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post #16 of 23
Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I had no idea about this but the implications are obvious. DT here I come.

If you manage to find it, please post the link.

I don't believe that really happened.
post #17 of 23
Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

If you manage to find it, please post the link.

I don't believe that really happened.

I don't know.
All I can do is ask.
post #18 of 23
Lighthouse's OP reminds me of this song:

post #19 of 23
Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


When did that happen?

Wurd....I missed that!!
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
And here we have an expression of "regret."

Excerpted from article linked below.

Golf star Phil Mickelson says he regrets publicly commenting that he may have to leave California over high taxes, saying he should not have spoken out on such a personal topic.

In a statement to Fox News late Monday, Mickelson apologized to anyone he may have "upset or insulted" with the comments that his high tax bracket was causing him to consider “drastic changes” in his life, including possibly moving his family out of state and even retiring from the game of golf.

"Finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions on them public," Mickelson said.

If Mickelson bolts California, the San Diego native could be the Golden State's answer to actor Gerard Depardieu, who renounced his French citizenship and moved to Russia after the French government tried to jack up taxes on the rich. “There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state and, you know, it doesn't work for me right now,” he said. “So I'm going to have to make some changes."

California voters in November approved Proposition 30, which, in addition to raising the state sales tax, carries a menu of new tax brackets that hit millionaires like Mickelson hard. For income exceeding $1 million, the state rate jumped to 13.3 percent from 10.3 percent. For Mickelson, who earned roughly $60 million in 2012, that would be a tax increase of more than $1.8 million.

"If you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state, my tax rate's 62, 63 percent," Mickelson said. "So I've got to make some decisions on what I'm going to do."

Mickelson, who flirted with becoming part owner of the San Diego Padres last year, said there was “absolutely” a correlation between the tax increases and the eventual failure to grab a piece of the Padres franchise, which ultimately sold for $800 million in August.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/01/22/golf-star-phil-mickelson-backtracks-on-further-comment-on-taxes-after-speaking/?test=latestnews#ixzz2IijHJWtU
post #21 of 23
It's out there, guys. Yes, he did, and yes it's still up (but spoilered) and it's censored.
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
There is much to laud here in this politician's Aikido play. Apologizing is wonderful, but the Expectation of Apology Industry needs to be stopped at some point.

A Tennessee state senator is refusing to apologize for what many are calling a "tasteless" joke about pressure cookers in his blog in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Republican State Sen. Stacey Campfield posted a photo of a pressure cooker with "Assault Pressure Cooker (APC)" printed below it.

The photo had labels and arrows pointing to all of the pot's "dangerous" features including a "muzzle break thingy that goes 'up'" and a "tactical pistol grip."

It's also described as "large-capacity, can cook for hours without reloading" and the color was "evil, black."

The blog post was titled, "Here comes Feinstein again," an apparent dig at Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), one of the leading proponents in the battle for gun control. The image implied that pressure cookers might be her next target.

Two pressure cookers were turned into bombs in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 people.

Campfield dismisses the criticism.

"I think it's tasteless when Obama will drag everybody he can up to Capitol Hill and try to pass gun control," Campfield told ABCNews.com today. "I think that was classless and tasteless. I don't hear them complaining about that too much."

"I was showing the hypocrisy of Diane Feinstein, the gun grabbers, of their inability to realize that it is a person that does activity, not an inanimate object, be it a gun or a pressure cooker," he said.

post #23 of 23
Thread Starter 
Zach Efron apologizes for appreciating Martin Luther King and his IG followers. IG?
The 28-year-old actor was slammed on social media for sharing a photo on Monday, aka Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with a caption reading: "I'm grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG."

Unsurprisingly, it took less than 24 hours for Efron to issue a mea culpa. The actor deleted his original post and wrote, "I have nothing but the greatest admiration and respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I realize that last night's post was completely insensitive and I apologize to anyone who I may have offended. So sorry."

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