Yeah! Because socialized (government run) medicine is so much worse than profit driven corporate medicine!
The government must answer to the people. Corporations answer to shareholders.
Maybe we should have a corporate military instead of this socialized one we have now.
What's so scary about that.
Excellent article Mr. Hypocrisy Hunter.
I was about to write you off after the last 2 snoozers you published.
Anyways Lincoln was an ugly man in many more ways than the obvious. I always detested that man, but had to keep my sentiments under covers lest I be categorized as a racist. Ostensibly, caused in part by the added gloss and sheen from years of misinterpreted history (more malfeasance than infeasance) Lincoln's presidency was all about eliminating slavery and preserving the union.
It was about centralization of power and seeking a cause, nobel as it was, to bring the change about.
Kind of like imperialistic wars in the name of "democracy" that our present day republicans like to wage today.
Bravo Mr. Hunter!
He seized the presidency and begat the era of big executive office.
His precedents are reaching out from the past to strangle us today with the hands of Bush/Cheney (face it: Bush can't do anything on his own-even ruining our nation).
He breaks under pressure. First, in the run-up to the 2000 election, he let the Bush machine run over him. In SC, he let them get away with the "black baby" scandal. He kowtowed to the neocon machine. He broke over pressure on immigration in his home state. He's a republican, not a conservative in the political sense. He wants to continue the disastrous losing war in Iraq, and would welcome a new one with Iran. His mind is fried and half his face has been replace by his ass. He probably has a shelf-life of 2 years. He has 0 chance. He'll be O'slamma'd.
Didn't I read this article last week?
Yes, race matters. All this to rebut a throw-away line from Obama?
He only said this in response to Clinton's insinuation of perceived misogyny in the attacks on her candidacy. It wouldn't have anything to do with her utterly corrupt husband and phoniness.
NYT did a great article about Clinton and Frank Giustra. Clinton's scheming made many oligarchs and freed a criminal one- Mark Rich.
Irrational fear of LDS? First off, LDS sounds like a disease. In fact, it is a disease. It's an infection by a bad meme.
How else can you describe a "religion" that is more or less a pyramid scheme/mafia network? I've had experience with those infected with LDS, and they work in a manner that exclusively benefits other members. They'll favor fellow LDS business people even if the bids are higher, or services rendered are inferior. Then there is the compulsory tithing scheme and closed upper-echelon dealings (think mafia captains).
But that's only the half of it. What about the religion's rather dubious history? Started by a get-rich-quick con man? It involves a Native American angel named... get this... "Maroni" (just so happens to be the name of a character in a popular novel of the time) who presented a codex to John Smith, he had to dictate it twice because he lost the first one, but nevermind that they didn't match. Then there's the whole space aspect. It's just kooky. Even more kooky than all the other organized religions out there. A convert told me that you can't curse, listen to rock music, drink caffeine or alcohol or Maroni forbid- masturbate. I told him, slightly tongue-in-cheek, that I break almost all those rules first thing in the morning. My alarm clock radio blasts rock music, I curse it out for awaking me from my slumber, I rub out a quick one and then I go get started on a pot of coffee.
Do we really want/need a leader with a mind twisted with all this craziness?
For me avoiding this "identity" is all too important.
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