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Posts by okie01

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  • Do You Want to Know Why There’s No ISIS Strategy?

    08/30/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT · 47 of 51
    okie01 to Verginius Rufus
    Did Chuck Hagel inherit the sobriquet after Biden became VP?

    Hagel had already retired, thereby escaping the stigma.

    I'm not aware of who might hold the title now -- but, at the time of his advancement, Joe shared the co-ed title with Patty Murray, universally known as "The Dumbest Woman In The Senate".

  • Do You Want to Know Why There’s No ISIS Strategy?

    08/30/2014 12:29:47 PM PDT · 16 of 51
    okie01 to Paine in the Neck
    Then the 5th columnists caught themselves and realized they were doing real damage by reporting on the clown posse. They've never made that mistake again.

    Recall that Joe Biden was widely known and referred to as "The Dumbest Man In The Senate"...until he was nominated for Vice-President.

    The press has not employed that sobriquet since...

  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 9:27:54 PM PDT · 36 of 39
    okie01 to Graewoulf
    Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE).

    One of the more embarrassing Senators of all time...

  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 8:28:31 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    okie01 to Graewoulf
    How about a present or past Obama Cabinet Member, other than the aforementioned Kerry?

    Secretary of Defense Chuck "D'oh" Hagel was a sergeant in Viet Nam...and actually saw combat.

  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 8:04:41 PM PDT · 21 of 39
    okie01 to Graewoulf
    Which Democrat, currently active as a Federal Politician, has EVER served in the US Military?

    For starters:

    Sen. John Effin' Kerry (D-MA, now Secretary-of-State)
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

    Each of whom, coincidentally, fought in Viet Nam. Or, at least, said they did. Turns out Blumenthal was never in Viet Nam...Harkin ferried planes between Japan and the Phillipines and was never in Nam...and Kerry, well, you know about him.

    Not exactly the "proudly serving" nor the "honorable comrade in arms" sort...

  • White House: National Debate Needed Before Obama Amnesty

    08/29/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT · 34 of 36
    okie01 to Billthedrill
    We should dedicate a part of our government to this sort of “national debate”. We could call it...oh, I dunno, “Congress”.

    Actually, a "national debate" is a pretty diabolical idea at this point.

    Will such a debate force Republicans to speak in favor of amnesty -- in order to satisfy their C-of-C donors and, at the same time, inflame their base?

    Heretofore, the GOP-e was hoping that Obama would act unilaterally -- so that they wouldn't have to. And they could then run against the President's action.

    Now, they're caught in the trap...

  • Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson

    08/29/2014 5:25:19 PM PDT · 104 of 120
    okie01 to himno hero
    I tinks yurr mat is messed.

    Nope. I'm talking absolute numbers. Your talking proportions.

    We're both right. A disproportionate share of the black population is on welfare. But over 50% of the welfare recipients are white.

  • Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson

    08/29/2014 3:32:05 PM PDT · 49 of 120
    okie01 to Vendome
    Blacks don’t own the franchise on being screwed over.

    And another ethnic group owns the trademark: Slavs.

  • Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson

    08/29/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT · 47 of 120
    okie01 to PATRIOT1876
    I thought that the last fifty years of paying welfare counted as reparations...

    It would...if only blacks collected welfare.

    But whites actually have a larger share of that pie, too.

    No justice. No peace. More whining from those obsessed with white guilt, as Ms. Cooper.

  • In the last 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

    08/29/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT · 6 of 7
    okie01 to Pollster1
    I wonder how the far left will react when they discover that FedGov has lost whatever semblance of legitimacy they once possessed.

    To be absolutely honest about it... They. Don't. Care!

    So long as the lawbreaking is being done by one of their's it is of no concern. The presumption is that their guy is simply doing what he has to do to achieve the left's agenda -- an objective far more important than maintaining the integrity of the Constitution which, more often than not, is simply an obstacle to their goals.

    The Left doesn't give a whit for the Constitution -- except as their lawyers can tie up the courts on questions about the First, Second and Fourth Amendments.

  • Why Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment Will Lose Again

    08/29/2014 11:33:34 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    okie01 to C. Edmund Wright
    The tactician vs strategist point is a "bingo" hit.

    I've observed the same distinction ever since November, 2000. Recall when Rove showed up on the networks election night brandishing computer printouts of Florida precincts that ostensibly "proved" the state shouldn't have been called for Gore?

