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  1. Weak on personal self-defense? LOL He is ranked highest by groups such as the NRA and GOA on gun ownership and freedom of firearms issues. He is the most vorocious defender of the Second Ammendment in Congress. He consistently calls for the abolition of all gun control laws, and consistently defends a citizen's right to carry and own firearms. He may be anti-war, but he is not anti-self defense - at least not on an individual or domestic societal level.
  2. Words of truth! Leave it up to that cretin to utter such nonsense! Just like he and Falwell intimated that 9/11 was some kind of devine retribution towards a sinful society.
  3. Being from Orange County, CA I am an Angel fan. Arte Moreno is one helluva businessman, and entrepreneur who made it big through his own work and creativity. He is assembling a solid organization.
  4. Neal is dead-on correct in his assessment. New Orleans is located in a depression, surrounded by dikes and levies to keep the Gulf out, and is situated near the Gulf Coast in a region historically rife with hurricane activity. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that there are definate risks with living there and owning property in that region. Evidently to them, the benifits of living in that area outweighed the inherent risks, and since they made that choice it is incumbant upon them, as it is for all people, to accept the consequences of that choice.
  5. LOL Yep, he and Yogi ought to get together and write a book. That would be something to read. lol
  6. //Jerry Coleman is the longtime broadcaster for the Padres. He has been announcing since the 50's, starting with the Yankees when his playing days with them were over, and moving to the Padres, where he has been with them for over 30 years. He also managed the Padres during the 1980 season. He is a knowledgeable baseball man, with a great, classic baseball announcers modulation and cadence. However, he is well known to SD fans for his Colemanisms. LOL You'll all love these ones. -EW// How about these...all from one man The immortal (and sometimes confused) Jerry Coleman "And Kansas is at Chicago tonight or is it Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter as Kansas leads in the eighth four-to-four." "(Bruce) Benedict may not be hurt as much as he really is." "Bob Davis is wearing his hair differently this year, short and with curls like Randy Jones wears, I think you call it a Frisbee." "(Joe) DiMaggio seldom showed emotion. One day after striking out, he came into the dugout and kicked the ball bag. We all went 'ooooh'. It really hurt. He sat down and the sweat popped out on his forehead and he clenched his fists without ever saying a word. Everybody wanted to howl, but he was a god. You don't laugh at gods." "Enos Cabell started out here with the Astros and before that he was with the Orioles." "Eric Show will be oh-for-ten if that pop fly comes down." "Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now." "George Hendrick simply lost that sun-blown popup." //Ah, damn those dasterdly solar winds!-EW// "(Johnny) Grubb goes back, back. He's under the warning track." "He (Graig Nettles) leaped up to make one of those diving stops only he can make." //Certainly he didn't earn a degree in physics.-EW// "He slides into second with a stand up double." "If (Pete) Rose's streak was still intact, with that single to left, the fans would be throwing babies out of the upper deck." "Larry Lintz steals second standing up — he slid, but he didn't have to." "(Willie) McCovey swings and misses, and it's fouled back." "On the mound is Randy Jones, the left-hander with the Karl Marx hairdo." "Pete Rose has three-thousand hits and three-thousand and fourteen overall." "Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen." "There's a hard shot to (Johnnie) LeMaster and he throws (Bill) Madlock into the dugout." //Now that I'd like to see. :lol -EW// "There's someone warming up in the bullpen, but he's obscured by his number." "They throw (Dave) Winfield out at second — and he's safe." "Those amateur umpires are certainly flexing their fangs tonight." //Yeah, Jerry, I have muscles in my teeth as well.-EW :rolleyes "Whenever you get an inflamed tendon, you've got a problem. OK, here's the next pitch to Gene (Tenace) Tendon." "Willie Davis is not as young as he used to be." "(Dave) Winfield goes back to the wall, he hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It's rolling all the way back to second base. This is a terrible thing for the Padres." //Not as terrible as it would have been for Winfield, though.-EW// "You never ask why you've been fired because if you do, they're liable to tell you." "Young Frank Pastore may have just pitched the biggest victory of 1979, maybe the biggest victory of the year." //Here is a real brainy one from Steve Physioc, the Angel's play-by-play man.-EW// "The White Sox have been very good in one run games this year. They are 17 and 7 in one-run victories."
