Comments for Moore Common Sense http://moorecommonsense.com Conservatism is the cure Wed, 20 Jul 2011 02:38:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Comment on Reasonable doubt?…Dumb and Dumber….and Casey Anthony by William Piercehttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/07/13/casey-anthony/#comment-864 William Pierce Wed, 20 Jul 2011 02:38:21 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=2221#comment-864 This reaction is mostly emotional. Her stoic demeanor, the manner in which she sipped her water? Damning stuff, really. It's easily plausible that the death (the cause of which remains unknown) was accidental, and Casey freaked. A number of things were in bad taste, a number of things disturbing. But your argument--if one exists amid your rambling--is flimsy. This reaction is mostly emotional. Her stoic demeanor, the manner in which she sipped her water? Damning stuff, really. It’s easily plausible that the death (the cause of which remains unknown) was accidental, and Casey freaked. A number of things were in bad taste, a number of things disturbing. But your argument–if one exists amid your rambling–is flimsy.

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Comment on Mr. President, Punters Don’t Win the Big Game by Alanhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/30/mr-president-punters-win-big-game/#comment-839 Alan Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:55:39 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1980#comment-839 1. Fact: The top 5 percent pay <a href="http://www.american.com/archive/2007/november-december-magazine-contents/guess-who-really-pays-the-taxes" rel="nofollow">more than half of all income taxes</a>.2. Fact: Tax cuts give American's more money to reinvest into the economy. When <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/consumer-spending-and-the-economy/" rel="nofollow">consumer spending makes up 70%</a> of all economic growth, that's very important. It also results in Americans investing money into businesses, starting them and supporting others.3. Fact: Ronald Reagan's economy was a model for excellence. He was faced with a much more difficult economy than Obama was presented with and <a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2001/03/the-real-reagan-economic-record" rel="nofollow">the record speaks for itself</a>:<blockquote>"President Ronald Reagan's record includes sweeping economic reforms and deep across-the-board tax cuts, market deregulation, and sound monetary policies to contain inflation. His policies resulted in the largest peacetime economic boom in American history and nearly 35 million more jobs."</blockquote>You should read the report I just read to you because it takes on your <a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2001/03/the-real-reagan-economic-record" rel="nofollow">false assumptions about the Bush tax cuts and the Reagan economy</a>:<blockquote>"After President George W. Bush sent Congress an outline of his tax reform plan on February 8, some critics immediately began to attack it as a return to what they portray as the fiscally irresponsible policies of the Reagan Administration. According to these commentators, Congress should scale back--if not outright reject--President Bush's tax reform proposals because they are based on a period when the wealthy received excessive tax cuts and revenue was wasted on defense even though most Americans struggled in poverty. This is a <strong><em>revisionist view of recent history</em></strong> that ignores reality and denies the fact that President Reagan's sound policies and determination deserve much of the credit for the current economic picture. Congress should embrace President Bush's tax reform plan as a responsible return to the most successful economic policy of the 20th century."</blockquote>4. Fact: The economic crisis was the <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cra-debate-a-users-guide-2009-6" rel="nofollow">sole responsibility of the Community Reinvestment Act</a>, which was created under the Carter Administration and beefed up under Clinton. It essentially demanded that banks give money based on racial lines, not on who had the best credit. This of course, is terribly stupid fiscal policy.5. Fact: You are purporting the same, tired, populist, and leftist talking points that the Obama Administration has been peddling since his campaign for President. If you want to fix the economy first take some responsibility for the actions of this failure of a president. If Republicans are to blame then why couldn't Obama get things done when he had control of both houses of Congress? How were the Republicans responsible when they had no power to override a veto, no power to filibuster, and no coalition to pass any sort of meaningful legislation?And for the record, you're right about one thing. I do want Barack Obama to fail. He represents redistribution of wealth, socialism, failed economic policies, and a destructive liberal agenda that has crippled our nation. I want our country to succeed but the only way for that to happen is for Obama and his misguided policies to fail and be taken off the table so we can get back to the free market capitalism that made this country great.Thanks for reading and commenting, have a nice day. 1. Fact: The top 5 percent pay more than half of all income taxes.

2. Fact: Tax cuts give American’s more money to reinvest into the economy. When consumer spending makes up 70% of all economic growth, that’s very important. It also results in Americans investing money into businesses, starting them and supporting others.

3. Fact: Ronald Reagan’s economy was a model for excellence. He was faced with a much more difficult economy than Obama was presented with and the record speaks for itself:

“President Ronald Reagan’s record includes sweeping economic reforms and deep across-the-board tax cuts, market deregulation, and sound monetary policies to contain inflation. His policies resulted in the largest peacetime economic boom in American history and nearly 35 million more jobs.”

