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Sunday, March 15, 2009

"If you grab them by the balls, the hearts and minds will follow" - Charles Colson



Judd Gregg on Obama's "Wizard of Oz budget." The Federal debt will triple in ten years. That is planned unsustainability with consequences that are hard to contemplate.

The choice will be simple, The government will have you by the balls or you better reach out and put them in their place. The Obama honeymoon will end fast. The American public will see what they have installed as overlords and will look for an alternative.

Here is a man the Republicans can build a party around and start a movement to roll back the Obamoids.





107 comments:

  1. Rebuild the GOP around this policy position?

    You are going to disenfranchise dougo and al-bob

    Voted in favor of bill to increase immigration and grant amnesty to illegal aliens in 2006

    Sen. Gregg voted in favor of final passage of S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006.

    S. 2611 would dramatically change most occupations and communities in America with the largest movement of foreign workers in world history. Specifically, S. 2611 would: reward approximately 10.2 million illegal aliens with an amnesty allowing them to permanently take American jobs and become U.S. citizens; entice millions more foreign workers to illegally enter our communities, crowd the housing and schools, take the jobs and depress the wages because they reasonably can believe they eventually will be given an amnesty, too; double legal immigration from 1 million to 2 million a year; give out permanent green cards to up to 66 million foreign workers and dependents over the next 20 years. The main difference in terms of numbers between the final version of S. 2611 and the version of the bill when the cloture motion was invoked was that the Bingaman Amendment to cap the number of employment-based visas for workers, spouses and children at 650,000 was adopted after cloture but before final passage. Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation estimates that the Bingaman Amendment would reduce employment-based visas available under S. 2611 by about 150,000 a year. S. 2611 passed by a vote of 62 to 36.

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  2. Mr Gregg cannot be counted amongst the 40 Senators, loyal and true.

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  3. ah, that guy put me back to sleep in the first couple minutes. That wisecracker you had on the other night is better. Better yet, we need something with a dress on, something with a little zoom va boom.

    All Rat's criticisms are spot on.

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  4. Voted against funding state and local law enforcement assistance in enforcement of Federal immigration laws

    Sen. Gregg voted in favor of tabling an amendment (SA 3313) offered by Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) to H.R. 3093 (Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008). The Dole Amendment would have appropriated $75 million to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for general support of state and local law enforcement's assistance in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws. The vote to table the amendment passed by a vote of 50 to 42, effectively killing the amendment.

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  5. We need Everyman's dream wife. Someone the women will vote for too. Someone with a little spunk, and a nice figure. Someone from far away, with a hint of the mysterious. Someone the common folk turn out for in droves, that shops at Wal-Mart. Someone that can gut a moose. Someone like.....ah, Sarah Palin!

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  6. There is only one policy that will reinvigorate the Republican Party and that would be a credible policy on taxes and spending.

    Credible means that skilled middle class accept it as so.

    The illegal immigrant battle is lost, over, done, kaput. Too many people are making money from it. By the next presidential election, there will be so many people voting that have ties to new legal and illegals that no Republican effort will stop it.

    From a Bulgarian news source:


    According to information from the World Bank, Bulgarian Emigrants sent back close to USD 1.9 B in 2007, stated Mila Mancheva from the Centre for Migration Studies and Practices, cited by BGNES news agency Monday.

    Mancheva announced that the transfer of money by Bulgarian emigrants back to their homeland amounts to the second most important factor for Bulgaria's economy. The first being the money invested in Bulgaria by foreign investors. This revelation may lead to concerns about the effect of the Global Financial Crisis on Bulgaria's emigrants.

    The World Bank figures show that a total of USD 318 B dollars was transferred back to emigrant's countries of origin in 2007 alone. From that figure USD 38.6 was sent to countries in Europe and Central Asia. The two countries at the top of the listing in Europe were Romania with USD 6.8 B and Poland with USD 5 B"

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  7. Probly so, Deuce.
    End of the country as we (minus 'Rat) know it.
    I'll go down fighting.
    ...for the children.

