“Love Russ. Love him. And I'm glad he's willing (like so few of his colleagues unfortunately) to call out the powerful on their B.S.
But in truth, I wish someone did say that on the Senate floor. Our president is a mass murderer (criminally negligent homicide is a crime, and is probably the appropriate charge, IMO, although I have to give George all kinds of benefit of the doubt to even lower it to that charge) and should be impeached and put in jail. That would be the strongest message we could send to the world, to future generations of Americans, and future presidents, that you will obey the rule of law or you will be held accountable.
Instead, we'll probably nominate at least one and maybe two Bush-lites as Bush's potential successor, effectively saying to the world, "fuck you."”
“Yeah so how exactly can I accurately express how grateful I am for David's writings?
I mean, sure "i'm a fan" of David, but that doesn't do my admiration for him justice.
it's amazing how things are evolving on these internets.. amidst all the noise... all the blathering.... the cream still has a chance to rise to the top..
i just wish i had more ways to say "thank you" instead of just posting "thank you" over and over when he posts. "thank you" posts which, by the way, are always kind of corny and annoying because they seem too much like ass-kissing. I'd prefer to have a link where I can contribute money to a certain writer. the tally should be displayed alongside the post and the author's total from all of his posts should appear in his profile.
perhaps i could add funds to a "piggy-bank" connected to my huffpo account, and i could designate a certain amount towards any given post.
yes, that's the way it shall be.
and it shall be good.”
gezapath on Mar 26, 2008 at 15:40:14
“Email everyone you can with a link to David's Post. Add your own comments along with selected quotes. Here is what I did:
So the stars are aligning quite nicely for John McCain; a campaign declared “dead in the water” just months ago, out of cash and out of favor with the Conservative Right (these of the militant Anti-Abortion, Anti-Mexican, Pro Religious Authority-Over Government set), and then all of the sudden there he is, charging the pack, scuffling, and now …the presumptive Republican Party winner.
How the heck did that happen? Mainstream Media domination is my guess, and, more to the point, media domination by those who seek an unending war and unending chaos in the Middle East. Just whom does this serve? I hope you go to the link and read the article by David Bromwich.
“…the opposition must educate the American public about Iraq. Tell how the war began, what the lies were that got us in, the way the strategy miscarried at every stage, and the reasons why the "blunders" of the war are not confined to the scapegoats Bremer and Rumsfeld but permeate a policy that assumed it was right for American soldiers to settle in Iraq. The permanent bases must be brought to the light of public discussion. What are they for? What good, and what harm, can be expected from our evident construction of an American garrison for operations in West Asia?””
“99.9% of the time I would just ignore that insane rant but I happen to be watching a documentary on Charles Manson right now and I simply must ask this question.
Are you Charles Manson?”
jahzilla on Jun 15, 2010 at 13:15:15
“Wow, project much?
You should probably choose to refrain from engaging at levels (of comprehension) beyond your (intellectual) pay grade. Here's a little something you should know . . . you won't be up for a promotion within this lifetime.
“Rounding up illegals could create millions of long-term jobs (some of which would be paid for by fines against those who hire illegals). There will be many willing and able workers in the Gulf region for a long time.
Help lift wages too.
Add in a shift back towards the middle in the tax code (meaning higher taxes on the richest) and maybe we're back in business!
Honestly, I simply will never accept a system that accepts (or embraces) illegal immigration as fundamental and vital to the success of the system, nor will I accept the opinions of individuals who propose such a system. I feel exactly the same way about our military empire. At some point in time we must accept the natural limitations of our society and learn to live within our means.
The current approach has to stop.”
rmreddicks on Jun 12, 2010 at 14:38:24
“I don't mind "illegals". (How in hell can you be an illegal - we're all accidents of birth on this planet.) I am very much against the exploitation of these folks by U.S. businessmen. As an aside, I actually supported NAFTA. Figured there would be some initial (and long term) grousing from labor in this country and also figured that after which whey would EARN their stripes as the International this or that. It is taking a little longer than I figured.”
bthechangeyouseek on Jun 12, 2010 at 14:25:29
“"Honestly, I simply will never accept a system that accepts (or embraces) illegal immigration as fundamental and vital to the success of the system, nor will I accept the opinions of individuals who propose such a system."
