The Only Flavor There Is

 

It’s so great to have this kind of alternative. It’s so nice we have leadership that can say Joe Biden and his progressive policies are rebuilding the American economy. This is just the kind of leadership we need. And we never need anything else. This is what opposition looks like. The opposition is in love with corporatism, big spending, increased budgets, massive debt, and hyper regulations. This is what’s rebuilding our economy.

And don’t let anyone tell you to find a real alternative because this is the real alternative. This is all you need. Just like when you go to the ice cream parlor and ask for pistachio and they give you vanilla. And you say, but I wanted pistachio. And they say vanilla is pistachio. Just suck it down and be quiet. This is free choice in action. Don’t ever walk out and find another shop that’ll give you what you demand. This is the only shop around that says they have the best pistachio ice cream. Never mind that they never give that flavor to you. They got a really nice sign of this luscious green ice cream on the window. Democracy. Freedom. Choice.

This is a family shop that promotes traditional family wholesome fair. Why would you ever want to leave it? If you let them go out of business, then the other shop that offers nothing but vanilla will be the only shop in town. And that’ll deprive you of getting your promise of pistachio that only turns out to be vanilla. And you don’t want to give the other shop a monopoly on vanilla as vanilla do you? And one day you might get upset because the traditional family shop is caught selling LGBT rainbow sherbet out of the back. And you said hey! I thought you guys were about family values. And they say don’t worry it’s still vanilla like the other shop. Just wipe your brow in relief. It’ll all be OK. Keep giving them your business and your approval. Eventually, you’ll get the flavor you want if you just believe.

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  1. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    GlenEisenhardt: in love with corporatism, big spending, increased budgets, massive debt, and hyper regulations.

    Like I always say, “what is good for *a* Senator is good for the Senate and what is good for the Senate is good for America.”     This replaced my previous saying of “a government above the people, paid by the people, and for the ruling people.”

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  2. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I like roads.  I like roads a lot.  I just spent 5 days driving some 1,755 miles on roads in three states between Christmas and New Years.  And I can tell you this about roads.  Roads have to deal with rivers.  If the road must cross a river, either the road will need a bridge over the river, or a tunnel under the river.  During my trip, I crossed the Colorado River twice and the Sacramento River once.  I didn’t have to wait for ferry, nor did I have to pay a toll, nor did I have to drive over the top of the Hoover Dam which I used to do many times in the past.  I just drove over these three bridges.  It is what it is.

    The Ohio River is a huge river between the states of Ohio and Kentucky.  And the current bridge is too small.  It should be obvious to all that a second span is needed.  The genius of the Interstate Highway System is that interstate highways connect states and allow for commerce.  Why this project was not done in the Trump Administration is beyond me, but it wasn’t.  (Why a new railroad tunnels under the Hudson River to replace damaged 100 year old tunnels weren’t built is also beyond me, but Trump could not come to an infrastructure deal with Congress.)  However, Congress finally appropriated the money for a second span of the bridge, between Ohio and Kentucky, which have Governors and Senators of different parties.  Here is the story from WLWT, a local Television station:

    “President Biden to visit Covington after $1.6B approved for new Brent Spence companion bridge

    “COVINGTON, Ky. —

    “President Joe Biden will be in Covington on Wednesday to talk about his infrastructure plan and the new companion bridge to the Brent Spence Bridge.

    “More than $1.6 billion was allocated to the bridge project last month. It’s one of the biggest projects scheduled in the entire infrastructure plan.

    “The White House has not specifically said why the president picked the Brent Spence Bridge as a stop on a national tour to talk about his infrastructure and jobs plan.

    “However, the bridge connects Ohio with a Republican governor and Kentucky with a Democrat governor, both of whom supported the project, along with senators on different sides of the aisle.

    “‘We talk a lot about bipartisanship, but this, you know, getting the money for this bridge from the federal government truly has been bipartisan,’ said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

    “We pushed all the partisanship aside. We did this as a team, Democrats and Republicans, all the way from the White House down to local government,’ said Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.”

