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Posts by olezip

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  • Democrats demand Pence pay back costs of traveling to NFL game

    10/20/2017 4:16:14 PM PDT · 51 of 62
    olezip to EdnaMode
    “Flying across the country and back at taxpayer expense simply to enter and then immediately depart a football stadium serves no discernible public interest,” Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego (Ariz.), Ted Lieu (Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Brendan Boyle (Pa.) and Jamie Raskin (Md.) wrote.

    Do these Democrats know that Pence actually went to the game? How long he stayed is none of their business. CASE closed.

    Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego (Ariz.), Ted Lieu (Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Brendan Boyle (Pa.) and Jamie Raskin (Md.) should resign in shame and volunteer to pay the court costs for their frivolous complaint.

  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 3:04:02 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    olezip to richardb72
    The Hill newspaper and Political have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.

    Why is this news? The Democrats ALWAYS hide their rotten views before an election, because they would never win if they were honest about their intentions. They pretend that they are for whatever the people want.

  • Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

    10/20/2017 2:16:52 AM PDT · 11 of 42
    olezip to Spiridon
    Mr. Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear", while Mr. Bush criticized "bullying and prejudice" in public life.

    Are these former presidents projecting their own guilt?

    Obama certainly made worse or even created division and fear, especially racial division. He created fear by using the government (IRS, EPA, BLM, Justice, etc.) to attack his enemies, Republicans and conservatives.

    Bush's foolish entitlement spending policies and the creation of TSA fostered bullying. His failure to call out destructive policies of the Obama administration showed his prejudice, not to mention his prejudice against the forgotten man. Bush stole the phrase "compassionate conservative" and misused it for political purposes.

  • Dionne: Trump era is further degrading politicians

    10/19/2017 12:44:45 PM PDT · 20 of 39
    olezip to Oldeconomybuyer
    It’s the degradation of politics in the Trump era we need to worry about, not politics itself.

    Dionne probably is not aware that politicians may be corrupt or worse, liars. He should be aware that Obama lied when he told us that if we like our doctor we can keep our doctor. If we like our health plan we could keep our health plan. I guess that Dionne has not noticed how many time McCain promised his constituents that he would repeal and replace Obamacare, but did the opposite.

    Having said that, Dionne might be clueless that President Trump is "smoking out" the corrupt politicians and replacing them with people who keep their promises and work for the people, not themselves and their sponsors.

    There are some good courses on Political Science at the George Washington University, but you have to be able to connect the dots.

  • North Carolina governor signs order forcing businesses to allow men to enter women’s bathrooms

    10/19/2017 12:33:53 PM PDT · 35 of 48
    olezip to markomalley
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order yesterday making “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” protected classes, forcing businesses to allow men in women’s restrooms and vice versa.

    Persons with gender confusion are in a class of seriously mentally ill people. Because gender confusion is a treatable mental disorder, where is the common sense to provide proper care and to protect the public?

    What is the government of North Carolina doing to provide mental health help to these confused people with mood swings, depression, anger, guilt, and unwillingness to take corrective action? What is the government doing to protect their constituents from exposure to mentally ill people? Passing a law that pretends that gender confusion is normal certainly is not the answer.

    Is Roy Cooper a Democrat? Does he have a disordered mind himself? I guess that it is cheaper to pander to the insane instead of providing proper treatment.

  • Furious Democrat: 'This Might Wind Up to Be Mr. Trump's Benghazi'

    10/18/2017 12:12:11 PM PDT · 57 of 62
    olezip to rktman
    "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" Trump wrote.

    President Trump has a proven record of telling the truth.

    How can you tell when a Democrat is lying?

    Ans: When his or her lips are moving.

  • Trump Warns McCain: 'I Fight Back -- And It Won't Be Pretty'

    10/18/2017 5:33:52 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    olezip to Michael van der Galien
    Well, Trump said, McCain better be careful. "People have to be careful because at some point I fight back," the president explained. "You know, I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty."

    IMO questions remain about his military service and cooperation with the Communists while in captivity, "Tokyo Rose" style broadcast by McCain, for example.

