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  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/21/2014 7:23:13 PM PST · 19 of 20
    John Valentine to ctdonath2

    It’s actually rather difficult to understate the natural evil and malfeasance involved in selling loose cigarettes to willing buyers on the street, I don’t care how many times he did so, or how many times he was caught.

    A four liter flush is made no more evil by multiple flushes. One cigarette or 20, big deal. And again, I don’t really know how it would be possible to understate the evil in this activity as there is none.

    So he’s a violator of a malum prohibitum regulation; ticket him and move on.

    It would be difficult to postulate a more pernicious waste of police powers than trying to effectuate a physical takedown of someone whose underlying “crime” is this trivial.

  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/21/2014 8:15:23 AM PST · 16 of 20
    John Valentine to ctdonath2

    It’s not a disingenuous question. Sure, you are correct insofar as you identify refusal to submit to arrest as the immediate cause of the confrontation and all subsequent events flowing from that.

    But, it doesn’t begin and end there, does it?

    Surely you can’t be suggesting that a society where police can arrest and detain anyone with force on almost a whim is one we ought to celebrate and encourage.

    Physical arrest ought to be used only when necessary - and not for crimes such as over-flushing a toilet or selling an odd cigarette or two on the street. Cops have better things to do, and we as taxpayers have better things to do with our money than to fund this sort of waste.

  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/21/2014 8:08:14 AM PST · 15 of 20
    John Valentine to EternalVigilance
    We the People, via our representatives, most certainly have the legitimate power to regulate or even outlaw vice.

    Certainly, but doing so in the absence of a common consensus on just what constitutes vice will be ineffective and even counterproductive as it will breed contempt for the law, viz, laws against alcohol or marijuana consumption.

  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/21/2014 8:05:33 AM PST · 14 of 20
    John Valentine to Pining_4_TX

    You are missing my point: the cops should not have had the job of messing with Garner in the first place. This isn’t their fault, for sure, but it comes of legislatures forcing law enforcement to deal with matters too trivial and benign for police to be either effective or relevant. Laws should be written to prevent harm not to regulate harmless behavior.

  • Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

    12/20/2014 7:01:36 PM PST · 131 of 150
    John Valentine to MarchonDC09122009

    I was lucky. I grew up on Ox Heart. Pure peanut butter par excellance. RIP.

  • Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

    12/20/2014 6:59:28 PM PST · 130 of 150
    John Valentine to jmacusa

    Neither do I. I like smooth PB.

    But I don’t want a mouthful of hydrogenated vegetable oil, sugar or corn sweetener either.

  • Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

    12/20/2014 6:12:15 PM PST · 123 of 150
    John Valentine to jmacusa

    Jif, Skippy, a whole raft of ersatz “peanut butter” aren’t worth the jars they’re packed in, and really ought not be allowed the term “peanut butter.” They are really more of a peanut flavored Crisco.

    REAl peanut butter consists of finely ground peanuts and maybe a little salt. NOTHING MORE.

    Arrowhead Mills makes a good smooth, and a brand called “Santa Cruz” is also pretty good.

    Deaf Smith Brand was the best when it existed and Ox Heart was almost it’s equal in the Northeast markets. Sadly, both are gone.

    But we need not settle for flavored hydrogenated vegetable oil.

  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/20/2014 5:53:08 PM PST · 7 of 20
    John Valentine to Cboldt

    Indeed. There’s a pithy treatise on this subject titled “Law. Liberty and Morality” by H.L.A. Hart based on a series of lectures he gave at Stanford some decades ago. If you can find a copy, it’s worth a read.

  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/20/2014 5:16:10 PM PST · 2 of 20
    John Valentine to SeekAndFind

    Let’s say that I agree fully with this analysis, and I pretty much do, what is there in a violation of the loosie law that would justify a forceful takedown of a violator in lieu of say, issuing him with a ticket?

    There is something to be said for proportion and common sense. None of which I saw in the videos posted on line.

  • Obama's Very Mysterious Past

    12/20/2014 7:47:01 AM PST · 3 of 40
    John Valentine to MUDDOG

    He must have been a member of the youth wing as a two-year-old.

  • It is time for a Convention of the States

    12/17/2014 6:07:47 PM PST · 55 of 99
    John Valentine to RainMan
    My opposition is this ... a Constitutional Convention puts EVERYTHING on the table for discussion.

    What is under discussion is an Article V Convention. This is NOT a "Constitutional Convention".

