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  • How Could Anyone With An IQ Above 4 Vote for Obama or Hillary?

    01/31/2016 10:37:02 PM PST · 10 of 78
    iacovatx to Stayfree

    Think of it from an economic standpoint. People who vote for these Dems think they are going to loot the richest nation in history (the US). They are going to have their education loans paid off or their college paid for. They are going to get free healthcare. They are going to get treats and money. The Dems will make it all seem fair by demonizing the opposition. The Dem propaganda engine, which is the most powerful and damaging force this free nation has ever suffered, distributes the message.

    Of course, there are some folks who vote for Dems for no other reason than they and their family or neighbors have always voted for Dems. But, in the beginning, they and the others joined the Dems for the loot, too.

    None of them connect the reality of a Cuba or Venezuela with their voting but that is where they are taking us.

  • Democrats attempt to set legal framework to sue the gun industry out of existence

    01/21/2016 8:13:20 AM PST · 30 of 49
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    Remember, this entire issue is oriented by the Dem propaganda machine to convince the uninformed Dem voters that gun manufacturers are evil and have special privileges and the Dems will fix that. That will get votes. The second goal of the Dem politicians is to open up more civil litigation to reward their lawyer donors. That is looting and gets them money. That is all you need to know about this issue. Don’t waste your efforts arguing the logic of safety or legal liability—the Dem politicians quietly laugh at such naivete.

  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, & These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/17/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · 20 of 42
    iacovatx to alloysteel

    “What happens to a state in the United States if it does become bankrupt?”

    That’s a great question. A partial answer is that it shows up as a cash flow failure. The available funds in the state treasury become insufficient to pay current obligations, which means paychecks and other regular payments. The state employees have to wait for paychecks as there would probably, at first, be delays in payments. This is where the feds come in and provide loans to cover shortfalls (I am guessing this is what would happen). It would probably take a long time to balance revenues to payments again. New projects might not be proposed. Hiring freezes would become policy in state agencies. Road repairs on state roads would be reduced or stopped. If there are state bonds, payments might be delayed and the value of the bonds would drop as credit ratings dropped. If this situation persisted, defaults on bonds could occur. Schools could be consolidated (as is frequently proposed in places like NYS now).

    These things could be avoided, of course, by reducing spending now, but the politicians in office now have no incentive to do that because voters don’t blame them for future economic problems that won’t occur for years to come. However, the current politicians are responsible because they are the ones spending and promising more gifts to current voters.

  • Republicans Admit That A Trump Or Cruz Win Will Destroy The GOP For A Generation

    01/05/2016 7:20:35 PM PST · 80 of 145
    iacovatx to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Republicans Admit That A Trump Or Cruz Win Will Destroy The GOP For A Generation”

    I thought this was ok with the GOPe. They were willing to lose a few elections to get rid of the conservative voting base. Of course, I don’t know where they thought they would make up a new voter base and I don’t know why they thought the Dem party would allow them to emerge once the Dem’s had a single party state in their hands, but I never really understood the GOPe anyway. The GOPe has mucked up Presidential elections going back to the early 90s and that seems like a generation by my account. So if another generation was lost to the GOPe, it wouldn’t be a new development. It seems to me, the GOPe is more concerned about losing their gravy train. The GOPe only wants donors, not those pesky voters who are always demanding representation and responsibility.

  • Dem Guest to O'Reilly: Gun Registration Would Stop 'Majority' of Mass Shootings

    01/05/2016 7:09:35 PM PST · 32 of 54
    iacovatx to governsleastgovernsbest

    Although their statements seem ignorant and ill-informed to normal Americans (”conservatives”), these are not stupid people. These spokespeople are propagandists, activists, and may even be true believers. They are soldiers against freedom. They are not stupid. The Dem voters and many in the general population may not be well-informed but these spokespeople are coordinated and deliberate. Don’t mistake their statements for honest ignorance. Understand them for what they are. You could not have a discussion with them—their intention is to direct and suppress you.

