Posts by RepublitarianRoger

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  • Ron Paul: Highways claim more than 9/11 killed

    09/23/2007 11:18:31 AM PDT · 31 of 403
    RepublitarianRoger to LdSentinal

    Uh huh. And more people die on the highways in less than a month’s time than the total deaths of US troops in Iraq since 2003.

    So, even by your own twisted logic, Ron, one has no choice but to conclude that you shouldn’t be in such a big rush to “just bring the troops home.”

  • Sen. Specter Asks: Who's This Jenna Jameson?

    09/23/2007 5:42:58 AM PDT · 13 of 79
    RepublitarianRoger to PJ-Comix

    The Dems can have her.

    This is a non-story, except for making the point that people with no values tend to gravitate to leaders with a similar lack of values.

  • Dan Rather's lawsuit is an act of ego

    09/21/2007 8:40:12 PM PDT · 20 of 64
    RepublitarianRoger to LdSentinal

    Wow, good for Mr. Rutten.

    I’ll bet the LAT’s letters section gets overrun shortly with unprintable diatribes written by foaming-at-the-mouth liberal supporters and apologists of Dan “A legend in his own mind” Rather. Yes, they are still out there.

  • There Are Morons, But They Don't Include George Bush

    09/21/2007 7:47:17 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    RepublitarianRoger to babygene
    It has become apparent that some journalists covering President Bush either have a learning disability or work extra hard to twist his words until the reporters turn into novelists.

    This just now became apparent to you? You just NOW figured that out? Duh.
  • Columbia won't cancel Ahmadinejad speech

    09/21/2007 7:40:32 PM PDT · 143 of 163
    RepublitarianRoger to lookout88
    Let’s let the columbian coward know. Anyone got an e-mail address?
  • Columbia Says It Canceled Ahmadinejad's Appearance

    09/21/2007 7:31:12 PM PDT · 38 of 39
    RepublitarianRoger to Barb4Bush
    Fred Thompson is wrong. We should not throw him out of the country. We should arrest him for the kidnapping and abuse of Americans in 1978, 1979 & 1980

    Exactly. Or shackle him and take him to Gitmo as an enemy combatant.
  • Thompson is Clearly in Over His Head [toe sucker alert]

    09/19/2007 6:24:46 AM PDT · 35 of 242
    RepublitarianRoger to teddyballgame

    I’m not sure why people still listen to this guy; his analyses rarely prove themselves to be accurate over time, even if they sound reasonable when first given.

    And his mouth moves funny when he talks. :-W

    Having said that, though, I think he does have a small point in that Fred needs to start creating more “buzz” or himself; more positives to latch onto for those who don’t know what he’s all about.

  • PHOTOS - Immigration riots go from France to Switzerland

    09/19/2007 5:17:57 AM PDT · 20 of 42
    RepublitarianRoger to drzz

    I feel that when all the PC finally ends (and it will, eventually, when people finally decide that they’ve had quite enough of attempting to defend the indefensible), well, then World War III will officially begin. Sad...but it seems that all of the major players are lining up in that direction.

  • Creeping Dhimmitude (Muslim footbaths at airports)

    09/16/2007 7:13:31 PM PDT · 20 of 68
    RepublitarianRoger to yorkie

    Hmm, following the logic here, Muslims are the only ones who perform ritual ablutions; us infidels don’t. But the airport administrators say these footbath facilities are “for everybody’s use.” They do not specify what that use might be for infidels. I am pretty sure, however, that some rather creative uses will be found...

  • 'Hidden Hurricanes' Upsetting Global Warming Theories?

    09/09/2007 10:08:15 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    RepublitarianRoger to blam
  • Groups: Bin Laden Plans Video on 9/11

    09/08/2007 6:37:12 AM PDT · 129 of 132
    RepublitarianRoger to Darkwolf377
    I imagine over at DU they’re saying “Well, he’s a terrorist BUT...” a lot.

    It's actually worse than that. The current thread featured on the Democratic Underground Homepage (DUH) goes like this:

    1. Since Bin Laden is saying things like, "Why have the Democrats failed to stop this war, despite them being the majority?," this is all a neocon plot to discredit the Dems.

    2. Or, according to one person who claims to understand Arabic, Bin Laden is actually saying something else, but the translator is a neocon or CIA plant who is deliberately mis-translating his words to blame the Democrats (oh, excuse me, "progressives").

