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Bordering on Madness

BFDOFR Wrote: 12 hours ago (8:58 AM)
"Counterproductive and dangerous cultures can be spread to America the same way". Truer and more important words were never written. Let's separate the idea of culture into its distinct parts. We all have childhood memories of foods, music, holidays, etc. These should be retained and celebrated, wherever we end up living. I love "mexican culture" in the sense of the food, the music, the art, the hospitality of the people. But, I'm not fond of the culture of Latin America in general when it comes to the expectations that people have of government or of their own economic and educational prospects. Those countries, for the most part, look to the "man on the white horse" to save them from, basically the previous man on the white horse and his corrupt cronies. They see themselves, too often, as peasants, living in lands where hard work gets you the chance at more hard work and the only people who "make it" are those born into wealth or who find a way to get special favors from the ruling class. We don't need the peasant's attitude even if we like his food and his holidays. If people want to come here for freedom and opportunity, we can let some of them come. But, if they simply want to run away from one corrupt and encompassing government to practice their peasantry in another, they need to stay home and reform their own governments and the cultures that spawn them.
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What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

BFDOFR Wrote: 13 hours ago (8:46 AM)
I could not finish this rant by a man who is just too whacky. He and Bagdad Bob should move to Russia where the Kremlin propagandists could use their help.
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The Armpit of Academia

BFDOFR Wrote: Jul 21, 2014 9:12 AM
I think we should encourage women to take "studies" courses. The idea that there will be no jobs for them is mistaken. They will be well-situated to embark on the oldest profession. Or, they could become massage therapists.
America is not a people or a culture or a way of life or an ethnicity or religion. It is an idea. That idea that human beings can govern themselves, is capable of embracing many other ideas. But, the "fundamental transformation" of our current President is an idea that at heart wants to undo, not reform America. It is based on misplaced anti-colonialism and childish jealousy and nurtured by academic arrogance and naiveté. It can not coexist with the founding idea.
This only serves to illustrate the importance of having good candidates who don't take the bait on birth control, abortion, etc. In fact, Republicans should not be drawn into any war-on-women nonsense. That means, don't talk about it all. Don't try to come of with catchy phrases on those topics. Don't get cute. Keep the focus only on the incompetence of this administration, the horrible economy and, to a much lesser extent on the break down in America's role in the world.
The brain washing continues. Stand with Israel, oppose Islamists of all stripes!
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Lawsuits and Impeachment

BFDOFR Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 8:45 AM
You are correct. However, the issue is how to convince more Americans. Impeachment and lawsuits will work in the other direction.
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Lawsuits and Impeachment

BFDOFR Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 8:43 AM
More wise advice from the wisest man in America. Even if/when we take the Senate, impeachment would be a mistake. If it succeeds, it will make this man a martyr, short circuiting the normal process of history's judgment, which otherwise will render him a fool or a villain in retrospect.
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I Now Pronounce You Spouse And Spouse

BFDOFR Wrote: Jul 14, 2014 9:24 AM
Great examples of the stupidity and over reach of the gay movement. However, the culture war of same sex marriage is over and we lost. Sure, they used disgusting and unfair tactics, but they won. Never re-fight a fight you lost. Move on to one you can win. No Republican candidate should make public statements about gay marriage or disparaging anything gay. That just draws you back into a losing battle. I know that's hard, but it's good advice. Life is not fair, get a helmet. And move on.
The litmus test for any Republican candidate should be her or his (or its in the case of trans) willingness to promise to reduce the size and scope of the federal government. A current example is the gas tax. Republicans should agree to extend it if and only if USDOT is cut substantially, let's say at least a 10 % immediate reduction in its head count). All these guys get to DC and they end up "needing" to work with the bureaucracy and thus agreeing to let it continue to grow. We should only vote for those who pledge not to do that, or in the case of incumbents insist on voting No if such cuts are not included in any bill that affects the size of the federal government.
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