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  • Terence Corcoran: The Canadian economy: Nobody saw it coming

    01/30/2015 8:22:45 AM PST · 24 of 24
    Hostage to Jan_Sobieski

    I made a typo on a date in the above post. It was January 2014 not 2015 when I first heard Saudi Prince Alwaleed go nuts about the surging US Oil Production:

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/saudi-billionaire-prince-fracking-competitively-threatens-any-oil

    “Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a billionaire businessman and nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, said the production of shale oil and natural gas in the United States and other countries, primarily done through fracking, is a real competitive threat to “any oil-producing country in the world,” adding that Saudi Arabia must address the issue because it is a “matter of survival.””

    With domestic oil production increasing month over month and the Saudi Prince getting really nervous it wasn’t difficult at all to see what was coming.

  • The GOP’s Long Love Affair With Schmucks

    01/29/2015 4:20:00 PM PST · 15 of 31
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    Who the frick is this A-Hole Nick Gillespie?

  • Terence Corcoran: The Canadian economy: Nobody saw it coming

    01/29/2015 10:23:11 AM PST · 15 of 24
    Hostage to Jan_Sobieski

    In late Summer 2014 I saw a fall in oil prices coming. Early 2014 I was signing supply orders for spot shipments of Bakken Crude (NDS) to refineries shipped via Burlington Northern. I kept trying for a longer term contract like 18 to 36 months at market plus logistics and the purchasing managers said to wait and see. By the time September 2014 came the purchasing managers were saying they were flooded with offers. Terminal storage had filled up, pipeline construction was being rushed and pipeline direction routing was being planned and rushed.

    Canadian crude from Alberta was also available via the Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan operated pipeline to Vancouver and then by oil barge to the Pacific Northwest refineries. And the Canadian crude was heavily discounted from market. However, the Canadian dollar reached parity with the US dollar and their oil became less competitive.

    Bottomline was there was oil coming from everywhere. What started 5 to 6 years ago as a group of hydraulic fracturing directional drilling companies bloomed into a swarm numbering tens of thousands of oil rigs dotting the countryside. Labor was needed and if someone one needed a job all they needed to do was show up and demonstrate they could see lightning and hear thunder and they got the job. Truck drivers with the right class commercial license could make $150,000 a year easy. Man camps were established where workers could eat steak and lobster everyday and all other kinds of expensive buffets. The region was not a pretty region to live in but the pay was awesome and construction was booming.

    I also saw in early 2015 Saudi Prince Alwaleed go apoplectic over the US domestic oil production surge. He made statements on TV and in the press that the US oil production surge was the greatest threat to the Saudi Kingdom and to OPEC. So I saw a price war coming because the Saudis are committed to destroying the US domestic oil production.

    And I had Arabs and Nigerians (Nigeria sells a lot of light crude) who were residing inside the US calling me asking to purchase Bakken crude to resell to US refineries where they had purchase orders. But I knew they were just fishing for information (spying).

    It costs $5 to $6 to pump oil out of the ground in Saudi Arabia. It costs on average $35 to pump it in the US.

    So I’ve advocated a ‘floor’ of protected oil pricing at around $35. It’s a conservative position because it protects American jobs and strengthens national security. I say ‘floor’ and not a tax. If the Saudi’s want to bring crude to US refineries as they do now, then they need to sell it at $35+, otherwise the contracts fall into the hands of domestic producers. We all benefit from $35 oil. Any lower and it destroys the golden goose we have working for us now.

    The view that supports no government intervention at all is the libertarian view and it is retarded. It is what the Saudis want. It enables them to destroy American production companies and take back market share where they control pricing.

    A ‘floor’ is preferable to a tax because taxes grow and are near impossible to get rid of. A floor tells foreign producers that US oil industry is based on $35 pricing to protect domestic production.

    As technology improves, the floor can be lowered but in the meantime the Saudis can look at US Markets as a bygone era for them.

    Ted Cruz is right. We should lift the ban on exporting domestic crude because there is plenty to go around without pressuring prices and we would keep a vital US industry growing that employs Americans with really good paying jobs.

