Posts by jwparkerjr

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  • WI - Unions file suit to halt collective bargaining legislation (in Federal Court)

    06/15/2011 2:39:10 PM PDT · 44 of 118
    jwparkerjr to Jean S

    I’d tell ‘em, “Let’s make a deal!” Unions can have collective bargaining rights but, in return, they give up their ability to contribute to the campaigns of those who will be in any way involved with the bargaining process.

    It completely subverts the collective bargaining system when those on one side can give money to those on the other side of the negotiations. If it were a shipyard and not a school board, or county commission, etc. it would be bribery pure and simple.

    Collective bargaining works because the two parties on different sides. It stops working when one side can give the other side money, gobs of money, to keep them in their bargaining position.

  • Margaret Thatcher did not ‘snub’ Sarah Palin: The truth about the Iron Lady and the Ex Alaska Gov.

    06/14/2011 2:27:28 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    jwparkerjr to SeekAndFind
    If I were handling it I would specifically request for an audience for Sarah Palin with Ms. Thatcher. Then I would make darn sure the press over there knew that it was their lie and faked quote that brought about a meeting!

    I would schedule a special trip to the UK for Sarah and family and make a really bid deal her going over there to bolster her foreign policy credentials.

    I can think of nothing fairer than to have what they lied about come to happen for real.

    I don't think it would teach them a lesson, but it sure would feel good to know how they set themselves up with a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy!

  • My take on the New Hampshire debate

    06/14/2011 5:07:31 AM PDT · 17 of 48
    jwparkerjr to Daisyjane69

    re: Once I heard how John King made all kinds of noises during the candidate’s answers

    What a distraction. Has anyone said what was going on? He was bad enough to listen to when he spoke, but I was really annoyed by the constant sounds while the candidates were speaking.

    I had never heard of, let alone seen John King. Probably because I avoid CNN at all cost. What a pompous ass. So typical of the MSM.

    I am so tired of the lefties/MSM doing most of the debates. I want to hear what the candidates have to say, not what the moderator thinks.

  • The Palin E-Mails: A Teachable Moment

    06/12/2011 2:01:02 PM PDT · 4 of 19
    jwparkerjr to ClearCase_guy

    I swear she’s like the monster in one of those old, B-grade horror flicks from the 50’s, she takes everything they throw at her and seems to actually use their ammo to give herself additional powers! I hate to compare her to a movie monster, but it’s either that or the Roadrunner!

  • America's Fading Exceptionalism (Supported the one)

    06/12/2011 8:33:24 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    jwparkerjr to Hojczyk
    re: Mort cannot say OBAMA is at fault

    In a purely objective sense Obama is not at fault. If he had been handed a nation that was running the way it should have been running he would have been powerless to do much of the damage he has done. In any event there would have been a pretty finite limit on what he could accomplish.

    Every aspect of life in America is out of kilter at this point, some much worse than others, but no aspect is immune to the buildup of negative forces we've let accumulate over the last 50 years or so.

    I can't think of a single problem we've experienced, identified, described, studied and solved in my adult lifetime. It's always the same, those charged with solving the problem first set about making sure they get what they need from the opportunity and then what's left over, if anything, is used to start work on the problem itself.

    That's exactly what the trillion dollars of ‘stimulus’ has done. That money could have worked wonders to put America back on its feet, but to do so would have meant using it, not to feather the nests of the ruling class, but apply tried and proved policies.

    Imagine if that trillion dollars would have been used to wipe all taxes and fees for a year or two. No payroll deductions, etc.

  • Quotes of the day (Hannity: "If she runs, she will beat Barack Obama")

    06/11/2011 10:04:43 PM PDT · 28 of 55
    jwparkerjr to Bayou Dittohead
    re: I really like the idea of Palin/West.

    Wow, be still my pounding heart! I would rather see that combination carrying my hopes into 2012 than any other one I can imagine.

  • Sarah Palin's emails, is she laughing now?

    06/11/2011 7:48:11 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    jwparkerjr to TigersEye

    Most times when you contact a public servant you have to do so by way of their website. The websites make it abundantly clear that such communication is considered to be public and subject to FOIA requests, law suits, etc. The ones I’ve seen go out of their way to make sure the writer can not expect, or be given, any promise of privacy.

