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  • Let's Be Clear, The Car-Ramming Incident was not "Terrorism."

    08/13/2017 6:17:54 AM PDT · 89 of 120
    dajeeps to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    I don’t know why the driver did what he did. Some have suggested that he was being menaced by some people in the crowd as he was driving by. The available video evidence doesn’t show what happened concerning the vehicle prior to it speeding into the crowd.

    On no uncertain terms, however, does anything that happened leading up to the incident justify the what the video evidence that I did see shows. Yes, there were some people in the crowd armed with sticks and bats and possibly other things. But there were many more unarmed, carrying flags or simply chanting who were also run down in this indiscriminate act.

    I don’t see why this should have larger meaning to me or conservatives or anyone even slightly sympathetic toward the protest who are rational and do not condone political violence, beyond grief for the innocent people who were killed or injured during the totality of the protest event. People on either side of the divide who somehow feel justified in hurting others for what they believe are not my consorts, my friends, nor people I feel any affection toward or affinity with. They are not my fellow countrymen.

    It’s true that there is a lot of injustice in our world, and yes, this event is something that the unscrupulous political elements of our society will try to use to quell dissent. We cannot combat that by attempting to rationalize what the driver of that car did. We should express our heartfelt grief for all of the innocent victims from the protest and resist their attempts to paint us all with the same broad brush by banding together speaking loud and clear in one voice that what happened at the protest has nothing to do with us.

  • This may be the time for that divorce

    11/18/2012 8:04:57 PM PST · 13 of 32
    dajeeps to campg

    I don’t think secession is the answer because there are liberals everywhere. They will come, vote for liberal stuff, get sticker shock when they have to pay for it and move like they do now between different states. And it is a bit drastic when we haven’t tried nullification, where a State stands up for its sovereignty within the Union. We have to stop voting for state politicians who are chicken and won’t stand up and just say no to Uncle Sam.

  • Obama dominates Romney in Russian opinion poll

    10/31/2012 7:55:57 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    dajeeps to TigerClaws

    “a whopping 41 per cent of respondents said they want to see President Obama voted back into the White House”

    If they like him so much, why don’t they just take him off our hands? I’d be happy to pitch in for the shipping.

  • Romney Video

    09/04/2012 4:59:19 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    dajeeps to nikos1121

    I this kind of stuff is good. It’s important to restore respectability and leadership to the office. I think, however, that there might be too much emphasis on the Romneys’ personally. They are great people. I have nothing against them, but this election isn’t about them, at least in my mind. The election is about us, our future, and that of posterity. I was really disappointed in Romney’s acceptance speech because he didn’t talk that much about the problems and the solutions, but about himself for more than half of it. It’s true, he’s no Ronald Reagan, but he could at least take a queue from how he approached both his election and the office - with humility and common sense, free market principles.

  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Paul Ryan “not a pick for women”

    08/12/2012 4:13:55 PM PDT · 54 of 66
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    Romney/Ryan better for just about everyone than the bankruptcy ticket of Obama/Biden. And this thing about women is a stupid thing to say because I’m a woman and the government has done zilch for me. Does Andrea assume that all women need WIC etc? How insulting.

  • Is it time to simply outlaw marriage and just start over with something more fair and equal?

    08/08/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT · 5 of 38
    dajeeps to sickoflibs

    I think the better approach would be to flatten the tax code, stop trying to manipulate people with it, and get government out of the business of marriage regulation. It makes a mess out of everything else it touches, and so seems like the more fitting thing to have marriage be the very personal and spiritual thing it was intended to be instead of the very public thing to be mocked by social deviants that it has become.

  • The Coming Surge for New Jobless Claims

    08/08/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    We need to stop the insanity of central planning in energy as a first priority to allow markets to provide a broader range of transportation fuels and consumer choice choice based on price sensitivity. At the very least, we need to break down regulatory barriers to affordable conversion of existing gasoline powered vehicles to CNG hybrids... or anything else that would allow us to escape the very real economic damage from being locked into gasoline by the regulatory structure.

  • 54.5 MPG and The Law of Unintended Consequences

    08/08/2012 7:03:28 AM PDT · 43 of 100
    dajeeps to Kaslin

    I agree with this article completely. I would add, however, that a larger portion of the problem is higher up the food chain at regulation of energy and association with environmental protection. It inhibits free market choice of fuel options for transportation, locking us into government’s choice of fuel, leading to politically motivated and incoherent regulatory actions such as these in addition to economic issues rising from neglect of serious supply issues regarding the choice fuel. It’s a central planning nightmare that puts us all in the poorhouse, if we survive long enough to get there.

  • Our Odds of Beating Obama Are Better By Dumping Mitt in a Brokered Convention

    08/02/2012 8:28:26 PM PDT · 22 of 131
    dajeeps to rightjb

    No thanks. Don’t need the negativity and Republicans beating each other up two months before the election as it would be a great way to do the typical Republican thing of pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory. Romney is not my preferred candidate, but I can say that Obama is even farther from that description. Even my cat would be a better President than Obama, and so I am far more willing to give Romney a chance than risk having more of Mr. Awesomely-terrible.

  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision Energizes Republicans, Tea Party

    06/30/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    dajeeps to Marcus
    Too bad not energizing it for the Judicial Reform Act of 1802 2013.
  • The Case for John Roberts

    06/29/2012 9:26:48 PM PDT · 34 of 190
    dajeeps to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    Why are they circling the wagons around Roberts trying to make the same kind of subversive judgements made from the court in the past into something that it isn’t. We should just be proud it was a conservative doing it instead of a liberal??

