Retired Navy, old enough to know better but too young to care! husband, father, grandfather, politically just to right of Atilla the hun!
@BobE @Always a Marine @Charlie n Hey, Boobie, by the word, 'everyone', I assume you mean the Ivy-league school ratings agencies set up by, strangely enough, the Ivy-league schools ALUMNA I wonder if they have ever dislocated their shoulders patting themselves on the back? I'm sure their respective syllabi are adequate, but "the finest on the planet"? C'mon, niw!
1 year, 8 months ago on Governor Quinn Shoots Down Illinois Gun Laws
@BobE Which explains much! NYU profs know all, just ask them!
@BobE @Charlie n Boobee, those who THINK they are educationally superior to the rest of us ARE the problem! This also goes for those who think they are MORALLY superior, as well!
Like you, these think they. and ONLY they, know the solutions to ALL problems! All you effete snobs should try to actually THINK through, rather than just acting on FEELINGS, on the problems, and how the rest of us think!
You are like smug teenagers, you think you know all the answers, and do not use common sense and life-experience to form conclusions!
Like inept carpenters, who find no matter how much they cut off the plank, it's STILL too short, Illinois pols find no matter HOW restrictive the gun-control laws they pass, their people STILL can't defend themselves!
@albertogm @mogul264 @ltsvette77 Actually, I DID mention the Latinos who became automatic citizens when the territories where they lived became states in the U.S. Many of these and some naturalized older ones absolutely do NOT want more illegals be given free support after illegally coming here! One is my family relative! I said I had no problem with these!
The ones who are here legally, whether green card or some other program, and who either tacitly, or with ACTIVE support, allow other ILLEGALS to enter for our welfare and for wages ARE the PROBLEM! These agitate for MORE benefits and support, unsatisfied with the freebies already available, and all clamor for citizenship despite breaking many immigration laws!
Other non-Latino U.S. citizens, the feel-good idiots, the apologists, and the soft-hearted (AND soft-HEADED), are a part of the problem, as well. These feel such compassion for these 'poor', 'needy' unfortunates, and want to just give them the MOON.
Working in conjunction with these is the Mexican government! This corrupt administration actually advises their citizens on how best to ILLEGALLY enter the U.S.,.... routes, equipment needed for the journey, etc!! Then again, a large percentage of the Mexican gross national product (GNP) is from the remittances sent back from illegals!
There HAVE been several such citizenship acts granted as amnesty for these transgressors! Unfortunately, each and EVERY TIME this is done, they only have the effect of drawing ever more illegals, each awaiting THEIR 'turn' for amnesty! And, each and every time we are given profuse 'guarantees' of 'tightening the borders' by the government, but this is NEVER done! AND, strangely, the government is again 'guaranteeing' border controls, and this new 'amnesty' will NOT cause additional welfare costs! Should you actually believe this latest 'guarantee', I also own a bridge in Brooklyn which I'd like to sell you!
We can NOT, and SHOULD NOT feel that we MUST support all the unfortunates of the world! Their OWN governments should work to take care of this, themselves!
1 year, 9 months ago on Marco Rubio: Securing The Border Is Now Secondary To Citizenship
@ltsvette77 I'm ambivalent about So.Cal! I'd LOVE getting rid of those Hollywoodheads, but, I'd hate to dump all those liberals on the Mexicans! I really don't dislike them, just the illegals they send here to live like fleas on the U.S. hide, and N.M. is pretty much a given, except they may get static from the Indian pueblos! I think Az will put up a stiffer fight, however!
@ltsvette77 If you've been in the So.Cal, Az, N.M. areas lately, you'd realize the Latinos are ALREADY there! Latinos were there when these states joined the new U.S., and became citizens then, and I have no problem with them! However, they have relatives whom they either choose not to protest, worse, ACTIVELY AID, when those and others illegally invade this country! And there are those who've been casually border-jumping for years, sending back funds to relatives, occasionally returning for visits. These, and the newer So. Americans persist in foiling our border security efforts to exclude them. Even more could possibly be terrorists,..../or just 'mules'......smuggling in contraband, cheap counterfeit knockoffs, pot, drugs, ............or WMD components! And some wonder why we 'doth protest too much'?
