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Posts by MarkL

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  • Josh Earnest: Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Fraudulent’

    07/30/2015 9:14:11 PM PDT · 39 of 39
    MarkL to markomalley

    I just take anything that comes out of the sewer “The Peoples’ House” has become to be the opposite of the truth.

    So the lying liar who disseminates the lies of his master calls the videos fraudulent? Guarantees the videos are spot on.

    Mark

  • Obama aide: Under new Gitmo plan, some detainees would be sent to U.S.

    07/25/2015 6:42:48 PM PDT · 17 of 26
    MarkL to Brad from Tennessee

    I finally understood Obama’s promise to close Club Gitmo, as soon as a Cuban official mentioned it, after the consulate opened.

    Emperor Obama is planning on giving the entire military base back to Cuba.

    Mark

  • Trump: Clinton email scandal is 'very serious' and 'very criminal'

    07/25/2015 6:35:36 PM PDT · 65 of 107
    MarkL to tennmountainman
    There isn’t enough “stalking” horses in the world to help Biden or Jerry Brown.

    Actually, as soon as I heard of the IG reports that they want FBI investigations of Hillary & the email server, my first thought was that's Obama taking revenge for Hillay's 2008 primary nastiness, and laying groundwork for a run by Biden.

    Mark

  • Trump: Clinton email scandal is 'very serious' and 'very criminal'

    07/25/2015 6:35:04 PM PDT · 64 of 107
    MarkL to tennmountainman
    There isn’t enough “stalking” horses in the world to help Biden or Jerry Brown.

    Actually, as soon as I heard of the IG reports that they want FBI investigations of Hillary & the email server, my first thought was that's Obama taking revenge for Hillay's 2008 primary nastiness, and laying groundwork for a run by Biden.

    Mark

  • Trump: Clinton email scandal is 'very serious' and 'very criminal'

    07/25/2015 6:30:09 PM PDT · 62 of 107
    MarkL to WilliamIII
    Something that has been completely ignored by the media is this... The way that Hillary's secret email account was discovered is that a European hacker had hacked Sidney Bloomenthal's email, either his account or server. So he had EVERY email sent between "Sid Vicious" and Hillary... And most likely China broke into Hillary's, Sid's, and the hackers, so China probably has EVERYTHING!

    Can you say "Blackmail?"

    Mark

  • Chris Christie Scolds Iowa Gun Activist on Record

    07/25/2015 6:22:48 PM PDT · 26 of 37
    MarkL to MSF BU
    Chris, Lindsey and Jeb are wasting their time and if any are ever nominated there will be far more than 4M conservatives that do not show up to vote this time.

    Actually, if the pubbie establishment steals the nomination, I will show up to the polls, but to vote for the dem. The reason being that if they do it again, the only way that things will change is after the dems collapse society.

    Mark

  • Chris Christie Scolds Iowa Gun Activist on Record

    07/25/2015 6:17:19 PM PDT · 24 of 37
    MarkL to smokingfrog

    I seem to recall a story from a few years ago about someone moving his property, and having stopped temporarily in NJ, was arrested for having illegal guns, and was facing a long prison sentence. Does anyone else recall this, or am I just mixed up?

  • Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran

    07/25/2015 7:12:31 AM PDT · 14 of 16
    MarkL to sheikdetailfeather

    Why? What HASN’T Barky lied about? It’s a much shorter list.

    Plain and simple, you can tell Barky is lying whenever his lips are moving.

    It sickens me to feel this way about the POTUS!

    Mark

  • Hillary: Even open-minded white people feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a black man in a hoodie

    07/25/2015 7:07:37 AM PDT · 42 of 42
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet

    Hey Hillary, even Jessie Jackson said this, you hag!

    Mark

  • Mapped: Why Obama was right and America does have a serious gun problem

    07/25/2015 6:35:01 AM PDT · 73 of 81
    MarkL to MinorityRepublican

    If you remove the leftist run, “gun free,” utopian hell-holes, like Chicago, from the numbers, the crime rate is especially low in the USA.

    Mark

  • Senator Ted Cruz Declares Parliamentary War in the Senate

    07/25/2015 5:48:03 AM PDT · 5 of 29
    MarkL to cotton1706

    Good for him! I still really pissed off at Mconnell for numerous reasons, but #1 on the hit parade was the fact that once the pubbies took control of the senate, he didn’t refer Reid to the ethics committee, for knowingly lying about Romney from the well of the senate, to protect himself from being sued, while slandering Romney.

