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    • On To Quarantine Or Not to Quarantine, Xetrov said:
      I've not made up my mind 100% on this, but I don't think people should be forced into quarantine unless there is verifiable proof that they are a danger to others. Someone who shows no signs of Ebola infection is not contagious. If she doesn't want to self-quarantine while showing symptoms of Ebola, then screw her, lock her up. But until that time they shouldn't have legal grounds to detain her. In regards to the legality of it...from the CDC website - http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/aboutlawsregulationsquarantineisolation.html: The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution W. T. F.
      Posted Oct 31, 2014
    • On To Quarantine Or Not to Quarantine, InsipiD said:
      I think it tells you a lot that the airlines and the governors are moving on this a lot more decisively than Obama. Because Obama still "leads" like everything is hypothetical instead of real. Nobody would ever accuse him of thinking three steps ahead.
      Posted Oct 31, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, AlexInCT said:
      My favorite are all the stories about voter fraud out there being ignored by the usual suspects in the LSM. As others have said: the only way you beat the democrats is to get enough votes to beat the margin of error that allows them to steal the election as they usually do in close ones. The thing to keep in mind is that whomever wins this election, the American people will end up losing. If the republicans win in the predicted route, Obama will just start acting like the de facto king he thinks he is, and he will expedite his "destroy the America he and his kind hate" agenda. If the democrats manage to cheat enough to steal enough elections, they will just keep doing the same shit they have been doing for the last 6 years, which amounts to tearing down everything that once made this country great. Maybe I am cynical, but I think the damage has been done and there is no going back without another bloody revolution, and all we are deciding with these elections these days is how fast we burn on the ash heap of history.
      Posted Oct 31, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, Hal_10000 said:
      The most entertaining part of this election is seeing just how deep Wendy Davis can dig herself.
      Posted Oct 31, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, Xetrov said:
      I'll tell you what I'm not apathetic about. This bullshit - http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/10/29/massive-non-citizen-voting-uncovered-in-maryland/ An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland. And this bullshit - http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102914-724077-la-raza-advocacy-amounts-to-encouragement-of-illegal-alien-voting.htm The National Council of La Raza is promoting no-identification voting states to its followers. Might that have something to do with its advocacy of...
      Posted Oct 31, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., Santino said:
      We’re gonna haka all over your asses in Chicago on the weekend. I can't remember the last time I haka'd on someone's ass.
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On To Quarantine Or Not to Quarantine, Hal_10000 said:
      By we, I mean everyone. But let's face it, "we" almost always means the United States. Obama needs to lead. And if other nations want to help, great. But we can't sit around and wait for the WHO or whoever to decide what they want to do. I agree that the Obama Admin's response has been, as usual, half-asked. One of the things I've said is that you judge Presidents by who they surround themselves with. Look at Obama's head of CDC -- a former Bloomberg disciple who thinks the CDC should do, basically, everything and has been running around telling everyone who will listen that they've totally got this. He's surrounded by those kind of people. People like Richard Preston and Bruce Beutler -- who know this thing could bad very suddenly -- are being ignored. I think it tells you a lot that the airlines and the governors are moving on this a lot more decisively than Obama.
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On To Quarantine Or Not to Quarantine, richtaylor365 said:
      When you say "We" must stop it over there and that we have to go to war against Ebola, who exactly is "We"? The US, W.H.O., or just mankind in general? And as far as that bit of over reaction you mentioned,you think that might have just a tad to do with the disjointed, schizophrenic, all over the map, not being to find their ass with either hand way the Obama administration has addressed the Ebola problem from the outset? Not restricting flights from infected areas, allowing anyone from the infected areas to just waltz right in to US major airports, and expecting those TSA clowns (the same one's that do shit like this; http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/29/tsa-confiscates-a-toy-ray-gun-belt-buckle-because-security/, ) to man the front lines and be the determiner for who is a carrier and who isn't, a veritable laboratory for hysteria. And of course all actions are not racially motivated, like they have never done that before.
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., Xetrov said:
      Most HTML tags work for formatting posts. http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ Good to see you post, CM.
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., CM said:
      I hope he didn’t sign up to be an extra in one of those Peter Jackson flicks they film out his way and got eaten by an orc or something…. Hmmm, now that would be orcward. I thought he was just catching up on his “Haka With The Stars” reruns. We're gonna haka all over your asses in Chicago on the weekend.
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, Xetrov said:
      I am apathetic about my apathy regarding the 2014 election. If Republicans take the Senate, then it will be two houses of congress in conjunction with the POTUS keeping legislation at a stand-still instead of just one. Obama has already shown he doesn't know the meaning of the word compromise, so he will use Executive Action to bend us over instead of Legislative Action. Democrats can then blame Republicans for harming the country and nothing getting done in Congress in 2016. Rinse. Repeat. When all is said and done, both parties are screwing us. The only difference is how much lube they use.
