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The problem is that we have a judicial system and government bureaucracies all too happy to pitch into the PC fray. If judges would refuse to hear cases based on someone's being offended or claiming mental harm, and if bureaucracies would tend to their charters and resist the desire to be social leaders, we'd all be much better off.
I find Harry Reid extremely offensive when he issues blanket lies about non-Democrats. Is there a government office that can help me?
It's the all-too-common human foible of hope over reality.
Those close to him are hired because they are dumb enough not to notice his frequent failures in ideology, strategies, and tactics, or smart enough not to bring them up. Whistleblowers like Panetta are not sure to change anyone's mind, but are sure to open themselves to the vicious, ad hominem attacks that are the trademark of Democrats.
Global warming is not a scam; the globe occasionally warms, and it occasionally cools. Some highly placed people have such a fear of global warming that they would spend trillions of your dollars attempting to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, most notably CO2. The problem is that no one has come up with consensus evidence showing whether or not that is a good idea. PS: I don't know the answer, and you don't know, either. But I am skeptical for two reasons: the pro-warming people seem to put a lot of emphasis on the temperature records from a rather short period of time, geologically speaking, and they tend to be the same crowd that is wrong about so many things, like the economy and social issues.
That would require a Constitutional amendment, and I think it's going to be a long time before the country has the unity needed to pass an amendment. That's probably a good thing, given that Obama, Biden, and Reid (lord help us) are the strongest figures in today's government.
The take-away from this situation is not that Obama & Friends are malicious and/or stupid and/or incompetent. The lesson to be learned is that the bigger the government, the greater the likelihood of failures by the humans managing that government. Obama is not the first, and will not be the last, charlatan/bumbler in the White House. Let's minimize future damage to the country by making the job of president easier, by shrinking the government. I'd start with a federal budget of 10% of GDP, plus military, with no off-the-books activities/shenanigans/corruption. Then term limits for Congress.
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

Stuart95 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 12:45 PM
I don't care to see the Fed do anything until they convince someone respectable that it knows what its doing, and has some idea of the long-term consequences of its actions. Until then, the Fed is just another bureaucracy rolling the dice - with our money.
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

Stuart95 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:50 AM
Not to worry, 247. As liberal-initiated marijuana legalization spreads, fewer and fewer Democrats will muster the energy to vote. It's just a matter of time.
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Why I Oppose Barack Obama

Stuart95 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:44 AM
Moonbat, I agree that Hawkins overstates the case against Obama, but I think you do as well. Obama is a garden-variety, fervent, socialist-leaning liberal who so believes that the unwashed should be led by a big, powerful government of noble, gifted elites (such as himself and all of his friends) that he has no trouble ignoring the fact that his ideas have produced only misery and unrest each and every time they have been tried in the real world. You can find any number of people like him in government, media, and academia. Obama is exceptional only in that through some combination of luck, chance, Republican bungling, a backdrop or war and recession, racial guilt, and behind-the-scenes string-pulling by powerful puppet masters, he was elected president. We can only hope that his poor choices and overt failures will inoculate the electorate against similar humbugs for a few years.
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