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Comment: Re:How is this even possible? (Score 1) 824

by JackieBrown (#49341207) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

I'm going to regret asking this, but did you compare Mother Theresa to Hitler?

Hitler told people what they wanted to hear to drum up support. If the population was atheist, he would have taken a more Stalinish approach. He had the Catholic church on a very tight leash with thousands of priests being arrested (or disappearing) in Poland and elsewhere

Comment: Re:You should title this "Patriot act to be repeal (Score 1) 184

by JackieBrown (#49338061) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

and I remember him pushing the Defense of Marriage Act in '97.

So did Clinton as well as 118 Democrats on the hill and 32 senators.

Not the best example to give.

That said, I have an extreme dislike for Graham and wish he would just leave politics altogether so we can get another Cruz/Walker type person in office.

Comment: Re:You should title this "Patriot act to be repeal (Score 2, Interesting) 184

by JackieBrown (#49335093) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

No. This should be titled "No chance in hell".

The people who currently control congress are the same people who created the Patriot Act.

Considering the Democrats who controlled both parties failed to do anything but renew it, the Republicans may be our best shot - particularly while they don't control the executive branch.

There are some (on both sides) that thought the bill was a good idea at the time but now realize how awful it really is. Additionally, a very large portion of the Republicans in Congress today were not in Congress when the first bill passed.

Comment: Re:Let me guess... (Score -1) 97

It's kind of silly. The people coming here illegally are not usually crossing at border patrol stations.

This really only serves to track law abiding citizen's movements. And you're naive if you don't realize that this is just a pilot that will be spread out throughout the country if not stopped now.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 112

by JackieBrown (#49291785) Attached to: How To Make Moonshots

Here's the rub. You can never plan ahead enough to eliminate failure. Sometimes the cost of planning is not worth the cost of the failure you avoid.

Exactly. I have been involved in many projects that spend so much time in the planning stage, that by the time we are ready to move forward, the people supporting the project are gone and all traction dissolved. Then in a year or two, the exact same project starts up again - in the planning stage.

Comment: Re:Transparency in Government is good! (Score 1) 334

You have a lack of imagination, my friend. Dear old Mitt as much as admitted that he knew squat about foreign policy.

Obama was the same when running for his first time.
This last election, Romney mentioned the threat from Russia and Obama laughed at him during the debates. In fact, most of the things he warned us about that Obama that was funny (Isis being a JV team) have been shown to be true.

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