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Posts by CaptainMorgantown

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  • Ted Cruz just upped the populist ante for 2016 Republicans

    06/24/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · 11 of 70
    CaptainMorgantown to Hostage

    Unfortunately, Cruz switched to the correct position on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) too late to stop the monstrosity. Had he not supported TPA on its first vote in the Senate, it might have been stopped in the House.

    As recently as a week ago, he was issuing press releases explaining why he was right in supporting the TPA. It was only in the face of total repudiation by his base that he triangulated to this current position.

    As always, a bill that does real damage passes by a few votes, and our so-called conservative representatives explain that they did all they could.

    Cruz is a part of that same Washington crowd that he criticizes. And sadly, my favorite (Walker) is busily issuing pro-trade rhetoric too, as an excuse to ceding more authority to this lawless President.

    I have never been more discouraged.

  • Why Americans Are Turning Against Free Trade

    06/14/2015 6:52:26 AM PDT · 61 of 159
    CaptainMorgantown to Hawthorn

    The changes in crossing the Canada border took place after NAFTA but pre 9/11. I remember flying to Vancouver in 1988 and being surprised that they would only accept a passport as ID.

    You could argue that some additional security measures would have been necessary post 9/11; however, I would argue that in the absence of NAFTA, we could have collaborated with Canada to jointly tighten our borders and still kept a relatively free movement of people across our northern border.

  • Why Americans Are Turning Against Free Trade

    06/14/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · 24 of 159
    CaptainMorgantown to 2ndDivisionVet

    The problem is that what is being negotiated is NOT “free trade”.

    We have imported products from all of these countries with low or no tariff’s for decades. If we merely wished to ratify that practice, it would not require thousands of pages of secretly negotiated conditions.

    What these agreements are is not free trade in which all companies compete with simple equal rules and new companies with better ideas can join the market with few barriers. These are managed trade agreements, under which only large multinational corporations can file the necessary paperwork; obtain all the necessary licenses and certifications that they meet all labor, safety, and environmental regulations of all the countries involved; and have an army of lawyers to interact with the multinational bureaucracies created by these agreements. If you are Proctor & Gamble and intend to secure 50% of the soap market in the Pacific region, these agreements are great for you. If you are a 10 person company in Dayton, and a store owner in Korea wants to stock the wonderful strawberry-scented soap bars that were in the hotel room when they visited Dayton last summer, good luck navigating all the regulations created by these “free” trade agreements.

    My wife and I lived near the Canadian border in the Detroit area from 1986-1991. For the average person, it was an open border with “free trade”. You could drive to Canada for lunch or for a weekend in Toronto with just your driver’s license, and if a passenger forgot that, the border guards would ask a few questions and wave them through. Local businesses accepted US and Canadian coins interchangeably, even with the knowledge that if they lost a few pennies on a Canadian dime, it was still good business. After NAFTA, which was supposed to promote free movement of people and goods, a trip of a few hours into Canada involves passports, customs forms, and armies of border guards. NAFTA may have simplified some transactions for large businesses, but has increased the hurdles experienced by individuals and small businesses.

  • Pelosi demands highway funding bill in return for trade support

    06/12/2015 6:54:50 PM PDT · 13 of 33
    CaptainMorgantown to concernedcitizen76

    A vote against the Trade Promotion Authority by Pelosi and the democrats might have been a statement that “I have principles”.

    A vote against the companion Trade Adjustment Act was really only an announcement that “I have a price.”

  • Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster with a Napoleon complex'

    05/25/2015 4:42:44 PM PDT · 57 of 112
    CaptainMorgantown to rickmichaels

    I came away from this article thinking a lot less of Art Garfunkel. The author clearly had an agenda to print snarky things about Paul Simon, but Garfunkel obliged. He left Simon & Garfunkel to become a math teacher because he couldn’t stand Simon, but poor me why doesn’t Paul want to sing with me. Really? I was more popular than Paul in high school? How pathetic is that coming from a 72 year old man.

    Art Garfunkel had a beautiful voice, but there are lots of great singers. Simon wrote all of the music for Simon & Garfunkel. Simon has a list of memorable songs as a soloist that’s longer than his list of hits with Simon & Garfunkel. Without Garfunkel, Simon might not have achieved the iconic status that they reached for a few years, but he would still have been a hugely successful singer/songwriter. Without Simon, Garfunkel might well have become a traveling coat salesman.

    Bottom line: enjoy the music, comedy, or acting of the people that enertain us, but don’t look to them as role models who have it all figured out.

  • Son Comes Home With Bad Grades. Then His Father Decides to Give Him Some Tough Love Motivation

    05/16/2015 4:14:34 AM PDT · 16 of 46
    CaptainMorgantown to AppyPappy

    Great Bible verse. Discipline is a daily thing, as simple as saying “you know our rule. No Xbox until your homework is done”. A dramatic, humiliating gesture after the fact is more about making the father feel tough than fixing the problem.

  • Son Comes Home With Bad Grades. Then His Father Decides to Give Him Some Tough Love Motivation

    05/16/2015 4:06:49 AM PDT · 11 of 46
    CaptainMorgantown to EEGator

    My thought is the same. Don’t know all the details but it seems more like the father wants to do something dramatic after the fact so he can be seen as a good tough father, rather than doing the work of being a father on a daily basis. Was he asking the kid at the dinner table how his test went? Was he checking whether there was any homework to finish before the kid disappeared for the evening to play XBox? Was he checking on the kids grades (At this age most schools let you see lots of intermediate grades)?

    I see that several posters have already suggested taking the Xbox away until the grade is improved, which seems like a pretty good idea from a parenting perspective, although not as good a way to get the attention of trending on the Internet.

    The idea of making the kid destroy his favorite toy and videoing it seems sadistic to me.

  • U.S. News' 10 Best High Schools, 2015 [red states dominate, some purple, no solid blue]

    05/12/2015 5:33:20 PM PDT · 7 of 38
    CaptainMorgantown to grundle

    The schools that are the very best are the ones with the very best students. The best students come from parents and families that value hard work and learning.

    The schools on this list are mostly magnet schools that got to pick their students. No doubt, they have great teachers and provide their students with lots of opportunity. But it all starts with parents and families.

  • New archaeological finds challenge ideas of prehistoric Israel

    05/10/2015 1:51:24 PM PDT · 15 of 40
    CaptainMorgantown to SunkenCiv

    While I understand that various features of pottery may be one of many characteristics useful in helping distinguish different periods and cultures, I think that archeologists put far more weight on this than it merits.

    Do we really think that a craftsman who spends much of a lifetime making pottery of only making them in only one style? Not once in an entire lifetime do they get curious about making the pot a little broader at the base or with a different kind of handle? Don’t they ever hear in talks with other craftsmen that 50 miles to the north they put a big swirl on the side, or that a hundred years ago they used to flatten out one section? Really?

  • Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Law to Rein in Public Sector Pensions

    05/08/2015 7:57:23 PM PDT · 21 of 71
    CaptainMorgantown to cornelis

    Social Security could have been saved at any time in the past twenty years by tiny incremental changes to benefit rates of increase, retirement ages, or withholding rates. Even today, Social Security could be saved by fairly painless changes to benefits, retirement ages, or withholding rates.

    The problem is, whenever anyone suggests these changes, politicians (mostly on the left) lie and say no changes are needed. And our media, who knows full well that changes are needed, supports them fully in their lies. So around 2030, social security will run out of money and the changes forced on people then will be enormously painful.

  • Bloods & Crips Say “United Is Key” For Freddie Gray Justice

    05/03/2015 8:23:01 AM PDT · 16 of 31
    CaptainMorgantown to don-o

    A total breakdown of law and order is in the interest of both groups.