    I once had a conversation with a foolish gun owner who was elated at being invited by a documentary journalist to discuss gun control on camera. He was all ready with his information and logic and he was going to inform the world about the truth. Let me guess, I said, they were very friendly and wanted to give you a chance to voice your opinion. They wanted you, a typical white guy in his 50s to show up just like you would be dressed in the outdoors (camo was, no doubt, hoped for by the journalist). I told him flat out that the script was already written and the journalist was only looking for someone to put on video who would help him make his propaganda statement. The gun owner rejected my advice and was adamant he was going to get his point across and at least do a little good. He was a fool. He never followed up regarding how it turned out—I don’t need to wonder.

  • This Is a Real Reason Why Middle-Class Incomes Remain Stagnant

    12/30/2015 9:41:58 AM PST · 16 of 55
    iacovatx to PGR88

    “...middle class wages and savings are pilfered. The politically / government-connected and elite will continue to see increasing income gains vs. the general population as long as we continue on this present path.”

    Yes, what I refer to as “The Great Looting”, goes on. It really burst into being in 1965 under Johnson and has become the central-most principle of federal government since then. It has been the central principle of both political parties in the 21st century. How long it can go on depends on how long the taxpayer can survive increasing taxes and fees and how long the economic system can operate under pressure from competing looters.

  • This Is a Real Reason Why Middle-Class Incomes Remain Stagnant

    12/30/2015 9:36:35 AM PST · 12 of 55
    iacovatx to Uncle Miltie

    Your data is important but I am sure the real world experience of this at your company must be far more dramatic than words can convey. It isn’t only happening in private-sector companies. At two state educational organizations with which I am familiar, there is a tendency to hire PhD’s who need visa support. They were cheap two years ago but they are in demand and it is now harder to get one to accept a job.

    In a recent hiring situation, the tragedy is that a native-born American was rejected in favor of an import who is not as well qualified. I was amused to see the import reject the job.

    This is part of what I call the Government Wage Equilibration Program. When people tout globalization, the naive think it is about trade without realizing that it is also about pay rates that are the same everywhere on earth—otherwise you don’t have a “global” playing field. Globalization, from a business perspective, isn’t just about revenues, it is also about costs.

  • Hillary’s gun confiscation proposal is going to backfire in a big way

    10/17/2015 11:45:11 AM PDT · 16 of 63
    iacovatx to N. Theknow

    “Round up 350 million guns and destroy them...No problem!
    Round up 30 million illegal immigrants and deport them...IMPOSSIBLE!”

    Of course, they can also change the climate if only they raise a few taxes.

    Thank you for a concise and clear post.

  • Donald Trump Blasts NBC During Live 'Today' Show Interview [Puts anchor on the defensive]

    09/21/2015 11:40:10 AM PDT · 10 of 101
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    Trump is pointing out how the media wants to control the information so as to control the election, and by extension, the country. The media must be called out on every manipulation if that control is ever to be wrested from their control.

  • House Dems call for 10-fold increase of Syrian refugees

    09/11/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · 9 of 58
    iacovatx to maggief

    This is simply opening up another avenue (in addition to illegal immigration) to turn red regions into blue regions. They will import more Dems and resettle them into red areas of the country. This is proof they are not trying to help the immigrants, which is just the cover story. Otherwise, they would import them straight into NYC or San Fran.

  • HUGE New Trump Revelation Stuns Hillary, Bernie, and Biden-Pundits Can't Believe It...

    09/09/2015 10:54:57 AM PDT · 16 of 93
    iacovatx to conservativejoy

    While the GOPe, consultants, and the Jeb Bush team worked intently at insulting the base and planning how to win without the base, along comes Trump and implements a strategy for winning without the donor class. Surprise! Bet they didn’t feel vulnerable.

