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I was never much of a deer hunter (never saw a thing the years I went) but spent quite a few summer evenings woodchuck hunting so maybe I'm a bit off here. I have always thought that sonar rigs really took the sport out of fishing. Is the use of drones for hunting big game really any different than that? Doesn't it take the sport out of it?
Here's a question: where are the shareholders in all of this? Given the ratings that this show has generated it must be providing a fairly substantial portion of A&E's revenue. With the announcement that the family won't do the show without Phil, shouldn't the shareholders be speaking out against the suspension? Isn't there a fiduciary responsibilty to the shareholders for the network executives to consider? Or does the gay agenda matter more, even to the shareholders?
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An Old 'New' Program

Mike T2 Wrote: Nov 05, 2013 4:19 PM
I believe that this was the plot-line for an episode of The Simpsons. The local MENSA group (of which Lisa had just become a member) decided to take over the town and run it. With disastrous results. The older episodes of that show certainly did contain some very intelligent humor....
Quite frankly I think that Mr. Goldberg is missing the most important piece here. Heads Obama wins, tails we lose. If they fix the problems, Obamacare stays and he is known forevermore as the man who got it passed. If it makes the insurance industry insolvent, he (and the rest of the Democrat party) walk to the nearest microphone and begin to demand single-payer government health insurance. Which means he gets what he truly wants even sooner. The only way for this to end well is full, complete, and total repeal. And then a move to make health insurance like auto/homeowner/life insurance. I call up my State Farm guy and buy what I need when I need it. Why is that so difficult?
Old Enough, This is exactly what I was thinking reading this column. It seems to me that the complete failure of Obamacare will cause the collapse (perhaps not literal but in all practical terms) of the insurance which point the Dems will claim that they will "save" us with single payer government healthcare. I think this is why repeal was so important...this system is so bad that NO good can come from it.
I have to admit I'm not sure why the fact that "millenials" are in favor of private retirement accounts. I'm 36 years old (technically I was born in the last couple of years of Gen X) and can tell you that I've never spoken to anyone currently under the age of 45 who believes that they'll ever see a meaningful amount of money from Social Security. We all know it's insolvent and we know that a check will come, even if it's only enough for a cup of coffee. The fact that this is news to Mr. Mitchell, whom I respect very much, means he's out of touch with the "younger" crowd. And, yes, the crowd that knows we aren't going to receive anything from SS isn't young.
the Chopping Block, I finished reading Atlast Shrugged last year and...well...isn't that basically the plot of that book? The socialist/progressives/liberals take over everywhere (there are multiple references to "The People's Republic of...") including in the US. She doesn't spend a lot of time discussing it but there are numerous mentions of how miserable life becomes for ordinary people while the connected wealthy elites continue to become more wealthy. The book ends with economic collapse. The problem is the book has been vilified by the media to the point where many people won't read it. I also found that it wasn't the best written book and think she could have made exactly the same point/argument in half the length if she had cut out some of the unnecessary verbiage. Just my opinion though...I did enjoy and agree with the book though.
The first thought I had in reading this was "how is this at all news?" This has been going on since I was in HS 20 years ago. Doesn't anyone remember Madonna and what she used to do? I only rarely watched MTV then and I have no interest in it now, mostly because I thought it was junk programming. Now it's even worse. But to make the case that it is news that they sell sex is ignorance plain and simple.
If the Repub Party had any brains they would turn this into a national TV commercial. It would open showing these minority students in school looking excited and attentive and involved. A narrator would then say that the Obama administration wants to send these children to underperforming schools where the quality of education they receive would greatly diminish. It would end with a simple question: Why do the Obama Administration and Democrats HATE poor minority children? Could it GET any more OBVIOUS?????
My take is that these kids aren't looking at this in the right way. My approach was simple...take the AP classes offered (at the time it was Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Composition, US History, and then several languages) and don't take the test. I took 5 of the courses (skipped out on biology and foreign languages) and only 1 exam. I took those classes again in college and got all A's. They were a breeze basically because I had already taken them. My advice to HS students. Take the classes and challenge yourself to learn the material. Save the money on the exam and then re-take the classes in college. Yes, it can be a bit boring and repetitive but it gives you a good chance at high grades your first year or two in college...when you're dealing with the adjustment to a new life. VERY helpful.
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Levin to the Rescue

Mike T2 Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 10:45 AM
I have a concern and perhaps someone who has read the book can help as none of the reviews I've read of it have mentioned this. Levin provides 11 "liberty amendments" telling us to enact them through the states. Ok...but this would require enough liberty-minded politicians to be elected to the majority in over 30 states (and let's be honest...almost none of those politicians would be Dems). Does Levin provide any suggestions for a long-term strategy and tactics that would give that outcome? Yes, Repubs currently hold the majority of governorships and hold many State houses but they still don't control enough. How does he propose we do that? Simply providing a list of Constitituional amendments is nice but without strategy to get there it's mostly academic, isn't it?
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