User Profile: HuskerDave

HuskerDave

Member Since: November 08, 2010

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  • November 1, 2013 at 10:12am

    … let’s not forget, the 55 mph speed limit that was introduced in the 1970s by the Carter administration was an environmentalist policy, blamed on the fake gas crisis concocted by another socialist President.

  • November 1, 2013 at 10:08am

    Yes, I see your comments about how this was irresponsible to other drivers’ safety…(eye roll)

    But in reality, the old mantra of “speed kills” is invalid.

    German autobahns have less than half the accident rate of American highways, despite significantly more traffic density. Why do you suppose that is?…

    My opinion is that American drivers are often distracted or bored on long drives; and that is partially because of the arbitrary, slow speed limits. At a lazy 65 mph, it’s easy to eat a sandwich, or change a CD, or text someone (or get sleepy). That is much less likely at 120 mph.

    Before the feds (yes, them again) forced the states to lower speeds; we could drive across sparsely-populated areas as appropriate speed.

    Here’s an idea – let’s drop some of those ridiculous speed limits in open areas. Not only would your state attract more truck traffic and other cross-country drivers; but think of the speed-enthusiast tourism!

  • November 1, 2013 at 9:43am

    I spent a good deal of my adult life in the military. The federal bureaucracy could learn a lot about how people from different backgrounds can work and live together from the the way the military USED to be. There is NOTHING that some pointy-headed, self-aggrandizing elitist could have taught us about “diversity.” It is NOT diversity that makes a team work together. In the Army and Marines, we were all green. In the Navy and Air Force, we were all blue. There was no red, yellow, black, brown, or white. There was no woman, man, gay, straight. We were soldiers, and proud ones, at that.

    In the military (as, I believe, in most of America) whites, blacks, asians, indians, etc are limited only by their willingness to work hard, learn more, and perform their missions. A poor kid from anywhere, with any perceived disadvantage, can gain rank, learn skills, perhaps become an officer. When I served, my Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was General Colin Powell (who happens to be a black man). He didn’t get to that position because of his skin color. He earned it. There were gay soldiers. We knew it, but because “don’t ask, don’t tell” protected them, they served honorably in our ranks. Nobody would participate in an openly political event, on either side of an issue. We were soldiers, not activists.

    My honored military is dying at the hands of those who use the hammer of “diversity” to smash it. It’s shameful, dishonest, corrupt.

  • October 30, 2013 at 1:49pm

    …this from the actor who slapped his shoe on his head.. “That’s my skull!”

    Such a foolish miscreant.

  • October 30, 2013 at 1:22pm

    To say that governments around the world use their diplomatic missions for intelligence gathering shouldn’t be news for anyone. This is not new, was not new in the Cold War, and wasn’t new even back when Benjamin Franklin used his position in France to gather intel for the new US in the 18th century.

    What is troubling, however, is when a government turns those collection activities against it’s own citizens as a means of controlling them, which is undeniably what we have going on now.

  • October 29, 2013 at 9:12am

    Facebook does have a big problem with fake accounts. There are a lot of kook’s on the Internet (yeah, I’m looking at you, Encinom).

    I applaud their efforts to root out the bad eggs; but I don’t think this is the way to do it.

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  • October 29, 2013 at 9:08am

    Ok I’ll chime in with a guess.

    Perhaps it’s a transportable, temporary data center designed to go to the site of a disaster, to back up emergency responders and civilian communication, in the case of a hurricane or similar long-term recovery activity.

  • October 25, 2013 at 11:40am

    What a typically misleading bit of “comedy” from the Daily Show.

    Of course, we know that the hipsters think the Daily Show is actually *news.*

    Yelton apparently did a poor job as a spokesman; but nothing he said is incorrect. Nothing.

    Every request for an interview with The Daily Show should be met with – “You’re kidding me, right? Why would I go on camera with you (enter expletive here).”

  • October 25, 2013 at 11:31am

    This was not a physics mystery.

    It’s the same concept that makes a pipe organ work, or that you use when whistling with your mouth. Well-documented fluid dynamics.

    The fact that an engineering student has declared it a great achievement, does not make it so.

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  • October 25, 2013 at 11:27am

    These government agents exceeded the limits of their search warrant by seizing these documents.

    A warrant has to explicitly detail what is being searched for; and although an incidental discovery of evidence is still permissible; there is no way in which reading her notes could be construed as searching for a firearm. Had the documents been obvious classified government documents (e.g. stamped with classification on their face) then their discovery could properly lead to seizure.

    This is an obvious violation of the 4th Amendment.

    Further, as a member of the press (yes, fully credentialed and everything), she enjoys special protection under the First Amendment that prohibit the searching of her confidential papers by the government.

  • October 24, 2013 at 4:55pm

    I like this story. Kid works hard – because that’s what he should do – and is rewarded.

    Too many kids just think an athletic scholarship is owed to them.

  • October 24, 2013 at 4:27pm

    Could the student have worn a shirt with a picture of Che Guevara? Of Fidel Castro? Of a hammer and sickle? With the letters “SEIU?”

  • October 23, 2013 at 10:09am

    Two Years??

    This isn’t a corrective behavior – this is child abandonment.

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  • October 18, 2013 at 1:02pm

    You’ve neglected C: Life exists and changes, in a way so perfectly suited to environment that it must have been created and guided by an Intelligence (i.e. God).

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  • October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm

    Further evidence of Intelligent Design.

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  • October 15, 2013 at 10:18am

    McConnell and Reid?

    Oh, so the wolf and the fox are meeting to discuss the future of the hen house?

    If these two geniuses are reaching a consensus, I’m betting it’s bad for America. I hope the House will stand their ground.

  • October 15, 2013 at 10:16am

    … The chair of the “African American Studies” department says “Nothing to see here! Just a one-time incident!”

    Remember when universities used to teach young people skills they needed to succeed in this country? Yeah – I’m too young to remember that, too. — uh huh

  • October 15, 2013 at 10:12am

    Zero tolerance policies are lazy. School officials don’t want to have to put any effort into determining what the facts are, so just “round ‘em all up and let God (oops, I mean evolution) sort ‘em out.”

  • October 15, 2013 at 9:55am

    Gee… I thought elections had consequences, right Obamacare supporters?

  • October 14, 2013 at 11:57am

    I’ve been saying for years that we’ve been conned into the overriding premise of Liberalism (modern liberalism, that is).

    “It’s not fair!!!”

    Well, life isn’t fair. (wo)man up!

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