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  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/22/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT · 90 of 94
    Pelham to dfwgator

    “Don’t you think it was naive to think if left in power, Saddam wouldn’t try to get his revenge?”

    I don’t think revenge was a realistic worry. Saddam’s main targets were his fellow Iraqis. In 1981 Israel sent a flight of F16s deep into Iraq and bombed Saddam’s Osirak reactor. In reaction Saddam executed his own air defense command. By the start of the 1st Gulf War in 1991 Saddam had done exactly nothing to Israel in revenge for Osirak.

    This could be due to Saddam being preoccupied with his war with Iran. Or maybe he was worried about what Israel would do if he struck back. Whatever his reasoning, he did nothing against Israel until the 1st Gulf War when he fired Scuds at them.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/22/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT · 89 of 94
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen

    “those who still haven’t given up on neoconism agree with you.”

    I’ve disliked neoconservatives since the time they organized a hit on Mel Bradford in 1981. But feel free to add this latest fantasy of yours to your stable of crackpot theories.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/22/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · 85 of 94
    Pelham to editor-surveyor

    “Perhaps you’ve forgotten how “Stormin Norman” was halted form finishing the job by Saddam’s man on the inside.”

    Okay, I always enjoy a glimpse into the comic environs of the alternate universe. Who do you mean by “ Saddam’s man on the inside”?

    In the real world military strategy isn’t set by one man unless that one man happens to be President.

    GWH Bush and his principle advisor Brent Scrowcroft were foreign policy realists whose only goal was booting Iraq out of Kuwait. They had no intention of getting stuck with the Iraq tarbaby. That ill conceived project was the brainchild of Dubya and his merry band of revolutionary utopians, who imagined that through the magic of democracy they could transform an ancient society and its violent religion.

    “A principal reason that the Bush Administration gave no thought to unseating Saddam was that Brent Scowcroft gave no thought to it. An American occupation of Iraq would be politically and militarily untenable, Scowcroft told Bush. And though the President had employed the rhetoric of moral necessity to make the case for war, Scowcroft said, he would not let his feelings about good and evil dictate the advice he gave the President.

    “It would have been no problem for America’s military to reach Baghdad, he said. The problems would have arisen when the Army entered the Iraqi capital. “At the minimum, we’d be an occupier in a hostile land,” he said. “Our forces would be sniped at by guerrillas, and, once we were there, how would we get out? What would be the rationale for leaving? I don’t like the term ‘exit strategy’ — but what do you do with Iraq once you own it?””

    “. “This is exactly where we are now,” he said of Iraq, with no apparent satisfaction. “We own it. And we can’t let go. We’re getting sniped at. Now, will we win? I think there’s a fairchance we’ll win. But look at the cost.”
    The first Gulf War was a success, Scowcroft said, because the President knew better than to set unachievable goals. “I’m not a pacifist,” he said. “I believe in the use of force. But there has to be a good reason for using force. And you have to know when to stop using force.” Scowcroft does not believe that the promotion of American-style democracy abroad is a sufficiently good reason to use force.
    “I thought we ought to make it our duty to help make the world friendlier for the growth of liberal regimes,” he said. “You encourage democracy over time, with assistance, and aid, the traditional way. Not how the neocons do it.””

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/22/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · 84 of 94
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen

    Your rhetorical questions are cute but they are also an example of your inability to back up your ‘Saddam Hussein, CIA Assassin’ foolishness. You have a habit of treating innuendo as if it were fact which contributes to your creative story telling.

    “Did they hire Saddam to pick up groceries ?”

    There’s no evidence that the CIA ever hired Saddam to do anything. But nice try in attempting to pass off your conclusion in the premise of your question. Make sure you try that on people who haven’t studied logic, you’ll have more success that way.

    Anyone who wants a fact-based look at CIA activity in Iraq should read the 1995 interview with James Critchfield, unless they prefer the fact-optional universe that you like to inhabit.

    Saddam was a very junior member of the Baath Party when the CIA had an informant inside Baath in 1963. The CIA’s role was to watch events in Iraq while keeping an eye on Soviet plans for expanding there. There is zero evidence that Saddam was their source or that he ever worked for the CIA.

