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105 cul-de-sacs? Wow. Looks like you guys should get a well-deserved break after Christmas. Then you can start moving these giant piles of snow around. Your work is never done. :-)
I do agree that both him and Bush have continued to set a bad precedent with their executive orders. Bush ramped it up, and Obama has gone even further.
Has Obama stoked fear, or has the right stoked fear against Obama? He's a secret Muslim; he's unAmerican; he wasn't really born here. He's somehow illegitimate. Even though we liked these ideas when Bush was in office, with Obama, it's no way, no how. We're going to do everything we can to make sure he's a one-term president; failing that, we're going to obstruct every single thing he tries to do. How would you suggest Obama could've overcome that?
Well, a few people seem to have actually understood what I was saying. Hey, I'm no fan of what Obama has done to prosecute national security whistleblowers and the like; but Yep, I'm saying I sure do have a problem with a guy potentially coming into office saying congress is useless, telling us he's going to cure all our ills like those pesky Muslims and Hispanics, whipping up fear against a solid, definable target. C'mon, guys, don't you read history? You can't tell me that Trump's rhetoric doesn't bring back a few reminders. What happens when we're done with that particular boogeyman? Meanwhile, you have this innate distrust of Obama. Sure, he's a liar like just about every president before him, but a one-world government? Putting people into concentration camps? I'm afraid you've been hoodwinked. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, just do a simple search for "obama concentration camps".)
Yeah, I tend to believe that when we as a global community identify a global problem, it's a good thing when we work on ways to solve it. You guys really think that governments around the world have decided to spend billions of dollars to slow "global warming" because ... why? Where's the motive? If this was a grand scientist-government conspiracy, how did it come about? Believe me, I trust my government about as much as you do. But I still don't understand your immense hatred of it, particularly around the issue of climate change. To me, controlling CO2 emissions sounds exactly like what world bodies like the UN were put in place to do. As far as I'm concerned, the key is preventing corporations which profit off the current system from having an overwhelming voice at the table regarding what to do about it.
Crazy people can come up with all sorts of ways to justify their actions, and the right wing is full of enablers of these people.
The guy who shot up that Planned Parenthood, remember him? He's kind of been displaced lately. He was ranting about no more harvested babies or some such. If he really believed that Planned Parenthood was killing babies and harvesting their brains -- as depicted in that doctored video -- then he's really doing the world a favor, right? Scary stuff, and it can all be laid at the feet of the right-wing media echo chamber. Whoever made that video bears indirect responsibility for those deaths, and I doubt he's losing any sleep over it. Same with O'Reilly and George Tiller.
The Alex Jones Infowars crowd whipped up the hysteria surrounding that military training opp in the southwest to the point that the Texas governor, undoubtedly a subscriber to this fantasy, felt obliged to do something. What did you think about that, Tom?
Frankly, I think it's a miracle that no one was killed as a result of that. And it's the same people who have constructed this narrative around Agenda 21. They use end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it, gloom-and-doom, war-like rhetoric, then act all shocked and dismayed when someone takes the next step.
It's the same people that are buying lock, stock and barrel what Donald Trump is selling. He's basically coming out and saying he's going to be a dictator, and many people on the right are just fine with that because they agree with what he wants to do.
But if he manages to do everything he says he wants to and turns this country into a fascist police state on the way, you'll be looking back wondering how you could have let that happen.
You call yourself a patriot. If you really believe this, then aren't you saying you'd be justified in doing whatever you can to stop this insidious plan? So yeah, how long a trip is it from where you're at now to someone like Timothy McVeigh?
Tom states: "What I DO know is that "Agenda 21" IS supported by "One World Government"..."Eugenicists" that basically want to undo borders of "Sovereign Nations" and kill off millions of humans...the goal of the United Nations is to eliminate private property around the globe in order to use it for the “common good."
And you know this, how?
Is there some part of the charter that I missed?
Thanks, Bill, for at least attempting to set the record straight. Truly wacko assertions must be challenged, because as we've seen, some people actually believe them, and the results can be disastrous. I believe the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building had a similar worldview.
Too casual in his interview style? Nothing wrong with that IMHO.
Congrats, Footey, you earned it!
"...I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"
So what's going to happen after Trump takes care of those Muslims and Hispanics? Who will be the new boogeyman?
After seeing his latest polling numbers, I'm getting more worried that this guy could actually get elected.
And I don't doubt that Trump means what he says.
Since executive orders have been used in the past to initiate all kinds of atrocities, he may very well be able to pull it off -- at least for a little while. The War Powers Act says a president has 60 days to act against what he and he alone deems to be a direct threat to our national security. 60 days is a long time if you're going all out. If you've read your history, you know that bad things happen when a nation hands power to someone who promises to restore their prestige, settle scores, protect them from the boogeymen of the day. We need to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself with the USA.
I've seen him in action professionally, and I know him personally. I'd hate to see someone equally or less qualified get the job simply because they're from outside the area. I think Dan will do right by Steamboat as the city attorney if given the chance.
But we should all know the result any time now.
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