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  • The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today

    11/08/2012 5:48:33 PM PST · 51 of 66
    firefox to Kevmo

    “why do you log onto FR, which is a pro-life site? What do you hope to accomplish, trying to separate conservatives from their conservative principles?”

    A pro-life site...excuse me...I thought this was an American that extolled our traditions and freedoms...celebrated our rights as a unique and independent people. Show me where the Founders referred to Abortion clinics and Pro-life demonstrations.

    Conservative principles are not as narrow as you define...nor as proprietary as you explain them...I don’t see where this forum is dominated by anyone except patriotic Americans...who respect people’s rights.

    You need to take some time and see the bigger picture!

  • The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today

    11/08/2012 5:06:22 PM PST · 48 of 66
    firefox to Kevmo

    See...that’s the problem right there...and you prove my point...both you and the other guy represent a segment of the party that wants to impose your morality on your history... friend

    ...that is why we so often lose the good and noble fight. Have you noticed that you can’t impose your views because you are not in power...a Catch-22...wouldn’t you say? But you would be included under the Big Tent anyway...just not with too big a role. are both doing the work of the Left admirably when you insist upon keeping us out of power.

  • The Conservative Paradox

    11/08/2012 4:26:53 PM PST · 50 of 56
    firefox to Longbow1969

    Thanks...but I am definitely not a Ronbot. Yes...we probably would be more successful addressing matters in a more practical framework with the MTV genereation.

    But don’t miss the political point...we still address it as a political issue in the context of Individual Freedom as opposed to Social Justice and Collectivity.

    It still is genuine but more translatable. To me it is THE ONE issue that prevents us from being formidable.

  • The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today

    11/08/2012 3:50:16 PM PST · 43 of 66
    firefox to Kevmo

    “In the Senate, two good and decent men – Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock – were defeated not because they were pro-life, but because they were inept campaigners. “

    WRONG...theyt were inept campaigners because they were compelled by the issue of pro-life.
    When will we ever learn? More of the same? Think about it!

    You can’t be a party of Individual freedom and dictate to women what they can do with their bodies. Our issue is Individual Freedom...with it we can’t go wrong.

    To paraphrase...those who do not learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it.

  • The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today

    11/08/2012 3:49:58 PM PST · 42 of 66
    firefox to Kevmo

    “In the Senate, two good and decent men – Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock – were defeated not because they were pro-life, but because they were inept campaigners. “

    WRONG...theyt were inept campaigners because they compelled by the issue of pro-life.
    When will we ever learn? More of the same? Think about it!

    You can’t be a party of Individual freedom and dictate to women what they can do with their bodies. Our issue is Individual Freedom...with it we can’t go wrong.

    To paraphrase...those who do not learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it.

  • The Conservative Paradox

    11/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · 47 of 56
    firefox to radpolis

    Here’s the Conservative Paradox...First we need to WIN to change things...Why aren’t we winning...because we are proposing social engineering in our National platform when that is not what we should be about. We need to be more inclusive and appear less imperious.

    We need to be more Libertarian, not Liberal, to be more inclusive. Most people ARE generally conservative by nature. We all know that Conservative principles are sound, founded upon tradition and universality.

    The single issue that, IMHO, hurts us the most is our appearance of being monolithic (at least that’s the perception) in preaching about birth control and abortion . Yes...I know...51% of the population believes abortion is wrong but in every election that issue is used to beat us over the head. Murdock lost in Indiana because of his rape comment;same with Akin in Missouri. That would have been two more Senate seats. It has to be worth 5 points nationally.

    Why do we lose among young single women? Married women? Hispanic women? Why should there be a gap? Exit polls say that their “Perception” of the Republican position IS monolithic. We give our enemies an issue when there doesn’t have to be one. We are the party of freedom; we believe in the Bill of Rights. So if we refuse denial of our right to keep and bear arms, for instance, how can we say that it is OK to deny the freedom one has over there body. We have to be consistent...AND TAKE THE ISSUE AWAY FROM THE OTHER SIDE.

