Impossible to overstate the magnitude of the change required for the insurance industry to cover intentional acts -- taking a loaded gun, pointing it at a loved one, and pulling the trigger cannot be construed as accidental -- or the necessary cost of the premiums. On the good side, fire departments could scrap their arson investigative units.
Twice yesterday I tried to post questions about the stock. They were immediately deleted. I cannot find any guidelines or t&cs explaining the rules of the road here.
I don't think he's counting GWB's 77 trips to his Crawford Ranch, either. Obama could not afford to buy his own ranch for weekend getaways, so his vacations take a different shape.
Nor do I think he's counting when the Bush girls took their trip to Buenos Aires, complete with Secret Service security.
There is only one President in our history who is documented by his own words as refusing to confirm or deny using cocaine. ''I'm going to tell people that I made mistakes and that I've learned from those mistakes. And if they like it, I hope they give me a chance, and if they don't like it, they can find somebody else to vote for.'' Candidate G.W. Bush, August 1999.
Does this comparison include GW's trip to Florida to read My Pet Goat, even though his daily briefing a short time before had warned him that Osama Bin Laden was ready to strike?
Nixon? Even a blind man could have seen that Goldwater -- who had voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 just a few months previously -- had swept the South while picking up only his home state elsewhere. Racism paid. And, until Obama, the only candidates the Dems could get into the White House were from the former Confederacy.
Further, while single women vote Democratic, their married sisters and mothers tend to vote Republican.
No, the long-term demographic trend dooming the Republicans is the minority majority. They don't appeal to Asians (though that is their best chance, if they convincingly support "meritocracy"), they don't appeal to Hispanics, and they sure don't appeal to African-Americans.
Romney was in touch with the one percent of America that he had gone to Cranbrook with. The kind of folks he palled around with as the son of the CEO of the fourth largest car and appliance company.
Romney's only problem was that his core constituency could only deliver one percent of the votes. Even combined with the NotObama vote, one percent was not enough.
It is amazing that Obama cannot outsmart a Midwest boozemonger. But this is basically the thing that happened to that other fatherless Dem, Bill Clinton. They have to try to reach out and appeal to father figures. The father figures see this eagerness to please as weakness, and decide to torpedo them.
Raising minimum wage does not lead to job losses unless the job isn't necessary. But if McDonald's Dollar Menu goes up 25%, do people stop eating at McDonald's? No.
If minimum wage went down, would McDonald's start hiring more people? Also no.
You mean like a guy who received 2,000 painkillers including Oxycontin, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his house in Florida?
We tried, but Rush Limbaugh escaped prison.
They are instantly removed.
Operation Desert Storm wiped out Iraq's ability to produce chemical weapons. Whatever is left at the al-Muthanna site was rusted-out garbage. The al-Muthanna site had been monitored by UN personnel til 1998.
"Gun deaths" here include suicides. The evidence clearly shows that suicidal people in states where gun ownership is common, are more likely to commit suicide with their guns, than are suicidal people in states where gun ownership is rare.
Further, people who live in states with high homicide rates, like Illinois, are less likely to kill themselves. The extreme situation can be seen in the District of Columbia.
Why did so many political groups apply for tax-exempt social welfare organization status?
Why would the victim have had access to tens of thousands of guns? Was he the armorer?
Armories are designed to hold people rather than firearms, which are stored in a locked room. The Chicago Armory was the site of many a polo game, and the armory nearest my house serves as a homeless shelter in winter.