Posts by i_robot73

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  • Muslim U. Pennsylvania students ‘angered,’ ‘shocked’ at new airport electronics rules

    03/23/2017 11:26:16 AM PDT · 24 of 27
    i_robot73 to SubMareener; C19fan
    "Requiring laptops to be checked in baggage means that laptops can be CHECKED STOLEN on their way to the plane". Corrected for ya.
  • Dems may be ready to deal on Gorsuch

    03/23/2017 11:24:36 AM PDT · 65 of 89
    i_robot73 to Ancesthntr; SeekAndFind

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    The Republicans have been called “The Stupid Party” - and rightly so, because they never miss an opportunity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    NO DEAL YOU MORONS!!! We finally have the Dems by the short hairs, DON’T LET GO! Make them fillibuster to show who they are (especially since many/most of them voted for Gorsuch for Circuit Court judge. Then present your use of the (Harry Reid) nuclear option as being necessary to defeat the Party of Obstruction.
    >

    Sorry, but the only stupid part of the Party is the electorate.

    Those that continue to vote for the same time and time again, while expecting ‘em, *THIS* time, to: 1) NOT stab ‘em in the back 2) fight the ‘oppostion’ 3) stand up for their position(s)\promises\Constitution 4) grow a back-bone.

    Yet, right out of the gate, they fall back to the hemming-n-hawing re: O’Care, budget ‘cuts’ (of YUGE, ‘draconian’ proportions....of 2%), The Wall vs. law vs. illegal aliens, etc.

  • Why Are These Conservatives Waving The White Flag On ObamaCare?

    03/23/2017 9:39:27 AM PDT · 38 of 43
    i_robot73 to IBD editorial writer; All

    Conservatives? Did I miss ‘em?

    Still haven’t heard anyone pipe-up about Constitutional authority. Power to *tax* sure, but still nothing from the WHY or WHERE part of the discussion.

    General welfare is a clause, it doesn’t negate A1S8, the 1st\5th\9th\10th a/o 13th.

  • FEC Dems again eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

    03/23/2017 9:20:29 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    i_robot73 to Blue Turtle

    Q: And why exactly are these DEMS still in power?

    A: A dumber electorate/base?
    A: The Uniparty
    A: Activist Judiciary
    A: We are no longer a (constitutional) Republic
    A: ....

    How many did you want?

  • Wellesley profs want control over speaker invitations

    03/22/2017 11:02:46 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    i_robot73 to Bloody Sam Roberts; C19fan

    >Perhaps they would like to have a limb hacked off? Which is worse to these idiots?

    Propose the one above the neck, they don’t use it no how

  • Gorsuch Defends Protecting Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters From Obama Making Them Fund Abortions

    03/22/2017 5:33:15 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    i_robot73 to proud American in Canada; Morgana

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    ...He compared to Hobby Lobby and their owners to other people who had religious exceptions...
    >

    How ‘bout The People’s “exemptions” from onerous and unconstitutional acts?

    ‘Bout time the ‘esteemed’ Senators asked about A1S8 and the like; course, nobody in govt gives the Constitution any more than lip-service

  • GOP Senators Hope to Sneak Amnesty into Trump’s Popular Immigration Reforms

    03/21/2017 7:49:17 PM PDT · 23 of 33
    i_robot73 to FlingWingFlyer; Rockitz

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    ... welfare-funded consumers.

    They take it away from me and my family and give it to a bunch of bottom-feeding, America-hating foreigners to spend to help the economy. You know what? That really sucks.
    >

    Unless you meant they take YOUR property, you’d be incorrect.

    Not ONE shred of govt ‘provided’ welfare should be an option; govt only has that which it takes from another. NO person has the moral, nor ethical, authority to be granted the time/property of another by the end-of-the-gun.

    Govt failing to do its most *basic* of charges should be an immediate dismissal for dereliction of duty.