    When Saddam’s radical faction later gained control of the Baath party it caught the CIA by surprise- not exactly evidence of Saddam being a CIA errand boy- and it cooled American interest in Baath as something constructive for Iraq.

    The closest that the US ever came to supporting Saddam Hussein was during the Iran/Iraq war when we wanted to be sure that neither side would win.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/22/2014 1:29:03 AM PDT · 66 of 94
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen

    “He was an assassin by 1958, and he was working for the CIA by 1962-3.”

    So who did “CIA assassin” Saddam Hussein kill in 1958? The natural target would have to be Abd al-Karim Qasim who somehow managed to live unscathed until 1963.

    You have been conflating the coup of 1958 and that of 1963 in order to create the impression that the CIA hired Saddam Hussein to be an assassin. Your own source makes no mention of CIA involvement with the Ba’ath party prior to 1963.

    The Ba’ath party did stage the coup in 1963 and they did execute Qasim/Kessem, but since they broadcast his execution and there’s no indication that Saddam was the shooter that isn’t going to help your story.

    But your story runs into more trouble because after staging the coup the Baath party couldn’t gain control of Iraq. The military and the Arab Socialist Union ran it until 1968.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/21/2014 11:18:50 PM PDT · 58 of 94
    Pelham to aquila48

    It’s the unicorns. They rule the world.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/21/2014 11:04:09 PM PDT · 56 of 94
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen

    “Surprised ?’

    Not at all since that link doesn’t back your claim that Saddam Hussein was an “assassin working for the CIA”.

    I’ve learned that you like to claim that sources back your conspiracy theories when they don’t.

    That article that you link to tells a story of the CIA backing the Ba’ath Party and a coup in Iraq in 1963.

    A previous coup in 1958 (was the CIA asleep?) overthrew the Iraqi monarchy, and Abdel Karim Kassem set himself up as prime minister with Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba’i as first President of Iraq. Abdel Karim Kassem was overthrown by the 1963 coup. Did 26 year old Saddam Hussein take power? No, Iraq was then led by Abdul Salam Arif.

    Abdul Salam Arif served as the second President of Iraq until 1966 when he died in a helicopter accident. Well did 29 year old Saddam Hussein then take power? No, Abdul Rahman Arif became Iraq’s third President.

    Abdul Rahman Arif served as 3rd President until he was overthrown by yet another coup in 1968 (I guess that first CIA coup just couldn’t keep its NWO puppets in line). So did Saddam finally get his chance? No, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr became the 4th President of Iraq. Well surely he died quickly so that the CIA could put its assassin-puppet in charge?

    No. Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr stayed in charge for 11 years until he resigned from office in 1979, most likely forced out by Saddam Hussein. Saddam has to be the most patient assassin in history since it took him 16 years to get the top job, and even then he forgot to kill his predecessor.

    So good try Pieter. Maybe you’ll find a source that actually does back your Saddam Hussein, CIA Assassin, story. But until then it’s just one more in your impressive series of conspiracy stories that don’t stand up under inspection.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/21/2014 10:03:51 PM PDT · 45 of 94
    Pelham to editor-surveyor

    That’s funny, common sense tells me that Saddam Hussein began as a pan-Arab supporter of the Ba’ath Party. And that the Saddam-as-CIA puppet story is rubbish.

    Imagine that. Maybe that’s why claims of ‘common sense’ don’t work all that well. And it’s why people get challenged to provide evidence to back their claims.

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/21/2014 9:55:30 PM PDT · 42 of 94
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen

    Provide the link

  • After Declaring War on Tea Party, Karl Rove Frets GOP Estab Candidates Not Getting Enough Donations

    09/21/2014 9:53:41 PM PDT · 119 of 127
    Pelham to Cubs Fan

    That should tell you something about Dubya.

  • America’s Most Popular Pastor Doesn’t Know The Bible

    09/21/2014 9:49:40 PM PDT · 136 of 139
    Pelham to servo1969

    ” Osteen attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied radio and television communications, but did not graduate and did not receive a degree from a divinity school”

  • I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

    09/21/2014 9:47:26 PM PDT · 38 of 94
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen

    “Saddam started his career as an assassin working for the CIA. He was always an asset of CIA/new world order. He was just disposed of in the second Iraq “war”.”

    And your source for this is what?

