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Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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 Look, folks. I love America just as much as my neighbors. But sometimes if you want to flaunt your patriotism you've got to do it with a style. When I express my patriotism I usually wait for the right moment and I display it with humility and modesty.

"Look, folks. I love America just as much as my neighbors."

Yeah maybe, but let's keep things in perspective here, your neighbors live in California, right? They elected Governor Moonbeam, right? They helped put Obama in the White House, right? Need I say more? I mean, I think you'd have to go to Massachussets to find a populace more anti-American on the whole than California, right?

"When I express my patriotism I usually wait for the right moment and I display it with humility and modesty."

Why? What are you ashamed of? We're the kindest, most charitable, most giving and greatest nation the world has ever known. You should be proud. Let the North Koreans and the Cubans and the Arab Tyrants be humble and modest, we have no reason to be - we're the good guys.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Rdg and the rest of you political spewing foul mouthsDunk 

    lets end this pointless discussion and Agree to the following :

     

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all life forms.LOL 

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      Stack- you may want to rephrase the response. Its not entirely correct per the IOWA lottery website.

      Which part was incorrect?

      The Shipping 20 has the right under Iowa law to ask for an injunction, "That the examination would substantially and irreparably injure any person or persons." but they would have to prove that AFTER 18 of them got out of bus wearing matching tee shirts and had their pictures taken. I'm not saying a judge wouldn't grant an injunction, but what they did isn't my idea of people wanting to remain anonymous.


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        Rdg and the rest of you political spewing foul mouthsDunk 

        lets end this pointless discussion and Agree to the following :

         

        I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all life forms.LOL 

        LOLfederation

        I'll take that pledge Hearse. Although I'm going to need more practice with that Vulcan hand salute.   Let It All Out

         

        Maybe now this will be a beginning, in halting the floods of spewing to just a slobbering trickle of sarcasm.    Rant (before)     Sleepy  (after!)

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          Rdg and the rest of you political spewing foul mouthsDunk 

          lets end this pointless discussion and Agree to the following :

           

          I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all life forms.LOL 

          LOLfederation

          No thanks.

          I'll stay loyal to my own country.

          God Bless America!

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            Which part was incorrect?

            The Shipping 20 has the right under Iowa law to ask for an injunction, "That the examination would substantially and irreparably injure any person or persons." but they would have to prove that AFTER 18 of them got out of bus wearing matching tee shirts and had their pictures taken. I'm not saying a judge wouldn't grant an injunction, but what they did isn't my idea of people wanting to remain anonymous.

            I agree Stack - they certainly did not conduct themselves as folk who wanted anonymity... and any judge would look at the 'totality of the situation'... which says... looky looky here... we are the matching named group who calimed the prize (according to the pics)

            and I'm with Ridge - I am proud of my country... and what it was and what it could be... not necessarily this hiccup where we are right now...

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              Posted: July 9, 2012, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

              "Look, folks. I love America just as much as my neighbors."

              Yeah maybe, but let's keep things in perspective here, your neighbors live in California, right? They elected Governor Moonbeam, right? They helped put Obama in the White House, right? Need I say more? I mean, I think you'd have to go to Massachussets to find a populace more anti-American on the whole than California, right?

              "When I express my patriotism I usually wait for the right moment and I display it with humility and modesty."

              Why? What are you ashamed of? We're the kindest, most charitable, most giving and greatest nation the world has ever known. You should be proud. Let the North Koreans and the Cubans and the Arab Tyrants be humble and modest, we have no reason to be - we're the good guys.

              Well said, Ridge.  We are the shining city on the hill, and the three examples you gave are pretty much the opposite of that, so you're right, if anybody should show more humility it's the tyrants in those places.

              But I would like to point out that the Golden State is really not as anti-American, or even as liberal, as it's made out to be.  Almost the entire state is fairly moderate to conservative, including beautiful San Diego, a proud home to the Navy and Marines for almost a century.  The problem is that two very densely populated areas, Sodom and Gomor, er, I mean San Francisco and Los Angeles, generally have enough voting power to override the rest of the state's voting.  The voting maps that show results by county really drive this point home.  It's like the rest of the state votes one way and SF and LA say, "Sorry, but we're vetoing that and going with this" but that's the power of concentrated voting blocs at work.

              Michigan and New York are similar in that northern Michigan is nothing at all like Detroit, but that's where the voting controls the state's results, and same thing for NY, as Upstate NY is very different than NYC in terms of voting, but the massive population of the biggest city all but negates the rest of the state.

              I just don't want people to think that all of California is completely out of its collective mind, it's just the two largest metropolitan areas, and they are certifiable as far as being out of their minds.

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                Well said, Ridge.  We are the shining city on the hill, and the three examples you gave are pretty much the opposite of that, so you're right, if anybody should show more humility it's the tyrants in those places.

                But I would like to point out that the Golden State is really not as anti-American, or even as liberal, as it's made out to be.  Almost the entire state is fairly moderate to conservative, including beautiful San Diego, a proud home to the Navy and Marines for almost a century.  The problem is that two very densely populated areas, Sodom and Gomor, er, I mean San Francisco and Los Angeles, generally have enough voting power to override the rest of the state's voting.  The voting maps that show results by county really drive this point home.  It's like the rest of the state votes one way and SF and LA say, "Sorry, but we're vetoing that and going with this" but that's the power of concentrated voting blocs at work.

