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War on Women

LarryFromMo Wrote: Mar 12, 2014 4:38 PM
She seems to be someone who checks her politics at the door and does investigative journalism with integrity. MSM just won't tolerate that.
St. Louis gets a bad rap in these listings. Due to post civil war politics the city became its own county and fixed its borders in 1876. The population of the city is about 318,000 out of a metro area with a 2,900,000 population, or about 11%. Their ranking on lists like this one is unfairly based only on this 11%.
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Freedom Is Not Free

LarryFromMo Wrote: Mar 04, 2014 12:29 PM
Obama is no different than Putin. They will do whatever they can get away with to expand their power over others and take away their freedom.
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

LarryFromMo Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 11:49 AM
Your last comment explains it all. Unfortunately the media are in the tank for the Democrats and they mostly create the narrative. Republicans did make the case you mention, but if Fox News is the only outlet that will give them a voice the message is not going to get through.
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Cruz Control? Part II

LarryFromMo Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 8:47 AM
It's a catch 22 situation. Do you do what you believe is right even though it may hurt you politically such as not voting for a budget that includes ObamaCare or do you make votes that you don't believe in such as passing a no-conditions debt ceiling increase so that you don't create controversy before the Republican favored November elections? Neither choice is that attractive, but that's the situation the Republicans find themselves in. Demonizing those who choose one path or the other is not productive.
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5 Ways Liberals Make War on Women

LarryFromMo Wrote: Feb 15, 2014 7:02 PM
The difference between Fox News and the Liberal media is that Fox News differentiates straight news vs. commentary. Chris Wallace is the best news anchor in the business. Sure, Hannity and Kelly are conservative, but you know that when you watch and they aren't pretending to report straight news. On the other hand, the Liberal networks either downplay or refuse to report on any stories negative to their Liberal cause. Their lack of coverage of the IRS scandal is disgraceful. Because of their complicity we still don't have all of the facts. Name one story that Fox has refused to cover because it is detrimental to conservatives.
I'm hoping for a Nikki Haley run. Put her next to Hillary on a stage and it will be a re-run of the Nixon - Kennedy debate, except with parties switched.
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Alcohol vs. Marijuana (Part 1)

LarryFromMo Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 5:00 PM
If you are not driving a car or working then it should not be illegal. You owe a duty to others to not drive or work stoned, so based on what I said these should be illegal. We are in agreement on this. If you are not engaged in these activities then it's only illegal because the government has decided there is too much risk of injury to the person doing it. Martial arts also has risk of injury to the person doing it, so why can't the government use the same logic to decide it is too risky?.
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Alcohol vs. Marijuana (Part 1)

LarryFromMo Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 2:18 PM
"Just because we can doesn't mean we should. And if that's the case, what other illicit passion is going to be next in the lineup of legalization?" - Just because we shouldn't doesn't mean it should be illegal. And if that's the case, what other passion the government deems to be illicit is going to be next in the lineup of prohibition? Maybe your glazed doughnut? Once you go down this road of the government deciding what is good for us and codifying it into law it becomes a slippery slope. Laws restricting a person's behavior should be based on a duty they owe to others. If they want to engage in a risky behavior that only impacts themselves they should have the freedom to do so. Chuck, how would you feel if the government deemed martial arts too risky and sought to ban it? The risk of injury is certainly there. Who should decide if that risk is too much - the guy who decides he wants to take the risk and get in the ring or the government?
The leading cause of death in the US is heart disease. Beware of what you wish for John - They'll be coming for your cheeseburger next.
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