Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 December 2012
Posted on 12/30/2012 4:25:17 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
December 30th, 2012
Guests to be interviewed on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): President Barack Obama.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif.; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
I saw that slogan on the CFON can and smirked.
We got a world where maybe one out of every one hundred thousand people are allergic to nuts and the whole world has to watch out for them.
So of course CFON has to reassure the low information voters that there are, indeed, NO nuts in their coffee. Idiots, the whole lot of them.
Now I got a lady coming to my book club thing next week and she can’t eat gluten.
I don’t know nothing about gluten but I know it’s the latest and greatest way for boring people to get attention, that’s how I see it.
I have no idea what to serve her but all I can do is ask her what the hell she can eat.
She tells me that even though something says no gluten it doesn’t mean it’s free of it so even something hyped as having NO gluten might, indeed, have gluten.
Well gag me with a spoon.\
Anybody got any suggestions/experience with this sort of thing?
Every Sunday morning around 5 AM I make 12 cups of Kona or the equivalent. By noon its all gone.I’m starting to run out now.....
This could be the post of the week here.
I assume your cuts in equipment would be commensurate with the size of the force. How many ships, planes, tanks, etc. should this new 500,000 force have? What would be the breakdown among the various services? What percentage of our GDP should be spent on defense?
As of 30 September 2010, 1,430,895 people were on active duty in the military, with an additional 848,000 people in the seven reserve components. You are proposing a reduction of two thirds in active duty personnel.
The Chinese have 2.3 million active duty personnel. Russia has 1 million. Mexico has 267,000. ROK 640,000.
Shouldn't our military be structured based on threat assessments and the capabilities of our potential enemies?
Thanks for that info, Fishtalk. Maybe she said guard, not armed guard....but you see how I interpreted that? I assumed armed, regardless of what she said.....I’m sure I wasn’t alone.
And when they come to me to complain, I will be tempted to say, "That's because Barack Obama thinks you're rich." Not sure what the reaction would be to that comment.
Love yur banana clip, er, magazine?
Tell her to bring her own snacks if she can’t tell you what she CAN eat.
The original need for any government at all was to keep us safe from foreign intervention and preserve the currency. Not epa, not SS, not medicare, unending unemployment benefits, free obama phones!! We have lost sight of what is truly important to preserve our country. Sad days ahead I fear.
Must be because they are well on their way.
I’m an old payroll guy.
What about the 2% reduct in FICA withholding?
THAT affects waaaaaay more people than most anything.
Keep ear open for this as if they don’t renew it the hollering will be deafening.
Yes. We have nuclear weapons, and a distinct advantage in drone / remote warfare technology. And we are not in a declared war. Along with the 1.4 million active duty you cite, we also have the 20,000 contractor Secretary Of State army in Iraq, the TSA, and other people we don't want to call military on various payrolls all over the place.
So if we did have a shooting war, and we can send in drones or warplanes stationed in Missouri, why do we need a military geared to sending 300-400,000 troops somewhere for years at a time with no end result in mind?
again, I agree. We’ve lost the education system to the liberals. ....it’s sad and frightening at the same time.
I am going to ask her as I’d be perfectly fine with preparing her something that will work for her.
She’s a nice lady but every time there’s big hoopla about her thing with gluten.
Her doctor, for reasons she elaborates that only confuse me, has not found anything indicating she has issues with gluten but I dunno, she says he’s wrong.
Husband and I met her and her husband at a restaurant oncit. Man she had to go back to the kitchen and read all the ingredients on the packages....it was a hoot.
Today it seems that everyone is either allergic to something or they are on some special diet.
Except for me.....I take meds to clear out my sugar, fat in my blood, cholesterol in my blood...yada, yada.
I can eat anything.
Do not rant at me. Lost 15 pounds at last doctor appts, mostly cause I exercise.
Now THERE’S a concept.
I happened to have written an article about my unique way of exercising for “Chicken Soup for the New You”. Doctor was so intrigued so I gave her an autographed copy of the book, thank me very much.
Also was picked up for my contribution for Chicken Soup for the Soul’s “I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That”. Get paid $300 for each contribution plus a dozen free books. Everyone knows me what has a dog got a signed book from me.
Including my priest Father Jim who has a dog what looks just like him.
Great nations and civilizations in decline always have this battle--Guns versus Butter. Because it has more constituents, butter wins. The welfare state is collapsing. It needs more revenue to keep it treading water. Once defense is eviscerated, the next step is to raise taxes on everyone to keep the spending going. We have seen this played out in Europe over the past 65 years.
Eventually, faced with the inevitable fiscal reality, the benefits of the welfare state must be cut. This causes people to go to the streets in protest demanding what the government promised them. Civil unrest and disorder are the result. Big government and the loss of liberty are needed to restore order.
The bottomline is that the American public wants all of the benefits of the welfare state but without paying for them. I say let's go over the cliff and present the American people with the bill instead of insulating them from the costs, which are passed down to their children and grandchildren.
New thing is those eligible for free cell phones now...
....ELIGIBLE FOR FREE INTERNET IN THEIR HOME!!!!
Just like the income tax rates, the FICA tax/contribution needs a permanent change or we need to go back to the original rate. Having more temporary tax rate changes is a suicide path, sort of like poking yourself with a bullet hoping that repetition can overcome the slow rate of penetration.