    And given the astronomical number of times this has been explained it's really difficult to comprehend how we still see posts like yours. It's as if you walked in on the middle of a conversation and made some pretty embarrassing assumptions about what the conversation was about.

    On the other hand you may know very well that you are spewing crap and are doing it with a purpose.

    Finally, after building your fictitious straw man you dispense with it with the remark, "only a complete idiot would sign up for that". Fortunately "that" is a bunch of crap that exists only in your fevered mind, and that no one is asked to "sign up" for any such thing.

  • Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With # I'll Ride With You

    12/15/2014 3:46:03 PM PST · 9 of 47
    John Valentine to Diana in Wisconsin
    ...instead, Australians have banded together on Twitter with #IllRideWithYou, a hashtag showing their solidarity with fellow countrymen scared of being attacked on public transportation.

    Attacked on public transportation? By whom, exactly? Australians showing their solidarity with Mulims, or actual Koran-mumbling Muslims themselves?

    The answer to this question will contain the germ of a notion as to whether this hashtag movement is loonytunes or merely funny papers.

  • Why I’m Giving Up My Passport[US Citizenship]

    12/07/2014 8:12:27 PM PST · 7 of 33
    John Valentine to bigdaddy45

    Actually, this particular abomination is a product of the US Congress.

  • White Lone Star College Student Doesn't Want to Learn About White Privilege

    12/07/2014 3:29:16 PM PST · 79 of 111
    John Valentine to FlingWingFlyer

    It seems to me that this so-called “white privilege” is nothing more that the observation that, on average, a black child born today might have a tougher row to hoe than the white child, on average.

    My reaction to this observation is first, so what? There are all kinds of differences in the circumstances of birth among children; the character of their parents being principal among them, but also including health, wealth, class, family educational level and attitude toward education; the list is long, and race- while on the list - is by no means primary let alone distinctively determinative.

    My second reaction is, well, what do you propose to do about it? The task of repairing the inequities of birth is gargantuan beyond human reach, and there is nothing special about race that makes it uniquely amenable to remedial action. The past decades have been spent in a futile effort to help black children overcome perceived racial disadvantage. The results have been, if anything, counterproductive.

    So now the focus seems to be changing to the notion that if we can’t help minorities succeed, at least we can take action to help promote failure among the children of the majoritarian culture.

    In ought not be necessary to point out that this is sheer insanity, that’s obvious.

    But I do want to point out that this is a particularly corrosive and evil brand of insanity. It ought to be ridiculed, scorned and rejected by thinking people of all races. We make room for this kind of crap in our society at our own peril.

  • The Trayvon Martin Case Foreshadowed An Increase in Police Homicides of Minorities

    12/07/2014 12:02:36 AM PST · 7 of 42
    John Valentine to 2ndDivisionVet
    Read the whole thing.

    My hat is off to you, sir. I was incapable of the feat.

  • "Most People Misunderstand Life."

    12/06/2014 4:53:45 PM PST · 45 of 49
    John Valentine to Sherman Logan

    A gallon a day would be great, all I’m saying is that he can get along on less, and he might have to.

    Yes, operating a manual RO unit requires energy throughput. If it didn’t we’d have free-running RO plants all over the world making the deserts bloom. And yes, that will require work and produce perspiration, increasing water need. The equation must favor producing more water than is used or it wouldn’t make the slightest sense. Your points are valid.

    I’d agree that he ought to design and install a system that can produce 128 fl oz per day and hope to get a good fraction of that in practice. This journey won’t be either easy or comfortable, to say nothing of the risk of the unforeseen. I wish him luck.

  • "Most People Misunderstand Life."

    12/06/2014 3:19:05 PM PST · 39 of 49
    John Valentine to Sherman Logan
    Will require a minimum of 4800 pounds of water. Don’t see where he’s going to get enough power to purify it from seawater.

    First, your estimate of water requirement is off. 8 pounds of water a day is off. He will do fine on half that - 4 pounds of water a day - that's 64 fluid ounces.

    He can produce that much water with a human powered RO device, probably integrated with his pedal system. His problem will start if his RO apparatus fails or even starts working inefficiently. I'd be surprised if he doesn't have a backup.

  • Ivy League professor: whites 'ready to commit race suicide'

    12/06/2014 12:32:49 AM PST · 60 of 91
    John Valentine to 2ndDivisionVet

    This guy has NO sense of unintended irony. None whatsoever.

    And that is symptomatic of total indoctrination, weak personality and a closed mind. It must SUCK to be Russell Rickford.

