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Grimes To Paul: I'll See You In Court

ca7 Wrote: Dec 19, 2014 12:55 PM
Yeah, right. McCain kept his senate seat while running for President in 2000 and 2008. Palin kept her Governorship while running for VP in 2008. George W Bush remained Governor of Texas while running for POTUS in 2000. Ron Paul ran for POTUS a few times while remaining a Congressman. Sam Brownback ran for POTUS in 2007 while remaining a Senator. In 2012, Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry both ran for POTUS while keeping their current offices. Orrin Hatch ran for POTUS in 2000 but didn't resign as a Senator during that time. To Bob Dole's credit, he did resign from the Senate while running for POTUS in 19996. However, he kept his seat during previous runs for POTUS and Vice President.
"Cruz reminded viewers that the Castro brothers are allies of North Korea, Russia and Venezuela. " Considering we have embassies and diplomatic relations with 2 of the 3 countries listed here, I'm not sure this is a compelling argument against normalizing relations with Cuba.
Well said, Reginald.
If this were The Onion, misleading headlines and lies in columns would be appropriate. However, this is what Townhall claims to be: "Townhall.com is the leading source for conservative news and political commentary and analysis."
It's cute that Schauss complains about intellectual dishonesty considering his headline here completely misrepresents the actual conclusions of this study. These scientists don't claim planes won't take off or that air travel will be gone. All they claim is that there will be more days with increased weight restrictions on planes leading to negative economic effect on the industry. Their solution: "Their solution is for the aviation industry to start "planning for changes in extreme heat events" to "help the aviation industry to reduce its vulnerability to this aspect of climate change." Not sure what Schauss gets out of lying here.
"While Feingold will have plenty of conservative support in terms of fundraising" That's definitely an odd prediction.
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How To Stop Being Poor

ca7 Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 3:14 PM
No, it's "you didn't build that all by yourself". I'm sure he is paying them back with his taxes now, as am I. Publicly funded higher education generally does provide a great return on investment, both for the individual and the country. So, let's say a college student working hard to get a degree (as Hawkin's undoubtedly did) doesn't have enough money to pay for food while working towards this degree. Is it better for this kid to go without food while going to school? Take a second or third part time job in order to eat while having less time to focus on school? Take the assistance offered by food stamps in order to bridge the gap before getting a better paying job that makes the person more self-sufficient and gives back in terms of a tax paying adult? It seems to me that the student has a better chance at future success by taking that assistance (ie government handout). In fact, it more often than not will provide a great return on the investment, at least in those cases. All that said, there is much that I agree with in this column, especially Williams' quote.
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How To Stop Being Poor

ca7 Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 1:52 PM
"My father taught me to save my money, to never be ashamed of any honest job and avoid government handouts like the plague." Says the guy that went to public school in North Carolina and then the publicly funded University of North Carolina. You think you're parents' taxes and tuition covered the full cost? Not a chance. Others helped pay for that.
"In Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress." It only took the Republicans 45 years longer than the Democrats to elect an African American woman to the House.
I would have been happy to see Edwards go to jail. He went to trial and was acquitted by a jury. Do you understand how that works? As for D'Souza being treated fairly and equitably, he also had the option of going to trial and would have possibly been acquitted. He chose not to do that and admitted his guilt. Knowing that, are you surprised he was then actually sentenced?
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USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

ca7 Wrote: Sep 22, 2014 2:50 PM
I absolutely agree with everything you say. I, however, live in large city and also receive mostly good service at our local post office. And, yes, they do deserve lunch breaks as much as the author of this column deserves one. I'm glad you pointed that out.
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