    New Republican plank on Abortion and Birth Control:

    The Republican Party believes that Abortion and Birth Control are within the realm of one’s freedom and right to make decisions about their own body and that this is consistent with the support and belief in the Bill of Rights and all other indivdual freedoms as well as responsibilities. We also respect the religious choices of indivduals in regard to this freedom. We believe , therefore, that Federal government has absolutely no role in financing, determining, supporting, opposing or legislating for or against birth control or abortion one way or another. We further believe that the states should be responsible for providing the usual guidelines protecting the health of individuals.

    The rest of our issues DO resonate with the electorate. This isn’t abandoning is a restatement of principle....Individual Freedom...which is exactly what the founders wanted.

  • Fun Fact: Obama Lost in Every State with a Photo Voter-ID Law.

    11/08/2012 12:43:06 PM PST · 16 of 25
    firefox to CharlesMartelsGhost

    FYI...PA does have and has had a photo ID voter law up to this year. The Obama group took it to court as in other states. They cleverly TIMED the suits so that even if they lost(which was likely) judges would be prone to suspernd the requirement for THIS election since proximity to the election might create a hardship for the non- photo ID holders.
    So that is exactly what happened in PA. Next year we WIll have our voter-photo ID law resume.

  • What Does a Second Obama Term Mean for Gun Owners?

    11/06/2012 1:53:14 PM PST · 36 of 46
    firefox to neverdem

    ““I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns,” “

    The great irony is, as all firearms enthusiasts know, that Barack has done more to promote gun sales over the last four years than any other President in history.

    Prices of AR-15s soared in his early years and are still fairly high.

    What I want to know is what Homeland Security intends to do with the large purchase of millions of rounds of ammo.

  • Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Obama's Chicago Ward

    11/06/2012 11:04:12 AM PST · 22 of 27
    firefox to matt04

    O’Reilly had a Black guest on recently, a prominent entertainer... I can’t remember his name. He made a statement that struck me.
    He said he was so strongly behind Obama because it would be a disgrace and dishonor for all Blacks to have the first Black president defeated after his first term. That defeat would paint him as an incompetent, bumbling fool, who had run the country down thereby reinforcing the racial stereotype.
    My first thought was that he might thank Barack Obama for that.

  • Seal Team November 6: Aims to Stare Down Voter Intimidation in Philadelphia

    11/06/2012 7:06:33 AM PST · 11 of 58
    firefox to AmonAmarth

    I just saw a Black Panther on Foxnews standing menacingly in front of a Philly polling place.
    Whatever happened to the Loitering laws and the Philly Police Dept?

  • Matthews imagines ‘the hell’ Candy Crowley would have taken if she were wrong on Libya

    10/17/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT · 50 of 54
    firefox to CaribCarter

    “This will cost Romney points in the polls.”

    Just the opposite friend...look at the polls conducted just afterwards on MSNBC and even on CNN...all admitted he won on substance and the ONLY mistake Romney made in the debate was to ask questions of Obama.

    On the other hand Obama’s ONLY mistake was discussing his record...publicly.

  • Rush Limbaugh: Why fear ‘news babe’ Candy Crowley? (pre-debate question)

    10/17/2012 8:11:03 AM PDT · 21 of 22
    firefox to SC_Pete

    “Tens of millions saw Obama stomp on Romney on the Benghazi issue”

    Not really! Many millions heard of this Benghazi issue for the first time. The MSM is now FORCED to cover it. It now becomes a widespread, contentious topic. It has had more life breathed into it.
    It is sets the issue up for Romney in the third debate...the Obama spinners are scrambling.

  • Obama wins the second debate. Too bad it’s not the one that mattered

    10/17/2012 7:22:54 AM PDT · 23 of 35
    firefox to Oldeconomybuyer

    Last debate forum...CNN. Poll of 33 Republicans, 33 Democrats shows 46% Obama and 39% Romney.