  • As 'Goodfellas' turns 25, here are 25 things you never knew about Martin Scorsese's mobster flick

    04/24/2015 5:16:10 PM PDT · 8 of 93
    CaptainMorgantown to Kid Shelleen

    "The violent, profane, and often funny film..."

    You find it funny? As in funny like a clown?"

  • 'Everyday Americans need a champion': Wealthy Hillary Clinton finally enters formal race to be

    04/12/2015 4:08:37 PM PDT · 17 of 54
    CaptainMorgantown to Libloather
    Translation: "The little people need one of their betters to make decisions for them. I am that person."
  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/11/2015 2:24:44 PM PDT · 189 of 213
    CaptainMorgantown to entropy12

    The problem is that you or I may be able to change our vote on in an instant but campaigns and organizations cannot. It takes many weeks for donors to move their support, for campaign organizations to hire staff, for campaigns to organize volunteers into phone banks and door to door efforts, for advertising buys to be purchased in key primary states.

    We can’t assume if Walker (Cruz) drops out after New Hampshire/Iowa that Cruz (Walker) will be able to consolidate their support by South Carolina. Plus, once the primaries start, the natural urge of every candidate is to believe that if they just stay in one more round that their campaign will take off with the voters.

    We’ve seen this play out over and over again. Jeb Bush will have his money, staff, and ad buys planned out by November. He will have the moderate field cleared for him. Romney is already out. Christie is in no hurry to get in. If conservatives wait until February to unite behind a single candidate, Bush will win the nomination.

  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/11/2015 7:39:34 AM PDT · 162 of 213
    CaptainMorgantown to Lisbon1940

    Your example of multiple conservatives in ‘debates’ is another reason why I am right, that we need a single conservative standard bearer.

    Huge debates with as many as 5 to 12 candidates onstage are less than worthless. Each candidate gets virtually no time to articulate their positions. The discussion is controlled and manipulated by the liberal news reporter that ‘moderates’ the debate. And the dynamic among the conservatives is exactly the opposite of what you anticipate. Conservatives know that their near-term competitors are each other, so they attack the other conservatives, rather than debating the moderates. It’s a disaster and the MSM cheer it on with glee.

    We need a single conservative candidate, either Walker or Cruz. Pick either one, but pick now or the eGOP and the MSM will choose Jeb Bush as our nominee while we debate which of 5 or 6 conservatives are more perfect.

  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/10/2015 4:56:54 PM PDT · 61 of 213
    CaptainMorgantown to Lurkinanloomin

    CRUZ or WALK to victory. I can get behind either one. But we have to choose one of them.

  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/10/2015 4:41:53 PM PDT · 54 of 213
    CaptainMorgantown to entropy12

    Somehow, conservatives need to unite behind either Walker or Cruz by October of this year. Both have strengths. Both have weaknesses. But both are conservatives who could win a national campaign.

    We cannot wait for a few primaries to see who gains momentum. If we divide our votes until February 2016, we will guarantee Jeb Bush is so far ahead that he cannot be caught.

    We did not unite behind a single conservative candidate in 2008 and it got us McCain. We did not unite behind a single conservative candidate in 2012 and it got us Romney. We can stick to our favorite and spend the next 4 years complaining about Jeb or Hillary, or we can get behind on of these two candidates.

  • Over half of Americans have $0 in stocks

    04/10/2015 4:11:59 PM PDT · 27 of 115
    CaptainMorgantown to C210N

    I’m one of those people who have $0 in actual direct ownership of stock shares but most of my retirement savings in mutual funds of some sort.

    There is one key difference between owning stock and owning mutual fund shares that bothers me though. While I benefit about as much financially as if I owned individual stock shares, mutual funds give me zero say in the management of any company. The voting power of my stock is in the hands of a faceless mutual fund manager.

