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Posts by slowhandluke

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  • Toll roads in Austin, Texas are discriminatory

    08/17/2016 8:57:30 AM PDT · 92 of 110
    slowhandluke to freeandfreezing
    as long as it is a private endeavor

    I assume you are implying private endeavor with competition.

    There was a big stink back when this tool road started about the state granting the Spanish company a monopoly on the route. No new free roads were allowed to be built that might compete, and existing roads were restricted in what maintenance could be done (no widening, e.g.).

    The price would not be that high if competition were allowed.

  • Never underestimate the stupidity of the average Democrat voter

    08/13/2016 2:56:36 PM PDT · 63 of 77
    slowhandluke to Jim Robinson
    Stupid party? The choice has been that they were stupid or treasonous. It is now clear that they are treasonous, they always wanted Hillary to win, or somebody who would follow the same open borders, free spending policies.

    I held my nose and voted for McCain and Romney, it is their turn to hold their nose and vote for Trump. That they won't is proof of treachery.

    They are holding out for either open borders (as with McCain) or freer spending (as with Romney/ObamaCare). Trump promises neither and so they are gone, hoping for Hillary where they get both.

  • Two Cheers For the State Legislators Article V Caucus

    08/13/2016 6:50:43 AM PDT · 8 of 17
    slowhandluke to wastoute
    Bingo. Failing to follow the current rules won't be fixed by changing the rules - only by changing the people in charge.

    And trying to get changes in while the current folks are in charge, will result in getting their changes in, not ours. It doesn't matter what rules you create for this convention, they will be ignored. Some establishment figure will come in with a complete new document and have that forced through - like the Patriot act was ready and waiting for 9/11.

    So work to get people in who follow the rules as the first priority.

  • In Texas, a man who didn’t kill anybody is about to be executed for murder

    08/12/2016 12:09:38 PM PDT · 73 of 122
    slowhandluke to gunsequalfreedom
    There should be no death penalty. Conservatives on principal should not support it.

    On what principal do you take your stand? Where is this principle to be found and explained as part of Conservative doctrine?

    My guess is that you meant Christian principle, not Conservative principle. And even on that, it is often debated as to what the Bible says about the death penalty.

  • Mr. Khan, I’ll Gladly Lend You My Copy of the Koran!

    08/04/2016 9:00:24 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    slowhandluke to Sean_Anthony
    There is no disagreement, discussion, or debate over the fact that Captain Khan was a competent, courageous, and committed hero of whom his parents and all Americans should be immensely proud.

    Yes there is disagreement. Captain Khan did something stupid by lining his men up next to the perimeter fence in a war zone, and getting them (and himself) killed when the car bomb on the other side of the fence blew up. IEDs were a known problem in that area.

    Considering the father's viewpoint on muslims fighting muslims on behalf of the USA, this could have been a planned act to get the son on the right side of his father and the right side of Islam.

    It also could have been extremely poor situational awareness. It was not competence.

  • Undercover video exposes eye-popping ease of voter fraud

    08/03/2016 10:13:26 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    slowhandluke to Lower Deck
    Voter fraud is useful in swing districts, when 10s of thousands of votes aren't needed, just a few 100. It also works where the local election officials aren't totally corrupt, where you can't get backroom votes.

    There's lots of this going on. Per Alinksy, it's one of those fun things your leftist worker bee likes to do and it keeps the official hands clean. It's rampant in places like southern Wisconsin, where Chicago folks are bussed in to vote in several precints.

    Voter ID laws are meant to suppress INVALID votes.

  • Donald Trump Heckles Democrat's "Total Meltdown" "Neurotic" Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    07/25/2016 9:17:34 AM PDT · 42 of 47
    slowhandluke to InABunkerUnderSF; unixfox
    "Let them hang themselves."

    Too many times the Republicans tried this, only to give the Clintons time to run out the clock, dribble out the bad news and 'move on'. The media supported them. In this case, Donald is trumping both the Dems & the media with his ridicule.

