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    Wisconsin allows it, which is most likely why he accepted the veep nod in the first place.
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    The GOP candidate for VP lost with Rommey, but still won his seat in Congress back in his home state of Wisconsin.
    I didn't know he could run for two offices at the same time. Sounds somewhat illegal to me.
    And similar, if not quite the same...Sarah (can't spell her name right) Palin did not have to give up being governor of Alaska when she ran for veep. Instead she quit a while later.

    But I had the same reaction. I would have been really annoyed if I was his opponent and he had become veep. I am sure the governor of Wisconsin would have gotten to name his replacment to the House instead of it going to his opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    The GOP candidate for VP lost with Rommey, but still won his seat in Congress back in his home state of Wisconsin.
    I didn't know he could run for two offices at the same time. Sounds somewhat illegal to me.
    You can walk for office, they usually don't move, unless you live in California?

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    Woof!

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    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
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    Love it!!! I often wonder where people come up with these very appropriate pics, cartoons, sayings, etc. I guess my mind isn't creative enough to think any of these up.
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  6. I don't say this very often but....ROTFLMAO!!

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    Saw this on FB... (tried twice to make it smaller...sorry!)

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    Ooh, that's a good one too. Thanks, Candace!
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    Let's celebrate the 'latino' vote in the election!

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    Democracy/religion

    With the danger of being called a racist, I must say I find this appalling! The board in a housing estate North of Copenhagen have voted on whether they should have a Christmas tree on the grounds, like they've had for about 40 years, but since the majority on the board are Muslims, they voted no. Even though they used quite a sum of money to finance their Eid celebration.

    I really think we have gone too far to satisfy the Muslins' way of living. Some kinder gardens won't serve pork for the children, either and one verse in a hymnal has been taken out, also.

    When people come to live in a foreign country, they should at least try to adapt to the ways of the country they choose to live in.

    I wonder how Americans would react?

    You can read more here and it seems it will/are being sorted out:

    http://cphpost.dk/news/national/canc...private-donors
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    Unfortunately, a lot of Americans act the same way. Some find the much used greeting, etc of "Merry Christmas", to be offensive. Their way of thinking is that not everybody is Christian and celebrates this holiday., so this term should no longer be used. It has gotten so bad, that most businesses have the operator answer the phones with "Happy Holiday", for fear of being what some people might say "offensive" to the person on the other end of the line. Many town halls, government buildings, etc, no longer put up a "Christmas" tree or Nativity scene, because it isn't "religiously correct", and how dare we forget "separation of church and state"!

    All of this crap just makes my blood boil. People have chosen to take a beautiful and peaceful time of year with lovely traditions, and turn it into a political/religious battlefield. How sad for everyone!
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    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post

    All of this crap just makes my blood boil. People have chosen to take a beautiful and peaceful time of year with lovely traditions, and turn it into a political/religious battlefield. How sad for everyone!
    My thoughts exactly. It is really pathetic. Everyone talks all this good talk about this whole "Peace on Earth" feelings and then get mad when you don't properly address their holiday. It makes no sense! If someone told me to have a nice Eid or whatever I would thank them, you don't even need to say you don't celebrate that holiday. They wished you a happy holiday either way, I don't get any of it.
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    It is a democracy, so the majority usually rules. As long as they would not prohibit me from putting up a Christmas tree at my house, I'd have no problem with it. But it would be better to let everyone celebrate their traditions, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It is a democracy, so the majority usually rules.
    It certainly doesn't in the examples that I listed!
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    With the danger of being called a racist, I must say I find this appalling! The board in a housing estate North of Copenhagen have voted on whether they should have a Christmas tree on the grounds, like they've had for about 40 years, but since the majority on the board are Muslims, they voted no. Even though they used quite a sum of money to finance their Eid celebration.

    I really think we have gone too far to satisfy the Muslins' way of living. Some kinder gardens won't serve pork for the children, either and one verse in a hymnal has been taken out, also.

    When people come to live in a foreign country, they should at least try to adapt to the ways of the country they choose to live in.

    I wonder how Americans would react?

    You can read more here and it seems it will/are being sorted out:

    http://cphpost.dk/news/national/canc...private-donors
    Hats off to the private donors. I hope they have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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