    3. Or, Bin Laden has been long dead and now he's just Bush and Cheney's (the real terrorists') "Santa Claus." Whenever Bush/Cheney want to remind people what we're fighting for in Iraq, they trot out a fake Bin Laden tape and then the CIA pretends to "analyze" it.

    4. Or, Bin Laden is alive and well and, as evidenced by his tapes, "is clearly more intelligent and more articulate than the knuckledragger that cuts farts in the Oval Office these days." He was educated in England (???), don't you know, and in his appearances he is impressively well-spoken!

    I'm sure there are some even whackier things I missed, but that's a sample.
  • Reporter Who Called Bush ‘Idiot’ for Segway Fall Cracks Ribs in Fall from Contraption

    09/03/2007 3:30:25 PM PDT · 23 of 102
    RepublitarianRoger to rfp1234

    Tonight’s dinner is boiled crow and humble pie.


    09/03/2007 9:41:45 AM PDT · 35 of 37
    RepublitarianRoger to KhanKrum
    W just does not have the cajones to do it...

    I agree. I just don't think it's going to happen.
  • Gay Sex Trumps Hillary Clinton & Chinese Funny Money!

    09/02/2007 12:07:11 PM PDT · 11 of 32
    RepublitarianRoger to RepublitarianRoger
    Oops..."It". I can't imagine it ever being about sex. Blarf.
  • Gay Sex Trumps Hillary Clinton & Chinese Funny Money!

    09/02/2007 12:04:48 PM PDT · 8 of 32
    RepublitarianRoger to roguejew1965
    Sure, it has to be about crookedness and funny money with Hillary. Let's face it, I can't imagine ever being about sex.

  • Iran war 'could triple oil price' (21 June 2006)

    08/30/2007 11:39:08 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    RepublitarianRoger to SaxxonWoods

    Ah, OK.

  • Iran war 'could triple oil price' (21 June 2006)

    08/30/2007 10:28:41 PM PDT · 7 of 15
    RepublitarianRoger to freedomdefender

    I thought the US has banned oil imports from Iran since 1979. Is this incorrect?

    Or perhaps the logic goes that Saudi Arabia, which supplies around 25% of our oil, would create false shortages and jack up the prices for us in rebellion?

    I’m no economist, so maybe someone can explain to me how our oil prices would triple if we attack a country that, as far as I recall anyway, doesn’t supply us oil.

  • Indian Tribal Leaders Honor Al Gore

    08/30/2007 10:17:24 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    RepublitarianRoger to Ghengis
    Meghalaya vehicles major cause of air pollution:
    Over 50 per cent of vehicles in Meghalaya, ranked fourth in the country in terms of per capita vehicle at one for every eight persons, emit pollutants ‘beyond permissible limits’, studies conducted by State Pollution Control Board have revealed, reports PTI. Joint Director of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests` north east regional office, S C Katiyar, said vehicular emissions are a major cause of air pollution in Meghalaya, particularly urban areas and along the highways. The problems get magnified as roads are the main mode of transportation due to unavailability of rail network and waterways as well as poor air connectivity. The major pollutants emitted by vehicles include suspended particulate matters (SPM), respirable suspended particulate matters (RSPM), soot, oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and sulphur (SOX), carbon monooxide, hydrocarbons, some of which are carcinogens, Katiyar said. -- The Assam Tribune, October 23, 2006.
  • Koch keeps plant running after immigration raid

    08/30/2007 8:10:32 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    RepublitarianRoger to swilliams53
    From the statement the company released: "Koch Foods is committed to complying with all immigration laws, and we look forward to resolving the matter quickly."

    Translation: "Oh crap, we got caught! OK, OK, we'll comply with whatever you want. Just please don't throw us in jail."
  • 200,000 Elliptical Galaxies Point the Same Way

    08/30/2007 7:59:14 PM PDT · 56 of 123
    RepublitarianRoger to jbp1

    Don’t MRI machines take their images by lining up the hydrogen nuclei in all of the atoms in your body so that point the same way?

    So...I get it...maybe we’re all in some sort of incomprehensibly colossal MRI machine. Yeah, that’s it. And...the solar systems and galaxies are all just atoms and molecules inside some being’s equally incomprehensibly huge body. And...the body is being medically scanned (by God?) And...the prognosis is, “weird.”