    Thomas Jefferson said Roberts is wrong in his dissent on the Bank of the United States. In it he said that the general powers must be construed so that they give meaning to the rest of the document, otherwise there would be no purpose for enumerated powers, and the 10th amendment would have no meaning. The government cannot just tax for the heck of it. It taxes to pay the debts which can only be incurred by exercising enumerated powers. It means that if ObamaCare is an invalid exercise under the commerce power there are no debts that can be legally incurred by it or a tax imposed for which to pay them.


    06/29/2012 10:07:38 AM PDT · 14 of 93
    dajeeps to Red Badger

    What is the point of having enumerated powers of congress if everything that fall outside of that is going to be herded into the taxing power as a catch-all by treacherous cowards? If you ask me, Roberts implicitly overruled Marbury vs. Madison and there will no stopping government now short of nullification, disobedience or revolution.

  • Awake.

    06/29/2012 9:37:43 AM PDT · 5 of 20
    dajeeps to Signalman

    This is the guy who tried to spin Roberts treachery into some plan of political genius to hand us a momentary window of expediency. Forget reviving and preserving constitutional limits on government for the safety of our kids and grand kids. Really what’s going to happen to them when the next, smarter and more effective Obama comes along? We are even more done after the Roberts sellout than we were we started. It just hasn’t caught up to us yet.

  • Will President Obama's Re-election Doom Fracking?

    06/26/2012 7:17:06 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    dajeeps to raptor22

    I’ll worry about Obama being re-elected when it happens. For now, I’m much happier believing that the odds are against it.

  • Obama: U.S. needs 'bottom-up economics'

    06/22/2012 8:37:56 PM PDT · 18 of 35
    dajeeps to Free ThinkerNY

    Where have we heard this before?

    How’s that Hope and Change Workin’ Out for You?

  • The Conservative Case For Single Payer Health Care (Its the Competitiveness, Stupid)

    06/16/2012 8:27:53 PM PDT · 26 of 58
    dajeeps to goldstategop

    Nothing is ever more expensive than when it’s free and we have way too much debt to be able to afford it. Just look at what’s happening in Europe and then say it’s a good idea.

  • Obama: Bain “Is Not A Distraction, This Is What This Campaign Is Gonna Be About” (video)

    05/21/2012 2:23:13 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    dajeeps to Free ThinkerNY

    Whatever Romney’s record in his private capacity is, it can’t be even closely compared to the massive job destroying policies Obama has adopted during his term. Even my cat would be a better president that Obama.

  • GOP Delegate Allocation Fundamentals Need to Be Changed

    05/14/2012 1:32:52 AM PDT · 10 of 46
    dajeeps to Vigilanteman

    I just want to add something else to my earlier comment. Rick Santorum lost because he can’t deliver Pennsylvania. And if you can’t deliver that, even when it is your home state, you shouldn’t even be in the race. So, unless we think we can win the general election by also skewing electoral votes, this plan is more likely to backfire than it is to gain anything meaningful in the long run.

  • GOP Delegate Allocation Fundamentals Need to Be Changed

    05/14/2012 1:07:08 AM PDT · 9 of 46
    dajeeps to Vigilanteman

    I’m not really sure how much water this holds. New York didn’t vote until April 24 and California has yet to vote. How is it that the first and third most populous states that are blue could not be counted in your assumptions, considering the other two candidates were pretty much done by the 24th? I’m not suggesting that your theory is flawed, but there isn’t much quantitative evidence to support it. Also, it might not be such a grand idea to have some votes count more than others unless you can accept some lost opportunity or unintended consequences. The system is skewed enough to where people perceive it as crooked, and instead of embracing the crookedness full throttle and skewing it to a result one set of party bosses want instead of another set, it might be better to make it more fair and transparent.

    I’d can the open primary and then go about getting rid of the caucus before I’d resort to this plan.

  • Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement

    05/07/2012 10:38:47 PM PDT · 1,480 of 1,525
    dajeeps to Jim Robinson

    This is exactly where the RINOs expected to leave us, with no other choice but to bend over, as they did with Dole, GW and McCan’t. We know where that road leads. It leads to the same kind of selling out of the forgotten men to carry the ever expanding burdens of big government, while the politicians enrich themselves and go on with business as usual doling out favors to their friends and skewing markets for their benefit.

    We have accomplished nothing, not even anything close to restoring the extraordinary political work of Ronald Reagan that made the kind of lives we lived from his time up to the crash of mortgage scam possible. It is gone, buried under a layer of RINO guano so think it is out of reach.

    Obama didn’t start this, and is not the root cause. His is just the last name on the very long list of politicians that added more to the train of abuses of the forgotten man, and no outcome of 2012 will do anything more than change the names over the doors of power to do so or the inevitable consequences of it. They do not care about us, never have, and will not until we make them care; and that doesn’t just go for the politicians themselves, but the people who are voting these subversives into office in the first place. There is no other way to finally get this over with, and we would not be the first generation to make hard to choices to go full bore into the unknown for the possibility to rid ourselves of the scourges of tyranny, knowing full well what the consequences of no longer capitulating to it mean. With God as my witness, I would gladly go through whatever it takes, if means a possibility to end this madness once and for all. The faster the consequences from what has been done to us come, the better off we will all be, even it means we have the fight of our lives.