Why do you consider the people who doubt Zero's fitness and legal ability to hold the office as nutcases? Or racists? It's really damned easy to just demonize or minimize the honest concerns of these people. It's difficult indeed to listen to their concerns and understand the reasons behind them. The time to finally put these concerns to rest will be AFTER he has served his one and only failed term in office. Until then, he is CiC of the armed forces and they have the right to depend on his fitness to command them.
The bottom line is that Zero is without a doubt the most absolutely horrendous choice to be president of the United States. He has no knowledge of history, less knowledge (or respect) for the U.S. Constitution (and there is no proof that he EVER taught constitutional law) and to cap the whole mess, he is arrogant and condescending to his "subjects" - not realizing that WE are his EMPLOYERS.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 22.07.2009 @ 11:41
Drongo - just fyi - I don't want either making my health care decisions. I want those decisions to be a cooperative effort between ME and my own personal DOCTOR. I hate hospitals and I hate doctors and at age 67, I have a feeling that Obamacare will give my needs really short shrift! I'm not ready to pack up my toys and go away, Drongo. I have many more things to do in my life! Like argue with you.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 21.07.2009 @ 11:54
I am one of those conservatives who were brought into the fold by Mr. Buckley. And my gratitude and love for the man continues to this day. Being a conservative has brought me friends, quiet satisfaction (during the Reagan years) and a neverending state of astonishment at the antics of the Left!
Dear commiestooge, are you utterly unschooled in the history of the mortgage fiasco? Or do you have as poor a memory as Barney Frank who is living proof that every village MUST have an idiot. Apparently so, since Barney Frank, poster child for economic ignorance has not learned a tiny little bit from the destruction that liberal/Democrat/left-wing policies can cause. It was the Dems who forced lending institutions to make sub-prime loans and insisted on both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do so. And Frank is trying to jolly those institutions into doing it again! Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it - and Barney Frank is living proof! What I do not understand is how he keeps being reelected? Surely his state can produce better than him?Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 14.07.2009 @ 13:40
I am a lifelong practicing Catholic who actually spent a few months in the convent after high school, so I think my knowledge of Catholicism is fairly comprehensive. I would not hesitate to vote for Romney on the basis of his Mormon faith, any more than I would have avoided voting for our future one-termer Obama because he was a mixed race Chicago pol. I didn't vote for Obama because he has no substance, no intelligence, no historical knowledge and no class. It had nothing whatsoever to do with the color of his skin. I'm loathe to consider voting for anyone from Chicago. It's has a toxic political climate in my opinion!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 14.07.2009 @ 10:56
It is the Republican Party elites that have gotten us into this disturbing situation in the first place. Their brilliant candidates for the Senate and the House of Representatives are the spineless wimps that allowed a Democratic minority to ride roughshod over them. They wanted to be LIKED - when instead they should have aimed to be respected. When you stand up to a bully, he will run away and he usually won't start up with you in the future. This the Republicans in Congress should have done and didn't do. So forgive me if I'm not impressed with the eminence grise of the Republican Party who are so in love with Mitt Romney! He's a grey little manager-type! Won't excite or stimulate the base - which Sarah Palin will do. I'm speaking from experience with these tiny-minded little drones back when I was young and energetic instead of old and crabby as I am now.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 9.07.2009 @ 13:06
Politics on a national level were never the intend of the Founding Fathers. They wanted legislators who would do their jobs and then go home to their real lives. When did it become a full time profession? And how corrupt do you have to be to make it your full time profession. H. L. Mencken once opined that a professional politician was a professionally dishonest man! I agree.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 9.07.2009 @ 11:32
Sorry, Rick, there's something off-putting about Romney to me. I'm sure he's a perfectly nice man with sound instincts and good management skills (all things missing in the current White House occupant) but he's just too buttoned down and slick for my taste. I don't want a professional politician this time around. This time I want an authentic American who is plain spoken - and that's why I'm supporting Sarah Palin who doesn't do nuance or parsing her words! I'm so sick of that shit you cannot begin to imagine!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 9.07.2009 @ 11:30
Rick did not call MJ "untalented" - he opined (he is entitled to his opinion - fuzzy headed though you might think it - this IS still America) that Michael Jackson's talents were somewhat limited and on that I do agree with him. I find that a great many of these mildly and minimally talented creatures who have captured the public's attention and enjoyment (money) tend to think of themselves in grandiose terms, referring to themselves as artists. J-Lo comes to mind. She is a fairly mediocre singer, decent dancer, ho-hum actress. All of that being said, she is paid way, way, way more than she is worth and apparently uses money as the yardstick of her abilities! Pathetic really. But Bach and Beethoven were artists, J-Lo is NOT.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 26.06.2009 @ 13:23
Sinatra had a very limited singing voice. What he did have was fantastic technique: good phrasing and breathing and enormous respect for the lyric. Watching Sinatra sing was like a master class in the art of singing! In all other respects, I totally agree with you about Michael Jackson. I really resented the hysterical blathering over Mr. Jackson's [probably] drug-related death to the exclusion of real and important news, like the massacre of its own citizens by Iranian thugs!
Sinatra's voice aged so well and I would disagree with you on his range. When he needed to stretch, he could. And you are spot on about his phrasing and breathing (the two obviously go hand in hand) as well as having a real emotional attachment to the lyric. Not surprising because a lot of our greatest song writers actually wrote material just for him.
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Believing that the current Iranian regime will ever respect any American president - particularly this one - is ludicrous and woolly-minded.
I don't think WE should bomb Iran but I do think that Israel has the ability and the spine to do what we have the ability but no spine to do - bomb the hell out of the nuclear facilities for their own protection. At least that's my call on the matter.
I do not ever believe in "negotiating" with a bully. I have encountered too many and the thing that works best is a good swift kick with a steel-toed boot to their "privates" - memorable and effective!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 24.06.2009 @ 15:02