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by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

Keaggy, please apologize to Teresa B. While we are an open forum, name calling is not a part of our culture on these boards. You know I figured a long time ago that abortion would get me in trouble on this forum. The amoral attitude on this forum regarding this issue has always infuriated me. Over ...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum

My comment was just a literary device called hyperbole - I thought it was obvious. Yeah, yeah, yeah--you got an excuse for every error you make--now that I'm back from NYC and have use of my real PC you can again be monitored like a hawk--the clumsy blackberry can't keep up with your errors--now wi...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

When you call the plight of millions of babies nonsense you deserve it. I'm very surprised at your poor manners here--it seems to me that eugenics is quite different than the subject of abortion. Eugenics has shamefully been used by groups from all political persuasions and I believe Teresa was poi...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum

Of course we need more information to find out if our "busy" freshman Senator was really so busy Be that as it may certainly your question is answered and I have a feeling you didn't get the answer you wanted! :) "in the Senate (did he cast a vote?" Regards, Len My comment was just a literary devic...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

As the government assumes the mantle of "fairness decider" and uses that power to "spread the wealth" among voters the natural order of fairness ceases and the base ambitions of politicians begin. As a result the motivation of income inequality is diminished. Is our progressive income tax okay with...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

Income inequality is the great motivator, bringing out the greatest potential in the individual. Income inequality is what drives me personally - I live my life confidently believing a greater effort on my part will, in the long run, provide me with greater opportunities than those who live life le...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians. Speak for yourself. This comment is despicable. Eugenics doesn't die easy, does it? What apparently doesn't die easily is the...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum

a community organizer who barely showed up for his 18 months (or whatever) in the Senate (did he cast a vote? I know he never formed legislation) Lenny has linked to a detailed list of Barack Obama's votes in the Senate. As for whether he "formed legislation," Wikipedia says this: Barack Obama spon...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Phony Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Obama’s Phony Recovery

My wife's 2004 Honda Odyssey just flipped 100K miles, I don't want to jinx myself but I'm proud of my 1995 Saturn--150, 000 miles and still running well! So you want to be a landlord--who's your model for this-Donald Trump! Regards, Len [fleeing] No, Donald Trump is too risky. His model is to be le...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians. Speak for yourself. This comment is despicable. Eugenics doesn't die easy, does it? What apparently doesn't die easily is the...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

I would imagine if that poll asked if killing Down Syndrome kids should be a right than the Republican number would be non-existent. And I wonder what it would be if the question was "Do you think the government should force women to carry fetuses with genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome to ter...
by keaggy220
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum

As a Democrat (albeit one critical of certain things Obama has done), I would like nothing better than to see Santorum get the Republican nomination. Nothing will ensure an Obama re-election faster than Santorum at the top of the ticket. It will be a replay of 2008 when the Republicans insisted on ...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

Apparently these folks don't feel all that benefitted - no matter how many times creepy Krugman uses that word... Is that so surprising? It's not surprising to me. It's not a fulfilling life. This reminds me of a man I used to know who told me how he grew up in the Appalachian mountains in the earl...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?_r=1 Notice how entitlements are being sucked by states with crap for education (and religion as its substitute): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/12/us/entitlement-map.html?ref=us There's a Pau...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

I would imagine if that poll asked if killing Down Syndrome kids should be a right than the Republican number would be non-existent. And I wonder what it would be if the question was "Do you think the government should force women to carry fetuses with genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome to ter...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

Teresa B wrote:
keaggy220 wrote:The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians.
Speak for yourself. This comment is despicable.
Eugenics doesn't die easy, does it?
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians. And you know for a fact that all those women aborting Down Syndrome fetuses are liberals? I don't know if all those women are...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Book Review Of Ameritopia
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Book Review Of Ameritopia

Whether through wisdom or providence the founding fathers left us with all the ammunition needed to rectify what was impossible for them to accomplish at the time. Liberty for all flows through the DNA of the foundations of our nation. That is mystical nonsense. The United States was the last impor...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 1807

