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Posts by okie01

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  • Jeff Sessions Holds the Line, Blocks Democrat Immigration Travesty

    07/31/2014 10:54:46 PM PDT · 68 of 88
    okie01 to kabar

    Cruz for President, Sessions for senate majority leader.

  • Boehner on Border Crisis: 'Doing Something is Better than Doing Nothing' (BARF ALERT!)

    07/31/2014 6:34:53 PM PDT · 13 of 35
    okie01 to E. Pluribus Unum
    Boehner on Border Crisis: 'Doing Something is Better than Doing Nothing'

    Yes, John. And here's another:

    Doing the Wrong Thing is Worse Than Doing Nothing.

  • UKRAINE: Russia is attempting transfer of weapons from Crimea to mainland of Ukraine

    07/31/2014 4:29:19 PM PDT · 9 of 17
    okie01 to Mike Darancette
    Makes no sense. Crimea is a long way from the fighting, Russia would have to deploy through Ukraine territory and stuff has to be sent to Crimea via boat.

    Exactly. The route defies geography.

    It's akin to Delaware shipping arms to New Jersey via Long Island.

  • Boehner Begins To Crack On Border Bill

    07/31/2014 1:08:56 AM PDT · 24 of 30
    okie01 to zeestephen
    When the issue is immigration, I find no comfort in Ted Cruz being in charge.

    What objection do you have to the Congress drawing a line against any further DACA-like executive actions by the President?

  • Boehner Begins To Crack On Border Bill

    07/30/2014 9:42:15 PM PDT · 18 of 30
    okie01 to FlingWingFlyer
    I>I can’t believe Boehner would let a two bit, Chicago street punk make his knees buckle.

    This time, it's not "the two-bit Chicago street punk". What the Republican caucus is telling Boehner is that they want a bill that addresses DACA (the "Dreamer" executive order) and disallows any further implementation in the future. That's Ted Cruz's bill...and Rep. Marsha Blackburn has offered a version of it in the House.

    Slowly, but surely, Ted Cruz is pre-empting the GOP leadership in the Congress.

  • They actually went through with it. [email from nobama]

    07/30/2014 6:39:00 PM PDT · 17 of 49
    okie01 to tet68
    House leadership has already made this Congress the least productive in modern history.

    And hass not this Presidency demonstrably been the least productive in modern history?

    Exactly what positive accomplishments might The Won list?

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, July 28-August 1, 2014

    07/30/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT · 308 of 350
    okie01 to CDB
    Anyhow, it takes 66 Senate votes to convict, so our victory in the 2014 Midterm Election needs to be HUGE.

    67.

  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    07/30/2014 10:51:12 AM PDT · 22 of 71
    okie01 to NormsRevenge
    "Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on," the president said in a boisterous and sharply partisan speech in Kansas City.

    The petulant child whines and moans....

  • New Emails: Lois Lerner Referred to Conservatives As ´***holes´ and ´TeRrorists´

    07/30/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · 68 of 146
    okie01 to Rome2000
    Disenfranchise the parasites by any mean necessary.

    We could start by defunding all the left-wing foundations and non-profits that serve as mercenaries for and recycle their grants back to the Democrats.

    Newt recognized the problem in 1992 and said he planned to defund them. But he never got around to it...

  • JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT

    07/29/2014 9:11:37 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    okie01 to Norseman
    The party out of power always has a disadvantage in the "spokesman" department. Generally, the top-ranking officials in the party will be their Congressional leadership -- not a sitting governor, nor an ex-candidate nor a candidate-to-be.

    Consequently, they become the party's spokesmen by default. And, as a rule, presenting a case to the public isn't their strong suit. As you note, their skills are political and best practiced on the "inside".

    That said, Boehner and McConnell are among the worst ever at this act -- incapable of inspiring confidence among the party faithful

    We won't regain an effective public voice until we have a candidate in 2016. And he damn well better be the best candidate we can put forward.

  • JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT

    07/29/2014 8:29:06 PM PDT · 29 of 31
    okie01 to Norseman
    Not eloquent, I’ll grant you, but factual.

    And beyond the ability of the current Republican leadership to articulate.

  • JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT

    07/29/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    okie01 to Norseman
    Obama has delayed several parts of Obamacare for one reason only: those provisions are politically toxic.

    Forcing their implementation is the best way to build public pressure to bring down the law altogether.

    I understand what you're saying.

    But, if these politically toxic provisions are implemented because of the suit, who is likely to be blamed? And who is likely to bear the onus for the chaos that will then ensue?

    I know, I know. It's not only unfair, it's inaccurate. But you know damn good and well that the Democrat media machine is going to pin the blame on the Republicans -- who will be unable to defend themselves.

    On the other hand, had they picked an issue where the desired legal outcome would also produce a desirable political outcome, they would clearly get credit for their actions.

  • Report: Obama Was Rude and Hostile During Phone Call With Netanyahu (transcript leaked)

    07/29/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT · 136 of 269
    okie01 to elhombrelibre
    It’s amazing that Obama has united the Egyptians and Israelis with his bend-over-backward support for Islamic extremists.

    The Chicago Communist cell owns our domestic policy. The Muslim Brotherhood owns our foreign policy.

    That is because, between the two of them, they own Barack Hussein Obama and his Presidency. He speaks and acts for them alone -- and for nobody else.

    We have elected a traitor. Twice.

  • The “Ted Cruz is smart” trap: Why this garbage is false — and dangerous (Preemptive Palin on him?)

    07/28/2014 11:35:55 PM PDT · 15 of 51
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Upon inspection, I would say young Nathan is long on opinion, but short on fact.

  • Turkey Is Organizing Freedom Flotilla II To Get Additional Aid Into The Gaza Strip

    07/28/2014 9:32:46 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    okie01 to rcrngroup
    The Turks are like any of the other 57 muzzzlim states. They love to talk tough & to demonstrate & launch terrorist attacks, but in reality they are scared sh_tless of the Israelis and will turn tail & run the moment Israel fights back or retaliates.

    Evidently, you are not familiar with Turkish military history.

    Does Gallipoli ring a bell?

  • JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT

    07/28/2014 9:03:00 PM PDT · 19 of 31
    okie01 to Norseman
    On the other hand, if the Supreme Court takes up the lawsuit and finds for the plaintiffs, Obama’s actions could be reversed. The employer mandate, which Obama very much wants to see delayed, would take effect immediately if the Court rules his delay an unconstitutional move.

    Does it not strike you as a questionable strategy to mount a suit that, if you win, you get what you don't want?

    The idea of the House suing the President is bad enough. But creating a situation where, if you win, the people lose seems absolutely absurd.

  • Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    07/28/2014 6:07:24 PM PDT · 20 of 30
    okie01 to aposiopetic
    I miss + John Armour here at FR. There must be some sort of extraordinary writ that could be sought to keep the Feds from doing stuff like this.

    At the same time, I'm sure Congressman BillyBob would be entertaining us with trenchant observations about the antics of our esteemed Secretary of State -- whom he knew well when both were at Yale.

  • Unbelievable And Disturbing -- Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of Our Nation”…

    07/28/2014 3:19:11 PM PDT · 96 of 126
    okie01 to Dilbert San Diego
    Can Obama cite an example of a Muslim who was a political leader, religious leader, business leader, etc. who helped build this country? I just want one example of such a person.

    He cannot. Because there isn't one.

    Certainly, any President is going to address followers of any major faith on the occasion of their important religious events. And he is going to say nice things to them.

    But there is no need to blatently lie and wildly exaggerate their contribution to the American experience. That this President did suggests that the man is either a.) a panderer of the first order or b.) not on our side, after all.

