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Comment: Re:How many lives have been lost? (Score 1) 249

by Poppa (#28623357) Attached to: US Finalizes Stem Cell Research Guidelines

It was *not* banned. What was restricted was the federal funding for the research.

There was no restriction in private companies being able to do the research. What is truly shameful, is that the Liberals have used this issue for political gain, by obfuscating the issue as you have by implying that all research has been banned.

Liberals think all problems can be solved by sending men with guns to take your hard earned money for their social programs. If the research was so promising, then there are a number of companies that would jump at the chance to make a profit off of it. Pharmaceutical companies have deep pockets.

For shame, Liberals.

Comment: Re:Going to be more changes soon (Score 1) 151

by Poppa (#28399437) Attached to: Visualizing the Ideological History of SCOTUS

Look closer. Obama is popular, but his policies are not.

Most voters (58%) say the nation is heading down the wrong track:
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/right_direction_wrong_track/right_direction_or_wrong_track

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues/trust_on_issues

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 49% of voters see health care as a very important issue. That is down from 61% in early May and 62% in April. This is the first time since August 2007 that the majority of voters do not see the issue as very important.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/importance_of_issues2/importance_of_issues

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans favor an across-the-board tax cut for all Americans to stimulate the U.S. economy, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/june_2009/51_say_cut_everybody_s_taxes_to_stimulate_the_economy

Most voters (53%) believe increases in government spending hurt the economy, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/june_2009/53_say_more_government_spending_hurts_the_economy

And then there is the Generic Congressional Ballot which is an indication whether voters would vote for their district's candidate. It is tied right now and the Republicans actually took a two-point lead for a single week in the middle of March. Since mid-April, the parties have been roughly even.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_ballot/generic_congressional_ballot

The Obama Apologists should be concerned with the trends.

Comment: President Obama'a Response ... (Score 1) 368

by Poppa (#28309319) Attached to: WHO Declares H1N1's Spread Officially a Pandemic

to this airborne epidemic, was to have brochures handed out at airports and tell us to wash our hands. Whereas, other countries had heat-sensing machines where they would quarantine people that had fevers, and hand out masks.

Maybe someone needs to explain to him how these things are spread?

He got lucky, again. I hope for our sake that his luck holds out during the rest of his term.

Comment: "We know what is best for you ..." (Score 1) 1186

by Poppa (#28028227) Attached to: US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016

And the Democrats continue with their nanny-state mentality. We are too stupid to choose fuel efficient vehicles, so we must be forced to do so.

With Big Government, you get more laws and less freedom.

I choose to put 5k miles/year on my 15MPG SUV and 10k miles/year on my 45MPG Harley.

But the Democrats are working to eliminate that choice.

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Poppa writes "if this bill passes: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-773 SEC. 18. CYBERSECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY. The President-- (2) may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network; (6) may order the disconnection of any Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information systems or networks in the interest of national security; Are you sure you want your President to have this authority when he doesn't even know that his airplanes are harassing NYC?"

Comment: Re:Please... (Score 1) 904

by Poppa (#27535073) Attached to: EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

Pelosi says it is un-American to enforce our immigration laws. How does that grab you?

It "grabs me" that you're misrepresenting what she said. What she actually said was first that the values of immigrants who struggle to make it in America is in itself part of the American spirit:

"that optimism, that hope, that courage, that determination of immigrants of your families when you arrive here make America more American."

She then asked her audience:

"How then could America say it's okay to send parents of children away? What values system is that? I think it's un-American." Later she added "who in our country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families? It must be stopped."

She is clearly attacking as Un-American the value system that believes kicking in doors at night and separating families is good. If you want to generalize that to "Pelosi says it is un-American to enforce our immigration laws", that's your own business, but it's clearly not what she was saying.

It clearly is. We have immigration laws. There are consequences to breaking laws. It's bad enough that people are made citizens just because they are born here. (We encourages more illegal immigration.) And now you want no consequences to happen to people that break the law and have children.

If Pelosi and the Democrats don't like the law, then they can change it. They've had Congress for over 2 years and have done nothing about it.

I do take offense when Americans go off to France, for example, and criticize our President or our country. All they are doing is selfishly making themselves more important at the expense of the rest of us. Its a kick in the teeth to the brave soldiers risking their lives for our safety.

