User Profile: optimisticallypessimisticrealist

Member Since: September 10, 2010


  • [27] January 25, 2016 at 8:18pm

    Why do you think he will do it? What in his record makes you think he will be tough on immigration? Why would congressional republicans start to warm up to him?

    You won’t get the wall, you won’t get deportations, you will get many deals made.

  • [1] January 15, 2016 at 4:36pm

    Not to argue with the code of conduct, I would like to point out couple of things: they were not prisoners of war. They were detained for trespassing (so to speak). He apologized for the boat trespassing; he shouldn’t have thanked them, that’s for sure. I don’t foresee court marshal here, though.

    I do agree with the rest of the comments about lies from the administration, surrendering their weapons and in general being disgusted by what went on.

  • [9] January 4, 2016 at 2:04pm

    You, Sir/Madam, are an idiot. Every definition of terrorism includes the word violence in it. It does not apply here. These people haven’t committed any violent acts; therefore, they are not terrorists. As of right now, it’s an act of civil disobedience. They do have constitutional right to free assembly and to bring their grievances against the government. They are doing exactly that. As far as them being armed, oh well, it’s not against the law. Just because you may be afraid of guns doesn’t make them terrorists.

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  • November 23, 2013 at 10:20am

    Anti-host behavior??? Really? What would the culture and science of so many countries be without Jews, who love societies where they lived and tried to contribute as much as they could. What was anti-host about their behavior in USSR, Germany?
    Maybe, he was trying to correct (Frank Sinatra did the same thing) the wrongs done by politicians, who betrayed Israel time after time. Like USS Liberty, spying on Israel and giving Egyptians info. How about Great Britain not allowing Jews to enter their (Jewish) land in the 40s? How about US turning Jewish refugees back during the WWII? How about blaming us for your laziness and bigotry? What’s coded in Jewish DNA is to help humanity not matter what (whose help was in Indonesia after tsunami first? Israel’s). What would the world be without all the medicine, technology, music, literature given by Jews. How about 129 Nobel Prizes from one of the smallest Peoples on the planet?
    Oh and by the way, put down that laptop of yours, it’s invented by a Jew.

  • June 18, 2013 at 5:50pm

    Let’s get it straight about Snowden. He was a hero when he spoke about unconstitutional surveilance of American citizens. He became a traitor when he started to leak foreign intelligence materials. He is both: hero and traitor. He signed himself a death warrant because he beleived in something. He may have later gotten scared and decided to “buy” Chinese/Russian protection by leaking foreign intelligence secrets. Who knows. G-d will be his judge. And who knows if these really all that secret…
    What upsets me the most however, is that Bachmann and most of the rest of them keep on avoiding talking about the important issues: like NSA collecting private data on many (possibly most or all) Americans without any regard to Constitution and protection against “general warrants” and unreasonalbe searches and seizures. This is what Congress should be addressing. Foreign intelligence will be addressed by the CIA, NSA etc.
    This government is way too big and way too self-serving. The latter is expected, the former is what we have to work to change. We need more guys like Cruz, Lee, Goumert, Paul etc.
    By the way, Bachmann is not and never was very intelligent. I don’t think she understands the depth of the issue with NSA. I am yet to hear her and most of the rest of them tie the IRS, NSA and AP/Fox issues together. But they are easy to connect.

  • June 13, 2013 at 10:25am

    On Wed., June 19th there will be a Tea Party rally on Capital Hill with this 70 representatives. We should show up in numbers and show our strength. The so called “leadership” has forgotten our strength. It’s time for a reminder. Unless we start taking to the streets in peaceful protests, they will feel they can do whatever they want. Let’s show up!

  • April 19, 2013 at 12:33pm

    You are partially correct about blame jews and blame America. You are also partially correct that many Russians hate America. However, you are incorrect applying it to these terrorists. They are from Chechnya. Former Soviet “territory” that fought a long independence war against Russia. It’s also now a breeding ground for islamic terrorism. Therefore, this is not the case of blame America. This is a case of islamic fundamentalism for the suspects and more likely than anything: disbelief on the part of the father. These people (majority of them) hate Russians and they certainly have some reasons for that. That is just an FYI.

  • March 22, 2013 at 11:39am

    What a schmuck! To apologize for defending yourself against an attack perpertrated by people, who are breaching your border… Wow.

