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  • Colin Powell says he’s voting for Hillary Clinton

    10/25/2016 1:44:51 PM PDT · 83 of 159
    iacovatx to jazusamo

    CP is and has long been an active Democrat. He touts being a Republican only because it gets him some attention from media. He is a visible member of Washington society and that is what must be remembered. If Wash society takes a position, CP will be on it.

  • New York governor: Corruption allegations 'reprehensible'

    09/23/2016 5:42:29 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    iacovatx to Bruce Kurtz

    “SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros was also involved. He was supposed to be the “savior” for the Utica/Rome area, by building nana tech bldgs. at what used to be SUNY/IT.”

    I can only say that the jaw-dropping stories we hear about crazies at other universities are not limited to professorial quacks and malcontents. There is real corruption, financial mismanagement, and appalling misbehavior that occurs, too, although it is rarely publicly reported. Imagine a business that took the high performing workers and tossed them out while promoting the worst feather-bedders and incompetents. I have seen that in an American university and I am aware of what has occurred at the former SUNY IT. The system has some crippling problems.

  • How to Be a Liberal(What to avoid)

    09/05/2016 7:54:12 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    iacovatx to rktman

    Actually, this article is good but there is even a simpler way to understand liberals. Liberals do whatever makes them feel good. Liberalism is institutionalized and collective self-gratification. Economics boils down to greed. Morality boils down to personal happiness. History is too boringly complex to study, therefore, they just make stuff up or parrot what some propagandist told them.

    Liberalism is always the easy, greedy way.

  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:25:03 PM PDT · 16 of 86
    iacovatx to rktman

    This marks a victory over the looters who, for many decades, have led the hard-working, freedom-loving citizens of western nations down the road of restrained prosperity while the chains of parasitic leftists wrapped tighter around their ankles until those citizens could no longer carry the burden.

  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/17/2016 7:00:53 AM PDT · 29 of 112
    iacovatx to rktman

    It has been written by others that the Thompson was not a successful product when introduced. It had an innovative purpose for trench warfare but WW1 ended before it could be employed in the trench fight. The trench shotgun was another technological approach to trench warfare and had some success in WW1, but not the Thompson. By WW2, trench warfare was largely obsolete.

    The Thompson came too late to serve its intended purpose. It was hard to sell the gun after WW1 because it was very costly, heavy, and there were few practical uses for it. Police agencies purchased some but the success of a weapon design requires large contract purchases by government organizations and it wasn’t until WW2 that such contracts could be obtained.

    Gangsters rarely used them. Thompsons simply looked interesting in movies making them into something iconic. The 1934 law nearly eliminating access to many firearms was based on perception more than reality.

  • Senator John McCain Wants To Destroy the Govt Surplus of 1911 Pistols

    06/16/2016 6:18:31 PM PDT · 18 of 83
    iacovatx to marktwain

    These M1911’s represent the US military in its great victories over history’s most formidable enemies in the epic struggles of the 20th century. These are among our most important historical relics and they were bought and paid for by American citizens at incredible personal cost and sacrifice. They should be in the hands of their rightful owners to remind Americans of what helped preserve our freedoms in those dark times. Each American should be able to see and touch these important artifacts for centuries to come.

  • Graham calls on Republicans to un-endorse Trump

    06/07/2016 8:34:24 AM PDT · 32 of 80
    iacovatx to 2ndDivisionVet

    Has Graham taken back his approval of Obama’s USSC nominees? They have sought to do a lot of mischief with respect to Americans’ rights.

  • 9 Vintage Ads That Are So Ridiculously Racist and Sexist They'd Be Banned Today

    05/22/2016 10:29:43 AM PDT · 70 of 82
    iacovatx to rktman

    I recall some of these ads when they first appeared—they seemed weird then, too. The people who design ads, then and now, are not representative of general society.

  • Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

    05/14/2016 5:39:03 PM PDT · 25 of 40
    iacovatx to zeestephen

    “They found bison and mastodon bones that dated to 14,500 and showed clear signs of human butchering.”

