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durrett.scott 504 posts  |  Last Activity: 8 hours ago Member since: Aug 28, 2013
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  • durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 31, 2014 11:51 AM Flag

    Mexico is a funny place as they constantly rip the US for our treatment of illegals when they are much harsher to illegals trying to enter Mexico from the south. Take a look at how they treat Central Americans trying to enter their country from the south. America is a far more welcoming place than Mexico is.

    The immigration process is broken. There is far too much red tape. People need to be able to effectively go through the process so they can become Americans and live the dream they are denied in so many other countries. But, people need to be careful what they wish for as becoming a citizen means taxes and accountability.

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    Obamacare Wildly Popular CBS

    by fred357mag2000 Mar 31, 2014 7:41 AM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 31, 2014 11:40 AM Flag

    I am guessing Dan Rather not being on the payroll any longer has something to do with this...

  • durrett.scott by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 4:09 PM Flag

    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts.
    I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage. For now, let's take stock of the jackassery:
    --The Dirty Democratic Mayors' Club: Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon, who bragged about partying with the Obamas to help grease the wheels for city projects, was arrested this week on federal corruption and influence-peddling charges. He's accused of accepting gobs of cash payoffs and Las Vegas trips.
    The bust follows former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's conviction in January on corruption charges; former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's February conviction on cash bribes for a downtown parking garage; and former San Diego mayor and serial groper Bob Filner's disgraceful resignation after conviction on sexual harassment-related charges; former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's conviction on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges; and former Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Larry Langford's corruption and bribery conviction.

  • durrett.scott by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll.
    The Associated Press-GfK survey finds that 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act. Yet even fewer — 13 percent — think it will be completely repealed. A narrow majority expects the law to be further implemented with minor changes, or as passed.
    "To get something repealed that has been passed is pretty impossible," said Gwen Sliger of Dallas. "At this point, I don't see that happening."
    Sliger illustrates the prevailing national mood. Although a Democrat, she's strongly opposed to Obama's signature legislation. But she thinks "Obamacare" is here to stay.
    "I like the idea that if you have a pre-existing condition you can't be turned down, but I don't like the idea that if you don't have health insurance you'll be fined," said Sliger.
    The poll was taken before Thursday's announcement by the White House that new health insurance markets have surpassed the goal of 6 million sign-ups, so it did not register any of the potential impact of that news on public opinion. Open enrollment season began with a dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website last Oct. 1 but will end Monday on what looks to be a more positive note.
    Impressions of the health care rollout while low, have improved slightly.

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    Gun Control Hypocrisy

    by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 1:56 PM Flag

    Certain characters associated with quoting seem to be a red flag. Not sure of the specifics. It is very strange but I really doubt there is an agenda here. But Yahoo is a typical left leaning website so who knows...

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    So now Harry is lying about lying?

    by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:44 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 1:34 PM Flag

    While I agree the old man is nuts, nothing could keep me away from Vegas. Greatest city on the planet!

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    Gun Control Hypocrisy

    by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 1:30 PM Flag

    Someone said it is automated and looks for certain words or links. You can't list a link or it will immediately delete your post. Did you have a link in your post?

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    Gun Control Hypocrisy

    by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:58 PM Flag

    explain why Charles Koch wrote a book on “market-based management.” (Koch's time is more valuable seeking something other than book royalties, of which I'm sure there were few, if any.) Maybe there's a profit motive lurking somewhere in the millions that the Kochs have spent helping GOP politicians, but there are far cheaper and smarter ways for billionaires to buy laws and regulations to their liking.
    I have no problem with journalistic skepticism or the search for ulterior motives. I just object to the idea that only Republicans might have them.
    Al Gore reportedly left government with a net worth of less than $2 million; he's now worth more than $200 million, in part by profiting from climate policies he lobbies for. Gore surely believes in those policies, but why does he get the benefit of the doubt? GE spent millions on politics in exchange for “green energy” policies that generate billions in profits that wouldn't exist in a free market. Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon recently chronicled how George Soros and new liberal golden-boy fat cat Tom Steyer have financial interests at stake in their own preferred public policies. And yet they get glowing treatment from the press as idealists sacrificing profit for principles.
    The irony is that it'd be in the media's business interest to report on the seedy underbelly of liberal politics, too. But they don't, because they actually do put their liberal principles before profits.

