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  • Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip in Wisconsin

    11/27/2014 4:51:04 PM PST · 6 of 18
    Pollster1 to FreedomStar3028
    Greedy, shoulda just given it to the kid. On the other hand, kid may have wounded it, but the kill shot is what matters.

    My first instinct was "give it to the kid", but on reflection, I like the neighbor's answer. The kid will learn that a kill is what matters, and I'll bet he takes a better shot next time around.

  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church (AP vs. Christianity)

    11/27/2014 1:07:40 PM PST · 22 of 61
    Pollster1 to Olog-hai
    When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. . . . After six years, nothing changed.

    I think they approached this wrong. Very few "gay" people are actually gay. The reason gay activists say gender is a spectrum is that most "gay" men are attracted to both men and women - often more attracted to women but more 'successful' with men. Still, close to 90% of the 2% of the population who are non-heterosexuals are not entirely gay either and thus have a real choice other than celibacy.

    Rather than telling him to change, they could and perhaps should (after eliminating the possibility of molestation, perhaps with a shoot-shovel-shut up ceremony to say goodbye to the predator) have told him that feelings of attraction often come and go at that age, and that he has the power to choose. Just as a married person may be attracted to people other than their spouse but they are forbidden by God to act on that attraction, some people are attracted to both men and women but are forbidden by God to act on the homosexual attraction. Once it's pointed out that God is (1) the creator of the universe and thus has the right to tell us how to live our lives, and (2) all knowing and thus the best imaginable source for guidance on how to live our lives, it should be easy to guide the confused boy to an appropriate conclusion on how he should live his life. And if he is exclusively gay? Then it's still possible to live a fulfilling and happy life in which he would both follow God's guidance and contribute to society.

  • Man arrested after pointing banana at police

    11/27/2014 12:50:28 PM PST · 24 of 58
    Pollster1 to PROCON
    I can't blame police for shooting a 12 y/o kid who grabbed for a "toy" that looked like a 1911 pistol. It's easy even for an expert to confuse the two.


    Fake gun


    Real gun

    ____________________________________________________________

    However, I lose my open mind when it comes to confusing a banana and a real gun.


    yellow banana


    green banana


    plantain


    real gun

    My gut instinct is that someone who has trouble distinguishing any type or color of banana from a firearm may not belong on the streets as a police officer.

  • Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? .....

    11/27/2014 12:36:09 PM PST · 50 of 50
    Pollster1 to vigilante2
    Hey that's an insult to the worm!

    I don't know about that. It's used to a body with no backbone, but the poor thing has to figure out how to operate a body with no muscle either. That's a challenge for any brain.

  • Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? .....

    11/27/2014 9:13:38 AM PST · 14 of 50
    Pollster1 to GrandJediMasterYoda
    The brain of a worm and the body of a robot:

    Wasn't that done years ago?

  • Racism Insurance: Coverage for White Privilege (strong language)

    11/27/2014 7:39:32 AM PST · 7 of 17
    Pollster1 to Impala64ssa

    A guilty voice from White Privilege”

    http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html?c=upworthy

    1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time. . . .

    6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented . . .

    14. I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who might not like them . . .

    26. I can easily buy posters, post-cards, picture books, greeting cards, dolls, toys and children’s magazines featuring people of my race . . .

    44. I can easily find academic courses and institutions which give attention only to people of my race.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Most of it is explicitly racist.

    I have never wanted to #1 (arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time), so I consistently avoid racists of any color who think that matters.

    I would rather see people with my values represented on TV and in the newspaper than #6 (turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented). I identify with Governor Sarah Palin even though I am not female, with Ted Cruz even though I am not Cuban, and with Dr. Ben Carson even though I am not black.

    Black Privilege is much better than White Privilege, if Black Privilege includes the right to reject and laugh at the racist believers in White Privilege, without being called a racist by the shallow bigots who see nothing but skin color and differences. I wouldn’t mind if they would just call me racist and then go away, but the real bigots seem to think if they are sufficiently insulting and persistent, people will accept their prejudices and decide that skin color matters. I just want those bigots to go away quietly, so I can continue judging others by the content of their character and not the color of their skin (a standard that liberals find racist).