@markinla @mogul264 @v steve I LOVE! And, the ships serve as 'storage' for the duration! NO TV, NO weight machines, etc, just cells, and BOREDOM! Anchored 12 miles from shore, so no escape! When word gets around, bet there won't be as many as before!
@captainjimgreen Each and EVERY time we have had an amnesty, the actual result is an INCREASE in the number of illegals invading us! They wait their 'turn' at amnesty, and when they get it, ever MORE flock in for THEIR 'turn'! Oh, and there always was a promise to "tighten the borders"! So much for political "promises"! Just like the 'promise' to cut taxes!
@v steve It's been tried! Sometimes, the illegal is BACK in the city where he was BEFORE the agents who took him to the border! We would do better to fly them ACROSS Mexico to the far side and dump them out by parachute! Maybe the agents would have a chance to get home before the illegal! Perhaps, if the punishment was to be DEATH if caught in the US the third time??
@William Tomlinson Never have I come across a more violent, callous, MISNAMED, and uncaring "Religion" of 'Peace'. I use quote marks on the word, "Religion", because it is anything BUT a religion, so much as a government with harsh, intolerant religious overtones based upon a sick individual's mind-meanderings in la-la land! Cloaking these contradictory concepts with outright lies, deceit, deception, and subterfuge to mask them from others until his adherents have enough power to FORCE these concepts upon others is heinous! Indeed, this is NO "Religion", and certainly not "Peace"ful wheh they have the control, and show true colors!
1 year, 10 months ago on Comedian Russell Brand Tries To Justify London Soldier Slaying
@SharonTaylor @mogul264 Please be more specific! I'm sure I insult a great many fools! Not being inclined to be 'politically correct' may lead to such! Just to let you know, my politics is fairly right-wing, somewhat to the right of Attila the Hun, whom I consider a pinko lib!
@Combat Veteran Seabee @mogul264 Seabees were mostly construction types when I was in. Just assumed you were one of these. All this SpecOps stuff was done in 'Nam, closest I got was Guam, AvElexTech, dodging bomb trucks enroute from NavSta harbor to Anderson airbase for the 'Buffs'!
@Combat Veteran Seabee @mogul264 Spent many a night camping, and did survival trips, too! One survival week trek, all others lost weight........I GAINED! But, as I'm now 73, camping isn't so enjoyable (arthritis!), especially if sleeping on the ground!
@Combat Veteran Seabee A question of you, if you would. What part of my e-mail led you to believe I was a "pompous ass"? And I am NO fan of Zerobama, correct or otherwise! Some might also infer that Combat Batallion members are no Einsteins, either,, but that would be an error! From one swabbie to another!
By the way, I concur whole-heartedly in your evaluation of our educational system! Today, they are NOT encouraged to think, just to blindly accept what they're told, and how to access internet information from Wikipedia! You know how reliable THAT is!
@Combat Veteran Seabee @mogul264 Perhaps you should re-read my input! I said, ".......MAY or may not be intelligent, but certainly do not have the exposure to life and experience......so cannot properly make a judgement!" I NEVER mentioned 'education'! I should have specified a "young" 'hillbilly' housewife! Many marry in their teens!
Here, I was referring to experience with other cultures and mores, something not common in the poorer sections of the Appalachains, generally where 'hillbillies' are assumed to be from. AND, I have kinfolk there, so I am using the outsider term, 'hillbilly', to identify what the Appalachain inhabitants call 'hill folk'! Many never travel more than about 30 miles in their entire life!
Once again, people are equating comedic talent for knowledge and deep-thinking! Just consider the source.......he is an ENTERTAINER, A COMEDIAN, he is not Voltaire, Jefferson, or any of a NUMBER of deep-thinkers, researching large quantities of data on complex subjects! This is like asking deeply religious questions of an underwear model! Or, questions about humanity of a back-woods hill-billy housewife! They may or may not be intelligent, but certainly do not have the exposure to life and experience (no pun intended about the underwear model !), so cannot properly make a judgement!
@davidclu @mogul264 Personally, I'd like SOME sort of test, other than the ability to just READ, for voters! Something which showed they had SOME inkling of what the functions of government actually are! I'd ALSO like to stipulate that ONLY military VETERANS be allowed to DECLARE WAR, as only THEY have been in a position (at least potentially) of being involved IN war! It is relatively easy to tell OTHERS to go risk their lives in warfare, ANOTHER ENTIRELY to be involved, themselves!
You can forget about term limits! Unless the American people force some sort of petition upon Congress, the people IN Congress will NEVER vote this themselves! The same goes for their being forced to let some OTHER government or people-controlled organization set their perks, benefits and PAY! It AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!
Think about it: Congress will just rationalize that if the people REALLY want something, they will back a candidate who will do, or NOT do, whatever! AND, they will not EVER voluntarily give up power! I repeat NOT EVER! Feel free to challenge me on this! I would like to mention, however, that Congress has NEVER ceded a power for any length of time!
1 year, 10 months ago on Ted Cruz: "I Don't Trust Republicans."
@BobE @Chris Lee @Evermyrtle No, I DIDN'T mis-spell your name. I modified it to show my lack of respect for your intellect! Boob eee!
1 year, 10 months ago on The Secret Sandy Hook Secrecy Bill
@BobE @Chris Lee @Evermyrtle Booby, you must lead a sad, cold, pathetic and lonely life! I pray for you! Your entire existence seems to be tied up in trying to tear down others' beliefs, or struggle to justify your belief in your false 'Anointed One' and his Demoncrap Party! You know they are having a BAD time, now, with all the disclosures of illegal political tricks! Now you have YOUR own version of Nixon and his problems! Enjoy!
I STILL want to know when 'open season' begins on the Lame Stream Media libs?
I originally supported McCain in his run for President on the strength of his incarceration as a prisoner of war in Viet Nam, and his strength in resisting his captors! He didn't seem to be the strongest candidate, but the best of the pack, and with the best chance of beating Obama and the Demoncraps!
When Sarah Palin joined him on his ticket, I thought that would seal it! I should have realized when his best friend in Congress seemed to be a Democrat (from N.H, Vt. ? who later turned Independent ?), that there was not such a good chance! And, Romney seemed to TOO structured and polished a politician! Now, I realize my mistake, but too late! And the Republicans were all so sure McCain was THE TICKET!
Our feckless GOP leadership has prostrated themselves whenever Obama made the slightest move, only daring to voice their opinions when the Big Zero had his back turned! Any time the Demoncraps insisted, the GOP followed suit, dutifully! There have been calls for impeachment on several charges, yet not ONE GOP has dared to introduce any such bills!\a
AND, they have the temerity to ridicule Ted Cruz because he DOES challenge the 'establishment'! People, it is time to clean House AND Senate! Then, the "Pretender-in-Chief will have no power of cronies covering his 'back'!
@jimibob The point you make about the 'good time' Charlies voting is valid. This only shows how astute our Founding Fathers were with their original design for our government! The had intended only land-owners be able to vote, at least I believe, for the Senators they wished to elect, if not both houses of Congress! Today, this would NOT include the welfare types who ensured our Pretender-in-Chief's election! I would propose that NO vote be allowed from anyone not either gainfully employed,, economically self-sufficient, or with an existing retirement income! If you draw welfare from the government, you do NOT get to determine how TAXPAYERS taxes are spent! This is only fair!
Fat chance we have of Congress allowing this to happen, along with term limits, and requiring them to comply with laws they pass for us! The liberals NEED these layabouts and louts to KEEP them in office!
1 year, 10 months ago on Obama Obscures Scandal With MORE Scandal!
@npc317 Per Thomas Jefferson, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants!" Let's hope it is more of the latter, than of the former!
@Patriot Peg @1LTLos @downenray @ARMYOF69 A TRUE 'Master' Orator does NOT require a TelePrompter! When Zerobama is blind-sided, or has his 'facts' disputed, and he DOESN'T have his 'crib note machine', he sputters, and hesitates! He IS a GOOD READER, I admit!
