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Posts by Susquehanna Patriot

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  • WH Chief Of Staff: Terrorists Are Muslims Who Don't Represent Islam

    01/26/2015 4:28:46 AM PST · 14 of 33
    Susquehanna Patriot to MrBambaLaMamba

    “Stop all aid to Muslim lands”

    Won’t happen. Our European friends are dependent on Middle East Oil.

  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

    01/22/2015 6:13:21 AM PST · 19 of 24
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    We are aligned here - that a great problem is we have lost sight of the principle of individual sovereignty and collective tyranny. The danger is that collective tyranny can be imposed to a greater degree and to the extent that it can be practically and quickly implemented...from local licensing to controlling the internet.

    The existence of individual freedom requires a moral people. Government enforcement of civility is an indicator of the loss of freedom - i.e a loss of morality. I am interested to learn more about the Europe situation, as it is happening in the US as well in a variety of ways - but maybe not as advanced to date as Europe.

  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

    01/22/2015 5:14:22 AM PST · 12 of 24
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    Regarding your “interesting question” question...

    As you note, the government can become implicated in 1st Amendment-type of interactions between non-governmental participants (e.g. licensing the airwaves, public businesses)- usually where one of the participants wants to force the other to do / not do something opposed by the other. The question - what is the “right principle” may be decided more by practicality than by principle.

    The cake baker’s speech or religious beliefs can be controlled quite easily by financial penalties - up to the point of shutting down a business. Today it is not feasible for e telephone company to listen to all calls. It is also not technically practical to be able to identify and control all speech that it won’t carry. Voice recognition technology,, as good as it may seem is not there...yet. Google falls somewhere in between and China is one of the leaders of the pack in controlling internet content - and that control starts with the search words in the search engine.

    Maybe another question to be considered when answering the question - What is the right principle? - should practicality / feasibility be a deciding factor in a society where individual freedom needs to be protected from government overreach and others seeking to use the government to control others’ thoughts, speech and religious beliefs?

    This new case in Colorado is a reaction, a pushing back. It would not have arisen but for the case that preceded it. It goes to the heart of the left’s justification for using the government to force another to bake a cake or ruin him financially.

  • Fox News has nothing but fear: Here’s how we fight back against lies — and win

    01/03/2015 7:19:11 AM PST · 47 of 77
    Susquehanna Patriot to USS Alaska

    I stopped immediately after reading near the beginning of the article - “...despite the greater-than-hoped-for success of Obamacare”.

    In a way I am glad this author and his sophomoric fellow travelers are delusional - their detachment from reality may continue to move their puppets out of elective office.

  • High-speed railways are revolutionizing trade in Eurasia (China)

    01/03/2015 6:04:59 AM PST · 48 of 51
    Susquehanna Patriot to digger48

    “...Except Amtrak.”

    In my college days I did the NY-Dallas / Dallas-NY Amtrak. One of the advantages of Amtrak was the “bar on wheels.” Back then states’ drinking ages varied - made it interesting at times as who got served. Left one’s luggage back at some seat where one could catch zzzzz’s; no theft, no “unattended baggage” crap. Freedom in America!

  • High-speed railways are revolutionizing trade in Eurasia (China)

    01/03/2015 5:53:10 AM PST · 47 of 51
    Susquehanna Patriot to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    “Nothing beats the road or train.”

    For oil, the pipeline has to beat them all. Otherwise, I am in agreement.

  • Why white people should protest racial injustice

    12/14/2014 9:48:51 AM PST · 62 of 71
    Susquehanna Patriot to mjp

    “I am convinced that living in an unjust, bigoted society takes a psychic toll on all of us.”

    Perhaps she is actually describing where she lives - in leftist utopia. Surely can’t be the country as a whole is bigoted - the country that elected BO twice, made Oprah one of the richest entertainers in the world, etc? Recommend immediate professional counseling for her to deal with her psychic disorder - which includes the projection of her innermost prejudices onto others / groups whom she has never met.

  • Obama’s Onslaught Against Non-Profits

    12/14/2014 5:21:25 AM PST · 3 of 17
    Susquehanna Patriot to P.O.E.

