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  1. It's simple, when you are through shopping and are ready to leave . . . just back out and leave! It shouldn't concern you whether someone is waiting for your parking spot or not! Why make someone else wait by acting childish and wasting time for both of us! It's ridiculous that anyone would waste their own time trying to hold up someone else from parking in the spot they are vacating . . . good grief! :whistle::w00t::whistle:
  2. I hate it when I'm waiting for a parking spot and people do childish things like you just described! :w00t:
  3. That's ridiculously low for a player of his caliber. I thought he would have gotten a longer term deal in the neighborhood of 5 - 7 years at least $10-$12 million per year! If the Rangers had any sense, they would have signed him to a longer contract! :w00t: He must really like the Rangers organization! :w00t:
  4. There is a double standard when it comes to racism. Some minorities are allowed to make all the racists statements they want and it gets little or no attention in the liberal media. If a non minority whispers something that might be remotely construed as a racist remark . . . "Katy bar the door", it would be front page news and all over TV for days with demands of resignations or firings! :whistle:
  5. The Dimocrats are starting to saddle up their Donkeys for 2008! :dancingbanana: It looks like aLGore is crawling out of the woodwork to make a run! :w00t: Kerry is still licking his wounds and will be back for 2008! :w00t: Hillary just said the House of Representatives is "run like a plantation"! That'll get get her a lot of main stream American support! :whistle::w00t::w00t: It's going to be great!!! :dancingbanana::w00t::dancingbanana:
  6. I think the 400 number may be low :whistle:
  7. It could possibly turn into a Class A district with West Sabine, Garrison and Timpson . . . and maybe Teneha, Beckville, Mt Inner Tube or Joaquin :whistle::w00t::whistle:
  8. No . . . I have never cheated on an exam in high school or college :w00t: . . . and for your information, I graduated from college with honors and probably could have also gone to Harvard if I had wanted to. :whistle:
  9. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 1:43 a.m. EST Newsmax.com Former Vice President Al Gore's assertion that President Bush "repeatedly and persistently" broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without a court warrant did not fall on deaf ears in Washington, D.C. In fact, the Republican National Committee swiftly reacted to the loser of the 2000 presidential election, with RNC press secretary Tracey Schmitt stating: "Al Gore's incessant need to insert himself in the headline of the day is almost as glaring as his lack of understanding of the threats facing America. While the president works to protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats deliver no solutions of their own, only diatribes laden with inaccuracies and anger." The RNC then showed why Gore's comments are hard to swallow, providing these insightful reminders: # Once Upon A Time, Gore Talked Tough About Cracking Down On Terrorists: In 1999, Vice President Gore Declared: "Hear Me Well - We Will Fight The Reckless Violence Of Terrorism And We Will Never Yield To Terrorism, Ever." (Joe Carroll, "Clinton Exhorts Parties to Surmount Last Hurdle," The Irish Times, 3/18/99) At A 1996 Counter-Terrorism Event Gore Said: "The Bottom Line Is That President Clinton And I And The Members Of This Commission Have Pledged To The Families Of The Victims Of Terrorism That We're Going To Take The Strongest Measures Possible To Reduce The Risk Of Another Tragedy In The Future." (Al Gore, White House Briefing, 9/5/96) # Clinton/Gore Administration Used Warrantless Searches: Clinton Administration Deputy Attorney General Jamie S. Gorelick: "(T)he Department Of Justice Believes, And The Case Law Supports, That The President Has Inherent Authority To Conduct Warrantless Physical Searches For Foreign Intelligence Purposes And That The President May, As Has Been Done, Delegate This Authority To The Attorney General." (Deputy Attorney General Jamie S. Gorelick, Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence, U.S. House Of Representatives, Testimony, 7/14/94) In 1994, President Clinton Expanded The Use Of Warrantless Searches To Entirely Domestic Situations With No Foreign Intelligence Value Whatsoever. In A Radio Address Promoting A Crime- Fighting Bill, Mr. Clinton Discussed A New Policy To Conduct Warrantless Searches In Highly Violent Public Housing Projects." (Charles Hurt, "'Warrantless' Searches Not Unprecedented," The Washington Times, 12/22/05) "One Of The Most Famous Examples Of Warrantless Searches In Recent Years Was The Investigation Of CIA Official Aldrich H. Ames, Who Ultimately Pleaded Guilty To Spying For The Former Soviet Union. That Case Was Largely Built Upon Secret Searches Of Ames' Home And Office In 1993, Conducted Without Federal Warrants." (Charles Hurt, "'Warrantless' Searches Not Unprecedented," The Washington Times, 12/22/05) President Bill Clinton: "(T)he Attorney General Is Authorized To Approve Physical Searches, Without A Court Order, To Acquire Foreign Intelligence Information For Periods Of Up To One Year ..." (President Bill Clinton, Executive Order 12949, "Foreign Intelligence Physical Searches," 2/9/95) # Meanwhile, Polling Shows Americans Support President Bush's Decision On Wire Tapping: "(A Rasmussen Reports Survey Found) Sixty-Four Percent (64 percent) Of Americans Believe The National Security Agency (NSA) Should