@wisewoman In addition, it has been shown that the apathetic voter, hit with scandal after scandal, becomes jaded and figures it is 'just the way government is'! They remain dulled for some time. Cagy pols know how to parlay this into a re-election triumph by creating another scandal about the OPPOSITION just a few month before election time! Democrats managed to whip up a frenzy about George W, and for some, it STILL is a 'cause celebe'!
@BobE @Doug Rodrigues Parroted like a typical effete liberal snob! Explain how the earth had warming (Ages of the dinosaurs)AND cooling cycles (The Ice Ages) BEFORE man was even here! All these 'experts' you cite are such as economists, nutrition experts, accountants, physicians, and educators! NOT ONE CLIMATOLOGIST among them, who, by the way is a TRUE planetary weather EXPERT, not the various 'the sky is falling' boobs like you who are raising the hue and cry about 'global warming'!
Note, I'm NOT saying we aren't IN a warming cycle, or that we are NOT! If it IS, it is NOT due to to any GREAT significance of mankind's actions. True, we DO POLLUTE much more than necessary, but what YOU IDIOTS claim is the cause is so much TRIPE!
Due to YOUR actions, we STOPPED producing economical Freon 12 for air-conditioners, and began using a different, less efficient, more expensive gas, because it was 'ruining the atmosphere'! It supposedly produced HCFC atoms which caused a 'hole in the ozone layer' when released from broken air-conditioners, etc.
Unfortunately for your 'theories', MORE HCFC was produced during the few weeks eruption of Mt. Pinataubo in the Philippine Islands than mankind EVER released from our systems in all times! How many dollars did your liberal cohorts producing the NEW Freon make with THIS dodge?\
You liberal fools' latest kick is 'carbon footprints' and CO2 production, the 'Artic ice sheet is melting!", 'the glaciers are retreating', 'the polar bears habitat is shrinking'', etc, etc,, ad nauseum! Your big liberal buddy, Al Gore, is all set to make a bundle should we fall for this latest boondoggle. If these things are happening, it is indeed sad! But, America is NOT the great polluter of the planet, and hasn't been for YEARS! Presently, it is China, with India ramping up, along with middle Asia and Russia! Go peddle your theories to them! AND, leave US ALONE!
1 year, 10 months ago on Hispanic Janitors Claim Discrimination Because They Can’t Read English
Why should we trust the government, composed of possibly excellent politicians (opinions vary WIDELY, here!), make decisions about medicine, energy, industry, and finance? Since they control expenditures, obviously finance is GOING to happen. However, in medicine, pols passed legislation they had NOT EVEN READ, the result: Obamacare! In energy, they funded Solyndra, an unproven technology, unaccepted, and undemanded, and ALSO attempted to build a company from the ground up, to produce a questionable product for which there was no real demand, just a sketchy desire for this to happen. The result: total failure! Unexpected? Not by anyone with any sense!
Obamacare has been shown to be unworkable, so far, without additional work and/or cash. Of course, this total POS was 'ginned' up, not by medical people, not by medical actuaries, but by INSURANCE PEOPLE (?), so be prepared to be cut off at the knees, LITERALLY, should you get sick!
If you ask me (and no one has, btw), the government would get more, and surer, results by posting a prize toward some wanted goal, with some rewards as plateaus are reached (or punishments, if necessary!), rather that attempting to finance the ENTIRE project! One thing they've done toward this end, is raise the CAFE (Corporate Auto Fuel Efficiency?) limits gradually over the last few years. And, the automobile industry has growled, complained, groused, and FORCED themselves to attempt it, and have succeded, so far! They had to improve engine design, lighten weight, etc, ANYTHING to comply. The WAY to achieve lower CAFE limits was NOT specified in the government directives, which is probably best!
1 year, 10 months ago on Another Un-convicted Chicago Crook Nominated To Obama’s Cabinet
I am wondering if she really CAN speak, if not read, English. Many can, but won't admit it if they think their comprehension isn't good, or if it's to their advantage to NOT understand! Did one of them have an accident due to his/her negligence and want to capitalize on it to get some work-place injury cash, or get paid for time lost due to this negligent injury? Did some lawyer put them all up to this? It wouldn't surprise me, at all!
