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Obama's Religious Hypocrisy

Joe425 Wrote: Feb 07, 2015 10:39 AM
If Churchill were Obama, what would he have said June 18, 1940 when the Nazis were preparing to invade England? He did say," We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." What he would have said, "Let's not get on our high horse. We have oppressed the Irish, we have colonies that cover the world. The Nazis are only doing what we have done, just worse." And the world would have been lost.
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Chris Kyle: Symbol For All Ideologues

Joe425 Wrote: Jan 26, 2015 1:01 PM
Johnny L has nailed it. Invading might have been a bad idea, but something good could have come out of it. Suppose in 1953 Ike said that the Korean War Truman's big mistake and promised to pull out our troops. The North Koreans would have just waited and then marched south. We wouldn't have a strong, relatively free and prosperous South Korea today. And don't forget, we still have troops there 60 years later. With Obama first announcing a pullout and then doing so we have a self-fulfilling prophecy of liberal failure, weakness, and instability. Way to go.
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Remember When Communism Was All the Rage?

Joe425 Wrote: Dec 31, 2014 12:31 PM
It is on record that Stalin was planning a pogrom before he died. The man who destroyed his army before WWII by murdering and/or banishing his generals--twice, through two sets of generals--for imaginary plots, and yet implicitly trusted Hitler right up to the Nazi invasion of Russia, was planning the wholesale destruction of the USSR's Jews for similar imaginary offenses. Just another notch in the belt of the Benign Worker's Paradise.
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The Modern Day Miracle of Israel

Joe425 Wrote: Dec 24, 2014 11:52 AM
The people who would benefit most from peace in the Mid-East would be the Arabs. Not the ruling elites, who pocket all they can grab with both hands, but the common people. First, the huge outlay for the wars on Israel could be put to constructive ends. Second, partnerships with Israel would bring the Arab nations into the modern world with, for instance, techniques in irrigation, hybrid seeds and the like, causing the non-Israeli desert to bloom as well. Do I think this will happen? No. Such a turn of events would spell the end of the gravy train for the Arab tyrants, of which there seems to be an inexhaustible supply, and fanning the flames of jealousy and intolerance keeps them in power.
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Giving Thanks For The Atom Bomb

Joe425 Wrote: Dec 01, 2014 11:16 AM
These ideas are warm and fuzzy, but like most of their kind, unfortunately, merely fairy tales. The Soviets had already begun their invasion of Japan from the north. Without a quick end to the war Japan, like Korea and Vietnam, would have been divided into a Communist north and a free south. The fanaticism of imperial Japan would have easily transmuted into an equally fanatical Communist north, destroying Japan and creating another world flashpoint. Nuclear weapons are obscene. How about our fire bombing of Japan's cities where hundreds of thousands of people were dying every day, or the Rape of Nanking, or every other manifestation of the war, a war started by evil militarists who even after the dropping of the second atomic bomb wouldn't surrender until the emperor gave the word to surrender. The Japanese people paid a terrible price to end the war, but the price would have been much steeper, and Japan's future totally horrific, if it hadn't ended when, and unfortunately, how it did. Please keep to yourself fuzzy and feel-good proposals dreamed up in our warm and safe homes, safe because we won the war by doing what was necessary.
Without a two-parent home, with a father present, there is no one to say no to young black boys, and as they grow into young men there is no one close enough or powerful enough to socialize them. Some, thank goodness, for their own welfare and that of society, manage to do it themselves, but many do not or cannot, as is the case with most children. With no self-discipline and no one to help channel their aggression, they prey on others. Some tangle with police, and a few, used to getting away with whatever they do and unable to understand how far they've gone over the line, are injured or killed. This of course is a tragic waste of human life and potential, but now, with the race hustlers out and about, we all suffer while they get rich off tragedy.
Let's see how the Democrats have operated. Over the decades they encountered fierce opposition to their programs. So they dumbed down the schools and stopped teaching history. That didn't work. So in 1965 Ted Kennedy gave us an immigration law that allowed in immigrants that Democrats figured they could manipulate. That sort of worked, but not enough. So with Obamacare, using their very temporary majority in congress, they distorted the appearance of the very nature and intent of the law under reams and reams of verbiage, and now we're stuck with this inefficient, unaffordable monster that still leaves millions uninsured. Way to go Democrats. Any more of this sort of wonderful progress and we're going down in flames.
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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Joe425 Wrote: Oct 12, 2014 1:05 PM
According the book Guns, Germs and Steel, most of these diseases were transferred from domesticated animals to people. Over thousands of years European, Middle Eastern and Asian peoples gained partial immunity. Native Americans, with no domestic animals except the dog, had no immunity; the adjustment that had taken other groups thousands of years to achieve exploded and decimated the natives.
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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Joe425 Wrote: Oct 12, 2014 12:57 PM
If there is information out there concerning Columbus’s negative actions let’s study them, but that’s not enough for the guilt-ridden and obtuse. They compulsively erect monuments to those they consider the polar opposites of those they seek to tear down. Exactly which indigenous people are we now celebrating? How about those peace-loving Caribes? They penned their Arawak captives, fattened them up like Thanksgiving turkeys, and then roasted and ate them. Or what about those liberty seeking Aztecs. The tore the still beating hearts out of their captives by the thousands. Then they skinned them, donned their still dripping skins and danced on the alters. This gave their captive audiences the impression that they had the power to bring the victims back to life, thereby reinforcing their power and plush lifestyles. Then there were the Comanches. They forged their Southwestern Empire by brutalizing and subduing the Tonkawas, Wichitas and other lesser tribes. In a truly ecumenical moment they hacked off the limbs of still-living Tonkawa captives and threw the screaming torsos into the fire until the ground ran thick with human fat. The Comanches maintained their empire by theft, torture and intimidation. They rode into Mexico on a regular schedule and stole women, children, horses and whatever else they needed, on occasion trading stolen cattle for additional goods. Their power was finally broken by the Texans and the US army. There were also the Hawaiians and many other groups, but this is not to excoriate indigenous people the way liberals do fellow whites. Every group has parts of its past they’d very much like to forget. If there is any race that we should be ashamed of it is our common human race. But justice, progress, and the way forward are not served by phony feel-good gimmicks and self-flagellation.
Robert Kennedy Jr. ran ads thanking and extolling Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan dictator, ally of Castro and enemy of the US, for donating oil to Kennedy's charity. That comes close to treasonous behavior. I suppose fossil fuels are OK in the hands of our enemies but are destructive if they help the US.
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