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians. Here are two awesome new adds by Target and Nordstrom using models with Down Syndrome: http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/files/201...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

Yet somehow we are the richest nation ever to inhabit the earth. We have a massive middle class. A middle class enjoying what many in other nations would consider a luxurious lifestyle. A middle class that would be considered wealthy compared to a 1950's middle class American family. Also, we have ...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Book Review Of Ameritopia
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Book Review Of Ameritopia

Besides, it depends on the ends and on the means. Ending racial segregation in America, for example, was an end that justified the means of passing federal laws that impinge on the freedom to discriminate on racist grounds. But even that end would not have been worth the means of assassinating Geor...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: A right-wing critique of Rick Santorum

It's all in who shapes the rhetoric. A conservative candidate who has never passed or even written legislation concerning contraception or a sitting President with a clear record of destroying liberties. Obama will be sitting on nearly a billion dollars and have the MSM to back him up so this will c...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

In my opinion your mistake is that you equate "hard work" to value and responsibility. The true value and responsibilities of the gas station attendant is practically zero, while the value and responsibilities of the the Exxon CEO is felt by billions of people with hundreds of billions of dollars o...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?_r=1 Notice how entitlements are being sucked by states with crap for education (and religion as its substitute): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/12/us/entitlement-map.html?ref=us I love this l...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Book Review Of Ameritopia
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Book Review Of Ameritopia

Besides, it depends on the ends and on the means. Ending racial segregation in America, for example, was an end that justified the means of passing federal laws that impinge on the freedom to discriminate on racist grounds. But even that end would not have been worth the means of assassinating Geor...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Book Review Of Ameritopia
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Book Review Of Ameritopia

Regarding your example of slipping into a depression... The reality is that liberalism (as played out by both Democrats and Republicans) has sunk this country in an a debt that is obviously moving us into oblivion and we are still denying that this philosophy is a problem. Oh I see: When the Republ...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

As the government assumes the mantle of "fairness decider" and uses that power to "spread the wealth" among voters the natural order of fairness ceases and the base ambitions of politicians begin. As a result the motivation of income inequality is diminished. This is a little out of date because fi...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

As far as high-value educators go, I believe a strong deterrent for most is that today's kids are a mess and many of their families are a mess. Why would a talented person want this frustration? My sister was a high school teacher for about 15 years in an upper middle-class area. A depressing exper...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Book Review Of Ameritopia
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Book Review Of Ameritopia

I like this part: By contrast, the libertarians focus more on process than on outcome. To them, the ends do not justify the means. It is the means that shape the ends. That sounds like an admission that to libertarians it doesn't matter where we end up as long as we maintain ideological purity in g...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Book Review Of Ameritopia
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Book Review Of Ameritopia

I like this part:

By contrast, the libertarians focus more on process than on outcome. To them, the ends do not justify the means. It is the means that shape the ends.

I think Levin is annoying but I can't help but listen to him occasionally because he's so brilliant.
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

“I’m not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There always has been and, hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be.” Well that puts a smile on my face... Finally some straight talk from a conservative. To the extent that the un...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

Only have a few minutes right now so very briefly: -You really think it's just planning that gets Romney an 15% tax rate on his primary personal income or that which gets Robertson all these deductions for "religious" activity? What kind of planning can a doctor do to get a 15% effective tax rate o...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Phony Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Obama’s Phony Recovery

I was afraid this was going to be about some skeleton in Obama's closet. (If he pulls another Clinton, he deserves whatever happens.) What do you mean by skeletons and pull another Clinton? Lewinsky? I was jokingly interpreting "recovery" in the twelve-step sense. Yes, I was referring to the outed ...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

“I’m not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There always has been and, hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be.” Well that puts a smile on my face... Finally some straight talk from a conservative. To the extent that the un...
by keaggy220
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

Rick Santorum Quote

“I’m not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There always has been and, hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be.”

Well that puts a smile on my face... Finally some straight talk from a conservative.
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More Americans leaning right or left?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: More Americans leaning right or left?

