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Posts by jwpjr

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  • NFL Player Lost at Sea Urged to Buy Life-Saving Device for Boats in Distress -- But Didn't

    03/08/2009 12:04:48 PM PDT · 40 of 47
    jwpjr to Myrddin
    re: general aviation with operation on 121.5

    If they haven't already stopped they will soon no longer monitor 121.5 as the emergency frequency. Don't recall the details, but it's not the freq of choice, or at least won't be in the future. Times they are a changin’!

  • The Inflection Is Near?

    03/08/2009 9:41:26 AM PDT · 63 of 67
    jwpjr to Darkwolf377
    re: hit a massive roadbump

    That roadbump is made of pure liberalsim! And they want to use even more of it to build the entire road beyond that point. We need to stop, back up a few feet, get out and get our hands dirty removing that roadbump, then get back in and continue our journey on the good road ahead.

    We are not where we are because of socialism. We are where we are because we bought things we didn't need, made in foreign countries with money we didn't have. Socialism is simply taking advantage of the situation and that socialism is being wielded by communists who know full well what's going on and how to exploit it. Team Obama is nothing more than a tool of the whoever is behind the whole thing.

    Liberals are selfish, self-centered people who don't see, or chose to ignore, the true cost of having their way.

  • Circuit City's last day: March 8

    03/08/2009 9:31:07 AM PDT · 23 of 30
    jwpjr to schwingdoc
    I purchased a laptop from them several years ago. I stressed to the salesperson that I am a very active freelance photographer and a laptop is essential to my business, that I wanted warranty coverage that would protect me against anything short of nuclear war, even if I had to pay a premium for the coverage. Hey, no problem! I spent an additional $300 plus dollars for their top of the line ‘extended’ warranty. Even covered batteries!

    Less than a week later I dropped the laptop and destroyed the screen. Yup, you guessed it! The warranty was useless in this case. I'm pretty sure it would have been useless regardless of what had happened to it, but never had the chance to prove my theory.

    Went back to the Circuit City store, willing to pay whatever it cost to get it repaired, I really needed it. They wouldn't even take it to honor the factory warranty!

    Never stepped foot in their store again. Hate to see people lose their jobs, but as for a company it couldn't happen to a more-deserving bunch of bastards. They certainly didn't give a damn about my job and how they were adversely impacting my ability to earn a living.

  • Banks Refusing To Take Back Foreclosed Properties

    03/08/2009 9:22:29 AM PDT · 40 of 50
    jwpjr to Chet 99

    What happens if the person on the deed under the mortgage does a quit claim deed to the holder of the mortgage.

    Seems to me I’m hearing a lot lately in our area of deeds in lieu of foreclosure. Don’t know a thing about how that works.

    I am not a real estate sort of person. And I even spent the night in a Holiday Inn Express. It seems to have helped my understanding of quantum physics, but real estate seems to be too much even for HIE!

  • Girls gone wild in Sanford

    03/08/2009 9:13:51 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    jwpjr to beaversmom

    re: The women are in their 40’s

    Maybe so, but their boobs aren’t anywhere nearly that old.

  • Ethanol Producers Press for Higher Limits(ethanol for 15% of motor fuel)

    03/08/2009 9:10:27 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    jwpjr to Red in Blue PA
    Makes as much sense as saying we're in financial trouble because we've borrowed too much and then promptly borrowing three times as much as got us into trouble in the first place!

    Fools are running the country. And until their unfounded ideas for a Utopian society have run their course the rest of us will just have to hunker down and prepare for life after the fools.

  • 'Run on UK' sees foreign investors pull $1 trillion out of the City

    03/08/2009 9:05:15 AM PDT · 24 of 70
    jwpjr to familyop
    I was in junior high school in 1955. In the schools here in Florida one of the required courses for those grade levels was the one that extolled the virtues of capitalism and our way of government when compared to the others, particularly communism. It's easy, 55 years later, to gloss over that requirement, and the courses, as a Pollyanna approach to life. But as I recall, my ninth grade course was name POD, Problems of Democracy! We were told that our way of life was not without its shortcomings and pitfalls, but compared to everything else out there it was the best.