    Questions remain about his repeated failure to keep promises to his constituents to get rid of Obamacare.

    Questions remain about his fitness for his Senatorial duties given his state of health.

    Questions remain about his lack of integrity and loyalty to the Republican Party.

    I am sure that there is more...

  • Emotional John McCain slams 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' sweeping America

    10/17/2017 12:05:54 PM PDT · 81 of 86
    olezip to COUNTrecount
    Sen. John McCain warned against the US turning toward 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' and jabbed at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics while at an event honoring the war hero's contributions.

    Could Sen. John McCain himself be turning toward 'half-baked, spurious nationalism?' Or could it be the NFL? ...at least the half-baked spurious portion.

    IMO questions remain about his military service and cooperation with the Communists while in captivity. Questions remain about his repeated failures to keep promises to his constituents to get rid of Obamacare.

    Questions remain about his fitness for his Senatorial duties given his state of health.

    Questions remain about his loyalty to the Republican Party.

    Is he so driven by hate for the POTUS that he cares not what would be best for the people of this country and his constituents in Arizona?

  • NFL Gets (More) Political, Endorses Sentencing Reform Bill

    10/17/2017 9:39:30 AM PDT · 45 of 57
    olezip to kevcol
    “We felt that this was an issue over the last months, as we have continued to work with our players on issues of equality and on issues of criminal justice reform, that was surfaced for us, and we thought it was appropriate to lend our support to it,” NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart told reporters.

    The sheer stupidity of the NFL managers is something to behold! Amazing!

    I guess that this kind of response reminds me of Venezuela being run by thugs. How is that working out? Why would the NFL owners want to emulate that management style? The results are plainly predictable. Fans and their money are being withdrawn from the NFL forever. Recovery and restoration are highly questionable.

    Playing football is now secondary to imagined and questionable social justice issues.

    Letting ignorant but rich thugs run the place NEVER works.

  • Pope Francis Criticized the U.S. for Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord

    10/16/2017 5:35:10 PM PDT · 54 of 66
    olezip to Ben Ficklin
    In the US, the republicans hate scientists including those at the Academy, at colleges and Universities, and in the federal agencies.

    If you want to get political, it is the Democrats who ignore science.

    It is Democrats who do not believe that life begins at conception.

    It is Democrats who claim that men and women are interchangeable.

    It is the Democrats who refuse to recognize that gender confusion is a treatable mental disorder.

    It is the Democrats who claim that the science of Anthropogenic Global Warming is settled. Science is NEVER settled. The dominate factor in climate change is the Sun, not you, not carbon dioxide, not cow flatulence.

    I would be concerned that the Pontifical Academy of Science is failing to do its job in this case. Are they leaning too far to the left?

  • Pope Francis Criticized the U.S. for Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord

    10/16/2017 3:39:59 PM PDT · 8 of 66
    olezip to detective
    At the time a Vatican official said the move was a “slap in the face” for the pope and the Vatican.

    What does the Vatican know about the science of climate change? Are they simply jumping on the bandwagon of socialists who have declared that mankind is responsible for global warming?

    There is no valid scientific evidence that mankind is causing climate change. We are on the cusp of global cooling. Is mankind responsible for that?

    Why is the Vatican saying that mankind is no good? That does not seem to be consistent with Catholic theology that says mankind is good.

  • Mitch McConnell Challenges Steve Bannon: ‘Winners Make Policy and Losers Go Home’

    10/16/2017 3:34:33 PM PDT · 67 of 75
    olezip to cotton1706
    “You have to nominate people who can actually win because winners make policy and losers go home,” McConnell said when asked about Bannon by reporters at the White House.

    You have stated it correctly, Mitch McConnell.

    But Bannon is doing better than the GOPe in picking winners.

    What exactly is Mitch's point?

  • Confronting climate change in Trump country

    10/16/2017 3:27:46 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    olezip to Oldeconomybuyer
    Christopher, like most people in Jefferson County, believed that global warming was real before the storm hit. Post-Harvey, surrounded by debris stretching for block after block, he thinks the president’s outright rejection of the scientific consensus is no longer good enough.