Be Allowed To Intercept Telephone Conversations Between Terrorism Suspects In Other Countries And People Living In The United States … Just 23 percent Disagree." (Rasmussen Reports' Web site, http://www.rasmussenreports.com, Accessed 1/6/06) Eighty-One Percent (81 percent) Of Republicans Believe The NSA Should Be Allowed To Listen In On Conversations Between Terror Suspects And People Living In The United States. That View Is Shared By 51 percent Of Democrats ..." (Rasmussen Reports' Web site, http://www.rasmussenreports.com, Accessed 1/6/06) # The FISA Court Does Not Provide Flexibility Needed To Fight The War On Terrorism: President Bush: "(T)he (9/11) Commission Criticized Our Nation's Inability To Uncover Links Between Terrorists Here At Home And Terrorists Abroad. Two Of The Terrorist Hijackers Who Flew A Jet Into The Pentagon, Nawaf Al Hamzi And Khalid Al Mihdhar, Communicated While They Were In The United States To Other Members Of Al Qaeda Who Were Overseas." (President Bush, Radio Address, Washington, D.C., 12/17/05) 9/11 Commission Report: "On January 15, (2000) Hazmi And Mihdhar Arrived In Los Angeles. ... After The Pair Cleared Immigration And Customs At Los Angeles International Airport, We Do Not Know Where They Went. ... We Do Not Pick Up Their Trail Until February 1, 2000 ..." ("Final Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States," The 9/11 Commission Report, 7/22/04) Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "The Operators Out At NSA Tell Me That We Don't Have The Speed And The Agility That We Need, In All Circumstances, To Deal With This New Kind Of Enemy. You Have To Remember That FISA Was Passed By The Congress In 1978. There Have Been Tremendous Advances In Technology ... Since Then." (Attorney General Gonzales, Press Conference, 12/19/05) The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol: "Remember Moussaoui? Remember August 2001? The FBI Wanted To Go To The FISA Court To Get Surveillance Capabilities Based On What They Found On His Computer, And The Justice Department Decided No. Now, The Patriot Act Did Not Change That Standard Of FISA ..." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 12/18/05) Kristol: "I Wish Bill Clinton Had Done This. I Wish We Had Tapped The Phones Of The People Of Mohammed Atta Here Into The United States If We Discovered Phone Calls From Afghanistan To Him. That Was Why 9/11 Happened. That's What Connecting The Dots Is." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 12/18/05) 9/11 Commission Report: "The Agents In Minnesota Were Concerned That The U.S. Attorney's Office In Minneapolis Would Find Insufficient Probable Cause Of A Crime To Obtain A Criminal Warrant To Search Moussaoui's Laptop Computer. Agents At FBI Headquarters Believed There Was Insufficient Probable Cause. Minneapolis Therefore Sought A Special Warrant Under The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act To Conduct The Search ... FBI Headquarters Did Not Believe This Was Good Enough, And Its National Security Law Unit Declined To Submit A FISA Application." ("Final Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States," The 9/11 Commission Report, 7/22/04) # Bush Administration's Wiretapping Authorization Has Been Successful: "Officials Have Privately Credited The Eavesdropping With The Apprehension Of Lyman Faris, A Truck Driver Who Pleaded Guilty In 2003 To Planning To Blow Up The Brooklyn Bridge." (Peter Baker, "President Says He Ordered NSA Domestic Spying," The Washington Post, 12/18/05)
  10. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :w00t:
  11. You could add to that by saying "I personally had never killed another human being nor have I been kicked out of Harvard for cheating on an exam" :w00t:
  12. Eighteen wheelers on the interstate that swerve over in the left lane just as you are about to pass, then slow down and block traffic for miles! Eighteen wheelers that pull out in front of you at intersections and force you to slow down or run into them! Eighteen wheelers that never move out of the left lane and force you to pass them on the right side! Eighteen wheelers on the roads . . . period! :w00t:
  13. :w00t: I think President Bush should use this tactic on the liberal Washington press corp when they misquote and misrepresent him! I thought it was great a couple of years ago when he decided to "ignore" Helen Thomas for her ridiculous liberal slant and misrepresentation of his policies! :w00t: Yahoo News Mon Jan 16, 10:29 AM ET TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Monday banned CNN journalists from working there after the broadcaster misquoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying Iran wanted nuclear weapons, the ISNA students news agency said. CNN's simultaneous translation of Ahmadinejad's lengthy news conference on Saturday included the phrase "the use of nuclear weapons is Iran's right." In fact, what the Iranian president said was that "Iran has the right to nuclear energy," the official IRNA news agency reported. CNN later clarified in an apology on Sunday night. Iran denies any intention of seeking nuclear weapons, saying it wants atomic technology merely for the generation of electricity. ISNA said Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry deemed the error a "violation of professional ethics" and suspended CNN journalists from working in Iran until further notice. CNN does not have a permanent bureau in Iran but a local journalist is a contributor to the network and visiting correspondents are occasionally given permission to enter the country on short assignments.
