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Posts by noiseman

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  • Agreement Undermines Key Clinton Defense of Personal Email Use

    11/09/2015 12:01:04 PM PST · 7 of 16
    noiseman to PJ-Comix
    She was obligated to identify and protect classified information regardless of this agreement. The "it wasn't marked classified" excuse has always been a pathetic dodge. As an example, if you pass the nuclear launch codes to someone in an email but don't mark your email "Top Secret", that doesn't mean that the recipient (especially if they're someone like the Secretary of State) can just do as they wish with the information by shrugging and saying, "hey, it wasn't marked classified."

    It is the nature of the information in a document that makes it classified, not how it is or isn't marked.

  • Germans Panic As Muslims March Through City ‘THIS IS OUR FUTURE’

    10/28/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT · 57 of 113
    noiseman to DiogenesLamp
    "Now Christianity has gone too far. Turn the other cheek is not a solution to this problem."

    Too many of our churches are unfortunately very confused (and somewhat willingly so) about this issue. They don't want to have "uncomfortable" discussions about Islam's threat to the civilized world, so they deflect any concern with appeals to "turn the other cheek" and to "love your enemies."

    This is inexcusably poor theology, though, because those admonitions were for individuals, not for governing authorities. God expects individuals to love and forgive, but charges governments with maintaining law and order and protecting the innocent from evil. The two must never be confused, or else Christians will unwittingly become facilitators of evil (which is happening today). No reasonable person would seriously suggest that governments should open prison doors and forgive all the prisoners, or unilaterally disarm because we should just "love our enemies", but this is essentially what many of our churches are foolishly suggesting.

  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared’ to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 12:15:34 PM PDT · 159 of 268
    noiseman to noiseman
    Just to amplify my previous point: If you think of the modern world metaphorically as a nuclear reactor, then the U.S. is the equivalent of the control rods. Remove the rods from the reactor, and the reaction goes critical and the reactor melts down. We are currently witnessing this in spades.

    Like it or not, there is no other force for good in the world with the ability (rapidly waning now) to keep the world from melting down. If the Paulians out there think the Russians or Chinese will play this moderating role if we continue to withdraw, then I simply don't know what to say other than please get counseling soon to address your delusion.

  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared’ to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 12:06:43 PM PDT · 156 of 268
    noiseman to lodi90
    "Good to see I am not the only one who noticed the echoes of leftist “anti-war” attitudes in this thread."

    While we all should be "anti-war" in the sense that no one should want to go to war, the one sure way to bring war upon ourselves is to be unprepared and unwilling to fight one. I am afraid our side of the political divide is not immune to the complacency borne of comfort that now afflicts our society at large. No one today wants to get involved in anything, from foreign affairs right down to local politics, because to do so might disrupt their comfortable lifestyle and actually REQUIRE something of them. And it is because of that withdrawal from the duties of citizenship that our country is so rapidly going down the tubes.

    The irony is that pretending that withdrawing from the world will keep us safe is in reality the surest path to our destruction. We may not be looking for war, but war is most assuredly looking for us if we don't prepare and confront evil.

  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared’ to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 11:52:58 AM PDT · 150 of 268
    noiseman to free_life
    "She will say whatever she is paid to say. Now who would want her to say what she did? Not hard to figure."

    Gee, let me guess..."the Jooz"?

  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared’ to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 11:24:55 AM PDT · 136 of 268
    noiseman to livius
    Yours is the first sober, rational comment on this entire thread. To everyone else: I realize what she said went too far, but the level of childish name calling and hyperbole that has ensued here is more fitting of DU than FR.

    We're supposed to be the thoughtful, rational side, yet lately it seems I see more and more poorly reasoned, emotionally hysterical comments. Just in this thread alone, I have noticed crude name-calling, references to Jews controlling Fiorina's foreign policy (which echoes increasingly common strains of late of "Jews control the world" conspiracy theory), and a big dose of Libertarian isolationism. Please explain to me how any of that nonsense aligns with conservative principles.

    This Paulian notion that we can just mind our own business here and everyone else will leave us alone is simply fatally naive in today's world. If you think Putin is merely trying to wipe out some terrorists and protect his ally Assad in the process, you just haven't been paying attention. If you believe that, you probably also believed that he only entered Ukraine at the behest of a downtrodden ethnic Russian minority (or the equally mistaken notion that Hitler only entered the Sudetenland to protect ethnic Germans). Putin is taking full advantage of Obama's weakness to take as much strategically significant territory as he can. So is China.

