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I Have A Question For Libertarians And Other Anti-Government Folks

I Have A Question For Libertarians And Other Anti-Government Folks


By: JohnRussell+  •  82 comments  •  4 months ago
How can you say that you want the GOVERNMENT to deny US residency to migrants and other immigrants, but you also don't think the government has the authority to make you pay taxes? It seems that some of the people who are most down on government are among those most interested in seeing the "border" enforced. This barely makes sense. Libertarians are all about "freedom", no ? I...
Nov 26 2:04pm @1.2.11 EA, either successfully address the topic or please stop posting on my article. No one is going to answer a series of questions from you that have no discernible basis.
Nov 26 1:59pm @1.2.9 Ayn Rand was a crackpot. She had a right to her opinion of course, but that is all it is. The proper role of the government is what the people decide is the proper role of the government. This...
Nov 26 1:45pm @1.2.3 Are you a libertarian? 
Nov 26 1:40pm @1.3.1 "..." How the hell do you know "what these people are looking for" ?
Nov 26 1:39pm @1.2.1 The only "authority" that the US has to keep those people out is "might makes right". Generally , libertarians do not agree with might makes right when it comes to the government placing...
Nov 26 1:09pm @1 Is it "wrong" for migrants to try and enter this land we call "the United States" ? Let's say that these migrants are successful and they enter the US and disperse into society.  How were they...
Two "Jewish Women" In MAGA Hats Denied Table At NY Restaurant, They Say

Two "Jewish Women" In MAGA Hats Denied Table At NY Restaurant, They Say


By: JohnRussell+  •  53 comments  •  4 months ago
(I mention they are Jewish only because they mention it in the video. One gets the feeling that played no part in the incident.) also here is a "liberal" response =================================== There is an elephant in the room of all the stories we see like this, about Trump supporters being the victim of some sort of societal disapproval.  The elephant is THEY ARE...
Nov 26 12:13pm @2.2.10 You don't run NT. They do.
Nov 24 3:37pm @2.2.6 You know the drill. 
Nov 24 3:04pm @2.2.3 "..." It is in the video. The two Trumpster young ladies seem to be alleging they were rejected from the restaurant because they are Jewish. I thought it was because they are Trump lovers. They...
Nov 24 2:51pm @2.2 For the record, you changed your comment.
Nov 24 2:46pm @2.1 My goodness. A moderator makes a blatantly off topic comment. Oh well.
Nov 24 2:40pm @1 If you support Donald Trump, your hopes will be dashed and you will have a black mark against you in the history books. Is it worth it?
Photo of Cindy Hyde-Smith wearing a Confederate soldier hat upends Mississippi Senate race

Photo of Cindy Hyde-Smith wearing a Confederate soldier hat upends Mississippi Senate race


Via: JohnRussell+  •  100 comments  •  4 months ago
In a race that was supposed to be a Republican rout in the Deep South, GOP incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith's campaign seems to be stumbling after a series of public statements on video and a collection of public photos from 2014 were released, calling into question her views on race and voting rights. On Tuesday, photos surfaced on Facebook showing Hyde-Smith donning a Confederate...
Nov 24 9:27am @1.4.1 http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/02/opinion/la-oe-fehrman-jefferson-davis-presidential-library-20130602/2 Op-Ed Jefferson Davis' 'presidential' library It offers a rallying point...
Nov 24 9:15am @8.1.22 To say you are floundering in absurdities would be putting it mildly. - The Confederate States of America was a nation where it was illegal to abolish slavery. African slavery. In the CSA...
Nov 22 12:55pm @8.1.8 [Deleted]
Nov 22 12:15pm @8.1.5 "..." They were treated differently in the south. By the Confederacy.  Take your foot out of your mouth now. 
Nov 22 11:54am @1.3.1 She would make 53, If she loses to the Democrat in Mississippi it will be 52.
Nov 22 11:47am @14.1 Livefreeordie, are you a confederate sympathizer?  Come clean.
Nov 22 11:45am @8.1.3 I saw 7 people upvoted your original comment.  3 of the 7 are right wingers. I actually agree that Confederate information and memorabilia should be available to people in museums.  A statewide...
Nov 22 11:41am @2.2.1 "..." That is fricking hilarious.  The Confederacy was anti-American, literally.  Americans are citizens of the United States of America, remember? No one who wants to represent the million or...
Nov 21 1:46pm @8.1 I get a kick out of these sorts of dispassionate "above the fray" comments.  Mississippi has the highest percentage of African American population in the United States of America. IN ITSELF that...
Nov 20 10:15pm @7.1 Corporations shouldn't be allowed to make campaign contributions to politicians to begin with. 
Nov 20 9:59pm @6.1.3 She has never been elected U.S. Senator in Mississippi. She is the incumbent because she was appointed by the governor in April of this year when the sitting senator resigned.   Mississippi is 36%...
Nov 20 8:42pm @2 Cindy Hyde-Smith August 8, 2014 · D'Iberville, MS · I enjoyed my tour of Beauvoir. The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library located in Biloxi. This is a must see....
Nov 20 8:41pm @1 Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans of any state in the union. Any kindly reference to the Confederacy in that context is an insult to them. 
Thank God For President Trump

Thank God For President Trump


Via: Keep America Great!  •  27 comments  •  4 months ago
The following article is written by Lauren DeBellis Appell who is a freelance writer and former press secretary for Rick Santorum. She says many of the things I’ve been saying in my articles over the past two years and I thought it best to repost it here. She is so right in saying you would never know these things Trump as done if you tuned into the TV over the last two years. This...
Nov 23 8:35pm @4 "..." When an presidency sucks as bad as this one does, these people don't get credit, they get blame. Sanders and Conway are serial liars, and Ivanka is a crook.  Nikki Haley is terminally...
Trump Truly Is On A Mission From God!!!

Trump Truly Is On A Mission From God!!!


Via: Keep America Great!  •  411 comments  •  4 months ago
In the movie, The Blues Brothers John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd played two blues musicians who said they were “on a mission from God.” Well, I believe Trump is truly on a mission from God to fix this country and get it back on the right track. How else can you explain everything that is happening? From the first day he and Melania came down that escalator in Trump Tower, the entire media was...
Nov 23 7:03pm @24.1.9 "..." Ridiculous.
Nov 21 11:20am @15.1.9 Trump's not doing a good job, and it's not an opinion. Someone who lies to the public 20 or 30 times a day is not doing a good job. Unless you think the job of the president is to fool the people.
12 Important Things to Know About Angels

12 Important Things to Know About Angels


Via: Keep America Great!  •  258 comments  •  4 months ago
I’m starting a message series on Revelation, and there are a few angel references in there. And for many folks, it's easy to pass over the angels. We read like this, "blah blah blah blah angel blah blah blah." But if we were living what we were reading, like Daniel being visited by Gabriel in Daniel 8, we might react this way, "OH MY GOODNESS!!! IT'S AN ANGEL! I THINK HE MAY CRUSH ME WITH...
Nov 23 6:41pm @5.1.11 Isn't this about the 10th time you have had to explain this?
Nov 23 10:30am @5.1.5 God is good?   According to who, lol.  And I'm not saying that God is not good. I am saying that we do not understand God's purposes, and most likely never will. Human religions are cultural...
Nov 23 9:59am @5.1.1 The concept of Satan is tied into the eternal question of "why does God allow evil?" I don't find the question complicated, but I know many do. Without "evil" , we could not experience good. If...
Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’

Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’


Via: Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו  •  15 comments  •  4 months ago
Nov 23 1:23pm @6 Trump's performance yesterday is being described as Festivus For Thanksgiving - "The Airing Of Grievances". The best part was when he asked a Coast Guard officer ,he was wishing Happy...
Trump Was Asked What He Is Thankful For This Thanksgiving And He Said Himself

Trump Was Asked What He Is Thankful For This Thanksgiving And He Said Himself


By: JohnRussell+  •  26 comments  •  4 months ago
President* Trump, for some strange reason, held a fairly long impromptu press conference this morning at his MaraLago "southern white house" . At the end of the usual parade of falsehoods, misconceptions and nonsense from Trump, he was asked what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving. After one extremely short sentence "my great family" , he got down to his favorite thing and the object of...
Nov 23 9:41am @4.1.1 Asking a Coast Guard officer to promote Trump's political career , on Thanksgiving no less, was just strange. I am sure the majority of Americans just want this travesty to be over with.
Nov 23 9:19am @4 Trump spoke to a Coast Guard officer at one point during his Thanksgiving messages to the military yesterday. He told this Coast Guard officer that Trump has made good trade deals for the US and...
Nov 22 11:05am @1 He can't even leave everyone alone on a holiday. 
Whites Will soon be the minority (sort of) Big Deal or Major Yawn?

Whites Will soon be the minority (sort of) Big Deal or Major Yawn?


Via: Drakkonis  •  120 comments  •  4 months ago
I remember the first time I heard the statistic that soon whites would not longer be the majority. I remember the first thing that came into my mind. "And?" The impression I got from the news program on which it was revealed seemed to think I should take it as a big deal. Like the implications should have been immediately apparent. I wondered what I was supposed to do with this information....
Nov 23 12:19am @3 At some point in the future, not too distant, the majority of people in the US will be mixed race. Maybe that thought will comfort some people.  America is an idea and an ideal, not a racial...
In unusual statement disputing the CIA and filled with exclamation points, Trump backs Saudi ruler after Khashoggi killing

In unusual statement disputing the CIA and filled with exclamation points, Trump backs Saudi ruler after Khashoggi killing


Via: Dulay  •  47 comments  •  4 months ago
President Donald Trump, in exclamation point-filled formal presidential statement, said Tuesday that his administration would stand by Saudi Arabia's rulers and take no actions against them over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In the extraordinary statement, which featured six exclamation points from the president, Trump called the "crime" against Khashoggi "terrible" and "one...
Nov 22 12:13pm @1.1.2 Hey, maybe it's Thanksgiving today in Saudi Arabia too and he's just spreading the love. 
Nov 22 11:51am @1.1 Trump praised Saudi Arabia again today.
American Is Killed by Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island

American Is Killed by Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island


Via: Freefaller  •  91 comments  •  4 months ago
NEW DELHI — John Allen Chau had to know that what he was about to do was extremely dangerous. Mr. Chau, thought to be in his 20s, was floating in a kayak off a remote island in the Andaman Sea. He was about to set foot on one of the most sealed-off parts of India, an island inhabited by a small, highly enigmatic tribe whose members have killed outsiders for simply stepping on their shore....
Nov 21 10:51pm @12 Trump went on twitter and vowed to bomb the island back to the Stone Age as soon as the deceased's family produces photographic proof that he owned MAGA clothing items.
I stomped a bug today, and then I thought about it

I stomped a bug today, and then I thought about it


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  37 comments  •  4 months ago
I stomped a bug today, and then I thought about it My wife keeps our home immaculately clean.  In fact she scolds me if I drop a crumb on the floor.  Our windows and balcony doors have no screens, and they don't need them even though the windows are almost always open.  We're on the 15th floor and all through the neighbourhood, attached to damn near every light pole is an...
Nov 21 9:49pm @4 kILL bUGS iF yOU hAVE tO. iF yOU dON'T hAVE tO, dON'T tHE bUDDHA
400 years later, natives who helped Pilgrims gain a voice

400 years later, natives who helped Pilgrims gain a voice


Via: 1stwarrior  •  32 comments  •  4 months ago
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and lives. Plymouth, Massachusetts, whose European settlers have come to symbolize American liberty and grit, marks its quadricentennial in 2020 with a trans-Atlantic...
Nov 21 6:44pm @5 I have no issue whatsoever with American Indian spokespeople correcting the record according to their understanding of what happened. 
Nov 21 6:42pm @4 By now, the official patriotic version of Thanksgiving is just a mythology anyway. I'm not sure there is anything that any Indian group could say that would really change the public perception....
Rick Wiles Sees the Upside of a Deadly Ice Age

Rick Wiles Sees the Upside of a Deadly Ice Age


Via: JohnRussell+  •  39 comments  •  4 months ago
A new global ice age has an upside - IT WILL WIPE OUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD ! Rick Wiles Sees the Upside of a Deadly Ice Age by Kyle Mantyla via Right Wing Watch End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles is convinced that the earth is about to experience a new ice age that will last for hundreds of years and wipe out a...
Nov 21 12:07pm @1 He seems like a little younger version of Pat Robertson
Are We About to Face Our Gravest Constitutional Crisis?

Are We About to Face Our Gravest Constitutional Crisis?


