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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

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    I always thought he was sexy! He died too young....
    For a second I thought you meant Diogenes. Its a shame about Swayze.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

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    In other words, it ain't gonna happen. Personally I would like to see both the 17th and 22nd repealed.
    So would I, and I'd like to see that apply to congress as well. Here at the DP constitutional convention I plan to push for both.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    In other words, it ain't gonna happen. Personally I would like to see both the 17th and 22nd repealed.
    Interesting. What would you replace them with - especially the 17th Amendment?

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It's called brand voting. "I have never voted anything but...." is considered honorable, along with "I'm voting _____ no matter who runs."

    What should be honorable is "You will get my vote if and when you show me you're worth hiring for the job in the first place..."

    It can be changed. This, this horrible nightmare of re-fighting every issue from the DNA out is killing the country. FFS, as I have said before, Americans need to start seeing their problems with foreign eyes. A half million people enter the US illegally every year across the Mexican US border. They get to stay, raise families and, apparently vote. Meanwhile, you strip search pregnant East Indian women entering through Blaine to do some shopping.
    While the congress and the president square off in a postured stand off about letting them stay, no one is even wanting to talk about the fact the US consumes enough cocaine in one day to supply a line to every man woman and child on the face of the planet. They are not talking about the highest crime rate, the highest murder rate, the highest prison recidivism rate, the highest teenage pregnancy rate, the highest high school drop out rate in the industrialized world. They are not talking about the collapse of the public school system or even what happened to the money in '08.

    The US is the only nation in the G-20 that does not have universal medical and after dividing the country on that one issue, in the end more adults than the population of Canada will still have no health coverage in 2020.

    This is in a country that rebounded from the most serious air attack in warfare history in just over a year to cripple the Japanese Navy. A nation that showed the world how to 'liberate" and show a democratic hand. And let us not forget the Berlin Air Lift and the cold war. A nation that was years ahead in the development of the bomb, has led the world in aircraft technology for seven decades, is the only nation to have landed on the moon and revolutionized communications with the PC and cell phone.

    There's no shortage of resources to throw at the problem, but a shortage of will among the people to say "enough! We want some ****ing answers and we want them now!' But, be prepared, those answers are going to come from "enemies", guys like Ted Cruz just might have good ideas that will work. Who knows, there yet be evidence of intelligent life in leftist America.
    I agree, it is the will that is lacking. It is as you state that both parties have their ear plugs in and will not listen to a word the other says or any ideas from the other party to solve the numerous problems this nations has. If the idea is from the other party, it is bad and our party has to be against it. If the idea is from our party it is automatically good and we have to be all for it. Never mind the merits of any idea, that doesn't count.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We have the left (media/academia/hollywood) indoctrinating people to hate this nation, and anyone who points out obvious flaws (10 kids out of wedlock, lack of education, raising a family on a minimum wage job, passing on welfare from generation to generation) is painted as hateful (and of course conservative).

    I watched that show downton abbey recently and one fascinating aspect was showing how people sanctioned themselves (without govt) for undesirable behavior. A war-widow would be taken care of by the community and while a "bastard" would be be cared for, the mother would be ostracized. Why? Because marriage meant something, and adulterers lessened the value of that.

    Even when I was a kid if we were doing something stupid an adult would say stop it (and we generally did), in my parents generation a stranger might even spank a kid doing the same (not saying thats necessary good)-now kids do stupid **** in plain sight and nobody says a thing. My point is people looked after themselves-not anymore.

    This paralyzes people and prevents them from pointing out the obvious.


    Again, thank you. You make me think, which at my age is a good thing and in the company I keep all too rare.

    Values. and how they ply in socio-political arenas.

    Something the left blew way back when, I guess when "socialism" was distancing itself from the other "isms", it became important to first, kill God, then kill the family concept. Every utopian scenario from Orwell to Asimov to Huxley, they all remove the family along with any form of faith...and they all end up in hell.

    Meanwhile, as you note, man is wired to care for his kin. We are the only species that does so at the community level. We are wired to the "social contract". Widows were first to receive care of any kind by the Hebrews, who were commanded by a very pissed off God. Our Godly compassion was then hijacked by the most formidable of institutions, the Roman Catholic Church and compassion has never recovered. Hospitals, orphanages, schools etc., all fell away from local control and decision making and moved onto a centralized model with one guy, allegedly infallible at the top. We surrendered our right to care for our neighbor. And now that we have as a society fired God as our moral guide, surrender that right of caring to....government.

