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So now Mitt ISN’T going to get rid of “Obamacare” his first day in office? He’s going to keep stuff — you know, all that stuff people say they like.
But, hey, while this means he’s flipping on one of his top promises, I actually do give him a little credit for warning people before they vote.
Brace yourself Dan. The beers will be $4 – $12.
I can’t wait till this place opens…so fun to be able to bike down the greenway to a cool pub.
Our country and our business world need more servant leaders like the one described in the article linked below.
For those of us who think the race isn’t as tight as the “LW press” would have us believe. We’re not the only ones.
Re: Comment by gdad — September 10, 2012 @ 10:14 am
Let’s see. Mitt liked it when it was a Republican proposal. Liked it when it was the State’s Romneycare. Didn’t like it when it was/is called Obamacare. Will like it again if/when it has his name on it.
Got it. It is all about label recognition — not content.
Sort of a Coke v. Pepi thing, aye?
In case you missed it yesterday, here’s a link to a video of Mitt’s failing to share with the voters his plans for the U.S. “Trust me. The check’s in the mail. I’ll respect you in the morning.” That’s Mitt for you.
“Sort of a Coke v. Pepi thing, aye?”
No way. Pepsi will always be better than Coke.
Re: Comment by Dan Casey — September 10, 2012 @ 12:21 pm
Stand by for Suzie, Steve N., colorado max, pammala, VRWC, or the like to tell you that as a matter of fact (not opinion) you are wrong.
Dan, I don’t see how you could be more wrong. Coke is the far superior soda. You disappoint me.
Comment by Miriam — September 10, 2012 @ 12:28 pm
FWIIW, I don’t like either.
Give me a Dr. Pepper or a dark ale.
This blog has taught me that there are far more cat people and Pepsi people than I would have imagined.
Coke or Pepsi? Actually I prefer Dos Equis ! Stay thirsty my friend!
The democrats united front falls apart over soda debate! News at 11!
#13 Go cats! Boo Pepsi.
I’m with Mr Hicks when in comes to the dark ale (have you ever tried a Bigfoot Ale from Sierra Nevada, dave?). Oh, and nice job bringing the subject back to beer.
As for sodas, I’ll take Coke over Pepsi, and Cheerwine over Dr Pepper.
Pepsi!…Michael Jackson…anyone remember?
OK, so a poll (PPP) that shows Obama up by 5 in Ohio now, also shows that 15 percent of Republicans there think Romney deserves the credit for killing bin Laden.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Re: Comment by dobbs — September 10, 2012 @ 3:09 pm
(have you ever tried a Bigfoot Ale from Sierra Nevada, dave?).
Prefer Black Douglas from Broughton Ales Limited. [http://tinyurl.com/8ltv64m & http://tinyurl.com/8vqlh6c ]
I second gdad…cats are awesome…
And a Pepsi ad from The Invention of Lying sums up me feelings…Pepsi: When they don’t have Coke.
Except when I ask for a Coke and they say they have Pepsi, I get water.
*my feelings, I changed what I was writing midstream and didn’t get that fixed.
The question appeared to be Coke v Pepsi and I prefer Pepsi to Coke, but Dr. Pepper to both! Love cats and love dogs.
“OK, so a poll (PPP) that shows Obama up by 5 in Ohio now, also shows that 15 percent of Republicans there think Romney deserves the credit for killing bin Laden.”
What!? Jeez those Republicans are dumb. Everybody knows Paul Ryan dressed up like ninja and snuck into that compound and strangled Osama with his bare hands. . .
Amazing that five out of six of you regulars can actually disagree with Dano on something. No surprise as to the one who proclaims Pepsi the superior soda though.
Pepsi for me.
“Amazing that five out of six of you regulars can actually disagree with Dano on something. No surprise as to the one who proclaims Pepsi the superior soda though.”
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I’m gonna ban those Coke lovers until they agree with me. /SFO
Dogs, and RC Cola with peanuts in it
Ferrets and Fresca!
Dan, you would indeed do that if you were a right wing blogger. Maybe even like old Lars, you would refuse anyone a comment except you…
Re: Comment by 13 Suns — September 10, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
RC Cola with peanuts in it
Wow, retro urges coming to the fore, here.
Re: Comment by Contrasuzie — September 10, 2012 @ 5:50 pm
Somehow that just fits.
And that is meant as a complement.
Let’s try this for the 100th time. Romneycare and 0bamacare are nothing alike because 0bamacare is a closed loop. It will put private health care out of business.