  • CNN's Don Lemon Grills Ben Carson: Rethink Gun Control

    08/28/2015 7:46:15 AM PDT · 12 of 55
    iacovatx to rktman

    It is clear that the Dem Socialists have made human rights removal (self-defense removal) a core goal for the upcoming months. Any event will be used to beat this issue over peoples’ heads. Of course, killings by Dem Socialists and by illegals will be hidden from view.

    Racist, mentally-ill individual attacks personnel of former employer in deluded hate attack. The Dem Socialists immediately blame the gun and go after normal, good citizens’ freedoms.

    It is a technique so ridiculous it can’t work but apparently the propaganda machine of the Dem Socialist Party is going to repeat this for every event they can. They think the defenders of freedom are weak and ignorant. They think they must achieve this important goal for BO before his term ends and achieve the most socialist goals of any time since LBJ. They see this, healthcare control, and achieving a one-party state, as the great socialist triumph of the age and possibly a final spike in the heart of America.

    Don’t let them get an inch closer to their goal.

  • #YUGE! Massive Trouble For Jeb Bush – Campaign Support Collapse In New Hampshire – Polling 7%…

    08/25/2015 1:47:03 PM PDT · 27 of 64
    iacovatx to smoothsailing

    The early donors to Jeb Bush (I warned them) have panicked and realize they flushed their money down the rat hole. Now, they are searching for another R politician they can buy. They will need to blow a lot more cash before they can grasp the reality that any candidate they can buy will either have to flat-out, convincingly lie about the positions he supports or will not be able to get the necessary votes to win. Tough situation for them, after buying so many candidates over the decades, but not my problem.

  • Fake but Accurate: Leading science publisher retracts dozens of papers for fake peer reviews

    08/20/2015 8:23:09 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    iacovatx to ifinnegan

    “I am not sure the process is so weak as opposed to the people being corrupt and incompetent.”

    Thank you for the comment. The process and the people seem to fit together to produce some bad knowledge, it appears. As hard as it might be for some people to grasp, there are quite a few incompetent and corrupt people in the research and publishing system, as you point out.

  • Fake but Accurate: Leading science publisher retracts dozens of papers for fake peer reviews

    08/20/2015 8:48:39 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    iacovatx to TexasFreeper2009

    “A quick tour of any colleges “environmental science” department will quickly dispell any misconception they one might have that these are “scientists”.”

    This seems to have been a long-term effect of the spreading of environmental studies programs and the infiltration of quackery into some environmental science programs. Traditionally, environmental studies programs covered sanitation and public health issues. Students were good analytical chemists, nurses, and physicians. Those programs, like that of the Coll of Public Health at the U of Iowa and others, were and probably still are good programs with good scientists. However, environmental science and environmental “studies” are not the same things. A good public health, biostatistics, and medicine/chemistry program is still a good field of study but programs outside that domain might be political or social vapor.

  • Fake but Accurate: Leading science publisher retracts dozens of papers for fake peer reviews

    08/20/2015 8:19:34 AM PDT · 8 of 18
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    This is just one aspect of the corruption or weaknesses that exist in the research and peer-reviewed journal publication system. There are several problems that are largely ignored. There is fudging and falsification of the actual research. There is “piggybacking” of adding authors who did not contribute to the scholarship to the articles. There is exploitation of research worker bees by senior scientists. There is manipulation, intentional bias, and obnoxious elitism and gatekeeping (common, and it suppresses advancements) in the peer review system. There is even flat-out falsification of publication records by some researchers. I was informed of an “scholar” who simply copied an entire paper published in a highly reputable journal and published it under his or her name in another journal. Then there are a lot of journals that have uncertain peer-reviewer quality—some reviewers can barely read the papers but barf up a review and other reviewers provide ridiculous reviews that actually make the article worse. The process is quite weak.

  • Donald Trump calls out Mark Zuckerberg on immigration

    08/18/2015 9:17:13 AM PDT · 31 of 41
    iacovatx to MarvinStinson

    The low-cost non-citizen employee is also especially popular in universities and colleges. Take a look at the makeup of the faculty and ask yourself why there are so few US-born professors. Long ago, US citizens decided to avoid academic careers because of pervasive discrimination and, now, the low-balling of salaries which can be done because of the supply of non-citizen labor. Most colleges now have a visa specialist in the HR office just for this purpose.