  • Why Benjamin Netanyahu Should Be Very, Very Worried

    07/28/2014 11:20:01 AM PDT · 30 of 35
    okie01 to Fresh Wind
    Ron Fournier-former Washington bureau chief for the AP.

    Anything he writes is propaganda.

    Actually, you should read the whole thing before commenting.

    Fournier is who he is. But, in this case, he is reporting how the conventional media has transitioned over time, from supporting Israel to now misrepresenting the conflict. And how the presence of social media now allows for reinforcing these misrepresentations.

    It's an insightful report, well worth reading. And the trend does present a real risk to Israel, in terms of perceptions.

  • Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire

    07/27/2014 8:24:26 PM PDT · 118 of 118
    okie01 to PghBaldy
    I am preaching to the choir here, but one does not release things like this to the media when it is an ally of the US. It is horrible behavior.

    One is given to wonder whether the behavior is intentionally bad, meant to insult...or simply borne of ignorance about the proper conduct of foreign relations.

    Bowing, kissing the ring, loose talk, inappropriate touching, gifts in bad taste, stupid proposals, ambassadors ignorant of the relevant history, politics and traditions off their host country, mislabeled re-set buttons, etc. Are they evidence of petty insult or colossal ineptitude?

  • Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

    07/27/2014 6:08:36 PM PDT · 81 of 110
    okie01 to struggle
    To reprise a post from last night...

    An excerpt from the President's presentation to a fundraising group in Seattle this weekend:

    I am very proud that we have ended one war, and by the end of this year we will have ended both wars that I inherited before I came into office. (Applause.) But whether people see what’s happening in Ukraine, and Russia’s aggression towards its neighbors in the manner in which it’s financing and arming separatists; to what’s happened in Syria -- the devastation that Assad has wrought on his own people; to the failure in Iraq for Sunni and Shia and Kurd to compromise -- although we’re trying to see if we can put together a government that actually can function; to ongoing terrorist threats; to what’s happening in Israel and Gaza. Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people.

    Thus, a president who has made an absolute hash of our foreign policy presents an inarticulate assessment of his performance and outlines a world in turmoil -- chiefly due to his ineptness.

    The folks at that fund-raiser paid $32,000...and were rewarded with this drivel. They have money, so they have been successful. Presumably, they are well-educated. Yet, if they were reasonably intelligent and alert people, wouldn't they be wondering why this SOB was worth the $32,000 they'd just forked over.

    Is there no critical thinking amongst the Democrat base? Do they all approve of his ineptitude? Do they all have such low standards?

    A New Disorder

    It is people like this and the people who dominate the Comment section off the New York Times that leave me wondering if a significant minority of the populace has been fully and irreversibly indoctrinated.

  • Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    07/27/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT · 45 of 116
    okie01 to BuffaloJack
    Mitt is a socialist almost as bad a Obama. I wouldn’t want him any more than Obama.

    Whatever he might be, Romney a.) doesn't hate America, b.) doesn't hold a special animus for white Americans and c.) isn't a Communist.

  • Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

    07/27/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT · 71 of 110
    okie01 to struggle
    The failures of liberals are CLEAR to those that are not completely brainwashed.

    That is no doubt true...as far as it goes. But there is also a highly disturbing aspect to your argument: There are a helluva lot of Americans who ARE completely brainwashed.

  • My Challenge to the Washington Post ( Sarah Palin )

    07/27/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · 34 of 46
    okie01 to Henry Hnyellar
    She shows her naiveté once again. What they did was not aggressive journalism. Anyone who believes that Woodward & Bernstein were some great investigators is clueless.

    That's not naivete'. It's called "tact".

  • After his release from Fort Leavenworth, beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medford

    07/27/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    okie01 to ImJustAnotherOkie
    With just shy of 1,000 residents, it seems everybody knows everybody in Medford and everybody loves to know everybody’s business.

    My home town. They'll respect him. And they'll protect him. They'll judge him based on who he is, not what he was accused of doing.

    He's among friends, patriotic Americans all -- though a lot of them have Czech names (see Smrcka).