    We are coming off of 20 plus years, actually nearer 30 years, of school teaching that our way of life is no better than any other, just different. BS. It's superior, as proved by hundreds of years of comparison to other ways of life.

    Until we find a way to immerse our young ones in the realization that America is the greatest nation in the history of the world, and that cures for its problems don't come from countries who've tried and failed with the other ways, we're doomed to our slide down the slippery slope.

  • With Friends Like These...

    03/08/2009 8:42:43 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    jwpjr to Scanian
    After all the lifeboats were gone and the ship was about to slip into the deep how many passengers would have been willing to get away safely? That's where Obama is now.
  • Unbelievable, isn't it?

    03/08/2009 8:39:09 AM PDT · 24 of 29
    jwpjr to Quiller

    re: until a certain pain threshold is reached, people will give O a lot of slack

    Isn’t that true of any endeavor in life? Only a very few among us have the ability to learn from the mistakes of others. For the majority of us it has to hit home before we take it to heart. And even then for a lot of us it has be happen several times before we learn the lesson.

    That threshold will be when gas is back up to $4 a gallon and a loaf of bread has doubled. So far life hasn’t changed a whole lot for the many Americans. That’s not going to be the case forever.

  • Health care debate to flood airwaves

    03/08/2009 8:33:13 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    jwpjr to Atomic Vomit

    Or, if it takes too long to get into a VA facility just go to a native American facility. Or perhaps a nearby prison.

  • <big>Obama Signs SCHIP Law with Major Tobacco Tax Increase</big>

    03/08/2009 8:30:51 AM PDT · 21 of 30
    jwpjr to autumnraine
    re: if people get too taxed, they will quit

    Does that work with other addictions, like drugs? Seriously, not being a smart-ass. I have long been convinced the war on drugs is a failure. Why do we have one approach with tobacco and another with other addictive substances?

    Sin taxes are a slippery slope.

  • Why some conservatives are backing Obama (flashback)

    03/08/2009 8:25:15 AM PDT · 48 of 54
    jwpjr to Arthur McGowan

    Hey, I played by the rules. Rules I didn’t make and rules I don’t care for, but rules none the less. I get both, why should I be punished for the mistakes of others, some long before I was born?

    Every payday for the nearly 60 years that I worked money was taken from me without my consent. I would gladly have had that money in my pocket all those years rather than being sucked out before I even saw it, along with many dollars from my employer, and I was taxed on it even though I didn’t have it.

    Turns out it wasn’t as great a deal as those who envisioned it thought it would be. For one thing it wasn’t long before it wasn’t what they had envisioned in the first place.

    I agree the system stinks, but it’s what was forced on me for a lifetime of work and I played by the rules.

  • Why some conservatives are backing Obama (flashback)

    03/08/2009 8:17:53 AM PDT · 47 of 54
    jwpjr to LifeComesFirst
    These people are like a family where the kids are allowed to elect parents. Candidates come in and campaign for the position. The ones who promise the most ice cream, least homework, best cell phone plan, most secretive access to the Internet, minimum chores, etc. get the nod. Then it is time for the family to live with their selection. Soon they have none of what was promised. The kids were just too immature to realize that what sounds good can often be very difficult to deliver. And they learn that, as onerous as their replaced parents rules and policies were, they had come from years and years of experience.

    I have never watched The Simpsons episode, but I suspect from what I've gathered from articles and the like that America has elected Homer and the Mrs. as POTUS. Feel free to suggest another cartoon couple is I missed the mark with the Simpsons!

  • Discipline of Military Redirects Dropouts

    03/08/2009 8:07:09 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    jwpjr to Amelia
    Sadly, the program would be even more successful if it accepted kids who were in elementary school. Problem is though, that smacks so much of Nazi Germany and radical Islam. Both of whom has show how effective it is, but chose, and choose, to use it for the dark side.

    Any first, second, or third grade teacher worth his or her salt can identify students who are on the road to a lifetime of problems.

