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Posts by CatoRenasci

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  • Fox News drops Bill O'Reilly in wake of harassment allegations

    04/19/2017 1:28:02 PM PDT · 80 of 311
    CatoRenasci to LeoWindhorse

    Political Correctness among the Murdox.... you’ve lost me, Fox!

    I often enjoyed O’Reilly, though he sometimes seemed a bully and a blowhard.

    But, I can take or leave Tucker (when he’s good, he’s very, very good, and when he’s not, he’s horrid....) and I can’t stand Shep Smith or the Five lightweights. And, Hannity’s past his sell by date.

    Bring Back Brit Hume!

    I guess we have no TV on the right anymore.

  • Will Mexico get half of its territory back?

    04/08/2017 10:19:31 AM PDT · 82 of 94
    CatoRenasci to rovenstinez

    Our Little Brown Brothers have had their panties in a twist ever since they couldn’t subdue the Texans. Mexico (as successor to Spanish colonial imperialism) had no more legitimate claim to the territory the US took after the Mexican War than the US did (as successor to British colonial imperialism) - it was a simple matter of who could take it and keep it. The only people with a legitimate beef were the Natve Americans.

    Mexico remains a fundamentally corrupt and lawless society, which owes its limited prosperity to the US. There are very good reasons that the US has prospered while Mexico has not and why Mexicans come North rather than the other way around.

    They can go [deleted] themselves.

  • Any Version, Except King James, Bible Discussion

    04/08/2017 9:51:54 AM PDT · 35 of 117
    CatoRenasci to madison10

    The difficulty with the Authorized Version (aka King James or KJV) is that most people educated after ~1970 haven’t learned to read Elizabethan English (as almost all of us whose education began earlier did by reading Shakespeare, poetry,etc.) or to use a prescriptive dictionary through which older meanings are readily discerned.

    That said, the modicum of effort required to use the AV is almost always more than repaid by the richness of language and the sense of walking hand in hand with our forebears for whom it eas THE BIBLE.

    I find most newer translations aesthetically flat and without impact. But, in fairness, when I was small, the VV was being replaced by the RSV and just preferred the sound of the AV. Newer translations even make the RSV sound decent.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F 12NOONPM-3PM,EST WOR AM,March 3, 2017

    03/03/2017 1:09:15 PM PST · 21 of 27
    CatoRenasci to LonePalm
    My nom de plume (or de posting if you prefer) is "Cato reborn" and the Latin phrase plays off the line with which he was reputed to have closed every speech: Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam and which prompted Scipio Aemilianus (the Roman general who finally razed Carthage and sewed the ruins with salt in 146 BC) to tell the Senate Carthago delenda est

    I've been using a variant of this since I first posted on FR in 1996, long before registration, probably starting with "Clinton" as the object of destruction....

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F 12NOONPM-3PM,EST WOR AM,March 3, 2017

    03/03/2017 9:13:37 AM PST · 4 of 27
    CatoRenasci to LonePalm

    Glad you like the tag line I’ve been using for almost 20 years on FR....

  • Why Some Consumers Want No Logos on Their Gifts This Season

    12/26/2016 10:22:47 AM PST · 15 of 56
    CatoRenasci to Lorianne

    I was brought up that one never wore a garment that displayed a logo... my father even persuaded Rene Lacoste to send him some of his tennis shirts without the logo every few years.

  • Vanity - OH Voting Report

    11/08/2016 5:29:22 AM PST · 47 of 66
    CatoRenasci to vmivol00

    SWMBO and I were at our polling place in Greenwich, Connecticut a few minutes before the doors opened this morning. Turn out was very heavy - more than I’ve ever seen at the same place we’ve been voting since the mid-1980s. The polling station was very efficiently run, and we had only a short wait.

    I can’t tell who it helps. In addition to the usual suspects, there were more younger women and women generally than usual. May well be Hillary voters. CT will undoubtedly vote for Hillary (all the Democrats upstate who love the dole and public employees we in Greenwich pay for); not clear if she’ll carry Greenwich. Many of the ‘pubbies here are elite types, but I’ve heard a lot of the say privately they’re for Trump; a few for Hillary.

    We’ve seen almost no signs this year, and people are not talking about the election or who they’re voting for.

  • vanity, Where's Huma?

    10/29/2016 11:37:24 AM PDT · 75 of 126
    CatoRenasci to LydiaLong

    Hillary can’t survive this if Huma survives....

  • vanity, Where's Huma?

    10/29/2016 11:26:54 AM PDT · 67 of 126
    CatoRenasci to Rome2000

    Damn, she looks just like him....

  • vanity, Where's Huma?

    10/29/2016 10:59:09 AM PDT · 26 of 126
    CatoRenasci to Loyalist

    Right, Weiner (good Dem soldier) will (as her husband) honor-off her for marrying a Jew....

  • vanity, Where's Huma?

    10/29/2016 10:53:30 AM PDT · 14 of 126
    CatoRenasci to Scott from the Left Coast

    You have to wonder... maybe Huma has been an Islamist mole from the beginning of their relationship....

  • vanity, Where's Huma?

    10/29/2016 10:52:22 AM PDT · 10 of 126
    CatoRenasci to Mariner

    Clinton style: she’s being set up for a Vince Foster....

  • Caller on Wilkow Show says Hillary has Lyme Disease

    09/12/2016 9:47:21 AM PDT · 37 of 69
    CatoRenasci to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    It’s certainly true that Lyme Disease is prevalent in the Westchester NY/Fairfield County CT area. However, once treated it’s usually not debilitating (though it’s often de-energizing). If she has Lyme, it’s probably not disqualifying....

