Did you think of that one all by yourself Proverbs?
Or did someone else come up with the Hitler comparison before?
[-1] April 25, 2015 at 3:01pm
Oh. So its your attempt at a childish joke (that made you giggle to yourself when you posted it – eh)?
[-8] April 25, 2015 at 11:33am
Is it a “mistake” that some folks are never able to even be ‘exposed’ to the god of your beliefs?
What of the hundreds of thousands if not millions of people throughout time who have never had even the opportunity to be ‘exposed’ to the god of your beliefs?
Sorry but… The god of your beliefs has NOT made ‘himself’ known to all people. Most certainly not in the same way ‘he’ has made ‘himself’ known to you.
Is that a ‘mistake’?
(Of course not – right? Because the god of your belief does not make mistakes.)
GOD says HE knit us together in our mothers' wombs. HE also says HE BREATHED INTO US the breath of life. Our bodies and souls know HIM long before our minds catch up to those facts. I suspect (and believe) that the "lost cultures" in the world know GOD more intimately than many sitting in our GODless churches today. HE shows HIMSELF to all mankind every minute of every day: sunshine, rain, blue skies, gray skies, flowers of various hues, designs, sizes and fragrances, birds of all shapes, sizes and colors with infinitely various cries and songs, trees of all sizes and various tones of green, butterflies of different sizes, colors and shapes, migration of hummingbirds and butterflies.
GOD REVEALS HIMSELF with every breath we take.
GOD WILL REVEAL HIMSELF to you IF you seek HIM with ALL your heart.
Blessings to you, Zappa.
Zappa, are you able to discern the truth from a lie?
Are you able to distinguish fact from fiction?
Can you tell the difference between reality and fantasy?
How about a facade, can't you see it is formless (flat)?
Would a fake flower convince you it grew from a seed in the ground?
Can a phony phone make a call?
Here's my point:
If any person is capable of understanding the difference between lying and the TRUTH, then they are charged with knowledge of Him.
zappa, by all means worship your golden calf brother. Where’d you you say your temple is?
The Cross is but one salvation for man. Trust me, God has a complete plan of salvation for all who have lived. It is better to choose the easy way though.
Every head will bow, every knee shall bend.
[-2] April 25, 2015 at 11:26am
Is that your way of declaring your intolerance towards transgender folks?
April 24, 2015 at 8:56am
Are you enlisted? Are you going to enlist? Your children or loved ones?
Are you going to help pay the financial cost?
So you’d rather pay to kill others / attack a country that is not attacking us – instead of pay to help fellow Americans here who are dying – literally by the thousands each year – because of lack of access to basic healthcare.
I see where your priorities are.
April 24, 2015 at 8:54am
No. It is not that simple.
Obesity is costing this country greatly – both financially and in many other negative ways.
Do you take the same ‘its so simple’ approach with…
The environment (So what if my neighbor or the business down the road is polluting OUR environment – right?)
Yea. It’s all just so simple – when you look the other way.
Until the ‘abuses’ by others smacks YOU right in the face.
April 24, 2015 at 8:51am
and oh KennyDee…
What do you think the financial cost would be for a permanent military presence in Iraq?
how do you think the rest of America thinks about that idea?
After consent attacks against our presence there… (and ongoing killings of Americans there)… How long until most Americans say: GET OUT!!!
April 24, 2015 at 8:48am
So you think we should have a permanent military presence in Iraq.
You do realize we are (mostly) wanted in the Pacific region (and most other places we have such military presence) – right? And that the vast majority of Iraqis do NOT want us there.
Wonderful how you totally attempt to disparage an entire race / culture.
What ignorance on your part.
“they are ALWAYS controlled by someone who takes their freedom from them in some way, whether through the Koran or the barrel of a gun.”
And so you want US to do it through the barrel of a gun?
Were we showing weakness under / before Bush?
That is such an utter bovine scatology argument. That ‘showing weakness’ allows / causes us to get hit.
