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#3324252 Guy crosses a line on homosexuality

Posted by Khyber53 on 16 April 2015 - 11:42 PM

Here's the deal: I believe a business owner has the right to ban anyone they want from their place of business. If they plan on outright banning groups, that's fine, but I believe they most post a statement at every entrance outlining who is banned. If it is company policy, state it up front, right where everyone can see it. 


This protects the business owner's free speech, as well as their right to do business only with who they want to. It also gives the public a chance, right up front, to see what kind of person they are doing business with. Me, if you're banning people based on religion, sex, creed, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation, you aren't getting my money or my family's. I will also advise friends and neighbors to avoid your business.


It is a problem that will sort itself out over time. A business will either end up serving a very narrow clientele or will wither on the vine and die for lack of customers by banning others. Not my problem either way.


Where Chik-Fil-A differs here is that while the founder has stated one thing, the company itself has said publicly and profusely that they do not discriminate, but instead just sell chicken sandwiches. One employee, from founder to assistant dishwasher, does not make corporate policy.

#3322293 Looks like Obama made a major error with Iran

Posted by Khyber53 on 15 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

Our foreign policy problems aren't just with Obama, but are systemic and have been going one for almost two decades.


I think we spent the last of our international clout over Kosovo and the bombing of Serbia. Since then, we have lead less and reacted more. We had spent so much of our diplomatic capital by the time of 9/11 that we only got a pass on Afghanistan, but had to trump up evidence to get even a moderate following for the Iraq war. 


The falsehoods used before the UN and our lackluster nation building efforts in Iraq were the swan song of our post-Cold War default leadership. We fell from eagles to live among the weasels. And while we did, Russia moved its chess pieces craftily and China elbowed its way to the table.


Now we send our soldiers to fight and die for people who couldn't care less about us while a former KGB head and a country that has basically enslaved its populace sit back and claim the moral high ground.


Man, how did we eff it up so badly?



#3321472 Looks like Obama made a major error with Iran

Posted by Khyber53 on 14 April 2015 - 02:17 PM

In the West's defense, Saudi Arabia has been keeping Russian oil in check by producing a metric f-ton of it each day. I expect them to further ratchet things up in response since they are in direct head to head competition with Iran for leader of the Middle East right now.


Of course, if you want to play the meta game, this could be a plot between the US and Russia to push the oil flow from the Middle East to chew into their supply, which can't be endless. I'm betting that the Russians will be buying oil like crazy, as will we, and stockpiling it against future needs as China's consumption continues to grow.


We buy it on the ultra cheap, while engaging in political puffery, until the prices really skyrocket, then we turn around and resell to the Chinese, while still retaining the oil production in Russia, the US and the North Sea. 


Could be. Maybe.


#3321134 I got faith in BIG MIKE! A little background on Michael Oher.

Posted by Khyber53 on 14 April 2015 - 10:27 AM

And the Ravens only gave up two sacks in that game versus a stacked 49ers defense.

#3321131 Looks like Obama made a major error with Iran

Posted by Khyber53 on 14 April 2015 - 10:24 AM

Arsen, you're probably right on this. Plus Iran has been using ISIS as their wild card. As Iranian troops help to fight back the ISIS invasion of Iraq, it has been good public relations for Iran. And they have managed to pull off quite the coup as they get the US to provide air support and air strikes.


Once ISIS goes under, what do you think is the chance that those Iranians in Iraq now will just merrily saunter back to Tehran? Not very likely.

#3320956 X-Men: Apocalypse

Posted by Khyber53 on 14 April 2015 - 06:51 AM

Can Olivia Munn act? Do we really care or do we want her to really be true to the costume?  :cool:

#3320593 Hillary is a go, chances she wins the GE?

Posted by Khyber53 on 13 April 2015 - 04:41 PM

Taking a beating from Libs? Of course you left wing nuts are going to gang up on a conservative. Where is the beating? All y'all have done is sat there and said Rush is a complete idiot. Please explain to me again where is the beating. I'm actually laughing at you left wing nuts trying to explain liberal ideology and how it can possibly make sense



Actually, I'm more amazed at what you define as "liberal ideology." You use the term like a Papuan tribesman calls Polaroid photographs "magic." 


As we have tried to explain to you, the ACA isn't a liberal thing, it was founded by the Republicans, spearheaded by Newt Gingrich as an alternative to the single-payer system, and then tested out by Mitt Romney. 


But. You. Will. Not. See. 


Bad juju, picture steals soul away. Bad juju.

#3320095 I got faith in BIG MIKE! A little background on Michael Oher.

