The "government shutdown" worked out brilliantly for Republicans last time,so I would urge them to repeat this action.Comment Posted By Martin On 19.08.2009 @ 08:20
Fred will make and excellent running mate for Mitt Romney.
Once he has Romney staff organize his day he will be a much better campaigner.
Romney-Thompson 2008Comment Posted By martin On 18.01.2008 @ 14:01
Rick,Comment Posted By martin On 25.11.2007 @ 11:29
Your analysis would be more convincing if you quoted a few primary sources in the military. You know, the ones actually fighting the war. Pundits and bloggers quoting pundits and bloggers in the end results in speculation squared.
Wow. Absolutely despicable comments.
Anyway-please tell what is the current status of bin Laden with the right: is he still wanted dead or alive or is he of no concern?Comment Posted By Martin On 7.09.2007 @ 18:44
Absolute idiocy from Kudlow.
These people need to decide whether we have a "free market" or not. When profits are to be made, it's all private. When losses arise, well it's socialism to the max and we all have to chip in to bail out Larry's friends.Comment Posted By Martin On 16.08.2007 @ 15:06
To Leo--Such wars are NOT won by whipping and killing = by military means.
Please define "such wars" and provide a specific example of such a war won by other means. See also the definition of "war".
Some Chamberlains cannot understand that when one's enemy--unprovoked-- begins killing you and states its dedication to wiping your culture off the face of the earth, you are in a war and you can generally count on killing or being killed. This has been demonstrated to be true for thousands of years. It is unfortunate but true.Comment Posted By martin On 15.07.2007 @ 12:13
But maybe Leo's post was, like Moore's feature films, an attempt at satire.
And the hell of it is, thereâ€™s precious little we can do to help.
Rick--I appreciate your sincerity, your diligence in developing complex arguments, and your acknowledgment of opposing viewpoints. But there are too many variables in your equation for it to be ultimately useful in projecting likely outcomes. Like the global warming debate, the Iraq situation with all the unknowns you cite is simply too difficult to handicap.
Try Occam's razor. My version is as old as the written word: the one potentially overwhelming factor is an old-fashioned whipping by the American military of those who are killing us and our allies. Winning the fight will not solve all problems but it by itself will allow progress in many other areas. Can we do it? Of course. And I hope the winning strategy is underway. This is what we can do to help.
Show me a war which was won by anything but military force. And make no mistake, it is a war in Iraq despite what the Chamberlains whoud have us believe.Comment Posted By martin On 15.07.2007 @ 09:57
"Hate speech" is by definition highly subjective. Your brother has his right to express his ideas. But make no mistake, it was hate speech--cleverly perfumed, but no lesss hateful than the stuff you rail against regularly. This nepotistic criticism is unfortunate and undeniable.Comment Posted By martin On 14.04.2007 @ 14:23
A beautifully-written critique Rick. D'Souza is a lightweight dressed as a serious Conservative. His writing is largely drivel.Comment Posted By Martin On 17.01.2007 @ 22:35
Get rid of the 17th amendment. The loss of state's rights has led to a mega-federal gov't.Comment Posted By Martin On 31.08.2006 @ 10:56