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    I want a bailout too dammit...


    Postal Service seeks $5 billion emergency bailout

    Next up for bailout? USPS - Federal news, government operations, agency management, pay & benefits - FederalTimes.com

    Porn mogul Larry Flynt and a fellow named Joe Francis, who dreamed up those "Girls Gone Wild" videos, are asking Congress for a $5-billion bailout for the porn industry.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28564654/

    Association of zoo and aquariums wants bailout

    http://www.institutional-economics.c...1019/gmk5mF7E/

    Las Vegas want money to build an organized crim museum
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/10/us....html?ref=arts

    Really las vegas needs money?

    Edwardsville, Alabama wants $375 million

    Why a Tiny Alabama Town Wants a $375 Million Chunk of the Stimulus - US News and World Report

    they have a poulation of 194 people..

    American library association wants $100 million in stimuls funding
    Libraries want a bailout too

    U.S. ethanol industry wants a bailout
    "First Wall Street, Then Automakers, Now U.S. Ethanol Industry Wants a Bailout" Green Car Advisor

    $4.8 million for Rhode Island for polar bear zoo exhibit
    News : The Influence Game: Unlikely groups seek job funds : Sierra Vista, AZ

    Steelworkers Union demands bailout
    The Oregonion Video: Steelworkers Union demands bailout

    Bessemer, Ala., wants $7,000,0000 to replace the greens and landscape the Frank House Golf Course;

    Lake Havasu City, Ariz., wants $14,800,000 for the clubhouse, maintenance building, and grading and another $10,200,000 part of which will go to a 320-acre golf course;

    Des Moines, Iowa, wants $1,300,000 for a clubhouse at the Grandview Golf Course;

    Louisville, Kent., wants $2,100,000 to energy retrofit golf clubhouses;

    Brockton, Mass., wants $1,500,000 for their field park and golf course restoration project;

    Roseville, Minn., wants $1,500,000 to replace the club house and maintenance shop a the golf course;

    Florissant, Mo., wants $1,100,000 for a golf course water reclamation project and another $1,100,000 for a new maintenance building;

    St. Louis, Mo., wants $2,100,000 for their Forest Park Urban Golf Course renovation;

    Dayton, Ohio, wants $500,000 for environmentally friendly golf courses;

    Arlington, Tex., wants $6,000,000 for the CW Ditto Golf Course renovation;

    And Austin Tex., wants $4,000,000 for the Walter Morris Williams Golf Course renovation and $1,300,000 for the Hancock Golf Course.

    Austin Texas wants $886,000 for the 36 hole Raul Alvarez Disc Golf Course and Durham, N.C., wants $4,245,000 for a 20 acre park which features a frolf course.

    This may all seem trivial, but the requests add up. Just look at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. (home to $25,000,000 in golf course request). The city, best known for purchasing the London Bridge (yes, the actual London Bridge) and rebuilding it in a man-made canal, has 72 requests totaling $243,775,223.

    In addition to two golf courses, the city of 57,000 has requested funding for projects like:



    $250,000 for repairs to the London Bridge (it is falling down after all);

    $26,800,000 for baseball fields, multipurpose fields, a path, and a recreation center at the MCC park;

    $620,000 for dirt cover and $3,200,000 for a basketball court, dog park, and other projects at the **** Samp Memorial Park;

    $1,000,000 for a pedestrian bridge (because the London Bridge just isn't enough);

    $200,000 for "Windsor Beach launch ramp courtsey docks replacement;"

    $775,000 for a visitor information center;

    $1,400,000 for the Patrick Tinnell Memorial Skate Park;

    $19,000,000 for softball fields and $440,000 for an equestrian area at the SARA Park;

    $3,200,000 for backstops, restrooms, and ramadas (hotel?) at the Rotary Park;

    $4,000,000 for sidewalk widening; and

    $10,000,000 for landscaping.



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    and not to mention all the finical and auto industry bailouts..

    ALL I AM SAYING IS I WANT ONE TOO DAMMIT!!!!!
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    No joke! I want one too! Not fair for me to invest in something and get screwed but if I have money or had lots of money I now can ask for a bailout! I have student loans that the government won't pay for and I'm a school teacher! Bail me out too!

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    you heard about flynt and the douche from girls gone wild asking for a bailout right? Really!?? The porn industry asking for a bailout? I mean I love porn, but they can't seriously think the gov't would give it to them did they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    you heard about flynt and the douche from girls gone wild asking for a bailout right? Really!?? The porn industry asking for a bailout? I mean I love porn, but they can't seriously think the gov't would give it to them did they?
    porn is one of a handful of things dems are good for!

    the bailout is just a temperary fix...these companies are just going to run themselves back into the ground so we're going to be right back where we started, its just not going to take as long as this time especially if the unions stay running the workforce!
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    It'll happen again in a decade or so. Capitalism works great, but sometimes it gets off track and then it corrects itself like it is now. Were not the only country that has, is or will go through this process and this certainly won't last. How long it will take to turn around I couldn't tell ya and it does suck for a lot of people out there. We've went through this with the whole savings and loans crap in the 80's.
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    Golf must be much more popular than I thought. The economy might be F***** up, but hey, as long as we have good golf courses then who gives a S*** right. Ridiculous.

