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  • Judge sides with student punished for criticizing lesbians

    10/22/2014 6:49:30 AM PDT · 14 of 25
    Soul of the South to DownInFlames

    Some thoughts:

    1) How novel. A judge who actually rules on the written law and Constitution. Any chance the prospective GOP Presidential candidates would nominate this judge to a higher court if elected?
    2) A good George W. Bush appointee to the district court (2001). Too bad he didn’t raise her to a higher appeals court before he left office.
    3) Why is a publicly funded state university using taxpayer money to fund courses such as this one and hiring intolerant leftist professors whose only goal is indoctrinating students?
    4) Why are parents who are fully or partially paying for college educations at colleges and universities allowing their students to take garbage classes such as this one which do nothing to prepare their daughters and sons for life beyond the campus? As I told my daughter, “As long as I’m paying for your education I reserve the right to approve your course selection.” Parenting doesn’t end when a child leaves for college.
    5) I hope this case goes to trial and the plaintiff prevails over the university and professor. Unfortunately, Obama has appointed so many leftist judges to the higher federal courts it is likely a ruling in favor of the student will be overturned on appeal no matter what the Constitution or any law passed by Congress says.

  • Dem Senate Candidate in N.C. Skips Debate (Kay Hagan)

    10/21/2014 7:10:48 PM PDT · 30 of 49
    Soul of the South to HanneyBean

    “Yes, it would be. But I’m not uber-optomistic if Tillis wins.”

    If Tillis wins he will almost certainly be a loyal member of the GOPe just like our other NC Senator, Richard Burr. The Chamber of Commerce has devoted a significant amount of money to this race. They will expect a return on their investment.

  • Politico Poll: Seven Percent Believe Obamacare Will Lower Healthcare Costs

    10/21/2014 8:29:44 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    Soul of the South to Oldeconomybuyer

    The GOP serves the multinational global statist corporations and Wall Street investment firms that control the Chamber of Commerce. Those companies and their executives have no loyalty to any nation. Their goal is a single payer government run health care system financed through taxes on individuals, without any employer participation. Removing the cost of employer paid health care is their goal.

    If the Republicans win the House and Senate in 2014, McConnell and Boehner will have a show vote to repeal Obamacare in January. Obama will veto the bill. The GOPe will then tell the base it tried to repeal but Obama prevented the repeal. The pundits will then hit the airwaves telling us it is time to move on and make the best of it. The Republican House and Senate will the move on to the important work of funneling more taxpayer money to the companies that funded their campaigns. It will be business as usual until the dollar crashes,mother Iranians stage an EMP attack, or an Ebola pandemic wipes out civilization.

  • UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor

    10/21/2014 1:22:32 AM PDT · 49 of 70
    Soul of the South to blackdog

    “OK. Cancel your cell phone plan, cable television, . . .”

    Likely the cell phone and cable bills are already covered by a government program.

  • Vegas, Baby! MSNBC's Dorian Warren Bets 'History Will Be Very, Very Good' to Obama

    10/20/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · 18 of 41
    Soul of the South to Graybeard58

    “There is a precedence to what you wrote about Obama and how he will be portrayed by liberal history authors. Consider the late, great, St. John Kennedy.”

    Also consider what our children and grandchildren are today being taught about the founding fathers. Those in control of academia and the education establishment both write and teach the history.

  • Kay Hagan's October Surprise

    10/19/2014 3:17:54 PM PDT · 20 of 37
    Soul of the South to Gritty

    “The hapless Tillis campaign had better get the word out fast.”

    All of the pro Tillis television campaign ads I’ve seen recently have been sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. Given the amount of money being spent by the Chamber it is clear Tillis has committed to being a servant of the GOPe if he is elected.

    While I will cast my vote against Hagan, by marking Tillis on the ballot, I’m under no illusions as to where his loyalties lie. Follow the money.

  • Patrick quietly transfers 500 managers to public employee union

    10/19/2014 10:27:28 AM PDT · 33 of 65
    Soul of the South to cripplecreek

    “I’m guessing that is the real goal. Look at how badly infected our federal agencies are with people who never leave. I think we need term limits on government employees.”

    If the Republicans were serious about addressing government spending, the first thing they should do if they win both the Senate and House is put a budget on Obama’s desk cutting the federal bureaucracy across the board by 20-25%. During my years in the private sector I experienced many waves of downsizings. The organizations emerged leaner and more efficient. With fewer people resources managers were forced to focus and prioritize activities. Less time was wasted and once the initial “grief” period was over the survivors attained higher levels of productivity.

    During the 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s when corporate America went through successive waves of downsizing, the federal bureaucracy added layers and became more meddlesome. Slash the bureaucracy by 20%, and discretionary spending by 20%. The fat buildup is tremendous. The only way to address it is with large across the board cuts. Then force the cabinet officers and senior bureaucrats to prioritize and drive productivity improvement (i.e. be real managers, not administrators).

  • Obama to name longtime political aide as 'Ebola czar,' bypassing senior health official

    10/17/2014 9:57:07 AM PDT · 71 of 81
    Soul of the South to xzins

    “Completely idiotic to turn this over to a politician.”

    Not if you view ebola as a political opportunity instead of a health crisis. Remember Rahm Emmanuel’s credo of never letting a crisis go to waste?

    This guy’s mission will be to develop talking points for the media to spew as well as quietly reminding every member of Congress what is contained in their FBI and NSA files. Within a week the NY Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, and other media outlets will be full of stories about his effective management of the crisis.