  • Sarah Palin's emails, is she laughing now?

    06/11/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT · 40 of 45
    jwparkerjr to 2ndDivisionVet
    re: You'd think they'd figure it out sooner or later

    The longer it goes on the more it looks like a classic Roadrunner cartoon! Sarah is the Roadrunner, the MSM is Wile E. Coyote!
  • How the jobs crisis scars a generation

    06/11/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    jwparkerjr to Gondring
    re: I wrote "appearance of a turnaround"--something we can have.

    Unless, and until, Obama loses his sway with the MSM there is no doubt any and all coverage of the economy as we approach the election will be spun to give the appearance of a turnaround. So many of the people who voted for him last time, and will vote for him again regardless of the evidence that it's foolish, if not downright dangerous, to do so get precious little real 'news'. What they get they get from MTV and the such. There is a group that will vote for him under any circumstances. Nothing will change their mind or their vote. I suppose the situation could get so bad that it will be impossible to cover it up with spin and most of these people will just stay home.
  • Slash Spending and the Economy Will Bloom

    06/11/2011 6:25:23 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    jwparkerjr to Kaslin
    My grandfather used to point out that in its heyday Sears would find American companies with excess production capabilities and pay them to use that excess to produce their product to be marketed under the Sears label. Much of what you bought with the Sears label was the very nearly the same product you could buy under its name brand label. They would help companies level out demand over the year by keeping them busy in the off season for their products.

    Doing that on a national basis helped everyone in the cycle. It's not longer possible now that so much of what they sell, and we buy, is no longer produced by American workers.

    Granted, it's a great deal more complicated than this simple explanation, but an awful lot of what ails us these days is that we no longer produce what we consume. That would not be as much of a problem if the outsourced producers had the same expense to produce as our producers, but when you have the huge differences in labor cost and regulations that now exist between the US and a third world countries something’s got to give.

  • Firefighters accused of road rage incident

    06/10/2011 7:45:39 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    jwparkerjr to LibWhacker

    Bad reporting. The law in Florida says nothing about pulling over to the right curb. It talks about yielding “right of way” but that’s the only reference to ‘right’.

    If an investigator did, indeed, say that then he or she needs to go back to school for a few hours and refresh their knowledge of Florida law and yielding to emergency vehicles.

  • Retraction Request: Politico Fabricates Palin Quote in New Hit Piece

    06/10/2011 7:35:55 AM PDT · 67 of 101
    jwparkerjr to MestaMachine

    re: PALIN/WEST 2012

    That certainly would be my choice of a ticket.

  • Pete's Pond Is A waterhole on Mashatu Game Reserve

    06/09/2011 6:21:22 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    jwparkerjr to navysealdad

    re: floodlights that switch on automatically at night

    I’m surprised the environmental folks allow this. Seems like lighting a naturally dark place where wildlife comes to drink under the cover of that darkness would defeat one of their protections.

  • Palin can 'snap her fingers' for money, run and beat Obama, warns GOP expert

    06/08/2011 4:09:25 PM PDT · 74 of 95
    jwparkerjr to HwyChile
    re: left’s heads would literally explode

    I opined the other day that so many liberal/leftie heads would explode that there would be no one left on their side to do Obama’s bidding, even if he manged to win. Now that's a win-win situation in my book.

    I am for her 110%, any joy I might get from the spectacle of exploding liberal heads would purely serendipity!

  • Stars collide: Michele Bachmann vs. Sarah Palin

    06/08/2011 5:00:03 AM PDT · 8 of 177
    jwparkerjr to Hawk720
    re: “I’m not afraid of Palin,” he said

    That one little phrase tells us all we need to know about this man! It's not about YOU, Mr. Rollins. It's about the candidate you are supposed to represent. If you can't set aside your personal love of self long enough to act in your candidate's best interest then she's better off without you.

    I put this man in the same category I put Karl Rove, yesterday's news and talent.

    Ms. Bachmann will be making a huge mistake if she doesn't give this guy the boot post haste.

