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Posts by i_robot73

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  • Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/10/2016 6:32:19 AM PST · 63 of 63
    i_robot73 to peyton randolph

    To the (correct) point.

    Most seem to forget how Bork was treated...actually, ANY Republican, semi-Constitutionalist.

    Let alone expecting a Presidential appointment to be the 2nd Coming of the Founders. Most of ‘em I wouldn’t trust as dog catcher; they ARE lawyers for God sake! Yet, just because XYZ ‘vouched’ for ‘em, well, by goss, they MUST be good for ‘our’ side!

    Let it crash and burn. Enforce EVERY Law to the limit. Then we can phoenix and begin again.

  • Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland following veto override

    02/10/2016 6:11:13 AM PST · 99 of 100
    i_robot73 to Trumpinator

    Exactly correct. Either one is a felon (which belongs in jail) or one is a Free Citizen w/ all the INALIENABLE Rights thereof.

    Same to see/read so many supposed ‘conservatives’ flout the Constitution so willingly....until it bites THEM in the @ss (as another poster pointed out).

    Where the “It’s not Fascism when WE do it!” poster? /s

  • House Lawmakers to Vote on Bill to Reduce GI Bill Transfer Benefits

    02/10/2016 5:52:38 AM PST · 26 of 26
    i_robot73 to RightOnTheBorder

    You mean the ones Dumbo unilaterally ‘lifted’, w/out a peep from the GOP?

    I swear I remember seeing those commercials once or twice in the 2012 election.

  • Feel The Bern: Donald Trump Copies Sanders On Drug Price Controls

    02/10/2016 5:38:10 AM PST · 30 of 42
    i_robot73 to DCdude; TheThirdRuffian

    And plans/ideas from the OTHER candidates....??

    No offense, having no dog in this fight (closed Primary & not (R)), but I’d rather have a ‘domestic issue’ such as this over TPP (voted for, before voted against) that quite possibly cedes American sovereignty. Which one is ‘worse’??

  • 70% Of Obama’s Budget Is Writing Checks To Individuals

    02/10/2016 5:16:44 AM PST · 18 of 60
    i_robot73 to RFEngineer; shelterguy

    “...And this is where efforts to reign in government stops. “they OWE me, it’s MY money” is always the refrain, followed by “look at THEIR check - cut their check before looking at mine...”

    Bingo. It’s a Ponzi tax. No more than another illegal, unconstitutional program.

    Funny though, those of the Gen X+, IMO, are the only ones whom look upon that program and go, “It ain’t there now, it won’t BE there come our time.”. The older gens? “Give me what’s ‘mine’”.

    How ‘bout we ALL take the hit, yank govt out of the mix, and begin to follow A1S8 and the 5th?

  • How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall

    02/09/2016 10:26:42 AM PST · 45 of 47
    i_robot73 to SeekAndFind

    Oops, forgot #0: A clear, FULL reading and enforcement of the 14th Amendment.

    END THE ILLEGAL ‘ANCHOR-BABIES’

  • How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall

    02/09/2016 10:23:11 AM PST · 44 of 47
    i_robot73 to SeekAndFind

    RE: 1 & 2 (”...from applying for XYZ”): Easy get around, and what we’re seeing today: Just GIVE ‘em out, like candy.

    How ‘bout “...from obtaining XYZ...” instead? No wiggle room, no splitting-of-hairs.

    Course #5, makes the above moot. Regardless, shift those down to #2 & 3.

    Make #1: “No illegal alien may apply nor obtain any municipal, State nor Fed welfare/subsidy/benefit.”

    As for #3. No. Never, nada, zero. It is NOT the responsibility of biz to do the govt’s job. It also allows GOVT to scapegoat biz for the failures. Lastly, We the People do NOT need ‘permission’ from govt for any endeavor.

    RE #4: Most people, especially those whom ‘work’ in govt, could give 2 sh!t about some verbiage. This is just another scape-goading tactic that puts the burden on others.

    I’d say #5: Create a bounty system. $5/head for every apprehension. $10/deportation. Damn sure those LEGALLY in the country would have their paper (as they should) on hand 24/7.

