“"John Boehner: Sequester Is Product Of Obama's 'Failed Leadership' "
Absolutely right Mr. Boehner, but the failed leadership happens to be your's. You must think everyone in this country is from Ozarks and will swallow every lie you can dish out. As a lifelong Republican, who by the way, did not vote Republican since Reagan in the national elections, I, and those who are like me, are very tired of the games the Republican party has been playing with the future of this country. I can't speak for the others, but I have had enough of it. I can tell you this. Now, forget the national elections, neither I nor my family will vote for a single Republican in State races either...Oh yes, I will still stay a registered Republican, so that I can honestly say, I am a Republican but am voting Democrat.
Longer you stay in your present course, faster you will cause the party's demise...And that is a fact. But then again, you don't believe in facts.”
“"New York Times magazine this week -- is the Banana Joe of the genre, stacked to the rafters with anecdotes and commentary from the younger, more modern, tech-savvy Republicans who essentially got shut out of the show by a moth-eaten old guard in 2012."
How can the "younger, more modern, tech-savvy" people be Republican? Something wrong with that.”
“You know? Anything is possible. As the old saying goes, where there is a will, there is a way. But still, it takes two to tango. Solutions are ffound only when the two opposing sides agree to look for them. A good example of this, is our congress of today. As long as one side is unwilling, it's business as usual.
You are right, you can't kill beliefs or thoughts, but you can certainly rub out those who harbor them.
Kill oe be killed has been the mankind's main stay idea of survival from the day one and I don't see it being modified any time soon...I wish I was wrong.”
“There is that possibility, but if one had followed only one newspaper from the 50's to today and no other information from any other media, one could see the immense change for the worse in our society.”
“"Nancy Pelosi: Video Games Are Not The Reason For Violence In America"
Well, she is right. They are not "THE" reason. They are only PART of the reason. It seems everyone is looking for one reason. Good luck with that. There are so many reasons that trying to make a list would give anyone a headache. Our society is broken and all the king's men are looking for one culprit to help put it back together again. Good luck with that too. If anyone was genuinely serious to fix things, first they would make a list of what contributes to our problems and start fixing them line by line. But that is a time consuming serious business and no Congress, Administration or public is willing to spend the time required on it. Not as long as we can buy more bandaids.”
MrsBatman on Feb 10, 2013 at 19:59:53
“Maybe we aren't getting worse, but only being made more aware of problems in our culture more in this Information Age.”
“I do understand your feelings and the sense of fair play and morality, none of which has ever won a serious conflict. In a fight for life or death following established values have absolutely no place. Contrary to prevailing moral standars, one has to be the greater of the devils to win. That is the price of war and that is why many soldiers have a rough time after they leave the service. Because they were required to be something that was completely opposite of their upbringing. Unfortunately those are the facts when the choices are to kill or be killed.”
franchise2m on Feb 11, 2013 at 08:12:18
“I understand that...regardless of which side has the "right" cause or reason...in reality there are no "good guys" in war just "less bad guys."
My concern is that we are viewing a fight against an extremist ideology as a war. You can't "kill" beliefs or thoughts...there are other ways to win that type of fight.
Is it really impossible to change the "kill or be killed" context? Maybe we are not really looking at alternatives...maybe we are simply misdefining the problem.”
“Whether anyone likes it or not, the day of the drone has downed and it will be impossible not to take the advantages it will be offering as the technology that drives it gets more sophisticated and advanced. As in any tool, it's use, without a doubt, will be abused by some, whether by a private entity or the government. The only choice the public have in the matter is to make sure the abuses are minimized.
I have no problem about the government deploying drones with the purpose they have in mind, as long as they will indeed be used as the last resort after everything else have failed.”