The filibuster is uncivilized and unsportsmanlike.
Until the Democrats are out of power and they want to sue the filibuster.
April 11, 2013 at 12:17pm
This is a victory. Teens like to rebel. They like to think they are smarter than their parents and the system. In this case the system are the schools and the teachers.
It is a very easy to rebel against people who teach you demonstrably false science. Models predict with a certain measure of certainty or they don’t. These don’t. To carry on the charade the teachers would to have to not teach statistics, computer science, the scientific method and so many other things.
April 10, 2013 at 9:07pm
Robert Heinlein said as much in his novels.
On another note I see that TheBlaze is censoring posts. Brasil2520 has had all comments erased. Yet a person who compared Timothy McVeigh to the Tea Party is still posting. All the said when they were called out is you found me out, back to smearing Republicans. You have to wonder about the staff.
April 9, 2013 at 11:34am
@ The Monk
Margaret Thatcher said the same things as Mayor Daley. Don’t hold a vote until your straw poll shows that you are going to win.
April 9, 2013 at 10:48am
Margaret Thatcher was just a grocer’s daughter from the working middle class. Yet she did a better job of predicting the outcome of economic & political policies than many an economist.
Actually, what better way to learn economics and politics, than running a small grocery.
This is why it may just be better to take your children to work than to send them to public propoganda camps every day.
April 8, 2013 at 5:37pm
I had a grandfather that worked pouring cement, framing houses & laying shingles (plus hot roofs). He shingled large churches also. I was properly impressed, but not so wise as to ask detail like how and about safety. So I very much want to hear your answer.
A few good links would be nice. I look a lot of stuff, but of late I am finding google to be very labor intensive with their advertising & suspect search algorithms
April 8, 2013 at 5:31pm
What about Jews in this country, Israel & Iran? Many Jews in this country have much in common with many Christians. They are religious in name only. They want the synagogue and church there for wedding, funeral & coming of age. They also like the general morality (do not steal, lie & murder) advocated by these religions but don’t give much thought and can’t rigorously reason from Judeo-Christian morale principles to policy. They spend more time reading about liberal morality & policies than about Judeo-Christian morality and policies
April 8, 2013 at 5:22pm
“you run a steel wire rat line the length of the roof pinnacle tied into the rafter system”
That would work until you have the plywood in place over the frame, but then what. From your response you are a contractor and would appear to know much more than me on this subject. But since you are answering and I am not having to pay you like a consultant, where do you anchor the rat line when you put the last row of plywood (or the last row of shingles) near the peak?
April 8, 2013 at 12:49pm
I always played around contraction sites. You memorized the the whole sequence of events. People working was cool.
April 8, 2013 at 12:45pm
Where would the anchor point for the roofer be located?
April 8, 2013 at 12:40pm
I love watching the History channel series Vikings. I respect the culture and have extensively read many of the Sagas. But I would not advocate going back to it or trying to reconstruct the religious traditions.Trying to reconstruct Norse or Germanic religious traditions is as batty as Wicca or Scientology.
April 8, 2013 at 12:03pm
One additional criterion for a voting districts if there are several choices is to opt for the set of compact districts that change existing boundaries the least.
Socialism is like anthropomorphic global warming (AGW). You have to scare people into accepting the lie before the evidence becomes clear.
April 8, 2013 at 11:55am
Voting districts should be convex & compact. Voting districts should not look like a snake or a Rorschach test. If population in a region is fairly stable then congressional & state voting districts should be fairly stable. In the very long run if success is determined by voting districts, a political movement is relying on political economy to buy people’s votes with their or other’s money exactly as Alexis d’Tocqueville predicted.
“The American Heritage Dictionary defines gerrymandering as the act of “dividing a geographic area into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party.” The problem of gerrymandering has led to the development of several mathematical measures of shape compactness, some of which have been used in court cases to argue for or against the legality of congressional redistricting plans. In this talk, we will show how the notion of convexity can be used to detect irregularly shaped districts. We will explore both theoretical and empirical aspects of this convexity-based measure of shape compactness.”
Very true. I still haven't received my 2010 Rhode Island tax return. It was only $400, but still, it's mine.
April 7, 2013 at 7:14pm
“There needs to be life on the street. People have to walk around and feel like there’s energy, then it encourages investment, it encourages entrepreneurs.” – Mike McCormack
When the president of the United States engages in war, polemics, against half the country, many people are not encouraged. They are discouraged.
All it takes is a President like Ronald Reagan to say “Morning in America” and mean it along with a Congress to lower the tax rate while sunsetting write offs. There are no loopholes n the tax code. To call a tax write off a loophole is the language of war. It is polemics. It literally is borrowing military terminology. A loophole is a hole cut in a wall to facilitate shooting. Every write off / loophole was put into the tax code by Congress and since the the 1930s Congress has been dominated by the Democrats. They are the ones who have put most of the write offs/ loopholes into the tax code
We need another Ronald Reagan; we can ill afford more Obama.
April 7, 2013 at 7:05pm
House of Representatives = 92
Senate = 84
Governor Lincoln Chafee was a Rockefeller Republican, read RINO, before he went completely nuts & became an independent
its amazing how dumb dems and liberals really are. something doesnt work so they do it harder...a smart person would see that dems in charge is killing an area, so that would lead them to vote the other way! the biggest problem is that the people living in a super liberal area, no matter their political affiliation end up being all a bunch of liberals. the republicans are rinos and the dems are super progressive communist socialist nuts. when they finally get ran out of a place due to high taxes and unemployment, they continue to vote wrong in the new place and create the problem they left... i say let them fail miserably and dont let them move out until they are educated and can vote correctly where they are at. 2 birds with one stone, fix the area they are in, and make sure they dont screw up the area they go to!!
Give New England to Canada. While your
at it throw in Eastern NY, NJ, & Del.
April 7, 2013 at 10:14am
Tough times for the Democrat Party. They are not controlling the message if stories on the Labor Force Participation Rate outweigh puff pieces by the liberal media on the contrived U3 statistic.
The Democrats only have a few things going for them, Bernanke’s printing presses, the liberal media and their willingness to use force (much like the Mafia).
Inflating the money supply won’t last much longer. There are stories detailing the reason why.
April 5, 2013 at 8:42pm
Look up “Temporary regulations regarding the Jews” or May Laws
“The repressive legislation was repeatedly revised. In 1887, the educational quotas were tightened down to 10% within the Pale, 5% outside the Pale, except Moscow and St. Petersburg which were held at 3%. For many towns in the Pale with significant Jewish population, this resulted in half-empty schools and a number of potential students forbidden to enroll. Many students were unable to complete their education on the soil of their birth.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Laws
Liberals have quotas against white people right now. Just change the names or the peoples & the counbtry. Today’s liberals would have been anti-semites back in the day. Liberals are anti-semites now. Liberals today are anti-semitic & anti-white.
Today’s liberals would have done very well in NAZI Germany.
April 5, 2013 at 8:12pm
Why would a male duck leave its’ male partner to be with its’ new partner, a female duck? The original homosexual pairing was because of scarcity.
Sex ratio is factor determining how many people will be gay in a population. Family planning is more than just aborting inconvenient babies and adjusting family size.