    Best place in the world to grow up!

  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/27/2014 10:35:59 AM PDT · 68 of 74
    okie01 to Will88
    At the time the Constitution was written, the economy of the southern states was totally largely reliant on slave labor.

    Buy that?

    At the time, I believe the most important single crop in the south was indigo -- concentrated in South Carolina and grown in the hot, humid coastal plain.

    Very labor intensive -- moreso even than cotton.

    Frankly, I don't know why we're still quibbling on this topic. On the one hand, it seems obvious that "totally" was an overstatement and thus inaccurate. And, by the same token, it seems obvious that -- even in the 1790's -- the economy of the south (defined as Virginia thru Georgia) was largely (mainly, importantly, strongly) reliant on slave labor.

    Indeed, the best proof of that claim may be that the southern states were prepared to depart the Confederation over it. And they were doubtless the best judges of just how reliant their economy was on that "peculiar institution" at the time.

  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/27/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · 65 of 74
    okie01 to Will88; 2ndDivisionVet
    I left "totally" out for the same reason that you challenged it. It IS an overstatement.

    But the underlying contention -- that the south's economy was reliant on slave labor -- is true.

    To that point, the plantation owner could well produce a 1000 (or more) bales of cotton. But twenty of the smallholders were more likely to produce something like 50 bales of cotton, not a comparable 1000. A standard bale is 500 lbs -- and that is a whole lot of cotton to pick.

    Per the National Cotton Council...

    Cotton bolls range in size from under 3 grams to over 6 grams per boll. Seed accounts for about 60% of this weight; the remainder is lint. This translates into about 200 to 400 bolls to produce a pound of lint, or 100,000 to 200,000 bolls per bale.

    Pre-Civil War, figure 3 grams per boll (or less). Thus, the simple logistics of a cotton harvest (not to mention the tending) severely limited a smallholder's productivity.

    The fact is that the primary agricultural crops of the early south -- cotton, indigo, tobacco, etc. -- were all extremely labor-intensive, thereby lending themselves to a plantation economy. There was a reason why slaves had been introduced into the south in the first place. Which is the same reason why the south's economy remained shackled to them -- until, finally, machinery changed the equation.

  • Obama has his head in the sand over America's corporate exodus

    07/27/2014 4:28:46 AM PDT · 15 of 61
    okie01 to Graybeard58
    Ignorance generally too.

    See tagline.

  • A New Disorder

    07/27/2014 4:17:24 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    okie01 to Cincinatus' Wife
    I am very proud that we have ended one war, and by the end of this year we will have ended both wars that I inherited before I came into office. (Applause.) But whether people see what’s happening in Ukraine, and Russia’s aggression towards its neighbors in the manner in which it’s financing and arming separatists; to what’s happened in Syria -- the devastation that Assad has wrought on his own people; to the failure in Iraq for Sunni and Shia and Kurd to compromise -- although we’re trying to see if we can put together a government that actually can function; to ongoing terrorist threats; to what’s happening in Israel and Gaza. Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people. <

    The folks at that fund-raiser paid $32,000...and were rewarded with this drivel.

    If they were reasonably intelligent people, wouldn't they be wondering why this SOB was worth the $32,000 they'd just forked over.

    Is there no critical thinking amongst the Democrat base? Do they all approve of his ineptitude? Do they all have such low standards?

  • Obama has his head in the sand over America's corporate exodus

    07/27/2014 3:14:51 AM PDT · 3 of 61
    okie01 to markomalley
    A shame when a Brit "gets it" better than 90% of the media in the country where it is happening.

    That's because 90% of the media have the same socialist impulse and crossed with flat-out ignorance of economics as the President has.

    What Obamma is proposing is akin to building a wall around the nation...to keep businesses in! Shades of East Germany...