  • Andrew Sullivan: Why I’m Jittery About SCOTUS On Marriage

    01/28/2015 7:49:23 PM PST · 13 of 34
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    Exactly. The MSM is pushing the narrative that states have legalized same-sex marriage which is a lie.

    “...and with 36 states now offering marriage equality...”

    They’re not offering it voluntarily. They were forced by a few federal judges to make it so.

  • He didn't request "G-d hates gays" to be written on cake (Journalistic story baking?)

    01/28/2015 4:06:03 PM PST · 4 of 10
    Hostage to ifinnegan; NetAddicted

    “Jack is a founder of and frequent speaker at Worldview Academy summer camps that train students to think and live Christianly.”

    “In an email to WORLD, he wrote that he requested two cakes in the shape of an open Bible. He asked that the first cake show on one page, “God hates sin—Psalm 45:7,” and on the facing page, “Homosexuality is a detestable sin—Leviticus 18:22.” He requested that the second cake have on one page, “God loves sinners,” and on the facing page, “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us—Romans 5:8.””

  • Choose To Refuse: Say "No" to PARCC/SBAC Testing

    01/28/2015 5:03:19 AM PST · 4 of 5
    Hostage to Kaslin

    Thank you for the post. And thank Michelle Malkin for an incredibly richly researched report on the educational testing racket.

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 2:22:02 PM PST · 37 of 41
    Hostage to itsahoot

    There is already a ‘new Sheriff’ in waiting and it is comprised of 7,398 state legislators.

    Here’s what they need to propose as an amendment to the Constitution:

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Upon a majority vote in two-thirds of state legislatures, federal statutes and federal court decisions shall be overridden.

    Section 3.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years.
    ________________________________________

    Now if Section 1 is replaced with a repeal of the 17th Amendment, then that’s even better but it may be a hard sale. Recalling US Senators gets the job done for state legislatures.

    With the above amendment, there would be no Obamacare, no same-sex marriage nonsense and so on.

  • ‘The age of financial privacy is over’ (FATCA)

    01/27/2015 2:00:38 PM PST · 32 of 41
    Hostage to taxcontrol

    I’ve been where you are and how you view. I was there years ago. But HR 25 does not allow itself to continue unless the 16th is repealed.

    Yes there are people in tax groups inside the federal government or linked to it that would push to have both. That’s been known for a very long time; that danger is covered in HR 25.

    Try and understand that there are some really brilliant minds behind HR 25 that have thought through what you are concerned about because it was also their concern and they have designed HR 25 to address all of the concerns. Their debates, discussions and solutions are completed. What remains is for the public to be educated.

    Read the legislation here:

    https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr25/BILLS-114hr25ih.pdf

    and read the very last paragraph on the very last page. Note that the people that designed and wrote this 131 page tax reform bill thought it so important to give repeal of the 16th its own title. You can rest assured that hundreds of lawmakers and associated patriots are going to be on top of repealing the 16th in the first minute that HR 25 is signed into law. I know this for a fact as I know many of those involved in drafting this document and I have been involved in presenting it before committees and offices.

    You can’t repeal the 16th and then wake up the next day without some means of funding government. That’s what HR 25 is designed to do.

    Read though the legislation. You should come away convinced that the writers know very well what they are doing. This document is only 131 pages long. It won’t be much larger when it is codified into statutes and regulations. Compare the conciseness and efficiency of this tax code to come with the 70,000+ pages of the IRC. This tax code to come is innovative, inspired, brilliant and definitely in conformance with founding principles. Importantly, this tax legislation will result in a simplified tax code that CAN EXIST WITHOUT THE 16TH AMENDMENT.

    Note also that the entire federal tax code is scrapped and abolished. Even if there were to be lovers of the income tax to come back and resurrect the Federal Income Tax, they would have to start from scratch and it would take a very long time for them to even get something together that would be signed into law. By that time the 16th would be repealed.

    Lastly with the 16th repealed, note that the federal income tax is legal as a direct tax so long as there is apportionment.