    While he proved to be correct -- and, perhaps, contributed to the subsequent withdrawal of the Gore call -- it was the action (and the weaponry) of a tactician, immersed in the exotic details of a campaign.

    The net:net is that every campaign needs a Karl Rove. But he has no business running it, creating and directing the campaign's strategy.

    Especially now, when he's incapable of seeing the 2014-16 strategic forest for all the tactical trees.

  • GOP ‘Surrender Caucus’ Sounds Horn of Aggressive Retreat

    08/29/2014 8:54:13 AM PDT · 31 of 36
    okie01 to Uversabound
    Same with homosexuality. I dont care what people do in their bedrooms.

    Nor do I. But do you care what they do in schoolrooms?

  • 2 california counties ask to form separate state

    08/29/2014 6:59:39 AM PDT · 19 of 66
    okie01 to manc
    what arguments did W VA and NH from MA make to make their new states?

    West Virginia separated from Virginia at the start of the Civil War. Being an area largely without slaves and with strong Union sentiments, they made no "argument", they just did it.

    When the Virginia legislature voted on an "Ordinance of Secession", the delegates from the northwestern counties voted roughly 2-to-1 against it. Then, when the ordinance was ratified by a popular vote, the northwestern counties again voted against it -- by a roughly 2-to-1 margin.

    Whereupon a convention of the northwestern counties was called in Wheeling in June, 1861 and they voted to secede from Virginia and apply for statehood in the Union. Statehood was granted in 1863.

    History of West Virginia

  • Senate Democrats are outperforming expectations

    08/29/2014 1:38:36 AM PDT · 19 of 34
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Combine that with the “silent majority” backlash to all the scandals, wars, riots, disruptions, economic travesties, Obamacare, rampant inflation & unemployment and all the rest.

    I hear what you are saying. And, normally, I would agree.

    But, this time around, I'm not so sure.

    Because I don't detect any corresponding enthusiasm for Republicans and their ideas (of which there seem to be none that they're willing to talk about). In 2010 (and 2012), the "broken glass Republican" was a common creature. This time, so far, not so much.

    In 2010, the Republicans at least seemed committed to cutting spending and killing Obamacare. And they rode on the wave created by these two issues. But, after four years of inaction, four years of playing the accomplice, nobody truly believes the GOP is going to do anything about these concerns.

    Indeed, we worry that the party may now be committed TO big government and Obamacare.

    In its current state the GOP doesn't elicit a helluva lot of confidence or enthusiasm, much less excitement. It would not shock me if the Democrats were more successful with their GOTV efforts than the Republicans are with their's.

  • How The 2014 Obama Coup Will Unfold

    08/29/2014 1:08:11 AM PDT · 272 of 365
    okie01 to buffyt
    I was reading earlier tonight about Fluoride and how bad it is for us.

    Toxicity is determined by dosage. Minute amounts of fluoride do make for stronger, healthier teeth -- with absolutely no danger whatsoever.

    Indeed, in some areas, natural fluoride is in the water supply -- in minute amounts. Those areas get the benefit of fluoridation -- stronger, healthier teeth -- without having to pay for either the Water Dept adding it or the toothpaste.

    Similarly, arsenic -- a "toxic poison", but a natural element -- is present in most some degree. By the same token, it is usually present in our water some degree. Yet, it is present at levels that are nowhere near dangerous.

    It's the dosage.

    They are taking healthy nutritious foods and turning them into toxic poison.

    Of course, they are. Every agribusiness is trying to kill off their customers. Isn't that just a smart business practice?

    With all due respect, your daughter is getting her head pumped full of crap.

  • Henry Rollins: American Bigotry Is Alive in Ferguson (Bull**** Bulletin & Hurl Warning)

    08/29/2014 12:50:39 AM PDT · 12 of 26
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    This is not a black/white problem. As much as some people don’t want to admit it, the truth is that it’s an American problem. Right-wing news outlets are attempting to deflect what’s happening in Ferguson with statistics about black-on-black crime, but lack the guts to tackle the bigger issue.

    Which is...what, Henry? You fail to identify what "the issue" is.

    You say it's not a "black/white problem". Instead, you say it is an "American problem". O.K., so just what IS "the problem"? And what do you expect us -- the rest of America -- to do about it?