  • Think You Know Sarah Palin? Think Again

    06/06/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT · 33 of 39
    jwparkerjr to Vigilanteman
    re: going into the Katie Couric interview thinking it was friendly

    I suspect she is a subscriber to the "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!" theory. I agree, I don't think she'll be making that move again. She seems to have learned her lesson very well. Those who continue to underestimate her after all the evidence to contrary do so at their peril. They deserve whatever they get!
  • Think You Know Sarah Palin? Think Again

    06/06/2011 5:36:24 AM PDT · 8 of 39
    jwparkerjr to Freddd
    re: have done an effective character assassination on her The game isn't over. It's not even halftime yet. I see evidence of her beneath-the-radar approach to handling the MSM starting to show promise. The MSM, bless their black hearts, have never understood the law of unintended consequences. It never occurs to them that their ploy to assassinate her character might not work, and if it doesn't it will only serve to have improved her position to become the next president.
  • Does It Ever Cross Their Mind That Sarah Palin Might Actually Know Something?!

    06/04/2011 8:42:56 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    jwparkerjr to biggredd1
    re: Sarah should run as an independent vs romney and commie obama.

    I'm not so sure she couldn't become the first person to ever mount a truly serious threat to our two-party system. Perot and Trump, along with George Wallace and a others serve as spoilers. I don't think it's out of the question that she could out draw Romney and Obama. She would certainly run rings around the Great Pretender Obama, and a lot of people might well find her more likable, and therefore more electable, than Romney.

    I fear another loaded primary season designed to foist on us the candidate of the elite's choice. The system is certainly designed to work to that end.

    I would much rather see her reclaim the GOP for those of us who think she has what it takes, but if a third-party run is the only way to show elites that we're not going to play their game anymore then maybe it just has to be. I would really hate to see it, but it can't go on like it has, giving us candidates like Dole and McCain.

  • Sarah Palin's tour a "rolling menace" (Rolling their pants)

    06/04/2011 8:22:46 AM PDT · 46 of 58
    jwparkerjr to PA Engineer

    I just know what a grand PIA these things can be and at my age I don’t need anything else to aggravate me. Tying up a 10 mile route for an hour each way smacks too much to me of a society with royalty, not elected leaders who serve at the pleasure of the citizens.

  • Sarah Palin's tour a "rolling menace" (Rolling their pants)

    06/03/2011 11:58:23 PM PDT · 7 of 58
    jwparkerjr to ak267

    Frankly, it doesn’t make sense, IMHO, for a potential candidate to run the risk of angering a LOT voters in this way. Doesn’t matter to me if they’re Republican, Democrat, Independent or whatever.

    Traffic can be very stressful to start with, and having your trip snarled by a motorcade can be quite frustrating. Traffic is slow and crowded in a lot of places, adding a major interruption only adds to it.

    I get mad anytime even the President comes to town and traffic along a five or ten mile route is totally disrupted as his motorcade makes its way from the airport to the venue being used.

  • The silent jobless : Mainly women, young people, blacks —who lack political clout

    06/03/2011 12:49:17 PM PDT · 37 of 42
    jwparkerjr to SeekAndFind
    re: a new WPA for the long-term unemployed

    Would never work in today's America. The people who responded in the 1930’s were desperate for work. When they were out of work they were on the street and hungry unless they had friends or relatives who would help them. No unemployment compensation, no medicaid, no food stamps, no WIC programs and on and on.

    Another reason it wouldn't work today is so many of them would work a short while then get ‘injured’ on the job and spend the rest of their tenure on worker's comp.

    Good ol’ liberals. They never change their game plans. They think it worked 80 years ago, it will work now.

  • Anthony Weiner and the law's peril (great article)

    06/03/2011 8:15:37 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    jwparkerjr to ilovesarah2012

    re: probably be elected mayor

    At this point, yes. But if he’s indicted then, as a Democrat, he gets an immediate move to the top of the list for governor. They have a pecking order, an indictment on a sex charge puts them way up the list.

  • Media chase Palin, and her sway grows

    06/03/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT · 9 of 24
    jwparkerjr to Hojczyk
    Seems to me if Sarah were to be the GOP nominee so many liberal/left/progressive/MFM heads would explode that even if Obama managed to beat her there wouldn't be enough of them left to get anything done!

