User Profile: Lloyd Drako

Lloyd Drako

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • August 1, 2014 at 1:56pm

    Obama’s 2012 order was entirely justifiable. It applied only so-called “Dreamers.”If you were brought here in childhood by parents who were illegal immigrants, that makes you an illegal immigrant only on an extreme technicality. Perhaps on reaching the age of 18 you should self-deport and then get back in the queue?

    BTW where did that idiotic term “Dreamers” come from? Is it an acronym of some sort? Youth wants to know.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 1:49pm

    If Krauthammer believes Obama is guilty of gross violations of the Constitution, it’s pretty weak of him not to recommend impeachment because it would be “political suicide.”

  • July 31, 2014 at 5:51pm

    Some of the earliest works of art on cave walls are pornographic.

    Some of the first things committed to clay, stone tablets, papyrus, parchment, and paper were pornographic.

    Pornographic playing cards were being printed within a few years of Gutenberg’s Bible.

    How is it surprising that digital media are saturated with pornography?

    When our brains are kept indefinitely alive in jars, or when our minds have been totally uploaded into the Cloud or whatever you call it, do you suppose our thoughts will be of Higher Things than porn provides?

    Just wonderin’.

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  • [3] July 31, 2014 at 5:11pm

    All women, or just the ones you know? (Sorry, could not resist.)

  • July 31, 2014 at 5:10pm

    Sure, look at all those anti-slavery agitators and people who thought it would be a good idea not to let cousins marry.

  • [1] July 31, 2014 at 4:49pm

    Since it appears that the War on Drugs is about to be lost, we need to ramp up the War on Porn as quickly as possible. What will we do without a personal habit that is addictive and unspeakably evil to declaim about? Maximum mandatory sentencing, random vehicle searches and warrantless home searches, NSA surveillance of any and all computers and mobile devices, one Porn Czar to rule us all. . . . Police will need to be alert for signs of recently shaved palms.

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  • [1] July 31, 2014 at 4:35pm

    It’s no mystery who is going to control the Middle East: the people who live there. Outside intruders–the Europeans, the Russians, the Americans, the Chinese–will have little say, whether a new caliphate arises or not. Most of the people who live in the region, sad to say, consider the Israelis to be intruders as well. Should they be, as the formula goes, driven into the sea, I would happily welcome all of them here.

  • July 31, 2014 at 10:25am

    Dr Vel, it’s even worse than you imagine. Two or three centuries ago, churches were busy creating and storing these documents in a deliberate attempt to deceive future researchers about their activities. Forensic analysis will show their age but not that their records of conversions, testimonies, sermons and community and political activities are totally made up. Our colonial ancestors are laughing at us even while they enjoy their virgins and flowing fountains of wine.

  • July 31, 2014 at 10:15am

    What’s up with all the sharks? They are top predators, and not all that abundant. What you really want to worry about is storms powered by global warming sucking up billions of jellyfish, which are currently massively blooming in warmer ocean waters, and depositing them with still active stingers in Times Square or wherever. Just as long as we don’t have to put up with Tara Reid any more.

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  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 8:31pm

    “Congregational,” as in “Congregational churches,” not “Congressional.” But watch it, the Congregational churches have mostly been folded into the notoriously mainstream liberal United Church of Christ, so perhaps you shouldn’t trust them either?

  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 8:27pm

    Mensa much? We are an 18th- not a 17th-century republic.

  • July 30, 2014 at 8:25pm

    Paranoid much? These documents can easily be scanned and copied by the churches even if they hand the originals over to “the government.”

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  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 8:17pm

    Maybe we’ll find out Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11 after all?

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  • July 30, 2014 at 8:13pm

    As long as Liberman is at it, he might point out that Israel, to the extent that it is “western,” is a western enclave planted in the midst of a region that has not been western in any cultural sense since the fall of Rome. It’s a latter-day Crusader state, in a sense, and may well suffer the fate of its medieval predecessors.

    Nor is this the only area where Huntington’s “civilizational clashes” are going on; Putin is deliberately setting Russia off against the West, which thought the fall of the Soviet Union meant an end to Russian “orthodoxy, autocracy and nationalism.” Not hardly.

  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 2:50pm

    BS yourself ps. The only thing the IRS is guilty of is not pursuing them more vigorously.

  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 2:08pm

    “Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said this exchange shows the has a ‘deep animus towards conservatives,’ which may have explained her efforts to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.”

    There’s a better explanation. Has everybody forgotten what his targeting was about? Organizations with primarily political purposes claiming tax exemptions because they allegedly were devoted to “social welfare.” All of them in fact were allowed to keep their exemptions.

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  • July 27, 2014 at 3:28pm

    Balthazor:

    Workers are more mobile today, but jobs are even more mobile. Used to be, companies could move production from Michigan to South Carolina; now they can move production right out of the US to China or Bangladesh. And they do–”progressive” firms like Apple as well as others. I would like to see effective union organization in China just as much as in the US, for exactly that reason.

    13th:
    Historically, the billy clubs were usually used by the police or company security against union organizers, not the other way round.

    I try not to have any illusions about unions. They can become fat, greedy and corrupt, as can other human institutions when they grow too large–governments, churches, corporations. It’s a function of size, not purpose. I think it’s a bad idea to let them contribute to political campaigns; they shouldn’t enjoy “free speech” under the 1st Amendment any more than corporations should. Their place is on the factory floor, in the office, in the warehouse, even behind the fast-food grill, not in politics. Member dues should not go to political causes that members may not share.

    13th Imam

  • [16] July 27, 2014 at 11:15am

    Memo to Israel: locate the tunnels as fast as they are dug, block the exits, collapse them with terrorists inside or shoot the attackers as they emerge. This should not be beyond your capabilities. Every Palestinian killed will be a terrorist, the world will be spared pictures of pitiable little children hit by your rockets, which as you know is simply used to stir up world opinion against you, and your citizens will be safe. Repeat as often as necessary. Oh, and maintain the blockade until Hamas agrees to disarm and does so verifiably.

  • [-3] July 26, 2014 at 5:58pm

    Fired from a street vendor’s cart or a hilltop with a 100-foot “Rockets Launched Here” neon sign, Hamas rockets are mostly neatly handled by Israel’s missile defense system. There is no need to fire retaliatory rockets into densely populated areas, especially as Hamas deliberately positions its rocket launchers where there will be maximum casualties. Surely the IDF has drones, night vision, infrared sensing,and listening devices to detect the sounds of digging–hell, the armies used those last in World War I. Locate the tunnels and take out the terrorists as they emerge from them. Israeli casualties will still be minimal, and the Palestinian dead will be certified jihadis, not women and children. Who is Tuttle?

  • [1] July 26, 2014 at 5:20pm

    grimmster: There’s no need for me to enlighten you about the difference between communism and unionism. Skunkbear has done that very succinctly.

    GYSTG1985: There will never be happiness and tranquility for all. At what you call the “inception” of American unionism, ca. 1900, perhaps 8% of the labor force was unionized, roughly the same as today. Why were unions a good idea then but a bad idea now?

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