In a world in which it is known that anything that gets through Congress is going to be a compromise, does it not make sense for each side to ask for more then what they want, so they have some things to cut as part of the compromise?
When I take a pig to the slaughter house, I hope to take the best parts home with me and leave the stuff I wasn't interested in behind.Comment Posted By KenGirard On 17.02.2010 @ 15:15
Just a little oddness here:
"I daresay that an African American’s America is slightly different than the America of a conservative southern Christian."
So there are no Southeren African American conservitive Christians? What about up North, or out West?
As to Palin writing on her hand... If she had some precise details in there ($86.43 million or July 14, 1936) written in there then I'd think it is fine, and shows she wanted to get the right info out there. But when it is vauge terms... She could't remember energy, tax and budget cuts? She had to read those words to answer questions?Comment Posted By KenGirard On 10.02.2010 @ 17:05
If I incorporated, and then bought the house, then surely society would understand that I have to walk away from my bad investment desicion for the good of my stockholders. In this case the stockholders would be me and my family.
And if the houseing value drops low enough, maybe the folks who walked away from the houses can come back in 5-7 years and buy the property they walked away from.
I say 5-7 years not because thats when the bad marks will be washed off their credit record, but rather due to one of the bank CEOs explaining to his daughter that financial crisis happen evry 5-7 years... mostly due to the so called experts being clueless and greedy. Run the market up as high as possible, and then sell sell sell to some poor sucker. Like all the current ads telling folks to buy gold at record high prices so that folks currently with gold can make big big bucks.Comment Posted By KenGirard On 4.02.2010 @ 16:40
"Are a majority of Republicans racists? Homophobes? Are they warmongers?"
After seeing the poll I suspect a larger number of them are then I belived before seeing it.
And yesterday after seeing the poll I said I'd like to see a simular poll taken for Dems and Inds. Problem is Indpendent covers so much.Comment Posted By KenGirard On 3.02.2010 @ 16:06
"Imagine rather than screaming “socialist” every day since Obamacare has been an issue, the GOP had calmly and repeatedly countered with Ryan’s common sense health care reforms." - Rick Moran
Please? Pretty pleae? All anyone kept pointing at was the 9 pages of bullet points that was more of a wish list, so that they could complain about how the Dem version was so big and complex. Can't really do that when the Ryan bill is 248 pages, and tons of it is "See this sextion X in a different document".
If everyone would offer up the best ideas they have, who knows, maybe we can get something useful out of the politicians.Comment Posted By KenGirard On 1.02.2010 @ 15:29
Company A starts up a subsidiary, which starts a subsidiary "Co B", which starts a subsidiary "WorkAtHome.com", which then buys ads backing a politician.
The ads say "Brought to you by WorkAtHome.com".
Makes it hard for joe public to connect the dots when 6 months later Company A gets a big no-bid government contract.
Now last time I checked, a corporation is made up of stockholders and employees, all of whom get a vote if they are an American citizen, and all of whom can chip in money to support a politician...but that was not enough. Now a corporation can spend all its money to get the right judges elected so that someday corporations can be allowed to marry, just like hetrosexuals. Divorce lawyers are already smiling over the idea.Comment Posted By KenGirard On 27.01.2010 @ 16:41
Richard Bottoms - Many dictatorships have elections. In them you get to choose the only guy on the card. For some reason he gets 100% of the vote....even if 95% where write-ins for "Please, anyone else".Comment Posted By KenGirard On 18.01.2010 @ 14:18
So out gunned by... a bunch of liberals who mostly don't own guns? Or are you including the military in your count of folks who are not what you are referring to as "Patriots"?
And what exactly is it that is now forcing you to be a conspiracy theorist?Comment Posted By KenGirard On 19.01.2010 @ 14:08
geoffgo - Allow me to say that I find you quite amusing.
"At this point Patriots are way out-gunned, no matter their fervor, location, or armament. That observation comes from a never-before forced to be survivalist, or conspiracy theorist."
So is it your view that the number of "non-Patriots" (Whomever imagine them to be) so vastly out number "Patriots" (Whomever you imagine them to be) that the "Patriots" only hope of getting what they want is to ignore that the US is a democracy?Comment Posted By KenGirard On 18.01.2010 @ 14:06
Shouldn't #2 say "We support market-based health care reform and oppose government run health care;", or is there some style of government run health care that Republican's support?
Or is the most important part of that line "oppose Obama"?
And isn't #10 a little broad? It suggest that there should be no limits on who can own guns: criminals (even in jail as there can not be any government [Fed, State or Local] rules saying they can be denied guns), the mentaly ill, 4 year olds, tourist, etc. I guess this would also mean that if someone can pay for it, they can own it. So, a 155mm howitzer for every drug dealer in the city! That should make gang wars a lot more interesting on the news.Comment Posted By KenGirard On 25.11.2009 @ 15:54