  • Romney redux? Democrats focus on GOP candidate’s corporate past in Georgia race.

    10/17/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    Soul of the South to dowcaet

    Michelle Nunn’s father Sam is extremely wealthy and continues to make a fortune off his former government service sitting on corporate boards:

    http://www.forbes.com/profile/samuel-nunn/

    If Perdue can’t overcome this attack, he really doesn’t deserve to be elected to a Senate filled with multimillionaire Democrats.

    The real problem in all of these campaigns is the Republican strategy of not standing for anything compelling in the election. When have no core principles and your entire game plan is to run against Obama, you are vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. If you have a platform of positive ideas that provide a compelling alternative (i.e. the 1994 Contract for America) you won’t be put on the defensive by class warfare propaganda. Republicans, like Perdue, are playing a defensive “run out the clock” game prescribed by Karl Rove and other highly paid consultants who are technicians not passionate advocates. We’ll learn in November how passive defense works against committed ideologues.

  • A Letter to TC Palm, Florida’s Treasure Coast News Paper

    10/17/2014 9:35:25 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    Soul of the South to Oldpuppymax

    Business as usual for Democrat politicians. Always lining their pockets through insider trading and living the life of luxury while claiming to care about the little people and demonizing Republicans for supporting the evil wealthy class.

    Even with Barack and Michelle blatantly socializing with the wealthiest billionaires and celebrities, wearing expensive designer clothing, taking multiple vacations per year in private enclaves of the wealthy, not to mention Barack’s obsession with golfing, the low information voters continue to believe the class war propaganda and vote for the wealthy overseers of the entitlement plantation.

    We should all remember we live in the American Empire, not the American Republic.

  • $39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine

    10/17/2014 5:21:36 AM PDT · 13 of 29
    Soul of the South to LeonardFMason

    “We study why fat girls can’t find dates AND why lesbians are obese.”

    Government grants for academic research. Some leftist likely used the study for a PhD dissertation.

    One way to save billions is to slash staffing at colleges and universities by requiring faculty to spend 80% of their time in the classroom instead of most of their time engaged in worthless federally funded research and writing papers no one will read.

  • What does Obama's punt on Holder replacement mean?

    10/17/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    Soul of the South to Cincinatus' Wife

    In considering the type of nomination he is likely to make there are the following facts:

    1) The day after the election it appears Obama will grant amnesty to illegals through executive action. This will be an unprecedented power grab by the executive branch and will likely result in extensive litigation.
    2) If the Republicans take the Senate, Obama will attempt to rule through executive orders and court decrees obtained from the many leftist judges he has appointed. He will need an AG with like mind to assist him.
    3) Holder has highly politicized the Justice Department and used it to punish the political enemies of the President. No doubt there is incriminating information in the files plus a number of programs currently underway to further Obama’s agenda. A non-political AG with integrity might put an end to the games.
    4) The naming of the nominee is being delayed until after the election. If the new AG were a woman or man of impeccable credentials, and known for non-partisanship, the smart political move would be to announce the nomination now so the press could amplify the praise coming from McCain, Graham, Hatch, Alexander and other “moderate” Republicans.

    Given the above, it is hard to envision anyone but a hard core leftist ideologue getting the job. If the GOP captures the Senate on election day, Reid will jam the nomination through the Senate in the lame duck session. The RINO Senators will bleat a little bit for show and go into closed session to determine how they will rearrange the deck chairs when they take command in January.

  • Ebola, Wall Street stock slide deepen '14 gloom for Dems

    10/17/2014 4:51:48 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Soul of the South to buckalfa

    “The recent news events have handed the Republicans a rare opportunity to crush their opponents in the election. Yet, when you get away from the generic polls and start looking at individual races, things do look different. Obama is not on the ballot.”

    True, Obama is not on the ballot and the opposition party’s strategy is 100% about voting against Obama. The GOP has no core convictions or positive agenda to vote FOR. Plus, unlike the Democrats who did a masterful job of destroying the Bush administration with feigned outrage over Katrina, they seem incapable of conceiving and pressing the same type of attack against any of the many real scandals of the current administration. Face it, when it comes to hardball politics, the Republicans are still playing T-ball at the local elementary school.

  • Democrats outraising Republicans as election nears

    10/16/2014 8:05:24 AM PDT · 7 of 34
    Soul of the South to SeekAndFind

    I suspect many well heeled former GOP contributors have stopped giving due to fear they or their businesses will receive intensive review by the IRS, SEC, and other agencies. If your were a property developer dependent on approvals from any federal agency in order to sell or develop a piece of property would you be making any campaign contribution that might anger this administration?

  • Top US lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban

    10/16/2014 7:56:34 AM PDT · 10 of 19
    Soul of the South to Mrs. P

    “Fedzilla is stuck on stooped.”

    Actually the GOP is stuck on stupid. If we were 3 weeks from an election and a Republican president with the exact same incompetence during a health crisis, Pelosi and Reid would be standing outside the White House screaming for the head of the CDC director and every Dem congressional candidate would be pounding their Republican opponents for the inept handling of the crisis.

    Remember Katrina? The winds had not died down before the Democrats were screaming loudly for the head of FEMA, thereby covering up the failure of Mayor Nagin and the Louisiana Democrat governor to prepare and evacuate the town. Within three days the FEMA director had been forced to resign and Bush looked like a total idiot. The administration never recovered.

    The GOP should be in full attack mode demanding the head of the CDC director and the head of the new Secretary of HHS, his boss. They should be demanding the border be shut down and visa rescinded for people from the affected countries. They should be demanding anyone involved in the care of ebola patients be put in isolation for 21 days. They should be demanding daily updates as to the condition of the family of the dead ebola patient.

    The Democrats pretended outrage at Bush’s handling of Katrina when the failure was their own politicians at the state and local level. Here is a real crisis being totally mismanaged by a Democrat president yet there is no outrage from the opposition party just a few days before the election.

    More evidence the stupid party (GOP) is not an opposition party.

  • Circuit court rules illegal immigrants have a right to bail

    10/15/2014 8:15:10 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    Soul of the South to jazusamo

    “Absolutely, anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this ruling by the 9th circus is an abomination.”

    If true why won’t the House Republicans do their job and vote articles of impeachment on these judges?

  • White House scrambles to ease concerns over Ebola, lawmakers demand changes

    10/15/2014 8:07:57 PM PDT · 3 of 21
    Soul of the South to Kaslin

    If a Republican were in the White House, under the same circumstances, the Democrats would have already secured the resignation of the CDC Director and would be joining the press in speculating about the potential to impeach the president.

  • Pastors to mayor: Don’t mess with Texas pulpits

    10/15/2014 6:44:37 PM PDT · 27 of 30
    Soul of the South to verga

    “How in the H3LL did they elect a lesbo Mayor? Seriously this is TEXAS we are talking about not Minnesota or Californication.”

    Demographics of Houston:
    White, including Hispanic 49%
    Black 25%
    Asian 5%
    “Other” races or mixed race 20%
    Latino or Hispanic 37%

    Consider that about 200,000 New Orleans residents were sent to Houston as refugees after Katrina. How many decided to stay in Houston instead of return to rebuild what Ray Nagin called the “chocolate city”?

    Demographics is destiny.

  • Second Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

    10/15/2014 6:07:21 PM PDT · 6 of 16
    Soul of the South to Red_Devil 232

    “She is black so she gets special treatment?”

    It will be interesting to see what the feds will do if any white passengers on the plane she was on come down with ebola.

  • 2nd nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight several times [CDC allowed her to fly]

    10/15/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT · 35 of 71
    Soul of the South to Carl Vehse

    “Thomas Frieden is the Joe Biden of the Centers for Disease Confusion. “

    This fiasco proves we have no opposition party. Before the winds of Katrina died down the Democrats and the mainstream media were denouncing Michael Brown, head of FEMA. Within three days Brown had resigned, despite Bush praising him profusely for doing a great job the day before the firing. Then the Democrat attacks shifted to Bush who played defense the rest of his administration. The Republicans lost the House in the 2006 midterm election that followed Katrina and then were wiped out in the debacle of 2008.

    If they are afraid to attack Obama directly, Frieden’s incompetence makes him the perfect proxy. Boehner and McConnell should be demanding Frieden’s resignation after today’s news of the second Ebola health care worker being allowed to fly on a commercial airliner by the CDC. Where is the GOP? Silent as usual.

    Ebola is the October surprise. It can be Obama’s Katrina if the Republicans will pick up the ball and run. Instead they are playing to hold tight and let the clock run out while the unions, community organizers, and local corrupt Democrat politicians are working to drag every wino to the polls, help the dementia patients in nursing homes fill out their absentee ballots, not to mention churning out every illegal alien they can drag to the polls for same day, no voter ID registration.

    This should be a wave election. If the Republicans were demanding the firing of Frieden, closing of the border, and mandatory 21 day isolation for everyone exposed the American people would stand up, cheer, and flock to the polls to vote GOP. If a Republican president was in power, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would be walking in front of the White House, with media in tow, demanding the president do his job.

    Rahm Emmanuel spoke of not letting a crisis go to waste. Haven’t any of these Republican leaders or consultants read Alinsky?

    It seems as though Karl Rove and the other “strategists” are doing everything they can to convince me not to hold my nose and vote for the incompetent party.

  • Supreme Court gives go-ahead to same-sex marriages in Idaho

    10/15/2014 4:26:20 AM PDT · 110 of 110
    Soul of the South to VerySadAmerican

    “Or Bush knew exactly what he was getting.”

    Remember Bush’s second pick for the Court was Harriet Myers, not Alito. He had to drop Myers when the base revolted.

    Republican Presidents are responsible for many moderate to liberal justices:

    Earl Warren - Eisehower
    Harry Blackman - Nixon
    Lewis Powell - Nixon
    John Paul Stevens - Ford
    Sandra Day O’Conner - Reagan
    Anthony Kennedy - Reagan
    David Souter- Bush I
    John Roberts - Bush II

    Imagine who Romney or McCain might pick. Their picks would have been more like someone from the list above than Scalia or Alito.

  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 3:56:34 AM PDT · 87 of 402
    Soul of the South to Drago

    “The next 10 days or so are going to be interesting.”

    There is a major election in 20 days. The Ebola crisis wraps up healthcare, national security, and immigration policy in one very tight package. The administration is badly and publicly fumbling its response to the crisis.

    If the Republicans held the White House today the Democrat propaganda machine would be in overdrive attack mode (remember Katrina). The Republicans have an unique opportunity to step up and look like responsible adults, capable of dealing with a very real crisis, while Obama and his team continue to be obsessed with political correctness. The leaders of a real opposition party would be standing in front of cameras today demanding the CDC head be replaced, the borders be locked down, and the President stop fundraising from billionaires long enough to roll up his sleeves in the White House and start really managing the crisis.

    Unfortunately Boehner and McConnell are political hacks, not patriots or leaders.

  • Elementary School Students Join Michelle Obama for Fall Harvest of White House Garden

    10/15/2014 3:36:35 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    Soul of the South to SoFloFreeper

    Children from the exclusive DC private school the Obama children are attending weren’t invited?

  • Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

    10/15/2014 3:31:43 AM PDT · 6 of 20
    Soul of the South to afraidfortherepublic

    But can Tillis and his campaign use this information to his advantage? Somehow highly paid GOP campaign “consultants” never seem to be able to message effectively even when a PR gift is presented on a silver platter. Tillis and his team seem to have a knack for missing the nail when they swing the hammer.

    Hagan is weak and the seat should be an easy GOP win with a halfway decent candidate. To date the Tillis campaign effort has been mediocre at best so Hagan has a good chance of winning.

  • CDC Director: 'Our information is clear and correct'

    10/15/2014 3:21:59 AM PDT · 30 of 39
    Soul of the South to hinckley buzzard

    If a Republican were in the White House the Alinsky tactics would be used in full force by the Democrats by now. Remember the screams for Michael Brown’s head after Katrina? It took only three days of 24/7 pillorying of Brown for Bush to accept his resignation. Bush looked weak defending Brown, and then looked weaker for firing him a day after praising him. Once Brown was gone, the Democrats were relentless in blaming Katrina on a Bush. The Bush presidency went into a tailspin from which it never recovered, setting up the GOP electoral debacles of 2006 and 2008..

    We are in the last weeks of a major election campaign and have the potential for a deadly epidemic to sweep across the country thanks to the incompetent policy decisions of the President and this leftist fool at the CDC. If the Republicans are afraid to attack the President in the same way the Dems attacked Bush after Katrina, this CDC director makes a perfect proxy target now that a second healthcare worker has contracted Ebola.

    Obama has been very slow to fire incompetents in his administration and in many cases doubles down in their defense (Holder and Rice for example). Today Republicans in unison should be demanding the resignation of the CDC head and strict border controls. Obama will likely hang tough and the Ebola news will get worse every day. Dem candidates will either have to support the President or repudiate his handling of the crisis. If they support Obama they look like fools, if they criticize Obama it weakens him.

    Ebola represents failure of the President in three major policy areas which concern any discerning voter and likely some of the low information voters. Ebola represents healthcare, national defense, and border security (I.e. Immigration) wrapped up in one package. The low information voter may still believe Obamacare is good because he hasn’t experienced the cost increases coming from the employer mandate, may believe Tea Party opposition to amnesty is about racism, and may not care about ISIS because no one he knows serves in the military. However, even the most stupid citizens understand Ebola represents almost certain death for those who catch it, know the disease is being brought in from outside the country, and can grasp the concept that if people who have the disease aren’t allowed into the country there is less chance of catching it. They also know Obama is in charge, not Bush, not the Tea Party, not obscure budget cuts two years ago. They will hold him accountable if they fear for their lives.

    Ebola is the October surprise. Today every Republican should be demanding in unison the resignation of the CDC head and the banning of travel from the affected areas. Yes, the same press that gleefully poured out the Democrat propaganda on Katrina will accuse the Republicans of politicizing the issue. However, when people are afraid, their eyes open and their primal instincts take over. Nature has them wired to avoid life threatening danger. Every time the members of this administration say there is no danger in letting potentially diseased people freely cross the border they are telling people to ignore the survival instinct imprinted into every living creature. That instinct tells people if you can’t flee the danger, do something to keep it away.

    Rahman Emmanuel was famous for saying, “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.” Can the GOP use this issue to make 2014 a sea change election, like the Dems did taking the House in 2006? If they do they can make Obama irrelevant for the next 2 years the same way Bush was made impotent from 2006 to the end of his second term. If they do play this on the side of the people, and play it aggressively, all of the tight races will swing their way. Can Rove and the other election consultants advising the candidates seize the issue and the opportunity? Can Boehner and McConnell get in front of the cameras and actually look like strong leaders in a time of crisis when
    Obama is fumbling badly? The next few days will determine if 2014 is a monumental sweep or just another footnote in the history of a dying political party.

  • Flashback: The Hagans' 'Whites Only' Country Club Problem (North Carolina)

    10/14/2014 9:02:17 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    Soul of the South to Tupelo

    Yes, we have a race between two mediocre candidates. The GOP gave us the same in the previous two races with the mediocre establishment carpetbagger Liddy (Mrs. Bob) Dole who served one term before Hagan, an actual resident of the state, defeated her.

    A decent and articulate conservative GOP candidate would be trouncing Hagan. The Dems and their allies in the press have Tillis constantly on the defensive. He can’t seem to articulate his message. Hagan’s attack ads are more sophisticated and polished than his ads which seem crude and harsh. Plus Tillis has zero charisma so the clarity of message and it’s effective communication become critical.

    The Dem voter turnout ground game will likely prove to be the decisive factor.

  • GOP candidate says Obamacare 'here to stay'

    10/14/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT · 49 of 56
    Soul of the South to SoFloFreeper

    “Yes, the lack of a budget is a problem. Very irresponsible of the DEMOCRAT PARTY. IIRC, the House Republicans HAVE PASSED A BUDGET.”

    Yes the House Republicans have faithfully passed a budget. And every time they run into Harry Reid and Obama’s refusal to have a budget, they cave and agree to a continuing resolution that gives Obama everything he wants and more.

    If they were doing their job, they would pass individual appropriations bills for each department and send them to the Senate one at a time, refusing to play the big omnibus budget bill game or the continuing resolution game. If the Senate voted a department appropriation down, or refused to schedule a vote, Boehner and the rest of the Republicans would scream that the Democrats were trying to shut down the affected department.

    Unfortunately Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership team refuse to play hardball. Their behavior suggests they prefer being the punching bag.

  • Gun-Rights Advocates Should Fear History of Second Amendment

    10/12/2014 3:38:07 AM PDT · 52 of 73
    Soul of the South to sauron

    My talking point #4

    The Constitution can be amended. If you feel strongly about eliminating gun ownership, I suggest you work with your legislators to pass a repeal amendment and submit it to the states for ratification.

  • Iowa 2nd District foes go after each other in debate

    10/12/2014 3:24:53 AM PDT · 4 of 4
    Soul of the South to GeronL

    The Republican establishment has no plan or desire to repeal Obamacare. By not answering the question regarding appeal she is confirming she will be a reliable vote for the established order if she is elected.

  • Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night....

    10/11/2014 12:42:04 AM PDT · 58 of 88
    Soul of the South to Pining_4_TX

    “If blacks think whites are so terrible, then let them have their own country.”

    They do have their own cities - Detroit, Baltimore, Newark, Memphis,.

  • The Muslim Plan for Australia and Then the World

    10/10/2014 3:50:15 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    Soul of the South to PGalt

    Interesting the beheading in the US is no longer in the news. It seems Ferguson is in the news everyday.

  • Central Bankers Finally Have a "Duh" Moment

    10/09/2014 5:22:01 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    Soul of the South to RayChuang88

    The founding fathers used tariffs on imports to fund the federal government and protect developing US industry from foreign competition. They would be shocked by today’s US government lowering tariffs giving mercantilist nations free access to the US market. To the founders, “free trade” meant an individual or firm could trade with any nation, not that goods would come into the country duty free.

    We’ve had a 25 year experiment with low/no tariff free trade and it has been a disaster for the US economy. The founders were much wiser than today’s politicians. It is time to once again use tariffs to fund the federal government and protect US manufacturing industry from unfair competition from heavily subsidized foreign factories.

  • MC Hammer blasts America over Ebola aid

    10/09/2014 4:49:47 AM PDT · 35 of 56
    Soul of the South to 2ndDivisionVet

    A few random thoughts:

    1) It was the British who raped Africa. Britain controlled the international slave trade in the 18th century. More slaves were shipped to British colonies in the Caribbean than to what became the independent US in 1783. Importation of slaves into the American colonies ended during the Revolution although South Carolina and Georgia began importing slaves again after the Revolution. All importation of slaves into the United States stopped in 1808.
    2) The United States never colonized Africa. Many European countries did and exploited the natural resources. Today China is aggressively exploiting Africa’s resources. Throughout its history most involvement in African affairs by the United States has been humanitarian aid, foreign aid, and economic development by government and industry.
    3) It never seems to occur to most descendants of slaves in the United States they would not be alive today had slavery not occurred. The forced relocation from Africa to North America resulted in their ancestors meeting and reproducing. Had the African ancestors remained in Africa they would have reproduced with other people. How many of today’s descendants of slaves would, if given a chance, exchange their own lives for the lives of their ancestors?
    4) Much of the humanitarian and economic development aid given by the US to African countries over the past few decades has been stolen and squandered by native African government officials. Most of the human suffering in Africa is directly attributable to the actions of African leaders.
    5) The United States is doing more, and spending more money, to fight Ebola than any other nation on the planet even though it has no obligation to do so.
    6) Many Americans are becoming sick and tired of black leaders, black celebrities, and black politicians continuously insisting today’s American citizens owe Africa, African Americans, or black people in general a debt due to past sins of people long dead and unidentifiable as to their specific actions. The race card is becoming extremely worn and the day is hopefully coming soon when a US president and Congress will simply say “no” when it is presented.

  • It Won't Stop at "Gay Marriage" - This Is What Most People Don't Get

    10/09/2014 4:28:06 AM PDT · 17 of 48
    Soul of the South to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    The left is redefining “freedom” as sexual liberty. All God given rights and constitutionally protected rights are being taken by the state.

    Government gives and government takes away.

  • Judge Wants To Force A Printer To Make Pro-Gay T-Shirts

    10/08/2014 5:17:54 AM PDT · 28 of 42
    Soul of the South to Tennessee Nana

    There was a time in this country when someone’s word was his bond. When I ran a business, if a salesperson made a mistake in accepting an order (price, delivery, specification) my company would attempt to fully honor our commitment, even if we lost money or it hurt other business. From my somewhat “old fashioned” perspective, an agreement is an agreement. In this case I have little sympathy for a salesman accepting a customer order and the owner later rejecting it because of his personal convictions. Contracts are contracts.

    Had I been the judge in this case I would not have addressed the “discrimination” aspect. I’d simply have ruled the vendor entered into a contract with the customer and the vendor should comply. I don’t see the deposit not being paid as a reason to exit the contract, unless the verbal or written contract specified the amount of deposit and the date by which it needed to be paid. Shame on the vendor for not requiring a deposit at the time the order was entered or the vendor’s salesperson for not collecting the deposit when he/she accepted the order.

    With respect to the proposition there was no contract because of the opportunity to pay less for the shirts, I disagree. Even written contracts can be changed after the fact but both parties must agree to the change. A contract is still valid even if one of the parties is attempting to renegotiate the agreement.

    With respect to the future of this business, if the owner has a requirement that he must approve all orders before they are valid, this condition should be specified at the time the customer places the order and the review/response time should be quick, not several days or weeks.

    If I were the owner of a business, and did not want to accept an order, I’d simply tell the customer I didn’t have the capacity to fulfill the order by the requested delivery date. When I managed businesses “limited capacity” was my standard answer for rejecting custom orders I didn’t want to service. The owner or manager of a business determines how to employ the production capacity of the business, including reserving the capacity for orders that may never materialize. As long as the owner don’t state publicly or privately he is really rejecting the order for other reasons, the production capacity explanation is impossible to challenge.

    Government regulates business. Businessmen must follow the law or risk jail and fines for failing to comply. Whether or not the law is just, silly or perceived by the businessman as unconstitutional it doesn’t matter. Rightly or wrongly small business people offended by homosexuality are going to be crushed if they continue to fight the leviathan head on. Better to simply reject the orders that one finds offensive, with what is a justifiable reason, than lose your business fighting a battle the progressive dominated federal and state courts will not allow you to win. If a business chooses to fight the battle by going against the law, the owner must understand the odds of winning are long and the cost of losing can be high.

  • AG Mark Herring giddy about homosexual marriage in VA

    10/06/2014 5:37:57 PM PDT · 14 of 28
    Soul of the South to Gopher Broke

    How long will it be before progressive state AG’s are collaboration with LBGT groups to force priests and ministers to sanctify gay marriages. If courts can fine a bakery for not baking a gay wedding cake, what is to prevent them from forcing churches to conduct gay weddings?

  • WINNING OR WHINING WITH THE TEA PARTY IN 2014? (Rebuttal to Tea Party Hit piece)

    10/06/2014 4:45:25 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    Soul of the South to mazda77

    Snowe allowed Obamacare out of committee.

    Gerald Ford put John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.

    George H.W. Bush put David Souter on the Supreme Court.

    George W. Bush put John Roberts on the Court and tried to put Harriet Myers on the Court. He also appointed Ben Bernanke to the Federal Reserve and the Chairman of Goldman Sachs to Secretary of the Treasury, just in time for them to bail out the banks in 2008 at the expense of the middle class.

    John McCain and Mitch McConnell are already on record stating if the Republicans win the Senate in 2014 they will return to the 60 vote cloture rule, effectively giving Harry Reid control of the Senate.

    John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have given every indication they will collude with Pelosi and Reid to pass amnesty in the lame duck session after the election.

    My Republican representative in the House has outright lied about actions she and the leadership have taken behind the scenes to push forward with the administration a plan to further restrict access to public lands by the people.

    Despite all of the above, and the knowledge the Republicans will do nothing to bring fiscal responsibility to government or end Obamacare, I will once again cast a ballot for the GOP candidate for House and Senate in my district/state. In doing so I will vote against Obama but will be certain those I am voting for will do nothing to oppose him once they are in Washington.

    It will be a sad, sad day.

  • How to solve global warming in 2 easy steps: It starts with a skyscraper full of vegetables

    10/06/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT · 13 of 17
    Soul of the South to <1/1,000,000th%

    “If anyone was really concerned about global warming they could put an additive in jet fuel and cool the planet as much as they wanted.”

    Think of the emissions from the coal electrical plants that provide electricity to Chinese factories as well as the emissions from the freighters carrying the Chinese produced consumer goods to the US. Slap a high tariff on Chinese imports. The following problems solved:

    1) Factories are built in the US employing some of the 90 million unemployed and reigniting the US economy.
    2) The funding for China’s military buildup is ended. As a result we are, and our allies are safer at home.
    3) Many China’s carbon emitting coal fired electric plants are forced to shut down. Carbon emissions and ocean pollution from global shipping is slashed.
    4) US treasury receipts from the tariff revenue, reducing the deficit.

    Why aren’t the climate change progressives all over this?

  • The Krugman Conundrum

    10/04/2014 6:38:24 AM PDT · 4 of 11
    Soul of the South to oh8eleven

    All of this involves future projections of spending, none of it is real. Remember Obama and the Democrats took money out of future Medicare spending and reallocated it to Obamacare in order to make the Obamacare numbers work. This accounting trick doesn’t mean the spending won’t occur, it just means it isn’t built into the projections.

    What the author doesn’t say is Krugman, Obama, and the progressive intellectuals don’t believe these projections because the projections don’t model their real plan. Within five years their plan is for all US healthcare to be on the British and Canadian single payer model. Once the government is completely in contral of the health care system they believe they can control costs by limiting services to selected groups (elderly for example), steering research dollars, reducing compensation for physicians, and closing unnecessary facilities. From a revenue perspective they’ll be able to fund the system through premiums. If there isn’t enough money, they’ll just raise premiums on affluent individuals. The HHS bureaucrats will be able to do this without a vote of Congress.

    If the Republicans win both houses of Congress in 2014, even if they try to accomplish something (doubtful with Boehner and McConnell as leaders), the Democrats and the press will spend the next two years blaming the Republican Congress for every ill in the country. Obama will certainly use his veto to obstruct anything that might restrict him. In 2016, the Republicans will be on the defensive in the election because they’ll have a record of doing nothing. Also, the construct of the Senate races in 2016 mean the GOP will have more vulnerable Senate seats in play than the Dems. If the Republicans run Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, or Chris Christie for President in 2016, with the same weak campaign strategy they’ve employed in 2008, 2012, and 2014, we will have a President Clinton or Warren elected with Democrat majorities in both houses of Congress. Under that scenario, a single payer system will be passed and signed into law to “fix” the healthcare system. Krugman fully understands this is the plan.

  • Arizona man back from Liberia quarantines self, family over Ebola fears

    10/04/2014 6:15:27 AM PDT · 7 of 50
    Soul of the South to Enlightened1

    I’m glad my days of international flying for business are over. I’d hate to be boarding a plane in Europe wonder if someone returning from the Ebola plagued areas was on board and I’d be breathing the same recirculated air or potentially using the same restroom.

    If this missionary flew on a commercial plane after being exposed to the disease, and not being sure he wasn’t infected, he did a great disservice to his fellow passengers. Also, to then potentially expose his family and lock them up for three weeks doesn’t seem to be a very Christian act.

  • Travis Childers (D) pledges allegiance to SPLC designated hate group(SPLC to advise Thad campaign?)

    10/04/2014 4:20:57 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    Soul of the South to grania

    It doesn’t matter how conservative Childers is. If elected, he will still caucus with an organization led by Harry Reid who determines how each member of his caucus will vote. Reid could care less about pledges an individual makes to get elected. No Democrat Senator is a free agent.

    When I watch a politician turn making a pledge into a major publicity event, particularly when I know the pledge is inconsistent with his past behavior or his party’s leadershp’s position, I am always reminded of George H. W. Bush pledging “no new taxes” in 1988 during his first presidential run. The pledge made headlines because everyone knew Bush was the consummate beltway insider and really did not believe tax reduction.

    If Childers is elected he will represent Harry Reid, not the people of Mississippi.

    Please don’t take this as an endorsement of Cochran. I’m just stating the obvious. Unlike the Republicans, Democratts in the Senate walk in lock step, even the ones representing conservative to moderate states. Look at the voting records of Kay Hagan in NC or Bill Nelson from Florida. All Democrat senators fear Harry Reid much more than they do the people.

  • Ebola Patient's Sequestered Relatives Moving to Undisclosed Location

    10/03/2014 3:38:15 PM PDT · 134 of 148
    Soul of the South to Oldeconomybuyer

    ...being moved to an undisclosed location...

    How about Liberia.

  • Bobby Jindal: We Must Ban travel from Ebola nations

    10/03/2014 1:31:48 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    Soul of the South to VideoDoctor

    “I’m waiting for the TALK to stop and SOMEONE to LEAD in terms of trying to get America back to the main road we were once on.”

    The behavior of Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Hatch, Romney, the Bush family, Karl Rove, and other Republican leaders over the past 6 years suggests they are all compromised. All of them behave as collaborators with the regime, not opponents of the destruction of America. Father and son Bush, both former Presidents, have been silent while the nation goes down the toilet. Boehner, McConnell and others have failed to use what Constitutional powers they have to obstruct the tyranny emanating from the White House. Karl Rove and others have used every political weapon they have to thwart any opposition to the regime. Likely Obama and his team have “dirt” on each of them. The administration knows who has mistresses, who has a drug problem, who beats his wife, whose wants their child to get into an exclusive Ivy League school, who has skimmed campaign contributions or taken under the table bribes. None of these Republican leaders behave like free agents, so it must be assumed they are at best victims of extortion and worst active agents for the regime.

    Leaders of a real opposition party, in the current situation 30 days from a major election, would be screaming in unison demanding the borders be secured, visas from the Ebola infected countries pulled, and anyone from those countries refused entry to the United States. I applaud Bobby Jindal for saying what they should all be saying. He is one voice crying in the wilderness. Unfortunately his brothers and sisters in the Republican leadership continue to remain silent. Apparently whatever force is controlling their behavior is more powerful than love of country or fear for the lives of their family and friends if a full fledged epidemic is unleashed on the homeland.

    A united appeal to the President by every Republican candidate to close the border and take effective steps to quarantine anyone inside this country who has been in contact with a person affected by Ebola would result in a landslide win for the party on election day. Over the next 30 days the media is going to be reporting the Ebola story daily and we will undoubtedly hear about more cases of infection. A number of my normally passive neighbors are already convinced there will be a pandemic and are madly stocking their homes with food and supplies in case they need to barricade themselves inside their homes for months while the disease rages in the community.

    Democrats are masters at not letting a crisis go to waste. Discounting the positive political implications of demanding the appropriate action, Republican Senators and Congressmen should be on the steps of the White House demanding the border be closed because it is their sworn duty to defend and protect us. They need to be on it now, not taking a wait and see approach.

    It is very possible Ebola is the October surprise and excuse to declare martial law. Imagine the week before the upcoming election there are outbreaks of the disease in several major cities and the media is in a frenzy about the possibility of a pandemic. Internal polling shows the a wave election in which the Republicans are going to add seats in the House and capture the Senate with a veto proof majority. What better time to declare a national emergency, postpone the election indefinitely, and deploy troops in the streets to protect the people?

    Preemptive action is possible now. Imagine if both former Bush presidents, flanked by John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and every Republican governor went on national television this weekend with a sober appeal to Obama to do lock down the borders to protect the nation. In the same statement they would appeal to the people to call, email, and write their elected representatives. No matter what snarky comments the President and his minions, or the mainstream press pontificators made in response, I believe the people would respond strongly in a positive and forceful way. The failure of the Republican leadership to lead in a developing crisis, when the President’s policy is clearly endangering the lives of the citizens of the United States, suggests more than stupidity. It suggests treasonous collaboration with the destruction of the nation.

    Jindal is showing up as a patriot. Will we see any others stand up or will he be alone? If he is alone, and the October surprise is martial law, he’ll likely be one of the first to be hauled away.

  • Obama: Born-Again Idiot

    10/02/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · 34 of 36
    Soul of the South to Mouton

    “Why not, well, since he is acquiescing to what he does without a peep, it is obvious to me he agrees i.e. he was for unfettered immigration and who was it who proposed the stimulus??’

    Georgio II also named the CEO of Goldman Sachs (Hank Paulson) Secretary of the Treasury and allowed him free reign during the financial crisis. Paulson immediately took care of his banking buddies at the expense of the taxpayer and the retirement savings of thrifty citizens. The banks were bailed out and paying big bonuses again within a year. The taxpayer was left with billions in debt, zero interest rate on savings, and a sinking currency.

  • Analyst: Tillis doing worse with white voters than Dole in 2008, Romney in 2012 (& McCrory got 70%)

    10/02/2014 5:03:11 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    Soul of the South to ObamahatesPACoal

    “Tillis is the worst candidate running for an open seat.”

    Six years ago the carpetbagger living at the Watergate, Liddy Dole, and who reported her mother’s NC address as her “home”, was pretty bad as well. For some reason the GOP cannot find a credible charismatic business person, media celebrity, or any other person with a personalty to run.

  • Democrats Will Politicize Ebola Just Like They Politicized AIDS

    10/02/2014 4:49:37 PM PDT · 7 of 21
    Soul of the South to Kaslin

    If we had an opposition party, it would have already politicized ebola by demanding the border be sealed for the protection of the population. The fact the GOPe is silent is more evidence they are in collusion with the regime.

  • Obama: Born-Again Idiot

    10/02/2014 7:26:03 AM PDT · 12 of 36
    Soul of the South to servo1969

    Obama also benefits greatly from an opposition park with incredibly weak leadership and no core principles. Almost any person pulled randomly off the street could do a better job opposing this president and exposing his failures than John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham, etc., etc., etc. They are as pathetic as Obama.

    Speaking of Jeb, where’s father George H.W. Bush and brother George W. Bush on all of this? They are sitting comfortably in their fine homes watching the nation spiral down in the toilet. As elite aristocrats they ostensibly hang to the tradition of ex presidents not commenting on their successors instead of filling the leadership void by speaking out and rallying the people. When the nation is in the ash bin of history they will not be admired for their principled silence which is really acquiescence to the tragedy unfolding before our eyes. The founding fathers, who risked everything for liberty, would retch at the sight of the Bush family sitting quietly in luxury.

    Contrast the silence of our two Bush ex presidents to a real statesman, Winston Churchill, who took the unpopular road publicly speaking out against the disastrous policies of Neville Chamberlain as Hitler armed and began his quest to conquer the world. Perhaps the Bushes got tired of being vilified in the pages of the New York Times and decided silence would buy them peace. Unfortunately for them history shows that when civilization collapses and the barbarians break through the gates, the first places they pillage are the homes and institutions of the rich and famous. It may also be they are so deluded by political correctness and Ivy League educations they really believe Islam is the religion of peace.

    Is there no one with any stature in public life who will stand tall?

  • The ‘Do It for Bob’ Republicans (well worth the long read!)

    10/02/2014 3:40:28 AM PDT · 2 of 23
    Soul of the South to cotton1706

    Karl Rove’s wealthy donors have all become Democrats. Karl did the dirty work against the Tea Party for the Chamber of Commerce and now finds his wealthy Wall Street buddies are more afraid of what Obama will do to them if they give money to Republicans than they are appreciative of the GOPe selling out the base. Now that the cash is running low Karl is turning to the middle class conservative base and is learning they can vote with their dollars as well as their ballots. The base is voting no by keeping their wallets and purses shut. Those $25 and $50 contributions are missed when millions of them fail to arrive.

    Lesson learned Karl. People who have been lied to and disparaged rarely voluntarily give money to their tormenters. It is clear the base has decided not to fund RINO campaigns. Now it remains to be seen if the base will turn out and vote for the RINO’s. I suspect Karl is sweating that one.

  • White House: We Won’t Stop People From Ebola-Stricken Countries Coming To US

    10/02/2014 2:32:00 AM PDT · 20 of 81
    Soul of the South to markomalley

    “White House: We Won’t Stop People From Ebola-Stricken Countries Coming To US”

    And the response from the leaders of the opposition GOP was?

  • Why Holder Quit: The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’

    09/26/2014 2:27:51 AM PDT · 60 of 94
    Soul of the South to ealgeone

    “if any gop-e sinator were to vote for holder for scotus an immediate recall vote against that sinator should be held.”

    Only three Republicans voted against Ginsburg, even though she had an extremely liberal record as a judge, had been chief legal counsel for the ACLU, and refused to answer many questions at her confirmation hearings. Interesting the Ginsburg nomination came after the brutal Bork and Thomas confirmation hearings where the Democrats gleefully used every scorched earth tactic to keep a conservative off the court. The Republicans let Ginsburg fly through the confirmation process.

    I suspect Obama would love to nominate Holder just to see the RINO’s squirm and eventually cave.