some worship their guns with religious fanaticism. Their righteous and avenging god.posted @ Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:07
@TeeWee: can you give some example that expresses that. Some tangible fact? They seem to be at war with anyone in their way. They have not remotely singled the US out.
you quickly forget- the frame is that they are an extremist force that needs to be dealt with before they get too big...something like that. The twisting it into 'we are at war with...' is a fox news thing.posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 13:10
In Saudi Arabia, our 'ally', they call their weekly beheadings 'justice'.
we are obviously not at war with Islamic extremists.
We are more at war with democracy, and use whatever fear we can to rally the people against themselves.posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:43
reality- undocumented aliens don't vote. They are not a voting block. repeating it, does not make it so.
so, the president is attempting unilaterally to address an issue. The response? Rather than a dialogue, a working of strategy to address a complex issue...rather than any productive move...the cons shout ridiculous fear-mongering and even more ridiculous 'fixes'.
the downside demographic, is that growing group of voters who are tired of the constant whining of those who refuse to address the actual problem. False baseless anti-reality soundbytes just get old. They fester.
Fueling hate, is not a viable political platform. Least, we should hope it no longer is.posted @ Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:39
@TeeWee: oil is a battery of solar energy. Hydrogen is easily produced with solar energy. Point is, energy produced during sunlight can be stored and used at midnight. Why'd you use Spain, and not say, Germany?
"They learned that green energy jobs are not sustainable..." - False
"... and eventually that government believed their economy collapse resulted from their investment in this field." - Falseposted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:03
prolly any green dot purchase over $100 is a clue?posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:58
“it is wrong to, without any criminal evidence, seize somebody’s property”
unless it's for the greater common good, as per the state constitution, Article IV section2 I believe on the right of the state to seize property or franchises.
'eminent domain' where the seizure 'for the greater public good' invariably is even better for them that do the seizing.
A 'sharing of the wealth' so to speak...in an upward direction.
don't get me wrong, asset seizure, though well intentioned, gives too much incentive thus temptation for abuse. Police are doing it across the country.
seizure on suspicion. Or seizure on suspicion this might be good for our bottom line. Note Transcanada is trying eminent domain to run their pipeline across Nebraska for instance. Neb courts say, 'well, how does that help the people of neb?'posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:54
seriously, you could put a pad in my yard if it helped save lives.
less seriously, I hope they install flags for crossing.posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:39
who could possibly have seen that coming?
I think the phrase is, "anyone with an IQ over room temperature".
though it seemed to get past the 'public service commissioners'. Least, that's what they said.posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:29
and find them on Facebook at 'athenia'. There you'll see lists of possible upcoming themes to craft your story around. It doesn't have to be high writing, just do the tell. Beginning, middle, end...that sort of thing. 'oh, yeah, that reminds me of the time...'posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:29
don't be fooled by the spin -
It's NOT that we all don't agree the roads and bridges need funding - the great majority agree on that.
It's how you plan to fund it by taking money from the local govts so YOU won't have to say YOU raised taxes.
hey, just 'cause the state voted all republicans...doesn't mean they're that stupid.
have a little integrity. If you don't understand the word, look it up.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 16:22
he is a part of the con media industry and follows the same m.o. Make a story about other's opinion of a story...then make a story about the story of other's opinion of a story. Content indeed.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:25
did anyone else notice, the VERY thing he just ranted about...was the VERY thing he just did. Exactly the same.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:31
if a guy can't learn or (gasp) be trained to clean a house while his wife works...then who would want to hire such a duffus?
they might want to do a study on that connection.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:28
'like a girl' is a put-down...of the ignorant one who says it.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:25
I've been curious on the 'amount' of pot that's never mentioned. Was this a small rip-off gone real bad, or a much larger quantity? Almost seems to be purposely not mentioned.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:12
great example of repub politicians being all for their corp donors, while even the most conservative every man is against it.
against EVEN to the point of begrudgingly, however quietly, acknowledging the need for govt regulation of the corporations.posted @ Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:05
almost everyone you meet today will have a camera in their pocket.posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:05
'premiumization' - gotta love it. No, spell-check did not recognize the word.
or 'abomination of nature'. So much drama I can't stand it!
"nature loving health nuts at Coca-Cola." - Colbert
'Fairlife will focus on its authentic milk taste in national marketing'
Pump the cows full of antibiotics and steroids, then put them in a drum circle..yeah, throw in some chanting. Tagline - "it's not your mother's milk" or something like that.
Or go with the 'less lactose means less greenhouse gases'! Man, I need to be on your payroll. Can you do the same with soy milk?
Great article, loved it! Can't wait to walk by it at the grocery store.posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:39
Kudos to the Banner Herald's coverage to date of the Gen. Ass.posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:24
oh wait, that's us they're talking about.posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:24
I like the Sunday option.posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:20
OMG! It's certainly a slippery slope going from the govt 'forcing' you to vaccinate your kids for the common good of all...to making them eat broccoli for the same reasons.
We need to find some libertarian middle ground platform...I got it! Let them go un-vaccinated, but make them then wear a scarlet 'V'.posted @ Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:13
posted @ Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 08:59
lame tired meme blasted from the propaganda loudspeakers 24/7 and carried by newspapers without apparent time to find thought out pieces. Just repeat nonsense. You'd think they'd feel shame and/or embarrassment.
anyone with half a frekkin brain can readily look up comparisons of presidents and executive orders issued. Seriously. These false memes count on 1 - people not looking it up, 2- people not believing the facts if they do look it up or someone informs them, and 3 - not remotely caring that they are passing on the FALSE information.
Now, the occasional one who does counter says "it's not the volume of exec orders, it's the content"...which once again circles back to counting on 1, 2, and 3.posted @ Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 08:26
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