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Posts by ReveBM

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  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/11/2014 7:51:45 AM PDT · 11 of 46
    ReveBM to MIchaelTArchangel

    lol, okay then why don’t we have a TV crew outside the house so they can broadcast the killing as infotainment. Fortunately it will be the State of New Jersey handling this so I’m sure no one will screw this up. /sarc

  • What would a U.S.-China war look like?

    01/02/2014 5:20:55 AM PST · 135 of 153
    ReveBM to Farnsworth

    I read your post, and get all my conservative news, on my iPhone.

  • U.S. Seen Losing to China as World Leader

    07/18/2013 8:24:46 AM PDT · 35 of 45
    ReveBM to Fee

    This is an excellent point. If Americans as a whole were to become less divided and start behaving more in the interest of their own people, we have a lot of resources to draw from and rebuild from. It will require a significant cultural shift though. Less of this “citizen of the world” crap. You can be plain-old humane and still be a patriotic American, which is the general model that people on this board operate under I believe.

  • Survivalists worry ‘preppers’ will be scapegoated for Newtown shooting

    12/19/2012 7:44:19 AM PST · 13 of 60
    ReveBM to Kartographer

    The first rule of Fight Club: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club.

    /s

    Seriously, I am beyond trying to explain to neighbors, relatives and friends about my concerns about potential hyperinflation from government spending, war with China, or what-have you.

    What they should know:
    1. I have nothing of interest to you in my house, around my house, or stored somewhere else in a safe area. I don’t have a loud generator that the whole block can hear.
    2. I look like I can defend myself, but they are not sure exactly what my methods would be or what tools I can use.
    3. They have no idea where I would go if “Shit Hits the Fan”.
    4. I am a friendly, caring person, and a good neighbor, but I am not a pushover that you can just borrow stuff from.
    5. You might know my phone number, but maybe I have another one you don’t know about.
    6. I decided to leave FaceBook because I’m a little bit eccentric. I don’t do the Twitter.
    7. When SHTF topics come up I have little to say and talk about (non-survivalist) gardening.

  • Survivalists worry ‘preppers’ will be scapegoated for Newtown shooting

    12/19/2012 7:43:33 AM PST · 12 of 60
    ReveBM to Kartographer

    The first rule of Fight Club: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club.

    /s

    Seriously, I am beyond trying to explain to neighbors, relatives and friends about my concerns about potential hyperinflation from government spending, war with China, or what-have you.

    What they should know:
    1. I have nothing of interest to you in my house, around my house, or stored somewhere else in a safe area. I don’t have a loud generator that the whole block can hear.
    2. I look like I can defend myself, but they are not sure exactly what my methods would be or what tools I can use.
    3. They have no idea where I would go if “Shit Hits the Fan”.
    4. I am a friendly, caring person, and a good neighbor, but I am not a pushover that you can just borrow stuff from.
    5. You might know my phone number, but maybe I have another one you don’t know about.
    6. I decided to leave FaceBook because I’m a little bit eccentric. I don’t do the Twitter.
    7. When SHTF topics come up I have little to say and talk about (non-survivalist) gardening.

  • Al Qaeda is winning. Someone ran an operation to take out Patreaus, Allen, Et. Al.

    11/15/2012 7:06:08 PM PST · 26 of 55
    ReveBM to wideawake

    I agree with your view.

    In addition, I am wondering if they are overrated as leaders, period. Petraeus did agree to serve at the CIA under Obama, so effectively despite his apparent competence he is a cog in Obama’s machine.

    As far as Afghanistan is concerned, I am finally coming around to the view that perhaps little can be done to salvage the situation there and to conserve our soldiers’ well-being we should pull them out. In the event Al-Qaeda restarts serious operations there I suppose we would need to “nuke them from orbit” as opposed to investing ground troops.

  • TED NUGENT SAYS U.S. IS 'DONE' IF OBAMA RE-ELECTED

    10/03/2012 3:15:47 PM PDT · 3 of 53
    ReveBM to madison10

    Obama is *at least* 30% likely to be re-elected. I don’t accept that this country is “done” from any single event that is that likely.

  • Whites falling behind in smartphone usage, Nielsen study shows

    09/23/2012 6:51:05 PM PDT · 58 of 103
    ReveBM to spodefly

    I file this one under “inequalities that do not bother me”.
    Also, think about this:
    What % of the Amish are white?
    What % of the Amish use smart phones?
    Of those Amish who do not use smart phones, how many of them feel it is a major source of unhappiness in their lives?
    Live and let live.

  • Cain: I'd Be Ahead of Obama By Now

    09/21/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT · 11 of 59
    ReveBM to Olog-hai

    I really liked him a year ago, but in my judgement he was not ready for prime time. I think some of his ideas were not necessarily that deep, but I liked them anyway. He had my heart. Romney sort of has my head at this point. Best wishes to him in whatever he ends up doing.

  • Bank worker, 24, who stole £46,000 to fund boob job and party lifestyle ...

    09/21/2012 12:25:27 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    ReveBM to Mr. K

    My eyes!

  • Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

    12/06/2011 3:52:11 PM PST · 17 of 93
    ReveBM to OldNavyVet

    Maybe we *were* preparing for war with Japan, but how do you separate normal preparation and escalation between increasingly hostile countries with deliberate provocation?

    By this logic, we are preparing for war with China now. Within our government I am pretty sure Obama and the democrats do not want war with China. If there is anyone deep inside the Pentagon that wants war, it’s because we want to fight them now before we get relatively weaker, but it is probably not a significant number.

    This whole argument does not recognize the axiom “if you want peace, prepare for war”.

  • First post-Cain poll finds Gingrich holding double-digit lead nationally (Newt 37, Romney 23)

    12/05/2011 6:49:00 AM PST · 11 of 310
    ReveBM to Timber Rattler

    Newt is absolutely not my first choice. Given my love of all things superficial, he looks like the Pillsbury doughboy to me. And that’s before getting to questions of ethics and whether he is a real principled conservative, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    But, as Rumsfeld, who I used to be an extreme admirer of, used to say, “you go to war with the army you have.” If Santorum had caught fire by this point I would be more comfortable supporting him instead.

    I am going to start reading some of the NONfiction books Gingrich has written to see what I think. At least I have confidence he writes his own books, versus Obama or so many other politicians.

    Herman Cain for Commerce Secretary??

  • Cain Denies New Allegations, as Woman Claims They Had 13-Year Affair

    11/28/2011 3:47:11 PM PST · 67 of 377
    ReveBM to Apollo5600

    I guess suitable proof for me would be a saucy voice mail. For some reason Herman Cain doesn’t strike me as they type to send raunchy texts. Maybe a Valentine’s day card saying “I love you with all my heart”??

  • Cain Denies New Allegations, as Woman Claims They Had 13-Year Affair

    11/28/2011 3:39:24 PM PST · 44 of 377
    ReveBM to TexasFreeper2009

    I wish I could say this event was in response to anything, but I don’t think it’s a strategery by anyone to have this woman come forward. It’s just an event percolating out of the subculture, like Lady Gaga pulling down her pants to take a sh*t on stage.

    Will Cain survive this? Possibly. Hopefully.

    If I were him, I would feel like “yeah don’t vote for me if you don’t like my “so-called-foggy foreign policy”, but please let me die with my boots on and smoke my last cigarrette rather than being taken out by *this*.”

  • OK everyone what is everyone's Tradition for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve/Day?

    11/23/2011 10:33:44 AM PST · 7 of 66
    ReveBM to jagusafr

    1. Thanksgiving. Listen to liberal relatives parrot the latest Jon Stewart routines and emote about what idiots conservatives are.
    2. Christmas. Go to church Christmas eve.
    3. New Year’s. Retire early to bed with the wife to “celebrate”.

  • Cain and Women

    11/22/2011 2:27:57 PM PST · 11 of 60
    ReveBM to manic4organic

    Part of me wishes this article had gone out a month ago, but I’m sure Cain will enjoy reading it sitting by the fireside during his golden years.

    Anyway, Cain should press forward and see if Iowa brings in a positive surprise for him.

  • Shooters Heard: Interior Will Not Ban Target Practice

    11/18/2011 6:11:41 AM PST · 2 of 9
    ReveBM to marktwain

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  • Gingrich takes the lead (Romney in third!)

    11/14/2011 1:18:39 PM PST · 64 of 96
    ReveBM to dfwgator

    They will probably endorse Romney when they drop out, or Huntsman, so their campaign debts can be paid off. /sarc

  • Gingrich takes the lead (Romney in third!)

    11/14/2011 12:11:12 PM PST · 51 of 96
    ReveBM to MNJohnnie

    Assuming Cain does not have a Perry episode in the coming debates, especially the CNN foreign policy one November 22nd, what do people think are going to be the biggest drivers of the final Iowa vote? I think Cain’s ads are clever and heartwarming, and he can give barn-burning speeches. I would not be surprised if his numbers begin to turn up again in the final stretch, provided he can tread water on the harassment issue.

    Do any Cain supporters feel that the media “trial by fire” has made them more passionate and enthusiastic for Cain? I know it has made me moreso.
    A key point for me is – I do not believe the allegations. It’s a very important part of my support for Cain that I do not believe them to be true.

  • Poll: Cain campaigning pays off in Tennessee

    11/14/2011 8:01:51 AM PST · 17 of 39
    ReveBM to TexasFreeper2009

    I think the TN firewall is very important, but it’s also increasingly important to win Iowa, finish strong in NH, then absolutely to win SC and FL. I hate to make so many front-loaded statements like that, but I think it’s increasingly the way it is. For IA, Cain needs Perry, Bachmann and Santorum to lose there, and possibly have one or more of them drop out. The conservative vote needs to be unified.

  • GOP Debate: Perry Implodes, Crowd Explodes and Cain Wins

    11/10/2011 12:24:59 PM PST · 25 of 34
    ReveBM to stillafreemind

    “Mr. Green, I paid for this microphone!!!”

  • The Perry Implosion

    11/10/2011 12:18:57 PM PST · 23 of 32
    ReveBM to Reagan Man

    At least the “neophyte and masher” has the black walnut mojo.

  • Three reasons Herman Cain should oust Mark Block

    11/09/2011 9:04:58 AM PST · 10 of 18
    ReveBM to CharlesWayneCT

    The campaign is being driven by forces greater than Mark Block or no Mark Block right now. Switching from Block to someone else is only a hypothetical benefit and has the downside of integrating someone new into this situation. There will be plenty of time to add additional advisors if Cain survives and wins Iowa. Block would become a smaller part of a larger team in that event. Block just needs to control himself more. You don’t dump your friends in the middle of sh*t like this. Block should stay, warts and all.
    All Cain needs to do is to listen closely to his new advisor, L. Lin Wood’s advice on how to handle the allegations and for Block to stay on message.

  • The Herman Cain does late night!

    11/08/2011 2:34:12 AM PST · 38 of 58
    ReveBM to Java4Jay

    I have allowed myself to get emotionally wrapped up in the Cain candidacy, because I find him to be inspiring and because I see him to be a pathway out of Obama. Other Republican candidates could become that for me, but have not yet.

    I happened to have the day off yesterday and heard the Allred/Bialek news when it broke. All evening I can best describe my emotions as grieving, not for what Cain may or may not have done, but for the potential future of his candidacy and four more years under Obama.

    Thr denial by Cain’s campaign was not enough to change my mood. The Kimmel interview, 10 minutes in length, was a game changer for me. I have the belief, true or not, that he could not have given that interview the same way if he were guilty of the accusations. If he follows through with a solid press conference, my belief in his denials will be confirmed. If he has been falsely accused, he needs the support of people like me more than ever.

    Over the past few days I have not viewed his responses to these issues as “stumbling”. So far they have reconfirmed my positive first impressions of his character. I now feel with even greater .confidence that he would be grace under fire in a crisis as president.

    And I so long to watch Bill Kristol “Cain was never to be the nominee” suck it if Cain is sworn in.

  • Please post links to Herman Cain bumper stickers for purchase

    09/27/2011 1:54:21 PM PDT · 42 of 45
    ReveBM to Grunthor

    Thanks for all the help, guys. I really like the creativity. However, I am starting to pay attention to people saying purchases from Cain’s site “partly go to his campaign”. so I will probably order some “plain vanilla” bumper stickers from his site to start with, and then if/when he gets the nomination I’ll go nuts with some of these other ideas.

    Carry on! I will continue to check back.

  • Please post links to Herman Cain bumper stickers for purchase

    09/27/2011 7:22:13 AM PDT · 4 of 45
    ReveBM to mk2000

    No, I will go check that out. What I was hoping people would do is post specific links to individual bumper stickers, with the specific site url and an image of the specific bumper sticker that turned them on.

    When I have some free time in the next few days I will go surf cafe press (or other suggestions), fish out the Cain stickers and post them back here.

  • Please post links to Herman Cain bumper stickers for purchase

    09/27/2011 7:18:17 AM PDT · 1 of 45
    ReveBM
    I was really unenthused about my McCain Palin bumper-stickers last election cycle. I am looking for GOOD Cain bumper stickers, including ones that are humorous. I don't necessarily need ones from an official Cain source. I don't know much about buying bumper stickers. Can people please post links here to Cain bumper stickers over time, and update it as new good stuff comes out? Lawn signs OK for this thread also.

    Thanks!!!!!!

    To the Hermanator!

  • CEO Blows Away Congressional Hearing: 'I Was Fined for Hiring Too Many People!' (VIDEO)

    09/20/2011 8:20:18 AM PDT · 53 of 82
    ReveBM to brownsfan

    I am a client of Peter Schiff’s and the people he employs (no matter what they are called - broker, etc.) are worth every penny.

  • Africans in Guangzhou: Opportunities & Discrimination

    09/11/2011 8:02:32 PM PDT · 33 of 34
    ReveBM to AfricanChristian

    I have a limited amount of time to consume news every day, but I appreciate your perspective on Africa and would like to continue to learn more about it. Although Africa is a varied place, I think it’s future is vastly underrated in comparison with hot topics like China. Do you have any English language websites you advise for keeping up on things? Which country are you in again? Also, did you answer the question whether you had lived in Asia?

  • Waiting for the enemy to blink

    07/12/2011 10:19:04 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    ReveBM to afraidfortherepublic

    Most likely the Republicans or Democrats will cave and something will get done before August 2nd; most likely the Republicans given past behavior. However, I think a default now would be better for the long-term future of the U.S. economy, society and politics. The whole system needs a form of shock therapy. Better to have everything “fall apart” now than to keep on the slow death track we are on.

  • TIR Poll: Bachmann Overtakes Romney in Iowa

    07/11/2011 6:44:58 AM PDT · 12 of 28
    ReveBM to deport

    I am still waiting for Fred to get up from his 4 year long slumber and start running. Does his wife still look hot?

  • What a War Between China and the United States Would Look Like

    01/12/2011 7:01:50 AM PST · 70 of 71
    ReveBM to Nervous Tick

    I think whether we defend Taiwan depends upon how the war develops.

    If China does some kind of a sneak attack a la Pearl Harbor, for example by ambushing US ships or shooting missiles at US bases or Guam, I think we will fight. It also depends on what Taiwan does. If Taiwan resists strongly and commits a lot of its own blood to the fight, I think the chances of us defending them go up a lot. It also depends how the war is marketed. If pictures come out of Taiwan of missiles killing civilians, the chance of our intervention go up.

    Also, in the event we did not defend Taiwan, I think Japan would probably take note of that and care for their own defense, including going nuclear.

    China is certainly arming like they intend to go to war with us, and not in a small way. They are arming like they want to go toe to toe with us and BEAT us, humiliate us and degrade us to a second rate power. I think their goal goes beyond taking Taiwan.

    Sad to say they have already taken away our manufacturing base, with our own cooperation.

    It’s strange that they have made an issue of those stupid little Senkaku islands now, and are reportedly crossing the border into India in the Aksai Chin. If they did things a little bit more quietly they could probably get everything they want and then some.

    However, they seem to have a need to rub everyone else’s noses in it.

    Let’s say tomorrow Taiwan’s government called us and said they had made a decision to sell out to China, and that we should not interfere, thank you. Let’s say they even did a referendum that somehow passed with 51%+. I feel that the Chinese, post-takeover, would still do things to the local Taiwanese (or whatever they want to call themselves) that would make doing this a bitter pill.

    At this point, my personal dreams for America are the following:
    In 2100, I hope
    1. America, with a population of ~600 million (vs ~800 million for China at the time) is one of the wealthiest countries on earth, has a small government founded on constitutional principles, and is not a radioactive wasteland. We have not been defeated in a major war in the 21st century.
    2. It continues to be the land of opportunity and innovation.
    3. Our private companies have been leaders in space colonization, which is not done by an “international authority”
    4. Our government, and our people personally, have low debt relative to the size of their economy and finances; the demographic retirement crisis of the 21st century was solved after much pain.
    5. Our military is the most feared and capable fighting force in the world, possessing the best weapons and training.

  • GOP salivating for N.J. governorship

    06/02/2009 5:33:43 AM PDT · 7 of 16
    ReveBM to adc

    Although it would be exciting to have a more conservative governor like Lonegan, I wonder what it would all mean if the state legislature is still controlled by democrats. I suppose he could slow down the forces of destruction.

  • Iran canceled air show when Russia warned Israel planned to destroy all 140 warplanes

    04/24/2009 10:06:40 AM PDT · 3 of 12
    ReveBM to pobeda1945

    Ahhh yes....more must have, got to be true info from DEBKA.

  • Official: US ship in scrape now has armed escort

    03/12/2009 5:05:28 PM PDT · 103 of 108
    ReveBM to stuartcr

    Part of me wishes that the Chinese escalate and miscalculate while we still have such an overwhelming advantage in naval hardware.

    I’m worried about what the Navy will look like vis-a-vis China’s 10 or 20 years out after all of the damage from current economic policies has accumulated.

    The idea of repudiating our debt to China, and embargoing exports/imports, precipitating a collapse, suddently sounds very juicy.

    I am only contemplating this because they continuously build up their military and do not repudiate their warlike aims. It’s integral to their ideology to see us as the enemy. If war with China is inevitable (as they seem to make it) it’s better that it happen now than 20 years from now. There is too much likelihood of them using nuclear weapons on our major cities in any case. Each year they only multiply the available warheads.

  • Chinese Export Collapse Heralds More Bad News

    03/12/2009 4:35:25 PM PDT · 8 of 17
    ReveBM to RC2

    Somewhere in the past week there was an article in the Chicago Trib about a black family that went out of its way to “buy black”, scouring the country for black businesses to supply every last one of their family’s needs. Would that more American families were like that in a generic, non-race-specific way.

  • Meltdown weakens NYC as global financial capital

    12/06/2008 3:21:56 PM PST · 12 of 15
    ReveBM to sinsofsolarempirefan

    The City of London is just as guilty in the current financial mess as New York is. I think rather than worrying about NY vs London, we should consider something really retrograde happening, like a militarist China with a big cash hoard throwing its weight around, while Communism marches through various countries a la Bolivia.

  • Scrooge Lives! [American Christians are passing on putting more in the offering plate]

    12/05/2008 2:16:26 PM PST · 6 of 10
    ReveBM to Opinionated Blowhard

    If your church is really like that why do you stay?

  • Violence All the Rage This Christmas

    12/02/2008 9:38:06 AM PST · 4 of 36
    ReveBM to Sopater
    Please be more specific, cite a specific video game or actions you don't like, and the context. What age range is appropriate for what?

    What computer games and/or video games have you played in depth, just for point of comparison?

  • India calling (reverse migration)

    11/25/2008 1:56:27 PM PST · 12 of 16
    ReveBM to Cronos
    I don't really mind that this guy left. His worldview is apparently mainstream liberal groupthink anyway, so he wouldn't help build a future in the US that I would want to live in in any case.

    When I read a smattering of articles about persecution of Indian Christians by Hindu nationalists and Muslims, etc., I suspect that India has not completely changed, though maybe some positive stuff is happening on the margin.

    I'm curious about what the "elusive" comment means regarding Indian women. Not that I understand women anyway.

  • GOP a dying breed in New England

    11/10/2008 2:49:52 AM PST · 36 of 66
    ReveBM to Glacier Honey
    A couple of things.

    I don't think conservatism is dead in New England, it just seems that the committed portion of it is too small to win elections, i.e. 30-35%. The middle in that region needs a galvanizing issue to make them form a coalition with the right.

    If, say we were talking about the South, and they had no more Democrats in the house of representatives, they would be talking about "what's wrong with the South" in the same way they have been talking about how solid the South has been in the past for Republicans as far as the electoral college is concerned (until this election, of course). Because we are talking about Republicans in New England, it's "What's wrong with Republicans" rather than "What's wrong with New England". You will never get the storyline you instinctively feel out of the mainstream media, it's always going to be through their lens.

    One last thing about Rinos and inclusiveness. I actually am not so against having Rinos in the party in certain circumstances, but I think that it's telling that some Rinos appear to have gone after Sarah Palin with such gusto, in such an underhanded way. I know the democratic party would not tolerate that sort of behavior, but we tolerate it on our side.

  • What If Obama Loses? VANITY

    11/03/2008 9:07:34 AM PST · 39 of 130
    ReveBM to cbkaty

    trolls on FR will multiply, and viking kitty population will also rise, who will then zot trolls, until troll population crashes, and kittys leave. The circle of life.

  • A Confession from an Obama Supporter

    10/28/2008 1:52:21 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    ReveBM to GOP_Thug_Mom

    My morale may be flagging, but I think my morals are intact.

  • A post Obama-win surviver's guide

    10/15/2008 3:09:45 PM PDT · 78 of 138
    ReveBM to Scarpetta
    I think if this happens I will focus my concentration on leveling my Night Elf in Northrend.
  • Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Should Not Be the VP Nominee

    08/27/2008 10:22:29 AM PDT · 113 of 156
    ReveBM to Camel Joe

    Fred!

    Because you know you want to make doubly sure our ticket’s wives are hotter than the other side’s.

  • A Possible Game Plan

    08/13/2008 11:06:13 AM PDT · 2 of 23
    ReveBM to Big Guy and Rusty 99
    I'm with you up till #3. Where's the party activism? Where's the "try to get conservatives elected at the local level" stuff?
  • `I don't know which side to blame` (Georgians blaming their president for war)

    08/12/2008 3:23:50 PM PDT · 58 of 146
    ReveBM to kronos77
    I wish that all Orthodox-heritage countries, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Serbia, Middle East or wherever could be in harmony with the US (gov't and people) in the future. Not all of them will have good governments all the time (we might get Obama this Fall).

    I realize that there is no such thing as a "Christian country" in this world, I just think it's a shame to have politics get in the way of a shared heritage, however distant or complicated. I heard in the past few days that South Ossetia is already 30% Muslim, who knows what the future holds. Although I am confident of eternity in Jesus Christ, we have to live in this world day-to-day and I always hope for the best.

    I hope someday to visit Georgia again, I went there in 1987 and to rest of the then Soviet Union and I was always moved by the church music (I don't speak the languages)whether in Russia, or Kiev, Tbilisi or Yerevan.

  • Dobson, Mohler concerned about Obama

    07/28/2008 12:59:25 PM PDT · 6 of 14
    ReveBM to freepertoo
    Of course he does, just as Pawlenty had the right to say this on a radio show in May:

    "I have a wife who genuinely loves to fish. I mean, she will take the lead and ask me to go out fishing, and joyfully comes here," the governor said before adding, "She loves football, she'll go to hockey games and, I jokingly say, 'Now, if I could only get her to have sex with me.'"

  • Dobson, Mohler concerned about Obama

    07/28/2008 12:32:15 PM PDT · 4 of 14
    ReveBM to SoConPubbie

    Ditto. I like the Focus on the Family organization in general, but Dobson should stay away from sharp objects and national politics.

  • Gains for McCain in latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll (McCain now lead, McCain 49% - Obama 45%)

    07/28/2008 12:07:22 PM PDT · 27 of 97
    ReveBM to LdSentinal

    McCain is barely breaking a sweat and getting zero coverage, and he’s still competitive with Obama. All McCain needs is some passion combined with passionate supporters and he can win this. Obama, as far as I can tell, has already sucked up all of the stray iron filing-followers that his magnet will draw.