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  • Oregon Christian Bakers Forced to Pay $135K by Monday Deadline or Lien May Be Placed on Home

    07/11/2015 8:51:59 AM PDT · 49 of 70
    Susquehanna Patriot to demshateGod

    I am guessing with the money that has been raised, the victims of freedom would use the appeal process and challenge the fine as excessive, and punitive. There may be additional grounds for appeal, but I haven’t read the record.

    Waiting for some “leaders” to speak out . . . LOL . . . the average persecuted citizen is on his own.

  • I Have a Theory and I Want Your Opinion on it.

    07/01/2015 5:15:05 PM PDT · 94 of 95
    Susquehanna Patriot to Gen.Blather

    I agree - having this number of potentials is good for a number of reasons. One is it has blunted the effectiveness of the Dems early demonization. Do they spend (waste) their money or news articles attacking Rubio or Bush or [ ] and then a different one pops up at the end? And whatever they say, because there are so many, their LIVs will be confused and they cannot keep track of them all. Heck, many of these LIVs cannot name their own US Senators.

    Secondly - compared to the last two elections, the Rep have a number of very different candidates. Take big outsider, very outspoken Trump (must be driving the GOPe insane) and Christie and Cruz (who also drives GOPe crazy) - these guys punch hard - all the way to Senator Sweater guy Santorum. The Dems really want a Bush - Clinton election naturally because anyone name Bush benefits from the previous demonization $ spent on W. But the outspoken guys may force some of the sweater guys to stop being so nice.

    Finally, you are right - many are jockeying for position. One of them might make it to VP, or get appointed somewhere down the line if Rep win - only to be used to run again in a future election - with more organization, name recognition and $$$$.

    will be brought out of the closet These two northeasterners - like or hate ‘em, wil at the end ....

  • EXCLUSIVE: County Clerk Resigns Instead of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

    07/01/2015 4:25:33 PM PDT · 47 of 60
    Susquehanna Patriot to manc

    I would like to know whether she was elected or appointed?

    If elected, then this would be all the better because now it brings forward both her rights and the “will of the voters”.

    No elected official is required to give up her Constitutional rights. I remember not so long ago that some leftist chick named Lois Lerner - she was not required to give up her 5th Amendment rights as an appointed official.

    Was she elected or appointed

  • If Rachel Dolezal Duped Us Into Believing She's Black, Blame Ourselves

    06/14/2015 6:51:11 AM PDT · 80 of 111
    Susquehanna Patriot to Secret Agent Man

    Excellent! I could feel the energy. It made me enjoy my morning coffee even more.

  • How Much Does Paul Krugman Want to Tax LeBron James?

    06/07/2015 9:25:49 AM PDT · 26 of 37
    Susquehanna Patriot to Michael.SF.

    Good point to make - the soak the rich crowd who want to return to the 1960s as proof that higher rates of confiscation are positive actions that are applicable to today - the need to replicate then entire tax structure to make it work again.

    If you adjusted your numbers for inflation, the 20% / 91% dividing line would be $255680, and the personal exemption would be $38352. Social security would be taxed at 3% (4.5% for the self employed) and no Medicare tax.

    The average person might be better off with inflation adjustments compared to what he is paying today. The “wealthy” would do what rational human beings are expected to do - change their behavior to avoid the oppressive taxation.

  • The Morning After the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    05/16/2015 4:53:55 AM PDT · 14 of 37
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    Basically the erosion and departure from Judeo-Christian heterosexual morality that started decades in this country to bring us to the point there is no turning back in the culture where marriage is being redefined.

    I have stated before that I agree with the Constitutional proposition that it is the province of the states define what relationships between adults, marriage or some “social contract” between homosexuals. As illustrated in the movie The Passion of The Christ, Pontius Pilot knew what was the right thing to do. He knew that it was unjust to release a murderer for an innocent man, one who had to be beaten first to see if that could satisfy the mob’s blood thirst. But in fear of the crowds, he did made a politically expedient decision.

    Like the erosion in the Judeo-Christian culture, the Constitution has been degraded also (to the point that our Founders would not recognize much of their own country, must less be challenged to live in it). The argument that marriage belongs to the States will ring hollow - the current group of Pontius Pilates need to give the modern mob what they want. Legally protected buggery does not a marriage make, anymore than a heterosexual male can claim to be a lesbian. The mob cannot wait to have this issue be addressed in 50 states over two or three generations - for good reason. A majority of the Supreme Court now just needs to find the right words to make it look legal. You can begin to predict what will happen next. Ambivalence won’t be an option.

  • Riviera Casino Closes Doors After 60 Years on Vegas Strip

    05/05/2015 4:11:09 AM PDT · 39 of 41
    Susquehanna Patriot to Sawdring

    “Vegas was something to see, being an American, but I don’t have an urge to ever go back.”

    I agree. Just returned from first Vegas trip 4 days ago. The over-hyped boxing match was rolling into town as I was leaving. A city of excess. People watching was instructive. Some observations - too many people not aware of their immediate surroundings - and walking with smart phones contributed to this. Bad manners prevalent in a confined areas. Street hustlers - giving away “free” $200 gambling credits. A man in his late 30s walking out of a casino with a face of despair and anger - most likely losing money at a faster rate than he earned it. A sad place really despite its superficial fun and good times image.

  • How Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Gay Mentor Influenced His Views, Beliefs

    04/22/2015 4:19:45 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    Susquehanna Patriot to nathanbedford

    I agree with your summary opinions - that marriage law belongs to the states. With regards that it would be unconstitutional to prohibit states from permitting gay (or homo) marriage - the problem then becomes, as was predicted, what happens when parties to such marriage move across state lines.

    What has really happened here is more than a perversion of Constitutional law. While I would agree that it would be unconstitutional to prohibit states from permitting homo- “marriage”, it would seem that no state would do so as no government has the power to change the definition of words, words with multi-jurisdictional legal and cultural significance. If a state wants to create a relationship between two people of the same sex, they have the power to do so - but they should be prohibited from imposing such acts on other jurisdictions by changing the definition of a single word, “marriage” - with all of its legal and cultural significance in all other states. The new protected state relationship should be called something else, and the rights assigned to it would be limited to that state.

    But you hit on the key point why we are here - the battle was lost in the culture. The last bulwark of the defense of marriage (WWII and Korea War generations) is rapidly decreasing (the loss of voting its traditional morality). The younger generations in their place voting the new morality - having raised in the post-1960s sexual revolution, a culture of devalued “marriage” (out of wedlock births, divorce etc), the post 1960s sexual revolution, and the relatively recent public education indoctrination pushing acceptance that homo-marriage is a matter of fairness, or civil rights, etc. The courts have stepped into a role similar to Pontius Pilot (”What is truth?) and actually are in fear of the cultural mob if they ruled as they know they should. Instead they will give the mob what it demands - they shall rule accordingly. They just have to find the words to make it look like it is legal.

  • Lamesa Counting Down Til Chicken-Fried Steak Festival

    04/21/2015 4:05:02 AM PDT · 34 of 38
    Susquehanna Patriot to Slyfox

    Chicken fried steak is real good with fried okra and black-eyed peas. And cobbler for dessert. Yum.

    You bet . . . and don’t forget the Texas toast. Been to Lamesa, Tx many times in the past, off old Highway 87. Wish I were close enough to attend this feast, sitting under the Mesquite trees. (Would want to sneak away for some slow cooked TX brisket too).

  • Why men refuse to marry: Women complain chaps today won't settle down.

    04/20/2015 5:04:13 AM PDT · 47 of 164
    Susquehanna Patriot to dennisw

    “... liberal-feminist dominated court system.”

    ...combined with “no fault” divorce enable some of the “70%” unhappy women to walk out for those supposedly greener pa$ture$. The reality is that the perceived cash benefit of divorce is short lived, it typically decreases the initiating divorcee’s long term financial and emotional health.

    If a marriage were built on mutual, unconditional love, it would seem any perceived financial incentive (albeit short term) for divorce would not be a consideration. Also, the impact of our declining culture, corrupted political institutions, our entitlement mentality, “right” to be happy and self-fulfilled, free sex, etc etc has reinforced the devaluation of marriage.

    Dating used to be the process in part, to find and know the person to whom one might want to commit oneself because of shared core values. The current version of dating for some has evolved to entertaining oneself with another human being’s body, money and time. The show Two & A Half Men reinforces this false value through Sheen’s character.

  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/27/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · 46 of 74
    Susquehanna Patriot to LegendHasIt

    “Still they tout, that at best, a 40% compliance rate of just the previously uninsured is a great success?”

    I think 40% is too optimistic. For Obozocare to really work, healthy, young people had to sign up in large #s. I think the young have not been their in droves, and the majority of the supposed 16 million are Medicaid (non-contributing) participants. One should look at the state by state sign-ups. Some statistical analysis might show that most of the sign ups are in “blue-socialist-Marxist” states, as are most of the government subsidies. Cutting blue-socialist-Marxists welfare might actually be a good thing...and the downside might not exist for “red-conservative” representatives.

  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/27/2015 6:56:38 PM PDT · 45 of 74
    Susquehanna Patriot to usconservative

    “Congress has to repeal it as a tax.”

    Let’s think about this. Leftists whine all the time that Reps only give tax cuts for the rich. Ending Obozocare would be a tax cut for the poor and middle class... isn’t that something leftists could support!

  • Could Scott Walker Be the Next Calvin Coolidge?

