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Are you confusing Sebelius with Senator Warren?
Cannot believe that more has not been made of the massive cost overrun of this website that can't handle as much traffic as Netflix. This was supposed to cost $93 million and is now at $634 million. Think about that--it's a website. It is more than 600% over budget. And it doesn't work. Who would choose to entrust their most important and sensitive information to a company that can't get it's website up and running with that much money.
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A Double Standard on Deadly Weapons

Neale2 Wrote: Sep 19, 2013 2:38 PM
Possibly the worst reasoned argument I have ever read. The vast majority of people who use guns in the US only do so on a range shooting at targets, not to take a life. The tremendous increase in gun ownership in this country has correlated with a dramatic decrease in crime. What does she mean by a lack of respect for fire arms? I find that when everybody is armed, people are very civil to each other.
This is really the core distinction in our society. The left truly believes that the role of government is what Ellison states, poverty programs, housing programs, and other mechanisms where the government takes from one group of people to give to another group of people. In their minds, this is what government is supposed to do. The conservative argument about the Constitution, Founding Fathers, and individual rights means almost nothing to this person and his ilk. And at the core of their beliefs is the need for politicians and bureaucrats to be in the middle determining who gets taken away from and who gets given to. This is why liberal politicians cannot be reasoned with based on conservative principles; they don't believe they should hold sway in the modern world.
And these are the principles we fail to promote internationally. After 'freeing' Afghanistan and Iraq, we allow those countries to write constitutions that ratify Sharia law that subjugates women and makes leaving Islam a capital crime. In Iran, we fail to support the Green Movement so Obama can work his magic on the Mullahs. In Egypt, we back Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood who immediately put a Sharia constitution in place. In South and Central America, we support left wing dictators. That our country is unique in the world in that it was formed to protect the God-given rights of the individual is still as revolutionary today as it was in 1776. Our founders understood Lerner and Holder (but probably in their wildest imagination could not have foreseen the EPA, Labor Dept., Energy Dept, Department of Education, etc.). We have a long struggle ahead of us.
I wish just once someone would ask these liberal commentators if they feel they have the right to enter another country illegally? What country do they feel they can enter illegally and then expect to not be deported? And which country do they think they can enter illegally and then expect to receive legal status and even citizenship? Then ask them why they should believe anything politicians promise them after they have failed to meaningfully address one of their most basic duties, maintaining the integrity of the border. For 25 years, we have been promised that the issue of people entering our country ILLEGALLY from our southern border would be fixed, and we have a few miles of fence to show for it. I loved the way the commentators kept forgetting that Labrador could actually hear them insulting him and the Republican party and how he politely kept interrupting them. I doubt he will be asked back on the show.
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Obama Wings it in Egypt

Neale2 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 3:32 AM
Sorry for repetitions; traveling and have bad Internet access. Looked like it wasn't posting.
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Obama Wings it in Egypt

Neale2 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 3:06 AM
Each day I become convinced we elected Chance 'Chauncey' Gardner (Being There) as president. Both came from obscurity and uttered simplistic and often stupide statements misinterpreted by the press and elites as deep metaphoric wisdom. Nothing in Obama's background showed he had experience, skill, or aptitude in economics, healthcare, defense, energy, or foreign policy, yet his failures in each are not viewed as an inevitable outcome of electing someone just winging it. There was a brief moment where the US could have played a pivotal guiding role in helping the mideast leap forward into modernity, and Obama could have played that role. But he offered nothing to the millions of people in that region because like Chance he has nothing to offer.
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Obama Wings it in Egypt

Neale2 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 3:05 AM
Each day I become convinced we elected Chance 'Chauncey' Gardner (Being There) as president. Both came from obscurity and uttered simplistic and often stupide statements misinterpreted by the press and elites as deep metaphoric wisdom. Nothing in Obama's background showed he had experience, skill, or aptitude in economics, healthcare, defense, energy, or foreign policy, yet his failures in each are not viewed as an inevitable outcome of electing someone just winging it. There was a brief moment where the US could have played a pivotal guiding role in helping the mideast leap forward into modernity, and Obama could have played that role. But he offered nothing to the millions of people in that region because like Chance he has nothing to offer.
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Obama Wings it in Egypt

Neale2 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 3:05 AM
Each day I become convinced we elected Chance 'Chauncey' Gardner (Being There) as president. Both came from obscurity and uttered simplistic and often stupide statements misinterpreted by the press and elites as deep metaphoric wisdom. Nothing in Obama's background showed he had experience, skill, or aptitude in economics, healthcare, defense, energy, or foreign policy, yet his failures in each are not viewed as an inevitable outcome of electing someone just winging it. There was a brief moment where the US could have played a pivotal guiding role in helping the mideast leap forward into modernity, and Obama could have played that role. But he offered nothing to the millions of people in that region because like Chance he has nothing to offer.
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Time to Dial Up Some Healthy Skepticism

Neale2 Wrote: Jun 07, 2013 11:35 AM
"That's one of the things I love about America: The default position is to be skeptical of government, no matter who's in charge." This is an incorrect assumption. The default position should be skepticism, and many conservatives and libertarians are as skeptical of Republican politicians as they are of democrats, because both are likely to impinge on our freedoms and waste our money. But the left is not skeptical of their politicians because they believe in centralized authority to solve our problems. They believe in giving up individual liberty to have a 'better' society. So their response to politicians is heavily asymmetric. They are cynical about everything the right does, attributing their motives as racist, sexist, homophobic, mean, and selfish. These are not merely tactics; many mainstream liberals believe this nonsense about the right. But that cynicism is replaced with a naive faith when it comes to liberal politicians, because liberals are motivated by what is best for all of us. We can have a more just and prosperous world if Republicans would just stop obstructing President Obama's plans. The idea that Obama's poll numbers remain high amidst what is arguably the most destructively run administration since at least Carter reflects the background radiation of the big liberal myth shared by our media (news and entertainment) and elites (academics and public intellectuals). None of them are blaming Obama because he is them. They created his myth, obscured his flaws and lack of experience, and covered up his mistakes. Too many Americans have lost their skepticism and become saps, easy marks for Washington carnival barkers.
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