    I want to see her in the race just to let the elites know that WE will select our candidate and if they want to support a candidate that represents the people then they need to join up with us, not the other way around.

    And I also want her in there just to watch the liberal heads explode!

  • Sarah Palin and the Star of David

    06/02/2011 12:46:37 PM PDT · 6 of 47
    jwparkerjr to CIB-173RDABN

    I have been a pro shooter for nearly 30 years and the ONLY time I take a picture of some eating is when I want to make them look bad!

  • Has the Greatest Depression Already Begun?

    06/02/2011 10:39:02 AM PDT · 13 of 72
    jwparkerjr to Diana in Wisconsin

    I could have done without reading this. I’ve suspected everything he points out, but it’s really scary to see it all in one place.

  • What's Sarah Doing?

    06/02/2011 10:35:17 AM PDT · 34 of 104
    jwparkerjr to 2ndDivisionVet

    re: What’s Sarah Doing?

    She she working at winning the nomination and the presidency by showing it doesn’t have to done the way it always has. All these pundits and GOP elite have set themselves up as the judge and jury of who can run and how they must run. Not so.

    You can tell how terrified they are. If she were truly non-threat they say she is they wouldn’t be paying so much attention to her. If they were scared of her they would simply adopt the attitude of leaving her alone.

    I love it.

  • "What Were You Guys Thinking? Why Did You Kill Him?"

    05/28/2011 12:09:16 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    jwparkerjr to The Magical Mischief Tour

    My concern at the point this man found himself would be the police were chasing an armed person or persons and those being chased were breaking into my house to hold me hostage, rape my wife and God knows what else. Damn right I’d give the invaders an armed encounter, at least until I knew who they were.

    This entire thing from start to finish is a debacle. And it’s going to happen with increasing frequency as federal funds are used provide any police organization that wants one a fully outfitted SWAT capability.

  • GOP employs little used rule to block recess appointment of Warren

    05/27/2011 4:44:41 PM PDT · 7 of 18
    jwparkerjr to Venturer
    And lets not forget they are the ones who started using the filibuster to force a Supreme Court nominee to get 60 votes for confirmation. It all started back in the mid-90’s when they lost the House for the first time in half-a-century.

    They have absolutely no honor whatsoever. They are beneath contempt, IMHO.

  • GOP employs little used rule to block recess appointment of Warren

    05/27/2011 4:32:15 PM PDT · 2 of 18
    jwparkerjr to Nachum
    re: GOP employs little used rule to block recess appointment of Warren

    BS! Total spin! The Democrats stayed in session during numerous recesses to prevent George Bush from making recess appointment. It had not been done before but the Dems started making sure there were no recesses that could be used for making appointments that would otherwise be problematical for the President.

    That headline is an out and out lie and there's no way or no one to call them on it.

  • 5 reasons why Sarah Palin may be ready to shake up 'uninspired' race

    05/26/2011 5:31:19 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    jwparkerjr to NavyCanDo
    re: Palin / Cain

    That would be a really solid ticket IMHO.

    I also consider it nowhere nearly too late for someone to get into the race. Just call it keeping the powder dry and not firing until you see the whites of their eyes!

    The instant SarahCuda steps into the race all hell will break loose as the MSM and the Left start the attacks. It will be one long, huge, relentless attack on her, her family and the horse she rode in on.

    I like it like it is right now. They don't want to give her any coverage since every time they try to smear her she just gets more popular.

    I really dread the panic that will set in among them once she's officially in the race. I hope they're like a fighter who lets his opponent get to him and make him mad. Anger is not our friend when it comes fighting and this campaign will the mother of all knock down, drag out, no holds barred match. I'd bet good money Sarah can handle it and give as good, or better, than she gets.

    Like they used to say, “Let loose the lions!”

  • IBOPE Zogby Poll: Cain Passes Christie Among GOP Primary Voters; No One in GOP Field Leads Obama

    05/24/2011 10:15:17 AM PDT · 50 of 69
    jwparkerjr to keep your powder dry
    re: no one in a list of 13 possible GOP candidates leads President Barack Obama

    Well, of course not. Everyone pulls for his or her favorite. That will change when there's one, not 13, candidates to poll against Obama.

