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Posts by JediJones

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    02/25/2015 8:55:32 AM PST · 67 of 67
    JediJones to wagglebee

    Neutrality to a liberal means finding common ground on all those issues “reasonable” people can agree on, like socialized medicine, abortion-on-demand, taxing the “rich,” same-sex “marriage,” globull warming and hiring quotas/wage-fixing for minorities.

    It also means making sure all the “hate speech” from those conservatives who would disagree is filtered out of the public discourse. Some speech is less equal than others. Wherever such speech manages to rear its head, such as talk radio or the internet, liberals must seek to get it shut down in the interest of “fairness.”

  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:50:33 PM PST · 37 of 70
    JediJones to Ouderkirk

    I think he should reinvent himself as a joke persona. It could really work for him. Like when Leslie Nielsen went from doing dramatic work to doing Airplane and Naked Gun. Brian Williams always seems so stiff, it seems like he’s playing a parody of an anchorman already anyway. This is probably the only way he could make himself a likable figure to the public at this point.

  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:47:58 PM PST · 35 of 70
    JediJones to Beave Meister

    They should get Will Ferrell to replace him if they want someone more reliable.

    Meanwhile transfer Williams to Weekend Update on SNL.

  • Crystal Ball 2015

    12/23/2014 8:13:29 AM PST · 28 of 33
    JediJones to SeekAndFind

    Not really a fair answer on Avengers vs. Star Wars since the overall total gross of each movie is what counts in the charts, not the portion of the gross Star Wars earns by the end of the year. I still agree Avengers will be the higher grossing movie. It’s coming off a current series of movies that continues to overperform at the box office and get strong reviews. Star Wars is coming off a franchise that’s been dormant for 10 years and whose last chapters got mixed reviews. The quality of the movies could tip the scales, but if both are equal on quality, Avengers will win it.

  • The last thing I remember is him stroking my head': New Bill Cosby accuser claims she blacked out

    12/18/2014 6:06:54 PM PST · 36 of 70
    JediJones to butterdezillion

    Howard Stern played an interview with Dickinson from years ago where she didn’t get into the details she did recently, and didn’t say she was harmed by him, but said at that time that Bill Cosby was a bad man who preyed on women who had just gotten out of rehab. So she’s on record with a version of her story years before this explosion happened. That makes her accusations more credible. I’d bet it’s extremely hard to remember details accurately from 30 years ago but that’s a far cry from inventing the whole incident.

  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 5:51:44 PM PST · 37 of 45
    JediJones to Seruzawa

    So you’d rather that we trade freely with them so that they can be rich communist dictators like China instead of poor ones? Heck, if we try hard enough we might be able to help them build up a nice, strong military like China.

  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 5:49:50 PM PST · 36 of 45
    JediJones to 2ndDivisionVet

    There’s no need to be surprised by anything Rand Paul says. His core beliefs are totally consistent with libertarian principles. Which means much of what he believes in and supports is identical to a hard core leftist (same-sex marriage, open borders, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution, defunding the military, letting rogue dictators operate with impunity, due process for foreign terrorists). It’s always been laughable to watch him try and hem, haw, dodge and change the subject when one of these topics comes up that he doesn’t think the mainstream public is “ready for” yet.

  • This holiday movie season: From North Korea with love.

    12/18/2014 5:44:40 PM PST · 10 of 17
    JediJones to GrandJediMasterYoda

    Like most commies, they were hoping to become the dictators. They never wanted the show to be on the other foot.

  • Repudiation [GOP should stop "going gay"!]

    11/06/2014 2:08:04 PM PST · 231 of 393
    JediJones to ExCTCitizen

    I think lesbians are more likely to vote Republican because they think more like men. Homosexual men are probably more emotional and illogical and hence vote Democrat.

  • Ben Carson Officially Switches Political Parties

    11/06/2014 11:37:25 AM PST · 68 of 90
    JediJones to forbushalltheway

    I don’t see any reason Carson’s a preferable candidate to Cruz. Cruz has a record of conservatism as good as anybody and he has proven he can handle the heat of a political firestorm without melting down.

