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Posts by bopdowah

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  • America Needs to Let Go of Its Reverence for the Bachelor's Degree

    10/05/2015 9:52:18 AM PDT · 27 of 63
    bopdowah to Borges

    If I was just starting out today, I would not go to college but would get training online, on the job, and through apprenticeships and internships. It doesn’t make sense to go in hock five or six figures and have a degree that is near-worthless in psychology, political science, sociology, communications, gender studies, black studies, brown studies, ad nauseum. I got an engineering degree from UCLA in 1971 and it got me regular work for 30 years, but after a couple of layoffs, it was evident that the credential had become obsolete and I had to “re-invent myself” for the jobs that were available. Many people I knew kept trying to sell their degrees past the expiration date - they wanted a job with “benefits” that were rapidly going away. Some are still trying.

  • Donald Trump, a One-Man Wedge Issue, Threatens GOP Future

    08/10/2015 7:45:04 PM PDT · 38 of 72
    bopdowah to cotton1706

    Got an interesting piece of prose from Star Parker the other day that I thought was spot on - here’s an excerpt:

    “Sometimes shock is the only thing that will shake up an entrenched status quo. A brick smashing through glass might be the only thing that will get attention.

    Donald Trump is a businessman who understands this. This is what he is doing and it’s working.

    There’s a lot of frustration in America today, and there should be.

    America is a nation with enormous problems. And practically all of them trace back to politicians kicking the can down the road.

    Republicans could have dealt with escalating health-care costs, and large numbers of uninsured Americans, before Barack Obama was elected. They didn’t.

    Republicans could have dealt with government policies that led to the huge financial and real estate collapse in 2008. They could have dealt with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development — government programs that use taxpayers’ money to subsidize the purchase of housing. They didn’t.

    Republicans could have dealt with the enormous problems with our broken entitlements programs — Social Security and Medicare. President Bush added another trillion dollars in commitments to Medicare with the prescription drug program. To his credit, President Bush tried to reform Social Security, but, despite Republican control of both the Senate and the House, failed. However, that doesn’t mean one should stop trying, which is what happened.

    The changing demographics of the nation were obvious years ago. Republicans could have been aggressive in reaching out to poor minority communities to help them understand that freedom and markets would solve the problems that the welfare state was making worse. They didn’t.

    And, of course, we didn’t get more than 10 million illegals in America overnight.

    This is the result of years of Washington ignoring this problem, as it got worse and worse.
    In response to neglect, in response to lack of real vision for the nation, Americans opted for change in 2008. But change in the wrong direction.

    So now, for the past seven years, we have had the hard left running America, taking some of our major problems and enacting left-wing, big-government “solutions,” making these problems worse.

    We now have government-run health care that is already making health care even more expensive, less innovative and more of a drain on taxpayers. We have major new government control of our banking and financial services industry, creating more protection for big banks and less innovation.

    We sit with government more bloated than ever, growth rates below historic averages, employment below historic averages, no solutions in sight for the, by some estimates, $100 trillion of unfunded liabilities of our entitlement programs.

    And now the USA is about to conclude a nuclear deal with a nation that chants “death to America.”

    No wonder we have frustration.”

  • Is There Hope for America? Shedding some light on a darkening world...

    07/08/2015 7:46:05 AM PDT · 10 of 15
    bopdowah to .45 Long Colt

    Yes, we need to pray for nation;wide Repentance & Revival. In case you haven’t heard it before now, God himself promises in The Good Book, 2Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” It’s worked before, why can’t it work now? The secular stuff isn’t doing it for us.

  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:53:36 PM PDT · 29 of 128
    bopdowah to PROCON

    I was 28 years old and working at McClellan Field in Sacramento. I came down to LA to visit my folks, who had invited all their friends to a big backyard BBQ celebration. Lots of flags, bunting, beer & BBQ. My Mom commissioned me to paint up a poster of the Statue of Liberty - “1776 to 1976” for the party. Both my folks had served overseas in the Army during WW2 and many of the neighbors in attendance had also served. They all thought America was the greatest thing this side of the Pearly Gates. With the Cold War still on, they all hated Commies. My folks have since passed on, but I know that if they were still alive today they would be totally disgusted with the idiots in DC.