  • Durbin, Davis Introduce New Legislation to Support Children Traumatized by Community Violence

    03/21/2017 7:43:33 PM PDT · 13 of 16
    i_robot73 to CyberAnt; CptnObvious

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    “What is Turbin up to”

    The usual; don’t solve the problems, just put band aids on the victims.

    TYPICAL.
    >

    No, not even that.

    It opens the barn-door to the lawyers and judicial wing of the revolving-door of the DNC donation machine.

    Nothing but vague platitudes of, “We did *something*” electioneering.

  • Oklahoma House Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    03/21/2017 7:40:48 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    i_robot73 to libertylover; Morgana; All

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    ...by passing a bill to prohibit abortions on unborn preborn babies with Down syndrome...

    Words matter.
    >

    Then you should have struck out everything post ‘abortion’.

    As usual, it’s a lawyer-speak\electioneering bill: until the State(s) stand up to the Judiciary and assert their due powers\authority under the 9th/10th.

    Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening anytime soon, let alone re-affirming “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”, where one must logically follow in succession to ‘accomplish’.

  • AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts

    03/21/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · 58 of 66
    i_robot73 to FlingWingFlyer; Olog-hai; All

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    ...Republicans controlling Washington won’t touch benefit programs like Medicare and Social Security, known as entitlements. ...

    Let’s get something straight here Skippy. The government was taking money out of MY paychecks every payday and putting it into what they called my “Social Security Account” for 52 years. This was NOT MY IDEA. I could have been putting that money into my own accounts and therefore, you morons wouldn’t have to refer to it as “benefits” and “entitlements”. A**HOLE!
    >

    What part of those words were incorrect??

    You were TAXED, like the rest, for a “benefit” of political expediency (aka *ENTITLEMENT*), for which Congress has/had *NO* authority to promise, create, ‘collect’ nor ‘pay-out’.

    Nor do you, or anyone else, have ANY authority, moral or otherwise, to demand for another to ‘repay’ for that which was illegally\unconstitutionally promised and squandered. To believe anything out of govt is a foolish venture.

    In those 30+ yrs, one might have instead chosen to vote for those that were willing to return D.C. and the like to its rightful and Constitutional role, instead of the ‘lesser of 2 evils’.

    The battle between ‘old’ and ‘young’ is going to be a popcorn moment. The ‘entitled’ retirees vs. the backs of those that would carry the debt.

  • Feinstein Tries To Trip Up SC Nominee On 2nd Amen.

    03/21/2017 6:40:59 PM PDT · 23 of 26
    i_robot73 to bk1000

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    “Add to that, what Cruz said today about him being confirmed 10 years ago, with NO objections.”

    I said on another thread, as this is true, McConnell should take a page out of the Dim playbook and “deem” Gorsuch approved.
    >

    The only page McTurtle uses are the ones where the final step states “PROFIT”, be that personally $$\power a/o D.C. McScrotum hasn’t done a lick (no pun intended) for The People, unless as a by-product to the former.

    One has heard more from the minority party than the ‘leadership’ since Jan. 20th (excepting the snake-sale on Ryan\RINO-care).

  • Feinstein Tries To Trip Up SC Nominee On 2nd Amen.

    03/21/2017 4:02:41 PM PDT · 3 of 26
    i_robot73 to qaz123

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    ...Not sure who is worse, her for trying to corner him about the 2nd Amendment or Johnson thinking telling an admiral that he fears Guam will tip over. And these are the people that write our laws and control our government.
    >

    Correction: these are the morons that VOTE on the bills that become our ‘laws’; they sure don’t seem to write, read, comprehend or are beholden to them. (only 1/2 /s)

    >
    Add to that, what Cruz said today about him being confirmed 10 years ago, with NO objections.
    >

    The Socialist Left won’t let FACTS get in the their of the ideology. Course, I haven’t seen anyone in the (now) majority uphold or defend THEIR ‘morals\ideals’ (especially once the political winds start blowing).

