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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:21 am

How bout this one:

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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:22 am

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Edit: You beat me to it.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby Meade » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:25 am

Especially that one.

Nice digital workmanship, Brian. I mean Stebben.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby nutria » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:45 am

Meade wrote:Show of hands, please, for all who care about Stu Boy's feelings about anything.

I thought so.


What I like is the originality. The childish, petty, originality.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby johnfajardohenry » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:19 pm

ColumbiaCounty wrote:Bananas are delicious and I often eat them for breakfast.


I particularly like a banana mashed into a big bowl of black bean soup along with some rice and diced raw onion.

Yum, yum.

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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby johnfajardohenry » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:22 pm

DCB wrote:Once global warming really kicks in, you'll be able to grow bananas in your backyard.


If it continues as it has for the past century (0.8 degrees per 100 years) you may have to wait a millennium or two.

On the other hand, if it continues as it has since 1998, you will be skiing and iceskating in July in far less time.

Bananas will be the least of your worries.

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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby johnfajardohenry » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:25 pm

Stu Levitan wrote:Show of hands, please, for all who care about John Boy's feelings about right-to-work-for-less laws.

I thought so.


And yet here you are...

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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby johnfajardohenry » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:31 pm

nutria wrote:What I like is the originality. The childish, petty, originality.


I get the impression that many of the members on this forum would get the vapors and have to go lie down if an original idea got within 100 yards of them. There are a few notable exceptions but only a few.

For the most part it seems like they just listen to what the intellectuals say. Then they repeat it, often without the faintest idea of what they are talking about.

Right to work seems to be one example.

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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby jman111 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:34 pm

Maybe they wrote a paper on it once.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby pjbogart » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:32 pm

jman111 wrote:Maybe they wrote a paper on it once.


I once wrote a paper on writing papers so that gives me the credentials to criticize anyone who has ever written a paper.

John Henry wrote lots of papers on refrigeration, so he's qualified to talk all about global warming, because it has to do with temperatures and stuff.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby ColumbiaCounty » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:16 pm

johnfajardohenry wrote:
DCB wrote:Once global warming really kicks in, you'll be able to grow bananas in your backyard.


If it continues as it has for the past century (0.8 degrees per 100 years) you may have to wait a millennium or two.

On the other hand, if it continues as it has since 1998, you will be skiing and iceskating in July in far less time.

Bananas will be the least of your worries.

John Henry

I also very much like squirrels. They are so darn cute.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby kurt_w » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:23 pm

johnfajardohenry wrote:I get the impression that many of the members on this forum would get the vapors and have to go lie down if an original idea got within 100 yards of them.


By jove, I think he's got something there.

How many people here were willing to seriously consider the (very original!) idea that President Obama would abruptly decide to step down in the last few days before the election, presumably in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to avoid the abject humiliation of once again winning by a larger margin than that by which his Republican predecessor won either of his elections?

Golly, I do believe JFH is right! We are a bunch of closed-minded, unimaginative drones.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby Detritus » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:12 pm

kurt_w wrote:Golly, I do believe JFH is right! We are a bunch of closed-minded, unimaginative drones.
Can't let those pesky facts get in the way of your imagination--that would be too intellectual.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:51 pm

I largely agree with JFH, although I am too young to have any firsthand experience to draw on. My father has told stories about working as a scab in a paper bag factory in his youth, so maybe I was subconsciously imbued with a cynicism toward union activity while growing up.

RTW isn't a perfectly logical solution to union excesses, but in practice, it is a balancing factor that might serve to curb them somewhat. Instead of RTW, I'd prefer a simple removal of existing collective bargaining laws and overturning of associated legal precedent. A convenient motto for this proposal might be something with a familiar ring: "Repeal Wagner" I'll be ordering about 10,000 bumper stickers with that slogan tonight, so place your orders here at TDPF ASAP.
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Re: Thanks, Wisconsin

Postby WestSideYuppie » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:52 pm

How many months until Michigan's Governor complains that there is a shortage of qualified workers in Michigan?
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