    ____________________

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky.  Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city.  Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    http://barrypomeroy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Chkwy5cUgAEgXu2.jpg

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  4. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky. Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city. Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

    As a Cincinnatian, I want to speak out against the bridge. Already the current bridges have significantly  eroded the unique cultural identity of our Neighbor to the South.

    In my day, Kentuckians were made of sterner stuff. They swam across to get to their jobs—jobs they needed because there were no food stamps back then. Nowadays, half of them drive over on one of these confounded bridges that you out-of-towners love so much. Many have even begun wearing shoes.

    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if laid end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

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  5. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Glen, what am I missing.  Comment #2 is about roads, a bridge and the T-man.  How is this pertinent to the post?

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  6. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if placed end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    Um, I think you mean laid end to end.  Don’t concern yourself, I’m just helping.  Don’t get up, I’m leaving.

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  7. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Glen, what am I missing. Comment #2 is about roads, a bridge and the T-man. How is this pertinent to the post?

    This post is about why McConnell will be joining Biden in Covington, KY.  The reason is that Biden will be addressing a desperately needed second span of the Brent Spence Bridge which is critically important to the people of Kentucky, to be better connected to Cincinnati across the Ohio River.  McConnell will be attending this event as well as the Republican Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine.

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  8. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if placed end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    Um, I think you mean laid end to end. Don’t concern yourself, I’m just helping. Don’t get up, I’m leaving.

    Flicker, you are the only person on Ricochet who could have written this. Your mug shot displays such a cherubically innocent face that it took me a year to perceive the devious nature of the brain behind it.

    But to take your suggestion at face value…it is brilliant!  I have edited my post to correct the missed opportunity you found.

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  9. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Glen, what am I missing. Comment #2 is about roads, a bridge and the T-man. How is this pertinent to the post?

    It isn’t. Apparently 1.6 trillion and bidens entire economic agenda is acceptable because of a bridge. 

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  10. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Cincinnati and Covington were connected by a bridge long before the there was federal money available to build a bridge across the Ohio. That bridge is still there. The Brent Spence bridge is terrifying. If they had any sense, they would re-route the I-75 corridor through rural Indiana rather than having all that truck traffic run through western Cincinatti in that narrow corridor in what looks like a war zone.

    And the idea that this is the only way business can be done with last minute roll outs is ludicrous and demonstrates the corruption of our political system. That ‘I’m a Reagan Conservative TM’ is supporting such a corrupt system is hardly surprising.

     

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  11. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Glen, what am I missing. Comment #2 is about roads, a bridge and the T-man. How is this pertinent to the post?

    This post is about why McConnell will be joining Biden in Covington, KY. The reason is that Biden will be addressing a desperately needed second span of the Brent Spence Bridge which is critically important to the people of Kentucky, to be better connected to Cincinnati across the Ohio River. McConnell will be attending this event as well as the Republican Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine.

    Gary,

    I have to admit that my initial reaction to your Comment was the same as Flicker’s.  Nice thought, but what in the name of Sriracha Sauce does it have to do with the Article?

    I didn’t criticize your comment myself, because I’m afraid folks might mistake me for one of the vigilante squad that delight in ganging up on you by trying to outdo each other with childish insults.  Nothing personal against them, they are just doing what they see as their duty, but they always remind me of one of those videos of chimp behavior…you know the ones?…where a group surround a member of their pack who hasn’t conformed submissively, and proceed to rip the guy’s face off.

    But your reply sent me back to the OP, and sure enough, though our esteemed essayist Glen, he who is famed for his subtly ironic wit, never even mentioned the bridge or the meeting, or roads, or anything else in your reply, the article DID start with a link to an article about…the bridge and the meeting!

    I apologize for doubting you.  Flicker does too–I can read his mind.

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  12. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Glen, what am I missing. Comment #2 is about roads, a bridge and the T-man. How is this pertinent to the post?

    It isn’t. Apparently 1.6 trillion and bidens entire economic agenda is acceptable because of a bridge.

    I don’t know how you think you are qualified to disagree with me on this, Gregg. I went to Penncrest HS, where I got literally the first ever German Award.