  • Idaho logging salvage project could be national model for wildfire job programs

    03/21/2017 2:31:40 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    i_robot73 to Carthego delenda est

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    Wow! What a concept! Salvage the remaining dead but usable timber after a catastrophic forest fire. Here’s another idea: harvest selected timber BEFORE there’s a catastrophic forest fire.
    >

    Whoa, now. Let’s not get CRAZY here. This is the Federal govt we’re talking about here.

    Next, you’ll be expecting more\better service during peak-hours at the DMV\post-office\etc.

  • Idaho logging salvage project could be national model for wildfire job programs

    03/21/2017 2:29:45 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    i_robot73 to Twotone; All

    > ...the amount of federal timber available for sale in most of America’s national forests...

    Funny, I don’t recall in Federal forests in the Constitution. Might be out of date.

    To paraphrase: Give Fedzilla the Sahara and there would be lack of sand in 5 yrs.

  • It Took a Freshman GOP Congresswoman To Pull The Mask From FBI Director Comey

    03/21/2017 2:27:22 PM PDT · 30 of 39
    i_robot73 to detective

    > “...And using a probative questioning timeline, she single-handily pulled the mask from FBI Director James Comey, yet no-one seemed to notice...”

    Oh? I’m sure they DID notice. I highly doubt they’d let the train of inquisition to continue forward...too many Congressional necks on the block should anything be ‘known’ by the People.

    Sorry, but the longer he remains in office, the less effective I’m seeing the administration. Not enough cleaning of house and damn sure nothing close to ‘draining the swamp’

  • Ending homelessness just got more complicated

    03/20/2017 5:45:47 AM PDT · 7 of 21
    i_robot73 to ISTHISONETAKEN

    Never been and never WILL be ‘Federal funds’

    I expect no less of the Socialist Left, but WE should be better versed than affirming their presumptions

  • Where is the constitutional authority for government mandates in health insurance contracts?

    03/15/2017 6:36:51 AM PDT · 51 of 55
    i_robot73 to Manly Warrior; Jim Robinson

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    Unless everything in the US code falls generally under the “general welfare” clause, I see no authority for most of what congress has done to us....
    >

    Yes, a CLAUSE, that negates, not just the Section, or the Article, but the *whole* of the document from which it is embedded, which is to limit the power and scope of govt.

    Makes PERFECT sense...to a lawyer\politician or imbecile, but I repeat myself.

  • Pennsylvania Court: Automatic Knives not Protected by Second Amendment

    03/15/2017 6:00:22 AM PDT · 22 of 59
    i_robot73 to Governor Dinwiddie; marktwain
    Now, now...

    I’m sure that Judge Lillian Harris Ransom has more talent picking cotton up trash in the parks/on the road-side than in jurisprudence.

    One that does not understand, or uphold, the Constitution sure can't claim its protections, no?
  • Fix Obamacare

    03/14/2017 11:56:10 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    i_robot73 to RebelTXRose

    Great anecdotal, what’s it have to do w/ ‘mandatory minimums’ that can’t be waived?

    2nd, insurance is for the UN-expected. Doesn’t sound like the daughter’s 1st fits that category (very few outcomes for the deed).

    ...Let alone the question of why your pop was paying for the 30-yr old and not the father of the child....c’est la vie.

  • US health bill 'to leave 14m more uninsured'

    03/13/2017 4:28:46 PM PDT · 23 of 43
    i_robot73 to Ennis85

    Is this including the ~15M that didn’t have h’care, that continued to NOT have h’care during??

    Or we talking those that lose their spot on the taxpayer gravy train?

  • US health bill 'to leave 14m more uninsured'

    03/13/2017 4:27:27 PM PDT · 22 of 43
    i_robot73 to Jolla; Ennis85

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    Take away the mandate, leave the rest in place, open the free market to sell insurance in any of the states if they meet the Dept of Insurance regs in that state. Folks can make their own choices and the market will set the price.
    >

    What part of this O’Care version is Constitutional?