    Before you rant, at least have a coherent point...

  • EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

    08/28/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT · 67 of 68
    okie01 to Still Thinking
    “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

    What a condescending, paternalistic and thoroughly insulting statement.

    She presumes that "communities of color" are a.) more vulnerable to their mythical climate change and b.) less able to protect themselves from the nonexistent effects.

    It amounts to open disrespect of the black and Latino communities.

    Not to mention it's premised on a lie...

  • Illinois a terrible hostess: Twinkies leave the state

    08/28/2014 4:43:57 PM PDT · 65 of 67
    okie01 to I still care; jocon307
    Drake's is still around.

    Drake's Cakes

    At some point, Drake's had the misfortune to be purchased by Borden's Foods. And, as many of the company's acquisitions, they were run into the ground -- chiefly out of incompetence, not corporate piracy.

    But they have now been resurrected by another company...

  • New Poll Shows Kansas Incumbents Facing Tough Battles (Brownback down 8, Roberts at only 37%)

    08/28/2014 4:23:10 PM PDT · 30 of 33
    okie01 to ObamahatesPACoal
    Once we’ve done that, we should fully implement the e-verify system and hold employers accountable for hiring undocumented workers who have not registered with ICE.”

    How unconventional!

    Amnesty first. Then, secure the border.

  • Poll: Romney breaks away in Iowa

    08/27/2014 8:37:38 PM PDT · 106 of 162
    okie01 to Forward the Light Brigade
    Then give [Romney] a House and Senate filled with Tea Party GOP—Leader of the Senate Ted Cruz! Then we can see America come back.

    Then, when Romney decides -- as he likely would -- he wants to take a "bi-partisan" approach to his job, where does that leave a Republican House and Senate filled with Tea Partiers?

  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    08/27/2014 9:09:10 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    okie01 to Stand W
    I kind of view this as the opening round of the Sunni/Shia war which all Muzzies have been itching for.

    Yet, ISIS keeps claiming that the enemies they intend to destroy are the USA and Israel.

    Are we to consider that a mere distraction from their true targets?

  • Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election

    08/27/2014 7:50:19 AM PDT · 18 of 45
    okie01 to Drango
    California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown.

    If it were really that significant...and so beneficial...would they need a law to make it happen?

  • The Republican Racist Myth

    08/26/2014 5:11:27 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    okie01 to Arm_Bears
    No push-back from the GOP; no push-back, at all.

    Rather than educate the voters, they just sit there with the “Thank you sir, may I have another.” attitude.

    One of the worst perpetrators of the "racist Republican myth" is Sen. Dickie Durbin (D-IL). He is prone to mouthing racial accusations on the floor of the Senate -- which invariably go unchallenged.

    Just once, I'd love to see somebody like Mike Lee or Marco Rubio (or, better yet, Tim Scott) rise to a point of order...cross the aisle...approach Durbin...and slap him silly.

    Definitely against Senate rules, I know. But fully justified.

    And, by defending themselves, it would stop that kind of $hit in its tracks.

  • The Republican Racist Myth

    08/26/2014 4:56:16 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    okie01 to Mark17
    I saw [Malkin] almost screaming at some female racist democrat. Some rats say she is so full of hate. I don't think she really is, but maybe she just hates rats.

    As a minority, Malkin has had some of the most filthy, nasty racist things said about her by those famously tolerant liberals.

    She has every reason to hate them with a purple passion.

  • Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances (unions)

    08/26/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT · 22 of 45
    okie01 to a fool in paradise
    Juke boxes got their start when James C. Petrillo led the Musicians' Union out on strike.

    Those who don't understand history are condemned to repeat it...

  • IRS Shocker: Filing Reveals Lerner Blackberry Destroyed

    08/25/2014 10:43:39 PM PDT · 86 of 130
    okie01 to txhurl
    Sullivan must have been presented copies of the email DRAFTS - biggest part, commiques not sent, new territory - for them to be squirming and dragging this out like they are.

    E-mail drafts are also a method of secure communications. Recall that Gen Petraeus and his squeeze were using this technique.

    Essentially, two or more parties would have access to a single e-mail account. Party A would address a draft to Party B...which Party B could then read and respond to with another draft...but neither the original draft or the response would ever be actually transmitted via the internet.