You must be pretty damn insecure about your country then. And totally missing what's great about America-- for criticism of America by its own citizens is what makes our country strong- because American can withstand that criticism and also change for the better when appropriate. This country's strength is that it's in a way an "open-source" country (at least when its at its best.) . The more eyeballs who can find flaws and suggest improvements means that its flaws are discovered, debated, and hopefully corrected. It is the national right (and duty) to be critical of this country and speak about how we can be a better people that is one of the many great strengths of America. Self-analysis and criticism of America by Americans anytime, anywhere should be encouraged and celebrated. It is, in fact, the essence of our country of, by, and for the people, and is what our soldiers are fighting for.

We didn't say it was illegal, nor did we deny she had the right to do it. But we can disagree with her opinion. We have a right to our opinion that it is in bad taste to criticize our President in a time of war to foreigners. (I felt betrayed.)

Comment: Re:RTFS?? (Score 1) 904

by Poppa (#27534761) Attached to: EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

A huge point of American democracy is that we can criticize our government in public. It's not disloyal, it's the POINT of our society, you dumbass.

That's what you think is the POINT of society? You have a twisted view of the world.

Nobody said she didn't have a right to do what she did. We just said it was wrong and without class.

There are a lot of rights that we don't necessarily need to invoke. Say, for example, I have a right to a seat on the bus since I'm first, but it would be proper for me to give it up to an old lady.

The Dixie Chicks took a political stand and spouted their opinion. We disagreed and decided not to give them any more money. Consequently, their tours, radio play and album sales dropped. You have a problem with that?

These actors/musicians are so full of themselves that they think their political opinions matter. This was a case where they were especially out of touch with their customers/fans.

Comment: Re:RTFS?? (Score 5, Interesting) 904

by Poppa (#27521413) Attached to: EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

Bullshit. The Dixie Chicks have their views and we have ours. BTW, Pelosi says it is un-American to enforce our immigration laws. How does that grab you?

The Dixie Chicks have every right to speak their mind. I have every right to disagree with them and not give them any more money.

I do take offense when Americans go off to France, for example, and criticize our President or our country. All they are doing is selfishly making themselves more important at the expense of the rest of us. Its a kick in the teeth to the brave soldiers risking their lives for our safety.

Comment: Our "Green" President, LOL (Score 1) 355

by Poppa (#27520797) Attached to: Climate Engineering As US Policy?

Next time Obama has a weekend dinner date in Chicago, or wants to slam Special Olympians in Burbank, think about the huge amount of CO2 that is being generated:
1) Air Force 1. A huge 747 airplane. Did you know there is also a backup 747 that follows AF1 around just in case?
2) Heavy lift airplanes (C-130s?) The president's limousines and helicopters have to be transported to the site.
3) Support staff/security. You can just imagine the huge effort required to keep the president safe and in contact with his advisors/speechwriters/teleprompter.

So, Mr. President, how about doing instead of just talking?

Comment: Worse Than Bush (Score 1) 788

by Poppa (#27492945) Attached to: Obama Administration Defends Warrantless Wiretapping

For months now I've been saying that Obama was Just Like Bush. But now the Salon article clearly shows that Obama is Worse Than Bush.

We haven't yet felt all of the effects of the disastrous spending bills that have just been passed. On top of this, the money supply has increased almost 300% in the past few months. This, along with all of the spending bills will mean double digit inflation on an economy where most people are not getting raises or bonuses.

Nobody imagined (except Republicans) that we would think of the Bush term as the Good Old Days.

Comment: Re:barrel roll (Score 3, Interesting) 366

by Poppa (#26800637) Attached to: The Flying Giant Is 40 Years Old

The Boeing President was so mad at Tex, that he didn't speak to him for years. This barrel roll was done in front of potential buyers, which did impress them.

Remember that a commercial airplane is not designed for aerobatic maneuvers. Which means Tex had to maintain a 1G downward force during the roll to ensure fuel stayed in the bottom of the tanks.

The President was mad because the Company bet the future on the 707. If it didn't sell (and/or if Tex crashed), then the Company would have folded.

The same thing was true with the 747, the Company bet the farm on this one too. It is such a big investment of capital, that there is no room for failure.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

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