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The OFA Exception to Political Speech

Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:00 PM
Furthermore... farm subsidies are not established by the Executive Branch. They are established by CONGRESS. The President has ZERO constitutional authority over this issue, other than having the ability to veto spending bills. So... if a democrat-dominated Congress pushed through "Farm subsidy" bills... how is that the fault of the President? Don't get me wrong... I object to GWB's utter failure to use his veto powers. He should have vetoed many, many bills which came to his desk, but he failed to do so. (CONT)
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The OFA Exception to Political Speech

Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 11:55 AM
Well, that's a red herring if I've ever seen one. What do "farm subsidies" have to do with the topic of this column? And what evidence do you have that "Farm subsidies" are a primarily Republican concern? Sounds to me like you're a big-city (likely New York) dweller who sees the entire rest of the country as "fly-over country" filled with toothless goobers. Does that just about sum up your attitude, Arty? The reality is quite different, of course. Yes, it's true that NYC and, to a lesser but still very prominent extent LA are liberal bastions. And that, OVERALL, the rest of the nation is far more in alignment with reality. (I LOVE how big-city dwellers can claim to be "environmentalists"...
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Ellen DeGeneres, 'Sacred Cow' of PBS

Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 10:02 AM
Curiously, the only funny comments made by anyone... in the entire exchange... came from Ellen. Yes, her "final season" bit made me laugh. I always liked her comedy, when it was not all about her. When she "came out" it came as no surprise, but what DID come as a surprise was how she suddenly became "poster child" for gay agenda politics, and thus suddenly lost all humor. Eventually, she dialed that back and started doing what she does best... non-slanted humor. And as a result, she's still around, and still popular. I have no problem with anyone, as long as they don't try to push their personal agenda onto other people. (The "ACCCEEEEEEPPPPPPTTTT MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" whiney, shrill rants, in other words.)
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Ethnocentric Studies

Cary17 Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 10:21 AM
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! American patriotism is different from most other forms of "patriotism." Others hold loyalty to a king, or to a party, or to an ethic group, or to a terrestrial region. WE hold loyalty to an ideal. I've had several arguments, recently, with leftists who find it odd that I, who claim to be a patriot, can oppose our "great leader." They truly believe that patriotism means blind obedience to our rulers. There are now as many of them as there are of us. And they follow their rulers as a matter of faith, not of intellect... meaning they can't be argued with. It's truly frightening.
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Ethnocentric Studies

Cary17 Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 10:08 AM
You can tell when a poster knows their argument will fall on its figurative face when the post includes a "laugh-track." "LOL," indeed...
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Fighting the Last War

Cary17 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:36 AM
I've said it all along... I'd vote for Mickey Mouse over Obama, any day. Romney isn't my first choice... he was annointed by the press, the party apparatchics, and even by the Obama admin itself, after all... but he's orders of magnitude more preferable than Chancellor Palpatine... er, I mean Barack Obama.
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Fighting the Last War

Cary17 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:27 AM
I believe he's right, albeit wrong about WHO it is behind Obama. Obama is a press frontman, a "speech-reader" rather than an actual leader, and better suited to the role currently filled by Mr. Carney than to the role of President. Where Shubi errs is in naming the power behind Obama's construction. That power is a name we seldom if ever hear in the press, but who is currently working behind the scenes with many we DO hear about (including your SDS/Weatherman/Code Pink/Occupy-types, your "global moneymen" types, your por-Caliphate types (especially within Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, but also including domestic groups like the Nation of Islam and their offshoot, the New Black Panthers), the whole "global socialist" movement, and many others.
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Fighting the Last War

Cary17 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:27 AM
I believe he's right, albeit wrong about WHO it is behind Obama. Obama is a press frontman, a "speech-reader" rather than an actual leader, and better suited to the role currently filled by Mr. Carney than to the role of President. Where Shubi errs is in naming the power behind Obama's construction. That power is a name we seldom if ever hear in the press, but who is currently working behind the scenes with many we DO hear about (including your SDS/Weatherman/Code Pink/Occupy-types, your "global moneymen" types, your por-Caliphate types (especially within Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, but also including domestic groups like the Nation of Islam and their offshoot, the New Black Panthers), the whole "global socialist" movement, and many others.
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Fighting the Last War

Cary17 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:10 AM
Because Khadafi (old accepted spelling) was a cowed, defeated enemy who posed no threat to us or our interests anymore, and because of who it was who was attempting to (and who, with our help and overt support, suceeded), the Muslim Brotherhood. This is similar to what's happening in Syria now. Don't make the mistake of seeing everything in pure black and white. Sometimes your choice isn't between a "good guy" and a "bad guy" but between a "bad guy" and an "even worse guy." Right now, Obama is supporting pro Caliphate force at every turn, over independent dictators who are unwilling to turn over their nations to the new, unified pan-Muslim superpower which is currently being created.
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