    The intended end game here is to permanently cripple the United States' ability to influence world events, and to move swiftly toward that goal while we are distracted with nonsense like transgenderism and led by a compliant, traitorous Marxist/Islamist president. This is the real deal now. The bear and the dragon are out for blood while our "President" is intentionally trying to destabilize every non-Islamist regime remaining in the Mideast, with the intent, I believe, of creating a nuclear-armed caliphate.

    And yet you guys still think the next President (should they be an actual patriot) should just stick the nation's metaphoric head in the sand, hum a happy tune, and hope all the monsters go away? I pray your approach does not hold sway and we finally elect a leader who will bolster our military strength and use its power of deterrence when necessary. Remember, Reagan was constantly berated as a "warmonger" and someone who was going to get us into World War III. Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall that happening.

    And just for the record, I don't support Fiorina (nor do I necessarily count her out yet). My opinion is that the best candidate by far is Ted Cruz.

  • Donald Trump to give national security address from USS Iowa in San Pedro, CA (Sept, 15th)

    09/06/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · 62 of 63
    noiseman to nickcarraway
    I wouldn't have passed Hugh Hewitt's pop quiz, and yet I guarantee you if I were President I would appoint the best, most conservative cabinet secretaries and our foreign policy would be rock-solid pro-American. I pay very close attention to current events but did not know every name that Hewitt threw out there (though I knew some). Winning the war against Islamism will not occur because the President is fully versed in every subtle nuance between the endless variety of Islamic terror groups, but because he understands that regardless of what they call themselves or who leads them only a good, old-fashioned WWII-style butt-kicking will deter them.

    They will not stop until we utterly destroy their will to fight. Academic discussions and gotcha questions regarding their present leaders and ever-shifting group names is irrelevant to this objective. I am more concerned that a President have the right attitude and principles than that he personally be an expert in every aspect of the Islamic world. That's what advisors and cabinet secretaries are for.

  • Full, Unedited 8th Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies

    08/28/2015 5:12:29 PM PDT · 13 of 27
    noiseman to Morgana
    I can't fathom a more distinct line being drawn to discern the decent people from the evil monsters in what passes for society today. Quite simply, anyone who defends this barbarity is an inhuman, evil creature who really needs to reevaluate their life.

    The modern-day benchmarks of evil, the Nazis, have often been overused as a comparison to things that frankly couldn't begin to approach that level of evil. Well, in this case it is the Nazis who fall short. This is a level of depravity that exceeds even what the Nazis did. For any of us who have ever wondered how on Earth the German people stood idly by while horrific atrocities were committed, we now have our answer, though at least in the case of the Germans you could say that many simply didn't know. Well that excuse won't fly with this. With these videos, no one has any excuse for claiming they just didn't know. Now everyone knows, and their subsequent choice of whether to rightly call for the end of this horror, or instead to support it, therefore is of infinitely greater moral importance.

    Anyone who continues to back this now in the full light of the truth is simply evil to the core.

  • Aircraft Crash At Shoreham Air Show

    08/27/2015 3:24:15 PM PDT · 40 of 41
    noiseman to Hulka
    Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear: I was referring to the Hawker Hunter accident. To me it looked pretty likely that he was stalled, at least right before he impacted. The aircraft was level or even a bit nose high at that point but descending rapidly, and there was a possible stall-related wing drop as well. With the big caveat that the camera perspective from the rear of the aircraft makes it difficult to judge forward motion, the downward trajectory combined with his level or even nose-high attitude could have resulted in him exceeding the wings's critical angle of attack and stalling.

    To me it looked like he mushed into the ground either partially or fully stalled, and the last second wing drop adds to that impression as it may have indicated an incipient spin. I suspect he didn't have the altitude to complete the loop and upon pulling back to avoid the ground he stalled and crashed. What is unknown is whether, even if he had kept the wing flying by pulling out more gradually, he would have had the room to avoid the ground. It doesn't appear that he would have made it either way, though the video unfortunately doesn't show the aircraft at the critical moment in the pull-out.