Re: Comment by Suzie — September 10, 2012 @ 7:48 pm
Looks like what passes for someones mind is a closed loop.
Did everybody see the phony bear hug that’s going viral? Jeez, what a faked photo op. A pizzaria owner in Florida supposedly loves 0bama so much, he gave him a big hug and lifted him off the ground.
First, no small business owner loves the SOB that is about to slap a huge tax on him and hurt business on him like 0bama has.. Secondly, the Secret Service would be all over this guy if it were spontaneous and not prel-planned.
Let’s have a contest to see when 0bama will we called in the miraculously settle the phony Chicago teachers strike. I’m thinking most people except for the very dumb Oprah-watchers will figure this ruse out, and it will backfire.
And did you see? Though there were no classesgoing on, kids still came to the schools for breakfast and lunch. This is what an ultra-liberal nanny-state will do for you. In Chicago, the parents aren’t even asked to feed their kids on non-school days. I guess it would interfere with their crack dealing.
Omg Contra, I remember being a little girl and going to my grandmother’s. She always had Fresca anD YooHoo in the fridge. It seems like Fresca went away and then came back.
OtherJohn, when they tell me they only have Pepsi products I go for the DP.
#34 – I have to agree with you on the Secret Service thing, Suzie. No one grabs the POTUS and hefts him off the ground without a half-dozen Service boys taking him to the ground in a merciless manner. It certainly was pre-approved and staged.
What should really burn you is that the guy is a registered Republican who voted for Obama in ’08 and plans to vote for him again. As far as your first point is concerned, he addressed that issue directly: “It’s my responsibility to be successful at my business and not his.” – http://video.msnbc.msn.com/jansing-and-co/48971481#48971481 – It’s an interesting interview.
Oh my, did “girl” see that the pizza guy is a Republican? I picked this link because someone said it’s Pistol Pete’s favorite:
Cue the obvious predictable response.
Dave Hicks, I went to that link and now I want that scottish ale! Don’t leave me hangin’ man. Where can I get one in Roanoke?
“32.Let’s try this for the 100th time. Romneycare and 0bamacare are nothing alike because 0bamacare is a closed loop.”
And I guess that makes Romney care some kind of open loop, which kinda sounds like an oxymoron.
Actually, I’m liking me some Mitt more and more everyday. Turns out he is for parts of Obamney care, and I saw all those adds he did when he ran against Ted Kennedy for Senate where he talked convincingly about his certain conviction that women have a right to choose. He made sense in those adds.
It must be hard on the guy to have been so successful in making health care universally available for the people of his State, have it become the model for national health care, and then deny the State program’s success and the similarity of the two plans. Probably the best thing he’s ever been able to do for a large number of people and now he has to act like he committed a cardinal sin and feign contrition to the “anybody but Obama branch of the republican party. “
34. Suzie – First of all, I’m a small business owner who appreciates the tax cuts that Obama has provided. Secondly, I’d give him a big hug if he’d come to SC. Guess, you just do not understand moderate politics.
“Did everybody see the phony bear hug that’s going viral? Jeez, what a faked photo op.”
Aww…does Screwzie need a bear hug?
Comment by dobbs — September 10, 2012 @ 9:02 pm
Don’t know about Roanoke.
I get mine plus other ales and wines at http://tinyurl.com/8r32ygw in B’burg.
#33 Saying it 1,000 times doesn’t make it true, suze.
Thanks Mr Hicks. I might look for it this weekend. Maybe Montano’s has it, or Sumdat on the market. If I find it, I’ll let you know.
“…slap a huge tax on him and hurt business on him…”
Hurt business on him?! LOL!
Only the Oprah-watchers in here thinks the small-business owner bear-hugging 0bama was a spontaneous authentic event. First of all, it’s very difficult to find a business owner who voted for 0bama in 2008. Secondly, if you do, a bear hug is not what they would give him. since 0bama is talking about raising their federal income tax burden AND hitting them with the stiff 0bamacare tax.
At least J.M. White understands the Secret Service would never allow this guy to manhandle the president unless this were fully staged, rehearsed, and pre-approved. It’s as ridiculous as the six 0bama events in 2008 in which people, always in plain view of 0bama, “fainted” in awe of the great leader.
Just for kicks and giggles, how many of you liberals in here believe this hug was spontaneous?
Pepsi Next – Cherry Vanilla!!! They can’t keep that stuff on the shelves in my local stores!
dobbs, Wine Gourmet, Mr. Bills, Kroger Cave Spring for beers. Sumdat keeps their store in the 70s-80s and are completely ruining the beers by the way they are storing them. Montano’s is ok, but a bit limited and overpriced. Vintage Cellar easily best place to buy beer in swva based on selection and pricing.
Some people jump on every typo and every insert or revision that wasn’t edited and cleaned up. My mind goes a million miles and hour, and I don’t proof everything. Sorry if I don’t care.
In Massachusetts, if leave your private insurer, it won’t go out of business because there are 49 other states in which it can operate. With 0bamacare, all private insurance will go belly-up because they won’t be able to afford the insane pre-existing condition provision.
Oh yeah Suzie, why would anyone vote for Obama when we could virtually have this guy back?
May God have mercy! As we remember 9/11 and the victims, heroes and sacrifice of our military and their families, let’s remember all those questions that have still gone unanswered.
Suzie #51: “Sorry if I don’t care”. Remember that next time you “jump on every typo and every insert or revision that wasn’t edited and cleaned up”!
Yeah Suzie, only the Oprah-watchers and the small business owner who did it.
I mention “Oprah-watcher” and Sandi chimes in. I guess she’s a mind reader.
But she really is the classic 0prah-watcher. Undiscerning, not overly bright, Needs to be taken care of. Just buy whatever the huckster is selling. No questions asked.
#51 “My mind goes a million miles and hour, and I don’t proof everything. Sorry if I don’t care.”
Said the hypocrite who jumps on typos. BTW, suzie, get off the meth and you mind won’t race so much.
Seriously? Poor Suzie, when you MENTION something and then someone “chimes in”, that does not make them a “mind reader” dear, it makes them a post reader.
Considering the lies and swill you sell I would be careful about calling anyone else “Undiscerning, not overly bright”. If indeed I bought “whatever the huckster is selling”, I would have found something you said over the past few years to be genuine, honest or appealing. Alas, I am bright enough not to have fallen for your hooey, ever!
You are the one who married money, so who is it that is being “taken care of”?
No, that’s actually not true. We were fairly poor when we got married. In fact I supported us the first few years.
#55 @ 10:22am – I have to disagree, Sandi, based on my training alone. When protecting an asset, you don’t allow any potential threat (and when protecting the POTUS, everything is a potential threat) within arm’s reach, ever. Once within arm’s reach, your asset is in immediate danger; you are trained to assume so even if the situation seems benign. Not to be crude, but this dude was a large man and it takes less than a second to break someone’s neck, deliver a strike to crush a trachea or exert the ~35 lbs of pressure needed to pull his throat from his body.
If this had truly been spontaneous, the video of this incident would’ve had a much different ending. Secret Service agents train day-in and day-out for these situations. Their reaction would’ve been automatic; they don’t wait for a sign from the president that he’s in danger. In fact, they’re one of the few agencies that can defy a direct order from the president.
This guy was likely patted down and asked a grueling series of questions before being allowed to even shake Obama’s hand. This is why the Service has forward teams – to come in and make threat assessments.
It is absolutely ludicrous to think that this was an unapproved, unplanned event. You’re much smarter than that.
#60 Of course he was patted down, JM. These things are arranged ahead of time. Witness the request to cookie dude that he turned down. Of course this guy had been checked out ahead of time. So what?
Gdad: In #48 (6:48AM), Suzie stated, “Only the Oprah-watchers in here thinks the small-business owner bear-hugging 0bama was a spontaneous authentic event.” to which Sandi in #55 (10:22AM) replied, “Yeah Suzie, only the Oprah-watchers and the small business owner who did it.”
To me, that implies that Sandi does indeed think that this was a spontaneous event. The training, policies and procedures of the Secret Service fly in the face of that assertion. If Sandi wishes to clarify that statement further and notify me of my misinterpretation of her statement (should that be the case), I welcome it and would apologize accordingly. I was merely trying to clear this up… in my normal, overly-wordy way, of course.
No, that’s actually not true. We were fairly poor when we got married. In fact I supported us the first few years.
Comment by Suzie — September 11, 2012 @ 12:20 pm
Right Suzie Q. And you have seen Romney’s tax returns too.
My mind goes a million miles AND hour, and I don’t proof everything.”
Classic sign of ADHD. I hear Ritalin helps.
How did that ‘not proofing everything’ thing work for you when you worked as an engineer?
No, that’s actually not true. We were fairly poor when we got married. In fact I supported us the first few years.”
A real man doesn’t let his wife support him.
Well, you don’t support your man, do you, ace?
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