  • Commuters Confront Ferguson Protesters Blocking Roads (citizen takes bullhorn-video goes viral)

    11/26/2014 5:03:01 PM PST · 14 of 69
    Pollster1 to txrefugee

    Rachel Corrie, terrorist supporter - before


    Rachel Corrie, terrorist hero - after

    Flattening a few parasitic losers would not bother me, whether in Israel or on our own streets. Having to hear about the dead deadbeats as "heroes" for a decade or more would get on my nerves.

  • Commuters Confront Ferguson Protesters Blocking Roads (citizen takes bullhorn-video goes viral)

    11/26/2014 4:52:13 PM PST · 6 of 69
    Pollster1 to Logical me
    Sooner or later the citizens are going to do what the police seem not to. Groups should organize and beat the crap out of these fools.

    There is something seriously wrong with the police if they permit this sort of disruption. When the police and the courts fail though, ordinary people will do what needs to be done. Ordinary people won't do it as well as good police will, but they'll get the job done.

  • 'If Moses lived today, they'd send drones after him': Christian Bale's take on biblical story...

    11/26/2014 3:25:08 PM PST · 5 of 29
    Pollster1 to Falcon28
    'What would happen to Moses if he arrived today? Drones would be sent out after him, right?,' Bale said in an interview with ABC's Nightline.

    I wouldn't want to be the drone pilot. I suspect it would not turn out well.

    As for Moses being a "terrorist" - no. Murder? Yes [Exodus 2:11-12]. Terrorism? No.

  • TEA PARTY OFFICIAL 2015 THANKSGIVING CHEAT SHEET

    11/26/2014 2:39:57 PM PST · 13 of 40
    Pollster1 to ealgeone

    # background check for concealed carry permits 11.2 million to 21.1 million

    Number gun sales averaged 14 million between 2008 to 2011 and over 20 million between 2012 and 2013.

    60 dimocrat senate seats now down to 46

    255 dimocrat house of reps now down to 188

    28 dimocrat governorships now down to 18

    ____________________________________________________________

    Apparently, Obama has produced five things that are good for America. Who would have guessed?

  • What do y'all think about the riots in Ferguson?

    11/26/2014 11:10:52 AM PST · 119 of 259
    Pollster1 to Jim Robinson

    Today’s journalists are happy. As a famous liberal said:

    “You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war”
    - William Randolph Hearst

  • Two NYT Reporters Posted Darren Wilson’s Home Address. Look Here To See THEIR Home Addresses

    11/26/2014 11:05:46 AM PST · 78 of 80
    Pollster1 to Steve_Seattle
    I believe that posting home addresses of persons caught up in public controversy is a violation of journalistic ethics.

    When someone is sufficiently malicious or dangerous, I believe posting their address is acceptable. As one example, when a journalist posts the address of an innocent person to help thugs in finding and harming the innocent person, I'm okay with the poetic justice in posting the evil journalist's address. To take a worse case, when the most dangerous terrorist in the history of our country continues to damage America, I'm okay with posting the address where he is hiding out (highlight to read): 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 . . .

  • The Next Amnesty

    11/26/2014 10:46:36 AM PST · 7 of 19
    Pollster1 to reaganaut1
    According to Obama, these people are “as American as Sasha and Malia”

    For once I agree with Obama. The illegals who came here in violation of the law and stole other people's identities, and their children, are not in any way American. The illegal in our White House is also in no way culturally American and has presented no evidence that he is the same baby allegedly born in Hawaii five decades ago. Sounds equal to me.

  • Georgetown University student mugged at gunpoint says he is unable to criticize attackers 'from my p

    11/26/2014 1:46:20 AM PST · 21 of 70
    Pollster1 to Cincinatus' Wife

    Only a racist could blame “white privilege” or even just the short form “privilege” for this violent crime. As a sensible conservative, I know that the vast majority of black people are better than this. As a law-abiding person who grew up genuinely poor (with far less than we would have had on welfare), I know that the vast majority of poor people are better than this. Whether or not Oliver Friedfeld is a liar who invented this story, he’s a bigot if he actually believes that poor people (or, more likely, poor black people) are incapable of acting morally or of following the law.

