The Tea Party groups should never have been targeted just because of their name, they SHOULD have been targeted simply because they have no purpose other than political.
Once we no longer have a black president they will disappear.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:53
First, Hasset's argument is suspect if he thinks people can only be liberal or conservative and nothing in between.
Second, why would an educational establishment invite speakers from a political ideology that is antagonistic towards education and enlightened discourse?
Would we be surprised to learn that religious schools overwhelming invite conservative speakers and very few liberals?
People whose belief system continually discounts facts in forming opinion should not be surprised at being discounted by people to whom facts matter a lot.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:49
Murder rates per 100,000
So statistics seem to show that gun control DOES work to prevent deaths, which is the point.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:08
No miracle, just science.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 08:38
first, the Second Amendment begins with "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State," gun lovers neglect that modifying phrase.
second, you can't kill 20 people in two minutes with a knife.
third, a number of those state constitutions also contained the right of white people to own black people as property and that got changed.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 09:01
I didn't think failing a background check was a prosecutable offense.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 09:06
I believe the Tea Party and conservative extremists will continue to push the Georgia Republican Party so far to the right that they will lose the support of moderates.posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 - 09:11
Expect more of this kind of kerap if the Republicans get their super-majority in the legislature. They believe in government only for enriching themselves and their friends, but limited government for everybody else.posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 - 08:52
Maybe the port at Brunswick is a better option for expansion.posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 - 08:48
[quote][b]Curls[/b] - The perp shot his way into the Sandy Hook school, it takes a gun to stop these folks.
The question has to be "how do we keep high powered weapons out of the hands of people like Adam Lanza," not "how do we get weapons into the hands of more people." The NRA is a public relations front for the gun industry, they haven't had a good idea since the fruitcakes took over the organization.posted @ Friday, April 12, 2013 - 08:54
Typical petty criticism of President Obama, he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 08:54
Mr. Exum must be watching four hours of ONLY Fox News if he doesn't know that Bachann has said some crazy stuff, including false statements about White House dog walkers, Air Force One chefs, and a lot of misinformation about Obamacare.posted @ Monday, April 1, 2013 - 09:28
It isn't Obamacare that's the problem, it's continually rising healthcare costs, which Obamacare does not address. Obamacare is merely insurance reform, so blame the insurance companies and the medical industry.posted @ Monday, April 1, 2013 - 09:23
I'm not sure what Mr. Kass's point is. Why would he be afraid of being labeled a bigot since he has said he doesn't oppose same-sex unions and obviously doesn't demonize gay people?
Now, if someone opposes gay marriage due to their religious views and works to prevent gay marriages, that presents a problem, because,
1. marriage is a civil union defined by the state
2. Jesus has nothing to say about gay relationships
3. that person is intolerant because he is trying to insert his religious views into other people's lives
So, if you oppose gay marriage, DON'T marry a gay person and leave it at that!posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:54
Explosives don't kill people, people kill people!posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:39
[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - Isn't it a felony to be here illegally in the first place?
No, it is a misdemeanor unless you return illegally after being deported.posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:35
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] -
Do you understand WHY a slave was counted as 3/5 of a person. Would you be one who would wish that they were counted as a full person? If you do, you would be on the side of the slave owners and slavery would, most likely, have lasted far longer than it did.
Farmer, I know all about that, the point is that the Constitution allowed slavery at all, so much for "individual freedom and liberty." The fact that our forefathers in this great state wanted to hold people in permanent bondage yet still have them represented in government shows how twisted and hypocritical they were.
By the way, get over that Republic and Democracy nonsense. The US is a democratic republic.posted @ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 21:22
Well, shoot, there have been dog walkers since the Nixon era.
Are there four chefs on Air Force One? No, there are probably four people working in the galley just as there have been during past presidents.
Come on Folks, Bachmann is an idiot who makes our own Paul Broun, Jr. look like an intellectual.
and conservative apologists who defend her are pretty much fools.posted @ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 17:04
The Chattanooga Free Press completely misunderstands what the Republican Party is, which is a loose confederation of economic elites, numerous ultra-conservative religious fanatics, some gun nuts, and libertarians.
ain't no way they are going to win a national election as long as they try to pander to all of their fringe elements.
...and, if they think that there were founding principles of individual liberty and limited, constitutional government they obviously don't understand that the constitution counted a slave as 3/5 of a person, didn't provide for universal voting rights, and didn't provide for a permanent standing army, among other things.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 21:13
[quote][b]King Minos[/b] - Good letter!
BEFORE government programs to pay for health care, medical care was generally affordable; many still remember when "health insurance" -- private or public -- was unheard of. THEN, someone got a bright idea, and health care costs were "off to the races!"
When was that? Back when you died if you got appendecitis?posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 19:19
[quote][b]friendlyfire[/b] - @drkinney: Then come up with a better proposal that the majority of people will except, particularly given the current level of support for Obamacare.
The majority of people want anything EXCEPT Obamacare. A partisan act loaded with hidden taxes and punishers for all, it is an unworkable and unaffordable pipe dream that willl destroy our system of healthcare.
Obviously, you haven't done any research on this topic other than watch Hannity and O'Reilly. A Majority of people want exactly what is in Obamacare, they just don't call it Obamacare, duh.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 19:16
Obamacare wasn't healthcare reform, it was medical insurance reform, we'll wait for a long time for the clowns in Washington to do something real meaningful about healthcare.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 15:57
[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - It is outrageous that due to incompetence and apathy Obama failed to negotiate for a small military presence to remain in Iraq after December 2011 to help preserve the accomplishments of our military that were gained at tremendous sacrifice on their part.
Not every solution is a military solution, it's time the Iraqis have their own country and forge their own way without our interference. That was the point of the whole war, was it not, I mean after they found that there were no WMDs and had to change the mission to something more noble?
besides, "due to incompetence and apathy" of a previous administration we had an unnecessary war in Iraq that lasted a decade when we finished WWII in four years.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 15:51
Fixit, how twisted is your logic, and your history! What is astounding is that you have read the same article I did and came away with the idea that it is Liberals who don't care about the massacre at "Halabja." The Halabja gas attack happened in 1988. I doubt you knew anything about it at the time, because Hussein was an American ally and "Liberals" at the time were protesting American weapons sales to the Hussein government, Conservatives like you were unconcerned. In fact, the CIA deliberately tried to pin the attack on Iran, not our friend Hussein.
Besides, the Iraq war was alleged about a search for nuclear weapons, not poison gas, because the chemical precursors that Iraq needed to produce poison gas were supplied by the United States and our allies, beginning during the Reagan administration.
Yes, Hussein was a monster, but that had nothing to do with why the US invaded Iraq in 2003. If his monstrous killing of his own countrymen was the problem, then the US would have done something about it before the invasion of Kuwait and the oil fields were threatened.
So, if you think that this poison gas attack was reason enough for the Iraq War, why did it take the US fifteen years to muster up enough outrage to do something about It?
I direct you to this web site, http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/arming_iraq.phpposted @ Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 10:19
I entered "pulitzer prize leftists" into a search engine, and this is what came up:
Maybe, if right-wing writers dealt with facts more often, they too could win some Pulitzer prizes.posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 - 17:34
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