[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Pretty much on target as far as I can see.
Sometimes I have hope for you Snarky.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 18:05
Deal's point is to get redneck votes.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 21:39
Whoopee; the "Heritage Foundation...."
The top one percent are so persecuted for making money, they only have time to create jobs in other countries, not in this one.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:12
@ponsoldt: " i'm surprised the more savvy repub voters don't reject that establishment pressure, especially the social authoritarians."
Perhaps,, Jim, they're not as "savvy" as you give them credit for.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:35
Ho, hum. Nobody to vote for here.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:32
Deal sees this as a "No deal."posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 22:13
" Just a scant decade or two ago, we were being warned that we were entering another ice age."
I seem to have missed this, but I have confidence you can point me to the source.
"When I see sanctions being proposed against China and India, and other countries whose record of releasing pollutants into the atmostphere are much worse than ours, then I'll start listening."
Wouldn't that be interfering with the "free market?"
"Communism, socialism, and those who genuinely hate America for its success didn't go away when the Soviet Union fell. They just migrated into other areas they thought would be more effective in advancing their philosophies. Since the elections of 2008, it seems that many of them found a home in the Democratic party."
That's a good one!
Danged Democrats always wanting to help the guy who has nothing; always mixing politics and religion.
Better to be a Republican and support those with real money/speech. Those who put down government job creation, but who aren't creating jobs themselves.
In fact, these past twelve years of so, have shipped jobs out of the country while accusing those who have no jobs with "wealth envy."posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:40
No, the story of Noah's ark isn't being used as an excuse for global wealth redistribution.
How is it that people who don't have any wealth complain the loudest and most often?posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:00
"“We need people with the intelligence and dedication of Sean Curran in the intelligence community,” Clapper said. “I think a lot of you would really like working in the intelligence community.”
You can bet every last student considering working for the NSA pictures him/her self as some type of James Bond.
And now, Clapper has "outed' Sean Curran.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:13
Clapper is supposedly on a publicity tour, but who invited him to UGA campus and why?posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:21
This just in....posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 18:35
[quote][b]kconner[/b] - @barryhollander: And somehow I doubt the word "Misjoinder" was in his vocabulary.
I can assure you, until he was caught, it was not.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 18:26
"Snowden could have approached Congress, investigators in the National Security Agency, the U.S. Justice Department, among other less harmful options that wouldn’t have involved going to China and Russia, Clapper said."
He would already be dead, too.
And do we not recall Mr. Clapper has been caught lying to Congress....
What Snowden did was reveal to the American people that they/we are not as "free" as is claimed to be; as our government says we are.
Which raises the question, if a foreign country imposed on us what the NSA has imposed on us, what WOULD we do?
Members of Congress aren't going to do anything for fear the NSA will reveal things about them that will ruin their political careers.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 18:12
The admitted killing of the officer should be enough for the state to get a life sentence.
Why waste court time on the Wray case? Can it not be re-opened if need be? It doesn't have to be a "closed" case, does it?posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:46
@TMKvetch: "You both questioned their knowledge of the Constitution and their patriotism in the same swipe."
That is what's expected of a logical person.
Nothing less will do.posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 - 16:58
"Roberts said “disclosure of contributions minimizes the potential for abuse of the campaign finance system ... (and could) deter actual corruption and avoid the appearance of corruption by exposing large contributions and expenditures to the light of publicity."
Roberts is attempting to buy himself some wiggling room in hopes to paint himself as innocently neutral.
If he is/was in touch with political reality and political history, he knows/would know that politics have always been, and are now, corruptly controlled by big political financing, whether legal or illegal.
More and more he is showing that he is not a lawyer's lawyer and has no business as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Justice Roberts shows that there are more than two conservative justices who like the political lime light and who are unable to detach themselves from their political and religious upbringing when it comes to leveling the political playing field.
It doesn't take a genius of a justice to understand that a politician is going to listen to a man, or corporation, that will donate him a hundred dollars to his election when two or three other men do not have a hundred dollars between them to donate.
It is not unfair to ask, is it, just how such judges rise to the office of the Supreme Court?posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 20:47
" In Washington, if you haven’t noticed, money is power."
Duh.posted @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:50
1. There is no reason why a minister/priest/rabbi/ayatollah/(any other religious title) should not live as comfortably as anyone else (who makes his/her living outside of religion).
2. "Even before the new pope's election, top-ranking Catholics were selling off luxurious homes, most built decades or a century ago by their predecessors seeking to demonstrate the growing clout of the Catholic church."
It was top-ranking predecessor Catholics (along with the CIA) who defeated "Liberation Theology" in the poor sections of South America.posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 17:22
"Folx, we're watching The Republic slip thru our fingers."
The enemy within (profits and profiteers) is just as insidious as the enemy without.
And those who are better informed and who dare protest in the streets are getting the hell beat out of them - thanks to Homeland Security.
On the whole, the American people have become nothing more than a "Nation of Sheep."
If this downward trend is going to be curbed, it will have to be done on a local level via local news media having balls enough to print articles and editorials calling the attention of, and the education of, local people to the ramifications of current political history.
For example, the average news editorial hasn't protested one damned bit against the illegal spying by the NSA on the American people.
Or of the torture of the "enemy."
Or of the lack of prosecution of our own war criminals.
Or of the lack of prosecution of those responsible for the collapse of Wall Street.posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 13:47
The settlement needs to be deducted from Deal's salary.
Although that would not be enough to cover the settlement, no doubt some of Deal's cronies will be glad to help him for a little 'deal' on the side.
I mean, you wouldn't expect them to help him without some 'small' concession, would you?posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 12:00
@crankyyankee: "How do the people in DC., the ones that send these men and women into harms way sleep at night knowing that they do not support them when they come home?"
They don't give a damn.
For example, Saxby Chambliss put down his political opponent, Vietnam war veteran, Max Cleland, who lost three limbs, while Chambliss got deferments from serving.posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:07
""They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they're at their home base, they need to feel safe," Obama said Wednesday. "We don't yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again."
[filtered word] !
Whether it's Obama saying this or some other president, congressman or general, it's use'm and throw'em away.
How many more combat veterans do we have on the streets and not on the streets needing mental and physical help and can't get it because the Pentagon and Homeland Security need more and more weapons.posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:09
The "delegation", Democrats and Republicans alike, are merely playing to the big bucks in order to get elected or remain elected.
The channel will have to be continually dredged to be continually used.
Are the Georgia taxpayers going to be responsible for the continuing costs of that, or will the shipping industry bear that continual cost?
And no spending caps to get the job done?
As usual, the weakly media aren't asking too many questions.posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 17:21
@barryhollander: Reading Lippmann is a study in "self process" as he tries wrestles with himself to sort out just where "he" is.
I'm currently reading "The Public Philosophy." Next is "Public Opinion" and then a re-read of "The Phantom Public."
I've just finished re-reading "The Ugly American" and it's amazing to realize that those who led us in the last Vietnam war made the same mistakes mentioned of the Vietnam war when the French were there.
I guess the Pentagon didn't read "The Ugly American" - and history repeated itself.posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 14:24
"... the Christian community should not only be cheering, but buying tickets to encourage more such movies... [The public is at least] getting something and that sure beats not getting anything...."
Only a theologically ignorant person would make this statement.
What a waste of ink, and column space.posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:58
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