    But here’s what sucks even more: to know that this weak-minded reprobate is getting paid big bucks to indoctrinate the offspring of Americans. What an utter waste of resources.

  • If Eric Garner Were White (His death would be a Tea Party crusade.)

    12/05/2014 2:49:58 AM PST · 6 of 83
    John Valentine to Sherman Logan

    This guy has his hatband pulled too tight.

    To my knowledge conservatives have never rallied to the cop’s side in the Eric Garner case. Far from it. This has been framed as an example of police over-reach and excess.

    He’s got his guns trained on the wrong target and doesn’t care.

  • Weighing a second presidential bid, Perry picks up pace on 2016 prep

    12/05/2014 2:43:35 AM PST · 25 of 43
    John Valentine to Drew68

    FYI: here it is. Please Read.

    In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.

    Propelled by tens of thousands of grassroots activists across Texas, Ted’s election has been described by the Washington Post as “the biggest upset of 2012 . . . a true grassroots victory against very long odds.”

    National Review has described Ted as “a great Reaganite hope,” columnist George Will has described him as “as good as it gets,” and the National Federation of Independent Business characterized his election as “critical to the small-business owners in [Texas, and], also to protecting free enterprise across America.”

    Ted’s calling to public service is inspired largely by his first-hand observation of the pursuit of freedom and opportunity in America. Ted’s mother was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family; she became the first in her family to go to college, graduated from Rice University with a degree in mathematics, and became a pioneering computer programmer in the 1950s.

    Ted’s father was born in Cuba, fought in the revolution, and was imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas in 1957, penniless and not speaking a word of English. He washed dishes for 50 cents an hour, paid his way through the University of Texas, and started a small business in the oil and gas industry. Today, Ted’s father is a pastor in Dallas.

    In the Senate, Ted serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

    Before being elected, Ted received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State’s chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted was the nation’s youngest Solicitor General, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General of Texas.

    In private practice in Houston, Ted spent five years as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice. Ted has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. During Ted’s service as Solicitor General, Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories, including successfully defending:

    • U.S. sovereignty against the UN and the World Court in Medellin v. Texas;
    • The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms;
    • The constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument;
    • The constitutionality of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance;
    • The constitutionality of the Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law; and
    • The Texas congressional redistricting plan.

    The National Law Journal has called Ted “a key voice” to whom “the [U.S. Supreme Court] Justices listen.” Ted has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.

    From 2004-09, he taught U.S. Supreme Court Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.

    Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.

    Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.

    Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.

    In case you need this to be pointed out, this resume includes SUCCESSFUL executive experience.

    - Solicitor General of the State of Texas,
    - Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, - - Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice
    - Partner at a large Texas Law Firm

    Maybe you want a Governor - that’s a reasonable preference that does not require you to demean a very capable and accomplished individual who would make a GREAT President.

    BY the way, a President is not merely a manager/executive; a great President must be a leader. Perhaps it has been so long since we had one, you have forgotten the experience.

  • Weighing a second presidential bid, Perry picks up pace on 2016 prep

    12/05/2014 2:33:06 AM PST · 22 of 43
    John Valentine to Drew68

    Drew, with all due respect, have you actually even READ Ted Cruz’s resume? In my opinion, you could not have both read his resume and make the statement that he has no “executive experience”. That’s just nonsense.

    The one thing Ted Cruz is not, and you need to know this now, is an amateur.

  • Weighing a second presidential bid, Perry picks up pace on 2016 prep

    12/05/2014 1:55:39 AM PST · 15 of 43
    John Valentine to Nextrush

    I’m sorry Rick, but Ted Cruz got there first and has taken the ground.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/04/2014 6:58:09 PM PST · 65 of 66
    John Valentine to familyop

    Excuse me, I should have said “nonsense”. Just to elevate the tone slightly.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/04/2014 6:56:08 PM PST · 64 of 66
    John Valentine to familyop
    Wrong answer. The anti-Constitution herd has often written its desire to repeal the 17th Amendment in order to give state legislators exclusive power to appoint senators to Congress instead of elections of senators by voters in the states. The "Washington Beltway crowd" has nothing to do with it except for their partnerships with members of state assemblies and their boss constituents (see pork, etc).

    You may be the only person in the world who believes this crap.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/04/2014 5:08:32 PM PST · 59 of 66
    John Valentine to familyop

    Family poop is more like it.

    Questions and answers:

    1. Readers, are your state senators and representatives really more conservative than voters in general when it comes to regulating and spending?