  • Walter Williams: Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction

    06/29/2015 3:03:02 PM PDT · 11 of 20
    bopdowah to jazusamo

    As usual, Williams is right on the money. The only questions I have are:

    When push comes to shove and our elected representatives have completely sold us out and the gloves are off, do we still have people in whom the fires of liberty burn brightly and are not afraid to use the tools which the Founders reserved to us to fend off the yoke of tyranny?

    Where do the loyalties of the local police and sheriffs lie? When SHTF, will they side with Tyrants or Patriots? Will they help or hinder the cause of liberty? What about the National Guard? State Police? Army, Marines et all? BATFE?

    Who’s going to fire the first shot? What’s likely going to ignite a conflagration? Gun confiscation?

    What can people do to prepare so that the politicians are the ones who have to stand down?

    Recommended reading: “The Coming of the Third Reich” by Richard J. Evans. History seems to be repeating itself.

  • Rick Santorum announces second presidential bid

    05/27/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · 44 of 60
    bopdowah to Berlin_Freeper

    Looks like history is about to repeat itself: the Republican contenders assuming their positions in the circular firing squad, opposing the low-info fave, Hildabeast. Who will step into Romney’s shoes this time? As long as Republicans are divided and won’t unite against the common enemy, they will lose. Dems will always win the freeloader vote.

  • The Ark of the Covenant

    05/10/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · 3 of 82
    bopdowah to RnMomof7

    Great narrative!

  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/13/2015 12:28:12 PM PDT · 70 of 71
    bopdowah to carriage_hill

    I can remember people carrying rifles & shotguns in the rear window of their pickups - in and around Los Angeles. You could even take your M1 Carbine to school for ROTC. Things changed after the Watts riots in 1965.

  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 9:49:50 AM PDT · 3 of 71
    bopdowah to carriage_hill

    A fascination with firearms is built into the male psyche. When my kid was barely a year old and in a high chair, he was already fashioning guns from a piece of sliced bread.

  • Is Obama a psychopath?

    03/25/2015 7:44:46 AM PDT · 14 of 40
    bopdowah to nikos1121

    There is a book by M. Scott Peck called, “People of the Lie”, in which the author attempst to describe what makes people evil. Very worthwhile read! Essentially, evil people don’t give of themselves - at all - they only take from others and suck all the oxygen out of others lives. They have no conscience. For evil people, everyone else exists only for their benefit. If you read this book today, you will see Barack Hussein Obama more clearly.

  • How One TV Channel Is Positioning Itself to Be the Next Fox News

    03/18/2015 9:00:51 AM PDT · 19 of 47
    bopdowah to don-o

    My wife started watching One America News recently because she wanted to get some straight news and needed a break from FOX, which has become pretty shrill at times. We watch Bill & Meghan Kelly most days, but I can only watch 2 hour-long FOX shows and these are it. If I watch Gretta, Bill, Meghan, AND Hannity, I get a case of commentator overload and feel like I’ve sat in the sun too long.

  • Barbara Bush Starts Fundraising for Jeb: ‘Pushing Him to Run’

    03/18/2015 8:53:46 AM PDT · 11 of 34
    bopdowah to C19fan

    Just say NO.

  • McConnell Sticks To Vow About No Government Shutdown As Deadline Nears For Debt Ceiling

    03/08/2015 1:21:05 PM PDT · 29 of 62
    bopdowah to Steelfish

    “What is your major malfunction, numb-nuts???”

  • Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It

    02/22/2015 7:12:44 AM PST · 18 of 53
    bopdowah to marktwain

    Dogs KNOW stuff.

  • Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It

    02/22/2015 7:11:17 AM PST · 15 of 53
    bopdowah to marktwain

    Dogs KNOW stuff.

  • Democrats: We must better explain what it means to be a Dem (yeah; please do)

    02/21/2015 12:33:30 PM PST · 24 of 56
    bopdowah to Olog-hai

    This explains it perfectly!

