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  1. Adam wrote: So do you think Goody Two Shoes wears the "garment" during the debates? end quote The picture you supplied, looks like my long underwear. Toasty! At bus stops in St. Paul you will see guys standing there with mittens, and a light jacket, which is fine, except it is 16 below zero. I had some Mormon friends when I when I was younger. At their urging, I went to their temple in Oahu near Honolulu and another impressive structure on the other side of the same island. I was “snuck in” where I wasn’t supposed to go. I have never met more friendly, and open people. What a great communit
  2. Ann Coulter thinks that if Bush did it there would be hell to pay, but what Obama did will not warrant impeachment. Peter Taylor
  3. Well said, Ed. I printed a list of Santorum’s voting record on the Mitt Romney for President thread. Peter Taylor
  4. Someone just tweeted Ann Coulter asking her if it were true, she had a thing for black guys. No she said. I have a thing for well armed right wing extremists. Here is the lovely Ann excerpted by bad boy me. Peter Meanwhile, everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney. That's not so bad if you think the most important issues in this election are defeating Obama and repealing Obamacare. There may be better ways to stop Obamacare than Romney, but, unfortunately, they're not available right now. (And, by the way, where were you conservative purists when Republicans were nominating Waterboard
  5. Ann Coulter endorses Romney and had a column listing his Conservative Credentials. She also linked to the article below to a guy, who is not a Romney supporter, but is very leery of Rick Santorum. Peter Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary) Friday, January 6th at 12:13PM EST 117 Comments I’m rather tired of all the people who don’t like Romney trying to claim Rick Santorum is not a big government conservative, or not a pro-life statist. I would support him before I would support Romney too, but I have no intention of giving up ideological and intellectual consistency in the name of beating Mitt
  6. Adam, I listened to Mark Levin as you suggested. Presidential appointments requiring Senate confirmation. Recess appointments. 100 year old tradition. Bypassing ‘advise and consent’ doctrine in the Constitution. But can this, combined with the other times Obama has overstepped his bounds, bemade into a Constitutional crisis? Rubio may be the patriotic hero who can make the “Federal Case.” I am sure Marco knows that he will be vilified as if this were another “birther” incident. The alternative is too risky. A dictatorial president, not in wartime, like Lincoln, Wilson, FDR and Truman will crea
  7. Peter Reidy wrote: I regret that Rubio and Ryan weren't sufficiently seasoned to be presidential material this time around. end quote Picking a running mate. What criteria is needed to be the best Vice Presidential candidate? Different region. Ethnicity. Different elected position held. No baggage. Adds to the ticket. Adam wrote: We are rapidly approaching a point where a Bill of Particulars should be presented to the House regarding impeachment. end quote I agree. I saw an impeachment coming after 2012 IF Obama wins the Presidency and IF the Republicans control the Congress. What if they d
  8. Looks are not everything. A strong chin may not be indicative of the person above and behind the chin. I know there are studies saying taller people make more money and women prefer a man with a strong jaw. Are you ridiculing the election process as a beauty contest? I just wrote Mitt’s staff to get him to do a phone interview with Rush Limbaugh. Now it is open line Friday but still no Mitt at 1:10. Rush is talking about Stephen Hawking who is paralyzed and who communicates via a “tick” in his cheek, not his chin. Stephen is clueless about women. Fascinating. Perhaps Mr. Hawking should read,
  9. From Rasmussen Reports, Friday, January 06, 2012 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is pulling away from the pack in New Hampshire as Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary nears. (Iowa was not a primary - Peter) His nearest rival now trails him by more than 20 points. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in New Hampshire finds Romney earning 42% support. Texas Congressman Ron Paul is a distant second with 18% of the vote, followed by former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, hot off his photo finish with Romney in the Iowa caucuses, at 13%.
  10. Michael M. wrote: This is a nation of immigrants. Therefore, you do not need to be a citizen at all to enjoy trial by jury, freedom of religion, security from unreasonable search and seizure. and so on. end quote Just one justified dig at Michael M., who is a professed Anarchist. By definition immigrants are here voluntarily and place themselves under the jurisdiction of the Government unlike an Anarchist who IS BORN in this country but then feels “enslaved” by the Government because he does not recognize its Constitutional Authority. Sovereign Citizen my rumple! May I use the “I word” for A
  11. I see those scientist at Hogwarts (or was that The Dharma Initiative) have been busy. Peter Pentagon-supported physicists on Wednesday said they had devised a "time cloak" that briefly makes an event undetectable. The laboratory device manipulates the flow of light in such a way that for the merest fraction of a second an event cannot be seen, according to a paper published in the science journal Nature. It adds to experimental work in creating next-generation camouflage -- a so-called invisibility cloak in which specific colours cannot be perceived by the human eye. "Our results represent a
  12. Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned. - Gautama Buddha Ba'al Chatzaf wrote: I have also designed weapons that have killed tens of thousands. I am not upset by that. Hands on killing is not my thing. Remote killing is. End quote And I congratulate your intelligence for creating those weapons to defend, truth, justice, and the American Way. One year maximum. We have one year maximum to keep a small, dirty bomb out of the just developed Iranian cruise missile which will be used to destroy Israel. Ne