    However...on sub-questions in the poll, e.g. Who would be better to run economy? Who would be better on tax policy?
    Who would be better on Health Care? Romney won all.

    These results led Anderson Cooper and John King, of all people, to conclude that Romney won the debate and would go on to win the election.

    Did anyone else see this or was I dreaming???

    p.s. Candy was there too admitting her mistake. Does it get any better than this my Conservative friends?

  • You Know You're An Obama Voter If...

    10/17/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    firefox to massmike

    The mistake in your assessment is that you use the word “THINK”. That word simply does not apply to Obama voters and Democrats in general.

    They “feel” , they “emote”. they display “sentiment” and “compassion” but....well...see my tag line.

  • Obama's Rope-a-Dope?

    10/04/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT · 179 of 184
    firefox to jdsteel

    “I can’t be the only person thinking this throughout the debate.”
    An October Surprise...?
    This forum should know better than to underestimate Obama and those that advise him; the Media that carries his water;and all the other usual suspects in the Marxist
    No...I’ll wait til Nov.7 to decide whether rejoicing is in order.
    Meantime...Si vis pacem, para bellum.

  • Dejected Ed Schultz & Rachel Maddow Lament Obama’s Debate Performance: ‘I’m Disappointed’(video)

    10/03/2012 10:26:22 PM PDT · 25 of 34
    firefox to Free ThinkerNY

    Actually it has been reported that Ed Schultz is despondent over his unsuccessful gene therapy.
    It is believed that his extra ‘Y’ chromosome has something to do with his chronic nightmares and waking up in a sweat with Republican campaign literature all over his bed.

  • Well, we all knew Mitt was a liberal, tonight be proved it (just my opinion)

    10/03/2012 10:09:17 PM PDT · 81 of 122
    firefox to GodAndCountryFirst

    From a hard core Conservative...

    Only a Ronbot or Trotskyite would make such a useless, inconsequential, incompetent and irrevelant statement!

  • Chris Matthews loses it, after poor performance by Obama

    10/03/2012 9:57:01 PM PDT · 56 of 115
    firefox to svcw

    “I was raised to not revel in someone else’s misery, yet I smiled as I watched Matthew’s melt down.”

    Perhaps I am not as good a Christian as you...but I always revel in Chris Matthews political miseries!

    I especially reveled when Eugene Robinson (Washington Post) admitted to Matthews that Romney had done a good job in the debate.

    Joe Biden and Chris Matthews, two of Pennsylvania’s unfavorite sons...and that’s being charitable!

  • Judge Rules Photo ID Won’t Be Required For Pennsylvania Voters This Year

    10/02/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT · 64 of 71
    firefox to JediJones

    This ruling is truly outrageous! I ‘ve read the articles but I’m not sure if Judge Simpson takes the blame or if the PA Supreme Court does or if they both share it which I suspect is the case.
    The worst thing about this is a PA GOP spokeswoman said on radio,ABOUT 10 MINUTES AGO. that she was grateful that the law was upheld (that’s right!)and the state GOP was WILLING TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION FOR A FINAL RULING!!!!

  • Why 2012 will bear a significant resemblance to 1980

    10/02/2012 1:51:46 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    firefox to AZ .44 MAG

    “I think there’s a big dose of buyer’s remorse that will show up on election day that’s not represented in the polls.”
    Combine that with the “Bradley/Wilder Effect”;general outrage;Conservative/Republican intensity; Independent...”I wont’t be fooled twice” and the recession of the Obama base and you have a winning formula.

  • Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will? (Outstanding analysis alert!)

    10/02/2012 11:08:41 AM PDT · 14 of 16
    firefox to Perkalong

    “It is even a worse sign when people start claiming that the poll respondents are giving wrong answers due to....fear, political correctness, fatalism (fill in the blank).”

    Then I guess you don’t “believe” in the “Bradley Effect”...well don’t strain your faith for it is a FACTOID!