  • John Lofton, R.I.P.

    09/21/2014 9:33:48 PM PDT · 8 of 29
    Pelham to Forgotten Amendments


  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 9:23:56 PM PDT · 105 of 110
    Pelham to berdie

    “the last politician I have seen in recent times that was strong on illegal immigration was Duncan Hunter...and we all know how his campaign worked out.”

    I’d say it’s even bleaker than that. The last man we had willing to enforce the law and protect the country was Dwight Eisenhower. Ike appointed his friend General Joe Swing to run the INS and in less than a year they sent 3,000,000 illegals packing.

    The current crop of treasonous oafs occupying the GOP will wet their pants if someone merely mentions the name of Ike’s program. Operation Wetback.

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT · 56 of 110
    Pelham to Ditter

    “Look around, the illegal hoards are here, our fed gov refuses to fix that”

    The fed gov refuses to fix it because people like Rick Perry keep getting elected to office.

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT · 55 of 110
    Pelham to Ditter

    “but this is not an important enough issue to completely trash Perry over.”

    The Treason Lobby celebrates.

    They certainly don’t want an American politician who intends to deport the millions of illegals who exert political pressure in their direction.

  • Social Security as a means relieve unemployment (FDR's words...not the popular meme)

    09/20/2014 11:35:18 PM PDT · 43 of 43
    Pelham to House of Burgesses

    “So why didn’t you tell the other poster that, instead of saying “they haven’t squandered it”? What is the “it” they haven’t squandered? “It” doesn’t exist!”

    Because I assumed that the poster had the intelligence necessary to realize that something that never existed could not be squandered. Evidently I didn’t take you into account.

    “That is most certainly not how a bank works.””

    And your expertise on how banks operate is what, exactly? You once wrote a paper on the money multiplier in a fractional reserve banking system did you? I’ll be thrilled to read your explanation of what banks do with the deposits they take in. Let me get some popcorn.

    “By the time you receive benefits whatever you paid is gone, and your SS income is dependent on taxing whoever happens to be working then.”

    That’s not exactly news. The SS system was set up to operate in precisely that fashion in order to prevent the economic drag that would result if cash were being drained from the economy by being warehoused in ‘trust funds’.

  • Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    09/20/2014 1:01:14 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    Pelham to wardaddy

    “I grew up when most my pals had daddies who were vets of one of the WWIIcombat theatres and could just tell.....had killed many men being there

    None of them beat their wives and most were softer on the kids....all that blood and death sorta made them less hormone aggressive unless you asked for it...then it was like Peleliu again....but they had to feel threatened”

    This rings true to me. My dad wasn’t combat infantry, he was artillery that supported the infantry, but he saw death and destruction up close on a regular basis for the whole war in Europe.

    The dad of one of my good friends walked with a limp and a cane courtesy of the Pacific war. I was surrounded by WWII vets growing up and I don’t remember any of them being mean or even quick to anger.

  • Social Security as a means relieve unemployment (FDR's words...not the popular meme)

    09/20/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · 38 of 43
    Pelham to CurlyDave; House of Burgesses

    “While the truth is that they squandered the SS Trust Fund long ago,”

    They haven’t squandered it. SS has always been a pass through program, with current SS taxes matched to current SS payouts. At one time SS taxes had to be adjusted yearly but IIRC during LBJ they began purchasing Treasury bonds with any excess money taken in.

    Your analogy of how a bank works is a good illustration of how the SS system was designed to operate.

  • Ebola Worst-Case Scenario Has More Than 500,000 Cases (via drudge)

    09/20/2014 12:17:59 AM PDT · 44 of 51
    Pelham to paddles


  • Scottish independence: First referendum results declared

    09/18/2014 11:45:02 PM PDT · 208 of 263
    Pelham to wardaddy; NKP_Vet

    NKP rules!...

  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    Pelham to DoughtyOne

    “I think Medvid is worse than Bush II, but I have the same reaction non the less.”

    I’m of the opinion that Medved was a lot more closely associated with Dubya than he lets on publicly. I think he was either a part time speech writer or at least part of an informal group that met periodically with him.

    Dubya’s second inaugural is filled with the sort of utopian liberal internationalism that you hear from Medved. They both advocate illegal alien amnesty. They’re at the core moderate liberals who pose as conservatives.

