“Our defense expenditures, I believe, exceed that of the next 14 countries combined. To get that many countries simultaneously mad at us we would really have to act like dix. ...........Oh............ yeah.”
“The decades of my youth were the most prosperous of all of history. Infrastructure was being built, education was cheap and almost everyone had health insurance. The max tax rates were over 70%, am I missing something?”
goteamobama2012 on May 17, 2012 at 03:06:14
“yup.. just like me... you miss the truly good old days.. when taxes were high and the economy was booming along! know why, right? Taxes were reduced when CAPITAL was put to work in Capital Intensive ways, not just trading money back and forth! thats what all these foolish bag people keep ignoring or missing altogether!.. its where /how & why a tax cut is good or bad...”
rick in minnesota on May 17, 2012 at 00:14:35
“There was less CO2 in the atmosphere then. Clearly, prosperity is inversely proportional to CO2 levels in the atmosphere. There, now you aren't missing anything.”
smokeupmybackside on May 17, 2012 at 00:13:24
“The decades of the 80's and 90's was the start of our failure to care about the welfare of our fellow Americans .The idea of shared sacrafice was tossed aside for the Mantra of, I win because I have Bigger and more TOYS.Thanks to deregulation and corporate mergers we as a nation lost site of the Good for all and all for one idea of comunity and nationhood.”
jshms on May 17, 2012 at 00:12:02
“no one paid those rates, we had more loopholes then”
“In France, a couple of hundred years ago, some one was reputed to also have said "Let them eat cake". Things got really, really nasty thereafter. I fear that those who believe rather than think, or who's thoughts have been bought will bring a similar situation upon us. With the militarization of the police, and a bloated military at the beck and call of it's benefactors, we haven't seen nasty, yet. It seems to me that the PTB have been preparing for revolt, and welcoming it.”
“A few who should know have said that the F22 will be the last manned air superiority fighter. Maneuverability requires G loading, folks in good training and special gear can take 9-10G for brief periods (though Patti Wagstaff was reputed to do 12+ 8- G in halter top and shorts, she probably had more stick time than a Mil-pilot gets in a lifetime). A possible explaination
is g-induced blackout, in short, the plane is too damn responsive. Clone Patti.....long ago in a gallaxy....”
kngalx723 on May 7, 2012 at 20:39:21
“Actually, pilots who compete in the Red Bull air races routinely pull 12G's and can pull even more than that.”
“Campaign financing is bribery, always has been, but probably doesn't have to be.
A campaign is a job application, for the most important jobs in the world. If a sewage worker, were to apply with nothing but slogans, slanders and catchy jingles on his resume', he probably would not be hired. Sewage processing is a very important service, with much in common with governance. But, the guy who gets the big red button is hired by methods that would, rightfully, disqualify the roto-rooter man.”
“The reasons the Obama administration does not have better numbers.
1 Bush failed to nationalize the banking system when it became apparent that the entire system was corrupt.
2 Congress blocked any attempt at improving the situation that Obama's admistration inherited. (It's not Bushes recession and Obama's recession it's all the same damn depression.)”
Flowymac on May 4, 2012 at 15:12:41
Patricia013 on May 4, 2012 at 15:12:38
“True - congress is more interested in making the president look bad....more so than in saving our economy. They would rather see it circling the drain then give obama a hand at pulling it out of the mud! Remember this come November 2012!”
“The last election gave me HOPE, I was expecting CHANGE.
The NDAA was signed, Gitmo still operates, taxes are still biased for the wealthy, our sons and daughters are still fighting for big business in the middle east and the Bill of Rights has evaporated. Still no rational healthcare in sight.
Obama in 2012,
the much lesser of two evils.”
Vicendithas on May 1, 2012 at 01:43:49
“this sounds like a fakeout. I am surprised you didn't say you thought he was going to be the messiah.”
margoharris on May 1, 2012 at 01:43:48
“You saw what happen when he tried to close GITMO. Re-elect him and make him do it. You've got to help. We can beat them on the ground if we GOTV!! You want real e vi l to win? He went to Harvard not Hogwarts.”
“Off the coast of Peru there are upwellings of cold nutrient rich water that produces plankton blooms. Some of the plankton produce neurotoxins that concentrate in the bodies of plankton eating animals. The fish that eat the plankton eaters concentrate the toxins more. Climate change is probably changing the food cycle in all the oceans. Some animals will adapt, some will wash up on the beach. No bets as to which group will be larger.”
“My dear Sir:
As a native born Appalachian, I could take umbrage at your comment, however my family quietly moved to a saner locale when I was quite young. Jed Clampett was the richest man in our valley before he struck oil.”
“Smoking is bad for you, it always has been. Smoking combined with the radioisotopes of the two thousand plus nuclear nuclear weapons that have been detonated on earth by various patriots, mixed with the clouds from Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi is really stupid. But, if you make the choice to smoke, and smoke away from other people, it really isn't any of the gummints damn bidness. (The holocaust hyperbole is still stupid too, however.)”
“I think it is pretty well documented that at least one member of the SC is on the take, there seems to be a lot less controversy over that fact than there is about a reasonable statement by POTUS.
Once again, I suggest a RICO investigation of all branches and houses of government. As the lawmen are fond of telling us, nothing to hide, nothing to fear.”
Obviousman1344 on Apr 6, 2012 at 01:08:10
Derpwood on Apr 6, 2012 at 01:05:28
“Yep - Thomas should be removed for ethics violations, and Scalia is running a criminal enterprise from the court . .”
Rounder on Apr 6, 2012 at 01:01:05
“Sotomayor? Ginsburg? Surely not the lovely Ms. Kagan.”
seancoddington on Apr 6, 2012 at 00:57:53
“Sounds good, then it will be at least 7to2 striking down obamacare.”
“"Kennedy took words written to protect religion from the government and used them to protect the government from religion,"
Almost right,(dead wrong) the words were written to protect the government from religion, and to protect religious groups from government persecution. I don't know of any theocracies that served its subjects well, past or present. When those "no religious test" words were written, the people had just endured a war to win independence from aristocratic, corporate and theocratic rulers (the King, the East India Company, and the Church of England). They were aware of the fragility of those rights that they had won at such a cost. Too bad we've squandered those rights. Too bad a potential candidate for president doesn't understand those rights.”
“Leni Riefenstahl could have done "Obamaville" better, but the spirit would have been the same.
Does anyone else remember Reagan's walk in the spring add? Ronnie looking all presidential, cherry blossoms, happy young couples and laughing children and a calm confident over voice saying soothing things about god, country and apple pie? Every body feeling good , no content whatsoever,I miss those days. (but I don't miss Ronnie)”