“The numbers don't support the policy, and the policy is unconstitutional. New York already looks like Berlin 1938 with three or four cops standing on every corner, staring at people who are essentially minding their own business. If Bloomberg and Kelly don't respect the constitution then they need new jobs, preferably outside of government. By their logic you should be able to reduce crime by breaking and entering and searching everyone's home on a random basis. Why not stop and execute? Hey, he looked like he might commit a crime one day! If they appeal, unless they land one of Blomberg's friends as a judge, they'll lose. And then it's really done.
Why would Kelly want to be head of Homeland Security. He's already the head of the fifth largest army in the world.”
“These guys speak for the firearms industry, and to them it wouldn't matter if ten thousand kids were killed. Every tragedy is another opportunity to promote gun culture and increase sales to those people who believe their little piece of America is shrinking every day. And cops in schools? What the hell? The cops are trigger happy too. How long would it be before some unarmed kid got shot for back-talking or smoking in the bathroom. These guys seem to forget that the shooter's mother had guns and that didn't help her. But nothing is going to be done about it. It's one of the costs of living in America.”
“"It seems, in short, to reduce his campaign logic to 'what are you going to do, vote for Rick Perry?'" Uh no....we'll just stay home. Because a vote for you appears to be the same as a vote for Rick Perry.”
LeftoftheLeft on Sep 3, 2011 at 23:20:39
“No way! You are so wrong!
(A vote for Obama is more like a vote for Huntsman.)”
brothers3 on Sep 3, 2011 at 23:19:36
“Nice try, tea party tool.”
brothers3 on Sep 3, 2011 at 23:19:10
“Nice try, right wing puppet.”
chuck nathaniel on Sep 3, 2011 at 23:16:38
“"a vote for you appears to be the same as a vote for Rick Perry. "
That sort of inaccurate hyperbole will find yourself with a GOP President very soon.
Obama is not perfect. But a smart person does not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
“I guess this means they're not going to go with Reverend Wright or Bill Ayers this time. I hope his dealer was Reagan or Bush (either one). Actually, cocaine might be the only explanation for why he has caved so many times.”
“The collective media explosion should have come well in advance of the vote. Perhaps then the legislators would have heard the voices that they sometimes consider more important than the little people. Instead, we were constantly fed the centrist line about shared sacrifice and how no one is all that happy about the deal and all that nonsense. The time for explosions is before, not after.”
“Like Clinton, Obama is a conservative democrat who talks like a liberal on some issues. The democrats seem to believe that liberals and progressives will support them simply because there is no other alternative. Well, think again. They lost me as a supporter for good when Obama voluntarily included social security in the debt limit discussion and they rubber stamped it with their approval. We didn't elect this man because we wanted John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to become co-president. If there is no serious third party opposition to these people, I'll just sit this one out. And I suspect a lot of others will too.”
“Baucus? Really? After the fine job he did of neutering the healthcare plan? Gee...I can't wait to see which set of Benedict Arnold Democrats Pelosi picks. This is going to be a pig circus. C'mon, man...somebody run a serious third party candidate against these people! With Democrats like these who needs Republicans.”
“Yeah, Andy, we can see just how much "respect" your former boss earned by wearing a suit jacket and a tie. Wasn't he wearing a suit and a tie when that Iraqi dude threw the shoe at him? A catcher's mask and shin guards would have been more practical. Obama can wear a pair of Speedos and a flip-flips to work for all I care. His fantasy land bipartisan hallucinations concern me more than his attire.”
“Expect the Republicans to be against this wholeheartedly, every last one of them. After all, the government should only bail out banks and rich people. For everyone else, there just isn't enough money.”
“If all of this Lincoln stuff is true, it's very naive. Once Hillary sets up her own shadow government across town, and once Lieberman starts voting republican on a regular basis again, Obama might as well stick Cheney, Gingrich, and a Tarantula in his cabinet. He will have no control whatsoever. I really hope we don't all end up regretting our votes.”
thepoliticalcat on Nov 23, 2008 at 15:49:42
“Buck up. Obama has repeatedly shown that he is NOT naive. As long as Hillary was in the Senate, she could continue fundraising and working for a 2012 run and opposing Obama's policies. If she's working for State, she's working for Obama. He handled it masterfully. He got Bill to agree to have every speech pre-vetted by Obama's team; and he's not announcing Hillary's appointment till after Txgiving, just in case she decides to pull a fast one. She's not getting any love from the Senate Dems after the vicious campaign she ran against the O-man. He's nobody's fool.”
brooklynite77 on Nov 23, 2008 at 10:39:18
“If Clinton goes against Obama she'll be out of a job, unlike if she had stayed in the Senate where she could have progressed quite far over the years. No, she'll play it safe.”
DonCosenza on Nov 23, 2008 at 06:10:14
“The worst that will happen during Obama's tenure with Hillary is that the State Dept. will continue to be marginalized just as it was for the past 8 years. The longer term damage will be the career advancement of Clintonistas at the expense of Obama loyalists at the department.
I can only hope Obama knows what he's doing with Clinton. I don't have anything personal against her and her supporters, I'm just not sure they're ready to accept the new king of the hill.
On the bright side, though, it just about puts the kibosh on her running in 2012, and I doubt she'll run in 2016, being 70.”
“Here you go, GM! Here's some of that free government money that the banks just received. Who's next? Ahhh....Socialism is great, ain't it! Btw, the next time one of us misses a payment on your gas guzzlers you might want to hold off reporting it to Trans Union and Equifax. We're working extra hard to come up with the extra tax money the government will need in order to help keep the rich rich!”
jeg on Nov 23, 2008 at 02:56:34
“See, the irony in your post is that the BANK that owns your gas guzzler (Say... why'd you buy a gas guzzler anyway? Did some mean jerk from GM force you to?) has already been bailed out by the government. And the reason GM can't sell cars isn't because they're gas guzzlers, it's because the bank won't give dealers, or consumers, loans to buy them.
Car sales for *all* brands are down what, 60% over the last year? There are Toyota Prius's piling up on the docks in Long Beach because no dealers want to take delivery. I suppose that's GM's fault too?
Finally... pointing fingers doesn't help. "Punishment", whether deserved or not, is largely immaterial. Finding a way forward that preserves our industrial and financial markets should be the priority.”
“"Learned for the FIRST TIME that they owned $43 billion in mortgage-related assets?" Oh really? This aroma smells very familiar. It reminds me of bull....bovine effluvia. Just a short while back they were boasting about their trillion dollars in assets. So they overlooked the $43 billion? And every cent of it went to mortgage deadbeats? You know, this whole financial thing is very suspicious. The timing, the corporations most effected, the response from the federal government. I'll bet they're still paying out dividends too. I think Obama needs to put Sarah Palin in charge of the treasury. If we have to sit by and watch these people loot it, we might as well be entertained in the process.”
Nov 23, 2008 at 00:21:59
“Forty years after the fact? Wow, and I thought my ex-wife was vindictive. I mean, c'mon? It only took Pope John Paul seven months to forgive the guy who shot him in the stomach. I wonder how long it took them to forgive Chapman? Now that we have this out of the way, perhaps they can swing a favor and get Lennon resurrected so that we can have good music again.”