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John Boehner: Worst Speaker of the House ever, so far
Posted: 22 September 2013 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Aside from being a cry baby, at the drop of a hat, Boehner must also have the testosterone level of a skinny 99 year old woman who has had her ovaries removed.

He can’t stand up to the crazies in his own party, and has thus placed the world economy in jeopardy, again, by joining them in the bid to defund the US government unless the Healthcare Law is defunded (without the ability to offer anything to replace it).

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Posted: 22 September 2013 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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TimB - 22 September 2013 03:44 PM

Aside from being a cry baby, at the drop of a hat, Boehner must also have the testosterone level of a skinny 99 year old woman who has had her ovaries removed.

He can’t stand up to the crazies in his own party, and has thus placed the world economy in jeopardy, again, by joining them in the bid to defund the US government unless the Healthcare Law is defunded (without the ability to offer anything to replace it).

It’s a tragi-comedy.
I think he is just afraid of losing his high profile job.  He probably dreamed of “Speaker” for years.
That’s his biggest accomplishment.  Now he can just ride it out.
He just wants the prestige. He gets to be boss, and however the extremists want to run the show is ok.
He’s got no balls.  Like you said.  The crying thing is relevant in my book.  He’s always loaded too it looks like.

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Posted: 22 September 2013 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I never considered that he may frequently be inebriated.  That could explain the frequent bouts of crying, as some people tend to get teary when they are drunk.  I also agree that he is likely motivated by keeping his job, position, and prestige, more so than by doing what is right for the country.

But someone who lacks the chutzpa to do his job (especially when so much is at stake) is not deserving of prestige.

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Posted: 22 September 2013 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sorry Tim, but to correct a bit of your first statemen, the small amount of testosterone in females is produced in the adrenal glands (the part sitting on top of the main gland), so you’d have to describe her as having had her adrenals removed rather than her ovaries.  LOL

While I agree with your evaluation of him, it appears that the difference between Congressional Republicans and Democrats is that the former are made up of wimps and crackpots while the latter are just wimps.  snake

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Posted: 23 September 2013 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Occam. - 22 September 2013 06:42 PM

Sorry Tim, but to correct a bit of your first statemen, the small amount of testosterone in females is produced in the adrenal glands (the part sitting on top of the main gland), so you’d have to describe her as having had her adrenals removed rather than her ovaries.  LOL...

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See this study indicating that testosterone levels in older women is higher if they are obese, and lower in women who have and a hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/153/3/256.full

But I could add that the skinny 99 year old lady with no ovaries, also had shriveled adrenal glands, and she would still have as much testosterone as Boehner.

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Posted: 23 September 2013 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Damn, that’s the problem with using information learned in a 1949 Zoology or Physiological Psychology class.  I need to turn in my memory for a more recent edition.  LOL

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Posted: 23 September 2013 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TimB - 22 September 2013 03:44 PM

has thus placed the world economy in jeopardy, again, .

Not to derail the thread, but it’s impossible to ignore its relation to another recent thread where TimB offered sympathy to communism.  Yet here he is implicitly admitting that the capitalist tentacles of the U.S. support the world economy (or something).

Just found it interesting.  Carry on.

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Posted: 23 September 2013 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Bryan - 23 September 2013 12:31 PM
TimB - 22 September 2013 03:44 PM

has thus placed the world economy in jeopardy, again, .

Not to derail the thread, but it’s impossible to ignore its relation to another recent thread where TimB offered sympathy to communism.  Yet here he is implicitly admitting that the capitalist tentacles of the U.S. support the world economy (or something).

Just found it interesting.  Carry on.

The world economy is tethered to China also.  They’re communists.
Plus how would offering sympathies to communism in any way be contradictory to stating that the United States could place the world economy in jeopardy?
I didn’t see anything by Tim that stated that The US supports a world economy with tentacles…or something?
Where’s that?
More word twisters and mis-quoters.

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Posted: 23 September 2013 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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VYAZMA - 23 September 2013 12:57 PM
Bryan - 23 September 2013 12:31 PM
TimB - 22 September 2013 03:44 PM

has thus placed the world economy in jeopardy, again, .

Not to derail the thread, but it’s impossible to ignore its relation to another recent thread where TimB offered sympathy to communism.  Yet here he is implicitly admitting that the capitalist tentacles of the U.S. support the world economy (or something).

