No earthquakes in Texas or North Dakota? Maybe not until fracking came along.
March 11, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.
Blame Bush but lest you forget, Obama criticized Bush for adding $4 trillion to the national debt as unpatriotic and irresponsible. Our national debt has now ballooned from $9 trillion to approaching $19 trillion, and we still have 3 more years of spending like a drunken soldier while borrowing our way into O-blivion.
Our national debt per every citizen is $54,979 and that doesn't even include our personal debt, SS, Medicare and rx liability.
March 10, 2014 at 11:38 p.m.
fd6636: You can't compare pot holes to a huge order in private industry.
There are enough pot holes to keep the union and the prison folks working for quite some time. In the meantime, the taxpayers pay a hefty price for having to navigate the pot holes with our loss of time, damage to our vehicles and accidents, not to mention our taxpayer dollars wasted.
March 10, 2014 at 10:56 p.m.
Repub: #16 and #27 "Do you think that I just wrote all of that as my opinion or talking points?"
Your cut and paste sources weren't cited. Can you say "plagiarism"?
March 6, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.
We're not obligated if you read the agreement.
March 6, 2014 at 4:13 p.m.
The Budapest Memorandum
With friends like us, who needs enemies?
March 6, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.
"Inmates do not have the proper training on how to fix the roads properly"
It's called "on the job training". I give you a shovel and you fill the hole.
I wonder if richardlewis973 is one of those union guys we see standing around trying to figure out how they're going to fix the pothole while we, the stupid working fools aka taxpayers land in the potholes every day on our way to work... that is if you're anywhere to be seen.
March 6, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.
The 2002 federal Help America Vote Act requires any voter who registered by mail and who has not previously voted in a federal election to show current and valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. Voters who submitted any of these forms of identification during registration are exempt, as are voters entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Why the big stink about providing ID? Anyone who is eligible to vote should be able to provide this information unless they live under a rock or are hiding something. It's not a barrier, it's a safeguard to protect the integrity of the process. The argument that it hinders the poor or elderly from voting is lame. Chances are they are more likely to receive a government check which can be used as their ID than the general population . In America today, a photo ID is required to buy beer or cigarettes, get married, get on an airplane, or check out a library book.
March 6, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.
Repub: You obviously read misinterpreted the the quote "not the first pro-gay Pope" in much the same way the article refers to the original misinterpretation of the Pope supporting gay unions.
Another look will show that he is NOT a pro-gay Pope and most definitely pro marriage between only a man and a woman.
March 5, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
This is the latest in a wave of statements many interpret as the Vatican softening its stance on homosexuality. Don’t be fooled. Francis is not the first pro-gay pope.
Pope Francis reinforced this impression in his response, when he said—-as he has always said—that “matrimony is between a man and a woman.” Despite the pope’s clear and consistent opposition to marriage equality, many media outlets broadcast misleading headlines, tantalizing the millions of liberal, gay-friendly, marriage-equality-supporting Catholics here in the United States.http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/20...
March 5, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.