Stack was a nut job...pure and simple. Attempting to portray him otherwise is foolish and ultimately a waste of time. On the subject of taxes, I do remember a time in this country when the vast majority believed you owed something for being an American...whether it was paying taxes, going off to war...you owed your country and your fellow Americans. As I have grown older, that notion seems to have disappeared. I remember after 9/11 seeing 2 bumper stickers side by side. One was a "taxes are too high" message, and the other simply read "Freedom Ain't Free"...I wonder if the driver ever saw the irony? DEEComment Posted By Dee On 20.02.2010 @ 08:24
Re:"...I am so tired of her dumbed down speak. Like she has to talk slow and hokey so we get it..."Comment Posted By Dee On 17.02.2010 @ 06:48
You assume she is talking slow on purpose; maybe it's just the natural cadence of the dim witted. DEE
Perhaps all the teabaggers really need is a phonetic spelling of the word "nuclear" on Sarah-cuda's other palm.Comment Posted By Dee On 8.02.2010 @ 21:36
RE:"The hue and cry from liberals was so bad, there was talk of secession from “Jesusland,” as well as serious discussions about leaving the country....Of course, we didn’t hear much of this following the election of 2008."
I must assume this was said as a joke.Comment Posted By Dee On 31.01.2010 @ 14:18
All you have to do is google "Obama secede" and you will find hundreds of super patriotic righties who proclaimed it was time to leave the union. (...including the sitting Republican governor of Texas!...)
There has always been "arrogant stupidity" on both far wings of the political spectrum. We heard plenty of whining about Reagan and the Bushes from the left...and plenty of whining about Clinton and Obama from the right. American politics, where perception IS reality. It is, and has always been a case of who can do the best selling job and/or demonize the other side most effectively. The end result is that Americans do often vote against their best interests, but the republic survives.Comment Posted By Dee On 31.01.2010 @ 12:21
I will admit from the outset that I did not vote for Obama, but I have little use for the far right wing (and far left wing for that matter) and their white noise, which I view as counterproductive. Additionally, the SOTU speech didn't move the needle for me one way or the other. But, after watching the President go one on one with the house GOP in Baltimore yesterday...I have to admit that more of that would probably serve him well. Without the TelePrompTer, the use of which the right seems to believe he pioneered, I think he came off very well; while too many of the Republicans sounded petulant, and looked a little bewildered as they read from their notes. If the GOP is still looking for a national face man...they can skip over the House of Reps and search elsewhere. The unscripted event we saw yesterday may be just what Obama needs if he is to get his "mojo" back.Comment Posted By Dee On 30.01.2010 @ 11:11
"And what of the president’s unprecedented attack on the Supreme Court?"
America will never be whole as long as the right to life granted by our Creator is denied to the unborn.
For the rest of my time, I shall do what I can to see that this wound is one day healed.
State of the Union
"...and we must give back to our children their lost right to acknowledge God in their classroom."
State of the Union
*sounds like a frontal assault on the school prayer decision by SCOTUS and the Roe v Wade decision.
I searched in vain for Republican outrage at the presidents careless disregard for Seperation of Powers, but none was to be found. I think the authors use of the word "unprecedented"
is in error.
Can you say "false equivalency?"
ed.Comment Posted By Dee On 29.01.2010 @ 08:25
RE #23...Comment Posted By Dee On 29.01.2010 @ 07:38
At the risk of being redundant, you need to look at:
The Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980, signed into law by Carter.
The Depository Institutions Act of 1982, signed into law by Reagan.
In 1988, the Basel Accord, Reagan.
U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) of 1989, and the exemption of swaps and derivatives from all regulation.
(…a Phil and Wendy Gramm production). Mrs. Gramm later went on to a seat on the Enron Corp. board as a member of its audit committee.
1998, Glass-Steagall and the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 were scrapped by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act. (Travelers purchase of Citibank played a role here).
Then in 2004, the SEC ruling on investment banks and determination of net capital.
You could also look into the deregulation of the S&L’s in the late 70’s and 1980’s, the S&L failures of the 80’s, Enron, and start adding up what all of this deregulation has cost the American taxpayers in the last 30 years. It’s a little complicated, but it’s all right there.
RE...#10Comment Posted By Dee On 28.01.2010 @ 20:10
"not mentioning Word One about the problems caused by Congressional Democrats like Barney Frank in running interference for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the housing collapse"
Congratulations! You have successfully ingested the AM radio talking points, and have brilliantly narrowed your perception so as to be oblivious to 30 years of toxic deregulation that took our economy to the brink of ruin...AGAIN!
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history...
RE #5Comment Posted By Dee On 26.01.2010 @ 18:48
"Pimps in Prison" will be the least of his worries...he's about to meet the "other" teabaggers!