    Eyes Shut at Homeland Security

    Marc Jeric 3.13.09 @ 3:18PM
    It is incorrect to call our illegal aliens from Mexico as "Hispanics". The estimated 12 million of them (probably closer to 20 million by now) are in great majority Mexican Indians (Aztecas, Olmecas, Mayas, Toltecas, etc.) with some mestizos among them (mixture of Spanish and Indian), reflecting the fact that in Mexico's population we have 5% white, 45 % mixture, and 50% pure Indian. The hope that this mostly Indian population will "integrate" into the Anglo-saxon american population is quite unrealistic - they have not been able to integrate into the Spanish culture in Mexico over close to 500 years. In Mexico the political and economic power is totally concentrated in the Spanish and Mestizo hands since the revolution of 1917; the Indians have been confined since then up to the 1950's to "ejidos" - c0mmunal farms akin to Soviet kolkhozes. There the Indians were given 4 years of schooling in order to learn pidgeon Spanish and nothing more. Of course, now that they are no longer confined to these ejidos they are streaming north to free health care, welfare, "earned income tax credits", free schooling, food stamps, free or subsidized apartments, and cash economy without taxes.

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  8. HIV/AIDS in D.C. Worse Than West Africa, Nearly As Bad As San Fransicko

    Could make a comment about Barney Fwanks but I won't.

    I'm afraid deuce is right, too, about immigration. I conclude, the system doesn't work, because the vast majority of the people, from the polling, have been for shutting it down. It stinks.

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  9. I think these Spanish Wal-Mart stores are a mistake too. I've been for an English language amendment. A Wal-Mart store is one thing, a Wal-Mart that caters to a certain group is something else again. Encourages division.

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  10. Charles Colson

    His conversion seems authentic. It has stuck.

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  11. Division is Unity, al-Bob!
    ...just ask 'Rat,
    It'll be the Utopia of AMERICA!
    ---
    State won't see likes of B.T. Collins again

    When he worked as a legislative liaison in 1982 for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, B.T. Collins - an unlikely Brown hire, as Collins was a Republican and double-amputee Vietnam War veteran who joked that he threw grenades "like a girl" - had choice words for the California Legislature. He used to call the Assembly "an adult day care center."

    Collins' sister, Maureen Collins Baker, has written a book about her brother,
    "Outrageous Hero: The B.T. Collins Story."

    He also worked under GOP Gov. Pete Wilson as director of the California Youth Authority in 1991. Collins described the juvenile offenders under his charge as "8,600 of the most vicious people he'd ever seen outside of the state Legislature."
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    I am writing this column and plugging Baker's book because B.T. Collins was the greatest man I ever knew.

    Part of his genius was that he would give any person - no matter how exalted - hell. He had the gift of mixing irreverence with charm.

    According to legend, when Brown interviewed Collins, who had gone to law school after losing an arm and a leg during combat, he asked Collins if he had voted for him. Collins responded, "I never vote for short ex-Jesuits." He got the job, moved up in the ranks and, eventually, became Brown's chief of staff.

    Her brother, Baker wrote, kept giant-size jars of Midol to be "deliberately sexist" as well as aspirin to discourage "whiners and complainers."
    ---
    "His theory: Better to be a reluctant warrior than a desperate candidate. Desperate people will do and say anything."

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  12. (Socialist, Impoverished, Uneducated, Iliterate Utopia)
    ...Leavened w/race hatred, class warfare and violence.

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  13. Kind of like present day Mexico, IOWs.

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  14. According to legend, when Brown interviewed Collins, who had gone to law school after losing an arm and a leg during combat, he asked Collins if he had voted for him. Collins responded,
    "I never vote for short ex-Jesuits."
    He got the job, moved up in the ranks and, eventually, became Brown's chief of staff.

