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How to Beat an Evil Empire: Just Do It

Jeff1138 Wrote: Sep 02, 2014 5:05 PM
That's about the stupidest thing I've ever read in response to a Ransom article -- and that's saying something considering your competition consists of ericynot and the redoubtable doctor. But I am left with one major question: what do the Whales have to do with any of this?
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Harry Reid’s Kingly Tax Dodge

Jeff1138 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 3:22 PM
So let me get this straight. We are told by a politician that we should boycott a business which is simply smarter than said politician? Here's a concept for you leftie wealth redistributors. If you don't want a company to leave the US, then don't set up the system so that it purposely encourages them to do so. Actions actually DO have consequences, lefties. Tough concept for you all to grasp, I know, since you apparently all think that flying unicorns will save the day for the economy and you can run your Chevy Volt on their farts.
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Obama and 'History'

Jeff1138 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 1:06 PM
The history is already "settled" with The One. He has, just as Carter did, encouraged rogue regimes across the planet, while greatly weakening the United States both internally and externally, by reducing and minimizing our external power, purging the military for political purposes, and kowtowing to every foreign King and potentate. Internally he's prevented any kind of American economic recovery, destroyed jobs by the millions, forced millions onto food stamps, destroyed our civil and constitutional liberties, divided us along ethnic, religious and "class" lines, and now wants to open our borders to millions of interlopers with no business being here, all while ignoring the Constitution and lying constantly to the people. He is a disaster, a moral failure, arrogant, ignorant and, frankly, evil.
Because the DOJ is going to do...what, precisely? And, by the way, isn't this the same organization that is conducting a witch hunt...er..."investigation" into possible civil rights violations in Ferguson MO, while simultaneously completely ignoring the KNOWN civil rights violations that occurred under the aegis of the IRS? And isn't this the same organization that failed to accomplish anything in their farcical Benghazi investigation for over two years until the heat was really put on them? Yeah. I have a lot of faith in this so-called "Attorney General" and his laughably misnamed "Department of Justice."
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Clouded Judgment

Jeff1138 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 3:22 PM
Now that's an interesting interpretation of the facts, I must say. I certainly don't advocate adultery, but at the same time, I hardly think it's THE major factor in everyone's decision to go to war. In fact, I can't think of a single public figure that at any time, EVER advocated for going to war to impress their girlfriend, either publicly or privately, letters to those same girlfriends (whom the authors might be pardoned for attempting to flatter a bit) not withstanding. Conrad von Hotzendorf, for instance, genuinely believed that he was a military genius and that the Austro-Hungarian Army was the best in the entire world and would swiftly crush their opponents. He was deluded and seriously misinformed, but that's what he really, no-kidding, believed. Similarly, Wilhelm, Nicholas, the French, literally EVERYONE believed that it would be a brief summer campaign, quickly crowned with crushing victory for their side, and that everyone would be home "before the leaves fall." Machine guns and rapid-fire artillery put paid to those illusions within a matter of a month or so, and the rest, as we know, is history.
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Mass Casualties in Obama's War on War

Jeff1138 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 3:05 PM
You're living in a dream world John, if you expect liberal MSM "journalists" to EVER admit anything; or, for that matter, to demonstrate any form of common sense or even common decency.
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Am I The Only One Who Doesn’t Care?

Jeff1138 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 2:57 PM
Racism is a massive problem in the US -- but it's not the racism that Jesse, Al, Eric (Holder) and the other race baiting douches are always ballyhooing; it's black racism against everyone else. Maybe they need to take a hard look in the mirror before they start blabbering about "racist this" and "racist that."
Criminal justice issues, like healthcare issues, are not going to be resolved by a "one-size-fits-all" policy or law. Nor is the passing out of body armor, assault weapons and armored vehicles much of an answer. What does a small town police department need an MRAP for? To run supply convoys to Baghdad? I don't think so. The bottom line is that Rand Paul is right -- the Feds need to mostly get out of the law enforcement business; except for those relatively rare cases when their ability to reach across state lines is appropriate (and even then, they ought to be more in the coordinating business than the prosecuting business) and let the states handle their own issues. Central government is almost never the answer in a continent-sized country like ours.
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Tuition Pays for This

Jeff1138 Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 12:57 PM
Of course, you can't put all the blame on higher education. Grade and High School level education fails miserably too. Even though their brief isn't necessarily to teach critical thinking, they should be working hard to establish the basis from which all critical thinking arises -- that is teaching students basic facts, teaching them to read proficiently so they can do their own research, teaching the fundamentals of research (the basic "hows" of research -- library use, computer use, etc.) and teaching them how to communicate effectively. They also ought to be teaching them basic skills, including things like cooking, balancing checkbooks, solving math problems, tool use, those sorts of things. Instead they teach "common core" socialism and communism, how to sing pro-Obama songs, and actively avoid teaching them the fundamentals of math, science and communicating (reading, writing and speaking). Then they go on to College (all too many of them being completely unqualified to do so) and people wonder why their "critical thinking" skills never actually develop.
I'm forced to wonder if the entire purpose of this so-called "indictment" isn't to force Republicans to give up on their lawsuit of Obama for, as the liberals voxsplain it, "doing his job." Though of course, the one is merely a civil suit, while this is an obvious abuse of the power of the DA's office. Even more interesting to me is how hard they must have searched to find a Grand Jury stupid enough to actually vote through these "indictments."
"The stupidest thing I think I've ever seen...". Which pretty much also describes the person responsible for bringing the "indictment."
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