Comments on: Boehner resurrects the antebellum South Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: borisjimbo Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:03:14 +0000 Well the Repos controlled both the legislature and White House during most of the first six years of the Dubya years; look what they did for us.

By: COindependent Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:55:16 +0000 So, the author thinks that those of us in “flyover country” and the south are over-represented. Perhaps he might read the Constitution (and the Federalist papers for a little more “depth” on the subject). But, that takes a bit of effort and comprehension, so I expect Bruce will pass.

If the author wants to use California as the reference point, then I will have to decline. Too much debt, corruption, high taxes, terrible schools, poor roads, one-third of all welfare recipients in the country, government unions defining the agenda to their personal benefit,….ad infinitum. Wow, this sounds like D.C. too. Maybe it’s an issue of having too much government. (Writers note: I grew up in California “in the good old days”, so I know of what I speak.)

By: SayHey Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:04:13 +0000 @ MikeyLikesit – do not worry about the name-calling by the Left. None of the name callers even attempted to challenge the factual underpinnings of what they purportedly responded to. Just about says it all.

By: QuietThinker Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:33:54 +0000 Apparently the Republicans do have a mandate from losing the popular vote for the House of Representatives but maintaining control by gerrymandering. The mandate is to CHEAT! Witness their new call to introduce gerrymandering to the Electoral College.

By: AKOC Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:44:16 +0000 Once again, reading these comments, the despicable tactics and unforgiving machine of lies from the Left never seize to amaze me. All you in the kill-all-1-percenters/Republican crowd, do your damn homework for once, please! Not only are major corporations not exclusively in bed with the Right, they donate JUST as much to Dems, if not MORE. Both sides are guilty of crony capitalism, but liberals are the pros in the Majors, while the Republicans are in Single-A. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Google execs, ALL Hollywood execs…do they NOT ring a bell?? The ignorance/dishonesty is despicable.

By: SomeAlpinist Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:57:19 +0000 Errr, you listed WY twice…. “the 3 million people of Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming” Did you perhaps mean Montana perhaps?

By: Greenspan2 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:43:08 +0000 Thanks to Reuters for reporting on the state of the US, reporting that no longer exists in what was, or maybe never really was, the supposed global example of democracy. It is sad to see this great nation, so full of potential, self destruct through mere greed and self deception.

By: Bagehot Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:03:26 +0000 Used Wyoming twice, but never mind. Seems that redistricting has become too important to be left to the politicians, so why not let machines do it?
1.Take a state randomly selected, find the geographic center.
2.Use the last Social Security rolls to populate the state.
3.Create squares equaling present # of districts centered on the point found in 1.
4.Allow the program to keep changing the borders of each square until the populations are most nearly even. Yes, they will become rectangles.
5.Wait for inevitable court challenge.
6.If you win, start on the rest of the states, again in random order.
Maybe you won’t like certain people in your new district. That’s the best part. The algos don’t care about your hang-ups, and will just redraw the map. Politicians will have to think about who they’re talking about, as well as to.

By: MadAsHell2 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:52:43 +0000 The vast majority of the U.S. population is growing more and more tired of the Bagger mentality, the the rural and South trying to drive the rest of the country!

They are the folks that want to force there to be police in schools, acquire as many military style weapons as they can, etc, etc, etc. The lunatic fringe of which gives us the McVeigh’s of the world; arm yourself, the government is coming to get us, and our guns!

They are too stupid to realize that the term “militia” in the U.S. Constitution is about STATE level groups — like existed in the South before the U.S. formed to keep the slaves under control. In A1S8 it give Congress the power to: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”

and in A2S2 it gives: “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States”

Ammed2 in that context gives the States freedom to maintain their militias — which Georgia damned well did! until Civil War times; it was disbanded in 1879 — after Ammed13 which outlawed slavery was passed in 1865.

Eventually, the Civil War will be more fully over in the US — once minorities are the majority of the population …

Some day the percentage of the U.S. population that are white, old, racists crackers will be a LOT smaller!

By: AlkalineState Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:14:53 +0000 Mikey, if you want a budget, ask your GOP senators to stop filibustering budgets. It’s not that mysterious :)