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Can civil service employees refuse to obey an illegal order?????
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President Obama’s Belfast Blarney

alphathought Wrote: Jun 22, 2013 12:34 PM
If I had to pick one thing the president has done to illustrate his ignorance of America this would be it.
This is without doubt one of the most telling things O has ever uttered. It demonstrates that he lives in a one dimensional world in which everything has a simple answer and he is the reservoir of those answers. In his mind everything from medical care to economics to racial integration have a simple answers that can be implemented by higher taxes and bigger government. Even when history proves him wrong he presses on. Remember forced school integration? That sure worked out well, just like 90% of the welfare programs. Of course the tragedy is these political views mask the real problems and exacerbate the underlying issues. Ego is an amazing thing.
Good but not so good. If you gave california a quadrillion dollars they would just blow it on more green central government welfare. Money from the shale won't solve their problem ... they are locked in what Sowell calls first stage thinking and that is usually solved by a crisis of some type. Spend any dollar value, Calitopia simply won't work. Same for Ameritopia. Sorry Obama, your ideas just can't withstand reality.
"They should pay what they can afford to pay. If they need help, we will be there to help them, but no more free ride." Talk about a contradictory statement! Lenin himself couldn't have said it better.
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A Sober Approach to Drunk Driving

alphathought Wrote: May 23, 2013 7:48 PM
"Forgotten in these number-crunching exercises is the effect on the trivial matter of human spontaneity and enjoyment. NTSB may place a zero value on the pleasures of social drinking, but social drinkers don't. In any cost-benefit analysis, the loss of a largely harmless pleasure deserves inclusion" Gee Steve, somehow I think my right to safe use of the highways supercedes your right to drink and drive.
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Newsom Turns a New Leaf on Marijuana

alphathought Wrote: May 23, 2013 7:35 PM
Yep, the opium dens worked out just great in China. Comparing Marijuana and other recreational drugs to alcohol is the height of stupidity.
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Newsom Turns a New Leaf on Marijuana

alphathought Wrote: May 23, 2013 7:35 PM
Yep, the opium dens worked out just great in China. Comparing Marijuana and other recreational drugs to alcohol is the height of stupidity.
So this is how new words enter the language. Few can say they don't understand the new verb "Gosnell." So which main stream media resource is the most Gosnelliest? Wow, a multiway tie. The least Gosnelliest? Talk radio.
Or perhaps recreational use of any drug shouldn't be legal until scientifically sound tests are established for determining whether a user is actually DUID. In this regard, Colorado and Washington's legislatures are simply placing the right to get high over the need for highway safety. Medical use of marijuana is a different issue.
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