    Mark

  • Exit of Anti-Defamation League head marks shift for US Jews

    07/20/2015 5:27:59 AM PDT · 4 of 25
    MarkL to Olog-hai

    Good riddance!

    As a Jew, it’s bothered me to be unable to donate to most Jewish charities, especially B’nai Brith, due to the ADL’s radical leftist politics, as well as their rabid anti-gun stances.

    Maybe they’ll start to change.

    Mark

  • IRAN DICTATOR CALLS FOR MUSLIM WORLD TO UNITE AND DESTROY ISRAEL (Shorten)

    07/20/2015 4:54:49 AM PDT · 3 of 27
    MarkL to Biggirl

    It’s a good thing that the Iran “deal” will allow the world’s top supporter of terrorism access to billions of dollars to increase terrorism world wide. Never mind the fact that Iran was the number 1 supplier of advanced IEDs to the Iraqi insurgents, wounding and killing countless Americans.

    Mark

  • The Photo That Is The “Perfect Comeback” to Donald Trump’s Recent Comments About John McCain

    07/19/2015 9:58:17 PM PDT · 136 of 137
    MarkL to usconservative

    The simple fact is that it’s perfectly possible for a “war hero” to become a scumbag later on.

    I seem to recall a sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor, but years later became a criminal.

    But the best example would be that of Benedict Arnold. If not for his heroic acts and leadership at the Battle of Lake Champlain, the Revolution most likely would have failed. But we all know what happened later on.

    Mark

  • How\ where are you Freeping right now?

    07/19/2015 8:58:55 PM PDT · 158 of 186
    MarkL to cripplecreek; MNDude
    Half watching some program on TV while you Freep?>

    The Avengers.

    Watching "The Strain."

    Mark

  • 7 American Barbecue Styles You're Insane for Overlooking (According to Yahoo)

    07/19/2015 8:45:42 PM PDT · 25 of 43
    MarkL to DemforBush

    Kansas city has a lot of very good BBQ, and many people have their own favorites.

    Some of mine include “Joe’s Kansas City,” formerly “Oklahoma Joe’s” and “Woodyard BBQ.”

    Mark Levy

  • Westboro Baptist reportedly planning to protest funerals of slain servicemen, locals plan counter-pr

    07/18/2015 9:35:10 PM PDT · 41 of 47
    MarkL to E. Pluribus Unum

    Just a week or two ago, I went to the Rush “R-40” concert in Kansas City, and was surprised to see a bunch of those mooks there, protesting.

    Really couldn’t figure out why, but while most of the people in the crowd waiting to get into the venue just ignored them, there were a few people shouting at them.

    Mark

  • 13 Things ‘Muslims Will Ban’ When They Take Power: Islamic Radical’s Tweet Goes Viral…

    07/18/2015 9:28:50 PM PDT · 28 of 47
    MarkL to Impala64ssa

    I’ve seen this guy, Ass-hat Chowderhead, on Hannity a couple of times, and why the Brits haven’t deported or locked him up is really beyond me. Given what he says, and England’s lack of our First Amendment protections, I’m surprised.

    Mark

  • Levin: Iran Deal "Planted The Seeds" "For World War III" "This Is Munich"

    07/14/2015 6:24:31 PM PDT · 13 of 40
    MarkL to Biggirl

    Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia have all signed deals with Putin for nuclear technology.

    It’s amazing, given how the left wants the US to get rid of nuclear weapons, Barky & Friends have managed to start a full-fledged nuclear arms race in the middle east, with Russia supplying all sides. The USA had pretty much supplanted Russia in the middle east, but that’s no longer the case.

    I guess part of Barky’s “fundamental change” included restoring Russia to superpower status. I guess he misses the USSR.

    Mark

  • Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct

    07/12/2015 9:50:23 PM PDT · 145 of 165
    MarkL to re_nortex

    I’m not particularly a fan or Rand, nor her writing, per say. I wasn’t particularly fond or Orwell either. The key is that both were able to accurately predict exactly what the left has done, and are doing.

    You know, Hitler telegraphed exactly what he wanted to do in Mein Kampf. On the other hand, Rand and Orwell are predicting the direction of the left.