  • Aircraft Crash At Shoreham Air Show

    08/22/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · 33 of 41
    noiseman to noiseman
    OK, now I've watched the video. Zot is absolutely correct. He was definitely stalled when he hit the ground, though it is difficult to tell for sure if that was what caused the accident or if he stalled it right at the end as he instinctively tried to avoid the oncoming ground. It was very clear, though, that as he approached the ground the aircraft was nearly level yet his velocity vector was obviously downward. That would mean that at least toward the end, if not earlier, the relative wind was coming from below and striking the lower surface of the wing at a sharp angle. That will definitely cause a stall.

    I also noticed his left wing dipped right before impact which could have been due to the aircraft beginning a spin (which can only happen if the wing is stalled first). It's not entirely clear, though. The pilot also may have applied sudden left stick as he saw obstacles approaching.

  • Aircraft Crash At Shoreham Air Show

    08/22/2015 7:37:15 PM PDT · 32 of 41
    noiseman to zot
    Don't worry about them, you're correct. It's actually called an "accelerated stall", and every flight student learns about it. The term refers to a stall caused by an abrupt pitch change that causes the wing to exceed its critical angle of attack, even though the aircraft is flying well above stall speed. An aircraft can stall at any speed if the critical angle of attack is exceeded.

    Anyone with any knowledge of aerodynamics should know this. It's very basic. That said, I don't know if this is what happened in this case as I have not viewed the video yet.

  • McConnell Proves Meadows Right in His Effort to Depose Boehner

    08/11/2015 4:40:35 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    noiseman to freeangel
    It's the same reason that Trump is riding high. People are tired of elected representatives who make empty promises, only to do absolutely nothing about them once in office. I think they're also tired of politically-correct hand wringing, and are actually amused (I know I am) to see Trump just say what he thinks and refuse to apologize for it. I have been saying for a long time that the way to fight political correctness is to simply refuse to bow to it. The only reason that PC idiocy has become so entrenched is because they have intimidated people into going along. It's time to stop being intimidated and to act like free people again. It's also absurd to be worrying about trivial nonsense, as Megyn Kelly did, when the country is burning down around us.

    But back to Boehner and McConnell (et al), given the truly dire situation we are in, with a flat-out Marxist running the country, what they are doing by not opposing him truly is treasonous. They know full well that we have an enemy of America in charge, yet they look the other way to preserve their status and privilege.

  • Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump Aren’t Apologizing

    08/11/2015 5:15:24 AM PDT · 22 of 49
    noiseman to onyx
    The attempt to dismiss the tsunami of negative electronic correspondence she received as merely from Trump supporters doesn't fly. I weighed in on her Facebook page myself and I support Cruz (though I would take Trump in a heartbeat over Hillary). They're trying to contain the damage by characterizing it as a feud between Trump and his supporters and Megyn Kelly, when the reality is that a broad spectrum of viewers were repulsed at the entirety of Fox's handling of the debate.

    Regarding the "on her knees" comment, I heard Mark Levin play the clip where Trump said this and it was clear to me that he was saying "that must have been a pretty picture" (or however he phrased it) to criticize her for being weak.

  • Report: "Viciousness" Against Megyn Kelly Online Has Created Security Concerns For Fox

    08/10/2015 1:08:27 PM PDT · 151 of 197
    noiseman to ElayneJ
    "Overall, I think M. Kelly does a great job."

    I used to think that, but then I began reading claims that she wasn't as conservative as most assumed, and have recently observed her just getting more full of herself by the day. That debate "performance" was atrocious. I'm a Cruz supporter, but can also see the value that Trump has brought to the political conversation by forcing other candidates and the media to directly address the issues we face, without all of the typical political doublespeak and bowing to political correctness.

    This debate was a precious opportunity for the candidates to emphasize the severe problems facing the country, and to state their solutions to those problems. But Megyn specifically, and Fox in general, wasted that opportunity by engaging in idiotic tabloid nonsense. Not only was Trump justified in firing back, but if it were me I would have been far harsher in responding to Megyn's moronic "war on women"-related question. The proper response to any such PC question is to dismiss it out of hand as the foolishness that it is, and Trump did just that.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · 338 of 410
    noiseman to Captain Peter Blood

    Yep. I though it was particularly odd how the moderators had prepared questions that were specific to individual candidates. They might as well have just saved everyone time and answered their own questions since the questions were so loaded they were more like statements.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 2:58:36 PM PDT · 335 of 410
    noiseman to rikkir

