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Posts by okie01

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  • Stop Poking the Bear [Give diplomacy a chance. Stop provoking Moscow]

    12/26/2016 6:11:08 PM PST · 14 of 29
    okie01 to Bernard; dp0622
    If any of your post #5 is true, God be with the Secret Service detachment working with Obama after January 20. The overall security level will be lower, and despite Obama’s ego, he will be a private citizen then, as well as a softer target.

    If Putin takes any action against Obama post-presidency, it will be to humiliate him.

  • Obama ‘Might Just Weigh In’ On Issues During Trump Presidency

    12/26/2016 5:14:28 PM PST · 83 of 109
    okie01 to TomGuy
    Obama may be in for a rude awakening when he discovers media and the public don’t really care to hear from former presidents. Former presidents have about zero authority.

    Disagree. The MSM will continue to provide Obama with a megaphone. He is their creation and they care to hear from him as a counterweight to the media-hostile Trump.

    Indeed, there is nobody else capable of serving as a spokesman for the depleted Democrat party. Hillary is infirm and a two-time loser. Bill Clinton is equally infirm and disgraced. Crazy and shrill Uncle Bernie, the Socialist? Ol' Uncle Joe, the walking gaffe machine?

    There's nobody else...

  • Dem lawmaker: Israel waging 'war on the American government'

    12/26/2016 5:06:31 PM PST · 48 of 51
    okie01 to grania
    (I'm in the minority on this issue for a freeper; don't agree that settlements should be built that infringe on Palestinean territory...just being logical about what Obama did) Why shouldn't Israel build out their settlements onto Palestinian territory. So-called Palestinian terrritory is occupied by the Israelis because the Palestinians attacked Israel in the Six-Day War an Israel counter-attacked, overrunning the area. Palestine is thus a "conquered province" subject to the tender mercies of the victor. Under international law, Israel would be within its rights to annex the territory and expel its inhabitants.

    There is another justification for the settlements that is less reliant upon the abstractions of international law. Under the Oslo Accords, the current negotiations between Israel and Palestine are predicated upon a "land for peace" proposition. However, despite Israel's willingness to give "land for peace", the Palestinians have not been forthcoming with peace. Is not "no peace, take land" the other side of the same coin?

  • The very bad reason Jeff Sessions is ‘very unhappy’

    12/26/2016 10:42:33 AM PST · 74 of 96
    okie01 to editor-surveyor
    Freemasonry is a form of islam.

    They solidly believe that they possess a right to lie, thus their oath of office is worthless

    Where did that idea come from?

  • Professor tweets ‘all I want for Christmas is white genocide’

    12/25/2016 1:40:03 PM PST · 90 of 152
    okie01 to bigtoona
    And it wasn’t isolated to black people, many other have-nots were subjected to it.

    For example, Slavs.

    Yeah, that's what it means. Slavs to the Mongols...

  • Bolton: Obama Rejected Israel Resolution to 'Box Trump In'

    12/24/2016 2:09:04 PM PST · 47 of 98
    okie01 to IncPen
    My money’s on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    Much as he might want to, Obama can't do a thing for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    He's doing time in the state pen, charged with a crime against the state.

    Obama's pardon power extends only to federal crimes.

  • As Obama accomplished policy goals, his party floundered

    12/24/2016 11:40:31 AM PST · 34 of 36
    okie01 to thulldud; alloysteel
    he D's have given us the worst President, the second worst, and the "worst person to BE President", all within a generation.

    Of course, the references are to Baraq al-Husseini, Jimmah, and the Slickster.

    Let us not forget Lyndon Baines Johnson -- who gave us:

    a. The Viet Nam War

    b. The War on Poverty

    c. The consolidated federal budget (merging the federal operating budget and Social Security).

    d. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Higher Education Act

    e. The Immigration Act of 1965

    The exact order is arguable, but the last four Democrat presidents rank as the worst four presidents in our history.

  • Obama Joins the Jackals

    12/24/2016 10:42:39 AM PST · 37 of 43
    okie01 to wardaddy
    Right of conquest.....lol

    Putin meet Okie

    If a nation is attacked and then beats back the attacker, are they not entitled to some compensation? Especially as the conquered territory provides security against a subsequent attack.

    I believe you'll find that Putin's "conquests' exhibit a different pattern, where he is the attacker.

    If you've got a better idea, happy to hear it...

  • Obama Joins the Jackals

    12/24/2016 10:25:24 AM PST · 32 of 43
    okie01 to Brian Griffin
    After what Jordan went through in 1970, no Arab country wants Palestinians - often leftists & thugs.

    Understandably so. Thus it will be incumbent on the "world community" to either find a place(s) nobody else owns or wants or to purchase such a place and move the Palestinians to their new digs. Denmark might be prevailed upon to sell Greenland, e.g. Or the USA might be willing to donate Shemya to the cause...

    The borders were set up long along. I believe mainly by the British.

    And the borders were authorized an approved by the UN. Importantly, Jewish settlers actually owned virtually every square inch of what is now Israel, having bought the land from the Arab landholders.

    I believe incorporating land by conquest is now verboten by international law.

    If there is such a law, it is unenforced. Moreover, the Israelis conquered the West Bank in 1967 -- when I'm virtually certain such a law did not apply.

  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/24/2016 9:21:56 AM PST · 161 of 206
    okie01 to enumerated
    I don’t like George Soros one bit, but these allegations of him sending fellow Jews to the gas chambers.... let’s see....he’s 86 now, so in 1943 he would have been what, 13? Yes, 13-or-so. And you obviously are unaware of exactly what he was doing at the time. It is an accepted fact that young Georgie was in the business of collecting and selling clothing that came from the dead and imprisoned fellow Jews in the concentration camps around Budapest.