    The Fed is expressly authorized to regulate between the States. Here, the Fed should be telling the State to BUTT-OUT too. It’s the State’ whom have the min. that load up all sorts of unwanted/needed crap (maternity\birth control for elderly, men; drug\alcohol abuse\mental health, etc.).

    Insurers will generate any # of levels of coverage that the consumer, willing and wanting to pay, can get.

  • VA Union: Congressman Seeks to Undermine Rights of Veterans’ Advocates

    03/13/2017 4:22:05 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    i_robot73 to Emergencyawesome; mdittmar

    >Give every Veteran the same health insurance plan congress gets, when they need care they can go to VA hospital or the local MD.

    No, you make every govt employee and elected official use the VA, behind any/every vet, of course.

    Then, watch how quickly things move in D.C.

  • Fix Obamacare

    03/12/2017 4:07:53 PM PDT · 15 of 23
    i_robot73 to RebelTXRose; Oldeconomybuyer

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    It is also the insurance company’s choice as to which states in which to seek a license. Some states are easier to deal with - others, not so much.
    >

    Isn’t that EXACTLY what the *true* purpose of “..to regulate between the States...” SHOULD do?!?!

    Why do MEN\elderly need maternity\abortion\etc. coverage? 99% of the plans have SOME sort of ‘dependence’ (drugs\alcohol\mental health) baked in...

    Fed should come in a say “plan 1) BARE MINIMUM\catastrophic care, plan 2) Plan 1 & add in 2a, 2b, etc. “...IMO, a la carte the sh!t outta things.

    >
    I’m not sure, but I think allowing federal chartering of banks led to the mega banks we have now.
    >

    And, like the CIA, NSA, etc. I was the lack of follow-up by govt that allowed the balloon-up (look the other way, sham ‘investigations’, etc.). They rubber stamped every merger request, told THEM “you *MUST* loan to the un-loan’able” and put the taxpayer on the hook for the mess.

  • Those “devastating” EPA reductions

    03/12/2017 2:06:09 PM PDT · 8 of 32
    i_robot73 to SkyPilot

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    An agency that produces absolutely nothing, and instead spends 99% of its budget and time aggressively going after Americans and their property. They see themselves as gods.
    >

    Don’t forget, they ‘couldn’t’ pay the fine/clean-up on the mine disaster of THEIR creation.

    Fully at fault for Flint and usurping power over ‘navigable waterways’ that can *NEVER* be navigable.

    Oh, and unconstitutional. There’s always that. /s

  • California mulls eliminating income tax for teachers

    03/12/2017 10:53:06 AM PDT · 60 of 82
    i_robot73 to Tai_Chung; C19fan

    >Taxing some groups, but not other groups for the same amount of earned income should be illegal.

    “EARNED” income? How does one ‘earn’ the income made by another group, in your example??

    We best start using the correct verbiage. Nothing like losing the debate from the get-go by reaffirming the Socialist lingo.

    ANY income tax if amoral and subjugation, so says the 5th & 13th (the 16th and current ‘tax laws’ violate a plethora of other inalienable Rights, affirmed by Amendments, but that’s a discussion for anther time...).

    Let the Left coast wallow in their electoral choices, while those that CAN leave, do (just hope\pray they aren’t the same Leftists that will infect the next community they settle upon).

  • Lots of congressional swamp dwellers and citizens alike are entirely missing the point re: REPEAL!

    03/12/2017 7:43:00 AM PDT · 27 of 45
    i_robot73 to Hostage; Jim Robinson

    Correction to things:

    1) People had their property stolen for an illegal, unconstitutional program called ‘MediXYZ’. They called it a tax, in order to further the facade of legality (IE: it’s being ‘paid’ for).
    2) Stole? He took from left pocket and put into right pocket. What matters how which unconstitutional program is ‘funded’??
    3) Restore the Constitution and give the People their property, Rights and Freedoms back. It shouldn’t be difficult as the ‘programs’ were never valid to begin.

    As to hardball, can you point to *any* recent cases of the (R)NC\GOP(e) playing? PP, NPR, Exec. Amnesty, O’Care...all ‘promises’ (after they passed said bills they knew would never get signed) *IF* they won D.C. Now they have it, and....???

    AG Sessions can do a LOT to help restore the Republic; should Trump allow AND Mr. Piddles doesn’t immediately roll upon his back ala ‘Russian ties’.

  • Paul Ryan Argues to Hannity that Tax Credits in GOP Healthcare Bill Aren't Entitlements

    03/11/2017 5:24:18 AM PST · 38 of 38
    i_robot73 to DoodleDawg; JimRed

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    The purpose of that deduction is to encourage ownership, which (generally) builds wealth over the long term and helps maintain a more stable society than tenancies do.

    And the purpose behind my employer-provided healthcare is to encourage people to work here. And it’s pretty effective.
    >

    Touche.

    REF: “the purpose”. Sorry, but DEMs, and govt in general, loved to use that phrase. It’s not the OUTCOME it’s the INTENTION that matters.

    IE: “It’s purpose is to solve crime. We are passing a law the 2nd A. is null and void”.

    Damn our Rights, damn the authority to begin....and we get what we have today.

  • Paul Ryan Argues to Hannity that Tax Credits in GOP Healthcare Bill Aren't Entitlements

    03/11/2017 5:18:19 AM PST · 37 of 38
    i_robot73 to SeekAndFind; All

    “The last thing we want to do is repeal it, and then have replace being filibustered...”

    Heaven forbid we’d want THAT to happen. Govt completely out of an area where it has no power nor authority!?

    How WILL the People survive? /s

    Slimy snake-oil salesman. NEVER following his own promises and rules (going to rush it through in the dead of night).

  • Paul Ryan Argues to Hannity that Tax Credits in GOP Healthcare Bill Aren't Entitlements

    03/11/2017 5:16:28 AM PST · 36 of 38
    i_robot73 to JimRed

    >Not entitlements any more than SS an Medicare- you paid for them. To those who pay nothing they ARE entitlements.

    Yes, that *ARE* entitlements. They *are* TAXES. You cannot bequeath, take on your own schedule or cash out...they are NOT “yours”.

    When they tout 30-payers per retiree...that’s a Ponzi scheme as well.

    A federal taxpayer provided check for $$ one never earned, THAT’S an entitlement. Keeping your OWN $$, is not

  • MN lawmakers will be getting a 45 percent raise this year

    03/10/2017 12:32:05 PM PST · 15 of 17
    i_robot73 to Red Badger

    How ‘bout min. wage per hour *WORKED*.

  • President Trump "Receptive" To Conservative Concerns Over GOP Healthcare Bill

    03/10/2017 10:29:53 AM PST · 87 of 130
    i_robot73 to Slyfox

    >Yes, the free market is a wonderful thing. It is what gets in there and figures out problems.

    One thing that most people don’t understand is that the genius of our Founders put EVERYTHING into the free market, including religion.

    It was their belief that each denomination, or each preacher, would rise or fall according to their own effort, so there was no need for the government to set any parameters outside of everyone following the basic laws of society.

    They had faith in us the American people.

    Eight years of Ronald Reagan gave us an America where all the downward indicators reversed course because he encouraged the free market and us to do our work. He got government off our backs.

    If this Administration and the Republican establishment put on the brain of our Founders in this regard, we would stun the entire world.
    >

    But, again, when the last time the Free Market was brought-up in anything but election ads\lip service?

    Reagan. Fine. But even he didn’t get ‘government off our backs’; size and scope of govt GREW. Saying it was partially removed of certain individuals\groups in specific instances ISN’T the same (and I’m bitching @ Trump for his ‘drain the swamp’....one rule\day; IOW, going nowhere. Need to pull the PLUG\use chainsaw).

    Free Markets and Individuals will makes thing right\work....should govt get to its rightful\legal size\scope. I ain’t seeing THAT happen, especially not w/ Turles McScrotum and 25-yr-budget-man at the helm.

