The only debate the Left will brook is what version of their bills to pass. They refuse to consider any free market ideas. I have an HSA for example and I love it. The Left’s bills will kill HSAs. That’s a step backward, not forward.
Any bill that includes any government involvement other than regulatory is simply unconstitutional. If we want to throw the Constitution in the trash and just pass whatever is popular at the moment then let's be honest about it and stop simply ignoring the law.Comment Posted By Eric On 9.08.2009 @ 19:29
Come on! I really don't expect this kind of apples equals oranges partisan BS from you. Poorly written and reasoned and harping on old and fringe BS.
The real issue is the fact that even years AFTER Katrina, the governmental infrastructure that Obama inherits is woefully inadequate. Obama's been in power for how long?
Hates white people, hates black people. . . just stop already.
Give it a rest.
Nobody comes to this site and tells me what to write. You're banned.
ed.Comment Posted By Eric On 31.01.2009 @ 16:05
A rare thoughtful post in the recent blather I've read here.
One thought, do you really think that liberals are inherently less likely to discuss the negative implications of their philosophical viewpoint than conservatives?
"Liberals do not like to discuss the loss of freedom their collectivist ideas entail."
I think that's untrue. I rarely hear ANYONE reflect on the potential downsides of their own ideas! I think this is part of the human condition you so graciously copped to at the beginning of your post. After all, it's not only ideas from the left that can have a negative impact on freedom.
Still, if you look for it, you can find people on both sides of an issue (actually many sides of an issue. . . three dimensions at least) who are not only aware of the dangers of their own proposals but willing to discuss and modify them in order to arrive at a better solution that mitigates those potential issues.
Everyone is free to look at my home state, California, for an example of failing to openly discuss, entertain opposing ideas and, finally, compromise. That way lies madness. Of course, it helps to have an insane 2/3 majority requirement just to pass the damn budget!Comment Posted By Eric On 31.01.2009 @ 16:23
Rick, Rick, Rick, when you look solely to the blogosphere for a dose of "sanity", you'll have to search far and wide to find it. The same arguments can be made of the right wing fringe that fills the ether of both talk radio and blogs with its own special derangement, transferable to the latest target on the left, or the middle for that matter. It took me ages to find your blog and it's one of few I've found that regularly checks its own rhetoric for signs of wackiness. Many of the sites you link to in your posts are borderline at best and filled with unreasoned hate or disdain. You've noted this yourself in your more recent comments about your colleagues postings about Obama and the end of the world.
I hope you find some entertainment to replace your mirth at the foaming few on the left. I'll take no pleasure in the continued foaming of the right as Obama takes the stage.Comment Posted By Eric On 20.01.2009 @ 11:27
Hey Rick, keep it up. I have no doubt we'll keep checking in. . . even if there's a day or two without a missive. And an advance happy birthday!Comment Posted By Eric On 2.01.2009 @ 17:07
Lets have people take risk and give there heart and sole to make the american dream come true. Then when it does let share it with every one. Let them pay the lazys way. Hell they don't need to contribute. Everyone should be equal. I am tired of just making ends meet while paying for people on wellfare eating better then I do.Comment Posted By eric On 29.10.2008 @ 10:07
So why is she so popular as governor? Is it just an Alaska thing? Why is she still drawing huge crowds?Comment Posted By Eric On 29.09.2008 @ 11:23
Fantastic post. I was wondering why Obama would use this particular wording so close to Palin's use of the "Hockey mom/pit bull/lipstick" remark. The fact that Obama's comment follows so close on the heels of Palin's comment during her speech makes it all suspect. In my post, Obama's "Lipstick on a Pig": Insult or Idiom?, I tried to give a "fair-and-balanced" assessment to his statement. However, the more I read and listen to clips of the speech, the more I wonder if it was a cold a calculated attempt to smear the Republican campaign.
I do think, however, that both campaigns need to stop with the personal attacks (more Obama camp than McCain camp) and focus on the issues. I, for one, am getting very weary of it.Comment Posted By Eric On 10.09.2008 @ 14:10
Many have wondered why Custer rushed into battle rather than waiting.
Respected historian Stephan Amrose in his book about Custer and Crazy Horse noted that Custer was a democrat. One of the few democratic civil war heroes (sound familiar?)and considered #3 prospect in the coming democratic presidential convention to be held the end of June. A military victory would possibly made him the democratic presidential nominee. A slight change of luck and he would be darling of the left as a democratic war hero.
This idea that Custer wanted to be president which is why he didn't wait for Terry has been part of revisionist history since the 1960's. It's an interesting theory except there's no evidence Custer wanted to be president and some evidence - his letters to his wife - that he had every intention of staying in the army for a long time.
Custer was a glory hound but it was glory for glory's sake, not to advance a political career. It may very well be that Custer was interested in becoming president. But I don't think anyone can prove that it was his basic motivation for attacking that day.
ed.Comment Posted By Eric On 25.06.2008 @ 22:39
It wasn't the comments about evangelical Christians I had a problem with (since I'm not one) - it was your 'broad brush' smear against Iowans. They have the highest literacy rate of any state. They grow our food and send their sons and daughters to war in disproportionate numbers. And they're considered probably the most decent and authentic people in the country. I only visited once when I was a kid. I grew up in California and live in New York. But my mom grew up in Ida Grove, Iowa - and her mom in Dayton, Iowa. I'll accept your apology for them.
Eric.Comment Posted By eric On 6.01.2008 @ 00:56