    If you are a master at heckling, as Donald is, then you add more things for the Dems to respond to and divide their attention. There is no defense to ridicule, according to Alinsky. I think that this needs to be updated - there is no defense to ridicule done right. Donald is doing it right.

    The idea that time is on our side is unrealistically optimistic, when the media can go into full defense & distract mode to fix any trouble. Either we fight, or we lose.

    When your enemy is stumbling, PUSH!

  • Newt Gingrich: We Should 'Test' All Muslims In US, And If They 'Believe In Shariah,' Deport Them

    07/15/2016 10:39:58 AM PDT · 69 of 80
    slowhandluke to conejo99
    Think the right things? We have no way to test that, unfortunately.

    Say the right things? We have no way to prove honesty, unfortunately. And for muslims, lying to defend or spread Islam is approved.

    Attend a mosque - that is provable and sufficient, IMHO.

  • Here’s Why Clinton Will Lose the Election to Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 9:37:22 AM PDT · 39 of 43
    slowhandluke to vannrox
    The response is to show Hillary as the proven warmonger: Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, Syria. And to nail her as the cause of the flood of immigrants into Europe and the USA - as Gaddafi promised would happen if he was removed.

    And further nail her as incompetent to avoid trouble, as in her failed RESET with Russia.

  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/30/2016 8:26:22 AM PDT · 19 of 36
    slowhandluke to panhandle67
    If Christie can get the state constitution changed to limit gax tax money to road maintenance, it will sweeten the sting a bit. I wish that he hadn't included mass transit in the things paid for by the gas tax, that's just robbing Peter to pay Paul again.

    Every governor in the last 30 years has used the gas tax money as a slush fund, so this is some improvement. Unfortunately, you can't know if this is just the initial bid and something worse is expected.

    It's Jersey, I expect worse to come.

  • Brother and sister 'drug dealers' are arrested after police find $24MILLION cash (Miami)

    06/30/2016 7:50:22 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    slowhandluke to dennisw
    divided the cash into $100 bills

    Anybody got a clue what this means? The best guess I have is that they exchanged smaller bills for $100 bills.

  • Forgotten History: How American Presidents From Washington To Lincoln Agree (Shortened)

    06/27/2016 10:10:09 AM PDT · 19 of 19
    slowhandluke to LS
    The price of tomatoes goes up, until somebody figures out how to add more automation. Carrots, for example, are now pulled up by machine, see Dewulf P3K carrot harvester

    Slave labor always limits innovation. Pay slave wages, and you get a slave economy that needs only slaves or owners. And you and I won't be owners.

  • Here's How the IRS Treated Me Because I'm a Conservative

    06/25/2016 4:38:06 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    slowhandluke to RayChuang88
    If it were setup as a gross receipts tax, it'd be pretty easy.

    Having it tallied up on each and every sale is a nuisance, but it is required by most of the states having a sales tax, so that you can tax some items different than others. That's the problem, the desk jockeys in gov't always want to confuse things, to reward some voters over others, to reward their friends before all others.

    The problem with the formal Fair Tax proposal is the idea of a prebate. Once again some form of internal revenue service would need to peak into everybody's personal life to make sure where they are, are they a citizen, etc.

    A simple, single tax on everything is needed. Let folks who need or want help ask for it as the charity it would be. Everybody else is off the hook.

    No exceptions. If you decide that doctor care is tax free, you will shortly find doctor's offices selling tissue paper, cough drops and health foods as necessary medical expense.

  • Here's How the IRS Treated Me Because I'm a Conservative

    06/20/2016 12:45:35 PM PDT · 20 of 24
    slowhandluke to RayChuang88
    As long as there is a tax of any sort, there will be a revenue service to collect the tax, to audit the taxpayer.

    The flat tax is still an income tax. As long as you have only wage income, it is easy to calculate. But, sell a used car, or boat, or gun, or have a garage sale or lemonade stand, and it is no longer so simple and you are no longer free from audit.

    A business is never free from audit for income tax, as they always have expense deductions that can be questioned. Sales tax receipts can also be audited.

    All the IRS has to do to get to a simple wage earner is to hint to their boss that the boss's IRS trouble will go away if the boss fires the wage earner.

    Without a total change over in government personnel, there won't be a change in the harassment policy. Trump is the only one who might consider the necessary firings and jailings, but I doubt even he will do what is needed. As long as the IRS keeps hiring sociopaths and psychopaths, we are screwed.

  • Trump Revokes Press Credentials from Washington Post after Latest Dishonest Hit Pieace

    06/14/2016 9:51:59 AM PDT · 36 of 36
    slowhandluke to Cyberman
    The skin is thin with this one....

    The way to stop bullies is to push back. The way to maintain your reputation is to push back on lies.

    Bush used a 'thick skin' response, and allowed himself to become a caricature of Hitler in the press.

  • Trump on Jeb endorsement: 'Who the hell cares?'

    06/11/2016 3:53:12 PM PDT · 31 of 36
    slowhandluke to RitaOK
    The democratic vote is foundational for electing representatives to serve this Republic.

    Eh, depends on who votes. I think the Founders had it right to limit the vote to property owners. Property owners have 'skin in the game', and that does affect the vote.

    Letting everybody vote kills democracy when the lazy learn they can vote to get other people's money.

    Freedom was the goal, limited democracy was hoped to stay far enough away from mob rule to support freedom. We've lost sight of freedom as a goal.

    Since GWB, the USA is on a crusade to install one-person-one-vote mob rule everywhere. Except in the Ukraine where Nuland and Soros didn't like the results of one-person-one-vote elections.

  • Will Trump's Signal-to-Noise Problem Sink Him and Us?

    06/09/2016 6:08:31 AM PDT · 7 of 36
    slowhandluke to Sir Napsalot
    Signal to noise ratio? For R Simon and the rest of the conservative intellectuals, what is your signal to win ratio? It's winning that counts.

    In case Roger hasn't noticed, Trump isn't talking to him, the rest of us understand Trump just fine.

  • Civilizational Death Dance

    06/04/2016 11:06:39 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    slowhandluke to arthurus
    The public schools are a menace ...

    I was reading the book "Tipping Point" this morning. It mentions a Colorado study comparing adopted kids with natural kids. This was to study the nature/nurture question. The result they got was 50/50, but the 50% environment influence wasn't from the parents, they figured it was from peers.

    I figure the study authors got the data right, but the interpretation wrong. It is from whoever the kids spent time with, and that is mostly peers and teachers.

    Your kid spends more 'quality' time with the teacher the he or she does with you. Teachers become the authority figure the kids learn from, and teachers & the education establishment are to blame here.

    No child/peer ever invented the idea the boys==girls==ponies. No child ever invented the idea that everybody deserves a trophy. This was fed to them.

  • Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

    05/28/2016 5:37:52 PM PDT · 37 of 38
    slowhandluke to Nifster
    Middle East? You mean in the Black Sea, near the Russian port in the Crimea?

    We are talking about different incidents of the same type. Russian jets near Russian bases warning off US military.

    U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-pLgvJULOM

    The only thing I found about Russian planes and the British were in reference to Russian long range bombers flying near the English Channel. Not the same thing as buzzing. I didn't find any analysis on whether that was considered open sky, or was in controlled commercial flying space. I do wonder if the Russian media portrayed the British as 'buzzing Russian bombers in their legitimate travel.

    But, even if the buzzing events were in the middle east, rather than the Baltic, the logic still holds.

    Russia has ports on the Baltic Sea, we do not.

    Russia has a border touching the Middle East, we do not.

    We might have interests there, but Russia would be right to inform us that we are not the only ones who have interests there. The troubles there are a lot closer to home for the Russians than for the USA.

    Considering how dense our current Sec-of-State is, buzzing might have been considered an appropriate wake up call.

    What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. The Brits warn Russians away from the British coast. The Russians warn the USA away from the Russian coast. Normal protective behavior.

    Also note that the Russian plane in the Baltic flew by in a manner that made it clear he was 'wings clear', i.e. unarmed.

  • Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

    05/23/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · 30 of 38
    slowhandluke to Nifster
    Russian planes buzzing ships and planes of the US and the U.K. is an existential threat.

    This buzzing took place just miles from the Russian shore. How is that existential to the USA?

    And why shouldn't Russia see a US fleet just miles off the Russian shore as an existential threat.

    No fleet off Russia == no buzzing == no threat.

    We'd do the same bit of buzzing if their fleet was doing exercises off the shore of New York.

    We started this particular game of chicken.

    This isn't to say Russia isn't bent on world domination, but all the evidence in this case points to the US.

  • Top 10 Reasons Trump Should Not Release His Tax Returns

    05/13/2016 9:04:42 AM PDT · 32 of 35
    slowhandluke to Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

    Because being willing to ‘stick to his guns’ is exactly what makes him different from all the other Republicans.

  • Trump: Jeb Bush 'not a man of honor' for refusing to back me

    05/12/2016 1:12:45 PM PDT · 58 of 95
    slowhandluke to Tax-chick
    Question - Is the term 'low energy' used in relation to Jeb Bush, an insult or simply the truth as Trump saw it (and as did the primary electorate)?

    Jeb can take offense at this term, but that doesn't mean it wasn't true. And the truth is an affirmative defense to slander/libel accusations.

  • Trump just exposed America's dirty little secret: Schiff

    05/08/2016 9:24:02 PM PDT · 89 of 126
    slowhandluke to RayofHope; Disestablishmentarian
    One of those debts is Social Security. This is a screw the old folks move. It hurts anybody who saved, whether in cash or via pension.

    Wages didn't match inflation in the 70s, they won't now either. Devaluation will all but the 1%, who will be warned and are capable of shifting out of dollars easily. Folks on fixed incomes can't shift at all.

  • Judges Call For Law Banning ‘Fattism’ Alongside Racism And Homophobia

    04/26/2016 11:20:23 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    slowhandluke to Cementjungle
    Employer told they can't advertise for 'reliable' workers ...

    I think this covers equal opportunity for the stupid and lazy, as they tend to be unreliable.

  • Trump Hires Fixer with Soviet Connections

    04/21/2016 12:23:33 PM PDT · 41 of 79
    slowhandluke to SubMareener
    Yes Donald J. Trump will make the Stalin Purges look like a picnic!

    I do hope that Trump will at least make the Clinton purges look like a picnic. Clinton purged the DOJ, Trump needs to purge DOJ, DOD, DHS, VA, DOE, BLM, SEC, IRS, etc.

  • Pat Buchanan Points Out The Absurdity of Continued GOPe Attempts To Deny The Voter…

    04/21/2016 9:31:48 AM PDT · 44 of 45
    slowhandluke to TexasGator
    RIGGED! : Idiotic Cruz taking point.

    Trump won 26 of 27 districts, getting all the delegates from each district he won. And since he got more than 50% of the votes statewide, he won the 14 at-large delegates.

    Some states do winner-takes-all, would you call that rigged too?

    When it comes to the fall election, are you going to call the Electoral College a rigging scheme to, as each state is winner-takes-all?

    Or did I miss an implied sarcasm tag?

  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 12:00:01 PM PDT · 23 of 26
    slowhandluke to The Great RJ
    Maybe Hirsi Ali will become Islam’s Martin Luther. It’s about time some brave Muslim nails 95 theses to the mosque door.

    Martin Luther's movement was a back to the basics, back to the original text movement. ISIS is the equivalent back to the basics, back to the text movement.

  • February data now in: Crime continues to explode in the legal pot metropolis of Denver

    03/19/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · 44 of 141
    slowhandluke to rktman

    This may be a correlation/causation error. Denver, and the other pot liberation cities, are also sanctuary cities. Pot use probably wouldn’t be a problem if it had been limited to the previous peaceful population, but they’ve imported a set of folks who don’t follow the rules.

  • Trump’s bad logic on 'bad trade deals'

    03/07/2016 9:53:16 AM PST · 59 of 128
    slowhandluke to mlo
    Getting more for your money is great, but sometimes only in the short run. If China ends up making everything, and we make nothing, what money are you going to have?

    The process has been for them to take those pieces of green paper and buy US companies, US technology (when they don't just steal it), and then undercut and kill the rest of the US competitors.

    The economists think price wars are great, mostly. But the US gov't and laws do note that international price wars can be predatory, when the foreign government subsidizes some product in order to undercut and destroy their US competitors.

    A trade deficit is a loss, eventually. On a gold standard, it means you run out of gold. On a paper standard, it means the value of the paper gets driven to zero.

  • Answering Mexican Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray & former President Vicente Fox

    03/07/2016 9:42:43 AM PST · 5 of 12
    slowhandluke to Gaffer
    We should invade that country

    Under the "you break it, you bought it" rule, Mexico would then be our responsibility.

    The current trouble with Mexico is that they are exporting some of their troubles to us. And you want to get involved in all of their troubles?

  • Dr. Ben Carson: After I Spoke Out Against Obamacare – I Was Audited by Obama IRS

    02/26/2016 9:51:09 AM PST · 26 of 31
    slowhandluke to Mr. K
    One page form is all it takes to calculate the current graduated income tax once you know what you have made. The other 10-1000 pages are in calculating what you made after expenses, if you have any income outside of W-2 wages.

    On the final point, no government debt, you are absolutely right.

    However, it is 100 to 1 odds that the text of such a rule would include exemptions for war, and anything Congress deems to be similar-enough-to-war.

    So, the law or constitutional amendment creating this rule needs to include a clause that anybody who votes for invoking the exemption is hung, drawn and quartered, along with their major political donors. If they want to sacrifice the grandkids on the gallows of debt, they should step up first.

  • Apple to court: Government can't force us to write code

    02/25/2016 9:49:29 PM PST · 81 of 92
    slowhandluke to Perchant
    If you want to back Apple, then I think you have to support the policy of not looking at that 9/11 guy's laptop that I think had information that would have prevented 9/11? Massoui or something. I don't remember any conservatives supporting that policy at the time.

    What? Who was forcing apple to do anything with that guy's laptop?

    Nobody is arguing that the FBI can't checkout the phone. The question is whether Apple can be required to crack the phone. If they are successful at this, they will then argue that no firm encryption should be allowed on cellphones. This has been a wish of the FBI/NSA since the Clipper chip was killed.

    The truth is that the FBI was busy looking the other way, ignoring Facebook posts, not watching who was calling whom or any of the normal things one would expect of a service intending to prevent terrorism. And now they want to use the incident to increase tyranny, not increase security.

  • Apple: FBI seeks 'dangerous power' in fight over phone - (files answer to Court Order)

    02/25/2016 7:52:49 PM PST · 48 of 146
    slowhandluke to fella

    A security audit is not the same thing as a back door. A security audit is usually done to prove that there isn’t a back door.

  • SAD TROMBONE. Democrat Shill In Favor Of Big Government Will Not Support Ted Cruz

    02/12/2016 10:21:46 AM PST · 10 of 11
    slowhandluke to apoliticalone
    Removing big money from politics

    And right after that, maybe you can show us your method for eliminating the sale of heroin or marijuana in this country, and after that show us how to square the circle.

    Politics is corruptible, and moving the money to under the table doesn't help. We would just see more of things like the Hillary book and the Billy Clinton speech/money-making episodes. And no, you can't write the bill to eliminate such after-the-fact payouts. Money will find a way to get where it is useful.

  • How religious schools led to the decline of Arabic science

    01/21/2016 8:08:04 AM PST · 32 of 57
    slowhandluke to achilles2000
    the collapse of the Western Empire because of statism of the late Empire.

    'Statism' tends to last centuries. That was true in India, China, Egypt, Persia and the Roman Empire.

    What killed the Roman Empire was Islam. It took over North Africa, which was the granary of the empire. It took over the Mediterranean Sea, which was the lifeblood of commerce for the Romans. All along the northern coast of the Mediterranean, and along the Atlantic coast up to England, folks started building defensively, moving uphill from the water, building more fort-like villas for protection from the Islamic raiders.

    With commerce killed, there wasn't money left for big government.

  • Sen. Markey: 39 Years Voting ‘Present’ (Mark Steyn confronts Markey at climate heraing)

    12/12/2015 9:59:53 AM PST · 19 of 30
    slowhandluke to chopperman
    1.5 inches per decade? Maybe 1 inch per century.

    See this article on a Tasmanian tide marker. http://www.john-daly.com/deadisle/

  • Trump’s Proposed Muslim Immigration Moratorium Is the Wrong Response to Political Correctness

    12/08/2015 11:04:48 AM PST · 128 of 133
    slowhandluke to Cincinatus' Wife
    Kiss Our Intelligence Apparatus Goodnight. We need to work with Muslims both foreign and domestic.

    And how's that working out? We get nada from the inhouse muslim community now, and the muslims in the cia/dod/state are busy making it impossible to even talk about islamic imperalism or islamic terrorism.

  • What an Affordable Health Care System Would Look Like

    12/07/2015 11:38:48 AM PST · 11 of 35
    slowhandluke to Kaslin
    A dozen years ago health reformers promoted Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) coupled with high-deductible plans. A fair criticism of HSAs is that hospitalized patients have long since exceeded their deductibles. Moreover, critically-ill patients are unlikely to forgo a potentially beneficial medical service merely because they bear a portion of the marginal cost. Much more needs to be done.

    What crap. What the author is saying in the bold section is that it is a problem when high deductible plans work as they are designed. Their purpose is to keep you from going broke when the SHTF. But according to this idiot, it's a problem that you can now afford to keep getting health care after you've paid the deductible. He'd prefer that the seriously ill consider not getting so much care.

    And then he talks about policymakers designing the plans. If it was an Aetna policy designer/actuary, then ok. But I'm sure he's talking about a government policymaker, who was the person who got us into this mess in the first place.

  • A Clear Path for Repealing and Replacing Obamacare Is Coming into View

    12/07/2015 11:13:30 AM PST · 27 of 29
    slowhandluke to Ray76
    Yep, repeal is the only good option.

    Replace just means we get to say "Obamacare is dead! Long live the new Obamacare-under-new-name!".

  • Suspects dead, motive sought after 14 killed in California

    12/03/2015 7:52:32 AM PST · 44 of 61
    slowhandluke to camle
    'Mass shooting' might not be a new term, but it has been given a new definition - 3 or more dead, including the perp.

    It now includes every lover's triangle double murder + suicide.

  • Algebra Scores Prompt Second Look at Revamped Regents Exams

    11/30/2015 11:08:42 AM PST · 17 of 41
    slowhandluke to alloysteel
    I suppose I'm being pedantic here, but 'critical thinking' as opposed to 'thinking' is a marxist term, from the Franklin School. It means to think critically about everything related to western civ, actually just to criticize everything about western civ. The point is to get everybody into an agitated state of mind, and so more willing to accept the marxist solution to the supposed critical failures of western civ.

    From that point of view, 'critical thinking' usually means regurgitating what your leftist professor said. It's a lot easier than just plain thinking.

    I think everybody should attempt mathematics well beyond what they 'need'. One point is to learn their limits, and that there is more they don't (and maybe never will) know. For those that succeed, even if they never use it, it will help them see folks like Al Gore for the idiots they really are.

  • European 'No-Go' Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating "Occupation Without Tanks Soldiers" [John 5]

    11/17/2015 9:22:11 AM PST · 8 of 10
    slowhandluke to Jan_Sobieski; I-ambush

    Even better, no welfare payments to folks in a no-go area.

  • France,England And The Lost Caliphate...

    11/14/2015 12:19:27 PM PST · 5 of 6
    slowhandluke to pastorbillrandles

    A battalion is 500 to 800 men, this is a full division, or 12 to 20 battalions.

  • Baby boomers are what’s wrong with America’s economy

    11/14/2015 10:27:04 AM PST · 183 of 189
    slowhandluke to biff
    Don't tell me our generation is worthless

    Well, I did not do that, so what are you complaining about?

    What is 'your generation'? And I think you have pegged me with the wrong age group.

    And at 18, I was working in a meat packing plant to get money for college. My degrees are in math and comp sci, and they paid off quite well, thank you very much.

    I said nothing about one generation being better than another, just that it was the leftist ideas that took over in the USA, starting with Teddy Roosevelt's progressive ideas, through Hoover (technocrat) and FDR (wall street fascist) through LBJ to the current abomination.

    Starting an intergenerational fight is just a diversion. It's a "let's you and him fight" diversion from the real source of the troubles.

    Or maybe you were responding to somebody else.

  • Baby boomers are what’s wrong with America’s economy

    11/06/2015 8:16:53 AM PST · 14 of 189
    slowhandluke to MadIsh32

    bs. That was not a generational thing, but a left right thing. The left has been running things most of the time since FDR. Blaming a whole generation is just a technique for shifting the blame, so that today’s leftists aren’t tagged with the blame for yesterday’s leftists.

  • IBD Ted Cruz Tax Reform: Economically, Politically Revolutionary - Intellectually Dominating

    11/05/2015 4:23:58 PM PST · 19 of 23
    slowhandluke to conservativejoy
    It's still flat tax BS. It only works for wage earners. Every AMWAY or Mary Kay or Electrolux sales person still has a long list of business deductions. Every earner with non-wage income still has to do a long form.

    Not bad as a sales pitch for lower taxes, but not the panacea that folks think it is. The IRS will still live.

    The effect will eventually make put the IRS issues on the back burner, and they will put the screws to everybody except wage earners, and there won't be the demographic pressure to change things.

    The only way to change the IRS culture is to kill the income tax AND to fire every current IRS worker with prejudice. They should never work in any government job again.

  • Brit Hume: Claim That Congress Gives Obama Everything He Wants Is "Utter Nonsense"

    10/24/2015 8:04:05 AM PDT · 41 of 52
    slowhandluke to 1010RD
    And that's the playbook, the Left gets 50% of what he demands, the Right gets nothing in return. Hume and Co. get to claim some slight victory, and the Left just adds a bunch to the demand list for the next battle.

    Rinse, repeat. The faux Republicans will claim victory up until their individual heads are on the Leftist chopping block.

  • Considering Home Schooling And Need Help (vanity)

    10/16/2015 8:36:33 AM PDT · 72 of 86
    slowhandluke to Oberon; RushIsMyTeddyBear

    I’ll second the Classical Conversations suggestions, my grandkids are doing great with this.

    Also: http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

  • A longtime American wardrobe staple is in danger of extinction

    10/12/2015 8:00:42 AM PDT · 39 of 181
    slowhandluke to ShadowAce
    It's not low cost, but I've been reduced to mail order from Wrangler, as that is the only place I can get their basic jeans.

    They have about 70 styles, so every store can't have every style, but every store around here does seem to carry the same few styles. And none carry what I want.

  • John Kasich on Social Security cuts: 'Get over it'

    10/10/2015 5:42:09 AM PDT · 32 of 50
    slowhandluke to gusty
    It is the very definition of an entitlement, which means that if you are alive,

    That doesn't seem to include SS, since you need to have worked and paid in for 10 years to get it, and the payout depends on the pay-in.