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  15. The Spaniards have alienated the Indians with their racist chauvinism and colonial corruption and exploitation.
    We do it with the NEA, Hollywood, Pop Culture, and the Welfare State.
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    When I was a kid, none of that pertained, and one of Dad's best friends was an Indian/Mexican who was a 110% proud citizen of the USA.

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  16. I wonder what the Cal. Supreme Court will do with this gay marriage constitutional amendment, recently passed. Can't see how they can just give the finger to a properly expressed and passed will of the people, but they probably will do it. Here, screw you people, take that!

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  17. The ONLY thing that can/will reinvigorate the Idiot Party is Barack Obama.

    And time.

    Okay, that's two things.

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  18. ...just remembered:
    His son took me down in about 10 seconds in wrestling!
    ...I took it out on others in Boxing.

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  19. They're well-practiced at it, al-Bob!

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  20. Some are already starting to say it. A neo feudal casino gulag plantation economy. Welcome to your future. And it's all because you people are too damned lazy to be involved.

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  21. rufus said...
    The ONLY thing that can/will reinvigorate the Idiot Party is Barack Obama.

    And time.

    Okay, that's two things.
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    Breitbart went to DC and was thoroughly disgusted by the infighting on the "right."
    Says they're still fighting 1995 battles, including, in one case, a fight over a lady of their desires from years ago.
    Total Chaos.
    Thadeus McCotter the only exception.

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  22. I'd like to read a few pages of Abbey about the coming 'Desert Debtor' levitated bullet train from LA to Vegas.
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    Don't blame me Mat, I'm going protesting on April 15th, Boise, Idaho.

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  23. ...Breitbart was disgusted w/"conservative" pundits in DC also, for the same reason.

    Says there should be term limits for them, also.

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  24. Gerry Studds

    "I'm not a practicing homosexual, I'm good at it."

    He's the guy that got censured for mounting a 17 year old male page in the House of Representatives.

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  25. I thought the thread was about Obama's spending

    Is Gregg the new Mccain at the EB?

    “We have exhausted the use of McCain as an attention-getter,” the EB official said.

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  26. How many of your neighbors have you contacted, Bob? How many meetings have you organized? How many mailing lists did you create? How many contact lists do you have? How many corruptokracts have you publicly condemned? How many law enforcers in bed with the corruptokracts and the money elite have you called out? How much body of knowledge have you accumulated to articulately indict these fscks in the public court?

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  27. What are so afraid of, Bob?
    You're in the USA, not the USSR.

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  28. Since you put it that way, Mat, it seems I do fall short. Politics has never been a love of mine. I write letters, as does the wife, to our representatives and Senators, an occasional letter to the editor, that's about it. Gave money last time around. I should do more, it's true. I've never been the kind that had any desire whatever to run for office. Couldn't get elected anyway. Going to Boise on the 15th.

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  29. I don't mean to pick on you personally, Bob. My criticism goes to the general American public at large, which has become a disgustingly cowed and passive population.

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  30. If I win the Mega-Millions Lottery, I'll buy the local paper, editorialize about myself, rent billboards, get a campaign manager, speech writer, a good teleprompter, have some spa tone my body so I look younger, make up a phoney bio, and go into politics.

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  31. I'll hire a ghostwriter to write a book, "Son of the Soil, An Immigrant's Descendent Tells His Story" all about work, ethics, the true God, overcoming adversity, fidelity in marriage, with some humour and literary references thrown in. That always gets 'em.

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  32. That's to say, in good American fashion, I'll just buy a seat in Congress.

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  33. Or, you can just be yourself, and demand the Corporate propagandized population accept you for yourself.

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  34. Max Keiser details 17 ways to manipulate the market:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z66kmPRl5Y

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  35. McCain has no relevancy. Neither would Obama had he lost.

    The Republicans do not exactly have a deep bench. Theory is nice but winning is better.