    “Sadly, Medvid is Left. He’s what I’d call a more moderate Left, but he’s position just right to lead a lot of people off track.”

    If you know Medved’s history he began his political life on the Left. Mr Support the Troops was anything but. During Vietnam he was giving aid and comfort to the enemy. He once worked as an aide to Ron Dellums, the Castroite Democrat from the Bay area. There was no one in Congress to the left of Red Ron Dellums.

    Medved started moving away from the hard Left when Nixon bailed Israel out in the 1973 war. Medved wasn’t interested in saving the Vietnamese people from a Communist hell, but the idea of saving his own people from slaughter got his attention. While it’s nice that he no longer sides with America’s enemies I don’t like having him try to remake the conservative movement to suit his preferences, which still show plenty of affinity for liberalism.

  • Country Legend George Hamilton IV Dead at 77

    09/18/2014 8:51:32 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Pelham to bimboeruption

    Lynda Bird Johnson.

    I was walking to jr high school one morning and she drove past me in a blue Corvette. There was no mistaking her, she looked just like her picture and she had two sedans of Secret Service flanking her front and back. Life in the fishbowl.

  • Why do bad things happen to good people

    09/18/2014 8:36:56 PM PDT · 71 of 84
    Pelham to mlizzy; metmom

    “Didn’t Jesus’s suffering help purify you?”

    His death actually, which is substitutionary atonement and unique.

  • Rebuilt 18th century ship tests French waters

    09/18/2014 8:03:59 PM PDT · 38 of 38
    Pelham to widdle_wabbit

    That’s a tremendous video you’ve posted.

    I’d love to see that ship sail into Yorktown.

  • Rebuilt 18th century ship tests French waters

    09/18/2014 7:54:28 PM PDT · 37 of 38
    Pelham to SWAMPSNIPER

    Beautiful ship!

  • Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

    09/18/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT · 23 of 33
    Pelham to Verginius Rufus

    ” A computer which accurately predicted who would win the 1952 election? Amazing!”

    Dwight Eisenhower vs Adlai Stevenson

    The hero of WWII vs a pointy headed intellectual.

    Not a tough call.

  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 4:05:46 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    Pelham to DoughtyOne

    “The NAU is the plan here IMO. We can see how driven the Republican Party is to join this effort. “

    Michael Medved has always ridiculed the idea of the North American Union. Judging from that alone it has to be true.

    For years he ridiculed the idea that illegal immigration was a problem. Then he dropped that argument completely and immediately said the problem was so big it could only be resolved by another amnesty.

    There is no lie too low for the propaganda hacks of the GOPe.

  • U.S. Submarines: Run Silent, Run Deep...On Diesel Engines?

    09/18/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · 20 of 32
    Pelham to blam

    Aren’t diesel subs much more dependent on tenders than nuke boats?

  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 1:00:48 PM PDT · 20 of 25
    Pelham to DoughtyOne

    “Then it was revealed it actually gave amnesty to 3.5 million.”

    And then the Chain Migration built into our immigration law kicked in and that number tripled.

    Plus the Third World heard loud and clear that if you sneak into the United States you just have to lay low for a few years and then the elitists in the Republican party will join with the Democrats to push for more and more amnesty.

    A Wall Street firm ran their own survey of the illegal alien population in the United States for one of their clients. Since it wasn’t for political propaganda so they didn’t care what the number is, they just wanted it to be accurate.

    Their study said 30 million illegal aliens. And this was several years ago, so you know that the number is higher today.

    The enemy that will kill off the United States isn’t ISIS or one of the other military threats to the United States. The enemies that will finish off the historic American people are the Democratic and Republican party elites, and they will do it through amnesty and mass third world immigration.

    They won’t do it because they intend to sell out their country. They’ll do it because they really don’t care what happens next as long as they get some short term political gain.

  • Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins ( more USB ports)

    09/18/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · 6 of 19
    Pelham to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    I’ve seen these tiny computers at electronics websites but I still don’t know what you do with them.

  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    Pelham to DoughtyOne

    “Reagan did sign a small amnesty, but he did it on the up and up. And he made sure there were new legislation to make sure it didn’t happen again.”

