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I'm just amazed that a Democrat could be leading anywhere in the country. Take a look at the states, and cities etc. run by liberals. Almost all are failing. California just outlawed plastic bags state-wide. Plastic bags are great. They are cheap. They multitask. You can carry your groceries home in them and then use them to pick up dog pooh without having to buy a separate plastic bag for the latter task ;)
Where the heck to you get the cr@p about taxes? Lincoln on Secession Soon after Abraham Lincoln was elected to the presidency in November 1860, seven southern states seceded from the Union. In March 1861, after he was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States, four more followed. The secessionists claimed that according to the Constitution every state had the right to leave the Union. Lincoln claimed that they did not have that right. He opposed secession for these reasons: 1. Physically the states cannot separate. 2. Secession is unlawful. 3. A government that allows secession will disintegrate into anarchy. 4. That Americans are not enemies, but friends. 5. Secession would destroy the world's only existing democracy, and prove for all time, to future Americans and to the world, that a government of the people cannot survive. Lincoln may have thought the fifth point was the most important. If you traveled the earth in 1860, and visited every continent and every nation, you would have found many examples of monarchies, dictatorships, and other examples of authoritarian rule. But in the all the world, you would have found only one major democracy: The United States of America. Democracy had been attempted in one other nation in the eighteenth century - France. Unfortunately, that experiment in self-government deteriorated rapidly, as the citizens resorted more to the guillotine than to the ballot box. From the ashes of that experiment in self-government, rose a dictator who, after seizing control in France, attempted to conquer the continent of Europe. Those who supported monarchies felt vindicated by the French disaster, but the United States experiment in self-government remained a thorn in their side. Those wishing for democracy could always point across the ocean and say, "It works there. Why can't we try it here"? In 1860 however, it appeared that the thorn had been removed. The monarchists were thrilled with the dissolution of the United States, and many even held parties celebrating the end of democracy. Lincoln understood this well, and when he described his nation as "the world's last best hope," these were not idle words. Lincoln truly believed that if the war were lost, it would not only have been the end of his political career, or that of his party, or even the end of his nation. He believed that if the war were lost, it would have forever ended the hope of people everywhere for a democratic form of government.
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Woman Beheaded in Oklahoma By Coworker

Vatandas Wrote: Sep 29, 2014 10:24 AM
We are no longer fooled with the "workplace violence" [sic] cr@p.
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Hey Europe, Blame the Socialists

Vatandas Wrote: Sep 29, 2014 10:15 AM
Take heart you libtards. You are not only ruining the U.S., you are ruining the whole world. When a country stops doing the things that made it great, it stops being great.
Religion of peace? Have you ever heard of "abrogation?" Muslims in the heartland. Is this what is referred to as "Stealth Jihad?"
Study a little history. Islam has never been a religion of peace.
Gabby, no matter what laws are passed concerning guns, the crazies will always get the guns.
Sorry you got shot, Gabby. But, go mind your own business. Didn't you see the news article about a Muslim in Oklahoma who beheaded a co-worker who was only stopped from further mayhem by another co-worker with a gun? There are too many crazies in the world. We have the right to defend ourselves.
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A Basket of Snakes

Vatandas Wrote: Sep 26, 2014 9:44 AM
No, Pat. Our "Allies" in the ME aren't enablers of ISIS. (Tongue-in-Cheek) The CIA did it!
I can't remember. And for what did he get the Nobel Peace Prize?
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