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Horrors! A vacancy on the court!

I guess reality simply evades everyone. No one has actually DONE anything. No nomination has been made and only threats to not act on a forthcoming nominee. So, until an action is actually taken - slow down, get your panties out of a wad and see what happens. Oh...and...uhm....well, never mind what was said about a David Duke nomination...

March 2, 2016 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trojans starting all over

Loved Coach Shields, but anyone should be able to see that Coach Beard is absolutely taking the Trojans to a new level.

January 25, 2016 at 8:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letters

FreeSpiritMan - sounds a lot like private individuals giving of their hearts to people of like mind, not a government that taxes all the workers to give to all the non-workers in a "wealth redistribution" scheme. Please, feel free to sell all that you have and give the proceeds to any non-working types that you wish. It is a free country. If you could get all the liberal millionaires to give their wealth to the poor and needy...then i may reconsider my opinion on the matter. Ask Mrs Clinton to start parsing her $250 million - how much does she need to live comfortably on?

June 15, 2015 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shoffner left family farm for life in capital city

@ outinthesticks - you make some good and valid points, however, I want to disagree on one main point. That is that the salaries need to be higher for these positions - I say bull. These are supposed to be civil servant positions not career positions. People can make a decision to take a position of service for a few years at little or NO pay. I have a close friend who took a two year sabbatical a few years ago to join the Peace Corps. He decided that was what he wanted to do and scrimped and saved to be able to do it - and then he came back to work. If our politicians acted in the same manner, we would have far fewer issues as a country because people would be serving with an attitude of helping our communities, counties, states and ultimately the NATION.

May 29, 2013 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Storkov Finds His Groove

testing

April 30, 2013 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man convicted in assault on officer held in burglary, theft case

I'm sure he's paid his court costs and restitution though......wha? He hasn't?
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I propose they go to shifts in the prisons to help eliminate the overcrowding issue. Two guys share a bunk one has the room for 12 hours while the other works an eight hour shift on the chain gang plus four hours of eat and shower and some outside activity. They then step to the door and swap positions. Effectively doubles the population capabilities and the chain gang keeps them out of trouble.....plus they learn how to work an eight hour day. Rehab, baby!

April 5, 2013 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

N. Korea warns embassies it can't guarantee safety

Wow. This little idiot may really be planning to act like.....well, an idiot.

April 5, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A real term limit

Nope, my assumption is that the common good of all of us would be better served if these people acted like SERVANTS instead of an elected elite. Instead of someone who gets in a position of power and most of their elected terms are spent on how to win the next election....which leads to the glad-handing with lobbyists/special interests...which in turn, affects the elected's decisions....which in turn screws you and me. That is my assumption.
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I say it broadens the pool, in that no one looks unbeatable, thus more bright young stars (or older wiser ones) might try their hands at SERVING. Look at Halter....I have no opinion on him whatsoever, but he would not be running for gov if McDaniel hadn't pooped in his own bed. Now, that may be because the Dem powers-that-be had flashed him the "dont round third" sign because they wanted McD, but it could be because McD looked unbeatable. I just think we would have a better functioning gub'ment if everyone in DC were not more worried about their political careers than of the needs of the communities they SERVE.

March 21, 2013 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Landmark gun bills signed in Colorado

@ Coralie - another article from the site you listed that some here might like to read.
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dailykos. com/story/2010/07/04/881431/-Why-liberals-should-love-the-Second-Amendment

March 21, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A real term limit

morebeer says..."A pretty weak examination of this issue. For one thing, term limits are undemocratic because they can prevent voters from electing the person they want. Other flaws: A climb through the political ranks is a proving ground of sorts. Think of the difference between Bill Clinton, one of our best presidents who came into office highly experienced, and George W. Bush, one of our worst, who came into office with only a few years experience as a weak governor."
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On your first point, that limiting political terms is undemocratic - have you ever considered that a wider pool of candidates changing periodically might, in fact, be better for the voters? Can we not afford to look at people who may offer better, more creative solutions to age-old problems? Do you not trust that the younger generation today is a bit better equipped to deal with new technology....more adaptive to change? I, for one, feel that a fresh outlook would be FAR BETTER for our nation, than the throng of "career" politicians that stay in and ultimately get corrupted by the influence of power or at the least, jaded to what their constituants may want or need. I contend that voters would have much better representation if their political reps were more closely tied to the area they serve than to DC, which is where some of these people have "lived" for DECADES. I contend that having a larger pool of electable SERVANTS is the IDEAL of democracy. I contend that change is good and can help eliminate some of the influence of the lobbyists and special interests, because they would get less time to get their claws into the more idealistic servant-minded, elected officials.
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Now, on Clinton.....? Aww never mind....

March 21, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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