Friday, November 07, 2008

Green Acres: A thought for Iowa Republicans.

Does everyone agree that the Iowa retail economy could use a boost? Does everyone agree that there is a public duty to promote energy conservation and independence to a greater or lesser extent? Does anyone think that emitting fewer pollutants into the atmosphere is a worthy objective regardless of one’s position on the existence of global warming or the human affect thereof?

Here’s a thought. Promote fuel efficient standard internal combustions vehicles with a verifiable new car fuel efficiency of 50mpg or better and the various hybrid electric and CNG vehicles through state tax policy. The state government could very easily provide an “above the line” standard deduction from any taxpayer’s return. The deduction could maybe run a three year 50/30/20 deduction. The deduction could have a seven or eight year sunset so as to provide an incentive to purchase during a transition period.

Creating the fuel network of the 21st Century will require a new retail distribution system. A similar or faster deduction could be provided directly to retailers who acquire the capacity to distribute CNG or similar modern fuels like hydrogen. The sale of the conversion construction and technology would both create jobs in Iowa and the development of local employers who construct and install the CNG or hydrogen systems.

Whatever the revenue cost of the deduction would, to at least some extent, be offset by the sales tax and registration revenue from the sale of new and more fuel efficient vehicles. No additional bureaucracy is necessary. We promote market freedom by giving disadvantaged consumers and retailers the assistance necessary to make the still less economically efficient future fuels competitive.

Maybe it’s a pipe dream but maybe it’s the start of a new agenda for Republicans. Let’s talk it out and see where people stand.

78 comments:

RF said...

You R's are welcome to join us progressives/liberals/greens/treehuggers/pick-your-insult on this issue. I know it is a new agenda for many R's, but it is definitely the right thing to do. An area where left meets right.

blubinus said...

Hear, hear, Ted.

The Real Sporer said...

Thank you boys. rf, you consider being called a "progressive" or a "tree hugger" an insult?

Seriously, like I said, most people think cleaner is better and God knows this current decline in gas prices is a very temporary respite from a longer term reality.

Art A Layman said...

sporie:

Is always interesting what a significant election loss will do to the eddy of Republican philosophies.

"...a new agenda for Republicans.", built on the backs of years of liberal wrangling. "Priceless."

Take a little time trying to figure our your recent failings. Maybe you'll pick up more good ideas from liberals. The objective is for America to win not just the Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

I am a flat earth-er. There is no such thing as global warming.

R's should not take on any issues that appeal to the nutty Gore crowd. We should not take stand on any issue that may hurt industry.

Promoting fuel efficient standard internal combustions vehicles with a verifiable new car fuel efficiency of 50mpg or better and the various hybrid electric and CNG vehicles through state tax policy is waste of time and money.

Promoting it through tax policy how? The auto industry would already be doing this on own if it were cost effective. Sorry any policy to the consumer and manufacturer won't make this happen.

Green issues only benefit a small class of the rich liberal who hate us anyway and will always hate us.

Art A Layman said...

anonymous:

Ideologies are ok until they blind one to good sense. It's fine that you don't believe in global warming but the question it begs is what if those who hold opposing views are right?

Forget global warming; does it not make sense to improve the fuel efficiencies of vehicles to reduce the demand for foreign oil?

Now I love the "cost effectiveness" argument. Faced with disaster from global warming (merely a hypothesis) or an economic disaster from rising oil prices, it makes sense for auto manufacturers to avoid improving fuel efficiency?

Seldom does "cost effective" imply not profitable but rather less profitable than alternatives or than desired rates of return. Had GM mastered the ability, in the past, to make a car that could achieve 50 mpg, it would have negatively impacted their profits over the years. There would have been a small market for them even as they had to compete with SUVs and Cadillac tanks but the margins would have been far less than those they enjoyed without any such vehicle in their arsenal.

The 300lb gorilla is the current situation. Had GM been producing these vehicles they would have been positioned to respond to new market demands when gasoline prices skyrocketed and instead of losing billions each quarter they might have been marginally profitable or only losing millions.

Where "cost effectiveness" implies no profitability then the government can play a role in incentivizing the market and possibly creating a profitable outcome.

Worst case we lower oil usage. That's a bad thing?

Fram used to have an advertising slogan that is apropo in many situations today: "You can pay me now or you can pay me later".

There are times, few as they may be, when you would do well to listen to sporie.

The Real Sporer said...

