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Posts by jwparkerjr

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  • WI - Unions file suit to halt collective bargaining legislation (in Federal Court)

    06/15/2011 2:39:10 PM PDT · 44 of 118
    jwparkerjr to Jean S

    I’d tell ‘em, “Let’s make a deal!” Unions can have collective bargaining rights but, in return, they give up their ability to contribute to the campaigns of those who will be in any way involved with the bargaining process.

    It completely subverts the collective bargaining system when those on one side can give money to those on the other side of the negotiations. If it were a shipyard and not a school board, or county commission, etc. it would be bribery pure and simple.

    Collective bargaining works because the two parties on different sides. It stops working when one side can give the other side money, gobs of money, to keep them in their bargaining position.

  • Margaret Thatcher did not ‘snub’ Sarah Palin: The truth about the Iron Lady and the Ex Alaska Gov.

    06/14/2011 2:27:28 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    jwparkerjr to SeekAndFind
    If I were handling it I would specifically request for an audience for Sarah Palin with Ms. Thatcher. Then I would make darn sure the press over there knew that it was their lie and faked quote that brought about a meeting!

    I would schedule a special trip to the UK for Sarah and family and make a really bid deal her going over there to bolster her foreign policy credentials.

    I can think of nothing fairer than to have what they lied about come to happen for real.

    I don't think it would teach them a lesson, but it sure would feel good to know how they set themselves up with a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy!

  • My take on the New Hampshire debate

    06/14/2011 5:07:31 AM PDT · 17 of 48
    jwparkerjr to Daisyjane69

    re: Once I heard how John King made all kinds of noises during the candidate’s answers

    What a distraction. Has anyone said what was going on? He was bad enough to listen to when he spoke, but I was really annoyed by the constant sounds while the candidates were speaking.

    I had never heard of, let alone seen John King. Probably because I avoid CNN at all cost. What a pompous ass. So typical of the MSM.

    I am so tired of the lefties/MSM doing most of the debates. I want to hear what the candidates have to say, not what the moderator thinks.

  • The Palin E-Mails: A Teachable Moment

    06/12/2011 2:01:02 PM PDT · 4 of 19
    jwparkerjr to ClearCase_guy

    I swear she’s like the monster in one of those old, B-grade horror flicks from the 50’s, she takes everything they throw at her and seems to actually use their ammo to give herself additional powers! I hate to compare her to a movie monster, but it’s either that or the Roadrunner!

  • America's Fading Exceptionalism (Supported the one)

    06/12/2011 8:33:24 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    jwparkerjr to Hojczyk
    re: Mort cannot say OBAMA is at fault

    In a purely objective sense Obama is not at fault. If he had been handed a nation that was running the way it should have been running he would have been powerless to do much of the damage he has done. In any event there would have been a pretty finite limit on what he could accomplish.

    Every aspect of life in America is out of kilter at this point, some much worse than others, but no aspect is immune to the buildup of negative forces we've let accumulate over the last 50 years or so.

    I can't think of a single problem we've experienced, identified, described, studied and solved in my adult lifetime. It's always the same, those charged with solving the problem first set about making sure they get what they need from the opportunity and then what's left over, if anything, is used to start work on the problem itself.

    That's exactly what the trillion dollars of ‘stimulus’ has done. That money could have worked wonders to put America back on its feet, but to do so would have meant using it, not to feather the nests of the ruling class, but apply tried and proved policies.

    Imagine if that trillion dollars would have been used to wipe all taxes and fees for a year or two. No payroll deductions, etc.

  • Quotes of the day (Hannity: "If she runs, she will beat Barack Obama")

    06/11/2011 10:04:43 PM PDT · 28 of 55
    jwparkerjr to Bayou Dittohead
    re: I really like the idea of Palin/West.

    Wow, be still my pounding heart! I would rather see that combination carrying my hopes into 2012 than any other one I can imagine.

  • Sarah Palin's emails, is she laughing now?

    06/11/2011 7:48:11 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    jwparkerjr to TigersEye

    Most times when you contact a public servant you have to do so by way of their website. The websites make it abundantly clear that such communication is considered to be public and subject to FOIA requests, law suits, etc. The ones I’ve seen go out of their way to make sure the writer can not expect, or be given, any promise of privacy.

  • Sarah Palin's emails, is she laughing now?

    06/11/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT · 40 of 45
    jwparkerjr to 2ndDivisionVet
    re: You'd think they'd figure it out sooner or later

    The longer it goes on the more it looks like a classic Roadrunner cartoon! Sarah is the Roadrunner, the MSM is Wile E. Coyote!
  • How the jobs crisis scars a generation

    06/11/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    jwparkerjr to Gondring
    re: I wrote "appearance of a turnaround"--something we can have.

    Unless, and until, Obama loses his sway with the MSM there is no doubt any and all coverage of the economy as we approach the election will be spun to give the appearance of a turnaround. So many of the people who voted for him last time, and will vote for him again regardless of the evidence that it's foolish, if not downright dangerous, to do so get precious little real 'news'. What they get they get from MTV and the such. There is a group that will vote for him under any circumstances. Nothing will change their mind or their vote. I suppose the situation could get so bad that it will be impossible to cover it up with spin and most of these people will just stay home.
  • Slash Spending and the Economy Will Bloom

    06/11/2011 6:25:23 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    jwparkerjr to Kaslin
    My grandfather used to point out that in its heyday Sears would find American companies with excess production capabilities and pay them to use that excess to produce their product to be marketed under the Sears label. Much of what you bought with the Sears label was the very nearly the same product you could buy under its name brand label. They would help companies level out demand over the year by keeping them busy in the off season for their products.