  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 2:43:25 PM PDT · 57 of 95
    iacovatx to 48th SPS Crusader

    Your comment is concise and right on target.

  • Poll: 68% want a change of direction from Obama after next election [So much for Obama's boast]

    08/10/2015 2:34:03 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    This is interesting information as we look toward the 2016 election.

    First, I see the Colin Powell/Donor class wing of the R party is down to 5 percent of Republicans. That’s good—if we could send them off on a cocktail cruise for the next year or so and not have to think about them, it would be a relief.

    Second, the 23 percent of Independents who would vote again for O (the mental illness wing of American voters) can continue to hallucinate about the nobility of independent thinking while waiting for the 3pm meds nurse.

    The chunk of the D party that is disaffected with Hillary (the “I want to be a rich child” wing of the D party—nearly all D’s and all of whom want more parenting and lots of free treats) are never going to vote like responsible citizens and will never get the attention they crave. I think the trauma of losing J Stewart will keep them depressed for a while.

    The portion of the D party that is activist (the moonbat wing—that segment of society that is 50, a pub school teacher, and couldn’t do math more complex than counting change) will continue to cheer for Hillary and wish they had more love. Smile at them and they will be happy.

    The people I care about are in the “conservative” camp. They are really just working Americans who are tired of being the funding source and butt of abuse to all the other groups who can’t seem to negotiate regular life, that is, balancing freedom and responsibility day-to-day. They are receiving help from an unexpected source (Trump) who is showing how ineffectual the ruling class and other groups can be if challenged, who has taken the propaganda system by the tail, and who is using it to open a communication path to Americans with the message that we don’t have to give up. He may not become President and may have very different ideas than many Americans but his accomplishment is not in being Presidential—his accomplishment is opening up the opportunity for a better gov’t and leadership, whomever that might be (e.g., Cruz). That is his contribution and I credit him with that.

  • Seattle ‘Gun Violence’ Tax Set to Pass ($25 per gun - $.05 per round)

    08/09/2015 8:07:34 PM PDT · 13 of 46
    iacovatx to Zakeet

    This is a straightforward violation of human rights.

  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes To Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/02/2015 6:49:05 PM PDT · 25 of 118
    iacovatx to jimbo123

    This is especially shocking for the GOPe because even if Boehner were removed, the GOPe’s handpicked successor would be unlikely to succeed.

    This is getting their attention. Elections have consequences and the GOPe basically annuled the last election. American voters are seriously angry.

  • Bernie Sanders: Open Borders is a ‘Right-Wing Proposal’

    07/28/2015 6:43:07 PM PDT · 15 of 55
    iacovatx to Olog-hai

    “I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered out of political bounds. Things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders.”

    Do I understand this to mean that open borders is a way to ensure global poverty. If so, I agree. Open US borders will reduce the standard of living in the US to that of the poor parts of Calcutta. Open borders is a method for wage reduction and wage reduction is the policy of the Fed govt.

  • Admit it, Dems: Hillary Could Strangle a Puppy on Live TV, and You’d Still Back Her (UPDATED:

    07/25/2015 10:15:18 AM PDT · 29 of 36
    iacovatx to erkelly

    “I agree, I have a close friend who is an extremely intelligent, very well educated,very successful professional, and there is NOTHING Hillary could do, absolutely nothing, that would stop him from supporting her, nothing!”

    There is a subset of true-believers who can be turned. If something happens that affects them personally, they can turn on a dime. If their favorite hobby is suddenly illegal, they can turn. If they have to pay for something out-of-pocket, they can turn. For other true-believers, it is a religion and they would go to their grave supporting their ideology, so long as they don’t have to do it alone—so even they, too, can be turned if they lose social support.
    Some of them can be turned if they discover the other side they have always told were evil is actually composed of good people—personal contact does that. Others can be turned if they discover what they believed was untrue and they’ve been lied to, as what happens when college students graduate and have to find a life in the real world.

