While the thread is OT and getting uninteresting to me and hopefully
most people here, the option to ignore it is yours.
It would take me less than 30 seconds to filter this thread, or all
threads marked OT, or all threads from Robocop. Waiting for any of us
to get a room because you say so will take a while... Much more than 30
I think there is a typo above since I do not believe you mean "make the
ability of smaller businesses to compete."
But finally something to agree on! Congress has most definitely overdone
the regulation of almost everything (especially tax-related). If only we
could foresee the effects of ditching all the special regulations and tax
advantages of all those rules and laws and regulations. One of the reasons
I am retiring now I can, is that I resent to the nth degree the filling out
of forms, recertifications, and repeating exams for compliance here there
and everywhere in biomedical research. Especially because the penalties on
those who transgress seem puny, and the efforts of the good guys hugely
Yeah, something in there either got garbled or lost, that should have
read, "make the ability of smaller businesses to compete more difficult if
Yep, something we can both agree on. That is one of the reasons that I
cannot support statists running for office -- their idea of "solving
problems" means creating more laws and more government regulations so that
folks like you and I spend more time following processes and paperwork than
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
A POLITICIAN LIED ???
CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THE PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIANS ON THE PHONE ...
PAGING MICHAEL BESCHLOSS !
So ... were YOU bitching, here, when the Bush Administration wove an
endless string of lies, or ... are you just FAR more partisan than
actually principled ?
Only because the extreme Left are a Godless bunch and want to shove
their agenda down the throats of those kids who DO have a belief of
their own. I think people should be allowed to worship and not have
their prayers outlawed by some legislative body. It's similar to the
abortion issue. I don't believe in abortions (other than for difficult
medical issues) but I DO believe a woman should be able to decide her
path for herself. You cannot legislate morals. You cannot legislate
the freedom to practise religion/prayer away from where kids
congregate. Whatcha gonna do? rewrite that line: One Nation Under FSM?
You see, in my world a person is a complicated blend of right and left-
wing views. Just because I don't believe in solving all my problem
with a gun, doesn't mean that the guy who rapes my kid isn't going to
die by my gun.
I don't think I turned out too bad, except that my right side limbs break
too easily. Never had prayer in schools - public Dutch education. But
then the society I grew up in had a very judeo-christian value set.
Praying (and cursing) was for the various christian sects' schools.
Please pardon the ravings of an old man.
Speaking as one of those "old bastards" and as one of about 7 Jewish kids
(out of a couple hundred) attending the elementary school in the
small Pennsylvania town where I grew up, I'm 100% with Lew on THAT issue;
religion has no place in a public school. I would have been extremely
grateful to not have to have suffered through listening to readings
from the new testament that contradicted my own religion. Let alone the
accusations and claims that were repeated around Easter about how "your
people" killed Jesus.
Better to be stuck up in a tree than tied to one.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar.org
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