Just found it interesting.  Carry on.

The world economy is tethered to China also.  They’re communists.

Communists in name only.  As I pointed out in that other thread, China instituted a market-based reform of its economy.  People in China now have property rights that did not exist before, for example.

Plus how would offering sympathies to communism in any way be contradictory to stating that the United States could place the world economy in jeopardy?

 

Who said it was contradictory?

I didn’t see anything by Tim that stated that The US supports a world economy with tentacles…or something?

Right.  I didn’t say Tim said anything like that.  I said he implicitly admits it.  He does that by admitting its central role in the world economy.

Where’s that?
More word twisters and mis-quoters.

Present company excepted, I’m sure. 

If this stuff interests you then pick it up in the other thread, please.  If you pursue it here then it will tend to derail the thread.  That’s not my intention, and I hope you’ll respect that along with the probable wishes of the person starting this thread.  Thanks.

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Posted: 23 September 2013 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Bryan - 23 September 2013 01:08 PM

Communists in name only.  As I pointed out in that other thread, China instituted a market-based reform of its economy.  People in China now have property rights that did not exist before, for example.

Oh, says you?  In name only.  Unless the topic was the suppression of religion. Then I’m sure you would chime in with anti communist rhetoric.
In name only….LOL. 

Who said it was contradictory?

You did. That was the purpose of your post right there.  I get counterpoint and comparative citations. I recognized that in your post.
You gonna be a lackey and deny that?

Right.  I didn’t say Tim said anything like that.  I said he implicitly admits it.  He does that by admitting its central role in the world economy.

Oh good, here you are reaffirming my last statement.  Admits what?  What is he admitting if he says the US plays a central role in the world economy?

Present company excepted, I’m sure. 

If this stuff interests you then pick it up in the other thread, please.  If you pursue it here then it will tend to derail the thread.  That’s not my intention, and I hope you’ll respect that along with the probable wishes of the person starting this thread.  Thanks.

You should have heeded your own advice.  You’re the one trolling around.

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Posted: 23 September 2013 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Brian, as to your off topic remarks.  Communism is down the list of forms of government that I would like to live under.  Though it is ahead of unrestrained Capitalism.  There is no contradiction in this, in recognizing US influence on the World economy. I believe that Capitalism without rational restraints will ultimately lead to severe worldwide economic crisis.

And, segwaying back on topic, Bohner’s inadequacies in getting the House of Representatives to behave rationally and responsibly, is making it likely that the US and world economy will be adversely effected.

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Posted: 23 September 2013 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I see that Sarah Palin has recently called on Republicans to “Woman up.” and “Fight like a girl.” in their efforts to defund the Healthcare Act by holding the funding of the Federal Government hostage.  Perhaps Boehner is taking his marching orders from her.

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Posted: 24 September 2013 05:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Yes Ladies and Gentlemen,  you do in fact live in a nation where a large percentage of your representatives are actually fighting to
prevent you from receiving better healthcare.

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Posted: 24 September 2013 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I believe that best economic system is strongly regulated capitalism.  The only situation in which communism would work is if there were no parasites, no predators, and no one had significant self-interest that affected the needs of the society in any way.

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Posted: 24 September 2013 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Occam. - 24 September 2013 09:08 AM

I believe that best economic system is strongly regulated capitalism.  The only situation in which communism would work is if there were no parasites, no predators, and no one had significant self-interest that affected the needs of the society in any way.

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Not one single person advocated for communism here.
That was just Bryan twisting people’s words around.
That’s how communism came into this discussion.

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VYAZMA - 24 September 2013 02:51 PM
Occam. - 24 September 2013 09:08 AM

I believe that best economic system is strongly regulated capitalism.  The only situation in which communism would work is if there were no parasites, no predators, and no one had significant self-interest that affected the needs of the society in any way.

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Not one single person advocated for communism here.
That was just Bryan twisting people’s words around.
That’s how communism came into this discussion.

When we talk about ecomomic systems, communism is bound to come up. It is an economic system and some people support it. When we discuss economic systems, sometimes we must talk about all of them, even the ones most people would reject. There is good reason to compare them and to understand why some don’t work in the real world.

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