We are the world’s greatest military might – by far. And we ‘show’ that might over and over and over again. And where is it getting us?
What do you propose we do to ‘show’ strength (even more)???
Do we ‘kick-in’ EVERY door in the Middle East?
So Germany and Japan were “pure evil”?
Do you know anything about their cultures?
I have been to Japan a couple times. Their history / their culture is anything but “pure evil”.
So we should let local powers dictate if they want to feed our kids pure slop – eh?
So how our kids are being ‘managed’ in our public entities is of no importance to us nationally?
So if you live in a poor district… Too bad if your children are under-feed / don’t have access to a good education. MOVE!
YES. MORE ‘gym’ IS a good idea!
April 24, 2015 at 8:37am
Who cares when thousands die – eh?
Well that’s about all i need to know about you.
And your failure to understand the impact such has on our nation is also more than enough one needs to know about you to realize you have little understanding of the complexities of such challenges – let alone even a basic awareness of such.
Yes. Let’s see what happens over the next months / years with respect to Iran and the rest of the Middle East.
Just what are YOU / Republicans / conservatives proposing we do???
April 24, 2015 at 8:32am
I for one do not believe any 8 year old has any comprehension of Middle East issues / the Ukraine / bombing Syria. In fact for me… It is but a sad indicator of that household / those parents that their 8 year old – an eight year old!!! – would be so aware and concerned about such matters as to write such a letter. A very young child of that age should NOT be concerned with such matters.
Go to your friends with kids that age and ask them what they know about such issues.
So yes. I believe the parents USED their child to get THEIR positions out. Not sure they are (still) hiding behind such or… Have ‘come out’ as the true ‘authors’ of the letter. Because ONLY via that child’s parents did that child become ‘concerned’ with those matters. NO WAY 8 year-olds are being taught such in school – not yet at that age. And if the child is watching enough and the kind of television that is presenting that kind of information… Then that kid is watching the wrong programs.
Talk about indoctrination!
And let me be very clear on this.
In NO WAY do I think “kids being concerned about world issues is a bad thing”.
“kids” being… Young adults.
8 year-olds though… THAT’S too young. 8 year-olds should NOT be concerning themselves with Middle East conflicts / the Ukraine conflict / BOMBING Syria / Sending troops anywhere!!!
What kind of person believes an 8 year old should be concerned with those kinds of issues.
Now concern for ketchup…
April 24, 2015 at 8:19am
Well thank you for responding.
I’m sorry but I have to first offer that I think you need more ‘substance’ behind your positions.
You say Obama should have bombed Syria.
Did you agree with him setting a ‘red line’? Did you agree with the red line set? (Use of poisons)
What type – degree/length/targets of such a bombing campaign would you support?
What do you think would actually be gained from such bombings?
For a truly effective bombing campaign we need ‘boots on the ground’. Obviously you support the idea of more boots on the ground.
How many? For how long? At what cost? (Financial and otherwise)
Just how spread-out do you think our military can get
ISIS – ISIS supporters / ‘sister’ groups are all over the world. From mid and northern Africa to the Middle East – to… Here in America!
Do you actually believe military action (alone) will ‘defeat’ ISIS?
Just to note… I for one do NOT believe we should have (or should) bomb Syria.
Why? Well the reasons revolve mainly around the questions I posted to you. Since there are no good / definitive answers to such… I feel such an effort is but failed / doomed to fail.
We DO have an obesity problem in this country. Ask almost any doctor.
No one is seeking to starve anyone into skinny! Portion sizes DO have a big impact on weight gain.
YES. We NEED ‘gym’ for our children. Just like we NEED music and other ‘courses’ that are being cut – often due to budget cuts (often brought about by Republicans)
April 24, 2015 at 8:02am
So what story / issue did you respond to that I didn’t get back to you on?
You’ve attempted to call me out on not responding so… I want to respond.