    Do I own stock in companies that are shipping jobs overseas? Probably. But my mutual fund manager has a fiduciary responsibility to maximize short term profits, even if I would prefer that there be jobs here in the U.S. when my children grow to working age.

    Do I indirectly own stock in one of the companies that recently bullied my birth state of Indiana? Probably. But my mutual fund manager holds the proxy votes, not me.

    Do I indirectly own stock in many of the MSM companies that lie on behalf of Obama on a daily basis? Probably. But again I have no say in corporate governance.

    I honestly don’t know what to do about this problem. Mutual funds are a two edged sword. They convey the financial benefits of stock ownership to people who don’t have the time, expertise, or quantity of capital to effectively invest in individual stocks. But they concentrate corporate governance in the hands of a faceless manager class.

  • Angry White House Press Corp Sending List Of Demands To Pres--ent Obama

    04/04/2015 12:09:57 AM PDT · 34 of 65
    CaptainMorgantown to kingattax

    “We’ve been working on it for over a year now,” said one reporter knowledgeable of the list, “And hope to have it complete and ready to present to Obama in no more than another 18 or 20 months, and when we do, boy are we gonna demand some action.”

    “We could probably write up our list faster,” said another senior member of the Press Corps, “But none of us have ever been much good at that darn writing thing.”

    /sarc

  • Wilco cancels Indianapolis show over law protecting religous freedom

    03/30/2015 4:57:45 PM PDT · 18 of 83
    CaptainMorgantown to bagadonutz

    And instead the Chicago-based band will stay home ... in their state of Illinois ... which has a nearly identically worded religious freedom statue ... which was voted for by Illinois State Senator Barack Obama.

  • Iran Nuclear Talks 'Enter Endgame' In Switzerland [Israel Sold Out!]

    03/28/2015 3:57:49 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    CaptainMorgantown to Steelfish

    Not just Israel. All of us.

  • Obama's Mideast 'free fall'

    03/26/2015 9:24:41 PM PDT · 4 of 48
    CaptainMorgantown to Paladin2

    ‘Partly’ to blame?

  • Veterans Hurt by Chemical Weapons in Iraq Get Apology

    03/26/2015 3:32:43 PM PDT · 4 of 23
    CaptainMorgantown to SeekAndFind

    But there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The New York Times said so.

  • Is Ted Cruz able to be POTUS because his father isn't a US born Citizen

    03/26/2015 4:33:08 AM PDT · 16 of 62
    CaptainMorgantown to knarf

    Besides, no one in the entire nation has ‘standing’ to challenge a candidate’s citizenship, at least that’s what the courts apparently have ruled over the past 6 1/2 years.

  • How Ted Cruz Plans to Disrupt the GOP Presidential Primary

    03/22/2015 7:06:52 PM PDT · 7 of 44
    CaptainMorgantown to MeshugeMikey

    So he’s telling the truth that he plans to run for President, rather than the ‘traditional’ method of lying about it for 6 or 8 months. How scandalous!

    What’s next if this is allowed to continue? Telling the truth about actual issues?

  • Senator slams Penn State plan for Weather Underground speech (William Ayers)

    03/13/2015 6:04:37 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    CaptainMorgantown to Maudeen

    “Student Activity Fees” are mandatory fees added to every single student’s tuition bill, and usually controlled by a small clique of leftists that control student government because their “majors” (e.g., ‘gender studies’, ‘multidisciplinary studies’) allow them to play at campus politics for six years, while the student paying the fees have to go to class and study.

  • Obama Attacks Scott Walker

    03/09/2015 7:33:08 PM PDT · 17 of 61
    CaptainMorgantown to cornelis

    I thought that during the Bibi controversy, Obama had pledged not to interfere in the elections of foreign countries.