    All politicians who are promoting this should disclose their income tax forms in complete detail (minus their SSN), including all deductions. Let’s see how generous they have been in supporting charity.

  • CNN author: You’re all racists now, whether you’re a racist or not

    11/29/2014 5:45:56 PM PST · 50 of 91
    Susquehanna Patriot to dagogo redux

    “I’m not interested in a conversation until the Blacks get their act together.”

    One of the I universities that I graduated from is a HBCU. I have worked inner city precincts, I have worked side by side making my living, gone to dinners, weddings, parties, funerals with our fellow Black citizens. I may write about my experiences someday. Those conversations were sometimes difficult (feel the pain when your friend tells how it felt as a child to have to drink from a different water fountain) sometimes rewarding - when a Black man told me in front of leftist Black Dems why he had the greatest respect and admiration for Ronald Reagan, or Blacks who told me that they never voted for Jesse Helms as Dems, but had the greatest respect for Jesse because did not discriminate in helping his constituents - not color, not party.

    Yes, I do agree with the liberal idiots - we do need this conversation - but my agreement stops right there. We cannot let our media run it, we cannot let the leftists in education control it, and we cannot let the government run it. Not letting them control it is that we have to push back on the left - those who divide people. It has to be done at the ground level by regular, freedom loving people - in words and deed, We the People. Otherwise, we will keep tearing our country apart by getting caught up in the institutionalized racism enabled by the media.

    I hope you agree you reconsider your precondition for having that conversation. If not for what I have written above, then for the Ferguson Grand Jury, which included Black citizens, fellow Americans, who did their duty right there in the pressure cooker - and they did what was right. There is hope. God Bless America.

  • CNN author: You’re all racists now, whether you’re a racist or not

    11/29/2014 4:51:47 PM PST · 22 of 91
    Susquehanna Patriot to TigersEye

    “...“racial divide” meme is nothing more than leftist propaganda.”

    Yes, divide and conquer.

  • After Obama’s Immigration Action, a Blast of Energy for the Tea Party

    11/26/2014 4:01:29 AM PST · 12 of 14
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    “Actually Schumer complained only about the timing of the passage of Obamacare...”

    Correct analysis. His statements are very similar to many dems immediately after Nov 2014 election - “we were not effective in getting our message out.” What they say in public is not what they say in private.

    This guy Schumbag is a greasy, slick NYC political party hack who lives in a media enabling, protective bubble.

    A few follow up questions to Senator Schumbag: Why did he not read all 2000 pages before he voted for it? Does he really think if he did read it before voting, he would have understood it how it was going to work and therefore could justify voting for it? Why should anyone in NY trust him as being a minimally competent Senator when he marched in lock-step with his party on Obamacare instead of turning their backs on the problems of the middle class? Nice attempt by Schumbag to try to change the subject from the continuing “failures of Obamacare” to the “timing of Obamacare.”

    Now time for another cup of coffee. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Americans Want Parties To Work Together

    11/20/2014 7:32:37 AM PST · 49 of 69
    Susquehanna Patriot to zerosix

    “It was not “get together and do more! “

    Right on. Kay Hagan ran on how she represented NC values and she could work with people, where Mr Tillis was for the rich, anti-woman and anti regular people. Mr Tillis pointed out she voted with Obozo 96% of the time. So much for getting Kay back in there so she could help work together with Republicans and Obozo.

  • WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Americans Want Parties To Work Together

    11/20/2014 7:27:30 AM PST · 47 of 69
    Susquehanna Patriot to Laissez-faire capitalist

    “The one issue that the GOP will have trouble dealing with is the 65% wanting a minimum wage increase.”

    Why not let the states deal with it then rather than at the federal level? Why should Arkansas have the same minimum wage as New York? If those states want it, then their people have spoken. Federal minimum wage is a major democrat issue - they ran on in 2014, they lost in big numbers. So why worry now - the next election is 2 years away. There are other more pressing issues.