You should read the report I just read to you because it takes on your false assumptions about the Bush tax cuts and the Reagan economy:

“After President George W. Bush sent Congress an outline of his tax reform plan on February 8, some critics immediately began to attack it as a return to what they portray as the fiscally irresponsible policies of the Reagan Administration. According to these commentators, Congress should scale back–if not outright reject–President Bush’s tax reform proposals because they are based on a period when the wealthy received excessive tax cuts and revenue was wasted on defense even though most Americans struggled in poverty. This is a revisionist view of recent history that ignores reality and denies the fact that President Reagan’s sound policies and determination deserve much of the credit for the current economic picture. Congress should embrace President Bush’s tax reform plan as a responsible return to the most successful economic policy of the 20th century.”

4. Fact: The economic crisis was the sole responsibility of the Community Reinvestment Act, which was created under the Carter Administration and beefed up under Clinton. It essentially demanded that banks give money based on racial lines, not on who had the best credit. This of course, is terribly stupid fiscal policy.

5. Fact: You are purporting the same, tired, populist, and leftist talking points that the Obama Administration has been peddling since his campaign for President. If you want to fix the economy first take some responsibility for the actions of this failure of a president. If Republicans are to blame then why couldn’t Obama get things done when he had control of both houses of Congress? How were the Republicans responsible when they had no power to override a veto, no power to filibuster, and no coalition to pass any sort of meaningful legislation?

And for the record, you’re right about one thing. I do want Barack Obama to fail. He represents redistribution of wealth, socialism, failed economic policies, and a destructive liberal agenda that has crippled our nation. I want our country to succeed but the only way for that to happen is for Obama and his misguided policies to fail and be taken off the table so we can get back to the free market capitalism that made this country great.

Thanks for reading and commenting, have a nice day.

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Comment on Hey, Kiddies! Delete “Digital Drama” and Vote Democrat! by Chris Grahamhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/07/04/hey-kiddies-delete-%e2%80%9cdigital-drama%e2%80%9d-vote-democrat/#comment-829 Chris Graham Sat, 09 Jul 2011 15:44:17 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=2081#comment-829 Hey, Thom. Well, I'm assuming you're a liberal. Safe assumption? Did you misspell "faggot" like "faget" so as to avoid being called a homophobe? Or are you just ingnorant? You must be a bigot if you use the word "faggot." Your strategy didn't work: you're still a homophobe.And thank you for telling me to kill myself simply because you disagree with what I wrote. How very civil of you. How very "new tone" of you. If the Tucson Massacre earlier this year taught us anything, it's that if I DO end up killing myself, your liberal friends will blame YOU for it.Now, all joshing aside, do you actually have an argument against what I wrote? Or were you merely taught to disagree, rather than being taught WHY to disagree? We know you were taught to just call us names (all in the name of a "civil" "new tone," of course). But were you not taught HOW to defend your argument? Or even how to make an argument at all? Because going by the rules of debate, I currently own you. You were offered, in the form of a "comment" button, the chance to argue your point. You passed up that opportunity and opted instead to just throw your case out the window. Again, I own you. Care to take another whack at it? Hey, Thom. Well, I’m assuming you’re a liberal. Safe assumption? Did you misspell “faggot” like “faget” so as to avoid being called a homophobe? Or are you just ingnorant? You must be a bigot if you use the word “faggot.” Your strategy didn’t work: you’re still a homophobe.

And thank you for telling me to kill myself simply because you disagree with what I wrote. How very civil of you. How very “new tone” of you. If the Tucson Massacre earlier this year taught us anything, it’s that if I DO end up killing myself, your liberal friends will blame YOU for it.

Now, all joshing aside, do you actually have an argument against what I wrote? Or were you merely taught to disagree, rather than being taught WHY to disagree? We know you were taught to just call us names (all in the name of a “civil” “new tone,” of course). But were you not taught HOW to defend your argument? Or even how to make an argument at all? Because going by the rules of debate, I currently own you. You were offered, in the form of a “comment” button, the chance to argue your point. You passed up that opportunity and opted instead to just throw your case out the window. Again, I own you. Care to take another whack at it?

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Comment on Hey, Kiddies! Delete “Digital Drama” and Vote Democrat! by Thomhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/07/04/hey-kiddies-delete-%e2%80%9cdigital-drama%e2%80%9d-vote-democrat/#comment-828 Thom Sat, 09 Jul 2011 06:50:11 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=2081#comment-828 You are quite possibly the dumbest faget I have ever seen.Kill yourself. You are quite possibly the dumbest faget I have ever seen.

