“Has anyone out there even read the 2d Amendment? It speaks to "arms" and a "well regulated militia" I cannot find the word gun anywhere in it. If our right to Arms is not to be infringed, would not RPGs, stingers and hellfire missles be more appropriate considering how the Govenment is armed? To which militia do these mad dog killers belong? Hang in there, Carrey, the solution to a fire storm is not more napalm. The solution to gun violence is not more guns. I live in Guatemala and I know.”
Alex Barker1 on Feb 7, 2013 at 17:31:17
“Your point is well taken. Gun lovers use the 2nd Amendment to validate the private ownership of guns, while the amendment specifically mentions a "militia" bearing arms, not the general public. Seems straight-forward enough to me.”
amanandamouse on Feb 7, 2013 at 17:26:59
“And since it only speaks to 'arms' then most of us are good to go with two.”
“Every thinking person realizes that the Republicans tried to shape a law that would fail when they passed Obamacare. No, it is not what I would have chosen but it was all that was possibile with a congress more focused on preventing a second term than on serving the people.”
“Don't forget all the subsidized milk and other agribusiness products he uses in his product. Did I hear him say he was going to cut back on profiting from this corporate welfare? oh, right. That is corporatism, not socialism so it's OK.”
“Does he plan to begin closing his locations as well? Cut everyone's hours means cutting service and business unless he hires more employees, God forbid, and helps the unemployment numbers. Also, how does he save on health care costs by cutting hours of individual employees? Hiring more workers fo fill those hours and avoid losing customers will only increase his costs and involvement with progressive government which he considers an unnecessary expense at best.
My mother always told me not to cut off my nose to spite my face. But this guy is Republican. Like most snakes, he likely just hatched.”
ncchick79 on Nov 12, 2012 at 08:55:50
“He is going to turn people off. He is thinking he is making a stand but how you say you are against your employee's having health insurance? And if the increase is only a few cents to customers, what's the big deal? The cost of food in groceries stores are going up every week, but people are still in Bi-Lo. The cost to see a movie is doubled compared to what it cost when I was young. But there are still long lines at the movie theatre. This guy is simply full of it. I been stopped eating their pizzas a few months back.”
“As one old guy to another, you nailed it. From the glorification of the military in displays on the walls of public schools to inter-mural athletic competition (a curiosity in most countries, the heart of the school in the US), Americans are shaped by a warrior culture almost from birth. Local newspapers carry the new Army enlistees on the same page as the football heroes and the beat goes on. Sadly for the youth taken in by the national campaign, we then drop the ball miserably in caring for our disabled veterans. They, too, are made victims.
But I think it is beginning to change. Information moves in 4 dimensions now and more and more Americans are remembering Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex while others are realizing how they are being ripped by the corporate-military-congressional complex on their own.
All empires end and the American one will too, but it took a long time for Rome and Sparta to go their ways and I believe America has a few more loops to go through before leaving the stage.”
olde guy on Nov 11, 2012 at 18:28:53
“That is true, but events happen quicker these days than the time of the Romans. Who ever thought the USSR would not have lasted even 75 years? Athens fell quickly, as well. I see America beginning to fall apart in ways we never thought of and the idea of being policed by drones is no longer just an "idea". I think, we have seen the very best of America. I hope you are correct about the rediscovering of Eisenhower's warnings and those of George Washington, as well.”
“Ted Kennedy said, "politics is the art of the possible." That Democrats want a world without superpacs does not mean it's possible to get there without creating a few. Think of them as back-fires to control the main conflagration.”
“You tell a significant part of the population (immigrants, especially Latinos..... not so much rich Asians or rich Arabs) that your goal is to make their lives so difficult they will "self deport" and then tell you closest followers that you don't give a **** whether half the nation lives or dies and you still get about half the popular vote. I'd say the Republican political machine is doing really well considering what it has to work with.”
“I think you meant to type beat not be. This woman gave all she could to pry King Perry from his throne. Perry will hold the Governorship of Texas so long as the Southern Baptist Convention and the good old boys want him there. I have not always agreed with the Senator, but I would not slam her for one of her good efforts.
Every man who has opposed the Perry machine couldn't "even" beat him either. Sadly, he is the longest serving Governor Texas has ever had. Next time he threatens to secede from United States,,,,lets make him promise.”
“Just looking at the morning after stats, the Republicans should be receptive to a discussion over reform of the presidential election process to make it more democratic. One would think.”
breezy62253 on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:05:59
“They loved it when it worked for Gore/Bush but now they'll think it's a flawed process!”
Genna on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:05:20
“Their history of obstruction does bode well for a reform discussion. Have your read what the director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, TX Senator John Cornyn, said today?
They are doubling down.
"“We know that our conservative vision is the right one to secure a stronger America for future generations,” Cornyn said in his statement. “We know that we are the party of big, bold ideas with the courage to fight for what’s right even if it’s not politically expedient. It was that courage and that vision that led to important gains for our party in 2010. But all of us should continue to learn from both our victories and our defeats, and work together to build an even stronger Republican Party. “
Cornyn conceded that the Democrats, from the Senate to President Obama, “had a good night” on Tuesday, but he warned, “they should not over-read their mandate as reflected by the almost evenly-divided popular vote. It’s important to observe that nothing that happened tonight changes the very serious challenges confronting our country – a $16 trillion debt, year-after-year of massive deficit spending, unsustainable entitlement programs, and a tax code that picks winners and losers while discouraging economic growth and job creation.”"
“Could not agree more. Let the Teapublicans have their own party. They can draw Social Security a few more years, drink their Cool-aid and just go their great white way. Meanwhile, the sane among us need to be working to reform the system.”
“I am pleased and not entirely surprised that O was reelected. But the happiest surprise I found on my computer this morning was that Babylon is gone. Babylon is Israeli malware that attacks like Raptor. Google recommends that you simply wipe your hard drive clean andYah reinstall as the only cure. I have had to do that twice in the last month and the third time I just tried to operate around it. Worked OK for Yahoo News comments and Al Jazeera with a bit of tinkering but I have been blocked from commenting on H Post most of the time. Imagine my happy surprise this morning when I find a comment I tried to post yesterday headlining both the English and Spanish H Posts editions "Viva Obama!"
I am curious whether anyone else shared my problem with Babylon or Blekko which seems to be associated with it.”
“Los illigetimi non carborundum. Their sarcasm is an example of the twisted bitter patterns in which they think. They are also ad hominem and in violation of the rules of this blog. There is never a cop around when you really need one.”
Second, a bit of advice. Since French is your first language, not English, and you were likely taught European not American English, there are things you should know.. In US politics we are free to call anyone to the left of Attila the Hun a socialist or communist, but it is forbidden to call anyone "fascist" no matter how well the word fits. You might also familiarize yourself with another word the right has made verboten in the States, "corporatism."
You probably already know that in WWII black American units served with the French army because White American soldiers lacked the patriotism and military discipline to fight for the US if it meant serving with Blacks. Bias follows blood. The present Republican opposition to our President is driven in no small part by the remnants of that overt racism made covert by the need for political correctness in today's lying world.”