  • Supreme Omission in GOP Election Debate [The Judicial Branch Gets No Mention At All]

    02/09/2016 9:44:30 AM PST · 15 of 18
    i_robot73 to SeekAndFind

    Define “just legal analysis”.

    IMO, that’s even worse than their personal views, as they nary use the Constitution for the basis of any ‘analysis’ to even insinuate ‘legality’.

    50+ pages of lawyer-ese, citing case upon case of precedent. Never to they begin “The Constitution states...”; which would make most/every case 3 pages, 2x-spaced.

    Just a revolving door of bloviation: law > layer > judge >...

  • Supreme Omission in GOP Election Debate [The Judicial Branch Gets No Mention At All]

    02/09/2016 9:39:56 AM PST · 14 of 18
    i_robot73 to MNJohnnie; SeekAndFind

    True, yet to always seem to forget THEY have the authority/power to tell the Courts what they CAN/NOT touch.

    Funny how that is, no?

    More ‘Fun With the Constitution’ D.C. loves to play w/ We the People as they feign, “We T-R-I-E-D”.

  • There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 9:36:16 AM PST · 18 of 18
    i_robot73 to originalbuckeye

    Hahahaha. Laws are for SUCKERS, or Citizens (but, I repeat myself).

    But YOU leave the scene of an accident, drive w/out insurance, have a fine for an ex-library book....

    Here we have City govt aiding and abetting ILLEGAL activity...with NO repercussions. State enforcement? No, in cahoots! Fed? Blind as a bat. Congress?

  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/09/2016 9:19:01 AM PST · 193 of 218
    i_robot73 to pilgrim

    Link? We talking the ‘cost of biz’ (manufacturing/labor/biz2biz) or ‘cost of govt’ (regs/unions/OSHA/EPA/IRS)?

    I expect costs built into the process (the former point). I can’t see the justification for GOVT to be at the head of the line w/ their palm out for doing NOTHING during the process but hinder...

    Buy, BOY HOWDY, is it easy to see when VAT in Europe kicked in. It was so...unexpected, as the ‘economics’ would say.

  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/09/2016 9:15:32 AM PST · 191 of 218
    i_robot73 to Leto

    10% too high, IMO. I’d love to see him pretzel an answer on ‘ownership’ of that 10%.

    Tell me, Mr. Cruz/etc., how that 16th, let alone the 10%, jives with A1S8, some of the other Amendments, specifically the 5th/13th, let alone the Fed Reserve, as govt can print up any amount they wish.

    At the worst, the 10% should be progressive...DOWNWARD as the ‘poor’ use more services than the ‘affluent’. Course, I ain’t seen a ‘poor’ person in the U.S. in my lifetime. They all seem to have homes/cars/TVs/cells/gaming stations/AC/electricity/running water/smokes/tattoos/drink/lottery/etc.

  • California issues 650,000 driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in 2015

    02/09/2016 9:04:18 AM PST · 6 of 12
    i_robot73 to Carthego delenda est; butlerweave

    “...properly trained, licensed and more likely to have car insurance....”

    MORE *LIKELY*. How much more than 0%?

    Likely, no more than exist today...

    Say, Citizen, what happens if YOU are caught w/out a license or insurance? Tell me again how we are a nation of Laws, not Men??

    Someone want to wake up Ryan and McTurtle-sack?

  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/09/2016 8:54:29 AM PST · 186 of 218
    i_robot73 to Leto; blueplum

    “Currently employers pay ~7.5% in FIca and SS taxes.”

    The same ‘biz don’t pay taxes’ applies. Employers DON’T pay 7.5%...they merely reduce ones pay by 7.5%+

    Now, Mr. Cruz, where is the employees ability to reduce THEIR HCare costs, like a biz (whom has NO care the pro/con of what is supplied, let alone their OBLIGATION to provide the same)?

  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/09/2016 8:49:44 AM PST · 184 of 218
    i_robot73 to Nifster

    It’s worse than disastrous. It’s also a way for officials to hide the cost of govt from the citizenry.

    Course, few, if any, in D.C. know the 1st thing about running a biz...but they sure know how to spend other people $$ on that which they have no authority to do so.