    Why I vote Democrat
    (comment by TheFallofAmerica on March 19, 2014)

    I vote Democrat because I believe it’s okay if our federal government borrows $85 Billion every single month.

    I vote Democrat because I care about the children … but saddling them with trillions of dollars of debt to pay for my bloated leftist government is okay.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it’s better to pay billions of dollars to people who hate us rather than drill for our own oil, because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it is okay if liberal activist judges rewrite the Constitution to suit some fringe kooks, who would otherwise never get their agenda past the voters.

    I vote Democrat because I believe that corporate America should not be allowed to make profits for themselves or their shareholders. They need to break even and give the rest to the federal government for redistribution.

    I vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted, so long as we keep all of the murderers on death row alive.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it’s okay if my Nobel Peace Prize winning President uses drones to assassinate people, as long as we don’t use torture.

    I vote Democrat because I believe people, who can’t accurately tell us if it will rain on Friday, can predict the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Chevy Volt.

    I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is not as important as preventing people from being offended.

    I vote Democrat because I believe the oil companies’ profit of 3% on a gallon of gas is obscene, but the federal government taxing that same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t obscene.

    I vote Democrat because I believe a moment of silent prayer at the beginning of the school day constitutes government indoctrination and an intrusion on parental authority ….. but sex education, condom distribution and multiculturalism are all values-neutral.

    I vote Democrat because I agonize over threats to the natural environment from CO2, acid rain and toxic waste ….. but I am totally oblivious of the threats to our social environment from pornography, promiscuity and family dissolution.

    I vote Democrat because I believe lazy, uneducated stoners should have just as big a say in running our country as entrepreneurs who risk everything and work 70 hours per week.

    I vote Democrat because I don’t like guns ….. so no one else should be allowed to own one.

    I vote Democrat because I see absolutely no correlation between welfare and the rise of illegitimacy.

    I vote Democrat because I see absolutely no correlation between judicial leniency and surging crime rates.

    I vote Democrat because I believe you don’t need an ID to vote but you do to buy beer.

    I vote Democrat because I believe marriage is obsolete, except for homosexuals.

    I vote Democrat because I think AIDS is spread by insufficient funding.

    I vote Democrat because I think “fairness” is far more important than freedom.

    I vote Democrat because I think an “equal outcome” is far more important than equal opportunity.

    I vote democrat because I would rather hide in a class room while others fight for my freedom.

    I vote democrat because I’m not smart enough to own a gun and I need someone else to protect me.

    I vote democrat because I would rather have free stuff than freedom.

    And lastly, I vote Democrat because I’m convinced that government programs are the solution to the human condition, NOT freedom

  • Five Easy Steps To Eliminate Racism In The New Year

    01/07/2015 9:37:04 AM PST · 16 of 25
    bopdowah to Kaslin

    Iis sad that race remains a divisive issue in the country. In my lifetime - I am 66 - I have seen race relations improve steadily since the early 60’s up until the time Obama was elected, after which they immediately headed south. Rabble-rousers Rev Al, Rev Jesse, and Jerimiah Wright were the first to stir the pot. What we learned from them was: #1: Black people as a group are the biggest racists. Proof: Over 90% of black folks voted for Obama because he was black (at least half black anyway). #2: Black people are not loyal to the United States; ditto for Latinos. Proof: Jeremiah Wright’s “G’d damn America” sermons resonates with a significant segment of the black community. Latino groups like La Raza (The Race) are very open and vocal about their racial preferences and plans to take over the American Southwest. I once worked in a factory that hired a lot of Latinos, and I can tell you for a fact that a significant percentage of Latinos are illegals that are just here for the money and would not lift a finger to defend the United States during a national emergency. #3: Accusing people of racism is a good way to shake the money tree. Just look at Rev Al and Rev Jesse, who make a good living accusing corporations and people of conscience of racial discrimination, to be atoned for by a generous donation to their cause. Look at the politicians who fall all over themselves to roll out the welcome wagon to illegals, bestowing taxpayer-funded welfare and free public schooling and subsidized health care in the hopes of converting them to reliably dependent Democrat voters - just like black folks are now. #4: Sincere and conscientious Americans voted for Obama in the sincere hope that the racial issue would finally go away, but Obama has obviously made things much worse, stirring up old resentments and animosities for the sake of political gain whenever it suited him. Just look at the cop in Massachusets who “acted stupidly”, the Trayvon Martin case, the Ferguson riots, and recent statements to the effect that “America is racist” to cite just a few . #5: White folks are now the least racist of all the demographic groups in America and are in danger of being overwhelmed and rendered politically impotent unless they defend themselves. Eventually they will decide to fight back, and when that happens, it could get ugly. #6: It doesn’t have to be this way. If folks would just look in the mirror, repent, and return to their Christian faith, we could tone down the rhetoric and remedy what ails our Nation. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God promises that “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Believe it. I will get off my soapbox now.

