User Profile: Northpaw

Northpaw

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • July 8, 2013 at 8:53pm

    I am a right wing Republican conservative to the core and did not think the south deserved to win. The following is from Allen C. Guelzo’s “Gettysburg and the Eternal Battle for a ‘New Birth of Freedom’” and reflects what most every conservative I know believes:

    “The self-determination the Confederate states desired was the freedom to protect the legalized slavery of 3.9 million black people, purely on the basis of their race, in defiance of what the Declaration of Independence had to say about equality.

    And having taken that step away from equality, the Confederacy had kept moving further and further away until its entire life came to resemble a European aristocracy. The Confederacy established an internal passport system for all persons, levied a steeply graduated income tax, appropriated private property for military use, and nationalized Southern industries—iron-making, clothing for military uniforms and even railroads. Even among whites, a disdainful hierarchy of thousand-bale cotton planters and poor white sandhillers emerged.

    The admiration for monarchical institutions on the English model, for privileged classes, and for a landed aristocracy and gentry, is undisguised and apparently genuine,” marveled the British journalist William Howard Russell in 1861. King Leopold I of Belgium, in 1863, hoped that the Civil War would “raise a barrier against the United States and provide a support for the monarchical-aristocratic principle in the Southern

  • July 8, 2013 at 8:27pm

    She probably couldn’t find a suitable author to plagiarize to adequately reflect her disdain for the subject.

  • November 16, 2012 at 4:26pm

    I despair trying to get pinheaded people to see through the fallacy of government mandated poverty cures such as the minimum wage. 00100111 got it just right and without delving deeper and thereby turning off many by the process. If the minimum wage was the panacea for poverty as the nun seems to believe, why not make it $50 an hour or $100 an hour? Viewed in those terms takes it right to the logical conclusion and that is if it isn’t a market friendly solution someone else has to pay the difference or the business will go out of business.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 2:09pm

    The opposite of the statist Left is not conservatism but anarchism. The extreme Left is wall-to-wall government, the extreme Right no government at all, or anarchy. The Left is all totalitarian government systems, Communism, Nazism, Fascism.

  • September 10, 2012 at 3:55pm

    As Rahm Emmanuel said about crises in general we should not let it go to waste. Applied here by Hizzoner, Da Mare can cash in and rescue those young skulls full of mush from the ignorance and epic failure of current dumbed down teaching and curricula.

  • August 24, 2012 at 3:59pm

    It has been said, Øbama would not qualify for access to certain classified information or to be anywhere in the chain of command except, unfortunately the top spot achieved by virtue of the stupidity of voters. General McChrystal’s stance is commendable as the author points out but in the case of McChrystal he was an Øbama supporter and that alone removes him from the blessings of true patriots – or should.

  • August 10, 2012 at 12:12am

    “John Ellis “Jeb” Bush’s name has been thrown around a lot as a possible VP nominee and some think he’d be a solid candidate for the job. But wasn’t he the same guy who once said George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan would have a hard time working with today’s GOP (i.e. the Tea Party)? Yes, he was.”

    Indeed! In Olympic terms it takes a triple jump to conclude that the GOP did this on their own. To use a phrase from our truth-challenged president “Republicans, you didn’t build this movement, the Tea Party did.”

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  • July 3, 2012 at 2:35pm

    The little **** has reversed the process of “If you are a conservative before you are 30 you have no heart if you are a liberal after 30 you have no brains.” The heartless one has until his 30th birthday to get a brain. Rush has well said, “liberalism is not an intellectual pursuit. Liberalism is basically the most gutless choice you can make. It’s nothing but emotion and feeling. They see a homeless person, ‘Oh, I feel so bad. Oh, look, I feel so bad, because I have sympathy I’m a good person.” Conservative sees a homeless person, “What are we going to do about that, that’s not good, this is not good for the country. We need to find a way to make that person productive.” ‘Ah,’ the liberals say that’s not compassion. But conservatism is an intellectual pursuit and people that are turned on and inspired by conservatism will be active, intellectually involved in the program and liberals just cannot ascertain this active participation, active audience participation because there’s no intellect involved in liberalism, it’s purely emotion based.”

  • June 30, 2012 at 11:37pm

    What convinced the cerebral G Gordon Liddy to switch from atheism to belief in a creator was the dilemma of uncaused first cause. No other explanation can possibly explain the universe only a creator who preexisted before eternity and will exist throughout eternity.

    I recall some wag at the Smithsonian universe exhibition commenting to a visitor that the magnificent production was the result of a terrible thunderstorm causing the visitor to exclaim, my goodness you cannot be serious. Well, of course not, but you, if you don’t believe in a creator accept that the even more preposterous proposition that the very creation this miniature production is but a poor replica of, has come about by mere happenstance.