    I think it would be nice to take one of the branches of government away from the Democrats. If it happens, it will not be done by any Republican cleverness but more by default because of overreach by Obama and the Democrats.

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  36. How about mandatory tax audits for all gov employees and officials. I bet that would empty the benches pretty quickly.

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  37. Max Keiser on France 24

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5lq3pNU3M
    ==

    The man is an Oracle. I wonder how many of these fscks are smirking now.

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  38. Well mat, tilting at windmills has never been very productive.

    The majority of the residents in the US, electorate too, are happy with the status que. Three hots and a cot on 1/4 acre of suburban paradise. Just like the President has.

    Still no resident boom at Arcosanti.

    We have taken on the Feds and the local City Hall, sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. It is a time consuming and expensive hobby to pursue, take my word for it.

    If someone with buckets of money or name recongnition does take on the Electoral System, they are branded as crazy or a loon, win or lose.

    Look at both Ross Perot and Jeese Ventura to exemplify that reality.

    Live your life.
    As for the Federals admit what they are, and fend for yourself.
    Send the best you can to DC, and then walk on the sunny side.
    I've got McCain, Kyl, and Shadegg. That's my DC representation, for better or worse.

    Not worth a battle to change them out.

    Now, if they wanted to force me to live in your version of utopia, we would fight, tooth and nail.

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  39. The majority of the residents in the US, electorate too, are happy with the status que.
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    LOL! Well, that ends that debate.

    So what you're saying is, the "US electorate" (and that's highly debatable) is deserving of everything that coming their way. Because as sure as night follows day, if things continue as they are, the US is going down the toilet. That's not a promise, that's a guarantee.

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  40. If someone with buckets of money or name recongnition does take on the Electoral System, they are branded as crazy or a loon, win or lose.
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    Tune off the MSM. Put the Corporates out of business.

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  41. How about mandatory tax audits for all gov employees and officials. I bet that would empty the benches pretty quickly.

    Good idea.

    They'd cry FOUL. It's a selective application of the law, they's say.

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  42. more by default because of overreach by Obama and the Democrats.

    They're off to a good start. Polls tanking already.

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  43. Good idea.
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    And how about all the executives and lobbyists for oil/coal/nukes be required to live 100 feet from their oil refineries and power plants.

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  44. They'd cry FOUL. It's a selective application of the law, they's say.
    ==

    It's a background check. Same as a criminal record check, health check, credit check, verification of education record, etc.

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  45. Big bonus plans at A.I.G., despite White House outrage


    WASHINGTON: American International Group, the insurer that has received more than $170 billion in taxpayer bailout money from the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve, plans to pay about $165 million in bonuses to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.

    Word of the bonuses last week stirred such deep consternation inside the administration of President Barack Obama that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told the firm they were unacceptable and demanded they be renegotiated, a senior administration official said. But the bonuses will go forward because lawyers said the firm was contractually obligated to pay them.
    .
    .

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/03/15/business/aig.php

    http://snipurl.com/dvcsn

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    How about a contractually obligated public to shot these fscks dead?

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  46. ..public to shoot these fscks dead?..

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  47. I'd rather have Homer Simpson running a nuclear power plant near me here than that damnable Potlatch Forest Mill that befouls the air. Much rather. That way we'd have clean air, and could get rid of the four Snake River dams too. We have the worst air in Idaho, right here in river city.

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  48. news we always love to hear...

    Fatah murders 2 israelis today...

    the good terrorists...

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  49. I'd rather everyone use distributive decentralized solar energy, energy efficient appliances, and retrofit their homes to green efficiency standards.

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  50. At least McCain isn't fat.
    ...like his big-mouthed, dumb shit daughter.

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  51. 67. Habu:


    It appears that many contributors are unaware the the US controls the Pakistani nukes. This has been in effect many,many years and I have no doubt our intelligence community as they did with vital computer chips sold to the Soviets by Ron Reagan have neutered those nukes by this point in time. That part of the world,in fact all od Islam is simply a supperating boil that needs nucelar medicine from the USA to cure.

