Very good, Rick! Funny. One criticism... I prefer "Dear Leader" to "Glorious Leader". It humanizes him (PBUH).Comment Posted By lionheart On 11.09.2009 @ 21:07
The endgame is afoot... but it is a feint. Embedding a "trigger" is nothing more than a trojan horse to enable their ultimate implementation. Any Senator that changes their mind because of this subterfuge is either too stupid to hold office or is looking for any excuse to be able to vote for it (and I think a lot of Blue-dogs are both).Comment Posted By lionheart On 4.09.2009 @ 09:01
Thus anyone involved should be tried and thrown in prison in accordance with the Rule of Law…>Does that include all 297 congressmen and 77 Senators? Do we capture and prosecute all of the Brits that fed us bad info?
It was a bad call to go in, but only in retrospect- there was intelligence that indicated Hussein was developing WMD, and he had already proven that he would use them. Hussein was given every opportunity to avoid conflict, but he proved to be repeatedly recalcitrant.
The psychos that really need to be invaded are North Korea and Iran. Those are the guys that are going to detonate the next nuke. Both leaders are almost certainly clinically insane.Comment Posted By lionheart On 1.09.2009 @ 06:25
Michael Reynolds said:
But you’re right, it’s time for me to move on.
Good riddance.Comment Posted By lionheart On 1.09.2009 @ 06:35
Excellent retort to an imbecile. Apparently, Huffpo lets any hack write for them, regardless of their IQ.
Well said by Chuck also, in comment 1.Comment Posted By lionheart On 28.08.2009 @ 11:08
Rick, I read, understand and agree with you (from yesterday's post) that Kennedy was responsible for some good legislation. I also understand the press coverage, considering his famous family, his tenure in the Senate, and the controversy throughout his life.
However, I am certain that, as much press as this is getting, the left is completely confused about Main Street's opinion of the man. Of course, this is completely unscientific, but I'd put the percentage of Americans that loved him at 10%, liked him at 15%, were repulsed by him at 65%, and hated his guts to hell at 10%. Now I don't run with any lefty loons, but everybody I know (even my democratic friends, and yes, I have a few) were repulsed by him.
All of this is to say that tying an very unpopular government program to an extremely unpopular elitist-liberal-career-politician can only help conservatives. Please, please, please, name it KenndyKare!Comment Posted By lionheart On 27.08.2009 @ 10:03
shaun, none of us put our real names on our comments. I clicked on your name, and got "blogger not found". If you're going to criticize an anonymous comment, man up and state your real name. Hypocrite.Comment Posted By lionheart On 26.08.2009 @ 13:37
Thanks for the reminder, Rick. I really hated that guy. I guess even really, really bad people do some good things. I agree with your post, and even though you weren't necessarily trying to cover all the bases, I have always felt it was important to remember two other interesting facts (one bad, one good):
The Bad: Lets start with his Harvards years. Oops, did I say years? Well, technically it was years, but was interrupted by being caught cheating. Expelled. If you or I try that, we're toast. Kennedy was readmitted 2 years later (or so), and ended up graduating. I think this is important because it demonstrates a complete lack of morals, and a sense of entitlement even at such an early age.
Good: He served his country, enlisting in the Army, during his "hiatus" from Harvard. This actually surprised me, and I tip my hat to him for this. I don't think many people know this.
A comment about some of the "awesome" contributions you attributed to him. There is no doubt that he contributed to a safer work environment, and too many other awesome legislation. But to credit him for higher wages and a better standard of living is going too far. The age of science was progressing with or without Ted, and our economy may very well have grown faster without some of the legislation he sponsored that hurt businesses.
I am never happy for anyone's death, but his death in particular makes me hope that there is a just God.Comment Posted By lionheart On 26.08.2009 @ 11:27
First of all, your screed is tiresome. Constant invective doesn't further the debate, but since I am occasionally guilty of the same offense, I'll move on.
I could dissect your response point-by-point, but it would be a waste of time- I'm not going to convince you. I only want to make these points for anybody else that is reading the exchange:
1. You have no proof that the "vast" majority of the complaintants don't pay taxes. Even the retirees at the TH meetings are paying taxes on their retirement income (unless they are Roths). That myth fits into your paradigm, or image of these citizens, so you swallow it whole. Most of the people I work with (yes, working taxpayers) object to the government taking any further control over our lives. The govt. has proven many times that they screw up everything they try to run. I could give you a list, if you wish.
2. It is naive to believe that only $250K earners and up will have their taxes increased. You believe that because... because Obama promised that (rolling on the floor laughing)? You have the resources to absorb a tax increase. If you did not, you would not be so magnanimous with your tax basis.
3. "GOP idiocy"? You mean "American citizen idiocy", right? Its not just the GOP, my friend.Comment Posted By lionheart On 24.08.2009 @ 12:04
Michael Reynolds, I am very happy that you are wealthy. I have never spoken words more sincere. I envy your wealth, but do not begrudge it. I hope one day to be that successful. And you are very noble to volunteer more of your money for those that need it.
However, I would point out that it is very easy for someone so wealthy to be so generous with their earnings. You never have to worry about paying the mortgage, paying for a good school for your kids, buying a new car when your current one goes over the 20K miles mark. You probably go out to fine dinners whenever it strikes your fancy. You have more left over at the end of the month than we do. Good for you (sincerely- unlike you, I do NOT want your taxes to go up. You pay your share).
Most of us can't do any of that. My wife and I are much better off than most, but she can't stop working or we can't afford our current lifestyle (and she should stop working, because she is sick). My kids went to public school- I wanted to send them to a private school, but I simply couldn't afford it. My car (a Mercedes diesel) has 150K miles, and will be my car for at least another 3 or 4 years. We go out to fine restaurants occasionally, but we have to plan for it.
Increasing my taxes, even a couple of percentage points, affects me- it hurts me. And when I look at the fraud, waste and abuse of every government-run agency, it infuriates me. I know that the government is taking more of my money to waste on projects that are mismanaged.
I acknowledge your sincere liberal belief in giving more of your money to the less fortunate, but I think your philosophy would be considerable different if it affected you more on a personal level.Comment Posted By lionheart On 24.08.2009 @ 06:41