User Profile: ohiograndma

ohiograndma

Member Since: June 09, 2011

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  • April 15, 2014 at 2:11pm

    Replying in particular to “SoftwareBabe.” I agree with you. But all those capital letters are distracting. Civility, people. A little decorum, please.
    And I also think there is a place in government for Ben Carson, but would prefer a cabinet appointment rather than an elected position. I don’t want to see that nice gentleman wade into the cesspool.

  • April 15, 2014 at 2:03pm

    Prayers. Fervent ones.

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  • April 15, 2014 at 1:56pm

    “Like” button for RedHedMan.

  • April 15, 2014 at 1:53pm

    Right again, Ghandi.

  • April 15, 2014 at 1:52pm

    Bernbart, the fact that all laws have thousands of pages is a big part of the problem! NO ONE is against better insurance coverage, making it easier to get insurance, cheaper insurance, improving the health care system, etc.
    It is that there are so many tangential parts of the law, which, as Pelosi so succinctly stated, “we have to pass the law to know what’s in it.”
    MOST laws today have a crap load of riders that have nothing to do with the primary purpose of the law, or affect the law in ways that are invisible because the laws are thousands of pages long. It’s what my dad used to call, “a political plum,” and refers to that other cliché, “I’ll scratch your back if you’ll scratch mine.” In other words, “if you will vote yes on my bill, I’ll throw in this benefit for you,” which, by the way, has nothing to do with the initial purpose of the law.
    THIS IS WRONG. It contributes to government subterfuge and that system must be changed.
    I agree with Ghandi on this. And your choice of language does not speak well of you, bernbart. Grandma disapproves.

  • April 14, 2014 at 5:12pm

    The feds got control when the land was ceded from the Mexicans:

    http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/guadalupe-hidalgo

    In June, an official Nevada commission was charged to work with the feds to regain ownership of the federal lands:

    http://openstates.org/nv/bills/77/AB227/

    Even the liberal Mother Jones is against Big Solar:

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/03/solar-panels-desert-tortoise-mojave

    Part of Bundy’s argument is that when Nevada was declared a state, those federal lands were then designated as “Nevada,” with all rights and privileges. My heart is with Bundy and the ranchers, but I am trying not to be overly emotional on this. The feds over-reacted. Bundy didn’t engage the right people in his fight, beginning all those years ago. Reid is shady, like most politicians. And at least half of the problem with the USBLM is that they are inept – witness Utah and the horses.

  • April 14, 2014 at 4:53pm

    Yes, Ak_saggybags, just as LibertyIsMyMiddleName and Sosorryforyou point out. I don’t think it’s terrible for the women to be in the forefront of this. If I had been part of the ranchers’ group in Nevada, I would have stood in front. The ranchers had no intention of shooting and had knelt in prayer before approaching the BLM. The BLM action speaks of federal over-reach to me, although after researching for several days, I will not be quick to believe the BLM evil. The BLM, like so many other aspects of Big Government, just looks inept. News stories point out that the feds aren’t “managing” anything. which is part of why ranchers are so angry in Nevada – and Utah. I say bring as much power to the locals as possible. States rights, indeed.

  • April 13, 2014 at 8:53am

    Yes, Glenn, wonderful post and you should keep saying what you are saying. I was going to ask, “Where’s the story about Harry Reid, Rory Reid, ENN, Kornze, et al?” But then I realized: that story is elsewhere. As long as that story is elsewhere, Glenn Beck is saying what must be said: Peace. Prayer. I cannot see the BLM employees as evil for doing their job. I understand that Bundy has “broken the law.” Praying. I’m so relieved there was no bloodshed, and had the BLM not backed down, there certainly would have been. Whew. Disaster averted. For now.

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  • April 10, 2014 at 6:48pm

    I don’t necessarily disagree with Rush. I just don’t care enough about late-night or Colbert to work up any angst.