RamoneBackwards you make some good debatable points, your intolerance of other's opinions is really backwards.
"Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe."
— Haruki Murakami”
DoneDeal on Jun 12, 2010 at 14:00:59
“Aw yes, another quick fix, the problem must be all of those light-brown skinned people stealing all the jobs. How about putting in place effective and reasonable trade policies that protect American workers and SLAM SHUT the incentives given to corporations to ship jobs overseas?”
jasper321 on Jun 12, 2010 at 13:54:29
“Look, the illegals would not be here if the weathy business owners were not willing to hire them because they can get them cheaper than American workers. It is mostly Republican/conservative business owners that are the problem although it goes on in both sides. Look at Guam, in particular, they are facing a huge expansion of the military there and the weathy business owners are fighting tooth and nail( and they are going to win) to keep the right to let undocumented Philipino workers come in to do the work on the military bases so as not to have to pay 'American' wages. And they are all Republicans.”
statementOfIncensed on Jun 12, 2010 at 13:49:47
“Yes, a Brownshirt campaign against illegals would put plenty of meatheads to work. Worked for Nazi germany for instance.”
Rast262 on Jun 12, 2010 at 13:48:21
“'Rounding up' "Illegals" (what are illegals, any way? Illegal WHAT?) would be just like paying someone to dig a hole.
Now if we stopped companies from hiring undocumented workers, then there would be some hope. But 'rounding up' "Illegals" would be like paying someone to sweep the sand of the beach.”
“I was considering a substantive response and then I took a look at your posting history and I was like, "naaaah".
Have a great life.”
jahzilla on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:16:07
“I honestly believe that you did not look at my posting history.
(Though a generalization, I've found that most libertarians usurp nuance and second-tier reasoning in choosing to forego substantiating data within argument relative to existing reality and factual historical occurrences), otherwise you might have seen that my assertions/opinions are well founded in fact and intelligent conclusion. As I DID read a few things you have proffered (in the past), I am overwhelmingly convinced that whatever you were going to respond with would have been anything other than "substantive". Sorry, but I am probably the last person you could ever win an argument with should the topic be "The Paul Family". I know too much, not only through first-hand experience, but through delivering qualified post graduate political science academic practicum. There are just too many known facts available ( to those capable of the necessary due-diligence) relating to their inconsistent logic, poor management capabilities and impractical, reactionary, socio-political "fixes". I suggest you do the work . . . and also have a nice, fact-inspired life. Good luck with that venture, BTW.”
“I thank Huffington Post for an even more reasonable article on the candidacy of Rand Paul than the previous ones.
It's kind of like the oil spill, though. Do you get warm and fuzzy if/when BP cleans up most of the spill? The fact is, the damage may already be done, as it may be with the initial onslaught against Rand. We shall see.
Even so, credit where credit is due.”
jahzilla on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:52:24
No, Rand Paul is his own worst enemy. Every time he opens his mouth . . . every time he attempts to discuss someone else's bad, unrealistic ideas. He, like Bush, Palin, etc., is nothing more than a reflection of the fast-food "thinkers" that never understand how anything works (in theory AND even when the practice is right in front of their eyes) . . . and never seem to have the intellectual capacity to extrapolate outcomes for the reactionary lunacy they propose. Rand Paul (and his genius minions) can never be taken seriously . . . at least by those with education, any form of management background, triple-digit IQ's, sanity, air breathers, people who sleep, who own a dog, cat, or have squirrels in their yards, etc., etc., etc . . . . . . Rand Paul is simply the uncreative concoction by those who recognize there is a voter segment that is ripe for the sub-intellectual picking.”
the important aspect is that if BP can be found to have been willfully negligent, the cap no longer applies.
so they can be held to be fully liable without changing the law, which is clearly preferable to changing the law after the fact (which seems to me entirely unConstitutional, with the possible exception of starting the tally at the time of the change of the law).”
“that's nauseating. every effort must be exhausted trying to rescue her.
bill the parents later.”
bleubunny on Jun 10, 2010 at 14:03:11
“Yes and take their kids away. This is ridiculous. Trying to prove that something can be done is not worth risking your child's life over. How are these people any different than balloon boy's parents?”