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Posted on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 23:01

Quoting 3345roc:

Haha... okay, let's blame it all on Bush.  As a famous Democrat said.. "the buck stops here".  I guess you haven't been paying attention... I'd be happy if we got rid of all the dead wood in DC and replaced them with new blood, new ideas... something that works from people who have some real world experience.

 

I'll vote for the guy who delivers what he promises... if he doesn't get rid of him.  I hope that's clear enough for you.


Roc,

I understand that you are PO’d about the current state of our political environment.  There is much to be PO’d about.  But I don’t think a knee-jerk reaction to the issue is prudent or rational. 

 

Re: rational – Just because something is new, does not necessarily make it better.  There are many, many examples: including the way we raise mono crops with extraordinary yields/acre which may be linked to some of our obesity problems, developing long term genetic insecticides which may be causing the epidemic numbers of auto-immune diseases in humans and wiping out the bee population which threatens our very food sources, products that used to be made from natural, bio-degradable products like wood/metals that are now made of plastic…..perhaps you can think of even more.

 

Re: prudence – In nursing, we have a motto:  Think twice, act once.  That means we are trained to assess, evaluate, plan, implement, re-evaluate.  That’s so we reduce the potential for making a mistake which may cause unintentional negative consequences.

 

When you vote irrationally and out of anger without adequate assessment…ie ..”Anyone other than an incumbent”…..then you risk putting in power a Neo-Confederate who markets fear, hate, bigotry, pitting American against American, supporting militia groups that terrorize/intimidate citizens, allow big Corporations to move jobs overseas, potentially irreparably damaging our mother earth’s resources and environment, allowing foreign imports to enter our country which have toxins and inferior safety…..all in the name of obscene self-serving profits, Laissez-faire markets and the Siren’s seductive Freedom Song. 

 

Just because some of these new breed politicians are singing a siren’s song that appeals to your most visceral emotions, does not indicate they will be good Statesmen who will have a clue how to govern and/or lead this country in a positive direction.   Many of them seem to just want to blow things up, thinking it fun to put on a big show….. with no idea or careful thought of what the future consequence may be. 

 

I favor a pragmatic compromiser, who thinks it’s better to work in concert with others to develop and implement a “best” way forward for our country!



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Posted on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 10:26

Right now, everyone know's someone who has had to dip into retirement,early,  to survive. That buffer zone is getting smaller. I pulled a BBC vid; a reporter following the T Party movement. These are people from above, fighting for some balance; while watching factories still move beyond our border's. I have to say, that Allentown moved to the Information Industry; after the rust gathered on the Rust Belt. The reporter also, visited the closed jeep plant in Dayton. These are  50's+ people; wanting their lives stable, while, saying "No", to money outlays. It takes money to make money. Obama can only use directives, till the grinding wheel start's to turn in Washington. I have heard blame; with no vision. The problem will not be solved with Gov't. It will be solved,with the people; when they start working together.



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Posted on Sun, Jun 22, 2014 20:42

Quoting Diana3316:

*sigh*  Roc.....if TAX cuts were jobs.....we'd be awash in jobs!  Give me a break!  I'm so tired of hearing everything blamed on Obama.  I have never thought he is perfect, but he is miles and miles ahead in critical thinking skills than "Shrub"....little Bush.  Personally I want a Prez that deliberately thinks before he acts.  Shrub destroyed every business he ever attempted!  Look it up.

 

Pssst....it's Congress' job to legislate.  Where is the jobs bill???  YOUR party just says "NO" and takes days off!  There is only ONE party whose deliberate party platform is to promote the failure of the US government!  And why??  So the 1% can have another even bigger party.....and then puke all over our economy again.  I'm sure you've heard of privatization?  Who do you think pays all those private companies to do government services??? 


Haha... okay, let's blame it all on Bush.  As a famous Democrat said.. "the buck stops here".  I guess you haven't been paying attention... I'd be happy if we got rid of all the dead wood in DC and replaced them with new blood, new ideas... something that works from people who have some real world experience.

 

I'll vote for the guy who delivers what he promises... if he doesn't get rid of him.  I hope that's clear enough for you.