    Is it possible that Lerner and her co-conspirators (or her director) were communicating in this fashion -- so as not to create a trail on the internet?

    Yes, I'd say it's quite possible...

  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/25/2014 9:42:40 PM PDT · 138 of 138
    okie01 to Zenjitsuman
    I read posts all over the web and at least half think Rose isn’t in HOF and its wrong.

    What, perchance, do the other half think?

    Anyway, should we consult people all over the web to determine what our own standards, attitudes and principles should be?

    Pete knew the rule and knew what the penalty was. He chose to break the rule; thus, it is his lot to pay the penalty. <

    That's life...

  • IRS Shocker: Filing Reveals Lerner Blackberry Destroyed

    08/25/2014 8:49:00 PM PDT · 58 of 130
    okie01 to SkyDancer
    It’s a ‘so what’ scenario. Holder will quash anything. <

    Judge Sullivan is beyond the reach of Holder's authority.

    And he has the power to appoint a Special Prosecutor -- outside the DOJ.

  • Inside North Dakota's latest fracking problem

    08/25/2014 7:26:26 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    okie01 to Patriotic1
    Buffet has tank car and railroad interests. I think he does care!

    Having railroad interests means that Buffet has interest in natural gas as a potential future fuel. But he has no interest in transporting it -- tank car shipment of natural gas via rail simply isn't economically feasible.

    It would require insulated and reinforced tank cars to contain LNG or CNG -- expensive to build, heavy and expensive to transport. Plus, it magnifies the liability of violent explosion.

    Some compressed gasses are shipped by rail, but that is usually in the form of car load lots of cylinders.

  • The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills

    08/25/2014 5:27:51 PM PDT · 49 of 50
    okie01 to ken5050
    How could anyone write an article about the Catskills and not refer to it by the term every one used..”The Borscht Belt..”

    It's there. You must have missed it.

  • Inside North Dakota's latest fracking problem

    08/25/2014 5:07:11 PM PDT · 15 of 27
    okie01 to abb
    Pipelines can handle liquids, too.

    But not the same pipeline.

    There are separate pipeline networks for crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. Each are also built to different engineering standards, as well.

    Thus, the railroad magnate, Buffet, theoretically cares about pipelines which might take Bakken crude to market, but doesn't give a damn about natural gas pipelines.

  • Inside North Dakota's latest fracking problem

    08/25/2014 4:48:24 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    okie01 to abb; Rebelbase
    Pipeline infrastructure would diminish railroad profits.

    Railroads aren't in the business of transporting natural gas. It would first have to be compressed or liquefied to be handled in an insulated and reinforced tank car -- creating what amounts to a rolling bomb.

    Consequently, Warren Buffet has no interest in whether there is a pipeline infrastructure to handle the resource.

  • Hickenlooper suggests full clemency an option if death penalty becomes too big an issue

    08/25/2014 4:24:49 PM PDT · 19 of 28
    okie01 to ChicagahAl

    Thanks for the additional background; the story behind the story.

  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/25/2014 3:31:21 PM PDT · 136 of 138
    okie01 to Scoutmaster; Delta Dawn; kenmcg
    Repeat: the investigation that was turning up evidence that Rose bet against the Reds was terminated when Rose agreed to the lifetime ban.

    Actually, it makes no difference whatsoever whether Rose bet against the Reds. Even if he only bet on them to win, he was still in violation of Rule 21(d):

    (d) BETTING ON BALL GAMES. Any player, umpire, or club official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has no duty to perform shall be declared ineligible for one year.

    Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.

    Be advised that Rule 21 is posted in every major league clubhouse. And that the manager himself is charged with calling the attention of every one of his players to this posting at the beginning of Spring training, at the start off the regular season and periodically thereafter.

    Accordingly, Pete himself had to read the second paragraph of 21(d) out loud at least three times annually.

    Yet, he willfully and regularly broke that rule. Even if he never bet against his club, he was still subject to "being declared permanently ineligible".

  • Hickenlooper suggests full clemency an option if death penalty becomes too big an issue

    08/25/2014 3:12:57 PM PDT · 10 of 28
    okie01 to Graybeard58
    We had a “republican” governor here in Illinois who actually did what chickenpooper is threatening to do.