    Wrong Question. The question ought to be whether or not the state legislators are more or less conservative regarding deficit spending, debt and regulation that the Washington Beltway crowd. Answer YES, they are.

    2. Allow more state bosses, state senators and state representatives to more easily amend the Constitution?

    Yes, but the process is still the same, and there isn’t anything “easy” about it.

    3. Where’s the text of the proposed amendments and repeals?

    Surely this is an insincere question. You would know very well that the texts of the proposed Amendments would be developed by the delegates to the Article V Convention. In other words, they don’t exist, that’s why you can’t see them. On the other hand, there are numerous suggested drafts, including the ones suggested by Mark Levin in “The Liberty Amendments”. Feel free to buy a copy at your convenience.

    4. Why aren’t we seeing that text with every push for an article five convention?

    See 3 above. Repetitive.

    5. What are they hiding?

    “They,” whoever “they” are, aren’t hiding anything, and frankly it’s somewhat moronic to suggest “they” are. I wonder what YOU are hiding, such as your hidden agenda, or who you actually report to. I make this comment after noting that your contribution to this forum is obviously insincere and contrived. Given that, your posts seem most likely agenda driven, probably by the statists who are loathe to see their power undermined.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/04/2014 4:54:54 PM PST · 58 of 66
    John Valentine to Jacquerie

    Please forgive my imprecise formulations.

    Surely you know that I have been advocating for an Article V Convention for months now, and that I don’t need reminding of the abuses and trauma to Consitutional government wrought by the Progressives over these many years.

    Nevertheless, I am of the opinion, shared by many if not most, that the archivist will not advise the Congress that there has been a request by 34 States for an Article V Convention unless and until 34 States have requested one on the same subject.

    Moreover, I do not think that there is any mechanism for you or anyone else to compel the archivist to aggregate the disparate and unrelated requests from the various States that have accumulated over the years. So, while I appreciate your point of view from an academic perspective, I think it has no practical relevance. It remains incumbent on State Legislatures to act in OUR time, on THIS subject, Federal encroachment and over-reach, and we ought not relax our efforts to encourage such action in every State.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/04/2014 2:58:50 AM PST · 42 of 66
    John Valentine to Jacquerie

    Jacquerie-

    Yes, I realize that Article V makes contains no such requirement, but from all my reading the archivist does not add, for example an Article V petition from one State on one subject with another petition from another State on a different subject. If I am wrong on this point, I would like to be corrected.

    My understanding is that there is no specific time limitation on such petitions and if petitions on different subject matters were to be aggregated regardless, then perhaps there are already more than 34 pending petitions. Apparently you believe there are. But there has been no call by the Archivist.

    I frankly cannot see how it would make any sense that petitions on different subjects could be aggregated. This would force states to participate in a Convention considering subjects they might be barred from considering.

    Not only that, such a view plays into the hands of the alarmists who contend that once called an Article V Convention would rapidly spin out of control.

    If I may say, I think yours is very much a minority opinion.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/03/2014 11:18:53 PM PST · 31 of 66
    John Valentine to Postman

    Thanks for the kind comment.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/03/2014 8:07:10 PM PST · 11 of 66
    John Valentine to FlingWingFlyer

    The Article, Mike Bost’s opinion, and all the comments are uniformly uninformed and as a result are totally off base in every possible way.

    First off, if Illinois passes a resolution calling for an Article V Convention on campaign finance reform, they will need to convince the other 2/3 of the States to do likewise - ON THE SAME SUBJECT. Since other States are calling for an Article V Convention on reining in the power and reach of the federal government - a different topic altogether, the petitions will not be counted together. In other words, Illinois is engaging in theatre, merely pissing into the wind.

    Secondly, it’s not a Constitutional Convention in any case. People who keep making this mistake are ignorant of the facts and ought to educate themselves. This includes Mike Bost, who is just as ignorant as the most ignorant among us.

    Third, an Amendment V Convention may ONLY consider proposing Amendments, which must then be ratified by 3/4 of the States DEALING WITH THE SPECIFIC SUBJECT MATTER OF THE CONVENTION CALL.

    No Article V convention called to restrain the power of the Federal Government can consider nor would consider proposing revising or repealing the 2nd Amendment. And, even if they did propose such a thing against all logic and protocol, there is no way on this Earth that 3/4 of the States would agree to such a thing by ratifying it.

    SO, please, everyone, why not help end the endless BS and FUD buy posting TRUTHFUL comments on the possibility of an Article V Convention?

