The Great Debate

"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.

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Started by Native Son. Last reply by Titus Techera 17 minutes ago. 45 Replies

Since it seems like somebody's Russian-equipped proxy has either upped the ante big time or committed the biggest aircraft identification blunders since the USS Vincennes "incident in 1988, does…Continue

Tags: MH17

A Time To Kill

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Titus Techera 11 hours ago. 11 Replies

     For some reason - perhaps it's just the years stacking up on me - when I look at world news lately as presented online and on television I have a hard time understanding the motives behind a…Continue

King Barack Pouting?

Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Pale Horse 16 hours ago. 30 Replies

    In a recent situation like Hobby Lobby's, the Supreme Court has again ruled against Obamacare. The VA, IRS,and Beghazi Scandals still linger. Tensions in the Middle East increase steadily. He has…Continue

Tags: Incompetent, Immigration, Congress, King, Obama

So much wasted effort and energy . . .

Started by Regular Joe. Last reply by John Lee Pettimore Jul 15. 11 Replies

Anti-environmentalists have found a new medium for exhausting their anger: exhaust. Literally.Some truck enthusiasts are intentionally producing copious amounts of diesel exhaust, spewing black smoke…Continue


Started by Will. Last reply by Regular Joe Jul 8. 164 Replies

Can't say I'm surprised it's taken us a while to get a discussion on the apparent collapse of Iraq.  It's new -- OK, it's not new, but the media pretty much hasn't reported anything on Iraq since…Continue

Up yours

Started by Will. Last reply by Jay D Jul 7. 36 Replies

In recent months, we've started seeing literal examples of the ruling class's overreach:  a man…Continue

IRS Scandal, Obama's Over-Steps, and--What Has Made America Exceptional

Started by Todd Serveto. Last reply by Native Son Jun 27. 25 Replies

As evidence continues to mount, first, of the IRS's shameless targeting of conservative groups, and now, the transparent efforts to cover their backsides by pretending that the incriminating e-mails…Continue

Tags: scandal, IRS, Obama

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Comment by Native Son on Sunday

Well, now that it appears that somebody's Russian-equipped proxy upped the ante big time in the Ukraine, anybody got any comments.  The crickets have been deafening.

Comment by Titus Techera on Friday

Let me tell you a joke I read in Ambrose Bierce. These two guys were writing a serial together; one of them gets pissed off at his co-author, so when it's his turn again, he kills off the main character, to the other guy's surprise.

Comment by Steve Dallas on Friday

Yes, a book that has already been written can be read and reread at leisure(thread going on the main page about books one re-reads, hell, I'll probably reread Twain's Tramp Abroad before we visit Germany). I clearly pointed that tidbit out when I said to read your old comic books if you don't like the new ones.


Doesn't change the fact that there is a new person taking the old characters on a new path. So I have no idea what the hell it is you are babbling on about.

Comment by Titus Techera on Friday

I don't read comics, they just weren't around when I grew up, except a few Mickey Mouse things, I think. I know people who do, & who take them quite seriously. I don't think they're crazy; so I think it's defensible as a form of poetry.

Regarding the other thing, the philistinism of relying on the future--there always is some progressive who thinks things will change. Things do not change that much. For example, Americans are still able to read Mark Twain, though perhaps not much. But they still read the Bible. The whole point about books we love is that they do not change, even after thousands of years. I study pol.sci--I can tell you, the people in my profession who are dead sure they know more than Aristotle did are invariably idiots. Not that there is nothing new to know, but there are also many old things...

Comment by Native Son on Thursday

con queso? 

Comment by Rick Shelton on Thursday

ADM = Ay Dios Mio

New one to me, personal abbreviation I would guess.  To me ADM is an Admiral in the Navy or Coast Guard.

Comment by John Lee Pettimore on Thursday

That goes without saying - after all you do work in IT.

Comment by Steve Dallas on Thursday

I am super hella lazy

Comment by John Lee Pettimore on Thursday

Google search for "adm george lopez" yields a youtube video and this link:

Comment by John Lee Pettimore on Thursday

Google no work for ju?


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