    My wife has been a preschool director for over 30 years, 25 in the same program. She can tell you after the parents and prospective student(s) take ‘the tour’ if they stand any chance of making it in the real world of preschool. It's really sad when we've come to the point that preschool is a part of the ‘real world.’

  • Sharia's Inroads in Europe - Italian Court: 'Beaten Up for "Her Own Good"'

    03/08/2009 7:57:18 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    jwpjr to Venturer

    Good description. Pretty much just how a virus works to take over healthy cells.

  • Government Struggling to Keep Up With Job Losses, Analysts Say

    03/08/2009 7:42:19 AM PDT · 9 of 22
    jwpjr to ought-six
    Amen! And it needs to be said over and over, ad naseum.

    I remember the great old song in the 50’s “Wake the Town and Tell the People.” That's what is needed right now, and until it becomes common knowledge, even among the ObamaBots, that the ‘change’ was not and is not the answer.

  • Government Struggling to Keep Up With Job Losses, Analysts Say

    03/08/2009 7:39:11 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    jwpjr to tobyhill

    Everything they’ve done so far has not only failed to help, it prolonged the agony. All they had to do was say we are willing to spend a trillion plus dollars to correct the situation and we plan to do it by giving a tax holiday until the amount not collected is a trillion plus.

    They would be back to expanding tax revenues much more quickly that way than the socialistic plans they’ve tried thus far.

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    11/27/2008 7:25:00 AM PST · 12 of 13
    jwpjr to OriginalChristian
    re: thank you for making these beautiful images available on FR.

    Amen! I am into making large format prints, upwards of five feet to a side and love to take some of the pictures posted here and make large posters of them. My wife gets really irritated when I use our limited retirement income for making large prints that no one buys. I usually just give them away. My granddaughter gets a lot of them for her third grade class to discuss.

    I've compromised with the wife and try to hold my printing down to no bigger than 16x20, sometimes 20x30, but it's an effort. I am a professional freelance photographer and do large format prints of some of my paid shoots, but most I just like making big, pretty prints of things that reassure me of God's existence!

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    11/27/2008 7:20:12 AM PST · 10 of 13
    jwpjr to cripplecreek
    Have you by chance read the book "The Privileged Planet"? It's a great read, all about the characteristics of Earth make it singularly suited for observing the rest of creation. No other planet has anywhere near the advantages for observation beyond itself. Sort of like the Creator figured since we were here and had the ability to explore and observe then we should have a good platform for it!
  • Did George W. Bush help the GOP or hurt the GOP?

    11/20/2008 1:45:10 PM PST · 6 of 110
    jwpjr to pgkdan

    Maybe so, but he was killing a patient that was already in the throes of death by suicide.

    There is simply no explaining what we saw our Party did to itself and those of us who entrusted them with our vote and control of the game plan.

  • CRESTOR Demonstrates Dramatic CV Risk Reduction In A Large Statin Outcomes Study

    11/19/2008 5:11:31 AM PST · 9 of 14
    jwpjr to neverdem
    I take Crestor every day and I haven't died so the study seems to be enforced by my personal experience.
  • My Monthly Tin Foil Hat Moment - Are the Iranians Behind the Somali Pirate Attacks?

    11/18/2008 5:18:46 PM PST · 10 of 10
    jwpjr to The Big Feed
    I think the possibility of any one of these excursions being the work a a single group, or financed by a single source in highly unlikely. Think of it as a situation where I am going to break into a Best Buy, so I go around then neighborhood getting a list of things people will be willing to pay for after the heist. There's probably at least a dozen people and organizations that could benefit from this action and all the pirates have to do find them make a deal.

    I see this much as I saw 9/11. You mean to tell me that with all we spend and all we do to know what's going on the world this band of misfits can simply approach a super tanker under sail, order to slow for boarding and then take it over. But then I stop and realize the 9/11 guys had nothing more than a simple box cutter and a knowledge of a flaw in the system.

    At its basest level it's nothing more than a poke in the eye of the West by Islam and a hell of a morale booster and recruiting tool for hosts of Islamic radicals around the world.