  7. Why Athletes Can't (Shouldn't) Have Real Jobs << I've had this in my files for a few years, someone posted it on a political/news/opinion board that I am an administrator for. A little humor is a nice break for a topic. It is no wonder why very few athletes ever go into coaching, and even those are suspect. Wait until you read some of these gems. LOL Enjoy! - Ed>> Why Athletes Can't (Shouldn't) Have Real Jobs 1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: "I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids to copulate me." 2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first." 3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say: "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl, "Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win,I'd run over Joe's Mom, too." 4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings." 5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann, 1996: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." 6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh: "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes." (now that is beautiful) 7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys line up alphabetically by height." And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle." 8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton." 9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes." 10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is." 11. Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January) 12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach,I don't know and I don't care.'" 13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject." 14. Amarillo High School and Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded: "Because she is too damn ugly to kiss good-bye."
  8. This is exactly the type of person Ben Franklin was speaking about when he coined that famous quote, "Those who would trade a freedom for security deserve neither freedom or security." Read this entire thread. More proof that religion and rationality are diametrically opposed. I say those folks could use a good amount of commentary on their thread, as well as some discussion over here.-EW http://www.hannity.com/forum/showthread.ph...08&page=1&pp=10
  9. Bubba is a loathsome toad. I didn't vote for Bush, but I never voted for Clinton, Gore, or Kerry either. I do support opening up ANWR, as that is certainly in our best interests to put those resources to good use. Bush was right in declaring that we need, most of all, new refineries. I have been saying this for years. The last refinery built in the US was in 1976. We simply can not keep up with need for refined fuel. We also need to scrap this ridiculous regulation of different mixtures for different seasons, and different regions. Ending our adherence to the whims of radical environmentalists will also do much towards solving energy problems.
  10. Mr.Swig, you nailed it perfectly! Listening to the pontifications of Ratzinger as he ranted on about the evil of relativism really demonstates not only supreme temerity and unmitagated gall on the part of the RCC, but just how ingenious the teachings of revealed religion - particularly Catholicism really are. Of course truth is absolute, A is A, good is good - evil is evil. For the Catholic Church to claim that they believe this is intellectually dishonest at best. The human is flawed? They teach that? Flawed is a very subjective word. In other words people are partly good, but sometimes evil. The two traits are diametrically opposed. It all but assissinates the already tenuous credibility of Ratzinger's pronouncements. The overwhelming silence of the RCC leadership on the clerical sex abuse scandals gives evidence of selective morality rather than absolute morality. What nonsense that is - and what a contradiction in terms, absolute morality subjectively applied!
  11. Hi Mr. Swig, Excellent article again! I see that you hail from LA. I live in Tustin near Santa Ana in Orange County. One of these days we should get together and chat over a couple of beers. Yours in liberty, Ed Williamson
  12. Mr. Swig, I just finished reading your outstanding article on Sean Hannity. You really laid the truth out for all to read. You absolutely should publish your articles, or compile them in your own book. What you write needs to be read by everyone, and should become a matter of public discourse. If you don't mind, I'm going to invite alot of people to read both of your articles. Is it ok if I provide them a live link to it? I won't post your articles, but a live link to access them here. Is that ok? Ed
  13. He's a registered member of the LP. Believes inherently in the abolition of the War on Drugs. Also, he is minarchist in his views on just how much scope government should have. Other than the Iraq war and his view on what the NAP says, he pretty much is libertarian on all the party planks. BTW, I am also a registered member of the LP, and as such I have taken my share of criticism here, but I am one of the few that doesn't believe that Objectivism and the LP are diametrically opposed. (I thought I'd be honest and upfront with that, but I have no desire to discuss my stances as this is not the thread to do so.)
  14. Moose, And the other two? I imagine you had Reagan in mind. I just can't agree with the idea that it was the Pope, as the mass media keeps crowing, who was responsible for the 'fall' of communism. Communism simply collapsed upon itself, the reason being that it was untenable and unsustainable. It is a morally bankrupt system and it finally disintegrated. Pope John Paul II strongly believed in the idea that rich nations were obligated to financially aid poorer ones. He insisted on altruism as a duty. In other words, he was a socialist. I personally see nothing that qualifies him to greatness.