    Without the 16th income taxes can also be levied as an indirect tax that is uniformly applied.

    But in both cases above, the income tax fails as a viable tax because history shows that without the 16th Amendment the income tax is almost always unconstitutional. It could never be made to work without the 16th. And now with the 16th in place it is unbearable, dangerous and uncontrollable.

  • ‘The age of financial privacy is over’ (FATCA)

    01/27/2015 1:20:05 PM PST · 22 of 41
    Hostage to taxcontrol

    Remember also that HR 25 is processed as a law of the land whereas House Joint Resolution 104 is processed to amend the US Constitution to repeal the 16th.

    They are different processes but HR 25 is intertwined to follow HJR 104 else it ceases to exist.

    The key point is something is needed to stabilize government operations while the Income Tax Code gets scrapped and the 16th gets repealed. That something is HR 25.

  • ‘The age of financial privacy is over’ (FATCA)

    01/27/2015 1:14:30 PM PST · 21 of 41
    Hostage to taxcontrol

    HR 25 works hand in hand with repeal of the 16th Amendment. The two are completely intertwined.

  • Nakedness Equals Shame

    01/27/2015 1:12:59 PM PST · 3 of 7
    Hostage to Gamecock

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  • ‘The age of financial privacy is over’ (FATCA)

    01/27/2015 1:01:28 PM PST · 13 of 41
    Hostage to Olog-hai
  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 12:21:33 PM PST · 33 of 41
    Hostage to Boogieman

    Lunchtime has passed and you’re still on the thread ranting and making excuses.

    It’s clear now what you’re about.

    Bye Bye!

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 11:17:31 AM PST · 30 of 41
    Hostage to Jacquerie; Boogieman

    He’s got time to push his ‘concon’ scarecrow act but he doesn’t have 30 minutes to watch Levin tear into disinformation smear jobs like his.

    He won’t watch it because he can’t argue against sound logical reasoning.

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 11:13:57 AM PST · 28 of 41
    Hostage to Boogieman

    Yada Yada Yada.

    See the video and then we’ll talk:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 10:19:58 AM PST · 18 of 41
    Hostage to itsahoot

    You did not see the Levin video; it’s obvious you’re here to smear the growing Article V movement.

    Watch the Levin video then we’ll talk:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 10:18:05 AM PST · 17 of 41
    Hostage to Boogieman

    > “I see, so campaigning to end abortion makes one a “scoundrel”. Got it.”

    Haha! Nice try! I didn’t say that. But not everybody who states some conservative view is a conservative.

    Mitt Romney calls himself a conservative yet supports the lie that Climate Change is caused by humankind.

    Mitch McConnell calls himself a conservative yet votes to fund Obamacare.

    John Boehner calls himself a conservative yet votes to fund Executive Amnesty.

    And the list goes on and on.

    Someone saying “I AM PRO-LIFE! THEREFORE SUPPORT ME”, is going to have to DO a lot more than just talk and for a long period of time before people are convinced they are geniune.

    Look at the Levin video, then we’ll talk:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • McConnell asks Dems to cooperate on Keystone

    01/27/2015 9:38:21 AM PST · 17 of 25
    Hostage to ConservingFreedom

    McConnell and his mediocre dance act. He won’t ever learn because he’s too stupid and he’s also bought and paid for.

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 9:36:38 AM PST · 14 of 41
    Hostage to blueyon

    The lies are revealed here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 9:35:44 AM PST · 13 of 41
    Hostage to afsnco

    It’s not a “concon” and the fact that you use that term reveals you are part of the disinformation smear or a consumer of it.

    Your other concerns are addressed here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 9:33:14 AM PST · 12 of 41
    Hostage to Boogieman

    Obviously he could not bring home the bacon from any job until he discovered he could milk the government.

    There are scoundrels in every corner of life.

  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 9:00:30 AM PST · 6 of 41
    Hostage to Perseverando

    > “Received this email yesterday from VA Delegate Bob Marshall. (He’s a solid conservative & I have great respect for him.)”