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  13. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    The Ohio River is a huge river between the states of Ohio and Kentucky.  And the current bridge is too small.  It should be obvious to all that a second span is needed. 

    Why would it be obvious to anybody not commuting from Kentucky to Cincinnati on a daily basis?  Why is not obvious that a toll bridge could be built without my tax dollars?   

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  14. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if placed end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    Um, I think you mean laid end to end. Don’t concern yourself, I’m just helping. Don’t get up, I’m leaving.

    Flicker, you are the only person on Ricochet who could have written this. Your mug shot displays such a cherubically innocent face that it took me a year to perceive the devious nature of the brain behind it.

    But to take your suggestion at face value…it is brilliant! I have edited my post to correct the missed opportunity you found.

    You really did change it.  I’m an editor now!  Yaay!  (That’s one more thing off my bucket list.)

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  15. thelonious Member
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    @thelonious

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky. Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city. Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

    As a Cincinnatian, I want to speak out against the bridge. Already the current bridges have significantly eroded the unique cultural identity of our Neighbor to the South.

    In my day, Kentuckians were made of sterner stuff. They swam across to get to their jobs—jobs they needed because there were no food stamps back then. Nowadays, half of them drive over on one of these confounded bridges that you out-of-towners love so much. Many have even begun wearing shoes.

    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if laid end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet. 

    1.6 billion is just what they have budgeted for now? I would think like many projects there will be many cost overruns. 

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  16. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky. Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city. Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

    As a Cincinnatian, I want to speak out against the bridge. Already the current bridges have significantly eroded the unique cultural identity of our Neighbor to the South.

    In my day, Kentuckians were made of sterner stuff. They swam across to get to their jobs—jobs they needed because there were no food stamps back then. Nowadays, half of them drive over on one of these confounded bridges that you out-of-towners love so much. Many have even begun wearing shoes.

    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if laid end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    1.6 billion is just what they have budgeted for now? I would think like many projects there will be many cost overruns.

    And Pluto isn’t even his real name!  It’s Herschel.

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  17. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    thelonious (View Comment):

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    Are you joking?  Where did you learn astrology, in a comic book?  Any eighth-grader knows that Pluto, the so-called “gas giant”, is the eighth planet in the Milky Way.

    Penncrest, where I earned my degree, went to the State Finals in Basketball.  I wonder how high your school got? Didn’t make it to Districts?  Too bad!

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  18. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky. Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city. Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

    As a Cincinnatian, I want to speak out against the bridge. Already the current bridges have significantly eroded the unique cultural identity of our Neighbor to the South.

    In my day, Kentuckians were made of sterner stuff. They swam across to get to their jobs—jobs they needed because there were no food stamps back then. Nowadays, half of them drive over on one of these confounded bridges that you out-of-towners love so much. Many have even begun wearing shoes.

    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if laid end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    NO!  The planet Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in FLAGSTAFF, Arizona.  We do not recognize the scum who say that Pluto is not a planet, any more than we would recognize those benighted souls who would dispute that Die Hard is a Christmas Movie.

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  19. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    More debt and inflation – great – let’s celebrate all of these fiscal conservatives – how much debt has been accumulated under their watch?

     

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  20. thelonious Member
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    @thelonious

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    Are you joking? Where did you learn astrology, in a comic book? Any eighth-grader knows that Pluto, the so-called “gas giant”, is the eighth planet in the Milky Way.

    Penncrest, where I earned my degree, went to the State Finals in Basketball. I wonder how high your school got? Didn’t make it to Districts? Too bad!

    I was given my high school degree thru pity and social promotion. Earning it is probably the wrong verb for my lack of accomplishment.  My high school had quite a few stoners, so we all got pretty high back in the day. Our basketball team made it to the state semi finals and had a McDonalds All American who had a great college career and later had a lucrative career playing in Europe. According to my 3rd grade science fair project (now invalidated), Pluto is the 9th planet and is really just a tiny little ice rock orbiting far, far away from the sun.