Kill yourself.

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Comment on Mr. President, Punters Don’t Win the Big Game by Anonymoushttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/30/mr-president-punters-win-big-game/#comment-827 Anonymous Sat, 09 Jul 2011 06:44:41 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1980#comment-827 I too am astounded by idiocy, hypocrisy, and failure to lead. But it is not Obama's. It is yours, the republicans. You first blame Obama for not creating jobs. Your solution to the job issue is to let millionaires and billionaires "produce." This, you say, would be hindered if millionaires were taxed like the rest of us. Obama didn't cancel the Bush tax cuts, so the millionaires aren't hindered. Where are the jobs, then? Tax cuts only make the rich richer; the money is not reinvested into the economy. I'm surprised that conservatives still believe in supply side economics. We all know they worked so terribly well for Reagan. I like how, after eight years of Bush tax cuts and war spending, the deficit has suddenly become a crucial issue to Republicans. If it bothers them so much, why didn't they reign in spending under Bush? Why wasn't it an issue before? RepublIcans are the ones punting blame around, as it appears to be their only strategy for big gains in 2012. Lack of leadership isn't why we're in this mess. It's lack of cooperation. We have a government predicated in division of powers, defended against the tyranny majority with constitutional protections. Republicans use their stake in government to prevent Democrats from making gains (because they'd rather the country fail than have a Democratic president succeed) and refuse to compromise on any issue. That's is why we are stymied as a nation. And by the way, not a single president has acknowledged the WPA as a constitutional bill since it was passed. I too am astounded by idiocy, hypocrisy, and failure to lead. But it is not Obama’s. It is yours, the republicans. You first blame Obama for not creating jobs. Your solution to the job issue is to let millionaires and billionaires “produce.” This, you say, would be hindered if millionaires were taxed like the rest of us. Obama didn’t cancel the Bush tax cuts, so the millionaires aren’t hindered. Where are the jobs, then? Tax cuts only make the rich richer; the money is not reinvested into the economy. I’m surprised that conservatives still believe in supply side economics. We all know they worked so terribly well for Reagan.
I like how, after eight years of Bush tax cuts and war spending, the deficit has suddenly become a crucial issue to Republicans. If it bothers them so much, why didn’t they reign in spending under Bush? Why wasn’t it an issue before? RepublIcans are the ones punting blame around, as it appears to be their only strategy for big gains in 2012.
Lack of leadership isn’t why we’re in this mess. It’s lack of cooperation. We have a government predicated in division of powers, defended against the tyranny majority with constitutional protections. Republicans use their stake in government to prevent Democrats from making gains (because they’d rather the country fail than have a Democratic president succeed) and refuse to compromise on any issue.
That’s is why we are stymied as a nation.
And by the way, not a single president has acknowledged the WPA as a constitutional bill since it was passed.

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Comment on Keep Your Stinking Hands Off of My Social Security and Medicare! by thosewhoservehttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/25/stinking-hands-social-security-medicare/#comment-824 thosewhoserve Wed, 06 Jul 2011 02:14:05 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1827#comment-824 Subject: The Real Republican Plan for the EconomyIt is important to remember that while the Republicans express concern over the federal budget and the federal debt limit, they have no intention to reduce taxes on corporations or high income earners. They do, however, plan to address the federal deficit and raising the federal deficit limit by drastically modifying or ending Medicare and Social Security. In short, there is no high end tax cut that cannot be maintained by a transfer of middle-class wealth to the large business contributors and high income earners.The Republicans actively participated in creating and/or passing federal budgets which relied on borrowing and spending payroll tax receipts from the Medicare and Social Security trust funds since the early 1980’s. Now that the excess payroll taxes to be borrowed are lower, the Republican Party and Tea Party goal is to walk away from Medicare and Social Security and any of the outstanding money borrowed from the Medicare and Social Security trust funds (currently $2.6 trillion dollars for Social Security).While the Republicans joined the Democrats in borrowing (and spending) the payroll tax receipts of hundreds of millions of American employees and tens of millions of American employers; they now decided they just don’t like paying them back to the Medicare and Social Security trust funds to be used for their intended purposes.The Rep. Ryan Medicare plan is most likely part of a two-step plan to save Medicare by destroying it. The first step, already passed by the House of Representatives, replaces Medicare for those under age 55 with a voucher plan to purchase health insurance from a government-approved list of private health insurance companies like the one that paid a retiring CEO $800 million dollars. The second step will be reducing and then eliminating the voucher plan to purchase retiree health insurance. If the Republicans can end Medicare; the Republicans can surely end the voucher program that ended Medicare.Rep. Boehner has already reported to the press that he is willing to "means test" Social Security; i.e. if you make more than an unspecified amount to be determined by Congress, your Social Security retirement income is reduced or eliminated. Rep. Boehner has also reported his support to extend the Social Security retirement age to 70, which will eliminate paying the first three years of Social Security retirement benefits from the current retirement age of 67 to age 70.My suggestion is for the Executive Branch to advise Congress that in the event of a “government shut-down” due to failure to extend the federal debt limit all FICA Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes collected will be directed to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to enable the continuation of Social Security and Medicare benefits.It is time the Members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats, stopped using the payroll taxes to meet federal budgetary needs in lieu of raising adequate federal revenues from income taxes (business and personal) and fees for governmental services. They appear to have adopted the strategic default mentality created and effectively used by Wall Street and millions of Americans to walk away from paying for things they ordered but don’t want to pay for.It is also time for Congress to honor the debts and obligations created in the name of the people. If more revenue is needed; the first action item should be to let the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 expire for everyone affected by the legislation and “share the pain” equally (all income groups).Congress, with active participation by the entire electorate, should then aggressively start cleaning up and removing the many gift packages buried in the federal business and personal tax code. Subject: The Real Republican Plan for the Economy

