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Bill - there are 9 sanctuary cities in CO. Should the elected officials in those jurisdictions resign? If not, why?
I've been here a decade, and I've never seen or heard of a cyclist being cited. Doesn't mean it's never happened, of course, but my impression is that cyclists are given a much longer leash here than motorists.
First time for everything: I think Rob's gone overboard on this one. Granted, Mr. Ward sounds like an epic dirtbag, but piling on with allegations of malice seems a tad silly. Even dirtbags, I suspect, would prefer not to have a body on their conscience.
Way to completely miss the point of the cartoon – which attempts to draw attention to Americans being held all over the world, and entitled to some of the attention lavished upon the unfortunate women in Ohio. Kenneth Bae, for example, presently doing 15 years hard labor in North Korea because the whackos there don't like him. Alan Gross, in the early stages of a 15 year Cuban prison term for selling cell phones to Cuban Jews. Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran for his Christian evangelism there.
With all due respect, Mr. Dexter - call your mommy and have a good cry.
Wedel doesn't argue from conviction. He just argues. Devil's advocate can be interesting on occasion. But when it's the only song on the playlist, the most productive course is to tune out.
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country."
~ Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition, Pg. 425-426.
Pricing, value, and service dictate my buying decisions. I find little "intrinsic value" in knowing the seller, and 'buying local' is never a priority. Proprietors 'pouring their hearts into products from champagne powder melt off'... That one had me rolling my eyes. If I like their product enough to pay what they're asking, I'll buy it. If not, I won't. It's no more complicated than that.
We "...cannot and should not infer what the Founding Fathers would have done..."
Only because we don't have to. James Madison (author of the 2nd amendment) makes explicitly clear in Federalist 46 his motives, intent, and rationale. Insisting that we "should not infer" is nothing more than an attempt to remove any discussion of the framers from the debate and dictate terms of the conversation to those with whom one disagrees.
When the Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment, they were thinking about the moveable type printing press - not 24 hour cable & satellite television, radio, the internet, or even the telegraph in mind. If such implements of mass-dissemination had been in existence, the amendment might have been written differently, or not at all.
Gratifying to see educators cracking down on malignant 10-year olds taking Swiss Army Knives on school camping trips. Not only did they put him in solitary, they called the cops. Shoulda pelted him with rotten apples and jailed his parents. A Boston Marathon terrorist in the making. The stoolies who squealed on him will undoubtedly receive salutary commendations in their files. As well they should. http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/boy-suspended-for-bringing-swiss-army-knife-on-school-camping-trip.html
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