    I agree with you in our personal lives, but that was not the issue here. Megyn Kelly wasted time that could have been devoted to discussing crucial, world shaking issues to instead engage Trump in an argument over the equivalent of high school girl name-calling. That was just idiotic.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 2:35:59 PM PDT · 329 of 410
    noiseman to rikkir
    I agree wholeheartedly that women should be treated with respect, BUT:

    1) In a world with ISIS torturing and beheading people, Iran hoping to gain the ability to vaporize "infidels", our nation's identity and solvency hanging by a thread, and innocent babies being callously killed and their body parts sold off to the highest bidder, is this nonsense really what we should be wasting our time discussing?

    2) We have been lectured for years about "strong women", and how women can do anything that men can do and should not be treated differently. So, are women capable of being anything a man can be, up to and including a trained killer in the military, or are they delicate, fragile little flowers that must be shielded from even a mere insensitive remark lest they wilt in response? Which is it? I'm tired of (usually, but not always liberal) women trying to have it both ways - wanting to be considered no different than a man, yet trying to use their femininity as a shield to deflect criticism or harshness when it suits them.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 2:02:08 PM PDT · 319 of 410
    noiseman to Balding_Eagle
    I don't disagree. Cruz also has a style that makes him sound very prototypical "politician" until you spend the time to actually listen to what he's saying. I think that is a result of being an experienced litigator and debater, but it may turn some people off.

    However, if given a chance I think he has by far the best mix of intellect, courage, and unshakeable principles of any of the candidates. Hopefully he gets the chance to be heard.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 1:51:50 PM PDT · 315 of 410
    noiseman to ek_hornbeck

    I’ve been suspecting for some time now that Megyn is not the “stalwart conservative” that many assume. For example, watching her expressions and body language last night when she was asking the abortion questions I was struck by the sense that she was personally invested in the pro-abortion side of the argument. There seemed to be much more going on there than just playing devil’s advocate.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 1:45:53 PM PDT · 313 of 410
    noiseman to Mike Darancette
    "I think Bush is done, he didn't show me much last night."

    Agreed. Bush came across as an administrator rather than as a leader. This country is in such deep trouble that whoever the nominee is, if they are ultimately elected, they must take bold decisive action if we are to have any chance of stopping the slide. Trump was right to dismiss Megyn Kelly's ridiculous "war on women"-style question when we have REAL problems to deal with.

  • Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Megyn Kelly Bombed Tonight,’ Retweets Post Referring To Her As ‘Bimbo’

    08/07/2015 1:31:57 PM PDT · 310 of 410
    noiseman to driftdiver
    "I don’t trust Trump. Hopefully he’ll implode and Cruz or maybe Fiorina will take the lead."

    I'm a Cruz supporter all the way, but I think Trump and his supporters are being severely misunderstood. Prior to last night, I was at least a little concerned as well that he was somehow working an angle on all of this, perhaps to give Hillary a boost. But in his interview with Sean Hannity after the debate I think he came across convincingly as being genuinely concerned about the present state of the country. I think he's sincere about what he's saying.

    And to listen to people on both sides of the political divide puzzled by his high level of support is amazing. It is so obvious that his support is because of his willingness to just say what needs to be said, without taking focus group-approved talking points and running them through a PC filter. His support is not so much because of who he is, or even whether people think he is "electable", but because people are sick and tired of the same old political nonsense and are hungry for anyone who will call it like he sees it and who they believe will actually DO something about the country's problems.

    Ted Cruz has done much the same (just ask Mitch McConnell), but so far he is unfortunately being largely ignored by the media. I hope that Cruz is ultimately able to break through because he has the Trump directness, but matched with an incredible intellect and political savvy. In the meantime, though, I think Trump has been a positive factor because he has forced issues that otherwise would have been ignored to be pushed to the forefront, and has forced the other candidates to take clearer positions on touchy subjects.

  • FOX News Republican Presidential Primary Debate - Main Event [LIVE THREAD 8:50pm ET]

    08/06/2015 9:55:00 PM PDT · 3,339 of 3,760
    noiseman to Salamander
    Thank you Salamander. Of course, my personal belief is that men and women are different because we were created to complement one another. I believe, as a man, in treating women with great respect and that it is my responsibility to protect and defend the women in my life.