    I think Scott Walker’s stock increased by winning reelection in a blue state while not apparently compromising his conservative principles, so he’s my second choice. Like Cruz, he’s also taken tons of heat so we know he’s capable of handling it without losing his cool.

    A Walker/Cruz ticket would fit the successful mold we’ve seen before of a reelected governor at the top of the ticket with a movement conservative at the bottom. Since Walker has more governing experience it would seem fair and would set Cruz in line as the next president.

  • So It Was About Obama After All

    11/06/2014 9:01:02 AM PST · 39 of 40
    JediJones to mountn man

    Thanks, is there one Wiki page that summarizes that? I’d like to see that link.

    It’s pretty amazing that Corbett won PA with almost 55% in 2010 and now lost to Wolf who got about the same 55%. Turnout was down 15%. Does anyone know how turnout overall this cycle compared to 2010?

    In fact, Wolf got almost exactly the same amount of votes that the Democrat in 2010 got, 1.8 million both times. But Corbett lost 600,000 votes this time. So this really does seem like a Romney-esque case of Corbett losing the base.

  • So It Was About Obama After All

    11/06/2014 8:24:46 AM PST · 33 of 40
    JediJones to Liz

    Politico’s results say Republicans lost 2 House seats and 0 Senate seats. All the articles seem to say the only governor seat we lost was Pennsylvania.

  • So It Was About Obama After All

    11/06/2014 7:51:20 AM PST · 17 of 40
    JediJones to Liz

    Question...did any Republican-held seat for governor, Senator or House member switch to Democrat besides the Pennsylvania governor?

  • Pennsylvania Breakdown (of results)

    11/05/2014 2:21:35 PM PST · 30 of 30
    JediJones to Sooth2222

    It’s ridiculous that the celebrity worship of the sports fanatics would have any effect on a political campaign. I’m a Penn State grad but an independent thinker who is glad Paterno and everyone at the institution suffered for the disgusting legacy of child abuse they left behind.

  • Pennsylvania Elects Pro-Abortion Tom Wolf Governor After Kermit Gosnell Scandal

    11/05/2014 2:14:18 PM PST · 14 of 17
    JediJones to SunkenCiv

    Did any other Republican-held slot for governor or Congress in the country switch to Democrat in this election?

  • Wolf defeats Corbett

    11/05/2014 2:10:51 PM PST · 18 of 18
    JediJones to Phillyred

    Is this the only slot for governor or Congress that actually switched from red to blue in this election? Reports also say Corbett is the only PA governor in history not to win a second term. What a legacy. The results weren’t even close.

    The gas tax was a joke considering this is already somewhere around the top 10 highest-taxed states in the nation. The tax situation here is heading solidly in the direction of NY and NJ no matter which party gets elected. So if he lost on the “no new taxes” angle like Bush 1, that seems fitting. Of course none of the news articles are even mentioning that as a reason.

    From what I can tell, the electorate in Pennsylvania is saying we want a bunch of government services but we want the state to tax businesses, not us, for them. The maturity to accept cuts in government services is simply not there.

    In 2016, the Republican presidential candidate should completely write off Pennsylvania. McCain and Romney spent a lot of time here which went nowhere. This election should be the nail in the coffin as far as running a presidential campaign here.

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT · 61 of 95
    JediJones to reg45

    Not to mention, contraception insurance buys into the Obama regime’s bogus definition of what insurance is. That would be like asking auto insurance to cover paying for gas for your car. Insurance by definition can’t cover products that everybody on the plan uses all the time. There’s no such thing as a risk pool when everybody’s buying something all the time.

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 8:06:10 AM PDT · 58 of 95
    JediJones to reg45
    What if NARAL, NOW, or some other organizations sold abortion and contraception insurance, like AARP sells Medicare supplements?

    Because it'd be a bad business model. You can be sure that if you offered abortion insurance to liberals that they'd make heavy use of it.

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 8:03:43 AM PDT · 57 of 95
    JediJones to two23
    Those who object to the HobbyLobby ruling can just find a job someplace else.
    Why would any die-hard, G-d-less liberal want to work at a business that does not support their death cult anyway?