  • Bubonic Plague Spreads in Madagascar

    11/26/2014 1:38:58 AM PST · 4 of 25
    Pollster1 to Berlin_Freeper

    I imagine Obama will now triple immigration from Madagascar in order to increase biodiversity in the USA. We don’t have enough plague to suit him - yet.

  • Democrat Wants Gag Order On Liberal Lawyer Representing GOP In Obamacare Lawsuit

    11/25/2014 2:16:49 PM PST · 11 of 13
    Pollster1 to txhurl

    When you discover you’re on the front lines in the battle between good and evil, and the opposition is evil, it’s time to take the fight seriously. This is not a partisan battle. Obamacare and the entire executive overreach issue are fundamental questions of freedom.

  • ARMED GUARDS WITH AR-15s Save North St. Louis Strip Mall From Looters

    11/25/2014 1:46:21 PM PST · 6 of 33
    Pollster1 to C19fan

    “An armed society is a polite society.”
    - Robert A. Heinlein

  • I Was Mugged, And I Understand Why

    11/25/2014 11:44:27 AM PST · 62 of 85
    Pollster1 to TigerClaws

    I was mugged also, and I understand why.

    I was mugged by a small group of thugs. Speaking narrowly, they mugged me because they were too lazy to work for the things I had and thought stealing would be easier than contributing to society. Speaking more broadly, they mugged me because they were evil, and because their parents were too selfish to have done a better job of raising children who might otherwise have had potential.

    I was mugged, and I lost a tooth and some blood in the resulting fight. They mugged me, and they lost more teeth and far more blood in the resulting fight. [I had been threatened by union thugs as a teenager, so I learned self-defense and took it seriously.] I “lost” the fight in the sense that the dental work I needed cost me far more than the money I was carrying would have cost. They lost the fight in the sense that they were not in a position to mug anyone else that night or probably for a while afterwards.

    Yes, I’ve been mugged, and I understand why. My understanding is far deeper than that of liberals who think assaulting a stranger and stealing from that person has any redeeming features.

  • WHAT FERGUSON REALLY SAYS ABOUT AMERICA

    11/25/2014 8:13:24 AM PST · 48 of 81
    Pollster1 to Sacajaweau

    “The law won”

    It usually works out that way, just ask the Clash:

    Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won
    I needed money ‘cause I had none
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    I left my baby and it feels so bad
    Guess my race is run
    She’s the best girl that I ever had
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    Robbin’ people with a six-gun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won
    I lost my girl and I lost my fun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair: ‘There Is An Unwritten Rule That Black Lives Hold No Value’

    11/25/2014 7:41:54 AM PST · 96 of 120
    Pollster1 to SeekAndFind
    Congressional Black Caucus Chair: ‘There Is An Unwritten Rule That Black Lives Hold No Value’

    That is a racist statement. The unwritten rule is that thug lives hold no value, regardless of race. Most blacks are not thugs, contrary to the impression this black "leader" wants to convey, so most black lives have value.

  • Romans Chapter 13:1-7 (Vanity)

    11/25/2014 7:34:29 AM PST · 14 of 34
    Pollster1 to OrangeHoof
    We should be very careful using such scripture in judgement of others when we, ourselves, have issues with a lawless administration that abuses their executive authority.

    My goal would be to make sure that I am using scripture to guide my life, even when (especially when?) the most appropriate scriptural guidance contradicts my instinctive response. Quite a bit of scripture supports disobedience to arbitrary or unreasonable rules, while just as much supports obedience. It's impossible to follow every passage simultaneously. Read Ecclesiastes 3. For everything there is a season.

    If I dig through the Bible to find the passage that supports my goal ("Turn the other cheek"? No!! Not for this problem. I'll go Old Testament. I know I can find it there. Aha! "an eye for an eye", that's the one I want. Win!!!), then I am almost certainly aware that I am going against God's will. If I read thoughtfully to determine which passages provide the best decision for a given situation, then I am doing my job as a Christian - a follower of Jesus Christ.