    Geesh. Typical spin. Make it look like the poll shows that because Obama is so popular and the GOP candidate(s)are so weak.

  • GOP should block Memorial Day recess appointments

    05/24/2011 5:51:34 AM PDT · 5 of 19
    jwparkerjr to SumProVita

    Until Republicans in DC get as serious about things like recess appointments as the Democrats they will continue being way down the pecking order. And until they realize they have to fight fire with fire and use the same ploys the Left does to further its causes we will continue to see our rights slip sliding away.

    My message to the GOP is “Get Serious!”

  • Death Squad Damage Control in Tucson

    05/24/2011 4:11:36 AM PDT · 15 of 47
    jwparkerjr to The Magical Mischief Tour
    re: adding up to the American colonial rebellion

    IMHO, we're worse off today than they were in the 1770’s. Their chief antagonist was the King and his troops. Crime was practically nonexistent, at least to the extent we have today. Citizens today are caught in the middle, the ‘law’ on one side and violent criminals, armed to the teeth, on the other. Like the Tennessee Ernie Ford song of the 50’s said “If the right don't get you, then the left one will!”

    This is a situation where everyone involved needs to be frozen where things are and send in an investigative team with the ability and authority to find out what happened. Let the chips fall where they fall. That team should come from someplace as far from there as practical.

    The incidence of these situations is increasing at an alarming rate across the country. If we don't get a handle on it pretty quickly it will soon be beyond control.

    As with EVERYTHING government does any program, plan or policy they instigate, regardless of how appropriate it was to start with, eventually outlives its usefulness and becomes a greater threat to those it is supposed to benefit than the original problem.

  • Radio host who predicted End of Days to speak

    05/23/2011 12:50:26 PM PDT · 15 of 42
    jwparkerjr to markomalley

    re: why the apocalypse didn’t arrive.

    I can tell him exactly why it didn’t arrive. It’s thank to him, thank you. Jesus said no one, not even Him or the angels knew when He would return, only His Father in Heaven. If this yahoo had been correct then it would have meant that Jesus was either mistaken or lied, neither of which is possible.

    Even if it HAD been scheduled for exactly when the guy said it was God would have had to change the time in order to keep Word that no one would know when it was to happen.

    If the guy really did want the rapture to occur, and that’s the prayer and hope of every Christian, then he should have kept his ideas to himself!

    So, next time someone says Christ will return this day or that day, or this hour or that hour, you can be pretty sure He won’t.

    His return will be like the bridegroom who arrives unannounced. Bet on it!

  • (AF 447) Recording Indicates Pilot Wasn't In Cockpit During Critical Phase

    05/23/2011 8:04:57 AM PDT · 36 of 112
    jwparkerjr to Blueflag
    re: generally in the Champ

    I learned to fly in a 7-AC Champ back in 1960. It was built in 1946. Sure would love to have that plane now. It belonged to a flying club in SW Alabama. I paid $3.00 an hour, wet, for it and $6.00 an hour dual. Its fuel gauge was a piece of wire with a float in the tank sticking out through a hole in the fuel cap.

    With a sufficient head wind you could practically hover the thing.

    It had no radio, no electrical system and maybe five instruments on the panel. And a heater that did little more than make your left foot very hot.

    Propping it off when you were along was always fun.

    Yup, sure would love to have little flying machine now.

  • Barry's Bullying Failed With Bibi

    05/23/2011 5:53:48 AM PDT · 27 of 44
    jwparkerjr to Scanian
    I keep hearing and reading that Obama doesn't understand or realize or ‘get’ this or that. BS! He know full well the situation in the Mid-East and he's taken sides. And he's not chosen our side, period.

    It matters not if he is acting out of ignorance or lack experience, the end result is the same. Harm to us and to our friends around the world.

    Regardless of the reason he is simply unfit for the office of the President. He is so unfit that our laws and Constitution don't even have a quick, effective way to get him our of misery. Our only real option right now is to limp through the rest of his term and work like hell to make sure it's his only term.

