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  1. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    You make it sound like a bad thing which is kind of weird.
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  2. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic FREE HEALTH CARE!!   

    This is what they are seeking not what they will get, and we get these threads every year.
    Yes folks rates are going to go up. They are just not going to go up as much. This has always been the goal, to reduce the insane amounts insurance companies were charging making insurance unaffordable, and why people have to start threads that say "free health care" to scare us.
    People are going to keep trying to find something to hang their hat on after failing in every respect to defeat this law which has proven itself to be successful. It's open to be altered to fix and fixable weaknesses in it, but for that to happen one side just cant hold it's breath and turn blue trying to get rid of it. So are the people here going to elect Republicans set to help make it better or just people to do things like complain, vote to get rid of it, and make threads like this?
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  3. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    It's a failure of our open press that in 2015 people still think that Reagan was some kind of saint spreading freedom everywhere. He supported American corporate interests in Nicaragua which was kind of his job. Unfortunately he supported them to the detriment of the Nicaraguan people, who stood up for themselves even if it meant electing a government not friendly to us and not a lot better than the one that proceeded it. In can you haven't noticed, folks in South and Central America have gotten kind of sick of our total hegemony over the years, and it's an easy outside force to go after.
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  4. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials
    The Liberal (and conservative) press wins the day
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  5. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    That's socialism! What really works is 2 year long election cycles with as short a period for people to vote as possible!
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  6. cookinwithgas added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials
    Despite voting for the motion, Republican members of the panel all professed not to know who proposed the public-records changes. Joint Finance Committee co-chairman Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, refused to answer a State Journal reporter when asked which lawmakers requested them.
    Speaking after the measure passed the committee, its other co-chairperson, Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, distanced herself from the measure she and Nygren allowed to come forward.
    “It wasn’t my motion, and it’s here as part of a package that came from other members,” Darling said. When asked who those members were, Darling said only that the request had come from multiple sources, then walked away.
    Democrats on the panel railed against the changes.
    “Deals will be done in secret,” said Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton. “Corruption will happen. And nobody’s going to know about it.”
    Critics said the change would make it impossible for voters to know whether special interests are writing legislation.
    “It’s in the cloak of darkness that you want more darkness,” said Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison.
    Budget committee member Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, said he didn’t seek the changes and isn’t sure who did. “I honestly don’t need (the changes) for my purposes,” he said. “We have nothing to hide.”
    Olsen said lawmakers have previously raised concerns about whether communication between lawmakers and constituents should be public.
    But GOP Rep. Dean Knudson of Hudson said the changes clarify what is a record for lawmakers and would “make it easier for us all to stay on the right side (of the laws).”
    Gov. Scott Walker’s spokeswoman, Laurel Patrick, wouldn’t say whether the governor would support or veto the measure.
    The so-called “999 motion” included numerous items that the leaders of the budget committee proposed to add to the budget with limited public scrutiny. Unlike most budget proposals, the motion is written in a way that prevents the public from knowing which lawmaker suggested which changes.

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  7. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    TN05 is rapidly devolving into a G5 here.
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  8. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic You Know It! I know It Trump Is   

  9. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Common sense and freedom win again
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  10. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Does Bernie Sanders have a chance in this thing?   

    I would love to have Bernie as a President. He would only be a one termer I think but we need one of those.
    I don't think he'd be that successful in implementing many of his ideas without large Dem majorities in Congress which most likely is not going to happen, but at least people would have to listen to his ideas, many of which are great or at least common sense.
    But America does not want a smart president with good ideas. They want someone who looks good on TV, can say the right things when needed, and knows how to wear an American flag pin. Policies and ideas are second tier considerations.
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  11. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic The Dukes of Hazzard pulled from TVLAND   

    The fact that perhaps 10 percent of the population had a come to Jesus moment concerning this dumb flag is actually a big deal disguised as nothing important.
    The whole "pride vs. racism" thing has taken a big pivot to the correct side of history, and it's another chink in the armor of the defenders of this idea that the Confederate flag is some kind of symbol of pride or whatever. Seems to me that half of the people that still support flying that thing are more into it because it's an anti-establishment thing to do, not because of some affinity with a cause.
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  12. cookinwithgas added a blog entry in Tailgatin'   

    I hope this becomes somewhat interesting for those of you that enjoy the pregame festivities as much as the game itself! I will be doing some writing on prep, supplies, tools, recipes, links to our tailgate photos etc.
    I've been fortunate to be involved with a great group of folks that call ourselves Pantherfanz - our website is if you want to check it out. I've been with them since 2002 and we've had a lot of great times, and pulled off some pretty epic parties in the lot over the years. Our main cooking platform has been our Brinkmann smoker with our favorite thing to cook being our Pantherfanz Pork shoulder, but we've modified our routine over the years by introducing an electric smoker to help with the sometimes large amounts of food needed. We also have another really large grill that can hold an entire pig if needed, and there are always a few folks who bring their own grills so finding some heat is usually not a problem.

    The smoker also has two high output gas burners which are insanely helpful, they can boil giant amounts of water quickly, get coals hot in minutes using a coal starter, and we have a metal cooking surface that sits on top of them for making stuff like cheesesteaks. Most people pulling into a parking lot space are not going to be able to lug around this much hardware, but you can get single portable burners that hook right up to your propane tank. One thing you never seem to have enough of at a tailgate is time, so being able to quickly heat up food and serve it = more time hanging out!

    I like cooking for people, coming up with a plan, and prepping the night before the game, it's kind of like tailgating starts the day before that way. There are a lot of factors to consider when you are cooking in a parking lot for a lot of people - one thing I learned early on is that you can't forget to bring plates or bowls, forks and knives etc. for whatever you are cooking. It's a fact that whenever I think that we have all that stuff covered in the general supplies...we don't. People are a lot more likely to try your creations if you can provide them something to put them in!

    Stay tuned....
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  13. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Have a happy and safe 4th of July   

    I understand and will make sure my wife brings a quiche. In a separate car.
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  14. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Star Wars Battlefront...   

    im going to have to buy a PS4 just to play this game. let us know how your testing goes!
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  15. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Have a happy and safe 4th of July   

    We will be at my brother in laws right down the street and I would really like to do that, it's been forever. And it was a lot of fun being with you all.
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