  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 11:34:08 AM PST · 57 of 89
    Pollster1 to dragnet2
    Why is our government allowing tens of thousands of these people into out country?

    The correct question: "Why is Obama's government allowing tens of thousands of these people into our country?" answers itself.

  • Ferguson Protesters Scream: “We Will Rape Your Wives and Kill Your Children”

    11/24/2014 7:52:16 AM PST · 61 of 113
    Pollster1 to MrB
    There is little difference in equipment or skills between deer hunting and sniping.

    As much as I love venison, I'd say that sniping does more good for society, at least when the targets are foreign or domestic enemies of freedom.

  • John McCain ‘Strongly Encouraging’ Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

    11/24/2014 7:41:48 AM PST · 27 of 82
    Pollster1 to Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

    I hope you’re right. I would love to see Graham, the next Bush in line, Rubio, Christie, and Romney split the RINO vote. I’d also love to see conservatives unite behind one candidate. My first choice isn’t running, even though she would do an excellent job, but my top choice among those who are clearly running is Ted Cruz.

  • Dave Muscato of American Atheists Proclaims He Is a Girl

    11/24/2014 6:58:40 AM PST · 9 of 45
    Pollster1 to massmike

    I know the feeling. This morning I decided that deep down I’m a penguin. As I stand here in my tuxedo, I am thinking penguiny thoughts. This may be confusing at first, since I will look (and sound) like a person in the beginning of the process, but I will also be using neutral pronouns and going by a name from Mr. Popper’s Penguins - “Captain Cook”.

    I want everyone to know up front that I will not hold it against you nor be insulted or hurt if you slip and use the wrong pronouns, or forget to call me “Captain” by mistake — it happens! I’m done posting for now; I’m going to waddle around hoping someone will think I’m cute and toss a raw fish in my mouth.

    My belief is just as reasonable as Dave’s. Plus it’s more likely to produce a positive result (free fish!).

  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 3:08:02 PM PST · 103 of 103
    Pollster1 to familyop

    Those are important questions. I have had the cops called on me when I was armed, and I was exceptionally careful to avoid misunderstandings. Were the other people there thugs? Scared? We don’t know. We don’t have all the facts, but the facts we have do not seem to indicate an overreaction by the cop who shot. If there is more to learn, I am willing to listen.

  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 3:05:08 PM PST · 102 of 103
    Pollster1 to roadcat
    But I say he was a child acting stupidly . . . You can bet the cops had a good bead on him with two hands, while the kid didn’t. That was an execution.

    Relative skills after the fact are not the deciding factor on whether this was an "execution". Given what the cop saw and the potential danger of a real firearm, when the cop had been told there was a firearm, I'm okay with shooting. It's a shame the kid made bad decisions, but the cop could not bet his own life or the lives of others on the kid's innocence or ineptness. BTW, I've been to the range six times in the last week, and one-handed or two-handed I hit the black ten out of ten times (easily). My kids could all do the same at age 12.

  • Clues to Chief Justice John Roberts' thinking on new ObamaCare case

    11/23/2014 2:54:57 PM PST · 70 of 80
    Pollster1 to PROCON

    If Roberts is leaning toward following the Constitution, I will worry about his safety. The thug in our White House is willing to win “by any means necessary”.

  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 2:43:58 PM PST · 99 of 103
    Pollster1 to roadcat
    There was more then enough opportunity to challenge the boy with secondary verbal warnings to lower the BB gun.

    You see a little boy who had potential. I see a young thug who was acting in a thuggish manner: (1) brought a gun to a rec center, (2) hid the gun in his waistband when the cop showed up, and (3) pulled the gun out of his waistband when told to raise his hands. I don't know how good the kid was with a gun, and I don't want to find out. Neither did the cop. Given how many people can reliably put a round in the black at 25 feet in under a second, plus the change that a beginner could put a round in the black (the cop or a bystander) by luck just as fast, I'm okay with the cop shooting in that situation.

  • The Gettysburg Address

    11/23/2014 2:31:05 PM PST · 4 of 52
    Pollster1 to aMorePerfectUnion
    we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth

    Sadly, we failed in that resolution. Because of that failure, we have a moral obligation to restore government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We owe it to those who went before us and to our children.

