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jimnyc
12-13-2007, 12:12 PM
I don't really have any spare money but want a "small" way of giving back to those who contribute great posts here. This contest will start effective immediately, and will end when 2008 rings in at midnight. The winner will receive $30 payable via Paypal. Really, I would love to have a larger contest, but I honestly can't afford it right now. But it's still a simple way to make $30 for doing what you do already, maybe just put a little more effort into one of your longer posts here.

Just to recap:

Well thought out, well "spoken" and thought provoking posts. The topic doesn't necessarily matter. Think of a "touching" commercial, such as the one that -Cp posted earlier today - http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9618

Imagine putting something like that into words for all to enjoy. Well, I can't expect people to top what Budweiser can do, but you get the idea!

If you read a great post and feel it's worthy of nomination, post a link to the specific post in this thread. If you make a post yourself, you are also welcome to link to it here for nomination.

darin
12-13-2007, 12:16 PM
So - we get 3 extra hours, as midnight for you is only 9pm for us?

:D

jimnyc
12-13-2007, 12:23 PM
So - we get 3 extra hours, as midnight for you is only 9pm for us?

:D

That's an added bonus! You West Coaster's get extra time! :laugh2:

darin
12-13-2007, 12:25 PM
Actually - we LOSE time, unless you make it Midnight PDT. :D

Abbey
12-13-2007, 12:26 PM
Just to clarify- only those posted after this thread was started are eligible, correct?

jimnyc
12-13-2007, 12:29 PM
Just to clarify- only those posted after this thread was started are eligible, correct?

Yes ma'am, that is correct. I'm sure whomever you are thinking of though can write another good one! :)

jimnyc
12-13-2007, 12:30 PM
Actually - we LOSE time, unless you make it Midnight PDT. :D

Midnight wherever it is in your time of the world! Just don't post it on Noon on the 1st and claim you live in Malaysia or somewhere wacky like that!

Abbey
12-13-2007, 12:31 PM
Yes ma'am, that is correct. I'm sure whomever you are thinking of though can write another good one! :)

I only have you in mind, Jimmy. Are you "eligible"? :coffee:

hjmick
12-13-2007, 12:31 PM
Who would be so presumptuous as to nominate their own posts? :poke:

Trigg
12-13-2007, 04:18 PM
I only have you in mind, Jimmy. Are you "eligible"? :coffee:

suck-up :laugh2:

Sir Evil
12-13-2007, 04:50 PM
Who would be so presumptuous as to nominate their own posts? :poke:

I would but that bastard Jim never gave me anything in his whole life so I don't expect him to start now. :D

Abbey
12-13-2007, 05:06 PM
suck-up :laugh2:

:coffee:

jimnyc
12-13-2007, 05:09 PM
I would but that bastard Jim never gave me anything in his whole life so I don't expect him to start now. :D

Not true! I distinctively remember in 1977 giving you one of my old comic books. Be happy you got that, ya ungrateful bastard! :fu:

actsnoblemartin
12-13-2007, 05:21 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9647

Sir Evil
12-13-2007, 05:21 PM
Not true! I distinctively remember in 1977 giving you one of my old comic books. Be happy you got that, ya ungrateful bastard! :fu:

:eek:

I don't recall that at all but I do recall busting my hump one hot summer day putting a new sound system in your van, and when I took your radio into the shower afterwards you got all pissed, and wanted your $2 dollars for using it.

Rotten Fucker!

:laugh2:

pegwinn
12-13-2007, 07:29 PM
Who would be so presumptuous as to nominate their own posts? :poke:

Only three people.

Me,
Myself,

and I.

Kathianne
12-13-2007, 07:50 PM
Only three people.

Me,
Myself,

and I.

