“They are both anti-war, anti-internationalists, same as you were when GWB wanted to attack Iraq. Cut the Pauls some slack because they stand up for peace, and the US not trying to run a global military empire.”
“Prior to this "Arab Spring" and President Obama taking the Islamic extremists' side in it, the media was mostly in favor of Bashir Assad. I read two magazine articles, one in Nat. Geo., and another in either Newsweek or USNWR, where they praised him as a reformer. Yes, they pointed out that he was a heavy-handed dictator. But he was better than previous leaders, and way better than the alternative, which is Islamic thugs taking over, like in Iran.”
Hooponopono on Sep 1, 2013 at 14:09:33
“1. To say that Obama was taking the Islamic extremists side is positively LUDICROUS !!
2. You don't suppose that gassing over 400 kids might have altered opinions of Assad, do you??”
“I would bet that not one person in Florida notices any change in the air they breathe, the water they drink, the green-spaces they go to. The enviros have made their regulations so complex and redundant that many of them could be eliminated with no problems at all.”
“You have it exactly right. I would never vote for Mr. Obama, but I think he's a pretty decent guy. It's just that his policies are severely misguided.
Democrats don't understand macroeconomics, and he is more ignorant than most. Our economy needed time to heal, and yet they forced through Obamacare just because they could. Millions of Americans are out of work or under-employed because of it.
Now he is pushing the global warming agenda to jack up energy prices. How many more jobs will that sent to China, or elsewhere?”
“Easy, the welfare state. Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty" destroyed blacks in America (and damaged lower-class whites too).
If you encourage something by subsidizing it with billions of dollars, then it will flourish. Having babies outside of wedlock used to be discouraged by the religious types. Now, big government is our god and religion.”
marco01 on Aug 25, 2013 at 01:45:53
“So that's all you got, aid to mothers with single children. Your solution would be to cut off aid to mothers with single children and let them starve.”
“That is wrong, and I don't know why these "legal experts" trotted out by the liberal media don't admit it. "Stand your ground" laws lower the standard of when you can use force to even if you have been threatened by someone.
They don't even apply to that case because pictures show Zimmerman had a broken nose and was bleeding from the back of his head. This makes it appear that he was on his back getting beaten up. He had the right to use force against his attacker under any normal self-defense rules.”
marco01 on Aug 25, 2013 at 01:47:47
“Sorry, you're not allowed to kill someone simply because you are getting beat up a little. I don't know how many scraps you've been in, but Zimmy's injuries were consistent with just a minor scrape.”
“Privileges, really? All my parents did was be responsible. I wore second-hand clothes sometimes, I built my first go-cart out of scrapped lawnmowers, and for money, I worked on my aunt's farm in the summer. Have you ever spent the day throwing hay-bales that were 1/2 your weight?”
“No, I don't believe it. The state can't provide a moral grounding for kids the way parents can. Only about 1/4 of black kids live in a two-parent household. It was more like 90% when MLK was born. Kids (especially boys) run amok when Dad is absent and Mom has to work all the time to make up for Dad's neglect.
Heck, I would have. But, Mom stayed at home and taught me to read before kindergarten, while my Dad was at work. Later, Mom went to work, but mainly to provide college funds for us kids.
The failure of liberal policies is that they encourage single-motherhood with benefits when the kid is small, but poverty is the usual result, and they fail to make him a whole man when he grows up (as you need a father to do).”
marco01 on Aug 24, 2013 at 21:04:55
“How do liberal policies encourage single motherhood”
NoCal Girl on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:04:54
“well, aren't you special!!! So all us did not grown up with the privileges you did, but we did turn out as productive citizens thanks to education--”
“Well, you have it coming after all this Trayvon nonsense. If anyone went to the trouble of documenting how much black-on-white violence vs. the other way around, it would make a joke of the liberal media. One black guy gets killed in a white neighborhood, and it's national news for months.
White people get killed/robbed/raped in black neighborhoods every night, and the media hides the race of the perpetrators and it rarely makes national news.”
marco01 on Aug 24, 2013 at 21:03:48
“The Trayvon case made news because it dealt with the controversial stand your ground law and because Zimmerman was just let go after a brief questioning. ”
Suzanne Klump on Aug 24, 2013 at 13:31:36
“killed , robbed or raped every night? the local medias do cover it. not every crime makes national news. the rest is nonsense, but then it doesn't matter to you all.l”
“Sorry about your troubles back in the day, but these days young black males are waging a war against any kind of white people. The racial discrimination against young black males did not fall out of thin air. They also rarely marry, so the kids they produce live at the taxpayer's expense, and never have the benefit of a father's teaching about gun safety and that a gun is a tool, not a toy.