  15. Actually Bill O'Reilly has the typical Catholic view of Christian socialism on many economic and social issues. I know that he thinks it is a government responsibility to promote social justice and so-called 'fairness' as it relates to public school students and club/off campus/extra-curricular issues. I well remember Neal Boortz showing up on Bill's show and calling him on the 'hubcap' comments. LOL I have never seen anyone do to O' Reilly what Neal did to him. The only thing O'Reilly could come up with as a rejoinder was - "You are a viscious son of a bitch". Anybody remember that one? LOL
  16. Selfish Viking, NO, we don't at all worship Arafat. Most Libertarians denounce that ugly little wart and all he stood for. I am and always have been a strong supporter of Isreal and Isreal's right to defend itself and inhabit their land. In fact, I think Isreal has been too nice to the so-called Palestinians (squatters and murderers)who murder innocent civilians, strap bombs to kids, and kill Isrealis for no other reason than that they are Jews. They should have annilhated the so-called Palestinian nation long ago. Isreal has not done anything wrong, they have made the land productive - which before 1948 was basically a wasteland, they hold free elections which even allow Arab-Isrealis to hold office and to vote, Palestinians and other Arabs living within Isreal proper enjoy a higher standard of life and more liberty than in dictatorial Arab nations - and certainly better than the West Bank or Gaza Strip. You will not find one plank of support in the LP for a Palestinian state, and real Libertarians do not honor anything at all about Arafat. I'm not sure what you all in Norway know about Libertarianism or the LP, especially seeing as Norwegians were brought up in one of the most socialist societies in the world. I'm sure students there are as indoctrinated by government schools as our children here are - and that is a real shame.
  17. Each and every person has the right to bear and own whatever arms he deems necessary and appropriate. Not only do we have a right to defend ourselves, our families, and our property - we have a moral obligation to do so. We don't have the right to initiate force against another person, but we may use whatever force necessary to defend ourselves, family, and property - including deadly force. Not only can we use firearms to defend ourselves, hunt, target shoot, etc. an armed populace also protects us against governmental tyranny. An unarmed populace is a captive populace. No guns - we are virtually slaves.
  18. Also in a private university you have various boosters, alumni associations, and various other sponsors who often have a large financial stake in that university - and as such they weild a lot of power and influence. Than there are the parents of kids who with their tuition money have alot of input. Yeah, state universities have boosters and alumni associations as well, but the percentage of monies from these groups tends to be at a lesser percentage as one would find in the private sector.
  19. Hi Mr. Swig, Any time frame as to when your next article in your series is going to be posted? I just saw Pat Robertson the other day on CSPAN. Listening to him ponticate makes one realize that true liberty, the seperation of religion and government, and individual thought and choice are under assault as we speak. YOu alluded to this in your article, and it is an argument I use all the time against these self-righteous, sanctimonious, and deluded fanatics - US laws and jurisprudence is Biblically based and grounded in the Ten Commandments, and they use this shallow argument as justification for posting these edicts in courthouses and public places. Every civilized society, even those that pre-dated the Bible, had laws against murder, stealing, and making fraudulent accusations against people. These are principles grounded in natural law. Hell, in the Soviet Union it was against the law to murder and steal, as it is against the law in every civilized - or even uncivilized society. It is beyond arrogance and presumption to claim that people would not know any better, or be less moral without a codified set of 'laws' penned by the Hand of God.(nonsense) Keep up the good work, Mr. Swig.
  20. Mr Swig, Did you read the rest of my post as far as how the NST will lower overall costs? Also, no one is forced to pay a one time sales tax on new items. It is voluntary, just don't buy it. I know, people have to eat and purchase, but short of ending all taxes ( which I'd love, btw), the Fair Tax Initiative is preferable to income taxes. Actually, with a minarchist government we'd be able to exist on excise taxes only, hopefully someday that will happen. BTW, I read your article about Rush Limbaugh. Well done! Wow, do you ever have him pegged! That was a good piece of powerful writing, and I think a whole lot of people need to read your article. Have you thought about having it published or circulated around?
  21. I'd be the first one to agree that taxing is basically evil. I can not agree that the income tax is less evil. The income tax is unconstitutional, and is basically the theft of one's hard earned money and personal property. It is government imposed force, one has no choice in the matter. Along with that, one is required to verify, by official records, one's personal and business finances. It is an invasion of privacy. Your bank account, your retirement savings, and your investments are open to scrutiny by governmental agencies. Certainly you would equate that with evil? A consumption tax does not do this, nor does it require an IRS like agency to collect it. Only new items carry a this sales tax, which is a point of sale tax. Used products ( such cars, resale of homes and property, etc.) carry no sales tax. No one forces you to purchase items. Also consider this, the repeal of the 16th ammendment would also abolish all payroll, dividend, capital gains, estate, and corporate taxation. This will give the average worker in the US almost 30% more net pay on their paychecks. Couple this with lower costs to do business, less regulation, less overhead which in turn would lower the initial cost on manufactured items, lowering the prices so even with new (and only new) items carrying the sales tax, the overall cost would be cheaper than it is today. Without onerous taxation on businesses and corporations and all the regulations that come with all that red tape, companies would find it cheaper and easier to stay in the good ol' USA. In short, the Fair Tax Initiative would be, in effect, a job factory. New businesses would flourish, investment will skyrocket, and productive people will be keeping more of the fruits of their labors than before.
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