"...reap what you have sewn"? Dang, you liberals always leave me in stitches!
Why didn't Dave Anderson contact the DP as soon as he entered the race? Enough with the whining/blaming. Phone calls, faxes, emails, snail mail...all go both ways. If a candidate can't even promote himself and his views/positions, how can he possibly promote/represent the views of constituents?
Gosh, Matt Payne, does your "you get what you pay for" apply to Chicago public school teachers, who, though demonstrating NO justification for raises (they are currently paid 1.5x what the average Chicagoan earns, despite abysmal results as measured by students' academic performance) are striking? Paying more for less is lunacy. And why do you believe those who have voted down proposed tax increases aren't acting in THEIR rational self-interest? Let's transition to a "user pays" system as much as feasible/practical/justifiable. YOU pay for what YOU use, be it a neighborhood park or public transportation, and I'll pay for what I use.
little lou, the contracts would not be issued in perpetuity. The period for which they're in effect would be stipulated, as well as circumstances (e.g., non- or substandard-performance) that would constitute a breach. Contracted-service providers' performance is constantly scrutinized. It is GOVERNMENTS that are hard to replace (politicians through periodic elections, sure, but bureaucrats and government employees are usually difficult to remove). The price for the service(s) is set at the time the (limited-term) contract is entered into; the service provider cannot seek greater compensation until the contract comes up for renewal.
Yes, Buzz, I HAVE generally found pommies to be rather ignorant. This is the U.S., not the U.K. When in Rome...yadda, yadda. Talk about obtuse!
I am sure Gen. Gould woke up today knowing the difference between a gurdwara and a temple and between Sikhs and Muslims (if he did not already). I doubt, however, that Mr. (yeah, this is the U.S., so I will put a period after "Mr") Nidess woke up without the stick still up his ass and his contemptuous attitude.
BirdManBlue - It's the *hypocrisy* that is dismaying. I find the fact that leftists/liberals swarm over a misstatement, one made during a routine briefing to an insular group--AFA cadets and staff, for heaven's sake, hardly a "public" group/address--to be both sad AND comical. Of course, opinions and perceptions vary. I don't think Gould's misstatement was so egregious as to warrant most of the critical comments displayed here--"...ignorant of his ignorance"? Give me a break!--especially from those who are mum when "one of theirs" (a liberal) errs; e.g., Michelle Obama's touching Queen Elizabeth, Joe Biden's telling a wheelchair-bound man to "stand up," or BHO's declaring that his bowling game "was like the Special Olympics." In my opinion, THOSE gaffes were at least as offensive as using the incorrect term for a house of worship. By the way, how/why does one conclude that using the incorrect term for a house of worship ("mosque" instead of "gurdwara"), ipso facto Gould thinks that Sikhs are Muslims? I have heard individuals refer to a Jewish "church"--when talking about a *physical structure* (a synagogue)--many times. ("Take a left at the Jewish church.")
@TejonTech ... Oh yeah, I bet YOU rub elbows with Air Force generals ALL THE TIME. Go ahead, tell us all about "typical" generals, and I'll tell you all about yourself and those who share your profession.
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