Are you talking about the fleeing biker / TX cop story? Or maybe – more ‘importantly’ I would say – the 8 year old’s letter – regarding Middle East issues and the like.
I am more than happy to respond makingout – I just want to know on which matters you want to engage on.
April 24, 2015 at 7:55am
Well let me look back at what you posted.
It can be challenging to manage all these posts.
And just to note…
I don’t have a messiah. And if I did… ‘He’ most certainly would not be Obama.
April 24, 2015 at 7:52am
Aww poor baby
Did I get your Depends all in a bundle? Did I “wind you up’?
I have never suggested that you or anyone else ‘needs my permission or approval’ to do ANYTHING. You obviously are confusing that with someone (me) who but seeks to challenge those I disagree with to try and find out WHY those I disagree with believe the way they do.
I guess you’re just intimidated by such challenges.
And now more and more you confirm that I am on target with my assessment of you and your inability / unwillingness to offer a definitive position (and the reasoning WHY behind such) on any of these matters.
Please continue to JUST ‘take a side’ RJJ and remain unwilling / unable to give an actual, definitive statement of position (and WHY you hold that position) – and I’ll just keep calling you on it.
And you see RJJ… It won’t even matter if you do not respond to my challenges because my posts on your comments will identify your failures AND… When you do not reply… That will just reinforce my contention that you are unable to support / define your positions.
Its a win-win for me.
It really is pretty sad though. Seeing you come here to a site like this for ‘like-minded support’. Not willing to challenge yourself.
And you really are obsessed with me – aren’t you? Perhaps that more than anything ‘bugs’ you. I have never seen another poster here reference me – when I am NOT directly in the thread – as you have.
THANK YOU for giving me the added attention.
[-2] April 24, 2015 at 7:17am
The ignorance of your statement is remarkable.
“liberals see no problem in letting tens of millions of illegal aliens working US jobs.”
And just what do you base that contention on?
I suppose your ignorance causes you to not realize that seeking alternatives to the un-achievable total securing of our border and the deportation of millions is NOT to be equated to ‘seeing no problem’.
We have a HUGE illegal immigration problem in this country that REQUIRES far more than a failed belief that we can spend HUGE amounts of resources (financial and otherwise) TRYING to (better) secure our borders AND ’round-up’ and deport MILLIONS of people. Millions of people who happen to be having a VERY LARGE impact on our economy. An impact that unless carefully considered – if disrupted in a mismanaged way – could cause a HUGE negative economic impact on our nation.
Food prices have indeed increased recently. Want to see (some of) them skyrocket? If so then go ahead with the ‘Nightmare Act’ idea of gathering-up and deporting MILLIONS of illegal immigrants.
You know what also depresses wages?
Greed at the top.
The top now TAKING a greater and greater percentage of the available ‘pie’.
Executives now taking compensation at rates 200 to 300 times what the avg worker gets. When just 2 to 3 decades ago that rate was 20 to 30.
And just what have these executives achieved to warrant such EXTREME increases in pay?
While the avg workers has indeed increased productivity – yet… ?
Another essay. Another lecture. Nobody gives a damn what you say. Fraud.
“liberals see no problem in letting tens of millions of illegal aliens working US jobs.”
And just what do you base that contention on?
Talk about ignorance. But oh my God are you near the “blithering” stage on this.
“Liberals” may not be the only ones to blame…sure, Progressive Republicans and big corporations are also to blame. All an enemy of the State and the American people.
But damn, I can’t believe you are so blind as to not see what this administration is facilitating. The funkwads you come here and attempt to defend are not only trying to legalize nearly every illegal immigrant in the country, but also forcing the release from custody violent felons back on the street while allowing floods of new illegals to literally pour like liquid over the border AND at the same time importing millions of Muslims from overseas.
There are times when I think you have a few brain cells Zappa…this is not one of them.
I agree with missiondweller, and here is why...
