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Posts by AlwaysThinking

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  • How the GOP Could Win the Climate Debate

    07/10/2013 8:09:06 AM PDT · 46 of 54
    AlwaysThinking to DManA

    I want to sway opinion and prove I’m right. The two are not mutually exclusive.

  • How the GOP Could Win the Climate Debate

    07/10/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT · 34 of 54
    AlwaysThinking to DManA

    I do not dispute your contention that the climate change issue is principally political at this point, bent on turning our energy-driven economy upside down. I hate sloppy science, especially when the result of that sloppy science propels an agenda.

    I will not concede there is anthropogenic climate change, but I suppose I could keep my mouth shut and hope the tacticians on the right side of the argument can swing the political tide :)

  • How the GOP Could Win the Climate Debate

    07/10/2013 7:21:50 AM PDT · 20 of 54
    AlwaysThinking to snarkpup

    Climate change might be underway, but it is not man-made. Evidence of climate change has been observed on Mars and Jupiter (shrinking ice caps and changing storm patterns, respectively). The sun drives climate change, not human activity.

    It may be easier to stipulate that climate change is real and anthropogenic, but to do so would be promulgating a lie.

  • OK:OKC Man, 87, Holds Would-Be Burglar At Gunpoint

    06/11/2013 4:43:20 AM PDT · 2 of 11
    AlwaysThinking to marktwain

    The victim got the best possible result. He must have felt no immediate bodily threat.

    Under those conditions, I’d consider a warning shot, but ONLY if I have a high capacity mag :)

  • Depressing poll of the day: Public opposes cuts to virtually all types of spending

    02/23/2013 5:27:55 AM PST · 14 of 41
    AlwaysThinking to GoldenPup

    I think it’s plausible, maybe even rock-solid.

    The overwhelming majority of Americans agree government spends too much money, but can’t pin down where they’d like to see cuts. There’s a disconnect, a failure of logic.

    No one, including Congress, wants to make the hard choices that must be made if we are to avoid fiscal ruin. And why should they? They pay a higher price politically for being responsible than they do for being reckless.

    Our fate is sealed.

  • REPUBLICAN HORROR NEW YEAR

    01/01/2013 8:23:44 PM PST · 12 of 95
    AlwaysThinking to MinorityRepublican
    I felt myself physically react to this news...I am sure my face blanched. I have a sense of doom, like a darkening shadow is bearing down on what is left of the country I love.

    There can be no good outcome to the global escalation of debt...debt that no country, including the USA, has any intention of covering. The collapse, I expect, will be camouflaged by the fog of war, and the USA will be the prime target.

    Why, you may ask? Of all the countries in the world, we SHOULD have been in a position to be able to pick up the pieces, economically. Instead, we've been doing our best to catch up to Greece. Rightly or wrongly, we'll be blamed when the global ponzi scheme becomes irredeemably unsustainable.

    I grieve for my country.

  • REPUBLICAN HORROR NEW YEAR

    01/01/2013 8:23:32 PM PST · 11 of 95
    AlwaysThinking to MinorityRepublican
    I felt myself physically react to this news...I am sure my face blanched. I have a sense of doom, like a darkening shadow is bearing down on what is left of the country I love.

    There can be no good outcome to the global escalation of debt...debt that no country, including the USA, has any intention of covering. The collapse, I expect, will be camouflaged by the fog of war, and the USA will be the prime target.

    Why, you may ask? Of all the countries in the world, we SHOULD have been in a position to be able to pick up the pieces, economically. Instead, we've been doing our best to catch up to Greece. Rightly or wrongly, we'll be blamed when the global ponzi scheme becomes irredeemably unsustainable.

    I grieve for my country.

  • Daughter of LDS Bishop Warns Against Mormonism and Romney Presidency ['Of two evils...neither']

    10/17/2012 4:40:03 AM PDT · 9 of 455
    AlwaysThinking to Colofornian

    I am a conservative Christian. If I choose to vote for neither Obama nor Romney, that will not change this unshakable fact: One of the two of them will be the President the next 4 years.

    Which of the two of them are more aligned with my world view? Romney, without question.

    I will vote for him with enthusiasm and a clear conscience.

  • Missouri Voters Like Mitt's Small Gov't BUT Akin Loses 9 for Not Wanting to Abort a Child of Rape

    08/25/2012 8:06:02 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    AlwaysThinking to maggiesnotebook

    The problem with what Akin said about rape is this: He said if a woman is “legitimately raped” (i.e., “really raped”) her body would “shut that down” and she wouldn’t get pregnant. By extension, he implied that if a woman gets pregnant as a result of rape, either it wasn’t really rape or the pregnancy is HER fault because her body didn’t reject it. That is both absurd and offensive.

    I doubt he intended to imply what he did. I think he was trying to make the point that pregnancy as a result of rape is very rare. Statistics back him up. Still, it does happen. Should a woman should be forced to carry that pregnancy to term? I would hope that she would. Rape is never the baby’s fault.

    The issue has blown up far beyond the original statement. but in politics, it’s not what you say or do, it’s what your enemies can make of it. And if you’re a conservative, your foes automatically include the media.

  • Regarding Gas Prices.Could Prices Continue To Fall With A Possible Crude Glut?,2009 All Over Again?