    Man, these science articles really make you think.

  • Grammar Police Requested

    08/29/2007 9:09:43 PM PDT · 68 of 83
    RepublitarianRoger to Shyla
    I really could give a crap!!!!

    See, now, that is technically incorrect. It should be that you couldn't give a crap.

    Feel free to now tell me that you could give a crap about the fact that it should say that you couldn't give a crap.

    :-) :-)
  • UPI/Zogby Poll: Most Americans Say Iraq War Not Lost (66% of Dems believe opposite)

    08/29/2007 9:03:58 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    RepublitarianRoger to loreldan

    I look at it as: We’ve won the war, but not the battle. Sort of a reversal of the popular saying.

  • UPI/Zogby Poll: Most Americans Say Iraq War Not Lost (66% of Dems believe opposite)

    08/29/2007 7:08:48 PM PDT · 12 of 24
    RepublitarianRoger to Tears of a Clown

    I would add a few provisions to the definition of “victory” in Iraq. I’ve struggled with this, trying to work out in my own mind what would truly constitute a victory. Here is what I have at this point:

    * Iraq needs to have control over its national security and needs to be sufficiently strong enough to defend itself against both internal and foreign threats to its sovereignty, citizens and government.

    * As long as we have turned this into a nation-building effort, victory also means that Iraq needs to become a strong ally of the U.S., now and remain so in the future for as long as possible.

    * Iraq needs to remain a secular state and be a democratic republic. The Iraq government needs to ensure free elections will continue, and guard itself against fraud and corruption.

    * To put it in simple terms: The Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites just need to all get along.

    * Non-Muslims must not feel like second-class citizens there.

    * When this is all over and “victory” is declared, the U.S. needs to reduce or eliminate its presence there as much as possible.

    Am I off-base here at all?

    I can’t help but feel that it’s gonna be pretty damn tough. But we can’t quit; we must persevere and realize the goals.

    Of course, the Dims say it’s not just tough, it’s impossible. It’s a quagmire and we might as well just give up before we lose more lives. Baloney to that.

  • Grammar Police Requested

    08/29/2007 6:43:34 PM PDT · 53 of 83
    RepublitarianRoger to RepublitarianRoger

    Now that I think about it, perhaps “discussion” would actually work better than “discussions” anyway. It is referring to the human activity of discussion and indicating a preference for discussion that is like this one — rather than making reference to other discussions experienced in the past that were like this one. I think either works, though the meanings are slightly different.

    OK, I think I beat that one to death now.

  • Grammar Police Requested

    08/29/2007 6:39:52 PM PDT · 51 of 83
    RepublitarianRoger to RepublitarianRoger

    ...and of course, I make a mistake in the corrected version. LOL!

    “discussions,” not “discussion.”

    I’m sure that others will find something else I did incorrectly. Oh well.

  • Grammar Police Requested

    08/29/2007 6:34:33 PM PDT · 48 of 83
    RepublitarianRoger to MrsEmmaPeel
    "I so enjoy discussions like these", she said wielding a bloody axe in her hand.

    OK, if you want to get really picky:

    1. In some strict grammar circles, the word "like" should be replaced with "such as." However, in modern usage, it is generally accepted as an alternative to "such as." A sentence such as It's great to have a friend like John would look strange to most people if "such as" were used instead.

    2. Replace "these" with "this."

    3. The comma after "this" needs to go inside the last quotation mark, not outside it.

    4. A comma is needed after "said."

    Corrected version:

    "I so enjoy discussion such as [or like] this," she said, wielding a bloody axe in her hand.

    That's it, I think.

    But enough grammar drivel. I think that the main question is: What possessed you to randomly doodle that sentence?!?

    (Yes, the ?!? is bad punctuation...sue me. :)
  • Ted Nugent Goes Off On Obama And Hillary!

    08/28/2007 5:02:44 AM PDT · 233 of 239
    RepublitarianRoger to wardaddy

    Say what?

  • (Taliban) Boy Shown Beheading Pakistani Soldier In Video

    08/27/2007 6:15:28 PM PDT · 2 of 17
    RepublitarianRoger to DogByte6RER

    Hard to fathom how anyone can be brainwashed and driven so far afield of morality and humanity to actually carry something like this out — and believe that they are serving God by doing so.

    It’s just incomprehensible to civilized human beings. No, scratch the “civilized” part. It’s incomprehensible to human beings — which they aren’t, in my book.

  • Iran Warns Students Against 'U.S. Contacts'

    08/26/2007 8:22:28 PM PDT · 13 of 16
    RepublitarianRoger to NewRomeTacitus
    I confess; I do it with a couple of websites' help.

    I, Rearrangement Servant (Internet Anagram Server)

    Sternest Meanings

    I think the most famous anagram is this one, crafted by hand by a college student named Cory Calhoun:

    "To be or not to be; that is the question, whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."
    Anagrammed to: "In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten."
  • Elderly Man Shoots Suspected Burglar (FL)

    08/26/2007 5:32:07 PM PDT · 19 of 43
    RepublitarianRoger to TLEIBY308

    I remember Dave Barry complaining about AARP letters when he turned 50. “Of course, AARP is the last sound you make before you die. AARP!”

    Haha :)

  • Iran Warns Students Against 'U.S. Contacts'

    08/26/2007 5:27:49 PM PDT · 7 of 16
    RepublitarianRoger to NewRomeTacitus
    An anagramitarian! LOL

    Want some more?

    Islamic fundamentalists = lame misfits and lunatics
    Islamic terrorism = It's moral crime, sir.
    Peace in the Middle East = It's a cheap, demented lie.
    Liberalism = rabies mill.
    Left-wing agenda = a new-fangled git.
    Democrats in Congress = strange, cosmic drones.
    Candidate Hillary Clinton = Hell! Tyrannical addiction. :)
  • Elderly Man Shoots Suspected Burglar (FL)

    08/26/2007 5:06:05 PM PDT · 10 of 43
    RepublitarianRoger to johnandrhonda

    It’s enough for senior discounts and recruitment letters from AARP, but no, I don’t consider it “elderly.”

  • Iran Warns Students Against 'U.S. Contacts'

    08/26/2007 5:03:23 PM PDT · 3 of 16
    RepublitarianRoger to freedom44

    That’s right; they are not oppressed students, they are agents of The Great Satan. What a messed up country.

    Interestingly, “Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie” anagrams to “Heigh-Ho! Someone jail nemesis.” And “Islamic Republic of Iran” anagrams to “Lucifer’s microbial pain.” (An evil cancer?) Just some fun with words.

    Hopefully this regime will be dealt with soon.

  • The World's Ugliest Cars

    08/26/2007 2:59:00 PM PDT · 69 of 79
    RepublitarianRoger to Daffynition
  • Ted Nugent Goes Off On Obama And Hillary!

    08/26/2007 1:41:34 PM PDT · 228 of 239
    RepublitarianRoger to teddyballgame
  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/26/2007 12:35:25 PM PDT · 118 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to dragnet2
    It's everywhere my friend. Don't be naive in thinking you can somehow escape this...You can't.

    I understand that crime is everywhere, to varying extents. That, my friend, is a no-brainer. However: I'm sorry, but I think that you might be the one who is a little naive in thinking that it's somehow nearly the same everywhere, and that there is absolutely no escape from it no matter where you go, unless you move to the middle of nowhere. That is just simply false. There are degrees to these things.

    Denver may have a bad per-capita crime rate, but every time I've visited it, I have enjoyed my stay and have not felt as unsafe as I do in downtown L.A. It is cleaner, I don't see any gangster-looking people walking around (mostly just professionals and casual visitors like me), I noticed no trash on the ground, and virtually no graffiti anywhere. Perhaps I was only on the "good" side, but the fact is that I enjoyed my visits there. And Parker, Littleton, Castle Rock, Golden, Englewood, Arvata and Broomfield are NOT Denver. (Just look at their crime stats, since that's your thing.)

    It is NOT everywhere. You do NOT have live in the absolute boonies to be in a better environment than downtown LA or downtown Denver. You CAN just "magically" jump in a truck or airplane and escape high crime, just by -- get this -- going to someplace with lower crime. What a concept!

    Regarding your statement -- I post stats comparing other cities to LA because it's an eyeopener, and many people can't believe it. Like showing someone there is more crime in Milwaukee Wisconsin than there is in Los Angeles. Like showing someone there is more crime in Milwaukee Wisconsin than there is in Los Angeles. -- You're just showing a single crime per capita statistic, which hardly tells the entire story of a place. Mexico has a much, much lower crime per capita statistic than does the United States. So let's all go live there, why don't we? Oh, wait...

