RANDI - I am fortunate to live about an hour from Gettysburg. Whenever we visit the battlefield, I always make a point to show my kids the monument of Custer off the Hanover Pike. His part in the last day's battle is largely ignored in history books, but is was crucial. If not for his cavalry, JEB Stuart would have come in on the Union rear (3rd day, during Pickett's Charge) and the entire battle may have ended far differently. One helluva cavalry clash. I advise all history buffs to research it.
God Bless G.A. Custer. One of my heroes.
*** "it" was crucial, not "is" was crucial.... sorry
June 19, 2013 at 2:21pm
I think it should be noted there is no evidence that Martin Luther King Jr was a Republican. His son says he never endorsed either parties presidential candidates. It would be consistent with blacks in that historical time frame, but he apparently thought it best for the movement to remain neutral. It is true some of the closing remarks in his I have a dream speech mirror words said by another well know Black Minister at the Republican National Convention in the 50s. Sadly Nixon a close confederate of J Edgar Hoover did more to hurt Republican relations with blacks than any one else. Of course Republican Leadership today seams Hell bent on driving all their moral constituencies out. Frankly I’m all for another party. If I have to be out of power can I at least be represented by good men, that isn’t Boehner.
June 11, 2013 at 5:02pm
I’m going to side with Bill Cosby here. Bill has consistently pushed for responsible behavior on the part of the minority community as a route to prosperity. Coronal West may be right about “Muslims”, but can you name one of his accusations that is valid of “Black Muslims”? I agree they are wacko in many ways. But most of our religions have some pretty bizarre history. Every thing Bill said about Black Muslims is true. He’s not defending their doctrine but their results. You can believe in the great wheel and anything you want as long as you are a good neighbor and not hurting me or defenseless victims. Black Muslim is barely Muslim. If we in the majority had not been such racist jerks for so long it probably would not have taken hold. Given Bills interest in getting minorities to work hard and become responsible for there lives, his comment is supports his objective. And being tolerant of good people with some bizarre beliefs is much different than being tolerant of monsters.
Randi, Somali Muslims do every thing he said and more, and they are African. Congressman West (being a black American) MAY, Just May have an understanding here that the average WHITE person doesn't. Either way right or wrong, I will not serve a blood thirsty tyrant who claims to be god, Allah reminds me toooo much of satan, "serve me or else". Besides, if Bill Cosby Is a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, he should know better than to say what he said. I think he is still overwhelmed by the loss of his son, and that's understandable. But be like Muslims, REALLY? NEVER. God is Great, but His Name Is Jesus, not allah.
May 14, 2013 at 12:21pm
Have you ever worked with any Palestinians? They live their life to hate. And Israelis can be so obstinate. They are like a puppet fight all the time.
May 14, 2013 at 12:13pm
Perhaps CAIR should be al little more concerned about what Muslims do than the reaction to what they do. As far as I’m concerned CAIR is the information or rather disinformation arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.
April 15, 2013 at 2:02pm
I’m with Ranger1965. One of the things that surprised me where how fast Beck and Goldline were to tell me about the fall. I don’t get that from Merrill Lynch. I’m looking at the numbers and wondering if it’s not time to buy. It’s one of those WWGSD moments. He’d buy.
February 17, 2013 at 6:12pm
How stupid do we have to be? Look at the “creature”. Note how focused it is. Now note how as you go back it the image of the hand and body get less focused. Classic near focus depth of field. Now look at the trees and the jet contrails all focused in the background. PHOTOSHOP!
Really? You seem to have trouble reading between the lines. Let me explain something from history. When you give the government too much information about yourself, they can and will use it against you. When you give some bureaucrat or "health professional" too much power, you can end up in a mental facility if you say or do the wrong thing. This is a super slippery slope and you NEVER, EVER want to give the government that kind of power.
I'd rather have a dozen Sandy Hooks each year than to give away my freedom and my privacy. If you give those away, then you won't have to worry about deranged youths shooting your kids, the government will do it instead.
Read a little history about tyranny and how it starts. Then you won't think this seems so reasonable.
January 14, 2013 at 9:00pm
This is such BS. There are lots of schools with armed police, where are the projected horrors? Further there appear to be numerous incorrect numbers. About the only thing I agree with is ten kids a year is hardly worth the effort.
They're obviously not your 10 kids. What a callous, awful thing to say.
January 3, 2013 at 12:30pm
I’m disgusted with both of these P**ks, but I am so grateful Boehner got close enough to say what I think to Reid. If I ever meet him in church I think I’ll say that too, right there in the foyer. Sick of the bastard.
November 7, 2012 at 12:17am
How is it that a Tea Party Conservative House of Representatives gets re-elected with an approval rating of 9%? What does that mean? As far as I can tell as long as there is not a scandal they can be the most obnoxious obstructionist and get re-elected. So lets shut down the government.
All this rancor! Good grief. I thought I read a fair and honest article, where she came off an honest person, wanting to get her life in line with her beliefs. In the end she happened to have chosen a gay life style. I think she comes off pretty likable.
August 14, 2012 at 7:52am
I need to add a correction. Since 1984 Federal employees have had to pay into Social Security. The exception being our fine elected officials. It’s called FERS. Above SS contributions they take at least 1% of your pay match it and add it to your Thrift Savings Plan. If you stay with them to retirement you get the Basic Benefit Plan as well. Many if not most other government workers don’t pay into social security.
August 13, 2012 at 5:26pm
Well said Brother! Though I would check your facts on Galveston. I lived there. CATO says it was Galveston County Government employees that opted out along with: “San Diego… , and state plans in Louisiana, Ohio, and Massachusetts”. The citizens got squat. Note also that the trust funds are based on two categories: retirement and disability. If I live the average age I will get $0.42 for every dollar I put in. (unless I work to 70 then I get $0.46/dollar invested) SS pays for all the widows, orphans, and disabled from our SS funds. Who doesn’t pay that? government employees, and railroad employees, who also opted out. So with 34% plus workers on the government payroll, we private workers pay the whole load. They support unions, who buy politicians who make sure they don’t pay, and that we can’t invest our retirement in the market. My ex is a teacher. They get $5 for every dollar they pay in. Why, they invest it all in the “risky” private markets, just like the politicians retirement plan. I’d love a little of that risk! Instead my retirement money bought turtle tunnels instead of American jobs. Turtles don’t pay interest.
June 5, 2012 at 1:43pm
In Defense of WV Democrats (I’m not one) as an election commissioner I am proud to report that WV “Democrats” in the Primary Election 43% voted for a convicted, incarcerated, Texan rather than vote for President Obama! His chances of winning WV are South of ZERO. This is a closed primary state.
We are producing and burning more coal in the USA than ever in History. Restricting new plants to natural Gas is not the problem, Coal states are sitting on huge reserves of Marcellus Share Reserves. And making existing plants using low sulfur coal add scrubbers is not going to kill it either. The administrations and environmentalist asinine attacks on Fracking and requiring ridiculous new technologies for existing coal plants is a huge problem. CO2 Standards are a problem. The fact is given time we will develop new ways to recapture CO2 and create energy that is competitive. We need to get government off the industries back, economics always solves this problem, even the big companies want to look like good guys.
March 21, 2012 at 2:07pm
I LOVED THIS! Haven’t had so much fun since the All Dorthy Marching Band in My Fellow Americans. I hope they raised a ton of money.