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  • November 10, 2012 at 10:19am

    the RICH? (to finish my sentence)

  • November 10, 2012 at 10:12am

    Dear comrade Liberalmann,
    1. The article you are siting shows job growth by small business not small business growth. It is impossible to grow jobs if your unemployment at below 5% (considered by economists as full employment: anyone who wants to work works), which is what it was for most of the Bush’s time in the office. If you have pool of 10 people and 8 of them are willing/wanting/needing to work and all 8 of them are working then, how would you grow the number of workers (I am not trying to illustrate percentages, just the logic).
    2. The conversation here is about marginal tax rates and not job growth (they are connected but without bringing tax rates into conversation it’s not relevant)
    3. Here is the kicker: government individual tax revenue 2010: 1.1trillion and 58% ($638bil. of it from top 5% (Adj.Gross Income of $155k per family). If you DOUBLE their tax rate you will get additional $638 billion. Our deficit is 1.2 trillion/year, which is double of that number. So even if you double tax rates of top 5% income earners in the country you are still short. Guess what these people would do if you double their rates. They certainly won’t work or show their income. The smaller increase say 10% will bring only 63billion and that is about 5% of the deficit. Not even a drop in a bucket of water.
    4. Top 5% by the way would include some families like an engineer working in Silicon Valley for $150k/yr and his wife a family doctor at $130k/yr and two kids. Are they the

  • September 19, 2012 at 1:03pm

    Can you post anything without insulting others? T-baggers….

    Chick-Fil-A did not discriminate against anyone; neither customers nor employees (it is against the law in this country). The whole brouhaha was about freedom of speech and not gay rights. But, hey, why would you try and understand that, or someone else point for that matter? After all, you are “lots of money making”, great and tolerant person, aren’t you?

  • September 9, 2012 at 1:32pm

    Here is the biggest problem with covering pre-existing conditions and not mandating having insurance: people will only buy insurance when seriously ill. Therefore, you cannot have one without the other.

  • August 9, 2012 at 12:31am

    Here are your problems:
    Realistically, Ron Paul lives in a 150 years ago world. Travel between continents took weeks, no weapons of mass distraction, no cyber terrorism, no global economy, no suicidal islamic fundamentalists, who can use all of the above and are willing to die. Remember, the war is won by those, who have the will not who have the means. Only battles are won by means.
    Ron Paul is a descent man, but he lives in a fantasy world, when he speaks of Iran. I agree with many of his points and I agree with him being the best treasurer we could have, but the president… Please, reality check is needed. You want to push this utopian idea of his presidency, be my guest. I would agree that his son is a good candidate, but he is not running, is he?

  • August 8, 2012 at 11:58pm

    That goes without saying, but what do we do to save the country and leave something still worthy to our children?

  • August 8, 2012 at 11:12pm

    Absolutely agree with you. But what do we do?

  • August 8, 2012 at 10:38pm

    Speaks highly of Romney’s hiring ability, doesn’t it? Or do they see things similarly?

  • August 8, 2012 at 10:27pm

    Our problem is that Mitt WANTS to be the president. It’s not about the country, it’s about him. Jefferson and Washington thought of presidency as a service to their country. So do most men and women in uniform, so do most conservatives. Mitt (and most politicians for that matter) are in it for themselves… No normal person would want this (the press, the no privacy ever again, the dirt), but politicians WANT this. There are no principles, just their desires and “goal justifies the means” (more for the left, less for the right, but still the same progressive approach). Winning is everything and principles are nothing. Consider just the latest: he will not speak on the Chick-Fil-A because it’s not part of his campaign. Imagine this: 1st amendment is not part of his campaign… The man is all about himself and we are out of options. We need to elect true conservatives to the Congress (both chambers) and hold this guy’s feet to the fire. That is our only hope. That or a secession by TX and couple of other states. We are out of options in this Theater of Absurd world.

  • August 8, 2012 at 10:18pm

    Ann Coulter is absolutely furious… the same Ann who was telling everyone how great Mitt will be? Wow…

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  • August 2, 2012 at 11:20pm

    @brother w s
    Besides many slogans and capitalized words, you propose…???

  • August 2, 2012 at 8:29am

    The leftist day of service would look very different. We had those back in the USSR. They were MANDATORY volunteer days (called Subbotnik; look it up in Wikipedia). Try to miss one and see what happens.
    This is a private citizen calling on other private citizens to do something about the poverty, hunger etc. There is no guilt in here – just a desire to do something for someone else. Why is it so difficult to accept?
    This is the problem with our society: cynicism. We no longer believe in anyone’s pure intentions. We only judge by the way we think and do; and we don’t strive to be better. Very sad.