It seems like we have so many cliques of 1-dimensional voters. There's the gay clique, where gay rights are everything. There's the NRA clique, where gun rights are everything. There's the NAACP clique, where minority rights are everything. There's the unions, where labor rights are everything. I'm not sure what my clique is... maybe the right-wing conservative IT professional agnostic gun-toting clique?
I long for the days when our country's future was so promising that we could focus on our pet issue. Like you, I wish both sides would just shut the hell up.Comment Posted By lionheart On 23.12.2008 @ 15:43
Actually, I enjoy your summary better than the show.
By the way, Merry Christmas! I hope Sue and you have an excellent holiday season.Comment Posted By lionheart On 22.12.2008 @ 09:16
I look for any excuse to fornicate. Thanks, you've shared with me a new reason.Comment Posted By lionheart On 22.12.2008 @ 09:44
Terror is a pretty well defined set of acts that involve killing innocent people because they don't believe in your set of principles (of late, religion in general, Islam in particular). Declaring war on evil is a bit more nebulous- in fact, I think taxes are evil, but I'm don't want to declare war on the IRS.
Your argument is silly.Comment Posted By lionheart On 22.12.2008 @ 14:25
Chuck, just for the record, the rules of war are ALWAYS made up as you go- or perhaps I should say all rules are immediately thrown out the window. And some people would NEVER find a justification for any war, for any reason. Are you in that group (I don't think so, but I could be wrong).
But the justification for war is another topic- this one is about the criminal liability of torture administrators. Lets debate the former another day.
I prefer waterboarded terrorists over dead family members, so I'm going to have to side with the interrogators. Keep in mind that, although they were subjected to extreme discomfort, NONE of those guys died or suffered permanent disabilities. So as long as the motives of the interrogators wasn't to get their jollies off, I see no crime.
Sorry about all the caps- I don't know how to insert bold or italics.Comment Posted By lionheart On 22.12.2008 @ 13:59
War changes everything. Commit espionage during peacetime, and you go to prison. Do it during war, and you get hanged. These guys want to KILL US. They want to KILL EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW- your mother, your father, your wife and every one of your children. They would set off a nuke in every city in his country if they could. Are you out of your f-ing minds?
I vehemently disagree with Rick on this, but respect his right to his opinion, not the opinion itself.
I strongly suspect that those, to a man, who want prosecution/vengence on the "war criminals" would also want somebody's head if they lost a loved one from a terrorist act that could have been prevented via agressive interrogation (or torture if you prefer).
Everybody's wired differently, and I am wired to not feel any compassion for people that want to murder my children or destroy my country.
War changes everything, and the war on terror is not a bumper sticker.Comment Posted By lionheart On 22.12.2008 @ 09:59
We'd have to pass "card check" at the national level to ensure that you keep your word.Comment Posted By lionheart On 18.12.2008 @ 12:39
Bankruptcy is not necessarily a bad thing for corporations. During the reorg, dead wood is trimmed, salaries are adjusted to competitive market levels, viable business plans are implemented, and the company positions itself to emerge as a going concern. Old leadership is usually punished, and fresh blood is brought in.
Bush needs to let them fail, and then he will have "saved" something.Comment Posted By lionheart On 17.12.2008 @ 11:39
Smile, that was funny.
But Illinois' corruption is a moon-cast shadow compared to Louisiana's corruption before Jindal.Comment Posted By lionheart On 17.12.2008 @ 08:17
I'm as amazed at the delayed response of the Secret Service as I am with the whole incident. I would have assumed that the guy would be bum-rushed and tackled by 6 agents before he could get his second volley off. A powerful man could have charged the podium and (at a minimum) delivered a couple of punches.
Two things: as Michael pointed out, pretty good reflexes on Bush's part, and good for Maliki for trying to deflect the shoe.Comment Posted By lionheart On 15.12.2008 @ 16:40