  • San Francisco Seeks to Freeze Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Cuts

    03/10/2017 9:26:25 AM PST · 23 of 37
    i_robot73 to txrefugee; davikkm

    >Why should the taxpayers from XYZ State have to subsidize the other 56...

    Could be asked for 99% of Fedzilla. ‘Infrastructure’, schools, etc.

    Amazing the # of ‘issues’ resolved if govt followed the Law of the Land from the get-go.

  • Trump promised $1 trillion for infrastructure, but the estimated need is $4.5 trillion

    03/10/2017 9:19:12 AM PST · 22 of 31
    i_robot73 to BenLurkin

    >$1 trillion for infrastructure, but the estimated need is $4.5 trillion

    Oh, you mean @ the bloated UNION pay-scale, not the Free Market cost.

    I expected nothing less re: ‘shovel ready memory hole’. The Citiziens barely remember, why should the media remind then of the past 8-yr failure?

  • WIKILEAKS OFFERS CIA HACKING TOOLS TO TECH COMPANIES

    03/10/2017 6:47:08 AM PST · 23 of 45
    i_robot73 to Java4Jay

    Whose to say said companies aren’t already in ‘the know’? Could they not have colluded already (per pressure as they did to Apple)?

    Now, would be funny if Apple was able to get the code that some 3rd party developed. Hope they’re not actively traded if so :P

  • President Trump "Receptive" To Conservative Concerns Over GOP Healthcare Bill

    03/10/2017 6:28:39 AM PST · 79 of 130
    i_robot73 to Slyfox

    >
    I remember something former TX Sen. Phil Grams’ said after he led the charge against Hillarycare back in the 1990s:

    “There is no problem that cannot be solved by the free market.”
    >

    That’s great. When’s the last time anyone heard the same SINCE?

    The ‘leadership’ doesn’t care about the Constitution or Free Market (unless it’s election\sound-bite time). They did, the same bill they used during Zero’s term would be on its way to the Oval Office now; as we all suspected, it was election fodder, a ruse.

  • USDA Threatens To Shut Down Farm For Conservative Article In Break Room

    03/10/2017 6:03:02 AM PST · 14 of 27
    i_robot73 to markomalley

    Funny, the USDA ‘protecting’ consumers; as if that were what *any* govt agency\dept\etc. goes two-hoots about. Not as if they’ve stopped the recent recalls w/ their policy book anyway.

    As if any biz would be able to weather any ‘outbreak’ of their own creation.

  • Montana Man Fined $85,000 by FDA for Making Natural Products that Harmed No One

    03/09/2017 1:36:45 PM PST · 54 of 93
    i_robot73 to PGR88

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    Also - I learned that you may not question nor criticize the FDA in any way on a food label. I found that quite interesting - even though I have never seen it being done, they have already obviated the possibility of anyone spreading dissent against the FDA on food labeling.
    >

    Have it embossed as part of the ‘can’\etc. We should use EVERY ‘legalize’ possible on such stupidity.

    Distillery down the road can sell to locals (using DL) 2 bottles, per person, per LABEL, per year, per product (vodka, rum, etc.). Guess what gets changed up every quarter or so. Govt stupidity knows NO bounds...

  • Rand Paul introduces ObamaCare repeal alternative

    03/09/2017 1:31:32 PM PST · 119 of 145
    i_robot73 to AmusedBystander; stylin19a; Ray76

    >
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.

    What so hard about that?

    Because all of the foundations of employer provided health care was destroyed and can’t simply be wished back into existence.
    >

    Right...’cuz the Free Market will *NEVER* rush to fill in the void (rolls eyes).

    Nobody is going to sit on their laurels and lose possible market share.

    >
    The problems arose because politicians had to load it with carrots and sticks to get it passed and to ensure that all of the deadbeats who wouldn’t or couldn’t pay would be covered by subsidies.

    But because we have imported the third world into our country and half of the millenials are incapable of working, the citizens working had to forgo their good insurance to ensure crappy coverage for all.

