User Profile: lanimilbus

lanimilbus

Member Since: March 14, 2012

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  • [6] July 20, 2014 at 2:51am

    So in your mind, war isn’t necessary even if you’re attacked? Even the isolationists of pre-12/7/41 supported a military response.

  • July 16, 2014 at 10:26am

    I’m sorry, but where did you see the word “promoted”?

  • July 10, 2014 at 11:49am

    This is not a true Third Party, rising up as a result of grassroots organizing. The entire process has been funded by the Astorino campaign. He collected signatures because of the political benefit, nothing else. With NY’s fusion voting, any party with ballot access (any party that receives 50,000+ votes on its line for its candidate for governor receives automatic ballot access until the next gubernatorial election) may endorse whomever they want. That’s how Rudy Giuiliani was able to be elected Mayor, running on the Liberal Party line. It’s also how a third party can voice it’s dissatisfaction with a candidate, like George Pataki being opposed by a candidate of the Right to Life Party. Last gubernatorial election, the Green Party earned ballot access, with the Libertarian Party falling a few thousand votes short; also close, but not as close as the Libertarian Party, was the Rent Is Too Damn High Party.

  • [2] June 27, 2014 at 2:42pm

    I support pension reform in the public sector, particularly increasing worker contributions. But one way to narrow the gap is to expect more from the private sector, particularly b/c private sector retirement plans are often defined contribution, not benefit.

  • [6] June 23, 2014 at 7:05pm

    Term limits are utterly meaningless without redistricting reform. When districts are designed by party-insiders for a specific party or an individual politicain, it’s their constitutents that suffer. Districts should be drawn only according to zip codes, area codes, school districts, existing municipal borders, and natural geographic boundaries – nothing else.

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  • June 20, 2014 at 9:11pm

    FYI, the Mayor is a Republican.

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  • June 19, 2014 at 11:20pm

    So sad the Alaska’s biggest is the socialist Permanent Fund.Yes, it’s socialism – government redistribution of wealth.

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  • [3] June 18, 2014 at 4:56pm

    So in your mind news outlets should cease to report on anything else? Pretty sure there were still SPORTS sections forever, comics strips on 12/7/41, and movie times on 9/12/01. And outside of the US, why should the overwhelming majority of the world’s population care about the Mississippi Senate Primary runoff?

  • [3] June 16, 2014 at 3:07pm

    Given that a half ounce of weed is roughly 14 grams and single marijuana cigarette has about 0.4 grams, you’d likely do of smoke inhalation if you smoked a half ounce. I agree with the comparison to alcohol. There are still dry counties in the United States that prohibit the sale of alcohol. If you allow states and individual municipalities the ability to regulate or prohibit the sale, you add tax revenue and save money in the criminal justice system, money that most certainly could be better spent elsewhere and avoid future tax increases.

  • June 14, 2014 at 7:04pm

    Not disagreeing, but public school’s are run by locally elected school districts – the most hyper-local form of government, DMV’s are run by state’s, and the PO is run by the federal government – literally three completely different levels of government.

  • May 30, 2014 at 12:02pm

    Do you not think that General Shinseki earned his military pension? West Point graduate, injured in Vietnam, Army Chief of Staff under two presidents. Regardless of his performance as VA Secretary, how dare you diminish a soldiers service to his country?

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:57am

    These college presidents aren’t the highest paid employees at their schools. In 41 states, the highest paid public employee is either a basketball or football coach.

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:27am

    Have Conservatives said anything about the highest paid public employee in 41 states being a football or basketball coach at these public universities?

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  • [-1] April 29, 2014 at 3:11pm

    The NBA is a private organization, fully within its rights to decide who can and cannot be part its association. Additionally, when he bought the team, Sterling agreed to the rules and bylaws that govern the sport, including the commissioners authority to levy fines and the Board of Governors discretion to compel a sale of the team. Sports leagues have always been legal monopolies, as allowed by the Supreme Court. The best thing that you could argue is that they should no longer be treated as a not-for-profit company.

  • April 23, 2014 at 3:01pm

    Actually, Vermont probably has the most lax gun laws.

  • April 17, 2014 at 1:38pm

    Can we all remember one thing for a second: his name is Major Beau Biden, United States Army/Delaware National Guard. Unlike most of his liberal friends, he actually served. Credit where credit’s due.

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  • March 19, 2013 at 8:34am

    This is based on Leviticus 18:22 – thou shall not lie with a man as you would a woman, it is an abomination. But do you also keep Kosher? Do you have a full beard? None of your clothes poly/cotton blend? Ever grow tomatoes next to carrots? Know anyone with a tattoo? Ever touch a woman within a few weeks of giving birth? — was it a girl or boy (it matters)?

  • January 7, 2013 at 4:03pm

    “Critics claim that “waiting period” legislation in the states that have it doesn’t work, that criminals just go to nearby states that lack such laws to buy their weapons. True enough, and all the more reason to have a Federal law that fills the gaps. While the Brady bill would not apply to states that already have waiting periods of at least seven days or that already require background checks, it would automatically cover the states that don’t. The effect would be a uniform standard across the country.”
    -Ronald Reagan

  • March 13, 2012 at 10:37pm

    This is a gas station in the DC neighborhood of Georgetown, the most expensive in the city. Also, it’s not exactly walking distance to the White House – there are three different Metro stops between this station and the LaFayette Park.