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by MWmetalhead
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Ted Cruz's unreasonable policy positions
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Re: Ted Cruz's unreasonable policy positions

It shouldn't be the federal government or unelected judges imposing their own definition of marriage — we should instead respect our constitutional system. So, the Supreme Court shouldn't be adjudicating matters of constitutionality? The above comments wouldn't bother me that much if it weren't for...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Ted Cruz's unreasonable policy positions
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Ted Cruz's unreasonable policy positions

I believe Ted Cruz as a Republican presidential nominee would guarantee a Hillary Clinton presidency. I think the electoral vote map might look even worse than it did in 2012 from a GOP standpoint. Below is a summary of policy positions that - in my opinion - make Cruz unelectable on a national scal...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: 2016 Presidential Polls
Replies: 875
Views: 93462

Re: 2016 Presidential Polls

To compare Cruz to Reagan is just silly, in my opinion. Ronald Reagan was a very pragmatic politician & President who was willing to look for common ground on domestic policy issues. Cruz is the complete opposite of this. Reagan supported amnesty; Cruz opposes it. As a sidenote, Cruz's Obamacare hyp...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: A Serial Flip Flopper!
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: A Serial Flip Flopper!

Indeed, Trump's positions on a number of issues have...let's say..."migrated" over the past 10 to 20 years. National Review and Glenn Beck's "Blaze" have done as a good of job documenting this as anyone. Carson stinks and would get torn to shreds in a one-on-one debate. Fiorina is an unaccomplished ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: A good piece by Rush?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Re: A good piece by Rush?

I'd be more worried about Hillary period. :)
by MWmetalhead
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Trump/Carter
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: Trump/Carter

Trump's sanctions would apply to Muslims from anywhere in the world, including U.S. citizens.
Trump said the report that he's looking to bar U.S. citizens from re-entering the country is untrue.
by MWmetalhead
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: A good piece by Rush?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Re: A good piece by Rush?

I completely disagree with the notion that Trump does *not* want the presidency (Limbaugh's monologue made no such suggestion, I might add). The man is campaigning relentlessly, takes every opportunity possible to appear on mainstream media news & current events shows, and is heavily active on socia...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: There have been 340 days and 353 mass shootings this year
Replies: 125
Views: 10907

Re: There have been 334 days and 351 mass shootings this yea

My position on this is pretty simple: Law abiding, mentally competent citizens should have the right to keep & bear arms and use them as a means of self-defense in dangerous situations. Mentally deficient or unstable individuals should NOT have that right, and laws need to be put into place that mak...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: 2016 Presidential Polls
Replies: 875
Views: 93462

Re: 2016 Presidential Polls

I'm very surprised by the fact the GOP field remains as large as it is. I figured more candidates would have suspended their campaigns by now.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: There have been 340 days and 353 mass shootings this year
Replies: 125
Views: 10907

Re: There have been 334 days and 351 mass shootings this yea

I agree, audio, that BB guns, pellet guns and even muzzle loaders could be exempt from my conceptual proposal. Antique guns as well. I have no problem with states taking action in the absence of federal action. However, most of the actions I listed earlier need universal implementation to be truly e...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Front page of 12/03's NY Daily News
Replies: 31
Views: 2711

Re: Front page of 12/03's NY Daily News

I like Mort Zuckerman and generally believe he is a very smart man with good ideas. However, I do not like much of the message that front page is conveying. There is absolutely nothing wrong with praying for the victims. Furthermore, to pin all blame on libertarian or conservative leaning political ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: There have been 340 days and 353 mass shootings this year
Replies: 125
Views: 10907

Re: There have been 334 days and 351 mass shootings this yea

The fact some people want to interpret a governance document written in the late 1700's in an airtight manner in the year 2015 strikes me as incredibly foolish. Most aspects of society, technology and culture are far different today. You need a license to drive a car anywhere you go in this country....
by MWmetalhead
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Good column from Nolan Finley re: road funding
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Good column from Nolan Finley re: road funding

Same here! Spellcheck5000 - kudos to you for an excellent post. You summed up the situation beautifully. I believe that in addition to resolving funding on a recurring basis, a big one time slug of cash needs to be spent on the front end to make up for the many years' worth of maintenance deferrals ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Good column from Nolan Finley re: road funding
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Good column from Nolan Finley re: road funding

I guess you would rather have the rest of our manufacturing move to the south by lowering the limit below other states? It definitely shouldn't be higher than the surrounding states. You do raise a lot of good points in your previous post, audiophile. The manner in which we treat roads for ice & sn...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Good column from Nolan Finley re: road funding
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

Re: Good column from Nolan Finley re: road funding

In a state where the roads are as brittle (and as poorly constructed) as Michigan's, the weight limits should be LESS than the national average, regardless of the number of axles.