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Jonesboro, AR

Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016

In no particular order, 1. The "New World Order" was a phrase first used by George Bush Sr., a Republican. To ascribe it to Hillary is just kind of madness. Also it was then used by a wrestling team- and so I grant this conspiracy no credibility. 2. The idea that we wouldn't have had the problems of the Obama administration if we'd elected Hillary is a little chicken and the egg. Now I know conservatives hate when liberals claim racism, but Obama has seen a lot of it. From small things to big things. To things just sort of bandied about in the media, its been there. Would we have had those problems if we didn't elected him? Not right now. But we (America) has racial baggage that we have to exorcise and blaming ALL the problems of this administration on Pres. Obama is like blaming your gym because you hate doing sit-ups. You're blaming the symptom (and cure, he typed hopefully) instead of the condition. Also lots of the things are just hype. Take the Fast and the Furious scandal. Some guns were shipped to Mexican cartels as a part of a botched attempt to monitor gun trafficking. People freaked out. Okay, but the phrase "drop in the bucket" comes to mind. Its insane that the "from my cold dead hand" crowd is arguing that the Obama Justice Department is complicit in a bunch of deaths because they accidentally gave criminals guns. I thought people killed people, but to listen to the conservatives in Mexico things are a little bit different. A lot of issues in these years have been like this. Or Congress has been super slow, and people blame the President because they don't know how government works. I think things are pretty okay. Things suck sometimes, and that's life. But I don't think Obama, Hillary, McCain, Romney, or any one else can fix your life with legislation (at most they can make it suck slightly less). And we should probably stop expecting them fix our lives for us.  (Dec 2, 2013 | post #1405)

Hardy, AR

Do you approve of Nina A. Thornton as Mayor?

He is not me.  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #43)

Ash Flat, AR

Gun Control - Ash Flat, AR

You have the right to BARE ARMS. YAKA YAKA  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #64)

Jonesboro, AR

Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016

The poll the you come cited has a 1.9% margin of error. Plus Hill comes in a known quantity, all scrutiny would be on Christie. Plus. We don't elect presidents as with a straight head count.  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #1384)

Hardy, AR

Highland hit list

I was making fun of the previous poster. Look one comment up.  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #22)

Hardy, AR

Highland hit list

I would point out to the Harvard Professor a couple of things. When you name yourself Harvard_Professor and then say you don't really think about your education- you are obviously lying. You sound like one of those people that work the word Harvard into every conversation. "Paper or plastic?" "When I was at Harvard I read a study that found the environmental impact of plastic bags was three times that of paper " Second, you can't argue that our school system produces nothing of worth and then say that you are both valuable and from here. Its just asinine.  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #20)

Ash Flat, AR

Gun Control - Ash Flat, AR

My point is that when the Constitution was ratified all guns were single shot weapons. The modern weapons capacity could not and were not in the framers minds. Further, if you want to go for a textualist view of the second amendment then you have a right to sleeveless t-shirts.  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #59)

Jonesboro, AR

Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016

I would like Elizabeth Warren for President, but she'll never win. 1. Candidates need wall street money to win. 2. She is liberal on social issues, and lots of people care about those things way too much. 3. She doesn't really have any foreign affairs experience. 4. She, I think, is too intellectual to win.  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #1357)

Jonesboro, AR

Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016

The Benghazi thing was a cluster-f*** but I kind of feel like it was an unavoidable one. I mean 150 guys descend on a consulate, it becomes an issue of numbers. 40 extra marines (which is way more than is practical) wouldn't have helped. She didn't lie under oath, there kind of is a vast right-wing conspiracy, her husband cheated on her... OMG! And fund-raising scandals? Sure the American people care.  (Sep 22, 2013 | post #1206)

Jonesboro, AR

Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016

She's Hilary Clinton, even if she weren't insanely qualified, she can wriggle out of anything. She's like the most credible person in politics at the moment. I just don't see how anyone can say she should bow out.  (Sep 17, 2013 | post #1169)

Ash Flat, AR

Gun Control - Ash Flat, AR

Your capacity to read my mind is truly impressive. Tell me more about what people like me think. "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." - The Second Amendment. I guess I can't rightly tell you, but the framers thought a well regulated militia was important enough to put it in the same breath as your right to muskets. It almost sounds like an explanation to me, like saying, "We need a civilian militia, so that's why people need the right to keep guns, otherwise..." So I guess that's your answer.  (Sep 17, 2013 | post #55)

Ash Flat, AR

Gun Control - Ash Flat, AR

The NRA has continually fought requirements on gun licenses to require purchasers to show proficiency. Now I may be crazy but I figured that the National Rifleman Association might speak for Riflemen, especially with the absence of any vocal dissent from gun owners. The Fourteenth Amendment doesn't mention women, the 19th doesn't mention driver's licenses, and yet I see women drivers... Also the 2nd amendment specifically says, "well-regulat ed militia" sounds to me like they wanted training. The guy in Colorado fired randomly into a crowd. Sorry to let facts get in the way of a good story.  (Jan 28, 2013 | post #51)

Ash Flat, AR

Shooting in Ash Flat this morning

When everything comes out, its going to be crazy.  (Jan 7, 2013 | post #26)

Ash Flat, AR

Gun Control - Ash Flat, AR

Erg... I think a ban on handguns is a bad idea. But I do think an reasonable discussion about gun control is in order. A while back a friend of mine had some city guy come down hunting and he asked for help with his shot gun, there was something wrong with the ammo. He was putting the shells in backwards. In countries like Switzerland, and Israel where most everyone has guns they make you re-qualify with the guns every so often. Why are American gun owners afraid to show proficiency in the use of their guns? I would love for basic proficiency to be a requirement for gun ownership. If idiots could actually hit JUST what they were shooting at, how many senseless massacres would that cut down on?  (Jan 7, 2013 | post #47)

Ash Flat, AR

Gun Control - Ash Flat, AR

Yep. The issue is terminology, not policy. Do you have a substantial point?  (Nov 27, 2012 | post #23)