    All the talk how vulnerable Obama is in the next election, although a lot of people think just the opposite, works to our detriment. It encourages all sorts of people to entertain a run for the office and that leads to lots of negative campaigning as candidates and would-be candidates jockey for position. It was far easier for Bill Clinton when President Bush was considered to be unbeatable and no one wanted to try so Clinton stepped in, probably knowing Bush's 90% approval couldn't last almost three years until the next election.

    I am really tiring of the group that labels anyone who says they think Obama is a Muslim at heart, or in fact, as racist or Islamophobic. The Bible tells us you know a tree by its fruit. And then it describes the “The Fruit of the Spirit” and our President displays not one of those listed. He has said precisely that Islam is his faith. There is nothing Islamophobic about putting those two things together, along with his actions that are not good for America, and coming to the conclusion that he is a Muslim.

  • Rare Color Photographs

    05/20/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT · 28 of 50
    jwparkerjr to I still care

    re: could be Rockwell pictures

    Have you ever read how Rockwell did his art? Fascinating. Everyone of them was a photo before he made a painting, and he would spend a LOT of time getting things just like he wanted.

    I have always loved his work!

  • Sneaky TSA jet stowaway

    05/20/2011 7:28:39 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    jwparkerjr to george76

    re: inconvenienced 150 legit passengers and wasted tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of fuel

    Wonder why they would return to JFK as opposed to just finishing the flight and arresting the person on the other end? Or landing somewhere along the way and turning the stowaway in to authorities there.

    It’s bad enough when they have to return because an engine falls off or the cargo area catches fire, but because some guy scammed his way on board seems to be reaching a bit.

    I have no doubt they have a legitimate reason, but they didn’t say what in the article.

  • Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

    05/17/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT · 44 of 54
    jwparkerjr to FredZarguna

    Granted I’m not as gifted in the intelligence field as you are, but I don’t have to resort to insults to make my points.

    If you want a reasonable discussion of the situation, fine. If all you want to do is get on my case because I see something differently from you then you need to find someone else.


  • Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

    05/17/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT · 39 of 54
    jwparkerjr to Bruce Campbells Chin

    Medicare is an entitlement, but the people who benefit from it pay for it.

    Although it’s not enough to cover the cost, those who benefit from Medicare are paying a price for what they get. The ones I’m talking about are the thirty-somethings who choose to drive a new car rather than have health insurance. They get sick and I have to pay for their care. I can’t drive their car, and I can’t afford a new car because my insurance is twice what it should be because I’m paying for me AND for them. Where’s the equity in that?

    When that thirty-something gets sick and has made no provision for primary medical care he or she shows up at the emergency room where they have no choice but to treat them. Sometimes it’s a lot more than a cough, cold or sore hole, more like a gunshot wound or some other trauma. They walk out with out paying a cent and then it’s up to me, and Medicare and United Health Care, and you and every other patient who pays for their care to pick up the tab.

    I HAVE to pay for Medicare AND I have to pay another $300 a month in addition just to be sure that if I need another new hip or have a heart attack I am not a burden on others like me. I pay as much for my medical insurance under Medicare as I paid for my plan through my employer.

    Don’t lose sight of the question that was asked, and that was, should Republicans vote against the will of the people and force a program on them they don’t understand and/or don’t want? The response was, it doesn’t matter whether the forced program is from the Left or the Right, it’s not good government.

    I honestly don’t think we’re as far apart as it seems. The Left has confused the issue so badly over the years to make sure their ability to feather their nests at our expense that it’s tough to separate the aspects of medical care in America. It’s not one big monolithic system. A huge amount of money is spent every year in the name of Medicare that has nothing to do with medical care for those 65 and above. But when more is spent than brought in it’s the retiree who gets the bad rap.

  • ACLU Threatens N.J. High School With Legal Action Over Graduation at Christian-Owned Site

    05/17/2011 2:00:02 PM PDT · 7 of 8
    jwparkerjr to Nachum

    I’m all for starting a new organization with the sole purpose of keeping the ACLU from being so successful by constantly threatening to sue anyone with whom they disagree.

    This organization would collect small sums from millions of contributors and every time the ACLU even whispered the word ‘sue’ it would swoop in and tell the ACLU, “Bring it on!”

    So much of the ill wind they cause to blow is really just hot air. If everyone they threatened to sue took them up on the offer they would soon be out of business.