    05/18/2012 9:52:00 PM PDT · 35 of 46
    AlwaysThinking to Reality_News

    The domestic supply of crude is at a 10-year high and OPEC members are routinely exceeding their quotas. The market is well supplied with crude, but there is another important factor: Expectation of a future supply disruption (such as might be caused by Mid-East war) is supporting the price of crude.

    That said, consumers don’t buy crude. They buy products, such as diesel and gasoline. To be well supplied with products, we must have sufficient refining capacity in use. We’ve lost a substantial amount of East Coast refining capacity in the last 4 or 5 months.

    All that said, there’s good reason to think that crude may decline another 20% and gasoline prices will follow (more or less). If Israel bombs Iran, all bets are off.

  • It's Thursday... Jobless Numbers Revised Up

    05/17/2012 3:49:40 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    AlwaysThinking to Kaslin

    Tomorrow the unemployment rate will be published, and I have a bet with a co-worker it will be below 8.1%. I have relatively good confidence, too. Why? Because last weekend, long term unemployment benefits ran our for nearly 300,000 Californians.

    Those people will have fallen off the rolls, no longer counted as “unemployed”. Still, expect the stat to be headline news.

  • Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter-ID Law

    04/21/2012 5:57:38 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    AlwaysThinking to Kaslin

    If you’d told me 20 years ago that there would be a controversy about whether people should have to prove who they are when they vote, I’d have told you, “You’re insane!”
    Instead, the country’s gone insane.

    Instead, my vote is diluted by the votes of people who do not have the right to vote. MY rights are violated by each instance.

  • IF YOU THINK THIS ELECTION IS A LOCK FOR ROMNEY BECAUSE OBAMA'S SO BAD, PLEASE WATCH THIS

    04/21/2012 5:30:06 AM PDT · 15 of 20
    AlwaysThinking to SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

    I’ve long held the opinion that anyone who cannot answer a few simple questions should not be allowed to vote. Questions such as: What are the names of the Vice President, Speaker of the House, and Chief Justice? How many branches of government are there and what are they? How many Senators are there? You get the idea. Maybe even throw in a current event question or two. The nation is ill served by an ignorant electorate.

    In recent years, I’ve also come to think that people who get more in benefits from the federal government than they pay in taxes should be barred from voting.

    If the people who pay the freight were the ones to whom Congress must answer, it would be amazing how fiscally responsible Congress would be.

    It’ll never happen, of course, but a guy can dream.

  • CNN Poll: Gender Gap And Likeability Keep Obama Over Romney [9-Point Lead For Obama]

    04/16/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT · 39 of 44
    AlwaysThinking to Steelfish

    There is something terminally awkward about Romney.

  • Limbaugh and Levin

    04/10/2012 4:55:45 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    AlwaysThinking to fatnotlazy

    Nicely done. If he is the nominee (I still cling to fading hope he won’t be) I’ll vote for him. I may need a shot of Tennessee whiskey to do it, but I’ll do it.

    Romney was low on my list of preferred candidates. He impresses me as being “Obama-lite” with his views on healthcare and global warming. Of the original field of candidates, he draws the least contrast to Obama.

    Moderate Republicans grow government, they just grow it slightly more slowly than Democrats. We’re at a point of history where we need bold cuts if the Nation is to survive.

  • Dire Straits - Iran’s navy plays a dangerous game

    01/08/2012 7:04:09 AM PST · 19 of 27
    AlwaysThinking to paul51; All

    Has anyone in the Executive Branch made an unequivocal statement that Iran blocking the Strait would be an act of war? If so, it didn’t make much of a splash when they did.

    This is not a time for subtlety. The stance should be communicated loud and clear, and it has not been.

  • Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee

    11/13/2011 7:00:50 PM PST · 34 of 50
    AlwaysThinking to Steelfish

    I will not vote for Romney in the primary, nor will I vote third party in the general. In other words, if he is the Republican nominee, I will vote for him....but I pray it doesn’t come to that.

  • Protesters Debate What Demands, if Any, to Make (Laugh Alert)

    10/17/2011 5:09:32 AM PDT · 22 of 33
    AlwaysThinking to kearnyirish2

    The protesters’ anger is misplaced, if they’re angry about the mess the economy is in. They should be furious with the Obama administration, but the Administration, aided by the MSM, have diverted the anger to “Wall Street Bankers.”

    The protesters have been vague about what they want, but a unifying theme has been anti-capitalism. Unless they vote Socialist, Green, or some similar impotent faction, they’re in Obama’s pocket.

    He’s got the best name recognition among the anti-capitalists who will be on the ballot.

  • See the E-cat run in self-sustained mode

    09/14/2011 4:52:47 AM PDT · 9 of 39
    AlwaysThinking to aruanan

    I agree this test proves nothing for good or ill...but you have to admit it smells bad. Every “test” of the device seems to stop short of unbiased critical scrutiny.

    Mind you, I WANT this to be real. But if the October go-live date slips to November, then December...I expect we’ll never see it.

  • COLB Image Removed from Factcheck.org Website (Are They Getting Nervous ?)

    04/03/2011 9:32:38 PM PDT · 60 of 75
    AlwaysThinking to FortWorthPatriot

    You, sir, are spot on. “Natural born,” as I understand it, means born on American soil to parents who are both American citizens. Whether Obama was born in Kenya is almost irrelevant. What is not in dispute and yet is disqualifying for him to hold the office of President is that he was born to an American mother and a Kenyan father.