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  1. TripleAxel commented on Jim Morin about 16 hours ago

    The cartoon proves the point that it is trying to ridicule, as the cartoonist must invent an impeachment standard bearer rather than show us a member of Congress who actually advocates impeachment.

  2. TripleAxel commented on Mike Luckovich about 16 hours ago

    The ACA is very different from the Heritage Foundation’s proposal:
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    http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/12/the-aca-v-the-heritage-plan-a-comparison-in-chart-form
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    The fact is that Republicans had real and legitimate objections to the ACA – many of which have been borne out by reality. If the President were interested in following our constitutional procedure he would attempt to work with Congress to modify the law, and if they were unwilling to do so his remedy would be to appeal to the public and attempt to pressure Congress with a groundswell of public opinion. His unilateral executive action exceeds his constitutional authority and I would hope that sincere member of the left would drop their partisan defense of the President and instead encourage him to act responsibly.

  3. TripleAxel commented on Steve Kelley about 16 hours ago

    If Israel could be sure of a permanent cease fire I think it would gladly let Palestinians have a state without any interference or restriction. But when you are dealing with organizations whose policy calls for your elimination such surety is hard to achieve.

  4. TripleAxel commented on Phil Hands about 16 hours ago

    We will always have a certain degree of poverty. But we need to stop encouraging a culture of government dependency, which is harmful to our society in so many ways.

  5. TripleAxel commented on Tim Eagan about 16 hours ago

    One side is taking extraordinary steps to limit civilian casualties, both to its own population and to its adversary’s. I cannot think of another example of a nation that has engaged in a similar level of conflict with a similar degree of self-restraint.
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    On the other side is a force which is deliberately trying to kill as many Israeli civilians as it can, and who hides among its own civilian population in a way that ensures civilian deaths, both from its own misfires and from normal combat exchanges. Moreover, this is the side who initiated the conflict by attacking civilians and whose continuing intention to make attacks is responsible for the continuation of hostilities.
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    It astounds me that the cartoonist sees fit to criticize the side exercising restraint, and ignores the side that makes no effort to avoid civilian casualties.

  6. TripleAxel commented on Jeff Danziger about 16 hours ago

    “yeh, should just invoke Godwin’s rule and call it a day.”
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    Yeah. I am glad that some comments explain the difference between the two situations but this sums things up for me. I respect Mr. Danziger a little less for having published this cartoon.

  7. TripleAxel commented on Clay Bennett about 16 hours ago

    Republicans in Congress have made it clear that they do not intend to impeach the President. The irony is that calls for impeachment should be coming from certain quarters of the Left, if they were consistent with their stated principles.

  8. TripleAxel commented on Nick Anderson about 16 hours ago

    Exactly. This cartoon doesn’t really advance any sort of argument, it merely caricatures people the cartoonist disagrees with as subhuman creatures.

  9. TripleAxel commented on Matt Wuerker about 16 hours ago

    That’s a pretty good analogy, Joadtom, though in some cases it’s a matter of the President waiving enforcement of the law for broad classes of people (say, people with new cars) whose votes his party needs to stay in power.

  10. TripleAxel commented on Tom Toles 1 day ago

    First, if this is the obvious cause why wasn’t it accounted for in climate forecast models? To offer this as a defense is to admit that the forecast models do not accurately account for the factors that drive global temperatures and should not be relied upon.
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    Second, global sea ice seems to be above historical average levels for this year:
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    http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/antarctic-sea-ice-area-anomaly-record-high/
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    We may not have infinite ice but we may not run out of it just the same.