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Posts by GourmetDan

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  • Neanderthal: New Images of an Ancient Enemy

    03/30/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · 133 of 148
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "That is an anti-survival behavior. Whatever genetic traits lead to it are, I believe, being eliminated."

    All hail the almighty god of evolution. Able to eliminate genetic traits that lead to 'anti-survival behavior' as well as produce them in the first place. All conveniently available on-demand as required for the next 'just so' story. There truly is nothing that evolution can't do.

    Well, except that it doesn't seem to be able to stop adherents from constantly begging the question and engaging in the most ridiculous logical fallacies offered as apologetics.

  • Mystery solved? Turin Shroud linked to Resurrection of Christ

    03/30/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT · 38 of 77
    GourmetDan to Swordmaker
    "...because The IMAGE ON THE SHROUD is what the apostles saw and mistook for the risen Jesus!"

    And because they were so spooked, they didn't notice Judas hiding behind it giving voiceover...

  • Coral links ice to ancient 'mega flood'

    03/30/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT · 9 of 29
    GourmetDan to Red Badger
    "It is vital that we look into Earth’s geological past to understand rare but high impact events, such as the collapse of giant ice sheets that occurred 14,600 years ago," said Dr Alex Thomas of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, an author of the paper. "Our work gives a window onto an extreme event in which deglaciation coincided with a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea levels – an ancient ‘mega flood’. Sea level rose more than ten times more quickly than it is rising now! This is an excellent test bed for climate models: if they can reproduce this extraordinary event, it will improve confidence that they can also predict future change accurately."

    The real reason for this 'research'? To get you to believe in a computer-model that 'predicts' global-warming. Obviates the need to support their contentions with real evidence. Computer-models are the old physics 'thought experiements' applied to new 'scientific' imaginations. GIGO

  • Papua New Guineans Among World's First Farmers

    03/30/2012 12:53:36 PM PDT · 11 of 16
    GourmetDan to SatinDoll

    Well, it was a nice story anyway...

  • Papua New Guineans Among World's First Farmers

    03/30/2012 12:03:30 PM PDT · 8 of 16
    GourmetDan to SatinDoll
    "Most of the domesticated plants that occurr in the equatorial areas of the world cannot be grown in northern or southern latitudes, so farmers would have been unlikey to migrate unless forced to do so by a catastrohpe, such as rapidly rising sea levels."

    Must have been Democrats. Why else move to a whole 'nother latitude instead of just to higher ground?

  • Boehner: Despite deep differences, Obama and I 'get along just fine'

    03/28/2012 12:42:49 PM PDT · 52 of 77
    GourmetDan to Paul Ross
    "Reagan, who we all truly love, was too trusting."

    Too trusting? They almost killed him just 'getting his attention'. Once he understood how the game was really played, he became much more cooperative.

  • Boehner: Despite deep differences, Obama and I 'get along just fine'

    03/28/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT · 41 of 77
    GourmetDan to MaxMax

    The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

  • Justices poised to strike down entire healthcare law

    03/28/2012 11:15:52 AM PDT · 153 of 323
    GourmetDan to AuH2ORepublican
    "There are 47 Republicans in the Senate, and even with a few RINOs there, it is unfathomable that we would fail to get 41 of them to filibuster last-minute nominations by a defeated, lame-duck Democrat president."

    Surely you jest.

    The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

  • Obama Lawyer Laughed at In Supreme Court

    03/26/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT · 48 of 96
    GourmetDan to Hostage

    I think you are correct.

  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 7:44:36 AM PDT · 78 of 174
    GourmetDan to mojitojoe

    He will try to do something even if he loses.

    Between the election and the inauguration.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/25/2012 11:29:08 AM PDT · 638 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "There isn't a speck of logical deduction contained within your "example". Anyone can say anything happened as a result of some arbitrary belief, but that does not come even remotely close to being a logical proof. You actually have to have supporting evidence."

    It's called the fallacy of affirming the consequent and that's exactly how belief in evolution works.

    "Given this statement, and your other post in which you described science as being philosophical mumbo-jumbo and philosophy as having a logical evidentiary basis, I am left with only two logical possibilities here. Either you really do have an extraordinarily muddled understanding of both philosophy and science, or you are what is popularly known as a troll. I am leaning towards the latter interpretation."

    Misrepresenting the statements of others in order to draw an unflattering characterization isn't a substantive argument.

