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Iraq PM Says No Foreign Troops

airfredd22 Wrote: Sep 22, 2014 9:21 PM
This is another perfect example of the world having turned upside down. We entered into a war against Iraq and we won. To have to ask Iraq's permission to secure Iraq is insane. Did we ask germany's or japans permission to make sure that those countries no longer were able to cause problems after WWII? Let's stop this politically correct begging for permission to do what is in the security interest of the United States and engage in the only required Constitutional actions to protect our nation. Of course that would require the President to act in conformity with his oath to act as the Constitution dictates. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
I"m sorry but I must point out that we live in a politically correct world, but that has little to do with the emotional impact of the video. The bottom line is that our military is voluntary and that choice was made by the mother. Whether we agree or disagree with women and especially mothers of young children serving should be a different debate and really has no place regarding this video. Traditionally women have served as nurses, doctors and support personnel and deserve our respect as does any woman that serves in whatever position is acceptable to the military. As a personal note, allow me to add that I am not in favor of women serving in potential combat positions with the exception of qualified pilots as their personal body strength is seldom a factor. However there is still the possibility of capture due to a shootdown and that is a concern for us all. Fred speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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Immigration Is American

airfredd22 Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 10:58 PM
John Stossel is correct as far as his point goes. No reasonable American, (I am a legal immigrant from Germany here over 55 years) objects to legal immigrants. we are dealing with tow entirely seperate issues. Legal and illegal immigration. They need to dealt with as two completely seperate problems. First let's address illegal immigrants. Pure and simple, they have broken the law of the United States by entering and remaining here without proper authorization. What part of illegal don't people understand? The second issue is as John Stossel states, we need to open legal immigration to a greater number of applicants. If agriculture needs more hands to harvest crops, then make it possible for people to enter legally. If we need more computer programmers from whatever country can supply them, then make it legal to enter to a greater number. Not very difficult to understand. As usual, the problem lies with our federal politicians. for many reasons they will not address this problem and if we bother to look for a reason then we will see corruption and stupidity at the root of the problem. Of course that particular disease of stupidity and corruption is at the root of most of our problems. Throw the political bums out of office. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
Re: Dr_Zinj: While your statement regarding the original intent for senators to be lected by state legislatures is true, it begs the question of eliminating cross elections where the state senate is controlled by one party and would eliminate the ability of the electorate to choose an opposition party candidate. given the very partisan politics these days where most politicians have no honor whatsoever, going back to the old system would be a disservice. On the other hand, the type of politicians we keep electing is certainly disastrous. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
Dear Mr. Giles, I used to be one of your defenders when you were attacked by what I considered religious bigots because you did not speak or write like your average minister. However, having just read your column above I realize that in fact you are a religious bigot and a twit yourself. The scurrilous attack against the twin sisters for their views about the commercials by the Carl's Jr.fast food franchise goes beyond good taste. Of course that is only the opinion of a heterosexual American who likes pretty girls as much as the next guy. Please remember that one of the first "pretty girl commercial from Carl's Jr. featured Paris Hilton whose claim to fame was a homemade porno video widely shown on the internet. Your attack against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church is beyond ludicrous and bordering on the insane. It truly shows us the irrelevance of your opinions since they are clearly based on a great lack of knowledge on your part. I'm sure that your closest Mormon church would be happy to invite you to one of their services and you would be welcomed politely despite your claims to some secret knowledge of that church denomination. In closing, I must say that you have not only become a disappointment to me personally but I'm sure to many other people for this particular column. Sincerely yours, Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
Geraldo Rivera has finally come out of his pretentious world where he pretends not to be a progressive liberal any longer. He is the perfect example of Fox News hiring liberals to balance their viewpoints. His comments are not only absurd but truly border on lunacy. There isn't one conservative supporter of the 2nd Amendment or of the NRA that doesn't find the instructor to have been negligible in his own death. It is also true that the father and any responsible adult who did not object to this "instruction" taking place with a 9 year old of either gender. No 9 year old or for that matter 14 year old should ever be handed a semi or fully automatic weapon. This was simply a failure of common sense by the instructor and family members present. It was also a failure of any common sense by Mr. Rivera, he truly showed his bias and ignorance once again. In my humble opinion he has always been a sensation seeking twit and should have been retired from the tv screens everywhere long ago. This incident is of course only one of many where his arrogant and irrelevant behavior has been given an opportunity to be seen and heard and he should be on MSNBC along with all the other nitwits. Fred speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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Has Hillary Ever Been Right?

airfredd22 Wrote: Aug 30, 2014 1:07 AM
I'm truly sorry to have to state the obvious, these terrorists have morphed into an army that not only covets their neighbors lands but truly believes it can conquer the world in the name of their religion. Mr. Buchanan, you are simply wrong in your belief that these people will be satisfied by anything less than the destruction of Israel and the United States of America. To them we are the only people with the power to stop them from slaughtering all Christianity and Judaism. I say this as a german born Immigrant who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and I knew that communism had to be stopped. Thankfully ronald Reagan accomplished that feat, but sadly our present administration fosters weakness for our nation. There was a time in recent history when you understood that, but sadly age seems to have diminished your ability to see the truth in the world. WW I, WWII and even to a point, Korea and Vietnam were successful in stopping the then scourge upon the earth, communism and yet you don't see the danger facing us now. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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Solution for ISIS: Obliterate Them

airfredd22 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 11:17 PM
Re: Neal from PA. Congratulations! A brilliant analysis of our present situation. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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Solution for ISIS: Obliterate Them

airfredd22 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 10:55 PM
It is good to see someone in the media that actually understands history and war. I was born in East germany and became a U.S. citizen in 1967. I joined the U.S. Marine Corps because I understood the meaning of freedom, something that American born citizens seem to have trouble understanding, never having lived without it. I hear the excuses of not having been able to negotiate a "Status of Forces Agreement." Did President Truman negotiate a "Status of Forces Agreement" with germany or Japan at the end of WWII? What nonsense of an excuse for allowing Iraq and Afghanistan to fall back into the dark ages and continue to be a threat to the rest of the world. Mr. President, please took a look at history and learn from it. You are not the all knowing and most powerful being. You "serve" at the pleasure of the citizens of this nation, please remember that simple fact. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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America: The Ostrich Years

airfredd22 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 4:37 PM
Re: Paolo3, I can only ask, what are you smoking? While much argument can be made over whether George Bush was a good or bad president, but the comparison to Obama is truly ludicrous. At least Bush was able to understand that we had enemies in the Middle East and remembered that Israel is our only and staunch allie in that part of the world. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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