  • What could a Republican president do with Obama's executive power theories?

    11/23/2014 5:03:52 AM PST · 15 of 17
    Pollster1 to zencycler

    My vote:

    Department of Health and Human Services (other than Medicare), including all Obamacare funding - $757B - make it zero
    Department of Agriculture - $154B - make it zero
    Department of Labor - $102B - make it zero
    Department of Education - $72B - make it zero
    Department of Housing and Urban Development - $46B - make it zero
    Department of State (other than their $15B in appropriate functions) - $45B - make it zero
    Department of Energy (other than their nuclear responsibilities) - $25B - make it zero
    Environmental Protection Agency - $9B - make it zero
    Small Business Administration - $1.4B - make it zero
    Corporation for National and Community Service - $1.1B - make it zero

    That’s $1.21T, even before we start cutting pork and waste in departments that have a purpose.

    I’d add in a hiring bottleneck in those bloated departments that are retained. They can hire - one new full time for every three full time employees who leave (or part-time equivalents), with individual hires beyond that level requiring cabinet-level approval. The only exceptions to the hiring restrictions would be active duty military and other categories that are unambiguously federal responsibilities.

    After four years of FedGov shrinkage, we would have quite a breathing space before even the most wasteful big government liberal (whether RINO or Democrat) could get FedGov back up to its current level of bloat. If the President wanted to be more gentle in the cuts, he could put in an absolute hiring freeze in the areas slated for elimination and let them shrink through attrition, with a 3:1 hiring bottleneck in other departments. With the attrition strategy, there wouldn’t even be any identifiable economic disruption in the cuts, just growth because of reduced FedGov drag on the economy.

    What to do with the money saved? Balance the budget with half the savings, pay down the national debt with half of the remaining savings, and refund the other half to taxpayers in proportion to the amount paid in (basically a 20% return of all personal income taxes paid in, no caps, no phase-out, no earned income tax credit). The next year, again balance the budget, pay down the debt with half of the surplus, and refund the other half to the people. After four years of a reduced tax burden, “raising” taxes to the nominal legislated level will be quite unpopular, even if it’s a bipartisan RINO/Democrat effort.

  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 5:01:26 AM PST · 59 of 103
    Pollster1 to Forgotten Amendments

    The toy looks totally different from the Colt 1911 Black Rail 45 - look at that trigger. Why couldn't the rookie cop see the trigger and the difference between a .177 caliber opening and a .45 caliber opening on a moving object when "responding to reports of a male with a gun . . . saw a black gun sitting on the table, and he saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband . . . told the boy to put his hands up. The boy reached into his waistband, pulled out the gun . . ."

    What kind of rookie can't tell the difference between a toy and a gun when a kid makes an unexpected movement to grab the concealed toy in that situation? He has been told there is a gun. He has seen what he thinks is a gun. He has seen that kid act like a potential danger to others twice - concealing the presumed gun and then drawing it when told to put his hands up. He should have been thinking "that's probably a toy", shouldn't he? [I'd work in some "shoot the dog" sarcasm too, but it just doesn't fit this story. Sorry.]

    If the parents and black "leaders" wanted the boy to live, they should have taught him not to disobey police and not to carry guns or look-alikes in his waistband. I don't blame the cop for seeing what he expected to see when the kid made that interpretation so easy.

  • BREAKING: West About to Cave on Key Iranian Demand

    11/23/2014 4:37:22 AM PST · 6 of 10
    Pollster1 to JOHN ADAMS

    I hope and pray that Israel will do the right thing - soon.

  • Iran says final nuclear deal with major powers 'impossible' by deadline

    11/23/2014 4:29:40 AM PST · 8 of 13
    Pollster1 to Dave346

    A final nuclear deal between Iran and the “major powers” is impossible until Iran tests its first few Nukes on Israel, Europe, and the United States. If we had a real president, he wouldn’t continue this pretense that the negotiations are in any way sincere. With Obama in charge, we know both sides are playing make-believe.

  • (October 29, 2014) What did Sarah Palin mean by hinting at running for office?

