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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Southern Avenger

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

lol, Jusme, you probably can, but if I were a yonger man...who knows? Gun ownership is one of the few issues on which I don't have a fanatical opinion.
PEACE

Posted by pugnax on January 25, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

Dear SA

Your bit on Helen thomas missed the point - that everyone missed - she was ragged on because ARE from Israel (not Europe) - read your bible - duh !!

Posted by Saint Andrew on January 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

pugnax...bet I can out draw ya....

Posted by Jusme on January 25, 2011 at 2:13 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

I gots me a .38 revolver & a ole twenty-two with one of them tubular magazines. I'm one tough mofo, ya here?

Posted by pugnax on January 24, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

ROCK ON DUDE!!!

Posted by luvindisgig on January 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

Yes, it's idiotic, but not near the top of rightwing idiocy.

Posted by pugnax on January 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

nice grammar, nice spelling reddawg - now what was that about idiotic?

Posted by pissedoff yankee on January 24, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

Funny you never here of someone shooting up a target range or a NRA meeting...

Posted by screddawg on January 24, 2011 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Is Opposing Gun Control 'Idiotic?'

I carry a big ole pistol with nasty half jacket hollow point bullets....They go in but don't come out......I am an idiot because I don't carry a smaller back up piece.

Posted by Jusme on January 24, 2011 at 2:14 AM

Re: “Conservatives' Military-Industrial Complex

Jack,

Great piece, but you need to delve deeper into the origins of the military industrial complex:

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more
anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.”   Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Colonel William Elkins in November, 1864

Posted by Rogue Wave on January 23, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Government Fundamentalists

Noel Cookman: every one of the claims you make suggests that you have little to no understanding of evolutionary biology as it exists today. It's an explanation for the diversity of life. Not for the means by which life arose from non-living matter. It is also not wholly reliant on the fossil record for evidence. Comparative anatomy and DNA evidence is plentiful. As for the irreducible complexity argument, well, just about every last piece of evidence for this joke of an argument has fallen apart under even minute scrutiny.

Posted by DataLore on January 10, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Mark Levin Doesn't Like the Southern Avenger

Jack your comments about Ron Paul were right on ......kudos!!! Levin is just a loudmouth with no meaning!! You make sense !!!

Posted by Julius on January 9, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Conservatism: A Decade of Decadence

But you still claim credit for Pinochet and murdered nuns, right?

Posted by mat catastrophe on December 30, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Senator Tea Party: Rand Paul

Jack,

Thanks for the coverage on Rand and good to meet you even if it was at probably the smallest Rep dinner in the state of KY.

-Greenville, KY

Posted by therivercallsmyname on December 14, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Government Fundamentalists

Free trade is another idea that is blndly followed without any scrutiny - we were promised that free trade would create jobs instead we lost 30 million overseas.

Posted by Cal c on November 9, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Government Fundamentalists

between the neo cons and liberals in Congress they have destroyed the middle class.A liberal foreign policy combined with a liberal social policy has bankrupted the country.We can't afford either party or their economics.Sure doesn't seem like supply-side economics has worked any better than Keynsian Democtratic gov't spending did.Maybe not an issue of philosophy but a corruption issue(all of Congress seems like they were bought and paid for

Posted by Joe Dark on October 31, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Government Fundamentalists

LuvURcountry: How can you not see the contradiction in what you're saying? It's so bleeding obvious.

You say:
"The premise of workers running companies is equally baffling. Sure, there are examples of successful enterprises, but on a large scale, our workforce is basically incompetent, selfish, and petty."

And in the very next paragraph say:
"Capitalism and representative government are the best man has devised to this point."

If the commoners are so incompetent, selfish, and petty, why the hell should they get a say in how the country is run? From this mindset, government by the people, of the people, and for the people is a fundamentally bad idea. Essentially you're arguing for oligarchy with a chaser of fascism.

Also, virtually no modern democratic socialists that I know of argue that everyone should make the same amount of money regardless of their contribution. That's stupid. What I oppose a) EXTREME inequalities of wealth, and b) the fact that the wealthiest are NOT those who are contributing the most to society, and are often those who are actively destructive. What I have a problem with is that Brett Favre is projected to make up to $28 million this playing freaking football, while, for instance, airline pilots (who perform a far more essential service) often make little more than waiters (not to mention their often crushing debtload) or retail employees are expected to get by on $8/hr with very few benefits.

Posted by Sark on October 30, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Government Fundamentalists

Jack, you have a few assumptions about "evolution." First of all, that macro-evolution (a hyphenated word that intimidates Darwinists because it draws attention to an undeniable reality) is based upon fact. In fact, it's not.

To charge that Darwinian evolution is unproven neither identifies one as a crack-pot nor illustrates their "faith-in-the-face-of-reason" status.

The rational skeptic of Darwinian explanations has asked several questions for which there has been no satisfactory answer. And in my opinion, here is the chiefest of them: Precisely by what mechanism does one species evolve into an entirely new and different one?

The simplistic answer is "evolution" or "change over time." But, this is explaining a question by a conclusion. And, to my limited knowledge, no scientist has illustrated (let alone demonstrated) how this process takes place.

Neither has the problem of irreducible complexity been answered. It's been ridiculed and explained away with Styrofoam cups on a biologist's classroom desk. But, no one has come close to answering the basic question - how does a complex organism simply arrive on the scene when all parts - each complex and requiring their own evolution according to Darwinian explanation - are required to be in perfect operating harmony. Moreover, no previous evolution of its varying parts is evident, let alone present in the fossil record?

It's possible and easy for pundits to demean an "evolution-denier" especially when the pundit is not conversant in the basic difference between "change" and "Darwinian theory." But, this attempt to marginalize - whether it's in the political or scientific arena - is nothing but political correctness practiced by those who probably demean political correctness.

Posted by Noel Cookman on October 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Re: “SA@Takimag - Race, Immigration and the New York Times

omg i think people should jus leave the hispaic people alone they jus come to this country to have a better life

Posted by angry for spanish on October 29, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Government Fundamentalists

Two points: one, the stimulus bill has, truthfully created relatively few jobs, but it HAS preserved a heck of a lot that would have otherwise gone away - maintaining isn't as "sexy" as creating, but it still ranks high in many peoples' estimates. And two, many of the failures to utilize the stimulus funding is attributable to fundamentalist Republicans (such as Mr DeMint) refusing to take what is offered and put it to the people's best interest.

Posted by wolf marty on October 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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