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On It sucks to have a shitty religion, Xetrov said:
      A new year of Open Enrollment for me. Another year of increased premiums, increased co-pays and decreased options/coverage. Just five years ago I had fantastic benefits: An EPO 100% plan - no co-pay, very small deductible, great coverage. And that was one of six options on two different insurance companies. Now I have a choice of two options with one insurance company. The EPO option is long gone. Now it's a choice between a PPO (80% coverage), and a plan with an HSA (70% coverage). The best part is that both plans are more expensive than what I was paying for the EPO five years ago. Dental plan I was on last year (a DHMO) is gone. But hey at least they offer a free 'quit smoking' initiative (which I will never use as I've never smoked).
      Posted Oct 30, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, grady said:
      I hadn't really followed it, but I had heard. Bill Maher has said some pretty vicious stuff over the years (all in the name of humor, of course), but I guess he finally crossed the wrong line for some folks. Now his political humor is "hate speech". Reminds me of the South Park guys doing bits on Mohamed. Comedy Central would not allow them to actually show his image (they used Santa, a cute bear & a blacked out box that I have seen), but they would usually have some brutal stuff against Christians in the same show. Not sure if the producers even recognized the irony of it.
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, Biggie G said:
      I too live in a state where my vote doesn't matter. I didn't even know that Corey Booker was running for election. I'm not sure who his sacrificial opponent is. I'm just glad it's not that ass Steve Lonegan. I also know that my rep is up for election. I don't even know if they bothered running a Republican. My district contains the city of Camden, so I know that I will have a white Democrat as my congressman.
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, richtaylor365 said:
      Oh, Grady, have you been following the stink Maher caused at UC Berkeley? Ain't it nice to see one of their own getting a taste of liberal hypocrisy?
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, richtaylor365 said:
      Gov. Brown suffers from that same Obama delusion, namely that raising taxes leads to prosperity, never has, never will. He is quite amazing, convincing seemingly intelligent folks that a lower deficit (still higher than most states) somehow translates into a surplus. Silicon Valley and Hollywood historically has bankrolled the state, but jobs as well as businesses are fleeing. The highest state corporate tax rates, sales and gasoline taxes in the country, combined with a heavy regulatory burden, continue to drive business away. California ranks dead last (8 years in a row) for quality of life for businesses, so large corporations like Intel, Boeing, Charles Schwab, Campbell Soup, Chevron, and Bayer (to name just a few) high tail it out of there, bad for business. And the pension liabilities accruing over time is a ticking time bomb. Factor in higher than normal unemployment, over crowding prisons (when they do incarcerate them, rare) a democrat run legislature, one that continues to throw money at schools despite rankings at the bottom, and the picture is far from rosy. I'm torn because the Bay Area is such a desirable place to live, perfect weather, 2 out of the 5 best universities in the world, every...
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, grady said:
      So Rich, what are your thoughts on Gov. Brown and the Democratic majority of both houses? I had seen on Bill Maher a while back that they had solved your state's debt issues and were looking at prosperity for the future. I know Bill is a comedian, but those statements were made as a straight line. Is all not so wonderful on the left coast?
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, grady said:
      "to see if you guys are as apathetic and listless about next week as I am" I'm voting here in Florida where the right/left split is pretty close to 50/50 and my vote does seem to count. Apathy is still high with me. Even if the candidates I vote for are elected, I'm not sure how much will be done in any sort of positive manner. I have a feeling that things can get better, but I worry that we haven't hit the bottom that will be necessary to force politicians to do the right things. It is so tempting to just stop paying attention to the news, minimize my personal exposure to "the man" and enjoy a blissful life of ignorance from the willful inefficiency/debasement/corruption/dishonesty/ ... of our society. Sigh
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Election 2014, Ho Friggin’ Hum, Seattle Outcast said:
      California is going to implode. Detroit is the model, NY, New Jersey, Conn, are just going to be variations on a theme
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., richtaylor365 said:
      I thought he was just catching up on his "Haka With The Stars" reruns. Ed, if you shoot me a PM with your email, I will provide easy block quote instructions, along with some posting tricks I learned for your future posts. You should go for it. And any of our other die hard regulars should consider it as well. More ingredients will make the soup tastier.
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., AlexInCT said:
      Yeah man that guy was freaking awesome. Wonder what happened to him? Me too. I hope he didn't sign up to be an extra in one of those Peter Jackson flicks they film out his way and got eaten by an orc or something....
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., CM said:
      Even CM was more entertaining in his partisan stupidity, as he at least tried a little harder. Yeah man that guy was freaking awesome. Wonder what happened to him?