    I would call it “Screw You, ACLU” and if the ACLU showed their hand but didn’t threaten a law suit I would have this group sue them!

  • Post-Bin Laden: Pakistan's Hour of Choice

    05/17/2011 1:46:26 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    jwparkerjr to Wuli

    I don’t see countries in that region having a snowball’s chance in hell of taking sides against militant Islam and hoping to survive. Sure, they have nukes but they won’t be any help in the type of assault these countries face from the rabid Islamic adherents. And the kind of war those who want to impose Sharia law and the other Islamic ways is all but impossible to win over the long haul, especially if those who are being attacked can’t bring themselves to employ the tactics needed to handle that kind of war.

  • Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

    05/17/2011 12:42:54 PM PDT · 33 of 54
    jwparkerjr to SeekAndFind
    It was apparent to me from the first minute Bennett signed on the air yesterday that Newt had offended him and that NOTHING Newt could say or do would undo the offense. Bennett's entire promo of the Newt call sounded to me like he was being a Prince of a Fellow to give Newt a chance to ‘try’ to defend his position, but it would do no good.

    Bennett reminded me all morning of a father with a daughter that's dating someone he doesn't care for and regardless of what his daughter says about her date or how the kid comes across it pretty clear dad's not going to be happy.

    And for Bill Bennett of ALL people to be talking someone down for having an ego!! He can't get through a single interview without reminding everyone several times that he was Drug Czar, Sec. of Education, in the White House and on and on.

    I know I'm inviting a towering inferno to engulf me, but I must say I heard what Newt said and until everyone started giving him grief my response was that he had answered the question that he was asked and had done a great job of doing it. He was asked if the Republicans should ignore the opposition to a measure and pass it anyway. He responded it was wrong for the Left or the Right to disregard so much opposition and make changes that people didn't understand.

    And I'm with him on the problem of people choosing to use their money for something other than insurance or medical care,then present themselves for state-of-the-art medical care when they need it and feel free to simply dump the considerable cost on those of use who end up paying the bills, either as insured citizens or tax payers. If expecting people to pay for the care they receive is what the public mandate is then I guess I'm for it.

    Think what you want of Newt, and say what want about him, but he is quite correct when he says something as big and monumental as changing Medicare needs to be done with the approval of those who will be affected, AND somehow we've got to find a way to made certain those who get medical care pay for it and don't dump the cost on the rest of us.

    It honestly sounded to me like Bill Bennett is backing Rick Santorum or Paul Ryan and his beef with Newt was that he felt Newt wasn't giving them the respect Bennett gives them.

    Sorry if I disagree with most everyone on this, but that's just the way it strikes me. And, IMHO, far better to get this chaffing done early in process rather than in the shadow of an impending election.

    If all Newt does is bring forth liberal and silly ideas one after the other he's served an important role in our primary process. If nothing else, consider him the dose of attenuated live virus you give a child to give them protection from the real thing later in life.

  • Philly Police Harass, Threaten to Shoot Man Legally Carrying Gun(PA)

    05/17/2011 7:32:14 AM PDT · 17 of 43
    jwparkerjr to marktwain
    Seems to me that law enforcement, as a whole, has come to think they can do it all themselves, that they no longer need the support of law-abiding citizens. If they think there job was tough when the criminals were out to get them just wait until the average Joe-Citizen turn against them.

    It's just a matter of time until they have a situation where they are in the wrong and they simply can't control the flow of information about it enough to protect themselves. At that point every questionable encounter will the public thinking “there they go again.”

  • Escape from New York: Young Taxpayers Flee Economic Ruin

    05/17/2011 7:04:40 AM PDT · 16 of 25
    jwparkerjr to Walter Scott Hudson

    re: willing to reject funds from on high when strings are attached

    And thereby hangs the tale on which so much our national crisis is based! The feds are no better than drug dealers. They provide the product virtually free, get you you hooked and they have you by the soft parts.

    There’s no better example than the school lunch program. Sixty years ago it was milk being provided free, or at very low cost. Milk, and butter. And then bit by bit the scope of the program, and the strings attached, was expanded. Now at least a dozen federal programs are tied to the lunch programs and the feds control a great deal of the local school system’s policies and programs. Fail to abide by the reams of rules and regs proscribed the feds and the system loses federal funds in all sorts of programs unrelated to feeding the kids.

