Time to kick off the winter blues

The bad spell in the weather seems to have broken, the sun is shining and I’m in the mood for a little uptempo segue into the weekend. So here’s the great Billy Joe Shaver with a blistering version of his “I’ve Been to Georgia on a Fast Train,” featuring guitar work by his late son Eddy, who sadly fell prey to a heroin addiction.

If you know Shaver’s story, the song is pretty autobiographical, although I’m extremely dubious that he ever rode a fast train to Georgia and given our state Legislature, even more doubtful that he will have a chance to do so in the future.

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TBS
TBS

Faux News........... No-Go sheets

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

While searching Matt Drudge's joint* to see if any clues might emerge as to the source of our blah*3's immunization lament, I happened upon this:

SCHOOL: Students throw away 85% of vegetables served in 'healthy' lunches...

I wonder who among us might have anything to say about the parents' role in raising kids who will eat nutritiously, and not discard healthful dietary items set before them? 

Or, perchance, is this still somehow Obama's fault?

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*In vain, as it turned out. 

fedup52
fedup52

Saw Fiddler on The Roof again yesterday. Rep Tevian was singing if he was rich he would not have to work hard.  Implying being poor he had to work hard.  In short he was saying which class  moocher class falls in.


Wish I was in the lazy bum class.

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CDC flu shot has failed: only 20% of flu strain effective (lowest success rate ever).  However it's not their fault, how could the CDC have predicted the 10s of thousands of Central & South American children with new bug strains would storm the border.  On top of that the government sent all those children around the country only to make America sick.   Leadership failure AGAIN...

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@fedup52  don't tell that to Obama, he approve $10 billion in aid on top of the billions we already supply those 3rd world countries.

LeninTime
LeninTime

@blah blah blah

You mean the medical institutions of the country with the greatest health care system in the world were overwhelmed because it was thrown one curve ball with the new flu strains? 

Interesting.

fedup52
fedup52

@blah blah blah @fedup52  How much money did Pres Obama give to the central American countries?  I will bet not anywhere near the number you put up.

fedup52
fedup52

@blah blah blah  Poor people In third world countries don't have the luxury of getting flu vaccine.  It is unlike the flu bugs will mutate.  The mutation is our creation.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@blah blah blah

the 10s of thousands of Central & South American children with new bug strains would storm the border

Good lord, what fresh hell is this being fed to the gullible today?

Doggone_GA
Doggone_GA

@LeninTime @blah blah blah When it comes to flu, it's unlikely to change any time soon.  They have to predict which strains they like are most likely to be a problem early enough so that the manufacturers have time to grow the strains and create the vaccines.  It's not something that can be done overnight...and if their predictions miss a strain...then the vaccine won't include it.

It's not ever going to be 100% correct...unless they can, someday, devise a universal vaccine that will hit all strains - past and future.

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@Nick_Danger  so why in his speeches is Obama always throwing billions around???  That's all he's got, OUR MONEY and an urge to spend it.

Check out the SOTU speech tonight..  He'll mention over $50 billion in give aways..  Bets???

Bulls_3y3
Bulls_3y3

  Hope your mama doesn't spoon feed you.

Miami (AFP) - This US winter season's flu vaccine has been just 23 percent effective at preventing doctor visits for people of all ages, according to health authorities' early estimates out Thursday. 

AFP January 15, 2015 1:08 PM

WHO report: Tropical countries of the Americas/Central America and the Caribbean Overall in this region, influenza activity was variable. Tropical countries in South America reported influenza-like illness (ILI)and SARIactivity within the expected rangefor this time of the year. RSVcontinuedto circulate but with decreasing trends. In the Plurinational State of Bolivia,influenza A(H1N1)pmd09 and A(H3N2)werethe most frequently detected respiratory virusesin the last two monthswithactivity decreasing since the middle of August.In Colombia, influenza activity continued to circulate, with influenza A(H3N2) as the most frequently detected virus. Similar to Colombia, Venezuela experienced continuous circulation of influenza A(H3N2). Peru also experienced ongoinginfluenzaactivity (34.1% positivity); however,influenza activity waslower compared to last year.

Hopefully, you remember history classes where Indians nations being wiped out with small-pox and measles etc.. from the white man...

fedup52
fedup52

 ..... leaving California in groves???


How HOR seats did CA loose because of the mass exodus.  FYI Non

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

"..... leaving California in groves??? "


That cracks me up. 

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

Okay -- on my way to a meeting (gotta work today -- dagnabbit).  Later Gators!

Crossbreed
Crossbreed

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42111.pdf

We tend to chase our tails on tax rates.  Tax rates within a bandwidth are not linked to growth.  Nevertheless it is feel good stuff to raise taxes on the 1% "because it will definitely help the middle class".

Most rational folks know that rates should be higher on the upper 5-10, the tax base should be widened and ridiculous refundable credits removed, and the IRC and its Regs should be simplified.

Nevertheless us dumb folks will hear "raise taxes on the wealth and the middle class can put its collective space suit because they are going to the moon".

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

"From your link Mick (thought this needed to be highlighted -- mainly because the conned will NEVER click on any links that differ from their preconceived biases):"


Says DebbieDoStupid - the same clown that rips into everyone who does not agree with her liberal views.  Classic!

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@MiltonMan


Oh the irony.

The boy who cries and rips into everyone who does not agree with his views

Don't overdose on those irony and hypocrisy pills

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@Nick_Danger  where's your post nicky???  All I've seen from you are responses nothing original just whiny responses... Waiting...

Philo_Farnsworth
Philo_Farnsworth

Q 4 U Fun !!

You're in a movie theater waiting for the show to begin. As the lights begin to dim someone yells. Would your anxiety meter spike higher if you heard "Fire!" or "Allah Akbar!" ?

Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@Philo_Farnsworth 

We can outlaw speech that tends to cause imminent harm, such as falsely announcing a fire in a crowded theater.

Can we outlaw speech that make us "anxious?"

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

@blah blah blah --  "Huffington Post: 48 Million Americans Are Uninsured Ahead Of Obamacare Changes."


My god you're dumb!  Again, WHERE in that post did it say that Obama predicted 20 million people would SIGN UP for his new program, Obamacare, within the first two years of its existence?  WHERE? 

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@DebbieDoRight @blah blah blah 

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday declined to predict how many people would sign up for Obamacare during the second open enrollment period, and indicated that the number may fall short of past estimates.

The Congressional Budget Office has predicted that 13 million people would be signed up for an insurance plan under the controversial law by 2015. But in response to a question about a numerical target, Burwell indicated that officials are not pledging to hit that number.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell declined on Thursday to predict enrollment numbers under Obamacare for 2015. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images

“There is a CBO number that exists, 13 million… that is based on a trajectory that eventually gets to 25 [million],” she said. “And I think one of the things that is different from when that number was originally put out is, now we actually have information about what happened in the first open enrollment.”

Well, actually, it's not Obama, personally....

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@DebbieDoRight  sad, only 20% of 48 million uninsured Americans now have insurance.  If a business ran that way, they'd be out of business.  Even if it was 20 million it's still only 40% but in the eyes of liberals it's wonderful.

But us stupid people call it a FAILED POLICY