    I am not ignoring these negatives. But the thing that bothered me about your posts -- yes, on a personal level, so sue me -- was that they were:
    (1) posted directly to me, not just as "someone that just happened to randomly post a pic showing crime statistics for the same region that I just happen to be moving to. No, you were responding directly to my posts, of course.
    (2) overwhelmingly and obsessively negative. There is no light here, or anywhere; you can't escape it no matter what you do; we're all doomed.
    (3) repetitive in nature. I post something, you respond with a picture of 75,000 illegals marching and a stat that supposedly shows -- despite its lack of a Y-axis scale for reference -- that Denver crime is a lot worse than LA's. I post a detailed response back, and you respond with...another picture of illegals marching and a repetition of the claim that Denver crime is a lot worse than LA's. It's like you didn't really absorb, or you simply choose to discount, everything that I have posted in response. You're just stuck in one narrow record groove that's skipping, and that's it.

    So excuse me for getting a little personally annoyed.

    I am seriously considering moving to CO mainly because family is there, the air quality is better, crime is very low in the places I am considering as home, the ratio of whites to hispanics is absolutely nothing compared to where I live now in SoCal -- I'm talking 88 to 95 percent whites, the freeways are only crowded during rush hour, the mountains are beautiful, and every time I've visited these places, I have felt mentally and physically healthier and not the least bit in fear for my life or property. Am I deluding myself? I don't really think so.

    I take the Denver crime stats and illegal population stats under considering, of course (along with a ton of other stats that I've looked at). I am hardly naive when it comes to those; I have researched them thoroughly. But I also think that you can over-research things to the point where you are afraid to move anywhere -- that "it's everywhere," that no place is safe, and that the only way to escape it is to live like a hermit somewhere in the middle of nowhere. (The only problem with that is that, conversely, the more remote you are from everything, the more attractive a target your home becomes for criminals. Hmmm.)

    The fact that you are not from Denver (and when was the last time you visited it for, say, a few weeks?) also tells me that perhaps you don't have the real-world experience that is critical in really getting an accurate picture of some of the places you post stats on.

    I'm just curious to know where you live. Not as a challenge; just curious to know what place you decided to call home. I thought you had indicated Arizona, but I see now that that was you posting to stephenjohnbanker, not the other way around. (Sometimes FR's thread style, with the TO on the top and the BY on the bottom, gets me messed up, since just about every other forum I visit has the author's name near the top of the post.) But where are you? Since you seem to think that there is no escaping this suffocating crime unless you're in the middle of nowhere, I'm just interested in where you are and also what recommendations you might have for me in that regard, either towns in CO or elsewhere.

  • The World's Ugliest Cars

    08/26/2007 8:50:21 AM PDT · 4 of 79
    RepublitarianRoger to Daffynition

    Maybe it’s just my love of classic styling, but I think the Edsel is the best-looking of that bunch. Having said that, it’s still kinda ugly, as classic cars go.

  • Turkey at odds over prospect of presidential first lady clad in Islamic dress

    08/26/2007 8:46:02 AM PDT · 36 of 49
    RepublitarianRoger to SuziQ

    Exactly. The same can be said as the reason that Pelosi is wearing her scarf, too. My point is that the actions speak louder than the headress in these cases. Laura was visiting a mosque in Jerusalem. Pelosi was hobnobbing with Assad and defying the wishes of the State Department. Therein, for me, lies the difference.

  • Turkey at odds over prospect of presidential first lady clad in Islamic dress

    08/26/2007 8:18:34 AM PDT · 20 of 49
    RepublitarianRoger to 353FMG

    Guess who?

    However, I think it matters much more what these people were doing and where they were doing it, rather than what they were wearing at the time. Although I would have preferred that Mrs. Bush had not donned an Islamic scarf, the fact remains that she was visiting a mosque in Jerusalem. Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, was hobnobbing around in Syria. A bit of a difference there, wouldn't you say.
  • Jesse Jackson drops the "R" bomb on London ["reparations"]

    08/26/2007 7:56:03 AM PDT · 26 of 68
    RepublitarianRoger to John Jorsett
    Afterwards, in his classic mumbo-jumbo non-sequitur rhyme-speak...

