Ursa Majoris

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  1. Another chat about health care costs

    Even if you are insured, serious illness can bankrupt you.
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    9. Gonkis
  3. Colonoscopy

    So, while Bush was having a colonoscopy, was Cheney taking the opportunity to reacquaint himself with his hand?
  4. NBA offer to take the heat off the Vick situation

    It isn't Crawford, it's Tim Donaghy.
  5. Greatest British/UK Rock Band of All Time?

    There are at least seven bands on this list superior to any American band.
  6. Now there's a Clinton hater if ever I saw one.
  7. the supreme court rules ...

    Your wish to think evil of liberals outweighs your concern about anything else.
  8. Whatcha listenin to

    I think you were pretty unlucky. I saw Heep twice in the early to mid 70s and they were very good indeed both times. The live album is great, showing what they could really do.
  9. Whatcha listenin to

    Uriah Heep Live
  10. Greatest American Rock Band

    Neil Young is Canadian.
  11. the supreme court rules ...

    If you took the time to actually read your own posts, you would clearly see where your use of "it" at the start of both the fifth and sixth paragraphs would confuse the reader. As usual, you're far too busy droning on about liberals to notice.
  12. Greatest American Rock Band

    The ?? is Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  13. NBA offer to take the heat off the Vick situation

    BTW, Crawford was suspended at the end of last season and Stern said something about him "not coming back". If it's Crawford, the NBA have already put their damage limitation measures into action.
  14. the supreme court rules ...

    I'm sorry, I don't get this. 1. Emissions are bad. 2. It makes sense to reduce them. 3. It's all a scare tactic. Is that right?
  15. Taxes and the War

    Funny how we all said "right direction". I'll buy you a beer next time I'm in NC.
  16. Taxes and the War

    Cutting the deficit means reducing the gap between current income and current outgoings. It is still spending more than is being earned. While this is a step in the right direction, it is not success. First we need to eliminate the deficit, then we need to begin to reduce the debt. ETA: Dang, Detlef and Yo already said all this.
  17. What the hell is wrong with people

    Is it worse than others we've had here? Just when you think you've plumbed the abyss, you find there's another level of horror below it. Why don't we just kill these vermin?
  18. What do you think?

    A whole raft of Minneapolis lawyers have already volunteered to defend the passengers pro bono.
  19. Greatest American Rock Band

    Can I just say that threads like this are what makes the Tailgate great? Thanks - back to your regular programs.
  20. Where do you rank Michael Vick this year?

    I probably shouldn't take moral character into account in FF and usually I don't but I would rather draft Donald Duck as a starting QB than that POS Vick.
  21. Kids pay 1/2 of their day care

    11 and 7???? Surely this is a fishing expedition?
  22. Taxes and the War

    100% agree with this. We'll start with the war in Iraq - there's an unnecessary government program if ever there was one.
  23. Vick Indicted

    I don't know about that. Given the variations used (slamming, electrocution, hanging, etc) it seems to me that if this was a neutral experience for the person putting the dog down, they'd do it in one way, the most efficient for them, whatever it was. To go to all the effort of hanging or electrocution or repeated slamming on concrete seems to me to carry with it an enjoyment of the task.
  24. NBA offer to take the heat off the Vick situation

    You really only need one ref for a successful points-shaving enterprise, so it's even easier to hide the crookedness. One interesting thing you sometimes see is where one ref makes a call that everyone can see is bad and the other two come over to consult but the first ref insists on the call standing.
  25. Best foreign rock band.

    If not, they should have been. For sheer energy on stage and raw excitement, they were very hard to beat. Check out Rude Boy (select the "songs only" option, the movie is crap) for live concert footage.