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Whenever I disagree with God, it is invariably my own selfishness manifesting itself. Eventually when I come to my senses, I realize that. Your will be done.
Simple, I started a business and paid quarterly taxes. I went from oblivious semi-liberal to inquisitive fiscal conservative before the first check to the IRS was written.
Reality and common sense apparently have no room to squeeze into the intellectual elite minds of Summers and Krugman.
We're the brokest nation in history (Steyn) yet we should borrow more and more to buy more bullet trains to nowhere? I'm not an economist nor do I play one on TV, but I'm confident that another stimulus is not what we need.
When I read the President's letter all I can think of is his greatness. As a President, a man, as a human being. I know no one is perfect on Earth, but we are blessed to have had people like Ronald Reagan to show us we indeed have better angels.
Romney vs Obama, this will be fun to watch.
This is Newt at his best. David Gregory has no answer other than the DNC talking points.
There's the trick. Can "limited" federal government have a proactive role in a welfare state? I would say given the epic failure of the ever more "unlimited" federal government approach of the last century, the answer is no.
It's time for welfare to become a local and state issue and not be delegated to a bureaucracy in Washington.
I try to be an optimist, but man it's hard these days. I like the Tea Party ideals and the talk of smaller government, but there are so many people who are ingrained with the concept of government as a solution to their problems. I don't think our trajectory can be stopped. Ben Franklin's quote "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." is all too true I fear. The next time around we should stick to the Constitution as written. Perhaps USA v2.0 will last for 500 years instead of 250.
I like Paladino. He's not afraid to get inside and punch. To continue in the boxing metaphor, the champ and overwhelming favorite just took a right to the jaw. The champ is wobbled and seems a little stunned, but this fight is far from over. The problem is the champ has never had a real fight in his life. He's been fighting tomato cans all along.
Peter Robinson: Paul, do you live upstate by any chance?
I grew up in Vestal, just outside Binghamton, and one of the things I find so appealing about Paladino is that he's from Buffalo. Half the population of the state lives north of New York City--and often finds itself all but ignored in Albany.
In the meantime, is there any candidate anywhere in the country who's more plain fun to follow? · Sep 20 at 3:45pm
Edited on Sep 20 at 03:49 pm
I am from Webster just outside of Rochester. Northern California is a long way from Vestal!
I agree that the voice of upstate is mostly ignored in the political machinations of Albany.
The Tea Party is doing many positive things, not the least of which is providing fun people like Paladino to shake up the boring status quo.
As a resident of New York, I can honestly say I've never seen a candidate like Carl Paladino before. I voted for Paladino in the primary especially because he wasn't yet another Republican establishment retread sacrificial lamb like Rick Lazio. Can Carl win? I don't know. The political pundits say no. How many thought Scott Brown could win? All I know is that I want change to the way this state and this country are run. I don't believe Andrew Cuomo can bring change (or wants to), but given a chance Carl Paladino will try.
Can you imagine a Chris Christie vs. Barack Obama debate? You know where my money would be.
Tommy De Seno: Paul Sleeman: Your wish is my command. Below is a link to piece that appeared on FoxNews.com comparing the idiotic Muhammad Cartoons to the rediculous Piss Christ image:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/04/30/tommy-seno-muhammed-south-park-piss-christ-serrano-danish-chris-ofili/ · Sep 16 at 7:25am
Well done sir! You have my respect for your fairness. I still think radical Islam is a bit on the touchy side with respect to blasphemy.
Mr. De Seno,
Please post a link to your condemnation of the boorish, rude and intellectually void "Piss Christ" author. That so called "art" is blasphemous in my opinion, yet I never even thought of killing the author. Nor did I hear of any Christian sects who threatened to kill the author. I may be wrong on the death threats comparison, but the bottom line is that killing people who do not respect your faith is a sin. Perhaps they should try praying for them instead.
Why does Islam get preferential treatment on issues of blasphemy? Oh wait, they cut heads off.
Never surrender to fear.
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