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AG Holder sends “tough” letter to Congress essentially claiming he didn’t commit perjury and it’s really inflammatory for them to say so while his own Inspector Gen. is investigating the situation . . . time for an independent counsel??? Meanwhile . . . a female CBS reporter get a good ol’ fashioned “cussin’ out” by White House spokesman Eric Schultz when she calls for comment on the DOJ story . . .
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on Friday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Rhonda and James--I can attest to the "Hunger Games" phenom. My two teenagers begged me to read them, so I did so begrudgingly. Like Rhonda's hubby, I couldn't put them down until I was finished.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2011 on Monday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Wow, Elrond--that name's a blast from the past . . . if I recall, he was pretty-much an equal opportunity offender, blistering any and all on any number of various and sundry topics.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2011 on Friday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
It sucks, though, that a criminal has caused so much pain--he lost his own life, traumatized his robbery victims, and will now cause one of his intended robbery victims his livelihood and freedom . . . all becuase he wanted what wasn't his.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Enough said, Elrond--it's criminal.
Why keep defending the Weiner? I'm pretty certain that, at least with my employer, sexting 1/2 naked photos of oneself from company facilities would be an immediate ticket for a one-way trip out the door. As to comparing to Chiefs players, not even close--they and the other players involved with the porn-party flier are adamant that their images were used without their consent.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Boog--if you don't like the laws, lobby your legislature. Like it or not, a minor (or an adult, in most of the states) prostituting his/herself is illegal, and thus, profiting off it is as well. And no, I might not be harmed by a 16 year-old drinking a beer, but it's illegal for me to provide him with it . . .
Honestly, to read about something like this and chalk it up to a lack of social services is asinine. If a man is capable of cinder-blocking a newborn, he's probably not going to be "father of the year" no matter how much money you and I give him. As Miss Pretty mentioned, he could have dropped the baby off at a hospital, police station, fire station, etc. Hell, there are probably desperate couples within driving distance who would have taken the child and raised it--no questions asked. We do have an immense society--it's filled with options if people would take the time to investigate. Jeez, the couple had a few months to make a better plan . . .
I did--I voiced my opinion of your nonsense. Or, does "deal with it" in all caps means no one can point out how stupid your post was?
Yes, Miss Pretty--taking advantage of a messed-up kid who probably has psychological problems from here to Sunday . . . If I buy beer for a 16 yr. old, I would be assisting him in his endeavor to catch a buzz . . . or contributing to delinquency . . .
Leave it to Hooda (or Keith) to inject politics into a story about a person who simply committed an evil act.
Interested--you've got a good memory!
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
In terms of "welfare" tax deductions, I think Marvin said it best. The tax breaks that are built in are designed to encourage things that strengthen the country. You want to complain about jobs leaving the country, while at the same time increasing taxes on investment . . . the last time I checked, planet Earth wasn't a member of the United Federation of Planets, where the Starship Enterprise doesn't need to be funded 'cause money doesn't exist anymore. I believe in you, Keith--I really do. I believe, based on what I can see of your values in the things your write, that you can probably make wiser choices with your money than the US govt.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Good God, Keith--nothing about spending? Really? You are such a party hack! I'm convinced that if the Democrat party announced that convincing the American public that Thomas Jefferson was the Antichrist is a top-shelf, platform agenda item, you'd be arguing for it right now. Show me, how the govt. could be taking in enough to cover the President's what, $2.7 Trillion budget, while still allowing any level of wealth in the country. Why don't we just pass a national salary cap? That way, Mad Geezers across the fruited plain wouldn't have to dream-up ways to get more money for their pet-projects . . . but then again, it probably still wouldn't be enough.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Vib-- If we seized 100% of the earnings of everyone making 250K or more in the US, we'd be able to fund the govt. for approx. 120 days under the current spending levels . . . Our govt. is essentially spending more cash than exists . . . yet all we can talk about is giving the US a "raise." If your household made $100K, but you spent a million annually, while a raise would help, you obviously have some bigger issues to straighten out . . .
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Rhonda--I said nothing about paying a fair share. Wanting to take what someone accumlated in life after they die instead of letting him leave it to whomever he chooses is coveting. Keith wants to fund his fave govt. programs with "greedy bastards" money . . . not his own, mind you, but someone elses, because everyone knows that someone who has more than I do must be evil. Just as there is no inherent goodness in being poor, there is no inherent evil in being wealthy. Jeez, you libs kill me--your govt. was not designed to be the world's largest charitable organization. Socialism works fine until you run out of other people's money to spend.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Sure--it's not really their money, right Keith? Quit coveting what isn't yours. Even God only asks for 10% . . .
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
If you google birth-rates by nation, it doesn't appear that US tax code is the source of any population stress on good ol' Mother Earth.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
I don't know--my two teenagers seem to get me close to $300 just by eating . . . Add in my daughters orthodontics, glasses, son's contacts, etc. etc., and I find the tax credit to be a blessing, but certainly not an inspiration to add a 3rd "little bird" to the nest.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Interested--I think that's correct
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Interested-- I've never met anyone who was inspired to have a child based on possible tax deductions . . . call me crazy, but I'm thinking the return on investment wouldn't pay off.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2011 on Thursday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
This would only be more funny if Weiner's first name was Richard . . .
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on Wednesday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
Jeez, Keith--let go of the Weiner, already!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on Wednesday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
It'w wierd, though, how the older generation has changed over time-- I know many baby-boomers who place a ton of pressure on their kids to live in the "right" neighborhood (think expensive) in a "nice" house right after marriage. It's like many parents forget their own lean times and how they survived it. The most annoying example is my mother. Since my kids were little, she's purchased them anything they asked for as "grandma only visits once in a while." Her latest was to purchase my 7th grade daughter a cell-phone with unlimited texting which she pays for . . . this is the same woman who would lecture me for 20 minutes if I asked for a dime in the grocery store to get some candy out of the machines they used to keep behind the check-out . . . who is this woman?
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2011 on Wednesday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC
All right, let's say that Bush and Cheney are the sole liars in the Iraq war debacle. My point was simply this--it likely takes more than one liar to get the American war machine rolling. I don't see that they've been given a pass by the media. I saw "Fair Game" and thought it was really well done. In some ways, what we're saying confirms some of the points that several people have made--politicians are often the focus of media derision/criticism for the trivial stuff (think Bush being criticized as a dufus when there were far more serious criticisms to be levelled against his administration, or Clinto dealing with the Lewinsky scandal when there were other, more serious issues with that administration) instead of the stuff that really matters.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2011 on Tuesday's Open Thread at Crime Scene KC