    Some claim that he was also in the business of informing the guards of escaped or wanted Jews in hiding. On the surface, this seems credible given he was given the freedom to operate his "business".

    I you've ever read anything written by Soros, you'll be struck by the total absence of a conscience. And, given his own makeup, he assumes that nobody else has one either.

    In large part, his own amorality and his presumption of amorality in others explains why Soros is what he is.

  • Obama Joins the Jackals

    12/24/2016 9:07:45 AM PST · 12 of 43
    okie01 to Brian Griffin
    How about the Israelis annex the West Bank and expel all the Arabs?

    By right of conquest, the West Bank should belong to Israel.

    A so-called "two-state solution" is never going to work if the inhabitants of one state are sworn to annihilate the inhabitants of the other.

    And I don't see that mindset changing until the Israelis kick the living dog crap out of the Palestinians.

  • Donald Trump’s Forays Into Foreign Policy Strain Transition

    12/24/2016 3:04:23 AM PST · 26 of 28
    okie01 to ronnie raygun
    “it’s important that the world understands who is speaking on behalf of the United States until Jan. 20.”

    This from the man who met with Iraqi Prime Minister Malaki while then President Bush was trying to negotiate a Status of Forces agreement...and encouraged Malaki not to agree with America's terms.

    As a consequence, incomming Presient Obama was able to take credit for a complete withdrawal from Iraq...setting the stage for the subsequent rise of ISIS.

  • Potential for a bloodless coup isn't so far-fetched (unhinged)

    12/23/2016 6:03:48 PM PST · 35 of 102
    okie01 to hiho hiho
    There has been a great deal of hand-wringing lately, particularly in progressive circles, about how a Trump presidency could destroy American democracy: the end of free speech and a free press, the influence of money in politics rising to the level of a true oligarchy, Supreme Court appointments that end cherished civil rights, like abortion rights, voting rights, and equal protection.

    Professor, your concerns are chock full of irony, since only Progressives threaten free speech and a free press...Clinton outspent Trump by hundreds of millions...and it is liberal judges who vote to abridge individual God-given rights.

    The facts deny your premise...

  • Why Obama broke with Israel at UN

    12/23/2016 5:18:33 PM PST · 25 of 52
    okie01 to Innovative
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who is Jewish, also came to Obama's defense, saying the vote sends a "strong message that the United States still supports a two-state solution."

    So long as the inhabitants of one 'state" favor the annihilation of the inhabitants of the other, there can be no "two-state solution", Diane, you ninny.

    One wonders...if the the US were to adopt and promote a "one state solution", involving annexation of and expulsion from the West Bank, might peace negotiations take a different turn?

  • Why America's Marines are Turning Their MV-22 Ospreys Into Assault Gunships

    12/23/2016 8:35:29 AM PST · 64 of 81
    okie01 to Gunner TLW
    It would be a better thing if they could just do the job as they advertised; Lift 24 Combat loaded Marines! They absolutely can not! You are lucky to get a Combat Loaded Rifle Squad to lift!

    My sole point was that the A-10 and Osprey have different jobs.

    Whether the Osprey can actually do that job is a separate issue. I wouldn't know, but your expertise indicates that it can't.

  • Why America's Marines are Turning Their MV-22 Ospreys Into Assault Gunships

    12/23/2016 7:17:28 AM PST · 40 of 81
    okie01 to tarheelswamprat
    I don't believe the Osprey's have anywhere near that kind of toughness. The A-10's job is to get up-close-and-personal with the enemy at ground level. Consequently, it's highly offensive...and built tough.

    The Osprey's job is to deliver troops and supplies to forward areas -- which the A-10 can't do. It would be a good thing if the Osprey could defend itself -- and pass out a little punishment -- while it's performing this role.

  • 9 Horrific Examples Of Gov’t Waste In 2016, Starting With Feminine Glacier Studies

    12/21/2016 6:02:37 PM PST · 18 of 26
    okie01 to castlebrew
    Sounds like they got their hands on a random BS catch-phrase generator...

    Understand that some academic slut got $412K from Uncle Sugar (that would be US) for writing a paper on this premise.

    Four-hundred-and-twelve-thousand friggin' dollars!

    Could you use a sum like that right now?

    At bottom, it's really not very funny. The bureaucrat who authorized the study and the academic who wrote it should both be taken out behind the barn...and shot.

  • Just Three Per Cent of Newly Arrived Migrants Have Found Work

    12/21/2016 7:55:07 AM PST · 27 of 51
    okie01 to Cheerio
    Fewer than three per cent of the 1.2 million migrants who came to Germany in the last two years have found employment, newly released government figures show.

    Yet, according to Frau Merkel, the whole point of Germany's immigration policy was to bolster the work force in the face of a declining birth rate.

    More workers were needed to support an aging population going on the dole. So, she imports a million Muslims who, themselves, go on the dole.

    That doesn't fix the problem -- it exacerbates it!

  • California secession organizers say they've opened an embassy -- in Moscow

    12/21/2016 2:35:28 AM PST · 59 of 98
    okie01 to Spktyr
    I wouldn’t mind if the ‘State Of Jefferson’ counties plus maybe part of Orange County stayed, but the rest have to go.

    Would you entertain letting Fresno County, along with FreeRepublic and Jim Rob stay with us?

  • Donald Trump's Cabinet a boon for conservatives

    12/21/2016 1:43:54 AM PST · 33 of 50
    okie01 to ari-freedom
    It is hard to tell Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall and support our own wall at the same time

    The two walls have totally different purposes. The Berlin Wall was to keep an oppressed population in. The border wall is to keep illegal aliens out.

    An East Berliner could not enter West Berlin.

    A Mexican will still be free to enter the United States at the ports of entry.