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Posted on Sun, Jun 22, 2014 13:26

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Bush Sr is as old as dirt, and possibaly helped install Saddam as ruler. One of those thousand point's of light, at the time. Deal's go bad....Let's spend 6 trillion for a military show!


I'm fairly certain he's prefer to be "old as dirt" than "dumb as concrete".



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Posted on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 09:08

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Not really.  Had Bush Sr. let Stormin' Norman go into Baghdad and demolish Saddam, Bush Jr. wouldn't have had to finish the job.  If Andrew Cuomo, under Clinton, hadn't forced NINJA loans and had taken action when red flags were raised the housing bubble might have been avoided.

 

Causal/Source relationships seem to elusive.  If Obama's words were jobs we'd have full employment and if DC hot air was revenue we'd be out of debt.  

 

When you hire someone to do a job and he has no resume of success anywhere, why are we surprised when he fails.  Let's not do it again.  Words are cheap, you're known by your deeds.



Bush Sr is as old as dirt, and possibaly helped install Saddam as ruler. One of those thousand point's of light, at the time. Deal's go bad....Let's spend 6 trillion for a military show!



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Posted on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 08:55

Quoting 3345roc:

Not really.  Had Bush Sr. let Stormin' Norman go into Baghdad and demolish Saddam, Bush Jr. wouldn't have had to finish the job.  If Andrew Cuomo, under Clinton, hadn't forced NINJA loans and had taken action when red flags were raised the housing bubble might have been avoided.

 

Causal/Source relationships seem to elusive.  If Obama's words were jobs we'd have full employment and if DC hot air was revenue we'd be out of debt.  

 

When you hire someone to do a job and he has no resume of success anywhere, why are we surprised when he fails.  Let's not do it again.  Words are cheap, you're known by your deeds.


*sigh*  Roc.....if TAX cuts were jobs.....we'd be awash in jobs!  Give me a break!  I'm so tired of hearing everything blamed on Obama.  I have never thought he is perfect, but he is miles and miles ahead in critical thinking skills than "Shrub"....little Bush.  Personally I want a Prez that deliberately thinks before he acts.  Shrub destroyed every business he ever attempted!  Look it up.

 

Pssst....it's Congress' job to legislate.  Where is the jobs bill???  YOUR party just says "NO" and takes days off!  There is only ONE party whose deliberate party platform is to promote the failure of the US government!  And why??  So the 1% can have another even bigger party.....and then puke all over our economy again.  I'm sure you've heard of privatization?  Who do you think pays all those private companies to do government services??? 



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Posted on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 06:56

Quoting leonicvirgo:

AAh,...The Bushes....Goes back to the Kennedy's....Care to trudge that path,Roc....Step very carefully with your word's. The  news is out, Dude! Not my words! Them Damn 20-45's! That Senate Committee in 77 uncovered more than 1 shooter. Damn, You're slow! Shit,Man...Oh...The Grassy knole shot has been varified...Recoil, ROC....Shit,Man...The shooter has been verified by face recognition...You that slow?


Yup, slow as a turtle, but, unlike the hare... don't suffer from ADD.  Unfortunately  I'm also unable to come up with a totally on point, witty reply.  You have a gift but, it seems, you don't have spell check.

 

Tell me this Stanley, when you focus on the Kennedy assassination, do the voices in your head go quiet?  Could you sketch the face of the second shooter and post it here... maybe someone will recognize him and justice will prevail.  At any rate, keep up the good work.  We're all counting on you to solve this great mystery.  

 

Once that's solved perhaps you could move on to the great pigeon manifesto.  With so many pigeons in the world why don't we ever see baby pigeons.  

