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McCain wants to stop off-reservation casinos

There are 66 comments on the Business Journal story from Aug 1, 2011, titled McCain wants to stop off-reservation casinos. In it, Business Journal reports that:

U.S. Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., is pushing a new federal law that would stop American Indian tribes from building new casinos off of their historical reservation lands.

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Andrew

Phoenix, AZ

#47 Aug 7, 2011
laojim wrote:
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Ho hum. The lunatic right has been trying to dress itself in the clothes of conservatism quite long enough. Now, perhaps, you would like to shriek a bit less loudly and turn your attention to actually running the affairs of the country instead. Come, now, you can't run the country by whining about gay marriage and abortion all the time. Like Kurt Vonnegut wrote, "You have been very sick, but now you're better and there is work to do."
But as Standard and Poor said," You have been very sick, and until you get rid of that Kenyan in the White House, you're not going to get any better."
J W Simms

Phoenix, AZ

#48 Aug 7, 2011
Andrew wrote:
How many votes of gratitude does John McCain deserve. The people of Arizona have supported and voted for him many times without the rewards many other senators have secured for their states. He has been riding the hero train for much too long, for someone who was an incompetant pilot who got shot down and spent the rest of the war in a prison camp. Sure he suffered, but billions of people have suffered equally without the rewards heaped on his head.
He has proven to be as incompetant in the Senate as he was in the military, with his main thrust directed toward increasing to number of illegal aliens who can cross our borders .
Not even mentioning the spiritless campaign he waged against the Kenyan, which was further proof of his incompetance.
I think John McCain should be sent back to Vietnam to Finnish out his tour of duty, laying around on your fat ass in a quonset hut while your buddies fight the war is not my idea of being a "war hero" a lot of good men died in that useless war and a lot of good men came home from that useless war. Senator John McCain was nether of these good men. J.W. Simms.

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#49 Aug 7, 2011
J W Simms wrote:
<quoted text>I think John McCain should be sent back to Vietnam to Finnish out his tour of duty, laying around on your fat ass in a quonset hut while your buddies fight the war is not my idea of being a "war hero" a lot of good men died in that useless war and a lot of good men came home from that useless war. Senator John McCain was nether of these good men. J.W. Simms.
Now, now Simms that was mean

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#50 Aug 7, 2011
Sun City Resident wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry, we were having an argument???? Since you bring nothing to the table I thought I was talking to myself.
An argument is a set of connected propositions intended to prove or demonstrate some concept or conclusion. You don't seem to have one.

If you prefer, rave on. It's a crazy feeling.

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#51 Aug 7, 2011
Andrew wrote:
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But as Standard and Poor said," You have been very sick, and until you get rid of that Kenyan in the White House, you're not going to get any better."
Yes, another racist waffling on about the Kenyan Muslim .... Yawn.

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#52 Aug 7, 2011
EASY MONEY wrote:
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For those of you that think remarkes directed at the fool in the WH, let me remind you that bozo is half white, yes the bastard is in fact, half white, try not to forget that. Now if you all think I'm a racist, too damn bad, because I don't care!
We can see that.

Are you running that Thai blog again?
Andrew

Phoenix, AZ

#53 Aug 7, 2011
laojim wrote:
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Yes, another racist waffling on about the Kenyan Muslim .... Yawn.
Got your attention though, eh sucker? Read Megyns essay on the term racist. Beautiful.

Since: May 09

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#54 Aug 7, 2011
Andrew wrote:
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Got your attention though, eh sucker? Read Megyns essay on the term racist. Beautiful.
I'm sorry but I have already forgotten what sort of racist bulge you are peddling and I suspect I don't care. Wait, let me check....nope, don't care. I'm going back to sleep now..
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#55 Aug 7, 2011
laojim wrote:
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We can see that.
Are you running that Thai blog again?
Never have and never will run a blog.
J W Simms

Phoenix, AZ

#56 Aug 8, 2011
Senator John McCain's' idiotic, insane rambling statement made on national television about tea partiers and "HOBBITS?" is proof positive that, this old fool is through. It is obvious to this person! that McCain's melanoma has finely reached his brain and has rendered him absolutely worthless, not that he was ever worth anything to start with. Whatever hardships or discomforts McCain "allegedly" may have suffered in Vietnam, it was not nearly enough to warrant his continued occupation of a senate seat, where he obviously spends his time watching children's shows on his Apple note book. J.W. Simms.
Megyn

Phoenix, AZ

#57 Aug 8, 2011
laojim wrote:
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Whoever planned them, they are a great success for a large number of citizens who patronize them.
They also pose a steady loss of wealth for some who patronize them
Gambling Casinos are just another way pick the pockets of people who earn money by working for it into the hands of the slick manipulators of gummint grants, both grantors and grantees.
Megyn

Phoenix, AZ

#58 Aug 8, 2011
laojim wrote:
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I'm sorry but I have already forgotten what sort of racist bulge you are peddling and I suspect I don't care. Wait, let me check....nope, don't care. I'm going back to sleep now..
Got that gummint check tucked away ,and ready and waiting for the next one. Typical liberal dependent.

