even the biggest Christianist kook does not call for the destruction of the United States
Apparently you have yet to experience the wonderful Reverend Fred Phelps.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.09.2009 @ 09:59
the “implosion” of the Democratic Party already has happened as the Far Left and mainstream Democrats have turned on one another.
I wouldn't exactly call it an implosion. More like selective bought-and-paid-for influence. A quick review of campaign contributions will pretty much tell you exactly how each Democrat will vote on the issue.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.09.2009 @ 09:18
I'm not a left winger. Plus you're right.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 2.09.2009 @ 13:25
I've gotten a very clear picture of what it really means to be a modern republican/conservative by listening to them at the angry town halls.
These people are you. Listen to them. Listen to what they're saying. It doesn't make any sense. There is no logic. There is no research. Most of you don't even understand what you're so worked up about.
I'm just baffled at why you guys waited out the entire Bush presidency to show outrage... at anything.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 2.09.2009 @ 10:58
1960s conservatism at least gave intellectual reasoning for their positions. Rick is a student of this school of conservatism I think.
21st century conservatism relies on cheap populism, religious pandering, and a "with us or against us" mentality to attempt to justify their positions.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 1.09.2009 @ 13:43
heh. unproven thesis. right.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 31.08.2009 @ 13:09
Let’s say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link. Period.
Thus anyone involved should be tried and thrown in prison in accordance with the Rule of Law...
you know, because "our respect and reverence for the rule of law" pretty much dictates that we must.
OR, we could make excuses for them.
Or, we could let bitter enders like you play politics with the judicial process. What fun, eh? Forget national security. Forget fairness. Just apply your draconian idea of "justice" using your absolutely unproven thesis - as partisan a take on the Iraq War as can be advanced - and realize the enormous satisfaction of seeing your political opponents thrown in jail.
Thus begins a cycle of criminalizing political disputes that will have no end.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 31.08.2009 @ 10:02
Mike, or anyone...
Rationing sounds scary (by design), but the more I think about it, the more the fear subsides. It seems like rationing care would lead to the creation of jobs and opportunity in the health care industry. I'm not talking about the insurance industry, but the actual hospitals and health care facilities.
I mean, each patient would be covered, so the hospitals/urgent care/doctors offices/etc. would all get paid. If they're getting paid, they can hire more people. More people means less unemployment, which means more people contributing, etc etc.
Rationing seems to be a short term problem, with long term benefits. Of course, that short term problem would be a huge pain in the ass, maybe. I'm still not convinced that swarms of uninsured are suddenly going to descend upon medical facilities and overwhelm them.
There are doctors in my area that donate time every weekend to free patient care to people who can't afford/get insurance. I asked my doctor (who participates in the program) how many people come, and if there are lines. She said that it all depends on the day, but usually it's just like a regular urgent care day.
thoughts anyone?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.08.2009 @ 14:16
When I hear people talk glowingly about Ted Kennedy now, I get that same creepy feeling that I get when people praised Michael Jackson after his death.
Douche: "Michael Jackson was a great musician and inspiration to us all."
Me: "Yeah, but you seem to be forgetting that whole paedophile thing."
Douche: "Ted Kennedy was a great American who was amazing and awesome."
Me: "Yeah, but he murdered someone, and his entire family covered for him, he's actually a horrible human being, and should be in prison."Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.08.2009 @ 12:39
What a despicable thing to write.
Amen. If hell actually existed (it doesn't) then Kennedy would surely be burning in it (he won't.)
It's always comforting to know that the ruling class can literally get away with murdering people. Gives us all something to aspire to.
The more I think about it, the more I think that fat bastard Ted was not only a murderer, but a torturer as well. I mean, if she was actually conscious before she died, and evidence says that she probably was... guh. the horror.
As you probably know, Kennedy operatives convinced the Kopechne's not to have an autopsy done which would have established the cause of death - either drowning or asphyxiation. However, Firemen at the scene who had some experience in fishing cars out of water were pretty adamant that an air pocket almost certainly formed that would have given Kopechne anywhere from 1/2 hr to 2 hrs worth of breathable air. If it was the low end of that estimate, she probably would have died no matter what. But if it was toward the high end, it would have been ample time for rescuers to have saved her life.
One interesting tidbit from the event that shows how thorough the Kennedy whitewash was. Ted's drivers license had expired and before the day was out, he had a brand new, valid MA license. Talk about pull...
Ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.08.2009 @ 09:27