My solution to ANYONE who wants work, but REFUSES to learn the language of the land, is LEAVE THAT LAND! Seek a job somewhere you CAN speak the language! Solves the problem for all!
@bigbossogg @BobE Booby is just a muckraker! You would do best to just ignore him. I now do!
I have traveled IN GERMANY, and luckily for me, MANY there DO speak understandable English, and some do it quite well! I was only there for a month on vacation, but I tried to learn and speak as much as I could, if only to know where to go and what foods to order! They appreciate it if you can speak their language, even if not too well, but they accommodate as much as they can! Now, if THEY can learn English, WHY THE HELL can't Latinos/Latinas bother to learn at least what their JOBS REQUIRE?
The absolute gall of these clowns is ludicruous! Are they even legally here, much less CITIZENS of the U.S.? I think the employers should ENSURE their employees can speak and read AND be legally in the country BEFORE they are employed! It is easy! Just use eVerify, and there would be NO PROBLEM!
@john hodges @2brknot2b @HELE C @BobE @Ken1Lutheran Background checks, in and of themselves, are generally a good thing. HOWEVER, this leaves a target pasted upon whomever has one done! With the FOIA (Freedom of Info Act), ANYONE can find out names, addresses of who owns guns. What difference would THIS make, you ask? You and I know NO data is EVER completely expunged, despite assurances contrary! Point One: thieves/burgulars/drug users now know where the guns are.....either to steal, or to avoid your address and burgle another! Point Two: The worst one....should the unimaginable happen and we're invaded, the enemy just accesses the list, goes to that address and demands the guns. Improbable? It happened in several countries in WWII ! Another possibility.....a local government is doing illegal things to stay in office, and/or is riddled with graft and refuses to step down, or Obama's jack-booted thugs want to confiscate weapons "for our own good", we have recourse!
@john hodges @2brknot2b @HELE C @BobE @Ken1Lutheran Read your last sentence: "God given right"~! and you STILL don't know "where that came from"...? You ARE joking, of course, right?
@john hodges @mogul264 @MyTurnNow @Ken1Lutheran @BobE Of course, that contribution is only what is REPORTED! Unreported ancillary expenditures to other directly or indirectly related and clandestine operations, obviously will NOT be listed! Unless Soros confesses all, there is NO way to know for sure! He has too many fingers in WAY too many pies, in my estimation!
@john hodges @MyTurnNow @Ken1Lutheran @BobE There are several who prefer to work BEHIND the scenes, puppet-masters if you like, such as Alinsky, Dohrn, or Soros! THESE are who need to be exposed, like a festering sore, so the rest of us can heal! In Soro's case, he can buy and sell Issa and McCaul out of pocket change! And then there's the money-man (Rezka, Rezko?) who was behind the Clintons shenanigans! Follow the money!
@john hodges @Byrrni Created? By NO means. Cronyism was created centuries ago, and both parties are guilty of this. However, Slick Willie and Barry have elevated cronyism to VERY high levels!
@john hodges @Ken1Lutheran @BobE Correction: Liberal - share OTHER PEOPLE'S money. Check into the charitable donations registered by B. H. Obama and by G. W. Bush (required while President), by percentage of total income to total donations! You'll find the Liberal is liberally stingy with his OWN money, but overwhelmingly generous when it's other peoples!
@BobE @HELE C @cowfeeder @Byrrni And, there are none so blind as those who refuse to see!
@BobE Zerobama would NEVER nominate anyone who hasn't either fawned all over him, or slipped a big wad of cash into his pockets! And, it's NOT as if the Islamic Pretender-in-Chief even knows HIM!
Emmanuel Cleaver seems to have 'diarrhea' of the mouth, if you ask me! However, some of his ideas bear merit! We would ALL profit if Congress took a 6 month vacation from it all! No new laws, no new spending......what's NOT to like?!!
1 year, 10 months ago on Dem Congressman Demands Legislative Diarrhea
Bill Richardson, who's name is NOWHERE near Hispanic, finds fault with Ted CRUZ, (not Cruise, as in TOM!), saying HE isn't Hispanic enough! Typical Democrat! Hew to the Democrat line or they will CAST YOU OUT of your ethnicity! Can that even be DONE? I guess so, seems I've heard this about black Republicans not being BLACK enough!