  • More Opened Eyes to the I-word

    07/27/2014 1:44:51 AM PDT · 6 of 56
    okie01 to Usagi_yo
    The most disturbing part of it all is that I can’t think or find one single Democrat Senator or House member who’s had enough of it.

    From which, one might conclude that every Democrat Senator and Congressman is in favor of what is being done to the USA.

    I wonder...

    If the Republicans showed more fight, more resolve, would a Democrat or two cross the aisle to join them on this issue.

    But nobody is going to take that chance in order to follow the likes of Boehner and McConnell.

  • Thousands march in downtown Chicago in support of Palestinians

    07/27/2014 1:27:49 AM PDT · 20 of 37
    okie01 to windsorknot
    Does anyone have to ask what Hamas and its supporters would do to Israel if they had the military advantage that Israel has?

    If the Palestinians laid down their guns, there would be...peace.

    If the Israelis laid down their guns, there would be...what?

  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/26/2014 9:09:21 PM PDT · 45 of 74
    okie01 to Will88; 2ndDivisionVet
    That's nonsense. Most of us southerners have ancestors who did their own farm work. Only a small perecentage of southerners owned slaves. A complaint of small farmers was that they literally had to "compete against slave labor."

    While most farmers in the south did not own slaves, the statement "the economy of the southern states was... reliant on slave labor" is a statement of fact.

    Most of the farms in the south wwere engaged in something approaching subsistence agriculture, their surplus production constituting only a small proportion of the entire market for a given commodity.

    It was the larger estates and plantations -- who were reliant upon slaves -- who produced the bulk of the trade goods and export commodities. Ergo, they were the linchpins of the "economy".

  • Kerry ceasefire proposal “was everything Hamas could have hoped for”

    07/26/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT · 17 of 38
    okie01 to markomalley
    The secretary of state’s draft empowered the most radical and problematic elements in the region – Qatar, Turkey, and Hamas – and was a slap on the face to the rapidly forming camp of Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, who have many shared interests.

    Shouldn't we be encouraging the latter alignment and confronting the former?

    Zero is doing it again: empowering our enemies and screwing our allies. It's "The Obama Doctrine"!

  • The Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms, Italy

    07/26/2014 8:27:35 PM PDT · 24 of 35
    okie01 to Joe 6-pack
    n the late forties, I lived in Lake Worth, TX -- directly across from the main runway at Carswell AFB -- where the then-General Dynamics plant was building the B-36.

    We had a virtual aerial menagerie flying over us everyday -- but most of them were B-36s and P-82s. Plus, we also got all the F7U Cutlass traffic. They were being built at the Chance-Vought factory over in Grand Prairies, but the adjoining Naval Air Station either wasn't finished or couldn't handle them. As a consequence, the completed F7Us were disassembled and trucked over to Carswell, where they were re-assembled and tested.

    In retrospect, those were three exotic designs.

  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/26/2014 8:04:34 PM PDT · 18 of 74
    okie01 to ClearCase_guy
    Since [Kennedy's] focus seems to be on slavery, wouldn't an intelligent man say that it WAS a flawed document, but we eventually fixed it?

    Also, the tired old three-fifths things was a moral attempt to minimize political power from slave-holding states. It was a good thing. It was an attempt to move in a direction that might "fix" the "flawed document".

    A wiser assessment than Kennedy's. Without the "thinly veiled language" and the "three-fifths rule", there would've been no Constitution, no United States of America. Would Kennedy have preferred that outcome?

    Instead, he should be glad he wasn't there -- but Roger Sherman and Charles Pinckney were!

  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/26/2014 7:54:06 PM PDT · 10 of 74
    okie01 to TigerClaws
    Obama also said it was flawed in that it dealt in ‘negative liberties.’

    Fortunately, via Executive Order it can be subverted and destroyed.

    One might also say the Constitution is flawed in the sense that it does not require the opposition party to have a spine or any intestinal fortitude.

