Posts by ps425dc

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  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 12:48:13 PM PDT · 166 of 192
    ps425dc to uscga77

    You speak of the problem that many of us have.
    Until recently, I was torn between Trump and Cruz. Seeing the reactions on both the left and right against Trump solidifies my support for Trump. Anybody that can piss everybody off can’t be all bad. Besides, running the country like a business may not be a bad idea. What they are doing to it now is not working that great.

  • Vanity: I want to ask Trump, Cruz supporters one question..

    12/24/2015 2:23:31 PM PST · 98 of 412
    ps425dc to mykroar

    I agree with the rank, and especially the #3 write in. I was wondering what to do if a career schmuck gets the nomination. Now I know!

  • Should the term "RINO" be redifined?

    09/13/2015 3:11:20 PM PDT · 53 of 56
    ps425dc to America_Right

    From Dictionary.com -
    politician - a person who seeks to gain power or advancement within an organization in ways that are generally disapproved.
    Not to be confused with
    statesman - a person who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government or in dealing with important public issues.

  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 5:31:04 PM PDT · 105 of 118
    ps425dc to PinkChampagneonIce

    The only gun that is worth having is one that you are comfortable with and can shoot well, and will carry.
    Several have recommended going to a range and rent several different types and models. Great advice! Ask for opinions at the range, and ask why they recommend XXX. Fire at least 50 rounds through anything you rent, get a feel for it.
    Have you shot before? Take a gun safety course. Ask them for their thoughts, and why XXX is better than YYY.
    After you have narrowed your choices, go back to the range and shoot it a second time, maybe even a third.
    Once you have made your decision and purchased your new weapon, practice, practice, practice. Consider taking a tactical handgun course. These courses also give you the laws on what not to do.
    Shooting at a paper target in a range is simple. It does not move, or shoot back! Your absolute worst day at the range will be 10X better than when the adrenaline is pumping. Hopefully, you will never be confronted with the choice, but, make ABSOLUTELY SURE that you will be able to pull the trigger if the need arises. If you are not able to pull the trigger when the time arises, a gun may not be your best choice.
    Last, have fun.

  • A Serious Set Of Questions About Mr. Trump

    08/08/2015 2:25:57 PM PDT · 108 of 129
    ps425dc to Crystal Palace East

    #1: Donald Trump is a 21st Century political phenomenon. Why is that so?

    As a businessman, he has recognized a need in the marketplace, and worked to fill that need. In this case, politics.

    #2: If you like Donald Trump, or dislike him, why? (Please be specific.)

    I like him. He is stirring up the establishment which needs shaking. They were handed victories in 2010 and 2014, and then done nothing with them. Yes. I realize Obama would veto, but at least do something to differentiate from the left.

    3: Forgetting about demeanor and delivery, what Conservative positions/platforms does Mr. Trump have that you like the most.

    I like a most of what he says now. It is what he has said in the past that worries me. A Lot!

    4: Forgetting about demeanor and delivery, what positions does Mr. Trump have that you like the least?

    His current position or historical?

    5: There are other strong Conservatives in the race for the nomination, for example Senator Cruz and Governor Huckabee. Which Trump position or positions are more Conservative than the Senator or Governor? (Again, please stay away from the demeanor or style of delivery, but rather stick to specific policies.)

    Out of the cast of thousands, there are really only a couple of conservatives. Cruz, Jindal, Rubio are the most with Cruz far in the lead. https://www.conservativereview.com/2016-Presidential-Candidates
    In reading their assessment, I tend to agree.

    6: Mr. Trump has espoused some very liberal policies in the past, especially one that are objectionable to Conservatives. Which of those bothers you the most?

    All of them. I recognize as time passes, people gain new perspectives and change opinions. But EVERYTHING? This is what would likely keep me from casting a vote for him.

    7: Mr. Trump has espoused some very liberal policies in the past, especially one that are objectionable to Conservatives. How sure are you that he is simply not engaging in the political trick of telling the audience what he thinks they want to hear, and why are you sure/unsure about that?

    Continue from #6. I am NOT. During the debate, he said that he contributes to everybody. Then, if he needs something, he picks up the phone. He is a businessman. A very successful one. He sees an obstacle and removes it or finds a way around it.

    8: Like many politicians, when pressed, Mr. Trump seemed to have few specifics about his accusations or plans. Does that bother you and why?

    Very much so, but typical politispeak. Tell people what they want to hear. Don’t bother with details since We the People really are too stupid to know the difference. (Sorry, that is people in general. Not those few who look past the lamestream media for info

    9: Mr. Trump has touched a nerve in Americans who feel disenfranchised. If elected, how would he turn that into actual improvement for all Americans, as opposed to simply more angry Americans.

    Unknown. How much is bravado and BS and how much is real. I would prefer to stick with someone who has a track record like Cruz than to bet on Hope and Change. We got that now.

    10: In his books, Mr. Trump says he favors saying and doing anything to get an advantage in a business deal. Would that work for him as President?

    Probably in some cases. But, the say anything is what worries me. In the past he has been left. Now, he has had a miraculous epiphany and has seen the error of his ways and now leans right. I suppose possible, but too much of a gamble for me.

    11: In what some have called vicious personally attacks, Mr. Trump has gone after people who do not agree with him. If President, would that work in DC, or are they simply Sol Alinsky tactics, and if so, would they would work as President, and how?

    See Obama. $#&& yes they work. He raises his voice and Republicans cower in the corner peeing themselves.

    12: A 3d party candidate would split the Right vote and hand the election to the Democrats. Should Trump run as a 3d Party candidate if he does not get the Republican nomination?

    If he does, it would likely be the final coffin in the USA. Sadly, it may be the only way to remove the establishment Republicans head from their collective butts.

    13: Did your opinion of Trump increase or decrease as a result of the debate?

    Neither. Just confirmed my fears.

    14: Could you please list the leading candidates, ranking them from most Conservative to most Liberal?

    From https://www.conservativereview.com/2016-Presidential-Candidates wich I strongly agree with the assesment and methodology. Differentiation between close results are stances on particular issues of interest to me.
    Cruz
    Jindal
    Rubio
    Paul
    Perry
    Trump
    Carson
    Walker
    Huckabee
    Santorum
    Kasich
    Christie
    Bush
    Fiorina

    15: Assuming Mt. Trump gets the Republican nomination, how would you advise him to attack Hillary Clinton in the general election.

    Whoever needs to stick with what concerns the people. Tight now that is economy and jobs and the size of gov per Gallup.

  • Elections have consequences - we were warned

    06/26/2015 11:11:45 AM PDT · 189 of 466
    ps425dc to drypowder
    “If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.” ― Mark Twain
  • Anyone had experience with binary options? [Vanity]

    05/18/2015 1:26:42 PM PDT · 30 of 34
    ps425dc to righttackle44

    I have tried a couple of the “Can’t Lose” programs out there. To date, I have been unsuccessful, and unimpressed.
    The sales propaganda looks compelling, but the results do not mirror the hype.
    Be careful, because most tie you into one particular broker, which may, or may not be a good thing.
    If you do, use ONLY money you can afford to lose.
    If you find something that works, congratulations and be pleasantly surprised.

  • Outrage as Waco, Texas biker fight is compared to Baltimore

    05/18/2015 12:57:55 PM PDT · 125 of 126
    ps425dc to Oliviaforever

    All three instances had violent reactions.
    The response is the difference. In Ferguson and Baltimore, the response was confused and withheld. This allowed the situation to escalate and require National Guard. In Waco, the response was immediate and decisive eliminating the need for the National Guard.
    Look at the press conferences after the fact.
    In Ferguson and baltimore, you had all of the media sucking political whores trying to get microphone time, and said nothing. In Waco, one spokesman who was direct, to the point and answered most all questions in his original release.
    Gee, I wonder if the political leanings of the three cities made any difference? If nothing else, competence comes into play and is very much on display showcasing the various cities.

  • The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech

    05/17/2015 3:03:51 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    ps425dc to Hojczyk

    While I do not agree with her on many issues, I have always admired her for her classy approach. Ms. Powers does not resort to the name calling and mud slinging that most Democrats do. She does not deningrate her opposition. She lays out her facts and opinions and lets them stand on their own.

  • The End of America or the Rise of Reason?

    05/15/2015 10:24:04 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    ps425dc to xuberalles

    Sadly, I agree we are on borrowed time, but there is hope.
    I do NOT believe that politicians will clean up the mess THEY made on their own. I do NOT believe the answer lies in the vote. Mark Twain once said that if it (voting) were really important, they would not let us do it.
    Do they send the police out to monitor voting? Nope. Not important.
    They do send out the police during demonstrations and peaceful assemblages. The politicians know that if it gets too big, they can not control it. Look at the Tea Party. It caused a minor revolt in the Republican Party which continues today. The People put down the TV remote, got off their butts and became involved.
    The problem is that We the People want instant results. The Progressives have been chipping away for the last 50 years. They have been patient, and their patience is paying off.
    They have been the only people speaking out.
    The Founders gave us an escape clause because I believe they foresaw what is happening. I refer to an Article Five Convention as described in Mark Levin’s book (The Liberty Amendments). To date, laws have only been passed by the House - Senate - President route. The second method, to date unused, is to call a convention of States. That move is on now.
    Those of us that do not believe the country is going in the right direction need to get more involved. Do NOT just vote (Still important). Get involved. Go to town hall meetings. Show up when your representatives are in town. Take a friend. Take two. It does not matter if they speak up. Just the bodies sends the message. Even better if they do speak up.
    From polls, 75% +/- think term limits for Congress are required. That is a GREAT starting point. Congress will never pass that. Only we can take back the Country and return the US to it’s place of prominence on the World stage.
    Like everything that matters, it starts small, and grows into something much larger. The time is NOW.

  • Has Obama ever done anything good while in office?

    03/31/2015 10:55:39 AM PDT · 68 of 68
    ps425dc to Boomer

    Some people are realizing that government is not the answer as they see their freedoms slowly diminished. Sadly, I don’t think it is enough, as we have reached the tipping point. Romney’s 47% is now over 50% I fear.

  • Advice Sought for Internet service for My Home

    01/23/2015 2:44:29 PM PST · 24 of 28
    ps425dc to lafroste

    For broadband availalbility, you might try http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
    If you go with Hughes, read their Fair Access Policy carefully. It used to say that they could throttle back your speed based on their arbitrary judgement of your over usage. They would hit you without warning or notification of what was too much. Dish may have the same thing since the Satellite tends to be more prone to bottlenecks.

  • Republican Senators' Conservative Ratings (updated)

    12/15/2014 3:29:26 PM PST · 31 of 39
    ps425dc to cotton1706

    Great post.
    Thank you.
    Do you know if anyone has done the same for the House?

  • Any Stories of Obama Buyer's Remorse?

    01/12/2014 12:17:55 PM PST · 27 of 29
    ps425dc to eekitsagreek

    In my office, there were 2 who voted 0bama. About 3 years in, I asked the one who sat near me about this very thing. I I asked how would you rate him 3 years into his Presidency? His rating a C-, and he started rattling off all of the things he was disappointed with. He almost sounded Republican. At the end, I asked would you vote for him again? Without pause, he said yes. Go figure??????

  • Vanity: .357 Sig versus .40 S&W

    12/17/2013 9:40:01 AM PST · 29 of 95
    ps425dc to Scoutmaster

    A search on ammoseek.com
    980 hits for available .40 starting @ $0.25 a round.
    120 hits for 357 sig starting at $0.43 a round.

    Mirroring what others have said, I’d go with the 40. More availability and less costly to shoot.

  • A Call To Arms: We Will NOT Obey

    01/16/2013 4:34:55 PM PST · 28 of 30
    ps425dc to Shery

    Be careful indeed. Rash action at this point would counter productive. Join NRA and/or similar groups. Encourage your friends and family to join. I read that the ranks of NRA have jumped 250K, bringing the total to 4 Million members. Surveys show that 47% of homes have guns. That is almost 150 Million potential NRA members. There is power in numbers.