 

I'm hardly qualified as a mental health professional but time permitting perhaps you could diagnose yourself.... it might prove beneficial.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 20:29

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Problem there is, all the money was drained by the 2001-2009, sordid circumstances. How deep did we get,before the Sept. surprise,2008? Any President in a Great Recession/Depression has problems; given, that the World is still suffering it's effect's. I guess you are calling the Bush Admin. Professional's,Roc. Professionals leave Surpluses. We've had a few surplus years, but the bottom line will not be satisfied by them. Put people back to work, with a livable wage. That is a SimplyComplicated problem no one can figure out. As stated before; Iraq played Robinhood with a bank, then gave the money to their citizens to clean up a town/region. I'm not saying we should do that, but, you have to look around at the street's in America. They could use beautification, as well as project's to properly channel flood prone areas to places that are in need of water. How many other ways can we stimulate this economy? Someone up there has printed trillions. That money lays in banks. The question remains; Who will we replace in Washington,  Who has a more positive vision, for the future of America? 



Not really.  Had Bush Sr. let Stormin' Norman go into Baghdad and demolish Saddam, Bush Jr. wouldn't have had to finish the job.  If Andrew Cuomo, under Clinton, hadn't forced NINJA loans and had taken action when red flags were raised the housing bubble might have been avoided.

 

Causal/Source relationships seem to elusive.  If Obama's words were jobs we'd have full employment and if DC hot air was revenue we'd be out of debt.  

 

When you hire someone to do a job and he has no resume of success anywhere, why are we surprised when he fails.  Let's not do it again.  Words are cheap, you're known by your deeds.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 20:18

Quoting Diana3316:

I read your post several times trying to understand your point.  You’ve managed to once again write a comment I don’t fully understand and seems to put forth a vague/unclear position.  Perhaps it’s just me.

 

You say you are tired of old beltway rhetoric, yet the very next statement you launch into the same meaningless rhetoric about compromising your freedom and the Constitution.  While just a decade ago there was not a whimper to be heard when Bush et al passed the Patriot Act that didn’t just compromise, but actually DID take away freedom and constitutionally protected Rights!  I never hear anyone chanting to repeal the Patriot Act. 

 

And yes….oh the taxes.  Who likes to pay taxes….but I for one, would like to live in a country where there are services and safe infrastructure for me, my children and my children’s children.  I am sure there are others that feel the same.  If you stand with the folks that just want to use everything up and put nothing back in its place except pollution and damage, that fervently protect millionaires, billionaires, hedge fund managers and oil companies from having to pay a fair tax by refusing to close even the very basic of tax loop holes,  while leaving the working class buried under a stacked system which results in their dreams to fade into abject hopelessness, left to die without adequate food or healthcare in old age, that promote the choking out of any national education standard allowing states to cleanse curriculums of science and other core standards so our children are woefully unprepared to compete in a global market, miserably vulnerable to corporations that refuse to pay a living wage or provide a safe work environment and target them for exploitation, coercion and/or intimidation….then I cannot agree with you. 

 

You seem to praise Mr. Brat as a “Professor of Economics”  who understands basic budgeting principles and “understands that you can't tax the a country into prosperity”, but I have never heard any respected economists, some Nobel Prize winning, put forth ideas like what were quoted/footnoted in the Wikipedia clip I posted.  

 

We shall see how his handlers craft his message, but frankly his ideas seem quite astonishing and strange to me.  What kind of “economist” puts forth an economic message that one specific religious group is superior to others?  And how wacky is the notion that Capitalism and Christianity should converge?  Capitalism philosophy is not based on unconditional love for your neighbor.  The most important thing to a capitalist is his bottom line, which must grow year by year if to be deemed as successful.  Best I remember, the only time we saw Jesus lose his temper was when he saw money changers in the Temple;  turned over their tables and drove them out!

 

But perhaps what Mr. Brat means by “Christian Capitalism” can be found in the Book of Acts, Chapter 4:

 

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all
34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales
35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

 

Or maybe Mathew 19 with the Rich Young Ruler?

 

21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 

 

It should be interesting to see how Mr. Brat explains his views to the voters…..and whether he wants to be a preacher or viewed as a serious economist.

 

PS:  Read the rest of Mathew 19.  It explains what it is to be a Half-way Christian....specifically....in regards to cherry picking the items you want to believe in and how that affects your chances to get into heaven.