  • US Embassy in Libya evacuated amid ‘significant deterioration in security’; President golfs

    07/26/2014 6:49:04 PM PDT · 4 of 15
    okie01 to SoFloFreeper
    In October, 2011, we "led from behind", conducting an unauthorized action to oust Muammar Qaddafi -- who had become a non-threat -- from office.

    A year later, in September, 2012, a group we had supplied in the War for Liberation attacked our consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi. The Ambassador, one security man and two CIA contractors were killed in defense of the positions.

    In July, 2014, our embassy in Libya has become untenable and the staff has been evacuated. We no longer have a presence in a country that we acted to "liberate".

    Therefore, tell me, Mr. President, exactly what has your foreign policy accomplished in Libya. And at what cost in blood and treasure.

    Could you also tell us what effect, if any, these developments will have on your future policy?

    Which is.........what?

  • Page: Rick Perry's border campaign — for president?

    07/25/2014 9:07:42 PM PDT · 36 of 44
    okie01 to Windflier
    Sarita is the county seat of Kenedy County -- which is, mostly, the King Ranch.

    There are enough guns on that ranch to deal with the problem...if there is one.

  • Dallas Democrat John Wiley Price Arrested on Fraud Charges

    07/25/2014 11:51:13 AM PDT · 19 of 26
    okie01 to lee martell
    I've no doubt that Holder belongs in that crowd -- he just hasn't been as "in your face" about it as Price. Which is probably why Holder is the Attorney General of the USA and John Wiley is a County Commissioner.

    Such people must be ranked among the most despicable on earth. They've done what might be irrepairable damage to the very people they've purported to champion.

    (Spit!)

  • Dallas Democrat John Wiley Price Arrested on Fraud Charges

    07/25/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT · 17 of 26
    okie01 to lee martell
    A very, very prejudiced black man. I’m sure he belongs to the “We deserve reparations, plus compound interest, plus damages for emotional distress, and estimated earnings for unfullfilled personal goals” school of thought.

    JWP is more a member of the "give us all your money and property...then we'll shoot you" school of civil rights "activism".

  • The Vindication of Barry Goldwater

    07/25/2014 10:13:48 AM PDT · 48 of 49
    okie01 to shove_it
    Do you remember the follow-up billboard ads from the GOP in ~1966 with the photo of Goldwater and the words “now you know he was right”?

    Yes. That...and the line "They said if I voted for Goldwater, we'd end up in a full-blown war in Viet Nam inside of six months. Sure enough, I did and we were."

  • The Vindication of Barry Goldwater

    07/24/2014 8:51:12 PM PDT · 41 of 49
    okie01 to driftless2
    They claim they only ran the daisy ad one day before it was taken off the air due to protests, but it seems like I saw it more than one day.

    They did. And you did.

    The "Daisy" ad was aired only once...as a paid ad. On September 7, 1964 (NBC Monday Night at the Movies, David & Bathsheba).

    A great hue and cry followed and the DNC cancelled any further exposure of the ad.

    However, the networks decided that the ad -- and the response to it -- was newsworthy in and of itself. As a consequence, they ran it interminably on news & analysis shows for the next month.

    By the end of September, over 95% of America had seen the ad an average of 4.2 times. It is not known, for sure, whether this process had been pre-agreed to by the DNC and the networks -- but nobody would be shocked if it had.

  • Beretta’s New Super Rifle

    07/24/2014 7:24:16 PM PDT · 81 of 92
    okie01 to x1stcav
    The ignorance, and lack of initiative to perform any research, is appalling.

    When introducing a new product, manufacturers provide things called "press releases" which provide reporters with everything they need to know to write an intelligent article.

    Indeed, these press releases are written to media standards and structured so that they can be run as is, without editing.

    Today's "journalists" would be advised to employ these press releases rather than attempt an independent effort that only reveals their abject ignorance of all things firearm.

  • The Vindication of Barry Goldwater

    07/24/2014 6:15:21 PM PDT · 32 of 49
    okie01 to chrisser
    I’m not old enough to have voted for him, but I can’t help but think on what a different world we would live in today had he been elected instead of LBJ.