    What about my right to take a job at Planned Parenthood and then insist they stop funding abortions because it violates my beliefs as an employee?

    Why doesn't the liberal illogic that says employees can dictate what moral code a business is allowed to follow apply when it's a conservative employee working for a liberal business?

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 7:59:53 AM PDT · 55 of 95
    JediJones to george76

    A great victory for freedom leading up to Independence Day.

    But you can be sure that within a year, given the pattern established under the Obama regime, Hobby Lobby will be indicted for tax fraud or something.

  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (Hobby Lobby WINS!)

    06/30/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT · 10 of 67
    JediJones to xzins
    Independence Day comes early!
  • Cantor Loses By 11 Million Voters

    06/11/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    JediJones to pgyanke

    It’s not just about illegal immigration. Brat campaigned against the push for more H1B workers explicitly and ran ads showing Cantor with Zuckerberg. His message was let Americans find jobs before we start creating them for foreigners, regardless of whether those foreigners are already here or are going to be invited in.

  • Iraqi insurgent commander is jihad's rising leader

    06/11/2014 4:41:47 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    JediJones to Oldeconomybuyer
    There's only one strategy, kill off the believers of the Islamic ideology before they kill us off. Learn from the successes of history.
  • How Steven Spielberg Made Millions Off 'Star Wars' After A 1977 Bet With George Lucas

    03/30/2014 9:02:57 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    JediJones to vladimir998

    Yeah, and that article was by “Business Insider.” I think that’s the same rag that’s constantly posting liberal-slanted articles singing the praises of Obamacare and the like.

    That 2001 total actually makes it the #1 grossing movie of 1968 in addition to adjusting to over $300 million today. But from my research it looks like that total includes all of its theatrical rereleases. It may have made a smaller fraction of that in 1968. I can’t find when its rereleases took place though. I would suspect they were in the 1970s, meaning it would still adjust to quite a lot today.

  • Crimea referendum: Wide condemnation after region votes to split from Ukraine

    03/17/2014 12:11:23 AM PDT · 146 of 194
    JediJones to babygene

    Putin is a patriot for Russia and wants to make his country stronger. Imagine where we’d be today if we had had a president for the last 5 years who loved our country and wanted us to be the most powerful country in the world. We have the exact opposite and are suffering for it.

  • Flight #MH370 Tinfoil thread

    03/15/2014 8:24:33 PM PDT · 76 of 166
    JediJones to Marcella

    Yeesh, that’s exceedingly naive. Bin Laden himself gave to Muslim charities. The key word, Muslim. They love Muslims and hate everyone else. Not to mention, they’re instructed to act as outwardly good and normal citizens in order to not raise suspicion about their real plans.

    What is to stop Al Queda from training sleeper agents to become licensed pilots, who will one day be able to fly their planes into a target or into the ground as an act of terrorism, without requiring any hijacking? A sane country would never allow Muslims to become licensed pilots as long as Islamist terror remains a reality in the world.

    It seems to me in this incident, the passengers had to have remained unaware there was a problem, since no phone calls were made at any time. I’m not sure if phone calls are always possible from these locations, but it seems like the plane was close to land at many times. To me that indicates the pilot(s) had to be the ones who “hijacked” the plane. Either that or other terrorists were able to incapacitate everyone on board, which seems impossible.

  • Obama Whines to O'Reilly: 'Absolutely' Unfair to Ask About ObamaCare, IRS, and Benghazi

    02/04/2014 1:09:17 PM PST · 27 of 33
    JediJones to forgotten man

    Yet he told O’Reilly he never said the words “fundamentally transform.” Problem is we know that but a lot of Americans might not remember the quote. Unless O’Reilly was prepared to shout out “You lie!” he just kept hitting a dead end with his questions.

  • Iron Man 2: A Love Letter to Ronald Reagan?

