You sound like one of the perennially pissed-off people for the last 8 years because Al Gore's Florida gambit didn't pan out like he thought it would. Florida would have been a "don't care" state if Al Gore could have carried his own state.
BTW Chuck, I'm a registered Democrat and what is being perpetrated on my children and grandchildren by the current occupants of the WH and Congress is simply criminal. They should all be thrown out on the asses.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 15.04.2009 @ 12:13
If you ever saw the movie "Logan's Run" you will see the logical consequence of government getting involved and engineering society.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 3.04.2009 @ 11:18
Those popularity poll numbers should shoot up again, right after 'Teh One' appears on "Dancing with the Stars".
Tell me how well its working out for you when the tax bill comes to pay for all this prosperity.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 25.03.2009 @ 14:41
I have sensed a deep conflict within yourself for the past few weeks and this posting has pretty well summed it up.
I have only one question to, what gives our generation the right to encumber so many future generations with a burden that in many areas is not needed and is only being seized as opportunistic expansion of the central committee?Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 9.03.2009 @ 11:13
"So the only exposure to conservatism that most children receive comes to them via the Coulter/Hannity/Limbaugh’s of the movement."
If parents are doing their expressed purpose of preparing their offspring to be coherent productive participants in society, then by the time their offspring reach the age of 17 they should have already been taught to use critical thinking and be able to sift through the political obstacle course. Seventeen year old young adults are capable of forming their own opinions and convictions, if their parents challenge them to test what they are being exposed to in school, in peer groups and in outside situations. I know this because I have four daughters that were challenged by me and my wife from the time they started school and were subjected to the constant barrage of liberalism in the government school systems.
I challenged them to form their own opinions and convictions based upon logical thinking and facts they ascertained by themselves. I didn't want them to just parrot what I believed or what their teachers believed. I constantly tested their convictions by having them explain why they believed certain things and what lead them to the conclusions they did. All four of them are strong, independent women that think for themselves and follow their beliefs and support activities they believe in. They are not little soldiers marching in step with any specific agenda, rather they tend to be supportive and in tune with a broad spectrum of political ideas. Each one has strong convictions and passion about both conservative and liberal ideas and will provide you with the reasons they believe what they do without hesitation.
If your seventeen year old cousin gets his exposure only from 'talk show hosts', then he hasn't had enough parental intervention and guidance when it was needed during the years that it should have been provided. He will have a hard time as a young adult discerning truth from illusion.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 26.02.2009 @ 09:13
Michael Reynolds said:
"Most of the people underwater weren’t speculators. They were just dumb asses trying to get a nice home in a nice neighborhood so their kids could go to good schools. The problem is that these dumb asses and the really big time, criminal idiots running the banks have made a mess so big that it bleeds all over the rest of us regardless of whether we were smart and pure of heart.
So, as we frequently do, we are bailing out the dumb asses so their dumb assery won’t end up further destroying the economy as a whole. And we’re bailing out the criminals at the top for the same reason. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want six boarded up houses on my street. I have to think that might not help my property value or my quality of life."
These dumb-ass buyers we in on the scam as deep as the brokers, the bankers, WS and the government regulators. The rating agencies were also in on the scam, I haven't heard anyone wanting to prosecute Standard and Poor's or Moodys, like what happened to Arthur Andersen. These dumb-ass buyers knew they were on the edge or over the edge when they bought in, they were trying to stretch the envelope in order to look and play like they were in a wealthier class than they were in.
As far as the boarded up houses and your property value or quality of life, you might find that the neighbors aren't the kind of neighbors you want anyway. They could be the kind that never clean up the yard, or try to turn the back yard into an auto reclamation yard, or they like to entertain rather seedy people that like to party hard all night long. Your quality of life and property value are still in jeopardy.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 23.02.2009 @ 13:44
This is pretty much typical political gaming, done by both sides. It all depends on who has the majority, although history would probably show us that the democrats are better skilled at subterfuge and obfuscation.
There won't be anything done about this because the MSM isn't going to let it happen. Most of the problems we are facing have been the result, in part, of the MSM's lack of objectivity and a willingness to level out the playing field and search out the corruption on both sides of the aisle.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 18.02.2009 @ 09:41
Did you expect anything different?
The media has been in the tank for Obama since almost the beginning of the two year long campaign season. They aren't going to put any fire to his feet this early in his reign.Comment Posted By Dale in NJ On 10.02.2009 @ 10:45
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