    Mark

  • Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct

    07/12/2015 9:32:42 PM PDT · 144 of 165
    MarkL to GeronL

    It really does seem as though what I read, day in and day out, was written by Ayn Rand.

    It’s almost as if the left and their masters have read “Atlas Shrugged” and thought that the end, where everything falls apart, is their “happily ever after.”

    Once the system and society has crumbled, and all the producers have been driven off, then they can finally build their utopia, without those pesky “builders.” After all, they didn’t build “that.”

    Mark

  • Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct

    07/12/2015 9:25:33 PM PDT · 143 of 165
    MarkL to Altura Ct.

    I can understand why a leftist would believe that reason is incomprehensible.

    They not only don’t understand it, they actively reject reason. They’re incapable of thinking, only endlessly repeating what they’ve been taught, by rote, simply vomiting it back, force feeding it to the next generation of useful idiots.

    Mark

  • Islamic world has impressive history of nonviolent resistance

    07/11/2015 8:27:34 PM PDT · 35 of 45
    MarkL to artichokegrower
    They ignore the fact that, both historically and in recent decades, armed forces of the United States and European countries have killed far more Muslims than Muslims have killed Americans and Europeans.

    These idiots manage to ignore that the reason is that the US and European military haven't been in direct contact with the muslims for very long, and thankfully, don't believe in the idiotic belief that we should fight our enemies "fairly."

    Something they are hiding in plain sight by carefully selecting their words is the fact that muslims have been happily slaughtering each other in muslim, african, and european lands for milenia.

    Mark

  • [U-MA] Prof: Make Confederate Flag A Hate Crime

    07/11/2015 8:10:14 PM PDT · 22 of 70
    MarkL to CrazyIvan

    Psychotic mass murders like Che are feted and seen as heroes by the left, who fantasize about utopian societies run by the likes of Pol Pott, Stalin, or Mao.

    Mark

  • Guns Don't Deter Crime, Study Finds

    07/11/2015 7:45:42 PM PDT · 61 of 87
    MarkL to PROCON

    Given the study’s findings, along with the leftist meme that police officers are bad, leads to a singular conclusion.

    In order to remove the greatest number of guns “from the steet,” we must disarm the police departments.

    Leftist “logic.”

    Mark

  • Raiders’ QB great Stabler passes away at 69

    07/09/2015 3:38:15 PM PDT · 11 of 53
    MarkL to Oldeconomybuyer

    Being a KC Chiefs fan, Stabler was easy to “hate” (as in fans of one team disliking another team, not as leftists HATE conservatives,) as were the rest of the Raiders, one of the “dirtiest” teams in NFL history. But most of the games between the two were epic, and there was never any doubt he was an incredibly talented QB, as were the rest of the Raiders.

    RIP Snake. Go Chiefs!

    Mark

  • We're Still Learning The Lessons Of 'Kelo' Ten Years Later

    07/09/2015 2:34:25 PM PDT · 6 of 17
    MarkL to reaganaut1

    I remember that using the criteria to comdemn the homes, the mayor of the town’s home should have been condemned as well as a vast number of homes that weren’t condemned.

    I have to say that I predicted that someone would die in a case like this. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened, though in response to the Kelo decision, a number of states did pass legislation banning a situations like Kelo, putting restrictions on government “stealing.”

    Mark

  • White House Instructs Allies To Lean On ‘Jewish Community’ to Force Iran Deal

    07/07/2015 6:23:21 PM PDT · 25 of 43
    MarkL to Dave346

    “J-Street:” AKA “Kapos R Us.”

    They’ll be happy to try to herd the willing Jews into the gas chambers, in the hope that they’ll be the last to be murdered.

    Hyperbole? No, I really don’t believe so. It’s no secret that the Iranian mullahs want to exterminate the Jews. They’ve said so. They haven’t been coy about it.

    And then there are those who will do ANYTHING for their masters, Obama and Soros. That would be J-Street. They’re self hating Jews who hope that by proving to their masters that they don’t like other Jews, and that they’re “different” from the “bad Jews,” they’ll be allowed to survive. Or at least, be the last to be slaughtered.

    Mark

  • For Many, Obamacare Is Becoming The Unaffordable Care Act

    07/05/2015 1:52:28 PM PDT · 16 of 52
    MarkL to Brad from Tennessee

    Let’s not forget that a part of the “affordable care act,” which naturally increased the cost of medical devices, also included increased thresholds for medical cost deductions from the tax code. IIRC, it increased the minimum threshold from 7.5% to 10% of agi.