    But the hypocrisy of those who demand to be treated as no different from men, yet use their femininity as a shield when it suits them, drives me crazy.

  • FOX News Republican Presidential Primary Debate - Main Event [LIVE THREAD 8:50pm ET]

    08/06/2015 9:39:41 PM PDT · 3,291 of 3,760
    noiseman to Salamander
    The appropriate response to the ridiculous "misogyny" claim would be to ask Megyn if she would be equally concerned about a candidate using disparaging terms toward other men. I'm sick and tired of certain (generally liberal) women trying to have it both ways: On the one hand, they demand to be considered to be no different than a man, yet on the other they want to be treated more gently because of their gender.

    Either women are equal to men, just as capable of being anything up to and including trained killers in the military, or they are fragile little flowers who must be shielded from even insensitive remarks lest they wilt in response. Choose one or the other Megyn.

  • Planned Parenthood Plots Sale of LEGALLY-ALIVE Fetuses: 'Probably Going to Get Caught' VIDEO 4

    07/30/2015 2:10:28 PM PDT · 109 of 143
    noiseman to UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Pure, unmitigated evil. In addition to calling the left to account for their support of this, it is high time to hold libertarians accountable as well. Their artificial distinction between "fiscal issues" and "social issues" is just an excuse to live as debaucherous a life as they please without the government taking too much of the income necessary to fund it.

    It's time for them (and us) to get something straight: So-called "social issues" are MORAL issues that define who we are as individuals and as a nation. They are thus the MOST IMPORTANT issues of all when taking positions on public policy and when choosing candidates for office. Fiscal problems are merely the symptom of a morally sick society, but the disease is lack of moral integrity.

    And before some misguided libertarian tries to throw a twisted interpretation of the 10th Amendment at me, I must simply ask: If our laws do not protect life itself, then what purpose do laws serve at all?

  • Two Killed, Eight Injured in Louisiana Theater Shooting

    07/23/2015 8:44:41 PM PDT · 115 of 170
    noiseman to UCANSEE2
    Reportedly it was, “Train Wreck”. What's that, a new movie about the Obama Administration ?

    Unfortunately, the Obama train is firmly on the intended path and we're all tied to the tracks.

  • “Christian” Writer Still Supports Planned Parenthood Despite Selling Aborted Baby Parts

    07/22/2015 12:23:17 PM PDT · 26 of 58
    noiseman to Morgana
    “Bottom line is he is a shmuck. “

    I think that's what I said above, but with a lot more words. You get extra credit for brevity.

  • “Christian” Writer Still Supports Planned Parenthood Despite Selling Aborted Baby Parts

    07/22/2015 12:19:01 PM PDT · 24 of 58
    noiseman to kosciusko51
    "Based on what his website believes, he seems to be more interested in the current culture than the truth."

    Unfortunately, the beliefs expressed on his website, while a bit more extreme, are very consistent with what has come to be known as the "emerging" or "emergent" church movement. This is a movement that seeks to make church more "relevant" to the present culture (which is not necessarily a bad thing), but actually often ends up accommodating and compromising with the culture (a very bad thing). These churches tend to avoid dealing with difficult issues, such as abortion, homosexuality, etc. Their typical cliche they use to dodge tough issues is to say "We want to be known for what we're for rather than what we're against." That sounds good to the unthinking, but the reality is that as Christians we should be know for both. How does someone come to repentance (something else they avoid discussing - "might offend someone") and therefore realize they need salvation if the church just keeps implying that they're fine regardless of how they are living their lives?

    Many of our churches have fallen for this faulty line of reasoning. It's seductive because it promises an easy path on which pastors never need to worry about being called nasty names or being labeled as "intolerant." But in the end, it's just a lie. No competent reading of the Bible can lead to a conclusion that Christians should avoid difficult issues and compromise with evil, just so that people engaged in sin won't be offended. It's just that we are surrounded these days by too many intellectually lazy Christians who mistakenly think that Jesus's directive to love everyone somehow requires us to tolerate whatever sin and evil they choose to engage in. That is completely wrong.

  • Boy Scouts of America votes to end ban on gay adults

    07/13/2015 2:55:06 PM PDT · 51 of 140
    noiseman to Ace's Dad
    That's an excellent suggestion. I soloed in a Schweizer 2-33 when I was 15 (at the former Black Forest Gliderport near Colorado Springs). Got my Private Pilot - Sailplane rating at 16 (before I even had my driver's license). Went on to fly the 2-32, 1-26, and Grob G-103 Twin II.

