HI, Hans...gee, is that a suggestion? Sorry, but have so many other things that take up my time, I couldn't consider it. But, nonetheless, thanks for letting me know that you unfortunately confuse community involvement and a positive attitude with political aspirations. I would assume you are one of those sad folks who always see the glass half empty rather than half full, although perhaps your habit is empty them. God bless and happy New Year to you and remember, when you laugh, the world laughs with you, but when you cry, you cry alone. 4 months ago
Mr. Phillips, you call Franklin County "nuts" for not buying into Claire McCaskill's snow job, and only a mere 15% of the Missouri vote elected her; something by which you are seemingly appalled. Let me understand this, Mr. Randy Phillips. If I am not mistaken you hold a Democrat political position, committeeman...aren't you? Why call the voters of Franklin County "nuts" simply because you and your followers were not capable of persuading Franklin County voters to vote for McCaskill? You had every opportunity to talk with voters, hopefully persuade them to support Claire McCaskill, but you must have been too busy...meanwhile, the voters of Franklin County get it. Here's what they get, sir. Sometimes, people misspeak. If they are honorable, they take responsibility and apologize. There is redemption, Mr. Phillips. Franklin County voters understand that none of us are perfect, often make mistakes, but are big enough and enlightened sufficiently to ask for forgiveness and persevere. I am offended by your nasty remarks regarding the majority of voters in Franklin County. Furthermore, why are you complaining, Mr. Phillips? Could it be because as a democrat leader in Franklin County, you failed to get a victory for Mrs. McCaskill here? Your candidate got the win, sir. While you sit down, shut up and take the time to think about things, think about this. A pandering, patronizing Obama cheerleader, Mrs. McCaskill, lost in our Franklin County, so did Obama. I thank God that people in Franklin County honor and believe in the philosophy of our Founding Fathers. We (the majority of Franklin County Voters) honor, respect, revere and will fight to protect the Constitution of the United States of America. Meanwhile, we'll pray for you, Mr. Phillips. We'll pray for your enlightenment and the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City whose sheer numbers of unenlightened "Americans" at least had the common sense to choose Romney, but unfortunately failed to see the pandering, patronizing character of a woman who is among many that give "politicians" a bad rap.
6 months ago
Wow! "Big Government Saves Lives?" Doesn't look like "big government" is doing such a great job in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, Long Island and New Jersey. And if you think they'd do a better job with your healthcare, good luck to you. 6 months ago
Of course Americans have the right to question their government. It's their duty as aware, informed and involved citizens. However...take a deep breath now...there is a point in time where continuous harassment/criticism of a government that is functioning well, protecting your tax dollars, representing you to the best of its abilities, listening to you, and in the case of the three amigos (Keeven, Reichert and LeBeau) actually respecting foolish, time-wasting, money tax dollar wasting and obstructionist nonsense, enough is enough. Applaud group deviants if you must, allow them their rights to dissent, but understand that the more foolishness they provide actually damages the potential effects of serious dissidents when real issues exist with the performance of their government. 7 months ago
Yep, Hillary was sure smart the way she handled the terrorist attack on our embassy in Libya. She should resign, effective immediately. Gee, I "might like" Claire McCaskill...seriously. Are we talking a personality contest or are we talking about hiring a senator based on their voting record? We've got a very "likeable" president now. The women of "The View" just love him and think he's real "eye candy". That's terrific, except for the fact that he has zero experience and given he's had almost four years to "learn", he hasn't. If as a woman you honestly think you are being "attacked" in America, where is your concern for the women of the Middle East? You may want me to pay for your birth control, but how about showing concern for a woman in the Middle East who'd actually like an education, a job, oh, and lest we forget, the ability to throw off the burkah and actually show her face to the world while leaving her domicile to shop without being accompanied by an adult male member of her "family"? American women who buy into the Fluke nonsense are shallow, spoiled and self-centered. 7 months ago
Obama clearly demonstrated he was out of his league. An empty suit with no understanding of economics much less real leadership. Without his teleprompter and his syndicate spoon-feeding him info, he was lost and bewildered when challenged by experience, knowledge, wisdom and real leadership. Perhaps instead of visiting The View, he should have actually taken a couple of crash courses in economics. Bye-Bye Barrack! 7 months ago
Gee, this troll loves watching people fight over where anyone was born. Have any of you considered this? Illegal immigration has declined under Obama's presidency. Amazing, since this is the first recorded decrease in illegal immigration into the United States in over twenty-six years. Think it could because Obama wants us to go socialist? Better yet, do you think people are willing to risk everything to come to America illegally because they know that in a free market capitalistic nation, opportunities abound to give them a better life? Oh, and if that fact bothers the more liberal commentators, I respectfully suggest you try emigrating from America and immigrate instead to Sweden. Bet you don't know the difference between the two words....the troll returns.7 months ago
Simple solution available although it involves putting out of business scads of tax attorneys. entire tax "departments" and some accountants. Hmmm. Maybe not so bad. Check out the tons of written material regarding "updates" in the annual "tax codes" published each and every year. Who has time to read through six inches of bureaucratic goobledegook?
Try this instead. A FLAT TAX. It doesn't matter if you make 24 thousand dollars a year or 24 million dollars a year. You will give the federal government 10% of your earnings. No more. No less. That's 10 cents on every dollar you make a year. No loopholes, no dependents, no exclusions. 10 percent across the board for everyone earning money. Then, scream at the person making big bucks or rant at the person making small bucks. Good luck with that because everyone will honestly be paying their "fair" share. Of course, given the way we've let an industry be built around "paying your taxes", this probably will never happen. Samuel L. Jackson (in his infamous tv campaign ad) said "with Romney, you'll be on your own." Great news for this citizen who wants government to take a back seat.
Give us a FLAT TAX. Shut up the rich. Shut up the poor. Just give the rest of us the God given right to make it on our own.
7 months ago
So Mrs. McCaskill managed to get "forty or so" voters at her pep rally in Union. Pathetic. Many people will choose to disregard Akin's remarks because they are from Missouri and Claire has sure enough "shown them" that she supports Obama's idea of America. That said, Akin is a better choice for this Missourian, gender notwithstanding.7 months ago
"A party plays to the fringe"? Funny, but it seems whenever democrats play to the "fringe", we get elected officials like Barney Frank, Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Claire McCaskill. If Aiken is "fringe" and you think "his views are bizarre", take a look at the November, 2010 general election for the Second District Congressional seat, with certified numbers posted by democrat Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, comprising Lincoln, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties. Lincoln County cast 4, 594 votes for the democrat candidate Art Lieber and 10,787 votes for Todd Akin. St. Charles County(fringe?) cast 30, 773 votes for Lieber and 69,760 votes for Akin. St.Louis County (western section in 2nd district) cast 42,100 for Lieber and 99,934 for Akin. According to your theory, bsmn325, 180,481 voters who elected Akin are "fringe". The only time in recent memory I recall a "fringe" person running as a republican in Franklin County was this last election when a guy named Keeven ran (for the umpteenth time), and once again (for the umpteenth time) got his behind kicked. So much for "fringe."9 months ago