    In other words, you have to pay more out of pocket in medical bills before you can begin to deduct your medical bills from the income upon which you pay your taxes.

    Last year, my medical bills only came out to 9.5% of my income, so no deduction. Of course, you have to itemize in the first place...

    Mark

  • Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia: my visit to Israel shall mark the new age of peace and fraternity

    07/05/2015 11:26:17 AM PDT · 33 of 41
    MarkL to Ghost of SVR4

    Not to mention that it’s the saudi government that sponsors ALL of the whahabbi schools all over the world, to indoctrinate new generations of muslim terrorists.

    Mark

  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 6:53:56 PM PDT · 26 of 31
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet

    I am so sick of illegal alien criminals who have been deported multiple times coming back and committing additional crimes.

    I have a simple proposal... First, and even second deportations, nothing additional be done, but told if they come back and are caught again, they will be marked.

    When a criminal is caught in the USA after having been deported twice, it’s time to get serious about keeping them out. Before being deported for the third time, they should be given a tattoo, in large block letters, on their foreheads, “DEPORTED.”

    It will make it rather easy to identify & apprehend repeat criminals any future times they come back.

    Mark

  • Barack Obama BLOCKS SUPPORT to Kurds to Fight ISIS

    07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · 22 of 43
    MarkL to Enlightened1
    It appears to me that Obama has been supporting the most radical muslim extremelists for a very long time. He sabotauged the "arab spring," refusing to support the "green recolution" in Iran, and now doing all his can to make a deal that will guarantee they'll have a nuke in a relatively short time. He supported the muuslim brotherhood every chance he had.

    And worst of all, it seems that he's blocking those who could actually be successful against isis, while actually arming isis, by sending arms to those who immediately drop them and run away.

    Mark

  • Obama: Americans Need to Shift Religious Views to Accept Gay Marriage

    06/28/2015 1:14:34 PM PDT · 86 of 138
    MarkL to Huskrrrr
    There should be an Amendment protecting Religion..oh wait.

    Doesn't matter... John Roberts has ruled that just because it's spelled out in the law, or for that matter, as we'll be seeing shortly, in the Constitution of the United States, words no longer mean anything.

    Words simply mean what our rulers want them to mean.

    Chief Justice of the SCOTUS, Humpty Dumpty has ruled, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

    Who knew that our SCOUTUS decisions would be written by Lewis Carroll?

    Mark

  • Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Died - Following his battle with leukemia

    06/28/2015 12:43:49 PM PDT · 33 of 70
    MarkL to Attention Surplus Disorder

    Yes’s first big concert was as the opening act for Cream’s Farewell concert!

    Mark

  • Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Died - Following his battle with leukemia

    06/28/2015 12:41:38 PM PDT · 32 of 70
    MarkL to newfreep

    With all due respect ** NONE AT ALL **, STFU!!!!!

    Do a little bit of research before you slander someone! OTOH, if you’re looking for a job, I hear they’re hiring at MSNBC!

    Mark

  • Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Died - Following his battle with leukemia

    06/28/2015 12:37:18 PM PDT · 30 of 70
    MarkL to a fool in paradise

    One of the most influential rock bassists ever. I was lucky enough to get a chance to speak with him at an after show meet & greet in 2009, and he was very gracious and kind.

    Of course, everyone knows his work with Yes, but he had a number of side projects as well. In the mid-70s he had a solo album that is amazing, “Fish Out of Water.” While he never did a followup solo album, he had a side band “Conspiricy,” with long time collaborator, Billy Sherwood.

    Chris did get “back to his basics” of choral & choir music, with the Christmas album, “Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir,” the song “Silent Night, Night of Silence” is amazing. That album featured Steve Hackett of Genesis, which eventually led to a wonderful collaboration, “Squokett.”

    An incredible artist, I will greatly miss any new music from him, but am so thankful for his time on earth, and the gift of his music. May The Lord bless and comfort his loved ones, and grant him eternal peace.

    Chris Squire’s Solo works, Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side (featuring Bill Bruford & Patrick Moraz)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyG08QMKt8o

    Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knmWhvn1Fuk

    Finally, Miguel Falcao, the YouTube master of Chris Squire bass covers, sent out requests world wide for fans of Chris during his illness, and thankfully Chris lived long enough to be able to see it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMhI0fQEdrI

    Mark

  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/28/2015 11:51:36 AM PDT · 3 of 10
    MarkL to SoFloFreeper

    The funny thing about leftists, and they never see it, is that they will decry any racial stereotype.