Sealing the border to the order of preventing 80% + of immigrants entering the country illegally IS achievable if taken seriously. If we can put a human being on the moon, and if the government has no problem dropping millions of dollars to monitor shrimp on treadmills and other asinine expenditures....they can staff the border & erect fences sufficient enough to stop the flow.
Democrats could also stop incentivizing illegal immigration by offering hand-outs to anyone that can manage to get across the border.
Also, illegal immigration, on the order of tens - hundreds of thousands a year is NOT a problem for the political party that is actively lowering the barriers to entry to get in the country, and who also actively works to get those illegal immigrants money, food, shelter, and a voter registration card.
If you can't put the dots together, there is nothing else to say.
Regarding the pay disparity, that wouldn't have anything to do with the US transitioning from an industrial economy to a expert / professional service providing economy http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/09/03/watch-the-u-s-transition-from-a-manufacturing-economy-to-a-service-economy-in-one-gif/
When culture & our education system fails the next generation of workers, and when those who are getting advanced degree are going 10k+ in debt for a lib arts degree...you get a smaller & higher paid workforce.
He's got brain cells alright. He just breaks his back to defend criminals, which is not surprising.
Your sermon is a terrific example of the failure of the education system.
Competition lowers a price.
Cheap undocumented labor is what drives liberal greed"
A price depression is created by flooding a market with cheap product.
The more illegals=the bigger the wage depression of middle and lower class wages.
Over 90% of executive salaries are less than $160k annually.
That is less than congress and a majority of public sector management.
Those figures come from the annual publications of the IRS and Department of Labor.
The country does not get a lot of undocumented executives.
I couldn't help but think of the IRS when reading your comment. Their budget was cut because of all the squandering. So what do they do? They still pay huge bonuses and buy ridiculous items and create stupid 'movies' all for the sake of morale. (greed and joy) They cut employees time on the phone lines to help the lowly individuals trying to make sense of their asinine forms. They don't pay enough people to MAN the phones.The citizens, the ones who send in the money to pay the squanderers, are hung up on or ignored. MY money FIRST! Greed has eaten up our government. Just one lowly example of how the gov. throws money around. Just watch how the residents of 1600 Penn. Ave. set the example. I won't mention all of the money that is re-directed to evil countries that want to destroy us. HUGE amounts. I disagree with you that we should forget our laws. We are a democratic Republic. (the People--based on Laws) Do you want us to scrap it all and start over? Do you want mob rule? Man that's smart. NOT
Immigration.....enforce the laws FIRST. Build the fence SECOND. As to the hoards of illegals, all I can say is: If I were breaking the law, I would be arrested and punished. They should not receive better than the citizens of a sane country. Therein lies the rub. We are no longer 'sane'. We rob the citizens to give the American Dream to the criminals.
You're just another one of the millions of laughing stock liberals that keep us in stitches laughing at your sheer ignorance of the fact. Move to Stalingrad.
Every other country has a border and no problem enforcing it even in the mountains of Iran and Mexico doesn't do too badly either except on the border that pays them handsomely in corruption money,,, so bad excuse, denied!
When you always look to bring the top earners down you also stop others from achieving as much as they can, why bother? I know where my income maxes out and the rest goes to the govt, that's not intelligent solution. Then there's govt our largest employer/admins which produces nothing and so should not leave offices millionaires after coming in at 175,000 a year. Or have fat pensions into eternity like the workers, we can't afford it. Get rid of govt before worrying about the big corporations. Flat tax no deductions would take care of them nicely. I think they make too much as well after working for one of the top 50 corporations for 18 years.
[-7] April 24, 2015 at 6:55am
Well Mr. Romney you can use the term “bribery” all you want but…. Unless you have some actual proof of such…
Bottom line is ALL our politicians are Bought and Sold and many on the Right ‘support’ such via their support of Citizens United AND their failure to seek financial reform within politics.
So you're saying there is no proof dumbass? You really are as stupid as you sound.