    Just like the Cole, who would have thought in thousand years a the CO of a US Naval vessel would in hostile territory unarmed, let alone allow another vessel to approach in unchallenged.

    The way for it to end in my mind is for the Breaking News banner and New Bulletin effects to suddenly start breaking into TV programming all over the world with the headline, “Oil Tanker Hijacking Resolved” and then 30 or 40 seconds of video of the tanker with cheering waving crew lining the rail. The same rail rail that's proudly displaying the heads of 15 or 20 former hijackers.

    The bad guys are paying absolutely NO price for their actions. They repeatedly heist the Best Buy and then move on the next one.

  • Somali pirates seize supertanker loaded with crude

    11/17/2008 2:40:31 PM PST · 11 of 33
    jwpjr to jwpjr
    On second thought I would respond in a very dramatic, violent way but say nothing about doing it. Just let the world think we've done nothing but have the next relief crew that goes on board the tanker find ALL the current crew dead, beheaded and their heads on the bodies of pigs, posed in a most attention getting way.

    The only people who need to know of how we respond are the hijackers.

    Or we could simply sign a contract with the KGB to handle it for us.

  • Somali pirates seize supertanker loaded with crude

    11/17/2008 2:33:05 PM PST · 6 of 33
    jwpjr to traumer
    Remember the first rule in dealing with virtually any situation in life: Follow the money!

    I place my bets on this being nothing more than an attempt to jack up oil prices. They've learned that any threat to the oil supply results in price going up, quickly and dramatically. The break even point for oil prices to keep those bastards afloat is way, way more than the $55 we're seeing right now. It's more like $90 and they are suffering, really suffering. If it works then we're in for more disruptions, probably escalating with every one.

    This is a big test. If they pull it off we fail.

    Bright side is that there's simply not the demand to keep oil at $90 now. Those were the good times for the bastards and they know it.

    Best response would be no response. Just let them keep the ship and the oil.

  • NYC: How Riggers Raise the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (pics)

    11/16/2008 2:21:29 PM PST · 23 of 27
    jwpjr to BGHater
    I hate a fellow FreePer to task, but the term Rigger is no longer PC. You must refer to them as Riggroes.

    You're welcome!

  • U.S. Treasury proposes $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan

    09/20/2008 1:48:21 PM PDT · 27 of 44
    jwpjr to whitedog57
    re: They will have to raise it more than that!!!!!!

    You know full well they will! When did government EVER release an estimate of what a program would cost and have the results come even near that number. And the result is always way higher than the estimate. Sometimes even more.

  • Video- Iraq's Vigilantes (Iraq's vigilantes working alongside US troops)

    07/12/2007 11:26:46 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    jwpjr to bray
    I think it will be a matter of success breeding success. These people are getting a chance to do something they’ve never had the pleasure of doing before and that’s working for their own benefit. The labor they are doing will benefit them directly and there is no more powerful incentive, even in Iraq.

    And the same is true for seeing first hand how US forces are nothing like what they’ve been led to believe, by the Taliban and the MSM.

  • McCain Rips NYT Iraq Editorial on Senate Floor

    07/12/2007 11:21:18 PM PDT · 15 of 35
    jwpjr to Darkwolf377

    I would love to see him as Sec. of Defense.

  • Only Libby smiling today

    07/03/2007 7:07:01 AM PDT · 57 of 70
    jwpjr to rhombus
    It comes down to a single sentence! Libby says he told Tim Russert during a phone conversation that he had heard about Plame being a CIA employee from other reporters. Russert says Libby did not say “from other reporters.” It was even Libby who brought Plame’s name up in the conversation. His statement was in response to a statement by Russert. That is all there is to it, three words from a conversation that took place three years earlier, a conversation that neither Libby or Russert recorded or during which they took notes.

    The jury took Russert’s version of what Libby said.