  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/09/2016 8:33:44 AM PST · 180 of 218
    i_robot73 to taxcontrol; Leto

    Damn tootin’ we have a COLLECTION problem TOO!

    We have ~47% whom don’t pay, of which, the bottom ~5% who get $$ ‘back’ they never earned (EITC/etc.).

    It also doesn’t count on those whom work under the table or those whom have retired, etc. (IE: Those that still utilize services, but pay $0).

    Yes, we have a spending problem too, but it’s disingenuous to say it’s NOT a 2-way street.

    ***

    I have yet to hear what each candidate thinks is the TOP rate they think ANYONE should pay, and why.

    I’d LOVE to hear what how much of MY life the Fed. govt owns. Unfort., I don’t suspect to ear the question even asked.

  • Throwing The Flag On Obama For Excessive Celebration After Jobs Report

    02/09/2016 7:44:01 AM PST · 19 of 22
    i_robot73 to expat_panama; wrench

    Boy, learn something new everyday....1937 high schools pumped out engineers, doctors and lawyers. Damn how things have changed in 75 yrs. /s

    Basic education (HS equivilency) between the two? I’d say the 1937 would beat the pants of 2016.

  • Making Women Sign Up for the Draft Would be the Height of Stupidity

    02/09/2016 7:19:00 AM PST · 50 of 71
    i_robot73 to the_individual2014

    And, perfectly CORRECT!
    A nation of Free Men...that drafts. Completely daft.

  • Only a Barbaric Nation Drafts Its Mothers and Daughters into Combat

    02/09/2016 6:57:48 AM PST · 60 of 103
    i_robot73 to TontoKowalski; bolobaby

    Welcome to the club.

    I find it more asinine to send our sons/fathers into wars, not of their choosing, that our govt does not wish to WIN.

    Do we not have enough examples (Swiss, Israeli, Russian...) that women should be, at the least, TAUGHT the same skills? That’s not tantamount to putting them into fox-holes.

    Those that ‘fought’ for equal-rights/pay/ability/etc.: You burnt those bras/bridges, sleep in the bed you’ve made.

    Completely agree on the last point (re: raising pay). Course, I wouldn’t trust govt ‘promises’ either...

  • BLM Lights Unattended Fires, Burns Cows Alive, Threatens Ranchers with Arrest if They Intervene

    02/09/2016 6:26:26 AM PST · 20 of 34
    i_robot73 to Jeff Head

    In as much as the EPA w/ the recent water problems.

    Media? *crickets*
    GOP(e)? *crickets*
    Candidates? *crickets*

  • Aborting Rape-Conceived Babies Called 'Sweet Spot, Act of Self Defense' by Jeb Bush, Chris Christie

    02/08/2016 12:26:16 PM PST · 86 of 91
    i_robot73 to Borges

    I haven’t honestly sat down to noodle out these ‘muddied waters’, but I’ll lay it out and listen to all comers.

    For the ‘life of Mother’ exemption (VERY rare, if at all, from all I’m read/heard), I would leave that to doctors to determine before ‘mom’ had any say. Best to documented to the nines if it goes through for any indication it was not so, doc loses their license. Overall, I think it a moot talking point vs. % chance of it happening/happened.

    As for rape and incest, here, it gets tricky for me.

    Incest: We talking ‘rape’ incest? Or knowing before (cousins in love) vs. after (long lost family member/adopted)?

    Incest? No.

    Rape? Yes, I understand the basis of ‘child did no harm’. I too understand you’re asking someone, possibly a CHILD, to bear the burden until birth. IMO, that can be *worse* than a victim reliving the event in their mind/memory (having that physical reminder).

    How do you tell someone to STILL treat it right, don’t drink/drugs/etc., no harm-to-self to abort?

    True, there will be some you can talk into going to term and giving up for adoption (best worst case scenario), maybe even bribe them to do so (on the taxpayer dime??), but to demand, by LAW, they *MUST*?? IMO, THAT is a bridge too far.

    If they do XYZ to abort? Do they go to jail?
    If they abort for no reason of its own?