    Which demonstrates man's psychosis. The same institution that steals your money, misues it, lies about the need for war can suddenly be trusted with the health and welfare of those who cannot fend for themselves, all within a clearly corrupt, vote generating environment. I know people on very serious medication for duality thinking like that.

    Today, it is a purely political fight and based on a simple human trait. Throughout history and documented in the Bible is there a division of people, one that says "our government/church/kingdom has to look after [them]. The other says no the Good Samaritan is where it's at. But the answer is at the beginning with the unanswered question "Am I my brother's keeper?"

    The only problem is the Good Samaritan died when they killed God. There aren't any anymore, it's the government's job. The end result of all social programs is there...a transfer of the duty/right to care for your neighbor to the hands of a bureaucrat whose career path will be determined not by his compassion, but for the exactitude of his widgets. So of course the family as a concept is as dead as God in the minds of too many. An adult suggesting to a youth who is trying to skateboard down my mountainside and across two lanes of heavy beach traffic out of control is going to hear a very excited "**** off!"

    the utter irony is that true compassion extends from values, core values about the sanctity of human life and right to the pursuit of happiness. While socialists preach compassion, they reject the values which lie at its core substituting bureaucracy for true caring. The results can be seen in the eyes of any high school graduate in America today.
    ""You know, when we sell to other countries, even if they're allies -- you never know about an ally. An ally can turn."
    Donald Trump, 11/23/17

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We have the left (media/academia/hollywood) indoctrinating people to hate this nation, and anyone who points out obvious flaws (10 kids out of wedlock, lack of education, raising a family on a minimum wage job, passing on welfare from generation to generation) is painted as hateful (and of course conservative).

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Apparently, huh? Something tells me you're assuming so because of your own personal tendencies, and not based upon anything substantive. Regardless of whether or not she benefited from AA in her collegiate years, she appears to have had a overly successful career. Being both a top flight attorney and a member of the Fed's board of Governors is nothing to sneeze at.
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    quota/token
    Again, it doesn't make you look racist at all when you post **** like this.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree, it is the will that is lacking. It is as you state that both parties have their ear plugs in and will not listen to a word the other says or any ideas from the other party to solve the numerous problems this nations has. If the idea is from the other party, it is bad and our party has to be against it. If the idea is from our party it is automatically good and we have to be all for it. Never mind the merits of any idea, that doesn't count.
    I know Campbell's soup is the best. I have never had any other. Therefore all the others have to be ****.

    But, I will add this as I did some time ago with a group of youth's bemoaning our issues here...."When was the last all candidates meeting you went to and made a fuss?" What has always amazed me is that I learned my stuff in America. We linked arms and faced bayonets and we got our asses "arrested" - they drive you ten blocks and let you go. And then I look at the birth of the Tea Party. All they had to do was meet and the liberal press went ape****.

    At the time of the government shut down i asked what would happen if every Vietnam vet occupied a federal park in DC?
    What would happen if 50 to 100 people wearing signs hat said "no more lies" showed up at both their local nominating meetings to influence the vote. With that I am reminded of some people in rural BC who were fed up with the choices so about 50 of them helped get their guy nominated at the Liberal party event, then turned around and got the same guy elected at the NDP meeting a week later. It didn't stick but it sure woke people up.

    Then there was my great motto of the 60's "suit up, show up, throw something" today it's cheap shots but you get the idea.
    ""You know, when we sell to other countries, even if they're allies -- you never know about an ally. An ally can turn."
    Donald Trump, 11/23/17

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Again, it doesn't make you look racist at all when you post **** like this.
    I don't care. Liberals have used the racist card so many times it has no meaning anymore. And yeah, she was picked to be US attorney by both Clinton and Obama because she is black. And that's why she is being picked USAG There are at least 40 people I can personally think of at DOJ who are top flight prosecutors. AT this level its political. There has only been one AG in years who was actually the best available lawyer for the JOb. It was acting AG Peter Keisler Ashcroft wasn't bad. Bill Barr was pretty top flight as was Carter's last AG Benjamin Civillettti



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