“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
how could anyone, i mean, really, how could anyone allow him or herself to be dragged into a ten page debate about the dictionary meaning of a word
or another ten pages about NOT the bill that's before us all and all america but instead let's opine and speculate about the bill we WISH existed, our own precious, narcissistic ideals
while, meantime, the entire world of reality is circulating VIOLENTLY around you
the POLITICS of today are far, far more RADICAL, all sides, huge events, epic repurcussions, planet wide, than they've been in these parts since, perhaps, the war between the states, which the republicans won and the democrats lost
and some of our best and worst thinkers in this fun forum are going back and forth forever about exactly where to dot the i
to allow oneself to get so small is an open manifestation, in my opinion, of a lack of self respect
i cringe for you, genuinely, often
in other words, opine less, link more
to each his own of course
Last edited by The Prof; 02-17-11 at 07:05 PM.
and it aint just health care, y'know
House votes to overthrow 'czars' - Robin Bravender - POLITICO.com
there's that reality, again
no wonder you prefer fantasies
more---obama's czars include a safe schools overseer whose glsn twice produced infamous fistgate exercises for public school kids at tufts, a regulatory fella who feels fido has the "legal standing" to sue his owner and hunting should be banned, a health care dude who says rationing is right and who looks to the uk for his model, a sci guy who cowrote a textbook advocating forced abortion and sterilization to control population growth, and of course the long since gone green energy guru who signed a truther petition, stated that columbine massacres were done only by suburban white kids and accused american corporations of pumping pollution into people of color communities
quite a collection of characters, there, mr commander in chief
no wonder so many normal americans think you're rather odd
Someone help me out here. It seems to me that the only distinguishing and somewhat unprecedented characteristic of the health care act is that it mandates people buy insurance from private companies. Otherwise it is pretty identical to Medicare or Social Security. An interesting point.
However, isn't privatization of social security one of the classic conservative approaches to fixing social security? If that would be unconstitutional, that seems a little strange . . . can someone explain to me how privatizing social security would be different than how the health care mandate works? I'm honestly curious.
1+1 can just as easily equal 10 or 11 or a lot of different numbers.Originally Posted by Boo Radley
and it aint just health care, y'know
House approves rider to defund FCC net rules - Eliza Krigman - POLITICO.com
next up---planned parenthood and the corp for public broadcasting
ongoing---any and everything epa
elections have consequences
what's more---we're gonna be APPLAUDED for our leadership
unlike those oddballs who push govt takeovers of health care and the taxation of energy (in times like these) at both ends, production and consumption
ideas positively unamerican
bush's soc sec privatization had workers paying a small part of their fica into private accounts they would control
obamacare's mandate forces millions of young invulnerables to pay thousands a year TO AETNA