I'm not too worried about the Millinial vote. This isn't original, but I believe it to be generally true: if you're under 25 and not a liberal, you don't have a heart; if you're over 25 and not a conservative, you don't have a brain.
Once these youngsters start paying taxes; experience supporting the laziness of others; see less qualified candidates get promoted because of their color; they'll drift right. Happened to me. From what you've shared, it seems like it happened to you too, Rick.Comment Posted By Lionheart On 25.02.2010 @ 11:11
The question of whether this guy was a terrorist is a no brainer; of course he was.
I not sure of the definition anymore. I would be more inclined to call him a homicidal maniac, since he does not seem to be affiliated with any organization with similar philosophies, and because his suicide seems to be intent to kill for revenge.Comment Posted By Lionheart On 19.02.2010 @ 12:13
I've discovered an even greater invention: baby wipes by the case at Costco. Probably not as good as a bidet, but a hell of a lot more comfortable and sanitary than TP.Comment Posted By lionheart On 11.02.2010 @ 12:23
I think John Galt has too much time on his hands... :-)
One step in the right direction towards fiscal responsibility.
Our national debt may be the biggest threat to our country since the Declaration of Independence. Our debt-laden economy is a house of cards and China could bring it down at any time... only self-preservation is keeping then from doing so. Hope nothing changes on that front.
But back to the space program... as usual, private enterprise will outperform government programs (technologically as well as financial, schedule, fraud, waste, abuse, etc.). This same concept could and should be applied to the DOE. Imagine that... competent teachers for less tax dollars.
But I ramble. Out of coffee.Comment Posted By lionheart On 2.02.2010 @ 05:56
By granting a homeowner the ability to write off interest paid on their home loan, isn’t the government encouraging a certain kind of economic behavior? Of course they are. And this is where I’m not sure Mr. Poulos’s thesis holds.
The thesis holds up just fine. The government doesn't make you buy a house. Even if you have the house, it doesn't make you write off the interest. Controlling behavior via creating avenues of opportunity are completely different than controlling behavior via threat or compulsion.Comment Posted By lionheart On 29.01.2010 @ 12:24
I don't have the stamina for watching SOTU... my middle finger hurts too much after even a few minutes.Comment Posted By lionheart On 27.01.2010 @ 20:38
Told you... from Allah:
The affidavit didn’t accuse the group of “wiretapping” but of “willfully and maliciously interfering” with a government phone system, which may mean something less sinister in practice
Then from Frum:
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict: the James O’Keefe/Landrieu phone interference case will be resolved with a very stern talking to by a judge, no criminal record, and 100 hours of community service each for the four arrested young people.
Sorry to burst your fantasy, M.R.Comment Posted By lionheart On 27.01.2010 @ 18:40
A personal cell phone is a bugging device?
I'll bet he's acquitted. This is probably a publicity stunt, and I'll bet he called the FBI on himself.
Don't mistake this as making an excuse for a criminal... if he's guilty of a felony, throw the book at him. I just find it a bit far-fetched that he could be so stupid that he would actually try to bug a Senator's office.Comment Posted By lionheart On 26.01.2010 @ 21:04
Excellent! The only thing worse is when they automatically start playing music or conversation.
As far as the "close" button, I have noticed that the program creates a delayed appearance... once the pop-up occurs, the close button will lag by a second or three.
Some really good programmer could make a lot of money on an application that monitors for those annoying bastards, and kills it before you even notice it.Comment Posted By lionheart On 24.01.2010 @ 10:53
Well put, Rick.Comment Posted By lionheart On 23.01.2010 @ 13:55