                Michigan and New York are similar in that northern Michigan is nothing at all like Detroit, but that's where the voting controls the state's results, and same thing for NY, as Upstate NY is very different than NYC in terms of voting, but the massive population of the biggest city all but negates the rest of the state.

                I just don't want people to think that all of California is completely out of its collective mind, it's just the two largest metropolitan areas, and they are certifiable as far as being out of their minds.

                Hurray! for orange county, 1 of the 56 conservative counties Thumbs Up

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                   It's just me you know. I don't think those tyrants will ever become humble, even before the firing squad.

                   But I digress. John Watkiss, a terrific oil painter, once claimed that THERE'S NOTHING FINE ABOUT FINE ART. One of his recent works is hundreds of storyboards and keyframe sketches for Sherlock Holmes movies. I don't know why I am typing this, though.

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                     It's just me you know. I don't think those tyrants will ever become humble, even before the firing squad.

                     But I digress. John Watkiss, a terrific oil painter, once claimed that THERE'S NOTHING FINE ABOUT FINE ART. One of his recent works is hundreds of storyboards and keyframe sketches for Sherlock Holmes movies. I don't know why I am typing this, though.

                    The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle can be found using the Pythagorean Theorem, which states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

                    I DEFINITELY don't know why I am typing this, except to ask about your John Watkiss segue.  I like his quote about fine art, but I'm at a loss in terms of placing it in context.  Maybe that was your point?  That this thread digressed?  If so, that's true, but it wouldn't be the first or last - that's part of the fun of LP, it's like a box of chocolates...

                    Forget a firing squad, I would bet that any of those tyrants would be instantly humbled by being put into a room with Michael Madsen's character from "Reservoir Dogs" while "Stuck in the Middle With You" played in the background.

                    That goes double for Kim Jong Un, who is a chip off the ol' block because Dude Looks Like a Lady just like his insane father.  He would be crying and screaming louder than a preteen girl at a Justin Bieber concert.

                    Look for "Humbling the Tyrants" this fall as a new reality tv show.

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                       It's just me you know. I don't think those tyrants will ever become humble, even before the firing squad.

                       But I digress. John Watkiss, a terrific oil painter, once claimed that THERE'S NOTHING FINE ABOUT FINE ART. One of his recent works is hundreds of storyboards and keyframe sketches for Sherlock Holmes movies. I don't know why I am typing this, though.

                      " I don't know why I am typing this, though."

                      I do.

                      It's because pens or pencils don't work on a computer.

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                        Well said, Ridge.  We are the shining city on the hill, and the three examples you gave are pretty much the opposite of that, so you're right, if anybody should show more humility it's the tyrants in those places.

                        But I would like to point out that the Golden State is really not as anti-American, or even as liberal, as it's made out to be.  Almost the entire state is fairly moderate to conservative, including beautiful San Diego, a proud home to the Navy and Marines for almost a century.  The problem is that two very densely populated areas, Sodom and Gomor, er, I mean San Francisco and Los Angeles, generally have enough voting power to override the rest of the state's voting.  The voting maps that show results by county really drive this point home.  It's like the rest of the state votes one way and SF and LA say, "Sorry, but we're vetoing that and going with this" but that's the power of concentrated voting blocs at work.

                        Michigan and New York are similar in that northern Michigan is nothing at all like Detroit, but that's where the voting controls the state's results, and same thing for NY, as Upstate NY is very different than NYC in terms of voting, but the massive population of the biggest city all but negates the rest of the state.

                        I just don't want people to think that all of California is completely out of its collective mind, it's just the two largest metropolitan areas, and they are certifiable as far as being out of their minds.

                        Good point, Epistrophy.

                        I've heard the same from Conservatives in Illinois whose votes always seem to get cancelled out by Chicago.

                        Noted.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle can be found using the Pythagorean Theorem, which states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

                          I DEFINITELY don't know why I am typing this, except to ask about your John Watkiss segue.  I like his quote about fine art, but I'm at a loss in terms of placing it in context.  Maybe that was your point?  That this thread digressed?  If so, that's true, but it wouldn't be the first or last - that's part of the fun of LP, it's like a box of chocolates...

                          Forget a firing squad, I would bet that any of those tyrants would be instantly humbled by being put into a room with Michael Madsen's character from "Reservoir Dogs" while "Stuck in the Middle With You" played in the background.

                          That goes double for Kim Jong Un, who is a chip off the ol' block because Dude Looks Like a Lady just like his insane father.  He would be crying and screaming louder than a preteen girl at a Justin Bieber concert.

                          Look for "Humbling the Tyrants" this fall as a new reality tv show.

                          LOL, that Kim Jong Un is a trip. They told the people that the first time he played golf, he shot something like 11 holes in one and a bunch of other cool stuff.

                          My favorite though is that he doesn't defecate - which in this country would lead to an all too obvious punch line followed by a rim shot on the drums.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            LOL, that Kim Jong Un is a trip. They told the people that the first time he played golf, he shot something like 11 holes in one and a bunch of other cool stuff.

                            My favorite though is that he doesn't defecate - which in this country would lead to an all too obvious punch line followed by a rim shot on the drums.

                            Oh yeah, the 11 holes in one.  That's a classic.  They should just go ahead and tell people that he can leap tall buildings in a single bound and that he has X-ray vision.

                            You're right, though, nothing tops the "he doesn't defecate" propaganda.

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                              Rdg and the rest of you political spewing foul mouthsDunk 

                              lets end this pointless discussion and Agree to the following :

                               

                              I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all life forms.LOL 

                              LOLfederation

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