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by Mac66
Feb Fri 02, 2001 8:55 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Jessie Jackson Money Trail
Replies: 89
Views: 2102

Re: Jessie Jackson Money Trail

Jesse kickers,<P>He's less important than you think. Think big picture; this administration if off to a strong start. GW is proving to be a principled man with a short list of things he wants to get done. (Including spending huge miney on a defense initiative that has no record of success, but that'...
by Mac66
Feb Thu 01, 2001 7:10 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Jessie Jackson Money Trail
Replies: 89
Views: 2102

Re: Jessie Jackson Money Trail

Amazing that people have the time to think this stuff up.<P>Don't you guys ever grow weary of exulting over a fallen man? Reminds me of the NFL... no longer enough to win, gotta rub their faces into the grass and dance.<P>The point has been made...and made....and made.<P>Mac<P>
by Mac66
Feb Thu 01, 2001 4:51 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Clinton Respect
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Clinton Respect

[QUOTE]Originally posted by JML3:<P>Let's never forget who conjured, supported, promulgated, and trotted before the American public with their willing accomplices in the media the gruesome and very public lynchings of "Ronaldus Magnus" Reagan, George HW Bush, Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork, John Tower...
by Mac66
Jan Tue 30, 2001 12:49 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

Mark,<P>I agree; many other good reasons exist for reducing emissions.<P>But, the the fact is that many companies are concerned about the costs associated with global warming.<P>The following URL might be of interest:<BR> <P><A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/nov2000/nf2000110_296....
by Mac66
Jan Mon 29, 2001 4:53 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

Mark,<P>Read the article and if this guy is right, it calls into question lots of premises underlying the global warming problem.<P>Politics are of course involved. And, perhaps, all of the businesses which are voluntarily reducing emissions are not responding to the science but rather to anticipate...
by Mac66
Jan Sat 27, 2001 11:32 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: National Missile Defense Initiative
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: National Missile Defense Initiative

Mark and Red,<P>Apologies to both. I have to lighten up. Sometimes this stuff get's the better of me and the collar heats up.<P>Enjoy your Sundays, both.<P>Mac
by Mac66
Jan Sat 27, 2001 5:00 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: National Missile Defense Initiative
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: National Missile Defense Initiative

Mark C,<P>Turning off Wayne Newton long enough to respond...<P>Gary Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for President as I recall, so someone on the right thought he was pretty significant. He's mentioned in the article; you want the URL? Here it is anyways:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.ceip.org/file...
by Mac66
Jan Sat 27, 2001 12:47 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: National Missile Defense Initiative
Replies: 5
Views: 423

National Missile Defense Initiative

Since Ive seen no mention of this from either side of the board, it seems appropriate to bring up. <P>This thing is going forward, because GW and Rumsfeld support it strongly, and because the NMDI has long been a critical issue of the right wing of the GOP, including religious conservatives such as ...
by Mac66
Jan Sat 27, 2001 8:25 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Should have hand counted the whole state!
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Should have hand counted the whole state!

Edward G Robinson speaking with Humphrey Bogart, from the 1948 movie "Key Largo:"<P> "Let me tell you about Florida politicians. I make them out of<BR>> > whole cloth, just like a tailor makes a suit. I get their name<BR>> > in the newspaper. I get them some publicity and get them on the<BR>> > ball...
by Mac66
Jan Fri 26, 2001 5:18 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: "I need a new school"
Replies: 92
Views: 800

Re: "I need a new school"

Devil's Advocate,<P>Private for profit schools do exist; as of Feb 2000, The Edison Project, CEO'd by Chris Whittle and with cirrculum development guidance from former Yale president Benno Schmidt, is up and running in several states. <P>No profit yet; they lost 49 million in 1999. You don't hear mu...
by Mac66
Jan Fri 26, 2001 10:41 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Clinton Respect
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Clinton Respect

Jill,<P>My fervent hope is that I never, ever hear another word, good or bad, about the Clintons, ever again.<P>He should have resigned, and didn't. He should have left the office with some Presidential dignity, and didn't. <P>Character counts, and Clinton's is in real short supply. I may not agree ...
by Mac66
Jan Fri 26, 2001 9:30 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