    Nowadays, we speak of every election as a "watershed" election.

    But the 1964 election really was a "watershed" election.

    Where we could've gotten a reversal of direction, toward more limited government, we got "The Great Society" and the "War on Poverty".

    Where we could've gotten a privatized social security, we got a merger of the General Fund and the Social Security Trust Fund.

    Where we could've gotten a national security policy based on a strong defense and a commitment to winning wars that we chose to fight, we got Viet Nam. <

    The differences between a Goldwater administration that never was and a Johnson administration that was all too real were legitimately immense.

  • Ted Cruz hits back at State Department

    07/24/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    okie01 to cuban leaf
    Of the $47 million, $15 million will help fund the United Nations’ refugee mission in Gaza.

    Would that be the UN refugee mission that maintains an inventory of rockets next to the flour and medical supplies? Where the RPG launchers are stored with the childrens' clothing? And the AK-47s are with the freeze-dried Halal foods?

    That UN refugee mission?

  • Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’

    07/23/2014 10:28:08 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    okie01 to Bullish
    Such actions cannot go unpunished.

    Upon reflection, I'd substitute "unrevealed" for "unpunished".

    Perhaps, you're correct. Punishment for crimes committed -- even against the glorious idea that is America -- might be asking too much in today's supercharged hyper-partisan era.

    However, the American people have a real need to know about the crimes perpetrated in their name, but without their consent. Lay it all out on the table, let us see what was done, I say.. Let us realize what we might've lost.

  • Kerry To Bereaved Parents Of Fallen Max Steingberg [sic]: ‘How’s Your Day?’

    07/23/2014 9:04:45 PM PDT · 63 of 69
    okie01 to bjc
    I would add pompous to your unlikable buffoon.<

    Is it not appalling that such a pitiful excuse for a man could come so close to being President?

    Then, came 2008...

  • Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’

    07/23/2014 8:37:53 PM PDT · 17 of 29
    okie01 to cripplecreek
    It doesn't make it any less criminal and we've got to keep pushing for conviction even after Obama and crew are gone.

    Amen! Heretofore, it has been a traditional courtesy for an incoming administration to drop any ongoing investigations of the outgoing one.

    America cannot afford to extend such a courtesy to the Obama administration!

    The Obama administration has made a purposeful attempt to subvert the Constitution and undermine our liberties. They have done real damage to the country and compromised its future, to the detriment of future generations.

    Such actions cannot go unpunished.

  • Right Again! The Modern Environmentalist Movement is the Home of Communism

    07/23/2014 8:29:46 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    okie01 to ETL 2
    Hannity, for example, rarely, if ever, mentioned that Bill Ayers and his group were communist. Nor the fact that he is still one today. Yet Ayers and the other WU members openly boast(ed) about it. They were even linked to the Soviet Union through agents in Cuba. He never mentioned that the Weather Underground, in addition to Rev Wright (via the phony church movement “Black Liberation Theology”) advocated communist “Black Liberation”.

    Jeez, I wonder who you and Jimmy were listening to. But it doesn't sound like the Limbaugh or Hannity shows I was listening tov...

    Hannity frequently made mention of the 9/11/01 NYT piece on William Ayers that got buried by the WTC attack. And that Ayers claimed to still be a "communist" (lower case "c").

    Hannity is also the one that bought the recordings of Rev. Wright's sermons and played them on his air. He correctly identified them at the time as representative of "black liberation theology" and he accurately described what that meant.

    Maybe your brother knows more about the Left's network and organizational super-structure than anybody else in the whole wide world. Certainly, there is much to know about in this regard.

    But, a listener to Rush and to Hannity from the outset of the Obama candidacy would be reasonably well-informed on his associates and background.

    I'd grant they both hesitated to apply the "C" word to Obama -- but there was no reluctance to apply it to Ayers, Wright, et al.