matter. Skunky was watching In Living Color last night and that Homey the Clown skit got stuck in his head, I guess.
     
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    I love you both. I read this memoir of Skunky's and it made me remember how "safe and secure"we were growing up. (read that as we didn't have the TV and computer media squaking at us 24/7 telling us we are all screwed) I hope I was able to impart some of the same values in spite of providing a "private" (read what you want) school education to my kids. Sorry to continue to derail this thread, punz, but think how important this dialogue is to those of us on the picket (ouch) fence. :wave:
     
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    Well, it's a very tongue and cheek dialogue. I hope it came through that I was teasing Skunky about something he's very careful to not convey -- he grew up in a very comfortable setting. It's funny, all his brothers are the same way. To hear them talk, they grew up poor. His mom was a Depression baby, so I know she was frugal about some things. Still, the changes in the economy didn't effect his life fundamentally, and I do think that creates a different perspective.

    I also think it's cute that he gives the impression I'm all cha-cha, when I'm the one from a modest background. My dad had a shoe store, my mom was a social worker. When the economy was bad we felt it. I saw the innocent children who didn't ask or deserve to be born into poverty that my mom was able to help via that safety net, and know that even though there are people who abuse any system, it's better for society to have programs that prevent the least among us from starving in the streets. I know that the answer isn't in pouring money into welfare, nor is it in defunding the programs and telling people to buck up. I know that simplifying the issue to that degree is the work of people that look at politics and elections as marketing campaigns. That's why I try to look at policies and plans. Both candidates have useful websites with their specific plans and policies.

    I think if you look at Barack Obama's position, it would have been called ultra conservative back in 1988. He talks about responsibility and the role of the community in ending the cycle of poverty, and says many of the things Bill Cosby was attacked for saying a few years ago. That's why I'm all about policy over rhetoric.

     
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    and free breakfast.......pencils,paper,rulers,backbacks,workbooks and free summer school. And lets not forget the free meals during the summer for any child off the street between the age 5 and 18 resident or non resident of the school district.:roll:
    All the above was provided during the Clinton admin. if your district meet the guidlines.
     
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    I like the way Bill Cosby thinks,I think.

    I realize its not as simple as pouring money in to social programs. And I hope your man Obama feels the same Punzy.
     
  19. Miss Kitty

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    Wow, I missed that boat! When I taught school starting in 1976 ALL of those supplies and more came out of my $9,300 salary. Believe me when I tell you, I would have qualified for free lunch.
     
  20. Romeosmydog

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    For some reason I can't give any more rep to you Rapunzel. Thanks for the tongue in cheek response to Skunky. I know that he didn't mean anything by it. I personally would Never underestimate the glory of government cheese. Grandma stood in line with the best of them to get our share of commodities. And the WIC foods, yummy! I ate everything but the freaky cereal that colored the toilet water neon. Once I even tried to buy a skor bar with food stamps at the DAYCO in Freeport. :blush:
     

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