Where do these wackos come from?
K- ISIS was not the topic of this thread - US military spending is. You have completely ignored my points on that. Case closed.
Here's why I'm content to simply disagree with you and be done with this. I could post multiple links that say different about the origin of the specific group known as ISIS. Did you know those roots go back to 1999? You will pooh-pooh my sources because that's how lefties counter. Then I could fill 12 vertical inches of comment space with direct quotes from the sources. Then you would change the subject. In the meantime, you have not offered up a single link yourself.
The people I really want to reach have gotten bored with both of us and moved on.
Call the flavors of radical Islam whatever you want, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Al Fatah, Boko Haram, PFLP, PLO, ANO... You cannot refute that the civilized West has been at war with radical Islam for centuries. Radical Islam was burning people alive and slashing throats long before Bush/Cheney and the oh so evil cheerleader pyramid they made at Abu Ghraib.
Dave Naumann writes. "I refer to the Rev. Martin Luther King" without the slightest sense of irony, as Dr. King, in his lifetime, was also accused of creating the racial divisions and disharmony he protested against. Dr. King was not elevated to his current position of respect among closet racists until well after his death, and only then so they could use him as a fig leaf to hide their prejudices.
Mr. Naumann, you can no more pin the nations' divisiveness on our president than you can on the Easter Bunny. You forgot all of the other players, conveniently. How about the T-baggers, er, I mean the John Birch Society. Rush, Fox, Jan Brewer, et al.
Mr. Obama reached out to McConnell and the House Republican sot in the beginning and then again only to be shunned and publicly ridiculed. To his credit, our president took the high road.
No, he is anything but accountable for this. For this we will wink and pretend he is not a black man, we'll just disagree with him at every turn, even at our own peril.
Mr. Naumann, I submit to you that ONLY reason we may have a greater rift in race relations in America is because of people like you. My way or the highway, facts be damned.
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"I can certainly refute your ISIS analysis..." Then why don't you? Instead you launch into a tirade against the Obama administration, which in your own words is "all off topic."
Besides, I thought I made it clear that the Democrats have no more grasp of the situation than the Republicans. I am glad you agree with me on arming the Kurds. Unfortunately, this is another good idea which will be summarily dismissed by both parties because they are afraid of offending Turkey.
K- I can certainly refute your ISIS analysis with a quick Google search and a couple of HS history books. Obama squandered all the progress we made in Iraq. He completely missed the opportunity of the Iran's Green Revolution in 2009 (Thanks Valerie Jarrett). He allowed the Muslim Bros to take control in Egypt. He and Hillary stood by while terrorists in Benghazi murdered four brave Americans including our Ambassador. I could go on forever. It's all off topic. I agree with you that we should support the Kurds.
I surmise, since you have decided to dredge up the irrelevant opinions of a second-rate politician, PacksA9, that you cannot refute my analysis.
Just for the record, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have any clue when it comes to handling ISIS or shoring up our chimeric "victory" in Iraq. Iraq needs to be partitioned into Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish nations, and the Kurds should be allowed, if not encouraged, to annex Syrian Kurdish territory. We need to arm the Kurds to the teeth because (unlike our "partners" in Iraq, the Shiites) they will fight to the last man.
I have an hour of a recorded interview with you, Shane, and several shorter interviews recorded with Gina. I also have copies of email correspondence confirming conversations between the three of us. I also have copies of your conversations with others in our community. I will share as much of that as you wish for me to, if you like.
You have not been threatened by me, nor lied about.
But since you seem to wish to set the record straight, why don't you bring these "licenses" that you hold by our office for verification — and please don't forget your driver's license. And we'll be happy to look further into your identity. We greatly look forward to meeting the real Shane.
This guy did not talk with (Me) Shane Gorrell but did talk with my brother. My brother Has tried numerous times to get me arrested with his lies over the last 20+ years (I have proof). Please ask the reporter if he actually met with Me in person to get the stories he is conveying here, He Did Not!!!!!!
If you do the research on me then you will know My brother and a guy named Charlie (stalker) are the ones creating these stories and lies about me. I have over 1200 threatening texts to prove it. (They were jealous of my weight loss and bike ride) You can read in my book soon what all my brother has tried to do to me..... It's scary!
I am a law abiding citizen that holds Licenses that I could not have if you weren't 100% legal.
You should just get to know me without judgment, These are merely attacks and nothing more. I am done dealing with these threats!!!! Find someone else to lie about.
The writer has no actual proof he was talking with me, as I have never spoke to him. I did not give an interview.
