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  1. Unruly Refugee

    December 26th, 2012

    Electric cars are still a fantasy. Taxes, however, are real.

    “If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
    If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.”
    (GEORGE HARRISON)

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  2. BigFurHat

    December 26th, 2012

    Now tax the bicyclists. I’m never for more taxes, unless it’s to slap progtards down.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    December 26th, 2012

    You should move to Arkansas, BigFurHat. They don’t have a bicycle problem here. :-)

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  4. BigFurHat

    December 26th, 2012

    As soon as I sort some stuff out New York will be dead to me.

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  5. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 26th, 2012

    @BFH – if your vote at the ballot box doesn’t get it done, then vote with your feet. Tennessee has no state income tax and is solidly conservative.

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  6. Jethro

    December 26th, 2012

    Manbearpig says it’s OK…

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  7. Rick

    December 26th, 2012

    Stirrin’, at least solidly conservative outside the major cities. Knoxville is something of an exception and has a lot to recommend it.

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  8. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 26th, 2012

    @Rick – for the most part true, but I was referring to Republican control of the state legislature, two Republican (albeit borderline RINO’s) US Senators and a boatload of Republican US Congressmen.

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  9. Menderman

    December 26th, 2012

    Speaking of road taxes, I was up in Raleigh for Christmas and saw a sign about the outer loop becomeing a toll road…I guess the 50 cents a gallon isn’t enough….

    I wonder just what the “straw” is gonna be that breaks the taxpayers back.

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  10. Unruly Refugee

    December 26th, 2012

    Texas has a LOT to offer and they will separate from the U.S. if the Constitution is ever burned. And they are not twenty years behind like Arkansas is. Of course, some people like being twenty years behind. Hillbillies are easy to get along with too.
    :-)

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  11. Menderman

    December 26th, 2012

    I hope you pick a swing state BFH. If more people like you leave the blue shitholes, with you go the delegates.

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  12. Menderman

    December 26th, 2012

    I wonder…will the big Wall St sell off start today to avoid bam-bams revenge tax?

    As of next Teusday, don’t capital gains go to ~40%?

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  13. Diann

    December 26th, 2012

    But, but, but, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean high capacity clips. No! No, it means muskets and flint lock hand guns.

    That is the sweetest headline in the world. Wow. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the reason Gregory doesn’t get in trouble is because of the very amendment he seeks to undermine.

    Irony is so, well, ironic.

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  14. norman einstein

    December 26th, 2012

    This is another camel’s nose under the tent.

    Taken to its logical conclusion, this would open the door for all kinds of new surcharges and tariffs for things like the curly-fry lightbulbs (CFL’s), e.g.

    If you’re not using as much electricity, how is the electric company going to make as much money?
    Prog knee-jerk answer: more taxes, or course!

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  15. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 26th, 2012

    As you may already know, David Gregory’s wife is Beth Wilkinson of Fannie Mae fame. The rot runs deep in Washington.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Wilkinson

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  16. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 26th, 2012

    “Now tax the bicyclists. I’m never for more taxes, unless it’s to slap progtards down.”

    So is this you drivin through up-state New York Mr Fur?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDxjge5hmY

    Smoke em if you got em.

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  17. Left Coast Dan

    December 26th, 2012

    Re electric car tax: Can’t we get a federal subsidy to cover that? America owes it to the ecowarriors!!!

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  18. Left Coast Dan

    December 26th, 2012

    Krugman is the Bill Maher of the economy. If you don’t agree with whatever he says (regardless of 180 degree hypocrisy from what he said 8 years ago) you’re just an idiot. No need to bother explaining further, you’re stupid if you can’t understand this Nobel Laureate who is clearly much, much smarter than anyone else.

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  19. Xavier

    December 26th, 2012

    Who wants to bet GE gets an exemption from the electric car tax?

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  20. sig94

    December 26th, 2012

    On the electric car tax:

    “… You’re trying to do something good and they still find a way to get revenue. It’s unfortunate.”

    No good deed goes unpunished; it’s the progressive way. So stop yer whining and pay the piper, AKA … the road repaving crew.

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  21. Tim

    December 26th, 2012

    “… You’re trying to do something good and they still find a way to get revenue. It’s unfortunate.”

    No, you’re NOT trying to do something good – you’re a moron and ripe for the plucking.

    ‘Unfortunate’ means unlucky – taxes aren’t just bad luck – they are legalized robbery.

    If you think taxes fall on you because of bad luck – you’re double the moron.

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  22. Gordon

    December 26th, 2012

    Hey BFH, I don’t know if you saw this, but iOTW is singled out for “assailing” the LoHud Journal News who published gun owner’s information:
    http://www.lohud.com/article/20121225/NEWS02/121225002/The-Journal-News-LoHud-com-assailed-publishing-map-gun-permit-holders?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

    Nice job, gents!

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  23. Ten Megaton

    December 26th, 2012

    Probably a “road tax” on electricity coming so we can all pay for a few morons with electric cars.

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  24. Millertime

    December 26th, 2012

    I know its not electric but I have to vent

    A blizzard warning was issued for the Northeast Ohio area (and subsequently cancelled) as it turns out it is a garden variety winter storm dumping 10 inches of the white shit. Needing to top off the fuel can, I hit the street with about 4″ on the pavement. No recent plowing on this stretch, so it was a sloppy mess and making the little cars and their white knuckle operators uneasy. What the fuck am I seeing? A fucking Smart Four with some old bag stuck fast in the intersection. Normally, I bail people out with the tow strap or a push. But I thought, this crazy bitch deserves to be stuck. Despite the weather warning, and the reduced visibility she decided to drive the cardboard box in a storm. A wise man once told me you cannot rescue people from themselves. Ironic, those who believe Darwin vs Christianity are the best examples of why evolution is a crock. We hit the peak of civilization long ago, its been all downhill since.

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