  • Witness Says Zimmerman was Attacked by Martin

    03/24/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT · 40 of 78
    GourmetDan to caww
    I know, how they are trying to frame this in order to create drama, press and political hype is beyond disgusting."

    I think they're trying to start a race-war.

    There's no other reason to report this way.

  • Analysis: Why U.S. high court may uphold healthcare law

    03/23/2012 8:06:53 AM PDT · 37 of 57
    GourmetDan to Bruinator
    "A judge that bases decisions on adherance to the Constitution is not by any means and “activist” judge."

    It's all about controlling the language. Those who control the language control the debate. Remember 'pro' choice, 'gay' lifestyle, reducing 'earned' income credits for people who paid no taxes is a tax 'increase'.

    Such people used to be known as liars. Now they are 'spin doctors'.

    Oy!

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/21/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT · 631 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom; jda
    "OTOH, the theory of evolution is based in scientific observation, and revised as new information is learned. As far as I can tell, it is apolitical. Scientists use it just as one would expect scientists to use any scientific theory."

    If modern physics and cosmology are as 'apolitical' as this site indicates, the current definition of "apolitical" doesn't lend much support for objectivity in 'evolution'.

    "Natural Philosophy" is the name by which "physics" was known in the time of Isaac Newton, and well into the 19th century. We return to it mainly in order to emphasize that the more profound and circumspect approach to nature during those years is needed once again. We seek renewed respect for philosophy, especially for logic; and also for the everyday application of reason and of respect for evidence known as common sense -- which should be considered a foundation for, rather than a contrast to, genuine science."

    "Modern physics regularly disdains both logic and common sense, and prefers interpretations of evidence favoring the bizarre and irrational. The resulting theories reflect the real world much less than they do the special biases of the interpreters--as suggested by the critical movement of constructivism, based largely on the thought of Thomas Kuhn. Other and more logical interpretations of all the same evidence and applications (even of nuclear energy) alleged to confirm special relativity, etc., are quite possible."

    "Reigning paradigms in physics and cosmology have for many decades been protected from open challenge by extreme intolerance, excluding debate about the most crucial problems from major journals and meetings."

    I am shocked, shocked at the level of intolerance among 'scientists'. Anybody see any creationists at this site?

    Natural Philosophy Alliance

    Anybody studied anything by Karl Popper lately?

  • Vanity: Genesis As Science, Chapter 1

    03/21/2012 10:55:35 AM PDT · 122 of 147
    GourmetDan to metmom
    "If the entire mass of a supergiant star that goes supernova is so great that when it collapses on itself it forms a black hole so that even light cannot escape its gravitational pull, what do scientists do with singularly, which contained the mass of the ENTIRE universe, not just one star?"

    Black holes are theoretical mathematical objects. Essentially they are division by zero and nothing more.

    These guys have a better grasp on how the universe actually works. Observable, testable, scalable... plasma.

    The Electric Universe

  • Why Obama Will Lose in November

    03/20/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT · 29 of 53
    GourmetDan to Jeff Head
    "Obama is afraid of Newt because he knows Newt would hand his head on a platter every time that had a debate or discussion on virtually any topic."

    If Newt does get the nomination, watch the media introduce a new debate format that will neutralize this advantage. Don't know what it might be, I just know that's what will happen.

  • Why Obama Will Lose in November

    03/20/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT · 28 of 53
    GourmetDan to Jeff Head
    "Obama is afraid of Newt because he knows Newt would hand his head on a platter every time that had a debate or discussion on virtually any topic."

    If Newt does get the nomination, watch the media introduce a new debate format that will neutralize this advantage. Don't know what it might be, I just know that's what will happen.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/20/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT · 621 of 669
    GourmetDan to wagglebee

    Well sure. Seems to be a given that any ‘theory’ that is based on the ‘death of the unfit’ is going to end up causing the death of ‘the unfit’.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/20/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT · 619 of 669
    GourmetDan to wagglebee

    Claiming that science is not a ‘religion’ is a red-herring that gets thrown out to divert attention from the fact that ‘science’ is based on philosophical naturalism.

    The fact that this renders it useless for opining on unobserved, assumed time-frames and unobserved, assumed events must be avoided at all costs.

  • Police charge father after he offers to help girls during snow storm

    03/19/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT · 65 of 104
    GourmetDan to Colonel Kangaroo
    "The officers asked if anyone had called me who told me that they had been investigating me, to which I replied no. They immediately both accused me of lying to them about someone calling me and proceeded to ask me again in several different ways the same question."