K- According to Democrat candidate Martin O'Malley, global warming caused ISIS. O’Malley’s deputy campaign manager said "... he is proud to believe in science."
Truth (for progressives) is stranger than fiction. And sometimes funnier.
If this officer had been called on a "domestic" and showed up to a home where a 210-lb man did this to his 110-lb wife or daughter, the officer would have cuffed the guy and locked him up and rightly so. But, in this case he gets a 2-year "investigation" pass and is even offered "victim assistance" from the department.
Adding to the awful appearance, another news agency reported the officer is the son of a former deputy chief who had retired not long before this incident took place. What is happening in the CSPD? Someone--Mayor Suthers, Chief Carey--say or do something to prevent the public trust from being completely subverted. And don't blame the Indy...Pam Zubeck didn't cause this. She is doing her job unlike many journalists in Colorado Springs.
First of all, what are you doing citing President Obama to support your case? We all know you don't give him any credit for being correct. Second, there is no contradiction between saying that the Crusades started jihadism in general, but the War in Iraq created ISIS in particular. You have to ask yourself which was the more immediate cause for the current mess, an ancient grudge against knights in shining armor, or the recent aerial bombardment of civilian villages?
And you get an F- in Reading Comprehension if you think I ever said "jihadis only started aiming for us during Bush/Cheney." Nevertheless, Bush and Cheney helped bring them out of the fringes and into the mainstream of Iraqi society with such brilliant moves as torturing prisoners of war.
As for your main point, I am in total agreement. I never meant for my remarks to be taken as a defense of pacifism. I am not a pacifist. I just think that ISIS is a poor example to trot out in defense of our military expenditures as it is a problem of our own making.
K- You better tell Obama that. He's the one that went back 800 years when he brought up the crusades at the last Natl Prayer Breakfast.
And you get an F- in History if you think jihadis only started aiming for us during Bush/Cheney.
But my point remains intact. Expenditures on national defense are Constitutionally mandated. Just about every other federal line item is not.
Nice try, PacksA9, but you cannot divert attention away from Bush and Cheney, who are directly responsible for the rise of ISIS, by dredging up ancient history.
Its pretty clear what the founders thought about the military. The sad part is that the more progressives grow government, the farther they move us from original intent.
Article 4, section 4 of the Constitution makes national defense the only mandatory function of the federal government. Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution lists 17 powers specifically granted to congress. Of those, six concern national defense, more than any other topic. Regardless of how suicidal pacifists may whine, national defense IS a job for the feds. The other stuff, not so much.
K- Don't kid yourself. ISIS is just the latest in a long line of jihadis we've been fighting since Jefferson and the USN kicked Barbary butt early in the 19th century. Not to mention the Crusades.
asawatcher, you make this too easy. Seems like every mass shooting news story has a sidebar about how the darn background check system failed. http://cnn.it/1HSHL6u
It fails all the time. But that's government for you. Or, some federal agent leaves his gun lying around. http://bit.ly/1TNdPN3
Or, criminals steal them. Or a thousand other reasons. You live in fantasy land if you think any law or system is going to be foolproof.
"You wonder why the murder rate is lower in affluent white suburbs than it is in the densely packed, economically and socially depressed, ghetto environment of Chicago? Really? You can’t think of any possible explanation? None at all?"
Another softball question. Let's start with failed progressive Democrat policy. Who's been running these cities for the past 50 years?
And you still haven't commented on any of the Democrat politicians featured in the videos. I know, their statements kind of destroy your whole position. Odin is right on the money.
Fact is, there are no explicit statements in the Constitution regarding automobile speed limits. But there is one about our right to bear arms.
What a convincing argument, Odin! It's not just the facts you present, but the way you have marshaled them into a solid, logical analysis! You force me to counter with the only effective comeback for such a prodigious argument: Is so!
“For starters, firearms transfers are already controlled by laws. Except for when criminals swap their guns.”
Criminals have guns to swap? Do you suppose those guns came from Smith and Wesson or Glock factories earmarked “for criminal swap meets only”? No? You’re right! Every gun in the hands of a criminal has passed through the hands of a so-called “law abiding gun owner”. Let’s see a “reasonable” law to plug THAT pipeline. We need severe universal background checks for EVERY GUN TRANSFER.
And Odin asks:
“So why then do the surrounding areas have a lower rate of homicides with firearms?”
You wonder why the murder rate is lower in affluent white suburbs than it is in the densely packed, economically and socially depressed, ghetto environment of Chicago? Really? You can’t think of any possible explanation? None at all?
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