User Profile: Apologist JD

Apologist JD

Member Since: December 07, 2011


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  • [8] August 28, 2014 at 12:36pm

    Besides, it’s completely racist to ask people to prove identity and citizenship status, right?

  • [27] August 28, 2014 at 12:18pm

    I’ve been making this point for years to people who argue for the minimum wage: it doesn’t matter if you give more dollars, it doesn’t change what the work is worth, so everything else will adjust accordingly. Also, I disagree with the statement that policy makers are just too dumb. They know this, but they also know that the morons who vote for them don’t understand it, so they can do what they want to do while keeping the masses placated with increasingly worthless dollars.

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  • [6] August 25, 2014 at 1:29pm

    Everyone with a weapon should learn to use it and learn the law about when you may use it against another human. However, the state should not (and if you believe the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, cannot) get involved in mandating any kind of training or other qualifications. The ability to regulate in any way is the ability to constructively ban. Think about it, studies have shown 10,000 hours are required to make someone an expert on a subject or at a skill, so it wouldn’t be hard for NY or IL to decide that you need 10,000 hours before you are allowed to have a weapon, you know, just to make sure you’re safe. No other right guaranteed by the Constitution uses the words “shall not be infringed.” Think about why they might have used the distinctive wording on that.

  • [8] August 25, 2014 at 1:16pm

    Welcome to the party of people who’ve seen the day of reckoning from much farther off. No matter that you’re a little late, we’ll take anyone who’s willing to see it for what it is. The question is what are you willing to do to fix the imbalances?

  • [15] August 21, 2014 at 3:41pm


    That’s how they hope it will go down, and they’re probably right for most of the world and the liberal/urban areas of the US. I don’t think the rest of us will go down that easily. In fact, we will win. And it will be easy to tell who the invaders are, they all have beards and refuse to wipe with the Koran.

  • [14] August 21, 2014 at 3:34pm

    I’m not sure I believe that putting attractive labels on healthy stuff and moving it to the front of the line is going to make kids want to eat their veggies more. They’ll catch on that they should hold out until the end of the line where the good stuff is. Oh well, this should increase profits for my kids, who I send to school with lots of soda and treats to sell to the other kids. This is my way of teaching lots of different economic and political principles to my kids!

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  • [3] August 21, 2014 at 3:27pm

    Now we just need to figure out how to get the stupid libs/progs to stay there, instead of flooding the prosperous places we right wingers create when their utopias fail, we’d be set!

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  • [9] August 21, 2014 at 12:16pm

    I’d take his comment a step further: if you’re taking government money other than as an injured soldier, you’re not just a loser, you’re a thief. If it helps you sleep at night that someone else held the gun to other people’s heads while it took their money, and you didn’t do that part yourself, so be it, but that doesn’t change the evil of taking by force that which doesn’t belong to you. Just because the government does your dirty work doesn’t make you better. I probably won’t make friends with this comment, but I’m not even sure I’d exempt those on social security from this. I know they paid in, but they also allowed their representatives to pillage what they paid and use it for other goodies they wanted along the way, so they already spent what they paid in, and they are simply stealing from me.

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  • August 21, 2014 at 12:03pm

    That was my exact thought!

  • [46] August 21, 2014 at 11:51am

    If an ISIS lemming showed up in a mall where I was spending time with my wife, he wouldn’t kill a number of Americans. He might get a couple using the element of surprise before I have him down.

  • [13] August 20, 2014 at 2:20pm

    News flash for you all: It’s too late to stop the terrorist attack from this. I guarantee terrorists are already here in significant numbers and I’d also bet they have WMDs of some form or another, at least in pieces. The only remaining question is whose order are they waiting upon and what will they strike when they do?

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  • [5] August 13, 2014 at 2:17pm

    It rings a little hollow when your company and its founders are perfectly happy trouncing the Constitution right up until it hits you where you don’t like, and only then you’re concerned about the federal government’s violation of the Constitution? I suppose it’s good to have you understand and support one of the rights found therein, but it seems a little self-serving and hypocritical until you’re concerned with complete fidelity to the Constitution.

  • [1] August 8, 2014 at 12:21pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I’d prefer a competent Commander in Chief (someone like Douglas McArthur comes to mind), but let’s face it, we’re not going to have that. Playing the hand we actually have, I think I’d prefer he get out of the way and let the adults fight the war. What was it the Japanese feared about invading the U.S., an armed American behind every blade of grass?

  • [18] August 8, 2014 at 11:53am

    Thank you for being the exception to the rule. That said, I suspect even here in Utah we’re only a few years behind the rest of the country with this kind of insanity. Ask around with your coworkers what they think about having guns in schools or whether I should be able to own an AR-15. Even here in UT, you’ll find overwhelming stupidity from the teachers and administrators.

  • [6] August 7, 2014 at 4:32pm

    It would be interesting if he surrendered to them and we had the power to be the resistance without federal interference. I’m not sure I dislike that scenario.

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  • August 7, 2014 at 2:09pm

    I’m stating what will happen with today’s case law and today’s judges, and I’m not wrong about it. That doesn’t mean that’s how it should be, but that is how it is. And despite my fundamentalist gun rights positions, I actually disagree with your second point. The Constitution tells the government what it may or may not do, so it may not deny you your right to self-defense. However, private entities (Dartmouth is private) may deny you access for just about any reason they like, including your possession of a weapon. It’s a stupid policy, but in a free country you’re allowed to be stupid. It is a violation of nobody’s Constitutional rights for the college to tell her she can’t have a gun. The appropriate response is to transfer to a college that actually has intelligent people at it, for pedagogical and safety reasons.

  • August 7, 2014 at 11:45am

    You’ll lose. There is no duty to protect or provide security for people. Unfortunately, the law also will hold you accountable if your employee does something to someone else, which is why many companies ban guns in the workplace for liability reasons. This is also why I’m trying to get my state reps to place strict liability for violent crime against anyone who was not allowed to defend themselves while on their premises.

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  • [2] August 7, 2014 at 11:43am

    “But we certainly do everything we possibly can to make all our students feel safe.” Important distinction in that sentence. They aren’t trying to make sure the students ARE safe, just that they feel that way. Rename to Dartmouth Department of Pseudo-Safety and False Sense of Security, a little longer, but more accurate.

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  • [5] August 7, 2014 at 11:38am

    Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pidgeon: it knocks over all the pieces, poops on the board, and then struts around like it won. – Putin

  • [1] August 7, 2014 at 11:19am

    There won’t be prosecutions because the Justice Department makes sure election fraud goes unpunished if it benefits Obama’s agenda. Exhibit A: Black Panthers.

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