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Posts by dark_lord

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  • Obama wins over heavily-Republican suburbs

    11/05/2008 5:25:52 PM PST · 3 of 91
    dark_lord to Impy

    Duh. The Blues move into Red territory to escape high taxes and fees. But they bring their stupid ideology with them — which creates high taxes and fees where ever they move.

    They are a plague. A virus.

    May they all die. Soon.

  • Austin owned energy company has plug-in hybrids(claim 100 MPG)

    03/30/2008 7:20:54 AM PDT · 13 of 90
    dark_lord to Dane

    $40K for a Volt — GM is insane. As Yogi Berra would have said, it is deja vu all over again. The Japanese will just sell hybrids for $4K - $5K over the cost of the equivalent gasoline only car (to cover cost of battery pack, electric motor, additional monitoring electronics and safety features.) And the US (Ford & GM) will again lose market share due to their stupidity, and the Japanese will gain.

  • Volunteers sought to use high-tech border cameras over Internet

    03/14/2008 11:59:58 AM PDT · 11 of 37
    dark_lord to SwinneySwitch

    OK. So La Raza rounds up a bunch of volunteers, has them sign up for targeted shifts — and that is when the stampedes will move through.

  • The 12th Amendment

    02/18/2008 11:28:33 AM PST · 2 of 7
    dark_lord to Bear_Slayer

    Yes. In fact they could even vote for a VP from the other party — or a 3rd party. But what is interesting is that if the Electoral college doesn’t have a majority 270 votes (for VP) then it goes to the Senate, which is constrained to choosing between the top two Electoral vote receivers.

  • Armchair Politickin’ Pt 2 - The VP Nod

    02/10/2008 11:01:58 AM PST · 8 of 18
    dark_lord to dark_lord

    That’s Kay Bailey Hutchison.

  • Armchair Politickin’ Pt 2 - The VP Nod

    02/10/2008 11:01:16 AM PST · 7 of 18
    dark_lord to Maelstorm

    Kay Bailey is the senior United States Senator from Texas. She would ensure carrying Texas (3rd most electoral vote state.) And she would help in the South.

  • Chertoff announces alternative to border fence in Hidalgo

    02/09/2008 4:26:24 PM PST · 22 of 35
    dark_lord to VU4G10
    ...modify levees along the Rio Grande with an 18-foot sheer face on the river side...

    Actually, this doesn't seem too bad. An 18 foot sheer face is a nice fence. I don't think too many people would bitch if we built an 18 foot high concrete wall. Of course, that assumes the water level in the river doesn't rise, so of course that 18 foot sheer rise would have to be above the HIGH WATER MARK!. In which case, most of the time the rise would be much greater than 18 feet. And...if that was the approach, they should just do this down the entire length of the Rio Grande -- a levee on the American side with a sheer face, 18 feet above the high water mark (flood stage.)

    That would make one heck of a fence indeed.

  • Russian bomber cuts into Japanese airspace (fighters scrambled)

    02/09/2008 5:57:31 AM PST · 3 of 4
    dark_lord to maquiladora

    Next time, just shoot the sucker down. Send a diplomatic note — oops.

  • Huckabee Complicates GOP Contest

    02/06/2008 5:35:03 AM PST · 9 of 77
    dark_lord to colorcountry

    > Huckabee is a candidate in his own rights. He’s beating Romney.

    Really? Delegate count as of Wednesday morning is:
    Romney - 207
    Hucklebee - 139

  • The Demise of "The RINO" (Or: Be Careful What You Ask For)

    02/03/2008 12:34:41 PM PST · 3 of 112
    dark_lord to Tennessee Nana

    Since there is no difference between a Democrap and a RINO — who cares?

  • How conservative can achieve a brokered convention

    02/02/2008 8:11:32 PM PST · 42 of 50
    dark_lord to Clintonfatigued

    Or — you could just vote for Fred Thompson. He’s probably still on the ballot on most Super Tuesday states anyway — I know he still is in Illinois.

  • Huckabee: A Vote for Romney may be a Vote for Hillary

    02/02/2008 9:13:32 AM PST · 26 of 140
    dark_lord to nckerr

    Perhaps the game plan is a McCain/Huckleberry ticket. He’s getting funding from somewhere. And of course that ticket is a guaranteed sure fire loser in the general — since the pair of them have done pretty much everything they can to pi$$ off every true conservative in the USA.

  • WWFD - What Will Fred Do?