    I haven't flown in years, but that experience instilled a sense of responsibility and good judgment in me at that early age, and it has paid lifelong dividends. Sadly, I look at many of the utterly clueless teens today and can't imagine them being responsible enough to act as Pilot in Command of anything. For those who have been raised correctly, however, soaring youth camps are still a great idea.

    P.S. - I keep thinking about getting back into the sport. There are some nice LS-4s out there that can be had for a reasonable price.

  • ‘Post-racial’ Obama announces new push to socially engineer every neighborhood by RACE

    07/08/2015 5:22:22 PM PDT · 3 of 24
    noiseman to markomalley

    Because we all know that if you mix cancer cells with healthy cells, the body will thrive. /s

  • Pentagon urged to boot chaplains who oppose 'gay' marriage [Revelation 12]

    07/01/2015 3:59:49 PM PDT · 116 of 164
    noiseman to I want the USA back
    "...they have no intention of forcing the beard and burka crowd to “marry” them, knowing that they throw gays off a roof."

    Well I think since these "marriages" will be public record, someone needs to obtain those records and make sure every radical muslim infesting this country knows precisely who the sodomites are. Might as well make lemonade from lemons.

  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 7:49:21 PM PDT · 99 of 102
    noiseman to Bob434
    "Would someone with a direct line to Ted please inform Him climate change is real- but what it is NOT is man caused..."

    Actually, Ted Cruz is correct. GISS satellite data indicate no warming is occurring. What the global warming fraud relies upon is tons of computer modeling (which is by its nature completely dependent upon the input assumptions), and ridiculously inaccurate surface station data.

    Ted's right.

  • Supreme Court upholds broad housing discrimination claims

    06/26/2015 12:16:31 PM PDT · 27 of 29
    noiseman to Lurking Libertarian
    "Not to justify today's votes, but Kennedy is actually very conservative in business cases-- not the cases that make headlines, but the ones that make a difference in my day-to-day law practice."

    And Mussolini made the trains run on time...so what? It's because of self-interest driven pragmatism that so few are willing to stand on principle these days. The big picture always matters more than lesser concerns, but unfortunately most today will gladly trade their birthright for a little temporary comfort.

    The so-called "social issues" that the RINOs of the world so casually dismiss are what our country's founders would have called foundational principles. If we have a toxic, dysfunctional culture then nothing else matters. That's why even the wealthiest of the founders were willing to give up their personal wealth and a relatively comfortable existence under the British monarchy to fight for liberty.

  • Democrats Are Using the Confederate Flag (Which They Gave Us) to Destroy the GOP Southern Stronghold

    06/25/2015 11:54:52 AM PDT · 29 of 32
    noiseman to Kaslin

    You know, I think I’ve come around to the liberals’ way of thinking on this. So can we now apply their logic to finally ban Islam in this country?

  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 7:50:37 AM PDT · 306 of 615
    noiseman to Gritty
    "Where do we go from here when there is nothing left of the Constitution and the rule of law?"

    I think we all know where things should go from here, but there is one last option short of that: mass refusal to pay taxes. If this isn't "taxation without representation", I don't know what is. The Supreme Court has brazenly disregarded legislation duly passed by the representatives of the people. Of course, those "representatives" tortured the legislative process to pass it in the first place, but that's another story.

    Aside from the obvious self-preservation, why should I continue to pay into a system that now flaunts its total disregard for the will of the people? There are no other options remaining. Of course, most people (even conservatives) are too attached to comfort and "stuff" to ever do anything. I'm starting to think none of us deserve to be called "Americans" anymore.

  • Scott Walker: Prioritizing economics over social issues is just smart politics

    06/12/2015 12:33:37 PM PDT · 48 of 125
    noiseman to ScottinVA
    "We’re dealing with a center-left America now..."

    So now we know that Karl Rove's freeper handle is "ScottinVA." That simply is not true. The country is still center-right, but the GOPe wing of the party keeps running Democrat-lite and expecting different results. Contrary to your other assertion, every Republican candidate in recent memory has shied away from "social issues", and they've had their heads handed to them as a result. Why? The data clearly show it's because they alienated CONSERVATIVES and conservative-leaning independents.