Anon 1:27

Even if you don't believe in human caused global warming, we have very serious problems with energy consumption and domestic supply.

Like Boone Pickens, "I say drill, drill but drilling alone won't solve the problem". That isn't liberal or conservative, just the cold hard facts.

My proposal is designed to help the middle class convert to more fuel efficient cars and retailers provide more efficient and cleaner fuels that otherwise might lack the capital to do so.

As for the American auto industry necessarily providing leadership on this issue I can only say, have you checked their stock prices lately? Ford is selling a car with 65mpg in Europe. I think that they could get something like that on the market in the USA given the need for more small efficient cars.

There are ways to revive the economy that don't require programatic based spending.

Anonymous said...

Sporer for State Chair!
Chairman, after you are state chair, please liberate us from the clutches of aweful Kochel direct mail.

Smitty said...

Sounds like a great idea.

Energy and job creation are really the issues of the future for Iowans.

Having the political clout to bring about such progress and finding support across the isle is a whole nother matter.

I am a democrat, but I would really love to run this idea through my state representative and see it's feasability through her eyes, if I may Chairman Sporer.

RF said...

Sporer,

David Broder's column in today's Register was interesting. He was talking about how R's should be looking to their successful governors for future direction of the party. A good read. Intererstingly, I did not get the idea that any of these folks are driving hard towards somehow more pure conservatism. Seems like they are more pragmatic, trying to address real concerns and issues rather than score ideological points.

Anonymous said...

Sporer for State Chair!

Anonymous said...

Teddy,
I'd rather fight than switch! You're off in the wrong direction my friend! How about sticking to our guns and reducing the size of Iowa's inefficient government and cutting waste? There's a cornerstone R belief that we've prostituted to our own demise.
2 Billion in new spending and where's the outrage? Wait until January when the new session is sworn in and the REC comes out with a dire prediction of state revenues dropping by double digits. Your leadership, should we choose to accept, can't stray off into the twilight zone Teddy. Reagan prevailed not because they liked the force of his personality and Lord knows, it was a force...rather he prevailed because he convinced the commoner that he was right! It's bad enough that we've lost our bearings at the national level, now we're about to do the same here in our once very red state. For you to be talking about global warming, footprints and new agendas tells me you don't have a realistic understanding of just how bad it's about to get. How about a realistic assessment from you on this forum of what you'd do and maybe I'll come back your way...

Art A Layman said...

anonymous:

Can't disagree with your Reagan thoughts other than to say, he convinced them he was right by the "force of his personality", not because he really was right.

In the vernacular it's called "selling" and we all know that something doesn't have to be "right" to successfully sell it.

Anonymous said...

Art,

You are not helping, and you are of course wrong on all accounts. Reagan was right and his enumerated values are as true today as they were when he stomped Mondale in 49 of 50 states.

The Real Sporer said...

Anon 10:37

I agree. I too would rather fight for conservative principles than become a pale shadow of the Democrats. I also completely agree that Democrat spending has the potential to bankrupt the state.

However, you are, perhaps, missing my point. While our principles of small government don’t change the policies through which those principles are manifested do change because the problems that government must confront change.

The incomplete idea I proposed doesn’t cost the government a dime (because I reject the notion that tax cuts cost the government any of its money-it’s our money and they are just confiscating less); doesn’t require a single new bureaucrat to administer and provides tax relief to people who could use it.

It also provides stimulus to our local economy by developing a market for bio fuels that can be grown, refined and distributed in Iowa. Needless to say, we have surely seen the impact of high energy costs on the overall economy so providing a more stable energy supply is essential to economic security.

Energy independence is primarily a national security issue and, most importantly, the proposal is designed to make the United States less dependent on imported fuel and hence less dependent on our national enemies for our energy.

Any environmental benefits that arise from converting to more efficient and cleaner fuels are simply net gains at no cost (unlike Democrat proposals like cap in trade, CAFE standards, etc...) which represent even more reason to use small government market based stimulus to create constructive action toward energy independence.

Besides the cleaner the air the better it is for those of us who breathe it.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line is the pocket book. Republicans need to stay on that message. Social issues are great. People go the primaries and vote with their hearts but in the general they vote with their heads i.e. pocket book.

The Democrats do not win not on social issues. They barley brought them up except in the context of the “middle class”. They managed to convince voters that they were looking out for their best interest. Think about this issues not brought to the table during the election - Iraq, terrorism, abortion and gay marriage. The democrats talked too and about tax payers. In the end people tend to vote for the less of two evils.

