Extremism in defense of Liberty is no vice! BS, the nation-state must survive, so the tactics must be practical. Your extremist position on interrogation is a guaranteed pathway to the destruction of a civilization you wish to live in.Comment Posted By Fritz On 3.04.2008 @ 09:08
Unfettered capitalism doesn't work because it leads to concentration, monopoly. We would all agree that the same is true for government monopoly. We have developed a pretty good balance with our anti-trust free enterprise system. Not pure for the Ayan Rand types, but has shown for the long run stability. As John Nash would say, that way we all get laid.Comment Posted By Fritz On 18.03.2008 @ 08:32
Rick,Comment Posted By Fritz On 7.12.2007 @ 09:51
Why do you defend the Shadow Warriors? The leakers of the story are playing you for a fool. It's their made-up story-line about "legal concerns" that you and the left buy hook, line & sinker. Do you really believe that in 2005 Democrats would have sanctioned such actions if there was even the slightest hint of illegality?
This time Rick is 100% correct. Those anti-smoking bunnies that have the love of tobacco tax revenue, yet the moment a nickel beer tax is proposed have the opposite self righteousness. This tax is only proposed because the demand for this product is near term inelastic, because the consumers are addicts and the revenue doesn't come out of your pockets for programs you are not willing to pay for. Government could collect an enormous amount of revenue if we were to add $1.00 tax per gallon of gasoline, don't we need to change our driving behavior? Doesn't second hand auto emissions cause many health related afflictions? I'll sit in my garage with Rick and 5 of his smoking friends for an hour, but I certainly wouldn't with your car running. Those of you that gave us so many comments on health are hypocrites because you all drive cars and purchase many products that have second hand health issues. We could easily eradicate cigaret smoking in the United States, start a date certain that each year the legal age to smoke is raised by one year. People like Rick would be able to legally smoke until they die so the chance of a black market would not exist. No true conservative can agree with these types of taxes. This is a tax, it is unfairly burdened and used to con the public to broaden spending.
When I was a smoker, years ago my country club began to restrict smoking. It didn't take long for the board to discover that unlike government, they don't have exclusive power. 30% of a membership that smokes is quite a large loss of dues. They made accommodations and all were happy. Like the tax on cigarets, it is amazing how quickly non-smokers faced with massive loss of revenue will accommodate when a burden would fall upon them. That is what Rick is talking about, liberal self interest should not give conservatives cover. We should stand against this bogus tax burden and force liberals to ban tobacco or offer my policy for eradication.Comment Posted By Fritz On 23.08.2007 @ 17:26
JohnMc,Comment Posted By Fritz On 11.07.2007 @ 11:30
The Reagan Tipp O'Neil after hours drinks is a MSM myth. In Reagan's book of letters he couldn't stand what O'Neil said in public, thought it was un-gentlemanly. Reagan had hard feelings, he didn't like O'Neil's public ridicule. Same thing that Clinton did to Republicans, he would make agreements in private only to come out in public to ridicule Republicans for what he had just agreed upon.
Rick,Comment Posted By Fritz On 11.07.2007 @ 11:22
I think you have a touch of BDS. Since when is anything out of an agency not shown in a political light? Brownie was FEMA director for 4 of the top 10 hurricanes in US history in 2004 totaling more than $50bn and not a whimper was heard, yet Katrina he is reduced to a Bush crony, truth is, he did a heck of a job. You on the other hand were wrong about him too. This SG is a phony that should have resigned if he didn't like it. Why should he be allowed an agenda, he wasn't elected. We have an agenda driven agency head at NASA running around the country telling us he is being prevented to tell us his views about global warming while he is telling us his views about global warming. I think you don't understand beltway politics where anything anyone says can be used as a political weapon by the opposition. When Greg Mankiw as Bush's Chairman of economic advisors talked about our dynamic economy as "creative destruction" it set off a firestorm by Democrats.
President Bush's clemency statement; "was handed a harsh sentence based in part on allegations never presented to the jury."
Fitzgerald and the Judge took into account the seriousness of the original referral and properly held Libby to account for his actions related to the investigation. When Fitzgerald realized Libby had not committed the underlying crime he perjured/obstructed himself to avoid; he should have offered a reasonable plea bargain. Had the underlying crime been charged to Libby or someone else Libby tried to protect, then Fitzgerald's harsh sentence would have been justified. Fitzgerald's "cloud over the office of the Vice President" was hyperbole.Comment Posted By Fritz On 3.07.2007 @ 12:26
Sit down with Democrats? President Bush gave them Rumsfeld and in return he got nothing. They are not serious. Lugar said,"â€œvery limited within the short period framed by our own domestic political debate,â€ bin Laden couldn't have said it better, it has been the plan all along. Democracy is weak and can not stomach a long confrontation. Our situation in Iraq, while tenuous, is better than what Johnson had in 1968 Vietnam.
You can claim vindication from your buddy, but his mockery of the Bolton nomination on the blowhard committee gives me pause.
I remember the late 70's, our NATO forces in Europe would not fight the Soviets. If 4,000 dead over 4 years can dampen your political will, you have joined the ranks of the better Red than dead crowd.Comment Posted By Fritz On 27.06.2007 @ 09:25
Mikeca, gregdn,Comment Posted By Fritz On 13.06.2007 @ 11:44
I hope your Democrat Presidential candidate stands behind this decision. I would love to watch the Republican candidate conclude that he/she would not have detained the 9/11 highjackers even if the FBI knew about the plot beforehand. You guys have had the luxury for 6 years to bash President Bush without having the responsibility to carry out policy. The public wants to know how they would prevent attacks, not simply how they would respond to one. Soft on terrorism will send real chills down voters backs.
This was a Bush Derangement Syndrome ruling. The 11th Circuit Court gave more power to President Clinton to send little Elian back to Cuba than this Court recognized in President Bush to capture and detain terrorists. Part of AQ's playbook is to use legal protections as a weapon against us. If we are so stupid to tell the enemy that they can avoid GITMO if captured, why not just convert to Islam and be done with it.Comment Posted By Fritz On 12.06.2007 @ 11:59