  • April 7, 2014 at 8:28am

    Didn’t see it. Don’t watch. Looks funny to me but then I understand why Fox news focuses on climate change and Obamacare, so I get a pass on the humor aspect. Climate change and ACA are two of the biggest factors in wealth redistribution and the elimination of the middle class. Main stream news refuses to address anything but the purported benefits of the ACA monstrosity and Fox is choosing the lowest common denominator, the most obvious awfulness of the initial enrollment. The only reason the fubar roll-out is important is because it illustrates the ill-intent of the law. No educated person above the age of 12 would have handled a so-called overhaul of the health care system so ineptly.

  • April 6, 2014 at 5:49pm

    As a traditional, conservative, Christian, I believe we should adhere to the historical basics of our culture. This includes traditional marriage: One man, one woman. However, I would not see LGBTs made miserable by denying them fulfilling lives, the details of which may be confusing and are still in flux, so we need to work these things out. Does this stance make me a homophobe? A “bad” Christian? Ignorant? “Anti” something? No. We need to cut people some slack, all of us, and try to understand each other better.
    And I agree with The Monk. There is more here than meets the eye.

  • April 3, 2014 at 6:25pm

    WendysHere, I’m pretty sure I agree with you. But the spelling problems in the first run-on sentence are so distracting that I can’t be sure.

  • April 2, 2014 at 9:43am

    This grandma is willing to give the child a second chance. God does work his wonders; she just might get the set-down she has earned.

  • March 28, 2014 at 11:38am

    This is ridiculously back-ass-ward thinking, which Obama has shown us is his standard take on the world. It’s embarrassing and frightening.

  • March 28, 2014 at 9:48am

    Freedom of worship. Freedom of religion. Good for Frazier. However, I might insist on a moment of silence for my prayer – and encourage others to do the same.

  • March 24, 2014 at 12:37pm

    Such B.S. As a Christian, I certainly believe in stewardship, but the idea that Americans can alter their lifestyles and reverse climate change is just idiocy. And if anyone thinks that China and Russia are going to chime in on this, they are idiots, too. The best thing we can do is the same as we always do: pray, be informed, take personal responsibility and be prepared. Pfft.

  • March 24, 2014 at 12:33pm

    Yup. Just as I thought. Not seeing it.

  • March 23, 2014 at 12:53pm

    I love what my daughter told me when she was 19: “If you know God, nothing anyone can say will make you an unbeliever. If you do not know God, no one can convince you of the truth.”
    Faith is a personal relationship between God and me. All of life flows from that, which is a basic component of human existence throughout time.
    For me, people who do not believe are small-minded or closed-minded and have not really opened themselves up to possibility. As I child, I believed as a child. Then I became agnostic/atheist. After I had lived and learned more, I understood and KNEW HIM. What would the world be if everyone knew Him as I do?

  • March 18, 2014 at 12:15pm

    My heart is totally with the actual servicemen here. I can appreciate that the “impersonator” had mental problems or meant no insult. However, our nation needs to respect our military, so the appropriate response would have been, “I am so sorry I have offended you, sir. I will remove the insignia immediately. Thank you for your service and your family’s sacrifice.” Why aren’t manners taught? Then this incident would not have escalated. And I would appreciate it if the police officers would have shown more respect as well. I have a few epithets for those policemen which I shall keep to myself.

  • March 15, 2014 at 11:42am

    Oh, dear, jerrywalters. You and Mr. Maher have missed the point of the entire story. 1) The Noah story was based on fact, in that many cultures report the story of the enormous flood. For them, it probably DID inundate the entire world. This story was passed down verbally generation to generation. 2) The point of the story is that there is always HOPE, represented by the rainbow. God will always be there for us. 3) As a devout Christian, I have no problem, then, accepting this story – and other Bible stories – as factually true. 4) I consider people who want to argue with me about this to have minds of limited scope; or, put more kindly, they have not yet been enlightened.

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