    If that’s the best you can do in the state of my birth, then perhaps I need to return to help family clear out the hysterical carnival barkers that have rooted themselves there. I know the area very very well and I can tell what kind of person Marshall is. He’s a Beltway creature feeding at whatever government trough he can push himself into. I can guarandamntee you he has never had a substantial non-government job unless it was government linked. The only real industry of Northern Virginia and Maryland is GOVERNMENT and he has found it feeds him.

    So spare me his feeble canned resume of government crap jobs.

    In any event, your precious Beltway Boy Marshall is grossly misinformed.

    Send him this video of Mark Levin:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    Get with what Mark says, not what your jerk spouts off.

  • Justice Department Reportedly Spies on Millions of Cars to Build National Database

    01/27/2015 3:13:58 AM PST · 31 of 45
    Hostage to BobL

    > ““(Senator Leahy) said Americans shouldn’t have to fear ”their locations and movements are constantly being tracked and stored in a massive government database.’’””

    What context did he mean when he said that? Was it that “Americans shouldn’t have to fear” unless they have something to hide?

    Politicians like Leahy are masters at deceit saying things that have different meanings in different contexts.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 1:08:16 PM PST · 93 of 97
    Hostage to ROCKLOBSTER

    James Madison settled the issue during his presidency when he clarified that children born to a US Parent on ship or abroad were considered natural born because although their ‘residence’ may be abroad their ‘domicile’ was registered in the US.

    For example,

    A child born in France to a US Ambassador was considered Natural Born if the Ambassador retained a ‘domicile’ in the US.

    There is a legal distinction betweem ‘residence’ and ‘domicile’.

    At the time of the original Constitution, women were not allowed to vote and a women’s citizenship did not matter as long as she was married or a common law wife of a US Citizen.

    During America’s colonial era and its beginning as a republic, many American men married women of Indian tribes because women were scarce and children were needed.

    When a woman would marry an American man, a US Citizen, it was implicit that here status was the same as her husband’s. If he traveled abroad with her and she was pregnant, it was not uncommon that she would give birth on a ship. The birth would be recorded in the Captain’s records and used as proof to confer citizenship on the child. Same if the child was born after reaching landfall.

    Ted Cruz’ parents, especially his mother worked in Canada but maintained her ‘domicile’ in the USA as evidenced by her paying US taxes while working abroad. Her husband’s status folds in with her status and his US Naturalization and US Citizenship boosts his intention to be an American faithful to the US flag.

    The entire provision in the US Constitution regarding the President to be a Natural Born Citizen was prompted by a letter from Jon Jay to General George Washington that the President, as Commander in Chief of the Army must be ensured to be loyal with allegiance only to the United States.

    The issues are not where one is born, whether it be in a US Territory, or abroad while working and paying US taxes, or whether one parent was not natural born. The issues are FAITH. LOYALTY AND ALLEGIANCE.

    The reason Obama was challenged on his birth was not so much as to the scant and hidden facts of his birth (although they are scandalous), as they were to the character of his ALLEGIANCE AND LOYALTY to the United States.

    Ted Cruz is faithful to the United States, and has demonstrated ample loyalty and allegiance to the United States.

    His mother was born in the United States, never once taking citizenship of any other country, his father became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States and Ted was born to his American mother while she was working abroad keeping her domicile in the United States.

    He is eligible.

  • The World Wide Tax Web: FATCA Data Sharing Goes Online

    01/25/2015 11:18:11 AM PST · 7 of 14
    Hostage to ATOMIC_PUNK

    The IRS is an organization of many many splintered groups under many assistant and regional directorships.

    As part of their yearly budget exercise they put in for ‘developing tools’ and justify such with embellished statistical estimates of increased tax revenue via base broadening, enhanced enforcement, etc.

    But their goals are self-defeating leading to more and more budget requests for ‘tool development’. It’s a vicious cycle and it is an embarrassment.

    This latest IRS scheme will again fail because most of the US Citizens abroad with undisclosed banking accounts are dual citizens. At one time they took advantage of American citizenship to gain visaless entry to other nations and also the protection and security afforded US Citizens. But then they discovered the insanity of the US tax code.