I agree with the article. America is absolutely moving from a nation built on liberties, and all the messiness and adventure that comes with liberty, to a nation that is less interested in liberty and more interested in tidiness and safety. We have paid an unbelievable cost to move in this directio...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

My point is generalizing about the 1% without any distinction as to who contributes what is part of the problem. Doctors are among the top 1% are paying a higher effective tax rate than bankers and the lot (need I mention televangelists...). Why should someone like Mitt Romney or Pat Robertson pay ...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

The top 1% already pay 37% of all taxes in the country. Now you got it-see they're just not paying enough! Len The top 1% take in 24% of the nations income and they pay 37% of total tax revenues. What do you think would be fair? Except for bankers, traders, religious demagogues and the lot who game...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

Having rules of the game is not "taking away freedoms". Can't you conservatives ever come up with something other than the same old tired cliches? http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/indifferent/indifferent0022.gif Teresa I'm sure you wish conservatives would stop defending liberty. And I'm sure y...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

I'm not so sure "freedom of speech" as defined by the Founding Fathers meant "whoever has the most money has the most freedom". I surmise they didn't consider the concept of one person/corporation being THE ONE entity who actually is able to get its candidate elected solely due to its overwhelming ...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

lennygoran wrote:
keaggy220 wrote: The top 1% already pay 37% of all taxes in the country.
Now you got it-see they're just not paying enough! Len
The top 1% take in 24% of the nations income and they pay 37% of total tax revenues. What do you think would be fair?
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Phony Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Obama’s Phony Recovery

jbuck919 wrote:I was afraid this was going to be about some skeleton in Obama's closet. (If he pulls another Clinton, he deserves whatever happens.)
What do you mean by skeletons and pull another Clinton? Lewinsky?
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More Americans leaning right or left?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: More Americans leaning right or left?

I agree with the article. America is absolutely moving from a nation built on liberties, and all the messiness and adventure that comes with liberty, to a nation that is less interested in liberty and more interested in tidiness and safety. We have paid an unbelievable cost to move in this direction...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

Do you really think that the Chinese are going to keep loaning a dead-beat Uncle Sam more and more money? You forget according to keaggy we've enslaved them! Len You forget that China is using slavery to give them a distinct advantage for providing low cost exports. By the way China is no longer lo...
by keaggy220
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poor America
Replies: 55
Views: 2041

Re: Poor America

John F wrote:Republicans led the U.S. into the Great Depression, Democrats led us out of it; Republicans led us into the Great Recession, and Democrats are leading us out of that - just check the numbers, which speak for themselves.
Passionate and simple, with an emphasis on simple. :P
by keaggy220
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will They or Won't They?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Will They or Won't They?

I would also propose a permanent ban on the "we need to stop the next Hitler" argument Certainly an overused tactic, but a permanent ban is a little too, well, permanent... I'm afraid we're going to be like the boy who cried wolf. One day a politician will point and scream Hitler and no one will li...
by keaggy220
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Phony Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Obama’s Phony Recovery

Then why has GM added a third shift and 700 jobs to its high-end truck factory in Flint, Michigan? It must be because they have customers, and the kind of trucks they build there are ones that cost $75,000 and more. These are trucks being bought by businesses to deliver goods. Why would that be if ...
by keaggy220
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Phony Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Obama’s Phony Recovery

Then why has GM added a third shift and 700 jobs to its high-end truck factory in Flint, Michigan? It must be because they have customers, and the kind of trucks they build there are ones that cost $75,000 and more. These are trucks being bought by businesses to deliver goods. Why would that be if ...
by keaggy220
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

Personally I'm for freedom of speech. Liberty can be wonderfully messy...
by keaggy220
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Phony Recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Obama’s Phony Recovery

High frequency trade computers and the government cooking the numbers are becoming more and more of a concern for me. To be fair, the government has been cooking the numbers for 20 years and it's only natural that they make the reports even more fictitious to avoid the general awareness of continuin...