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Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Ok, Norton.

So, I guess there is no reason to actually vote anymore, since the odds are so stacked in our favor, eh?

In the most recent mayoral election in LA, 16% of people voted.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:10am PT
"as long as a human-rights violation applies uniformly to everyone, it’s acceptable..."

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/343321/romeikes-fight-individual-liberty-jillian-kay-melchior


why do libs hate children?


winston smith is dead
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:28am PT
All they have to do is tamp down the religiousity, and have someone who is truly likable.

That's how Reagan won. And he set things in place for a generation.

There is still a large group that thinks of themselves as conservative. In fact, it is a larger number than who identify themselves as liberal.

They simply need to find a person who transcends labels. Colin Powell could have done that, and heading that way was Patraeus.

Ken, I hope you get the reception of Cassandra from the Democrats here. It was exactly that arrogance, and inability to see what those who weren't dyed-in-the-wool Democrats thought, that led to Reagan's election by such a large margin. The post-mortem on "All Things Considered" was particularly enlightening. Susan Stamberg said, in so many words, that since journalists are overwhelmingly liberal, they neither saw nor understood the electorate's discontent with Carter's policies, and they failed to perceive Reagan as a serious leader.

I read similar group think in response to your posts here. No offense, but I hope the Left continues in their failure to understand the truth you post.

John
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Rand Paul makes about as much sense as anyone out there imo..

a 13 hour fillabuster where very good intelligent points were made. Who else has the sack to do that.?
jghedge

climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:43am PT
"Susan Stamberg said, in so many words, that since journalists are overwhelmingly liberal, they neither saw nor understood the electorate's discontent with Carter's policies, and they failed to perceive Reagan as a serious leader."


Reagan tripled the national debt.

Regarding him as a "serious leader" requires almost as much delusion as ignoring the demographic trends which will exterminate the repub party by 2020.

The (soon-to-be-majority) racial minorities voted 80% democrat in 2012.




Conservatism is, for all intents and purposes, finished.






Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
It'll be gun owners vs Apache helicopters, and drone strikes

You're wrong there. The NRA and followers will be on the side of the Army when the sh#t hits the fan. They'll be cheering on the plutocrats, just as they do now, not fighting them.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Dead wrong:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_crucifixion_of_tomas_young_20130310/


I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:49pm PT

North Korea Threat Real; Retaliation Could Start Hot War

After just over one year in power, North Korea’s novice leader, 30-year old Kim Jong Un, has dashed hopes that he will change course from the brinkmanship-style policies pursued by his late father, Kim Jong Il.

For the first time in decades, U.S. intelligence and defense analysts believe the threat of an outbreak of significant hostilities on the Korean peninsula is a distinct possibility.

How would a potential conflict play out?

While there is little doubt that North Korea would lose, the consequences for the region would be dire, with casualties potentially in the hundreds of thousands, if not more.

Tensions and the risk of conflict have escalated precipitously on the Korean peninsula over the last year.

In addition to conducting a successful long-range ballistic missile and a third nuclear test, North Korea has ramped up, even by its own standards, its bellicose rhetoric.

North Korea has threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear strike and announced it is nullifying the 1953 armistice, the fragile United Nations-brokered agreement that suspended hostilities on the peninsula.

It has also dismantled a communications hotline it had with the South and just this past weekend fired a volley of short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan.

Given the totality of events of the past year, LIGNET assesses that the outbreak of hostilities due to a miscalculation stemming from even a small provocation is currently high.

We look at the range of possible attacks that could result from an escalation in hostilities, including missile attacks on South Korea and Japan and even North Korea’s use of nuclear weapons.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Ron, you ready for another war?
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Ted Nugent is always ready for another war.

He can sh#t his pants on a moment's notice!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Not really Gary-- but a pre-emptive strike against us is/must be OUT of the question.

Indeed the entire globe is just getting stranger- and more the economies fail the more desperate all situations become. The ME is literally a free for all as Asia now seems to be.. You can just about bet there is no less than thirty long range ICBMs now pointed kinjongs way as of right now, and im sure the ocean depths round SE Asia are quite active with all manner of subs. The rhetoric gets worse with each passing year, and that young retard of a czar they have is as stable as a stack of marbles. It would suit me just fine to never hear of another nuke blast on this globe, however if there is one to be done, im hoping no US interests or allies will not be harmed.

