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The Big Debate

Friday, November 09, 2012

Back ten centuries ago, the Pope decided that all the Muslims had to leave Jerusalem. Naturally there was a big uproar from the Muslim community. So the Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate with a member of the Muslim community. If the Muslim won the debate, all the Muslims could stay. If the Pope won, all the Muslims would have to leave.

The Muslims realised that they had no choice. They looked around for a champion who could defend their faith, but no one wanted to volunteer. It was too risky. But they finally picked their representative, an old Mullah who unknowingly agreed without knowing what he was getting himself into. He agreed only on the condition that neither side be allowed to talk but communicate by miming. The pope agreed.

The day of the great debate came. The Mullah and the Pope sat opposite each other for a full minute before the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers. The Mullah looked back at him and raised his middle finger..

The Pope waved his fingers in a circle around his head. Mullah Nasruddin pointed to the ground and stamped his foot.

The Pope pulled out a wafer and a glass of wine. Mullah pulled out an apple. The Pope stood up and said, 'I give up. This man is too good. The Muslims can stay.'

An hour later, the cardials were all around the Pope asking him what happened. The Pope said: "First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. He responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there was still one God common to both our religions. Then I waved my finger around me to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground and stamping on it, showing that God was also right here with us. I pulled out the wine and the wafer to show that God absolves us from our sins. He pulled out an apple, reminding me of the first sin. He had an answer for everything. What could I do?"

Meanwhile, the Muslim community had crowded around the Mullah in total astonishmen. "What happened?" they asked. "Well,"said the Mullah, "First he said to me that we Muslims had three days to leave Jerusalem. I told him up yours. Then he told me that this whole city would be cleared of Muslims. I said none of us leaving this land!"

"And then?" asked a woman.

"He took out his lunch and I took out mine," said the Mullah.

  
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DALID414 11/9/2012 1:54PM

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NAYPOOIE 11/9/2012 12:30PM

    LOL. Communication is a wondrous thing.

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SONYALATRECE 11/9/2012 11:47AM

    Cute!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 11/9/2012 11:39AM

    Funny!

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ALICERIEGER 11/9/2012 10:26AM

    Very good. Interpretation is everything.

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AMALIA8 11/9/2012 8:41AM

    LMAO! I knew it was simply a matter of not communicating but that was funny. Thanks for sharing and keep up the fabulous work!

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NUTZ4HARRY 11/9/2012 8:40AM

    That was funny. Thanks for sharing.

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123ELAINE456 11/9/2012 8:35AM

  Very Funny and Laughable. God Bless You. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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EVWINGS 11/9/2012 2:51AM

    That is too funny!!! It really shows how we often miscommunicate! emoticon

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CLEAN UP THE FILIBUSTER!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Email your Senators to get the filibuster cleaned up on the first day of the new Senate.

That's the only day they can change the Senate rules with a simple majority.

Tell them you want a filibuster to require that the Senator be present and speaking during the whole time of the filibuster; and while he can yield the floor to another Senator he may not leave the floor.

He will have to wear depends!

If he leaves, the filibuster is over!

Period!

  
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CARL-ASCHLUGE 11/9/2012 11:38AM

    I agree on this one. Filibusters should require one to stay and talk. I used to love to watch Robert Byrd engage in filibustering. He said some real doozies. With the filibusters rules loosened, it leads to abuse of this procedure.

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RUSSELL_40 11/9/2012 10:49AM

    Actually Sunshine, they don't even have to speak to filibuster anymore. They just table it, and move to the next bill. Real filibusters make for great TV. They have to keep speaking to maintain it, and can hand off to an associate, but can speak on any issue. I saw one where they read from the phone book.

Harry Reid filibustered by reading his book about Searchlight, Nevada, when he disgreed with a bill that would cut funding to the disease a young girl in his family had. Right now, they ask for a filibuster.. any Senator, and unless 60 Senators override it, that bill is dead.

If they vote to overturn that, we would see a lot less filibusters. It is a huge reason for the gridlock in Washington. With 45 Republicans Senators, they can block any bill with no effort. AMALIA8.

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SUNSHINE65 11/9/2012 12:56AM

    Hi Amalia8! The filibuster is used in the Senate to stop a bill they don't want to bring to a vote. Someone gets up and begins talking about it and keeps on talking about it. They declare a filibuster and no one can bring it to a vote until the filibuster is released. Usually the vanquished side that wanted the bill will just willy nilly give up and go home. Then the side that has the filibuster can release it. But nowadays they don't have to stay there to continue a filibuster…they can stop for lunch, for a break, to sleep. So it's used to really prevent anything from getting done. It used to be that you had to stay there and keep on talking about it. A long time ago they even peed in a bucket! There's probably a lot more about it I don't know, but that's the basics.

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123ELAINE456 11/8/2012 9:52PM

  Have a Wonderful Week.

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DALID414 11/8/2012 3:04PM

    Great Depends ad!! emoticon

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NAYPOOIE 11/8/2012 1:15PM

    Good idea.

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SKEPCHICK 11/8/2012 12:47PM

  I couldn't agree more.

They should reform the hold provision as well.

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DEELYNNE1 11/8/2012 12:39PM

    Amen!!! I've been wishing they would do this for years now! This is the way it used to be, if my memory is accurate, and I don't know why they ever changed it in the first place.