Once again, exactly!  Your needs are not being met and Congress, with a 10% approval rating is not meeting the needs of 90% of the people.  Yet we continue to re-elect them.  Let's not keep reshuffling the deck, let get a new deck.  The only folks whose needs are being met are the crony crapitalists who occupy the White House and the Beltway.  They pass laws they don't read, the are our aristocracy and they live above the laws they expect the rest of us to abide by.

 

Good riddance to all of them.



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Posted on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 21:21

Quoting 3345roc:

Exactly... a breath of fresh air!  None of the political rhetoric we've been hearing from these do nothing idiots that currently occupy the Beltway.  

 

Compromise is good as long as you don't compromise my freedom and don't compromise the Constitution.  As an Professor of Economics he understand the ramifications of spending more than you are able to collect in taxes.  He understands that you can't tax the a country into prosperity.  That lesson has been proven throughout Europe.  (If you do decide to follow your dream man in Europe, I'd suggest Germany)*wink*

 

When you were doing your cherry picking you forgot that he's in favor of term limits and supports small business over the large corps that have all of the politicos in their pockets.


I read your post several times trying to understand your point.  You’ve managed to once again write a comment I don’t fully understand and seems to put forth a vague/unclear position.  Perhaps it’s just me.

 

You say you are tired of old beltway rhetoric, yet the very next statement you launch into the same meaningless rhetoric about compromising your freedom and the Constitution.  While just a decade ago there was not a whimper to be heard when Bush et al passed the Patriot Act that didn’t just compromise, but actually DID take away freedom and constitutionally protected Rights!  I never hear anyone chanting to repeal the Patriot Act. 

 

And yes….oh the taxes.  Who likes to pay taxes….but I for one, would like to live in a country where there are services and safe infrastructure for me, my children and my children’s children.  I am sure there are others that feel the same.  If you stand with the folks that just want to use everything up and put nothing back in its place except pollution and damage, that fervently protect millionaires, billionaires, hedge fund managers and oil companies from having to pay a fair tax by refusing to close even the very basic of tax loop holes,  while leaving the working class buried under a stacked system which results in their dreams to fade into abject hopelessness, left to die without adequate food or healthcare in old age, that promote the choking out of any national education standard allowing states to cleanse curriculums of science and other core standards so our children are woefully unprepared to compete in a global market, miserably vulnerable to corporations that refuse to pay a living wage or provide a safe work environment and target them for exploitation, coercion and/or intimidation….then I cannot agree with you. 

 

You seem to praise Mr. Brat as a “Professor of Economics”  who understands basic budgeting principles and “understands that you can't tax the a country into prosperity”, but I have never heard any respected economists, some Nobel Prize winning, put forth ideas like what were quoted/footnoted in the Wikipedia clip I posted.  

 

We shall see how his handlers craft his message, but frankly his ideas seem quite astonishing and strange to me.  What kind of “economist” puts forth an economic message that one specific religious group is superior to others?  And how wacky is the notion that Capitalism and Christianity should converge?  Capitalism philosophy is not based on unconditional love for your neighbor.  The most important thing to a capitalist is his bottom line, which must grow year by year if to be deemed as successful.  Best I remember, the only time we saw Jesus lose his temper was when he saw money changers in the Temple;  turned over their tables and drove them out!

 

But perhaps what Mr. Brat means by “Christian Capitalism” can be found in the Book of Acts, Chapter 4:

 

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all
34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales
35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

 

Or maybe Mathew 19 with the Rich Young Ruler?

 

21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 

 

It should be interesting to see how Mr. Brat explains his views to the voters…..and whether he wants to be a preacher or viewed as a serious economist.

 

PS:  Read the rest of Mathew 19.  It explains what it is to be a Half-way Christian....specifically....in regards to cherry picking the items you want to believe in and how that affects your chances to get into heaven.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 09:00

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Let's hope the next administration has enough experience to clean up the mess left by the novices in this administration.