    And please, everyone - call out anyone who ignorantly calls it a “Constitutional Convention”, which it is not, and which no body whether State or Federal has any Constitutional authority whatsoever to call or convene under any circumstance at all, ever.

  • Navy: Women secretly filmed in shower aboard sub

    12/03/2014 5:59:08 PM PST · 77 of 95
    John Valentine to Talisker

    Where’s the video?

  • Obama Speaks on Racially-Charged Police Killing: ‘This Is an American Problem’

    12/03/2014 3:15:00 PM PST · 5 of 34
    John Valentine to refermech
    Seems like the cops are doing what we pay them to do.

    So are the formally empaneled groups of ordinary citizens known as Grand Juries. Obama ought to be praising them instead of impugning their work.

  • Several Black Witnesses Largely Back Up Officer's Account Of Michael Brown Shooting

    12/03/2014 1:17:46 AM PST · 10 of 35
    John Valentine to grundle
    Many of the witnesses to Brown's death who have come forward have told the same basic story about Brown's final moments, saying that Brown was attempting to surrender and had his hands in the air when the officer fired the fatal shots.

    I'm not sure what "many" consists of, but I understand that "many" of the witnesses to the "hands in the air" moment recanted in front of the grand jury, most saying that they did not actually see the moment, but were just relating what they had heard from others. And, it fit the "progressive" narrative.

    The more reliable, believable witnesses, backed up Wilson's testimony and the forensic evidence. Had it been otherwise, I expect that an indictment would have been forthcoming.

  • Jeb Bush Makes an Anti-Pander Promise if He Runs in 2016

    12/02/2014 11:31:14 AM PST · 10 of 33
    John Valentine to C19fan

    This “Republican” announces that he will not pander to Republicans.

    Instead, right out of the box, he panders to Democrats.

    Wonderful.

  • The Progressive War on Science

    12/01/2014 7:44:35 PM PST · 20 of 21
    John Valentine to dasboot

    Fair enough. Please accept my apology for my first post. I was off base.

  • The Progressive War on Science

    12/01/2014 5:51:57 PM PST · 18 of 21
    John Valentine to dasboot

    I have no issue with your personal choices. I happen to share some of your concerns, for example, I do not get flu shots. But I don’t try to elevate my personal choices into social issues.

    That’s my beef. Perhaps I misjudged you based on a misapprehension of your posts.

  • The Progressive War on Science

    12/01/2014 6:47:53 AM PST · 7 of 21
    John Valentine to dasboot

    OOPs, that didn’t take long. And I take umbrage at YOUR point of view as well, which, in my opinion, betrays your own ignorance and vulnerability to groupthink. Yes, indeed.

  • Push for Constitutional Convention Gathers Steam

    12/01/2014 6:22:10 AM PST · 169 of 180
    John Valentine to ThunderSleeps

    A thoughtful post, but I must say that while I agree with many of your points, I disagree completely with the conclusion you reach that an Article V Convention would be dangerous, because we can’t trust politicians.

    First of all, why should we trust politicians? Answer, we should not. That’s why we have elections - so we can throw the bastards out. But they have rigged the game, and it is next to impossible to eject an incumbent protected by gerrymandering and big money. That’s why a term limit amendment is needed.

    That’s just one example. And sure, politicians at the state level can also be expected to act in their own interests. Precisely, and that’s why we can expect them to be amenable to reining in the Federal government. The whole process must be watched and guided, but in the end, the process itself makes inappropriate amendments difficult to get adopted. It is VERY hard to get done.

    The likeliest result of an Amendment V Convention is that it will propose several amendments and none will be ratified. Sad but true, but even that result might prove useful merely by instilling the fear of God in the Congress.

    By and large, though, it isn’t Congress that’s the problem, it is the army of unelected rule givers that must be reined in. That can only happen if the States are restored to their proper place. And that can’t happen until the 17th amendment - the glory of the Progressives - is repealed. That’s another one.

    Most of Mark Levin’s Liberty amendments are worth considering and a few are really needed.

    The risk of an Article V Convention is minimal if not negligible, and the potential reward is great.

    Moreover, it is the only suggestion currently within my awareness short of a full scale armed uprising that has the slightest chance of affecting the country’s trajectory, as you put it.

  • Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege

    11/30/2014 9:40:29 PM PST · 14 of 28
    John Valentine to 2ndDivisionVet

    Fact free blather remains unpersuasive to all but the already indoctrinated.

  • Push for Constitutional Convention Gathers Steam

    11/30/2014 8:36:49 PM PST · 153 of 180
    John Valentine to ThunderSleeps

    Respect is tough to earn, and it can be easily lost. Repeated posting of ignorant, ill informed garbage will do the trick for you real quick.