  • Punching holes in media’s narrative that claims widespread support for Obama — 10/2/2012

    10/02/2012 10:33:29 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    firefox to diamond6

    “What further examples can you cite above? “

    Don’t forget the “Bradley (Wilder) Effect”...1.e.not being honest and candid with pollsters or others for fear of being labeled a “racist”.

  • Question about early voting

    10/02/2012 10:18:30 AM PDT · 17 of 18
    firefox to gop4lyf


    If you have a hardship or valid excuse, file for absentee voting.Early voting primarily benefits the Democrats so they can judge how much of a voter margin they need to manufacture. (e.g. The Kennedy-Nixon election and Mayor Daley of Chicago)
    What if a candidate performs some disqualifying action between early voting and the actual election?

    Needless to say I am NOT in favor of early voting at all! I am in favor of absentee voting with an excuse. Then, at least, there is documentation to use for verification

    Early voting was propelled by the message that everyone needs to vote. This mantra got us in trouble in 2008. Let those who understand citizenship be the ones to exercise the vote.

  • In surprise move, Florida GOP opposes Supreme Court justices’ retention in November

    09/22/2012 9:46:11 AM PDT · 39 of 47
    firefox to muawiyah

    “The judiciary and justice are best served with a high turnover rate on the bench! “

    Amen! And so are the people....This should become a PERMANENT(Res Judicata) part of the Republican Party platform.

  • Poll on Yahoo Front Page: Romney-46 / Obama-40

    09/22/2012 9:18:55 AM PDT · 23 of 24
    firefox to TheZMan

    I’m somewhat suprised too...being on the Yahoo forum. There seems to be a strong representation of Libs and Leftists on Yahoo but I have recently seen a surge of Conservative comments.
    Some political issues actually show a preponderance of anti-Obama remarks. They range from disappointment to hostility.

  • Romney Double Digit Lead?

    09/22/2012 8:48:51 AM PDT · 31 of 84
    firefox to markomalley

    “The mainstream media are rigging the polls”

    Studies of polls in the past have shown how they are conducted.

    1. A list of registered voters is drawn from public records.

    2. Phone calls are made from 10:am to about 3 p.m. Who is in their home at this time?

    3. Widows on Social Security;the unemployed;people on government assistance, mostly.

    4.Minorities are disproportionately represented because they have higher unemployed or governement assisted- rates.

    This is a perfect population to skew the results in favor of Democrat thinking irregardless of the party afilliation.

    And how many cautious (if not frightened )people do not want to be thought of as racists. Just answering the phone poll shows a compliant personality to begin with.

    Remember the Reagan-Carter race? The polls showed Reagan losing right up to the last few days of the election. Then Reagan won by a landslide. Yes...Romney is no Reagan but the case can be made that Obama is perceived as worse than Carter.

  • This is personal (E-Mail from DWS)

    09/06/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT · 22 of 31
    firefox to 2ndDivisionVet really need to listen to this lady, Dr. Barbara Bellar, an Illinois State Senate candidate explaining Obamacare in ONE sentence.

  • Democrats Embrace Sandra Fluke, Not God And Jerusalem

    09/06/2012 7:01:25 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    firefox to raptor22

    “Democrats Embrace Sandra Fluke, Not God And Jerusalem”

    Well...I hope they wore protection!

    As I write I listen to Joe Biden’s speech...between “Plugs” Biden and Sandra Fluke I believe these are signs of the Dumbocrat Party imploding.

  • Freep a Poll! (did you listen to bill klintoon's speech?)