    Never Talk to the Police

  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/18/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · 47 of 84
    GourmetDan to billybudd

    The War on Terror should take care of any constitutional liberties that the War on Drugs wasn’t able to eliminate.

  • AT&T Loses Throttling Case, Pays $935 to Customer (Unlimited Data Plan is Limited)

    03/18/2012 11:34:36 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    GourmetDan to Dallas59

    Some company cultures never change.

    I have avoided AT&T for years because they used to overcharge me on long-distance before the breakup. I see that the protege’s of old-line management have kept the anti-customer culture alive.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/18/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT · 605 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "I have little use for philosophers, and little patience for attempts by people untrained in the scientific method at trying to describe it."

    Unfortunately, failing to appreciate philosophers leaves one ignorant of the degree to which philosophy permeates one's 'scientific' worldview. A person could even end up claiming no philosophical influence on worldview which, as philosophy explains, is impossible.

    Wouldn't it be funny if avoiding philosophy in the science curriculum has had the 'unintended' (?) consequence of raising up a whole host of philosophical naturalists who deny the influence of philosophy on their worldview?

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/18/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · 604 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom; Alamo-Girl
    "Apparently, the only evidence you would accept would be a recording made by a time machine that can go back and observe (maybe by time-lapse photography?) the process of evolution as it occurred. That will never exist. Nor will we ever find every single fossil example of every member of a single unbroken lineage stretching back hundreds of millions of years, in which we can see the morphological changes as they occur. That we cannot document every single step along the way does not mean it didn't happen, or that the progression is fundamentally different than what we logically deduce."

    Again, this 'begs the question' by assuming that the 'process of evolution' has occurred even as you admit that you cannot scientifically demonstrate that it has occurred. This is the same philosophy that produced the theory of punctuated equilibrium which 'predicted' that the evidence necessary to support it would not be found. This simply isn't science, it is philosophy.

    And, as I pointed out previously, logical deduction is firmly grounded in philosophy; making it no better at explaining reality than the philosophy which underlies it. In order for philosophy not to underly belief in evolution, there must be evidence that uniquely supports evolution without appeal to the 'a priori' philosophical belief of the proponent.

    If evolution is so firmly established as science, there should be some unique evidence in evolution that would be impossible for a biology created with a broad ability to adapt.

    "Does it mean my results were invalid (assuming all other components of the experiment were constant)?"

    Where are the results of the 'historical' experiments documenting 'evolution' that were observed in unobserved time and unobservable assumed events? It is the logical fallacy of equivocation to equate observable experiments with assumed unobservable events. It should be obvious that is a non sequitur.

    "To reject the observations that led to the formulation of the theory of evolution, and to its refinements over the years is to essentially reject just about all science--even physics."

    Straw man warning. It is not the observations that are at issue. It is the underlying philosophy through which those observations are interpreted that is the issue.

    "Although you apparently reject my specific scientific discipline as "historical" because I make heavy use of evolutionary theory, I have never heard anyone describing biochemistry as "soft", or any science as "historical"."

    Which brings us back to the question that asked what 'remarkable advance' could only have been made using an evolutionary framework?

    "You are perfectly welcome to propose an alternate explanation, test it scientifically, and publish it if it stands up to the scientific scrutiny."

    Isn't this more 'question begging' since the issue in question is whether or not 'the explanation' (evolution) is itself subject to scientific testing and scrutiny?

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/18/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT · 600 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "If logical deductions are not a valid part of scientific method, then not only must we throw away science, but we should ditch criminal law, as well."

    Logical deductions are always based on philosophical beliefs.

    "People make extrapolations about the most likely sequence of events all the time, without direct observation. Fact of life: we cannot observe every process at all times.

    This time we have the logical fallacy of the non sequitur. The fact that people make extrapolations all the time and the fact that we cannot observe every process at all times does not mean that it is 'scientific' to extrapolate back into unobserved time frames and assumed unobserved events to support the philsophical belief in evolution.

    Logical deduction =/= philosophy."

    Logical deduction is firmly based in a person's philosophy. If I believe that the Easter Bunny leaves candy eggs on Easter morning and I go out and see candy eggs on Sunday morning, I will logically deduce that the Easter Bunny left them. The evolutionary bias in 'science' is as firmly based on philosophy as is belief in the Easter Bunny.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/18/2012 8:06:30 AM PDT · 597 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "Obviously, you have absolutely no understanding of how the scientific method works, and no desire to learn how it works. I included a link to an explanation of it, even though I think that trying to describe it to you is a waste of time."