    As a result dual citizens open a foreign bank account using their non-US Passport and they are not obligated to disclose that they hold a US Passport also.

    Or they renounce US citizenship like one of the founders of Facebook did.

    A retail consumption tax ends the insanity of the IRS attempting to look under everyone’s skirt or over everyone’s shoulder. This approach is innovatively and brilliantly described in the legislation of HR 25.

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr25/text

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 10:40:02 AM PST · 89 of 97
    Hostage to Popman

    1508 people is plenty large enough as long as the sample design is well constructed.

    It yields nothing to oversample when the sampling itself is prone to bias that skews results.

    The Market Research Foundation Study Sampling plans are held in high esteem by marketing professionals. They are a proven resource.

    Yes, Independents vote kitchen table issues and not GOP or Democrat issues. They do not trust the GOP; they do not like the GOP. They will vote for Ted Cruz in majority because of illegal immigration, Obamacare, Foreign Policy, Taxes and most importantly because they see the GOP establishment is set against Ted Cruz which strengthens his appeal as an independent-like candidate.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 9:50:16 AM PST · 86 of 97
    Hostage to Popman

    > “That’s an opinion not backed up any any current polling”

    It’s not an opinion. It’s fact.

    From the much more accurate Market Research Foundation Study:

    http://marketresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Analysis-Of-Party-Identification-for-Market-Research-Foundation.pdf

    The key finding: “Independents are nearly twice as likely to have conservative views as liberal ones.”

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 9:01:44 AM PST · 83 of 97
    Hostage to Popman

    You failed to cite or link your source which is the Cook Political Report headed by Charles Cook, a well-known Beltway mercenary who sells what you want to hear for a price you’re willing to pay. And he bases his results on a Gallop Poll which is not the only poll to capture the astounding 42% but who nonetheless always oversample democrats in the subgroup breakdowns.

    http://cookpolitical.com/story/6608

    Cook can do simple crosstabs statistics but he can’t sample because sampling costs money. He goes for the bargain basement sample which is Gallop.

    So you’re starting off on shaky ground to say the least.

    But then you destroy your credibility by reaching back to voter results in 2008 and 2012 when the Independents registered as 24% of the electorate, not 42% as in 2014.

    And you failed to mention that Romney won the Independent vote in 2012 but not by much. In fact, if he had been a real conservative and not such a liar, he would have won much more of the independent vote and the Presidency as a result.

    The majority of Independents are Conservative and they greatly support Ted Cruz.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:45:13 AM PST · 77 of 97
    Hostage to Popman

    You must not have been reading very much about electoral changes.

    The electorate composition has radically altered itself from 2012 to 2014.

    In 2012, the Independents comprised 24% of the electorate, In 2014 they comprised an astounding 42%. Look it up.

    And the Independents are not squish moderates. They are independently minded and fed up with both parties. They are Conservative in the majority.

    Walker will not get the swing voters. He will run to the right as he does now and then swing to the establishment where he will lose the majority faction which now are the Independents. The Independents are smart and informed, they can see right past the BS that candidates put up.

    Ted can continue to wear the GOP label but run as an Independent.

    Here’s how Ted wins as a GOP Independent:

    60% of the Independents or 24% of the Electorate.
    95% of the Conservative GOP Base or 20% of the Electorate.
    53% of the Latino vote or 4% of the Electorate.
    98% of the Blue Collar Perot demographic or 3% of the Electorate.
    90% OF THE Reagan democrats or 2% of the Electorate.

    Total 53% of the Electorate.

    Some remarks:
    1. Latinos voted 40% for Ted Cruz in the general election for TX US Senator.
    2. Latinos tend to vote for Latinos first, and Party second.
    3. Anti-GOP/Cruz democrat voting Latinos will stay home if Executive Amnesty is stopped (because of democrat empty rhetoric and ineptness).
    4. The Blue Collar Perot voter has been pinpointed as the demographic that sunk Romney in 2012. These are very stubborn voters who will stay home unless an independent true conservative leaning candidate emerges and convinces them they are the real deal (they saw Romney as a liar).
    5. The Reagan democrats will vote for a perceived moderate democrat if that’s what’s on the ticket but will crossover to a strong Independent if there is that choice. Such a strong Independent can wear the GOP label but must be viewed as outside the GOP Establishment.

