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Just the Facts

HighCommander Wrote: Mar 14, 2014 10:44 AM
Um...George, please try to keep up. A Senator votes once in favor of bringing the bill to the floor (where it will certainly pass), and then against it to show his bona fides as a "conservative" when he knows he has no power to stop it. The pivotal vote is the one where he can have an impact (i.e. the vote to being it to the floor), not the actual floor vote. The floor vote is a foregone conclusion to fail; that's why the vote to bring it to the floor is the one to watch. I'm surprised I have to tell people these things.
Perhaps not. Maybe she should perform it COMPLETELY CLOTHED! Imagine the scandal THAT would create! Her career may not survive! /sarc
How may times are you planning on posting that? Geez! Give it a rest! We've seen it already!
When you do, you'll be wealthy beyond your wildest dreams of avarice! That's the way capitalism works: Make something people want, and they'll beat a path to your door to buy it. And you'll become wealthy in the process. And you'll hire people to expand your business. And then THEY'LL have money to make THEIR drams come true. God Bless America. (And, please hurry.)
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The new American Helots

HighCommander Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 11:11 AM
I think that perhaps you're only half correct. There will always be some people for whom online and distance learning will be ineffective...but I would say that for the majority of people who escaped from high school with the ability to learn (a small minority these days, to be sure), the option of learning online can be a fruitful one. The caveats are that the content has to be rigorous and they student has to be diligent. If either of those factors are not met, you're correct...online education is of little practical value. I know that there's a lot of the "socialization" missing from online education, but to save $50K/year, many would choose to forego the drunken frat parties.
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Hollywood Still Hates Bush-Cheney

HighCommander Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 10:42 AM
Well, the twelve people who still watch MSNBC are probably too drunk or stupid to change the channel. As far as HBO goes, I cannot for the life of me imagine why people still pay $15 a month to see their selection of "entertainment", consisting of the same 100 or so movies for the month, plus their "original programming", which is largely liberal horse-hockey. Me? If I want to see movies, I stream them from Netflix or Amazon Prime. At least then I can choose to watch something I want to see when I want to see it. HBO and its ilk are circling the drain fast. Can't say I'm sad to see them go.
"The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Daniel Webster First Amendment prohibits the federal government from establishing a religion, or from restricting how one operates, taxing a church is unconstitutional. It's a non-starter.
They can have all the freedom of speech they want...but if they decide to engage in political speech, taxpayers do not have to SUBSIDIZE that free sppech by giving them tax-exempt status. It's a pretty straightforward deal, really. You can be a tax-exempt, non-parttisan organization...OR...you can be a partisan non-tax-exempt organization.
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Shameless Bias by Omission

HighCommander Wrote: May 23, 2012 10:34 AM
Sadly, the MSM has no obligation to report fairly or in an unbiased manner. The standard to which they are held is MUCH lower. That which the repory just can't be blatantly false. Failing to report the truth is not the same as reporting a falsehood. People vote with their remote controls about which media should continue to exist. Sadly, it's a process that takes WAY too long, and in the mean time, truth and honesty suffer.
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Should Black People Tolerate This?

HighCommander Wrote: May 23, 2012 10:13 AM
Thanks, GatorBait...I could not agree more. And, sadly, it's not something that can be "fixed" by anyone other than the "victims" themselves. Any suggestion by whites that African-Americans should work hard and play by the rules is seen as just another example of whitey holding the black man down. But, here's the thing: If I were to tell my children that the deck is stacked hopelessly against them and that working hard is a fool's errand, I certainly wouldn't be doing them any favors. Black parents should be teaching their children the truth. Namely, that anyone can succeed in this country if they work hard at it.
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