    Doing that on a national basis helped everyone in the cycle. It's not longer possible now that so much of what they sell, and we buy, is no longer produced by American workers.

    Granted, it's a great deal more complicated than this simple explanation, but an awful lot of what ails us these days is that we no longer produce what we consume. That would not be as much of a problem if the outsourced producers had the same expense to produce as our producers, but when you have the huge differences in labor cost and regulations that now exist between the US and a third world countries something’s got to give.

  • Firefighters accused of road rage incident

    06/10/2011 7:45:39 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    jwparkerjr to LibWhacker

    Bad reporting. The law in Florida says nothing about pulling over to the right curb. It talks about yielding “right of way” but that’s the only reference to ‘right’.

    If an investigator did, indeed, say that then he or she needs to go back to school for a few hours and refresh their knowledge of Florida law and yielding to emergency vehicles.

  • Retraction Request: Politico Fabricates Palin Quote in New Hit Piece

    06/10/2011 7:35:55 AM PDT · 67 of 101
    jwparkerjr to MestaMachine

    re: PALIN/WEST 2012

    That certainly would be my choice of a ticket.

  • Pete's Pond Is A waterhole on Mashatu Game Reserve

    06/09/2011 6:21:22 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    jwparkerjr to navysealdad

    re: floodlights that switch on automatically at night

    I’m surprised the environmental folks allow this. Seems like lighting a naturally dark place where wildlife comes to drink under the cover of that darkness would defeat one of their protections.

  • Palin can 'snap her fingers' for money, run and beat Obama, warns GOP expert

    06/08/2011 4:09:25 PM PDT · 74 of 95
    jwparkerjr to HwyChile
    re: left’s heads would literally explode

    I opined the other day that so many liberal/leftie heads would explode that there would be no one left on their side to do Obama’s bidding, even if he manged to win. Now that's a win-win situation in my book.

    I am for her 110%, any joy I might get from the spectacle of exploding liberal heads would purely serendipity!

  • Stars collide: Michele Bachmann vs. Sarah Palin

    06/08/2011 5:00:03 AM PDT · 8 of 177
    jwparkerjr to Hawk720
    re: “I’m not afraid of Palin,” he said

    That one little phrase tells us all we need to know about this man! It's not about YOU, Mr. Rollins. It's about the candidate you are supposed to represent. If you can't set aside your personal love of self long enough to act in your candidate's best interest then she's better off without you.

    I put this man in the same category I put Karl Rove, yesterday's news and talent.

    Ms. Bachmann will be making a huge mistake if she doesn't give this guy the boot post haste.

  • Think You Know Sarah Palin? Think Again

    06/06/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT · 33 of 39
    jwparkerjr to Vigilanteman
    re: going into the Katie Couric interview thinking it was friendly

    I suspect she is a subscriber to the "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!" theory. I agree, I don't think she'll be making that move again. She seems to have learned her lesson very well. Those who continue to underestimate her after all the evidence to contrary do so at their peril. They deserve whatever they get!
  • Think You Know Sarah Palin? Think Again

    06/06/2011 5:36:24 AM PDT · 8 of 39
    jwparkerjr to Freddd
    re: have done an effective character assassination on her The game isn't over. It's not even halftime yet. I see evidence of her beneath-the-radar approach to handling the MSM starting to show promise. The MSM, bless their black hearts, have never understood the law of unintended consequences. It never occurs to them that their ploy to assassinate her character might not work, and if it doesn't it will only serve to have improved her position to become the next president.
  • Does It Ever Cross Their Mind That Sarah Palin Might Actually Know Something?!

    06/04/2011 8:42:56 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    jwparkerjr to biggredd1
    re: Sarah should run as an independent vs romney and commie obama.

    I'm not so sure she couldn't become the first person to ever mount a truly serious threat to our two-party system. Perot and Trump, along with George Wallace and a others serve as spoilers. I don't think it's out of the question that she could out draw Romney and Obama. She would certainly run rings around the Great Pretender Obama, and a lot of people might well find her more likable, and therefore more electable, than Romney.

    I fear another loaded primary season designed to foist on us the candidate of the elite's choice. The system is certainly designed to work to that end.

    I would much rather see her reclaim the GOP for those of us who think she has what it takes, but if a third-party run is the only way to show elites that we're not going to play their game anymore then maybe it just has to be. I would really hate to see it, but it can't go on like it has, giving us candidates like Dole and McCain.

  • Sarah Palin's tour a "rolling menace" (Rolling their pants)

    06/04/2011 8:22:46 AM PDT · 46 of 58
    jwparkerjr to PA Engineer

    I just know what a grand PIA these things can be and at my age I don’t need anything else to aggravate me. Tying up a 10 mile route for an hour each way smacks too much to me of a society with royalty, not elected leaders who serve at the pleasure of the citizens.

  • Sarah Palin's tour a "rolling menace" (Rolling their pants)

    06/03/2011 11:58:23 PM PDT · 7 of 58
    jwparkerjr to ak267

    Frankly, it doesn’t make sense, IMHO, for a potential candidate to run the risk of angering a LOT voters in this way. Doesn’t matter to me if they’re Republican, Democrat, Independent or whatever.

    Traffic can be very stressful to start with, and having your trip snarled by a motorcade can be quite frustrating. Traffic is slow and crowded in a lot of places, adding a major interruption only adds to it.

    I get mad anytime even the President comes to town and traffic along a five or ten mile route is totally disrupted as his motorcade makes its way from the airport to the venue being used.