    The way to win the White House again is by being boldly conservative and explaining why conservatism is superior to liberalism, not by surrendering and mimicking liberals.

  • Scott Walker: Prioritizing economics over social issues is just smart politics

    06/12/2015 12:25:50 PM PDT · 37 of 125
    noiseman to ScottinVA
    What you dismiss as "social issues" are the very foundational issues that America depends upon if it is to remain (or become once again) America. You foolishly believe that you can just give up on the culture and somehow remain content if they just don't take too much of your money along the way. People with that attitude are just as much a part of the problem as are the loony leftists.

    Welcome to the Neville Chamberlain school of American patriotism. I, for one, want nothing to do with you defeatists.

  • Scott Walker: Prioritizing economics over social issues is just smart politics

    06/12/2015 12:19:19 PM PDT · 27 of 125
    noiseman to ScottinVA

    I’m aware of that, but how do you propose to reclaim the culture by refusing to fight for it?

  • Scott Walker: Prioritizing economics over social issues is just smart politics

    06/12/2015 12:18:06 PM PDT · 25 of 125
    noiseman to ScottinVA

    So essentially you are saying that the only time you would be willing to fight for something is when you essentially already have it? That you will simply give up if the going gets too tough? How can you consider yourself a conservative (presuming that you do)?

  • Scott Walker: Prioritizing economics over social issues is just smart politics

    06/12/2015 12:12:25 PM PDT · 22 of 125
    noiseman to jpl
    John Adams: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

    Umm....I would say that "social issues" are pretty darned important if you propose in any way to return us to Constitutional government. In fact, what John Adams was getting at was that if the people abandon the self restraint that comes only from God-given morality, they will become ungovernable savages and the Constitution will no longer matter. We have to stop creating this false dichotomy between "social issues" and other issues. If we don't have a solid, righteous culture ("social issues") then nothing else matters. Who cares what the tax rate is in Hell?

  • NAACP releases statement standing by Rachel Dolezal (#Transracial)

    06/12/2015 11:38:29 AM PDT · 68 of 106
    noiseman to tanknetter

    But she could just claim that she identifies as black and they would be stuck in a box of their own making.

  • NAACP releases statement standing by Rachel Dolezal (#Transracial)

    06/12/2015 11:35:55 AM PDT · 66 of 106
    noiseman to tcrlaf
    We may have just reached a tipping point moment in the battle against PC insanity, but only if we take full advantage of it. The left can't argue too strenuously that this woman is white, because they have already ceded the right to base such determinations on objective fact via their mush-headed, feeling-based criteria for determining gender.

    I say press them hard on this and do it now! If you are white, start demanding race-based set asides in employment, education, etc. If they balk, tell them you "identify" as black, Asian, Hispanic, or whatever floats your boat, and that they are bigoted and racist if they refuse to go along. If they still resist, challenge them to prove you're not black (or whatever). If they (as they must) point out that race is biologically determined and cannot be changed, then hit them with a challenge to their "transgendered" policies using the same logic.

    They can't have it both ways. I'm truly serious about this. This is our golden opportunity to shred their idiotic delusions, but we have to stand up in large numbers and actually do it.

  • Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event

    06/09/2015 3:24:48 PM PDT · 104 of 152
    noiseman to IronJack
    "He’s not married. He does not have a husband."

    Exactly right. While we might feel powerless to stop this insanity, we are not. Each of us must, in whatever capacity presents itself in our daily lives, refuse to accept the left's distorted terminology and their vile, evil policies. We're at the point where we must be willing to accept whatever retribution comes our way and simply say "no." Steadfastly refuse to go along with the "diversity" agenda in the workplace, in school, or anywhere else. I guarantee there is a huge "silent majority" out there just waiting for someone to stand up and show them that this can be resisted.

    Demand that the "diversity" advocates prove their inane claims. "Diversity is our strength"?... Then demand that they explain how "diversity" is better than unity. They say you are going to be rated as an employee on how you "manage diversity"?... Then demand that they explain exactly how they propose to objectively measure your performance in that area. They claim that the U.S. is a "racist nation" with "institutionalized racism"?... Make them prove it. As for the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ idiocy, stand on your Constitutional right to religious free exercise and don't back down, EVER, no matter the consequence.

