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Posts by rusty schucklefurd

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  • Harvard Students Hurl Anti-Semitic Slurs at Liberal Israeli MK “A question about the odor of

    04/20/2016 12:56:41 PM PDT · 10 of 47
    rusty schucklefurd to Nachum

    re: “A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I was just wondering.”

    Reply: “How is it that you can smell anything when your nose is broken?”

    Idiot Harvardite: “What do you mean? My nose isn’t. . .”

    Delivered to the questioner by someone sick tired of these spoiled brats:

    (”splat”, then “crunch”)

  • New Poll Reveals Evolution's Corrosive Impact on Beliefs about Human Uniqueness

    04/07/2016 4:11:30 PM PDT · 61 of 89
    rusty schucklefurd to AndyTheBear

    Excellent post and I appreciate your concise clarifications. I would disagree regarding macro-evolution, but that’s just my view.

  • New Poll Reveals Evolution's Corrosive Impact on Beliefs about Human Uniqueness

    04/07/2016 1:17:50 PM PDT · 30 of 89
    rusty schucklefurd to Alas Babylon!; Heartlander

    re: “Is it possible to believe in both creationism AND evolution?”

    As Heartlander pointed out, definitions are crucial in answering your excellent question.

    You must understand that there are two schools of thought on Biblical “creationism” - there is the “young” earth creationists that the earth and universe are only 6000 to 10,000 years old, and that the six days are literal 24 hour periods.

    There is another Biblical school of thought where “creationism” means that God brought the universe into existence, brought life into existence - all out of nothing - that the general detail given in Genesis 1 that God specially created all living organisms and the entirety of the universe by His power over long periods of time - not, necessarily 6 literal 24 hour days, but rather “ages” of time.

    This “old universe/earth” creationism does not hold to evolution in the sense of “macro-evolution” (the view that organisms evolved from single cell to mollusk, from mollusk to fish, from fish to amphibian, from amphibian to some type of land creature - or more simply, the view that simple organisms evolved into more complex ones). This view does allow for evolution “within a given specie” (i.e. the wide variety of the canine specie, feline, etc.) This group does not believe that the fossil evidence demonstrates macro-evolution, rather only micro-evolution within species.

    I think this “old universe” creationist group believes that the universe and the earth could have existed long before man - specifically Adam was specially created by God - that there could have been other living organisms/animals before Adam (not human organisms though).

    I’m NOT an expert by any means of either group, although I do hold to the old universe/earth and do not believe in theistic evolution.

    As to “naturalistic/Darwinian evolution” - that theory really does not allow for God - in fact, He’s unnecessary. According to the theory, all that is came from nothing, simple evolves into complex, that mutations and successful variations of species account for all living organisms.

    If you hold to the Biblical view that God specially created the universe and all living organisms - there really is not much common ground between naturalistic/Darwinian evolution and “theistic evolution” - at least that’s the way it looks to me.

  • The Real Welfare Queens Are Our Legislators, Not Food-Stamp Recipients

    04/06/2016 7:15:06 AM PDT · 6 of 24
    rusty schucklefurd to Cyberman

    I agree with author’s contention that some of our elected representatives are “welfare queens” - but I disagree with her definition of what constitutes such a representative.

    She defines them as congressmen who refuse to do everything Obama wants, who refuse to give him his Supreme Court confirmation, who dare to restrict government handouts with work requirements or cut some of the billions of dollars in social spending.

    The writer claims she’s not being “coy” - but, that is exactly what she’s doing. This is a bogus liberal slam at conservatism.

  • White SF State student with dreads accused of 'cultural appropriation' (VIDEO)

    03/29/2016 1:12:16 PM PDT · 71 of 77
    rusty schucklefurd to PROCON

    I love the artwork, Procon, LOL.

    What makes me think that “culture appropriation” only goes one way racially??

    Why stop with “hairstyle” as an example of culture appropriation? How about agriculture, technology, even language? Nobody could dress, say, sing, act, watch, eat, grow, or use anything that they cannot directly show was from their culture of origin.

    But, again, I’m sure this is a one-way street.

  • Video: Obama spends 51 seconds on Brussels before going back to Cuba speech

    03/22/2016 9:24:21 AM PDT · 34 of 38
    rusty schucklefurd to kevcol

    I’m sure Pres. Obama’s speech on the terror attack (or workplace violence) was truly inspirational and right up there with Winston Churchll’’s “we will never give up, we will never surrender” speech. Sarc+

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 8:58:44 PM PDT · 113 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “And these represent their opinions, not findings published in peer reviewed scientific publications.”

    Ok.

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 6:27:11 PM PDT · 110 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “I have read thousands of scientific publications. I have never read anything like you describe.”

    Not exactly sure which part of my last post you are referring to but Stephen Hawking recently said:

    “There is no place for God in theories on the creation of the universe.”

    Harvard geneticist, Richard Lewontin, “The problem is to get [people] to reject irrational and supernatural explanations of the world, the demons that exist only in their imaginations, and to accept a social and intellectual apparatus, Science, as the only begetter of truth.”

    Isn’t that the same thing as saying that we may not know how the universe began, but we do KNOW that it can’t be God? When Hawking and others define belief in God being the initiator of the existence of the universe as “irrational” and “outside the realm of science” yet claim that the universe created itself from nothing IS rational and within the realm of science - that sounds a bit contradictory or hypocritical to me.

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 3:52:52 PM PDT · 103 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “But with science, rather than making up some deity to explain it all away, we just say we don’t know.”

    Actually, people who claim to be scientists, often don’t just say, “we don’t know,” but rather, “we may not know, but we do KNOW it can’t be God.”

    I’m not saying that that is what you claim, but I would just suggest that the belief that God created the universe is not “making up some deity to explain it all away” - rather, the other way around, that the existence of the universe points to the possible existence of God. After all, doesn’t the Big Bang imply a Big Banger, or at least that possibility?

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 12:19:31 PM PDT · 85 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “By definition, belief that powers operate beyond the laws of nature is unscientific.”

    And which “laws of nature” hold that nothingness can initiate itself into somethingness? Which ones hold that nothing can bring something into existence.

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 12:14:25 PM PDT · 83 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “If god did not create the universe and the laws of physics, all of it works whether a human believes or not.”

    Isnt the reverse also true?

    However, if God did not create the universe nor the physical laws that appear to govern it, then you “believe” that it created itself or, that it always existed, which brings us back to the question, why is it “scientific” and “rational” to believe that nothing initiated itself into something, but the belief that a Creator God initiated and designed the universe into existence is “irrational” and “unscientific”?

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 11:07:14 AM PDT · 57 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “Ultimately, science is the product of experience, and that does not require even a knowledge of god. How do you explain tool-making by certain animals?”

    I agree that knowledge of God is not required for the scientific method of experimentation to work - knowledge is knowledge whether the scientist believes in God or not - the laws of physics work whether or not one is a theist or an atheist. Gravity causes a theist or an atheist to fall. Brain size and intelligence that allows certain animals to “learn” from experience does not exclude God as being a creator of them.

    If God created the universe and the laws of physics, all of it works as designed whether a human believes in His existence or not.

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 10:57:10 AM PDT · 55 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to DungeonMaster

    Re: “It’s clear that there was no universe before day one.”

    Not necessarily. The Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void.”

    The universe and the earth could have been around any number of years prior to the events of verse two where it says that the “Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” and Him beginning His creative acts upon the earth and the universe described later in the chapter.

  • Evolutionary Tyranny Still Casts Cloud Over Science

    03/21/2016 10:42:48 AM PDT · 45 of 119
    rusty schucklefurd to stormer

    Re: “Creator” is not a mechanism that is scientifically valid.”

    In fairness, some of the greatest scientific minds of the past might disagree, such as Newton and Kepler. Of course that doesn’t mean God exists, but belief in His creative ability does not mean one holding such a belief is necessarily unscientific.

    Wouldn’t a purely naturalistic Darwinian have to believe that:

    1. Matter, energy, i.e. the universe came into being of its own accord - or,
    2. Matter, energy, the universe has always existed - there is no
    beginning even though the universe appears to have one and is
    expanding.
    3. The apparent design we seen in the universe is really “un-designed”
    randomness.

    Do these beliefs describe valid “scientific mechanisms” simply because they do not mention God? Aren’t such beliefs also “leaps of faith” as well?

    I don’t mean to be argumentative, these are just my own musings. I just don’t see belief in God as the creative force behind existence as an “irrational, unscientific” view.

  • Why Do So Many Smart People Use Dumb Phones?