  13. Ba'al Chatzaf wrote: Good. If they blockade the Straights of Hormuz we can nuke them with a good conscience. If they want to start a war, let us finish it and them. end quote I had your positively destructive mind set when 911 occurred. Israeli’s have that mind set reinforced every week or so. Have you ever shot at anybody, Ba’al. I have. Maybe Brant will chime in. It affects you more than you may realize. From a distance . . . wreaking havoc is easier. Too bad we don’t have a team of Transformer Robots to go into Iran, Ba’al. Nukes is not a good idea unless we are attacked first, a declarati
  14. Santorum and Perry will battle it out for the “Not Romney” spot in South Carolina much to Mitt’s relief. Romney came in forth in 2008 in SC with 15 percent of the vote, so strategically he is grateful that Perry has NOT dropped out of the race. Adam wrote: It's counter punching time in New Hampshire...can Goody Two Shoe's "leader" chin take a punch? end quote That old ad of McCain’s “A Tale of Two Mitts,” is one of the best I have every seen. With the theme to Masterpiece Theater in the background, it is Masterful! Thanks, Adam. Media and momentum. Winner take all. 7 days between Iowa and N
  15. Peter Reidy wrote: Santorum is bad enough to make Romney look good. end quote Ah, the things we say to a Religiously Conservative group. Jeez, did I just say Jeezus Christ to the Jewish lobby? Nothing goes away. Oh, the things we say for votes. Oh no, I’m melting . . . I just went and filled out Rand Paul’s petition to stop the vote for global, UN rules about limiting small arms, in the Senate. It will have the affect of keeping arms out of the hands of The People. The rogue nations and terrorists will not be affected because they get their arms from Russia, China, North Korea and other out
  16. I thought about putting this on the “Evil” thread but a current events thread may be better. If for no other reason, everyone should subscribe for Robert Tracinski's links to news stories. Peter TIA Daily • January 3, 2012 COMMENTARY . . . . Of course, a final American showdown with Iran has been "looming" for, well, for three decades, ever since they took our embassy staff hostage back in 1979. But the Iranian provocation has been particularly intense in the past few months. In October, the Obama administration announced that the FBI had disrupted an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi am
  17. Thank you Ninth Doctor for the solution to the rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock dilemma. I could not get “lizard.” I thought it was pecking bird, or talking mouth. Peter Taylor
  18. Ba'al Chatzaf asked: What is introspection . . . ? end quote Brant answered with a question: The key question of introspection is "why"? end quote It can’t be stopped, because of the nature of our conscious brains after about the 26th week of gestation. Forget religion. It cannot answer the “Why” question with any verifiable evidence. “Why is introspection a reality” is rooted in evolution. Back to the “What is introspection” question. Let me start with some examples. Introspection is a cross between causal direction as when we are hunting or fleeing and hear something suspicious and th
  19. Ba'al Chatzaf wrote: What is introspection . . . ? end quote Quoting a definition is too easy, unless one were a brain scientist who knew the stuff from which dreams are made. fMRI’s can view introspection as an experience represented on a machine’s screen. I know it when I do it. You knew it when you asked the question. But, if one has an imaginary friend is that introspection? Is a Schizophrenic hearing voices or seeing hallucinations practicing introspection? I would guess yes. Peter
  20. Ba'al Chatzaf commented about Santorum: In due course we will find out how many women he molested. end quote Do you have any evidence for UFO”s, alien abductions, ghosts, astrology, or Santorum molestations? There is evidence of financial hanky-panky, which may not have been illegal but was not entirely ethical or at the very least, it was not moral. Ron Paul has admitted to a news guy that he does not think he can win the Republican nomination. O’Reilly isn’t worried about a Ron Paul third party, vanity run. He thinks Ron Paul knows that would mean four more terrible years for our country.
  21. Here it comes. A full page on CBS online about Santorum’s financial irregularities. He had a sweetheart mortgage deal and someone contributed to a charity of his for favors. Peter
  22. Shane wrote: To me, it encapsulated that his efforts and messages have hit damn near the same as the two above him. Many didn't expect that to happen. It's a small change, but a change none the less. end quote I get you. Paul’s close finish establishes a strict constructionist candidates “precedent.” Going forward into future elections, precedent is important. A candidate who can speak plainly like Ron Paul or Paul Ryan espousing Tea Party values will not be dismissed out of hand. The liberal guy on Fox’s The Five, Bob Beckel, just said something very perceptive. “Romney wanted a close race
  23. Michael just closed a topic from Cortes. Very exciting. I recently recounted an old conversation to someone I knew when we were teenagers and studying Ayn Rand. It went like this: I said. You said. We agreed. We disagreed. You get the picture. When I looked back at the note to proofread it, it reminded me of dialogue from, “The Big Bang Theory.” The guy I was writing to was definitely the tall, thin, nerdy Sheldon Lee Cooper, BS MS MA PhD ScD from Texas. And I was nerdy horn-dog Leonard. Peter
  24. sbeaulieu wrote: I have to say I'm pretty impressed by Ron Paul's standing. Although a "beauty pageant" of sorts, I think this makes him a very good contender in the overall picture, especially seeing how close the top three percentages were. end quote I will agree that the rest of the primary elections have not yet occurred so no one should bet the farm on speculation. However, Doctor Paul is not leading in the next three contests, nor does any political strategist predict a “Santorum miracle” for Ron Paul anywhere. Many states now have rules that any candidate who gets 50.1 percent of the
  25. Greybird wrote: the Iowa fix was in: Mittens, then Lubricant, then Paul . . . Paul is very much electorally alive. end quote What a snail biter, last night was. I had to go to dread before it was over. Now, Mr. Newt just spoke on the Laura Ingraham rodea show. Newt is swilling to unite with Rick Santorum to pull down the establishment malcontent candied yam, Mitt Romney. I don’t get your nickname for Santorum. Paul is “very much electorally alive?” No, he is not, according to the RealClearPolitics compiled polls. New Hampshire? Romney 41 percent, Paul 18.3, Gingrich 12.5 Huntsman 10.0, Santo