The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
So the solution is an Iraq style preemptive strike against them?
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:25pm PT

The Costs of IRAQ War: Dollars, Lives and National Identity

Four Trillion US Taxpayers dollars pissed away on a lie:





The Iraq War has killed at least 189,000 people to date, including a minimum of 123,000 civilians, and could cost taxpayers a total of $4 trillion as interest accrues on money borrowed to fund the invasion and subsequent occupation.

The numbers come from a massive new report by a team of 30 economists, anthropologists, political scientists, legal experts and physicians about the Iraq War’s effect titled “The Costs of War.”

Neta Crawford, a professor of political science at Boston University and co-author of the report, describes the impact.

“The costs, I think can be put into three baskets. The first is the short-term budgetary costs, second are the immediate human toll … and then there’s the long-term economic consequences,” Crawford said.

After Crawford’s segment on “Democracy Now!” Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-American blogger, political analyst and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee communications director, tells how the invasion brought “the complete destruction of the Iraqi national identity.”



“There is no civic identity in Iraq anymore,” Jarrar said, “so people regressed to the other level that they can identify with, and that unfortunately is the sectarian affiliation.”
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/the_costs_of_war_dollars_lives_and_national_identity_20130319/
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Mar 19, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
I'm so tired of hearing about all the depressing things that happen when Republicans lie. Yeah, Bush & Cheney are war-criminal scum. Everybody knows that.

Let's get back to something more fun, something we can all joke about. Like Clinton's perjury. You know, the Republican's didn't spend nearly half as much trying to fly Bill up the flag pole as they did on the Iraq war.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 19, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
Happy Anniversary, neocons.

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 19, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Credit: philo
Anyone who cares about the Constitution should care about saving the post office, it's one of the few things which is actually mandated by the constitution.


Maybe if they forced all the postal workers to carry guns the TEAhadists would demand the survival of the USPS. I mean they are so concerned with the Constitution after all. And it sure would make going "Postal" so much easier and more convenient.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Assassination ‘Joke’ Sheriff Doubles Down, Compares Critics To Nazis
By Josh Israel on Mar 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Plymouth County, MA Sheriff Joe McDonald (R)
A day after ThinkProgress and others reported that Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. (R), Sheriff of Plymouth County, Massachusetts, told a “joke” at a Republican St. Patrick’s Day breakfast suggesting the nation would be better off if President Obama were assassinated, McDonald stood by his joke and compared his critics to Nazis.
Though McDonald’s office still has not responded to a request for comment from ThinkProgress, the Plymouth Patch reported Tuesday that Sheriff McDonald defended the “joke” as more than 150 years old and repeated it in its entirety. According to the story, McDonald attempted to spin himself as the victim of Nazi-like tactics: “The irony of it is, it’s perfectly OK for them [liberals] to make those jokes about President Bush or someone from the other side of the aisle. I can imagine what some of this place comes from not 2013 United States, it’s more like Nazi Germany in 1938.”
The report also notes:
“The joke I told was like The Christmas Carol story,” McDonald said Tuesday afternoon.”And I want to preface it by saying it’s something akin to a joke I’ve heard liberals tell.”
He said people have made death threats on his Facebook page and have called the joke treasonous. He called people who have complained about the joke and demanded that he resign “hypocrites.” …
McDonald defended the joke and called complaints about it were ironic. “The basic concept of it has been around since the Andrew Johnson administration,” he said. “The radical Republicans wanted him to take a much harder line on Reconstruction of the South, and the joke was that Johnson should have gone to the theater instead of Lincoln.”
McDonald’s defense of his comments — and his attacks on anyone who dared speak out against them — ignores the fact that as a public safety official who has taken an oath of office, he is held to a higher standard that some unnamed liberals or political activists of the 1860s.
Tags: law enforcementMassachusetts
Credit: philo
And they wonder why they are sometimes called PIG.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Credit: philo
Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Watch this clip from the past

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-bradley/obama-israel-iran-and-ira_b_2915091.html
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
I blame the internet.

All those people who never had access to multiple sources of information now can make their own decisions in a much more informed/misinformed manner.

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