    Was it the expiration date on the package wrapping that gave it away?

    “’s hard to understand what a bison could have survived on, especially in the Vero Beach area.”

    Maybe they were there on vacation—brought some food from up north in checked baggage.

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself and I apologize for being a smart-a. Don’t know what got into me today. Your post was informative and I, too, am curious about these repeated discoveries in the southeast that predate the western states’ human settlements and suggest some humans might have been in the ice-free areas before the end of the last ice age. How did they get there, if they were there?

  • Emanuel blames 40 years of financial neglect for bad poll results ( Chicago )

    05/12/2016 7:36:29 AM PDT · 8 of 18
    iacovatx to george76

    Forty years of neglect? A more accurate description would be 40 plus years of looting—it is the core mission of the Dem party and he is all-in with that mission. His bad poll numbers are just the price he must pay for being mayor when the kitty has been scraped too long. That’s the breaks. Same story in Detroit and in the bankrupt cities of Calif.

    Pretty soon, you run out of other peoples’ money and the baby birds you lord over get upset.

  • What I Want for All Moms on Mother’s Day: A Universal Basic Income

    05/11/2016 12:52:35 PM PDT · 29 of 83
    iacovatx to GilGil

    The author of this piece will probably regret writing this when she is in her 60’s—what an embarrasing and naive article.

    We need only look at the 94 million non-working Americans to see if there is a fountain of “creativity” unleashed by idleness. Where is the creativity?

    The writer William Carlos Williams comes to mind. He was presented as an example of creative writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in a brief conversation I had there in about 1982. He was a physician working long hours and wrote after his work tasks. He had no “universal basic income”. Winston Churchill is said to have published about 1 million words during the 1930s. He paid his family’s expenses with those words and had no “universal basic income”. Creativity was not a function of basic income, it was a function of disciplined, devoted work—in fact, it wasn’t very creative at all, it was the product of hard work.

  • Clarice Feldman: An Epiphany on the Road to Tehran

    05/08/2016 7:32:35 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    iacovatx to VTenigma

    Those are good points and certainly add to the disgust many have with these actions. There must be individuals who instructed others to release funds and take actions that were in conflict with the formal policy embargo on Iran. If there was no treaty or legislation, those individuals were breaking existing law—of course, the administration would not prosecute because the administration was the instigating party. This, in the checks-and-balances system we used to have, would trigger Congressional action against administration personnel.

  • Clarice Feldman: An Epiphany on the Road to Tehran

    05/08/2016 11:48:59 AM PDT · 5 of 18
    iacovatx to jazusamo

    I can’t understand why this act would not be immediately brought up for annulment. Why is there not a law that states all acts whose promotion was knowingly advanced by intentional deceit or misrepresentation for the purposes of encouraging the act’s passage, are subject to immediate suspension and can only be reactivated upon a majority vote of both houses of Congress. Individuals who knowingly misinform the public or members of Congress for the purpose of encouraging favorable treatment of legislation, departments of the government, people, states, municipalities, businesses, non-profits, or other legal entities are subject to immediate dismissal from government employment not to be eligible for rehire for a period of five years.

    Just my suggestion.


    05/06/2016 8:00:17 PM PDT · 149 of 162
    iacovatx to usafa92

    “On another level it is a play for Cruz’s supporters who hate the establishment.”

    This is the winning post—This kind of criticism helps attract that large group of Cruz supporters that Trump wants to add to his November vote total. Graham (and McCain) do not fully grasp how disliked they are by normal Americans.

  • More U.S. gun regulation is inevitable (dumbasses)

    04/30/2016 10:51:50 AM PDT · 9 of 20
    iacovatx to rktman

    This newspaper is trying to rewrite history to achieve an ideological goal. The dissent in Heller was weak nonsense. The dissenting judges voted on nothing but ideology and the court did not ignore elements of the 2nd amendment. This newspaper is writing what it wished was in the ruling and would have been had the dark side won. The only way Heller could have gone the liberal’s way was to reject the Constitution and 200+ years of American history and court history.