Nah, I'm totally capable of such, If I managed to write something decent. Granted, I'm more likely to suggest someone else, but I have a terrible inferiority complex, I really need to build up my self esteem. Help me! :laugh2:

Yurt
12-13-2007, 09:21 PM
suck-up :laugh2:

No, she has learned well from my book:

"The Art of Brown Nosing"

:laugh2:

actsnoblemartin
12-14-2007, 11:30 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?p=168647#post168647

82marine89 is now nominated

Because you are a veteran does not place you above insults. If you want respect for being a veteran, you must realize that respect is earned, not given. I am proud of my service, but it doesn't make me any better than someone who never served. The same applies to you. He is insulting you for what you say, not what you are.

actsnoblemartin
12-15-2007, 05:02 AM
im nominating 82marine89 again

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9680&page=9

I could care less about Osama. He's probably dead. Illegals, and those that cater to them, are killing this country.

I love how you and others say it is logistically and/or financially impossible to deport all illegals. Allow local law enforcement to question a persons immigration status without the ACLU or congressional democrats getting their panties in a bunch. Use the money that is now going to pork barrel projects to fund the enforcement and deportation program. These two items alone debunk your claims.

Abbey
12-15-2007, 11:08 PM
Martin, consider yourself nominated for hitting the bull's-eye.
"Enemy within": priceless!

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=168521&postcount=1

avatar4321
12-15-2007, 11:08 PM
I nominate the God and Civics post in the religion forum.

Said1
12-15-2007, 11:17 PM
I nominate this post.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=168685&postcount=1

5stringJeff
12-16-2007, 03:38 PM
Pegwinn's "I'm King of the World"

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9758

jimnyc
12-17-2007, 08:17 AM
I nominate the God and Civics post in the religion forum.

If the following is the post I think you're nominating, I believe it's actually an article and not his own post...

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showthread.php?t=9738

Yurt
12-21-2007, 12:22 AM
Hjmick

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=172775&postcount=4

Abbey
12-25-2007, 09:57 PM
Nominated:

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=175334&postcount=1

actsnoblemartin
12-25-2007, 09:59 PM
aww shucks im so honored im speechless.

runs over to gabby and bear hugs her.

thank you queen :)


Martin, consider yourself nominated for hitting the bull's-eye.
"Enemy within": priceless!

http://www.debatepolicy.com/showpost.php?p=168521&postcount=1

jimnyc
12-31-2007, 10:05 AM
Last reminder, you have until the New Year rings in 2008 tonight to either submit a post of your own or nominate someone else!

gabosaurus
12-31-2007, 11:24 PM
aww shucks im so honored im speechless.

runs over to gabby and bear hugs her.

thank you queen :)

OVERRULED!!

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa137/gabriella8406/lolcat-funny-picture-moderator1.jpg

jimnyc
01-01-2008, 03:49 PM
OVERRULED!!

That's awesome, I literally cracked up when I saw that!

jimnyc
01-01-2008, 03:50 PM
The winner of the 2nd Best Post contest is.....

Pegwinn

Here is the winning post:


If I was the king of the world, I tell you what I'd do.

When in the course of message board events you reach a critical mass of things that need fixing, you must make a paradigm shift. Today's shift will be in fundamentally readjusting our nation back a notch or two. As the momentary king of the world, I will make these changes and then abdicate the throne with the understanding that it may all come back to the way it is today. But, for now, just doing a soft reset should suffice.

Big Change number one: The Sixteenth Amendment (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment16/)is hearby removed and relegated to the dust bins of history. The income tax is the single largest destroyer of personal liberty and abuse of power in this nation. Where else are your required to provide your full name, ssn, address and other contact information? You must also disclose what you earn, what you do, how you invest, what or how much you give to charity, who your mortgage is with and how much interest your paid. This information readily tells anyone how much your home is worth, and all of the above information is required on every member of your household as well. Additionally, the IRS is able to enforce this abomination using tactics not authorised anywhere else. This is not personal liberty, it is Big Brother, and only a step away from the Gestapo. I will place the Fairtax (http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer)in operation for a period of four years so as to collect the data to prove or disprove its' value.