  • Obama vows to use executive action on immigratio​n before new GOP Congress sworn in

    11/09/2014 10:22:27 AM PST · 44 of 59
    Susquehanna Patriot to PghBaldy

    You are right on. What you said should have been the Rep retort when Obozo last Friday reportedly told the likely new Congressional Rep leaders that he has been patiently waiting since summer 2013 for the House Reps to act on Harry Reid’s bill.

    They could have then added that his refusal to enforce the current laws like immigration (or even Obozo-care!) has not helped - since any law Congress passes, Obozo would ignore anyway. So Rep need to see some good faith on his part first. (sure, right...pigs will evolve into winged creatures first).

    A prediction - the socialist leader and his fanatics will continue to ignore laws to their political objectives and obstruct every significant Congressional action so they can run in 2016 on the “hated-radical-do nothing-extremist- Republicans” in Congress. Pray for the next Congress to have the fortitude and honor to do the right thing for America consistent with its Constitution. Their job is like none other in the history of the presidency.

  • How Many Elections Will Democrats Steal Next Week?

    10/28/2014 4:45:31 AM PDT · 33 of 54
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    Always enjoy reading your comments. Your proposal I am sure is partly tongue in cheek, but illustrates an important point about the reality of the state of our country. As time goes on, for this country to have a chance to survive, there will be times to use scorched earth approach against the left as their obsession with power to the detriment of individual freedom and tradition needs to be stopped.

    Unfortunately, as your comment really points out - racism and the charges of racism have trumped the rule of law. As a result, civil discourse on electoral integrity is very difficult if almost impossible to have.

    I’ll need to think a little more on a scorched earth approach for voting. Having worked as an election judge in inner city precincts, there are some things that we can do and should demand of those supposedly representing us.

    The issue should always be framed as - ensuring the integrity of the electoral process is a fundamental government responsibility. This includes ensuring citizens who decide to vote are not impeded in exercising that right; those not entitled to vote do not vote else are prosecuted for illegal voting. After all, an illegal vote deprives others of their freedom. Repeat ad nauseam and constantly accuse the other side of not being interested in protecting the right to vote; keep repeating that we are working to ensure the right to vote.

    There are multiple ways help push the issue further to ensure the chance of survival of our country. One is for conservatives to study their state’s election law, join their local party for the sole purpose of working inside the polls on election day. The party should give training sessions to all its poll workers on the law, how to report and get help on election day should there be a (potential) violation. After the election, the party workers should meet and discuss their experiences with other party poll workers. Experience will be useful in the next election.

    Conservatives should also advocate for electoral reform - that between elections, all voting records, motor voter registrations, etc are analyzed for potential fraud at the local and state level. Safeguards be implemented to prevent removal of legitimate voters from the voting rolls. Link death certificates issued to voting record management. Maybe landlords should be required to report to the voting office within 30 days when a tenant moves out - or be subject to fine. (libs love regulation - they’ll like this one! And will work great in college towns too! ) Fraudulent voting be adjudicated and punished. Advocate that organized voter fraud be severely punished, (include conspiracy to commit voter fraud, mail and wire fraud etc) with stiff prison sentences. And instead of driving trucks through neighborhoods like DEMs, have a whistleblower provision with awards up to $10,000 for the reporting of voter fraud, and $100,000 for reporting organized voter fraud.

  • Biden says Democratic victory in the midterm elections would 'stop the march of the tea party'

    10/27/2014 5:01:36 PM PDT · 41 of 45
    Susquehanna Patriot to eyedigress

    Excellent! How do they respond when you tell them they did not build it? Or did they stop speaking to you?

  • Supreme Court declines to intervene in gay marriage cases

    10/06/2014 9:49:21 AM PDT · 48 of 55
    Susquehanna Patriot to Dilbert San Diego

    “The same legal arguments ... will be used to justify polygamy and group marriage, and possibly incestuous marriages.”

    My position is that this issue is driven primarily from 2 positions - (1) money / financial benefits; (2) using the government to force acceptance of homo behavior as normal so as to destroy the shackles of morality.