    Here is but one example of many articles going back many years.

    Mid East Times 3/15/09
    U.S. Retains Hidden Grip on Pakistan’s Nukes

    http://tinyurl.com/d7×5a7

    As far as Afgan/Pak goes I am in a quandry as to why we continue to pour men and resources into that area of the world. I would just as soon nuke the tribal areas and clear out. Let the place stay “hot for a hundred years.

    As the Arabs say, Insah.

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  52. Glenn Beck gets it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prlRJtWOydw

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  53. Unity '09

    A broad coalition of left-leaning groups is quietly closing ranks into a new coalition, "Unity '09," aimed at helping President Barack Obama push his agenda through Congress.

    Conceived at a New York meeting before the November election, two Democrats familiar with the planning said, Unity '09 will draw together money and grassroots organizations to pressure lawmakers in their home states to back White House legislation and other progressive causes.

    The online-based MoveOn.org is a central player in the nascent organization, but other groups involved in planning Unity '09 span a broad spectrum of interests, from the American Civil Liberties Union to the National Council of La Raza to Planned Parenthood, as well as labor unions and environmental groups.
    "When progressive activists are working in concert and the right is forming a circular firing squad, you know it's a new day," said consultant Paul Begala, who said he's not involved in the new organization.

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  54. I'd rather everyone use distributive decentralized solar energy, energy efficient appliances, and retrofit their homes to green efficiency standards.

    Batteries, mat.

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    Can't you just visualize a mincing, lisping Amory Lovins saying those same lines.

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  55. Let's hear YOU say "distributive" five times, Linear!

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  56. Batteries, mat.
    ==

    Put NASA to work on something useful for a change.

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  57. Worshiping at the alter of redeeming yet to be invented technology - all hail distributive decentralized solar energy! Praise the organic mother earth lovin' supplier of all out pleasures!

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  58. Let's hear YOU say "distributive" five times, Linear!

    Distwibewteve

    Distwibewteve

    Distwibewteve

    Distwibewteve

    Distwibewteve

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  59. Jihadi oil will be made obsolete, you and your Jihadi brethren, extinct, Ashley.

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  60. Jihadi oil will be made obsolete...

    Occurs to me we'd be hearin you sing an altogether different tune if Israel had bottomless oil deposits.

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  61. Street.com CEO Quits; MSNBC Told to Downplay Stewart - Cramer Interview

    http://firedoglake.com/2009/03/13/battle-of-the-network-stars-streetcom-ceo-quits-msnbc-told-to-downplay-stewart-cramer-interview/

    http://snipurl.com/dvw7u
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    Nothing to see here, move along.

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  62. Occurs to me we'd be hearin you sing an altogether different tune if Israel had bottomless oil deposits.
    ==

    And your point is?

    America has bottomless reserves of dollars and ability to incur debt? You better think again, dummy.

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  63. Worshiping at the alter of redeeming yet to be invented technology

    Which makes a lot more sense than Ash's guy Obumble nixing the technology we do have.

    And trying to add cap 'n trade on top of that.

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  64. My darts say the markets are down tomorrow.

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  65. And your point is?

    Your brand of outrage has its genesis in situational ethics.

    A trait common among collectivists.

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  66. No, not spooked mattie, but, c'mon, dreaming about what could be is all nice and dandy but reality has an odd habit of squashing dreams. Drum up a "distributive decentralized solar energy" that makes financial sense and you can retire rich - assuming you've actually put your money where your mouth is an helped develop it. Until then it sounds like just another religion pushed by snake oil salesmen. Personally I'd love to stick some solar panels on my roof and sell what I don't use upstream but I peruse the shelves at Canadian Tire and all I can come up with is cheap solar panels to power my boat batteries. That's a sailboat that can use solar to charge the batteries beyond what the generator off the engine does.