    02/02/2014 10:49:26 PM PST · 70 of 71
    JediJones to spetznaz

    The reason I liked Marvel in the ‘80s over DC was because it wasn’t so complicated that it had multiple universes with different versions of the characters crossing back and forth across them. The DC Crisis on Infinite Earths series looked utterly incomprehensible to me. Marvel was so much closer to a realistic, relatable world, which a few of the movies have captured well. It’s a shame that the Marvel comics editors have forgotten the relative simplicity of the good ol’ days and fallen into the same trap DC did with umpteen different versions of the same characters floating around. Even DC screwed up again and, after fixing that mess with Crisis, seemed to have brought all the goofiness back (with the writers saying they “missed it”).

    Former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter has made the point that kids probably couldn’t begin to get into comics now because the continuity is an incomprehensible mess for even adults to understand. Marvel Comics quality pretty much went to hell in the ‘90s a few years after he was ousted. Once the good artists left for Image Comics, both the stories and artwork at Marvel were equally bad. Nowadays it doesn’t seem like the Marvel artists even try. Most of the art at Marvel now is plain, ugly, distorted, low-detail cartoon animation style drawing. DC, at least, seems to be retaining some decent artists these days that know how to draw exciting superheroes in the level of detail a printed page is supposed to have.

  • Surprisingly, Robert Downey Jr. is a conservative.

    02/02/2014 9:38:16 PM PST · 38 of 38
    JediJones to E. Pluribus Unum
    This Air America was easier to tolerate than the liberal radio network edition...

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner pushes bill to update Voting Rights Act (RINO)

    01/17/2014 3:26:30 PM PST · 17 of 36
    JediJones to jazusamo

    Absolutely disgusting. The Supreme Court helps us out for a change and some Republicans want to overrule them and reinstate new race-based liberal tyranny. We need these morons out of the party.

  • Christie Saga Makes Clear Republicans Still Don't Know What They're Up Against

    01/13/2014 10:28:32 PM PST · 55 of 63
    JediJones to txhurl

    We got a hint of that last year...Cruz looks like McCarthy, he’s a terrorist like Bin Laden who wants to send in suicide bombers to blow up the government, they found a creepy pic of him smoking a cigar in college...

    One reason I could lean towards supporting Huckabee is that it seems awfully hard to come up with negative smears on him, unless it’s the same stuff they tried on Phil Robertson, which backlashed on them. But Cruz has my vote.

  • Dem whip Hoyer: Keep pot illegal

    01/13/2014 10:23:03 PM PST · 139 of 145
    JediJones to jmacusa

    And now we have ads saying to turn in your employer if they’re pirating software. Guess what, stealing software is illegal. It hurts people. We also ask people to report suspected terrorist activity. Enforcing good laws is not fascism, it’s morality in action. Anti-marijuana laws are good for the individual and the society as a whole. It’s illegal to drive 100 miles an hour on the highway for a reason. Just because you might have gotten away with it once without killing yourself doesn’t mean it isn’t the height of arrogance and irresponsibility to say we should do away with the speed limit entirely. When something is harmful to most people who do it, we have an obligation to outlaw it.

  • Dem whip Hoyer: Keep pot illegal

    01/13/2014 10:16:09 PM PST · 138 of 145
    JediJones to jmacusa

    And you think legalizing marijuana will make it less available to kids?

    You can answer honestly or you can give us all a good laugh.

    The basic principle of conservatism is that if you tax something, it becomes less available and if you subsidize something, it becomes more available.

    Do you expect the legalization of marijuana to drive up its price or lower it?

  • Dem whip Hoyer: Keep pot illegal

    01/13/2014 10:08:42 PM PST · 137 of 145
    JediJones to greene66

    And the punishment will be a direct result of the sin. A county of hedonists cannot operate a functional economy let alone a powerful one. The continuing creep of communism will be embraced more and more by people who render themselves unemployable, mentally and physically impaired through their own gluttonous lack of self-control. And the country will fall into a death spiral as it embraces instant gratification over the self-restraint and hard work that only a solid bedrock of morality can inspire. Weed is an appropriate word, because it is one of the poisons that will choke off the life of the virtual garden of Eden that our forefathers successfully planted for us.

