I could care less about God or Gaia. I'm an atheist.
Now don't you just feel all silly and stupid inside?Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.07.2007 @ 16:18
What's the point if you're not going to read the link I provided that lays out exactly what I think of global warming - which is a lot closer to your position than you give me credit for.
I have no problem with scientific inquiry into changes in climate and atmosphere. But for Al Gore and the Luddites who slavishly follow him to tell me that I'm some kind of Nazi because I don't close my mind to the possibilities being explored by other, reputable scientists, then they can kiss my ass and screw themselves. THEY are the purveyors of anti-science, not me.
Jay - you have no problem laughing at Colbert or Stewart when they wildly misrepresent conservative positions. It's a little different when its one of your oxes being "gored" isn't it? And if you don't believe there are anti-industrialists out there who wish to see the human race reduced to a "sustainable" level of 800 million with no factories save those that were in existence in the 15th century, then I suggest you read up on some of the company you're running with as far as global warming absolutists are concerned.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.07.2007 @ 12:32
Exaggerating someone's position to make fun of it is called "satire" by us grownups.
Now, make sure you clean your room and make your bed before you go out to play, 'kay hon?Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.07.2007 @ 11:42
Heh. I love it when I write a post that brings out the snark in my readers!Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.07.2007 @ 11:29
Unlike you, Al Gore, and the rest of the anti-science bigots who keep insisting "case closed," real scientists struggle to find the facts.
And as far as my "believing" (what does believing have to do with science unless you see global warming as a religious cult?) global warming, well read this and then tell me what I "believe":
You're so simple minded you can't grasp the complexity of the issue much less the debate. Go away and let the adults play for a while, 'kay?Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.07.2007 @ 11:21
If you've come for the "Pro-Bush" mindset, you will be radically disappointed.
If you've come for commentary that argues most of what you read in Europe is hogwash and that "warantless surviellance" is a myth - as well as other charges that the US is becoming some kind of banana republic dictatorship - then keep reading.
Search for "torture" posts on this site and you will see where I stand - closer to your position than some on the right. As far as "habeus corpus" for "enemies" (curious that you would put that word in quotes - as if they only exist in our imagination) there are a wealth of posts on this subject as well - much more nuanced than the screaming idiots of both left and right.
Sorry you can't pigeonhole me. Never assume anything just by what some on the right believe or some on the left accuse the right of believing. Here, you will get my thoughts and beliefs - not talking points and certainly not what the left tells me I should believe simply because I'm conservative.
Here's just one example from my posts on torture:
http://rightwingnuthouse.com/archives/2006/07/01/escaping-the-legal-and-moral-quagmire-of-guantanamo/Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.07.2007 @ 05:13
What fun is that?
And of course I have concerns - if you read this site from time to time, you know I do.
But the republic is not falling apart. And those who say so either because they're too stupid to know otherwise or for partisan political purposes need to be savagely abused.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 8.07.2007 @ 19:18
That scenario you drew was utter nonsense. It's not based on any known fact or even any intelligent speculation.
And I'm not sure the majority of Democrats are all that willing to draw down our forces that drastically or completely. Some are, most aren't.
The point, however, is simple. It's not a question of "abandoning" Iraq. It's a question of what more good our military can do that the Iraqis cannot do for themselves. And the answer is not too damn much. Right now, we're more or less in the way of Iraq evolving, in my opinion. We've carried them far enough. We've done all that we can. Time to concentrate on a mission where we can do some good.
Border patrol comes to mind. The Iranian and Syrian borders are a sieve. And I would still support going after Islamic State of Iraq and any other goons al-Qaeda wishes to send. For that, we'll need considerable infrastructure but not many troops. But leave the militias and the Sunni insurgents to the Iraqis to sort out.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.07.2007 @ 17:39
Tano is a provacatuer. He is not a serious person. His shallow, thoughtless, hyper partisan comments are as vapid and empty of coherence as any that have ever been left here.
Ignore him.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.07.2007 @ 14:48
First of all, welcome back and F**k you.
I've been basically saying the same thing since last summer although not quite as clearly since my position on the war underwent a thoughtful revision over time. And it galls me to no end to lose 40% of my readership for it and then have some god damned asshole lefty lickspittle like you come here and tell me I'm a jonhnny come lately.
Well, again. F**k you. Your smarmy, snide comments written with an air of insufferable superiority are not welcome here. Go away and never come back.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.07.2007 @ 14:44
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