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Category Archives: Arguments

Republicans leave Military unpaid over mammogram subsidies

That is how Democrats should frame their fight. Planned Parenthood is a group that with private money performs abortions. With federal money they provide* mammograms. The Republican party is about to shut down government to stop tax payer funded mammograms. They will stop prosecuting child molesters, stop running parks, stopping paying the military, maybe stop inspecting food and paint and toys and planes. All do Republicans can make sure your old poor grandmother can’t afford a mammogram that could save her life.

That’s the argument. That’s how you frame it. That’s how you win the argument. That’s disgusting.

*provide does not equal perform. They pay others to perform mammograms.


Ann Coulter: She makes a good point?

By the way, if this is constitutional, then Republicans should turn around and mandate all citizens be forced to purchase a gun and a Bible. And, there’s a lot more evidence that owning a gun and a Bible is better for society than everyone having to own health insurance. But, if that’s what Congress has the right to do, we can have all kinds of mandates. The interstate commerce clause says Congress can regulate either something that affects interstate commerce or the instrumentalities of interstate commerce. I think the judge, Judge Vinson makes a good case as apparently the plaintiffs did that simply not buying insurance is not an activity.” Read more of this post

Should 30 million people lose healthcare for partisan points?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will force a vote in the Senate to repeal the new health care law by offering it as an amendment to the first bill the Senate takes up this year. A vote could come as early as Tuesday afternoon.

The Democrat-controlled Senate will take up a bipartisan authorization measure to fund the Federal Aviation Administration using an open process, which allows any member to offer amendments regardless of whether the proposal is related to the topic of the bill. Read more of this post

Blatant hate from Dailycaller

Comrades flocked to New York City two weeks ago for the 29th national convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials from the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had heard these talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they’re espoused, in near identical form, by the president and his fellow Democrats. Take the quiz below, and try to determine which quotes were uttered by Democratic leadership, and which are excerpts from the communists’ recent convention.

The point isn’t that Obama’s a communist… Read more of this post

Jews vs. Arabs: Round 4001

So the big news of the week is the Israeli raid. I have a lot of thoughts, and I’m not sure in what order to hit them all, but let’s try.

1. I want America to leave the region. I like Israel just fine, and as an ally, if they are invaded by a ground army of a foreign nation, we can send in our troops. But they are having a border dispute with the Palestinian people and that’s their issue, until that issue is resolved, we need to stop sending either party aid of any kind, no money, no weapons, no training. We need to make it clear to all those people over there that whatever their beef, it ain’t got nothing to do with us. Read more of this post

Memo to Rand Paul: Free Enterprise Isn’t Free

Here’s a neat and quick post about Rand Paul, and more generally, libertarian/conservatives. Now I consider myself a reasonable libertarian in that I like Civil Rights protections, OSHA, the EPA and more. My problem with the EPA is that some of the stuff they do (like the time to make decisions) is really hurtful to Americas economy. And while on the topic, I remember a story about the EPA not allowing a solar power company to cut a line through a forest to put up power lines to sell their energy, that was stupid too.

The point of this memo though, is that most if not all big companies want crony capitialism rather than free market. “They want all the benefits of large government, but with none of the costs or inconveniences associated with it. That’s not conservatism. That’s just magical thinking.” The author then lists several things we do for big companies (specifcally energy companies). Those are the things I don’t like. I don’t like government welfare, I consider that an intrusion of government and detrimental to the free market. Making companies provide safe work enviroments might cost money, but it also protects our people- which is Governments primary job.

Memo to Rand Paul

Is Rand Paul a racist?

Here’s an interesting post I found today defending Rand Paul.

But why oh why do these democratc/progressive/left wing people insist on digging up race bones?  I could not believe shewas  going back to the lunch counters.  Let me see, has that been about 50 or 60 years ago?  Could we just move forward?  No.  Of course not.  I imagine the little worker bees at Media Matters spent a lot of time trying to come up with some way to trap him with some controversy.  They LOVE it when they can stir up something, perfect example is Al Sharpton going down to the Mexican border and inserting himself and his racism into something that was of no concern to him. Read more of this post

Libertarians on Civil Rights

Okay, so I’m a Libertarian on a majority of issues, and a registered member of the Libertarian Party. On the Rachel Maddow show she got Rand Paul kinda nailed down on a single issue. Race. And he was not really ready for it. Read more of this post

Cut the Defense Spending?

In that video Bill Maher says that if Tea Baggers were serious about national debt they’d be willing to cut the defense budget. He offers some interesting perspective on the US debt throws out some good jokes and insults along the way. I’ll take his challenge on this one as I have said in the past I like the Tea Partiers. Let’s pretend for a brief moment I was elected King of America with the power of both President and Congress. Read more of this post

Panic baby, panic

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has made everyone panic, from Democrats (who are genetically programmed to panic on environmental issues) to Republicans (who are genetically programmed to panic about losing elections), everyone is panicking- but what’s changed? There was a risk before, there’s a risk now. If we stop drilling now for this reason, it’d be like a kid refusing to ever fly in a place because they heard about a plane crash. Read more of this post

“Common Sense Solutions” don’t exist

Common Sense is a farce. In terms of political discourse and the “great debate of ideas,” it is a meaningless valueless word intentionally used to describe a something purely subjective while insulting the intelligence of anyone that doesn’t agree instantly. Much like “Family values” and “Core moral values” everyone wants to vote for someone who has “common sense,” but none of those terms means or proves anything. While Family Values ad Moral Core Values are often used merely as a smokescreen to hide the immoral and unethical behavior, people claiming “common sense” is on their side can lead to horrible and far reaching policy disasters. Read more of this post

Immigration as it should be, and as it is

I want to do a follow up post on Arizona’s new “Papers please” law. It’s somewhat in response to the mostly negative reaction in the left wing and mainstream media. I think the mistake a lot of people are making, is that they are confusing the world that should be for the world that is.

If the world were as it should be, US immigration laws would never have been written in part by the KKK and passed by Presidents who were themselves Klansman. There never would have been quota limits on countries of color and undesirable races, literacy tests and other difficult hurdles to jump through to become a US citizen. In that world that should have been, Chinese railroad workers wouldn’t have been chased out of towns (only to ironically be replaced by Mexicans, who are now also being chased out). We’d have a guest worker program for people who just want to work over here and we’d have a tax code that didn’t reward companies for hiring illegal immigrants thus failing to pay their fair share of taxes. Read more of this post