What a load of crap! As in ancient times, when rulers received bad news, they killed the messenger, so the Democrats, unable to refute the logic of the presenter, resort to (character) assignation of the presenter!
1 year, 10 months ago on Democrat Says Ted Cruz Isn’t REALLY Hispanic
@BobE @Ken1Lutheran Hate to bust your bubble, Booby, but the only Koch I know, or ever heard of, was Ed, previous Dem. Mayor of N.Y. I've yet to see any money come my way from any Koch brothers! So, until then, I ain't been bought by any of 'em! Since I stand to the right of Attila the Hun, politically, I see him AND the MIDDLE Republicans as having a pinkish tinge! Anyone to THEIR left, is FLAMING Commie RED, like you!
@MyTurnNow @BobE All this is known as "creative accounting"! Creative accounting is ALSO keeping two sets of books, one true, one to show authorities! In the latter case, It is called "FRAUD"! In the former case, it is known as Democrat Data!
1 year, 10 months ago on Illegal Aliens & Their Crimes
@BobE @PaulChristensen 12 of the most obvious, unable to ignore, types, yes! All the rest could be easily brushed under the rug, to be totally forgotten!
@BobE @mogul264 NOT TRUE! If Obama had been a Republican, he would NOT have:
1. Even CONTEMPLATED Obamacare!
2. Started a massive giveaway of funds!
3. Bowed and scraped, kissing the feet of the Saudi King!
4. Tried to take our means of self-protection!
5. Hired a bunch of 'CZARs' to circumvent the Constitution, and Congress' advise and consent!
6. The list is endless. The point is moot, however, as NO politician from Chicago has EVER BEEN GOP! Before he rose to this level, someone would have 'eliminated' him!
@BobE Also, the LSM on an endless loop, telling how RACIST everyone who even CONSIDERS a vote AGAINST Ovomit, that we all must vote FOR him just to show how 'liberated' we are! And, many tried to prove just how OPEN they were, despite having to hold their noses to vote! After that, they had to JUSTIFY their votes just to show they DIDN'T do what they just did (guilt voted)!
@BobE @RondaMiller @flw Of course, the people in the North, who supported Lincoln, voted to support his policies declaring the black people to be citizens, all are long dead, now! However, his PARTY, the Republicans, IS still around, and were the ones, with Truman, to force the military to treat blacks and whites equally; and with Eisenhower, who forced the education of black and white children together to ensure equality, not the 'separate but equal' sop the Democrats (not ONLY in the South!) prescribed!
@Don39 @mogul264 Per the late Margaret Thatcher, "Socialism fails when they run out of other peoples' money!"
1 year, 11 months ago on Another Un-convicted Chicago Crook Nominated To Obama’s Cabinet
@ARMYOF69 @BobE @ketrout The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! However, we can cause most of these to VOLUNTARILY leave the U.S. if we can FORCE the employers to STOP hiring them!
I propose a FINE of TEN times whatever an employer pays an illegal for the ENTIRE time he/she has been hired! This is for the FIRST offense! For the SECOND offense, the fine would FIFTY times the total pay! The THIRD offense is TEN YEARS FEDERAL PRISON TIME, and there is NO PAROLE from Federal prisons!
When the first few employers get hit with these punishments, the word will get around, FAST! The gravy train will come to a shuddering STOP, and the homeward trek will begin. We won't have to deport anyone, any more! We MAY have to help some return, but cattle trailers were used to get some here, use those to ship them back!
1 year, 11 months ago on Illegal Aliens & Their Crimes
More and more scavengers all moving in for THEIR feast at the carcass of the American taxpayers! All cronies of the Chicago machine, hand in glove with Soros, Ayers, Dohrn, the Communists, and their loyal cohorts, the police and court systems! If the people of Chicago want to put up with this pool of putrid slime, so be it! Just keep it all there, in one spot, not spread more contamination and filth to Washington! D.C. is dirty enough, with Pelosi, Reid, and Soetero , OOPS, I mean Obama, or whatever name he is using, presently!