  • Christie Saga Makes Clear Republicans Still Don't Know What They're Up Against

    01/13/2014 9:50:25 PM PST · 53 of 63
    JediJones to SamAdams76

    Krispy needed Obama to win so he could run for prez in 2016. Otherwise he’d be facing off against an 8-year V.P. in 2020 in the primary in the best case scenario. Krispy is all about one thing, whatever gets himself ahead in life quicker.

  • Christie Saga Makes Clear Republicans Still Don't Know What They're Up Against

    01/13/2014 9:48:38 PM PST · 52 of 63
    JediJones to Defiant
    So, the thing that doesn't make sense to me is why they are going after him now. With McCain and Romney, they were all lovey dovey at this stage. They didn't turn on them until after they had locked up the nomination. Why? Is it just a crime of opportunity? Or does someone really fear Christie? If so, I don't know why.

    Part of it is defining him in the eyes of the public early on. Romney lost because he's a weak candidate, but the media still needs to do their part to shatter the glass jaw that's handed to them. They may be assuming Krispy's got the nomination locked up already, because even though the base hated Romney, he had the support of the party bosses and all the big money donors, and he won the nom. Christie already has that locked up too, in theory. So why not start smearing him now when they have the chance? Plus in the media's eyes, the conservative Republicans are so off-putting, they can't envision any of them winning the nomination at this point.

  • Christie Saga Makes Clear Republicans Still Don't Know What They're Up Against

    01/13/2014 9:44:35 PM PST · 51 of 63
    JediJones to GeronL
    Come on Rush, do not pretend Christie is not a leftist So is Hillary, but that didn't stop the media from backing the even leftier Obama in the primary.
  • Christie Saga Makes Clear Republicans Still Don't Know What They're Up Against

    01/13/2014 9:43:28 PM PST · 50 of 63
    JediJones to bigbob
    Bridge-gate just gave them an opportunity. If not this, it would have been something else, but this is perfect for them because it reinforces the “bully” image they’d already started to develop.

    That image didn't come out of nowhere any more than Romney being a flip-flopper or McCain being a crazy old man did. If the shoe fits...

  • Forget Christie; Let's Talk about Big Fat Traffic Jams: NY/NJ always treat drivers with contempt

    01/13/2014 1:29:08 PM PST · 27 of 28
    JediJones to Alberta's Child

    That’s why I referenced his gluttonous outlook. He didn’t need the surplus votes, but he wanted them anyway. He wanted a blow-out win. And it’s not hard to understand why when the media started pushing him harder for president based on the fact that he got a blow-out win.

    The fact that they did this to a single mayor who doesn’t seem that important tells you they must have been doing this type of thing to EVERYBODY. Although perhaps not in ways that would’ve had such a blowback effect on the public itself.

  • Rubio, McCain: Gates should have waited to write his book

    01/13/2014 1:22:43 PM PST · 15 of 58
    JediJones to lowbridge

    Don’tcha know the elites have to follow a code and protect each other. If too much information got out there about them to the general public, it could mess up the good thing they got going.

  • The Next Frontier in Fertility Treatment (NYT alert)

    01/13/2014 1:21:17 PM PST · 26 of 41
    JediJones to E. Pluribus Unum

    So if I identify as a black man even though I’m genetically white, can I sue a company if I’m told I don’t qualify for affirmative action benefits?

  • Dem whip Hoyer: Keep pot illegal

    01/12/2014 4:53:02 PM PST · 116 of 145
    JediJones to livius
    "By regulating marijuana like alcohol, Colorado voters hope to reduce crime and keep marijuana away from kids," Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said as the sales began.

    And that is perfectly logical because of how successful we've been at keeping alcohol out of the hands of teenagers, right?

  • Forget Christie; Let's Talk about Big Fat Traffic Jams: NY/NJ always treat drivers with contempt

    01/12/2014 2:25:14 PM PST · 20 of 28
    JediJones to Washi

    I think Christie is as unprincipled as it gets as well as gluttonous and greedy. He caved into the liberal agenda whenever it could help him get more votes in his deep blue state. He wasted money on a special election for Corey Booker to make sure Booker’s supporters didn’t show up on the same election day as his. He wasn’t satisfied with just a win, he wanted a blowout win, where he could gorge his appetite for votes the same way he gorges on food.