    Obama and the Democrats lowering the bar instead of helping those below.
    >

    And the involuntary servitude is moral...how?!

    Bill #1 (above)
    Bill #2 Approve sales across State lines, persons get the same tax benefits as employers, eliminate the ER provisions (or make it ‘life threatening’ only they cannot turn away), HSAs, a la carte plans (make insurance INSURANCE again)

    ...THEN see in a year/two what else can be done to better (not CONTROL).

  • Rand Paul introduces ObamaCare repeal alternative

    03/09/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · 116 of 145
    i_robot73 to Helicondelta; Lurkinanloomin; Owen

    >
    The rants seem to come from two camps:

    1- Pure libertarians who want to abolish Medicaid along with Obamacare.
    >

    And this is a *bad* thing? I thought Constitutional govt was the ‘Conservative’ way??

    >
    2- Fake conservatives who are happy with their Obamacare subsidies and don’t want them repealed.
    >

    Yes, gripes will come from those whom you attempt to take away the FREE candy....(C), (R) or the like.

  • 18,762 Illegal Border Crossings in February, 40% Drop From January’s 31,578

    03/09/2017 1:14:40 PM PST · 32 of 33
    i_robot73 to All

    Care less about how many less are coming in...

    How many are going BACK!? *THEN* I know we’re on the right track.

  • Montana Man Fined $85,000 by FDA for Making Natural Products that Harmed No One

    03/09/2017 12:22:10 PM PST · 42 of 93
    i_robot73 to bigbob; ReformedMedia

    >
    Thare many examples of legal precedent that gives the federal government authority to do things under a definition that courts have upheld to be enabled by the Constitution. Regulating food and drugs is one of them that has saved countless lives. This is a losing fight.
    >

    Legal precedent != Constitutional, it may merely be ‘under color of Law’.

    Reg food/drugs *may* have saved ‘countless’ lives; the politics and bureaucracy likely killed as many, or more (IE: drugs available in Europe for over 40yrs, can’t be sold\used here).

    >
    And while people like this may claim their potions “never harmed anyone” therein lies the rub, doesn’t it?
    >

    And damages\fraud are the EXACT thing the LEGAL system is to take care of.

    I can point to a long ‘train of abuses’ where GOVT *has* harmed some-one\body\thing, aka ‘caused harm’, though.

  • Vaunted 101st Airborne ‘Screaming Eagles’ crippled by budget cuts

    03/09/2017 11:18:33 AM PST · 9 of 19
    i_robot73 to Wolfie

    >Hard to believe we’re $20 trillion in debt and anything’s underfunded.

    Harder to believe We’ve allowed D.C. to *borrow* and SPEND $4T\yr. Course, the concept of individual Rights and responsibility went the way of the do-do, over 100 yrs. ago.

    ‘Underfunded’, to D.C. = any body\thing\etc. allowed to keep $.01 of their own $$.

    Get back to me when we’re running under a Constitutionally authorized\followed budget. I PROMISE, it won’t cost $4T\yr. either.

  • Lawmakers probe claim DOJ aided Iraqi terror suspect days before November election

    03/09/2017 11:01:53 AM PST · 37 of 43
    i_robot73 to Hadean; All

    Great. “Lawmakers probe” = lots of time, hot-wind and taxpayer $$ for a white-wash (SEE: Lerner, Cankles\IT guy, Holder)...

    How ‘bout a independent council to get to the heart of Congress sitting on their hands while the obvious took place (IE: accomplices a/o doofus’).

    I’m so glad to see how many dept. ‘raised a concern’, they re-plugged their heads into their anus. Not *ONE* person cared enough (for the JOB\Citizens\country) to do a a damn thing.

  • Graham ready to subpoena for Trump wiretap information

    03/09/2017 10:54:57 AM PST · 100 of 107
    i_robot73 to Stopthethreat

    Ohhhh, he’s *READY*.

    How ‘bout telling us what you *DID* you twinkle toed, sh!t-headed goober!?

