This is true. The war on drugs has turned into a federal money grab and a show and tell opportunity for LEOs on the rare occasion that they intercept a shipment. Meanwhile, billions of taxpayer dollars are wasted in a fruitless attempt to stop Americans from getting high. Not to mention the billions wasted annually incarcerating tens of thousands of Americans who have been convicted for non violent drug possession/usage.
Exotic game hunting is nothing but a relic from another time and well past its expiration date. Yeah, donating money for the preservation of endangered animals is great thing, but donations should not be contingent on the right to kill sentient beings for an ego boost/emotional rush. This practice is barely better than children who go around killing neighborhood pets because they can get away with it and it makes them feel good. In fact, it is worse than what demented kids do, we are talking about presumably educated adults who should know better.
Our massive, money grubbing multi-media corporations are profit driven. Hardly a good basis for liberal investigative journalism. They are basically pissing on their viewers and telling them it is raining.
Are you referring to the tens of millions of innocent fetuses naturally discharged from mothers wombs every year or the tens of millions of countless innocent embryos that never attach to the womb to begin with. Seems like any loving, compassionate God that shared your views would have corrected these design flaws when he created man/woman in his image six thousand years ago.
Drop him inside the territorial range of Cecil's pride, naked and without weapons, for a real five day African safari adventure. Then let Mother Nature decide his fate. Maybe the lion's pride could bait him with a Snickers bar.
Yeah, I laughed when I read TN's comment above. The Canadian conservatives are largely left of Obama. If he thinks moving to Canada in 2016 will offer any relief from socialist values he is in for a big surprise.
There is a reason TN and his right wing blogging friends have to focus on 2014. Non presidential election cycles are the only way they can continue to lie to themselves about the grim future they face in this country when it comes to demographics. To refute his baseless fantasies requires nothing more than quoting his own party leadership. The last seven Republican Party Chairmen have all stated the party is not diverse enough and needs to reach out to minorities and women to remain competitive nationally.
History will be the ultimate judge when it comes to presidents and their accomplishments. If I had to guess, Reagan's star will fade when it comes to his retrograde national economic and social policies. When it comes to his foreign policy, Reagan had more misses than hits. However, Ron will likely be most identified as the president in office when the USSR collapsed. Most historians and economists recognize the collapse of the USSR was inevitable. Their economic system was rife with corruption and inefficiencies. However, Reagan's policies of building up our military machine helped to speed up that demise. Reagan's pro military image also allowed him to work closely with Gorbachev without having to fend off the republican war hawks of the day. Obama was handed a poo sandwich from Bush when it came to foreign policy issues as well as the obvious economic train-wreck. Many people are not happy with Obama's decisions on either side of the political spectrum, but he seems to have maintained a moderate approach to most issues and avoided any big screw-ups like his immediate predecessor. His most memorable achievement will likely be healthcare because the USA is finally moving towards recognizing it as a right rather than a privilege, like the rest of the civilized world. Clinton is looking worse economically all the time by going along with the GOP on NAFTA and the repeal of Glass Steagall. His bombing of Yugoslavia also undermined perestroika and helped in the rise of extremists like Putin. GW Bush was a complete fug-up no matter how you look at him, economically or foreign policy wise. He also presided over the first successful large scale attack on the US mainland in over 175 years. A fact often overlooked in the poo-storm otherwise known as his presidency. His administration was a cluster-fug from start to finish and we do not require a crystal ball to definitively say it was and will forever remain one of the worst if not the worst presidency in American history.
Let's be clear here: The killing of this lion was an illegal act of baiting to draw a trophy animal off federal lands where hunting of any wildlife is illegal. This dentist can claim he was ignorant of the law (doubtful) however he is still responsible for breaking the law.
In the last six (6) presidential elections the republicans have won the popular vote one (1) time, 2004. Dems, unfortunately do a poor job of getting out their base in non-presidential cycles, but the overall trend is clear. Don't get your hopes up for a GOP president in 2016 TN05. Your right wing bloggers and their twisted logic won't be able to help you when the majority of Americans show up to vote.