  • Push for Constitutional Convention Gathers Steam

    11/30/2014 6:58:09 PM PST · 141 of 180
    John Valentine to ThunderSleeps

    YOU ought to follow your own advice. Every post on this thread over your name has been a recitation of ignorance and fear born of ignorance. Educate yourself, PLEASE, before gumming up this forum with crap.

    By the way, how are our present Constitutional circumstances working out in your esteemed opinion?

    And by the way, as for control, how you doin’ with that one, as well. Congress under control just fine in your opinion?

  • EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda plot to blow up 5 passenger planes in Christmas 'spectacular'

    11/30/2014 6:45:06 PM PST · 10 of 67
    John Valentine to Blood of Tyrants

    Maybe they could offer to recite the Shahada at Prince Charles’ inauguration, should that ever come to pass. After all, there’s no safe course of action than to offer ones self up as a dhimmi.

  • Koran should be read at Prince Charles' coronation says top bishop

    11/30/2014 12:12:04 AM PST · 7 of 57
    John Valentine to dennisw

    Absolutely stupid to the point of suicidal.

    Muslims NEVER feel embraced by other cultures; they either feel defeated or victorious.

    Which of these two do these self-deluded Brits think will be felt by Muslims hearing the Koran recited at the Coronation of a British King?

    Utterly moronic.

  • Top Occupy organizer trained Ferguson protesters

    11/30/2014 12:07:35 AM PST · 4 of 49
    John Valentine to 2ndDivisionVet

    Why is this woman not in prison?

  • Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place (Blech!)

    11/29/2014 11:17:42 PM PST · 3 of 23
    John Valentine to 2ndDivisionVet

    Man, these libtard writers really know how to shovel manure.

  • 'White privilege' is real and it matters

    11/29/2014 10:24:51 PM PST · 31 of 65
    John Valentine to Bettyprob

    Even if there is such a thing as “white privilege” it is something so ephemeral and diffuse that no one can actually put their finger on it or actually do anything about it. It’s a will o’the wisp.

    In truth, “white privilege” seems like little more than liberal angst. Life is so unfair! Oh poor me.

    Yes, life is unfair. So what? Grow up. Get over it.

    Even better advice to my libtard friends, get a frikkin’ challenging job so that you will have something to occupy your mind other than your endless quest for cosmic justice.

    Or get a frikkin’ seashell, go down to the beach, and start emptying out the ocean.

  • Carson, Jeb, Rand, Huckabee: Of 13 possible GOP presidential contenders in 2016, who's your pick?

    11/29/2014 2:15:19 PM PST · 102 of 160
    John Valentine to dinodino

    Rand is weak, and would lose to Hillary.

    Ted Cruz would clean her clock, so I go in that direction. Plus I like the guy and he has charisma and charm that Rand Paul is lacking.

  • White teen killed by black cop in Alabama mirrors Ferguson

    11/29/2014 12:54:02 AM PST · 3 of 27
    John Valentine to Ray76

    Where’s the outrage?

    Why didn’t Alabama burn? Don’t honkey lives count for anything in this country?

    Didn’t this kid have “white privilege”? Or if he did, what good was it?

    Where was “Rev. Al”? Too busy in Florida at the time?

    So many questions, so few answers...

  • 14 arrested in peaceful protest that disrupts BART

    11/28/2014 6:02:01 PM PST · 11 of 47
    John Valentine to artichokegrower
    The war on black people is very real. It’s not made up.

    Oh, yes it is. Kharyshi, the war is in your mind. It is a war between reality and delusion, and so far, for you at least, delusion is winning.

    For the rest of us, your crocodile tears are utterly boring and pointless.

  • Marauding pig and its woman owner forced off US Airway flight

    11/28/2014 12:09:26 AM PST · 28 of 75
    John Valentine to Reno89519

    Punch line: “Well, you know Sir, a pig this special you don’t eat all at once.”

    Private mail me if you want the full joke...

  • Leftists Willing to Fight to the Last Drop of Black Blood

    11/27/2014 6:17:37 AM PST · 18 of 18
    John Valentine to 2nd amendment mama

    Of course it’s not Joan Baez. I actually knew who it was once, the singer’s name was printed on the jacket of the “Radio Dinner” album. It’s what’s called a parody, and believe it or not, I do understand what it is about. Why do you think I posted it on this thread? Accident? That’s sarcasm, by the way, different from parody, but related.