The Republicans still jump up and down about our morals and that we are better for the tax payers. However, we can’t sell a glass of water to wealthy thirsty man in the desert. Clinton managed to get people to drink his cool aid in 1992. The only difference this time they had somebody that could memorize a coward.

We should focus on the tax payers and not stray down paths that delude our message. McCain was a rino and it showed. His message was deluded and sometimes we couldn’t tell which direction he was going. Obama and the Democrats on the over hand had many faults and issues that could have easily been used against. They just kept ignoring anything that may have hurt them and kept saying over and over and over the middle class tax break.

We lost on a lack of a clear message and the economy.

Anonymous said...

that is true

Art A Layman said...

anonymous:

I don't know that I've ever read anywhere that blogging had to be helpful.

That said, for reasonable people differing views can be educational. Do you know where I can find any reasonable people?

Right and wrong, outside of moral issues, are value judgments based primarily on ideological grounds. In an absolute sense there is no right or wrong in political ideologies.

Anonymous said...

There is no right or wrong. OK Satan.

Anonymous said...

Sporer is a total piece of SHIT!

Yoda said...

Like him or hate him, have the testicular fortitude to put your name by your comment.

For instance, I Yoda do hereby support Theodore Sporer esquire for state GOP chairman.

How easy that was, do you see?

Anonymous said...

Sporer must be blowing you on the side, Yoda.

Ken R said...

I support Ted for State Chair.

Art A Layman said...

Hey! I could support sporie for State Chair too. In that position he could be the gift that keeps on giving for us Dems.

Anonymous said...

If that is your real belief then keep cheering for TRS. I suspect that you are, in fact, terrified of a pit bull like TRS as the state chair.

Anonymous said...

I'm worried he would be about as effective as Rants was.

Anonymous said...

I'm worried he would be about as effective as Rants was.

Anonymous said...

As the Polk County Democrats say...
Ted is the best kept secret they have and they would love it if he would share his talents state wide.
Democrats would have an automatic shoe in!!

Anonymous said...

I find it a little hard to believe the same dems begging us to run moderates when moderates keep getting stomped have our best interest at heart. The same group claims TRS is ineffective. If they lied once, they will lie twice to serve liberal interest.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with Moderates.

Nothing at all, they win in many different areas, Tom Latham this year had the most votes by any congressional candidate in Iowa history, and he is definitely a moderate.

He has the most earmarks of ANY congressional candidate in Iowa and 12th most in the nation (3rd most of any Republican), when most Republicans have lost there ability to return tax payer money to the district.

We should stop making the people believe as we do and start serving and representing the people that vote for us.

Anonymous said...

Can you outgive a liberal? That is the basic problem with competing with liberals since we simply cannot match their ability to give away money. In the attempt we come off as "Democratic Lite" to those seeking entitlements losing their votes and offensive to Conservatives.

Return to Reagan's policies and we will win again. Latham is great but we're losing moderates all over and he will eventually go the way of Jim Leach.

DLindy said...

Ted,

I am glad I didn't hear you extoll the virtues of ethanol. Not that ethanol isn't a good thought, but there are better means to make ethanol than through corn.

The biggest drawback to alternative fuels is infrastructure. If we get that fixed, then the rest of the industry will be more likely to comply.

Tax incentives are a good means to begin, but spending must be cut somewhere, and with this administration, I wish you luck.

Art A Layman said...

anonymous:

If you think that conservatives did not usurp "liberal" spending habits over the last eight years, glad to see you're awake and I hope you can catch up on your reading.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I hate to look like I'm agreeing with Mr. rather fight than switch. The real problem with the whole green car idea is that middle class Iowans are barely middle class anymore. The chances for buying any new car are receding with our standard of living. IA tax credits are not going to be enough to change that. As with the federal credits only those who can afford a new car get anything. I don't understand why your R freinds don't think this is an R idea. Tax credits for the ones who least need them are always R.

Tibby said...

"Maybe it’s a pipe dream but maybe it’s the start of a new agenda for Republicans. Let’s talk it out and see where people stand."
Okay, I'm back (rather fight than switch) and I copied your own words above Teddy, which caused me to convulse into my word laden reaction to your "vision" for the Iowa GOP. We're not at a luxury resort conference in a breakout session to "map our future" using
"green" tactics to spur our economy and lure over new members to our once dominant party. Instead, we're all crouched down in foxholes, after another November shelling and we can't even stick our heads up to survey the landscape without taking one from a remote D stronghold. Lose the consultative approach and start acting like a war proven general....Lord knows, we need one!