Problem there is, all the money was drained by the 2001-2009, sordid circumstances. How deep did we get,before the Sept. surprise,2008? Any President in a Great Recession/Depression has problems; given, that the World is still suffering it's effect's. I guess you are calling the Bush Admin. Professional's,Roc. Professionals leave Surpluses. We've had a few surplus years, but the bottom line will not be satisfied by them. Put people back to work, with a livable wage. That is a SimplyComplicated problem no one can figure out. As stated before; Iraq played Robinhood with a bank, then gave the money to their citizens to clean up a town/region. I'm not saying we should do that, but, you have to look around at the street's in America. They could use beautification, as well as project's to properly channel flood prone areas to places that are in need of water. How many other ways can we stimulate this economy? Someone up there has printed trillions. That money lays in banks. The question remains; Who will we replace in Washington,  Who has a more positive vision, for the future of America? 



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Posted on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 19:40

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He sure would be a Brat, for Washington Politic's...Libertarian...Still smacks of a Conservative shift to the GOP...Good news to them,since they usually vote in swing to the Demo's. VA accepting that....The winds are blowing the other way, for balance, of course. Everyone should slave for earning's, if they can. This is the Corporate mentality of Capitalism! Most are more interested on maintaining the family unit(village). The village is the community. We are lacking stability in Community, these days. The money wells dry up...Stake out another claim!  I know the rain must fall, sometimes, and floods inundate lives....The competition is fierce for 1 job, with 1,000 applicant's. Maybe, some of that horded money should be spread to clean up America! The Iraqi's have already robbed a bank to distribute money  to citizens that are beautifying their surrounding's, to put the Village principal into effect, to affect personal purception of environment. Soccer has fallen into the vortex of money, with truth of use, and, re-organization of displaced, unwanted's in particular zones of th games! It all point's to money, and the evil's of it!

**Update** I read a few opines about Mr. Brat, and think, He would follow Ron Paul's reasoning; according to the Constitutionalist's view. My theory, is that the rubber band has been forced th twirl to it's breaking point, and, someone who can carfully relieve the presure; should be elected from both parties. Both parties have suffered approval rating's. It may take a Texas size litigator, or group, to save this destiny to the crashing economy site. 

 

I heard today that there  were to be sent,600 specialist's, back to Iraq....And whisp's of CIA envolvement(nothing new). One dark look is a severed part of the Country, under control of Saudi, and, you can bet those oil fields will be part of this annexation. Are we about to play energy monopoly with both, Ukraine, and Iraq? George Carlin had a solution in fencing off reprobates in those 4 square States. Fence em off!Landmining the perimeter is optional, but a well placed .......I viewed disturbing vids of ISIS(Levant)



Let's hope the next administration has enough experience to clean up the mess left by the novices in this administration.



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Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 11:55

Quoting Diana3316:

It was 'only a comment'.  Actually just a simple question.....if we had seen him before....perhaps using another name??  That was all.  Removed!!  Things that make you go.....hmmmmm.....lol.


 

He sure would be a Brat, for Washington Politic's...Libertarian...Still smacks of a Conservative shift to the GOP...Good news to them,since they usually vote in swing to the Demo's. VA accepting that....The winds are blowing the other way, for balance, of course. Everyone should slave for earning's, if they can. This is the Corporate mentality of Capitalism! Most are more interested on maintaining the family unit(village). The village is the community. We are lacking stability in Community, these days. The money wells dry up...Stake out another claim!  I know the rain must fall, sometimes, and floods inundate lives....The competition is fierce for 1 job, with 1,000 applicant's. Maybe, some of that horded money should be spread to clean up America! The Iraqi's have already robbed a bank to distribute money  to citizens that are beautifying their surrounding's, to put the Village principal into effect, to affect personal purception of environment. Soccer has fallen into the vortex of money, with truth of use, and, re-organization of displaced, unwanted's in particular zones of th games! It all point's to money, and the evil's of it!

**Update** I read a few opines about Mr. Brat, and think, He would follow Ron Paul's reasoning; according to the Constitutionalist's view. My theory, is that the rubber band has been forced th twirl to it's breaking point, and, someone who can carfully relieve the presure; should be elected from both parties. Both parties have suffered approval rating's. It may take a Texas size litigator, or group, to save this destiny to the crashing economy site. 

