Scotland is quite right in thinking Westminster fails to represent them. They consistently vote for liberal political representation, yet have been living under a conservative government for a big chunk of history.
I am a fellow Englishman, living in America. I also happen to have lived in Scotland for a good chunk of my early adulthood. I also love Scotland and the Scots and sympathize with their cause. I'm almost disappointed they didn't have a chance to see if they could make it on their own, but pleased they didn't, given the obvious lack of a plan!
In the long run, it can only be good for the Union, with sweeping political change almost inevitable as the British people realize they can take their political future into their own hands.
HSabin laments, "...the government shuts down on weekend... So why aren't you screaming about that huh?"
We would not dream of depriving you of that pleasure.
Tim Haley and Max Clow and Capt. Donald Martinez:
TIM and Capt Martinez: First Captain - thanks for your service.
Now as to your and Tim's claims:
A small percentage of the government was shut down by Obama's actions not Lamborn's. You make it sound like Lamborn has total power to control the government. He doesn't. Congress has TWO houses of power and all contributed to the supposed shutdown which was minimal at best.
You also forget that the government shuts down on weekend - big whoops! So why aren't you screaming about that huh? Stop with the drama queen act and actually look at the facts!!
And as to hurting VETS or Lamborn NOT helping the vets? Lamborn got the new health center on Fillmore and he got the Vets cemetery for this area - how is that hurting VETS? He recently shepherded a new bill through the house that HELPS the vets! Plus, a veteran that I know contacted Lamborn for help in getting his medical needs attended to by the VA in Denver. Lamborn acted immediately to assist this vet.
All Your claims are ridiculous. Please post PROOF of your iclaims here...please! Stop with the emotion and post FACTS please!
And as to Irv Halter not voting Democratic and supporting Obama? Who are YOU kidding? NOT ONE REPUBLICAN voted for Obamacare but Udall and Bennett did and so will Halter if he wants any "power" in congress and he wants to be anything but an "UNKNOWN!". They bowed down and so will Halter. You know the saying power corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely? Halter will NOT be immune - Udall and Bennett haven't been so how is he different?
MAX - you are just listening to liberal talking points without checking them out - stop doing that! You make yourself look foolish! Here are three sites for your to check and learn that indeed Clinton and Albright as well as Bush thought there were WMD"s in Iraq. Then do this - smack yourself upside your head while saying DUH:
Now all of you, please stop drinking the liberal kool aid please!
It sounds a lot like how the USOC facility project was jammed down taxpayer throats. This is another example of how a so-called strong Mayor system fails the voters.
Does anyone think the AG Suthers has a conflict of interest issuing an opinion in favor of the City of Champions and also running for Mayor with a platform supporting the City of Champions? I do.
"Why were UN Inspectors allowed into Iraq to destroy WMDs "up until a short time before the war" started? Why did the US start the war when Iraq was cooperating in destroying their WMDs?"
Iraq was not being cooperative. At first they put on good show, but numerous previously tagged items were missing. They were trying to do just enough to make it look like they were cooperating. And they were only doing that because they were afraid we might attack.
"Saddam Hussein capitulated to every American demand for UN inspections and access"
We can rehash the entire chain of events leading up to the war and assign political motives all we want, but the bottom line is that Max Clow's statement that there were"no WMD" is blatantly false. Period,end of statement, do not pass Go and do not collect$200, full stop, the end.
Marxists have a saying, (I do not know which Marxist to attribute it to, but I suspect it was Lenin), "The government is the executive committee of the ruling class."
Americans have come to believe that government is an independent institution with no roots in any social class. In particular, dictatorships are viewed as deriving their power from the loyalty of a small number of armed troops with no allegiance to anyone but the dictator.
Based on this theory, Dick Cheney decided to invade Iraq and liberate the Iraqi people. He reasoned that once Saddam Hussein was eliminated, all the people of Iraq--people from every walk of life and social class--would unite to form a democratic government.
The bitter truth is that Hussein did not rule in a social vacuum. His government was the executive committee of the Sunni population, who make up the Iraqi ruling class. Sunnis did not welcome American troops nor do they support the new government, because they are the ones who are losing power. America is trying to prop up Iraq with a Shiite government, which will never work as long as the Shiites do not wield decisive economic power in the country, and that cannot happen without a massive redistribution of wealth. The Cheney adventure was doomed from the start.
What we didnt sell Pizza before pot was legal?
Is there anything this guy likes about his job besides a paycheck. Remember we are the reason you get one of those things keep gripping and you may not get one.
"As for the power vacuum, it wasn't so much a power vacuum as a military unpreparedness that allowed ISIS to gain a foothold. This would not have happened had a new SOFA been finalized with the US."
In other words, there would be no power vacuum as long as American troops were the real power behind the new Iraqi regime. Native Iraqi forces were not so much "unprepared" as unwilling. They abandoned their weapons and fled at the first sign of resistance. Does anyone think Saddam Hussein's army would have fled in that situation?
Ah, yes, a telling partnership with the NFL's fair-haired pizza boy whose business practices are right up there with Simon Legree's....
Why were UN Inspectors allowed into Iraq to destroy WMDs "up until a short time before the war" started? Why did the US start the war when Iraq was cooperating in destroying their WMDs?
Because the WMD argument was a red herring. It was a pretext to justify an irresponsible and reckless adventure that Dick Cheney had decided to pursue no matter what. Saddam Hussein capitulated to every American demand for UN inspections and access, and every time he agreed to make concessions, Cheney upped the ante and demanded even more. It quickly became obvious that Cheney would not stand for a peaceful resolution to the phoney WMD question because he wanted war.
Wish I was still there.
I feel for the original tenants however the only thing this article truly compelled me to feel is: Wow. 1st world problems. Ohh those poor people.
So much EXCREMENT. Bach swimming in Las Vegas St waste pools.
Keri, they are starting to change now, although not quite at peak.
Have any of the aspens changed here in the springs near the 7 bridges trail?
Funny thing I caught in this Story. The fella says his view of the foothills from his two story studio is now a stucco wall because someone put a two story next to his. Comes off as if his is more important then the other guys. Why? More of the I can but you cant mentality.
Bach is an ass. Doesn't know crap. The major league teams care about the field and clubhouse. PERIOD. NOT public bathrooms. Wind an issue anywhere including Albuquerque. Oh and COORS Field.
How sad that Parkside lost out to an obscure 25 year old rule change enacted after the neighborhood was built, and the planning department didn't have the balls to stand up on behalf of the community. I wonder how they'd feel if it was their neighborhood. Different, I bet. Also those don't look like 2 story homes. They look 3 story.
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