  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/21/2015 7:28:23 PM PST · 10 of 25
    CaptainMorgantown to BenLurkin

    The movie’s hero is an everyman who, although born with below average ‘intelligence’, has a wealth of hidden talents and a tremendous sense of kindness, loyalty, and goodness. He serendipitously contributes to iconic moments throughout 30 years of recent American history and lives a wonderful life. The theme of the book and the movie is that America is great because it is good, not necessarily because it is clever. When liberal movie critics like Frank Rich figured this out too late to stop it from being named Best Picture, it made their heads explode.

    One of my favorite movies.

  • WV Federation of Democratic Women start petition to urge GOP lawmaker to resign

    02/10/2015 4:07:59 PM PST · 5 of 7
    CaptainMorgantown to Morgana

    The news reports all include ellipses ...

    Just for the record, the full quote was: “Obviously, rape is one of the most egregious acts that anybody can ever do to somebody. It’s awful. For somebody to take advantage of somebody else in such a horrible and terrifying and brutal way is absolutely disgusting. But what is beautiful is the child that could come as a production of this.”

    Inserting the ellipses changes the meaning. It makes it look like he said ‘oh sure rape is bad but what beautiful babies it makes’ If the full quote is included, he could not have been clearer about his absolute condemnation of rape.

    Would I have prefered he said something like ‘But every individual child is beautiful, no matter the circumstances of their conception’? Yes. But I have the benefit of proofreading, and he was speaking off the cuff.

    Fundamentally, I don’t know what he said that any reasonable person could object to. Even if one believes that a woman should have the personal choice of abortion in the case of rape, would anyone really say that a child born out of such circumstances is not beautiful?

    Kurcaba is one of my state representatives. I voted for him in November and plan to vote for him in November 2016.

  • ‘Jupiter Ascending': 9 Terrible Reviews That Might Knock the Sci-Fi Movie Out of Audiences Orbit

    02/07/2015 12:52:19 PM PST · 12 of 127
    CaptainMorgantown to Darksheare

    I still have my Xanadu soundtrack album. Very bad movie. Suprisingly good soundtrack. Olivia Newton-John and ELO. Newton-John had a beautiful voice but often sang bad material. Jeff Lynne is a great songwriter. Somehow the soundtrack works.

  • California girls high school basketball coach suspended after 161-2 victory

    01/17/2015 6:41:46 AM PST · 18 of 42
    CaptainMorgantown to ImJustAnotherOkie

    The article says that the score was 104-1 at halftime. The winning team played all reserves and did not press in the second half, but still outscored the losing team by 57-1. I suppose that the winning coach probably could have recognized that this was a blowout and made the halftime adjustments after the first quarter, but given the difference in the teams’ ability, eit still would have would have been a very gaudy score.

    This is a high school game, so it is expected that competition will be pressed harder than with younger kids. The coach did put in reserves and stop full court pressure. It is reasonable to make adjustments like that, but it is wrong and insulting to ask your players in the game to give less than their best effort. The article does not say that there was any taunting or acts of disrespect by the winning team. Given the way the losing coached whined, I think any unsportsmanlike conduct would have been noted, had it taken place.

    I think the real answer is that these to teams should not schedule each other in the future, as they are at levels that are too different for meaningful competition to take place. But unless there are facts that have not been presented in the article, count me among those who think it is ridiculous that the winning coach was suspended.

  • ‘We vomit’ on Charlie Hebdo’s sudden friends, staff cartoonist says

    01/10/2015 8:39:57 AM PST · 14 of 51
    CaptainMorgantown to rktman

    I’m not Charlie Hebdoo.

    I’m Charlie Martel.

  • Bizarre sex story involving Prince Andrew, Alan Derschowitz and Bill Clinton may be true

    01/04/2015 9:14:35 AM PST · 63 of 104
    CaptainMorgantown to Jess Kitting

    I’m not an expert, but I don’t think that the death of Charles would make any difference. The rule seems to be that the eldest branch of descendents take precedence. So the grandson via the eldest brother, comes before a second brother. And I think they changed the law so that male or female line of descent doesn’t matter anymore.