    Was that not because the GOP governor was about to do some hard time himself? And he figured a little street cred would do him some good behind the walls in Joliet?

    Chickenpooper isn't quite in the same position...

  • The delusions of anti-Israel conservatives

    08/24/2014 7:01:11 PM PDT · 35 of 39
    okie01 to Alberta's Child
    A country that requires billions of dollars in foreign aid every year just to maintain its existence -- more than 65 years after it was founded -- doesn't even qualify as a sovereign nation, as far as I'm concerned.

    You might consider that, at the same time, the US and the EU are giving billions of dollars in foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority -- just to maintain its existence.

    If the West weren't funding its enemies, I suppose Israel could do without...

  • White Folks, Listen Up and Let Me Tell You What Ferguson Is All About

    08/24/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT · 61 of 73
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    No matter how wrong you think Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown were, I think we can all agree they didn’t deserve to die over it.

    Answer me this, Kathleen. Did George Zimmerman "deserve" to have his head bashed in on a concrete sidewalk? Did Officer Wilson "deserve" to suffer a blowout fracture of the orbital bone?

    If you were suffering a similar attack, would you not feel a need to defend yourself?

    Or would you take your beating, believing that your travails are actually all "about that pinprick of fear in a mother’s heart, and an 18th birthday."

    Be honest with yourself, Kathleen. If you had a gun in these circumstances, would you use it? Or would you risk what appears to be imminent death at the hands of a young thug -- be he black, white or green? Be honest now...

  • Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea

    08/24/2014 10:41:04 AM PDT · 9 of 27
    okie01 to Steven Tyler
    Why is Russia not flying any sorties against ISIS??

    How do you know they're not?

    Would you expect this administration, or the mainstream media, to tell you if they were?

  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/24/2014 10:32:22 AM PDT · 123 of 138
    okie01 to Zenjitsuman
    But being a thief doesn’t stop them from punishing a guy who gambled on the team he managed a quarter century ago?

    Pardon me, but I'm not speaking for the Commissioner's Office. I'm speaking as a lifetime fan, a writer, researcher and historian of the game, and one-time pro scout.

    Any Commissioner's transgressions don't diminish Pete's (and I was at Crosley Field for Pete's -- and Tommy Helms' -- big league debut). I loved him as a player but have scant respect for him as a human being.

  • The Face of the Tiger ... Mark Steyn

    08/24/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    okie01 to huldah1776
    13 years???? I remember a lot from my teen years. Beirut, no response, hijackings, the Olympics, etc.

    The point is the West has been shying away from dealing with the Islamic threat for more like 13 hundred years.

    And the threat has now become existential...

  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/24/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT · 120 of 138
    okie01 to Scoutmaster
    Second base on a walk.

    Pete Rose was the first second baseman I saw that attempted to complete a double play by throwing to third. He took the shortstop's throw at second, turned toward first, realized there was no play...then threw to third to try and catch the runner rounding the bag.

    The first time he tried it, his third baseman wasn't ready for it...resulting in an error and a run scored.

    About a week later, he tried it again...and nailed the baserunner for a 6-4-5 GDP.

    The play is not uncommon now, but it was first invented by Pete Rose.

    That was the Pete Rose I remember.

    But he doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame.

    Same guy I remember. And, no, he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame.

  • The Face of the Tiger ... Mark Steyn

    08/24/2014 6:58:31 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    okie01 to Rummyfan
    For thirteen years, we have shied away from directly confronting the ideology, preferring to disrupt only its symptoms - bomb plots, and airline attacks. And in that thirteen years the ideology has metastasized within the cocoon of western denial - so that the men barely out of short trousers on 9/11 now flock to fight for an organization that Obama assures us "has no place in the 21st century". If the evasive pap spouted by the President the other day is the best the west can do, then we will lose.

    Steyn is correct. After almost 1400 years of essentially ignoring the threat of Islam, the West must finally address it head on.

    It is, after all, a question of "Them or Us".

  • Advertisement removed after resident expresses offense [offending word: bacon]

    08/23/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · 31 of 107
    okie01 to Scoutmaster
    It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.

    The Muslim lady's response offends me!

    Forgive me, but the proper response to her complaint is "Tough $hit! This is a free country. You don't have to go to Sneakers. Nor eat bacon. Nor does anybody have to kow-tow to your particular preferences or dislikes."