    Reagan assumed that his own party would at least have enough respect for law to follow through on the enforcement provisions in his 1986 amnesty bill.

    The joke was on Ronnie. The GOPe had absolutely no intention of obeying that law and they still don’t. Bush 1 didn’t lift a finger to enforce the law and his fool of a son was even worse with his attempt to ram yet another amnesty through.

    In retrospect the 1986 amnesty was a terrible idea and it will be used by the GOP establishment to continually push for amnesty after amnesty.

  • WSJ: Obama will require military to get his personal approval for U.S. strikes in Syria

    09/18/2014 12:14:11 PM PDT · 68 of 71
    Pelham to reefdiver

    Barky deserves at least six stars. With large shoulder boards to better emphasize them. And color that uniform puce.

  • WSJ: Obama will require military to get his personal approval for U.S. strikes in Syria

    09/18/2014 12:09:32 PM PDT · 66 of 71
    Pelham to SeekAndFind

    “Obama will require military to get his personal approval for U.S. strikes in Syria”

    This is exactly what Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara did during their mismanagement of the Vietnam war.

    This inserts a huge delay in targeting. And politicians will spare vital targets for political expediency and cost the lives of our troops.

  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 12:00:53 PM PDT · 11 of 25
    Pelham to DoughtyOne

    This is news? This is a two party problem.

    Dubya should have gotten serious about our borders on 9-12. Instead he tried to ram amnesty through.

    Barky didn’t have to change a thing. He is just using Dubya’s Open Border playbook.

  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the "Orient"

    09/18/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT · 46 of 46
    Pelham to Celtic Conservative

    well done!

  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the "Orient"

    09/18/2014 11:54:11 AM PDT · 45 of 46
    Pelham to P-Marlowe

    “That’s the first time I ever heard that Orient is now a slur. When did that happen?”

    When the Grievance Industry needed something new to exploit.

    I couldn’t care less what those professional busybodies do but it annoys me to hear some ‘conservatives’ (Hannity) climbing on their bandwagon.

  • How The West Created ISIS … with a little help from our friends.

    09/18/2014 1:19:26 AM PDT · 38 of 51
    Pelham to PieterCasparzen; vbmoneyspender; bobo1; crazyhorse691

    “If you read the entire article you will find links to places like the Washington Post, New York Times and numerous others.”

    But what’s striking is that this article doesn’t include a link to the very JSOU “Dividing Our Enemies” report that it is supposedly based on.

    Why is that? Is it unavailable?

    No, it’s readily available. I found it in seconds right here:

    The reason that it isn’t linked is because then you could read the report for yourself. You’d see that it’s a study on getting our enemies to fight among themselves and the unforeseen hazards of doing so.

    The study doesn’t say that the “West created ISIS” or that our Special Operations Forces intended for civilians to be “caught in the crossfire”. That’s just propaganda from the fertile mind of the leftwing conspiracy crank who wrote the essay.

    MintPress is a self-publishing website. The author of the piece is Nafeez Ahmed, “environment writer “for The Guardian, the leftwing British tabloid.

    The late Christopher Hitchens once denounced Ahmed as “a risible individual wedded to half-baked conspiracy-mongering”

    And Discover magazine “has repeatedly labelled Ahmed as a “doomer.” A December 2013 blog post says: “Once someone starts down this civilization-is-collapsing road, like Guardian blogger Nafeez Ahmed, it’s hard to stop. If you want a tour guide to the apocalypse, Ahmed is your guy.”

    Read the JSOU report yourself. Nafeez Ahmed misrepresents the report and he’s spouting propaganda.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 15, 2014

    09/17/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · 103 of 104
    Pelham to aumrl

    Ad hominem? Hardly. Your brusque dismissal of Montgomery’s ‘dozen books’ earlier leads me to believe that you don’t have a clue about his work and all I did was restate my observation.

    Van Til was a Calvinist. His apologetic presupposes the truth of Christianity and states there can be no common ground between believer and unbeliever. That position derives from a Calvinistic doctrine of total depravity that argues that the intellect is warped in non believers.

    It’s a philosophical apologetic that ends up arguing over epistemology and theories of knowledge. Some of it reminds me of Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God. The people who argue Van Til apologetics are very bright but I find it all very tedious.