Be gone. and stay gone.
SLAP! Can't disagree with the "Dumbass" label for Zap! But most of the time, as this one, he just posts as a naive shill for the criminally minded left! He is of the same ilk.
The POS prog erased thousands of emails for a reason you stupid sob. She's a criminal who should be in prison for life and you shouldn't be anywhere near a keyboard.
Zappa is right on this one.
This is not bribery. Bribery is using money to influence someone to do something they are otherwise not inclined to do.
The Clintons ARE VERY inclined to engage in a Quid Pro Quo (Merriam Webster: something that is given to you or done for you in return for something you have given to or done for someone else).
That is what this is. Look…the Clintons are progressives. Progressives’ intent is to collapse the system in order to crush the American Capitalist structure. Will their vision create equality and harmony for all? Hell no, these people believe they are the elites and the rest of us should be their serfs. This is why they hate the white middle class. All the BS about higher wages, etc., is about collapsing business…it has nothing to do with Progressives caring one whit about the useful idiots they pay minimum wage to protest for a higher minimum wage.
Zappa is also right that all of our politicians are bought and sold. They can’t get elected without money and they don’t get money if they don’t play the game defined for them by their leadership when they get to Washington.
Louis Gutiérrez started to alert of this when he was elected. But notice how all traces of that are gone and he is a good loyal servant to the party now? Not by coincidence. Rand Paul hinted of the same at first, then went quiet. He rails against the establishment, but won’t whisper a word of the coercion that goes on behind the scenes.
Of course it is not Bribery Crappa, it is actually called "Business as usual" with the Clintons.
ZapparDrools, LOL, Where is your proof to back up your claim?
[-1] April 23, 2015 at 2:13pm
Lots of questions in there RJJ
Here. Let me pick out a couple here for you.
What do you get out of posting here? (If nothing… Why waste your time?)
Why do you seem so very hesitant – shall I say (OK. I won’t call you afraid) – to offer a definitive opinion on whatever matter is on hand?
Or just… Do you think my assessment of you – you not being very forthcoming in giving a definitive position on potentially contentious issues – is at all accurate?
If so or if not WHY?
(This story doesn’t really lend itself to creating a topic worthy of much discussion. It was LE stopping an idiot drug-runner and then gaining much more from the stop than initially anticipated. Just a story. No real ‘issues’ involved.)
 April 23, 2015 at 2:05pm
So RJJ… Are you willing to offer a definitive position on the legalization of marijuana?
Legalize or keep criminalized?
[-2] April 23, 2015 at 11:34am
That was (mostly) a well presented, respectful and I hope honest post.
I actually share some of those same ‘feelings’.
Key difference is… I WOULD LIKE to TRY and at least get a little ‘something something’ out of my time here. Far too much of my time IS ‘wasted’ here but… I DO get the occasional ‘enlightenment’ that makes most of it worthwhile.
I go to go to.
[-1] April 23, 2015 at 11:30am
‘Target’ ONLY in the sense of SOME focus of attention.
Oh I have INDEED seen that you “will not allow you [me] to successfully control freak a conversation.”
Like I said… You’ve been well-trained.
You will NOT allow yourself to actually ‘take a stand’ on a position. (Other than the position of making personal attacks.)
And you may well execute your training and not actually respond / offer a definitive position on a topic but… All that does is reinforce my contention that you simply ‘take a side’ while being unable or unwilling to ‘take a stand’.
What are you so afraid of?
This is an anonymous site? Is it your ‘buddies’ who you email with who may actually know who you are? Are you worried how they will view your actual positions on matters?
WHY are you afraid to explain WHY you ‘take a certain side’?
Seriously. Just what do you get out of posting here?
What value is there in ‘chatting’ with others who hold the same or similar views – just further agreeing with you?
What a waste of time.
And speaking of wasting time…
Take care – but…
Until you ‘man up’ and give a definitive position I will continue to ‘target’ you.