That's religion in the 70's in MC.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1723) 11 years ago
I remember in the mid 70's while I was working at Big Sky Pharmacy when all of the downtown stores closed for business on Good Friday at 3:00 in the afternoon in honor of that being the time that Jesus died on the cross.

Can you imagine that happening today?

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Posted by David Schott (+18072) 10 years ago
I believe Fox News has higher ratings but not more viewers than all the other 24-hour cable news channels combined.

Fox News is popular amongst the gray-haired set that sits at home all day glued to Fox News. That boosts their ratings. The other cable news channels combined have more viewers with less TV watching time on their hands and hence lower ratings.

Fox News has a dedicated bunch of viewers that put in lots of hours. The other cable news channels combined have more viewers but they are less dedicated viewers. You know, they are more diverse and more likely to get their news from multiple sources -- less "set in their ways".
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
This grey hairwhite haired lady wouldn't watch Fox News if it was the only channel on tv...YUCK..but I think you are right as there are many conservative older folks watching it religiously and believing every word...sad...
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Posted by cj sampsel (+479) 10 years ago
Fox News gets high ratings because the damn thing is on where ever you go. Airports, appliance stores etc. It's even on half the tvs
in the gym where I workout. Must say it often gets the pulse and heart rate up there. I don't watch any news station commentators at
home , liberal or conservative. I don't need someone to tell me
how or what to think. Give me straight news and I can decide.

Back to the original thread. Yeah, I remember in the last part of the sixties through the early seventies everything shutting down
for the Easter weekend. I believe we even got out of school at
noon on Good Friday.
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 10 years ago
I'm curious if these old duffers watching Fox News are aware that they account for over a third of that infamous 47%.
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
I'm curious how many of you on here are part of the infamous 47% ? I'm not. I paid taxes this year just like I have since I started working many years ago. Yes I watch Fox News, but I also watch CNN and HLN......korkyII
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
Bridgier, I'll put my education against yours anytime. In answer to your question, The gov't should not mandate that on any business, for example the Catholic hospitals because it is against the church teachings. If Obama care is going to stand they have to make exceptions otherwise they are treading on religous freedoms which is guarunteed in our Declaration of independence and our Constitution. (Of course there are those who think we should throw the Declaration and Constitution in the trash)....korkyII
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Posted by Bridgier (+9430) 10 years ago
I'm sorry Korky...you will lose. Not because I'm smarter than the average bear (which I am), but because you're an easily manipulated Fox-watching moran. Your regurgitation of the US Council of Bishop's talking points confirms it. I'm sorry, but you didn't surprise me at all.

How fcking hard can it be to understand that, if someone takes federal money, they are bound by federal rules?

[This message has been edited by Bridgier (2/9/2012)]
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 10 years ago
Was that 3:00 GMT, Pacific, Rocky Mountain time or ???? Which side of the international date line? Did it start with the first nail or the final breath?

Centurion one; "What time is it Flavious?"
Centurion two; "I've got 3:00 but the tip is broken on my sun dial. I could be five minutes off, one way or the other."
Centurion one; "Well, lets get started. Who brought the vinegar and thorns? I want to get this over with and get to the orgy before the virgins are all gone."

I mean, really? three o'clock, really?
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
I'm sorry too Bridgier because if you went to school you wasted your money. It's obvious to the most casual observer that anyone who posts a tirade like you just did is not very smart. (and probably not dry behind the ears yet) If you have to lower yourself to name calling you have a lot to learn in life (if you can learn anything at all, except gimme, gimme, gimme).....korkyII
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Posted by Bridgier (+9430) 10 years ago
korky my friend - I have not vented forth a tirade on mc.com in a very long time. I'll admit - you and the kevlar-esque mythology to which you ascribe have brought me close, oh so very close to a righteous jeremiad... but life's to short to argue with people who cannot or will not actually engage in honest disputation. I could lay out objective facts, you would dismiss them. I could present chains of logic, you would ignore them.

You have put your hope and trust in people who use you for your vote while they mine the 98% for the equity in whatever assets we've managed to accumulate - and when they get caught with our wallets in their greedy porcine hands, they send the good little capo's (such as yourself) out to defend them, to cry "Socialism!!!" and "Obamacare!!!" (as, lest we forget, you collect your pensions and medicaid) and gnash your teeth about the deficit and wail about birth certificates.

They send you forth to tell us that we should love jesus more because that's why we're becoming poorer per capita as a nation, that if only we were right with God we'd surely have no need for welfare or health insurance.

The rubes have been convinced that it's the economic outcomes that should be entwined with morality, not the inputs, not the well-spoken men in nice suits who go to the right churches and assure you that all will be better if you just work harder, if you just take a job, any job, even if it means that you will never, ever be as well off as you were two years ago, even if it means that the window of opportunity for your kids or your grandkids will shrink a little bit more (and let's be honest, it was already smaller than the one your grandparents created for you out of the rubble of the great depression).

