MORE NEWS FROM THE FRINGE:
Does the possibility exist that a homosexual could be qualified to sit on the Supreme Court?
Minority Whip John Thune (R) does not seem to think so.
A bridge too far? or crazy bigoted bullsh!t?Comment Posted By bsjones On 7.05.2009 @ 00:35
One point of interest. I have lived for over a year in both Britain and Australia. Both countries have shadow cabinets. Unfortunately, shadow ministers NEVER offer specific alternatives. They are involved in the same kind of ankle biting you see from out of power American politicians.
Not offering alternatives is seen as wise politics for obvious reasons. The most important, perhaps, is it gives voters no RATIONAL means for selecting between candidates. This is something politicians and their P.R. spokesman want. Real politics must not be discussed rationally. For them it is better that you "identify" with a party or ideology so the real work that politicians do can take place behind a curtain.
By the way, my ideology says you are not like me and I wouldn't want to have a beer with you. Besides, I can't stand your pant suits. NO VOTE FOR YOU!!Comment Posted By bsjones On 5.05.2009 @ 15:04
W. was a perfect example of a Republican president. Why? He created more government and entitlements while cutting taxes for certain income brackets.
W. did it.
Reagan did it.
Bush Senior was attacked from his own party for wanting to balance the budget with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. His goal was to reduce the Reagan defecits by some 500 billion over 5 years.
Nixon was a Socialist by today's standards. Tax increases, creating government departments, and price controls. He even talked about ending the war!Comment Posted By bsjones On 4.05.2009 @ 14:48
Maybe "conservatives" are just a small subset of Republicans?Comment Posted By bsjones On 8.05.2009 @ 00:53
Republican Fiscal Responsibility
Create a new program, possibly even an entitlement and pass it along WITH a tax cut in the very same budget.
I am not kidding. The historical records is full of evidence.
Standard rebuttal: Yeah, but the Democrats are worse.Comment Posted By bsjones On 1.05.2009 @ 00:30
There are two real problems for the Republicans right now:
The first is that Republicans are seen as the party that says one thing and does another. Like Spector, the First Principles were for stoking the base at election time, not for actual governing.
The second is that in times of great crisis many (most?) Americans want more government involvement in finding solutions, not less.
(A third and more controversial point is that Republican governance is responsible for the problems America faces now. Many believe this. Not good for Republicans.)Comment Posted By bsjones On 29.04.2009 @ 13:50
cdor,Comment Posted By bsjones On 1.05.2009 @ 23:44
The world works nothing like you imagine it does.
It sounds like you believe that torture is real, immoral, and illegal, but that the "techniques" that we hear about in the MSM are something else much less troublesome than torture.
My concern over this argument is that governments lie, omit, and misdirect routinely as a matter of policy, especially when illegal conduct is involved. If these "techniques" are the ones being admitted to and acknowledged publicly, the possibility exists that other things were done that are still being concealed. Maybe I am cynical, but in my mind this possibility seems likely.
I support an independent investigation for this reason. As I have commented elsewhere, it is likely that criminals on both sides of the isle would be caught up in an investigation's net. As far as I am concerned this is all to the good.Comment Posted By bsjones On 28.04.2009 @ 14:41
Brad,Comment Posted By bsjones On 28.04.2009 @ 14:28
Does the pork come with hoisin sauce?
We can whip this swine flu with a capital gains tax cut!
If that doesn't do it, we can repeal the DEATH TAX!!
Problem solved.Comment Posted By bsjones On 30.04.2009 @ 01:04