“Wait until the Obama Administration rules on bake sales kick in. We'll have a fat tax on the sweet treats. Talk about discrimination against over weight people. Can't wait for the the "Bake Sale Backlash" on government overreach.”
“My ancestors formed the Republican party, who championed the emancipation cause and succeeded in freeing the slaves. I'm owed a "thank you" from African Americans and also should be exempt from reparations.”
“Kevin, I don't often agree with your points, but I have appreciated the opportunity for stimulating, intelligent conversation. I take what I like and leave the rest, and never take it personally. Thanks for the leads on where to look next.”
“Just like the planet, it is not... yet. However, with $17 trillion of debt and growing, our children will be paying off our excesses. If the government continues to borrow without getting a substantive return, bankruptcy/default will be the most likely solution and that will have devastating consequences for our children.”
“Do you mean the telling of lies to the country part? Or do you mean the two-faced part about forcing kids into public schools but sending your own to a private school? Or, about being frugal then taking multimillion dollar vacations with you and 40 of your closest friends, and then giving We The People the bill?
I'm not sure which family values you find worthy of replication?”
“Covering for another Obama end around, I see. The consensus is building that Obama is going to unseat Carter as the worst president in US history.”
UnkBob on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:21:18
“I thank my lucky stars you aren't president.”
bluedodge47 on Jun 1, 2014 at 17:57:57
“Ronald "DRUGS for GUNS" Reagan, Ronald "TRICKLE DOWN" Reagan, Ronald "RAISE TAXES 11 TIMES" Reagan, George "TWO WARS" Bush, George "TARP" Bush, George "GOOD JOB BROWNIE" Bush, George "THE TORTURER" Bush....you can have them...”
phoenixdoglover on Jun 1, 2014 at 13:41:00
“Let's review the "Worst President Roll" shall we? (consensus opinion of historians) Worst of all time - Warren G Harding, Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan Worst since WWII - George W Bush, Richard Nixon Best since WWI - Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower Barack Obama ranking among all Presidents - 14th or 15th (so far)”
bamasense on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:27:45
“That title will belong to President cheney, and his sidekick ... with reagan, and his astrologer guide, coming in a close second from the bottom.”
“I did read the paper and my statements are accurate. Perhaps you would do well to reread it. And actually I believe my statements are more accurate than liberals headlines claiming "97% of the climate scientist agree that global warming is man-made".
The only way that statement would be accurate would be to put the qualifier "of those expressing an opinion" in front of it. Of course, IMHO, environmental progressives don't want to do that because it diminishes the scare factor.”
“Don't worry Justin. Obama is coming to rescue you and your brothers and sisters. The EPA has new regs on coal fired power plants that are going dramatically reduce the need for coal as these plants shutter one by one. In a few years, you won't have to see another miner injured.”
“And what was the percentage of self-rated papers? Only 14% of the climate scientists felt strongly enough about AGW to respond and self rate their papers. Even if we now move half (53.8%) of the original non-AGW papers into the "concensus" category (and that is a stretch), it still leaves about 1/3 of the climate scientists who don't believe in AGW.
We are still no where near the oft quoted 97% even with the generous assumptions I granted the study authors. The "vanishingly small" number referenced is at least 33% of climate scientists don't agree with AGW.”
outlandish on May 29, 2014 at 16:33:35
“Our analysis indicates that the number of papers rejecting the consensus on AGW is a vanishingly small proportion of the published research.”
“I agree with you that Boehner should pick a side and stick with it. The soggy center is no place to hang out.
Unlike Boehner, I did what you said and read up on what the experts say, and picked a side. What I found was the majority, 2/3 in this case, of climate scientists do not believe in man-made (anthropogenic) global warming (AGW). The often quoted statistic of "97% of climate scientists believe in AGW" is incorrect. For your thinking followers, the link below is the study from which the quote came.
Read the study and you'll find only 1/3 thought AGW was the issue. The other 2/3 did not feel strongly enough to say one way or another. The study said "of those with an opinion, 97% believe in AGW." But GW proponents leave out "of those expressing an opinion". Because of this, I believe it is a fair statement to say "just under 1/3 of the climate scientists believe in AGW" and be just as accurate.”
SCJohnson on May 31, 2014 at 03:25:01
“Did you actually bother to read the entire paper? It doesn't support your point at all.”
outlandish on May 29, 2014 at 14:49:56
“So you must have read this part. 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming. In a second phase of this study, we invited authors to rate their own papers. Compared to abstract ratings, a smaller percentage of self-rated papers expressed no position on AGW (35.5%). Among self-rated papers expressing a position on AGW, 97.2% endorsed the consensus. For both abstract ratings and authors' self-ratings, the percentage of endorsements among papers expressing a position on AGW marginally increased over time. Our analysis indicates that the number of papers rejecting the consensus on AGW is a vanishingly small proportion of the published research.”
“Look again to Wisconsin for common sense on this issue, and possible application at a national level. Last year, Scott Walker signed legislation that had a balanced approach to finding team names offensive. The burden of proof is now on the person/group who are offended. That group must find 10% of a school districts population who feel the same way. If that happens, the school must change the offensive name or mascot.
This method allows a venue for the minority voice to be heard and does not set the bar so high as to be unobtainable. But it does prevent a school from having to change its team name or mascot because a small but vocal group is offended.
Prior to this law, one person could cause the school to change their team name.”
Nativeskingrl on May 30, 2014 at 14:53:08
“Looking back at the larger picture, Native Americans only make up 1% of the US population. Is there 10% of the entire US population offended by the name? I don't know.”
“Maddow is cynical, presumptive and most often negative on the issues covered. This is why she appeals to lefties and not to conservatives. My observations are that lefties tend to blame someone or something else for their ills, and tend to leave out their own participation, no matter how horrible, in creating the problem. That blame, by necessity, is negative reporting.”
Thethorpedo on May 29, 2014 at 10:43:21
“If you honestly think Conservatives aren't as much "blame everyone else" machines as Democrats, then you missed the entire first decade of the millenium.
Further, if you think Fox News does "positive reporting", I don't think you're watching the same channel as I am.
Maddow is cynical because she's smart and sees a lot of what's going on around her (on both the left and right) as troubling.”