I agree, John Cantin, one of the speakers at the event, was your typical anti-gun nut, ignorant and not a defender of rights, but spreads fear and misinformation.
Obviously, has NO knowledge of the U.S. Constitution or of the real world.
June 1, 2013 at 6:49am
All I need to know.
On the unanimous recommendations of Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Illston was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 23, 1995 and confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1995 by majority voice vote.
Why am I NOT surprised? The inmates are definitely running the institution.
May 14, 2013 at 10:42pm
Thank you for an intelligent, well spoken response to the subject being discussed.
It makes no difference if you are Black, White, Green or Yellow, you speak the truth.
Kudos !! More thinking is needed before posting……not the knee-jerk reactions of many.
May 14, 2013 at 10:15pm
This is for BMICHAEL’s post on oil reserves in the USA.
Why we continue to “bow” to the Middle East when we have all the oil we need is beyond comprehension.
All Westeners should stay away from the Middle East…….they truly hate us. It amazes me that stories of this type happen every single day…….and no mention by the US press. Can’t offend anyone, disgusting policy!
@ DEFCON1- Hey brainiac, how much are you willing to pay extra for a gallon of gas at the pump or to heat your home and to do other things in order to drill in the US for oil?
Obviously you're going to have to pay the labor cost in order to get the oil out of the ground. Energy companies and oil executives aren't going to absorb that cost. More than likely you're going to have to use union workers which is going to cost more.
You're going to have to pay more in order to get good people to do the job. It's back-breaking work so employers are going to have offer employees insurance all of which drives up labor cost. Which will be passed on to the consumer.
America has always known if it wants to keep energy cost at a reasonable amount and the price at the pump at a respectable amount it has to get oil from OPEC and other nations like Venezuela. No president (not a Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney) wants to be responsible for the rise in price at the pumps or to heat homes in America. That's why under 8 years of a republican president America's policy didn't change. 'Drill baby drill' sounds good and it makes a good bumper sticker. But it's not sound US policy.
Labor cost are lower overseas. If America decided it was going to drill no matter the price spike. OPEC and others would lose money on a barrel of oil in order to draw the US back in to it's market to make it not worth their while to continue.
Americans already pump and produce crude. All throughout the gulf region (I live within 50 miles of 12 separate gasoline refineries), the price of retrieving it locally and not having to transport it offsets the lower staffing costs elsewhere, followed by the huge cost to transport it back.
In other words, staffing costs are not an issue when it comes to US production.
May 4, 2013 at 12:21pm
@crazytravis. Unborn babies with guns and few Hollywood Conservatives.
Hollywood has always been a cesspool, there are very few with values and morals. Some speak out for the way they actually feel, others play a role and follow what gives their egos the best boost. Not real hard to understand…. they are actors.
Unborn babies with guns……what an absurd comment. The Father of the 5 year old, has the blood on his hands, what kind of Father lets a child have access to a gun? What part of that don’t you comprehend?
Of course, you wrote nothing about the cruelty and death that happened at this “clinic”……keeping your head in the sand and trying to deflect with Hollywood rants and gun issues…….will not make “it” go away.
Hold wrongdoers responsible and accountable…….or does that go against you values?
May 4, 2013 at 11:52am
@catty………………Obama was called names. Shame, shame.
Gov Haley, a minority, a woman of power, was told, “to go back to where she came from.”
I see NO comparison of name calling to pure racism and hate towards women. The democrats are the worst of the worst type of hypocrites. They truly speak out of the left side of their butts.
The leftist progressives have no common sense and no morals or values…….it shows on a daily basis.
Conservatives need to hold the House and win the Senate in 2014…….work hard and get it done !!!!
May 3, 2013 at 5:21pm
Comrade MaryBeth……it is a story..and there should be a reaction.
Everywhere the “hammer and sickle” has flown, millions have died. Just what part of that do you NOT understand? Get your head out of the sand, get some knowledge, get some facts……before it is to late!
July 4, 2012 at 5:11pm
MSNBC is like Saturday Night Live……..the difference being, the folks at MSNBC take themselves seriously. It is scary that individuals actually “think” like Harris-Perry…the lady is certifiable!!
October 3, 2010 at 5:16pm
Was stationed in Germany, 1977-80, in the USAF. We were constantly alerted to be vigilant and aware of the terrorist threat from the Red Army Faction and from Baader-Meinhof . Things have not changed in Europe over the years, Europe was a mess then as it is today.
What we did to aviod confrontation in those days was to wear shirts with Maple leafs and Canadian slogans, nobody bothers to “bother” Canadians, so we went about life and had little problem.
I was not then and will not now ….allow domestic or foreign moonbats to infringe on my rights. Use the power of the vote to rid ourselves of domestic vermin. Vote in the conservative representative to change the way we deal with foreign scum. Walk softly and carry a big stick. Hate to quote Teddy, but, that policy worked then and will work today. We the people are coming for OUR government.
September 25, 2010 at 8:54am
Term limits and require Congress to participate in Social Security. The current retirement system is shameful. Benefits and a hefty pay for life after serving a two-year term is just wrong.
Washington State is politically a joke. The majority of folks in WA are Conservative, however, the moonbat leftists are better organized, very vocal, loud, obnoxious, and they vote.
I spent 16 years in the Seattle Metro area and it just is mindboggling that Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell continue to get re-elected. Take out Seattle and The Evergreen State College in Olympia, hotbeds of everything that is wrong with America, and WA State is basically Conservative.
Conservatives need to organize and get things done in WA. We The People need to get it together, one State at a time, to take OUR Country back.
September 25, 2010 at 8:29am
Bytor…..you are absolutely correct.
It states in the article,”A Christian event on Saturday for Fort Bragg soldiers and members of the surrounding area is unconstitutional and should be canceled, according to a national watchdog group.”
Americans United should read the Constitution before making false statements. I am really amazed at the lack of education shown by these people.
September 24, 2010 at 5:03pm
Want an insight into the mind of George Soros?
In his autobiograpy, modestly entitled Soros on Soros, he described how as a teenager he helped to cart off the stolen possessions of Hungarian Jewish men, women and children after they were rounded up and transported to death camps. He claims it never bothered him a bit, and still doesn’t bother him today. He has no personal regrets about his actions. Somebody would have done it.
That is the guru of the Leftists in OUR Country. Soros is a cancer to OUR way of life. Where is the Mossad when they are needed?
You have to be kidding, Right??
The Mossad and George Soros are on the same team, always have been, and always will be. Anybody that believes that Israel is on our side is a fool. There is ONLY one side for them, and that is THEIR SIDE. All the back and forth is nothing more than Theater. They will "side" with us only as long as they need us to deal with the Muslims, for them. Get a Grip folks!!
September 19, 2010 at 9:47pm
Yep…..typical kids out for a hike!!!
Shane Bauer, a 2007 honors graduate in peace and conflict studies, has been working in North Africa and the Middle East, using his fluency in Arabic, the language he minored in at UC Berkeley. He recently has produced stories on Iraq and Syria for San Francisco-based New American Media.
Sarah Emily Shourd, 30, transferred from Diablo Valley College to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2000 and graduated in May 2003 with a B.A. in English. An aspiring journalist, she reported a story earlier this year for New American Media on the Golan Heights in Israel.
Joshua Felix Fattal, 27, attended UC Berkeley for three semesters, from fall 2003 through fall 2004, graduating in December 2004 with a B.S. in environmental economics and policy from the College of Natural Resources.
What is wrong with this picture? Maybe it is all of the “red flags” flying!!!