    11/23/2014 4:27:41 AM PST · 22 of 78
    Pollster1 to 2ndDivisionVet

    I would love to have President Palin do for America what she already did for Alaska, starting by systematically fighting corruption in both political parties (which is one reason the GOPe doesn’t like her). However, I won’t take her seriously until she officially announces. Until that (unlikely) time, I’m backing Cruz.

  • Ferguson Looting Forcing Businesses To Call In The Big Guns To Get Merch Out Of Town

    11/23/2014 4:23:41 AM PST · 26 of 45
    Pollster1 to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    They’re in a tough position.

    A lawyer and a cop were fishing in the Caribbean. The lawyer said, "I´m here because my house burned down, and the insurance company paid for everything."

    "That´s quite a coincidence," said the cop. "I´m here because my house was destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."

    The puzzled lawyer asked, "How do you start a flood?"

    I imagine Ferguson homes and businesses will have a lot of fires over the next year or two, even if the looters don't set them. I hope I'm wrong, but there are a lot of people who would do that sort of thing for money. They're right that bad people put them in a bad position but wrong if they think that justifies arson. I hope insurance companies will investigate every Ferguson fire even more carefully than usual.

  • City schools warned of plans to enroll 2,350 migrant children

    11/23/2014 4:11:38 AM PST · 19 of 39
    Pollster1 to EinNYC

    Put illegal non-English speaking students in their own schools - bus/subway them there. Put NYC’s very worst teachers in those schools. If they can remove the worst teachers from each school, even NYC should be able to provide a slightly better education to legal immigrants. As for educating criminals who break the law to come here, if they can’t get a free education at our expense, they have less incentive to come here.

    Then fix the legal immigration system so those we want to have coming here can actually do so legally. Fix the legal system so employers can hire the immigrants they want to hire without anyone breaking the law.

  • Dream executive orders of a Republican President-vanity

    11/22/2014 7:19:56 PM PST · 44 of 86
    Pollster1 to Pollster1

    Department of Health and Human Services (other than Medicare), including all Obamacare funding - $757B - make it zero
    Department of Agriculture - $154B - make it zero
    Department of Labor - $102B - make it zero
    Department of Education - $72B - make it zero
    Department of Housing and Urban Development - $46B - make it zero
    Department of State (other than their $15B in necessary functions) - $45B - make it zero
    Department of Energy (other than their nuclear responsibilities) - $25B - make it zero
    Environmental Protection Agency - $9B - make it zero
    Small Business Administration - $1.4B - make it zero
    Corporation for National and Community Service - $1.1B - make it zero

    That’s $1.21T, even before we start cutting pork and waste in departments that have a purpose.

    I’d add in a hiring bottleneck in those bloated departments that are retained. They can hire - one new full time for every three full time employees who leave (or part-time equivalents), with individual hires beyond that level requiring cabinet-level approval. The only exceptions to the hiring restrictions would be active duty military and other categories that are unambiguously federal responsibilities.

    After four years of FedGov shrinkage, we would have quite a breathing space before even the most wasteful big government liberal (whether RINO or Democrat) could get FedGov back up to its current level of bloat. If the President wanted to be more gentle in the cuts, he could put in an absolute hiring freeze in the areas slated for elimination and let them shrink through attrition, with a 3:1 hiring bottleneck in other departments. With the attrition strategy, there wouldn’t even be any identifiable economic disruption in the cuts, just growth because of reduced FedGov drag on the economy.

    What to do with the money saved? Balance the budget with half the savings, pay down the national debt with half of the remaining savings, and refund the other half to taxpayers in proportion to the amount paid in (basically a 20% return of all personal income taxes paid in, no caps, no phase-out, no earned income tax credit). The next year, again balance the budget, pay down the debt with half of the surplus, and refund the other half to the people. After four years of a reduced tax burden, “raising” taxes to the nominal legislated level will be quite unpopular, even if it’s a bipartisan RINO/Democrat effort.

  • Dream executive orders of a Republican President-vanity

    11/22/2014 6:48:50 PM PST · 26 of 86
    Pollster1 to central_va

    I’d like to see an EO that no funds will be spent, even if allocated, unless the expenditure supports a specific Enumerated Power or federal responsibility. Then I’d like to see that conservative president end all federal expenditures for EPA, Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, NPR, PBS, Head Start, FHA, HUD, and many others.

  • Two More Women are Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault

    11/22/2014 6:00:13 PM PST · 76 of 107
    Pollster1 to CorporateStepsister

    I’m not convinced either way on these charges. Cosby could be guilty of abusing his position and raping women/girls because he knew he could get away with it. He could also be the target of character assassination for criticizing the “Black leaders” and Obama for failing to take personal responsibility. I take the charges far less seriously because of the long delay between the alleged events and the public claims, but I don’t have a strong impression either way on what the truth might be.

  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 5:56:50 PM PST · 63 of 100
    Pollster1 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first black president — former President Bill Clinton notwithstanding.

    If Obama is even a legitimate occupant of our White House, he accomplished the "first black" milestone in the first three seconds after he took the Oath of Office (when he finally made it through that correctly). Has Obama done anything else positive (pretending for the moment that being 'first black' is relevant to doing a job) since those first three seconds? Anything?

  • Economics Profs Claim a Ninety Percent Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich

    11/22/2014 5:51:33 PM PST · 5 of 61
    Pollster1 to SeekAndFind

    The best part is that the top 1% are smart enough to figure out for themselves if they are better off giving 90% of their money to FedGov to redistribute to those who are less productive. Anyone who wants to pay extra can do so. I’m sure that all wealthy people who agree with his logic will start paying “their share” immediately.

  • WA: Pistol Whipped, Tied, Husband Escapes, Gets Gun, Fights Back

    11/22/2014 4:09:38 AM PST · 6 of 11
    Pollster1 to marktwain
    At some point during the robbery, the suspects stepped outside . . .

    I assume they were carrying loot out.

  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    11/22/2014 1:25:59 AM PST · 19 of 29
    Pollster1 to BenLurkin

    The Gentle Giant - a hero for Obama voters.

  • Sorry, President Obama: Scripture Doesn’t Support Amnesty

    11/21/2014 5:08:44 PM PST · 4 of 13
    Pollster1 to doc1019

    I doubt that he has opened a Bible in many years, perhaps decades. Ever? He told someone to find a quote to support what he wanted, and someone found that line for him.

  • Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town ...

    11/21/2014 4:42:15 PM PST · 44 of 46
    Pollster1 to Shimmer1

    The thug in our White House hates Jews more than he loves anyone alive. His hatred for whites is a distant second, but he is happy to see white women and children killed too. The man is cold and evil - the 2008/2012 elections have been expensive and will be even more costly.

  • New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top ...

    11/21/2014 12:46:12 PM PST · 5 of 21
    Pollster1 to Rusty0604
    The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants" . . . the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers . . . Priority Two also includes "aliens convicted of three or more misdemeanor offenses . . . " But there's an important footnote to that. The three offenses must arise out of three separate incidents.

    I'm okay with that.

    8 U.S.C. § 1325 : US Code - Section 1325: Improper entry by alien - See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/8/12/II/VIII/1325#sthash.BCywTSrT.dpuf

    Illegal entry is a crime. The first offense is a misdemeanor, and subsequent entries are felonies.

  • Woman: I Talked to My Unborn Baby and “Made Peace With It” Before Aborting

    11/21/2014 12:26:47 PM PST · 47 of 59
    Pollster1 to Morgana
    For the most part they saw their victims as objects and not human.

    I suspect that the woman who talked to her unborn baby and “Made Peace With It” felt the same.

  • Woman: I Talked to My Unborn Baby and “Made Peace With It” Before Aborting

    11/21/2014 11:53:48 AM PST · 22 of 59
    Pollster1 to Morgana

    Did Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer also make peace with their victims before killing them? Does it really matter?

  • TOP REPUBLICANS: WE MUST STOP OBAMA'S AMNESTY, AND WE WILL

    11/21/2014 11:49:18 AM PST · 6 of 34
    Pollster1 to Jim Robinson

    In terms of the Take Care clause, “take care that the laws be faithfully executed”, we have a botched execution.