  • Governor Charlie Crist tells Florida agencies to cut spending (Tax revenue slump in Florida)

    07/03/2007 6:49:45 AM PDT · 31 of 38
    jwpjr to org.whodat
    Here in Florida it’s not just the fuel costs, but also property insurance and automobile insurance, not to mention medical insurance. The cost of our homeowner’s policy increased six-fold over the last few years, auto insurance has doubled and medical goes up all the time. Add to that the four or five percent increase in the interest rate for those with variable rates and it’s pretty tough to keep up.
  • (MEL)MARTINEZ STATEMENT ON FAILURE OF IMMIGRATION BILL

    06/28/2007 6:23:28 PM PDT · 13 of 175
    jwpjr to MplsSteve

    This is going to leave a mark! I was never that fond of Martinez to begin with, but this has put me off him for sure.

    The simple truth is these Senators are out of touch with life in the real world and they resent anyone telling them what to do. It’s like as soon as the get to DC some virus takes over their brain and they forget who sent them.

    This is a problem that’s not going to go away.

  • Inmates save life of their prison boss

    06/27/2007 11:34:27 AM PDT · 13 of 17
    jwpjr to Stark_GOP
    I grew up in rural, very rural, Florida in the early 1950’s when road gangs were the norm. Anytime you drove between cities or out away from town there would be gangs of prisoners working on the road or doing cleanup along the roads. There would always be at least one shotgun toting guard, sometimes more than one depending on how many prisoners there were working. My dad used to make the comment that the guard is a much in prison at that point as the inmates doing the work. He would point out that the guard couldn’t leave, so in reality he too was a prisoner.

    My dad always had an extra pack of cigarettes in the car and would throw them out the window to the prisoners as we passed by them. Dad was no liberal, far from it, but he was a heavy smoker and would tell us how more difficult it would make it to get through a day of hard labor in the Florida sun without smokes.

    I don’t know if the times would make a difference, but I sure know what an impression it made and my friends and me when we would pass one of these prisoner work gangs on the road. It would be the topic of conversation for the next five miles or more as we speculated about what they had done to end up in prison. I think it was a valuable learning experience in the lives of young people back then, an example that is completely lacking in today’s society.

  • Iran's leaders waging broad crackdown on dissenters

    06/25/2007 8:51:53 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    jwpjr to familyop

    I guess it’s too much to hope that his crackdown could backfire on him. It’s nice to think about it though. I hope and pray, literally, that powers high up in our government and military are working feverishly on ways to undermine the current regime and usher in a government that will be more favorable to our interests.

  • 'Most severely wounded' soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic, struggling to breathe

    06/25/2007 8:49:11 PM PDT · 52 of 62
    jwpjr to Pajamajan
    But you know, as bad as they are we have only ourselves to blame. There’s not a one of them that couldn’t be sent packing by simply being voted out of office. Truth is, we are selfish and we vote for the person who seems to be making us the best offer.

    The answer is term limits, imposed by the voters not by law.

    There is a lot wrong with the current system and most of the individual ills seem to reinforce each other.

    With over half the population getting some sort of benefit from government it’s going to be hard to turn the bastards out, but that’s the answer. And it’s got to start at the primary level where the voters have the chance to change representation but keep the party affiliation.

    The answer is so simple, and so close at hand. I think maybe a few more of the entrenched politicos will fall this next go ‘round.

    The solution will be to find a way to finance and support those who are qualified and would be willing to take on the incumbent.

  • 'Most severely wounded' soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic, struggling to breathe

    06/25/2007 4:18:22 PM PDT · 50 of 62
    jwpjr to Pajamajan
    This is nothing short of a disgrace. Billions of dollars of earmarks for pet projects of hundreds of congress critters, and this poor family not only has to suffer through the horrible injuries their son received AND lose their life’s savings.

    Disgusted doesn’t come even near to expressing my reaction but it’s the only word I can think of right now.

  • Court loosens limits on election ads (Goodbye to 30 and 60 day restrictions on issue ads!)