    However, as soon as someone of any given race dares defy those racial stereotypes, they immediately begin racist attacks.

    Mark

  • Gov’t OUTSOURCED management to IT workers with TOTAL ACCESS to database… in CHINA

    06/18/2015 7:23:49 PM PDT · 22 of 37
    MarkL to tbw2
    Next with the personal info for 4 million gov employees

    I heard the other day that the 4M number they floated was a totally unrealistic low-ball. It could well be many 10s of millions of current & former government employees. A reporter stated that a FORMER congressional staffer who has been out of government employ for nearly a decade received notice from the government notifying him that his records were stolen.

    Mark

  • Here are the 3 high-tech vehicles vying to replace the Humvee

    06/15/2015 4:50:40 AM PDT · 21 of 34
    MarkL to Kartographer
    US commanders quickly discovered that it was dangerously under equipped to protect troops against close-combat urban fire and improvised explosive devices.

    Given the fact that it was designed as a general purpose vehicle, never designed to be a front line fighting vehicle (replacing the Jeep, which had even less protection, even from the weather), it did pretty well.

    The result were "up-armored" HMVEEs.

    Mark

  • Anti-Semitism Is Running Rampant At California’s Elite Public Universities

    06/14/2015 9:22:52 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    MarkL to fso301
    I've always wondered what the breakdown of votes was in Germany during the inter-war period?

    While Europe has had state-sanctioned anti-Semitism for generations, Germany was the birth-place of "Reform Judaism.' Historically, religious Jews rarely assimilated, but Reform Judaism allowed it, and quite frankly Jews hoped that those with anti-semetic views would finally see them as Germans first. This was one of the reasons so many German Jews were slow to realize what was going on with the NAZIs. For the first time, they thought the government would protect them from the anti-semites, since they saw themselves as "good Germans" first, many of whom fought for Germany during WWI.

    They were wrong.

    Mark

  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 8:59:53 PM PDT · 115 of 141
    MarkL to John S Mosby
    Like the liberal yankee white boys who try to play black blues— “if I could only have been BORN black, then I could really play the blues” ... or the corollary— “you can’t play the blues if your not black” .

    Seriously, both memes exist in blues music— as ridiculous as that is.

    There are SOME exceptions to that... The best example being Johnny Winter (and you can't get much "whiter" than Johnny, or brother Edgar :-) ), who Muddy Waters referred to as "My son."

    Check out the albums Johnny produced for Muddy Waters, in particular, "Hard Again," one of my favorite albums of all time.

    Mark

  • Iconic gunmaker Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy

    06/14/2015 2:47:58 PM PDT · 86 of 86
    MarkL to upchuck

    The meaning has never meant that a gun owner was equal to G-d.

    The meaning and origin of the phrase has always been that
    G-d created all men, but as individuals, and were unequal (i.e. some were smaller and weaker than others.) But a gun CAN make unequal men equal. I can’t believe I’m explaining this...

  • "Job-creating" ObamaTrade Requires Subsidies for Displaced U.S. Workers

    06/14/2015 11:21:55 AM PDT · 19 of 28
    MarkL to VitacoreVision

    What I recall from the wave of eliminating manufacturing jobs was that those displaced workers would be retrained in high-tech jobs, like IT workers.

    Now they’re increasing the number of H1-B visas, to help eliminate the jobs of those high tech workers. I wonder what new careers the IT workers at Disney will be re-trained to do... Maybe to wear the Mickey & Minnie costumes in the Disney parks for minimum wage...

    Mark

  • How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind

    06/14/2015 11:01:59 AM PDT · 14 of 76
    MarkL to Crystal Palace East

    What I want is for the hundreds of displaced Disney IT workers to file lawsuits in federal court against Disney for flat-out BREAKING the law, based on the importation of lower cost workers, using the H1-B visa program.

    The law stipulates that H1-B visas are ONLY to be used when qualified citizens simply aren’t available. The fact that Disney coerced the former employees to train their replacements (otherwise, they would lose all severance, and be terminated on the spot) is evidence that the American employees WERE qualified.