    You can be sure there were many more acts of political revenge taken against those who didn’t support him, this is just the first one that went bad and that we found about. The greed for votes went so far that they didn’t care if they stepped on the lives of average citizens in their efforts. This is a truly dark and malicious example of corrupt, power-mad politicians.

    I’m not saying Christie knew specifically what was done here. He probably gave himself plausible deniability and didn’t plan out specifics. But his failure to uncover the facts since the lane closing story broke 3 months ago, and 2 people already resigned over it before Christie’s firings this week, until the media discovered the smoking gun e-mails, suggests that he knew what he was going to find out if he really investigated and looked the other way.

    And RINO-loving FOX News constantly referring back to Obama scandals during this is complete spin. That would be like Obama saying we shouldn’t talk about his scandals because Bush’s Katrina was worse. These are childish attempts at misdirection. Christie’s scandal is new news now and this is the time to talk about it.

  • $12 an hour is conservative rocket fuel, says Ron Unz

    01/11/2014 9:23:51 PM PST · 70 of 97
    JediJones to Hugin
    Employees are not paid what they are worth to a company.

    Of course they are. The free market automatically determines that, with the exception of distorting government controls like the minimum wage. Price controls, caps and floors on goods, services, or labor simply distort the natural value the market determines.

    In a free market system, everything including labor is bought and sold for what it's worth to the buyer and the seller by definition. Otherwise, the transaction wouldn't happen.

  • $12 an hour is conservative rocket fuel, says Ron Unz

    01/11/2014 9:20:03 PM PST · 69 of 97
    JediJones to 2ndDivisionVet

    Obama set Obamacare to qualify if you make 3 times the poverty level. If min. wage went up, you’d just have liberals moving the goalposts for “poverty” higher so they could still give handouts to more people than is possible (since even the current level is unaffordable, unsustainable and drives us further into debt every year).

    Meanwhile, prices would go up for all of us, including the “poor” people who got the raise. So that inflation alone would help keep these people back under the poverty line.

    Not to mention the people who would be fired or get their hours cut so businesses can keep their budget balanced. That throws more dependents into the welfare system.

    There are so many other ways to reform and cut welfare that don’t have anything to do with the minimum wage.

  • Man Loses 40 Pounds On McDonald’s Diet

    01/06/2014 4:31:57 PM PST · 9 of 21
    JediJones to upbeat5
    the owner was so interested to see what the results would be that he agreed to provide those 90 days of meals to Cisna at no charge.

    Now that's the kind of personal responsibility my wallet could get used to!

  • Frank Luntz is Depressed

    01/06/2014 4:27:01 PM PST · 16 of 38
    JediJones to diverteach

    The other problem is that a political slogan isn’t going to do much to counteract decades of brainwashing by Hollywood productions and schools.

    Perhaps him going to Hollywood could be a good move if he plans to get more movies made that give conservatism a voice.

  • Frank Luntz is Depressed

    01/06/2014 4:02:22 PM PST · 4 of 38
    JediJones to Kaslin

    I can get depressed over what Obama is doing to the country, but not so much the electoral politics that got him elected. The most charismatic candidate has always won the presidential election in my lifetime. The Republicans made the mistake of nominating the wrong candidate. Nothing any political consultant or slogan writer could say or do could make Romney into something he is not. You can’t put ketchup on a turd and make a meal out of it.

  • Frank Luntz is Depressed

    01/06/2014 3:59:20 PM PST · 3 of 38
    JediJones to Kaslin

    Hard to blame him when you look back on and remember, remember the 6th of November.

  • Sensible on Weed: Why Colorado's Marijuana Law is Good Policy

    01/06/2014 3:56:30 PM PST · 136 of 150
    JediJones to Jewbacca

    You could have used the event as a way to teach your kids a valuable lesson that marijuana is illegal and will get them into trouble if they have it or use it.