An exampleWe can launch a plane from Louisiana and fly it to Afganistan to bomb a mud hut. Along the way we will refuel it going there and on its return trip, using American planes all along its route. When the Europeans were clamoring for the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi , Barak Obama declared that America was going to lead from behind (I'm still laughing), basically trying to duck out of the endeavor altogether. But Obama's hands were tied, the Europeans couldn't even fly to the other side of the Mediterranean Sea just a few hundred miles away blow up a mud hut and return without the help of refueling aircraft from the US. So Obama was forced to take part in the overthrow of the Libyan Government by ordering the American airforce to refuel European planes .We can literally fly around the world, they can't even fly across the Mediterranean Sea.
July 26, 2016 at 10:32 p.m.
Cambridge let me start by stating that I can't stomach the thought of Donald Trump as the President, he is a first class buffoon. My follow up statement is I can't stomach the thought of Hillary Clinton as the President, she wouldn't know the truth if it slapped her in the face.In regards to NATO , the Europeans have been using and abusing the American Taxpayers for decades now. I have served in uniform, but more importantly I have spent decades studying the issue of the defense of Europe. The OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of the NATO Countries do not meet the NATO requirement of 2% GDP on military spending . Of the 28 member states only five meet the 2% target. The five being the US, Greece,Poland,Estonia, and the U.K. It should be noted that three of these are recent to the list, Greece increased spending because it is being overrun by refugees. Estonia and Poland have seen the writing on the wall for quite some time now regarding the threat from Russia. It has been the US and the U.K. that have carried the water for Europe. The population of Europe and the US are similar as is its overall economic production. But when you compare military capabilities between the US and Europe you see a HUGE difference between the capabilities of the two. If you compare the number of Soldiers deployed to areas of conflict, once again the numbers are glaring in their disparity. The point of all this bloviating is this, NATO is dis functional and the Europeans are USING us. It is high time we enforce the 2% spending or cast the deadbeat countries aside and kick them out of NATO.The worst of the worst, Italy should be the first to be shown the door.
July 26, 2016 at 9:56 p.m.
As for Dawn Burton's comment, I guess she would agree then that someone can wear a button into a courtroom that says "black lives matter is a terrorist orginization", after all it's a freedom of speech issue. And then I guess someone else could wear a button that says "Barak Obama is a Kenyan Muslim". Or how about "judge not lest you be judged", that would be allowed also , right?
July 23, 2016 at 12:28 a.m.
It would seem that Atty. Burton needs to thank Judge Milich for educating her on the case of Berner v. Delahanty.
July 23, 2016 at 12:14 a.m.
California has the lowest home ownership rate in the country. So by saying eight million people can afford to live here, what your really saying is that half of that eight million can't afford to buy their own home
July 18, 2016 at 10:50 a.m.
On another note, a Federal court has determined that the "New GM" is liabel for the 124 deaths and 270 plus injuries that the "Old GM" tried to conceal knowledge about during bankruptcy proceedings.
July 13, 2016 at 11:20 p.m.
rocky I wouldn't take that bet if you paid me.
July 12, 2016 at 9:26 p.m.
I did not leave the Republican Party.
The Republican Party left me.
June 26, 2016 at 3:57 p.m.
Little Timmy is the perfect choice and probably has the best resume of all the potential candidates. Little Timmy spent years working for Jimbo the clown/felon. Little Timmy spent over a decade as a personal lapdog and cabana boy for Speaker of the House Pelosi. And most importantly Little Timmy has achieved a zen like state of mindfulness that has tuned him in to the inner feelings of Mother Earth.
June 17, 2016 at 7:06 a.m.
I don't understand why Democrats have such a hard time accepting Superdelegats, they are the perfect embodiment of the Democrat Party philosophy. The Superdelegate is there to protect you, protect you from your own mistakes. If say you make a mistake by voting for an over the hill hippy who lives in a socialist fantasy land of milk, honey,and manna from heaven. Then the Superdelegate is there to save you from your idealistic self. It's just another way the Party of the people protects you from cradle to grave.
June 7, 2016 at 10:27 a.m.