User Profile: Victory Not Vengeance

Victory Not Vengeance

Member Since: November 29, 2011

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  • April 6, 2014 at 8:34pm

    In THIS economy? With real unemployment at 12.8%? With 7 million-plus Americans working part-time because they can’t get a full-time job?

    You DO realize how utterly insensitive that comment is, yes?

    I don’t mind a slavish ideologue. I object to a malicious one.

  • April 6, 2014 at 7:31pm

    I’m a bit more optimistic. Growing kids do NOT forget being hungry.

    All the GOP has to do is say, “Hey, kids? You know those starvation rations you get in school? Well, they were passed by a Democratic Congress and signed by a Democratic President.”

    I’d say start hitting them with that now, before they’re even eligible to vote. It will pay dividends down the road.

  • April 6, 2014 at 6:54pm

    @williams

    Banned “school” lunches? A little too rapid on the rapid response, I see.

    Per the Chicago Tribune, you’re only half right. It’s up to individual schools. And there’s nothing that bars other area schools from imposing similar bans.

    From the Chicago Tribune, 4/11/11:

    A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

    “While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments,” Monique Bond wrote in an email. “In this case, this principal is encouraging the healthier choices and attempting to make an impact that extends beyond the classroom.”

    Also in that article is a quote from the school’s principal saying that she wouldn’t name names, but that, quote, “the practice is fairly common.”

    There are a LOT of public schools in Chicago. The idea that it’s “just one” school out of scores, when there’s a financial incentive to do so, and in a system that had to deal with a major fraud scandal last year no less, seems like a stretch.

  • April 6, 2014 at 3:55pm

    I know Chicago public schools ban homemade lunches. There are probably more–I’m looking at one article that’s referencing Hawaii, as well as a preschool–say again, PRESCHOOL–in Virginia.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:45pm

    No, it’s not. There are jurisdictions that forbid homemade lunches. Chicago is one of them. It’s either eat the government gruel, or starve.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:41pm

    Sorry, your race card has been declined due to insufficient intellectual capital.

    If that’s the only argument you’ve got, then stop wasting our time, and–for your own good–stop making yourself look like a useful idiot.

  • April 6, 2014 at 3:24pm

    Few liberals do. Remember Peter Schweizer’s book “Do As I Say (Not As I Do)”?

  • April 6, 2014 at 12:33pm

    After the Democrats get their butts kicked in the mid-terms, watch for them to start serving Soylent Green in school cafeterias.

    I’m kidding, I’m kidding.

    AS FAR AS I KNOW, that is.

    Good news is, there are a lot of young people who are finding out firsthand how horrible Big Government is. The ObeyMes may inadvertently be creating an entire generation of life-long conservatives.

  • April 4, 2014 at 3:24pm

    It’s an AMENDMENT convention, not a CONSTITUTIONAL convention. There is a HUGE, HUGE difference. The purpose of an Article V Convention is to propose AMENDMENTS, not a whole new Constitution. The Constitution does not simply go away.

    And it still takes 3/4 of the States to ratify any amendments which emerge. Meaning you only need 13 reliably red states to put the kibosh on any silliness out of, say, Vermont.

    An Article V Convention is there to give the States an emergency check on a central government that has too much power and will not voluntarily restrain itself. Which is EXACTLY where we are.

    An amendment for Congressional term limits will NEVER pass Congress. And I doubt we will ever see a sufficient GOP majority in both Houses to propose some Constitutional chemo for the cancer of collectivism.

    An Article V Convention is an idea whose time has come; you could argue that it’s actually overdue.

  • January 17, 2014 at 2:57pm

    It’s the problem with all the ivory-tower types: they actually believe their own baloney-sausage.

  • January 17, 2014 at 3:09am

    Uh-huh. Right. Mr. Weinstein, how about you tape a couple of $100 bills to your shirt, and walk all the way across South Central, alone, at 1 AM? You’ll WISH you had a gun.