  • Bizarre sex story involving Prince Andrew, Alan Derschowitz and Bill Clinton may be true

    01/04/2015 7:49:15 AM PST · 15 of 104
    CaptainMorgantown to Dr. Sivana

    Oops, I forgot the young Henry. So you are correct. Andrew is 5th and soon to be 6th.

  • Bizarre sex story involving Prince Andrew, Alan Derschowitz and Bill Clinton may be true

    01/04/2015 7:45:30 AM PST · 11 of 104
    CaptainMorgantown to maggief

    How is Prince Andrew second in the line of succession? I count Charles, William and Harry ahead of him, which places him fourth?

  • Protester Who Chanted For “Dead Cops” Says They Didn’t Mean It

    01/03/2015 6:56:20 PM PST · 11 of 26
    CaptainMorgantown to RushIsMyTeddyBear
    "It started organically. It wasn't a conspiratorial group who planned to start a 'dead cops' chant."

    In other words, it wasn't a small group of people who planned the chant. It was a broad consensus of the 'peaceful' protestors who DeBlasio emoathized with and met with after the march. Sometimes these people end up telling the truth in the midst of their lies.

  • In Rose Bowl loss, Florida State's Jameis Winston gives Internet his greatest gift since crab legs..

    01/03/2015 10:05:22 AM PST · 26 of 40
    CaptainMorgantown to PROCON

    I’m not at all a Winston or FSU fan and was rooting against him. I also think that any NFL team that drafts him given his baggage is absolutely crazy.

    That said, I don’t think this play will linger for more than a few days. The difference between this play and the Garo Yepremian pass that people are comparing it to, is that Winston was doing what he was supposed to be doing under the circumstances. Yepremian had no reason to do anything other than fall onto the ball. On the other hand, there was a reason that Florida State was going for it on 4th and 5. At that point in time, what little hope FSU had left rested on continuing the drive and scoring a touchdown. Taking a sack or throwing the ball away would have been the worst things he could have done at that point. Instead, he extended the play for as long as possible and when there was still no open receiver, he tried a desperation throw. It didn’t have the desired outcome, but he absolutely made the right football decision.

  • Jeb resigns from all corporate boards; prepping for 2016 run

    01/01/2015 11:32:18 AM PST · 35 of 48
    CaptainMorgantown to freedumb2003

    Consider the reverse. If Jeb’s last name was not “Bush”, is there anything in his record or abilities, that would separate him from a long list of governors with successful records (including Walker, Jindal, Perry, Pence). Indeed, his name would come after all those contenders because he has been out if public life for more than a decade.

    The only reason Jeb Bush is a frontrunner is because of his name. The blame for that falls on our media culture, which regards the celebrity status of the Bush, Clinton, or Kennedy names as qualifications for public office. It is this culture of celebrity that precludes any meaningful debate of policies that many posters are deriding when they say ‘not another Bush’

  • Wendy Davis Regrets Campaign Stance On Open Carry

    01/01/2015 5:29:49 AM PST · 5 of 38
    CaptainMorgantown to Libloather

    In other words, she lied during her campaign.

  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    12/22/2014 10:08:29 AM PST · 26 of 61
    CaptainMorgantown to PROCON

    Remember that this was a poll of news reporters and editors of what they classify as important.

  • Here's The Most Educated Town In Every State

    12/20/2014 6:37:51 PM PST · 7 of 28
    CaptainMorgantown to SeekAndFind

    Interesting that almost none of the “most educated” towns by this criteria are college towns. Looks like most are upscale suburbs.

  • Cruz refuses to stand down

    12/15/2014 5:33:11 PM PST · 12 of 102
    CaptainMorgantown to Jim Robinson

    How could other Republicans continue to suggest that Cruz’s actions allowed Reid to push through the remaining nominations? The Cromnibus is has passed, and the Senate could adjourn but Reid continues to hold the Senate in session. He had that power before Cruz’s point of order, and he never intended to relinquish it.