Big Change number two: The Seventeenth Amendment (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/html/amdt17.html) is also gone, history, dust, archives, fuggetaboutit. Our founders intended the voices heard at the National level were to represent the states and the people. While there is no longer a possibility of open revolt or secession, that doesn't mean the state voices are redundant. Each state is a separate entity in and of itself and is able to provide a unique perspective to every issue. How the states select Senators is thier call. They may elect them via the citizenry, they may appoint them via the legislature or the Governor, they can make it a hereditary office for all I care. But without the seventeenth the states are no longer required to hold a vote of the citizenry unless that is the choice of the state. The House will speak for the people, and the Senate will speak for the States with the Govenors voice.

Big Change number three: From now on Congress will be in session all year long just like the US Military. Each Congressman will earn 2.5 days of paid vacation each month for a total of thirty days per year. Just like the .mil congress will work M-F taking weekends and holidays off when the workload permits. Additionally, Congress will draw no pension until the member in question has a minimum of twenty years service at which point they can draw fifty percent of thier base pay.

Big Change number four: All legislation generated by Congress must meet the following criteria: Every bill must clearly and openly reference the specific passage of the US Constitution that authorises the Federal Government to take this action. Additionally every amendment to the bill must also reference the Constitution and justify why it is not a separate bill in its' own right. For example. A bill to appropriate monies for national defense must explain the authorising article, and cannot have abortion or immigration provisions included therein.

Big Change number five: All legislation introduced must be voted on in the order it was introduced notwithstanding emergency bills which at the discretion of the Speaker or the President and will be voted on immediately. No more bills being passed over because the dominant party doesn't wish to discuss them.

Big Change number six: All presidential appointments requiring congressional advice and consent will receive an up or down vote within thirty days.

Big Change number seven: All agencies within the US Government will be screened for constitutional relevance and thier continued existence justified using that criteria. For example, if there is no provision for the Department of Education constitutionally speaking, then it will be drawn down over a period of time until it is gone.

Big Change number eight: The rules and codes of ethical conduct shall be removed from the control of congress and vested with the people. Immediately a national debate over what constitutes "ethics" within the body of the .gov will convene. The citizens will vote upon a "Code of Conduct" and it will be ratified by the states using the process in place for ratification of Constitutional Amendments. Further all cases of ethical questions will be decided by a panel of citizens drafted by lottery for that purpose. They will serve a four year term and hold exclusive authority to take action with respect to questions of ethics in regard to Congress.

Big Change number nine: No member of Congress shall depart from the United States, or its' territories without the advice and consent of the President of the United States.

Big Change number ten: Congress shall no longer be authorised to craft legislation which exempts itself (http://www.rules.house.gov/Archives/jcoc2ai.htm) as a body from being subject to the same.

With a nod to Yul during the Yule, "So let it be written, so let it be done."

This post was originally posted on the same day in HTML at the blog referenced in my sig. I made slight changes in typos and coding since DP doesn't support direct HTML for posting.

82Marine89
01-01-2008, 03:56 PM
Congratulations Phil. :clap:

pegwinn
01-01-2008, 04:02 PM
Thanks. Wow. I am blown away.

Kathianne
01-01-2008, 04:13 PM
Thanks. Wow. I am blown away.

That was a great post!

5stringJeff
01-01-2008, 08:16 PM
The winner of the 2nd Best Post contest is.....

Pegwinn

Here is the winning post:

Who nominated the winning post? This guy! :D

avatar4321
01-02-2008, 01:48 PM
good job Pegwinn, spend your money wisely:)

pegwinn
01-02-2008, 09:32 PM
good job Pegwinn, spend your money wisely:)

Thanks. You set the pace, all I did was try to keep up........

hjmick
01-02-2008, 11:22 PM
Congratulations peg, and let me just add that it was an honor to be nominated.

Yurt
01-03-2008, 10:29 PM
The king granted me my 7 series bimmer for my rep of that post.... just saying....

:D