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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#839218 Jan 14, 2013
Scarborough: If The GOP Follows The Hannity-Drudge Line, It Will Stop "Being A Player In Presidential Politics"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/01/14/scar...

talk about stating the obvious.

say what Mitt?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#839219 Jan 14, 2013
Hostility to Hagel Is Worsening the GOPís Foreign Policy Predicament

James Joyner quoted a comment from Susan Eisenhower in his recent article on Republican foreign policy that merits some discussion. Eisenhower wrote:

The Republican Party is now at a crossroads. Over the last decade moderate Republicans have felt increasingly out of place in its ranks. If the GOP confirms Hagel, it could bolster the idea of a Ďbig tentí Republican Party. A GOP-led rejection of a Republican war hero with impeccable centrist credentials, however, could well be a fatal blow to that concept, along with some of the partyís longest and most successful traditions.

There is a third possibility that hasnít received much attention: Hagel could be confirmed over the opposition of a very large number of Senate Republicans. Thatís an acceptable outcome for the administration and the country, but it would sabotage any chance that Republican leaders would come to their senses on military and foreign policy matters in the short term. It would still represent a pointed rejection of Hagel and his views by perhaps as much as half of the Senate GOP, and it is likely that many of the partyís youngest and newest Senators would be voting nay. Ted Cruz has already declared his opposition, and it would be genuinely surprising if Rubio didnít end up voting the same way. Unfortunately, opposing Hagel seems to be something that many hawkish Republicans believe they have to do in order to maintain their hawkish credentials, and the more ambitious hawks in the Senate might want to distinguish themselves by being as vocal and obnoxious in their opposition to Hagel as they can. That doesnít bode well for the immediate future of Republican foreign policy thinking.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

The campaign against Hagel has already done further substantial damage to the party by demonstrating how committed so many Republicans still are to aggressive and confrontational policies. Keeping the military budget excessively large and promoting hawkish foreign policy appear to be among the only things that Republican elites wonít seriously question, and most movement conservatives appear to be just as ready as always to cheer their leaders on as they lead them deeper into the political and policy wilderness.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#839220 Jan 14, 2013
I think I can I think I can was one of first books I learned to read about a little train huffing and puffing up hill also see spot run about a dog United States Governmenr. Ithink uphill battle to solve tax issues can be resolved. GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#839221 Jan 14, 2013
I still think I am listed with oil shares on the Stock exchange United States Government, I don't think WTO would lie to me. You have my permission to open blue book NYSE if it will improve American economy. GF008 Safer World 2013
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#839222 Jan 14, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
So that means you approve of accelerating drones even though they are creating more animosity towards the U.S. I'm only assuming this by your vague response.
And you wouldn't be implying that I'm a "homebound sumbitch" just because I chose to learn a career allowing me to work from home so I could be more available for my child growing up. Would you?
Please clarify.
lol! Let me know when you want to eliminate satellites son.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#839223 Jan 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Well! The cons have now decided to take out the 1st Amendment!
Or at the very least be selective on how it's applied!
Yeahoo you don't know what the 1st Amendment says or means? Get off your high horse.. Oops being in a squating position doesn't allow you to have a 'high horse' does it??
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#839224 Jan 14, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Yeahoo you don't know what the 1st Amendment says or means? Get off your high horse.. Oops being in a squating position doesn't allow you to have a 'high horse' does it??
Chicagoan by birth, we're so sorry!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#839225 Jan 14, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Yeahoo you don't know what the 1st Amendment says or means? Get off your high horse.. Oops being in a squating position doesn't allow you to have a 'high horse' does it??
lol! When you find out something about the Constitution chica, let me know so I can bust out laughing!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#839226 Jan 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Let me know when you want to eliminate satellites son.
I just read an article on that very subject

" WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters)- The United States is concerned about China's expanding ability to disrupt the most sensitive U.S. military and intelligence satellites, as Beijing pursues its expanded ambitions in space, according to multiple sources in the U.S. government and outside space experts."

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#839227 Jan 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
There must be a foreign port included in the voyage.
Typically when a vessel is being loaded to say, Japan. They may pick up freight from a several US ports before heading to Japan.

So they do sail port to port.