    There is NO scientific consensus for the president to reject!

    The dominant factor in global warming is the Sun, NOT mankind.

    There is NO valid scientific evidence that mankind is causing climate change. If anything, we are on the cusp of global cooling.

  • CNN Contributor: NFL Kneeling Is Also About ‘Gender Pay Gap’

    10/15/2017 10:32:59 AM PDT · 74 of 82
    olezip to markomalley
    Stallworth, a former NFL wide receiver, said, “The number one stated goal was to bring awareness to a lot of these issues and again, its a broad spectrum of issues. Again, it’s not just police brutality and community policing.”

    Playing football is now secondary to bringing awareness to a broad spectrum of issues.

    What about the fans, Mr. Stallworth? How many fans will support football players paying more attention to social justice issues? How many fans will find something else to do?

  • NFL Anthem Protests Hit Fox As Verizon, Networks Consider New Deals

    10/14/2017 3:37:52 PM PDT · 34 of 74
    olezip to tinyowl
    Further, the NFL would be politically incorrect to blame it on the players, therefore since they will not identify the problem, they can no enact a solution.

    When ticket prices are $4, Goodell will ask the players what should the NFL do to improve game attendance? Will he get gibberish about issues of social justice, or something else, or a meaningless and incomprehensible listing of potential NFL actions?

    I am looking forward to $5 tickets to professional football games where the players are interesting in playing football. Then we can reset.

    Right now I am watching hockey.

  • Trump governs by disruption — and overloads all the circuits (BARF)

    10/14/2017 3:24:30 PM PDT · 23 of 30
    olezip to be-baw
    Nine months into his first term, President Trump is perfecting a style of leadership commensurate with his campaign promise to disrupt business as usual in Washington.

    Is the Washington Post aware that "business as usual" is/was corrupt and counter-productive? Why is the Washington Post still in business if they do not understand the rampant corruption in Washington, D. C.?

    It is time for the Washington Post to close its doors and move on to something they can do to report accurately, like the weather and sporting event scores?

  • NFL Commissioner Caves to Players: Will Not Require Standing for Anthem

    10/14/2017 2:46:40 PM PDT · 71 of 108
    olezip to markomalley
    And the league will justify it by using the NFL brand as a "platform to both raise awareness and make progress on issues of social justice and equality in this country."

    Well. Well. Well. All these years I thought that the NFL brand was to play football and temporarily get away from the daily drumbeat on issues of social justice. Now there is no getting away from many crazy and unjustifiable claims of injustice.

    Goodell and the NFL have decided to wait this out and hope for the best for their brand.

    Will the fans continue to pay to see football when it is second to the perceived social justice issues of some players? Good luck with that!

  • How climate change is "turning up the dial" on California wildfires

    10/13/2017 9:34:43 AM PDT · 34 of 39
    olezip to ptsal
    <>Banning controlled burns

    <>Limiting/Eliminating logging

    <>Not having defensible space around structures

    <>Wildfires have happened since the start of time

    You might consider adding sabotage to the possible causes. There seems to be several organizations, both foreign and domestic, that might be happy with the destruction, not to mention firebugs.

  • Schumer pressures Grassley to buck McConnell, uphold ‘blue slips’ that block judicial nominees

    10/11/2017 1:29:56 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    olezip to jazusamo
    “The Senate has fewer and fewer mechanisms that create bipartisanship and bring people to an agreement. The blue slips are one of them,” said Mr. Schumer in a press release on Wednesday.

    The Democrats are abusing the blue slips in a manner that is unprecedented to slow down and stop judicial appointments.

    It is amazing to me that the Republicans have taken so long to take action to fill in the backlogs of needed appointments.

    Schumer and company have brought this on themselves by abusing and misusing the blue slips for this bipartisan initiative.

  • Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

    10/10/2017 4:56:41 PM PDT · 41 of 52
    olezip to publius911

    Thanks.