User Profile: Salamander


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  • November 5, 2014 at 6:50am

    Oh-oh! I spoke too soon? Pray! Thanks for your disclosure! They all need a light shined on their representations! And, I will hold my remarks until I know more. I have a lot of contact with a variety of people everyday–and I am pleased to report the number of people that might be mis-classified based on race or gender, are often as level-headed, principled and wise as anyone you’d ever want to meet! Their response to me, however, when I suggest they go into politics is ‘You know how difficult it would be for YOU to manage THAT image; just imagine for a moment how difficult it is for US to do the same!’ Sad, but true! Nevertheless, these are good people and I’m confident they vote their conscience and not their bias!

  • [8] November 5, 2014 at 6:44am

    Congratulations! Thank you for being a citizen first, and all those other classifications second! Hang in there–you are going to be a lightning rod for insults, but I’d bet you have the character to stick to your principles! You will go a long way to diminish the ethnic and gender slurs that attempt to classify people–such slurs are so misguided as to be pathetic! God bless you and give you the wisdom to carry out the duties of your office for the benefit of your constituency–benefit not meaning welfare, but a ‘level playing field’ and the confidence to live their lives enjoying the benefits and consequences of their own decisions!

  • [3] November 5, 2014 at 6:39am

    This FOSSIL needs to retire! Harry, go home!

  • [5] November 5, 2014 at 6:38am

    Let’s face it, Medicare started the healthcare mess by codifying the services, which then eliminated competition and encouraged mission creep. Rather than take over the medical insurance industry, Congress should have found a way to offer incentives or to dun the industry into behaving more competitively! I don’t think we can put the genie back in the bottle, but HSA’s (Health Savings Accounts) go a long way! Too bad one cannot contribute to these accounts without income (and contributions stop at retirement). Why? These accounts should be allowed to accrue funds until the withdrawals naturally exceed contributions–and anything left over belongs to the individual and can be passed along to heirs or ANY designee, natural person or charity!

  • [6] November 5, 2014 at 6:32am

    No! We NOW have to make sure the conservatives are conservative! Let’s start by redefining ‘Minimum Wage’ to mean ‘That compensation above which the government has an interest. Compensation below Minimum Wage is considered barter and is not reported by the employer nor taxed to the individual.’ Thus, if the grubermint wants to tax it, they’ll want to LOWER it. So long as it is BELOW the economic value of the service being provided, it is irrelevant! When it is ABOVE the economic value of the service being provided, it causes the loss of the very jobs it professes to help!’ [Economics 101]

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  • [20] November 5, 2014 at 6:27am

    Harry Reid is perfectly capable of crapping all over his own birthday cake! He doesn’t need any help from Obammer! Thankfully, Harry is now relegated to the trash heap of irrelevant politicians! Bye, bye Harry! I just wish we weren’t stuck with your retirement! With all the damage you have done, you should be paying us!

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:24am

    Not a problem–conservatives don’t have fat fingers or long nails! So the voting errors are probably by the Food Stamp and EBT Card crowd, who would have voted that way anyway! I wonder if ebola can be spread from using the same touch screen?

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:20am

    Hmmmm, wouldn’t you think if the Russians and Chinese can get into our Homeland Security computers, they could get into our voting computers–and manipulate the elections every which way they want! We need printed receipts and scanned double entry on a second independent system to minimize the opportunity for voting machine fraud!

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:15am

    Funny thing is they weren’t half as interested in my voter registration card as they were in my photo drivers license! I wonder why a registration that produces a ‘Voter Registration Card’ isn’t considered to deny those unregistered the right to vote, but a Drivers License is? Oh well, Virginia went photo and I didn’t notice any difference. I guess I could have used my ‘Veteran’s’ photo ID or my TWIC photo ID, or maybe just a high school picture with names (2nd row, 3rd from right)! What REALLY BOTHERS ME are the BOZOS handing out ‘SAMPLE BALLOTS’ that show how to vote the Democrat/Liberal ticket! When I complain, the proctors say “It’s a SAMPLE BALLOT-’cause it says so, right at the top–you STOOPID conservative!” Yep, this is the way in Virginia! I’m STOOPID enough that it would bother me just as much if the Republicans did the same thing–only showing THEIR candidates! This kind of stuff doesn’t belong at the polls!

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:07am

    Don’t you just love the way your selection lights up in RED (rather than GREEN)! The RED suggests STOP or MISTAKE! It’s a subtle message to vote differently! Hmmmm, I wonder if I made a different choice if it would come up in a soothing BLUE? Why not GREEN for all choices? Oh, then I guess you’d have to be careful to select the proper choice because the WRONG one wouldn’t be the same color as the RIGHT one?