Via: Don Overton  •  78 comments  •  4 months ago
Before this lame-duck Congress adjourns in December we could face the most serious constitutional crisis in the history of the republic if Donald Trump attempts to shut down the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. A supine and pliant Republican Party, still in control of the House and the Senate, would probably not challenge Trump. The Supreme Court, which would be the...
Nov 21 10:43am @2.1.1 "..." LOL. Did McGann read his mind?  Why would the white house counsel write a memo to trump saying what he wanted to do was illegal if it was only a "thought" of Trump's? What would have...
Nov 21 10:10am @2 According to a news story last night, Trump attempted to order the justice department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey last April. He was then informed by his white house counsel Don...
The Myth of Authenticity Is Killing Tex-Mex

The Myth of Authenticity Is Killing Tex-Mex


Via: Trout Giggles  •  44 comments  •  3 months ago
The official version of chili con carne can only be made by people from Texas. It’s literally the law: In 1977, the 65th Texas Legislature enshrined the stew of beef and chile peppers as the official state dish, but also an official version of the dish, declaring that “the only real ‘bowl of red’ is that prepared by Texans.” Defending chili from non-Texan contamination was at least a...
Nov 21 10:24am @7 If you ever want a good fast chilli, here is the way to go. Buy enough canned chilli (your favorite brand) to feed all the eaters. If its just you one small can will do. slowly heat and while...
George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump

George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump


Via: JohnRussell+  •  26 comments  •  4 months ago
WASHINGTON —  George T. Conway III, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said the Republican Party has become “a personality cult” under President Trump and that he would “move to Australia” rather than vote for the president again.
Nov 20 6:14pm @3.1.2 There is a flood of Trump supporting ignorance that washes over this place every day.
Nov 20 5:27pm @4.1.3 I'd rather hate Trump than be someone who likes him and voted for him. He is a total disgrace to this country. 
Nov 20 4:39pm @4.1.1 drop a note to Perrie and she can inform you.  It is a technical issue. Bugsy, didn't you notice that all my seeds and articles disappeared? My feelings are hurt. 
Nov 20 2:34pm @3 Trump says something ridiculously stupid every day.  People who continue to support him should be ashamed of themselves.
Nov 20 2:24pm @2 "..." Or , in Trumpspeak, the 8 point margin was the greatest in history. No one has ever seen anything like it. Ever.
Nov 20 2:15pm @1.1.1 You probably think the election was a Trump victory.
Nov 20 1:57pm @1 The husband of one of the president's closest advisers says he would leave the country before he would vote to see Trump re-elected. I think the Dipshit -In-Chief is in trouble. The vote for...
FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say

FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say


Via: Dulay  •  42 comments  •  4 months ago
The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement. The FBI’s 2018 designation of the self-confessed “western chauvinist group” as extremist has not been previously made public. The Proud Boys was founded by the Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. McInnes has insisted...
Nov 20 4:51pm @3 McInnes is a crackpot exploiter along the lines of an Alex Jones or a Mike Cernovich. He uses dimwit alt right fans to make money for himself. He has turned this proud boy nonsense into a streaming...
Report : Trump Has Avoided Going To "Combat Zones" To Visit Troops Because He Is Afraid That Someone Might Try And Kill Him

Report : Trump Has Avoided Going To "Combat Zones" To Visit Troops Because He Is Afraid That Someone Might Try And Kill Him


By: JohnRussell+  •  136 comments  •  4 months ago
Hard to pin it down completely, since there are other possible reasons President* Trump has not visited Iraq or Afghanistan or US troops in South Korea, such as "long travel times", "busy schedule" "he doesn't approve of the wars" etc, but one newspapaer story claims to have come upon another reason "Trump has spoken privately about his fears over risks to his own life, according to a...
Nov 20 3:43pm @1.2.5 I assume he is afraid of the enemy forces, but who knows? 
Nov 20 1:24pm @1.2.2 Is anyone surprised that the real reason he doesnt want to go is because he's scared?   I doubt it.
Nov 20 1:21pm @1.2.1 "..." There are "leftists" in the US military? Or are you referring to the Taliban?
Nov 20 1:18pm @1.1.3 "..." "I give myself an A+. Is there a higher grade than that?" Trump
Nov 20 1:09pm @1.1.1 You got that part right.
Nov 20 1:08pm @2 Trump was asked why he didnt visit Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran's day and he said he was busy making "phone calls" on behalf of the nation.  He said he'll probably visit Arlington next year.
Nov 20 12:36pm @1 WASHINGTON POST...