Chris Davis isn't calling Tinker a Jew-Baiter, he's reporting the fact that she is commonly identified as one. If you doubt that, just Google it: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2006-02,GGLG:en&q=jew%2dbaiting+tinker as far as I'm concerned, Tinker needs to leave town. What she has done, or tried to do to the image of Memphis is a new low, and considering all that has transpired in politics lately, that's saying something.
This was a purely partisan vote. The reason hack Congressional Republicans like Blackburn voted against the bill is that it is likely to work and that would make the Democrats look good. Party over country is Blackburn's MO. "I fear that, all too soon, provisions in it will do far more harm than good and tie Congress's hands when intervention is needed most."I fear that, all too soon, provisions in it will do far more harm than good and tie Congress's hands when intervention is needed most."
Does she think we are that stupid to believe Congress can pass an act it cannot later change? Well, I suppose enough people were fooled by her to put her in office and now their more concerned about their suupposedly threatened gun rights and freedom of religion to realize that their representative is selling out their economic future to support the Repubican party's image. Wait, hasn't someone famous pointed out that irony recently?
If earning trust and respect in order to get people to do business with you is appeasement then I appease people all day long. It's called being professional. You're welcome to vote for the candidate you think will thumb their nose at the rest of the world, but don't pretend it's best for your family that you do. The perception of America as a nation willing to start a war for our own needs and against the better judgment of the rest of the world has real consequences. You're paying for it at the pump for it right now.
rants ain't got paragraph breaks; that's why theys rants.
sorry about not closing that tag...
A republic,/a> and a democracy are not mutually exclusive concepts. I can't imagine what it is about a republic that would make one think that democracy is bad concept to attempt to acheive. The Constitutional Convention debated the representation in Congress with the goal of preventing small states from having taken away by legislation. The power of the president doesn't allow for that type of danger. The point of the electoral college, as I pointed out elsewhere without an answer, is to elect a president who recieves less votes than another candidatein certain circumstances. How does that make sense in a republic or a democracy. The founding fathers may or may not have been smarter than you or me, but their acknowledged goal was to preserve the union of slaveholding states with free states. They were crafting a constitution for a 18th century, small agrarian nation. They did an incredible job, but we would be foolish beyond reason to be slaves to every aspect of it for eternity, should we last that long. Of course we haven't done any such thing. Why should we pretend we con do so now just to preserve an inequitable voting scheme.
I'm glad you had a glorious time in your shildhood hanging out with your "tribesmen." I hope no one misinterprets that as being exclusive of other peoples. You know I like a good party. As a kid I memorized routines from my George Carlin and Woody Allen records and repeated them to friends and family for great laughs. Yes, Woody Allen had a double live album from his late 60's stand up act that you could get even at my suburban Memphis record store.
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