    06/25/2007 8:58:19 AM PDT · 21 of 126
    jwpjr to neverdem
    This whole campaign finance thing has become just too complicated. The only requirements should be that you are a LEGAL American resident and you MUST report the donation for publishing on the Internet IMMEDIATELY. Letting the world know who is giving what to whom is much better than a host of confusing, restrictive laws.
  • Baghdad blast kills Sunni leaders

    06/25/2007 5:51:58 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    jwpjr to verity
    re: tribes further incentive to hunt down Al Qaida?

    That was my first thought on reading of this. Seems to me like this sort of thing would only strengthen the determination of the tribes who were attacked to go into pay back mode, big time.

    If we don’t get busy and find a way to stop these bombings it’s going to be our downfall. It’s obvious the enemy is up to its old tricks of trying to inflict enough damage to force the peaceniks in our Congress to give them a victory they simply cannot win on the battlefield.

  • 'Most severely wounded' soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic, struggling to breathe

    06/25/2007 5:35:37 AM PDT · 33 of 62
    jwpjr to BlueSky194

    Thank you for asking. I wondered the same thing and will certainly contribute to such a fund if someone can tell me where. Prayers are important, but this family needs financial support as well. Hopefully we can raise enough to handle their needs for their son PLUS get their retirement accounts back up to snuff.

    God bless them!

  • 'Most severely wounded' soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic, struggling to breathe

    06/25/2007 5:32:29 AM PDT · 32 of 62
    jwpjr to LibWhacker
    What frosts my soft parts is that we are sending $70 million dollars to one of the sides in the Palestinian ‘dispute’ to buy arms to ‘stabilize’ the situation. How in God’s name, literally, can we send one damned dime to these people when fallen American heroes and their families need anything, ANYTHING at all?

    I am disgusted by our government at every level. I don’t know how we’re going to do it, but it’s time to give this government, starting with those traitors at the State Dept. and CIA, an enema.

    God bless this man and his family. There are simply no words to express the frustration I am experiencing with the pussy-footing around with this war and especially with Iran.

    I will rotate my prayers for this fallen hero and his family with supplications that our country will find the political will to handle this situation in a way that will be more successful than the approach used so far.

  • 'Feed and starve' as a foreign policy won't work

    06/25/2007 5:11:51 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    jwpjr to Grimmy
    The Arabs in that area have apparently reached the point that was reached by the people of the Earth when God decided to put them out of His misery with the Great Flood.

    His promise, made by the appearance of a rainbow, is that He would not do that again. Maybe we should show our appreciation for all He has, and does, for us by dropping the Great Nuclear on them. I know full well he doesn’t need our help with anything, but I would do it even if it were no more than a gesture.

  • Iran to Test New Fighters in Summer

    06/23/2007 9:40:13 PM PDT · 9 of 16
    jwpjr to Flavius

    India? Well, if the same people are building these fighters that tried for a month recently to solve a software problem I was having, after the vendor outsourced support to there, then I have no worry about Iran’s chances of being able to make them work.

  • Odierno: Iran has 'surge' in Iraq

    06/23/2007 9:38:00 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    jwpjr to Brizick

    We will win only if we commit to using every tool at our disposal from day one of any future conflict. Those who would wish us ill, and are willing to try to make it happen, need to fear us and the treatment they will receive at the first sign of aggression. The world needs to know that we don’t put much stock in diplomacy. That awareness alone would make our diplomacy much more effective.

    As I watched that terrible day unfold you could NEVER have convinced me that in a few short years there would be those in positions of responsibility that would forget the lesson!

    Notice that the times our country made the biggest strides in winning peace was when the rest of the world thought our leader was crazy or at least unpredictable.

    It would be great if America could be loved for all the wonderful things we do, and have always done, for this world. Failing in that I will be happy with respected, but if all else fails I want them to fear us!

  • TAX CUTS FOR KIDS [Fred Thompson Report]

    06/23/2007 9:32:37 PM PDT · 39 of 39
    jwpjr to ovrtaxt

    What’s sad is that he had the full support of the Cuban community and now he is ignoring the fact that Cubans are against this bill.

