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AdLib On September - 20 - 2011

For your viewing entertainment, a parody based on our Vox Populi chat last week about the Republican cure for all that ails you, tax cuts! Props to all of our members who contributed to this!

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. agrippa says:

    Tax cuts are, essentially, all that they care about.
    There is no ‘public’ or ‘public good’ or ‘general welfare’.
    All of those are abstractions that do not exist.

  2. PatsyT says:

    Tax Cuts Or Bacon … Warning this conflict may produce seizures!

  3. atdnext says:

    Is there anything the G-O-TEA won’t claim tax cuts can cure? I’m still waiting.

  4. justafarmer says:

    OK, that is putting a smile on my face as I toddle off to sleep!

  5. escribacat says:

    😆 😆 😆

  6. javaz says:

    What a difference between being in a semi-blue state, Colorado, compared to living in Arizona.

    Last night on the news from Denver, the local news did a story about PBO’s plan and raising taxes on the rich for those making a million dollars annually.

    My husband and I braced for it but we were shocked, SHOCKED, that the news from Denver told the truth.

    They explained that the rich pretty much pay what we all do on income, but the difference is that the rich make most of their money from dividends and on those investments they only pay 15%.

    They then went to Boulder, where according to them is where the vast majority are millionaires, and they took a poll asking them what they thought of the tax hike.


    They all said that they have no problem with paying higher taxes and were prepared for it, since they thought the Bush tax breaks on the rich would have expired already.

    And let me reiterate what I’ve said here before -- we’re in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and their actual population is under 2000 people, but it’s a tourist town and the majority of tourists are Texans.

    The tourists have money -- lots of time shares, and summer homes, golf and horseback riding, but honestly, it’s a down home atmosphere, as there not any fancy restaurants.

    Hunters are here BIG time right now and I swear to God that they are all Texans.

    Do you know how much it costs out-of-state people to come here and hunt?

    It’s over 360 dollars for a license to hunt for deer and close to a grand for moose and black bear.

    Texans here are very friendly people.
    They love to talk.

    So, I ask them what they think of their governor, and pretty much, they hate him, or else they don’t follow that “politics-horseshit”.

    They’re really into football, as are the Colorado people, and that’s fun, as we love football, too, but nowhere near like they do here and the Texans really do take the cake in flying their Cowboy and Longhorn flags -- even when they tent camp.

    I swear to God that we’d move here in a New York minute, except for their winters.

    It’s very cold here -- we’ve had one night of freezing temps -- and us desert rats are so not used to that, especially in September.

    But the aspens and scrub oaks are turning colors and it’s so incredibly beautiful.

    There was snow on the upper peaks of the mountains last weekend, but it warmed up, so the snow melted.
    And by warmed up, I mean 63 degrees.

    They do not have a problem with the bark-beetle here killing off their pines, as it gets cold here still and they get over 6 feet of snow.

    We’ve already made arrangements to come back next August through September.

    This is heaven, even with all the Texans!

    • justafarmer says:

      I keep hearing how the rich pay less on dividends. I want to know how that works, because MY meager dividends (along with my pitiful savings account interest) gets taxed along with regular AGI… no separate cheaper tax rate.

    • agrippa says:

      Rich people do get much of their money in dividends and stock trades. Which are capital gains -- 15%.
      The wages are not, actually, that high.

      • justafarmer says:

        How are dividends capital gains? On my tax return it’s right there on on line 9a.
        Oh, I see… I must investigate “qualified dividends” on line 9b…
        I apparently have the “little people” dividends.

    • AlphaBitch says:

      Hey Javaz: I am a Texan, and I love Pagosa. It is one of my favorite places. I think the attraction to Texans is the river. It’s like something from A River Runs Through It. Texans love to fly fish, and it’s a spectacular location.

      While there (at the Springs), I tend to stay away from those with a Texas accent and try to drop my own.

      I DID meet a very cute family from Dallas last August. We were all soaking, their two adorable children playing nearby. The kids walked up and the mom got out to dry them off and get them ready to go to dinner. She stopped toweling the little boy, looked at the dad and said “Mike? Did you give Bubba gum?” The dad denied he had done so. The little girl -- a few years older -- was then queried by an increasing shrill and panicked mama voice as to where Bubba had gotten the gum. The little girl shrugged, and Bubba grinned proudly, pointing to a place on the nearby concrete. We burst out laughing, but I thought the mama was going to hurl. Made me proud -- for just a second -- to be a Texan in Pagosa.

      Have fun, Javaz. Which trailer park are you at???