  • The Best Endorsement: Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Like It

    12/13/2014 3:03:52 PM PST · 6 of 12
    CaptainMorgantown to grania

    I agree that the “rollback” of Dodd-Frank is one of the few provisions in Dodd-Frank that made sense. Federally insured financial institutions should not be allowed to engage in derivatives trading on ridiculously low margins, putting the taxpayer at risk of bailing out those institutions when they get in trouble. This is one issue on which conservatives and liberal populists can perhaps agree, in a stopped clock being right once a day sort of way.

    The rest of Dodd-Frank, with its ridiculously complex reporting requirements, remains intact.

  • Hagel First Obama Domino to Fall After Midterms

    11/24/2014 4:16:23 PM PST · 17 of 19
    CaptainMorgantown to CaptainMorgantown

    For the record, the title of Secretary of Defense only goes back to 1949 (before that it was the Secretary of War or individual Sectaries of the Army and Navy), and its a lot rarer than I expected for the position holder to be a military veteran than a business management type, but at least one and maybe two previous Secretaries of Defense would qualify as “combat veterans”: (1) Elliot Richardson served as Secretary of Defense under Nixon (before serving as Attorney General). He was a decorated combat veteran in WWII and served in the Normandy invasion. (2) Casper Weinberger served in the Pacific in WWII, although he served in intelligence so it is not clear whether he was ever in front line combat.

  • Hagel First Obama Domino to Fall After Midterms

    11/24/2014 3:36:59 PM PST · 16 of 19
    CaptainMorgantown to Sean_Anthony

    I cannot believe that Hagel is the first combat veteran to hold the office of Secretary of Defense.

  • Michael Phelps sex scandal: Troubled Olympians girlfriend was born a man!

    11/20/2014 3:58:43 AM PST · 6 of 49
    CaptainMorgantown to SoFloFreeper

    A small percentage of babies are born with both sets of organs (or some hyrbid). It don’t see any moral issue or scandal with allowing those individuals to pick one of the two genders and live our their life that way.

  • The CBO Effectively Used Gruber’s Model to Score Obamacare

    11/16/2014 10:22:46 AM PST · 11 of 38
    CaptainMorgantown to Thank You Rush

    Republicans now control the CBO. They need to clean house and hold the partisan hacks who have occupied that office and provided phony “research” to support ever expanding government accountable for their actions.

    Part of the reason that national debates are always on the terms of the left is that all of our “non-partisan” institutions, such as the CBO, are packed full of careerist lefties who will also side that the “fair” way to score a bill is the way that the Democrats desire it.

    Right now, Republicans have the authority to systematically fire everyone who was involved in generating the false numbers that were used to foist ObamaCare on us. The would be howls of partisanship from the Democrats and their media allies of course, but these are the same people who laughed and said “We won” 6 years ago. Republicans need to aggressively use the power they have at this moment to begin to clean up the institutions of our government.

  • Ex-US officials criticise Obama ‘micromanagement’

    11/16/2014 8:16:09 AM PST · 11 of 42
    CaptainMorgantown to SunkenCiv

    And yet, neither of these officials had the integrity to resign and air their critcisms before the American people in a timely fashion.

  • Vos: There will be reforms to John Doe, GAB (WI)

    11/08/2014 10:45:13 AM PST · 4 of 15
    CaptainMorgantown to bigbob

    Texas should take note and quash the special privileges accorded to the Austin district attorney office. There is no power that is available to them that the present day Democrat party will not abuse to crush their political enemies.

  • If Words Mean Anything, Obamacare Is In Real Trouble

    11/08/2014 10:14:28 AM PST · 12 of 22
    CaptainMorgantown to rootin tootin

    “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
    - John Roberts, 2010

    “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their grammatical choices.”
    - John Roberts, 2015?