User Profile: Apologist JD

Apologist JD

Member Since: December 07, 2011


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  • [2] July 24, 2014 at 5:47pm

    The brand of love I believe in would allow him to love these guys even when he shoots them. If he’s not doing it for fun, but in self-defense, he may not want to hurt anyone but be forced to by their actions. Sometimes love means doing something really hard and/or unpleasant to the person loved!

  • [4] July 24, 2014 at 5:41pm

    Show me a completely atheistic society that you’d like to be a part of. It’s true that zealots create wars in the name of religion, but that hardly justifies the assertion that religion is really the culprit, let alone that religion’s influence in net is negative.The lives saved by religion don’t get media play like jihadists do, but it doesn’t make them less real. And atheism is just as faith-based as religion, so please don’t claim that religion is irrational any more than your point of view.

  • [2] July 24, 2014 at 11:24am

    This is all the result of federal meddling in markets. The whole system for 401k and pension plans forces your money into the capital markets, so stock prices have become completely detached from the actual value of a company. This is their mechanism for making the stupid think that all is well, because the stock market is doing well.

  • [21] July 23, 2014 at 3:08pm

    The airline employee clearly doesn’t understand. She claimed to fear for her safety, but if she works at the gate, she’s in a gun-free zone secured by the TSA, so she is completely safe.
    Sounds kind of like everyone here was a jerk, but I hold a glimmer of hope that this employee is now at least aware of the fact that airport “security” is a scam.

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  • [10] July 23, 2014 at 3:04pm

    Low morale at the IRS sounds a lot more like a solution than a problem to me. Hold on while I shed a tear for the poor IRS employees who are looking over their shoulder wondering if they’re next to testify. News flash – I’ve never worried about being called to testify because I don’t do shady things. Constantly looking over your shoulder is among the trappings of a life of crime.

  • [3] July 23, 2014 at 1:33pm

    I still haven’t heard a convincing reason why someone hasn’t just grabbed the missing emails from the email servers. Honestly, before I knew anything about Lois Lerner’s hard drive, I would have started looking for them in the servers anyway. I would only look at her machine if there were some problem getting them from the servers. I’m trying to resist the conclusion that we would have resolved this issue long ago, but the Repubs aren’t looking for a real conclusion, just a protracted PR event to get the tea party to ignore the Repubs’ complete disdain for them.

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  • [2] July 22, 2014 at 4:29pm

    That, and since the period of time studied was relatively short, there were probably some who began to comply before the day when the law took effect. Still, I tend to think the study is probably correct to the extent it shows that the dangers of cellphone use are probably overstated and the rewards of bans are likewise less significant than regulators would like for us to believe. Please don’t think I’m a big proponent of using the phone while driving, because I refused to do so even before it was illegal in my state.

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 2:26pm

    At least Comedy Central doesn’t make a pretense at being a real news organization, and when they make things up, sometimes it’s funny for reasons other than how stupid the host must be for actually saying what they say.

  • July 22, 2014 at 12:40pm

    Oh I’m completely with you Turkey. I already avoid all large cities, large gatherings, and any place where they attempt to deny my right to defend myself. I actually run security as part of my job and got to explain to the staff yesterday why DHS’s advice on handling active shooters is wrong. Got to teach everyone the value of remaining vigilant and being prepared (concealed weapon and plenty of target practice). And yes, where I work, everyone is allowed to carry as long as they follow the laws!

  • [7] July 22, 2014 at 12:15pm

    Not to worry on the twitter thing, that just means you’re literate. Twitter was invented for twits who are incapable of understanding big words or concepts that take more than 140 characters to spell out. Intelligent people use other means of communication.

  • [23] July 21, 2014 at 7:00pm

    It seems like we’re scouring our interior and the rest of the globe looking for fights, all while ignoring the actual invasion occurring at our border. I’d be shocked if WMDs haven’t already come across the border and aren’t waiting for coordinated use.

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  • [290] July 21, 2014 at 6:57pm

    Duh they were speaking quietly. The whole point is they didn’t want you to hear. People doing shady things get upset when you turn the light on.

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  • [89] July 21, 2014 at 6:54pm

    It will actually get worse. It will probably kill one or more of the local for profit businesses, and the bureaucrats will also realize that they’re losing money, so the prices will go higher than the private suppliers, but now there will be fewer of them, and since price is determined by supply/demand, the decreased supply will increase the price of fuel. So they spent taxpayer money to produce net negative savings to taxpayers, and the result will be higher gas prices for everyone. Way to go government. Thanks for outsmarting the market for us!

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  • [4] July 21, 2014 at 2:09pm

    For most of the Republicans in Congress, this is a horse and pony show intended to drum up support from the base heading into midterms. They have no intention of doing anything substantial, they just want to grandstand a bit so those who weren’t paying attention earlier will be placated that they’re out there working hard and looking out for us. The question is how many of us will buy their little act? This happens every election cycle.

  • [6] July 15, 2014 at 4:51pm

    Portland? This guy will be arrested for brandishing within a week. I can’t claim to know Oregon laws on use of force, but usually there has to be a threat of imminent bodily injury or death to someone before you can point your gun at a guy’s head. Now, I personally believe that someone committing a crime like this creates a presumption of such a threat, but somehow I doubt that in Portland, the powers that be take the same approach I do.

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  • [2] July 15, 2014 at 4:47pm

    The real story here is that the next logical step from free birth control for all is free childcare, in case you didn’t get your taxpayer funded pills or abortion. After all, free babysitting while you get your hair cut, for free, is a basic human right.
    As much as this is complete sarcasm intended to point out how ridiculous we’ve become, I’m sure it’s actually not far at all from how some feel, and I know there are already programs in place to provide taxpayer-funded daycare, it’s just not universally mandated yet and I haven’t heard many shrill cries from the left for it, yet.

  • [6] July 15, 2014 at 3:09pm

    I’m waiting for the day when a R or L candidate in a debate, right after some liberal spouts off about birth control for women or something like that, says “Did everyone hear the sexism? He doesn’t believe you’re smart or capable enough to buy your own contraception or to make good decisions regarding the men with whom you sleep. He is patronizing you because he believes you aren’t capable of being a big girl and taking care of yourself. I believe you are smart, strong, and capable. I therefore do not believe you need me or anyone else to give you stuff or take care of you. I believe you can and are independent, unlike my opponent.”
    On a side note, this would work well when talking about affirmative action, welfare, etc. also. I’d love to hear the response.

  • [1] July 15, 2014 at 2:53pm

    No kidding! I’m proud that he managed to get 10 rounds off, but with that many shots you should have a kill, I don’t care what the range is. If you can’t hit one in ten, you probably shouldn’t open fire. There should at least be some DNA left behind to help identify the perp! This is a sad day for marksmanship, though I’m happy that the hypothetical threat of force was enough to save this guy and deter a criminal for at least a moment.

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  • [17] July 15, 2014 at 2:45pm

    If there’s something positive to be said about the NSA spying, it’s that maybe the rest of the world will realize that there’s a downside to freeloading off our defense spending and we will be able to stop all of our foreign aid. I have to say, though, I really have no problem with NSA spying on foreigners, I just get more upset when they do it to citizens without warrants who ought to be protected by the Constitution.

  • [6] July 15, 2014 at 2:37pm

    I already knew not to shop in the high body count zone which invites killers with disarmed customers and giant bullseyes, but I guess we all know now that you shouldn’t work there for additional reasons.

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