    01/20/2008 1:28:27 PM PST · 27 of 106
    dark_lord to Josh Painter

    Fred will do what Fred will do.
    But. I think he will stay through Super Tuesday. Where a number of states have the opportunity to baffle the MSM.
    I think this:
    (1) McCain can’t rally the base. He will sink on Super Tuesday.
    (2) Huckleberry Hound will deflate. The hillbilly fundamentalist moron vote is not deep.
    (3) Romney, like Kerry, can buy the nomination. That may happen.
    (4) Julie Crossdresser is going no where after Florida.
    (5) Thompson, if he stays in, will have a shot. Ultimately, if Romney doesn’t get enough delegates, will have to deal with Fred. They will cut out both the Huckster and Julie Crossdresser.

  • What's Next For Thompson?

    01/20/2008 6:47:40 AM PST · 81 of 233
    dark_lord to counterpunch

    (1) SC is strong evidence that the Republican party is not particularly conservative anymore. True conservatives are probably < 15% of the population.
    (2) SC is strong evidence that most primary voters still form their impression of candidates from the MSM. The number that go to conservatives websites and blogs is tiny. So — when the MSM “blacks out” coverage of candidates like Fred — and portray him negatively — that has an effect.

  • In Defense of CEO Compensation

    09/15/2007 6:02:52 AM PDT · 9 of 24
    dark_lord to Kaslin

    > If Company A were paying its workers $25,000 per year when the workers were really adding $30,000 to the bottom line,
    > why wouldn’t Company B offer them a few thousand dollars more to switch?

    I have no comment on CEO pay. But as to why companies may underpay workers in some areas, there are two reasons.
    1st, for many workers the company makes no analysis of the worker’s actual contribution to the bottom line. Therefore there is no basis for determining whether those workers should be paid more — or less.
    2nd, in way too many companies the “horizon” is at most 3 years, often it is only the current year. The people who make the decisions regarding workers pay would rather pay the workers as little as possible, and accept attrition as the good workers leave, because they themselves believe that while in the long run this will damage the company, they don’t care about the long run because they don’t plan to be there. In other words, they accept long term damage in exchange for short term expense reduction. In fact, they even LIKE the attrition of the good workers, because that is also an expense reduction. And they get their bonuses not based on what will happen in 5 years, or 10 years, but what happened in the previous year. A 5% expense reduction can result in bonuses of several hundred thousand dollars for these senior managers — so they do it, and leave before the damage is revealed.

  • Techies Rejoice: High Tech Careers on the Rebound

    06/29/2007 3:33:13 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    dark_lord to HarmlessLovableFuzzball

    Yeah. Sure the college students will trust this. Since a mere 5 years ago corporations halted all college hires in IT — some of them did it 2 years in a row — and many withdrew previous offers. College students got burned big time — while professionals with many years of skills were laid off and unemployed for months — up to two years in many cases.

    Like the immigration bill, the issue here is trust. Invest 4-5 years in a degree just to find your job went to India. I think many will wait to see.

  • Democratic candidates: Pandering to peaceniks

    02/17/2007 4:52:09 AM PST · 8 of 10
    dark_lord to JohnHuang2
    Hillary, Obama and the rest of the Democratic slate seem to think that once the American forces are removed, these conflicting forces will fade into the woodwork, and all will be well in Iraq. Or, they don't care what happens in Iraq.

    Oh, they care. They just figure they will blame the total chaos caused by an expedited "withdrawal" on Bush. So in 2009 when there is regional war over there, well, Bush will be blamed, and their base will buy that. The MSM will push the concept and so the middle will buy into it as well.

  • An educational capacity shortage

    04/14/2006 2:41:21 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    dark_lord to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    > It is vitally important to the economy and well-being of this state that we promote interest in high-demand health care jobs and funding for educational capacity to train South Carolinians to fill these jobs in our state.

    Economics 101 -- pay more, more people will work in the field. Who wants to be a nurse? The hours stink, the wages are low (based on the educational requirements). I suggest this condition has been created because of WOMEN who are willing to invest highly (in their education) but accept rotten wages.

    Pay $50/hour and the field will be flooded by highly educated, intelligent, hard working men. But that will happen when a certain place freezes over.

  • Liberals Want Their Own Network to Counter ... Their Own Networks

    07/30/2004 5:40:16 PM PDT · 21 of 28
    dark_lord to pookie18
    If you spend any time on the "liberal" boards, you would know that they think that mainstream media is conservative because:
    (a) The media is owned by rich white guys, and rich white guys are conservative, so they make their media reflect their personal views, therefore the media are conservative.
    (b) All of the media was positive about the Iraqi war in the first days of the invasion, and the invasion of Iraq is a conservative position, therefore the media are conservative.
    (c) Most of the media are not openly espousing gay marriage, open borders, the immediate imprisonment of gun owners, and raising the tax rates to 90% for anyone who works in non-union private industry, therefore the media is conservative.
  • Catholic official says he was forced out because of Kerry support

    07/30/2004 5:12:58 PM PDT · 6 of 33
    dark_lord to narses

    What's his bitch? He was using property not his own for a purpose for which it was not allocated.