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The High Cost of Liberalism

Rocky55 Wrote: Apr 22, 2014 5:29 AM
Champaign is a city in Illinois. Champagne is an alcoholic sparkling wine adult beverage made from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. Some vintners in other areas of the world inappropriately call their version of sparkling wine Champagne as well.
Dr. Adams already has tenure. That's why he could continually torment the UNC-W administration and some (many?) of his co-workers by bashing them for their efforts to stifle free speech. This case was about the fact that the school refused to promote Dr. Adams from Associate Professor to full Professor and they did so based on his use of his speech rights to express his Christian and Conservative views and beliefs.
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Governed by Rules, Not Men

Rocky55 Wrote: Mar 12, 2014 9:08 AM
Be careful what you wish for. A Constitutional Convention could result in a total rewrite of the Constitution - a totally new Constitution. The delegates to such a Convention would be elected by the same idiots who elect the members of the House and the Senate. In fact, it's likely the delegates to a Constitutional Convention would be mostly the same dopes currently in the House and Senate. Do you want people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid writing a new Constitution for you? I hope not.
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Governed by Rules, Not Men

Rocky55 Wrote: Mar 12, 2014 8:55 AM
Loyal Dem is a satirist of the first order. His posts quite accurately state the Liberal/Progressive positions on the issues. He (or she?) does this to bring those positions into the clear light of day so you and I and others can see exactly what the Liberals/Progressives/Socialists are really thinking. Rather than resort to the same tactics (name calling) used by those who attack Conservatives, just relax and enjoy the satire.
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Who is Richard Greenleaf?

Rocky55 Wrote: Mar 10, 2014 5:22 AM
Flagged as Offensive since it is off topic and clearly the work of a paid troll.
The term "impeachment" refers to the preferring of charges, like a Grand Jury would do with an indictment in a non-political criminal case. The house would prefer the charges (indictment) against the President - and he his then formally "impeached". Then he must be tried in the Senate for the impeachable offense(s). If convicted by the Senate (a super-majority vote to convict is necessary - 2/3rds or 3/4ths, I forget which), then and only then would the President be removed from office. Clinton was impeached by the House but acquitted by the Senate.
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Freedom Is Not Free

Rocky55 Wrote: Mar 04, 2014 10:30 AM
Many of us who took that oath - I took it six times in my military career - feel the same way. Maybe I'm foolish, but I have to believe that those currently serving on active duty and in the Guard and Reserves take it just as seriously as you and I do. Our, and their, loyalty is to the Constitution FIRST. We have no obligation to support the actions of any politician or so-called civilian leaders if those actions are contrary to the words and meaning of the Constitution. No one wearing the uniform or having worn the uniform of the United States of America has to obey an unlawful (I. e. unconstitutional) order. Period. If politicians unlawfully try to thwart to right of the people to bring about peaceful change at the ballot box, I believe there will be hell to pay. Hope it never happens, but I do have a nagging concern about the future of my children and grandchildren.
Update on my previous post. An editorial published this morning (Wednesday, 2/26/14) in the Charlotte Observer on-line discusses Kay's "performance" at the press event discussed above. But the editorial writer simply assumes the role of campaign advisor for Kay - telling her what she did wrong and what to do to do better. This is quite typical of the Observer's editorial page.
In the REAL political world of the 21st Century, a Republican candidate who cannot get the votes of lots of independent voters and a few Democrat votes CANNOT win a general election. Sure, there are a few exceptions to that rule, but they are few and far between and happen in only a very small number of states. Getting the votes of just of 20 to 30 percent of the voters won't get it done. You still need 50% plus one to win an election.
In New Hampshire (my "home state" for 18 years after retiring from the Air Force until 2007, when we moved to North Carolina) is not as unpredictable as you apparently think. Every one of the statewide elective offices in the Granite State is held by a female Democrat except for Senator Kelly Ayotte - a female but a reliably Conservative Republican. There are just far too many Massholes who emigrated from Massachusetts to NH to escape the Liberal imposed high taxes in the Bay State and then proceed to elect Liberals to office in NH anyway. Because they are inherently stupid in my opinion. So beating Jeanne Shaheen is not going to be as easy as some think. Kay Hagan is very beatable in my newly adopted "home state" of North Carolina but we Republicans have to get our act together and nominate an ELECTABLE candidate.
Exactly! I too am a Taxed Enough Already "Party" supporter. (There really is no such thing as a TEA Party - just a relatively significant number of likeminded individuals trying to take control of or replace the Republican Party.) Unfortunately there are too many T.E.A. "Party" people who think getting their guy or gal nominated at all costs is a winning strategy but they fail to look past the nomination process and recognize that if their candidate has little to no chance of winning the general election, they have a losing strategy.
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