    These cities asking for money need to be saving money not spending it, and definitely not asking for handouts at the federal level. Obviously they are strapped for cash so can't afford these projects on their own. Why should certain cities or towns get bailed out for public works projects from money that is coming from all of us. We all pay to service a few if that goes down.

    On a more optimistic note, I learned that all the sick days I didn't use last year I get paid for this year. I guess its only fair, because a lot of people I work with seem to call in sick a lot, but I am pretty sure they are just sleeping in and watching porn all afternoon. And to stretch my optimism further, I am hoping to get a good tax return this year.
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    Fk, people have been taught that when times are tough get in line for your bailout.
    REALITY is Bailouts are KILLING the economy so instead of stopping them people/buisnesses get in line for their turn to rip a piece off of the american pie.

    The real mess started years ago and grew steadily.... then it got serious and with every bailout and dollar spent it gets deeper. Does noone understand that the more they spend the more inflation and less that there dollars are worth and/or the more the debt increases?

    Its like throwing a rock at a kid, then another person does it next thing ya know theres a line up, like , hey everyone else is doing it. You cant spend your way out of a spending problem. Buisnesses HAVE to fail, cause the rest of the contributing members of society will be dragged down with them if their dumb nostalgic asses try to save everything.
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    Anyone happen to catch all of the hidden pork in the 1st bailout?

    Let the businesses fail. Someone else will buy their assets and do it better.

    I put $10 bucks on the table and say that GM will be back in 6 months or less asking for more money.

    Speaking of bailouts. What happened to the grand scheme of providing all of these financial corps our money for them to start lending? I'll tell you..they took the money, ran, and said "screw you people, we're not loaning you a dime." Thanks for nothing Henry Paulson.

    I'd love to throw a scalding hot pot of grits in the face of these crooked a** politicians.
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    I want one too
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    you heard about flynt and the douche from girls gone wild asking for a bailout right? Really!?? The porn industry asking for a bailout? I mean I love porn, but they can't seriously think the gov't would give it to them did they?
    Oh I think the porn bailout was just a stunt to get them recognition
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    Very well may have been. I wouldn't put it past those two.
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    i dont know about what your guys's citys or towns are doing but i live in louisville,ky and the major here is trying to get out of a 200 million dollar deficit so were all cutting back in every dept, for example, i got hired on the police dept 4 months ago and i have yet to still go to the academy because the gov doesnt have the money to send 50-60 officers in yet considering it costs about 3k to train one person in a 25 week academy. The major has raised the take home cars for the police dept from 35 a month to 160 so if u want to take ur patrol car home then u gotta pay for it,which i think is good cause itll save money but some people are whinin about it but hey no car payment, insurance, gas, or maintance so im in lol. our city has also made furlough days for big companys and all gov depts so when i start if i ever do lol ill have to take 2 weeks off no pay in the first 5 months, and everyone has to do that also. we closed down 2 major parks and 3 water parks, raised the price it takes to ride the tarc bus, and some places went from workin 5 days to 4. So idk if our city is just so bad or if alot of other places are doin this but the major said by june 30th we should of ssaved enough to bail us out so who knows maybe everyone should be doin something like this. instead of asking for money maybe citys and gov should be saving money and stop spending and building usless ****. They want to build all this crap saying itll bring jobs but yea ur still asking for millions and millions so it just digs the whole deeper to get out of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb2525 View Post
    Oh I think the porn bailout was just a stunt to get them recognition
    It has to be a joke, you dont make it in the porn buisness with any help, therfore, like in the jungle, the strong and veiny survive while the weak and flaccid buisnesses fail.

    The world needs to quit attempting to erect the impotent busnesses.
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    I always though the porn industry was recession proof.

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    they need to get rid of these illegal imigrants. i live in a town with so called seasonal workers, only supposed to be here for "seasonal" farming. they never leave! then they send their money back to where ever they came from and we are left helping out the economy ourselves. also with all the so called proposals obama has been saying... he seems very selective. helping out the banks and car businesses, who say they will keep people employed but still lay a sh** load of workers off. what about the people that do the right thing? its all a bunch of cr** to me.itll only get worse before it gets better imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by land0204 View Post
    i dont know about what your guys's citys or towns are doing but i live in louisville,ky and the major here is trying to get out of a 200 million dollar deficit so were all cutting back in every dept,
    the other option is to tie spending to actual tax revenues, and then raise real estate, city or other taxes to make up for it. people always want something for nothing and generally speaking the people who get into politics arent bright enough to tell them no or make them pay for it.
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