I’m seeing a lot of offense taken on both sides here. And the offense on both sides is nothing short of STUPID. There’s NOTHING ANYWHERE that says we are to be protected from offense.
Yes the building looks like the Twin Towers immediately after 9/11. Get over it. I don’t like the idea; I’m offended that someone would design a building that looks like that. BUT: The argument that it shouldn’t be built because it offends us is as bad as the Athiests who claim the Nativity scenes offend them, so we shouldn’t have them.
The ONLY reasons the building shouldn’t be built is if the South Korean people don’t want it; it would cost more than the budget allotted to the building; it’s structurally unsound. If these reasons aren’t met, then they should build the building, and we should SHUT UP about it!
Remember: There is NOTHING that says we are protected from being offended. I am offended that the Atheists want to put up a banner with the nativity scene in California saying “Religion is a Myth”. That is their right. (BTW, atheism IS a religion…)
Those of you who are offended that they might build this building, GET OVER IT. Those of you who are offended at those who are offended, GET OVER IT.
In the words of Tiny Tim, “God Bless .. Everyone.”
Gingrich/Cain 2012 TEA!
December 11, 2011 at 6:47pm
Ah, but remember – North Carolina is the East Coast California.. Didn’t their (like TOTALLY UNcute) governor recently say that Obama should suspend congressional elections in 2012??
December 11, 2011 at 6:33pm
Other stupid “no tolerance” incidents..
A girl (early teens) spends the weekend with a friend. Has some “female cramps”. Friend gives her some Midol. One gets left in her backpack. Teacher finds it. Straight-A student gets suspended for a week because of a “no-tolerance drug policy”.
A boy, 5 years old, is kicked out of kindergarten for sexual harassment. His crime? He kissed a 5 year old girl on the cheek.
I agree – in certain places, zero tolerance is important. I drive a truck – I want to be sure the driver next to me isn’t high or drunk! I don’t like to see waitresses harassed – and have stood up to harassers on the laies’ behalf. Common sense needs to be applied, though. As in this case, saying a teacher is “cute” is NOT sexual harassment – if anything it could be considered a compliment.
December 4, 2011 at 3:27pm
@TYRANNYNOMORE – actually he said “I’ve been to fifty – (hesitation) – seven states, and have one more to go, I think.” Now: was he mistaken on the number of states in the US, having been taught in Indonesia, or was he referring to the number of Islamic states? Interesting idea……. AND one worth investigating!
Thanks for the heads-up!
December 4, 2011 at 3:21pm
There’s one hope: MOST of the people that join the military are conservative, or else they wouldn’t be joining the military. Most believe in the Higher Calling, and believe fully in the Oath. There aren’t very many that join JUST for the bennies. IF Obucky, Soros & Co were to order the Army (say) to fire upon civilians, those generals (or admirals) would (should!) deem that order illegal, and disobey it. And MOST enlisted military – who actually have the guns – and the officers who fly the aircraft – would be HIGHLY reluctant to fire on civilians, UNLESS their base/position were under direct attack.
December 4, 2011 at 3:13pm
Ok, my WWII interests are kicking again.. The 2atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed fewer people (including the fallout and radiation sickness, in addition to the actual blasts) that ONE of the firebomb raids over Tokyo. It was the IDEA that we would use such weapons to clear out entire cities in advance of the planned invasion of japan in 1946 that gave Hirohito the option to give total, unconditional surrender to America, when surrender was considered SO shameful that one should kill oneself before surrendering!
Can you imagine what the psychological effect of a nuke small enough to be shot out of a field gun, with the precision of a sniper rifle at close range, and the destructive power of a 20,000 lb BunkerBuster? Knowing that we could put one of these in your window from miles away with minimal fallout would be (I think) enough to say “um… let’s think about this for a minute…”!
@HUCKSQR – it’s not so much that we’re willing to snuff out large numbers of people, it’s the IDEA of being able and willing to, that makes the enemy stop and think a bit, thus saving lives on BOTH sides. And BTW, we’re NOT attacking people that are innocents, we’re going after those who have or are planning to do harm to us and others. The USA is attacking for defense. Remember the old saying “The best defense is a good offense”? That’s what we are doing!
December 4, 2011 at 2:48pm
One thing you missed – Hitler never submitted. In his insanity, he fully believed in the middle of April 1945 that he could still win the war. In 1943, Rommel begged Hitler to sue for peace at that time, and demand that to stop aggressions, Germany could keep what they had taken. If Hitler had done that, our world map would have looked a lot different.
I’m one of those nut jobs that studies the past (and WWII has always interested me) in the hopes of learning from our past mistakes – and have studied Hitler and Hirohito as much as I have been able to..
December 4, 2011 at 2:41pm
Don’t need anything as drastic as a nuclear bomb blast – just the OWS jerks coming back and becoming violent around, say, September. Obucky declares martial law, and suspends the elections “for the protection of the American people”. Or, if he loses the election, then OWS jerks get violent -say – around Thanksgiving. He declares martial law, and “postpones” the swearing-in of the next prez and Congress.
Unless the military steps in with a coup at that point, and arrests the slimeballs for high treason, there WILL be a violent, bloody, armed revolt, leading to Civil War II. And I can see 90+% of the military siding with the People against the administration, IF they get involved.
December 4, 2011 at 2:32pm
One thing to remember – because of contracts, the military wind’s up with $35,000 toilet seats and $19,000 hammers. I was an Avionics Tech (AT) in the Navy, and was with an A-6 squadron. One of the guys (before I got to the squadron) was in port, still on the carrier, and needed a resistor to repair a radio. On-board Stores didn’t have the one he needed, so he went ashore and to a Radio Shack (this was in the 80s, when R/S still had parts!), and bought 2 for 19 CENTS. he went back to the ship, put one in the radio, and voilà! it worked! He was court-martialed for using a “non-military spec part” – btw, that 9.5 CENT resistor cost the Gubmint around 75 DOLLARS – and it’s made by the same people!!!
If we need a hammer, electronic part, or toilet seat, why can’t we get them for the military from the same place the civvies get them, for the same price?? Save LOTSA $$$$$.
November 24, 2011 at 12:49am
Duh. That IS the name of the movie. Bing it stupid! (Me stupid…) Odd movie, but pretty good.
November 24, 2011 at 12:06am
Oh, yes I remember “War Games”!!
“Would you like to play a game?”
November 23, 2011 at 11:48pm
@THX 1138 -
I know that name is from a sci-fi movie back in the 70s – what movie was it? Been racking my brain….
 November 23, 2011 at 11:02am
Again, READ the Constitution.
Article I, section 1.5 No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President.
The Supreme Court clarified the “natural born citizen” back in the late 1800s – I’m not sure at the moment what the case was or the date, I’ll have to do a bit of research. It was stated that a “natural born citizen” is a child of parents who are American citizens, born within the boundaries of the United States (except for those born on military bases around the world; there’s a procedure in place to handle this).
The Founding Fathers were clear in their intent in the Constitution and the Papers.
As far as the Indonesian citizenship is concerned, whether he gave up his American citizenship or his parents did, doesn’t matter. His US (or any other, if he had any other) citizenship was given up in order to become an Indonesian citizen in order to go to school. That’s Indonesian law.
November 23, 2011 at 3:02am
More appealing, not mare!! Doing this on an iPhone, and it corrected for me and I didn’t catch it…
November 23, 2011 at 2:58am
Nationalized the railroad, not nationwide! Doing this on an iPhone, and it corrected for me and I didn’t catch it.
Had another bit to add about Hitler – the group he got cast out was the Jews. We are seeing this same antisemitism in our country right now with OWS. BTW, compare Hitler’s Brownshirts with the SEIU.. and his auto industry was Fiat. He stared Volkswagen after he was in office.
November 23, 2011 at 2:44am
You wonder why we believe Obama is destroying our nation. A history lesson is in order.
In the last century, there has been 2 world leaders that has performed the same political moves as Obama. I’ll focus more on the second.
He promised the moon to people in a world-wide financial crisis (think Stimulus I and II). Got the unions to back him. (He later dissolved those unions.) He drove Christianity out of the schools, saying on Sundays the children will go to his schools. He nationalized the education system (think Dept of Education), which began teaching propaganda, not education. He nationalized the auto industry, saying his government would run it better (think GM and Chrysler). He nationwide the railroads (think AmTrak). He got his citizens to blame one class of people, then set out to destroy them. He introduced all manner of public-works programs, designed to put people to work – and destroyed his economy. He disarmed the citizenry, saying guns create crime (think “Fast and Furious”).
This man was Adolf Hitler. The other was Lenin, followed by Stalin. The only real difference between these men and Obama is that Obama is not invading other sovereign nations (oh, wait..) for his empire. This process has also taken more time so that the people won’t realize what’s happened to them. Damn me if you like for comparing the “Chosen One” to Hitler and Stalin, I don’t care. I calls them as I sees them.
 November 23, 2011 at 2:15am
re the “natural born citizen” – it’s all in the Constitution of the United States of America and the Federalist Papers. The Constitution says “natural born citizen, born of citizens”. PLURAL. The Papers say that the child will usually follow the allegiance of the father – who, in this case, is a BRITISH citizen – Kenya was NOT a country then, but a British holding. Which then gives Obama dual citizenship, which voids his presidency right there.
Also there’s a bit about “broken citizenship”. Obama became an Indonesian citizen when he was adopted by Sotero. In doing so, he had to renounce his American citizenship (and for the sake of the argument, we’re assuming he was an American at the time). If he had his American citizenship reinstated, that would be “broken citizenship” as well as a possible allegiance to a country other than America. That voids his presidency there as well. Also, there’s no proof that he ever regained American citizenship. We know he went to Occidental with a scholarship as a foreign national from Indonesia. If he was an American citizen, how did he pull this one off??
Check it all for yourself – READ the Constitution and the Papers for yourself. Good stuff – it’s in there.
Cain/Gingrich 2012!! TEA!
November 23, 2011 at 1:58am
Ok, been flipping through these responses about Dr Paul.
He scares me more than a Romney/Perry ticket, and almost as much as another Obucky term. (I’m a Texan, and we knew Perry wasn’t a conservative, and was wondering what koolaid the rest of the country was drinking..)
Dr Ron Paul is an isolationist, firmly believing that if we just leave the rest of the world alone, they’ll leave us alone. “Let Iran have nukes – they won’t bother us! Let them develop medium-range missiles- they’ll leave us alone!” – till one of their rockets are launched from one of their ships that Iran is making to deliver these rocket, with a nuke in its tip, comes raining down on -say – NYC.
We need “PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH”. We need to be so strong that no one will think of messing with us. Dr Paul won’t do that.
He has some good economic views and I hope President Cain (or Gingrich) will have him as an economic advisor, NOT as a foreign policy advisor!!
November 23, 2011 at 1:45am
Not to mention she’s a heck of a lot cuter!! Even listening to her talk russian on the Fight – I mean Five – she’s enormously mare appealing than Bucket – Beckel!
November 17, 2011 at 12:30pm
I can see one problem here: an AK-47 is NOT a high-powered rifle! It was designed as a full-automatic assault rifle, to put as much lead downrange as quickly as possible. It is NOT accurate – it’s a “spray-n-pray” weapon. You could hit the broad side of the White House at 1,000 yards, possibly. You can possibly hit what you’re aiming for at 50 yards with 1 round.
Andrew Wilkow (the Wilkow Majority, on SiriusXM Patriot channel, 12:00-3:00 eastern time – check him out!! – is a gun collector) said yesterday that it seems that ALL rifles are AKs to the press.
Btw, AK-47s are legal in this country, but MUST be modified to SEMI-auto.