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Opponents of the death penalty needn't rely on questions of guilt (or emotion) to justify their view. They might, for instance, believe that putting criminals to death lowers society to the same barbaric level as the criminal, and that barbarism isn't generally admirable.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Cheney On Obama While On Hewitt at JustOneMinute
Indeed, NK; she's just about the spittin' image of Vivian Leigh.
From Obama's point of view, mandatory voting ensures that people with no knowledge of issues, or interest in them, will nevertheless vote - and those folks are partial to the type of mindless panaceas offered by Dems.
Obama certainly congratulated Chavez right before the 2012 election:
I'd love to see Boehner have Bibi come back to Congress, get his 12-minute applause while filing in, just to say "Hello, I must be going." Followed by 12 minutes of applause.
Rick, great point about the fickle I's; as the two parties become more partisan polling accuracy goes down the tubes (November's bigger-than-expected GOP rout a good and recent example). My own prediction is that it may be tougher sledding for Hillary or any Dem just because there's so much mischief and voter discontent that O can still cause in the remainder of his term.
Heh, Cap'n, alrighty then.
Cap'n, you beat me to it by mere seconds.
lyle, what I see bolded there is Holder admitting he's a racist.
Cap'n, I haven't been "periodically shilling", you've probably noticed the one or two (tops) times that I've spoken well of Jeb here because no one else does it. I think every Republican candidate has something that the media will try to make hay out of, but it's up to the candidate (as you note with the example of Romney) to deflect that.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend -- that would be a great theme song for Jeb Bush. Send In The Clowns might be Laura's.
I have nothing against Rand Paul, and would try to vote for him at least two or three times if he was the nominee. And Walker is great; I don't think he's done (said) a thing wrong yet (even the "I've stood up to protesters, so I could stand up to ISIS too" thing is fine with me). I think Jeb has the best shot at beating Clinton or any other Dem, though (not to mention that I just like Jeb, period). I do understand, though, a conservative's suspicion that Bush would complete a sorry trifecta that started with moderates McCain and Romney, and the determination not to get fooled again like that. I, personally, think that Jeb bears no resemblance to McCain or Romney.
I don't know, tk, but Jeb is sure not a "non-conservative Republican", at least not in my opinion. I'm guessing it was OK with Ronnie if someone criticized Jacob Javits, y'know?
Cap'n, you think Jeb has more ticking time bombs than any other candidate? I don't; I don't think that's seriously an issue, but I am pretty sure that it's a cheap shot for a fellow Republican to bring that stuff up (as per Reagan's 11th commandment, anyway).
But NK, if extremism in the defense of liberty is personified by walking out an invited speaker (or making personal attacks on a candidate's wife), then the pursuers of liberty aren't particularly admirable.
Well, Cap'n, when Laura Ingraham is making snide comments about Jeb buying his wife jewelry, it's not so much that I don't "believe" her as that I think it's a rather sad spectacle to behold. Jeb, the cause of the new BDS, this time from the right. It's not enough, apparently, that there's nothing Jeb could possibly do to get into double digits at CPAC's end-of-session popularity vote - it's important along the way for the CPAC participants to smear Jeb and his wife just for good measure.
Laura Ingraham, at CPAC, spews low-class snark at Jeb and his wife: Very classy, and perhaps a prelude to true believers walking out on the invited speaker later today (now that is bound to show Jeb the error of his ways - if Jeb is supposed to be the adult in the room, those filing out can stake claim to the little babies category). Meanwhile, Noonan quotes all the Jeb naysayers and crafts some invective of her own over at the Journal: But then, Noonan has been largely wrong about everything post-1988, so there's that.
Ignatz, I think I understand what you mean by context; for his audience, at that event, and (especially) in a vacuum the comments are not scandalous. But the timing sure is lousy. Obama calls out ancient transgressions in the name of Christ, but can we even imagine him saying Mohammad's name out loud, let alone specifically stating that adherents of Mohammad have committed atrocities?
rse, gov't loss on student debt will continue to increase dramatically as the loan servicing agencies advertise to debtors that they can go on the "income-based" plans where they pay essentially nothing and then get the loan forgiven after a period of time. Previous arrangements, where a debtor could defer payments for several years, are being replaced with a system where many debtors get a monthly payment of zero to keep them in compliance (the taxpayer, of course, foots the bill). In fact, Sen. Warren castigated her state's loan servicing company, Sallie Mae, for ostensibly not going quite far enough to inform clients about the free rides. So, if you borrowed for school and earn a good living, your debt is on and the gov't expects every penny plus some pretty fat interest payments; on the other hand, if you borrowed a ton for an art history degree but now work at Starbucks, all if forgiven and you're off scot-free after "paying" nothing or close to nothing for 10 or 15 years. I think it will, unfortunately, be very difficult for any GOP president to change the trajectory of this mess.
Conrad Black trenchantly eviscerates the SOTU address in today's Sun: Re: American Sniper, I saw some youtube outtakes of the filming and noticed how happy and confident and comfortable Clint looks - good for him.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2015 on The Morality Of Torture at JustOneMinute
Hey JiB, is this the biggest Super Bowl in history the same way that every election is the most important of our lifetimes? I agree that no penalties will be forthcoming until after the game, and think that the Patriots will get absolutely blown out, with Brady's performance inexplicably...distracted.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on And Back In Yemen at JustOneMinute
Great point, Gus @ 9:24, it's worth remembering that O and his minions not only kept that lie going for so long, but also that they used it as a "teachable moment" to lecture those who would dare call terrorism terrorism. Ultimately, O and those like O helped facilitate their prediction - truly, in France today the future doesn't belong to some of those who slandered Muhammad (they've been shot dead).
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on Shooting In Paris at JustOneMinute
Yep, brothers.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on Shooting In Paris at JustOneMinute
Mourad and Said Kouachi...a brothers act, like the Tsarnaevs?
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2015 on Shooting In Paris at JustOneMinute
James D, post a link please (my wife is a compulsive book-buyer).
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2014 on Lena Dunham's Various Rapists at JustOneMinute