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    Johnny J

    JJ was a valued member of every community he chose to grace. He was above all a gentleman and a person who truly cared about those around him. He will be missed by all, but my thoughts and deepest sympathies are particularly with his family and closest friends in your time of grief. Please know how many lives your loved one touched in such positive ways. He will be truly missed.
  2. If you went out only once a month around here you would need a bulldozer and a dump truck.
  3. When we walk we carry grocery bags. We can fill two bags almost every day. That's disgusting. More disgusting is the deer carcass that some asshat dumps in our cul de sac every fall. The chain gang cleans the highway and two days later it looks like a dump. Maybe if they started actually handing out fines this would stop.
  4. ^^^^Case in Point. This is precisely what the President's team hoped would come out of this. This is exactly what cases of this type can generate, and the President played it brilliantly. Absolutely brilliantly. The longer this is in the news, the less he will have to defend his abysmal record. The more he can deflect, point and ridicule. The more he can paint the Republican Party with the "Birther" brush. Ridicule is your most potent weapon. It is impossible to counterattack ridicule because ridicule is not based in reason. The plaintiffs in this case handed him a one of a kind gem.
  5. What is odd is that nobody is talking about the question before the judge. It was not if the President is a citizen or not. It was whether or not the President can invoke executive privilege in this case and if he is required by law to answer a state subpoena. Contrary to what some believe, the President is not above the law. Case law concerning the concept of executive privilege has clearly laid out the situations under which this privilege can be assumed, and those are when testimony would impair the candid exchange of advise within the executive branch, keeping the executive from carrying out their constitutional duty. The other situation is when national security is at stake. The President must, in all cases lay out the reasoning for claiming privilege, and that reasoning is subject to a review by the court. The President's lawyers made two appearances before the judge without claiming executive privilege. It wasn't until the judge made it plain that he was not going to dismiss the case without a hearing that they made the claim. They made the claim without supporting evidence that it was valid. This is what the judge ruled on. He gave the Presidents council an extra chance to show evidence of their right to invoke executive privilege in this case by citing pertinent case law. They refused because there is no pertinent case law that supports their claim. The judge had no choice but to issue a default verdict in the case, given that the defense refused to make a case at all. The plaintiffs were within their right to request that evidence be entered into the record. The judge never ruled on the question of President Obama's Citizenship status nor his qualifications for the Georgia Ballot. A default verdict is not a finding of fact other than the defense refused to present a case. Whether or not the reading of the plaintiff's case into the record will affect any appeal remains to be seen. What also remains to be seen is if this was a clever ploy by the President's political staff to garner negative press for the Republicans by painting them as "Birthers" and obstructionists attempting to hijack the election process. I have no doubt in my mind that is precisely what this is, JMHO, based on the ease with which his defense could likely have otherwise won this case had they bothered to show up.
  6. I have heard of people calling them and telling them that it is too dangerous to climb onto the roof and get the LNB. Tell them that this is why you paid THEM to professionally install it and if they want it they can come and get it. I have never heard of them charging for the LNB after that discussion, but your mileage may vary. I would NOT just fail to return it without calling them first.
  7. Quite simply put, your insurance rates are based upon your individual risk of making a significant payable claim or a string of smaller claims. People with low FICO scores make more insurance claims and they are more costly. People who have suffered one slightly cracked windshield in 10 years don't. This should not raise your rates unless it's your third claim this year or something of that sort. Insurance companies offer this because crack repairs are a lot less expensive for them than a new windshield, and driving with a cracked windshield can be a safety hazard that can cause a chargeable accident. They don't do it to ding you with higher rates.
  8. According to the Dare website, the national DARE group is affiliated with Chipio, a national windshield repair company, and are sponsoring the campaign to raise money. I would imagine that Chipio keeps the biggest chunk of the money though. If you are concerned about this operation, then you can go to any reputable windshield replacement company and have them check out your windshield. Most of them do repairs also. Expect to pay from $25 to $50 for a quality repair, and about $20 more per additional chip. Many of them will come to you. Look up Windshield Replacement and Repair in your area.
  9. It's not unusual for a hospital or medical practice to pull your report before admission or surgery. That might explain it. Jetsamom is right. Any account holder can pull your report for just about any reason. As long as it is a legitimate business like Wellstar, I wouldn't worry too much. The thing to really look for is who shows you with an open account and who has made entries. As for insurance companies, mine pulls my report every year and if I request a major change.
  10. Wow. The shock to me is that he's 60. Very sorry to hear this. RIP.
  11. Not to belabor the point ES, but go back and read your own post. You are the one who brought up where she got pregnant as it that made some sort of difference, not me. I know the requirements for natural born citizenship. I have the papers to prove it. By the way, you can take the religious right dig and try it on someone other than a agnostic the next time.
  12. It's pretty obvious that his legal team screwed the pooch. They knew that there is no executive privilege when it comes to answering a subpoena, state or otherwise, yet that was their argument. In fact they showed up in court twice. They could have simply argued that he had satisfied higher courts that he met the requirements which would have probably led to a dismissal at the first hearing, but they didn't. They knew that failure to appear in this hearing would necessarily result in a default judgement, yet they intentionally failed to appear. You have to ask yourself if the President's legal team is really that stupid. Then you have to ask yourself who will benefit from exactly the kind of talk we see here in this thread.
  13. The plaintiff in the Obama citizenship case in Atlanta has announced that the judge has indicated that he will issue a default judgement in their favor. The announcement follows: From Carl Swensson, Plaintiff: To all my friends in battle, The Judge pulled the lawyers for the three cases into chambers before it all began and advised them that he would be issuing a default judgment in our favor, since the Defense council failed to show, and wanted to end it there. We argued that all the evidence needed to be entered in to record so the Judge allowed for a speedy hearing where all evidence was entered into the court record. What that means is this… Any appeal, if one is even possible, would be based on the evidence provided by the lawyers in each case. Both Van Irion and My lawyer, Mark Hatfield made certain that our cases and evidence in those two cases would be closed so as not to be affiliated, in any way, with “Birther” Orly Taitz. As expected, she was an embarrassment. Now we’re merely awaiting the publishing of this Judge’s ruling which, as previously stated, will be a Default Judgment. In other words…we won. Now it’s time for the rest of the States to take my lead and duplicate this effort. It appears that the next stop is the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  14. I don't doubt that one bit. It may be his entire reasoning for the non-defense.
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