It is important to remember that while the Republicans express concern over the federal budget and the federal debt limit, they have no intention to reduce taxes on corporations or high income earners. They do, however, plan to address the federal deficit and raising the federal deficit limit by drastically modifying or ending Medicare and Social Security. In short, there is no high end tax cut that cannot be maintained by a transfer of middle-class wealth to the large business contributors and high income earners.

The Republicans actively participated in creating and/or passing federal budgets which relied on borrowing and spending payroll tax receipts from the Medicare and Social Security trust funds since the early 1980’s. Now that the excess payroll taxes to be borrowed are lower, the Republican Party and Tea Party goal is to walk away from Medicare and Social Security and any of the outstanding money borrowed from the Medicare and Social Security trust funds (currently $2.6 trillion dollars for Social Security).

While the Republicans joined the Democrats in borrowing (and spending) the payroll tax receipts of hundreds of millions of American employees and tens of millions of American employers; they now decided they just don’t like paying them back to the Medicare and Social Security trust funds to be used for their intended purposes.

The Rep. Ryan Medicare plan is most likely part of a two-step plan to save Medicare by destroying it. The first step, already passed by the House of Representatives, replaces Medicare for those under age 55 with a voucher plan to purchase health insurance from a government-approved list of private health insurance companies like the one that paid a retiring CEO $800 million dollars. The second step will be reducing and then eliminating the voucher plan to purchase retiree health insurance. If the Republicans can end Medicare; the Republicans can surely end the voucher program that ended Medicare.

Rep. Boehner has already reported to the press that he is willing to “means test” Social Security; i.e. if you make more than an unspecified amount to be determined by Congress, your Social Security retirement income is reduced or eliminated. Rep. Boehner has also reported his support to extend the Social Security retirement age to 70, which will eliminate paying the first three years of Social Security retirement benefits from the current retirement age of 67 to age 70.

My suggestion is for the Executive Branch to advise Congress that in the event of a “government shut-down” due to failure to extend the federal debt limit all FICA Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes collected will be directed to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to enable the continuation of Social Security and Medicare benefits.

It is time the Members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats, stopped using the payroll taxes to meet federal budgetary needs in lieu of raising adequate federal revenues from income taxes (business and personal) and fees for governmental services. They appear to have adopted the strategic default mentality created and effectively used by Wall Street and millions of Americans to walk away from paying for things they ordered but don’t want to pay for.

It is also time for Congress to honor the debts and obligations created in the name of the people. If more revenue is needed; the first action item should be to let the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 expire for everyone affected by the legislation and “share the pain” equally (all income groups).

Congress, with active participation by the entire electorate, should then aggressively start cleaning up and removing the many gift packages buried in the federal business and personal tax code.

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Comment on Did a Virginia Delegate Candidate Steal His Logo from a Baseball Team? by Mavishttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/09/brian-schoeneman-virginia-steal-logo-seattle-mariners/#comment-823 Mavis Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:26:34 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1725#comment-823 If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain. If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.

