User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • [-2] January 29, 2015 at 12:13pm

    “Most positive comment of the year so far man. 2A applies to everyone, even those who question authority. No violence occurred here, but a statement was certainly made. Kudos to two brave men. ” Ok but if this same guy walked up to someones front door in Florida with a petition supporting the 2A and was shot by the homeowner because they felt threatened. You would argue in support of the Stand Your Ground law that vindicates the home NORMAL home owner who would in fact be threatened by this guy. So seriously, which way is it. Let’s have everyone carry around AR-15s because of the 2A, but if someone shoots them because they correctly feel threatened, we of course let them slide because of Stand Your Ground. And now tell me that all the ballyhoo about the 2A isn’t being fueled by gun manufacturers who simply want to sell more guns.

  • [-1] January 29, 2015 at 12:09pm

    Here is another one to be honest about. If the guy was black and wearing a hoodie carrying an AR-15 and wearing a bullet proof vest you would probably support the policeman who shoots him when his provides similar answers to questions. Again, be honest.

  • [-2] January 29, 2015 at 12:07pm

    And the constitution includes the First Amendment which has limitations placed on it with regard to obscenity and creating a dangerous situation “yelling fire”. These guys will be correctly referred to relative to what they are. And patriots is not the likely term. I would hope that anyone carrying an AR-15 within my town or state would be stopped, questioned by police to make sure there was a background check done when it was purchased and further that it was registered. If either of those comes back negative, I would hope they would confiscate the rifle until those items are cleared up. What so called patriots fail to recognize is that the Newtown shooter for example, had no criminal record until he shoot and killed 25 children. So yes there is an overriding issue of public safety that should preclude the carrying of AR-15s for the simple reason of dramatizing ones ideological position.

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  • [-8] January 29, 2015 at 11:33am

    Not to worry Bush Jr. took his best shot to ruin the country with his great recession and the PRESIDENT showed it could be repaired.

  • [-24] January 29, 2015 at 11:29am

    Congrats for being the one who let billy lead them exactly to where he wants the audience to go. No chance he hit her with the car over the domestic dispute. Its times like this you realize that similar to Rush having paid callers, there are more than a few “setup” commenters.

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  • [27] January 29, 2015 at 11:26am

    Perhaps someday the police will stop being regarded as a revenue source made up of stupid tickets for seat belts and the like and start removing individuals like this from the road.

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  • [15] January 29, 2015 at 11:24am

    I am reminded of an old movie with W. C. Fields in which he purchased 50 cars and paid drivers to follow behind him. Every time someone cut him off or did something stupid like this he ran into them, wrote them a check for their car and climbed into the next car and so on. It was hilarious.

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  • [3] January 29, 2015 at 11:13am

    Frankly, I don’t believe the story as written and find it hard to believe they would have kids expose their underwear as a group. But then again we did start gym classes in 5th. grade and both boys and girls had to change in front of each other. At 11 the girl would have been in 5th. if not 6th. grade. Your telling me a 5th. or 6th. grader is leaving poop in the classroom? Again, I don’t believe the story as reported by the parent and here.

  • January 29, 2015 at 11:07am

    “City officials say the high-tech effort will increase reliability, reduce operating costs, improve efficiency and reduce waste.” Hmmm very similar language that you hear when governments are seeking to privatizing services. One day people will get back to thinking instead of accepting privatizing as some kind of panacea. They will ask the simple rational question and hold the politicians and their corporate buddies at the utility companies and privatized service companies. That being is the projected impact of the smart meters in this case or privatizing that service in terms of true costs over the next 3, 5 and 10 years. One of my partners and I routinely wonder how local towns and cities were able to provide schools, police, fire response, good roads, garbage pickup, etc. at a fraction of the local taxes being charged today. And of course things like garbage are now privatized and paid directly by residents. The abysmal performance of for profit charter schools and their misuse of funds is a great case study of why privatizing services and not holding companies truly accountable is a fools answer. But it helps campaign contributions.

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  • [3] January 29, 2015 at 10:15am

    “Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos.” And sadly many feel a need to expand that structure and order by labeling individuals as liberal, conservative, socialist, capitalist, marxist, communist, etc. Supplanting rational thought with an ideology routed in beliefs and the perceived stereotypes surrounding labels in the best indication of a lazy and/or ignorant individual.

  • January 29, 2015 at 10:10am

    But of course no one wants to talk about the $1 billion cost overrun on the F135, which when multiplied by the number that will likely be built will dwarf the food stamp program. So let’s talk about the military contractors who have robbed from the federal government for the past 50 years.

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  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 10:08am

    The total number of people using food stamps has almost doubled since the start of the BUSH’s Republican Great Recession. Ok now that we got the facts straight let’s talk about the real issue which are stagnant real wages. Now present you arguments against raising the minimum wage to at least the inflation adjusted historical level, which would be at least $10.10. And yes raising it would have a ripple effect and slowly increase wages across the workforce. And as has been shown in cities like Seattle, raise all boats. One is reminded of when Henry Ford was chastised by the Rober Barons of the day for paying his workers $5 a day. Mr. Ford responded by educating them that they would sell more things if the workers could afford to buy them. Now that is the simple economics that grows an economy and CREATES jobs.

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  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 10:00am

    “Exactly. We don’t need more govt intrusion. As I’ve stated many times, I’m not pro-abortion, but I’m even less “more govt.”. Well said except you should drop the Pro Abortion, because it is only the zealots who are pro abortion, holding a similarly absurd position to the zealots on the right. The average person is, as you stated, merely Pro Choice. Which is exceedingly consistent with the constructs of individual liberty, self determination and right of privacy from government, organized religion or the majority.

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  • [5] January 29, 2015 at 9:57am

    “Ryan said that he believes it is best to allow women and families — and not politicians — to make pregnancy decisions for themselves” Funny a conservative fill in for Rush yesterday indicated that this statement is at the heart of conservatism. That is less government interference in the lives of the citizens. But of course people love big government when the result benefits them and reinforces their ideology and beliefs. Take military spending and how less we would need if we merely followed the constitution and focused on national defense.

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  • [8] January 28, 2015 at 2:04pm

    “A former contract employee” Your a contract employee which is the very best example of “at will” labor. And you really expect a company to keep your contract when you speak out against them? This is a first amendment case, it is a case of the company having the freedom to not use a contractor who is arrogant and stupid enough to place their own beliefs as a higher priority to the business interests of Ford, which are solely theirs. This doesn’t deserve to even be mentioned, even by an individual who contributes to and promotes a fictitious “war on christians”.

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  • [-4] January 28, 2015 at 1:57pm

    Sarah the reality is no one takes you seriously. And the FACT is you ran away from the governorship because you would have been found guilty of numerous ethical violations at the very least. You running for President would just be another sad attempt to make yourself relevant. Which your not.

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  • [4] January 28, 2015 at 1:52pm

    @tcp… very well stated and on the mark. But I tend to see it as more economic discrimination, not race. Race is too often used to deflect the public from looking into how easy it is to buy justice in this country. Just compare similar crimes in upscale cities and towns to those in low income areas, particularly the penalty. Little Johnny never seems to be punished equally to Jamal.

  • January 28, 2015 at 1:49pm

    Absolutely correct. When you consider the 10+ innocent people that have been shot and killed in Florida by individuals who got off under stand your ground such a decision leaves one to wonder what other factors the DA and the jury were considering.

  • [18] January 27, 2015 at 3:47pm

    And perhaps someday individuals who come to sites like this will realize why they are magically receiving emails or snail mail from companies who get access to their information through the 25+ third party cookies that are loaded when you visit this site. But no doubt they are the same types of individuals who aren’t smart enough or who don’t bother to read the privacy policy that relates to the site alone, not the third party cookies they are paid to transmit.

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  • [9] January 27, 2015 at 3:45pm

    lol…. well now it is true you can’t fix stupid. And it is amazing how many stupid people use technology they can barely turn on, let along set the settings for.

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