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Comment: Re:Having a Surgeon General would help (Score 1) 146

The only reason why he is "not qualified" is that NRA decided they will "Score" this vote. Congress critters are afraid to tarnish their 100% NRA approved record. *sigh*

Although it may be appealing in some respects to accept at face value your claim that the Democrats running the Senate are adverse to being held accountable, as they have previously demonstrated, it turns out there is more to it. The "nominee" isn't up to standard to be considered for the office.

The Left, Hoping the Lack of a Surgeon General Becomes a Huge Issue

Today on Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC program, the host invited former surgeon general Richard Carmona, who served under President Bush, on the program. The former surgeon general offered a bluntly harsh assessment that Murthy was “a young man who has great potential, but just a few years out of training, with no public health training or experience” and “a resume that only stands out because he was the co-founder of Doctors for Obama.” Carmona made similar comments on Fox News a few days ago.

“So substantive objections as well as well as partisan ones,” Farrow said quickly, moving on from the interview.

Comment: Re:Until we upgrade the dumb bunnies (Score 1) 146

Do you remember the last time Obama declared that we "don't have a plan" because the conditions in Syria were complex and required addition time to evaluate the various options? Yeah, that honesty in leadership went over well, despite the fact that he made it clear that evaluating what was an exceptionally complex set of conditions could go horribly wrong if played incorrectly.

If you do that up front it might be honesty. After a crisis has been brewing for years and exacerbated by inaction, bad decisions, poor diplomacy, and bad strategy is looks like what it is: poor leadership.

Comment: Re:First (Score 1) 209

by cold fjord (#48200307) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

Government thugs have no business deciding what recreational drugs people put into their own bodies.

If the government is going to have to pick up the pieces from your bad choices that leave you a drooling vegetable, insane, a criminal addict, or dead, the public is probably going to want something done about it since you seem to lack the capacity for sound decisions.

We're supposed to be 'the land of the free and the home of the brave,' so freedom should take priority over safety (false or otherwise); bodily freedom, especially.

America is the land of the free and home of the brave, but that isn't a synonym for land of the fool and home of the debouched. Your nonsense ideas about how things should be are mainly a collection of bad ideas contrary to the philosophical underpinnings of the country, ... threadbare as they appear at times.

Comment: Re:First (Score 1) 209

by cold fjord (#48200241) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

I think a lot of people miss the point; I'm not really referring to how things are, but how I think they should be.

Yes, in a morally insane universe. I get it.

So yes, the status quo is that government thugs infringe upon people's individual liberties. I'm aware.

Little of what you claim as "people's individual liberties" has much support in general society. The reason you are confused about this and receive so much support on Slashdot is you talk in glittering generalities and effectively deceive people. Do you get that too?

Comment: Re:good (Score 1) 286

by cold fjord (#48196583) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

The National Guard clearly is a militia as both the history and law show. Nothing I quoted claims that it is the only militia. Nothing about the existence of the National Guard as a militia implies that the 2nd Amendment is about hunting. Even your own post recognizes that the National Guard is under the control of the states unless called into Federal service. (Do you think they would obey in the event of a coup?) The National Guard is focused on military missions just as the colonial militias were. There are many defects to your post that invalidate it. Its like you put facts, history, and nonsense in a blender and hit frappe.

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