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  1. cjminick commented on The Boondocks over 3 years ago

    As a member of one of the Federal Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces that responded to Waveland, Mississippi after Katrina, I can assure you WE didn’t drop the ball.

    We could have been in place ready to help two days sooner if the respective governors would have authorized our deployment. Until the states ask for help, the Federal government, by law, can’t do squat.

  2. cjminick commented on Doonesbury over 3 years ago

    You can’t deny climate change. The earth and its atmosphere is a dynamic system that is always changing. What is the important is to determine how much our activities may or may not influence the system. That seems to be the real issue that we need to get a handle on. Then, we can decide what, if anything, needs to be done about it.

    If you are going to impose controls on our economy that result in significant changes to your citizens’ standard of living, you had better have some solid science behind you. I personally am not convinced that we have those definitive facts established yet.

    As usual, the real issues and practical actions seem to be ignored by the extremists on both sides of the argument.

  3. cjminick commented on Working Daze almost 4 years ago

    Actually it was Seven of Nine, but who’s counting? ;)

  4. cjminick commented on Calvin and Hobbes almost 4 years ago

    Think Spartacus.

  5. cjminick commented on Rip Haywire over 4 years ago

    Love that song. My dad knows it by heart.

  6. cjminick commented on Doonesbury almost 5 years ago

    While Iraq was a blunder, it’s a bit of a stretch to say it’s the worst foreign policy blunder in our history. To do so ignores the whole debacle in the Philipines after the Spanish American War, the Bay of Pigs, our involvement in Vietnam, Somalia, etc.

  7. cjminick commented on PreTeena over 5 years ago

    Clark, the right wing is not responsible for parents who dump their kids on the public school system and take no interest in, or place any value on, the education of their kids. The right wing has not let discipline get so out of hand that the kids who want to be there can’t learn and the teachers have to be concerned for their personal safety. The right wing isn’t responsible for the dilution of the curriculum to the point that much of it is a joke.

    These aren’t problems you can fix by throwing money at them. We’ve been doing that for decades and it hasn’t done squat.

  8. cjminick commented on New Adventures of Queen Victoria about 8 years ago

    So, what does HRH think of the other crew?