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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:23 PM

Re: What a crazy week

That would be great, but most of us are too focused on raging against 'the left' or 'the right' to actually think about 'the U.S.'.
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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:24 AM

Re: What a crazy week

"Isn't it about time that the citizens of the United States started thinking about US, the nation? Is that such a bad thing?"

That would be great, but most of us are too focused on raging against 'the left' or 'the right' to [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:49 PM

Re: Progressives pick and choose their moral haz

"The left is angry the banks were bailed out for one reason: they wanted the money themselves."

Generalizations make you look weak and stupid. Just saying.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:04 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

"We'd be much better off, no question."

"Why? It wasn't until we left Iraq that the carnage began in earnest."

Hardly. Thousands of dead American soldiers, tens of thousands maimed American soldiers, and [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:42 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

"But the invasion of Iraq created the necessary unsettled conditions for it to spread. And it has."

"You index it to Bush for no reason other than it politically pacifies you."

No. It is because Bush did it.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:38 PM

Re: Is Ted Cruz faking it?

"Cruz has ZERO percent change of winning the nomination, ZERO...Personally I think he knows this and I predict he's running for Jeb Bush' VP spot. It would sow up the teaparty evangelical vote and get the base out and voting where Jeb is [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:36 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

"Let's not pretend that all would be well with the world if we had not invaded Iraq."

Why would you? No one is even suggesting that. We'd be much better off, no question.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:33 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

Regardless of the current decade's antics, I still maintain to this day, we'd all be better off if McCain had won the nomination.

No way - not with Palin as VP. Unacceptable. A disaster.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:33 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

"At some point Iraq is just anther cog in the wheel of unrest and a victim of the current wave for a return to the 7ty century."

Now you've finally said something that made sense. You can recognize this, and still ignore what [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:13 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

"My point was that AQ was around and ramping up and has since spread across the globe........NOT JUST OR EXCLUSIVELY IN IRAQ OR FROM IRAQ!"

They were NOT in Iraq.

"You prophesize AQ would remain [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:44 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

But we do know for sure what happened when we invaded Iraq. Islamists took up residence. Iran was immeasurably strengthened with the weakening of Iraq. AQ in Iraq was born, which morphed into ISIS.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:36 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

"No one has done any analytical research on the impacts of taxes on the economy as far as I know." -LFO

What? Seriously? That is one of the top most researched topics in economics. For someone who claims to be economically [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:30 PM

Re: The Four Faces of Ted Cruz

"He is incredibly Palin-like in that regard. "

"Pure ignorance speaks."

Pretty much every time she opens her mouth.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:14 PM

Re: The Four Faces of Ted Cruz

"What amazes me about Ted Cruz is the number of times he's been caught on tape telling a provable lie. It's almost like he doesn't understand that we have video recording."

He is incredibly Palin-like in that regard.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:44 PM

Re: Saudis bombing Yemeni Houthis

"The problem was started by Bush by invading Iraq. There is no good outcome for US from that disaster."

True. Many on the right wish to hide from this reality, but there it is.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:41 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

"I cannot imagine a successful draft today unless we had enormous need, neither can the military."

Oh, I agree that it will not happen. I only lament that our current system allows those with no 'skin in the game' to make rash [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:50 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

"What would the military do with all these new conscripts? We have a pretty well-staffed armed forces, comprised of well-trained and dedicated soldiers who want and who chose a career in military service. The military has the manpower it needs [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:41 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

"Drafts are probably the easiest way to destroy any and all moral in the military, and to quite possibly lose battles."

I don't get this. Some our most famous battles, heroes, and war stories come from times when we had an active [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:04 PM

Re: Hello, Birthers?

'Canadian' isn't a race.

"Right. Bigoted."

That makes no sense.

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:37 AM

Re: American war lust: the cure

I agree that we should have a draft, if for no other reason than to give pause to idiot politicians who are way too eager to policy at war. If their kids and their rich constituents' kids were at risk, they'd at least have to pull in some favors and [more]

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