    Some remarks on how Ted increases his margin of victory from 53% to 55%:
    1. Pro-Israel American Jews will back Ted strongly. Although they are small as a percentage of the Electorate, they are a large in influence.
    2. Some GOP moderates sensing a GOP Establishment loss will cross over and vote for a GOP Independent candidate. The moderates are largely groups that feed at the government trough and desire continuity and stability. Ted will attract many of these via his strong stance on defense and NASA.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:35:35 AM PST · 74 of 97
    Hostage to ROCKLOBSTER

    His mother is NBC and his father nationalized.

    He’s eligible.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:34:31 AM PST · 73 of 97
    Hostage to central_va

    > “Immediately increase the H-1B cap by 500 percent from 65,000 to 325,000.”

    Your number was 500,000 and yet you pull a link that shows you’re wrong. I’m laughing my *ss off watching you destroy your own argument.

    And those H1-B visas that Cruz is proposing to increase are for STEM persons, meaning TOP TALENT.

    There are millions of high IQ persons in the world today and many are born each day everywhere over the globe. These persons have genetic abnormalities that result in phenomenal brain power. We want them on our team with our own home grown and born American brains.

    Of the millions and millions of high IQ brains, America has half. To take 325,000 from other countries denies them to those countries as long as they continue to perform.

    Same as scouting and recruiting sports stars.

    That’s what Ted Cruz is after; he’s after the stars. He’s not for importing a bunch of vocationally trained worker bees.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:26:19 AM PST · 68 of 97
    Hostage to ROCKLOBSTER

    Cruz is eligible. I’m waiting for that fight.

  • Former Mexican President Says Most Undocumented Immigrants Don't Want To Become US Citizens

    01/25/2015 7:25:17 AM PST · 4 of 36
    Hostage to Oldeconomybuyer

    It’s true, they don’t want to become US Citizens. but they want to vote like citizens. And they will, because laws to them don’t mean a g*ddam thing.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:23:38 AM PST · 66 of 97
    Hostage to central_va

    I told you to go get the actual amendments that were shot down and where Cruz’ numbers are printed. When you get the links, come back here and I will show you the error of your ways.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:20:49 AM PST · 64 of 97
    Hostage to Popman

    > “As opposed to Cruz he actually has governed, that’s not a knock on Cruz, just a fact...”

    Governed eh?

    Do did Jimmy Carter.

    So did GW Bush.

    If I travel the world and find a 7’5” Basketball player that can swish the net from the half court line 99% of the time and runs and jumps like the wind, I don’t give a rat’s ass if he’s never played before in the NBA.

    Cruz is a superstar, Walker is not. Walker is first string and can score from time to time but he’s no Michael Jordan. Cruz is and more; much more.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:15:49 AM PST · 63 of 97
    Hostage to central_va

    IT is between worker bee and full philosopher status. IT is not what Cruz targets. Cruz targets the upper end of the brain spectrum. IT is not that, it is just above vocational; it is not Aristotle status.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:05:31 AM PST · 59 of 97
    Hostage to central_va

    We need all we can attract. By cherry picking top talent we deny them to our enemies.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 7:00:45 AM PST · 56 of 97
    Hostage to central_va

    You’re talking about the democrat’s and the GOP establishment’s version of immigration reform. That is NOT the version that Ted Cruz proposes.

    It has to do with TOP TALENT, not 3rd world worker bees.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 6:47:35 AM PST · 51 of 97
    Hostage to central_va

    Oh please what tripe! Have you read the actual amendments to immigration reform that Ted Cruz proposed? You know all his amendments were shot down by Reid right?

    Now go and find the amendments and post them back here. They are not too long in length.

    And of course America needs H1-B visas for the world’s top talent. We need them in America enjoying what America has to offer and not in Iran, Russia, China, India or anywhere in Europe.