 

I heard today that there  were to be sent,600 specialist's, back to Iraq....And whisp's of CIA envolvement(nothing new). One dark look is a severed part of the Country, under control of Saudi, and, you can bet those oil fields will be part of this annexation. Are we about to play energy monopoly with both, Ukraine, and Iraq? George Carlin had a solution in fencing off reprobates in those 4 square States. Fence em off!Landmining the perimeter is optional, but a well placed .......I viewed disturbing vids of ISIS(Levant)



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Posted on Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:24

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Hmmm….I don’t know much about David Brat and so far he has remained holed up in his house avoiding the spotlight since the election.  One can only presume he feels woefully unprepared to respond to media questions about his positions on important national issues.  But when I look at his eyes, he frightens me…..steely blue and reminiscent of bygone days.

 

 

From Wikipedia:

 

On capitalism, Brat writes that it is here to stay and that we need a corresponding church model.[46] He asserts that Jesus had faith and made things better, but Christians have become a bit passive.[46] He stated that Hitler's rise "could all happen again" as he came along and "did not meet with unified resistance" from Christians.[42][46] Brat believes that countries with Protestant pasts have economic advantages over countries that don't, and that Protestantism "provides an efficient set of property rights and encourages a modern set of economic incentives" that often lead to "positive economic performance".[43] He believes in Christ as a transformer of culture, and that capitalism is the key to world transformation, which can be achieved when capitalism and Christianity merge; if people follow the gospel, and as a consequence make people good, he argues, then the markets will improve.[47]

 



Exactly... a breath of fresh air!  None of the political rhetoric we've been hearing from these do nothing idiots that currently occupy the Beltway.  

 

Compromise is good as long as you don't compromise my freedom and don't compromise the Constitution.  As an Professor of Economics he understand the ramifications of spending more than you are able to collect in taxes.  He understands that you can't tax the a country into prosperity.  That lesson has been proven throughout Europe.  (If you do decide to follow your dream man in Europe, I'd suggest Germany)*wink*

 

When you were doing your cherry picking you forgot that he's in favor of term limits and supports small business over the large corps that have all of the politicos in their pockets.



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Posted on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 18:03

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Dr. David Brat's victory may portend the future.  Virginia is a pretty savvy state and his victory was not won by the Tea Party it was won by a man who appealed to his constituents, who his students say can take complex issues and state them simply.  Cantor, like most politicians who stay too long, became part of the problem that's led to this political divide.

 

It's doubtful immigration reform will be decided on Obama's watch.  Immigration reform is policy legislation that is sorely needed.  Amnesty is nothing more than voter registration for the Democratic party.  Obama calls these "Dream Kids" the future of our country.  What he really means is that these kids are the future of the Democratic Party.  What about the future of Mexico, Columbia and Ecuador and the other countries these kids come from.  Are they not entitled a future?



Hmmm….I don’t know much about David Brat and so far he has remained holed up in his house avoiding the spotlight since the election.  One can only presume he feels woefully unprepared to respond to media questions about his positions on important national issues.  But when I look at his eyes, he frightens me…..steely blue and reminiscent of bygone days.

 

 

From Wikipedia:

 

On capitalism, Brat writes that it is here to stay and that we need a corresponding church model.[46] He asserts that Jesus had faith and made things better, but Christians have become a bit passive.[46] He stated that Hitler's rise "could all happen again" as he came along and "did not meet with unified resistance" from Christians.[42][46] Brat believes that countries with Protestant pasts have economic advantages over countries that don't, and that Protestantism "provides an efficient set of property rights and encourages a modern set of economic incentives" that often lead to "positive economic performance".[43] He believes in Christ as a transformer of culture, and that capitalism is the key to world transformation, which can be achieved when capitalism and Christianity merge; if people follow the gospel, and as a consequence make people good, he argues, then the markets will improve.[47]

 



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Posted on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 22:25

Hmmm.....I doubt it Leo.  There's no movement toward the center....or rationality.  I think the Republican Party is being eaten alive by these Tea Party radicals.  If the establishment members ram McCarthy down their throats in a hurried vote before they, the TPs, can organize themselves....it will be all out war!!  I just hope Nancy doesn't hurt herself dancing. 