    Far better for children to reject Darwin’s theory of evolution because they can’t believe we came from monkeys than to teach them to repeat the theory by rote as if we were descended from parrots.

  • June 30, 2012 at 9:50pm

    Creation or what?

    Posted to Laura Ingraham 365 Topic of the Day 8/27/11:

    There are just 4 possible explanations for the universe:

    1. The universe eternally existed
    2. The universe just sprang into existence on its own
    3. The universe doesn’t exist at all, it is just a figment of our imagination
    4. The universe created by a creator

    The first explanation is refuted by the Second Law of Thermodynamics or entropy:

    The Second law is a straightforward law of physics with the consequence that, in a closed system, you can’t finish any real physical process with as much useful energy as you had to start with — some is always wasted. So if the universe eternally existed it would by definition have been run down and would no longer exist. I think of this along the lines of saying, what if I told you that this ice cream cone I am holding has been in my hand now for 30 days. On the face of it, you would know I had to be lying because if I did hold it that long, it would have melted by now.

    The second explanation is absurd on its face

    The third is equally absurd although believed by certain Eastern religions

    The fourth explanation is the only one that make sense and is consistent with the known facts, i.e. the universe does exist and could not have become what it is unless created by a designer.

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  • June 30, 2012 at 4:03pm

    I’m underwhelmed by his cafeteria Catholicism; doesn’t believe in a literal hell, can’t answer without flinching or apology who Jesus is when asked if he is God’s son.
    “When I asked Mohr if Jesus is God’s son, he paused briefly. “I think we‘re all God’s sons, because in John 3:16, he says ‘you’re the son of God,‘ but earlier in John he says ’you’re the son of man,’” he claimed.

    Sounds like the Øbama copout on the question does he believe in American Exceptionalism. Some rotgut answer, well yeah we are exceptional but so is Greece and other countries.

  • March 20, 2012 at 3:58pm

    Forgiveness is a tenet of the Christian religion. It is altogether possible that the follower of the Beast could be redeemed and that is a matter between him and God but we do know this, evidence of a true inner redemption will manifest itself in life changing ways. If he is a true convert, massive amounts of political prisoners will be released and a sincere act of contrition would result in returning the billions stolen from the Cuban people and the businesses seized without compensation.

  • January 25, 2012 at 2:14pm

    I don’t want the Federal Government “leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people”. When carnivorous and greedy executive power is on the prowl, a legislative counterbalance creates a godsend stumbling block dismissed derisively by élites as gridlock.

    The term itself is fine but the intent behind those who declare it isn’t. Knowing what I know about the intents and purposes of this statist president I am prepared to celebrate gridlock as a high sacrament of this republic.

  • August 9, 2011 at 3:14pm

    How easy it is to freeze an unflattering snapshot of a person. All of us have experienced the phenomenon of hitting the pause button on your remote and laughing at the silly or grotesque look on a personality or sports star frozen on the screen. So we usually trust magazine cover or newspaper photographers to resist the easy temptation and not take advantage of such a low blow shot, not so here with Newsweak, guess they couldn’t resist the temptation. Skunks.

  • August 4, 2011 at 10:21pm

    You have the inevitable quandary of the principle of Taqiyya which allows, even demands good Muslims to lie in order to advance Islam to non-Muslims. When they call Islam a religion of peace they are being truthful even in the face of the obvious evidence to the contrary. The only way peace will reign on earth is when Islam rules the world and Shari’a law governs all the earth. If you call them a violent religion they will kill you.

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  • July 18, 2011 at 3:29pm

    So either Obama lied or the “folks” who mail the checks don’t understand how the system works and has worked since 1935, does that clear it up?

  • July 15, 2011 at 7:10pm

    Another ‘Rev. Wright Moment’? How so? Did she listen to Martin Luther denounce the Pope of Rome for 20 years but not hear a word of it? Did her pastor say “******* America” on account of Martin Luther’s position on the papacy?

  • July 11, 2011 at 1:31pm

    Racist talk is counterproductive and downright sick. Van Jones is evil, you are as bad and will only help those who hate Beck.

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  • March 15, 2011 at 11:47pm

    Bad enough Stephen has been losing his physical vision for a long time but he’s been morally blind forever it seems. K Chad Roberts “stole” the rest of what I was going to say:
    “Yea… he’s allowed to give extra money to the government and refuse a return… You don’t HAVE to give 22% to charity if you would rather just give it to Uncle Sam. So why does he do charity instead? Cuz it puts the money where he would prefer it… Kinda made the conservative point right there.”
    Thanks Chad!