Lawrence Connelly @schlitzkrieg ?active 1 year, 3 months ago
Lawrence Connelly commented on the blog post Do baggage fees play a role in your travel decisions? 1 year, 8 months ago · View
I say the starting charging people by weight. Have everyone get on a scale with their luggage. Set a weight per person and charge above that. Fifty pounds of cellulite weighs as much as fifty pounds of clothes
What makes you think I would vote for Obama? And apparantly you don’t understand the difference between a slower rate of spending growth and cutting spending. Republicans who vote for one of these guys expecting change will be as disappointed as those Democrats who voted for Obama
Romney increased state spending:
Romney substantially increased fees. That’s one way to get revenue without raising taxes, but for some of us that’s kinda the same thing
Jim, these guys might not spend as much as Obama, but don’t confuse that with cutting spending and restoring fiscal responsibility.
Sorry admin accused me of spamming so I had to break up my reponse
Voted for the Bridge to Nowhere
Voted Against an Bill to specifically defund the Bridge to Nowhere
Voted to increase the debt ceiling five times (1997, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2006) for a combined $3.5 TRILLION.
Jim, I’m plenty old enough to remember that Newt did not do it all himself. Remember, Clinton was in the White House. (Please don’t mistake that for support for Clinton.) That is the point I was making if the Republicans controlling the White House and Congress. But the debt went up under his speakership and [...]
Mr. Rees, Yes the spending will eventually stop. The only question is whether it’s voluntary or not. I am no fan of Obama and would be happy to see him serve one term. But to replace him with another big spender like Romney, Santorum or Gingrich, especially if the Republicans control Congress will not solve [...]
Well said Will…I get so tired of these manufactured issues (not to minimize the callous things said about these women from both “sides”). Who cares if we are trillions of dollars in debt and counting, the dollar is junk, we are still involved in two lengthy wars with several others brewing, and unemployment remains high, [...]
Most people spend far too much time talking about Maher, Limbaugh, Hannity, Maddow, et. al. instead of discussing issues. It seems most people want sound bites and entertainment, so the media and politicians provide it. And like any form of entertainment, political entertainment needs ratings, which these blowhards happily provide by saying increasingly outlandish things. [...]
Pat, I don’t see why we couldn’t vote in a mosque? If some evangelical Christian has a problem with it, that’s his problem. But the writer is saying this violates the so-called separation of church and state. Voting in a church, mosque, synagogue, or a Hindu temple neither establishes a religion nor prohibits the free [...]
Ms Clemons, Thank you for my morning chuckle. I’m not sure which church was your voting place, but did they force you to participate in a bible study or accept Christ as your savior before giving you a ballot? Using churches as a polling place has a long history in this country and does not [...]
I agree with a lot of what you said, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average price for gasoline in January 2009 was $1.84 per gallon. It does not mean higher prices since then are Obama’s fault, but he does not deserve credit for “overseeing” increased rigs/production either.
I hate to burst your bubble, but oil companies do not control the price of oil or gasoline. What part of globally traded commodity do you not understand? Blame the Fed and US foreign policy; those are the two main contributors to higher oil prices.
Laura, Where are US companies refining natural gas into gasoline? I do not think that is chemically possible. It is possible to make it into a very clean liquid (GTL, gas-to-liquids) which can be used as diesel or blended with diesel. But that is not widespread – I think it is being done in Qatar [...]
Obama does share some of the blame. But that is because of saber rattling with Iran. Many of the Republican Presidential candidates and many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle share blame in this regard as well. Geopolitical instability adds to the upward pressure on oil prices. Opening up areas for drilling [...]
Lawrence Connelly commented on the blog post What do you think about schools as polling places? 1 year, 9 months ago · View
I say we vote in taverns. It will bring much more entertainment to the entire circus and the losing candidate can claim his/her opponent only won because the people who voted for him/her were drunk at the time.
Mr. Libra, Do you mean leaders like Al Gore, who conveniently misrepresented data as “truth” in his film, “An Inconvenient Truth?” http://abcnews.go.com/US/TenWays/story?id=3719791&page=2 Or that there was a 75% chance of the Arctic being ice free by the middle of the next decade? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236090/Inconvenient-truth-Al-Gore-hes-caught-exaggerating-threat-global-warming–again.html Mr. Libra, we need an honest discussion about the science of climate [...]
Lori, Let me try this one last time. You stated: “If all restaurants and bars had voluntarily agreed to go nonsmoking, there would have been no need for the mandate. Since that didn’t happen, one was put in place.” So because “all restaurants did not voluntarily agree to the ban” there was a “need for [...]
Lori, Like it or not, you advocate violence and force. I do not. The free market will give the optimal outcome for society. When people like you do not like the outcome, you reach for your guns (i.e., the government) to get what you want. I doubt we’ll ever agree on this. So I’ll leave [...]
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