  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 10:04:13 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    iacovatx to Uncle Miltie

    If you have a BIG pickup with an NRA Life Member sticker on it, I feel confident that the typical bad guy would stay clear of your truck. They think you are a giant redneck and are afraid of you. They would be in fear you would show up unexpectedly if they were anywhere near your truck.

    Thugs go for the elderly and the weak.

    My SUV has an NRA sticker on the back—I should get a Life membership.

  • Trump Would Lose Badly In A Third-Party Bid, But He Could Take The Republican Down, Too

    07/24/2015 1:01:11 PM PDT · 59 of 86
    iacovatx to Cowboy Bob

    “I think Bernie goes 3rd party if the Democrats give Hillary the nod.”

    This should be noted and repeated. It is why Hillary is trying to tack more left and I suspect Bernie is getting scowls from DNC people. In the end, I doubt Bernie is strong-willed enough to survive the Clinton machine but he could be quite influential if he chose to be.

  • Trump Would Lose Badly In A Third-Party Bid, But He Could Take The Republican Down, Too

    07/24/2015 12:52:00 PM PDT · 57 of 86
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    The title to the article makes it clear why the GOP is going to have to show some respect to Trump. It may come down to he alone having the power to decide whether the GOP wins the next election. Even if he cannot win, he can ensure any Repub loses.

  • Carly schools Tapper on Abortion and Hillary

    07/24/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    iacovatx to LTC.Ret

    “Cruz/Fiorina -— YES!!!”

    I would be very motivated to vote for that ticket. A brilliant conservative orator and thinker and rare in being an American politician (most fed politicians are Euro-centric in political ideology) partnered with a CEO who comes from the tough, quick-minded American business world—a world that guides and drives the best practical business system in the history of the world. That is a powerhouse combination, especially when you consider the opposition is a clown show of radical socialists likely to run a ticket of 1930s-style socialists without the snappy uniforms (sorry if that was too harsh).

    I understand the anger that some have regarding the HP layoffs. I also understand that HP, and American businesses, are not gov’t agencies and competing/surviving can produce some harsh impacts on employees. Gov’t agencies have the luxury of forcing citizens to “buy” (pay for) their services—businesses cannot do that. That is why economic growth and a gov’t that supports all business great and small is so important for our citizens. We must have the most business-friendly, consumer fair, regulations in the world. That stabilizes employment and shines real hope for a prosperous future on Americans.

  • There's Just One Way to Reach 4 Percent Growth (Open Borders Bush) [Ed Link Only]

    07/24/2015 7:16:04 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    iacovatx to KC_Conspirator

    “One of the many liberal economist (an oxymoron) fallacies is “more people = more growth/better economy”.”

    Very good point. It goes back centuries—the gov’t wants more people for military, labor, and taxation purposes. However, gov’t tends not to think in terms of finances and through the centuries many gov’ts have been in dire financial situations. Our current Fed gov’t seems oblivious to the economic pressures on the nation and on individual citizens.

  • Carly schools Tapper on Abortion and Hillary

    07/23/2015 9:21:21 AM PDT · 12 of 24
    iacovatx to shoedog

    Completing an MIT MBA degree then running major tech businesses requires clear, quick thinking and a sound set of principles and ideas. Such individuals are not easily fooled or manipulated by propagandists—think about it, the propagandists in the media don’t have anywhere near the level of ability or experience of a Fiorina. What Romney did wrong was choose a strategy of looking nice and being modest. That opened him up to attacks and did not compel the voters. That strategy is not being taken by Fiorina or Trump. They are being themselves—CEO’s and high-velocity business people. You are seeing a more accurate view of a CEO this election. Personally, I think this will receive greater respect from most voters than a fluffed-up and fake public image (which I fully expect to see from Hillary).

