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  1. morrrva commented on Bloom County 2 days ago

    You could implement camps to “re-educate” all those who disagree with you. That would be a Conservative’s dream, wouldn’t it?

  2. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 15 days ago

    The GOTP is not in favor of either limited or smaller government; that is just one of the many lies it tells. It is in favor of limiting government spending for things its social Conservative wing doesn’t like: entitlements, healthcare, education, infrastructure, etc. It’s gung-ho for increasing spending on things it likes: weapons the military doesn’t even want, tax cuts for the rich, border fences, incarceration, etc. It is also in favor of injecting government into the lives of the people at every possible level if they make decisions the GOTP doesn’t favor. So neither in terms of spending nor in influence is the GOTP in favor of smaller governement.

  3. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 23 days ago

    Except of course that is exactly what the GOP was claiming: that the Executive willfully ignored repeated pleas for assistance, and in fact ordered the military to stand down, in order to turn attention away from whatever it was the GOP claimed that Obama didn’t want attention paid to. The State Department has already admitted that it handled the situation poorly, so there is no there there. Bottom line: it isn’t a scandal. Bad managment? Maybe. But that certainly doesn’t justify eight investigations, nor the breathless hyperbole engaged in by both Fox News and politicians like Ted Cruz who had hoped to benefit from creating a scandal where none existed. So the GOP has spent inordinate amounts of time and money to valiantly uncover that which has already been known. Well, done, GOP. Well done.

  4. morrrva commented on Tom the Dancing Bug about 1 month ago

    Interesting. So actual fact-based science is now a Democratic talking point? That would be consistent with much GOTP policy. How about these “talking points:” No one transmits Ebola without being symptomatic. No one has contacted Ebola in the First World who wasn’t a healthcare worker in close contact with an Ebola patient and their bodily fluids. I know the Radical Right doesn’t believe in science, but the fact remains that this is a bone-headed policy which protects no one, but which panders to uninformed hysteria and to the TP wing of Christie’s policy, who have already claimed that Obama wants to infect the U.S. with Ebola as punishment for slavery.

  5. morrrva commented on Tom Toles about 1 month ago

    Conservatives now control 3/4 of the gov’t. This is now their baby. I just hope they don’t expect the Dems to work with them. The game plan they used as a minority to take back Congress (no compromise, lack of bipartisanship, blame, blame, blame) was obviously effective. The Dems would be fools to do anything but follow it. But now Boehner and McConnell get the blame. Obama will catch some of it as well, but because he can’t run again, why do they care? Oh, and good luck with the Tea Party, Mitch; you’ll need it. You can catch and ride a rabid cougar for a while and go really fast, but the problem is that at some point you have to try to get off, and it then turns on you.

  6. morrrva commented on Tom Toles about 1 month ago

    The GOP’s failed policies will do nothing to fix a recession that officially doesn’t exist, because it only affects the middle class and the poor. The rich are doing very well, thankyouverymuch. So why would the GOP want to change anything with the economy?

  7. morrrva commented on Tom Toles about 1 month ago

    Amendment 15: "Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

    Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

    Amendment 19: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

    Amendment 24: "Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

    Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

  8. morrrva commented on Bloom County 3 months ago

    Though it’s true that ME have occurred in the past, you’re implicitly trivializing them. Life did recover, but took millions of years to do so. There are some indications that the Earth is approaching the end of its era of being able to support complex ecosystems, so after another ME the Earth would eventually recover, but it is not assured that it would recover to the level of biological complexity that existed before the advent of Man.

  9. morrrva commented on Tom Toles 3 months ago

    It’s interesting how much climate change denial is starting to sound like 9/11 Truthers and Chem-trail believers. All require increasingly large yet completely secret coordination of various groups in some ever-widening conspiracy, while simultaneously denying both basic science and accusing vast legions of experts in their fields of either being incompetent or else being involved is a nefarious plot. And only the adherents know the “real” truth of the matter in all three cases.

  10. morrrva commented on Pat Oliphant 4 months ago

    As constant as the Northern star.