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:04am

    That’s because they have an incentive to cheat! Maybe they should put IRS in charge of voting instead of healthcare! They could double the taxes on the cheaters and deny their right to vote for the next 3 elections! Oh, I forgot, IRS cheats too! Maybe our media could shine a light on the subject? Oh, I forgot, they are biased too! What to do?

  • November 5, 2014 at 5:50am

    Oh, so you think the Republicans have a monopoly on voter fraud?????

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  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 5:47am

    The best way to clean up this voting issue is to print a receipt, with your voting choices and a 2-dimensional bar-code. You then scan the receipt into a DIFFERENT system to validate your vote, check the choices you made and hit ‘OK’ again! These TWO systems are supervised by DIFFERENT entities and their results are COMPARED at the end of the day! If they don’t agree, you have a problem! You get a receipt when you buy a cup of coffee; so, why not get a receipt when you vote. And, then use that receipt to confirm your choice in an independent system as a cross-check! These crappy little Porta-Vote (rhymes with Porta-John) or Votie-on-the-Spot systems are just too easy to tamper with! Why jeopardize one of the most important responsibilities in a democratic system?

  • [101] October 18, 2014 at 12:20pm

    This is intolerable. If an American soldier or his/her family is harmed in any way, I’d hope the wrath of the American public would come down with a vengeance!

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  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 12:09pm

    Dr. Carson has too much integrity to serve ‘under’ this administration. The real question is whether he has what it takes to be ‘honor guard’ and pick up all the poop left by his predecessor! Nothing against him if he sees that as a lost cause as well–but SOMEBODY has to do it! If we leave it to Hillary, there will be no coming back.

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 11:53am

    Darwin is about to give us a thrashing that will make 9-11 look like a kids birthday party! Easy solution–shut down ALL transportation, air, sea, train, bus, truck, auto (not even grocery shopping) for 42 days, and the ebola mess will pass! Kind of like Passover, or Moses’ walk through the desert! Sure, it will be a ‘hardship’. Sure, it will have an adverse impact on our economy. If you’re at work, stay at work. If you’re at home, stay at home. No school. No public gatherings. Use the internet. Party–at home, with YOUR family; but not your neighbor! 42 days from now, we start it up again, with a new lease on life! What happens if a food worker, say in one of our large hamburger or chicken plants has ebola? How long will the virus thrive at refrigerated temperatures? Imagine if some sick radical put a homicide belt on 50 volunteers, exposed them to ebola, then on the 20th day, had each of them detonate themselves in a population center? What if some sick radical made ebola strips in tear away rolls and sent his ‘followers’ to work in the chicken plants and swipe a strip on random packages as they are produced? Talk about widespread infection!

  • October 18, 2014 at 10:49am

    Imagine for a moment that Obama went to medical school! How many of those who voted for him would permit him to put them under the knife–if they had a choice?
    Imagine for a moment that Dr. Carson studied political science and law, but not medicine. How many of those who he has had contact with (as in under the knife) would vote for him in an election?
    Hmmmm, what’s wrong with this analogy? Clearly the American Voting Public is telling us something, and I think the message is scary! What is wrong with us???

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 10:45am

    Dr.Carson would could never be our first black president. Nor, could he ever be our second nor third black president! On the other hand, he could be OUR PRESIDENT any day of the week! His heritage has nothing to do with his citizenship! Thank God for all the wonderful people we have in this country that see through the ‘handicap’ of any racial qualification! So often, race is inferred, when we really ‘see’ integrity, education, and other social, economic and cultural factors we don’t want to cite, so we call attention to ‘race’ when we really mean something else. I’m not color-blind; I am color-unbiased! The first thing I see about you is your color, your race, your culturally induced behaviors; but, those aren’t the things that define your qualifications! It’s your character that counts! And, it is very difficult to ‘see’ character; which is why it is so easy for the ‘slick’ politician to win over enough voters, while they overlook the ones with character!

  • [23] October 18, 2014 at 10:37am

    Actually, Obama is a ‘Community Organizer’ who doesn’t know the difference between a neighborhood and World Civilizations. He was probably smoking pot during the civics and geopolitics classes at Columbia! Or, maybe Columbia is so liberal, they only examine the things they believe in. Obama thinks he can understand the radical Muslim mind–BIG MISTAKE! He thinks he understands ebola–BIG MISTAKE! He thinks making political appointments solves problems–BIG MISTAKE (it actually causes problems)! This piece of fluff leaves a trail of death and destruction everywhere he goes! The World will long remember his reign!

  • [67] October 18, 2014 at 10:29am

    Kudos to Ben Carson! What he probably wanted to say was “No, because you can’t fix STUPID and I refuse to take part in his CHARADE!”. Nobody can take your integrity away–only you can give it up; and, Ben Carson can’t be flattered into making a bad decision! Why waste your life, your reputation with someone you don’t respect?

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