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  21. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    Are you joking? Where did you learn astrology, in a comic book? Any eighth-grader knows that Pluto, the so-called “gas giant”, is the eighth planet in the Milky Way.

    Penncrest, where I earned my degree, went to the State Finals in Basketball. I wonder how high your school got? Didn’t make it to Districts? Too bad!

    I was given my high school degree thru pity and social promotion. Earning it is probably the wrong verb for my lack of accomplishment. My high school had quite a few stoners, so we all got pretty high back in the day. Our basketball team made it to the state semi finals and had a McDonalds All American who had a great college career and later had a lucrative career playing in Europe. According to my 3rd grade science fair project (now invalidated), Pluto is the 9th planet and is really just a tiny little ice rock orbiting far, far away from the sun.

    When I was in school – the scientific consensus was Pluto was a planet  – so much for scientific consensus 

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  22. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    GlenEisenhardt:

    It’s so great to have this kind of alternative. It’s so nice we have leadership that can say Joe Biden and his progressive policies are rebuilding the American economy. This is just the kind of leadership we need. And we never need anything else. This is what opposition looks like. The opposition is in love with corporatism, big spending, increased budgets, massive debt, and hyper regulations. This is what’s rebuilding our economy.

    And don’t let anyone tell you to find a real alternative because this is the real alternative. This is all you need. Just like when you go to the ice cream parlor and ask for pistachio and they give you vanilla. And you say, but I wanted pistachio. And they say vanilla is pistachio. Just suck it down and be quiet. This is free choice in action. Don’t ever walk out and find another shop that’ll give you what you demand. This is the only shop around that says they have the best pistachio ice cream. Never mind that they never give that flavor to you. They got a really nice sign of this luscious green ice cream on the window. Democracy. Freedom. Choice.

    This is a family shop that promotes traditional family wholesome fair. Why would you ever want to leave it? If you let them go out of business, then the other shop that offers nothing but vanilla will be the only shop in town. And that’ll deprive you of getting your promise of pistachio that only turns out to be vanilla. And you don’t want to give the other shop a monopoly on vanilla as vanilla do you? And one day you might get upset because the traditional family shop is caught selling LGBT rainbow sherbet out of the back. And you said hey! I thought you guys were about family values. And they say don’t worry it’s still vanilla like the other shop. Just wipe your brow in relief. It’ll all be OK. Keep giving them your business and your approval. Eventually, you’ll get the flavor you want if you just believe.

    If you and our colleagues want to know what really drives McConnell pick up Red Handed, How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win; to save time, go directly to pages 64-68 and believe me when I tell you your eyes will be opened about the personal wealth of Mrs. McConnell and its various sources. I won’t make any accusations of my own, but will simply quote from page 65: “Chinese human rights activists have long worried about those ties and how they might be influencing McConnell and Chao’s views toward China. ‘I worry about Elaine Chao’s business relationship with communist China,’ said the late Harry Wu, a scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.” 

    No roads, bridges, or Pluto; just troubling food for thought about one of our august “leaders.” 

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  23. Django Member
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    @Django

    Jim George (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt:

    It’s so great to have this kind of alternative. It’s so nice we have leadership that can say Joe Biden and his progressive policies are rebuilding the American economy. This is just the kind of leadership we need. And we never need anything else. This is what opposition looks like. The opposition is in love with corporatism, big spending, increased budgets, massive debt, and hyper regulations. This is what’s rebuilding our economy.

    And don’t let anyone tell you to find a real alternative because this is the real alternative. This is all you need. Just like when you go to the ice cream parlor and ask for pistachio and they give you vanilla. And you say, but I wanted pistachio. And they say vanilla is pistachio. Just suck it down and be quiet. This is free choice in action. Don’t ever walk out and find another shop that’ll give you what you demand. This is the only shop around that says they have the best pistachio ice cream. Never mind that they never give that flavor to you. They got a really nice sign of this luscious green ice cream on the window. Democracy. Freedom. Choice.

    . . .

