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Obama vs. Us

Corlyss Wrote: Nov 19, 2014 4:36 AM
You nailed it, Mr. Williams.
Here's the deal about the DC government: folks should read David Brinkley's Washington at War about his experiences in DC during WW2. They have always been nuts, period. It's not a race thing. For the century before 1967, DC government was run by first a mayor and when he irked Congress they replaced him with a troika of commissioners, which of course were white. Brinkley recounts a story about a social maven in Georgetown who had some bricks left over from a renovation project. She put them in the garbage can for the trash men to take away, and they kept taking the bricks out and leaving them piled by the curb. This happened several times. Finally she called the city government and asked how she SHOULD get rid of the surplus bricks. The clerk told her to wrap each brick in newspaper and take them onto the local bus one at a time and leave them on the bus when she got to her destination. In the 70s, when the rest of the nation went to right turn on red, the district government, once more under a mayor, stoutly refused to comply. Finally, Congress threatened not to appropriate road money for the District if they didn't comply. So the city grudgingly acceded to the demand, but, they said, they would spend the money on signage saying "no turn on red" which would consume 75% of the highway money grant. They're crazy.
"I'm happy to forgive, but that requires some things on your part. 1) acknowledge your own treachery and wretchedness 2) repent 3) then ask for forgiveness" Another person who's noticed the freedom with which everyone seems to forget THAT part. A wise woman once observed, "The Gods want to help, but spiritual etiquette requires that you ask." It's the same with forgiveness. If I am not asked, how dare I presume that that is what is wanted? The desire may be nothing more than we all just forget about the transgression. That's not good enough.
That's okay! Never fear! The Dims won't pay any attention to the people who voted because they know in their hearts the ones who didn't vote support them 100%.
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Why Mark Begich is Refusing to Concede

Corlyss Wrote: Nov 09, 2014 6:09 AM
Well, the rule is you keep counting till your candidate wins. I have no doubt the Dim Voter Fraud Express is furiously falsifying votes for Begich. The US system is disgrace.
Wow! That threat of suit for quoting Dunham's book is certainly ba*ll*sy behavior!
Why do the Dems keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results?
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Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic

Corlyss Wrote: Oct 28, 2014 2:06 AM
"bloated FOREIGN policy was to be feared." That silliness was the obsession of one small part of the Republican view point and it went out of style with Robert Taft. If you want massive humanitarian gestures, like Ebola relief, and tsunami relief, and Katrina relief, you MUST maintain large forces ready to respond in a matter of minutes, not weeks or months. That cost money. No large military, which really is the most effective arm of American foreign policy, no self-flattering rescue missions. You can't have the dessert without the main course. As it stands now, our military is too small and getting dangerously smaller.
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Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic

Corlyss Wrote: Oct 28, 2014 1:59 AM
Well, it's about da*m*n time! They made a spectacle of themselves chastising the US for provoking 9/11. They have always been a reliable ally, along with Australia and other Anglosphere nations. They can't all be New Zealand.
It won't last because Democrats will always give more money to the likes of blacks and latinos their votes than Republicans ever could.
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