 

It serves them right.  They created a Frankenstein and now don't know what to do because they are afraid of it.  I don't think even William F. Buckley could do anything about it.  The John Birch Society has come back from the dead!

 

PS:  Did you see where the Alabama GOP is offering a $1000 reward for anyone that can report a voter fraud incident that leads to a conviction?  So far they have had 4 cases reported, with only 2 being investigated seriously!  They can't even find any voter fraud when they are paying for it!!!  But keeping Grandpa from voting is just fine.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 16:44

Dr. David Brat's victory may portend the future.  Virginia is a pretty savvy state and his victory was not won by the Tea Party it was won by a man who appealed to his constituents, who his students say can take complex issues and state them simply.  Cantor, like most politicians who stay too long, became part of the problem that's led to this political divide.

 

It's doubtful immigration reform will be decided on Obama's watch.  Immigration reform is policy legislation that is sorely needed.  Amnesty is nothing more than voter registration for the Democratic party.  Obama calls these "Dream Kids" the future of our country.  What he really means is that these kids are the future of the Democratic Party.  What about the future of Mexico, Columbia and Ecuador and the other countries these kids come from.  Are they not entitled a future?



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Posted on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 13:22

This move to McCarthy,R,Calif. as Maj. Leader of the Rep. wing may be a signal of a more centered Conservative move with the GOP, that will distance itself from the Tea Party fringes of the No vote. While, finance is most important these days, Immigration might get a positive spotlight, along with the tie-in to Education. California, in some hispanic minds, was land they were chased from. I wonder if his housekeeper's are Hispanic. I also wonder what goes through their minds, vaulting the fence in some manner.  You've got to have 40' tall fence's, i tell you. Look for catapult's when that happen's. Rodriguez is needed on his job, in Vegas. 

I've Been Everywhere"

I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road,
When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
"If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"

[Chorus:]
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

[Chorus]

(I've been everywhere)



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Posted on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 15:25

Quoting 3345roc:

More gobble-de-gook and totally unrelated to my post.  I could be wrong but I believe that a course in effective writing would be time well spent and might remedy your anti-social behavior.

 

I could be wrong but I also doubt sweetlyamazing's comment was directed towards you and your "not strange" post might be inappropriate. 


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Quoting leonicvirgo:

Always on the attack, Roc! You fit the pattern of a psychopath. There are many on ascending levels of social order. Most are harmless. The few way up there are killingly dangerous. Most politicians herd with psychopathic types; trying to innundate the masses with the bully position, and trap society in a cage.This does not work in present society. Most of the people, in the past, accepted the mis-truths of propaganda, our Officials spewed on the Campaign Trail. Not this group(20's-45's). The veil continues to be lifted on problems debated with Candidates, yet, not acted upon thoroughly. 

A new budget of around a half trillion dollars has been proposed for Defense, by the House Of Representatives. It goes to the Senate, now, to be scrutinized. Many more social programs will get the axe if this is passed. This, according to the Constitution, is how, WE THE PEOPLE, fund vital areas of AMERICAN SOCIETY, and outward displays of power, worldwide. It seems to be on critical life support, even before it is ambulated to the Senate. Budget's for over-running premiums on futuristic military aircrafts will be one hot topic.

I looked at a documentary of a main officer in charge of knowing every problem of every plane on the manufactoring line . A procurement team backs him up, to oversee the cost of each plane being assembled, overcharges due to manufactoring errors charged back to the American People,  real time delivery of aircraft according to original cost estimates, and proofs before delivery of each plane delivered to each branch of the military(Some differences in configuration's noted). These are 2 billion dollar planes. Someone should watch the light in the dome of the Capitol. It will burn bright for a while on this, and other balances to fair dispersement of funds, vitally important to keep America not only afloat, but  flying in the future!



More gobble-de-gook and totally unrelated to my post.  I could be wrong but I believe that a course in effective writing would be time well spent and might remedy your anti-social behavior.

 

I could be wrong but I also doubt sweetlyamazing's comment was directed towards you and your "not strange" post might be inappropriate. 



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