  • Replacing Speaker Boehner: Here's How It's Done

    01/04/2015 7:52:17 PM PST · 10 of 39
    bopdowah to Leaning Right

    The baton will be passed to a RINO.

    My bet is that Boehner will survive and remain Speaker. He’ll do so by making backroom promises to conservative members, promises that he won’t keep but will buy him two more years in power.

    Remember what Speaker Boehner did to Marty Stutzman. Lied to his face to get his vote on the Cromnibus. I think Boehner’s word is worthless. I smell blood in the water.

  • In Europe They Are Anxious to Get Rid of Israel

    12/13/2014 7:08:51 AM PST · 3 of 51
    bopdowah to kindred

    The stage is being set for the return of Christ.

  • “Obama Will Witness His Own Country Run by the Sharia.”

    11/04/2014 8:36:37 AM PST · 32 of 65
    bopdowah to SeekAndFind

    Muslims are all about domination and it’s OK to lie to infidels. You can’t trust them or rely on anything they say. End of story.

  • Obama Slumps to 35 in Latest Approval Poll

    09/23/2014 5:15:02 PM PDT · 35 of 67
    bopdowah to markomalley

    Headline earlier today: “Famous Actor on Obama: “Who Could Support This Loser Anymore?”

    Recent news coverage has included anti-Obama statements from Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, and even Jay Leno.

    The bloom is off the rose and there’s blood in the water, folks!

  • Have You Heard About Hillary?

    09/18/2014 6:25:16 AM PDT · 15 of 24
    bopdowah to Kaslin

    What would Hillary do as President?

    Trust me, you don’t wanna go there, Buddy!

  • Into the fray: Why Gaza must go

    07/30/2014 5:25:59 PM PDT · 7 of 23
    bopdowah to hinckley buzzard

    Just go in & clean it all out - quickly. The press will scream of course, but they can only scream for so long and report just so much at a time and people have short attention spans. By the time most people know about the details, the Jews win and the Arabs in Gaza lose - for good. Despite conventional wisdom, wars settle scores.

  • A Most Successful President

    06/01/2014 1:00:34 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    bopdowah to kingattax

    In addition to short one-liner sound bytes suggested by the author to inform and connect with the low-info crowd and attention-impaired, it also helps to make fun of Obama. We are making progress on that front: when he was first immaculated, no one dared make fun of him - not so today.

  • Americans Need To Wake Up To Green Movement's Radicalism

    05/02/2014 5:29:13 PM PDT · 19 of 30
    bopdowah to jazusamo

    George Will, the syndicated columnist and political commentator, responded to a question about climate change the other day with this take:

    “The whole point of global warming is it’s a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive branch power in independent czars and agencies, to micromanage the lives of the American people. Our shower heads, our toilets, our bathtubs, our garden hoses — everything becomes involved in the exigencies of rescuing the planet.”

    Got that?

  • Pace of presidential prep picks up

    04/14/2014 4:06:40 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    bopdowah to Olog-hai

    A lot of the same old faces. No clear winner. Republicans need to avoid the “circular firing squad” that insures their defeat.