    And of course as the local money used for feeding the kids, or buying books, or whatever are freed up by federal programs they are diverted to other uses, until the local authorities have no choice but to go along.

    In all likelihood we are beyond the point of no return.

  • THE MISSISSIPPI FLOODGATES OPEN, Releasing 12 Million Gallons Per Second Onto Louisiana Farmland

    05/16/2011 1:24:47 PM PDT · 7 of 65
    jwparkerjr to SeekAndFind
    Seems like I learned years ago, mid-50’s, that flooding from the Mississippi River was an important part of the fertility of the farmlands for hundreds of miles along both sides of the river. I know that was before there were so many cities there too, but it still seems some of the land will benefit from the flooding. Not enough to overcome the damage that will be done to homes, businesses, farms, etc.
  • Dept. of Frightening Results ('RATS STILL CRYING ABOUT 'BIRTHER' ISSUE)

    05/16/2011 11:01:35 AM PDT · 10 of 26
    jwparkerjr to Chi-townChief
    re: the birth of Barack Obama is one of the most well-documented births of any human being of the last half-century

    It's hard to say if this fellow really believes this or he's just taking the tack that if you say something loud enough and enough times then it will come true. Either way, gullible or an enabler, he's skating on thin ice!

  • Law enforcement against open carry legislation(WI)

    05/16/2011 6:47:06 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    jwparkerjr to JimRed

    re: “brandishing”

    Like the poor guy out West that was bending over in a store to examine a cooler or something and someone saw his weapon. It escalated from that to him being shot to death in the parking lot by officers who responded to a call of an armed person.

    I am pretty confident that if anyone carrying legally had used the weapon in an illegal manner that we would have heard about it over and over, loud and long.

    This is what my Mom would have called an example of “No news is good news!”

  • Feds seek trust of Muslim community ("They are as American as apple pie")

    05/16/2011 5:45:46 AM PDT · 22 of 27
    jwparkerjr to Cincinatus' Wife

    re: Feds seek trust of Muslim community

    If I wanted to gain their trust I would figure out a way to take the suspects into custody without using their prayer service and mosque a part of the scenario. Personally I have no problem with how it was handled, but it’s certainly not the way to engender trust.

    Common sense tells me it would have been much safer to wait for the service to end and have a couple of agents, with lots of out of sight back up, make the pickup. I would be concerned that “flooding” the compound with armed agents would be sufficiently threatening to an unstable attendee to push him over the edge.

  • Law enforcement against open carry legislation(WI)

    05/16/2011 5:07:39 AM PDT · 8 of 33
    jwparkerjr to marktwain
    Piss poor journalism! The headline talks about open carry, then the "who, what, where" lead sentence and the entire article discusses concealed carry! This is a journalist who's so anxious to spin the story that he can't even take the time to get the facts correct!

    Of ALL the people who should be able, and bound by duty, to examine a situation carefully by at least looking at the experience of states that have had the CCW in place for years and have over a million permitted citizens it would be a sheriff! Florida has had it for years and years, with well over a million CCW permits, and the statistics simply put the lie to the sheriff's statement.

    There are just too many misstatements and too much spin in the article to address each of them. What a crock.

    It's not the people with CCW permits that are the problem with guns, period. It's the people who are going to carry a gun regardless of the law, and will use it despite laws to the contrary. The criminal is still going to carry a gun, and no law aimed at law-abiding citizens is going to affect his or her decision to use it.

    When was the last news report about someone legally carrying a concealed weapon using it and being convicted of a firearms crime that was the result of having a CCW permit? I'm sure there are some, but darned if I can recall any right off hand. AND YOU KNOW if it were happening the left wing press would be splashing it all over the front page and the airwaves! If people who legally carry firearms EVER use one in a crime the anti-gun crowd will make sure the whole country knows it.

    A pro-CCW group needs to mount a campaign in every state where these misleading spin articles are published to damage the chances of carry legislation making the history of them across the country very clear. There simply is NO increase in violence or gun-related crimes in states that have CCW. Period.