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limric said...

Sorry to interject something out of today's context and childish nyea nyea name calling, but if you ever wanted a reason to put on the John Cleese face of incredulity this is it. And I'm not making this up. You can check, it's in the NY Times: "President Obama declared this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma “deeply disturbing” and directed the attorney general on Friday to review how the death penalty is applied in the United States."

Wide eyed and slack jawed aren't ye.

Is he the most self unaware (Anosognosic) human in the country....or what?!?

May 3, 2014 at 6:18 p.m.
limric said...

The Democratic party of the late ‘Bush Dark’(Obama) years has partially changed to the party of the likes of Elizabeth Warren or Russ Feingold. By contrast, Hillary Clinton has always been quite comfy with Wall Street, telling Goldman Sachs executives in a paid speech (that alone will kill her chances) that she found banker-bashing foolish. The Clinton Foundation is a favor trading factory with transactional politics alongside big corporations. It’s surprising that more Democrats with presidential ambitions aren’t licking their lips in anticipation. But then it’s way too early yet.

The playbook to beat Hillary was successfully executed by Obama in 2008. All of the same criticisms - ‘manufactured, untrustworthy, corrupt, hawk’, and more, are still in play for 2016.

No, she won’t get through the primaries.

Don't forget. Call or write your representatives and say NO to the TPP.

May 3, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.
limric said...

The republicans want Clinton to run, but as she has more skeletons than a grave she'll never survive the primaries.

The Democrats want Bush to run, but the thought of another Bush is to revolting to even contemplate; thus he won't survive the primaries either.

The whole country needs to do what Hawkeye Pierce did in the TV series MASH; stand on a table and yell, "WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE! WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE!!"

May 3, 2014 at 5:46 a.m.
limric said...

I don't think so Jack.

The way it's being presently administered in the USA, yes they make mistakes. And yes it's awful, but the two I listed above have no ambiguities whatsoever. I think it is only considered uncivilized/brutal from the point of the observer. The condemned would never feel anything.

May 2, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.
limric said...

As a rule, I am generally against capital punishment. I do however make exceptions for it in certain circumstances. Mass murder, child rape (even without a resulting death of the child), repeat pedophiles etc.

IF capital punishment is to be meted out, our current practices (its aim being ‘civilized’ and causing the least pain) is faulty. Although it sounds gruesome, the quickest and least painful methods are guillotine or a shot to the head. Both are instantaneous. Messy yes, but instantaneous.

May 2, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.
limric said...

Hmm – a ”Practicing Atheist.” I have to admit I really like that slogan. It’s a wonderfully catchy oxymoron.

As there is no faith in atheism, the underlying logic behind the phrase ‘practicing atheism’ is defective.

Thus: You can't be a practicing atheist, because there’s nothing to practice. One no more ‘practices’ atheism any more than one would practice ‘Santa Clausism’. [Although to tell the truth, I practice that every year with my grandchildren.] But if they did, I'm imagining some sort of Atheist Church where they all gather every Sunday, then stand around looking puzzled and wondering "What did we come here for?"

Regarding the term ‘practicing’; at what point do practicing Christians become qualified Christians?

By maintaining and strengthening a rational and open mind and not letting it become clouded by mystical superstition and weird ceremonies works best for me. So far I have never heard a good argument for belief in the existence of god.

Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō y'all.

For those unfamiliar with the chant:

May 2, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.
limric said...

Let’s not overlook Mickey - the serious questions that Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. Ohio, who is calling for a select committee to be established to conduct another round of snipe hunts demands answers for.

They include:

Are the CIA whistle-blowers bodies are now lying at the bottom of the Potomac? Was David Petraeus being blackmailed by the Chinese again? To what effect are Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright involved? Did Susan Rice fly to Tripoli, have a steamy liaison with a clone of Ayman al-Zawahiri created in a secret DNC Chicago laboratory, then go to Benghazi where she personally killed Ambassador Chris Stevens with a hat pin? Where are my shoes?? He later angrily stated that unless someone gave him back his shoes, they’ll spin this into ‘The Never Ending Story’!

May 1, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.
limric said...

Ikeithlu,

You are dealing with a person (Conservative) that personifies childlike logic/semantics. And expects everyone to respect it as knowledgeable cogent dialog. It's not!

An example:

My granddaughter came to me once and said "LOOK! I can spell baby" then she proceeded to spell Bob. I said, that’s good sweetie but it doesn't spell baby, it spells Bob. She looked up and said, "well, then I can spell Bob!"

Once you identify it, it’s easy to deal with. And oft times amusing.

April 30, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.
limric said...

Here’s something for the Tea Party to blow their kazoo’s about. But will they? Nah. If it’s not Benghazi or Obama Care it’s tooooo complicated.

The Senate stripped a provision from an intelligence bill that would have required the President to make public each year (whenever he feels like it actually) the number of people blowed up in targeted killing operations (drone attacks) in countries where the United States uses lethal force...and where the victims can’t fight back.

The NSA and National security officials in the Obama administration objected strongly to having to pretty much say anything about the scope of their dirty work -- and the Senate caved. What was that President Obama was going to call his administration? Oh yea, “The most transparent administration in history.”

If this doesn’t outrage the nation (and Tea Partiers) we aren’t a nation of sheep so much as a mushroom farm.

April 30, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.
limric said...

GaussianInteger,

You’re right, I don’t feel that ”when "licensed" gun owners misuse or mishandle their firearms that it should go unpunished.” You are (as are others) broad brushing the issue, and me. The essence of the disagreement boils down to this: ‘If you don’t agree with increased control/registration, then you’re a gun nut and you’re Wild West mind set is unhealthy in a modern civilized society.’ It is a fallacious and disingenuous slant.

By the way, I think you need to look further into the Georgia case you mentioned. And in the same vein; do you think the George Zimmerman (of Florida fame) case was fairly adjudicated?

April 28, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.
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