  • Pardon Libby

    06/23/2007 9:31:19 PM PDT · 55 of 60
    jwpjr to AmericaUnited

    Is there a mechanism that would permit him to be free pending appeal other than for the sentencing judge to agree, or to have his order to report stayed by a higher court?

  • Odierno: Iran has 'surge' in Iraq

    06/22/2007 8:46:11 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    jwpjr to Flavius
    In a world that hadn’t been made so topsy-turvy by the MSM/Lefties Iran would never have known there was a surge and would have been taken by surprise.

    Surprise has been an important military tactic for as long as there have been wars, but the press, along with their minions in Congress and the peace movement, have deprived our fighting forces of this vital tool.

    This thing of having to explain each and every tactic, added to the press’ penchant for publishing national security secrets has cost America thousands of lives in this war.

    I am convinced there is a God in heaven and He will deal with these vile people at the proper time.

  • Odierno: Iran has 'surge' in Iraq

    06/22/2007 8:39:26 PM PDT · 16 of 31
    jwpjr to GoMeanGreen

    re: The Middle East has nothing to offer us but heartache and misery.

    Don’t forget their oil! As long as we are dependent on that resource from them we have no choice but to have an active hand in happenings in that region.

    The sad truth is that, like it or not, we simply can’t abandon that part of the world to the capricious whims of the Arabs or anyone else for that matter.

  • Pardon Libby

    06/22/2007 8:35:32 PM PDT · 39 of 60
    jwpjr to Oclan

    It also gives me great pause in my faith that the justice system works as the Founding Fathers intended it to. If a person at that level and with that access to excellent legal services can be convicted in a case where no crime was committed in the first place and then be incarcerated before even his first level of appeal then what chance do you and I stand?

  • Pardon Libby

    06/22/2007 6:39:22 PM PDT · 30 of 60
    jwpjr to Savage Beast

    A pardon suggests guilt. He has the appeal process to handle the injustice that has been done to him. To pardon him now, before the appeal has run its course, would short circuit the system. The only way a pardon would be good at this point is if the judge does not let him remain free pending the appeal. This judge has been anything but fair to Libby from day one and the only reason I can think of that he would not let Libby remain free pending appeal is that he has it out for Libby and knows if he’s going to get him it’s got to be before the appeal can wipe out the conviction.

    This has got to be the single worst example of injustice that I have ever seen. It was never even proved that there was crime to begin with and yet Fitzgerald pushed on for two years or more and finally charged Libby with something that came down to absolutely nothing more than the two people remembered a phone conversation two years earlier. A conversation during which neither party took notes.

  • WAR IN IRAQ New kind of bomb worries troops

    06/22/2007 2:17:30 PM PDT · 28 of 34
    jwpjr to Ben Mugged
    I have to wonder if that’s not the plan but it’s taking time to get the resources into the area. We might have learned our lesson in Iraq and know now that it’s not wise to launch a military effort unless and until you’ve considered ALL the possible outcomes and made plans for them. We have an awfully lot of resources in that region now, and apparently more on the way. Perhaps those additional 30,000 or so fighting forces will be doing double duty, taking care of the surge and then be available when the bombing gets underway. The worst mistake we could make would be to start bombing Iran only to have them come up with some response that no one expected.

    If nothing else the current administration has probably learned that just because you plan something a certain way, no matter how carefully you plan, doesn’t mean that’s how it’s going to go.

  • TAX CUTS FOR KIDS [Fred Thompson Report]

    06/22/2007 1:51:20 PM PDT · 11 of 39
    jwpjr to prairiebreeze

    I fear the Republicans are once again going to be unable, or unwilling, to jump on a point and make the most of it. This time it’s taxes. They should be making a huge point of explaining undoing the last tax cuts would amount to a huge tax increase. Bless their hearts, they just can’t seem to latch on to a subject and, like a bulldog, not let go.

    There are probably a dozen items that they could make points with if they just had someone to organize the talking points and make sure they get repeated ad nausea.

    Even though Mel Martinez is one of my senators he is absolutely worthless as the head of the party. Sorry, Mel, you just don’t have what it takes.