    Ah, again with assigning motive to me. Do you feel that you need to do that to establish a position?

    One question. How is the scientific method able to reproduce extrapolations made back into unobserved time and unobservable assumed evolutionary events?

    "All anti-scientists have a motivation."

    And scientists don't? LOL!

    "That is the only motivation that makes sense within the context of creationism-based anti-science. If you didn't feel that scientific fact is a threat to your religion, you wouldn't be arguing so strenuously against it."

    Again with implying that you know my motivations. How often should I tell you that you have no idea what my motivations are before you stop assigning motive to me? Hmmm?

    "If logical deductions are not a valid part of scientific method, then not only must we throw away science, but we should ditch criminal law, as well."

    So you equate science with criminal law? Do you realize how subjective criminal law is? You do realize that police are allowed to lie to suspects to gain confessions and prosecutors withhold evidence if the right questions aren't asked (Ted Stevens' trial as the most recent example). Are scientists likewise allowed to lie to the public and withhold evidence that doesn't support the story they want the public to believe? I don't think you meant to be quite so honest in your comparison, but I appreciate it nonetheless.

    "You mean, like testing the supposition that events outlined in Genesis actually took place as described--that circa 6000 years ago, God spoke and the entire universe sprang into existence? That God spoke again, and all of the plants and animals sprang fully formed from the soil? That God took a bit more of the soil and formed a man, and took a rib from that man to make his nearly identical twin sister? Please, you tell me, because I have no idea."

    By admitting that extrapolations into unobserved time and unobserved assumed events are equivalent to the Biblical account of creation, you have admitted the philosophical and religious nature of 'science' (aka philosophical naturalism).

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/18/2012 7:46:45 AM PDT · 572 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "Out of those, 26/40, or 65% were studies directly examining evolutionary principles."

    Unfortunately, 'examining evolutionary principles' simply begs the question that evolution exists in the first place. Again we see the use of logical fallacy as 'argument' for evolution.

    You said, "...remarkable advances in the biological and medical sciences which wouldn't have been possible without that theoretical framework" and have failed to name a single one. Lots of hand-waving but couldn't name a single 'remarkable advance'.

    I'm trying to understand what 'remarkable advance' you think couldn't have been made without an evolutionary framework? Should be easy for you to name one so that we could discuss it.

    "The field of microbiology uses the theory of evolution extensively. Microorganisms evolve constantly, which puts selective pressure on us to evolve, which puts pressure on them, etc., in a kind of biological arms-race."

    And how would that differ from a biology that was created with a broad ability to adapt? Unless you contend that certain unique evidences are supportive only of evolution, you are engaging in a philosophical choice, not reaching an empirical conclusion.

    "Whether you choose to accept the scientific evidence, or you continue to deny its existence because you feel that acknowledging it is equivalent to admitting that there is no basis for religious faith is up to you."

    Ah, again with implying that you can understand my beliefs and motivations. You couldn't be more wrong. But I understand that you need to misrepresent me before you respond to my points.

    So, to reiterate...

    What scientific evidence have I denied?

    What 'remarkable advance' could only have been made using an evolutionary framework?

    And how does one test extrapolations made back into unobserved time and unobservable assumed events?

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/17/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT · 562 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "Starting with the fact that I'm a real scientist, and I did make that claim, as I believe most real scientists that I know would also claim, that rather shows your last statement was disproved before you even typed it."

    Can you not see that you simply 'begged the question' as to whether you and your stated belief that 'most real scientists you know' (fallacy of appeal to popular opinion noted) are, in fact, real scientists? A scientist relies on observation and testing. There is simply no way to scientifically observe and test the claim that 'evolution resultd in sapient and sentient species'. You pile fallacy on top of fallacy on top of fallacy and claim it is 'science'. It is not. That is purely a philosophical position, not a scientific one.

    "You may choose to believe that sapient and sentient species do not exist."

    Another strawman fallacy where you try to imply what I may believe. As I said, fallacy on top of fallacy on top of fallacy.

    "As I've said, I really don't get into all of that existentialist nonsense aka philosophy."

    The fact is that philosophy and logical fallacy are the bulk of your position.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/17/2012 11:08:34 AM PDT · 561 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom
    "How you can assume that something is present despite no evidence of it is beyond me."

