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Comment: No doubt. (Score 1) 96

by arudloff (#36952230) Attached to: NASA's Plan To Clean Up Space Program Launch Site Contamination

I live here in the space coast. Back in HS, a rocket blew up overhead and we all had to stay in doors while this crazy looking cloud floated above head. No idea what was in it or what it was, but I figure it lowered my life expectancy a few months.

No doubt in my mind there's some nasty stuff around those pads!

Comment: Re:It's not spin, it's Obama's personal priorities (Score 1) 450

by arudloff (#30951972) Attached to: Reported Obama Plan Would Privatize Manned Launches

You can watch all the videos of Obama promising to pump up NASA when he was campaigning down here in FL at http://www.savespace.us/

We're at 12% unemployment now. We'll be at 17-20% if this plan goes through.

Regardless of whether or not people agree/disagree with his proposals, there's no way in hell he wins this state again.

"Fool us once..."

Comment: Re:What 'Better' Means For Right Wing People (Score 3, Insightful) 925

by arudloff (#28410135) Attached to: US House Democrats Unveil a Health Care Plan

It's not that conservatives hate the poor, but, rather that they strive for a society with a rigid class structure.

Wow, that's a load of bullshit.

You're free to your beliefs, as are people who think conservatives flat out hate the poor, but I'd highly suggest reading up on conservative politics. There's no focus on class structure or rich vs. poor or anything of the like. It's about letting people be free to make their own choices in life. The whole "liberty" and "freedom" thing you keep hearing conservatives go on and on about is related to that core principle. When the federal government forcibly takes privately earned money to pay for systems and structures that are not only unconstitutional, but unwanted by the person having the money taken from them, they're robbing these people as well as the unseen vendors and merchants where the money would have be spent otherwise.

You want to talk about rigid class structure? "They're rich, they won't miss the money, let's tax them!" -- the point isn't whether or not they'll miss the money, it's whether or not we want to justify ongoing government thievery, especially to pay for things that are not perceived to be better than their private counterparts. The "their rich they can afford it" argument is nothing more than a straw man distracting from the actual issue.

Comment: Re:Yeah, real big secret (Score 1) 550

by arudloff (#28001163) Attached to: Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker

I love how, almost immediately, someone excuses the ignorance of this administration by pointing fingers at the ignorance of the previous administration.

As if what went on in the past justifies ongoing, continual missteps from our executive branch.

It's not about red vs. blue. It's about us vs. them. The parent poster has a good point -- it's only a matter of time until this guy runs his mouth off about something that actually matters.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson