The Patriot Act was a Republican thing? Really? You do realize the majority of it was created long before 9/11 and just dusted off (with a bit of rewriting) and hauled out when it became clear that it could now be passed (thanks to 911).
The Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995 (the Father of the Patriot Act) was introduced by Joe Biden just months before the Oklahoma Bombing. Joe himself has said that the bill that was eventually passed (the Patriot Act) was actually his bill – just dusted off and brought up to date. I’m not a Republican (registered Independent), but I like to keep the record straight.
[-1] August 22, 2014 at 10:22pm
Are you a terrorist? If not that no it wouldn’t send a chill down your spine as the title clearly states “‘A Subtle Message to ISIS’ From a Ticked Off Military Veteran Should Send a Chill Down the Spine of Every Terrorist”
March 15, 2014 at 1:32am
Detonating a nuke high up in the air over a country would act like an EMP.
January 14, 2014 at 11:47pm
Not so sure about a camera being the goal (though you are right). I believe the thermostat portion of the equation is more about control. When Carter was in office, during the oil embargo he got on TV and told Americans to lower their thermostat at night (I think he wanted it set to 55 degrees – but I don’t remember exactly). Of course it was just a suggestion but you know he would have loved to make it an order if he could.
Fast forward to now and you have smart meters and broadband cable that can hook up to your appliances. I saw the seeds of this being sown when I worked at Verizon. Then the thought was that the DOE would use Verizon’s FIOS capabilities coupled with “smart” appliances – not so that you could control your temperature through your phone (you know – turn on the heat 30 minutes before you get home), but so that the government could control it for you – so when the President says “Turn down your Heat/Air Conditioner” it won’t be a helpful suggestion – it’ll be an order…and it’ll be done for you.
Verizon has fallen out of favor during this administration (after getting royally lied to and screwed first) so I think Google is being set up as a back up. It is the preferred search engine for FIOS and Verizon Wireless, but also helps to capture those who dare to use another provider.
December 24, 2013 at 12:11pm
Doubt the members of GOProud are Mormon (probably not traditional Christians either), I could be wrong though – they are conservatives. I was a Christian Republican for decades – now I’m a registered Independent with Libertarian leanings. It’s statements like yours that makes the Democrats look like they might be right when they say they Republicans are a small tent party.
December 24, 2013 at 12:04pm
GOProud (a conservative gay group) would be surprised to hear that – and I don’t think they’d be too happy with this ad either they’re a bit too mature for this sort of nonsense.
December 5, 2013 at 11:44pm
Actually although they said people are paying for this all inclusive insurance package in order for everyone to pay the same price for the same coverage they have decided it’s ok to charge smokers 50% on their premiums. Alcoholics, drug addicts, the obese and others in high risk categories are not subject to such pricing discrepancies. So yes…smokers will pay more (like they used to before Obamacare), but these other groups who used to be charged more will now be charged the same as everyone else – as long as they don’t smoke – then they’ll be paying much much more. How’s that for fairness?
December 2, 2013 at 1:23pm
Yup – he lives in a country with universal health care, we’re just going for universal health insurance – big difference and I think Hugh can see that.
December 2, 2013 at 1:21pm
Perhaps they think his comment bears consideration not because he played a doctor on TV but because he is British where they already have universal healthcare – unlike America where we’re simply going for universal health insurance where hardly anyone but the very poor and the very rich will be able to afford any health care.
December 2, 2013 at 1:18am
He’s originally from Canada and his wife is Native American. I’m not sure if he’s a Christian or not, but he seems to have been raised with a system of values and beliefs that align with that…though he may have shrugged off any “organized” religion.
December 2, 2013 at 1:11am
Finally someone else knows Gavin. I’ve been utterly dumbfounded for 3 pages watching people refer to him as “this Dad.” I really would have thought more of this crowd would know him. It’s sorta sad.
I can’t believe no one seems to know Gavin McKinnis – he’s a great guy, funny too. Hasn’t anyone ever seen Redeye? He’s definitely not hurting the baby, nor would he, so I don’t get all the haters.
November 15, 2013 at 11:58pm
Wish there was a “like” button for this post!
November 15, 2013 at 11:56pm
The “newscaster” happens to also be the President and General Manager of the Station – I doubt he had to do anything. As for this being a “once-in-a-blue-moon” attempt – well you’re probably right there because once again he’s the President and General Manager – this was an editorial he chose to do – it’s not like he’s the nightly anchor or anything.
November 5, 2013 at 10:35am
So there is a black tarantula? When we had a huge black spider come in our house with some bananas I told people he was large, black and hairy – looked like a tarantula only black.
November 5, 2013 at 10:18am
Yea, I ran into one of those when I was first married. Huge sucker covered in black hair/fur. My husband emptied a bottle of raid on it and I swear the thing just got high, hardly even slowed him down.
I’m at least slightly allergic to all spider bites – some more so than others but I wouldn’t even want to chance it with this guy – I swear the sucker had huge fangs. That thing still makes an occasional appearance in my nightmares.
November 3, 2013 at 1:57am
@Thomas R Peasley (Spitfire1938)
Historically the term marriage was used exclusively for a man & a woman – things have changed. I don’t think your argument negates paperboys premise.
November 2, 2013 at 2:00am
All the progressives would like you to believe that he meant, if you like your plan – and it’s a good plan – you can keep it. But in truth when he met with leaders of congress, and it was televised, he specifically said “If you want to keep your ACME plan you can do that, you can have catastrophic policies – no one is forcing you into anything else.” That was a lie. If you are over 32 you aren’t even allowed to purchase a Bronze (or catastrophic care equivalent).
And as far as policies that are not compliant with the ACA being crappy….well the only reason my policy isn’t compliant is because it does not cover maternity or pediatric care – and why should it? I’m 52 and certainly don’t need it, can’t use it and don’t want it.
October 15, 2013 at 11:18am
Pretty basic? How about for many a lot of it is unnecessary. I am the President’s age, I cannot have anymore children and my son is almost 30 and does not live at home – under AHA my policy must include Maternity and newborn care – and FREE birth control – all a complete waste for me.
In fact Steve even if you are a young single man, or an old man you’re policy must cover that as well – if your current policy doesn’t make you pay for that unnecessary coverage does that mean you think it wasn’t a very good plan to begin with? Would you happily pay extra in premiums and take on higher deductibles simply to pay for a coverage you don’t want, don’t need, and couldn’t possible ever use?
July 20, 2013 at 12:58pm
Besides the fact that you seem to be erroneously associating the Stand Your Ground Law with the Zimmerman case (as is MLK III), do you (or MLK III) realize that the Stand Your Ground Law has been used, successfully, as a defense by blacks in Florida far more than by whites.
So go ahead guys, boycott Florida you’re hurting yourselves more than you’re hurting whites and non-whites who aren’t black, but don’t let that fact dissuade you.