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'Breaking Bad': A Christian Parable

Hitchhiker Wrote: Oct 03, 2013 8:44 AM
They may not have and God may not. Both are irrelevant to us for we are commanded to love our enemies and forgive regardless. God will judge for he has perfect knowledge, we do not.
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'Breaking Bad': A Christian Parable

Hitchhiker Wrote: Oct 02, 2013 7:28 PM
Nicely said right up until the unjustified slam on Pope Francis. Could have done without that. You appear to still have an unhealthy lack of respect for the right of people to choose evil over good. Everyone has that right. Most exercise it often. Not a single one of us would every make it to heaven without Jesus. The path is indeed wide leading to death and many will follow it while the path to eternal life is narrow and guarded by a gate. Nevertheless, attempting to coerce people into the correct path is foolish. Pope Francis understands this. They can only be persuaded.
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How to Save Obamacare

Hitchhiker Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 9:23 PM
I fear you are right on this Mr. Greenberg. I always like hearing your opinion. Some of the most well thought out ones out there in the great big world. One can be a radical and intend the kind of fundamental transformation that Obama likes but, in the other direction without being crazy. In fact, it might attract some more moderate low information voters if they simply make the case for it like Ted Cruz did in his monumental speech. That is fine with me as long as he doesn't actually want to commit political suicide by actually shutting the government down. People view that as childish and the MSM will have a heyday and enjoy every minute of it. Obama will immediately threaten to cut off seniors social security checks and that will be that. Any credibility achieved thrown away and then some. Your suggestions are probably very wise and probably a prudent way to collapse Obamacare. I don't want to collapse Obamacare because it is the perfect symbol of progressive over reach and the people that allowed it by voting in Obama and a solid democratic Congress for two years need to lie in this bed they made or they will simply do it again and again. Do I view the electorate as children? Not by choice but, they have proven themselves quite irresponsible. No pain, no gain. No consequences, no learning. They need some pain before the next election cycles and your suggestions would spare them most of it and socialism will go creeping along a little kinder and gentler. If that is the case, count me out of here.
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Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

Hitchhiker Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 12:16 PM
Anti-Obama? Isn't that the point Goldberg is making? His only criticism is that Cruz might suffer from some of the same faults Obama has as far as procedure goes. Philosophically, they are light years apart as he says. He is certainly correct that Obamacare is the left's biggest accomplishment to date and must be repealed. However, his methodology is giving cover to many of Obama's failures as Thomas Sowell points out. The low information voter that decides elections must be allowed to witness Obama's failures on a grand scale. Cruz might be helping to obscure this. Change cannot come until another election. Obamacare cannot be undone until change comes to the Senate and oval office. If he runs for president, he absolutely should make Obamacare a central issue. Now, is not the time, imo. It hasn't even been implemented yet. Let the people enjoy it for a couple more years before making such a big deal out of it. Unlike Cruz and most of us here, they don't know any better and must experience it before they can be mobilized against it.
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Exodus...Success Takes Flight

Hitchhiker Wrote: Sep 14, 2013 1:39 PM
Absolutely. We didn't make up the rules. People like oligarchyrising do. Of course, they don't apply to the people that created them. I think I heard the n word used between the lines much like the black caucus hears it among their political opponents. All you have to do is listen closely and you will hear it also wherever you wish to.
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Syrial Losers

Hitchhiker Wrote: Sep 11, 2013 9:46 PM
Nice synopsis and good point. Democrats simply cannot be trusted to have any common sense when it comes to geopolitics and military power not to mention their preference to see American debased at every opportunity. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the people that voted for him never read anything and get the necessary information to make judgments about foreign affairs from John Stewart and Stephen Colbert in comedic soundbites. The intellectuals that voted for him get their information from Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton. Most could not point out Asia on a map. They're just thrilled to have finally put that nail in the coffin of racism and still can't see how Obama hasn't helped in that regard. Remember Trayvon! Woo hoo.
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Same Old, Same Old in Syria

Hitchhiker Wrote: Sep 05, 2013 1:06 PM
A sound analysis as far as it goes. What about symbolism? Reagan won the cold war without firing a shot. After Jimmy Carter's rescue attempt (not sure if it was designed to rescue the hostages or his reelection effort), Reagan got the hostages released without firing a shot. The point I am making, of course, is that credibility can negate the need for actual military force while the lack of it can make its use pointless. Of course, launching a bunch of cruise missiles would have no lasting strategic effect. It has the benefit of having no lasting public memory either. Perfect for someone with no strategic plan himself and only a desire to be memorialized as the only American president ever awarded a nobel peace prize before assuming office.
I love the way Michael apparently thinks every rich person only cares about other rich people. How he groups people together and believes no rich man can represent a poor man. If only he could give an example of a poor democrat politician to substantiate his claim!! Just one Michael. That's all I'm asking. Do you know where Hyde Park is? Ever hear of whitewater or cattle futures trading? Do you know who funds Moveon.org? Ignorance might be bliss for you Michael but, if it were legal tender you would be the richest man on the planet.
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Are We Rome Yet?

Hitchhiker Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 2:07 PM
I take exception to the last sentence. Freedom and prosperity are very natural. It is the environment where they are allowed to happen that is so rare. I disagree with Colonel Jessup that people cannot handle the truth, most can but, unfortunately, many cannot handle freedom. It requires virtue to maintain. That is why prisons are necessary for some.
Well, it is easy to see why Mr Page got so upset. It was an outstanding essay on behalf of religion, faith, and God. As a member of the opposition, it must hurt to see such beautiful words put on paper so to speak. It was only a blog posting but, it probably will influence many. That is his concern.
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