You are on your own! they say, and they want you to believe that, because it makes it so much easier for the wolves to eat when the sheep believe that the herd is a lie and a sin.

A white-washed tomb upon a hill korky - that is what I think of your beliefs and your leaders and your saints.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9430) 10 years ago
Also, your blather about "exemptions for for church teachings" is ignorant as well: http://motherjones.com/po...lready-law - it's been the law since 2000. So why are we fighting about it now?
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Posted by Kelly (+2804) 10 years ago
I'm going to chime in here, regarding first amendment rights...


Dear Editor:

I am writing today to comment about the Whitefish Jesus Statue, sitting on land owned by all Americans. I find it curious that Christians, and in this case Catholics in particular, want to have things both ways. First they want to violate the First Amendment to the Constitution by keeping the Jesus statue on federal land. Now, they are claiming their First Amendment rights are being violated because President Obama's administration made a rule mandating coverage for contraceptives for those offering insurance. So do you want the government and religion to mix or not? You can't have it both ways.


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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1723) 10 years ago
Sure you can. It happens all of the time.

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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 10 years ago
Lifelong Government Employee wrote:
I'm curious how many of you on here are part of the infamous 47% ? I'm not. I paid taxes this year just like I have since I started working many years ago. Yes I watch Fox News, but I also watch CNN and HLN......korkyII



Wow, Korky paid taxes. What a patriot.

Guess what, bitch? My bonus alone is more than your total income for the year. Hell, I probably paid more in Federal income taxes than your gross income.

Procreateing loser government employee.
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
LOL, Bob L...Great rant!!
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
Bob L, I really don't care how big your bonus was or how much you make and you are not impressing me by bragging about it. I can tell you my militsry pension contributes a very minor part of my income. .....korky II
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15311) 10 years ago
I find it hard that so many struggle with the basic concept of the other "Golden Rule"... he who is entrusted with the gold makes the rules. If you don't want to be bound by federal regulations, don't accept public funding.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 10 years ago
Gross National Parasite wrote:
Bob L, I really don't care how big your bonus was or how much you make and you are not impressing me by bragging about it. I can tell you my militsry pension contributes a very minor part of my income. .....korky II



Oh, Good Lord. Korky, you're a stupid bastard.

Let's break it down.


Korky wrote:
I'm curious how many of you on here are part of the infamous 47% ? I'm not. I paid taxes this year just like I have since I started working many years ago.



Korky made the assertion that he's better than people who don't pay Federal income taxes. Therefore:

Korky > Unnamed Socialists on mc.com


I am merely extending Korky's argument.


Bob L. wrote:
Guess what, bitch? My bonus alone is more than your total income for the year. Hell, I probably paid more in Federal income taxes than your gross income.



Because Bob L. pays much more taxes than Korky:


Bob L. >>> Korky
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
Bob L, Like I said. I'm not impressed by how much money you make and could care less how much you pay in taxes. When I was referring to the 47% I was referring to Mary B's post and made no reference to you at all. You call me a bitch, you call me an idiot...sounds to me like you are upset and the one with a problem......korky II
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 10 years ago
Korky, you sure seem to be impressed with yourself for merely paying taxes.

I'm not impressed with you at all.


Welfare Queen wrote:
I can tell you my militsry pension contributes a very minor part of my income.



Feeling a little guilty about STEALING FROM THE GOVERNMENT getting a government pension, huh?

You should!

[This message has been edited by Bob L. (2/11/2012)]
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
Bob L. You can call it stealing all you want. If I am stealing then all those that served and retired are stealing according to you. Sounds like you expect all the military that spend 20 to 30 yrs of their lives to just do it all for nothing. In fact, the way you sound, you think those that are serving at all should just donate their time. You are beginning to sound anti military ? I wonder if you were even in the military ? Sounds like you are just unhappy with life in general......korkyII..
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Posted by Bridgier (+9430) 10 years ago
So, what's your feeling on other public employees receiving a pension?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 10 years ago
Korky:

I was associated with the DoD for five years - in the military and as a civilian.

Thankfully, I was never in harms way.

It really doesn't matter either way, does it?

You are the one in here continually criticizing the government, and you somehow fail to notice that you worked for the government your whole procreateing life.

Oh, and by the way: I call you a bitch and an idiot because you are a bitch and an idiot.

[This message has been edited by Bob L. (2/11/2012)]
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
IMO, the whole point Bob L is trying to make is, Don't judge folks by calculating whether they paid enough taxes or not...Poor people and lots of the middle class have their plates very full and can only afford what they can afford...and thus you shouldn't bitch about government programs that help them because they need the help...that is a good thing IMO...If I misinterpreted, Bob, let me know LOL...
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 10 years ago
Sounds like you expect all the military that spend 20 to 30 yrs of their lives to just do it all for nothing.