    Remember, precedents unchallenged are weak precedents if they are precedents at all. A wealth of historical writing, not to omit the rights as codified into many state constitutions and the previous Virginia rights, is clear in supporting the Heller decision. It was 5-4 due to 4 immoral judges not doing their job for America—it should have been 9-0 support for the 2nd amendment and it should have affirmed all arms suited for contemporary armed defense.

  • That Persistent Conservative Majority: Do Conservatives Still Outnumber Liberals in America?

    04/29/2016 8:28:45 AM PDT · 18 of 34
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    These types of polls are meaningless-absolutely meaningless. If you ask people if they are conservative or liberal, they will answer very differently than if you ask several questions such as, “do you believe your earnings from your labor are yours?”, “do you believe in the right to have and express your own opinion about governance?”, “do you think humans have the right to protect themselves, their families, and their belongings from harm or theft?”

    A college student might answer they are a liberal but answer a series of questions in a very conservative way—this is not surprising because school and family, which is much of what they have known in their short life, is about a conservative set of rules of life. However, the content of school information and classmates’ shallow social faddishness may lead them to want to state they are “liberal” in order to fit in.

  • Clinton Vows to Spend 'Every Single Minute' as President to 'Change Gun Culture'

    04/22/2016 8:14:09 AM PDT · 65 of 87
    iacovatx to nuconvert

    “I don’t understand what changing the “gun culture” means.”

    A politician’s culture is one surrounded by supporters (loyal voters), donors, staff, and opposing people. Gun culture refers to a decades-old opposition group. Changing that simply means eliminating political opposition, however that needs to be done. In the past, the attempt was through the propaganda system (media). Then it was through executive orders and accelerated legislation at moments when guns could be associated with a tragedy. This “gun culture” has been a problem for Democrats for decades. The leader of the D party sees removal of that problem as a primary goal. It is not an issue for Americans — it is a problem for politicians; Americans’ have other concerns, but then, politicians care less and less about Americans’ concerns.


    03/24/2016 8:35:25 AM PDT · 38 of 47
    iacovatx to Rummyfan

    I strongly encourage reading of Manchester’s Vol 2 in his three volume biography of Churchill. That great book describes the 1930s British government and its position toward Hitler and toward British defense. It clears up the position and actions of Chamberlain, Churchill, and other key figures in the British government during the run-up to WW2.

  • The Meatgrinder of World War I [Verdun]

    03/19/2016 9:40:21 AM PDT · 17 of 44
    iacovatx to laconic

    I encourage reading Manchester’s first volume of his three volume biography of Winston Churchill to gain some strategic understanding of the Gallipoli campaign. The slow advance of naval forces made Gallipoli possible—it might well have been avoided. Churchill suffered greatly the blame but was arguing a different strategy than he was saddled with in the end. It is a good study in the difficulties of leading in wartime.

  • Longmeadow, MA, gun ban proposal

    03/18/2016 1:41:43 PM PDT · 10 of 42
    iacovatx to pabianice

    Expect more of this as a chance of eliminating rights through the US Supreme Ct becomes a possibility. These people believe they transformed the US into a socialist state over the past decades and enjoy seeing how far they can go with the next infringements. They believe they need to formalize the removal of the remainder of our rights and are confident they will control everything in time.

  • This is what happened at Rutgers University after a conservative spoke on campus

    02/19/2016 7:18:57 AM PST · 54 of 76
    iacovatx to neocon1984

    “I don’t believe for a second that these activists are experiencing hurt feelings.”

    You are 100 percent correct. This is a form of emotional expression in which the participants gin up greater and greater hatred for freedom-loving Americans. In an earlier time, this would be the equivalent of a violent attack on Americans’ businesses, homes, and persons. There is a very fine line between these therapy sessions and a violent mob attack. We are moving toward more attacks from the left that extend the OWS, Ferguson, and Baltimore events more broadly, perhaps when warmer weather comes. This is what socialist revolutionaries do.

  • 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?