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Comment on Rod Blagojevich Guilty! by Alanhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/27/rod-blagojevich-guilty/#comment-816 Alan Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:50:28 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1972#comment-816 maroc, that's a good point. With all the talk he had about bringing down other high profile politicians it seems if he had something important, it would have come out by now. Blago is one of the biggest megalomaniacs I've ever seen in politics (and that's saying quite a bit) and it wouldn't surprise me if he really believed he had something. But of course, there was nothing there. maroc, that’s a good point. With all the talk he had about bringing down other high profile politicians it seems if he had something important, it would have come out by now. Blago is one of the biggest megalomaniacs I’ve ever seen in politics (and that’s saying quite a bit) and it wouldn’t surprise me if he really believed he had something. But of course, there was nothing there.

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Comment on How Obama will win Reelection by Alanhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/02/16/obama-win-reelection/#comment-815 Alan Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:48:37 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=303#comment-815 obd, I think you are spot on. At the end of the day, even after flirting with more "daring" choices for the nomination, Republicans always seem to go with who they think has the best chance to win. I agree with you that Romney is probably a lock at this point. Although this year it is pretty tough to tell since this election cycle is breaking a lot of the rules. We might not know everyone that is in the race until October! obd, I think you are spot on. At the end of the day, even after flirting with more “daring” choices for the nomination, Republicans always seem to go with who they think has the best chance to win. I agree with you that Romney is probably a lock at this point. Although this year it is pretty tough to tell since this election cycle is breaking a lot of the rules. We might not know everyone that is in the race until October!

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Comment on Progressive Report: Obama is not a Dick…he’s a Barack! by Alanhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/07/01/progressive-report-obama/#comment-814 Alan Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:46:35 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=2009#comment-814 Hi Sarah, thanks for the compliment. JT just started blogging here and we're really excited to have him. He has a really unique and humorous approach to his writing and I think you'll enjoy his posts very much.I will be posting an introduction to him soon. Hi Sarah, thanks for the compliment. JT just started blogging here and we’re really excited to have him. He has a really unique and humorous approach to his writing and I think you’ll enjoy his posts very much.

I will be posting an introduction to him soon.

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Comment on Progressive Report: Obama is not a Dick…he’s a Barack! by sarahhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/07/01/progressive-report-obama/#comment-811 sarah Fri, 01 Jul 2011 22:35:43 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=2009#comment-811 I love this blog--who is JT? Funny and right on point. The writer obviously has a take on current events that I idenify with--thanks for posting it--I don't know if I would have found it on my own. I love this blog–who is JT? Funny and right on point. The writer obviously has a take on current events that I idenify with–thanks for posting it–I don’t know if I would have found it on my own.

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Comment on How Obama will win Reelection by obdhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/02/16/obama-win-reelection/#comment-806 obd Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:42:25 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=303#comment-806 Romney will win ,because the very people(namely the working class), who gave Obama the chance to make a change will vote for the Repub. and the tea party and independents will as so come together and vote for Repub.Why? Because they don't want another four years of this Obama goverment. I don't think the same people who got him elected will show up, but I do feel the repub. will show up in droves. Let us pray. Romney will win ,because the very people(namely the working class), who gave Obama the chance to make a change will vote for the Repub. and the tea party and independents will as so come together and vote for Repub.Why? Because they don’t want another four years of this Obama goverment. I don’t think the same people who got him elected will show up, but I do feel the repub. will show up in droves. Let us pray.

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Comment on Rod Blagojevich Guilty! by maroc zikhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/27/rod-blagojevich-guilty/#comment-801 maroc zik Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:02:33 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1972#comment-801 Most of us in Ill-In-Oy figured that if the ex-gov had anything on other pols worth selling, he would have done it a while ago in a plea deal. As the jury determined, he certainly tried to sell other things for money/influence, so it's not like it wouldn't have crossed his mind. Most of us in Ill-In-Oy figured that if the ex-gov had anything on other pols worth selling, he would have done it a while ago in a plea deal. As the jury determined, he certainly tried to sell other things for money/influence, so it’s not like it wouldn’t have crossed his mind.

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Comment on Buffoon of the Week: Chris Matthews by Alanhttp://moorecommonsense.com/2011/06/17/buffoon-week-chris-matthews/#comment-777 Alan Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:54:26 +0000 http://moorecommonsense.com/?p=1853#comment-777 And I'm glad that you accept that what you've written is blind hatred and incompetent. Admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery. I hope you find the help you need. Although since you and your liberal friends are destroying health care, I'm afraid that's going to be pretty difficult.A little piece of advice, next time, don't come to a battle of wits unarmed. And I’m glad that you accept that what you’ve written is blind hatred and incompetent. Admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery. I hope you find the help you need. Although since you and your liberal friends are destroying health care, I’m afraid that’s going to be pretty difficult.

A little piece of advice, next time, don’t come to a battle of wits unarmed.

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