    Who do you want in the President’s office—Ms. Fake Nice or a CEO from the world’s business powerhouse-The US of America?

  • There's Just One Way to Reach 4 Percent Growth (Open Borders Bush) [Ed Link Only]

    07/21/2015 8:32:27 AM PDT · 8 of 13
    iacovatx to KC_Conspirator

    Thank you for your post.

    I have suspected that GDP growth has been the goal of the R party (and the D party) for a few years. That increases tax revenues but can do so even as average wages decline. It is done by greatly increasing population and, therefore, economic activity including number of workers. This increases absolute tax revenues but could easily (and will) reduce average incomes. The issue the political parties are ignoring is the cost of that greatly increased population—many of these new bodies are net negatives to the government.

    The term “immigration reform” should be replaced with the term “wage reduction” because that is the personal effect for most Americans.

  • Paul McCartney Reignites Decades Old Feud with Yoko Ono, Recalls Lennon Resentments

    07/05/2015 8:12:39 PM PDT · 107 of 152
    iacovatx to berdie

    “I like Walsh (the musician) but wouldn’t hang out with him.”

    Joe Walsh came up to an information counter near me at the airport last year and he was the friendliest of guys. Over the top introducing himself to the desk employee and being friendly. Seemed like he was genuine, friendly, and down right fun. Very extroverted.

  • It's Not Politics, It's Math

    06/29/2015 11:50:37 AM PDT · 9 of 16
    iacovatx to SatinDoll

    Very little risk of your SS checks being discontinued. Very little.

    The Treasury works in conjunction with the Fed Reserve. The Treasury just sells bonds to match the amount of spending of the federal government. The Fed Reserve buys up lots of bonds, as do other big buyers like China, etc. The Fed also owns the printing press for US dollars.

    As long as your source of SS payments owns a printing press, your payments are assured.

    There are potential threats to your SS but at this time those threats seem to be related to interest rate increase (not as long as the Fed Reserve keeps buying up Treasury’s bonds and there are legislative efforts to apply COLA’s) and loss of control over the currency’s value (in effect similar to interest rate increase). Loss of reserve currency status would make these risks more of a concern.

  • Greece on 'brink of disaster;' calls emergency meeting

    06/16/2015 8:52:55 AM PDT · 36 of 43
    iacovatx to longtermmemmory

    You provide some very wise insights. The idea that more taxes are the only path to economic stability is a violation of systems theory in the form of a suppressing loop—suppressing growth and stabilizing shortfalls. The brain drain becomes weakened if there is no place to escape to—the US has become less promising in the past 7 years and there are not many other options.

  • The H-1B visa program is a scam

    06/16/2015 8:17:32 AM PDT · 15 of 22
    iacovatx to ConservingFreedom

    Physician, brought in as H1B, worked in Akron area for another physician, also immigrant now running a business. Boss required cash payments from the H1B physician so the H1B could get and keep a job. Direct violation of the law. If the H1B complained to immigration office, she believes she would have been tossed out of the country.

    Universities hire a lot of foreign PhD’s with visa issues. They are cheap and get paid little more than half what a citizen would be paid.

    This is third world corruption.

    Politicians do nothing about immigration practices and border security. Despite that, politicians demand we cough up money and tolerate oppressive laws to combat “climate change”. Think about that. The gov’t can’t enforce simple laws but expects us to believe the gov’t can control the weather. Just how gullible are liberals?

  • Greece on 'brink of disaster;' calls emergency meeting

    06/15/2015 8:42:24 AM PDT · 27 of 43
    iacovatx to Enlightened1

    The Greek electorate voted for less austerity. This was done months ago. The Greeks generally want to run Greece the old Greek way.

    You cannot vote yourself money forever but that is what has been done. Voting against the laws of economics, as with the laws of physics, is silly but so be it.

    The working people in Finland and other EU countries have been very generous to Greece and have ignored prior misrepresentations of financial conditions in Greece. They should not be saddled with more gifts to people who will never pay the gifts back.