    We have got to stop acquiescing and start resisting...period.

  • Misinformation Campaign Threatens Free Trade Deal

    05/12/2015 2:17:13 PM PDT · 87 of 105
    noiseman to dragnet2

    Yep, forgot to mention the growing alliance with Putin’s Russia. Thanks for adding that.

  • Misinformation Campaign Threatens Free Trade Deal

    05/12/2015 12:54:19 PM PDT · 62 of 105
    noiseman to bert
    "The social revolution in China is changing the populace from rabid chicoms to prosperous chicaps."

    Oh really? All of the available evidence would argue that on the contrary, they are merely becoming wealthier communists. And that is a VERY bad thing.

    Have you not noticed that as China becomes more prosperous it also becomes more belligerent toward us and the rest of the free world? They are using their economic prosperity to build a blue water navy that can challenge ours around the world, and are otherwise upgrading all facets of their military, including now stealth development. And they have achieved this prosperity by ignoring your advice, and instead being protectionist in the extreme, as well as by manipulating their currency to their advantage.

    You see, the problem with "free trade" is that it doesn't really exist. Many of the most powerful players, China chief among them, simply use our enthusiasm for it to manipulate us to their advantage. If truly free markets existed, I might agree with you, but unfortunately they don't on a worldwide scale.

  • Live Webcast: Arsenal of Democracy:World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

    05/08/2015 7:58:14 AM PDT · 4 of 80
    noiseman to PeteePie

    Ummmm, while they’re there.........?

  • Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Cruz & Rubio (WASPs of Latino world)

    05/07/2015 1:41:09 PM PDT · 3 of 17
    noiseman to 2ndDivisionVet
    Unbelievable (but oh so predictable). In summary, Mexican, Latin American, and South American immigrants, legal or illegal, want to install in this country the very same destructive socialist policies that caused the devastation they ran from in the first place. It appears they also are just a bit racist as well since they seem to judge whether someone is "Latino" largely on their skin tone.

    As for the implication in the article that Cesar Chavez was some type of champion of Latino immigration, he and his brother used to beat up illegals crossing the border, and he used to hand out rolls of dimes to union field workers so that they could call if they saw illegals trying to work the fields (which is where the phrase "drop a dime on someone" came from). He was no champion of illegals, or even of legal immigrants. On the contrary, he viewed them with contempt since they represented competition for the work that he wanted exclusively for his union members.

  • Kerry just tried to reassure Israel on Iran mentioning redesigned 30,000-pound US bomb

    05/05/2015 6:15:43 PM PDT · 4 of 41
    noiseman to SJackson

    @Horseface: “Prove it.”

  • Leaking Las Vegas: Forced Rationing Looms As Lake Mead Faces Federal "Water Emergency"

    05/04/2015 11:18:13 AM PDT · 6 of 23
    noiseman to Paladin2
    Yep, because California refuses to build new water storage or transport capacity they must instead withdraw increasing quantities from outside sources. This is entirely a self-inflicted crisis.

    If California would ignore the envirowhackos (I know, not going to happen) and build some reservoirs to capture the water that falls on their own state, it would certainly help and perhaps alleviate the problem altogether. As with electric cars, they live in a fantasy world where they believe that they can have the benefits without the necessary trade offs. You want water?... Well then you have to live with construction of additional reservoirs.

  • Three-Dimensional DNA Code Defies Evolution

    04/27/2015 8:24:17 AM PDT · 3 of 24
    noiseman to Moonman62

    I think you misapplied the word “tool” in your unfortunate statement.

  • APNewsBreak: AG says Bible can’t be official Tennessee book

    04/14/2015 1:11:17 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    noiseman to Olog-hai
    The Tennessee Attorney General's opinion is patently absurd. To understand the so-called "establishment clause", we need only to examine the actions of those who wrote and ratified it, subsequent to its passage.

    And what do we find? We see the early Congress appropriating public funds to print Bibles and to send missionaries to evangelize the Indian tribes. Heck, Christian church services were held in the Senate and Supreme Court chambers, and Thomas Jefferson routinely attended them when he was President.

    I think it's pretty safe to say that the Founders who wrote the First Amendment would have absolutely no problem with making the Bible a state, or even national book. The notion that the government must be completely secular, sterilized of any hint of religion, is just factually and historically wrong.