    03/13/2015 5:10:11 AM PDT · 31 of 52
    Susquehanna Patriot to Cincinatus' Wife

    Thanks for that link. I live in a major university town and the inability to think critically is rampant among many of the so called educated. The “discussion” about the erosion of “church-state” on the video is classic, so vapid - and they just could not keep from dragging W into it. They appear calm, but the hatred boils just beneath the surface.

  • GOP senators appear set on their own breakaway nation (Hysterical Beltway Media Hissy-fit Alert!)

    03/10/2015 6:51:20 PM PDT · 20 of 41
    Susquehanna Patriot to dowcaet

    “Idiot liberals.”

    LOL. ... I am sure you did not mean to insult idiots.

  • As Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet About Private Emails, Republicans Seize Moment to Criticize Her

    03/09/2015 4:13:58 AM PDT · 22 of 38
    Susquehanna Patriot to boycott

    “If they were obama emails, it would be a non-issue....”

    In a way, the media already made Obama’s email a non-issue here. If the media would only do its job.

    During the interview, Obama said that he first learned about this in the newspapers, ...two follow up questions should have been (1) how many others in your cabinet are using private email to conduct the people’s business’, official government business and (2) did you ever receive an email from one of Hillary’s private accounts or any other cabinet member?

    His praise of Clinton during the interview seemed out of place to me. I cynically wonder if he was communicating to her via the media to get rid of any emails that she sent to him. The media story is going to turn into hysterical Republican’s war on women, trying to destroy HRC’s presidential campaign.

  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action (Who Can Stop Him?)

    03/03/2015 4:16:05 AM PST · 39 of 136
    Susquehanna Patriot to HiTech RedNeck

    “There is a fallback government. It is the states. Even the most profligate state is in rosy shape compared with our rickety Feds.”

    Good point. But consider States don’t have their own currency. Things will get messy.

  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action (Who Can Stop Him?)

    03/03/2015 4:13:22 AM PST · 37 of 136
    Susquehanna Patriot to Mouton

    “.......we are talking here about taxation with no representation...We are so screwed.”

    Here’s how it is going to be interpreted and implemented. When this begins, you most likely won’t be subject to the tax, you won’t be able to bring suit because you have no standing. For you, it is a political question. The judge will tell you to contact your elected representatives. For the (big evil) corporations upon whom the presidential tax is imposed, a suit will be brought. The court will find that the executive power exists to implement Congressional intent that was written in an ambiguous language. Once this happens, this disease will spread to individuals...it will show up on cell phone bills, fuel purchases, etc etc and be upheld.

    Don’t bother thinking if some Republican became President and wanted to implement executive order “tax cuts”. First, he will be painted into the corner by the leftist media that such actions are unconstitutional. Courts will be ready to issue injunctions. Of course the Repub will point out that he has the power based on Obama’s executive tax precedence. Then Mr Repub will swerve into a talk about tradition, respecting the Constitution, respecting precedence, wanting to work with Congress, blah blah blah. Obama’s taxes remain in place until the next leftist can get in office to further implement new executive taxes.

  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action (Who Can Stop Him?)

    03/03/2015 3:52:26 AM PST · 24 of 136
    Susquehanna Patriot to outofsalt

    “Am I confused or was this repealed by the Gruber amendment?”

    Let me clear it up for you. Our President is a Constitutional Scholar from Harvard Law School. People like us should not attempt to read the Constitution as it is too nuanced.

  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action (Who Can Stop Him?)

    03/03/2015 3:47:09 AM PST · 19 of 136
    Susquehanna Patriot to Truth29

    Many already vote...Clinton’s motor voter has helped in the implementation. There are leftist localities trying to implement voting for illegals on “local” issues.

  • 30 House Republicans Press House Leaders To Continue DHS Fight Against Executive Amnesty

    02/25/2015 6:29:42 PM PST · 14 of 27
    Susquehanna Patriot to scooby321

    “They must have listened to George Will.”

    Are you referring to Geo Will on Fox News Sunday where he scorned the House Republicans for defunding Obozo’s illegal power grab? If so, I saw it and it forever changed my opinion (negatively) of Geo Will - another GOPe supporter; and he is out of touch with what is going on in this country.

  • Greeks brim with pride as country totters on the edge

    02/15/2015 8:13:38 AM PST · 31 of 40
    Susquehanna Patriot to goldstategop

    You make good points, but not sure they are aligned with what happened as opposed to what might happen going forward.

    As I read the pre-election news, Syriza ran on a platform that the days of austerity for Greece are over. Syriza did not run on the platform that Greece will unchain themselves from the EU, go insolvent and work to national recovery. Your scenario is the one that may happen post-election with or without Syriza. This unintended scenario in the long run may be good for Greece and their national identity /independence. We will see how it unfolds.

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

    01/26/2015 4:28:46 AM PST · 14 of 34
    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 25
    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 25
    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

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-and-clinton-the-60-minutes-interview/

  • 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.