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A+ joke though
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SMBC = thumbs up.
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Speed traps in Canada.

Discuss.
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They have cars in Canada? I thought they all traveled by dogsled.
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They have cars in Canada? I thought they all traveled by dogsled.

Ah, teyk aff, hoozer.
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Put a mouse in a beer bottle while you're at it.
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So with the mid-terms coming up I've started to pay attention to political scandals and how they might impact the outcome. The conclusion I've come to is a drunken party in Alaska gets more reporting. I had no idea a John Walsh (D) Senator from Montana has dropped out of re-election bid because he has been busted for plagiarizing his Master's thesis. In California we have three Dems gone at the state level, Yee for corruption and gun running (yikes!), Calderon indicted for influence peddling and Wright convicted for it. Patrick Cannon (D), mayor of Charlotte convicted for accepting bribes, Gordon Fox (D) leader of the RI state Senate resigned after FBI raided his house and office, in NY assemblyman William Scarabourgh (D) raided by FBI for suspected abuse of public funds, in IL representative Keith Farnhan (D) for child porn (double yikes!), the VA scandal (no idea why it's a scandal, this has been status quo for decades, including under Bush and Clinton). I actually had to look at a list in wiki to find out about the Obama appointee from the NLRB that resigned due to egregious ethics violations...


The list goes on. Why no reports? confused.gif
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So with the mid-terms coming up I've started to pay attention to political scandals and how they might impact the outcome. The conclusion I've come to is a drunken party in Alaska gets more reporting. I had no idea a John Walsh (D) Senator from Montana has dropped out of re-election bid because he has been busted for plagiarizing his Master's thesis. In California we have three Dems gone at the state level, Yee for corruption and gun running (yikes!), Calderon indicted for influence peddling and Wright convicted for it. Patrick Cannon (D), mayor of Charlotte convicted for accepting bribes, Gordon Fox (D) leader of the RI state Senate resigned after FBI raided his house and office, in NY assemblyman William Scarabourgh (D) raided by FBI for suspected abuse of public funds, in IL representative Keith Farnhan (D) for child porn (double yikes!), the VA scandal (no idea why it's a scandal, this has been status quo for decades, including under Bush and Clinton). I actually had to look at a list in wiki to find out about the Obama appointee from the NLRB that resigned due to egregious ethics violations...


The list goes on. Why no reports? confused.gif

I get my news from the Daily Mail and other foreign papers. The foreign press covers U.S. politics much better than "our" press.
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I saw some reports in the national media that a GOP candidate in Louisiana had made the racist remark that Harry Reid ran the senate "like a plantation."

It didn't take off like the made-up "macaca" debacle. But does that count?

Really, though, the MSM does this to GOP senate candidates every time. They turn any gaffe or even non-gaffe into national news for a week then move on to another swing state. Look forward to more of it this year.
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I am still outraged about the "macaca" thing, by the way. It was reported as fact that it was some kind of racial slur, based on the idiotic argument that goes something like this:

If you spell out what Allen said ("mah cah cah") as "macaca," then it becomes the scientific name for a genus of monkeys, which is a latinized version of the word "macacque" (pronounced "ma-cack" but who cares?), which has occasionally been used as an unpleasant word for black people by French-speaking Belgians.
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http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/herb-grays-widow-says-he-waited-48-hours-in-emergency-for-a-bed

Former deputy prime minister, debilitated and aged 82, spends 48 hours in the ER on a stretcher waiting to be admitted.
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Restoring my faith in CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/02/opinion/robinson-secret-service-what-went-wrong/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

How did the guy get in the White House and why all the recent breaches? Bush's fault!
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DHS is a clusterfuck of an agency, they got that much right.
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Waldorf just got sold.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102062617?trknav=homestack:topnews:11
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Hilton Worldwide Holdings said it's selling the famed Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York for $1.95 billion to China-based buyer Anbang Insurance Group.

Fortunately it will still be operated by Hilton for the foreseeable future, which is a relief as I am a Hilton Diamond member and enjoy the benefits of staying in the Waldorf when I visit En Why Sea.

EDIT - Pro-tip - Zoo York has some of the highest hotel taxes in the country. So when you book a room use your hilton points instead of paying regular. Even if you don't have enough to cover the whole cost of the room, use your points and buy more. You don't pay tax on points.

DOUBLE EDIT - always take a taxi to the hotel, so that way you can say like James Earl Jonesy "Take me to the Waldorf Astoria." You will enjoy it.
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