  • Senator: Navy Evaluates Commanders Based On Climate Change Views

    07/01/2016 2:07:54 PM PDT · 31 of 48
    CatoRenasci to rktman

    Anyone who thinks military promotion - at least in peacetime, and at least above a certain level - don’t have substantial political elements is extremely naive.

    Everything I’ve ever read or heard about the subject demonstrates that virtually every appointment above Army/Marine/Air Force Lieutenant Colonel or Navy Commander has a political element. Meaning not just a “service politics - plays well with others” element, but an actual political element. While it’s not dominant at the Colonel/Navy Captain leve, it’s in play, and once there are stars in the equation it becomes increasing important as the number increases.

    Think about the way that over a hundred general officers retired within a year or so after the Clintons took over in the early 1990s. Most of the general officers we fought the 2nd Gulf and Afghanistan wars with got their first stars under the Clintons. Even the “beloved” Petraeus, who is a liberal - any conservatives who thought he’d be a good candidate would have been profoundly disappointed in him.

    And, now, most of the general officers who got stars under Bush II are out or almost out and almost all of the general officers, and the rising LTCs and Colonels/Commanders and Captains are all those who’ve spent most of their careers under Democrats. You think the officer corps hasn’t become much more liberal over the past 20 years?

    Think again.

  • Glenn Beck: America Is a ‘Petulant Child’ God Must Punish for Supporting Trump Over Cruz

    05/08/2016 2:55:04 PM PDT · 121 of 152
    CatoRenasci to C19fan
    Five or six years ago, Beck had a lot of solid things to say about Progressivism and the left.

    In the past few years, he has become increasingly unstable and erratic, as well as pushing a religious agenda most normal American reject. Beck is past his sell-by date.

  • Remembering a Comment on the Occasion of Carter's Loss to Reagan

    05/04/2016 11:32:44 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    CatoRenasci to CharlesOConnell

    I remember the 1976 election clearly - I was in the Army at the time, stationed in Oklahoma. Although I’ve always been a Christian, I have never considered myself an evangelical or fundamentalist. I found Carter’s running pretty much on his religion off-putting. What really surprised and troubled me, however, were the reports I was getting from lots of other young officers from fundmentalist and/or evangelical backgrounds about how strongly their pastors and denominations were pushing Carter as “one of us”.

    I started out with Walker this cycle, though I thought well of Cruz and supported him once Walker dropped out. The more I saw of Cruz and his religious backers and (at least) fellow travelers, the less comfortable I became. The dominionism of Ted’s father is outside even the mainstream of evangelicalism or fundamentalism. The language of Beck and many of Cruz’s other supporters is troublingly apocalyptic, even unhinged. Ultimately, we’re better off not running Cruz.

  • Cruz Cult Exposed – “Religion” of 7 Mountain Strategy A Cult Of Heidi’s NWO

    05/03/2016 12:26:38 PM PDT · 15 of 228
    CatoRenasci to Utmost Certainty
    This is the stuff that the Democrats would’ve played nonstop against a Cruz candidacy.

    Yep. And, even if Ted himself isn't actually a believer in 7 Mountain Dominionism, there are many people around him, including his father, who are. These are views that are at least as lunatic as those of Obama's Rev. Wright, and will turn the American people - even most evangelicals - off faster than you can say "rapture".

  • The One Big Takeaway from Trump's Overanalyzed "America First" Speech

    04/29/2016 5:42:43 AM PDT · 65 of 87
    CatoRenasci to onyx

    For those who are serious about understanding history, the “America First” movement was a lot more complex than the simpletons who pass for an educated elite these days will ever understand, let alone admit.

    The context needs to be understood less as being pro-Nazi, which 99% of “America First” was not, than about not wanting to repeat the way we ended up involved in World War I.

    The origins of WWI are murky and every one of the major powers has been blamed, but I think many recent scholars would agree that almost no one wanted a general European war in 1914 over Serbia, but no one was willing to back down. Austria certainly had a right to redress from Serbia over the assassinations. Remember: based on French egging on, the Russians mobilized (against Germany) first. Once the Russian mobilized, the Germans had to, which triggered the waterfall. Britain would never have gotten involved if it weren’t for the Foreign Secretary, without the approval and the real understanding of the cabinet, making the relationship with the French closer and closer, including military conversations integrating plans with the French even when there was no actual alliance. The relatively recent [i]The Sleepwalkers[/i] is pretty good.

    At any rate, even though the US had no reason to be involved, Wilson was rabidly pro-British and connived with the British to minimize British violations of American neutrality and maximize German violations (which were much less early on). William Jennings Bryan, Wilson’s first Secretary of State, actually resigned as a matter of principle because Wilson wasn’t really neutral. Completely contrary to American historical neutrality in Europe and contrary to what he claimed when running for reelection in 1916. And then there was the utter disaster of Versailles.

    By the 1930s, a lot of people knew this, and did not want to get involved in a repeat; they distrusted, rightly enough, French and British motives and did not want to be part of wars against Germany or Russia for that matter. In 1940, the draft was passed by a single vote.

    What made sense at first, of course, did not make sense by late 1941, and after the US was attacked, the movement faded away.

    In that context

  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 8:36:18 AM PDT · 355 of 461
    CatoRenasci to proust

    Best response to Cruz’s presser announcement yet! LOL! More Cowbell!

  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 8:32:45 AM PDT · 348 of 461
    CatoRenasci to GreaterSwiss

    The only announcement Cruz could make that would actually matter would be telling us he’s suspended his campaign and will be President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee.