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  • The A-10's Last Fight?

    01/29/2015 7:58:40 AM PST · 34 of 74
    Redmen4ever to DesertRhino

    The V-22 … another billion dollar boondoggle. The V-22 came out of the failed hostage rescue mission in Iran, where the range of the naval helicopters necessitated a plan involving an improvised re-supply/staging base within the country, which plan failed for several reasons. As a boutique platform, the V-22 would give the President some options. But, as a do-everything platform, it is enormously expensive and not very good at anything.

  • The A-10's Last Fight?

    01/29/2015 7:35:57 AM PST · 17 of 74
    Redmen4ever to DesertRhino

    Here’s another thing you left out regarding the F-35: the Navy version has such limited range, that our aircraft carriers will have to put themselves at the risk of land-to-sea missiles to launch their F-35s.

    Who even needs aircraft carriers anyway!

  • The A-10's Last Fight?

    01/29/2015 7:33:10 AM PST · 15 of 74
    Redmen4ever to Reverend Saltine

    1 Z-class destroyer = 20 Aegis-class destroyers in terms of cost

    2 F-35 = the entire fleet of A-10s (about 350)

    1 Advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle = 4 German Pumas (besides which it has zero strategic mobility and tactical mobility is limited by its massive weight)

    Our military procurement system is a threat to the future of the country. Perhaps it has been infiltrated.

  • Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam

    01/24/2015 12:09:29 PM PST · 55 of 93
    Redmen4ever to Steelfish

    Let’s see, it should be a crime to insult Islam because many Muslims are apt to rape, kill, behead, enslave, kidnap, bomb, etc., etc.

    And this doesn’t demean Islam?

  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands

    01/22/2015 6:36:39 AM PST · 26 of 31
    Redmen4ever to GrandJediMasterYoda

    The man was a two-time loser. No doubt he was dealing. He was facing his third strike. He had nothing to lose.

  • Saudi Arabia's national airline to introduce gender segregation after a string of complaints

    01/02/2015 9:35:37 AM PST · 14 of 31
    Redmen4ever to C19fan

    It seems to me that, for a premium, people who have peculiar seating preferences could be accommodated on airlines that book by seat.

    As for commuter trains in Tokyo … maybe not.

  • Was Marquette Professor Disciplined for Upholding Church Teachings?

    01/01/2015 7:43:41 AM PST · 5 of 6
    Redmen4ever to marshmallow

    From the news story, it appears that there are three wrongs none of which should amount to much:

    (1) a student waited until after a class to communicate a difference of opinion with the instructor (mislabeled in the news story as a professor, student-teachers aren’t professors). Waiting until after class isn’t bad, but it would be better for the student to express his opinion during class. Then, the class discussion might have gone a different way.

    (2) the instructor then cavalierly dismissed the student, saying he could drop the class, implying that her course is only for students with her point of view. If this is correct, the course description in the syllabus should say this (e.g., this course presumes such-and-such point of view).

    (3) a second member of the faculty, a tenured professor, then commented on the incident in a way that was not respectful of his colleague and, in particular, only gave the student’s point of view.

    The University should be protective mostly of its students, in this case, a student who was disserved by a faculty member’s “invitation” to drop a course. This student in particular was harmed in that his program of education was disrupted, and all the students in this instructor’s class were harmed in that classroom discussion wasn’t as vibrant as it could have been. Screening students from classes based on point of view is antithetical to the teaching mission of a great University.

    (To be sure, there are parameters as to what are acceptable and what are unacceptable points of view. Sectarian schools should have an easier job of expressing these parameters. If the University is o.k. with the idea that opposing gay marriage is off-limits, then it should say so. This incident gives it the opportunity to make its position clear, and should the University take a position that is surprising to the members of its community (most particularly, students and faculty), then it should seek some way to hold them harmless while the members of its community consider their options.)

    The instructor should be corrected so as not to repeat her offish handling of this incident, and her colleague should be corrected so as to follow the proper channels for correcting a colleague (which is to either bring the matter to her attention so she can correct herself, and to go to the department chairman and see if that will be sufficient).

    I don’t see how any of this amounts to a suspension from campus, and the lack of due process and asymmetry of the action taken by the University is troubling.

  • 22-year-old entrepreneur sued by United Airlines, Orbitz [dumb lawsuit]

    12/31/2014 6:36:23 AM PST · 12 of 13
    Redmen4ever to KarlInOhio

    To be more precise in the analogy: it’s like buying a suit of clothes and throwing away the pants because the suit is cheaper than the jacket. Once we start allowing people to get away with this sort of thing, all anarchy breaks out.

  • Six Reasons Why Keeping the Sabbath Matters

    12/30/2014 7:00:28 AM PST · 6 of 84
    Redmen4ever to SeekAndFind

    There are two parts to this commandment: the work part and the rest part. Six days you shall work and do all your labor and on the seventh day you shall rest. Prager was good to address the rest part; but, Jesus was not an either/or man, he was a both/and man. Both parts are important. To be happy, man needs to be productive. Indeed, without the work part, the rest part is meaningless. Rest from what? The cycles of work and rest include the annual cycle as well as the weekly, and also the seven year cycle, the fifty year cycle, and even the cycle of life and death.

  • Article Ponders the Rarity of Earth ... How Astronomical Are the Odds Against Life in/Universe!

    12/29/2014 9:07:09 AM PST · 31 of 89
    Redmen4ever to Moonman62

    >>Why is it when a gem or metal is rare, it’s precious, but not so with humans?

    To say the life is tenuous is not a comment on whether it is precious.

    To a believer, each human being is a miracle, having the image of God within him. Believing that God has provided abundantly, there is little concern for the ability of the universe to sustain a large population. Each person is or should be not only a consumer of resources, but productive. I suppose there is some limit to the carrying-capacity of the earth under present technology. But, with freedom, technology advances and there is no telling what is the ultimate carrying-capacity of the earth.

    To a non-believer, while life is tenuous, what is precious isn’t the individual but is the phenomenon of life itself. Hence, individuals may be sacrificed for he good of the whole (meaning, those not sacrificed). Viewing the earth as a limited resource, more people means less for each person. Therefore, population control, eugenics and removal of the undesirable to labor camps, these have always been part of the agenda of the progressive socialists. Progressive socialists are all potentially Nazis.

  • Article Ponders the Rarity of Earth ... How Astronomical Are the Odds Against Life in/Universe!

    12/29/2014 8:28:45 AM PST · 14 of 89
    Redmen4ever to Salvation

    The argument that life is rare cuts both ways:

    (1) to the believer, it affirms that life is a miracle; that God loves us and must surely have providentially designed the universe for our benefit.

    (2) to the non-believer, it affirms that life is an accident, and the continuation of life tenuous.

    Hence, the post-Christian world dwells on man-made climate change or rather a series of catastrophe stories whereby life “as we know it” comes to an end. Pope Francis, in throwing his lot in with the progressive socialists on matters of economics and science, shows that he doesn’t really believe in God.

    Praise God, the King of universe, who has preserved us alive and sustained us, who not only revealed himself to us in the Law, but provided for us a Redeemer!

  • Madrid’s White Politicians ‘Must Stop Blacking Up’ For Three Kings Parade

    12/28/2014 10:49:05 PM PST · 28 of 32
    Redmen4ever to Steelfish

    The Bible doesn’t give the number, name or skin color. They came from the east. We might suppose this meant from Persia. We might also think Daniel shared prophesies of the time of the coming of the Messiah, and that the Star would guide them to the place.

    It is possible the Magi were a diverse group. The advanced state of scientific knowledge, especially astronomy, could have attracted others. So, perhaps one was Caucasian (a Persian), another Mongolian and a third Negroid. Early depictions of the Magi had them be Persians. But, later depictions featured a racially-diverse group.

    The real “proof” of the Magi being diverse is the universality of the Christian message. We know in our heart that it would please God that his son would be welcomed into the world by representatives of the entire human race, and by simple shepherds as well as by wise men.

  • Hundreds of officer-involved homicides not recorded by police, report says

    12/05/2014 5:23:00 AM PST · 31 of 38
    Redmen4ever to heartwood

    Thank, Heartwood, for your post. There is always a grey area. Distinguishing between a manslaughter (ranging from murder to negligence), a justifiable homicide and an accidental death is often tough. Plus, nobody wants to record a death as due to a crime when there isn’t evidence, because of our principle of presumption of innocence. But, for statistical purposes, we don’t need pristine pure data. It is important to know whether we are seeing more deaths out there due to unenforceable drug laws or to rising racial tensions, or to growing anarchy in our cities due to bad economic policies and welfare policies. Just ratcheting up law enforcement may not be the best answer. How about lowering taxes and reviving the economy, so that our young people have a bright future?

  • Hundreds of officer-involved homicides not recorded by police, report says

    12/05/2014 5:15:24 AM PST · 30 of 38
    Redmen4ever to Altariel

    The UCC data are pretty good. Much better than they were in the past. The point that justifiable homicides, as well as manslaughter and murder, by police cannot be teased out of the data may be valid. Possibly Vital Statistics can be used to track all killings due to the intervention of police. Vital Statistics are supposed to track cause of death, as whether suicide, homicide, accident, disease, in a very detailed manner. Not all this detail is published or accessible by query in the database. But, possibly the instances of homicide by police, to include justifiable homicide, are coded in the records and, so, upon a special inquiry can be accessed. Finally, I will state that a pretty good job can be done, nowadays, via google search. I presume almost all if not all deaths due to the intervention of law enforcement are reported by news media. I’m pretty sure you could identify the large majority of them, and construct a database on your own.

  • St. Louis County police, Rams spar over reported apology

    12/02/2014 8:26:14 AM PST · 40 of 70
    Redmen4ever to Responsibility2nd

    The NFL has a business interest in appealing to the mass audience. It doesn’t want to go the way of the Democratic Party. It will either suppress the politicalization of the game by a few of the players or else pay an enormous price.

  • Congress eliminates child tax credit and EITC from tax code (Hoax)

    11/18/2014 10:18:36 PM PST · 37 of 61
    Redmen4ever to 2ndDivisionVet

    The source is either a joke or heavily partisan.

    The (true) Republican plan, which was part of the Simpson-Bowles commission report, involves two constraints:

    1. Neutral with respect to revenue

    2. Neutral with respect to the relative share of taxes paid by taxpayers at income levels of income

    So, let’s say the the child credit goes, then rates come down to compensate. Ditto mortgage interest deduction. Ditto everything else. Except maybe there are some phase-outs. Initially, the major effects on the budget involves decreased administrative costs and increased compliance. In the long-run, there would be additional budget impacts from increased work and investment.

  • Senate Vote on Keystone 59-41

    11/18/2014 6:46:25 PM PST · 78 of 98
    Redmen4ever to Mygirlsmom

    Won’t some of the Dems that voted Yea just walk that back in Jan?

    Possibly yes. To save Obama from vetoing a popular bill. They’ll probably try to filibuster the bill.

  • Senate Vote on Keystone 59-41

    11/18/2014 4:53:35 PM PST · 20 of 98
    Redmen4ever to Christie at the beach

    Harkin, Rockefeller and Udall of CO will be replaced by Republicans. So, the Keystone should be passed with 62 votes next years.

  • Here’s The Spot Landrieu And The Louisiana Democrat Party Are Running On Black Radio…

    11/17/2014 4:02:33 PM PST · 15 of 27
    Redmen4ever to 2ndDivisionVet

    With black voters, Mary Landrieu is all about Barack Obama. But, is this the message she presents to white voters? The success of the Democrats in playing the race card is now boomeranging on them, as white voters are coming over to our side in big majorities.

    I hope we increase our percentage of the black vote, not because we pander to them as black voters, but because more of them embrace our values. We are already having good success with Americans of Asian and Hispanic origins, and it’ll just take more time with Americans of African origins.

  • David Pietrusza On Calvin Coolidge

    11/15/2014 12:38:33 PM PST · 2 of 4
    Redmen4ever to statestreet

    Thanks for posting this.

    Coolidge is rebounding in his reputation. The author is quite ebullient. He quotes another person as saying Coolidge is the only president to have had a successful second term. This is an exaggeration, but Coolidge is one of the few. The author is also, like Coolidge, negative about Hoover. The liberal historians had originally ranked Coolidge lower than Hoover, reflecting that Hoover shared their progressive philosophy. Today, while they continue to rank Coolidge low, at least they rank him above Hoover.

    The author also reveals that the progressives of that day were basically mean-spirited and arrogant. I think we can say that today. Conservatives such as G.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, whether successful or unsuccessful as President, are good natured, friendly, down to earth fellows. Maybe being “of the people” is the real difference. Progs want a big government because they view themselves as part of the elite and have the will to power.

  • Mary Landrieu’s Tall Task in the Louisiana Runoff

    11/12/2014 1:43:42 PM PST · 34 of 35
    Redmen4ever to Verginius Rufus

    I don’t think there is anybody who, at some point, doesn’t stumbles over something. If we were to adopt a standard of stumbling speech, however, we should meter the stumbles and, so, compare the rate of stumbling of different people.

    For Mary Landrieu to say that an obviously intelligent person isn’t intelligent because of an occasional stumble merely reveals that she is an ignorant buffoon, and desperate, and it doesn’t change the fact that she looks like the second coming of Miss Piggy.

  • Mary Landrieu’s Tall Task in the Louisiana Runoff

    11/11/2014 3:06:35 PM PST · 11 of 35
    Redmen4ever to Clintonfatigued

    A politician calling a medical doctor incoherent.

  • An Amazing Story of God Taking a Ride on a New York Subway

    11/09/2014 1:01:01 PM PST · 16 of 27
    Redmen4ever to buffyt

    Emancipated slaves placed want ads in search of family, after the Civil War.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/05/10/152255610/freeman-a-liberated-slave-in-search-of-family

  • The GOP Just Won Control of the Senate. Here's Why It Won’t Last Long

    11/05/2014 6:45:16 PM PST · 66 of 75
    Redmen4ever to Kazan

    With 54 seats, we could lose a couple seats and retain a majority. The only state where the Democrats would clearly be the favorite would be IL if Mark Kirk were to retire. That would be like MT, SD and WV were for us this year. That is, IL would be an open-seat Blue State pick-up opportunity for them, the way the three states I just mentioned were open seat Red State pick-up opportunities for us.

    If Mark Kirk were to run for re-election, IL would be like AK, AR and LA were for us this year; i.e., a Republican incumbent in a Blue State. In this case, Mark might hold on if 2016 is a good year for us, but would probably lose if 2016 is a good year for them.

    All of the other states (i.e., FL, NH, OH, PA and WI - their opportunities; and, CO and NV - our opportunities) will be knock-down, drag out contests. If it’s a good year for them, they’ll win back the Senate. If it’s a good year for us, we’ll retain the Senate.

    Bottom line: We go into 2016 with a little cushion; but, we have more potentially vulnerable seats to defend than they do. These two things sort of cancel each other out. If we win the Presidency, we will retain the Senate. If they win the Presidency, they will retain the Senate.

  • Is it time for Mississippi conservatives to teach the GOPe a lesson and vote for Travis Childers?

    10/28/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT · 75 of 186
    Redmen4ever to Mozilla

    Make the GOPe pay the price where it counts, in the pocketbook. Vote Maness in Louisiana and the Libertarians in Georgia. Force Carl Rove and Mitch McConnell (and their counterparts in the Democratic Party) to pay for run-off campaigns.

  • Taiwan's self-designed corvette undergoes testing

    10/28/2014 9:57:38 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    Redmen4ever to Pecos

    And you are saying the people all over the world in other militaries who don’t buy our way overpriced stuff are what? chopped liver?

    Here’s what you should ask yourself, is there any point at which you would change your mind about how expensive is the stuff our military is buying? You like having to RIF active duty personnel, cutting the number of combat brigades, carrier groups and fighter wings, grounding the entire fleet of A-10s, because you want weapon systems that nobody else in the world is buying, because they’re better in some aspect than a comparable piece of equipment that is one tenth the cost. O.K. what if the comparable piece of equipment were one twentieth of the cost?

    Having said this, given the uniqueness of the U.S. as the world’s only superpower, there needs to be room in the budget for some “boutique” weapons systems, giving the President options in various contingencies. The B-2 bomber is a perfect example. But, we’re talking about corvettes and their equivalent, and frigates, not one-of-a-kind systems, ships that we need in numbers to meet the far-flung obligations that we have.

  • Taiwan's self-designed corvette undergoes testing

    10/27/2014 3:22:38 PM PDT · 9 of 12
    Redmen4ever to Pecos

    I suppose you agree with President Obama, that the size of the armed forces doesn’t matter, as long as we spend 10 times as much on the tanks, planes and ships we procure than anybody else. I am sorry Governor Romney made no reply argument in the 2012 debates.

    As for a “complete analysis,” we can certainly look around the world and see what governments are buying whose tanks, planes and ships. Check it out: zero for the LCS (and, this is in spite of pricing scheme that has us sucking down the R&D and overhead cost, and us financing the deal with a sweetheart deal from the EX-IM Bank):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littoral_combat_ship#Foreign_sales

  • Taiwan's self-designed corvette undergoes testing

    10/27/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Redmen4ever to sukhoi-30mki

    Costs one-tenth of our littoral combat ships. For the price of the two we purchased, we could have replaced ALL of our aging corvette-sized patrol ships and our mine-sweepers. As for our aging frigates, the French have a frigate that one-half the cost of our littoral combat ships and twice as good.

  • South Miami officials vote to split FL in 2

    10/22/2014 9:18:45 AM PDT · 14 of 29
    Redmen4ever to Impala64ssa

    I’m guessing: South South Miami and North South Miami.

  • Synod’s Final Report Lacks Bishops’ Consensus on Controversial Topics

    10/19/2014 8:40:22 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    Redmen4ever to marshmallow

    It is awkward to have certain texts approved by a majority but not a two-thirds majority. Is it merely the wording?

    Plus, it seems to me certain implications need to be addressed. If a cohabitating couple not married in the eyes of the church to show themselves, and ask that their child be baptized, is the father to be recognized and indirectly the relationship condoned or even sanctified?

    Ditto with respect to homosexuals. If a pari of homosexuals show up with a children, perhaps adopted as to civil law, is the church going to pledge itself to help those two people to raise the child in the faith?

  • U.S.A.: MARINES awesome Worship

    10/18/2014 9:19:36 AM PDT · 4 of 11
    Redmen4ever to UMCRevMom@aol.com

    If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. Daniel 3:16

    We do not know what is God’s will in the battle that is before us. Nevertheless, we are assured of salvation.

  • Ethnic Aristocracies Have no Place in Modern America

    10/16/2014 7:40:45 AM PDT · 24 of 27
    Redmen4ever to atc23

    Are Americans a new race? Understanding that “race” is not bloodlines, then yes. I think Lincoln spoke to this:

    A new nation [race], conceived in Liberty [not based on bloodlines or tribe], and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    As to the hand of God in our nation, he has blessed us enormously and he will hold us accountable.

    The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

  • Ethnic Aristocracies Have no Place in Modern America

    10/16/2014 5:24:52 AM PDT · 18 of 27
    Redmen4ever to Vendome

    Your post, there are no Mexican Americans is very good, except things change. There are no Mexican Americans in history, but there are Mexicans today (in Mexico) and Mexican American today (in the U.S.).

    From what I can tell, the emergence of a national (but not ethnic) identity of Mexico is real and all Mexicans are proud of the country’s rich history of pre-Columbian tribes, the colonial period, and the national period.

    I think we conservatives would say the same thing about our country. American isn’t an ethnicity but it is a national identity that embraces our rich history. It’s the liberals who want to turn us into members of so many tribes.

    With regard to being a hyphenated American, I suppose first generation immigrant have one foot in their country of origin and another foot in their country of choice. But I would be disappointed if second generation have such divided loyalties. In this view, there would be some Mexican Americans and they would either be resident aliens or naturalized citizens. In my view, Susana Martinez, having been a natural born citizen, is an American. Same thing with Ted Cruz.

  • Minneapolis Looks to Ban ‘Redskins’ Name from City

    10/15/2014 12:05:43 PM PDT · 58 of 66
    Redmen4ever to Zakeet

    And Vikings … associating white people with raping, pillaging and burning, with enslaving the Celtic peoples of the British Isles, and forging an empire that stretched from central Russia to the Mediterranean?

  • Is Keynes Misunderstood, Maligned By Critics?

  • Is Sen. Mark Warner in trouble?

    10/13/2014 8:44:23 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    Redmen4ever to cotton1706

    The author for the Washington Post misread the Mary Washington College poll. The question “IF the libertarian Sarvis were to not be on the ballot…” was only asked of those who supported Sarvis. The responses indicates that Sarvis is pulling support about equally from the Democrat Warner and the Republican Gilliepsie. Instead of concluding that if Sarvis weren’t in the race, there would only be a 1 point difference, the proper conclusion if that if Sarvis weren’t in the race, it wouldn’t make a difference.

    The reason Gillepsie might have a chance is that the Virginia race is “under the radar screen.” The Democrats are focusing resources on North Carolina and other toss-up states, including their massive get-out-the-vote effort. So, were a wave to develop, Gillespsie might get swept in. He would have to close the gap to 3 to 5 points by the last week to have a chance. Last year, the Republican candidate for Governor closed the gap 4 points during the final days, and only narrowly lost.

  • Poll: Majority of Blacks Believe There Would Be Ebola Cure if Outbreak Originated in US or Europe

    10/09/2014 4:09:10 AM PDT · 48 of 86
    Redmen4ever to 2ndDivisionVet

    Isn’t the belief that if ebola originated among white people an admission that among white people there are smart people who can invent things. Why don’t smart people among the black people of Africa invent things?

    Actually, white people dropped like flies during the black plague. White people “became smart” after the industrial revolution; that is, because of capitalism.

  • Fox News Polls: Senate Battleground Races Trending GOP, Roberts Up in Kansas

    10/08/2014 5:57:26 PM PDT · 18 of 26
    Redmen4ever to deport

    The situation in Kansas is dynamic. The old polls quickly become obsolete. I’m not saying I’m confident that Roberts is now ahead by the average of the just completed Fox and CNN polls, but them’s my druthers.

  • Virginia’s black-majority district map rejected

    10/08/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT · 22 of 24
    Redmen4ever to mrsmith

    I don’t that he would. But, the state legislature has standing.

  • Virginia’s black-majority district map rejected

    10/08/2014 3:16:38 AM PDT · 10 of 24
    Redmen4ever to Olog-hai

    This 2-1 ruling is headed to the Supreme Court. There appears to be a contradiction between the Court’s ruling on gerrymandering (saying it’s legal) and the Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (saying that it it’s illegal because the data on which it is based is obsolete). Does this mean VRA-type “majority-minority districts” are illegal?

    Furthermore, as to the facts of the case, Virginia’s lines are not so bad. The districts are relatively compact. It turns out that Democrats tend to be concentrated in urban districts, so that normal looking districts result in a good number of them being Republican.

    The particular district under review, the 3rd, is rated very highly Democrat. This occurred by incorporating largely black communities in a district running from Richmond to Norfolk, to the north and to the south of the James River, as well as extending an arm to the City of Petersburg. It is now well established that Congressional lines can cross over bodies of water (in this case, the James River).

    I think somebody has already pointed out that the Congressional map isn’t exclusively a product of the Republicans in the state legislature. At the time, the state House was two-thirds Republican, and the state Senate was controlled by the Democrats, and a Republican was Governor. (At this time, both houses are Republican, and the Governor is a Democrat.) So, there was some wheeling and dealing.

    Virginia’s delegation is 8 Republicans and 3 Democrats, but among the districts, two are only marginally Republican (R+2). One of these two has an open seat this year because Frank Wolf is retiring. This should be a very competitive race, but we don’t have any public polling. An internal for the Democrat says the race is close, and an internal for the Republican says Barbara Comstock has something of a lead. Barbara has an advantage of this being a Republican year, and in the future should have the advantage of being an incumbent.

  • Rumble In The Jungle: Republicans Could Win Louisiana Outright… With A Tweak

    10/07/2014 6:08:48 PM PDT · 25 of 29
    Redmen4ever to thetallguy24

    I don’t think this shows Maness dropping out equals a win for Cassidy in the general election (jungle primary). Since many Maness supporters might not shift to Cassidy, the result could be a low turnout, and a win for Landrieu. Remember, Cassidy is not ahead of Landrieu except in a hypothetical run-off. Therefore, Maness should NOT drop out.

  • Marine lost in Persian Gulf believed to be first U.S. casualty in ISIS campaign

    10/05/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    Redmen4ever to SeekAndFind

    two less boots not on the ground

  • Just in case you missed it: Rounds-(R) support falls to 35% in SD Senate Race

    10/05/2014 5:41:11 AM PDT · 23 of 41
    Redmen4ever to manc

    Regarding libertarians, it is for the Republicans to appeal sufficiently to libertarians, social conservatives and security conservatives to prevent wholesale defections to the other party or to third-parties, or stay at home. I admit, it’s a bit of a trick. The establishment Republicans did not help us this year with their tactics in Mississippi. A certain amount of incumbent-protection is acceptable, but not adopting a Democratic get-out-the-vote effort. At this time, we have to consider the future of the country, and the fact that we will eventually replace Thad Cochran and Pat Roberts.

  • Just in case you missed it: Rounds-(R) support falls to 35% in SD Senate Race

    10/05/2014 3:10:31 AM PDT · 9 of 41
    Redmen4ever to Din Maker

    The Democrats have a different plan for practically every seat out there:

    1.Drop out in Kansas, support the “independent”

    2.Talk up third-party and independent candidates, as in South Dakota, but also Libertarians in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia

    3.The Air War - Irradiate our candidates, call them extremists, play the race card, and the “war on women” in advertising. Out-spend us big-time.

    4.The Ground War - Get out the vote (which tactic the eRepublicans adopted in the Mississippi run-off)

    The Democrats’ big advantage is that they are focused and united so that, even though we’re fighting these battles on our ground (half Red States and half Purple States), they still have a plan to maintain control of the Senate.

    IN SPITE OF THIS …

    We’re well ahead in SD (don’t believe the PPP poll), as well as KY, MT and WV, and maybe AK. We’re slightly ahead in AR, CO, GA, IA and LA (run-off).

    Considering KS as lost, this is +7 and control of the Senate (52 seats).

    BUT … we can and should win KS and NC (54 seats). PLUS, we have good momentum in NH, all up and down the ticket.

    As to whether we will win every place we’re currently ahead, or whether they will win every place they’re currently ahead, there’s no telling. The odds may favor us, but nothing’s automatic.

  • Who wants to host 2022 Winter Olympics? Only 2 cities left in the race

    10/02/2014 8:28:53 AM PDT · 25 of 58
    Redmen4ever to Scoutmaster

    The Olympic Committee has over-played its hand. By requiring such an expensive commitment, it now has only two proposals from hosts neither of which is a democracy.

  • Stevie Nicks Confirms Song “Sara” Was About Baby With Don Henley She Aborted

    09/30/2014 2:59:06 PM PDT · 20 of 52
    Redmen4ever to Morgana

    A long time ago, 1988, I was petitioning to put Ron Paul on the ballot in South Dakota. In a supermarket in Aberdeen, I came across the a 3 by 5 card on a cork board provided by the store to the public. It said God can save you and your baby. It reminded me of Isaiah 59:1. Our country is in need of revival.

  • Growing Number of Schools Ban Homework to Lessen Stress

    09/23/2014 12:00:40 AM PDT · 28 of 52
    Redmen4ever to Olog-hai

    They want to eliminate homework so the lazy students and lazy parents do not continually fall behind the hard-working students and hard-working parents.

  • CNN Poll: 110% of Scottish Population Have Decided on Independence; 58% Say Yes, 52% No

    09/18/2014 2:14:21 PM PDT · 24 of 55
    Redmen4ever to therightliveswithus

    football math

    “We’re going to have to give more than our usual 110 percent.”

    basketball math

    “If we score more points than the other team, we have a chance of winning.”

  • Louisiana Senate Race a Dead Heat, Landrieu Languishing

    09/17/2014 9:41:35 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    Redmen4ever to cotton1706

    Louisiana remains toss-up. This poll says, among those who have decided for whom they will vote, Landrieu has about half. If the likely but undecided voters split evenly between Landrieu and the two Republicans, she could finish above 50 percent in the general election (sometimes described as the jungle primary), and be a credible candidate if there’s a run-off.

    But, listen up, there are two hidden advantages for our side. It’s a three-way race. We can presume half or so of the undecideds are undecided between the two leading Republicans. So, a more accurate picture might be 44 for Landrieu and 49 combined for the two Republicans to 5 percent undecided between Landrieu and either of the Republicans.

    Also, Landrieu is a multi-term incumbent. She’s a known quantity. The undecideds between her and the two Republicans will break Republican. Incumbents in the low to mid 40s are in trouble. Our “problem” is that we have two strong candidates. This “problem” will resolve itself in the general election, and the survivor on our side will win the run-off.

    Oh, BTW, we will be above 51 seats when they’re having the run-off in Louisiana.

  • Pope Francis, "If Mary is not your Mother, you are an orphan!"

    09/16/2014 7:28:24 PM PDT · 876 of 2,148
    Redmen4ever to Iscool

    The following considers the strength of the evidence, it ranges from as certain as anything can be that occurred so long ago, to questionable in the sense of few or no primary records and contradicting secondary records.

    https://www.reclaimingthemind.org/content/Parchmentandpen/DeathoftheApostles.pdf

    With regard to our conversation, I accept your clarification that you never intended to imply that a person merely had to “be” a spiritual brother and that it is important to be a doer. If you sincere in this clarification, then the martyrdom of Jesus’ brothers is strong testimony that they were spiritual brothers. At least, this seems logical to me.

    I accept, by your non-reply, that Jesus certainly never rejected his mother.

    With regard to showing me the truth of the Bible, one source of truth is the consistency of what’s in the Bible with other records. In the context of this conversation, the evidence - again ranging from very strong in some cases to somewhat speculative in other cases - of the martyrdom of the apostles. If the Jesus story had been made up, why would these men have put themselves at the risk of martyrdom?

    Perhaps you know the origin of the word martyr. But, it it reassuring, every know and then, to remind yourself of it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyr