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re: People on here are still butthurt about Trump and I love it - Clete Purcel
I'm not a republican. I changed to Independent in 2012. I will vote for Cruz or Rand Paul, but not an establishment candidate....
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re: People on here are still butthurt about Trump and I love it - Clete Purcel
I agree with you 100%. Ted Cruz said something in his statements regarding McConnell and Boehner's leadership that struck a chord with me: [quote]Madam President, which of those decisions [bills passed in the last 6 months] would be one iota different if Harry Reid were still majority leader? No...
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re: Planned Parenthood and the barbarity of America - Clete Purcel
Have you ever seen the movie, "Amazing Grace?" It is the story of William Wilberforce and his long, patient crusade to end the institution of slavery in England. It took many years and cost Mr. Wilberforce his health and ultimately life, but he kept the faith and kept going even when the outcome o...
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re: Why Does The Republican Party Exist? - Clete Purcel
[quote] many conservatives are wondering: If the Republican Party is incapable or unwilling to make a compelling case against the selling of baby organs or the emergence of a nuclear Iran or the funding of a cronyist state-run bank—or all three—then really, what exactly can it do?[/quote] This is...
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re: Let's get meta - what shaped your political opinions? - Clete Purcel
Grew up on a rice farm and from an early age, learned the value of hard work. We were small farmers - some years were real tough and other years were great. I can remember Dad sitting us down a few times over the years and asking us kids to do what we could to help cut expenses as production costs...
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re: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents - Clete Purcel
I stand corrected. Not a doomsday event, but the fact that 16% of Baltimore teens being raised with married parents is a negative for society - a trend we need to see less of and not more of. If you agree that it is a negative thing, Big Scrub, what do you see as being solutions? Or do you th...
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re: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents - Clete Purcel
I don't think the Government can do anything to fix it. The War on Poverty did not work. ...
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re: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents - Clete Purcel
[quote]A 2012 study by the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention revealed that in 2010 black youths committed six times more murders, three times more rapes, 10 times more robberies and three times more assaults than did their white counterparts. Similar st...
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re: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents - Clete Purcel
It's a conundrum. It is in society's best interest that the fatherless issue be fixed, but I don't think government can really do anything about it. It's one of those things that starts at home with father's being fathers or grandfathers stepping in and providing a positive role model when one is ...
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re: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents - Clete Purcel
I'm trying to figure out your angle, Big Scrub. Are you positing that 16% of Baltimore teens being raised with married parents is a good thing? ...
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re: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents - Clete Purcel
[quote]“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” Eric Holder 2009[/quote] You are right, Zach, if anyone dares to speak about it they are deemed racist by...
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re: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience - Clete Purcel
[quote]over the next several generations christianity will move closer and closer to acceptance of homosexuality.[/quote] I would think that Christians that view the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God would have trouble ever accepting behavior that is clearly deemed 'sinful,' but most Christian...
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re: Pouting Barry tells Bibi the US to "reassess" relationship with Israel - Clete Purcel
That is what I don't understand, AM. How can you make peace with people who deny the right of Israel's statehood and have aligned themselves with Hamas, a group whose stated goal is the destruction of the State of Israel. How can you ever get to any common ground for negotiating peace when the p...
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re: Why does Israel allow Muslims to control Dome of the Rock - Clete Purcel
Interesting. I think this verse and surrounding passages are what some refer to as Joel's Army and what a movement called NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) hangs their hat on. If I'm not mistaken, they believe that they have been called to partner with Christ to "make all things new," essentially cr...
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re: Ernst family collects $400k+(over time) in farm welfare--changed for LSURussian - Clete Purcel
You are correct. I grew up on a rice farm and farmed for 5 years. I'm not sure if this program still exists, but about 10 -12 years ago, there was a government program called Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP). Each Tuesday the new LDP rate would be posted which would be $X per barrel of rice paid to ...
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re: NBC Chuck Todd critical of Obama in book just released - Clete Purcel
I think it is very cowardly how Chuck Todd, Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, to name a few, all come out with critical books AFTER it is too late to do anything about it. Why didn't they confront the President? Why didn't they (Panetta & Gates) resign and report on the dysfunction that most everyone...
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re: Another open enrollment thread - Clete Purcel
We just got the open enrollment package at the Company I work for. We saw a 12% across the board increase, but all deductibles and coverage remained the same. I have Employee & Family coverage and last night the wife and I sharpened our pencils and decided to move from the PPO plan to the High D...
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re: Louisianaians....PLEASE don't frick this up!!! - Clete Purcel
I just did my part....
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re: Mary Landrieu plays the race and sex cards - Clete Purcel
Good grief, Senator. [quote]Landrieu said that while the ideological environment of the country may have changed, her philosophy has not. “[b]Right now the country is very polarized[/b] and it's because we've got FOX on one side and MSNBC on the other and people just fighting for the center,” ...
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re: Assume The GOP Controls The Congress... - Clete Purcel
You know, this is a great question. Republicans are portrayed as being "the Party of NO." Why don't they get together and prioritize a list of action items? Rather than criticize things, offer solutions and a roadmap to get America back on track. I know it wasn't perfect, but I liked the [link...
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