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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#818035 Dec 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
At first blush, there is something delightfully Dada about Jim DeMint being named president of the Heritage Foundation.
The senator, a tea party hero from South Carolina, is a smart guy and a good politician. But running a think tank? It is the scholarly equivalent of appointing Michael Moore to head the Brookings Institution, or Ted Nugent to the Cato Institute, or Roseanne Barr to the Council on Foreign Relations, or perhaps Donald Trump to the American Enterprise Institute.
But think about it some more and the choice of DeMint begins to look brilliant. He is, arguably, the perfect candidate to run a post-thought think tank.
There is less thinking going on in much of the Washington think-tank world these days: Following the trend in politics generally, these idea factories have turned away from idea production in favor of promoting well-worn policy prescriptions. The task is less to come up with new solutions than to win the argument with epithets, labels and caricatures.
The trend goes beyond Heritage. The Family Research Council has joined the shift from wonks to gladiators. The liberal Center for American Progress was created as a conscious imitation of Heritage — more political and aggressive, less bookish. Indeed, researchers there have done extensive opposition research into ... Jim DeMint.
Now Heritage appears ready to shed that veneer and dedicate itself to ideological and partisan warfare. And there’s no better warrior than Jim DeMint.....
DeMint is entitled to his views. And the people of South Carolina returned him to office despite — or perhaps because of — his views.
But it’s difficult to see how these views, and DeMint’s crude expression of them, fit with Heritage’s mission as “a research and educational institution” dedicated to finding “solutions to contemporary problems from the ideas, principles and traditions that make America great.”
Such as: keeping gay men and unmarried women from being teachers; throwing around words such as “tyranny” and “socialism”; attempting to “break” an American president and accusing the other party of a Nazi-style “power grab.”
If DeMint is the right man to be running this prestigious policy shop, perhaps the resident scholars at Heritage should be researching this question: Is thought dead?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/come-t...
I dunno, I think the Cato Institute could use some Cat Scratch Fever, I bet Ted could tell them about the first time he got it. Tell me that song is not going through your head right about now.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818036 Dec 7, 2012
Thank God the idiot Demint is out of the Senate.

He knows he blew it when he backed the Tea Party & the only out was to leave.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#818037 Dec 7, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
My kids were all home/private schooled and they're all doing quite well thankyouverymuch.
You do your kids harm by home schooling. Many have trouble with social skills when they need them as adults to function in the workplace and society. It's ironic and hypocrisy a libtard like you did not support the Democrat/traditional liberal institution of "public" education. My stepsister did that to he kid and OMG, this kid is a zombie/misfit. You likely so no problem because you have the same problem.

Private school on the other hand can be much better. The public system, under the left in this country, like most of their policies/institutions, is a dismal failure.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#818038 Dec 7, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Compare and contrast with public school results like Galt and Flack.
Carol claims to have been a public school teacher, I cannot think of a stronger indictment of public education.
You make a strong point. I will suggest in my assessment that perhaps the intelligence of the parents and also their unwillingness to engage their children in outside activities with other children may have also been factors.

Galt/Flack/Carol, you are good my friend.

Homer slowly losing this argument.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818039 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I dunno, I think the Cato Institute could use some Cat Scratch Fever, I bet Ted could tell them about the first time he got it. Tell me that song is not going through your head right about now.
it is.

damn it Homer!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818040 Dec 7, 2012
I would like to know what kind of parent thinks they can teach their kids.

Plopping them down in front of a computer to listen to some cyber school broadcast?

There is nothing wrong with our public school system that a good parent can't solve.
THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#818041 Dec 7, 2012
NOW YOU TAKE ABRAHAM LINCOLN. HERE'S A MAN WITH AN ABOVE AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE BUT AN UNCOMMONLY POOR SENSE OF WHAT'S VALUABLE. HE SACRIFICED 600,000 PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN A UNION WITH THE DEBIL AND THEN HE GET SHOT IN THE HEAD FO' IT. DUH. LET 'EM GO, IN FACT, LET'S SUPERCEDE THEM. LET THE "CHRISTIAN" STATES GO TO HELL AND SEE HOW THEY DO WITHOUT GUESTS AT THEIR MARRIOTTS. DEBIL ADMIT A CERTAIN PREDILECTION FO' KILLING SOUTHERNERS. THEY SEEM TO THINK THEY BULLETPROOF. THEY NOT, HOWEVER. DEBIL LIKE TO TIE 'EM UP AN' RAPE THEY CHILDREN IN FRONT THEY EYES. IT LIKE THEY TRANSFIXED, HORRIFIED AN' AGGRIEVED AT THE SAME TIME. THEN DEBIL KILL THE PARENTS, SO IT ALL WORK OUT IN THE END.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#818042 Dec 7, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Compare and contrast with public school results like Galt and Flack.
Carol claims to have been a public school teacher, I cannot think of a stronger indictment of public education.
Masterfully played, you may have backed Homer into a corner with this one.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#818043 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
John Galt furiously searching the internet for stories showing Fema/Obama in a bad light regarding Sandy.
One only needs to weed out the liberal propaganda or actually visit the area hot and talk to the people. You leftards have blinders on. This is actually much more massive than Katrina due to population density, but due to the fact Obama is president, your corrupt media covers the story differently. Sorry to confuse you, lib.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#818044 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Masterfully played, you may have backed Homer into a corner with this one.
You two should get a room. It's absolutely hilarious seeing a far left loon knock public education while supporting a party that is responsible for it and jails our children (in families that cannot afford private school) in the system.