    But, this being Vermont, we get this: "The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it's not always comfortable. It's a fascinating place with lots of opportunities for conversation. The City has to pay attention to a lot of factors while acting within what we can regulate," said Katherine "Deac" Decarreau.

    Does not "Deac" understand that Islam is anything but a "live and let live" culture that "honors diversity"? She is evidently willing to suppress her own culture of freedom in order to kow-tow to the equivalent of cultural tyranny.

    Liberals are incapable of practicing good judgment.

  • Libero Quotidiano: "Islam: When Bergoglio attacked Ratzinger"

    08/23/2014 9:28:14 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    okie01 to FR_addict
    Why have we put up with Islam all these centuries? It is not a religion of peace. <

    Because, for centuries, it was a backward religion confined to the world's geographical backwaters. As such, it was a annoyance to the civilized world only once every two or three hundred years.

    Petroleum-dependent economies, global transportation and communication plus modern weapons technology have changed all of that.

  • CNN source: Darren Wilson didn’t suffer an eye socket fracture

    08/22/2014 1:03:52 PM PDT · 87 of 90
    okie01 to Nervous Tick; nickcarraway
    In what scenario could Brown injure Wilson’s face, and be shot by Wilson without gunpowder on the wounds?

    Recall that the so-called "independent" Baden autopsy -- the only one that has been released to the public, so far as I know -- was conducted without access to Brown's clothing.

    No evidence of gunpowder was found on the body...but wouldn't the clothing be more likely to harbor such evidence?

  • Expert: Let’s not exaggerate ISIS threat to U.S.

    08/22/2014 12:37:28 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    okie01 to A_Former_Democrat
    [Cheney's] tone struck me as if he knew something

    It's safe to say that Cheney knows a helluva lot more about the Islamofascist threat than any of those jerks currently in charge.

  • More Scaremongery: Inhofe Warns ISIS "Developing A Method To Blow Up A Major US City"

    08/22/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT · 22 of 38
    okie01 to publius911

    Battle of Vienna, 1529

    Battle of Lepanto, 1571

    Not to mention...

    Battle of Tours, 732

    The Crusdaes, 1095-1291

    Siege of Vienna, 1683

    Battle of Khartoum, 1884

    The Twin Towers, 2001

    Etc., etc., etc.

    The point being that Islam and the West have intermittently clashed over the past 1400 years. Thanks to technology, the pace of engagement has sharply accelerated in the recent past. And it's a pattern that isn't going to end until the West takes the threat seriously...and ends it.

    Or, alternatively, the West surrenders and Islam prevails.

  • More Scaremongery: Inhofe Warns ISIS "Developing A Method To Blow Up A Major US City"

    08/22/2014 12:31:51 PM PDT · 21 of 38
    okie01 to publius911

    Battle of Vienna, 1529

    Battle of Lepanto, 1571

    Not to mention...

    Battle of Tours, 732

    The Crusdaes, 1095-1291

    Siege of Vienna, 1683

    Battle of Khartoum, 1884

    The Twin Towers, 2001

    Etc., etc., etc.

    The point being that Islam and the West have intermittently clashed over the past 1400 years. Thanks to technology, the pace of engagement has sharply accelerated in the recent past. And it's a pattern that isn't going to end until the West takes the threat seriously...and ends it.

    Or, alternatively, the West surrenders and Islam prevails.

  • Rick Perry: It’s entirely possible that ISIS has already crossed the southern border

    08/22/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    okie01 to patriot08

    What makes you think a governor has the power to "seal the border" when he has no authority over the border or the ports-of-entry?

    Just curious...

  • Obama Stands Alone: Even The Media Are Baffled By His Deepening Isolation

    08/22/2014 5:10:30 AM PDT · 31 of 117
    okie01 to Alberta's Child
    Even the defining legislation of his presidency -- "Obamacare" -- should more appropriately be called "Pelosicare" because it was drafted by staffers and lobbyists affiliated with Democrats in Congress.

    Better to call it "Reidcare" -- because it was the Senate version of Obamacare that prevailed. "Pelosicare", the version that originated in the House, was single payer. When that version couldn't pass the Senate (thank you, Joe Lieberman), Harry Reid stripped oput all the content from a previous House bill and replaced it with what we now know as Obamacare.