    Using the left’s “logic”, you are right - polygamy would be a natural next expansion of marriage. However, I think the left would change its “logic” and use deception to say that “marriage” has always been defined as “between TWO (and only two) PEOPLE”, and then claim history and stare decisis to uphold polygamy as illegal. Most people including the enlightened left - are not conditioned to accept or handle polygamy in their own lives, so it would be a long time, if ever, that this would become the norm. Society should destruct before this ever becomes the new norm for marriage.

    The question of incestuous “marriage” might appear before polygamy. After all, why should it not be legal for an elder parent, incapable of sexual performance/reproduction, not marry one of his/her children in order to pass some financial benefits (pension) to support a “child” ?

    As “intelligent” as the judiciary believes they are, the euphoria of the moment, the judicial fiat of imposing a re-definition of marriage has no basis in law. From a societal perspective, we are here because of a predictable social evolution from the loss of common morality over the past 50 years, a loss in the belief in God, and the loss of the natural understanding as to history, meaning and purpose of marriage - to protect the most fundamental unit of civilization - wife, husband, children.

    Pray for yourself, your family, and your country.

  • White House 2016 Poll: Republican Nomination

    10/05/2014 7:34:14 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Susquehanna Patriot to Joe Boucher

    Part of the reason Jeb Bush is near top at the moment is name recognition.

    Media would love to see a Bush - Clinton contest. To cover Hillary’s lifetime of public, chronic lying, the theme would be - does this country want a return to the Clinton years of prosperity or the Bush years of war and devastation? Low Info Voters (LIVs), No Info Voters (NIVs) and young people who came of voting age during the Bush years (No Memory Voters (NMV)) would coalesce around Clinton.

  • White House 2016 Poll: Republican Nomination

    10/05/2014 7:26:20 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    Good list.

    Perry - MSM won’t let go of his awful debate stumble in the 2012 prelims - he has been Dan Quayled.

    Santorum - MSM could keep him in long enough to split the party’s wings - ideological purity won’t overcome political pragmatism - perhaps a complex form of voter suppression.

    Jindal - seeing some recent resurgence.

    Scott Walker (if interested in the job) is very tested in taking on / beating the left on lightning rod, nationalized issues - would finish above Jindal. He knows how to govern too.

    Ben Carson - not mentioned in the original poll, should be added, but he won’t get close to the nod. He’s running though.

  • Politico: 15 things you didn’t know about the brownie-baking Lois Lerner

    09/22/2014 3:45:01 PM PDT · 34 of 48
    Susquehanna Patriot to Zuse

    “All while putting her babysitter’s son through college.”

    In addition to your excellent questions . . .

    What amount did she pay for each tax year to put him through college? Did it exceed IRS allowable amount for gifts to an individual? Did she pay taxes on the excess amount?

  • Scott Brown riding an anti-Obama wave in N.H.

    09/21/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT · 28 of 95
    Susquehanna Patriot to centurion316

    “I don’t vote for Democrats, I vote for the more conservative candidate, and I always vote. Staying at home and pouting is not an option for me.”

    Agree w/ you 1000%. Politics requires building coalitions to advance agendas. A Republican from the Northeast is better than a Democrat from the Northeast. There were a lot of moderate country club Republicans in Congress when Reagan was elected in 1980. Without them there would be no Scalia, or indexed tax tables etc.

    To wait for ideological purity is to wait forever. I understand the conservative frustration w/ Boehner et al. Democrats are closest to ideological purity - it took them 70 years to get there. Unless the Repub party which has a good number of conservatives gets control of both houses, it will be that much longer (if ever) to have a chance to slow down or repair a sinking ship. I want to see Sheehan lose and if it takes Brown to do it with an R behind his name, so be it.

  • Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change ‘Makes You a Member of the Flat Earth Society’

    09/20/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT · 12 of 44
    Susquehanna Patriot to CodeToad

    “They believe in something not true just because some bad information tells them to.”

    I am not sure how many of them even had a look at the “information” but were just told what the “information” said. In fact, if I understand it, they won’t even allow some of their data to be scrutinized. Lefty “pay no attention to the (weather) man behind the curtain” lunacy.

  • Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change ‘Makes You a Member of the Flat Earth Society’

    09/20/2014 7:54:03 AM PDT · 11 of 44
    Susquehanna Patriot to rktman

    Typical statement when scamming for dollars.

    Since a few decades of “science” for the multi-billion year old earth is so convincingly on their side despite the fabrications. . .rather than educate those who question - they would rather disparage others.

  • How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

    09/20/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · 29 of 41
    Susquehanna Patriot to markomalley

    You are right.

    The prosperity gospel appears to me to be an inversion of the belief that “bad things happen to sinners” - e.g. a person born blind was due to the sins of the parents.

    The fact that many are attracted to these types of mega-church television religions is indicative of the human condition common to all of us - a search for truth, peace, salvation from the problems, trials and suffering in this earthly life.

    This morning I got devastating news that my beautiful teenaged niece learned yesterday she has a malignant cancer. Bad things happen to good people. Pray everyday for others, and ourselves - if we have been blessed to have even a speck of the Divine Truth revealed to us, that we are not so proud to be blinded by our own sin, or put to the test.

  • Round two: Team Clinton book ratchets up attack on obama...

    09/07/2014 5:42:47 AM PDT · 26 of 44
    Susquehanna Patriot to castlegreyskull

    You mean the Obama-Clinton CBS 60 minutes lovefest earlier this year is irrelevant? People need reminding.

    “From bitter opponents to powerful partners, President Obama and Secretary Clinton discuss their friendship, Benghazi, Clinton’s health and more.” - CBS news website

  • BREAKING: Mary Landrieu Lists Washington DC Mansion as Home on Voter Registration

    09/05/2014 4:09:25 AM PDT · 28 of 37
    Susquehanna Patriot to ImNotLying; gleeaikin

    I would like to know if her husband lives with her parents too? And if “yes”, why since he has a home in DC? And where does he vote?

  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 7:05:58 PM PDT · 47 of 59
    Susquehanna Patriot to KoRn

    “Hagan in NC is about as dumb as a ***king fence post.”

    How the good people ...could put that [joke] in the Senate to start with is beyond me.”

    Obama’s Cinderella election of 2008 coat-tailed Hagan. She is in competition with Murray out of WA as one of the dumbest Senators currently in the Senate. Besides, Hagan needs some dental work.

    Live in the Old North State but spend time in VA. (Besides - you guys have some great wineries!) One thing common to both states is the recent influx of liberals from failed “blue states” - Raleigh-to-Charlotte corridor in NC and for VA the I-66 and I-95 corridors from DC. Let’s hope the off year election cleans our state’s Senators out the door.

  • Cheating Hubbies: However Smart You May Be… You Will Be Caught

    09/02/2014 6:49:21 PM PDT · 45 of 75
    Susquehanna Patriot to spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

    Divorce American Style - with Dick Van Dyke and Debbie Reynolds (1967). It was played on one of the movie channels - I think Encore as there were no commercials - within the past year or so.

    A Guide for A Married Man (1967) was Walter Mathau’s with Inger Stevens who died fairly young (35). This one plays on occasion on TCM.

    Both have some classic lines, and capture some of the social essence of the 1960s.

  • Remember Elian Gonzalez! Ship the kids out!

    07/04/2014 5:22:12 AM PDT · 41 of 49
    Susquehanna Patriot to loungitude

    For leftists and the country of Mexico, the border is a reality and relevant only to Mexico’s identity, but not to the United States.

    One way to change the debate back to national sovereignty is to suggest that the US, to alleviate the humanitarian crisis created by corrupt Central American governments, is now making plans to annex the entire Baja of Mexico as its new territory to place and process all illegal aliens who still will be sent back to their country of origin. The US will also consider annexing certain oil tracts of Mexico to help pay for our efforts. The Dems will also be reminded that their party played an important role in prior expansion of US territory.

  • Obama: 'They're Phony Scandals'

    06/27/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · 37 of 50
    Susquehanna Patriot to tje

    “Is that all he’s got? “

    The fact that this phony has to make comment in order to try to deflect his scandals shows that, at a minimum this is an irritant, but I think it is well under his skin as his enablers cannot deflect the truth.

    If he had a nano-gram of integrity, he would encourage independent investigation, special prosecutor so that Americans would have not lose the trust and faith in their federal government, the belief in equal treatment under the law.

  • Obama: 'They're Phony Scandals'

    06/27/2014 4:03:16 PM PDT · 31 of 50
    Susquehanna Patriot to TigersEye

    “You’re a phony president, a phony person with a phony birth certificate and a phony political philosophy.”

    You hit the head on the nail, and the nail on the head. When it comes to phoniness - he is among the best.

  • Court Lets Obama Admin Force EWTN to Obey HHS Mandate

    06/18/2014 6:41:09 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    Susquehanna Patriot to Alberta's Child

    “It’s a large business enterprise....”

    What is EWTN’s business objective? What is its “product”? Do you think it has a secular or a religious purpose / product? Does it matter how large the organization is in order to determine whether an association of people can constitute a religion or not?

    If it weren’t broadcast on the airwaves, but instead kept all its activities restricted to its campus buildings, would EWTN be considered a religious organization or just a business?

    Do you know whether the US Supreme Court ever defined what constitutes “religion” under the 1st Amendment? Point me to the law that supports your position.

  • King Obama Vows to Go Around Congress on Student Loans

    06/07/2014 5:23:36 PM PDT · 47 of 52
    Susquehanna Patriot to molson209

    “The students(taxpayers) will be the ones holding the bag with all that debt ,they will not get off free”

    The problem is that to pay their obligations they are going to be helped by other taxpayers, including those who did not attend university - thus minimizing their personal burden. So many of these student loaners-with-worthless-degrees get to keep their degree and have their burden put on the backs of others. They should be forced to forfeit their degrees in lieu of having the fed govt write them off. It make it a crime to claim one earned a degree that has been forfeited.

  • Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

    05/26/2014 3:00:48 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    Susquehanna Patriot to pieceofthepuzzle

    “’s sadly ironic that so many university faculty are big fans of intrusive government oversight, for others...”

    Since universities are generally in line with the federal government already, it begs the question - what is the real reason the (B)administration is putting this out there? I have my hunches.

    But I can’t stop laughing - Barry O won’t disclose his college transcripts but wants colleges to be accountable through a ratings system.

  • Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

    05/26/2014 2:46:16 PM PDT · 37 of 42
    Susquehanna Patriot to Lazamataz

    They can’t refuse . . . many of them could not survive without the federal government transferring taxpayers’ hard earned money to their ivory towers.

  • Howard Dean Declares Republicans 'Are Not American'

    05/21/2014 4:45:30 PM PDT · 28 of 41
    Susquehanna Patriot to rarestia; A message

    You two have it right. It is time the ass-clowns are taken head on.

    In 1993, the DEMS passed the Motor Voter law, signed by Bill Clinton. Basically, if one went to a state’s DMV to get or renew a driver’s license, one could register to vote. But in order to get or renew a driver’s license, one must produce certain forms of ID to prove you were the person getting the license. So, based on the DEMs logic, Motor Voter must be a voter suppression law because one must produce personal ID in a process if one wants to register to vote while getting a driver’s license. This has been going on now for almost 20 years.

    The DEMS are not interested in logic, honesty, facts, or genuine differences of opinion. Their goal is to get / seize /maintain power by any means and destroy all laws and people who get in the way. Howard Dean should be one of the first recorded cases of donating a vital organ(called a brain for most people) and still be able to live w/o it.

  • NY Times Says Even Hillary's Fans Are 'Flailing' In Attempt to Tout Her Achievements at State

    05/18/2014 5:59:54 AM PDT · 44 of 57
    Susquehanna Patriot to Chewbarkah; chris37

    ” their media strategy in motion: simply ASSERT that Hillary was the greatest SOS ever...”

    You are close. They won’t claim the greatest SOS ever, as she has no positive or significant accomplishments there. The way they will spin it is she will be one of the most experienced candidates ever - First lady for 8 years as co-President helping our beloved Bill to usher in one of the longest eras of peace and prosperity ever, elected as US Senator in her own right, Sec’y of State, blah blah blah...

    chris37 nailed the reality - Her greatest achievement is “that she married a dude who diddled a fat chic in the oval office...she would be nowhere and no one would give a flying crap about her.” Her stand-by-your-man-fake-act and all the other lies (like she only learned the truth one morning shortly before Bill came clean to the American people) allowed the press to create for her a person deserving sympathy. Until then, she was not generally liked by the average person. She is definitely politically beatable on so many fronts.

  • Roger Mason Jr.: LeBron James Will Boycott Next Year If Sterlings Stays in Power

    05/14/2014 2:36:31 AM PDT · 9 of 28
    Susquehanna Patriot to Rummyfan

    LeBron to be in breach of contract? This could get interesting on the liberal plantation.

    I lost interest in basketball (college and NBA) after they replaced sport with entertainment / soap opera - and especially when it permitted traveling, palming the ball, managing the game to tenths of a second, etc etc. Some of that used to be reserved for the Harlem Globe Trotters.

  • Can Obamacare Be Fixed?

    05/10/2014 6:58:07 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    Susquehanna Patriot to Popman

    “I would add:
    5.To cover pre-existing conditions, each state build a pool funded by all medical plans, a very small percent should cover people who would normally drive up the cost of premiums...”

    Then the question is when does one become eligible for that coverage? Many people sit out of the health insurance market for years, spending their money on other things, probably less essential. When a serious health issue arises, only then do these want to get in the market at low rates to cover their “new” pre-existing condition and let all those who wisely paid in over time cover the costs for them. There has to be an added cost put on those who come into the game later.

    The best health always beats the best health insurance, the system should encourage personal responsibility so that there is an incentive to get in even when you don’t need it. Given that our government has a tendency to encourage and reward certain types of personal irresponsibility, we have a tough road ahead.

  • Can Obamacare Be Fixed?

    05/10/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · 27 of 37
    Susquehanna Patriot to lonestar

    Did you fire your mechanic? Or were you just tired of fixing that Olds?

  • White House sets out looming climate risks for U.S., calls for 'urgent action'

    05/06/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT · 28 of 39
    Susquehanna Patriot to Pearls Before Swine

    “Urgent action” —> “investments” —> TAXES

    Dead on.

    Obama’s honesty, and the fantastic job they did on legislating /implementing health care, we should make sure everyone knows how successful these hoaxers will be with leading the great masses on how to solve globull warming.

    (pssst - They are trying change the subject /seize the agenda as their handlers in the media wing can no longer contain the extraordinary dishonesty, incompetence, corruption and failures of these clowns.)


    05/01/2014 4:57:03 AM PDT · 4 of 28
    Susquehanna Patriot to Biggirl

    Will this extend to . . . The Chicago Blackhawks . . . college teams (Florida Seminoles) . . . .

  • Carson for president backers report $4 million raised, campaign apparatus into place

    04/13/2014 4:01:36 AM PDT · 22 of 54
    Susquehanna Patriot to 9YearLurker

    “ desperate to prove that they aren’t racist that they’ll back any black who suggests he’s a Republican”

    Having ten years past experience in party politics, I have seen this first hand. I have also seen a few [pick your aggrieved class] use this to make a go in politics. In fact, there are narcissists, opportunists, and schemers from every demographic that gets into politics because of the power, the ego, and other reasons. It does not matter the party. A good primary system helps weed out some of these people from getting office.

    High moral character is an essential ingredient when trusted with governmental power. I have met and worked with some of these people too. Some got elected, some did not because they were not in the right place at the right time.

    I don’t know much about Ben Carson, but he appears to project good moral character. If he wants to try a political career, he already has name recognition - he could run for high office in his state first rather than Congress.

  • Carson for president backers report $4 million raised, campaign apparatus into place

    04/13/2014 3:46:14 AM PDT · 21 of 54
    Susquehanna Patriot to kingattax

    “...gain some political experience...thin political resume...”

    It is one thing to run for an executive office, quite another to know how to govern. Leaving all other flaws aside, Obama is exhibit number one.

    Agree how many people will support a candidate with a thin political resume and not research the candidate. People fail to research those with thick political resumes too. Besides, a thick resume will always allow informed voters to find something not to like in a candidate.

  • It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College: It just matters that you go.

    04/12/2014 4:43:00 AM PDT · 40 of 67
    Susquehanna Patriot to Monmouth78

    “Only Harvard, Yale and Princeton are at the top echelon. Not having a degree from one of those three schools places one at a massive handicap for elite career tracks.”

    For proof, look at the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College: It just matters that you go.

    04/12/2014 4:37:55 AM PDT · 39 of 67
    Susquehanna Patriot to ALPAPilot; JimSEA

    Most engineers seem to have had this natural tendency to like to take things apart to see what makes them work, or creatively build or fix things using a combination of materials no one ever thought of using.

    Several years ago the Wall Street Journal had an article relating among other things - how challenging engineering is as a discipline (one must have the mindset, mathematical competency, etc) as manufacturing has moved overseas so moved many entry-level engineering jobs, and many young people who had the aptitude to become an engineer, avoided it because they did not want to endure the difficult course of study. Today’s resurgence of manufacturing in middle America should bring more entry level jobs.

    As far as liberal arts - they need to be important to science, math, engineering majors. Just like some challenging science and math should be an important part of a liberal arts education. The issue is what is termed Liberal Arts today seems less education and more leftist indoctrination.

  • It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College: It just matters that you go.

    04/12/2014 4:14:56 AM PDT · 38 of 67
    Susquehanna Patriot to SeekAndFind Dr graduated from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine...the other Columbia University School of Medicine...approximately same earned income....

    Do you happen to know which undergrad schools they attended?

  • Obama decries ‘bogus’ voter fraud complaints

    04/11/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · 30 of 41
    Susquehanna Patriot to clintonh8r

    “So let’s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud.”

    Actually I might agree for once with Obozo but not in the way he was thinking when he was spewing his bs. By making bogus arguments that voter fraud does not exist, Obozo and his political hacks and puppets are enabling illegal voting and denying the Constitutional rights of those who vote legally.

  • College Isn't For Everyone

    04/06/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT · 59 of 86
    Susquehanna Patriot to Junk Silver

    My first instinct is not to see dischargeable in bankruptcy as bringing down costs, significantly, if at all. As the burden of the loan is the student’s, the bankruptcy burden remains with the student as well.

    I recently heard a proposal that if bankruptcy would be dischargeable, then it should include the college for being responsible for some of the repayment. I don’t see this as a way to reduce cost either as the college will have to build in the cost to cover their risk.

    One fundamental problem is getting money for college is too easy - especially if one wants to humiliate himself in the FASFA process. Anyone who wants to go to college can get all the money needed without impediment, including no real barrier on borrower creditworthiness. The government protects itself by making bankruptcy as non-dischargeable, and dragging parents in as cosigners of guaranteed loans. The problem is further exacerbated by those colleges who accept academically unprepared students as a way to bring more $ into their coffers. Then require unprepared students take remedial courses, which can lengthen time (cost) at the university - a testament to the failure of elementary and secondary education. Who is worse off -students who leave college with no degrees and student loan debt; or graduates with useless degrees and even larger debt? The former at least cut their losses.

    Colleges aren’t taking any responsibility - they are enablers - hurting the very people they supposedly are trying to “educate”. There seems to be some people catching on and questioning whether they will impoverish themselves or their families by going into debt. Eventually this boil should burst.

  • College Isn't For Everyone

    04/06/2014 7:54:18 AM PDT · 54 of 86
    Susquehanna Patriot to Kackikat

    “Community College is affordable, and not as infiltrated by Marxist professors.”

    That has been my experience too; I have seen some very dedicated, teaching focused faculty at the community college level who aren’t pushing Marxism, etc. Affordable too - even for middle class families - without having to humiliate themselves in the FASFA process, get loans or go into debt.

    But one must consider what the community colleges offer as well. At least one other commenter above noted that they are changing as well - to paraphrase - moving away from the “trades” and becoming 4-yr college prep school.