There are numerous places in war zones where you stack arms. Ever see any vids of USO shows with armed troops in the audience? You don't normally carry weapons in HQ's, either, that's what weapons racks are for. (not referring to a company CP, but higher HQ's further away in "secure" areas)
So it's primary election day in Illinois. I went to vote because there's a referendum for our village on the ballot. I got there about 6:15 and the polls close at 7. I figured the polling place wouldn't be busy- it's a beautiful day, it's a primary election which usually gets a low turnout, and it's late in the day.
Guess what? There was a line! I was surprised. That's not usual around here. Maybe because of the referendum, plus there are some local contested races.
And there were 3 students from the local high school serving as student election judges. That was nice to see.
One other question, was it ever determined why the army sergeant went to the villages and killed all those civilians in Afghanistan? I heard on the news that he has no recollection (or he claims to have no recollection) of the shootings. How sad for those families.
Originally Posted by cassiesmom
Indiana has a late Primary Election, not until May.
On the subject of the killing of Afgan civilians, there are more questions than answers. More is becoming known about the soldier who did the killing,
and it's not good. Pretty troubling record even before he joined the Army.I can't get over the horrible fact that nine of those killed were children.:(:(
One of the Far Right members of Indiana Legislature.:rolleyes:
WTF is an Etch-A-Sketch?;)
Did you never have one, Richard? They were my favoritest toy ever, as it was a way to draw without needing more paper and pencils, and I got really good at it! When my big brother accidentally wrecked mine, they got me a new one, which was pretty rare for us, but he knew I treasured it! And of course we all liked the geeky side of the science behind it, too!
Originally Posted by RICHARD
It's Mitt Romney's political history, in a nutshell.
Originally Posted by RICHARD
Draw, shake, erase, repeat (and hope no one remembers what you said last week)
Karen or Paul, I was looking for the "Politics/Religion Thread" to put this in. I wasn't able to find it. If you want to add this to that thread, that would be fine with me.
I saw this on Pinterest
Isn't this sort of what the welfare system does? I work and pay taxes, so I'm the child in the picture who has built a tower of Legos. Other people, who can't work, receive welfare. Yes, there are some people receiving welfare who maybe shouldn't (the kids who have been napping all day). I thought that was the point of this caption, so I pinned it. A comment was posted under my pin by someone whose opinion I respect (but we disagree on politics), so I took it down. I've seen firsthand that the public aid process, at least in Illinois, is very vulnerable to fraud. The state is taking steps to correct that, but it is not an easy process.
I also saw on "60 Minutes" on Sunday evening that Romney paid 14% taxes on his income of around two million dollars. He claimed that it was subject to that lower tax rate because it had already been taxed once. But that's not the point -- you made two million dollars, Mr. Romney. I didn't do the math and 14% of $2 million might still be more than I paid. It still doesn't make sense to me.
It's a pretty close race. I don't think I'd want a job where almost half the selection committee felt that I was not the most qualified candidate for it. Am I better off than I was four years ago, in some ways yes but in some ways no.
Elyse, that is a very anti - Obama posting.
I am SO glad that our Canadian elections last only for 6 weeks...
One of my favorite things to do is to tune in to the channel (the name rhymes with EmmEsEnBeeCee) and listen to the 'commentary' from the 'hosts'.
My fave is that little guy with the brit accent that is pretty much a rude, ill-mannered hack that make fun of the 'system'.
I don't watch - rhymes with Sox - any more because they pull the same creepy commentary on their shows.
When you look at the media as a whole?
Everyone puts out the same BS and tries to demonize the opposing party.
The thing that makes me secretly laugh and want to mock politics is when people on the tube talk about the
'attacks' on their faves, when they propogate the same kind of hate and trash themselves.
In the end, politicians do not give a sideways eff about you or me.
They want your donations and votes - after that?
You tell me.
I'd rather vote in a cat or dog for the prez's seat.
They only want to please you, they are always happy to see you and will not eff you over.
With a pet, you know where the crap is, can stop it and can smell it.
Politicians doll it up and tell you that it's a used alimentary product.
Right On There Richard ;)
Don't encourage me......:D
Originally Posted by Bonny
Have the TV on in the background to the evil channel and one of the 'hosts' is ranting about how one party does not believe in the polls and how they are the 'truth' because they reflect the difference in the voters leading up to the elections.
He then goes on to talk about the unemployment numbers and how the office in charge of them miscalculated them by a few thousand, but that is A-OK.
I'm not a savvy political person, but when you listen carefully to all the BS that comes out on these shows?
It's a miracle that the hate mongering hasn't divided us on a greater scale.