    If you and our colleagues want to know what really drives McConnell pick up Red Handed, How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win; to save time, go directly to pages 64-68 and believe me when I tell you your eyes will be opened about the personal wealth of Mrs. McConnell and its various sources. I won’t make any accusations of my own, but will simply quote from page 65: “Chinese human rights activists have long worried about those ties and how they might be influencing McConnell and Chao’s views toward China. ‘I worry about Elaine Chao’s business relationship with communist China,’ said the late Harry Wu, a scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.”

    No roads, bridges, or Pluto; just troubling food for thought about one of our august “leaders.”

    I heard the author Peter Schweizer discussing McConnell’s career in an interview on Bongino’s show. Confirmed what I have thought of The Turtle all along. 

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  24. GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms Reagan
    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Malpropisms
    @GLDIII

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky. Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city. Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

    As a Cincinnatian, I want to speak out against the bridge. Already the current bridges have significantly eroded the unique cultural identity of our Neighbor to the South.

    In my day, Kentuckians were made of sterner stuff. They swam across to get to their jobs—jobs they needed because there were no food stamps back then. Nowadays, half of them drive over on one of these confounded bridges that you out-of-towners love so much. Many have even begun wearing shoes.

    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if laid end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    1.6 billion is just what they have budgeted for now? I would think like many projects there will be many cost overruns.

    Sorry Pluto is a planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson is not a real astronomer. 

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  25. Mark Camp Member
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    @MarkCamp

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    Are you joking? Where did you learn astrology, in a comic book? Any eighth-grader knows that Pluto, the so-called “gas giant”, is the eighth planet in the Milky Way.

    Penncrest, where I earned my degree, went to the State Finals in Basketball. I wonder how high your school got? Didn’t make it to Districts? Too bad!

    I was given my high school degree thru pity and social promotion. Earning it is probably the wrong verb for my lack of accomplishment. My high school had quite a few stoners, so we all got pretty high back in the day. Our basketball team made it to the state semi finals and had a McDonalds All American who had a great college career and later had a lucrative career playing in Europe. According to my 3rd grade science fair project (now invalidated), Pluto is the 9th planet and is really just a tiny little ice rock orbiting far, far away from the sun.

    When I was in school – the scientific consensus was Pluto was a planet – so much for scientific consensus

    No, so much for your school! Which I would guess literally only had a JV soccer team and a chess club. I am a one-man economics teaching powerhouse. I am famous for it. What are you famous for?

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  26. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
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    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Ma… (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is a Senator from the State of Kentucky. Covington, Kentucky will greatly benefit from a second span connecting it to Cincinnati, the bigger city. Of course, McConnell will be present for the event celebrating the building of this bridge, so important to the needs of his constituents.

    As a Cincinnatian, I want to speak out against the bridge. Already the current bridges have significantly eroded the unique cultural identity of our Neighbor to the South.

    In my day, Kentuckians were made of sterner stuff. They swam across to get to their jobs—jobs they needed because there were no food stamps back then. Nowadays, half of them drive over on one of these confounded bridges that you out-of-towners love so much. Many have even begun wearing shoes.

    1,600,000,000 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot to you, but that is only because you are ignorant of how high a stack of 1.6 million dollar bills would be if laid end to end. It would literally go to the Planet Pluto and back.

    False!!! Pluto isn’t a planet.

    1.6 billion is just what they have budgeted for now? I would think like many projects there will be many cost overruns.

    Sorry Pluto is a planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson is not a real astronomer.

    Honestly, I’ve always thought he was a celebrity chef, until I saw him on TBBT.

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  27. Flicker Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Ma… (View Comment):

    Sorry Pluto is a planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson is not a real astronomer.

    Honestly, I’ve always thought he was a celebrity chef, until I saw him on TBBT.

    Which one is Emeril Lagasse?  The astronomer or the celebrity chef?

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    GLDIII Purveyor of Splendid Ma… (View Comment):

    Sorry Pluto is a planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson is not a real astronomer.

    Honestly, I’ve always thought he was a celebrity chef, until I saw him on TBBT.

    Which one is Emeril Lagasse? The astronomer or the celebrity chef?

     

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