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Right now there is too much infighting going on among the large number of Republicans trying to get the nomination to run against Kay. I am concerned that the Tea Party activists will end up getting another loser nominated in North Carolina as they did in Nevada, Delaware, Missouri, and possibly some other states. Their insistence on 100% conservative purity could end up putting Kay back in the Senate for another six years and keeping Harry Reid in the Senate drivers seat for another two to six years, depending on the 2016 election results. It's better to elect a Senator you can agree with half the time than it is to re-elect one you NEVER agree with.
It certainly hasn't been reported in the Charlotte Observer - one of the largest circulation newspapers in North Carolina. It is a McClatchy publication and so firmly entrenched in the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive column it would take a thermonuclear device to blow them out of that trench.
The best piece of advice Dave Ramsey regularly gives is to get yourself debt free. We (both my wife and I) did this at the age of 62. We owed absolutely not a single penny to anybody for anything. Everything we have, including our home, we own outright. We took Social Security at 62, had a good medical plan to carry us through until we were eligible for Medicare, and have a $75K - $85K annual income from SS, retirements, and a little investment income. We have yet to take anything out of our IRAs/401Ks - but will have begin doing that by law this year. We live very comfortably and can do anything we want in the way of travel and leisure activities whenever to urge hits us. All it takes is some careful planning and self-discipline. Anyone who works for a living can do this. You just have to start early and stick with it.
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Unspeakable Suffering in North Korea

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 10:53 AM
Problem is you need to find a way to instantaneously and simultaneously take out ALL of those long range artillery pieces aiming their death and destruction at Seoul. One way would be a couple or maybe a few carefully calculated tactical nuclear air bursts over the area of North Korea just above the demilitarized zone. A technically difficult but I believe doable task. Just got to have the testicular fortitude to make it happen.
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Another Galling Betrayal

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 6:12 AM
We did NOT bomb North Vietnam "into the stone age". That is a foolish fallacy. We could have but the politicians - namely Lyndon B. Johnson - sat Washington choosing the targets and he put all the appropriate targets off limits to American air power, both Air Force and Navy air power. This what will always happen when the politicians reject virtually all of the advice of the professional military leaders. It is no coincidence that there have been more Generals and Admirals leave the service during this Obama Administration than there have been in any previous administration. They either resign or retire in disgust or are forced out. A really sad state of affairs.
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T.J. Oshie: 'The Real Heroes Wear Camo'

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 16, 2014 6:25 AM
Exactly. Never respond directly to these trolls. Just Flag their posts and roll on by.
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A New Assault on Freedom of the Press

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 10:27 AM
As I read that provision of the Constitution, it does give the Houses of Congress the power, without limitation, to make their own rules. Now if they were to make a rule that would be a violation of some other provision of the Constitution, it would be up to the Black Robed Oligarchs of the Supreme Court to make a determination as to which provision of the Constitution would prevail. See if you can find any provision in the Constitution whereby all of the members of both Houses MUST be given unlimited access to classified national security information. Don't believe you will find such a thing. Heck, back in the days when I got my Top Secret clearance, Barack Obama couldn't have even gotten into the military, never mind being granted any kind of security clearance.
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A New Assault on Freedom of the Press

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 10:20 AM
But that simple typo does have a ring of truth too it. We do have a "rouge (as in red) government don't you think.
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A New Assault on Freedom of the Press

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 10:07 AM
Why shouldn't a journalist ask the simple question: "Is this information classified?" Then the journalist could make an honest judgment as to whether he or she should make that information public or not.
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A New Assault on Freedom of the Press

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 10:04 AM
The good judge Napolitano conveniently ignores the Constitutional provision that allows the House and the Senate to make their own rules regarding how they do their, and so the country's, business. If the House and Senate have determined that only 12 of their 535 members will have routine access to the country's most sensitive national security classified information, then that's the way it has to be. It is an indisputable fact that as the number of people who know a secret increases, the likelihood of that secret being disclosed increases exponentially. I can just off the top of my head think of at least a couple of dozen members of the House and Senate who I would not trust with ANY kind of national security secret, regardless of any oath they may take to the contrary.
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Totalitarians and TEKEs

Rocky55 Wrote: Feb 11, 2014 5:44 AM
Go get 'em, Mike. The outright arrogance of these secular progressive anal orifices is breathtaking. Saying they are drunk on their own power is a gross understatement. Your calling them to task is precisely what needs to be done. Expose them for what they are and hold them legally responsible for their malfeasance. Getting them where it will hurt them the most - in their personal pocketbooks - is the best way to put a stop to this kind of stuff. Get them fired and make it difficult if not impossible for them to get another job in any capacity in any educational institution is the necessary outcome.
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