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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I would say at this point, as backed up by Pinetta, (no conservative) would be defense.....We are in a time in the world that only a nation in decline would consider downgrading our defense.
    How big, compared to the collective armed militaries and clandestine militias in the world, should our military be?

    How many times larger should our military be than Russia and China? 2X? 3? 5?

    We are in total agreement that our defense is upmost importance. But the military industrial complex can only snowball beyond rediculousness if the hearts and minds let it. We were warned about that from Eisenhower, I believe.

    The idea of streamlining, maximizing effiency and any dollar cutback on defense riles most all concerned citizens. Most all of us agree we need to be the strongest of the strongest. It is important that we maintain that desire all the while not letting our military spending go berserk simply because no one wants to be the first to point out that defense has many areas that can be saved in.

    First, we could start NOT being the aggressor's in foreign soils for corporate interests. Imagine how much money that would save. If a penny saved is a penny earned, prudent foreign policy decisions might enable us to not have to cut defense a dime.

    I think the US defense fat can be cut as any other fat. It should not be considered unpatriotic to say that. Some folks are afraid to say that.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, if you ask Panetta he says that he just went through cutting some $700 Billion from the budget, and is constantly looking for things he can cut out....But when you have the current SecDef appointed by a demo, and a demo himself saying that that's it, anymore will hurt readiness, I think you have to listen.
    I didn't know you were one to listen to Democrats so much.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Well how the hell can the media bury a censure?

    I'm talking about House and Senate members (both state and federal) getting popped for simple crimes, DUI, disorderly conduct, assault etc..

    If a republican gets a DUI its sensationalized and is front page news. If a democrat gets a DUI its buried. Sure both are reported but one (like I said) is sensationalized and the other is just a blurb.
    I find your theory to be incorrect or at least un-provable. Please provide genuine evidence that elected Democrats who are busted for DUI are "buried" and that it's a pattern not a one off thing.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Of course I understand. Progressives don't understand.

    The progressive idea of the Fairness Doctrine is turn Fox News into MSNBC, then invite 10 progressives to bully a non-progressive on an op-ed program...

    That's their idea of "fair."
    No, you do not understand what was the Fairness Doctrine. Simply, it called for EQUAL TIME being allotted to opposing points of view. I find it so "ironic" that you spew against MSNBC for being beyond partisan yet are blind to Fox News? I cannot take your posts as meaningful so long as you substitute partisan hyperbole rather than posting reasoned statements.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    My point is media bias...

    The simple fact "republican" was used in the headline was for no goddamn reason but to bash republicans.

    Had the story involved a democrat it would have read: "DuPage County chairman Ramey apologizes for DUI stop - Chicago Tribune" or "Idaho senator charged with drunk driving - Chicago Tribune."

    When democrats get charged with crimes and it makes the paper the headline DOES NOT mention their party affiliation - at least not in the MSM.
    This is untrue, period not to mention that a newspaper headline proves NOTHING. Anyone can find an equal number of headlines from other papers that prove the opposite of what you wrote, that the word Republican is not used in a headline but Democrat is.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post

    Oh really? then what the hell are you attempting to do now? progressives are a bunch of Nazi's who believe they can ban whatever they don't like or tax the ideas or substances they don't like into oblivion.
    Wow, just WOW. My parents are holocaust survivors and my mother lost 95% of her relatives in concentration camps. Your use of "NAZI" is insulting, inaccurate and it again destroys any semblance of credibility that anyone could possibly attach to your arguments.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I didn't know you were one to listen to Democrats so much.

    You'd be surprised all I take into account when formulating my opinion....
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by jakiejakester View Post
    Wow, just WOW. My parents are holocaust survivors and my mother lost 95% of her relatives in concentration camps. Your use of "NAZI" is insulting, inaccurate and it again destroys any semblance of credibility that anyone could possibly attach to your arguments.
    Are you new to the internet? That stuff is rampant, we had to make a rule/law.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    How big, compared to the collective armed militaries and clandestine militias in the world, should our military be?
    Our yardstick should not rely on what other countries do, or do not do in regards to their own military's....We asses our threats, and adjust our needs accordingly to meet them....That is the only consideration we should be concerned with...This constant drone of "oh, we spend more than ________" is just sophistry.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Are you new to the internet? That stuff is rampant, we had to make a rule/law.
    No, I am not "new" to the Internet LOL! I was simply pointing out the outrageous use of "Nazi" in that particular post.
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