| Political Talk|| re: Was the failed rescue attempt of Foley due to faulty intelligence? - Tyrusrex on 8/22/14 at 7:21 pm|
The thing I don't get here, is that a lot of people that blame Obama for the failed rescue attempt are the same people who won't give him credit for getting Bin Laden. I just wish people were consistent. It really undermines arguments when you're not....
| Political Talk|| re: Who has the most realistic chance to be the next Republican President? - Tyrusrex on 8/22/14 at 3:39 pm|
[quote]Romney. Buyer's remorse has set in.[/quote]
As much as people are unhappy with Obama, the Republican party is twice as toxic. The only way a Republican can win the presidency is if someone puts a muzzle on the most extreme elements and a 3rd party like the Green or Ralph Nader can split o...
| Political Talk|| re: Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant - Tyrusrex on 7/26/14 at 7:29 am|
As someone mentioned before about the Minnesota man Bryon Smith.
Do you think he's guilty of murder? A jury convicted him of murder.
It's damn hard to listen to the audio of him as he kills them.
| Political Talk|| re: Minimum wage boost blocked in the Senate - Tyrusrex on 4/30/14 at 5:41 pm|
I'm a bit torn about the issue of minimum wage. On the one hand, I can see how it messes with free market principals. But, on the other hand I can see how if a person has to work 40-70 hours a week and still not have enough to live that would be an issue as well. I'm at the point where I consider...
| Political Talk|| re: So the question must be asked: Is Obama a Muslim? - Tyrusrex on 4/10/14 at 3:49 pm|
Can we just stop and kill this thread please? When people say that Conservatives are dumb racists redneck hicks, they point to threads like this.
If you really dislike Obama, then you should say something like I disagree with the President because of this reason, that reason, and this reason ove...
| Political Talk|| re: Simple "Yes" or "No": If Obama could assume Chavez-esque dictatorial powers - Tyrusrex on 1/28/14 at 9:56 pm|
[quote]Jesus Christ, man. Are you guys really this fricking nutty? Sorry for putting that way, but come on. [/quote]
Unfortunately, they are. There's plenty of real legitimate reasons to be upset, mad, or disappointed (pick your adjective) with Obama. But what these guys don't seem to realize ...
| Political Talk|| re: BOOM, New Climate Data Rigging Scandal Rocks US Govt. - Tyrusrex on 1/27/14 at 6:50 pm|
[quote]Is this person / group legit and respected?
No, they're not legit or respected....
| Political Talk|| re: BOOM, New Climate Data Rigging Scandal Rocks US Govt. - Tyrusrex on 1/27/14 at 6:49 pm|
Sorry, but Principia-Scientific, the source of the article, is a journal created solely to discredit climate change. I'm not saying that they right or wrong in this case, but I wouldn't claim victory until a more reputable publications like Scientific American weighs in. And no I don't believe tha...
| Political Talk|| re: Why do we continue to do business with Pakistan? - Tyrusrex on 1/25/14 at 9:15 pm|
This is pretty easy, as bad as Pakistan is as an ally, it would be much much much worse if they were our enemy. Can you imagine a radical Islamic country near India, China, and the Middle East with nuclear weapons? This is why we put up with all the shite from Pakistan....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU 80 @ Bama 82 game over - Tyrusrex on 1/25/14 at 9:05 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Will anyone in the South have the balls to start a Revolution? - Tyrusrex on 1/17/14 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]Serious question though. I just would like to know if the south will rise again like they say.[/quote]
Go ahead and start, I'll be right behind you... way way way way way behind you....
| Political Talk|| re: Does today's public make you question democracy? - Tyrusrex on 1/14/14 at 7:57 pm|
[quote]The framers had it right IMO.
You have to own property to be able to vote. That's a reasonable requirement.
Democracy really is nothing more than tyranny of the majority.
WRONG! This would disenfranchise too many millionaire bankers and stockbrokers who may not own any l...
| Political Talk|| re: Chevy Volt doesn't like winter - Tyrusrex on 1/3/14 at 4:40 pm|
[quote]Also, most of our imported oil comes from Canada.[/quote]
Ok, the problem here is that gasoline is a widely traded commodity. Because we're importing from Canada that means countries like Japan and China can't buy from there and have to buy from places like Venezuela and Libya. The only ...
| Political Talk|| re: Chevy Volt doesn't like winter - Tyrusrex on 1/3/14 at 4:24 pm|
I really don't understand why so many conservatives hate gas efficient vehicles. Anything that gets the US and the world off of Arab country's gasoline teat is a good thing. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex on 12/21/13 at 12:09 am|
Sure, I'll leave this thread, I'll leave you guys in your bubble to complain about how income taxes are unfair, while you guys ignore the reason why it's skewed the way it is....
| Political Talk|| re: The top seven global warming alarmist setbacks in 2013 - Tyrusrex on 12/21/13 at 12:00 am|
so what does the board thoughts about reddit's science forum banning global warming deniers?
| Political Talk|| re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex on 12/20/13 at 11:57 pm|
[quote]It must not be all that easy to tear apart because you failed to make a dent in i[/quote]
It is if people are all fanning themselves crying out "I do declare" shocked at the fact that the top 50% pays 97% of income taxes when they're ignoring the fact that it's only part of the taxes that ...
| Political Talk|| re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex on 12/20/13 at 11:49 pm|
It's just as honest as saying the top 50% pays 97% of income taxes. Sure it's true, but it's not a complete picture of the total picture. What I want is a honest discussion about taxes not the half truths and sometimes outright lies that I hear from the left and the right....
| Political Talk|| re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex on 12/20/13 at 11:26 pm|
Sigh... this again?
Yes, the rich pays the majority of income taxes, but the key term here is "income taxes". This is nowhere near the total amount of taxes a person pays. There's also, payroll, state and local as well. If one only takes a look at income taxes it's a very incomplete picture. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Talk me into wanting/not wanting obamacare to be implemented - Tyrusrex on 10/10/13 at 11:34 am|
I do know that the Republican position which is to change nothing is not the answer
The Republican's offered multiple alternatives to Obamacare when it was debated and passed. I think even today they have several different plans available.
So what is the Republican...