Fact Finder said...

dlindy hasn't done any hard research on ethanol. Corn realy is the best source today. Maybe someday something else will be as economical, but for now nothing even comes close in the US. Sugarcane in Brazil works, but only becasue the government has given the land to produce the cane to the ethanol companies. Since ethanol production is pretty much at it's highest level ever right now and corn price has dropped in 1/2, I think that everyone should realize ethanol production has had almost no impact on corn price. In fact China demand had 500x more impact on corn price than ethanol and India demand for corn had 300x impact more than ethanol. Don't be mislead by the mideast oil promoters and US big OIl companies when they spew anti ethanol propoganda. They are tricking you for their own sake. Until unleaded gas is down to less than $1.50, ethanol will still be a better alternative.

Anonymous said...

All these ideas are great! It is good that we have conservative think tank here at Sporer, but we should take it a step further and contact your congressman or even write a letter to your local newspaper editor.

DLindy said...

Fact Finder, on contrary, I have done a lot of research on ethanol. Corn is the best available material in the US today to make ethanol. However, there are better alternatives that provide a better return on investment. Switch grass is one possible solution, and we could possiblly look at some of the CRP setaside acres to begin growing. Subsidies could continue to be paid on some of the acres to have them start growing switchgrass while Iowa State University begins working the conversion process. Brazil mandated ethanol use and did use government dollars to make it happen.

Anonymous said...

Sporer sucks!

John said...

Dear Mr. Sporer,
I am a producer for Purple States. We're the producers of the short video documentary series about a team of citizen journalists traveling through the primary and battleground states and covering the election. This was shown on NYTimes.com and the Wash Post online. We have launched our next project - 50/50/50 - where we talk with 50 bloggers from 50 states about the economy in their area. (You can see the series at www.purplestates.tv.) CNN.com and iReport.com are our platform partners, and highlight the videos on those sites too. It is my job to read through state blogs and invite the best to take part. We would love to have The Real Sporer represent Iowa.
Let me know if you are interested; you can contact me at 505050John@gmail.com.
Thanks.
John Kennedy
Co-Producer
Purple States

Adam said...

Sporer,
What can we do to fill these uncontested seats with Republicans for 2010?

Unopposed Democrats
House District 22: Deborah Berry, D-Waterloo (won a primary challenge)
House District 24: Roger Thomas, D-Elkader
House District 25: Tom Schueller, D-Maquoketa
House District 30: Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville
House District 34: Todd Taylor, D-Cedar Rapids
House District 38: Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids (Republican opponent dropped out)
House District 42: Geri Huser, D-Altoona (won a primary challenge)
House District 48: Donovan Olson, D-Boone
House District 78: Vicki Lensing, D-Iowa City
House District 88: Dennis Cohoon, D-Burlington

Senate District 4: Jack Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg (”Grassroots For Life” opponent)
House District 15: Brian Quirk, D-New Hampton (independent opponent)
House District 46: Lisa Heddens, D-Ames (Libertarian opponent)
House District 66: Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines (Green opponent)
House District 77: Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City (independent opponent)
House District 90: John Whitaker, D-Hillsboro (”4th of July Party” opponent)
House District 93: Mary Gaskill, D-Ottumwa (independent opponent)

Any ideas for candidates?

Anonymous said...

Is Ted still running for chair?

The Chad said...

I was amused by Cityview calling Sporer a far-right wing conservative. I find it doubtful that he has evolved so far to the right that he can seriously be painted by Cityview as a nutty right-winger - but it is fun to watch them try it anyway. Oh how they need introduced to Dave Leach and Scott Coltrain.

Ken R said...

Chad,

Where have you been? You need to jump online a little more often but it is good to hear from you.

Art A Layman said...

kennie:

Suppose it's time for Dumbya to declare victory in Iraq now?

Curious; since Iraq now becomes commander-in-chief of our military in Iraq does that mean our soldiers get Iraqi citizenship?

Anonymous said...

It is good to know Art is still the same. It's sad when citizens of this country take great pleasure whenever our soldiers face adversity.

Anonymous said...

Sporer,

Please tell us you are not going to listen or team up with Gopal Krishna.

I bet a bulldog doesn't fair well with a cobra.

Anonymous said...

So what's your position on Kim Lehman Ted? Should she resign her position? Apparently MMM didn't pass her purity test.

