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The mantra

June 8, 2013

The mantra from the left: The Tea Party is evil, Conservatives are evil, libertarians are evil, Republicans are evil; it’s not enough to be opponents, they have to be enemies....

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rmiller

Jun-09-13 2:17 PM

Stop it Chuck!

"How much freedom does one have in poverty and insecurity?"

Then, do something about it.

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Premier

Jun-09-13 12:52 PM

Don't trust what I say, listen to what EVERYONE else has to say about you.

JEEPERS!

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CMReeder

Jun-09-13 12:20 PM

The problem is I have no reason to believe you, let alone trust in what you say.

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CMReeder

Jun-09-13 12:18 PM

You are the one who is carrying on and crying.

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CMReeder

Jun-09-13 12:17 PM

I never had any credibility with you Premier. Your post proved that.

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Premier

Jun-09-13 11:50 AM

Reeder you have lost so much credibility and are in so deep that you can't keep up can you?

Everything with you has to be an attack even when an apology is made. That goes to show me you are not a man but a boy child. No humility at all just a sack full of negative attitude. I feel sorry for you sir.

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CMReeder

Jun-09-13 9:12 AM

How much freedom does one have in poverty and insecurity?

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CMReeder

Jun-09-13 9:00 AM

Go cry some more Premier, you guys make digs all the time. You guys constantly whine when it is done to you but not when you are doing it.

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CMReeder

Jun-09-13 8:57 AM

I would like to ask how the right got "The Tea party is their own worst enemy." To calling all members of the right evil and the enemy.

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rmiller

Jun-08-13 10:51 PM

I'm confused...does this letter speak to cats somewhere and I missed the punch line?

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 8:39 PM

" Thanks for the tip maybe I'll try it."

No prob BH. I wish we could swap cat pics. I have some doozies and I'm sure you do too.

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 8:37 PM

" I support laws that are enforced equally for all people."

First I have to ask why you want so desperately to control people?

Second I'd like to point out that the world I, and most people live in presents very few black and white situations. That's particularly true in a court room. Perhaps you should consider taking a philosophy class. The first day would be eye opening for you, and it would only get more interesting from there.

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 8:31 PM

...And what's with these doctors and nurses? You go into a hospital, and like every freakin' person working there is a doctor or nurse. You know who isn't a doctor or nurse? The lowly janitor, and where's the justice in that.

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 8:28 PM

" Lawyers are one root of the problem.

They present cases, they are the judges, they are the elected representatives, they are the Supreme Court, they are the regulatory agencies"

What, say what? Did you just say people formally trained in the law shouldn't be writing our laws, hearing legal cases, presenting legal cases, and interpreting our laws?

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eriklatranyi

Jun-08-13 6:55 PM

Spike2:

I agree.

Lawyers are one root of the problem.

They present cases, they are the judges, they are the elected representatives, they are the Supreme Court, they are the regulatory agencies, etc., etc., etc.

Lawyers dominate almost all positions of power in our nation.

That was not the goal of our founders and should not be acceptable to us now.

It should be no more acceptable than if business executives occupied all positions of power (for liberals).

No single group should hold this much power. That is what the founders hoped to avoid and we should, as well.

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Bufftrev1

Jun-08-13 6:28 PM

Hi ritty.. you seem to keep asking for examples, here's two to chew on.. the previous record for question posed by congressmen to an EPA appointee is 140.. the latest to be proposed by President Obama had to answer more than 1000. That's a factor of over 7x's.. want another? Over 86% of Bushes judicial appointees were confirmed. Over 91% of Reagan's. President Obama? Barely 42%... thanks to republicans. Obstructionist? I think the numbers speak for themselves.. have a nice night, I think we're going out for carvel ice cream later.

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spike2

Jun-08-13 6:14 PM

Erik - so are trials but in most cases they are a chess game.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-08-13 4:47 PM

I think too many view politics as a sport.

This is my team and I will defend them.

That is precisely what some, in both parties, want.

Politics is not a sport. It actually is important. Sports are not.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-08-13 4:45 PM

CHayes:

I support laws that are enforced equally for all people.

Get caught drunk driving, pay the price. Unless you are Ted Kennedy and you lie about it for days.

A court system is crucial to society, except where judges "manufacture" laws from the bench and we become a nation governed by men rather than laws.

We may disagree on which laws need to be created, but I should hope we agree that those laws should be applied uniformly to all, including politicians.

Unfortunately, we have a laws that do not apply to the "ruling class" such as the law against insider trading.

I think many liberals would join conservatives and libertarians in opposing a ruling class, regardless of their party.

As a conservative, I know we have many within the GOP that favor a ruling class, providing they are part of it and can play with it.

The DNC is no different.

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BornHere

Jun-08-13 4:43 PM

Thanks for the tip maybe I'll try it.

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 3:59 PM

I kind of wish Mox knew that trick. Not that I have a pool, and it would kind of neuter the Super Soaker, but it would be cool to take my cat swimming.

Maybe you should try it anyway BornHere. Maybe its a situational thing. Like the difference between getting in the pool or shower of your own accord, or someone just blasting you with a squirt gun. Hey if it doesn't work, you can just use it in the grand kids.

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BornHere

Jun-08-13 3:37 PM

I wish I could use a Super Soaker, my cat Rocky gets in the pool with my grand daughter, usually if I just yell "knock it off" he'll stop, they seem to listen more like a dog instead of a cat.

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 3:18 PM

" My sister in Wyoming breeds Maine C o o n s, she has one that lives in the barn that weighs 23lbs. she calls him Chester, he is also real long and big boned for a cat, but that is what that breed is known for."

Very interesting Bornhere. Mox isn't pure bred by any stretch. His father is a feral MC. There are a lot of them around here from what I understand. He does have the characteristic M on his forehead though.

They are known for being big and strong, but also for being willful. Mox scored big there. I'll yell at him "hey, don't scratch that" , and he'll look right at me at me and do exactly what I told him to stop. When he gets too bad, we have a small Super Soaker that he's never won an argument with.

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CHayes

Jun-08-13 3:06 PM

" Erik - I'm glad. I don't support controlling the masses."

I do. I support a system of legislation, laws, law enforcement, courts, and jails. If telling someone that they'll go to jail if they get caught drinking and driving, or stealing, or jamming the opposing party's get out the vote line isn't "controlling" people, I don't know what is.

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philunderwood

Jun-08-13 3:03 PM

You can’t have welfare of any kind without having the providing government be the controlling government. Freedom is sacrificed for the sake of the common good. The same can be said about security as is being widely debated at this time. Whether you’re for or against welfare and homeland security, it’s a fact you exchange freedom for both of them. It’s a question of how much freedom you’re willing to give up.

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