    03/19/2016 9:42:00 AM PDT · 72 of 94
    rusty schucklefurd to Larry Lucido

    I find it amusing that people who complain the loudest about the “loss of connectivity” with family due to the demon iPhone/smartphone are the same ones who are now spending time on the Internet posting their complaints on Free Republic to complete strangers known only by their Freepers name.

    A smartphone is simply a tool, or many tools in one small devise. Any tool can be misused and abused. The Internet can be misused and abused. A plain old phone can be misused, etc. I remember my parents complaining about us teenagers spending too much time talking to friends on the phone.

    Any type of activity can be misused and abused whether it’s old tech or new tech. Lack of family connectivity occurred before there were TV sets or the Internet. Lack of love, lack of concern for one another, selfishness, alcohol abuse, stress over money and work - all those things existed before technology came along and all those things contributed to family problems long before the iPhone.

  • John Kasich Plots to Snatch Nomination at Contested Convention

    03/16/2016 7:55:08 AM PDT · 32 of 45
    rusty schucklefurd to pilgrim

    Many on this thread do not get it. The GOPe are saying that at the convention, the delegates are NOT bound to vote how their respective states voted — and, that they are free to vote however and for whomever they wish. This is why Kasich is staying in. He thinks, if the convention is a contest one, that the delegates will vote for him to avoid Trump. He thinks that because that’s what the GOPe insiders are telling him.

    That would destroy the Republican Party, but these guys don’t care because they don’t want Trump to win, not just the nomination, but also the presidency. He’s not in the “club”. He’s not one of “them”.

  • On Monday, will Rush side with the Chicago protesters against Trump?

    03/12/2016 1:14:13 PM PST · 119 of 176
    rusty schucklefurd to WilliamIII

    Now I’ve seen everything. I’ve seen Freepers rightly accuse Dole and McCain of being RINOs, I’ve seen Freepers argue that Bush Sr and W Bush and Jeb are all RINOs, that Romney, Carson, and Rubio, Cruz and Trump are too.

    But, I never thought I would live to see the day when Freepers would seriously trash Rush as being a RINO or GOPe. I’ve heard leftists trash him and low information folks misunderstand him, but never Freepers - at least not until Obama was elected.

    We are so divided that conservatives cannot see reality right in front of their eyes. The real enemy is the left my friends. We are killing ourselves with this bitter infighting.

    Support Trump, or Cruz, or Carson, or heck, even Rubio - any of these people are better than Sanders or Hillary or Biden. Keep your eye on the prize people.

  • Ann Coulter tweets: Fox News & Cruz are American traitors, in league with liberal establishment.

    03/12/2016 11:03:03 AM PST · 381 of 405
    rusty schucklefurd to BigBobber

    Re: “The problem is that Trump has whipped up his supporters to act on emotion instead of logic. In that sense he’s a great politician - but it does not bode well for the future.”

    There is some truth in your statement above. I don’t like where all the campaign rhetoric is headed. I don’t want violence to become an acceptable part of “political discussion” here in America. I’m no naive fool either, violence IS a part of the discussion already and has been, but it’s always been condemned.

    Therefore Trump was wrong for condemning Pam Geller, and, Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich are also wrong for condemning Trump for BLMs actions. And, further, BLM was simply there to shut down Trump’s rally regardless of any “inciting” remarks by Trump.

    In fact it was BLM’s actions at the rally site that convinced law enforcement that violence was going to occur if the rally proceeded. It was BLM’s actions that set up the “atmosphere of intimidation” that violence was a strong probability - Trump wasn’t out there on sight, in their faces, attempting to goad his supporters.

    No, it is solely BLM’s actions, not only at this rally, but at ALL their activities in the past that led police to assume that violence could erupt, because sooner or later, people are going to tire of them and their MO. And, this is what BLM hopes for. Trump was wise to cancel. I think Cruz and the rest should have commended him for that instead of dumping on him.

  • Beatles' Producer Sir George Martin, Dies at 90

    03/09/2016 12:04:40 AM PST · 12 of 49
    rusty schucklefurd to dfwgator

    He polished the Beatles sound and was a huge part of their musical success/creativity. He helped to lift their compositions into a real art form. RIP Mr Martin.

  • Mr. T. Says Goodbye To Nancy Reagan With Sweet Tweets

    03/08/2016 3:48:38 PM PST · 3 of 47
    rusty schucklefurd to lowbridge

    Wonderful words and very eloquent. Kudos to Mr T.

  • Virginia voting machines decertified after Election Day debacle

    03/06/2016 7:16:18 AM PST · 24 of 29
    rusty schucklefurd to WhiskeyX

    Though election fraud is possible no matter what system is used, I think it is easier to follow a paper trail than an electronic one.

    I recall a vivid memory of the election year of 1968, when Nixon ran against Humphrey. As we all know, Illinois is notorious for Democrat shenanigans - particulularly Cook County.

    The usual ruse was that Cook County precincts would hold up releasing their totals after the polls closed until all the other state’s precincts reported first. If there was a shortage of Democrat votes to carry the state, the Cook County precients would always manage to have enough “votes” to tip the state to the democrat.

    Well, it didn’t work that year because Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen, somehow, managed to get all the other state’s precincts to withhold announcing their totals untill Cook County released theirs. It was hilarious to watch - I can still remember the Democrats squealing like stuck pigs how “outrageous” it was for Dirksen to order such a thing and they threatened legal action, etc.

    In the end Cook County finally released their totals and Illinois went to Nixon instead of Humphrey. A wonderful memory.

  • Order now and receive 50% off all your Jeb Bush campaign merchandise

    03/06/2016 6:43:41 AM PST · 13 of 26
    rusty schucklefurd to kevcol

    I thought this was satire until I checked out the Townhall article. I guess the GOPe is trying to recover some of the 100 million they spent on Jeb.

  • Robert Jeffress: ‘No Christian Has the Right to Impose His Preference as a Litmus Test

    03/04/2016 4:01:47 PM PST · 46 of 54
    rusty schucklefurd to SubMareener

    re: “Thinking one can judge another Christians heart is putting one in an exalted position that even a forgiven sinner doesn’t warrant.”

    You’re right that we cannot know what is in another person’s heart, but, we can judge outward actions as being “wrong” or “right” in comparison to God’s Word.

    On the other hand, I agree with you that people claiming that Trump is not a Christian based solely on certain things he has said or done is questionable at best. No one knows Trump’s heart toward God (nor anyone else’s heart for that matter).

    We can judge outward actions as being “unchristian” or “un-Christlike”, but we cannot judge what is in a person’s heart and mind in regard to their relationship with God.

  • Robert Jeffress: ‘No Christian Has the Right to Impose His Preference as a Litmus Test

    03/04/2016 1:23:15 PM PST · 29 of 54
    rusty schucklefurd to SubMareener

    re: “James 4:11-12 - Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
    There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?”

    Be careful of quoting a Bible text our of context. The whole letter of James deals with issues within the church - such as infighting, divisions, favoritism toward the wealthy, etc. James is not claiming that we never “judge” others actions in regard to right and wrong, obviously the church and, we ourselves, must “discriminate” or “judge” with our choices everyday.

    Paul the Apostle said in 1 Corinthians 5:12-13, when dealing with a person who claimed to be a Christian but was sleeping with his step-mother. Paul told them to remove such a person from their fellowship. He says:

    “What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”

    In the James passage and others, sometimes to “judge” means that someone is attempting to “decide who is righteous and who is not, who is saved and who is not” - that is something we, as human beings, cannot really do - only God knows the heart and motives.

    But, we are instructed to judge certain actions of others: murder, lying, stealing, rape, etc. God Himself established government to confront and punish evil.

    In the church, we are not to be arrogant or full of self-righteous pride when we judge others actions. We must be mindful that we all sin and not be hypocritical.

  • Trump says Planned Parenthood does “good work.” Sex predators agree.

    03/03/2016 3:57:15 PM PST · 34 of 36
    rusty schucklefurd to nikos1121

    re: “They’re trying trap the man into saying something he’s not.”

    I’m sure you are correct on that regard. I will support Trump if he gets the nomination. I’m just trying to understand exactly what he is saying on various issues. I also realize I’m not going to get 100% of what I want in any one candidate. I’m not against Trump, rather I’m just wanting to know where everyone is on these issues.

  • Trump says Planned Parenthood does “good work.” Sex predators agree.

    03/03/2016 1:23:43 PM PST · 26 of 36
    rusty schucklefurd to nikos1121

    re: “Trump, generally speaking, has said social issues, marijuana etc are local issues, not SCOTUS or federal ones.”

    In general I could agree, but this is not a social issue - abortion is a right to life issue. Unborn children are is not a plant or an alcoholic beverage - the overwhelming scientific evidence is that unborn children are living, human beings. This is not on the same plain as pot or drugs.

  • Trump says Planned Parenthood does “good work.” Sex predators agree.

    03/03/2016 1:04:19 PM PST · 17 of 36
    rusty schucklefurd to nikos1121

    re: “He said he would defund them if they’re doing abortions. Next question.”

    Not exactly. He said any money given to Planned Parenthood by his administration could not be used for abortions.

    That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t do abortions, only that the funding given to them by the government wouldn’t be used directly for that.

    The problem is, giving government money to PP frees up other money they receive from other sources to use directly for abortions. It indirectly helps PP fund abortions.

  • Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for President

    02/27/2016 8:29:57 AM PST · 92 of 92
    rusty schucklefurd to gleeaikin

    Re: “With so many of the Super Delegates on the RINO side of the aisle, any prospective winner has to do some reaching out.”

    Point taken.

  • Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for President

    02/26/2016 4:59:54 PM PST · 79 of 92
    rusty schucklefurd to TexasCajun

    re: “What upsets me is free-loading election-year trolls who are sore winners. If you’ve seen my posts, I am Cruz/Trump.”

    I get what you are saying and agree with you. Cruz is also my first choice. The only way I see a Christy endorsement as helpful is that Trump seems to be reaching out to the Rino side of the aisle. That troubles me.

  • Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for President

    02/26/2016 4:37:06 PM PST · 68 of 92
    rusty schucklefurd to patq; TexasCajun

    Re: “No need for name calling. I understand that you are upset that the person you backed is losing, but that is no reason to be rude.”

    What you are not getting, it seems, is that an endorsement by Christy is pretty much like an endorsement by Jeb Bush to Tea Party Conservatives. Both are major RINOs. I thought Christy was part of the problem, part of the GOPe - right?

  • Trump's Orgy of Irresponsibility

    02/25/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · 63 of 72
    rusty schucklefurd to Pravious

    re: “I was listening to a bit of Rush going on today about the anti-Trump media. I honestly don’t think he even RECOGNIZES that he’s been one of them!”

    He’s not.

  • Polygamous church leaders indicted, arrested for fraud

    02/23/2016 12:56:44 PM PST · 21 of 44
    rusty schucklefurd to proxy_user

    re: With wives like that, I would think 1/2 a wife would be sufficient.

    I would think that being in an authoritarian polygamist marriage yields few joys in life. Food has got to be one of those few joys. They are self medicating.

  • (ABC) ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Takes Ownership of Republican Party

    02/20/2016 7:46:47 PM PST · 36 of 120
    rusty schucklefurd to TexasCajun

    Actually just 3. Nevada’s Republican primary is on Tuesday.

  • Morality vs Spirituality: Which do you follow?

    02/20/2016 4:03:51 PM PST · 13 of 21
    rusty schucklefurd to Talisker

    Re: “Everybody is into what they personally perceive as spirituality, including orthodox Christians.”

    Sort of. For Christians it is what God defines as “moral” and “spiritual” in the Bible that identifies true morality and spirituality. Therefore, in the Judeo-Christian view, the Biblical God, not man, decides what is real morality and spirituality. Of course, if one does not accept that the Bible is God’s uniquely given Word, then they won’t accept that.

    It is true that many people and cultures throughout history create their own religions, and continue to do so. It is also true that everyone thinks their view is correct “morality and spirituality” so I agree with you to that extent, but I must respectfully disagree, if I’m understanding your meaning, that everyone decides what morality or spirituality is. The Bible teaches that only God can do that. But, that is a whole other subject.

  • Morality vs Spirituality: Which do you follow?

    02/20/2016 3:30:31 PM PST · 5 of 21
    rusty schucklefurd to Armen Hareyan

    In Judeo-Christianilty, God defines morality and spirituality, not man. When someone says they are “moral” or “spiritual” - I always wonder, “What do they mean by that?” It could mean anything unless it is tied to the Biblical view of what those terms mean. New Agers are big into being “spiritual” which means they are into what THEY perceive as spirituality, and that never means orthodox Christianity.

  • Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus

    02/20/2016 3:11:42 PM PST · 94 of 141
    rusty schucklefurd to hsmomx3

    LOL That reminds me of the “vagina pillow” sketch on Portlandia. I’m sure Hillary could personalize them for her campaign. The YouTube link is below.

    https://youtu.be/oCHAcplVurQ

  • The Glorious, Quixotic Mess That Is the Beatles' 'White Album'

    02/19/2016 8:31:14 PM PST · 30 of 48
    rusty schucklefurd to Mariner

    One of my all time favorite songs on the White Album is “Dear Prudence”. I love the layering of vocals and instruments - I especially love the drum work on the last minute or so of the piece - I read somewhere that Paul played the drums on this song - don’t know if that’s true or not.

  • [ from February 17, 2011 ] Defector Admits Lying Extensively About Iraq's Alleged WMD

    02/15/2016 7:15:12 PM PST · 42 of 65
    rusty schucklefurd to MarvinStinson

    Thank you for your post. I cannot believe the leftwing lunacy I’m seeing on FR nowadays. Everyone’s intelligence services, EVERYONE’s, even those nations that did not support the war, all believed that Saddam had WMDs.

    As much as I dislike Jeb and some of the things W did politically, I’ve never faulted him for acting on the Intel we had at the time. We DO know that Saddam was finacially supporting terrorism in the Middle East. We could not allow Saddam’s regime to continue after 12 years of consistent violations of the UN peace treaty and obfuscating weapons inspectors - then when it was imminent that we were really going to invade him, all of a sudden Saddam wanted to let the inspectors see some stuff?

    Again, thank you for posting actual history and what everyone believed at the time.

  • More Trump: I'll sue Cruz over his eligibility if he doesn't take down

    02/15/2016 6:51:18 PM PST · 20 of 173
    rusty schucklefurd to vmivol00

    Re: “I liked Trump, but this crap is getting old.”

    I completely agree with you. All this lowbrow bickering is tearing conservative unity apart, which is always precarious at best. I cannot imagine Reagan campaigning in such a manner - and threatening lawsuits? Good grief!

    I’m not excusing the other candidates for their behavior either, but this is ridiculous.

  • Rush Limbaugh: Let’s face it, Trump sounded like a liberal Dem in some things he said at debate

    02/15/2016 6:38:36 PM PST · 194 of 383
    rusty schucklefurd to heights

    Re: “What kind of man pays a singer $1,000,000 to sing One song to his bride?”

    I believe Rush did spend his own money. It was his wedding - what do you care? Because he rightfully points out that Trump’s ridiculous accusation against W Bush’s decision to remove Saddam’s regime is the same meme as the leftwing loonies?

  • Why Donald Trump's vicious attack on George W. Bush was so brutally effective — and brilliant

    02/15/2016 10:30:58 AM PST · 64 of 172
    rusty schucklefurd to entropy12

    I am very disappointed with what Trump said. He didn’t just say history has shown that the Iraq war was a mistake, no, he said that Bush knowly and deliberately lied that there were WMDs in Iraq, all to start a war. This is a leftwing talking point and the real lie as well.

    Everyone’s intelligence services, everyone’s (even those countries who didn’t support the war) said Saddam had WMDs and was continuing to develop them. We had just been recently attacked on 9/11. We saw firsthand that we were vulnerable. We COULD NOT afford to ignore Saddam’s regime - which was openly supporting terrorism in the Middle East. Whether or not he had anything to do with 9/11 was beside the fact. He also had repeatedly violated the Gulf War UN peace agreement and was not allowing weapons inspectors free access. Saddam brought the war on himself.

    I do fault W’s handling of the post-war period and the ROE our troops had to deal with, but I do not fault W from taking out Saddam. I blame Obama for allowing Iraq and Afghanistan to determinate and allow ISIS to take root, not W.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 15,2016

    02/15/2016 10:10:53 AM PST · 56 of 156
    rusty schucklefurd to heights

    Re: “Let me guess, he will be defend Georgie (Jobs Americans won’t do) “Saddam tried to kill my daddy” Bush, and attack Trump.

    Any candidate who thinks that W Bush lied and knowingly misled about WMD’s in Iraq also makes liars out of every other nation’s intelligence services as well. Everyone, and I mean everyone, believed Saddam had WMDs. Saddam had violated the UN peace treaty several times over even before the ink on it was dry.

    Any candidate who believes or says such a thing about the Iraq War doesn’t really understand what was going on and demonstrates a dangerous lack of knowledge. All the candidates have said and done some disappointing things in the last few months, but this is difficult for me to let go on Trump’s part. I do not like Jeb nor do I think everything W did was right - I believe that his biggest failures in regard to the Iraq War was in the post-war period, but not in his decision to take out Saddam. For Trump to repeat such a ludicrous lie from the loony left is very disappointing to me.

    Re: “Fatso is a GOPe, Rino Apologist.”

    What an ignorant thing to say. None of that is true.

  • Code Pink praises Donald Trump after debate

    02/15/2016 9:13:34 AM PST · 81 of 223
    rusty schucklefurd to elhombrelibre

    I’ve been disappointed by some things all the candidates have done or said these past few months, but any candidate, especially a Republican one, who doesn’t know why we went into Iraq, and to accuse the Bush administration of lying about WMD’s just to start a war, that candidate, at least to me, has demonstrated a great lack of understanding, fortitude, and knowledge.

    That candidate not only accuses W of lying about WMD’s, but also everyone else’s intelligence services.

  • Code Pink praises Donald Trump after debate

    02/15/2016 8:55:38 AM PST · 42 of 223
    rusty schucklefurd to elhombrelibre

    Re: “. . . called the Iraq War a mistake and accused the George W. Bush administration of lying before the invasion.”

    This WAS the Republican debate, right? Not the Democrat debate?

    As much as I dislike Jeb, I still do not fault W Bush for removing Saddam. We all know that everyone’s ineliigence services, and I mean everyone’s, said that Saddam had WMD’s. We also all know that Saddam had violated the UN peace treaty several times over, and we all know that In the aftermath of 9/11, we simply could not risk letting him continue to fund terrorism and whatever else he was doing. The failure of the W’s administration came in the post-war strategy.

    But, of course, after the fact is always 20/20 vision.

  • Notes After New Hampshire ... Mark Steyn

    02/11/2016 7:07:29 AM PST · 14 of 94
    rusty schucklefurd to Mr. K

    re: Reading Mark Steyn increases your IQ

    I agree.

  • Notes After New Hampshire ... Mark Steyn

    02/11/2016 7:06:31 AM PST · 11 of 94
    rusty schucklefurd to Rummyfan
    Great lines:
    Afterwards, she joined her husband in massively enriching herself by giving six- and seven-figure speeches to those who understand that, while you can never really own a Clinton, you can put down a deposit for services to be rendered.

    She became a senator, a presidential candidate, a secretary of state because she was Mrs William Jefferson Clinton - and her sense of entitlement was such that she never felt obligated to make anything of the job other than using it as a springboard for personal enrichment.

  • “Sexism has nothing to do with it”: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem

    02/11/2016 6:47:36 AM PST · 16 of 24
    rusty schucklefurd to Fhios

    Had to look up a term Paglia used: lipstick lesbian. It means: a lesbian who favors a glamorous, traditionally feminine style.

    I don’t think there is as many of these as the other kind.

  • “Sexism has nothing to do with it”: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem

    02/11/2016 6:41:39 AM PST · 12 of 24
    rusty schucklefurd to Fhios

    Excellent commentary

  • Limbaugh Theorem on Display in Bernie and Hillary Speeches

    02/10/2016 1:27:11 PM PST · 11 of 18
    rusty schucklefurd to GeronL

    re: “I gave up on Limbaugh when he gave up conservatism.”

    Yeah, conservatism would be so much further along if Rush had never been. Talk radio would be so much more conservative if not for him. We’d never have had Obama, or Hillary, or Sanders, or the GOPe. (sarc.)

    Rush needs no defending - he speaks for himself. It just makes me sad that conservatives are so quick to disown anyone who doesn’t totally measure up to their views 100% of the time.

    I have little hope for our nation ever turning around.

  • Peyton Manning Was Born With a Cleft Lip, Tragically Some Babies With Cleft Lips are Aborted

    02/08/2016 7:18:45 PM PST · 12 of 36
    rusty schucklefurd to kathsua

    Smile Train, which repairs cleft palates free of charge in over 85 developing countries, is one of our favorite charities.