    09/06/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    firefox to dynachrome
    Yes...wouldn't have missed it for the world. He has the greatest facility in distorting the facts and stats and making the Elmer Gantry, revivalist, snake-oil pitchman, fake, phony, fraud delivery.
    Does he not look like, in fact, a cross between W.C.Fields and Mickey Rooney (no disrespect intended to them)
  • Republican VP Short List = Nasty Media Hit List

    08/08/2012 7:40:31 PM PDT · 9 of 24
    firefox to Kaslin
    Thank you for the opportunity to comment on one of the lowest pieces of swamp slime ever to crawl in the primordial soup...Ed Schultz!
    Do you get the colossal joke! Can you imagine Ed Schultz, flailing in the alluvial and offal of his Leftist opinions sharing a genetic disposition with slugs like Bob Beckel, labeling Sen. Rubio sarcastically as a “Pretty Boy”.
    This is the type of comment by that type of protoplasm that makes me think that Bob Bennet’s book “The End of Outrage” was the most significant piece written in the 20th century.
    Surely to not be outraged by the attack of such a chromosomally-challenged puke would be astounding!
  • Poll: Romney’s Favorability Ratings Unchanged Since Spring

    08/08/2012 7:17:50 PM PDT · 15 of 36
    firefox to tsowellfan
    Hello out there....this is a Washington Post-ABC poll of 1000 + what!!! Do you know the meaning of meaningless?!

    But you are essentially correct...Romney has to set his hair on fire once or he said he would not do in the past....

  • Evangelical Christian Support of Santorum Marks New High in US Protestant-Catholic Relations

    03/25/2012 3:04:12 PM PDT · 9 of 19
    firefox to cripplecreek

    May Catholics and Protestants in this country from now on be called “Christians” alone.

    John 3:10
    “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”

  • White House slams Newt for criticizing Obama’s Trayvon remarks (Newt hammers and stuns Obama )

    03/25/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT · 47 of 90
    firefox to firefox

    Make that Trayvon Martin.

  • White House slams Newt for criticizing Obama’s Trayvon remarks (Newt hammers and stuns Obama )

    03/25/2012 2:30:26 PM PDT · 45 of 90
    firefox to All

    The Trayvon Williams case is a golden opportunity to undermine the Florida concealed carry laws (disturbing to Liberals) and “stand your ground” concept. While Jeb Bush is on an “apology” tour for signing “stand your ground” you might be interested in this citation from the website

    “In 1987, when Florida enacted such legislation, critics warned that the “Sunshine State” would become the “Gunshine State.” Contrary to their predictions, homicide rates dropped faster than the national average. Further, through 1997, only one permit holder out of the over 350,000 permits issued, was convicted of homicide. (Source: Kleck, Gary Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control, p 370. Walter de Gruyter, Inc., New York, 1997.) If the rest of the country behaved as Florida’s permit holders did, the U.S. would have the lowest homicide rate in the world.”

  • Michigan to Romney: Go away

    02/14/2012 8:44:06 PM PST · 24 of 33
    firefox to vaudine

    I largely agree with you as to why Santorum lost his Senate race. However, Specter did deliver two SOTUS justices. You may disagree as I do with Santorum on his social values focus but I believe his motives and sincerity. He also has a good conservative record and a fine intellect.

    I believe he can win because he can be the Republican rock star...young,feisty appealing to a wide range of people. That’s how Obama got the votes. Many vote personality..what kind of personality did Juan McCain have...certainly far from that of a rock star...more like a rock!

  • What changed ? Why is the wind in our face now ?

    02/14/2012 8:26:01 PM PST · 35 of 73
    firefox to se_ohio_young_conservative

    OReilly’s not so damned smart either! Does anyone here really believe him when he states that Obama is well-intentioned but above his pay grade...Gee sounds like someone else we know!
    Today OReilly made a serious mistake in Talking Points saying that Revenues are too low. WRONG!! Revenues are at least as great as they were in the Bush years even adjusted for inflation! That was a particularly stupid, unresearched comment on OReilly’s part. Give us a break..that’s a Dem talking point!
    The point is everything from everyone has to be verified and analyzed.

  • What changed ? Why is the wind in our face now ?

    02/14/2012 8:10:51 PM PST · 26 of 73
    firefox to Jonty30

    You are quite right. But note that santorum, at one point, was beating Obama in polls. The great unwashed looks at the Republican nomination squabble and doesn’t sense stability. Once that contest is over things will change. The nominee, like Gabriel, will have a message to trumpet.
    Keep in mind that Harris and Gallup had Reagan losing to Carter up until the election of 1980. (talk about rigged polling)
    BTW some of you think the Libs are so damn smart...can you say alienate 59% of the Catholic vote?

  • Gingrich is a hero for arguing for “ethical capitalism”

    01/13/2012 7:18:39 PM PST · 75 of 391
    firefox to Hoodat

    Oh really!...was Newt paid $1.6 million or $35,000.00 per month as he claims. Did he lobby or was he an advisor?

    Once you open the can of worms, as Romney foolishly did, you will find that folks will not be interested in wading through the finer points and details of whether the anti-Bain video is true or not.

    Point is...perception is reality for many, unfortunately.

  • Gingrich is a hero for arguing for “ethical capitalism”

    01/13/2012 7:08:53 PM PST · 66 of 391
    firefox to Pelham

    I’d suggest Burnham’s “Suicide of the West” because that is what’s happening!

  • Gingrich is a hero for arguing for “ethical capitalism”

    01/13/2012 7:03:15 PM PST · 56 of 391
    firefox to All

    I don’t think the discussion should be about Ethical Capitalism at all. In reality Romney took a low, but highly effective shot at Newt with his allegatiion about Newt making 1.6 million lobbying for Fannie Mae.
    Romney follwed up in interviews with the “If you can’t take the heat...” bromide.
    Newt decided NOT to lay down. Now Mitt is taking the heat and all of a sudden the conversation is how we Conservatives are disparaging Capitalism...B@$$&*#t!

    Mitt is showing himself almost as low as Paul.

  • Daily TRUNEWS Broadcast - December 14, 2011 Guest John F. McManus

    12/15/2011 11:24:39 AM PST · 5 of 5
    firefox to this is my country

    There is a lot I could say about the Republican candidates but here is my bottom line: It is what you do not what you say.

    1.Newt praised what! Newt praised Andy what! He likes unions...yes they provide discipline and organization to workers in a country ruled by law and order. Management should be more careful as to what they hand over to unions.

    2.He delivered a climate message with what! He followed that by testifying AGAINST Cap ‘n’ Trade!

    3.He has helped bring about Four Balanced Budgets.

    4. He brought Clinton kicking and screaming to sign Welfare reform.

    5.He was instrumental in 1994 making the House Republican. (First time in 40 years) Even Bachmann was a member of his Conservative Opportunity Society in the House and in the 2008 nomination process had nothing but praise for Newt. Santorum saw Newt as his role model.

    And most importantly for me, I am one of those Conservatives who not only champions the Second Amendent, but sees that as my litmus test for a candidate. Newt was the only candidate to appear before the NRA 2011 annual convention and speak in support of the Second Amendment.

    Romney sent the NRA convention a tape of his speech. Romney, supporting his reputation as a Progressive, Opportunist, Centrist what have you, was the first Governor of the first state to sign an Assault Rifle Ban and hand the Left a BIG win.

    If they are willing to take away your right to defend yourself and your family, then they are willing to take away all the others with no hesitation.

    This is my country too!!

  • Media aghast at 'Gingrich is Kim Kardashian of GOP' video

    12/11/2011 4:33:37 PM PST · 33 of 38
    firefox to Jane Austen

    Oh My...I really don’t know if I can vote for someone without those most important family values. After all, that’s the kind of thing that would keep those nasty Iranians at bay!

  • Romney or Obama: Another Time for.. (A Chew Toy For the Kitties)

    12/11/2011 3:40:14 PM PST · 41 of 68
    firefox to MNJohnnie

    I love your rant. It is extremely well-written. I didn’t at first realize who you were directing it to and thought your target was Chris Matthews. A little less circumlocution next time please.

  • Forget Gingrich and Romney, Republican voters win this latest debate

    11/23/2011 6:31:58 PM PST · 7 of 20
    firefox to SatinDoll

    I read your link. This is not about “Amnesty”. You should read the Red Card proposal on the Krieble Report (

    Gingrich emphasized the point that he was for documenting illegal workers for a temporary work period...FOR THE PUPOSE OF CONTROL OVER THE PROBLEM ,NOT FOR CITIZENSHIP!!!

    Many surveys show American majorities believe the border control problem is not solvable without a better system for managing the labor problem. The Red Card proposes that.

    BTW Romney’s record shows that he was truly for AMNESTY a few years ago.

  • The results of the election suggest an increasingly partisan Coeur d'Alene.

    11/23/2011 5:59:04 PM PST · 21 of 29
    firefox to All

    You would have to be in a coma to be truly non-partisan. Besides, a town that insists upon pronouncing its name “Curdlin” rather than the more elegant French pronunciation hardly deserves much attention.

  • Drilling Debate in Cooperstown, N.Y., Is Personal

    10/30/2011 3:09:20 PM PDT · 21 of 63
    firefox to Eva

    The only reason Fracking exists is because of the severe restrictions on drilling/exploration in Alaska..deep water in the Gulf of Mexico...the Pacific...bans in Florida such as championed by former Gov. Jeb Bush...recovery from oil shale...opposition to the Canadian pipeline...moves by the EPA to eliminate coal...
    Other than those reasons Fracking woould be too costly and inefficient a process if the aforementioned restrictions were removed. But the same people who oppose Fracking have made it not only possible, but inevitable by supporting those restrictions!!

  • Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong...hiding truth (See #3)

    10/30/2011 2:10:02 PM PDT · 23 of 40
    firefox to Paladin2

    Help me out here!!

    Isn’t this the Richard Muller who posed arguments against the East Anglia warming studies saying there was insufficient statistical data and NO Peer Review??????

  • Armed guards to protect British ships from pirates

    10/30/2011 12:59:06 PM PDT · 31 of 36
    firefox to george76

    Had the U.N. Small Arms treaty been law, the legality of nations arming their merchant ships in international waters would have been disputed...perhaps even abrogated.

    To Americans this arming is only common sense and self-defense. Yet, somehow, to the British this is a ponderously difficult issue for them; a profound change that may lead to a radical undermining of British society and four o’clock tea..

    Go Figure!

  • Dumbest Comment of the Weekend

    10/30/2011 11:25:19 AM PDT · 25 of 37
    firefox to onyx

    Thank you for the history lesson...although somewhat gratuitous and overly-precise.

    BTW... Rick Sanctimonious lost his last PA Senate race by 20 points...gotta make you wonder what he is doing up there on the debate stage with the other folks besides drawing air and taking up space.

    Some years ago Rick was the fair-haired boy in the Republican party. He has since been replaced with Rubio, Ryan and others.

    What has he got remaining other than a permanent guest spot on the Greta show?

  • Dumbest Comment of the Weekend

    10/30/2011 10:34:39 AM PDT · 11 of 37
    firefox to Luther1917

    Until recently I was a huge fan of Rick Santorum. I thought he was one of the great Conservative heroes. I was wrong!!!!
    He has gratuitously disparaged Governor Perry on and off the debate stage. Santorum made Perry’s support of in-state tuition for illegals into a “subsidy” for illegals, when in fact, there is no “subsidy”. An illegal seeking access to a Texas University must satisfy residency requirements and have made active application for citizenship. (Illegals are given access to Pennsylvania colleges and universities)
    Most recently Santorum seemed compelled to make a comment on the Perry hunting camp when he could have either said nothing or pointed to the absurdity of the dredged-up, unsubstantiated story. Santorum violated Ronald Reagan’s 11th rule for Republicans which is not to disparage fellow Republicans.
    Santorum’s patterns and themes suggest that he is either a “stalking horse” or just incredibly sanctimonious...maybe both!
    Give the people of Iowa the benefit of the doubt wherein they have seen a difference between sanctimony and social conservatism.