  14. My investment portfolio increased by almost 38% in 2005 and I look for solid gains again in 2006 and beyond . . . all thanks to the booming economy stimulated by these "smoke and mirror" taxcuts and their net affect on the economy! I am contemplating retiring early and starting a private business in the next two or three years! :w00t:
  15. Heritage Foundation by William W. Beach and Rea S. Hederman, Jr. January 5, 2006 This Thursday marks the beginning of a renewed effort by the White House economic team to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. Bush Administration officials will carry this message to key states: their tax policy program has helped the U.S. economy to thrive, with steady job creation and strong economic growth. If the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 are allowed to expire, millions of working families will see their economic prospects dim, their job opportunities diminish, and economic uncertainty rise. The central provisions of these landmark tax bills are scheduled to expire over the next five years, which means that taxes will rise dramatically for most taxpayers. Between now and January 1, 2011 (five short years away), * Tax rates will rise substantially in each tax bracket, some by 450 basis points; * Low-income taxpayers will see the 10-percent tax bracket disappear, and they will have to pay taxes at the 15-percent rate; * Married taxpayers will see the marriage penalty return; * Taxpayers with children will lose 50 percent of their child tax credits; * Taxes on dividends will increase beginning on January 1, 2009; * Taxes on capital gains will increase, also beginning on January 1, 2009; and * Federal death taxes will come back to life in 2011, after fading down to nothing in 2010. What make this tax nightmare scenario particularly scary are the economic benefits that will never be realized if the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts disappear. Businesses are watching now to see if Congress will make permanent the first to expire of the major economic growth components of the 2001 and 2003 tax acts—lower taxes on dividends and capital gains. Failing to make permanent the low tax rates on investment would signal to businesses of all sizes that the other major elements of the Bush tax plan will also be allowed to expire. They would adjust their investment and hiring accordingly. Economists in the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation used a mainstream model of the U.S. economy to project the economic effects of making the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent. Their report estimates significant economic gains throughout the period from 2006 through 2014, particularly after 2008. For example, making certain that taxes on investment remain low will add about 285,000 jobs per year in fiscal years 2008 and 2009. In those two years alone, lower taxes on capital gains and dividends mean an additional $70 billion in economic output and an additional $110 billion in disposable income for households. If Congress makes the tax cuts permanent, the major economic benefits begin in 2011. For example, * Total employment will rise by 1,087,000 jobs per year, on average; * Annual GDP will be over $111 billion higher, after inflation; * Personal savings will grow by $163 billion per year, on average, after inflation; and * After-tax household income will grow by an annual average of $274 billion per year, after inflation. However, these benefits become economic losses if Congress fails to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. What is the cost of failing to act? Over one million lost jobs each year between 2011 and 2014; over a hundred billion dollars less in economic output per year; slower wage and salary growth; slower savings growth; and so on. The need for Congress to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent is clear. The four attached charts focus on the employment gains from making the tax cuts permanent—or, alternatively, the forgone potential growth should Congress fail to act. Chart 1 presents the average annual growth in employment for each state between 2008 and 2014 if the tax cuts are made permanent. The year 2008 is important from a policy perspective because investors, workers, and business owners will know then whether or not significantly higher taxes are in their future as the low tax rate on capital gains and dividends is now set to expire on December 31, 2008. Chart 2 presents the average annual growth in disposable personal income in every state if the tax cuts are made permanent. Chart 3 focuses on the states that the Bush economic team will visit in the coming days and covers the four-year period, from 2011 through 2014, during which the biggest economic gains from permanency will be realized, while Chart 4 presents income growth over the same period—but only, that is, if Congress makes the tax cuts permanent. Rea S. Hederman, Jr., is Senior Policy Analyst in, and William W. Beach is Director of, the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation.
  16. I knew it . . . . rather than look at the evidence you play the old "I'll just ignore the evidence" card! Typical liberal response!!! :w00t: . . . and Deuce, this is exactly the type of evidence that proves President Bush did not take us to war without good cause! :whistle:
  17. It is absolutely ridiculous that people like Ted Kennedy and Patrick Leahy are allowed to sit in judgement of someones fitness to be a supreme court justice. These two "meat heads" are among the most ethically challenged individuals to ever grace the senate. I don't even have to tell you about Teddy's issues. For those of you younger members who may not be familiar with "Leaky Leahy" as he is widely known for his track record of leaking classified information to the media. Leahy was the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, before he had to resign the post in disgrace 14 years ago after acknowledging he divulged secret information to a reporter. :turned:
  18. Don't look for this to be widely reported in the main stream media either. It doesn't fit into the "Bush lied and people died" liberal mentality! :w00t: Anything that is revealed linking Saddam and Iraq to terrorism will surely be explained away by the left because it just couldn't be true and it doesn't fit into their anti-Bush, "we shouldn't have attacked Iraq" play book! :whistle:
  19. From what I saw during the playoffs, I believe Celina would have won state in either division in Class AAA this past season. AAA seemed to be down overall in 2005 from the past few years. Not meaning to bash Tatum, but I don't think they were anywhere close to where Gilmer or Atlanta was the past two seasons when they won AAA championships. :whistle:
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