  • Welfare Without the State

    03/27/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · 8 of 15
    bopdowah to Nelson Hultberg

    Private charity - unlike government - demands a degree of personal accountability in return for bestowed largess, which is anathema to the shiftless and losers. For example, the downtown Rescue Mission prohibits drunkenness and requires church attendance while using their facility - some can’t abide by that and choose to stay away. In comparison, we have in our town people who live at public expense in subsidized housing who are drunks who don’t work, and nothing is required of them. In the old days before WW2, if you were poor and wanted to live indoors, you went to a workhouse. I know this because we had at least one such family member who spent time in one.

  • Culture Challenge of the Week: No Time for God

    03/20/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    bopdowah to Kaslin

    Best time to pray is 12am - 5am in the dead of night. All is still, nothing to look at, no phones ringing, no interruptions.

  • What Pilots Think About The Crazy New Theory That The Missing Malaysia Jet Used Another Jet To Hide

    03/17/2014 4:26:25 PM PDT · 118 of 158
    bopdowah to blam

    I have a friend who suggests that N. Korea or Iran could be looking to commercial jetliners to deliver their new-found nukes. They have or will soon have, nukes. What they lack is a deliver system. With a little creativity, BINGO, they’ve got it.

  • What's your favorite movie about aviation?

    03/14/2014 6:30:29 AM PDT · 18 of 69
    bopdowah to ken5050

    12 O’clock High
    Empire of the Sun
    The Great Waldo Pepper
    The Aviator
    Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days”
    Memphis Belle
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    Flying Leathernecks
    Flying Tigers

    There’s more good ones I haven’t even mentioned

  • Opinion: What the West owes Ukraine

    02/26/2014 2:51:57 PM PST · 28 of 68
    bopdowah to No One Special

    What we owe the Ukranians is thanks for giving us a preview of how events are likely to unfold here in the USA. Substitute “Obama” for “Yanukovych” and “Xi Jinping” for “Vladimir Putin”. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

  • Hillary Clinton's Name is Hillary Clinton, Not "Hillary."

    02/24/2014 10:07:30 AM PST · 38 of 89
    bopdowah to Chickensoup

    I thought her name was Billary.

  • Pres. Obama and the Constitution

    02/21/2014 12:25:36 PM PST · 2 of 9
    bopdowah to HalTa

    He would have to show his true colors. Ain’t gonna happen.

  • Russian hotels will have Bibles in each room

    01/17/2014 6:51:22 PM PST · 29 of 43
    bopdowah to ilovesarah2012

    Two articles up from this one on FR reads:

    University of Wisconsin Removes Bibles From Guest Rooms Following Atheist Complaint
    Friday, January 17, 2014 5:43:52 PM · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 ^ | January 17, 2014 | Heather Clark
    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Extension has removed all of the Gideon Bibles from its conference center guest rooms at the urging of an atheist activist organization.

    Our Commie enemies have become what we once were. We are beginning to resemble our old nemesis, the USSR.

    It’s a strange strange world, folks!

  • America's Clash of Generations: How Many Working People Can Support One Retiree in the Future?

    12/09/2013 7:31:46 AM PST · 8 of 24
    bopdowah to SeekAndFind

    Soylent Green to the rescue!

  • Real Charity

    12/04/2013 9:18:52 AM PST · 22 of 25
    bopdowah to Little Ray

    “When I do contribute money, I contribute to something I know works and works well, like the Salvation Army.”

    You can never go wrong supporting the furtherance of the Gospel. Whatever money you give to God’s work will never be wasted.

  • Libs in Denial: Hickenlooper says No national message in Colorado gun-control recalls

    09/15/2013 9:55:21 AM PDT · 31 of 35
    bopdowah to bestintxas

    In the Wannabee Socialist Republic of Kalifornia, the following anti-gun bills are going to the Governor for his consideration:

    Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) bans the sale of parts and repair kits capable of creating or converting a magazine to a capacity to hold greater than ten rounds.

    Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) limits the sale and transfer of all lawfully acquired firearms that were never, or are no longer, on the California roster of approved handguns to two a year and redefines the technical provisions of single short pistols.

    Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals state firearms preemption by allowing the City of Oakland to enact ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws concerning the registration or licensing of firearms.

    Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law relating to the storage of firearms.

    Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) makes California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.

    Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) makes it a crime if a victim of firearm theft does not report the theft within seven days.

    Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) bans the future sale or transfer of and classify ALL semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine or holding more than ten rounds of ammunition as “assault weapons” and the continued legal possession of these newly classified semi-automatics as “assault weapons” would require that you REGISTER and pay a FEE (TAX) on ALL of them.

    Senate Bill 475 (Leno) effectively bans gun shows at the Cow Palace by requiring approval of the board of supervisors of the Counties of San Mateo and San Francisco prior to any gun shows.

    Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) redefines shotguns to include any firearm that may be fired through a rifled bore or a smooth bore, regardless of whether it is designed to be fired from the shoulder. SB 567 also bans the sale of shotguns encompassed by the revised definitions that have a revolving cylinder, and requires registration of these currently owned shotguns.

    Senate Bill 683 (Block) expands California’s handgun safety certificate requirement to apply to all firearms, and prohibits anyone from purchasing or transferring any firearm without a firearm safety certificate.

    Senate Bill 755 (Wolk) expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm, including persons who have operated cars and boats while they are impaired commonly referred to as DUI.

    I don’t think our Statehouse reps are listening or learning from Colorado’s example of what can happen to reps who ignore the will of their constituents.

  • (Vanity) BEST free antivirus/security program?

    09/03/2013 2:45:56 PM PDT · 77 of 97
    bopdowah to Doogle

    Microsoft Security Essentials.


    08/21/2013 10:53:22 AM PDT · 8 of 35
    bopdowah to Jayster

    This climate-change stuff is nothing more than a Liberal Power Grab. What everyone called “weather” was renamed “Global Warming”; but then wherever Al Gore showed up there was a record cold spell, so it’s now “Climate Change”. Next thing you know, the climate change folks will try to disprove the old adage, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody (until now) does anything about it.” - with your hard-earned money of course. One thing we know now that we didn’t know before is that scientists can also be bought to fall in line behind a political agenda.


    08/21/2013 10:53:22 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    bopdowah to Jayster

    This climate-change stuff is nothing more than a Liberal Power Grab. What everyone called “weather” was renamed “Global Warming”; but then wherever Al Gore showed up there was a record cold spell, so it’s now “Climate Change”. Next thing you know, the climate change folks will try to disprove the old adage, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody (until now) does anything about it.” - with your hard-earned money of course. One thing we know now that we didn’t know before is that scientists can also be bought to fall in line behind a political agenda.

  • Judge Throws Out Racism Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit

    08/12/2013 2:26:15 PM PDT · 6 of 47
    bopdowah to SeekAndFind

    I think Paula should hook up with Larry the Cable Guy and do a show called “Good Ole Southern Cookin”!

  • GOP Town Hall Explodes With Anger: ‘We’re Losing The Country’ So Quit Being ‘Nice Guys’!

    08/08/2013 6:12:37 PM PDT · 32 of 70
    bopdowah to drewh

    Where’s Newt when we need him? He was the junkyard dog we needed during the last election.

  • Resolution hits US Senate floor supporting Kerry's Mideast peace push

    07/30/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT · 5 of 19
    bopdowah to Nachum

    There hasn’t been peace in the Middle East since Abraham had his little fling with Hagar way back in Bible times, and John Kerry thinks he can patch it all up? Good luck with that.

  • Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites

    07/15/2013 5:16:13 PM PDT · 35 of 103
    bopdowah to 2ndDivisionVet

    Today I asked a few of my Hispanic pals at work if they had been following the case, what the buzz was in their family & community circles, and what they thought of Zimmerman’s being labeled a “White Hispanic”. To my surprise, almost no one had paid the case much attention, preferring to follow sports rather than politics. What they knew they heard only incidentally and were woefully short on details. These were all 20-somethings who can’t be bothered to watch news on any regular basis. No wonder the MSM is able to distort the news so easily: many people just don’t care.

  • Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system [and their prices are much, much lower]

    06/15/2013 9:37:07 PM PDT · 64 of 71
    bopdowah to grundle

    How ironic! Obamacare was touted as the solution to lower costs and get everyone insured; now it’s back to fee for service just like in the 50’s before anyone got insurance at work.

    Doc in the Box (Urgent Care) is the way to go.

  • Scientists struggling to explain slowdown in climate change

    05/28/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT · 11 of 56
    bopdowah to Lorianne

    Rush Limbaugh said during one of his radio shows that the people and institutions behind the global warming hysteria told you more than any of the science behind it. The people pushing the climate change agenda are known Leftists of long standing. It’s nothing more than a political power grab of the first order.

    One thing we know now that we didn’t know before all this got rolling was that scientists in white coats can be bought (with research dollars) just like everyone else.

  • Scientists: Climate change is real

    05/16/2013 8:09:00 PM PDT · 52 of 86
    bopdowah to NormsRevenge

    Isn’t it ironic that whenvre and wherever Al Gore shows up, there is a record cold spell? Don’t tell me the Almighty doesn’t have a sense of humor!

  • New Pew Research Center Study Examines Political and Social Beliefs of Muslims

    05/04/2013 6:10:50 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    bopdowah to Kaslin

    Reminds me of this Yahoo classic, whose author is unknown:


    They’re not happy in Gaza ..
    They’re not happy in Egypt ..
    They’re not happy in Libya ..
    They’re not happy in Morocco ..
    They’re not happy in Iran ..
    They’re not happy in Iraq ..
    They’re not happy in Yemen ..
    They’re not happy in Afghanistan ..
    They’re not happy in Pakistan ..
    They’re not happy in Syria ..
    They’re not happy in Lebanon ..


    They’re happy in Australia .
    They’re happy in Canada .
    They’re happy in England ..
    They’re happy in France ..
    They’re happy in Italy ..
    They’re happy in Germany ..
    They’re happy in Sweden ..
    They’re happy in the USA ..
    They’re happy in Norway ..
    They’re happy in Holland .
    They’re happy in Denmark .

    Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim
    and unhappy in every country that is!


    Not Islam.
    Not their leadership.
    Not themselves.


    And then they want to change those countries to be like....

    Excuse me, but I can’t help wondering...
    How confused can you get?

  • 26 States Set to Teach Global Warming Junk Science in Public Schools

    03/12/2013 3:41:49 AM PDT · 11 of 45
    bopdowah to lowbridge

    It’s time to take your kids out of Public School and away from their ungodly and amoral agendas. Our kids are getting indoctrinated when they should be educated. We can all see how our children are being destroyed for lack of knowledge.

  • In Case You Needed More Proof That It's Stupid To Cut Government Spending In A Weak Economy...

    03/10/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT · 12 of 52
    bopdowah to 1rudeboy

    Both “austerity” and “stimulus” do more harm than good when done by governments to stimulate economic growth.

    Think of John Doe as the patient and Uncle Sam as the doctor. John Doe is flat on his back and sick in bed, unable to work and certainly unable to pay the doctor.

    Under “austerity” therapy, the doctor would just leave John Doe alone to rest until he was well again. If he gets better on his own he can go back to work and pay the doctor. If he doesn’t get better right away, the temptation is for the doctor to monkey around with more “treatments” and “gimmicks” that will run up the bill. If John dies, the doctor gets nothing.

    Under “stimulus” therapy, the doctor forces his sick patient to work to buy his own food and medicine to make him get well so he can work and pay the bill. If the patient is unable to work, the doctor steals food and medicine from his other patients or from John to give to him, which causes John to owe a lot more. If the doctor gives John too much of the wrong kind of medicine, he will stay sick and could even die.

    As you can see from this analogy, the best outcome is for the quack doctor to do nothing but make the patient comfortable so he can get better on his own.