pugnax...bet I can out draw ya....
I gots me a .38 revolver & a ole twenty-two with one of them tubular magazines. I'm one tough mofo, ya here?
ROCK ON DUDE!!!
Yes, it's idiotic, but not near the top of rightwing idiocy.
nice grammar, nice spelling reddawg - now what was that about idiotic?
Funny you never here of someone shooting up a target range or a NRA meeting...
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.
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
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.
Jack your comments about Ron Paul were right on ......kudos!!! Levin is just a loudmouth with no meaning!! You make sense !!!
But you still claim credit for Pinochet and murdered nuns, right?
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.
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.
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
LuvURcountry: How can you not see the contradiction in what you're saying? It's so bleeding obvious.
"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.
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.
omg i think people should jus leave the hispaic people alone they jus come to this country to have a better life
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.
Ugg - you are confusing TARP with the stimulus. TARP was used as the "bailout" for the banking and investment groups. It was also devised and implemented by the Bush administration, not Obama's. The stimulus was intended to create jobs where none existed. The problem is that there were not enough people with real business experience involved in the process, only politicians, professors, and political appointees, which is usually the case. The only "success" so far was to take over GM and give partial ownership to the union. If that happened in another country, we would call it Venezuela.
Sark professes socialism. He sees all endeavors to be divided even steven or by majority rule by the workers. Sounds okay on paper, but is a total failure through history. People in socialist countries generally live equally miserable lives and never excel to anything. Why should they? They get the same as everyone else no matter what. 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. Perhaps you have not really spent much time in the actual workforce. You certainly have not managed workers. There must always be someone to make decisions. Consensus and voting only works in single large issues that are visited very, very infrequently.
Capitalism and representative government are the best man has devised to this point, but the people must hold each of their leaders to higher standards. Government should be large enough to assist, but not to seize. The more government grows and controls, the less the people will feel they can do without it. Thus the ideals of the Democratic Party of today.
Many honest sincere and well meaning people hate the Obama stimulas, they think it's only intention was to create job. The truth of the matter is, our business, jobs, ownership through owed debt, hourly functioning of products neccessary to sustain life. In other words,(everyone of us)our every day needs for survival was in danger of tumbling ike a house of cards, not just shelter for home owners who were in trouble.
Visualize America as a large ship on the planet earth. Now visulize the top financial engines powering this ship. Now visulize many holes being put into theis ship leaking water on those powerful engins running american and flooding the ship. If you are smart enough to understand this so far, you will see the danger of this ship becoming flooded to the extent of sinking like the economy of the late 1929 into the 30's-----We all look at things different with different interest. I hope some of you will understand the stimulas was really intended to keep the ship from sinking because of over productivity and sales of homes, vehicle and every other commody brought about by the abuse of credit by banks, politicians of all parties, greedy buyers trying to speculate, hungry decent people trying to get into a home, greedy business men in general that were involved in every aspect of this upper exchange of wealth. Today, many working class people have no clue as to what took place in this money debacle and they are getting ready to vote--that may be another debacle. It's not the government fault. It's the fault of profiteers--domestic, international, business, freelancers, and people pushing their opinion who mean well but still have no clue as to what took place that brought down our financial system. The OIL COMPANIES, (have found out that capitalism operates under keynesian economics.)(this is where you borrow, buy and pay off later with inflation money)(this is the only thing that keeps the capitalistic system alive.)(without it working this way--capitalism would die according to John Maynard Keynes--they father of economics.) If you undrstand all this---You will understand that Obama is not a socialist but a realist. He is for making things work better for business and labor. Business will always tell you, their obligation is to the stock holders. (Incidentally---The reason for the high cost of oil is---VP Cheney probably told his OPEC buddies to raise oil prices, because our capitalistic system will ge giving you inflated dollars later on.)Thanks Cheney.
I say let us take care of everyone including, stock holder, workers, and retirees. There is enough for everyone.
One more thing;--look how many years you believe you still have to live---now figure how many months you have to live.
When you look at months to live it looks very close. We need to be sure life is good to everyone because it is really to short.
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