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Anonymous said...

You clowns had your new prophet in the palm of your hands but you blew it:

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BREAKING NEWS said...

Iowa GOP censures leader
By James Q. Lynch
The Gazette
DES MOINES — The Iowa GOP State Central Committee on Saturday censured one of its representatives to the Republican National Committee.
The committee, which oversees the state party’s activities, voted 8-7 to censure Kim Lehman, citing a conflict between her role in the party and as head of Iowa Right to Life.
Although some wanted to oust her from party leadership, the Central Committee had no authority to remove a national committee member.
Central Committee member David Chung of Cedar Rapids made the censure motion. He said he was satisfied with the result.
“The issue is closed at this point,” he said after the committee met in Des Moines. “We have work to do as a party and we need to move on. I think people are ready to move on.” At issue was a pre-election flier distributed by Iowa Right to Life criticizing the 2nd District GOP U.S. House candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks. The group said she should get the “Great Pretender Award” for her statements opposing abortion.
Second District Republicans said Lehman had conflicting roles and had damaged her credibility in the party.
Division remains, however, according to Linn County GOP Chairman Jim Conklin. County GOP leaders want to create opportunities for fiscal conservatives and libertarians to play a more active role, he said.
The committee deferred a decision on a new party chair until January. Chairman Stewart Iverson, a former state senator, resigned.
Several names have been mentioned as successors, including former Cedar Rapids Mayor Paul Pate, a former state senator and Iowa secretary of state, and Christopher Reed of Marion, who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in November.

Anonymous said...

yada yada yada

Anonymous said...

Who were the gutless bastards to vote FOR Kim Lehman?

Henry said...

10:53

On the motion to censure Kim Lehman

Definate No votes:

Monte Shaw
Bill Anderson
Kim Lehman


Definate Yes votes:
David Chung
Jason Hutcheson


The rest needs to be called out and asked directly. Go for it. what are they going to do, refuse to answer you? Let them try it with a straight face.

Art A Layman said...

Anonymous:

I take no pleasure in the adversities facing our troops. I have great disdain for the idiots that put them in harm's way frivilously.

That disdain is intensified when those same leaders make inane decisions to try and keep their dream alive.

Our troops are nothing more than pawns in a government chess game and the President sacrifices them on every move.

Anonymous said...

Once again, Art you do not have the foggiest idea of what you are talking about? In addition, you mock the deaths of those fighting for freedom by comparing their worthy sacrifice to a damn chess game.

Obviously, The Real Sporer is tapering off and will probably never publish again, but I cannot allow your twisted view of military service and what it means to defend this country to be the last blog entry. You sir, are patriotic as long as your views carry the day and when they do not you get gushy for the enemy at the expense of our troops. Perhaps you missed the story out of the Middle East but it is the same one from Vietnam in that the enemy is counting on America's liberal media and internal fifth column to win what they cannot on the battlefield.

The old saying is lead, follow or at least get out of the way. Art is in the last category because he does not lead with anything but his lefty opinions nor does he follow because he disagrees with this or that (situational patriotism) so he could at least move out of the way for those defending his thankless ass.

Anonymous said...

"Obviously, The Real Sporer is tapering off and will probably never publish again"

Yeah, well let's hope so anyway. Dumb assed clowns like Sporer are responsible for Obama as much as anybody who voted for him. One trick pony, right wing fanatical freaks like him who high-jacked this party make me want to puke.

Yoda said...

Please come back Uncle Ted. And ride to the sound of the guns!

Anonymous said...

Nah, stay where you are Ted. We need somebody to represent the real truth, the real issues that are relative to the common man and woman. We don't need your ilk. We don't need any more right wing religious fanaticism. You dumb ass freaks ever notice how issues like stem cell research and abortion don't put money in the common man's wallet? Or food on his table? Or send his kids to College? So again, stay right where you are Ted. We need somebody who cares for the common good. What we don't need is another bloated bullshit attorney who when he isn't spewing bile out of both sides of his mouth he's lying out of both sides of his mouth with both palms open and waiting to be greased.

Anonymous said...

The funny part is Ted has never been a religious zealot and did not advocate building the party on emotional/religious issues. Ted advocated fiscal conservatism and organizing conservatives. Unfortunately, members within had personal agendas and would rather destroy the party if they were not given their perceived due reward. In the end, I think Ted felt like the firemarshal running around with a bucket of water when the fire was burning down the house while all the neighbors simply pointed out the fire rather than helping fight the fire.