    As a Lutheran Montgomery is not stuck with total depravity’s assumptions about the intellect, which in fact would make evidence based apologetics mostly pointless. Montgomery assumes a common intellectual ground is possible between believer and unbeliever and uses the theory of evidence to argue for the truth and historicity of Christianity.

  • Column What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    09/17/2014 12:17:04 AM PDT · 34 of 47
    Pelham to SMGFan

    “What happens if Republicans win the Senate?”

    Mostly nothing. They’ll pass amnesty while calling it “Regularization” and otherwise further a lot of the same things that Obama wants.

  • VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov’t Money To Do It

    09/17/2014 12:10:32 AM PDT · 21 of 32
    Pelham to 2ndDivisionVet

    Of course. Obama and Holder won’t prosecute one of their ‘folks’.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 15, 2014

    09/17/2014 12:06:18 AM PDT · 101 of 104
    Pelham to aumrl

    ” Rush would put him on!”

    Right. He only put his brother on because David wrote a book. Rush has never demonstrated any curiosity about theology or apologetics and would have no more idea of what Montgomery is all about than you do.

  • Inside-the-Beltway Experts Struggle to Explain Obama's Behavior on Amnesty

    09/16/2014 11:39:47 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    Pelham to gr8eman

    “Wait until the chicanos get their free cheese and welfare checks! “

    They already do. A combination of anchor babies and fake IDs.

  • Truth can stop Scotland sleepwalking to catastrophe

    09/16/2014 9:08:16 PM PDT · 49 of 58
    Pelham to all the best

    ““We shall not rebuild civilization on the large scale. It is no accident that on the whole there was more beauty and decency to be found in the life of the small peoples, and that among the large ones there was more happiness and content in proportion as they had avoided the deadly blight of centralization.

    “Least of all shall we preserve democracy or foster its growth if all the power and most of the important decisions rest with an organization far too big for the common man to survey or comprehend.”

    Hayek there reads like Wilhelm Roepke, the Swiss economist who was a favorite in the old National Review.

    But we took the centralized government road in 1865 and now the only question left is which of two political elites get to run the country.

  • The High-Tech Case For Bringing Back The Draft

    09/15/2014 8:21:36 PM PDT · 26 of 41
    Pelham to GeronL; jsanders2001

    I think he had a sarcasm tag at the end of his comment.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 15, 2014

    09/15/2014 7:46:07 PM PDT · 99 of 104
    Pelham to aumrl

    “I pray G-d will keep you humble”

    You go ahead and worry yourself about that mote in my eye.

  • Ted Cruz’s Islamist Threat

    09/15/2014 4:12:14 PM PDT · 7 of 21
    Pelham to Twotone


  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 15, 2014

    09/15/2014 3:36:54 PM PDT · 96 of 104
    Pelham to aumrl

    Do you routinely dismiss authors whom you’ve never read? Or do you just do that when you’re cheerleading someone who has managed to come to your attention?

    If you ever bothered to read anything by John Warwick Montgomery you wouldn’t be making such a foolish comment. You have no idea of the influence Montgomery has had on modern apologetics.

  • CDC Issues Ebola Checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare'

    09/15/2014 11:09:50 AM PDT · 57 of 180
    Pelham to BuffaloJack

    “If even ONE case shows up in the USA, I will blame OBAMA and his ultra-liberal policy of letting anyone in the country.”

    Unfortunately it’s not like the GOPe has a different policy. The GOP-establishment is firmly in the No Borders camp. Elect a Jed Bush or a Romney or one of their clones and it will be no different.

    Our borders weren’t tightened after 9-11. Instead Dubya tried to ram amnesty through.

    So if we have Ebola break out here in the USA due to our sieve like immigration policy I doubt that anything will change other than our death toll.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 15, 2014

    09/15/2014 10:59:56 AM PDT · 49 of 104
    Pelham to smokingfrog

    David Limbaugh will bring apologetics to the attention of people who’ve never heard of it... but he doesn’t sound very good at it. He speaks like someone who is a fan of the art but hasn’t much practice doing it.

    Having now heard both speak on the subject I’d say that old John Montgomery is a good deal better at it. But then Montgomery’s written maybe a dozen books and he used to teach evidential apologetics.