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Natchitoches, LA

Why Bush Was so Bad at the End of His Term

Trust me, life was pretty sweet during the Reagan administration! Best years of my life, that's for sure. Of course, I was wearing a uniform during those years, and not putting white powdery shit up my nose, like the current commander-in-chief was doing. Homelessness in the 1980s was largely an unintended consequence of the ill-considered, cockamamie liberal program of deinstitutionaliza tion of the mentally ill. As far as soldiers coming home maimed and crippled, remind me again what wars we fought from 1980 to 1988??  (Jun 25, 2012 | post #12)

Natchitoches, LA

What happen to baby Miriah

OK, I'm asking you. You seem to know all about it, so here's your chance to clear all this up. Why DID she drop Mariah off? To go to a job? Doctor's appointment? I can't think of any other reason to leave your six-month-old baby. And EVERY WEEKEND?? I swear, animals take better care of their young than do many of us humans!!!  (Jun 9, 2012 | post #34)

Natchitoches, LA

What happen to baby Miriah

Little Mariah is in a better place, in the arms of Jesus. Direct your concern to the precious little ones who are still with us, those who, like Mariah, suffer from neglectful, selfish, uncaring parents. If any of you have any influence over young people, PLEASE encourage them not to have babies until they are mature enough and ready to take care of them properly.  (Jun 8, 2012 | post #29)

Natchitoches, LA

Mcdonalds is starting to accept food stamps

I only get rude when the groceries I'm buying for THEM are better than the ones I can afford for MYSELF.  (Apr 21, 2012 | post #13)

Natchitoches, LA

Trayvon Martin - Natchitoches, LA

You don't know what you are talking about. The two cases have absolutely nothing in common, except that they both resulted in the death of a young black man. Stop with the race-baiting.  (Apr 21, 2012 | post #116)

Natchitoches, LA

Open Question to Conservatives

Brilliantly expressed! I'm saving this one.  (Apr 16, 2012 | post #76)

Natchitoches, LA

Open Question to Conservatives

You will get plenty of disagreement on that point. Health care is a commodity and carries a cost. Someone must pay it. In that regard health care is no more a right than a house, a car, a cell phone, or a TV, ad infinitum. In the collectivist world of today's America, "rights" are carelessly--and falsely--conferred . None of us has a "right" to that which someone else has lawfully earned. Government usurpation of property creates voting blocs, not rights. To your point--I'm voting for Romney because he is the lesser of the two evils.  (Apr 15, 2012 | post #70)

Natchitoches, LA

Open Question to Conservatives

While local government employment has shrunk (think recession and declining tax revenues), the federal workforce has grown by over 7 percent (144,000 new jobs) under Obama. The private sector workforce has shrunk by 2.6 percent--nearly 3 million jobs--since he took office (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). And what do you think he's planning to do with that half a billion he just shifted to the IRS? Your "private sector-every problem" comment is a blatant strawman, by the way...  (Apr 10, 2012 | post #39)

Natchitoches, LA

The president of the USA

See if you can figure out who said the following: "Since when has it been part of American patriotism to keep our mouths shut?" "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." "Blind faith in bad leadership is not patriotism." If you guessed Hillary Clinton, during her 2006 presidential campaign, you would be CORRECT!!! I pay the salary for that fellow in the White House. If I am unhappy with how my employee is doing his job, I'm not going to hesitate to say so.  (Apr 2, 2012 | post #7)

Natchitoches, LA

Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Louisiana in 2010?

Oh, oh...BWAAAHAHAHAHA HA! I just spit coffee all over my keyboard!! HA HA HA HA HA! Wait...you weren't SERIOUS, were you??  (Apr 1, 2012 | post #1012)

Natchitoches, LA

If you don't pay taxes then should you not be able to vote?

Yeah, but it's not that simple. You will note that the 24th Amendment only applied to federal elections. It took a Supreme Court ruling to extend the poll tax prohibition to state and local elections. As well, whether nonpayment of income tax would fall under this amendment (as "other tax") has not yet been adjudicated (as far as I know). I tend to believe if you don't pay, by some form of contribution or other, you shouldn't play. Y'know, the old "skin in the game" meme. As it now stands, LOTS of voters perceive that they have nothing to lose, when in fact the potential long-term loss is catastrophic. And THAT is dangerous.  (Apr 1, 2012 | post #109)

Natchitoches, LA

If you don't pay taxes then should you not be able to vote?

Good grief. Contrary to popular belief, the right to vote is not guaranteed by the Constitution. Whereas the Constitution contains several statements regarding how someone cannot be DENIED the right to vote (gender, race, age, etc.), nothing in the document specifically ensures the right to vote. The responsibility of establishing voter qualification is left to the states. As long as the state-mandated qualifications do not conflict with anything in the Constitution, the right to vote can be withheld. That is why convicted felons, the mentally incompetent, etc. are denied the right to vote, by the STATE in which they reside. So, if a state wanted to pass a law that someone must be a taxpayer before they qualify to vote, it could do so. It might fail a court challenge on the grounds that it would constitute a "poll tax" (also unconstitutional), but it hasn't been tried yet (as far as I know).  (Apr 1, 2012 | post #103)

Natchitoches, LA

If you don't pay taxes then should you not be able to vote?

Abusers?" Anyone who expects the taxpayer to cover the bill for his own, FREELY MADE, POOR CHOICES is an "abuser, " particularly when he makes those CHOICES over and over again. Perhaps you believe that some people are incapable of making good choices?  (Mar 30, 2012 | post #23)

Natchitoches, LA

If you don't pay taxes then should you not be able to vote?

That is a nonsensical strawman. Why don't you try some honest debate? Start by explaining why you think taxpayers should foot the bill for poor choices, freely made by other adult citizens.  (Mar 30, 2012 | post #20)

Natchitoches, LA

Welfare

I'm beginning to suspect that you are a troll. Your comments represent a morally bankrupt ideology that cannot be taken seriously.  (Mar 30, 2012 | post #25)