“I do not accept Coburn's allegation that I will die sooner if health care passes, but if I could be assured that I would die before putting my family through the agony of watching me decline into mindless senility, I'd call that a plus.”
“It seems to me that Catholic leaders ought to lay low for a century or two while they clean up their own filth. This article in today's NYT is just the latest:
Church Covered Up Child Abuse in Ireland, Panel Finds
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 minutes ago
The Roman Catholic Church in Dublin covered up decades of priests’ sexual abuse of children because its bishops were determined to protect the church’s reputation at the expense of victims, an expert commission reported.
If you compound this with all the child rape and abuse that took place in Catholic churches and schools in the USA in recent decades, it seems like the Bishops are about the last place to look for counsel on such moral subjects.”
“I just hope Biden extracts some commitments in return for his loyalty. If Obama will agree to specific benchmarks and a limited timetable, Biden can and should support a temporary escalation, or "surge".
To the surprise of many, including me, this strategy worked reasonably well in Iraq and may work in Afghanistan.
I think Obama needs to convince American voters that he, as President, and Democrats, in general, are not soft on defense. Failure to do so will result in the next Republican administration and Congress and that would be totally intolerable.”
EnthusiastH on Oct 14, 2009 at 17:34:42
“President Obama needs to convince American voters that he and the Democrats are not soft on defense? It wouldn't matter what President Obama did, the GOP and their complicit media would frame Democrats as soft on defense. This is how they preserve their favorite sacred cow, the military industrial complex.
How about Republicans convincing me that they are not 'stupid on defense'. The GOP would have to do something spectacular to acheive that after abandoning Afghanistan to fight a contrived war in Iraq.”
QueenMaedb on Oct 14, 2009 at 17:23:41
“"To the surprise of many, including me, this strategy worked reasonably well in Iraq and may work in Afghanistan. "
I've heard this said, before, and I'm not convinced. I think the "surge" didn't do much in particular. As we pull our surge troops out of Iraq, violence escalates. It bought us 18 more months of death and dismemberment, nothing more.
While I feel sorry for the women of Afghanistan, Biden is right. We need to focus on the real enemy.”
rabrophy on Oct 14, 2009 at 17:19:31
“Proving your tough with other peoples blood is the Neo-con Bush/Cheney game. These are real live people were talking about, not counters in a board game.
If this is such a great war, why don't you go?”
amdan on Oct 14, 2009 at 17:16:12
Tell me why we are in Afghanistan? and what we hope to achieve after we leave?
“Kristol, of all people, should not call ANYONE arrogant. Of all public figures, he is one of the most arrogant, despite having virtually nothing in his resume to be arrogant about. Kristol brought us Sarah Palin and was a great devotee of Dan Quayle.”
“I am convinced that right wing talk radio and FOX are deliberately provoking the nuts to become violent.”
WearyoftheGOP on Jul 22, 2009 at 15:25:40
“So am I. The woman who confronted U.S Rep. Castle is just the tip of the iceberg. Somewhere there are people convinced they would "save" the country if they or someone else assassinated President Obama. If there's one lesson 9/11 should have taught us it's that it only takes a few fanatics to wreak havoc.”
Laserbeam on Jul 22, 2009 at 14:45:34
“Limbaugh has signed on with the birthers, so yes, the nuts are being deliberately provoked.”
“The Huffington Post sure does a good job of making sure that this kind of prurient garbage gets as widely circulated as possible. Who do they think they're kidding? If this is disgusting and degrading to women, I blame Arianna as much or more than the producers of the ad.”
“I are shore that the Texas skool authorrittys hav nuthin but the best intrests of the chirren of Texas at hart.
Us peeple what liv in this stait dont want no steenking sighentists tellin our little uns stuff that aint the same as they lern in sundae skool.”
“Texas has somehow allowed their schools to be taken over by fanatical fundamentalists. The vast majority of Texans are not this stupid/nutty, but they have been complacent and apathetic. They need to organize opposition to these fools. Teachers should absolutely refuse to teach according to the dictates of right wing Republican propagandists.”
barkrudedog69 on Jul 14, 2009 at 14:36:26
“The recent poll on the HP found that 51% of the scientists had some form of faith.
Only 6% of the scientists were Republican.
That is a majority of the people held some sort of faith and most of the were NOT Republican.”
“As a matter of fact, many of the folks I am speaking of voted for Obama in November. But they are people who continue to be Republicans who wish there were still some Republicans to vote for like Eisenhower or Reagan i.e., those who didn't totally kowtow to jackasses like Limbaugh, Hannity, and Palin and had a program that went beyond NO. Southern Republicans like Sessions are people whose tradition is racism. In a previous generation they were Southern Democrats, but national Democrats expelled them and Republicans embraced them.”
“Republicans have to purge racists like Sessions if they are to have a political future in this country. Most Republicans of my acquaintance are deeply embarrassed to be associated with all the jackasses that seem to represent Republicanism these days.”
truthmachine on Jul 9, 2009 at 17:21:57
“If they were all that embarrassed they wouldn't be Republicans.”
“This young man has paid the price and mended his ways. He has learned to keep his blackhearted racist impulses under sober control. Surely, he deserves the love and respect of the RNC (Rush, Newt and Cheney). He's really a good boy!”
roshni on Jun 2, 2009 at 23:06:26
“If he really mends his ways, Rush won't approve.”