    • I bet it IS really beautiful there. I’ve been around America to a large extent, but never in Colorado. I know Boulder used to have a large hippie population, and that’s a plus in my opinion. Severe cold weather is hard to get used to. I lived in Boston and New Hampshire and it gets very cold in those places.
      Did you know that Aspen trees are all connected underground? It makes them one humongous organism.

      • SueInCa says:

        I have been to Colorado several times. Last time I went, the company we visited bought us great seats to watch the Giants at Coors Field. I tell you they were the friendliest fans even knowing we were all Giants fans. Colorado Springs has the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. They also have the royal gorge south of Colorado Springs. It is somewht deserty looking but there are pockets of green and the Rockies are breathtaking.

        • javaz says:

          Durango is one hour away, and it’s high desert.

          There’s a Walmart there -- on the outskirts of town, and it’s one of the the saddest Walmart’s that I’ve ever been to, and we have traveled all over the 48 states, except for 5 states.

          Durango is a very cool town, especially if you’re into trains.

          Durango is similar to Scottsdale, Arizona, but much smaller and all about trains.

          There’s a history about it all, and I won’t bore you with that but the trains were not running to Silvervado because of mudslides.

          My husband and I are into traveling.

          We have a trailer that we tow, and before that we drove a C-Class motor home that we bought used, and it was when we owned that that we traveled.

          And then to make it even better, my husband was offered an opportunity in Paris, France, and we did that.

          I never wanted to actually go to Europe, but there was no way that I’d turn it down.

          And I’m very scared of flying, yet I did it anyway.

          It was the chance of a lifetime, and plus, France did not make us place our dog and cats in quarantine.

          We traveled Europe and we went off the beaten path where tourists normally never go.

          We got so lost in Switzerland and stopped for directions from a farmer and it was the Austrian speaking part, and that farmer would not let us go, until he thought that we understood his directions.

          When we were in Florence, Italy we got so horribly lost and because our car had French plates, the policia spoke to us in French.

          People are the same all over the world.

          We all grieve when we lose a loved one and people care about their families and children.

          • Khirad says:

            Yup, did the Durango-Silverton narrow gauge as a kid.

          • SueInCa says:

            What made the Walmart sad?

            • javaz says:

              Hey Sue!
              Sorry to take so long to reply, but the WIFI here is an “iffy” thing at times.

              I think it’s the management at that Walmart that made it sad.
              Poor management.

              We didn’t plan on staying here 2 months, and we only had reservations for one month, but when we were reading that it was still so miserably hot in AZ, we asked for another month and that meant that we needed warmer clothes.

              We both only had one pair of jeans and more important, we needed warmer pajamas for sleeping. (it’s below freezing here at night, but very pleasant during the day since the rains have stopped)

              The store was in disarray, and unlike other Walmarts there was no bakery, and Walmarts usually do have excellent bakeries -- we love bread from Walmart.

              There were hardly any winter clothes for adults.
              Plenty of back-to-school clothes for kids, but when it came to adults, nearly all the racks were sale racks of summer clothes.
              I was hoping to buy a sweater.

              I ended up buying us sweats, and even though the choices were limited for that, I must say that for 5 bucks for the pants and another 5 for the tops, the sweats are exceptional and washed well with no shrinkage or bleeding colors, but sadly, made in China.

              They were also limited on choices of goods -- such as canned foods, packaged bread and even simple things like peanut butter and jelly.
              Very few options were available.

              The store is clean and it was majorly packed, but it was very difficult to find certain things.
              It was good luck in the vitamin aisle!

              There’s a store in town called ALCO and it’s reminiscent of the old SS Kresge stores or Woolworth’s -- do you remember those?
              I was able to get us jeans and sweaters from that store, and the prices were very reasonable and sadly once again, everything was made in China.
              The socks are American made though!

  7. AlphaBitch says:

    So…..does this mean the GOP can be eliminated with…..TAX CUTS?????

    If so, I’m in!

  8. Emerald1943 says:

    I’ve got a migraine headache…should I take a tax cut?? Or would two tax cuts work better??

    Just askin’…. 🙂

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  10. KQuark says:

    I gotta give this one a five ” alt=”PMSL” /> rating. You are on a roll today AdLib.

  11. PatsyT says:

    Hey, My dogs had the worst Case of Fleas.
    We tried everything!
    Do you know what finally worked???
    You guessed it

  12. bito says:

    This is so wrong! We don’t just believe in tax cuts, there’s all those “job-killing regulations” we need to get rid of too!

    Yer Pal,
    John Bohener

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