    It all seems so straightforward. The components of this system are impossibly incompatible. What is the delay?

  • Rachel Dolezal Gave Lectures on ‘Nappiness’ and ‘the Brown Paper Bag Test’...

    06/14/2015 5:08:17 PM PDT · 16 of 70
    iacovatx to nickcarraway

    As a white female artist, she would have had little to no hope of making a living. As a member of a special class, she could get lots of influential positions and even get a job as a professor, which is very difficult to do.

    It is no more complex than that. I have seen it multiple times in the academic world.

  • Jeb Bush shakes up team ahead of campaign launch

    06/10/2015 8:31:37 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    iacovatx to ObamahatesPACoal

    Jeb cannot understand what is going wrong. He is anti-TEA party and pro-illegal. He is just like Hillary and is as far left, and non-conservative, as any Repub has ever been. He is just what the consultants have told him he must be. He cannot understand why it isn’t working. Even the WSJ recently ran an article pointing out that the country is moving left. He is doing just what all the big donors want. His lack of support just doesn’t make sense to Jeb.

    First clue, Jeb—this is the USA. The citizens are not moving left and are actually, fundamentally conservative. Even the wacky leftists actually hold a lot of conservative values even thought they are too confused to realize it. People inherently want to be free and own their wages and property. It is universal. The country is actually moving back to the center (conservatism is the center, by the way) after a disastrous affair with the left. Voting citizens have just experienced the horror of Baltimore and don’t want that in their neighborhoods threatening them and their children. Jeb is missing what citizens need.

  • What Jeb Bush Just Said About Immigration May Sink His Ship Before It Sets Sail

    06/01/2015 11:21:32 PM PDT · 26 of 84
    iacovatx to jimbo123

    These GOPe’s cry that there is no way to enforce border control but they are confident they can change earth’s climate if only we comply with gov’t controls.

    Do LIV’s notice this?


    06/01/2015 9:04:55 AM PDT · 32 of 65
    iacovatx to Hojczyk

    Bob is simply being slightly humble now that his run is at an end. It is self-serving. The truth remains that he and his buddies run the largest most aggressive propaganda machine in American and possibly world history. His statement is embarassing and trivial—it pales in light of that.

  • Ted Cruz, breaking new ground on hypocrisy | Editorial

    05/31/2015 6:50:25 PM PDT · 9 of 40
    iacovatx to VinL

    This editorial is as extreme a form of propaganda as anything seen in the most despotic regimes of the past. Read a few articles from, e.g., Signal, and compare. This editorial is worse.

  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 9:03:11 AM PDT · 31 of 57
    iacovatx to iacovatx

    “First, such a bill would have to be drafted by someone. Second, who would vote for that if it cut off the purse strings to themselves. Very few I doubt.”

    Note, also, that this type of legislation would probably be supported by citizens regardless of political affiliation.

  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 9:00:44 AM PDT · 30 of 57
    iacovatx to DaveA37

    “First, such a bill would have to be drafted by someone. Second, who would vote for that if it cut off the purse strings to themselves. Very few I doubt.”

    Yes—that point was in my thoughts as I wrote this. It is clear that the representatives of the citizenry are structurally in opposition to the interests of the citizenry. Not a good structure in this example and it might only be fixed if it were a Constitutional element or if state governments had greater influence.

  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · 3 of 57
    iacovatx to cutty

    A quick and straightforward fix to this would be a law that requires all (ALL) lobbying for or against a bill bar contributions to any campaign or political organization. Alternatively, ALL contributions made at any time and in any way related to a bill before Congress must be made to the general fund/citizenry as a whole. This would apply for a period from introduction of the bill until ten years following final vote on the bill.

  • Coulter: I’ll Be Supporting Walker

    05/27/2015 6:51:48 AM PDT · 50 of 107
    iacovatx to Rockitz

    The great preponderance of posts that discuss candidates argue about which candidate is most conservative or most like the poster. That is fine. Some posters discuss specific positions like American jobs which is great—why this, and economic health in general, isn’t issue number 1 for every candidate is the most bizarre aspect of 21st century US campaigns, in my opinion.

