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Old 05-27-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I had no idea he had spent time in Pittsburgh.
Did a little more than spend time, he grew up here and worked here as a kid. Left for college, which of course he came back during summer and such to help the family's dairy. Then he landed in Texas. His childhood was ALL in the burgh. Kind of cool.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Unless staying in Pgh had changed his entire life, in which case he might be working behind the cheese counter at PennMac, sweetheart.
I'm guessing he would be a small-time landlord complaining incessantly about his property taxes on some Internet forum.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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i'm guessing he would be a small-time landlord complaining incessantly about his property taxes on some internet forum.
lol!! :d
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm guessing he would be a small-time landlord complaining incessantly about his property taxes on some Internet forum.
2X lol
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I had no idea he had spent time in Pittsburgh. I will be watching the debates closely. If he says "yinz" rather than "y'all" he may get my vote. And if he wins the primary, which is doubtful, i'd vote for him no matter what. Heck, I'd even consider voting for Scott Hartnell for president over Obama. I kind of gagged a little as I typed that.
He's been in Texas for over forty years and really was only in Pittsburgh full time in a year while he did his residency from the time he left for his undergrad.

Edit: One thing Paul said that did tick me off was when a student asked him if they went with his plan to opt out of government services and pay 10% of their income tax if they would still be able to get federal loans for college. His answer was how we worked all summer to make the $300 he needed per semester to afford college. This made me feel Paul was out of touch with 2011 considering there's no way in hell a college student could make all of the money they needed for a semester or year over the summer considering how much significantly higher college tuition has risen over the inflation rate. Some people can't even afford a semester of community college without borrowing money anymore.

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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there's no way in hell a college student could make all of the money they needed for a semester or year over the summer
No legal way, anyhow.

And sure, if some people here want to draw the prodigal to their breast and claim him as a native son, fine and dandy. Though perhaps, rather than for Pittsburgh to claim the Texan, it would be best if it were the other way around.

1953. Hah.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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No love for Santorum as our native-son candidate?
You mean the same nut job who belittles homosexuals and working women? He can stay in Penn Hills as far as I'm concerned. That's close enough to me!
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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No legal way, anyhow.

And sure, if some people here want to draw the prodigal to their breast and claim him as a native son, fine and dandy. Though perhaps, rather than for Pittsburgh to claim the Texan, it would be best if it were the other way around.

1953. Hah.
I was thinking about adding legally but decided not to hah. If anyone is wondering I was watching Stossel on Fox one night and that's where he said that.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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regards on ron paying for college with only 300 dollars a semester, my thoughts goverment loans and loan gurantees is why college is so expensive, alot of peoples grandparents and parents have had parents who payed there way through college.. now a days its impossible. there is no free market forces keeping college tuitions down, the colleges know they can continue to raise tuitions because they know kids are being borrowed money..
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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also i really wanted to keep this about ron being from pittsburgh, but it seemed to get political, i do support ron however i still think its great that there is a viable canidate who grew up in pittsburgh thats running for pres!
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