    How do you separate self-induced vs. ‘environmental’ or ‘conditional’? You lock ‘em up for 9-mo to ENSURE they treat themselves and the new life properly? The law barely does squat vs. the crack-head mother who continues to pop out brood after brood; but ‘this/these’ case(s) are different??

    Just this ONE area opens up a lifetimes worth of questions. Just how much harm do you visit upon the host?

  • Transportation funding expected to fall $6B short in Pennsylvania

    02/08/2016 9:49:20 AM PST · 14 of 15
    i_robot73 to Nextrush

    You must have been cut-off during posting...

    still isn’t enough money for the pork projects from our Uniparty politicians here in PA...to their unions kick-back buddies.

    Hey, why not raise another toll/two? Hell, I was GIDDY to pay $5 to get out of Jersey over the Franklin; I’d but as just getting out of PA (if I ever go back home).

  • Pennsylvania Implements National 'It's On Us' Sexual Assault Initiative

    02/08/2016 9:44:21 AM PST · 25 of 29
    i_robot73 to wbarmy

    R-I-G-H-T. Return to segregated schooling, maybe?

    How ‘bout just pass a law no woman can be w/out the accompaniment of at least one male member of their own family while we’re at it?

    “Dude is SO screwed! I walked into the room and he was sitting on the couch and a chick was there...all by herself. Call the cops, NOW!”

    How ‘bout we start prosecuting the SH!T out of the little-girls-crying-wolf instead? Duke Lax, part deux/trois...

  • San Fran spends record $241 million on homeless, can't track results

    02/08/2016 9:38:38 AM PST · 13 of 13
    i_robot73 to bugseye

    With the effectiveness of govt (sorry, I peep a little from laughing there) UNKNOWN even 14yrs ago (I’d bet YEARS before that)....and never ‘resolved’.

    Can anyone think of any biz that would allow a program to continue, let alone for 14yrs, with NO accounting, NO measure of success, NO provable results??

    Only in govt. But, what do they care, they can just steal more from the taxpayers.

  • Pennsylvania Implements National 'It's On Us' Sexual Assault Initiative

    02/08/2016 8:04:38 AM PST · 19 of 29
    i_robot73 to Entrepreneur; wbarmy

    What’s to stop any woman from the same he-said-she-said even w/ a zipper state of “UP”?

    Exactly as you said, it’s the issue ‘guilty until proven innocent’/proving-a-negative.

    How ‘bout all ‘encounters’ must be video’d...to ensure all ‘laws’ are followed, no mis-communitation. /semi-s

  • Steve Forbes on Donald Trump and His 'Hoo-Ha'

    02/08/2016 7:24:37 AM PST · 59 of 78
    i_robot73 to Cincinatus' Wife

    Must be from the Ryan school of economics:

    1.2%/yr wage increase? Guess that wouldn’t have the same ring to it as 12.2% (over a decade)

    “Imagine a 10 percent income tax, with every American filling out”. Um, that’s those that HAVE ‘income’. What about those ‘under the table’, unemployed/retired, etc.? Do they NOT also use govt services they should be paying??

    Define ‘as we know it’. Why not just ABOLISH? Ah, because someone must ‘verify’ the return still!

    NO. MORE. SLAVE. TAX. Consumption only. ALL pay, NO IRS and, best of all, VOLUNTARY.

  • Steve Forbes on Donald Trump and His 'Hoo-Ha'

    02/08/2016 7:14:48 AM PST · 58 of 78
    i_robot73 to AndyJackson

    “I would like to know what fraud-boy’s proposed VAT rate is.”

    Correction:

    I would like to know at what % fraud-boy’s proposed VAT rate BEGINS.

    I cannot recall ANY tax/fee/fine, let alone ‘voluntary’ rule/reg, that wasn’t made permanent, nor stayed at which it began.

  • Video: Ted Cruz Was Talking About a Wall YEARS Before Trump

    02/08/2016 6:20:18 AM PST · 186 of 230
    i_robot73 to American in Israel; Amendment10

    Congress IS MANDATED to protect our borders, a job they have little interest in doing. IMO, that is authority to spend to build said wall.

    “Getting Mexico to pay for the wall only works in bizarro world which apparently we are now in!”