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#59 Aug 8, 2011
Megyn wrote:
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Got that gummint check tucked away ,and ready and waiting for the next one. Typical liberal dependent.
Good morning. No, just a patriotic working man with some education and experience Can't do it any more so I have no qualms about collecting the check I have coming. If you don't want one that's your business.

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#60 Aug 8, 2011
Megyn wrote:
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They also pose a steady loss of wealth for some who patronize them
Gambling Casinos are just another way pick the pockets of people who earn money by working for it into the hands of the slick manipulators of gummint grants, both grantors and grantees.
People should realize that the house always wins in the long run. I have no idea what that has to do with government grants.
J W Simms

Phoenix, AZ

#61 Aug 8, 2011
U.S. Sen. John McCain's town-hall meeting Monday in Gilbert broke down into a shouting match at times as "tea-party" activists directed their anger and frustration toward the senator at issues ranging from his characterization of them as "hobbits" to the nation's sagging economy.

At one point, a heated verbal exchange between two men prompted the senator to call for "a modicum of courtesy" and sent town officials scurrying for more security.

"If you are not courteous to your fellow citizens here, we're going to have to ask you to leave," McCain told a crowd about 75 boisterous constituents.

The meeting began with a 15-minute speech loaded with criticism of President Barack Obama, whom McCain blamed for a surging national debt and the poor economy.

He cited Standard & Poor's recent decision to downgrade the federal government's credit rating as the latest manifestation of the Administration's "unsustainable" economic policy.

But the vastly conservative crowd began to turn on the senator when he opened it up for questions, and it became clear McCain had as many critics as supporters in the room.

Kelly Townsend, a Gilbert resident and member of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party, demanded that McCain apologize for a comment made last month on the Senate floor about "tea party hobbits."

The remark came during the heated debt-ceiling debate when McCain was reading from a Wall Street Journal editorial.

"What I'm here to do is ask you for your apology ... because that was very clumsy of you," Townsend said, adding that many tea-party followers were offended by the comment.

At first, McCain became defensive. "Is there anything wrong that I said?" McCain asked. "I don't know what to apologize for."

McCain explained he was reading from a Wall Street Journal editorial, and he meant the notion of passing a balanced-budget amendment now is fantasy, like hobbits.

"I'm sorry if it was misunderstood," McCain said. "I'm not sorry for what I said. I mean, why should I when it's the fact?"

Tea-party activists called McCain "out of touch" when the senator said he didn't know about United Nations "Agenda 21."One man described the initiative as a "takeover of the United States of America by taking over our farms."

"First, our firearms, then our farms," another man added.

McCain said no Congress would allow that to happen, but that didn't satisfy several in the room who subscribed to the theory.

Gilbert has been a hotbed for the conservative tea-party movement for a few years, and groups have organized anti-tax rallies there and had a growing influence on local elections.

Not all of the criticism directed at McCain came from the far-right, however.

Bambi Sandquist, of the San Tan Valley area, took a more moderate tone and chided McCain for his "negativity" in blaming Obama and the Democrats for the nation's troubles.

"I want something to lift me up," Sandquist said. "I want to see you guys working together, and I want to see the ideology out of it. People need to see unity and consensus.

"I have always admired you," Sandquist said. "I think you're the best man in terms of standing up for our citizens, and I miss that."

Had a Jerad Loughner been in the room we may well have had an empty senate seat, oh well maybe next time. J.W. Simms.
Sun City Resident

Ashburn, VA

#62 Aug 8, 2011
laojim wrote:
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An argument is a set of connected propositions intended to prove or demonstrate some concept or conclusion. You don't seem to have one.
If you prefer, rave on. It's a crazy feeling.
Yes I know you have that crazy feeling after all the liberal dribble you have posted here. You and that Kenyan come over on the same boat?
Sun City Resident

Ashburn, VA

#63 Aug 8, 2011
laojim wrote:
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People should realize that the house always wins in the long run. I have no idea what that has to do with government grants.
Drink some more koolaid. You'll get the message.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#64 Aug 9, 2011
McCain says one thing to the people of AZ and then goes to Washington and does the opposite. Having spent 31/2 years in Vietnam trying to kill as many as I could to end that farce, I now think it was a waste of time and I could have been killed....just not worth it. But more importantly so do the Vietnamese.

Since: May 11

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#65 Aug 9, 2011
EASY MONEY wrote:
McCain says one thing to the people of AZ and then goes to Washington and does the opposite. Having spent 31/2 years in Vietnam trying to kill as many as I could to end that farce, I now think it was a waste of time and I could have been killed....just not worth it. But more importantly so do the Vietnamese.
That war (mistake) is over. We have a many threats to our country. Worry about them
J W Simms

Phoenix, AZ

#66 Aug 9, 2011
Taxpayer for years wrote:
<quoted text>That war (mistake) is over. We have a many threats to our country. Worry about them
Yeah!! we have four more war (mistake's) worry about them. Although none of them are really a threat to us. J.W. Simms.

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