Here is a leftard knocking public education yet the Democrats stop vouchers every time they can. This is the typical conundrum of the left knocking something at the same time forcing it on others.

You far left loons really are too much!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#818045 Dec 7, 2012
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
<quoted text>
One only needs to weed out the liberal propaganda or actually visit the area hot and talk to the people. You leftards have blinders on. This is actually much more massive than Katrina due to population density, but due to the fact Obama is president, your corrupt media covers the story differently. Sorry to confuse you, lib.
I know the extent and I know the response, I know people living in all the effected areas, so piss off.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#818046 Dec 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
it is.
damn it Homer!
Ha!
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#818047 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Stock market back up too. Time to drag out the Benghazi story again.
Wrong!

Time to raise capital gains rates!

Blame and tax..

Equals buying us burger flippers some votes

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#818048 Dec 7, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Dong! Dong! Dong!
U-6 dropped 0.02% in November.
Oh Wow! A whole 2/100.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818049 Dec 7, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Thank God the idiot Demint is out of the Senate.
He knows he blew it when he backed the Tea Party & the only out was to leave.
More likely, he saw that the Senate was a waste of time and took a better job. For those without significant personal wealth, the Senate is a low-paying job.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#818050 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I dunno, I think the Cato Institute could use some Cat Scratch Fever, I bet Ted could tell them about the first time he got it. Tell me that song is not going through your head right about now.
You say Cat Scratch Fever an' all I hear is Dancing Queen ... something is amiss.

(Now tell me you don't have THAT stuck in your head!)
Jane Says

New York, NY

#818051 Dec 7, 2012
Taxes are for the little people
Posted: 11:56 PM, December 5, 2012

Do you think Al Sharpton appreciates the irony of his being invited to the White House Tuesday to talk taxes with President Obama?

That is, to talk about Obama’s plan to ram through steep tax hikes on the “rich” to resolve the fiscal-cliff crisis?

Sharpton’s all about taxes — for others.

For himself, well, maybe not so much.

As The Post’s Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported last year, Sharpton “owe[d] the IRS $2.6 million in income tax, and nearly $900,000 in state tax.”

And his personal pride and joy National Action Network owed more than $880,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes, interest and penalties, Vincent and Klein found.

Which makes Obama’s decision to invite Sharpton (and several other MSNBC hosts) baffling. Why ask a man with a terminal case of tax allergies to make the case for higher rates for everybody else?

The Rev’s issues go back decades: In 1993, for example, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor tax crime to avoid two felony charges.

In the years since, the IRS has issued a dozen liens against Sharpton’s groups, including one against him for $538,652 in 2010.

Asked about all this yesterday — specifically, whether he’s gotten square with the tax man — Sharpton said simply that he has “resolved all matters.”

But his spokeswoman later refused to respond to a simple question: Has Sharpton actually paid his taxes?

Nevertheless, it’s clear that the reverend intends to preach Obama’s tax-hike gospel. After leaving the White House Tuesday, he dedicated a 12-minute segment on his MSNBC show to the need for “a tax increase on the richest in this country.”

Since Obama is targeting those who make more than $200,000 a year, the “richest” set actually includes Sharpton himself — who pulls in $240,000 annually from the National Action Network alone, and never mind his MSNBC gig.

But here’s the bottom line: Sharpton is happy to spread the gospel about “tax fairness,” but if tax law were “fair”— that is, if it were applied to him like everybody else — he’d have been out of the picture a very long time ago. It’s as simple as that.

Read more: Tax dodger Al Sharpton backs tax hikes—Editorial - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#818052 Dec 7, 2012
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
<quoted text>
You do your kids harm by home schooling. Many have trouble with social skills when they need them as adults to function in the workplace and society. It's ironic and hypocrisy a libtard like you did not support the Democrat/traditional liberal institution of "public" education. My stepsister did that to he kid and OMG, this kid is a zombie/misfit. You likely so no problem because you have the same problem.
Private school on the other hand can be much better. The public system, under the left in this country, like most of their policies/institutions, is a dismal failure.
Is this Nobama under sedation?

GFY sheepdip, you know nothing about me.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#818053 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I know the extent and I know the response, I know people living in all the effected areas, so piss off.
right, Homer knows. the 2nd cousin twice removed of his coffee truck driver lives in Staten Island.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#818054 Dec 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You make a strong point. I will suggest in my assessment that perhaps the intelligence of the parents and also their unwillingness to engage their children in outside activities with other children may have also been factors.
Galt/Flack/Carol, you are good my friend.
Homer slowly losing this argument.
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