    Tax every send-$-home and Mexico WILL be paying for it.

    I’m also for the termination of all taxpayer bribe-$ (aka foreign ‘aide’). Terminate, one time out-lay to build and it will help keep other costs down (HCare, schools, enforcement, etc.). Win-Win-Win.

    Course, if they followed the Const. to begin, the debate would be moot (no welfare, no ‘free’ schools...no reason to come).

  • ‘Climate change’ lawyers quietly lay groundwork for EPA takeover of U.S. energy

    02/08/2016 5:31:14 AM PST · 6 of 53
    i_robot73 to Texas Fossil

    “...”Buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that Daily Caller New Foundationeffectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions,” Brian Potts, a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner wrote in Politico Monday...”

    And NOT buried, in simple English, within the Constitution is an even MORE powerful mechanism, specially the 9th/10th Amendments, for the States to tell the Fed, and their lackeys in the EPA, or any other unconstitutional dept/agency/reg/rule/edict/etc., to FOAD.

  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 9:35:32 AM PST · 33 of 33
    i_robot73 to Bernard

    Complete tangent Rant begins:

    No offense, but you point out exactly WHY I *loathe* the term ‘conservative’.

    You bring up ‘free market conservatives’. Just how many camps does ‘conservative’ fall into? Doesn’t ‘conservative’ encompass ‘free market’s already?

    If so, why the clarification?
    If not, what DOES it encompass?

    Can we NOT sound like the MSM, parsing every phrase and innuendo, looking for holes and ‘gotchas’? Compartmentalizing every person into tiny boxes that shift from speech to vote to ....

    Just leave it as ‘Constitutionalist’ and be DONE! Adhere and follow, make it the basis of EVERY discussion/debate and use to return govt to its rightful size and purpose.

    There is no wiggle room, no adjectives required. If it’s not being followed, one is not a “strict” Constitutionalist to begin.

    Whom to vote would be a MUCH simpler endeavor, IMO.

    /rant

    ***

    Thanks. I’d rather start seeing REAL questions answered by the candidates. My #1:

    How much of *ME* is owned to another? What %? How do you juxtapose that % is NOT ‘slavery’ (Def: Working for the benefit of another)?

  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 9:14:44 AM PST · 31 of 33
    i_robot73 to Tupelo

    Are you suggesting any State HAS sued? Let alone on Constitutional grounds? I’m always willing to be educated, if so.

    Point being they DON’T/WON’T.

    Just as much as NO candidate talks up the Constitution (aside from lip service). They know, KNOW, if the People started *thinking* along those lines, the WHOLE house-of-cards some tumbling down.

  • Who Has the Best Tax Plan? - What gives Ted Cruz the edge

    02/07/2016 9:10:52 AM PST · 24 of 27
    i_robot73 to SubMareener; Leto

    IMO, unless they’re talking of riding us the (illegal) 16th and instituting a consumption tax, it’s all smoke and mirrors. Just more tweaks and carve-outs.

    ANY talk of the ‘reduction’ will beget the same...it only took a bit over 100yrs for the ‘Oh, it’ll NEVER get above 3%, and ONLY for the ‘rich’” to come to the tiered anti-Freedom abomination we have today.

    Consumption tax. NO deductions, EVERYONE pays the SAME %, and completely, absolutely VOLUNTARY.

    My only addition would be to add that each State pays their 1/50(7) directly, move it one step away from ‘tracking’ the populace...and the People have more/better control over their State.

    Be done with the slave tax and, FINALLY, let everyone see the cost of govt at the bottom of every receipt.

  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 6:58:12 AM PST · 17 of 22
    i_robot73 to yefragetuwrabrumuy; wita

    The ONLY ‘complication’ is the utter B.S. that you posted (no offense to you, I meant the process).

    Either one is a con, which should still be in jail, or a Free man.

    To have a Free man ‘lawfully’, even temporarily, denied their Rights, creates a caste/2nd-class citizen.

    It is wrong. Period.

  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 6:23:50 AM PST · 17 of 33
    i_robot73 to Tupelo

    How do you change it?

