07-04-2011, 07:46 PMThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
07-04-2011, 08:11 PM
As I stated in my earlier post, Paul and his zealots seem attached to the romantic notion that in a global world we can somehow return to the founders' desire to avoid foreign entanglements. Mind you the founders were very right back then, given the enormous cost of such adventures in sailing vessels, etc. Hell, back then they used he-mail.
"There's a man at the door sir, he say 'You've got mail'. Shall I let him in?"
We can't ever, ever return to that approach to foreign policy. However, I do think we need to start asking an important question that doesn't seem to be asked with any seriousness anymore. That question is the same one every other country has never lost an eagerness to ask. It is, "What's in it for us?"
I think that we have nobly shunned that question in the face of need elsewhere in the world. The thanks we get for such sacrifices is abundantly evident. Perhaps it is time for our charity to be expended upon ourselves and let the rest of the world (esp. old Europe) sink or swim.
I sure as hell wouldn't send our brave forces to save France again, that's for sure. They haven't done shit for us in almost 235 years, the cheese-eating surrender monkeys (and I know my monkeys)."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
07-05-2011, 10:35 PM
The one candidate I'm disappointed who declined to run was Jim DeMint. Same with Paul Ryan. I really hope we're not stuck with another John McCain again.
07-05-2011, 11:19 PM"Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
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07-06-2011, 08:57 AMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
#16 3 D printer -- amazing.07-06-2011, 08:56 PM
" To the world you are just one more person, but to a rescued pet, you are the world."
"A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"
Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill & eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter
07-06-2011, 09:15 PM
when it can make gold and jewels then get back to me :)
#18 This is crazy!07-07-2011, 07:38 PM
07-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Sorry, SLW, I missed your OP. :o
07-07-2011, 11:01 PM
Last edited by Zathras; 07-08-2011 at 04:25 AM.Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
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