Mar
03

Securely Support the Bottom

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This is not an anonymous quote. It comes from a friend.


Categories : Economy, Popular Culture

Comments

  1. I like it. Says it all.

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  2. Ascend of Asheville says:

    Nicely put.

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  3. I like their earlier, funnier work.

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  4. Daniel Hopkins says:

    So what? Finish the thought, what does the quote prompt you to conclude? What acts, policy, change is needed to secure the bottom?

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  5. …And then, at the other end of the bag:

    “This convention will be different,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said in Charlotte last year. “We will make this the first convention in history that does not accept any funds from lobbyists, corporations or political action committees. This will be the first modern political convention funded by the grassroots, funded by the people.”

    OK, we knew that was baloney early on:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/21/democratic-national-conve_n_1691786.html

    But the shoes keep dropping:

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/01/2718072/duke-energy-wont-be-repaid-10.html

    Duke Energy will not be repaid a $10 million line of credit it guaranteed the city of Charlotte to host the Democratic National Convention last year.

    The nation’s largest utility confirmed Thursday that it will not be repaid.

    Duke had indicated in November it did not expect to be repaid. The utility said it can claim the money as a business expense for tax purposes. Duke shareholders will pay $6 million of the cost.

    The rest will be paid by taxpayers. But my favorite line:

    “At the end of the day, we’ll do our best to get our money back”

    Oh, I’m sure they will.

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  6. Speaking of the bottom:

    State representatives of North Carolina have introduced a bill that, if passed, would “clarify” an already existing state law to prohibit the display of butt cracks.

    “Some North Carolina men worry that if the bill passes, they might be penalized for wearing “comfortable clothing,” but the bill’s other co-sponsor, State Rep. Tim Moffitt, (R), told WBUT, “Just put a piece of duct tape over the offending areas. You know what they say – duct tape fixes everything. If it hurts to pull off the tape, try shaving.”

    And then there’s this:

    The party gave a total of $250,342 to help Tim Moffitt, including a $15,000 electronic-funds transfer and about $15,000 for direct-mail pieces in the week before the election, to help the one-term lawmaker fend off a challenge from Democrat Jane Whilden.

    http://www.yesweekly.com/triad/article-15499-team-gop.html

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  7. Davyne Dial says:

    I look forward to the relief of never again begin exposed to a butt crack in the State of NC.

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