Ted could not create something out of nothing and was ultimately unsuccessful at a resurrection job but he is not to be blamed for the effort nor is it accurate to call him a religious zealot.

But, as has been pointed out, Ted is a highly successful attorney and does not need the drama of the chairman job. Honestly, I don't see anybody stepping forward to take his place at Polk County but I hope somebody steps up and even more we find a way to stand together rather than tear down good leaders.

-buddy

the chad said...

Let me point out he took the job longer than almost any other would take it.

Polk County GOP Chair is unpaid, overworked and a volunteer job that puts you in the position to be torn down repeatedly. 2002 and 2004 elections were the height of glory, but really the job is nothing but a headache for most.

After getting onto the State Central Committee, I figured he would not run for re-election, but he remained there and tried his best to revive the grassroots.

I'm sad to see him go but wow he stayed and put up with more than I could ever handle.

the chad said...

Oh just a quick add. What Ted did in Polk County is "High Noon" bravery. I'm sure a far-righter will flip and damn me for the movie's Commie ties so calm down and pretend you have the right number of chromosomes please. I'm talking about taking on the powerful maniacal Democrat machine all by himself.

Anonymous said...

God how gullible you folks are. If anything, this idiot Sporer took the job to pad his resume, to soak up as much graft as humanly possible. Look at the fucking picture atop the blog for Christ's sake, the cat took this shit to weasel his way towards an invitation to some White House shin dig. Photo op asshole. Like otherwise anybody at Party HQ in DC, or for that matter the White House, could give a shit who this clown is anyway. Damn, get a clue people.

Anonymous said...

#1 - the state GOP is in disarray so any damning from them is worthless

#2 - Ted took on Dems when Republicans wanted to take on each other (heck, they still are while Dems sit back and watch with glee).

-buddy

the chad said...

I'm not saying he didn't do it to network. So what's your point Anonymous f*ckstik???

Anonymous said...

The sad part is nobody is stepping up to take Ted's place.

That is the problem with Republicans in Polk Country...they see the problems, or think they see the problems, but offer no solutions.

As for democrat moles trolling this website, they don't deserve response given their rediculous rantings.

-buddy

Anonymous said...

Actually, the sad part is Uncle Teddy is no longer writing and we'll miss his words of wisdom...

Anonymous said...

No, the funny part is that Klein was a smelly old dude thinking he was important.

RF said...

Happy New Year, Sporer! Will you be back in the blogosphere after the state chair race is over? Now I have to make an occasional stop at David Chung's site to get an inside take on the Iowa GOP stuff.

Anonymous said...

Sporer for chair of RPI? That's a laugh. Most everybody other than his psychophants in here (Ken, first fan, #1) see this clod for the fucking idiot he is. This clown isn't even a blip on the radar, he stands no more chance of being RPI chair than my right nut.

Yoda said...

Don't listen to the haters Papa Bear. One never leaves the Jedi Council. We are keeping your seat warmed up and leaving the lights on.

Anonymous said...

Amen brother!

Anonymous said...

No way Sporer gets in as RPI chair. There's an awful lot of people out there who fault him for his shabby treatment of Mark Klein M.D. Mark Klein M.D. was a fresh face, a new voice, the new prophet that could have led us to the promised land - - but Ted Sporer shat all over that. Bastard.

Art A Layman said...

Just so you ignorant, whiny conservatives don't get lonely, here I am again.

Hey guys, hope you enjoy the Inauguration Day of President Barack Obama.

Anonymous said...

Art, you still suck and same goes for Mark the whackjob.

TRS for Chair!

Anonymous said...

Anon claims RPI voters will remember Mark "the stalker" Klein and blame TRS. Not a chance, nobody remembers that clown outside of this website with his incessant jawjacking about becoming President. TRS helped expose the psychotic doctor for all to see.

Anonymous said...

FROM THE ARTICLE:
"We promote market freedom by giving disadvantaged consumers and retailers the assistance..."

This is the problem with republicans right now. They will promote socialism and free markets in the same f'ing sentence. It could not get any more ridiculous. It's like saying "I promote the free market by redistributing wealth."

If that's what you believe, fine. But at least admit it rather than play word games.

Anonymous said...

Is this it?

Is this all that there is?

No more posting from Ted?

What do we do now?

Who do we turn to to do the thinking for us?

We're lost without our Shepard!

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