    Look at Tesla, Einstein, Gödel, Von Braun and countless others who we have ***attracted*** to our shores. That’s what Cruz is saying.

    It’s called ‘cornering the market on brains’.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 6:40:49 AM PST · 49 of 97
    Hostage to mtrott

    As you mentioned, it’s coming from ‘The Hill’ and that’s all that anyone in the know needs to know.

    The Hill is a shill for establishment uniparty types. Of course they are promoting Walker because Walker is ‘pliable’.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 6:37:29 AM PST · 47 of 97
    Hostage to irish guard

    Why do you expect someone else to do you homework for you?

    And who is ‘us’?

    You think because you’re enamored with a politician who has done a few good things and you haven’t bothered to do the full analysis that your guy gets a pass?

    Well here you go smart guy:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3250330/posts?page=95#95

    And I remember reading about everyone of those incidents. Did that turn me off from Walker? No. Are they true? Yes. Did I just assume they are true? No. I always look at the source and the agenda behind the source, then make a preliminary diagnosis while sitting back and watch the evidence pile up one way or the other.

    Walker is not the guy to save the sinking ship that is America. He’s the guy to run the ship when it’s seaworthy.

    Cruz is the guy to save the ship. Walker comes later.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 5:50:40 AM PST · 26 of 97
    Hostage to Popman

    No we don’t.

  • Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm

    01/25/2015 5:21:00 AM PST · 12 of 97
    Hostage to Cincinatus' Wife

    Walker is a viable candidate but he’s no superstar. That description is reserved for a once in a generation contender named Cruz.

    I like Walker but he’s too full of compromise; ‘TOO’ full of it. He will not do more for the USA as President as did GW Bush who also hailed in as a Governor who was ‘Conservative’.

    We don’t need a ‘nuts and bolts’ guy like Walker as Commander in Chief. That position is reserved for a leader who can ‘reignite the miracle that is America’. Walker would be more suited to stay in Wisconsin and finish out conservative reforms in that state and wait for 2024 when he will be only 56 years old.

    Or he would make a fine VP.

    Ted Cruz on the other hand is a once in a generation, perhaps lifetime superstar who can drive a team downfield to score time and time again and who can inspire the defense to frustrate the enemy to defeat.

    After Obama-Pelosi-Reid, Cruz is the Constitutionalist who can do the most for America ***now*** to restore and promote American ideals and values.

    Walker on the other hand is prone to fall into the GOP uniparty establishment.

  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 4:13:46 PM PST · 13 of 236
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    My thoughts?

    C’mon! You can’t be serious about a hard right-wing bomb throwin’ extremist tea baggin whacko bird domestic terrorist CANADIAN????

    Did I miss anything?

    Ted Cruz is 100% what I’m looking for in a Conservative candidate!!!!!!!!!!

  • 'I have everything in my life because of him': Poignant moment Holocaust survivor salutes

    01/24/2015 3:46:34 PM PST · 8 of 19
    Hostage to lowbridge

    Incredible, just incredible. Make sure you have something to dry the eyes with before you look in on the photos and the rest of the story.

  • Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

    01/24/2015 3:26:42 PM PST · 15 of 27
    Hostage to SoConPubbie

    > “nobody can out-conservative Ted Cruz”

    Yep!

  • The Gospel According to the Church Fathers

    01/24/2015 8:48:13 AM PST · 4 of 382
    Hostage to RnMomof7

    Amazing compilation. Thank you.

  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 8:28:05 AM PST · 62 of 78
    Hostage to sport

    Not by his peers, but by the funding sources he is
    allowed to control and by his control of committee assignments. Without those Boehner would be nothing.

  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 8:24:29 AM PST · 60 of 78
    Hostage to RatRipper

    Yes, watch what is done not what is said.

  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 7:53:07 AM PST · 55 of 78
    Hostage to ncalburt

    Boehner was a bartender who tended bar for his father’s bar.

    Nothing wrong with tending bar but that’s where Boehner should be, not be serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives.