User Profile: Lloyd Drako

Lloyd Drako

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • [1] July 29, 2015 at 1:49pm

    “People of size?” Why not “People of large size?” Bigger is better, right?

  • July 29, 2015 at 1:46pm

    Which symbol deprived black women of the right to choose whose babies they would bear? Which symbol separated black women from babies they wanted to keep? In short, which symbol denied black women the right to CHOOSE? Got that? I hate using caps, but there are times. . . .

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  • [1] July 29, 2015 at 1:30pm

    Iran is a country with some 50 million people, including probably several thousand nuclear scientists. Short of cutting their brains out, there is no way, other than monitoring and inspection,. to keep them from building nuclear weapons if they have sufficient incentive to do so. Rejecting the recent agreement would give them all the incentive they need, as well as leaving their programs totally unmonitored instead of only imperfectly monitored. Meanwhile, their economic isolation would be much reduced anyway because our partners in the negotiations would feel free to resume trade and investment, saying, “Well, we gave negotiations a shot, but the Americans blew the negotiations up.” Preparatory, that is, to blowing up a lot of other stuff, which is no doubt what you want. America will be like a small child who walks away from the playground if the other kids won’t play by his rules. Iran has been isolated for 30 years, best take care lest America be equally isolated.

  • [-2] July 28, 2015 at 5:15pm

    onetoomany:

    Fine, sure, Anthony what-was-his-name. He lived in Virginia, but not in Jamestown, but oh, well. Guess he was not much of a Christian either, but with a better excuse since he did not come from a Christian country. Where did I mention race? Your point makes no point.

  • [-3] July 28, 2015 at 5:08pm

    When was the last time–outside of Iraq where, thanks to the US, there was a war situation–when Iranian-sponsored terrorism has hit the American homeland or Americans abroad? The Muslim terrorist threat to the US presently comes mostly from Sunnis, courtesy of our Saudi and Gulf “friends” and their acolytes in the West. Israel, that’s another matter, but I think the Israelis can take care of themselves.

  • [-3] July 28, 2015 at 5:03pm

    I think the Iranians are going to have to put up with some of the most intrusive weapons inspectors ever unleashed on any supposedly sovereign country. Few experts in nuclear technology, whether American, European or Israeli, seem to share the skepticism of assorted Republican pols and jump-to-Jesus clergy about the workability of the inspections regime. Twenty-four days is simply not enough for the sort of shell game most of the doubters seem to expect. For the record, I expect the Iranians will try to cheat, and that they will be swiftly found out. Who was it who said “Trust but verify?” Shudder to think who you may be thinking of voting for!

  • July 28, 2015 at 4:46pm

    So, yeah, she was uppity. You win.

  • [-7] July 28, 2015 at 4:44pm

    In formal adherence to Christianity, maybe. Their greed for gold, their many furious faction fights among themselves, their treatment of the people who already lived in the area, and their eventual resort to slavery suggest that their Christian beliefs were mostly formal and perfunctory. As for “Judaeo,” any Jew found among them would have been speedily expelled if not executed. Jews were forbidden to settle on English soil until the time of Cromwell 40 years later. If this be trollery, make the most of it.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 4:39pm

    I saw attitude but no assault. Perhaps we both should review the tape?

  • [3] July 28, 2015 at 4:39pm

    Jailed for three days? For failing to signal a lane change and smoking a cigarette? For being uppity, is the way they used to put it in the part of Mississippi where my grandparents lived.

  • [6] July 28, 2015 at 4:17pm

    It’s obvious what happened. The woman killed herself. In a jail cell where she should not have been in the first place.

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  • [-6] July 28, 2015 at 2:42pm

    How is there a legacy without a deal?

    Israel has 200 nukes, America has thousands.

    Without a deal, Iran might have one or two within a year.

    With the deal, they don’t even get started for at least 10 years.

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  • [-3] July 28, 2015 at 2:39pm

    Who are the terrorists who have killed or attempted to kill Americans over the last 15 years or so? Mercy me, I do believe that, with the exception of Americans killed in our misguided foray into Iraq in 2003-2011, they have been mostly Sunns, not Shia, funded and sponsored by assorted Saudi and Gulf magnates rather than Iran. Endless repetition of “Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism” elides a lot of detail about who exactly is a threat to whom.

  • [-6] July 25, 2015 at 12:13pm

    There are two reasons why we are involved in the Middle East: oil and the apocalyptic fantasies of the Biblically deranged.

  • July 22, 2015 at 5:03pm

    Donny 73

    I like it! There’s even a ready made code name: Operation Daenerys.

  • [2] July 22, 2015 at 4:28pm

    You are too clever by half. So all the criticism of the deal that we hear in the US is meant to deceive the Iranians into thinking that we hate it, therefore it must be a good one?

    Educate yourself about Iran, if you please. It’s no democracy, but it does have a constitution, a parliament that will have to pass on the agreement, and considerable open opposition to clerical rule.

    Naqdi was addressing the Iranians, not us. In Iran, the government hates us but the people love us–or at least are attracted to western culture. In some of our so-called Arab allies, the governments love us but the people hate us.

    These things take time. Nixon went to China in 1972, but it took seven years to establish normal diplomatic relations. In seven years I expect Saudi Arabia as well as Iraq and Syria may not exist in recognizable form, but Iran will still be there.

  • July 22, 2015 at 4:14pm

    Here’s hoping one of the side deals will lower the prices of pistachios. Mmm, pistachios.

  • [2] July 22, 2015 at 4:13pm

    True ’nuff, at least about the Iranians. So how is the favored remedy of our neocon friends–namely blasting the bejeezus out of their country–going to make the Iranian people like us more?

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  • [1] July 22, 2015 at 4:10pm

    Iran has three thousand miles of land borders. How exactly are you going to blockade them?

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  • [3] July 22, 2015 at 4:05pm

    If someone like this hates the deal so much, how bad a deal can it be for us?

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