    I also suggest a boycott of Disney, and all their subsidiaries, like ABC.

    Mark

  • Iconic gunmaker Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy

    06/13/2015 1:17:10 PM PDT · 68 of 86
    MarkL to upchuck

    You’re kidding, right?

    Mark

  • Liberal Claim That Jurassic World Is Sexist Is Hilarious

    06/13/2015 12:40:03 PM PDT · 45 of 45
    MarkL to Perdogg

    I don’t know about sexist, but Jurassic Park movies perfectly illustrate just how liberals think.

    While I think Spielberg is trying to point out capitalistic greed in the stories, here, in the 4th movie, He accidentally reveals that the whole “bring back dinosaurs” thing is a completely liberal idea.

    For instance, if you looks at the basic theme of all (now) 4 movies, it can be broken down to three parts:

    a) Scientists bring back dinosaurs from extinction.
    b) People decide it would be a good thing to go look at said dinosaurs in person.
    c) Mayhem ensues, as people run around in a panic and get eaten.

    Given just a single instance, I think that conservatives (and most people with the tiniest bit of common sense, which rules out liberals) would come to the conclusion that step A might just be a bad idea.

    But not liberals... No, they decide to try step A another two times, expecting a different outcome (JP III doesn’t count, since the dinos were “leftovers” from the first movie. On the other hand, some liberal decides it would be a good idea to go hang gliding on a remote island to see the dinosaurs, up-close & personal. Another nifty liberal idea...)

    A hallmark of liberal thought is that the screwiest ideas are actually good, the problem is that the implementation was wrong, but that the current crop of liberals are the smartest ever, and THEY will make the really bad idea work, no matter how often the same bad results occur.

    Mark

  • ‘You’re Fired – Now Train Your Much Cheaper Foreign Replacement’

    06/11/2015 5:37:58 PM PDT · 82 of 87
    MarkL to DoodleDawg

    The law is explicit that to apply for an H1-B visa employee, there must be a case where there are no qualified citizens.

    By definition, if the soon-to-be “former” employees have to train their replacements, then the citizens being replaced MUST BE qualified for the jobs, hence the company is breaking the law.

    I hope that these Disney employees will file a law suit in federal court against Disney for breaking the law, as well as falsifying federal documents.

    Mark

  • College Student Writes Open Letter To Seinfeld

    06/11/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · 20 of 45
    MarkL to Night Hides Not

    Not only is it hilarious, but it’s also brilliant social satire. Which of course, the left just doesn’t comprehend.

    I wonder what their response would be if they saw Mel Brooks’ classic, “The Producers?”

    Blazing Saddles could never be made today, and we’re much the poorer for it. A Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, or Richard Pryor would be booed off the stage at nearly any college campus these days.

    Mark

  • Oliver! actor Ron Moody dies aged 91

    06/11/2015 6:35:09 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    MarkL to the scotsman

    Huh... Sad, I also just saw that Christopher Lee just died @ 93 this morning as well...

    It’s a sad day for great British actors... :-(

    Mark

  • ‘You’re Fired – Now Train Your Much Cheaper Foreign Replacement’

    06/11/2015 6:29:15 AM PDT · 10 of 87
    MarkL to Enlightened1

    I experienced a bit of the fallout of the H1-B abuse while I was looking for a job in 2005. I worked in IT, and was generally acknowledged as being one of the “best” Novell networking people in the city. Not only was I certified on nearly every one of their products, I was certified to teach Novell’s courses on those products.

    So when I was looking for a job, I went to a headhunter and saw that there was an opening for someone who was able to work with all the different products I was certified to teach! I figured it would be a slam dunk.

    Of course the headhunter wouldn’t reveal who their client was, but I later learned that to “comply” with the H1-B laws, they will often come up with ridiculous certification requirements that they’ll publish to “ensure” that they can place a foreign worker, since no citizen would have those skills. So, even though I was certified by the manufacturer to teach all those classes, I did not get the job.

    Years later I learned that the company that received the foreign worker found him completely inadequate, and they were forced to bring in contractors, who convinced management over a few years to convert completely to Microsoft. I learned that the company that had gone to the headhunter was a company where I had originally set up their networks (switching them over from IBM Lan Manager to Novell,) supported their IT department for a number of years, and even trained many of their network admins!

    Had the company known I was available, they would have hired me on the spot, but the headhunter needed to place a foreign worker.

    Mark