LOR, I don't even know how to respond to that, except that all kinds of people do all kinds of things. But I know people who think 9/11 was an inside job, and they're not liberal or conservative. Closest word would probably be survivalist. Unlike any liberals I know, they remind me of the folks who think they've talked to Elvis on their CB radio, think the US didn't really make it to the moon, and they're into firearms big-time. They don't have gun cabinets, they have gun ROOMS. And they sure don't stand around singing peace songs.
Yeah I know who you're talking about. Both sides are looney either way.
Last time I was in Woodstock, (this weekend), they made someone cry over it. She apparently lost someone in 9/11. I think it's incredibly cruel what people do. Kind of like the wackos going around to soldiers funerals and protesting..
Other note. Marines are itchy, we go stir crazy when there isn't a war to fight so most of us agree with what we're doing over there, with the exception of select individuals that shouldn't be serving in the first place. We also agree that its time to start sending more home and for longer, and thats what they are doing. Deployment times are already getting cut way down, more time home with family and friends, and the benefits are getting better.
As far as the president stuff, I'm patriotic, I don't wear a pin and never will. I agree with Obama's decision to not wear one as well. I had rather see it in his actions and the things he does than on his collar. About the no hand on his heart and not saying the pledge of allegiance, I myself don't hold my hand on my heart, military is taught to do it differently and you just get used to doing it that way, so its not an issue for me.
Aside from all that, I don't think anyone should even be considered for the presidency without first having served in some branch of the armed forces (coast guard not included, no offense). Only my opinion though. If my vote is gonna count, I'm putting it on McCain, as far as straight forward, tell you how it is, who cares about the sugar coating, politicians go, he's the one. He has no problem telling you that you're 16 yr old kids are screwed up and need discipline or that welfare is only for those that NEED it, but he is also the one that will afford you the means to help your kids and get the people off welfare that are just there to milk it. None of this non shalant beat around the bush stuff.
Lastly, for G dub. He has his highs and his lows. For every president we have there are always going to be the supporters and there are always going to be the haters. He has done a good job at certain things and a bad job at others. What president hasn't? I didn't like Clinton, but when it come down to it he actually did do some pretty good things. The guy did get re-elected so the greater number of Americans had to have reasons for voting him back in. I had mine.
"If you see something new or different don't be afraid to explore it. You may just find the one thing you've been waiting for!"
I'm not voting for any of the so called canadites. They are all a bunch of liers I just don't feel good enough about any of them they are all lying dogs demo or rep don't matter we can pull someone off the street that can do just as well GW is a very bad president and No one can fix the mess he has caused so don't vote for any of them just write in your own name for heavan sakes.
Well if all the troubles in the world aren't Bush's fault, then certainly it was Regan's faul then.
Lets see what makes Hillary qualified, oh she cares about people and rode to her present situation by hanging onto to Bill, the scum bag for years. Since she did this she "deserves" the presidency.
Obama, give me a break, let the government keep all of the money we make and he will dole it out how he sees fit.
Now for my Canadian friends, lets just say you would have been calling "mush" to all of your sled dogs in either German or Russian had it not been for your neighbors to the south. I also hear and read that your health care system is so great that your residents with money come to our country for medical care.......
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
Irish, If that's how you think of us Canadians, this one in particular would prefer you not call us "friends". I'm not too clear on the German/Russian comment...probably another lie you're all told about the US helping Canada in your highschool history classes... Our health care system is just the same as yours, except it's free, available to every single resident of our country, whether they can afford it or not...and so therefore there is a waiting list, for non-emergency or elective procedures. I'm quite happy that those in my country who can afford it are willing to pay for the procedures they want in the US - it takes them off the waiting list here and allows someone who can't afford to pay for it, to have the procedure done quicker! And next time you decide to make a comment on us Canadians "mushing" our dogs, or living in igloos, or some other ignorant comment of the like, take a look at the map, and you'll see that some of your states are actually more north then our provinces....that is, if you can find your own country on a world map...
Each and every one of us is different. We all have and are entitled to our own opinions. Because it differs from someones elses, does not make them idiots, or morons, it only makes them different. Political posts always seem to cause a stir. We really do not have a great selection of politcal candidates.
I nominate Spiderman. At least the webs he weaves are not built from lies and deceit........
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
Irish, I sure hope we never get "free" health care. Where would the Canadians go when they needed medical care? Better yet, where would WE go??
Its absolutely assanine that people have to be on waiting list to get health care. I may have to pay for health insurance but heck, I'll take that over waiting a year to get a mammogram so I can start my breast cancer treatment TOO LATE. (a hypothetical situation)
Not to mention in Canada its ILLEGAL for doctors to open private practices where patients could go and pay for immediate treatment instead of waiting. How insane is that?
Oh, yeah. ...nice of your country to show up 2 years later, bomb a couple of places, and now you all get to boast that America [helped to win] the war (and protected Canada from being over-taken by the Germans...or was it the Russians....doesn't really matter, they're all Nazi's right?). No where in any kind of history do I recall the Canadian forces needing rescue from the Germans or the Russians more then any other country (including the US).
And I should have been a lttle more clear about the healthcare in Canada - of course it's not free, it's paid for via our taxes. A small fee, IMHO, for the peace of mind that I won't have to lose my home/possessions because a family member becomes ill and I have to break the bank to pay for it. I hear that your government has recently passed a law stating that citizens of your country are now no longer able to claim bankruptcy due to medical bills....comforting as you all get older huh?
Your comment about socialism is simply unjustified...because I don't suscribe to your political views doesn't make me a socialist.
You can go ahead and keep your precious G.W. He's done nothing for your country post 9/11 but instill fear into the US people and tarnish the image of your "great" country to the world.
A small price to pay? My foot. Tax tax tax. Thats all liberals/democrats and apparently Canadians know how to do. High taxes DONT WORK. One of the few good things JFK did was lower taxes. Maybe the people that drool over him ought to take after him.
LOR, I suggest you do a litle research before throwing out hypothetical situations....there are no wait lists for mammograms or any type of cancer screening procedure.....if you actually took the time to read what I wrote, you'd have been able to note that the wait-lists are for elective and non-emergent procedures.
And by the way, our government just cut our taxes, while enjoying are higher then ever dollar (I believe our dollar gets us $1.09 US as of this morning)!
I don't know about Canadian health care, but I recently read that the survival rates for several types of cancer in the United Kingdom is significantly lower than in the US. Apparently there are waiting lists to start some types of cancer therapies (delay after diagnosis to start of therapy). Maybe if you are faced with a lengthy wait in Canada, you just cross the border? IDK
I have to say, there is so much to admire about Canada's society, culture and infrastructure. The standard of living has many advantages over our (US) own, in that health care, higher education, and housing take smaller bites out of the average Canadian family's budget than here. I have read that large business interests in Canada have less influence over how laws and regulations are written than is the case here. Is it also true that a smaller portion of Canada's national budget is committed to supporting its military structure than here? That would partly account for more money available for social spending.
And I don't know how else to say it, so I'll just come out with it: Canadians, at least in BC and Alberta where I've spent some time, are very, very nice to foreign tourists. Polite, helpful, happy to engage in friendly and intelligent conversation, I just fell in love with the country everywhere I spent time. Especially in Banff. Of course it WAS summer. A dead-of-winter vacation would really tell the tale.