What a foreign flagged vessel can't do is pick up US freight from a US port & unload that freight in a US port. Ocean freight from US port to US port must be done by US flagged vessel.
carol

Orlando, FL

#839228 Jan 14, 2013
What no one seems to understand is that we are at a crossroad as a nation. If we carry on the way we have been we'll go off the fiscal, social, and literal cliff.

If, however, we can just convince ourselves to head back the way we came a few exits we'll find that there's still time to forge a new path forward.



Furthermore, it's time we started looking out for each other as people and stop all the friction between us which only serves to destroy us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
carol

Orlando, FL

#839229 Jan 14, 2013
I do admit it's hard to take the Constitution too serriously because all the "s"s look like "f"s. Too silly.
carol

Orlando, FL

#839230 Jan 14, 2013
"Purfuit," how silly.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#839231 Jan 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! When you find out something about the Constitution chica, let me know so I can bust out laughing!
Dance, dodge, and deny, You cry at youselfs on a daily basis
carol

Orlando, FL

#839232 Jan 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I just read an article on that very subject
" WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters)- The United States is concerned about China's expanding ability to disrupt the most sensitive U.S. military and intelligence satellites, as Beijing pursues its expanded ambitions in space, according to multiple sources in the U.S. government and outside space experts."
Agreed. Especially since the Chinese are building the satellites. I mean, what's to prevent them from building some sort of destructive device into them as they're assembled? We are leaving ourselves defenseless!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#839233 Jan 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Typically when a vessel is being loaded to say, Japan. They may pick up freight from a several US ports before heading to Japan.
So they do sail port to port.
What a foreign flagged vessel can't do is pick up US freight from a US port & unload that freight in a US port. Ocean freight from US port to US port must be done by US flagged vessel.
Or passengers, making Galt's original post about unions a complete waste of topix space. Hah__an oxymaroon.
Lincoln

United States

#839234 Jan 14, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox called the election appropriately and without delay.
You're just upset Rove wanted to wait until all votes in Ohio were counted first.
He was voted down.
Also, your source is wrong, whatever it was.
CNN also reported that Congress approved a $9.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package after controversy over millions of dollars for unrelated projects.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/04/politics/house-...
It was the Senate Democrats who proposed a $60.4 billion bill.
You can thank conservative watch dog groups and House Republicans for scaling it back to meet just the needs of the victims and not Senate Democrats' pet projects.
Called it ok except for the one incident you mention.
Predicted Romney would win and mislead the Romney campaign some believe.

Had a happy endin!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#839235 Jan 14, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
So that means you approve of accelerating drones even though they are creating more animosity towards the U.S. I'm only assuming this by your vague response.
And you wouldn't be implying that I'm a "homebound sumbitch" just because I chose to learn a career allowing me to work from home so I could be more available for my child growing up. Would you?
Please clarify.
The drones were in a different post Babe__and I do support the expansion of their use.

Albee Hunt, the controlling heir to the Hunt oil fortune (Petro Hunt) and one of W's chief political sponsors is a stay at home sumbitch Carol, because he's nuttier than a shythouse rat. W bought the house around the corner in Dallas's finest guarded enclave__draw your own conclusions.

Why would I waste time thinking about what you do or don't.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#839236 Jan 14, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to admit that for years I was an NRA member but finally realized they weren't representing me and quit. Many of my hunting friends are starting to see how they are being manipulated and at least aren't voting for NRA puppets. The NRA has become just like the Republican party, taken over by wealthy right wing fanatics.
"old turd"
You are one luckysonofabitch. Idiots like, "poop", "real dumb", "dumos" and "nutsucker are on this thread. Because they are on the thread they keep you from being the stoopidestsonofabitch on the thread.
As I said you are one luckysonofabitch.
Peace
KMA
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#839237 Jan 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I just read an article on that very subject
" WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters)- The United States is concerned about China's expanding ability to disrupt the most sensitive U.S. military and intelligence satellites, as Beijing pursues its expanded ambitions in space, according to multiple sources in the U.S. government and outside space experts."
I'm not surprised. I believe China and Russia are also launching their own versions of GPS and not relying on the US system... for obvious military reasons.

Carol has a very narrow view of how these options work. It's a variation of the "penny wise, dollar foolish" scenario.

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