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  67. America has bottomless reserves of dollars and ability to incur debt? You better think again, dummy.

    Quoting mat from Wed Mar 11, 03:10:00 AM EDT:

    "Here we again with another gusher of pent-up stupidity. "

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  68. Put a paddlewheel behind your sailboat, hook it to a generator, hook that to your batteries. You're in business when the wind blows.

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  69. You'll even get compliments and maybe more from the gals at your yacht basin. They'll say, 'wanna give me a ride, Cap'n Ash?'

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  70. A trait common among collectivists.
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    I really don't know how to respond to that. I have very little education in the Social Sciences and Humanities, as my major was in Chemistry. Wiki's article on Collectivism talks about Jean-Jacques Rousseau, but I remember nothing about the man. During my University studies I wrote two non-science related papers, and both were on Dostoevsky.

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  71. dreaming about what could be is all nice and dandy but reality has an odd habit of squashing dreams
    ==

    Only it's not a dream. It a reality fighting against an entrenched mafia and trillion dollar subsidies.

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  72. Actually wind generators (and solar panels) are more common on sailboats. Things that drag along in the water slow you down more than things that sit and cause drag in the air. I race my boat so, unless I'm cruising, there isn't anything, by choice, causing drag. When cruising one runs the engine to recharge the batteries unless access to fuel is an issue or the cruising grounds forbid running the engine to recharge batteries. More salient is running the home on "distributive decentralized solar energy" or even wind power for that matter. You need jump through quite a few hoops to run stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators, and AC on 12 volt much less having the meter and energy company who allows one to send excess energy upstream. Nice dream on if you build a better mousetrap...

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  73. via Wiki:

    Anti-collectivists often argue that all authoritarian and totalitarian societies are collectivist in nature. George Orwell, an advocate of democratic socialism[19], believed that collectivism resulted in the empowerment of a minority of individuals and oppression:

    It cannot be said too often - at any rate, it is not being said nearly often enough - that collectivism is not inherently democratic, but, on the contrary, gives to a tyrannical minority such powers as the Spanish Inquisitors never dreamt of.[20]
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    Ok, so now I follow you. You're basically calling me a totalitarian Commie. You're pathetic, LT.

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  74. but that is EXACTLY what you constantly advocate Mats - a tyranny based on you narrow view of what should be.

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  75. Ok, so now I follow you. You're basically calling me a totalitarian Commie. You're pathetic, LT.

    What took so long, mat? Did you wait for your bong to go out?

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  76. but that is EXACTLY what you constantly advocate Mats - a tyranny based on you narrow view of what should be.
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    No, what I advocate is a leveled playing field. Because I know for a fact that on a leveled playing field, the solution I advocate is the superior solution. And I'm not the only one to think so.

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  77. What took so long, mat? Did you wait for your bong to go out?
    ==

    You're a bore and an idiot. Go piss somewhere else.

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  78. No, what I advocate is a leveled playing field.

    Your idea of a leveled playing field is one where the collectivist elite adjusts the level so the bubble always looks true, but the field is tilted toward your favored solutions.

    You'd only trade someone else's tyranny for one of your own design.

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  79. Quoting mat from Wed Mar 11, 03:10:00 AM EDT:

    "Here we again with another gusher of pent-up stupidity. "

    You're a bore and an idiot. Go piss somewhere else.

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  81. You'd only trade someone else's tyranny for one of your own design.
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    I'm all for a vote. A vote that isn't rigged by voting machines, a rigged media, and a rigged political system.

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  82. The green solutions should be getting a very fair shot at it in the next few years, with nuclear out of the picture, coal being on the nix list, and all sorts of Obamabucks supposedly flowing their way. It may not be a level playing field, but if they can't make it on a field that's tilted their way they can't make it till 'later'. I like the idea of a healthy mix of energy sources myself. A little redundancy, not always living on the edge.