    Pressure your State to file to return all lands (illegally) held.

    Course, very few States want to ‘rock the boat’, that might cut off the gravy train of $$ when the Fed gives ‘em the evil eye.

  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 6:22:15 AM PST · 16 of 33
    i_robot73 to txrefugee

    I even have a problem with ‘National Parks’. Follow the Constitution and return it all to the State to whom it resides. Sorry, it means what it says, or it’s just ink on parchment; can’t have it both ways.

    Then, the State will decide. THEY can request contributions to keep XYZ open, sell it off, etc.

  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

    02/07/2016 6:11:41 AM PST · 128 of 174
    i_robot73 to The Nerve

    The Courts were never GIVEN this much power. Like all things govt, they usurped. With no push-back (just HOW many judges have been removed from the bench since our Founding?...Maybe hands and feet??), they presumed more powers than authority granted.

    Lastly, (no offense ahead of time), I loathe the term ‘allowed to keep our Rights’. Rights are inalienable. Govt can merely suppress. We the People are the FINAL arbiters of what and what is not Constitutional, for w/out We there IS no govt.

    Black robed oligarchs is correct. Unfortunately, I have heard little in their election season to suggest it will change anytime soon.

  • Ted Cruz Confronted By Angry Ethanol Farmer; Responds Like A President (video)

    02/06/2016 12:04:50 PM PST · 44 of 57
    i_robot73 to sagar

    “The reality is that ALL subsidies are bad, because they are not freemarket solutions.”

    ~10 steps too far.

    They are unconstitutional. PERIOD.

    IMO, and no offense to you, this is why ‘we’ lose debates/ideas. Start at #1, THEN expand if required. Too many times ‘we’ get embattled in ‘...now, we’re just settling on the cost”, instead of starting with, “I’m NOT a wh0re”.

  • Windows 10 Already Outclasses Windows 7 in the Enterprise, Gartner Says

    02/06/2016 11:50:26 AM PST · 50 of 50
    i_robot73 to Scutter

    How’s the saying go, Just because you’re paranoid...

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3393756/posts

  • Saudi Chemist Invents New Medical Technique

    02/06/2016 11:45:00 AM PST · 14 of 31
    i_robot73 to txrefugee

    “Oops, I had posed the formulation to the ‘cloud’ and I *must* have been hacked!” *wink*

  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

    02/06/2016 11:42:40 AM PST · 95 of 174
    i_robot73 to alloysteel

    And, here, I believe is how/why we’d lose the war (excuse the pun). The Left wins by focusing on the minutia.

    ‘...shall not be infringed’ > Arms > weapons > firearms > guns> pistol/rifle/shotgun/pea-shooter > assault-weapon

    We should be striving to bring it up a notch/or two or three...

  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

    02/06/2016 11:35:48 AM PST · 91 of 174
    i_robot73 to Wildbill22

    Notwithstanding, a gun falls under the definition of an ‘Arm’, in a much as a ‘firearm’ or taser (each having their own sub-definition).

    No offense to you specifically, but I loathe the attempt at parsing the Left.

    SCOTUS can attempt to parse ‘gun’, but must fall under the general term, for which the definitive is absolute: “shall NOT be infringed.”.

    A single page to the court, VERY few lines:
    - The 2nd re-arms the INALIENABLE Right of We the People
    - That for which has no specific authority (IE: infringe), all laws are null/void.

    Case. Closed. Let the chips fall where they may. It would come as a surprise if they ruled against? What would that accomplish but being driven underground and/or a 2nd Revolution (LONG past time, IMO)?

  • Massachusetts Considers Gun Reform Law

    02/06/2016 11:18:17 AM PST · 13 of 13
    i_robot73 to marktwain

    “A decent pre-emption law in Massachusetts would be a good start toward restoring their Second Amendment rights. While Massachusetts has many very restrictive gun laws, they also have a high rate of carry permits. Getting a carry permit is only a little harder than getting a permit to simply own a single shot shotgun; so many opt to obtain the more difficult carry permit.”

    Pre-emption law? Carry permits? Restrictive gun laws?

    “...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”.

    Nope. Don’t see any permit listed, nor do I see anything about ‘compelling govt interest/police powers’

  • That Smell Isn't the Ethanol ... Mark Steyn

    02/06/2016 11:08:40 AM PST · 83 of 85
    i_robot73 to SC_Pete

    Can’t forget the ‘one the taxpayer teet, for life’ that goes along with that ‘election’.

    Add in a ‘no taxpayer monies shall be provided upon termination’ provision (make it wide enough to drive a planet through, get some of the govt employees/unions/etc., but concise they can’t twist the English ala 2nd).

  • America is a Nation Headed For a Fall (Must Read Op-ed)

    02/06/2016 9:37:26 AM PST · 88 of 110
    i_robot73 to Windflier

    “What are you so mad about?...”

    There’s plantation living even in the GOP/(R)/(C). Woe be upon those that point out THEIR emperor has no clothes.

  • America is a Nation Headed For a Fall (Must Read Op-ed)

    02/06/2016 9:34:01 AM PST · 87 of 110
    i_robot73 to Senator_Blutarski

    IMO, we will never, repeat, NEVER, be able to ‘fix’ inner-cities until the citizens of those cesspools wish to change their CULTURE.

    IME, it’s a great disservice to lump Asians, Indians, etc. into the same pool when it is shown, time and time again, *they*, though resides of the same areas, don’t have the same/extent-of ‘problems’.

  • America is a Nation Headed For a Fall (Must Read Op-ed)

    02/06/2016 9:26:10 AM PST · 86 of 110
    i_robot73 to Kaslin

    “...When a nation is beset by problems too big or too difficult to solve...”

    Sorry. Right out of the gate with BS...

    The ONLY reason we have ‘problems’ is because of GOVT exceeding their legal, Constitutional boundaries, that the rest of D.C. and, more importantly, We the People, refuses to put back in their pen!

  • Oregon Standoff: 'Patriots Network' Fails To Shut Down Protest, Four Resigned To Die In FBI Siege

    02/06/2016 9:23:50 AM PST · 44 of 72
    i_robot73 to knarf

    It’s called slight-of-hand, as any good BS artist, like O and the D.C. cronies, knows by heart.

    Don’t look at the uranium sale, don’t look at Oregon vs. every Occupy occupation, don’t even BLINK at the ‘fed. govt *owns” 90% of the West’ vs. Constitution...

    It’s also another way to show the rest, “This is what is in store for you, IF...”

  • ACA and Insurers Create More Barriers for Consumers

    02/06/2016 9:07:02 AM PST · 26 of 27
    i_robot73 to Adder

    Like ALL services, the ‘quality’ one gets is (usually) correlated to the amount of $$ one spends.

    Course, the govt has had their dirty, little, filthy, stinking hands in the perversion of the markets for so long now, nobody can 2+2 together to understand that INSURANCE != every splinter/sniffle/booboo. No SH!T, Sherlock, that the $$ has skyrocketd since this ‘cover EVERYTHING’ FUBAR went into (partial) effect.

    Wait until it REALLY kicks in

  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/06/2016 9:02:37 AM PST · 20 of 42
    i_robot73 to Kaslin

    ‘Fair’? What does FAIR have to do with ANY tax plan?? If services are to be paid, it should apply to ALL Citizens.

    Any plan that DOESN’T abolish the 16th (IMO, null/void on its face) AND constrain the illegality of D.C.’s spending addition is no ‘plan’ to begin.

    Lastly, at to my first point, ANY ‘income tax’, regardless is flat or progressive, is still a SLAVE tax. Any (C) suggesting or pushing otherwise should be disqualified out of the gate.

    As typical though, NOTHING will be done to restore the People’s ability to NOT pay taxes. D.C. will continue to fiddle and tweak, never to release their iron fist upon the citizenry.

  • Rubio: Being president is not like developing real estate

    02/06/2016 7:41:00 AM PST · 51 of 68
    i_robot73 to Popman

    Like ‘im too, except for the in-state criminal pandering, George Z. (Pam should have been out on her keister), even MORE for ‘education’ and doing nothing about the unions/etc.

    Still, IMO, better than Bush and LEAPS above ol’ Crist,