      Posted Oct 29, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., Ed Kline said:
      This has come up before Rich. I am so sick of reading 'LSM' every fucking time he mentions the mainstream media. It's intellectually akin to saying Ellen Degenerate every time instead of her real last name. ( though not ethically the same). It's a bit like geometrical progression. Say something funny, you're a wit, say it twice, you're a half wit. And no Rich, I don't agree with everything he said. I don't ever agree with him when he attributes nefarious motives, as if they are facts, to his political opposites when it is nothing more than speculation on his part. Also, I don't see much of a difference between the current and former administration's foreign policy. I don't know how to block quote ( though someone told me how to months ago once), and I fired this off very quickly before Agents Of Shield came on at 9 so I was in a hurry. I understand that this looks like it happened in a vacuum, and that's not fair to him. About once a year I get to the point where I can't take it anymore, and I fire off at him. Though...
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., richtaylor365 said:
      Considering how long Alex has been an author here, one has to wonder why, after 12 years, it has dawned on you that you don't like his writing style, slow learner? And if it is indeed like nails on a chalkboard, why do you subject yourself to such abject torture by reading his posts? Interesting. Besides, snipping away on the sidelines is just bad form, if you think you can do better and contribute to a blog that you say has had your attention all these years but are now being driven away, by all means, shoot JimK an email and ask for author's rights. I, for one, would appreciate more authors and would welcome any forays you feel you are up to. But a few words of advice, for God's sake, learn how to block quote and form cogent paragraphs. For some one complaining about a writing style, that massive one paragraph mess you offered is not high caliber. As you said, the delivery is as important as the content, a nice marriage of both will best serve you. And since you brought up Lee in your first comment, yes, he had zero hesitancy about calling a spade a spade (or a...
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On Premature Nobel Peace Prize not worth it.., Ed Kline said:
      I can't argue with you. There's really no point arguing with irrational people. You say I am trying to silence you...go ahead beat the shit out of that straw man, cause I can't imagine why you think I want that. I just think you're an idiot, but I'm not trying to shut you up. Not one thing I wrote was about trying to silence you, just that you ruin this blog for me. "Maybe that’s because you are one of them, only do a decent job of masquerading that shit. You may think you are clever, but you are just another liberal pretending to be something else.:" WTF are you talking about? This is as silly as anyone who hates gays must be secretly gay. I must be a liberal because I dont agree with you. Hell I didnt even say I disagreed with you about any specific thing. I just really hate how you write. Nails on a chalkboard. "I have been coming here since before you," I dont see how, the blog started in 2002 I think, and even if you were here first, 12 years is enough for me to say that I've been coming here forever, and...
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On The Definition of Insanity, Miguelito said:
      We’re in this system now – where you have to gamble on your first house that you’re buying it at the right time. Gamble? If you're only buying as an investment maybe. If you're buying a home as your home... well then, you really shouldn't care too much about its value, unless you're specifically looking to sell again. Granted, you don't want it to crater completely in value, but if you're going to continue to live in it, even that's not a huge deal. I always thought it was bullshit when people where so up in arms about being under-water on their home. If it was simply your home to live in, and you're not planning on moving anytime soon, why do you care? I'm actually about to start working on getting a massive remodel (likely a full rebuild) on my home done. Not for the value itself, but because I want it done to my wants and I want to future proof it as much as I can to save costs in the long run. That it'll likely be worth more is a side effect in my mind.
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On Those that experience true Progressive paradise on earth, Seattle Outcast said:
      Greece, Japan and Spain Name three countries with a culture of cronyism and graft as a matter of daily business
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On The Definition of Insanity, AlexInCT said:
      I don’t disagree with you, but what’s the answer? We’re in this system now – where you have to gamble on your first house that you’re buying it at the right time. The problem is ilovecress, despite the fact this is probably an unpopular opinion, that most people, especially today, are unfit to own a home. That can be for many reasons, some totally out of their control, but most often simply because they have a proven track record of lacking the financial stability and discipline to own. Giving them the opportunity to own a home is like giving them an opportunity to win a big cash prize playing Russian roulette. Not a nice thing to do, but exactly what the side that likes to pick winners & losers has done. What opportunities (if any) should there be for first time buyers to get a chance to play in the housing market outside of inheritance? The same one everyone else that has done it the right way did it before: If a home is a priority for you, then prove it. Save the money for the down payment, all while showing a proven employment record and fiscal discipline, then apply for the mortgage...
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On The Definition of Insanity, ilovecress said:
      I don't disagree with you, but what's the answer? We're in this system now - where you have to gamble on your first house that you're buying it at the right time. In Auckland right now we have an investor driven housing shortage - 45% of home buys in the last year were by investors. What opportunities (if any) should there be for first time buyers to get a chance to play in the housing market outside of inheritance?
      Posted Oct 28, 2014
    • On The Definition of Insanity, Miguelito said:
      Remember though when the shit hits the fan, it'll be the fault of those evil bankers. Those "predatory" lenders pull people off the street and force them to sign the paperwork for loans too, it's never the fault of people knowingly taking on huge mortgages and looking to cash in on rising housing costs.
      Posted Oct 28, 2014

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