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Remember Don, rant wingers only care about deficits when there's a Democrat in the White House.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2010 on Government pluses at Unfettered Letters
To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin ... "They who can give up liberty to get safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on Missed opportunities at Unfettered Letters
"Israel values all human life, friend or foe ..." Then why the high civilian body count whenever the IDF attacks Hamas or Fatah?
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2010 on Israel aids Haiti victims at Unfettered Letters
No, marijuana doesn't kill you, it just makes you stupid. We already have the legal plagues of alcohol and tobacco, inherited from our forefathers. Do we really need to legalize another damaging drug just because it's not as deadly as others?
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2010 on Marijuana laws at Unfettered Letters
The problem with adopting Israel's security practices is mostly a matter of scale. Israel's few airports and single airline handle a tiny fraction of the passengers handled by hundreds of U.S. airports and hundreds of airlines flying here. We would have to make the TSA larger than the U.S. military (and more costly!). Sorry to shoot you down, Jack, but simple solutions rarely solve complex problems.
Stop spreading lies Lois, it's undemocratic. And Star editors (if any are left) ... start editing.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2010 on Reid’s ‘apology’ at Unfettered Letters
Global climate change does not erase the usual ups and downs of weather ... it just means there will be more ups than downs. And Jack, when you have served your country as long and as well as Al Gore ... well, never mind, that's not going to happen.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2010 on Winter’s tale at Unfettered Letters
In a free market medical system you would have half-a-dozen ambulance companies competing for your business. When you had a car wreck you'd call around for the best price before letting the cheapest ambulance pick you up. Then you'd ride from hospital to hospital shopping for the best price/quality emergency room before entering their doors. Then you'd interview doctors and nurses to find the best mix of cost and skill. Then you'd be dead.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2010 on Pitfalls of free market model at Unfettered Letters
Wow. I never realized I was from Wisconsin!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2010 on Shovel your sidewalks at Unfettered Letters
The Kansas-side residential street where I live was plowed at least three times on the first full day of the most recent storm. And it's been plowed at least twice since then. I'm delighted by the performance of the Overland Park crews.
Hey Bob. It's not the president's job to catch gate crashers. That job belongs to the Secret Service, who appear to be incompetent. Or do you think Obama should personally screen people at the White House gates?
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2010 on Security concern at Unfettered Letters
Those with more money can afford to make more campaign contributions ... meaning the voices of the wealthy are heard by lawmakers but the voices of the poor are not. Unlimited campaign contributions damage our democracy. No way to argue to the contrary ... unless you ignore certain facts.
Yeah, De Telegraaf is the go-to source for in-depth info on Al Qaeda. What? You didn't know that?
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2010 on Underestimating al-Qaida at Unfettered Letters
Those street corner sign-holders can get all of life's necessities from the various charities in town. But they need cash for drugs and booze and a room to abuse them in.
When fighting an insurgency such as the one in Afghanistan, the more people you kill the more likely you are to lose. The Taliban are doing everything they can to get us to kill civilians whether they are Taliban supporters or the truly innocent. Unfortunately we often play into their hands by using too much firepower. I sympathize with the CIA operatives who lost their comrades, but the best "revenge" is not killing, but building our way to victory.
Not long ago I read that there are NINE drug sales reps for every doctor in America! No wonder our drugs cost so much.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2010 on Pharmaceutical ads at Unfettered Letters
So ... Elaine ... you see no difference between the problems of a man coaching a football team and a man leading the world's biggest and government? I think your comparison is ridiculous.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2010 on Obama has own mess to clean at Unfettered Letters
So ... the news media should ignore it when people are arrested and charged with heinous crimes, just in case the charges are later dropped?
Bitter? Angry? Envious? Chris maybe you should save some of your bile for the Wall Street financial wizards who got us into this economic mess and are merrily going back to bonuses-as-usual.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2009 on Employed? Appreciate it at Unfettered Letters
Rae Ann, Krugman actually wrote that the SENATE is dysfunctional enough to hurt the country ... not that "government is dysfunctional."
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2009 on On the road to ruin? at Unfettered Letters
The Army band is another Big Government boondoggle to spend hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2009 on Holiday treat at Unfettered Letters
Keith G. where are you getting your information? I've read and seen lot about Knox's case and yours is the first reference I've heard to Berenson's completely unrelated, decade-old case on another continent. And if you've read anything about Italian police procedure and their justice system, you'll have little faith in Knox's guilt.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2009 on Say, how's Amanda Knox doing? at Crime Scene KC
The media did not investigate, arrest, charge and jail these men. Those acts were performed by police and prosecutors ... who then announced what they had done -- and continue to make new announcements. But now Warren wants the media to ignore the whole thing. What's up with that?
And Paul Howe can parrot RNC talking points until everybody with any sense quits listening.
Just ran across this interview with a former Marine captain who just resigned as the senior U.S. aid official in an Afghan province. His letter of resignation makes interesting reading, and it echoes the thoughts of my young relative in Afghanistan. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114287485