    "I announce the formation of an organization for the condemnation of the causation of harm to the African Nation by way of abdication for the purposes of subordination, and there-FORE, we demand immediate compensation and a continuation of capitulation for the misapplication of...hey, stop makin' fun of my proNUN-shaysun!"
  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/26/2007 7:31:01 AM PDT · 113 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to dragnet2
    Uh huh. Another picture of the 2006 protest. Right, seen it.

    OK, soooooo....did you even read my last post? You know, the one that said:

    1. Your chart doesn't have any Y-axis labels and doesn't list its data sources.
    2. I don't plan to live in Denver.
    3. The towns that I AM considering living in have low crime stats that are nowhere near Denver's. (Did you check my links for those cities at all?)

    I am starting to recognize a pattern in your posting history, not only in this threasd but in others like it. It goes something like this:
    1. Search for threads that mention illegals or crime of some sort in X city.
    2. Post a comment stating that X city "has more crime per capita in 5 of the 7 major crime categories than does Los Angeles."
    3. If a protest rally picture is available for X city, post that too.
    4. Pretty much ignore any further discussion.
    5. Rinse and repeat.

    Look -- As I've said here, I was previously aware of those 2006 protests. You don't have to show me another picture of them -- I've seen them. I also don't deny that Denver has its crime problems and that Colorado state has its illegal immigration problems. I know all of that. Be assured that those stats factor into my decision as to whether to move anywhere.

    Perhaps a better approach for you, then, would be rather than just posting random charts with no Y-axes and pics of protest rallies and other negatives -- instead, how about balancing this with some positive, constructive advice? OK, so you are showing that Denver, Phoenix, and St. Paul are all crime-ridden illegal-alien havens that have X more crime per capita than Los Angeles, CA, and that these states have massive influxes of aliens. Fine. So then what would be your advice to me? Forget about Colorado as a place to live? Just stay out of Denver only? Forget about moving altogether, and stay in the burbs of L.A., since L.A. obviously has X less crime per capita than those other places?

    You mentioned you're in Arizona. Based upon the stats I've seen on Phoenix, it has more crime per capita than L.A. also. Arizona state as a whole has an absolutely huge influx of illegals and is also one of the conduits for those who make it up into Colorado. Population growth in Arizona, largely fueled by illegal immigration, has painted that state bluer than California. So then, I have to ask, what is your plan for yourself? Are you moving out? If so, where to? And where would you recommend as best places to move, as alternatives to Colorado? Just curious.
  • Immigrant rally hampered by thin turnout

    08/25/2007 11:18:00 PM PDT · 21 of 74
    RepublitarianRoger to shield

    You have a point. As much as I get incensed by seeing huge crowds of these illegals on TV, in-your-face and screaming, with annoying signs like those that say “WE BELONG HERE; THIS IS OUR HOME” — a small part of me wants them to continue doing this just for that very reason. It pisses off a lot more people than it converts to their side.

  • BREAKING: FIDEL CASTRO IS DEAD (Claims leading Cuban Blog)

    08/25/2007 11:09:05 PM PDT · 673 of 736
    RepublitarianRoger to FormerACLUmember

    I just don’t see this as a big deal. Raul Castro is already acting President. He is a hardliner and from all indications that I see, he will just continue on in Fidel’s footsteps and nothing much will change.

    Hope I’m wrong.

  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/25/2007 10:52:07 PM PDT · 111 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to RepublitarianRoger

    (Sorry to have gotten a bit off the topic of 58 illegals living in TX, by the way, folks.)

  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/25/2007 10:50:51 PM PDT · 110 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to dragnet2
    ...which is why I am not going to live in Denver (or in any other big city, ever, for that matter).

    Yes, Denver has its problems; I am not denying that. Gotta say, though, that your chart is fairly meaningless. The Y-scale is unmarked, it doesn't say what year the data is based on, and it doesn't give the source of its data.

    Also, other sites I've seen have stats that conflict with those.

    This site has crime rates on a scale of 1 to 10. LA and Denver are pretty much dead even. You would think that based on your chart, Denver would be a lot higher than LA.

    Also, see the per capita stats on (based on FBI data for 2003), for L.A. vs. Denver.

    Then, check out the stats for some of the places where I'm considering actually living. Places like Castle Rock, Parker and Littleton.

    I work in LA but that's it; I have absolutely no desire to go anywhere near there otherwise. Trouble is, ALL of SoCal is suffering from the high illegal population, the traffic problems, the bad air quality (yes, even the air in places like La Jolla, right on the beach, is rated a 1, the lowest score, by the American Lung Association), and just a bunch of other things that affect the entire region, and I'm sick of it. As far as I can tell from visiting CO and from all my research, this is not really the case there in most of the burbs. Seems pretty good.

    Also, truth be told, I was actually pretty impressed with what I saw of downtown Denver, around by Union Station. It looked clean. Regular people were out shopping around. There were nice restaurants, no freaks walking around, no bums, no trash on the ground. We had a good time there. Contrast this with downtown LA and the city blocks that surround its Union Station. Not a place I want to be, pretty much any time. Even Historic Olvera Street is a cheap dump now. Granted, maybe I didn't see the worst areas of Denver. But then I'd just avoid those areas. Same with the Colfax area.

    I hope I'm making the right decision. I go back and forth on it a bit. The fact that family is there is a big draw. I feel like I'm ready for a new adventure somewhere else. Will miss the beach, but that's about it. (And even the beaches nowadays are so darn crowded with people -- mostly Hispanics, many of them wear their clothes in the water and not proper bathing suits, something that bugs me -- that the overcrowdedness just kills beach visits for me anymore. That and the fact that it takes FOREVER to get down to the beach in the first place nowadays due to the terrible increase in traffic over the past 2-3 decades.)

    I know Colorado has some aspects that are not ideal. And I think about how it might be heading in the future. But I'm never going to find a "perfect" place -- that doesn't exist. But my research hasn't really discouraged me yet, and I hope for the best.
  • Obama Names Republicans He'll Work With [Lugar, Coburn, Warner........]

    08/25/2007 3:17:22 PM PDT · 13 of 53
    RepublitarianRoger to Sub-Driver

    Keep going, dude. With any luck, Americans will be smart enough to figure out that anyone that ends up on Obama’s “reaching out” list is a Republican to vote out of office.

    Susan Collins (Maine)
    Chris Shays (Connecticut)

  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/25/2007 2:18:42 PM PDT · 103 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to TLI

    Great post, man. Those pictures are infuriating — especially the flags and the sign that says “this is my homeland” (I saw tons of those littering the streets of L.A. after the protests.) Um, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, anyone?

    This country is going to disintegrate if this keeps up much longer.

  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/25/2007 12:52:31 PM PDT · 95 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to stephenjohnbanker
    Oops -- link didn't show up. (Today's evidently not my day for accurately formatted posting.) Here it is.
  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/25/2007 12:50:21 PM PDT · 94 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to stephenjohnbanker
    Thanks. I found this several months ago, and while it's not really that encouraging on paper -- CO is #10 out of the 50 states in total illegal population, and #6 on a per capita basis -- my visits to CO were filled with towns where all I saw were whites.

    Not that all-white is really what I want, particularly -- it would actually be a little weird since I'm so used to the diversity here and like it to some extent -- but I'm tired of the increasing overcrowdedness, the pervasive feeling that I am a minority here in SoCal, the ridiculous amount of graffiti (of which I saw very little even in downtown Denver), not to mention the air quality, insane traffic congestion and all of that. I'm sick of it, and it's only getting worse.

    Colorado is experiencing some rapid growth too, I know. (And yeah, I know I'd be contributing to that growth by moving there...) But I see it taking at least 25 years before it is even anywhere close to SoCal's situation. I'm just hoping that the city planners and legislators are smart enough to not allow CO to become another SoCal.

    California has over twice as many illegals per capita right now than Colorado, so I think (I hope) CO will in better shape than CA for a good while longer.

    I hope I'm making a good choice. Now all I have to do is get used to snow.
  • Agents find more than 58 illegal immigrants in single home [TX]

    08/25/2007 12:15:30 PM PDT · 89 of 120
    RepublitarianRoger to dragnet2

    Yeah, I know about that. But most of the cities both south and north of Denver have population stats that are about 85% - 90% white. Again, nowhere near SoCal percentages. Not even close!

    And when even the Democrats over there seem to want to crack down on them (they just passed some surprising legislation, considering), it gives me hope.