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  1. While the Maryland and Maine votes certainly are uplifting in that they indicate a greater opposition to discrimination... gay marriage/rights should not be decided by the states.
  2. "I know a little German. He's sitting over there."
  3. I'm half Greek, so I'll translate... All my life, I had a lump at the back of my neck, right here. Always, a lump. Then I started menopause and the lump got bigger from the "hormonees." It started to grow. So I go to the doctor, and he did the bio... the b... the... the bios... the... b... the "bobopsy." Inside the lump he found teeth and a spinal cord. Yes. Inside the lump was my twin.
  4. In July, he referred to 53E as "a fucking nut," which got that thread locked. I have never seen 53E post anything about someone else here that warrant such a response. OMMV. I have butted heads severely here with PT over the years, and the worst I can recall us calling each other was "clown" and "jackass." And we remain civil with each other via PMs. What we have here now is a number of left-wingers (certainly not including you, mis) who either can't or won't make cogent arguments against the other side, and simply resort to childish name-calling or repeated cartoons. I'm not sure why you feel a need to defend them, but that's your call. And for full disclosure, there used to be a similar number of right-wingers who did the same, and fortunately they chose to leave.
  5. You could tax the rich at a 100% rate with no deductions and there still wouldn't be nearly enough to provide everyone what you think they're owed.
  6. John Galt was a member of the working class.
  7. Hyperbole is so unlike you, Red.
  8. Yeah, there's that, too. The average Chicago household (not individual, but household) makes $47,000 a year, vs. a $74,000 average per teacher. And now thousands and thousands of those households have to find and pay for childcare because 300,000 kids have nowhere to go.
  9. You should really come and live in the U.S. for a while. Costa came here with $8 in his pocket, yet he supported a family of 5, opened a restaurant in Chicago, and was able to buy a house for his daughter on the day she married a xeno with big, long, hair on top of his head.
  10. I live in NJ, so I don't give a frog's fat ass how much they get paid. If the taxpayers there want to give them $740,000 a year, it's their business. I'm just pointing out that these folks are anything but poor by Chicago standards.
  11. Chicago teachers make enough to send their kids to private school. And 39% of them do exactly that.
  12. Chicago public school teachers make an average of $74,000 a year, among the highest in the country. And what do the taxpayers get for their money? According to the U.S. Department of Education, 79% of 8th graders in Chicago public schools are not grade-level proficient in reading, and 80% are not grade-level proficient in math.
  13. See my profile pic.
  14. No, I got it via email.