    I was kinda joking about the paddlewheel, Ash. I'm sure you're right about the drag.

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  83. If the people of Idaho had a vote on our nuclear reactor we'd vote for it. It looks to have run into some heavy seas with the new gangrene in Washington, D.C. Haven't had a newsletter from the promoters for awhile.

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  84. Canadian Justice System Working For You

    Li, an immigrant, after getting all sorts of free stuff, had a tiff with his wife, took the Greyhound, leaving the driving to us, beheaded the guy next to him, ate his eyeballs, and, basically, walks. Not one witness called.

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  85. Mexican Drug Lord Makes Forbes Richest List

    How does a Mexican drug lord make it onto Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s richest people? Apparently, by amassing a billion-dollar fortune as his country’s most notorious drug trafficker. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, No. 701 on the list, heads the Sinaloa cartel, one of the biggest cocaine suppliers to the United States, according to Forbes.

    The 51-year-old kingpin was arrested in 1993 on drug and murder charges but escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001, Forbes reported. The escape set off a wave of killing across Mexico, according to Reuters. Drug violence between rival gangs has caused about 7,000 deaths in Mexico since the beginning of last year, and Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel henchmen are considered some of the most vicious, Reuters reported.

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  86. Tea Party in Hawaii--

    City: Honolulu
    When: April 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Where: State Capitol
    Contact: EMAIL
    Phone: 808.222.9145
    Other Info:
    Facebook Group: CLICK HERE

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  87. City: Phoenix
    When: April 15, 6:00pm
    Where: Capitol building
    Contact: Keith Sipmann
    Other Info:
    http://www.americanpoliticalanalysis.com

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  88. City: Missoula
    When: April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: The Streets of Missoula, TBA

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  89. Scientific Illiteracy in America

    Sci/Tech | Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 9:44:09 am PDT

    In a 1995 interview, Carl Sagan said:

    We have designed our civilization based on science and technology and at the same time arranged things so that almost no one understands anything at all about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster.

    These were prescient words, and since Sagan’s day the situation has only gotten worse. A new survey shows the depth of the problem: American Adults Flunk Basic Science.

    ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2009) — Are Americans flunking science? A new national survey commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences and conducted by Harris Interactive® reveals that the U.S. public is unable to pass even a basic scientific literacy test. ...

    According to the national survey commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences:

    * Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.

    * Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.

    * Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth’s surface that is covered with water.

    * Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.


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    via: LGF

    Scary. Why do I get the feeling LT was not part of that 21%.

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  90. Scary. Why do I get the feeling LT was not part of that 21%.

    Not really scary at all. You probably get that feeling because you know I wouldn't be hanging around your usual suspects in the first place.

    Here's one for you, mat. If the sun were the size of a basketball, how big would the earth be, and at what distance?

    Sorry. I never made the quiz question into a multiple choice, so you'll have to do a little work.

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  91. Well that's just plumb ridiculous, Mat. Anybody can see the sun going round the earth, and the moon, too. And we all know what a year is. That's how long it takes for our birthday to come round again. And we all know there's more water than land, or we wouldn't call this place, 'the watery planet'. Everybody knows that. Finally, as to--

    Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.

    41% haven't bought into this nonsense that humans and dinosuaers didn't live together. We know they did from watching 'Jurassic Park' and reading
    Forbidden Archeology by Michael Cremo.

    How do you explain a human footprint right there in a dino footprint, huh?

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  92. Not really scary at all.
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    Scary that these are considered science questions. This is not science, it's general trivia.

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  93. The only thing that will save the GOP is cutting the lunatic right element loose - the neo-Nazi Tea Party, that makes Mussolini look like a Marxist. Obama isn't even left of centre, but most peeps on both sides of the divide are moderates, an area that the Republicans have gifted to the Democrats by shifting sharply into fascist territory.

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