[quote][b]proftom[/b] - I don't think a comparison of the Biblical flood and climate change are the same.[/quote]
No, the story of Noah's ark isn't being used as an excuse for global wealth redistribution.posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 05:00
Bullcrapposted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:34
Wolf Blitzer without a teleprompter:posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:28
They evidently tolerated pomp and circumstance, child molestation, and extravagance more than Pope Francis.
Your comment is repugnant.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:25
I expected someone to refer to the new Pope in reply to the quote I posted.
I am not Catholic, but from what little I know of his two predecessors, I like them a lot better.
Pope John Paul II actually lived in a collectivist society in Poland, a kind of place that Obama is in the process of "fundamentally transforming" us into.
You won't find people more appreciative of individual liberty and personal freedom than those who left socialist regimes that had so-called "social justice" instead of freedom.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:20
"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency."
Pope John Paul IIposted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:58
Unfortunately, George W. Bush was a "compassionate" moderate centrist republican, just like so many other "establishment" republicans.
And, unfortunately, he rarely vetoed budget-busting legislation by Congress that increased federal intrusion into our daily lives, and he was willing to "walk across the aisle", and often "went along to get along."
It is ridiculous that the mainstream media characterized George W. Bush as a right-wing conservative, when in fact he was middle-of-the-road.
We have not had an actual conservative president since Reagan. . .posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:54
I have avoided getting on the subject of the housing collapse, because that would trigger a long, drawn-out series of posts back and forth.
But I can't resist remembering one particular incident that continues to astound me as I think back on it.
George Bush wanted Congress to create a new agency with stronger regulatory authority over FNMA and FHLMC. Barney Frank and Maxine Waters were some of the leading democrats opposing it, asserting that everything was hunky dory.
Later on, after the housing crisis was well underway, someone asked Barney Frank about how he had played a key role in preventing Bush's effort to strengthen federal oversight of FNMA and FHLMC.
Barney Frank replied that Bush should have tried harder to get Congress to approve creation of a new agency to regulate FNMA and FHLMC, despite his opposition.
Do you get it?
Barney Frank was like a little kid who screwed something up, and then blames his daddy and mommy for not doing a better job of stopping him from doing it.
Liberals never cease to amaze me. . .
(I just now tried to find the video clip of this, but I could not find it because there are so many clips of Barney Frank and the housing crisis, it would take too long.)posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:40
[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
Alexis de Tocqueville
It is hilarious to see all of the liberals giving a negative rating to this quote that refers to "liberty."
Liberals want so-called "social justice," not individual liberty and personal freedom.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:13
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @Used2baFreeCountry:
Socialism is a great system, until government spends all the people's money.
Yep. To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money.
Liberals are hypocrites who are generous with your money, but according to studies of charitable giving, not so much with their own money.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:06
"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
Alexis de Tocquevilleposted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 07:49
This does not concern the editorial cartoon, but since the BLM confrontation against the cattle rancher is not mentioned anywhere in today's on-line edition, I am posting this here.
Like I said, we would need to wait to see what additional information comes out about what was really behind the BLM confrontation against the cattle rancher.
Sure enough, additional information continues to come out about Harry Reid's involvement, as explained in the item linked below:posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:32
Excerpt from the newspaper article linked below:
"The ATF has weapons stolen or loses them more frequently than other federal law enforcement agencies. . ."posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:06
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchillposted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 20:36
Do local high schools "require" that students participate in "volunteer" work for graduation?posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:34
By the way, it is ironic that you use an image of an american astronaut planting a US flag on the moon, when in fact Obama was the one who decided to abandon plans to ever return to the moon:posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:11
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - @Used2baFreeCountry: Then, logically President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara were Kennedy liberals, too.
That is ridiculous, but what can you expect from liberal logic.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:07
And here she is, gushing that Ted Kennedy embodied "what public service really means in the most pure form and he lived that out over an entire lifetime."
Face it, Michelle Nunn is a Kennedy liberal.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:57
Congressman Tom Price explains how the Obama administration has proposed IRS regulations that impact 501(c)(4) organizations (e.g., tea party groups), but not labor unions:posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:16
Here is a photo of Michelle Nunn with the guy who truly supports her:posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:32
Apparently there is a TV ad showing Michelle Nunn with the elder Bush standing beside her with his hand on her shoulder, so as to give the impression that he supports her. The TV ad does not mention she is a democrat.
A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says that they did not approve use of the photo, and in fact he does NOT support Michelle Nunn.
This is all part of her deceptive strategy to present herself as a moderate centrist, when she is really a Kennedy liberal.
Also, I have heard that a number of democrat candidates are using ads that never mention the fact that they are democrats.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:30
As those who protested on behalf of the cattle rancher approached the location of the penned up cattle that had been seized by the government, the armed federal agents said "one more step and you're dead." (see first article linked below)
Environmentalists have praised the forceful actions of the federal government against the cattle rancher to protect a type of turtle, if that was really what it was all about. (see second article linked below)
Whether it was about a turtle or a solar project, either way, think of how they sent in all of those armed federal agents and a SWAT team. And it seems that many liberals do not have a problem with that. . .posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 21:10
I don't think all of the facts have come out yet about what this was really all about. More is known today than even a few days ago. We just need to pay attention to see what comes out during the coming days.posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 15:15
This AP article does not tell you that the director of the Bureau of Land Management is a former senior adviser of Harry Reid, and that Harry Reid's son represents a Chinese company that plans to construct a multi-billion dollar solar project on those lands.
Do you get it?
Read the commentary linked below, and think about what is going on here.posted @ Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:37
The favorite whipping boys of liberals when talking about the evil "1%" are the Koch brothers.
In fact, the Koch brothers are almost at the bottom of the top 60 donors to political causes. Unions were 6 of the top 10. Eighteen of the top 20 donated mostly to democrats. Of the 58 that were ahead of the Koch brothers, 48 ranged from mostly democrat to in-the-middle.
Furthermore, the Koch brothers also support many causes that are hardly what you would call "right wing".
The Koch brothers donate millions to the ACLU.
They favor legalizing drugs.
They favor same-sex marriage.
They favor mililtary spending reductions.
They favor immigration reform.
So, in reality, the Koch brothers are way down the list of big donors to political causes. And they hardly limit their contributions to conservative causes.
But the mainstream media won't tell you this, because their primary objective is "social justice" instead of informing the public in a truthful manner. . .posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 19:17
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more