Were you not paid for your service at the time of your service?
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
I wasn't bitching about any gov't program, YOU idiots were the ones that brought it up....Mary B brought up the 47%, all I did was say I wasn't part of the 47% who didn't pay taxes. Then Bob L jumped in bragging about his fabulous income trying to impress everyone with his jibberish crap. I have no problem with people drawing a pension from the gov't, a lot of people do, it was offered and they earned it. I don't have a problem with our gov't helping those in need UNTIL they can get back on their feet. I do have a problem with freeloaders and people who think the Gov't owes it to them....korkyII
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
and whose job is it to determine who is a freeloader and who isn't?? Myself, I think it is the extremely wealthy and big corporations that are the freeloaders...
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Posted by Rebecca (+20) 10 years ago
Funny. All people who watch fox news are uneducated, ignorant geriatrics. Because it would take a very intelligent group of people to make that assessment. I'm happy I'm not in charge of classifying a persons education and intelligence level on the cable news channel they watch. Thats got to be a really big important job!!!
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
Here is a typical Fox News viewer...Hope she didn't reproduce LOL

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12288) 10 years ago
I'm doing Stardust and in 1937, the Montana Legislature was debating a bill allowing women to serve on juries.
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Posted by Jan Cornutt (+275) 10 years ago
When all else fails, blame it all on Fox News, and when that fails blame it on anybody that happens to be nearby, I know, I know it's not your fault. Why don't you blame it on the senate ? they aren't doing anything, Blame it on the House they aren't voting the way the left wingers want them to. I agree, they need to close the loopholes..etc..and make the super rich and big corporations pay their fair share in taxes. The bottom line is the current administration and congress isn't doing it. I agree it's not right that the middle class pays a higher percentage in income tax than the rich, but until our elected officials change the current legislation it's not going to change....korkyII
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 10 years ago
all I did was say I wasn't part of the 47% who didn't pay taxes.


No. That was not all you said. You also said this...

I'm curious how many of you on here are part of the infamous 47%?


It was this that Bob responded to. You asked....he answered. Simple as that.

I'm curious as to your definition of a freeloader, Kork.
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 10 years ago
The bottom line is the current administration and congress isn't doing it.


You think Santorum/Gingrich/Romney will do it better?
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Posted by Rebecca (+20) 10 years ago
Howdy, I can take a pictures and quote from any one race, religion, party affiliation, gender etc, and throw an unpleasant image along with it and make some generalization and put it on each individual also. I think it's called stereotyping and most consider it small minded and ignorant, which is the very thing you are claiming Fox News viewers are. Ironic.
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
Rebecca, I don't really care what you think of my thoughts or postings and could care less about yours...If you wish to defend Fox News, LOL, go for it, my dear, as I guess someone has to do so...Happy Trails...
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2155) 10 years ago
FOX NEWS SUXS
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
It's couldn't care less, people. Could NOT care less!
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
Thanks Wendy, I stand corrected...at any rate, I don't give a rip, maybe I should just have said that LOL...
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 10 years ago
Freeloader Who Thinks the Gov't Owes it to Him wrote:
I do have a problem with freeloaders and people who think the Gov't owes it to them....korkyII
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 10 years ago
Korky's arteries are hardening or he forgot about Scott Walker and the freeloading government employees. Only soldiers EARN a pension.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12288) 10 years ago
Today (Feb. 15) is Susan B. Anthony Day, for all of you who aren't hypocrites and run for political office while decrying women's suffrage.
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Posted by David Schott (+18072) 10 years ago
Amorette Allison wrote:
"Today (Feb. 15) is..."

Today is February 15th? Yikes, I must've really tied one on last Saturday night... passed out through 3 whole days.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12288) 10 years ago
Sorry, I was working on Stardust and was doing the Wednesday page when I typed that. When I am doing Stardust, the day and year I am working on is the day and year I am living at that moment.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 10 years ago
Wait! Writing stardust gives you time-traveling powers!?


And yes. Fox News blows Santorum.


And I do seem to remember things shutting down on Good Friday, especially in the late sixties, early seventies.

[This message has been edited by Bob Netherton II (2/12/2012)]
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Posted by Rebecca (+20) 10 years ago
Oh. You sure told me.
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Posted by Kelly (+2804) 10 years ago
And yes. Fox News blows Santorum.


Which definition of Santorum? Oh wait, either definition works!
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Posted by Steve Allison (+981) 10 years ago
Bob, the time travel occurs because besides doing Stardust, we have a TimeMachine installed on our Mac. A very handy device but suddenly finding yourself in a different time can get a bit confusing.
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 10 years ago
Rebecca, I am so sorry you feel a need to argue with someone...Good luck in finding what you need...I am just not the right person as I don't have the strength for it, usually, at any time...But believe me, there are others on this web site that can take ya on, no problem...just start a thread defending Fox News and that will do the trick, I am sure...
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