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AMALIA8 11/8/2012 9:58AM

    Ok. So, I guess this proves how little I know about politics, what is a a filibuster? I could probably google it. The comment about wearing Depends for it is kind of funny. If you want to explain that's cool, if not I'll look it up. Have a great day and keep up the amazing work!

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The Perfect Shot

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A guy stood over his tee shot for what seemed an eternity, looking up, looking down, measuring the distance, figuring the wind direction and speed, driving his partner nuts.

Finally his exasperated partner says, "What the heck is taking so long? Hit the darned ball!"

The guy answers, "My wife is up there watching me from the clubhouse. I want to make this a perfect shot."

"Give me a break! You don't stand a snowball's chance of hitting her from here."

  
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    LOL

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    Thanks

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AMALIA8 11/7/2012 12:43PM

    LMAO!!!! Nice. Keep up the great work! I love reading these every day by the way.

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/7/2012 1:55AM

    LOL.. that is a funny one!! Thank you for sharing!

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123ELAINE456 11/7/2012 1:21AM

  Great. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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THE PRESIDENT IS REELECTED!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I am sooo excited! We won! The evil Republicans with their billion dollars have not vanquished the heart of this nation. Thank God!

  
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SPARKLE1908 11/8/2012 2:20PM

    More than the re-election of the Pres...this was a complete SLAP IN THE FACE to the extreme right wing views...you can't buy morals, values and principles...it was beautiful!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 11/7/2012 1:21PM

    I am thrilled! WTG, USA!

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NAYPOOIE 11/7/2012 11:18AM

    I am immensely relieved.

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WOUBBIE 11/7/2012 11:03AM

    Here's hoping the Republican party takes this opportunity to throw their extremists under the big political bus and gets back in step with the American people.

I don't have a problem with a party that supports business and small government. They deserve representation just like all of us. But I certainly DO have a problem with one that demeans women, immigrants, and minorities and blithely drives a bigger wedge between the haves and the have-lesses. Hope they've learned a lesson this year.

They need to look at some of the other issues that got a thumbs-up yesterday: legalizing marijuana and sanctioning gay marriage DOES have wide spread support, so get with the program!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/7/2012 10:31AM

    I'm glad too and relieved. I am glad that our country could not be bought. I'm glad the the TEA Party experienced a decline. I'm glad for women's rights preserved and gays' rights advanced, and honestly I'm glad marijuana is becoming less of a crime. I'm not going to become a pot head, I think smoking it is risky in many ways, but I think it's not worse for you than cigarettes, alcohol, or high fructose corn syrup.

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4EVRYOUNG 11/7/2012 8:47AM

  The more votes that are counted the happier I am. Obama not only won the electoral votes but is currentl winning the popular vote by 3 million people. It can't be said that he won by default.

As for Donald Trump anyone stupid enough to listen to anything he has to say has the intelligence of the ape he so closely resembles.

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MYREALANA 11/7/2012 7:31AM

    Sweet, sweet victory!

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ROSALIEESTHER 11/7/2012 7:19AM

    America is on a bright and shiny path. America could not be bought. Peace and happiness to all.

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ERIN1957 11/7/2012 6:21AM

    We need to unite and support him and talk to others and know this country is a wonderful diverse nation of peace and for all, not just a few. Negativity needs to stop. We need to build together a country we can be proud of and by respecting each other and our own beliefs of our freedoms. As we needed to hear, he said God how many times. We are a nation of building, creating and caring about each other.
The choices have been made, lets work together and rebuild strength through unity!
Fighting amongst ourselves only weakens who we are as a nation. Compromise and coming together is where our power is.

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SUSANBEAMON 11/7/2012 1:38AM

  so glad the republicans can't drag us back to the 1950's, where everybody knew their place and no one was uppity enough to think they didn't have to stay there.

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WOMANATWORK1 11/7/2012 12:07AM

    This is so embarrassing ... Leaders in the Rethuglican Party need to stand up and REJECT this nonsense. They have to see that people don't want to see our country torn down by extremists! We have to come together -- accept the changing face of our country... Their behavior is so embarrassing and shameful,

But I am DELIGHTED with the results of the election!!! My mom has done such a great job as a campaign organizer in Florida -- they are STILL IN LINE in Dade County!!!!!




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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 11/6/2012 11:48PM

    I hope you are right but my son said the final tally's aren't in yet, are you sure?

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DALID414 11/6/2012 11:35PM

    Yay! 4 more years!!

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    God bless America and our amazing President!
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Signs

Monday, November 05, 2012

~ On a Scientist's door: "Gone Fission".

~ On a Taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

~ Outside a Hotel: "Help! We need inn-experienced people."

~ At a Music Store: "Out to lunch. Bach at 12:30. Offenbach sooner."

~ On a Music Teacher's door: "Out Chopin."

~ On the door of a Music Library: "Bach in a min-u-et."

~ In a Podiatrist's window: "Time wounds all heels."

~ On another Butcher's window: "Pleased to meat you."

~ Outside a Radiator Repair Shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."

~ In a Beauty Shop: "Dye now!"

~ On the door of a Computer Store: "Out for a quick byte."

~ In a Dry Cleaner's Emporium: "Drop your pants here."

  
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123ELAINE456 11/6/2012 4:43AM

  Awesome!!! I love It. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care. Get Out And Vote!!! Vote For Love Of Country.

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    Cute

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AMALIA8 11/5/2012 9:58AM

    LOL. Awesome! I love it. Keep up the great work!

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