    Why do I feel it’s going to be blood-pressure city, having given the keys to the kingdom to the doofus who F* it all up during GWB (NSA, TSA, TARP, ‘D’ expansion, NCLB, etc.)...

  • Hi, GOP: You Are Terrible and Obamacare Jr. Stinks

    03/09/2017 10:48:56 AM PST · 8 of 50
    i_robot73 to Kaslin

    One of the best and ON POINT screeds I’ve seen in a while.

    But, I suspect, even if they did another vote-call, not one would stand up for the position. Long live the Uniparty! *Pfttt*

  • Does Times Reporting Support Donald Trump’s Wiretap Claim? (NY Times Implosion Underway)

    03/09/2017 5:12:02 AM PST · 166 of 174
    i_robot73 to Helicondelta

    Don’t trust us then, trust us NOW

    Sad it was only DJ that brought up and make ‘fake news’ stick. Any other (R) would have curled up at first ‘outrage’ from the Left.

  • Trump Budget Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

    03/09/2017 4:58:21 AM PST · 40 of 40
    i_robot73 to Kellis91789

    >Easier to shut down programs when nobody is using them.

    And the easiest way to do THAT, restore our Republic and our Rights, is to terminate, w/ prejudice, the same illegal\unconstitutional programs\acts\’laws’.

  • Trump Budget Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

    03/08/2017 11:32:48 AM PST · 38 of 40
    i_robot73 to spintreebob

    >
    “We want the poor to work and contribute to the economy.”

    Bingo. The purpose of creating jobs is to get the poor off welfare. The reason to deport illegals and end h1b is to offer those jobs to citizens. The reason to improve education with parental choice is to give kids the education that makes hem employable.

    Changing incentives is also needed to get the poor to work.

    Currently welfare pays better than work. That must change.

    Remove all taxes on the working poor. Remove both the employer’s share and employee’s share of SS, FICA and Medicare taxes. That is the same as raising the minimum wage with no negative impact the employer or consumer prices.

    At the same time, cut back eligibility for SSI, for TANF, SNAP, EBT, and all welfare programs.

    Yes, the government will lose tax revenue by allowing the working poor to keep their own money that they work hard for. So? So what? Whose money is it anyway, the governments?
    >

    Please, tell me you’re joking....”Working poor”, aren’t we all?

    KILL welfare. Govt has neither the authority nor capacity for ‘charity’; it only relies upon FORCE. Don’t want to work, rely upon the benevolence of others; not the continued picking of pockets from the end of a gun.

    Remove all taxes?? 1) No Citizen should *EVER* pay $0% in taxes, govt and services aren’t free. 2) They use the MOST gov services.

    Think it’s best they can claim a benefit w/o having been taxed for the same??

    Need to start supporting, supporting and ensuring our Rights; it’s one of the FEW ‘jobs’ govt was created to do.

  • Trump Budget Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

    03/08/2017 11:13:47 AM PST · 37 of 40
    i_robot73 to Kellis91789; SaxxonWoods

    >
    People keep asking how Trump can get the money for $54B Defense increase and infrastructure and tax cuts. They don’t seem willing to admit that a booming economy with REAL full employment reduces the need for welfare, food stamps, housing assistance, unemployment benefits, EITC, etc.
    >

    You know what *else* reduces the need for welfare, food stamps, etc.?? A Constitutionally limited Republic.

    Get govt off the neck of our Rights and you’d see a SEA of ‘solutions’ over-night

  • NY considers ending literacy tests for teachers because too many blacks & Hispanics were failing

    03/08/2017 10:48:08 AM PST · 53 of 55
    i_robot73 to Jeff Chandler; grundle; raybbr

    >
    This is what happens when you put idiots in charge.

    This is what happens when school ceases to be a means to an education and is transformed into a government jobs program.
    >

    Only slightly correct. The REAL answer:
    “This is what happens when schools cease putting up the facade of a means to an education (see John Dewey) and instead fully embraced as a political\money laundering arm of govt.