  • July 14, 2013 at 1:55am

    Check the feed on @NewBlackPanthr1:

    “September 7th. We want the whole Black world with us in New York. We will have a massive crowd and a massive response”

    This will NOT end well.

  • May 7, 2013 at 2:57pm

    @Simpletruths

    I can see where SRG’s coming from. There does come a point where shock advertising, even for a good cause, is over the line.

    Case in point. If you watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC–not the regional feeds, the national ones–there’s this one shock PSA they run that shows a smoker who’s lost her voice. They seem to run that thing two or three times per period. Now, I’m all for helping smokers quit. What I don’t like is having shock PSA’s shoved down my throat on every other TV time-out. It’s enough to make me consider turning off NBC and just following the live scoreboard on NHL.com. It’s that bad.

    Maybe I’m wrong: maybe there is a place for shock billboards with hidden messages for kids. But I would respectfully submit that there may be more subtle ways of getting this ad’s point across, than showing a beaten-up kid.

    When everything is designed to shock, then sooner or later, nothing will shock. That way ultimately leads to societal, cultural, and sooner or later, national ruin.

  • May 7, 2013 at 2:39pm

    It’s being made in Communist China, because American labor is no longer affordable thanks to ObeyMeCare.

  • May 1, 2013 at 1:56pm

    Worst way to die? This guy probably locks that title up.

    Can we say he met a split end?

  • May 1, 2013 at 1:41pm

    @Warmunger

    “Rap artist” is as much an oxymoron as “graffiti artist.”

    Though I have to say: judging by the stories I’ve heard, that commercial looks like just another day at the office in Central Booking in Baltimore.

  • April 12, 2013 at 1:26pm

    If the GOP ever gets 2/3 majorities in both houses, and a president to match, they need to start voting to expel states like this. The only reason Maryland gets to be Maryland is because Wyoming is Wyoming.

    Expel these would-be socialist utopias, let them collapse, let their people riot themselves to death, and then get real Americans to move in and restore liberty.

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  • April 4, 2013 at 3:38pm

    I’m kind of partial on this one, but for such a hellish place, I’d go with “Descent” by VNV Nation (FTR, this is one of the darkest songs they’ve ever done. They also do some uplifting stuff, too, and at that, there’s no one better. Listen to “Nova” and thank me later.)

    “All God’s children would have cause to think the Devil now walks this realm. A place dispossessed of any sanity–edification of a scene from hell…Does the need for the belief in a Devil, serve to palliate, serve to forgive us our sins, in the abandonment of reason, and our delivery into hell?”

    Again, that’s probably the darkest song in their entire catalog, but I think it fits those visuals to a T.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:10pm

    I saw the headline and would have lost $20 betting this was a story out of Baltimore.

    As is, it’s from West Virginia. Which kind of got me wondering…what if it turns out these two ladies were related? In West Virginia, practically EVERYONE is related.

  • March 21, 2013 at 7:04pm

    In her novel “Angelology”–and yes, I know “novel” means “fiction”–Danielle Trussoni writes of a world where fallen angels walk among us. How? One of the nephilim disguised himself as Japheth, and was kept alive on Noah’s Ark. This nephilim then became the father of a whole bunch of fallen angels that walk among us to this day.

    Again, that’s fiction, and I’m not presenting it any other way. But if you google “descendants of Japheth,” you’re going to get a whole lot of “Huh?” results that are going to make you reach for the Excedrin. The idea of an impostor Japheth predates Trussoni; and some seem to take the idea seriously, judging by the search results I’ve seen. So, to those, perhaps the agent in question may in fact be a nephilim.

    For the record, my money is on “photographic peculiarity.”

    Also, for those who haven’t read “Angelology,” give it a look: it’s a pretty good yarn. If you’ve never read it, count yourself lucky: the sequel comes out this Tuesday, so you won’t have waited three years for it (unlike those of us who got the first edition.)