    However, there is one subject that gets too little attention in these threads. How do you raise the funds to win? Where will the money come from? Nearly every candidate has to appeal to the deep pockets donors to get enough money to just put gas in the bus. If someone can combine a great conservative candidate with a plan for early fund raising, that person will have the winning formula. What can conservatives do to get the funds into the right candidate’s accounts? Social media is one avenue. How about personal contacts among the big donors—can someone do that? What about YouTube productions? Anyone know a consulting or capital firm executive?

    Winning takes a plan and that includes funding, communication system, staff, and message content. All.

  • Lindsey Graham: As president, ‘I would veto any bill’ without path to citizenship

    05/09/2015 10:30:59 AM PDT · 53 of 56
    iacovatx to cotton1706

    This is the one issue on which the R party earns its nickname the “stupid party”. If you peaked at 44% of the Hispanic vote among legal Hispanics—most voters a legal, Lindsay—what are you going to get in votes when you add more of those voters to the system? You will get a majority who vote Dems, only then you will have a larger number of Dems and the new voters are much more likely to vote Dem. Can’t this guy do basic math? Legalization of the illegals is a losing plan for R’s and won’t benefit Lindsay unless he is planning to switch to the D party.

    Let’s rewrite Lindsay’s statement from the perspective of the D party. We D’s got a minimum of 66% of Hispanic votes in prior elections. If we can legalize the illegals, they are the most Dem-leaning of all Hispanics and although we will lose some votes from our current citizens, the boon in new D voters will drown out any opposition. This is big—we D’s win big for as far as the eye can see! No more election worries. Then we can concentrate 100% of our attention on how to get more loot!

  • From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

    05/08/2015 11:00:55 AM PDT · 46 of 76
    iacovatx to Red Badger

    “I had an idea once for a hamburger chain.

    Make your own burger!
    You get the patty from the clerk in a sanitary container, then you proceed to a salad bar type set up where you get different types of buns and the makings of the burger, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, etc., and put whatever you want on it in however much.”

    You might like FuddRuckers although it isn’t quite fast food.

  • Strawberry Field Hands Forever?

    04/30/2015 2:29:18 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    iacovatx to Kaslin

    Once in a while, an article comes along that is so distorted and wrong that it defies discussion. This is just such an article.

    I gather that the author’s point is that if you appreciate technology that does a better or cheaper job then you should appreciate an illegal who is not cheaper—you just pay only a tiny fraction of his family’s costs while the taxpayer pays the remainder for eternity and does a lesser quality job. Is that the point?

  • Greece's Piraeus Bank offers relief to poverty-stricken borrowers (writes off debt)

    04/23/2015 6:53:14 PM PDT · 3 of 6
    iacovatx to RushIsMyTeddyBear

    “And who picks up the tab?”

    The large banks in Greece have a lot of capital from the EU through the ECB, and from the IMF which includes $’s from you and me. If you were a Greek bank and knew the end was near and that the current rules regarding reserves and paying back the creditors would be irrelevant in a few weeks, what might you do? Perhaps you would hand out your remaining money to Greeks—especially those who might befriend you later but anyone you have to face once the rest of Europe abandons you.

  • Family Values and Fertility Rates

    04/08/2015 10:55:35 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    iacovatx to Sean_Anthony

    Here we see it again—using statistics to tell a little lie. Correlation is not causation but to the LIV, it is as good as proof. That is why ignorance of math and science are such serious vulnerabilities.

  • "Assault Weapon" Tax Credit Bill would Encourage Manufacturers

    04/08/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · 39 of 40
    iacovatx to marktwain

    “But it also means that we can use the bill to show how insane and stupid anti-second amendment legislation and Democrat politicians are.”

    That is a good point that may be missed by opposition campaigners. This is an ad for the opposition, too, if it is used correctly.