Posted by Khyber53 on 13 April 2015 - 07:42 AM

He's a guy that has come from the worst of circumstances to a huge level of success, he proved in the past that he just needed a chance and some people to believe in him and stick by him. He's had a rough couple of years and now a new team is giving him a chance. I, for one, am going to believe in him.


I believe he'll be an upgrade at left or right tackle, and I'm betting that by the end of the year, we'll be looking at him as a long-term Panther.



#3320051 Hillary is a go, chances she wins the GE?

Posted by Khyber53 on 13 April 2015 - 06:35 AM

Still blaming Bush? Get a life. After nearly 8 years of Liberals in office you still blame him.....LOL Pathetic!!!


This Hack is running for President. You want to vote for a woman who has no qualifications whatsoever, beside just having the name "Clinton" than you sir are an IDIOT



I wouldn't say that being First Lady for eight years, a US Senator and then Secretary of State as "no qualifications whatsoever." That's probably the most loaded resume a person running for president has ever had.


Taking her lightly would be a big mistake. 


And if you think the last eight years have been Liberal, you are so completely out in right field that anything short of Michael Savage looks leftist to you. Honestly, Obama has been one of the most conservative "liberals" in history. As a liberal president, he has failed. As a moderate, he's pretty much run the course.


And yes, Bush is to blame for the intractable wars we're in, the ones they promised wouldn't be like Vietnam. Guess what, they're like Vietnam. Except this time we salute the servicemen and women in the airport instead of spit on them. We wait to treat them badly until they need veteran services and extended medical care.


As Americans, we should be ashamed of ourselves on how we really treat those we bandy about as heroes.

#3320028 Hillary is a go, chances she wins the GE?

Posted by Khyber53 on 13 April 2015 - 04:50 AM

The Republicans will continue to lose the big dance until they realize that moving to the center is the only way to win nationally. Moving stronger and stronger to the right only works at the Congressional level where you are fighting for small pieces of turf with like minded voters. Nationally, you have to appeal to the broadest audience. 


Look at how the Democrats won with Obama. It wasn't with the black vote, that had always been in their camp. They won because he was the most moderate of the candidates and he's been one of the most conservative Democratic presidents in history if you look at the big picture.


The Republicans are just fooling themselves if they think, "Hey, if we're gonna win, we're going to have to get even more Conservative! Yeah, that's it!"

#3319893 Hillary is a go, chances she wins the GE?

Posted by Khyber53 on 12 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

We, as a nation, need to end this infatuation with this generation of presidents and their underlings. Since Reagan, the trail of folks behind the scenes running the show has changed very little. We need to say goodbye to the Clintons, the Bushes, and all of the carryover cabinet members and department heads. We have voted in a new aristocracy over the last 30 years and succession has just about become hereditary.


#3319143 NRA bans guns at their own convention for safety reasons

Posted by Khyber53 on 11 April 2015 - 05:31 PM

Of course, that was one example of the militia carrying the day, but it could more appropriately be attributed to an over aggressive British commander taking up a position in an area he never scouted or understood. He, in turn, was commanding mostly Tory militia of dubious quality.


Militia engagements on traditional battlefields versus British troops of the line usually turned into routs and near massacres.


In the case of King's Mountain, Morgan had led Tarleton on a merry chase through southern North Carolina, crossing creeks and rivers every chance he could get. He lured him further and further from the baggage trains and into terrain that would put the cavalry-minded officer at a disadvantage.



#3319130 NRA bans guns at their own convention for safety reasons

Posted by Khyber53 on 11 April 2015 - 05:14 PM

I think he's leading us around to the self-armed militia carried the day and the revolution was won...


#3318873 NRA bans guns at their own convention for safety reasons

Posted by Khyber53 on 11 April 2015 - 10:58 AM

Strange that it should come from a man that just came from a revolt and was speaking to the very factors that led to exactly that.  As I recall, that revolt didn't turn around handily until the battle of King's Mountain.... who was the officer in charge of that again?



I believe that Dan Morgan was in charge of the regular militia at Kings Mountain, with local commanders being in charge of the Overmountain Men who came from the settlements in the Blue Ridge, including Daniel Boone. The whole affair was nominally under the command of Nathaniel Green.


Or did you have someone else in mind?

#3318265 Bell works out fir Chiefs

Posted by Khyber53 on 10 April 2015 - 03:19 PM

He was serviceable on the right side, just could not handle the left tackle position. Very few people can do that job -- fewer than 32 do it every year. Kid is experienced, still coachable and big. He'll find a home sooner or later.


He may be one of those that ends up doing better on his second team.


I wish him well.