    No, the point was that you claim to be able to 'test' something that may not be there because you claim to be able to 'quantitate' from 'evidence' when what you are really doing is extrapolating based on a philosophy.

    "And simply rejecting the huge body of evidence supporting "macro" evolution because you think that evolution is proof-positive that God does not exist and you don't want to believe that God doesn't exist is not a valid argument."

    So now you claim to know that I "think that evolution is proof-positive that God does not exist and you don't want to believe that God doesn't exist is not a valid argument." Not even an original strawman but entirely fallacious nonetheless.

    "If you want to address the actual evidence, and you can offer a scientifically-sound, hypothesis-driven alternate theory, by all means, feel free to do so."

    Again... the 'evidence' is simply philosophy masquerading as 'science'.

    "I should also point out that just because a science is primarily observation based, and not controlled-experiment based, does not make the science invalid. I already discussed this."

    And I already pointed out that extrapolating observations into unobservable, assumed events is not science but philosophy.

    "As far as extrapolating goes, that is a perfectly valid method of advancing science. In order to extrapolate, one must make certain assumptions which one believes are supported by the data. Those assumptions can be tested."

    So how does one test extrapolations made back into unobserved time and unobservable assumed events?

  • The "Inconvenient Tale" of the Original King James Bible

    03/17/2012 9:07:03 AM PDT · 27 of 617
    GourmetDan to SuzyQue
    Isaiah is the key to understanding what 'The Scriptures' are. The patterns that exist when the correct books in the correct order are assembled is shown by The Wheel with the Wheel.

    Change the order, change the books from the one outlined in Isaiah and the pattern disappears. This tells you what the intended structure is for Scripture.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/17/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT · 558 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom; spirited irish
    "I say that the fact that the physical and chemical processes driving evolution resulted in sapient and sentient species despite the logic that would seem to indicate that awareness is not a property of physical matter is proof positive that God exists."

    You may believe that 'evolution resulted in sapient and sentient species' as a philosophical position but it is scientifically impossible to claim that it is a fact. Real scientists know that and would never make that claim.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/17/2012 8:42:20 AM PDT · 557 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom; spirited irish
    "Evolution, as a theory, works very well, as can be seen by the remarkable advances in the biological and medical sciences which wouldn't have been possible without that theoretical framework."

    What remarkable advance could not have been made without belief in evolution?

    "But science is only a method of describing the physical universe, which simply cannot be used to examine non-physical topics."

    Evolution is just such a non-physical topic. It is a philosophical belief, unobservable and untestable. Evolutionary 'theories' such as punctuated equilibrium actually predict that evidence to support them cannot be found.

    This is clearly philosophical no matter how many times you claim that it is not.

  • Darwinism the root of the culture of death: expert

    03/17/2012 8:35:15 AM PDT · 556 of 669
    GourmetDan to exDemMom; Alamo-Girl
    "Again, scientists cannot test what isn't there. If you have a way to test, examine, or quantitate something of which there is no evidence, please share it."

    Do you see how easily you fell into logical fallacy here? You went from 'cannot test what isn't there' to 'test, examine, or quantitate something of which there is no evidence'. Very smooth move there. Very smooth.

    The assumed events known as the Big Bang, long-ages, abiogenesis and macroevolution are clearly untestable and may or may not exist. By slipping in the requirement for 'no evidence' you have moved from science to interpretation and philosophy. This allows you to claim that 'evidence' (no matter how flimsy) for these assumed events exists that allows you to 'quantitate' them.

    In reality, you are not 'quantitating', you are extrapolating and that act assumes that extrapolation is not only possible but appropriate; something that you must assume and cannot know. This is not science, no matter how often you claim that it is. It is philosophy.

  • Chris Matthews Says Evangelicals See Catholics (and Mormons) as Cultists. Is He Right or Wrong?

    03/15/2012 5:55:10 PM PDT · 66 of 71
    GourmetDan to NYer

    Chris Matthews says, “Let’s watch you and him attack each other!”

  • Sex-deprived fruit flies drink more alcohol: New study could uncover answers for human addictions

    03/15/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT · 41 of 50
    GourmetDan to Secret Agent Man
    "Not the same. There’s no chemical reward/alteration going on with someone just doing the same chore every day."

    Not what I was talking about...

  • Sex-deprived fruit flies drink more alcohol: New study could uncover answers for human addictions

    03/15/2012 2:25:21 PM PDT · 39 of 50
    GourmetDan to knarf
    "Hell ... 'learned THAT jit at the age of 17 !"

    I don't know... does that make you smarter than a fruit-fly? ;-)

  • Maher Defends Calling Palin C-Word, Says Limbaugh Attacked A ‘Civilian’

    03/15/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · 62 of 93
    GourmetDan to Free ThinkerNY

    Liars can always come up with a reason why their behavior is excused and yours is not. That’s why they’re liars...

  • Sex-deprived fruit flies drink more alcohol: New study could uncover answers for human addictions

    03/15/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT · 34 of 50
    GourmetDan to CTyank
    "So if my wife wants me to stop drinking...."

    Unfortunately, rehab is probably in your future. ;-)

  • Sex-deprived fruit flies drink more alcohol: New study could uncover answers for human addictions

    03/15/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT · 32 of 50
    GourmetDan to Secret Agent Man
    "Just stating that physical changes are real and do happen in people who are hooked on many different kinds of substances."

    I'm thinking that behaviors have the same effect on brain chemistry...

  • Biden defends auto bailout - says it prevented a 'new Depression'

    03/15/2012 12:51:13 PM PDT · 2 of 31
    GourmetDan to Free ThinkerNY

    “For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, a horse was lost. For the want of a horse, a rider was lost. For the want of a rider, a message was lost. For the want of a message, a battle was lost. For the want of a battle, a war was lost. For the want of a war, a nation was lost. All for the want of a nail.”

    I saved the nation just the other day myself. Picked up a nail out of the street and prevented a flat tire...

  • Obama: "Do Not Tell Me That We're Not Drilling. We're Drilling All Over This Country"

    03/15/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT · 53 of 60
    GourmetDan to Former Fetus

    Set that strawman up and knock him down!

    Works on the weak-minded every time.

    O certainly is a man for his time...

  • GOP leadership drops the ball on Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    03/15/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT · 26 of 52
    GourmetDan to Bluebird Singing
    "I think Boehner and the others have been blackmailed and have made the decision to put their lives above the good of the country."

    I don't think you can even get into a high-position in government unless you are 'blackmailable'.

    Gotta be some way to get da boyz to do the wrong thing all the time...

  • ACT NOW: Support the Scott Gardner Act (H.R. 3808 - Mandatory Deportation for DUI Illegals)

    03/15/2012 8:20:24 AM PDT · 7 of 16
    GourmetDan to Doors
    "I don’t want one tax dollar to be spent on housing these scumbags in jail. Get them out!"

    Sending them back is just a 'get out of jail free' card.

    They'll be back in a month.

  • Michelle Obama wears Marchesa to state dinner

    03/15/2012 7:15:19 AM PDT · 107 of 130
    GourmetDan to Vor Lady
    "When did First Ladies start wearing dresses with trains?"

    Marie Antoinette?

  • Concealed-carry changes would keep streets safer

    03/15/2012 6:50:36 AM PDT · 6 of 15
    GourmetDan to sigzero

    No no. The 2nd Amendment didn’t give you that right. Every man has the God-given right to arms to defend himself. The 2nd Amendment merely enumerated that right. Big difference.

    If the 2nd Amendment is eliminated, has your right to arm and defend yourself disappeared as well? No, it has not because the right to self-defense comes from God and not from men.

  • GOP leadership drops the ball on Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    03/15/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT · 3 of 52
    GourmetDan to marktwain

    The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

  • California Freepers (Vanity)

    03/14/2012 3:52:53 PM PDT · 13 of 155
    GourmetDan to Melas
    "I’d follow her to Hell and back."

    See post #5.

  • California Freepers (Vanity)

    03/14/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT · 2 of 155
    GourmetDan to Melas

    Aren’t you going to miss her?

  • Husband charged after wife allegedly shoots him(SC)

    03/14/2012 3:45:28 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    GourmetDan to marktwain
    "Experts say children who witness their mother being beaten by their father or defending them from their father must deal with a very traumatic experience."

    OTOH, children who witness their mother shooting their father suffer no ill effects...

  • Husband charged after wife allegedly shoots him(SC)

    03/14/2012 3:43:33 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    GourmetDan to marktwain
    "The entire fight deputies say went down..."

    Went down? What kind of writing is that?

    Oh... looked at author bio. Never mind...