  • durrett.scott by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM Flag

    Jonah Goldberg -
    Leland Yee, a Democratic state senator and candidate for secretary of state in California, has been a longtime champion of gun control. This week he was arrested on numerous charges, including conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and conspiracy to illegally transport firearms. Yee, a prominent foe of assault weapons, allegedly took bribes to set up a meeting between an undercover agent and an international arms dealer to broker the sale of automatic weapons and shoulder-fired missiles. A lengthy FBI affidavit also describes Yee's ties to a Chinese triad and his desire to help out Islamist militants.
    In short, the story makes for what journalists call “good copy.”
    And yet, so far no reporter has raised the possibility that Yee supported tighter restrictions on guns in order to keep gun prices high and Yee's services in demand. Economist Bruce Yandle popularized the idea of the “Bootleggers and Baptists” coalition. The apocryphal Baptists want to ban alcohol. Bootleggers don't make much money when liquor can be bought legally at a grocery store or bar. So the bootleggers bankroll the Baptists' effort to ban booze.
    Now I sincerely doubt that Yee was that clever. The more likely explanation is that he believes in gun control and he's a greedy hypocrite (and maybe not too bright either). The fact that gun-control policies are to his advantage is just a happy coincidence.
    What's interesting – and vexing – to me is that this sort of analysis is all the rage when it comes to conservatives and Republicans, and utterly incomprehensible to most journalists when it comes to liberals and Democrats.

  • durrett.scott by durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:44 PM Flag

    Reid's latest rant on the Senate Floor..."[T]he junior Senator from Wyoming has come to the floor several times recently talking about the fact that examples that he and other Republicans have given, dealing with ObamaCare, examples that they think are bad, I've called lies. Mr. President, that is simply untrue. I have never come to the floor, to my recollection, and I never said a word about any of the examples that Republicans have given regarding ObamaCare and how it's not very good."

    Last time I checked, we do have this thing called video Harry. Recall last month he was captured saying that these real-life cases "tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by the Republicans."

    So I am guessing that either Reid has been hit with the Alzheimer bug or he's just a lying liar. Sounds like had a Rat boy are on in the same...

  • durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 28, 2014 12:08 PM Flag

    So according to rat boy, raising wages keeps inflation in check. This is breaking news...

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    The latest excuse

    by durrett.scott Mar 27, 2014 4:16 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 27, 2014 7:19 PM Flag

    You are 100% correct. As per Section 1342 of the ACA, the tax payer foots the bill if insurance companies stand to lose money. Who would have thought that BO and his cronies would be such big fans of corporate welfare?

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    The latest excuse

    by durrett.scott Mar 27, 2014 4:16 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 27, 2014 6:49 PM Flag

    I loved Harry's excuse - too funny. The latest estimate from insurance companies was 75% have paid. So if BO is correct about 6 million people signing up, we now have 4.5 million people who have paid. And unfortunately, the 'young people' demographic that they have been targeting is coming in at less than 25%. Corporate Welfare here we come!

  • durrett.scott by durrett.scott Mar 27, 2014 4:16 PM Flag

    BO and his apologists are in full spin mode over the latest BOcare delay to enroll.

    "This is not an extension of open enrollment," insisted HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "It's actually a very logical way to make sure people get through the system."

    Harry Reid's explanation?
    "people are not educated on how to use the Internet." Harry goes on to discuss how a 63-year-old woman came close to navigating the website but gave up, "Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off."

    Newsflash Harry....the program is not suffering from a lack of 63-year-old women signing up...it's the young and healthy who aren't signing up. And those are the folks who are the most computer literate.

    Next excuse please...

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    The honor system

    by durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 3:55 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 27, 2014 1:50 PM Flag

    Not paying attention to the news I see...

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    All is great with Ocare!

    by davisfoolger Mar 25, 2014 9:11 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 8:13 PM Flag

    Well, thanks to BO's corporate welfare clause in the ACA, he will certainly help insurance companies.

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    The honor system

    by durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 3:55 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 8:12 PM Flag

    Why am I not surprised you are unfamiliar with the term?

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    Check me out on the Agnc site

    by walrathcraig550 Mar 26, 2014 5:42 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 7:40 PM Flag

    Did you really just say 'a hoot'? You must have gotten picked on a lot in high school.

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    The honor system

    by durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 3:55 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 7:38 PM Flag

    I see your point. A self made multi-millionare certainly wouldn't know as much as some fat dude living in his dead mom's basement. Perhaps BO should hire as a consultant. Maybe you could buy your own place someday.

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    Check me out on the Agnc site

    by walrathcraig550 Mar 26, 2014 5:42 PM
    durrett.scott durrett.scott Mar 26, 2014 7:29 PM Flag

    I too felt it was pretty sad and pathetic that someone would beg people to check another board to look at his post. He's either whining about other people's opinions, begging for sympathy when mommy croaks, or asking people to read his silly opinions on other boards.

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