Not that it matters now, because their father's generation already is lost into this subculture of crime, welfare abuse, prison, and lack of respect for human life.”
NoCal Girl on Aug 24, 2013 at 13:40:49
“Education, education--until we our education system is fixed, this problem will continue---We cannot continue to take money away from the poor areas in education money and hope for better results--our governor in California has begun to fix this problem”
Suzanne Klump on Aug 24, 2013 at 12:46:14
“WOW, what a broad brush of vitriol. you use of the term young black males instead of some young black males makes your post just so much hyperbole.”
“Because it is. It is a long-winded explaination of stuff that anyone could know just from common sense. Why would an American like me buy a Chevy truck from here, as well as a Porsche from Germany when one is superior to the other?
Well, it depends on what you are doing to define what superior is. And as I work during the weekday, and go out on nights and weekends, one is better than the other for the same person, at different times. Shocker.
Krugman may have done some decent work years ago, but he now spends all his time trying to explain away any problems with the Keynsian Theory. Specifically, explaining away how having the federal government try to micro-manage every financial aspect of our lives is a bad thing. It is a bad thing on so many levels it is hard to have any respect for Krugman anymore. The government is a monster that feeds and grows on special interest money and does not care about any one of us. One party is as bad as the other, maybe for different reasons, but still as bad. All government can do is suck money up from one end of the lake, pour it into the other end, and say "there, look what we did for you"... And if you don't like that, vote for the other party and they will do the reverse.”
“You have hit on something most people won't ever understand. Too bad I can't post pictures here on this website, but there's a cool political cartoon that shows on one side: "What most people think the President does" and he has each hand on two levers. One is labeled Gas Prices and goes from low to high. The other lever is labeled Economy and goes from bad to good.
The other picture is "What the President actually does" and he is muddling through piles of paperwork about international treaties and tax policies. None of it has any more than a slight bearing on what the economy or gas prices will do.
Yes, governments can create more jobs with "make-work" programs, but that only adds to the public debt and pushes our current problems onto our grandkids.”
“All the same could be said about Krugman except "left". You guys brag about his Nobel prize, but it was for some fairly mundane research he did decades ago. In recent years, he is nothing but a shill for the Democrat party.
If you are a "trained economist", I'm surprised that you have missed how far off the CBO has always been about the true cost of social programs. Medicare is costing many multiples of what they predicted it would, and more recently, Part D is costing half a trillion more than when they sold it to us. The CBO is not to be trusted. You can describe them as "non-partisan" all you want, but both parties are branches of the same mafia; the federal government. It exists only to feed and grow at our expense and the CBO is one of it's tactical weapons.”
william 123 on Aug 21, 2012 at 13:31:18
“The CBO, Medicare, insurance companies, etc., would all have to be sorcerers, with magic crystal balls, to predict where health care costs are going these days. All we know is "up!" Take your pick on how much. The problem in health care is unrestrained entrepreneurism and monopoly pricing at every delivery point in the system. Whether it's a private or government subsidized plan, the Country will go broke if we don't get a handle on the cost of health delivery. Controlling cost by limiting the number of people with basic coverage is short-sighted and stupid. It is our monopolistic, free pricing system that is the problem. That system allows a huge profit premium to be extracted at every point along the delivery system, that is unnecessary. Fee for service, inefficient hospitals, exploitive technology pricing, fraud, choke points in training and preparation, and useless insurance mediaries are just some of the problems.
By the way, it's the "Democratic Party." Your knuckles are showing!”
“How is someone misdiagnosed if it is on a "spectrum"? You and me both are at some level: socially awkward, slow at learning some things, tongue-tied at moments, and angry at the world for no good reason once in a while.
Either one of us could be labeled ASD or ADHD on a bad day.”
MaryWho Bergin on Jul 8, 2012 at 16:58:35
“I have met children who have been medicated...that really shouldn't be, money moneu money. I have also had the pleasure of meeting a great kid with asperger. His struggle is real.
BTW..lol, I actually do have ADD...which probably explains a lot.”
“Mothers love their children. If you asked my mom, she would say that I was well behaved...”
Sherin on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:19:39
“You say you have known two autistic children. That's the equivalent to "I have a black friend." Do you spend time with them or do you just see them periodically? I have a daughter with Rett Syndrome and family and friends that can say they know a girl with Rett Syndrome but in reality, they don't actually know her or what her life is like. Most people with children with disabilities, especially those with autism do not generally go out in public because it is difficult for them and their families. A parent of a child with autism shared a story with me about when she went to a seminar on autism. They were all taken into a darkened room and then bombarded with flashing lights, loud noises and music. They were then told that this is how their child feels in the every day world. Know what is worse than being in special ed? Ignorance. Having the opportunity to know better and then doing nothing about it. That's truly sad.”
CarterDE1990 on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:53:19
“So now you're assuming that Autism is not real, and just an excuse for bad behaved children; also assuming that EVERY autistic child has bad behavior? Sounds like you've just had a bad experience and you're letting it influence your views on the entire autistic community. Come on now, you're smarter than that.”
ktmckinsey on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:04:12
“True! Thing is, his aunt told me the same thing and she's about as hyper critical of child behavior as they come. (She didn't have kids and likes it that way. More power to her, but let's just say that she doesn't take bs from little people.)”
“Not that simple, but you could have saved a lot of money by being a more demanding parent and expecting more from your kid.
50 years nor more ago, it was accepted that some kids would be slower learners or more socially inept than others. That did not give them an excuse to behave like jerks their whole lives.
Parents forced them into the social norms and many of them probably went on to be scientists and artists and many other things that ASD people would do well at. If you are treating your different kid like he has some kind of disease, you are damaging him more.”
Annemarie Vinci Chagnon on Jul 8, 2012 at 20:47:42
“guess what. I tried that. It didn't work. I have raised 5 children, all the same way. 2 spectrum kids and only one has behavior issues.
saying all autistic kids are poorly behaved is like saying all black men commit crimes and all white men are pedophiles. none of those statements are true.”
“I'm not exactly saying that is the answer, but clearly something we are doing here is wrong. One of these kids I'm talking about here is my nephew and I would much rather he be corrected now than he go to prison when he's 19 because people just indulged his a#*hole behavior all his childhood. I do really care about this boy.”
a lovely day on Jul 8, 2012 at 17:51:28
“You've known two autistic children. You're judging and entire group of people based on your interaction with two children. That just says everything right there.
There is a saying in the autistic community: "If you've met one autistic person, then you've met *one* autistic person". We're all different. Stop the stereotyping. It gets really old.”
“Mr. Cent is not the one to blame here. I've known two "autistic" children and they may have a slight learning/social disability, but the main feature is that they are really badly behaved kids and people now feel sorry for them rather than correcting them.
Years ago, a father would have slapped some sense into them and told them to grow up and act like a man, but most of these kids either don't have a father, or the one they have has been so corrupted by political correctness that he can't do a thing about their behavior. There is no epidemic of autism. There is an epidemic of lax parenting and missing fathers and parents/teachers making excuses for kids who behave like jerks.”
Stephanie Laura on Jul 8, 2012 at 20:02:52
“Come spend ONE day with my son. Then you'll realize how pathetically awful and incorrect you are in these statements.”
MaryWho Bergin on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:16:07
“Im sure a lot of kids are misdiagnoised, like ADHD, but both are real.”
lklcm on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:13:15
“you should be neutered.”
lklcm on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:00:54
“You Libertron hopefully have no children and should be neutered and more hopefully do not hold a job where any real decisions are made-hopefully you are cleaning public toilets.”
missionmom on Jul 8, 2012 at 10:59:40
“Wow. Where is this coming from? Are you saying that you can fix autism by slapping a child? Just think of all the money I could have saved on therapy!”
ktmckinsey on Jul 8, 2012 at 10:51:30
“Oh, and hitting an Autistic child would completely make the behaviors worse. Trust me.”
ktmckinsey on Jul 8, 2012 at 10:51:01
“I've worked with children who have Autism and my husband has Asperger's. Trust me, this is a real disorder. My husband was actually a fairly well behaved child (or so his mom tells me). Thing is, he struggles with understanding and predicting people's motives and behaviors. He also tends to emotionally shut down or have a panic attack if he's tired or overly stressed. The bad behavior you're observing from the Autistic kids you've known is generally a result of being overly stimulated by the environment. They don't deal with stress very well at all. It's a real fooler because they can be very intelligent in other ways.”
“Good work obeying the propaganda he made for you. The script for that movie (like all of Michael Moores' work) was written before he did any research.
Protip: Food can be stored for a long time if the moisture level is low enough. The wheat that is in your bread could have been stored in a grain bin for years without spoiling as long as the humidity was controlled.”