S. Bass,<P>I agree with you that many divergent scientific views exist about this issue. <P>My guess is that you will remain unconvinced until a properly conservative organization comes along with its own set of findings which support global warming. Perhaps that will never happen, perhaps it will. ...
by Mac66
Jan Thu 25, 2001 7:57 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

From the Christian Science Monitor:<P>Mothball the polar fleece and break out the T-shirts. Far into the future, the earth is likely to keep getting warmer and warmer as ice caps melt and sea levels rise. <P>That's the essence of the latest scientific data on global warming, reported this week by th...
by Mac66
Jan Thu 25, 2001 11:26 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

S Bass,<P>The research, if it is to be uncovered, that provides the concrete reproducible evidence in support of global warming theories will not be discovered by the energy industry, but will almost certainly be sponsored and funded by government funded institutions whose credibility you call into...
by Mac66
Jan Wed 24, 2001 5:14 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: More Liberal "Love"
Replies: 60
Views: 1648

Re: More Liberal "Love"

Mark C,<P>No defense of Turner intended or implied.<P>You are amazingly quick to point out the failings and hypocricy of the left. I trust you will be equally vigilant relative to those on the right.<P>To do less than that would be (fill in the blank.)<P>Mac
by Mac66
Jan Wed 24, 2001 4:18 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

S. Bass,<P>In the face of conflicting and contradictory findings, the gut is sometimes a fairly reliable barometer. You argue that no credible evidnece exists to suggest the earth is showing gradual warming trends. I hope you are correct.<P>Is all of the work whose findings support global warming co...
by Mac66
Jan Wed 24, 2001 1:57 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

Mark,<P>Couple points: Extremists reside on both sides if this issue. No reason to throw out the work of credible scientists who make a good case for global warming just because they don't come down on the "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" side.<P>Money from well funded special interest grou...
by Mac66
Jan Wed 24, 2001 10:10 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: More Liberal "Love"
Replies: 60
Views: 1648

Re: More Liberal "Love"

Mark,<P>Ted Turner is too easy a mark. You believe that any owner/manager to the left of you would sack people in such a merciless fashion?<P>Lots of people losing jobs now. Dig a round a bit, and you'll find a Rush disciple or two pulling the same stuff. Dilbert lives on both sides of the aisle.<P>...
by Mac66
Jan Wed 24, 2001 9:12 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

I'm not smart enough to speak to the hard core scientific arguments for or against the presence of long term global warming caused by the activities of us bipeds who span the globe.<P>I believe we are degrading the environment, and quickly, for that matter. Case in point is the oil spill off of Ecua...
by Mac66
Jan Tue 23, 2001 8:24 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: I'm Guest Hosting "Our Town" this Monday
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: I'm Guest Hosting "Our Town" this Monday

Mark,<P>Nice job last night. Picture and sound were first rate; good presentation all the way round. <P>Looks like the laptop in use was a PowerBook running IE 5; display was crystal clear. <P>Jill and RMH did well; got in late in the game so could not weigh in. Look for the left to get rolling agai...
by Mac66
Jan Sat 20, 2001 11:25 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Three More Hours
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Three More Hours

Red,<P>If Clinton met with your fondest wish and died tomorrow, you'd be graveside as soon as they planted him, shovel in hand.<P>So they killed Ron Brown and Vince Foster? <P>There's no proof, but those allegations sure fit conveniently with your world view, so run with it, repeat it, call in Jack ...
by Mac66
Jan Fri 19, 2001 12:53 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Stay Out The Bushes!
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

Re: Stay Out The Bushes!

Mark C,<P>If Hyde's indescretions had compromised his abilities to be a champion of conservative causes, would you feel differently?<P>If revelations of his affair had caused a bill he was sponsoring to fail, would that somehow elevate his personal transgression into a political liability, deserving...
by Mac66
Jan Fri 19, 2001 9:56 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Stay Out The Bushes!
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

Re: Stay Out The Bushes!

I know this is old news and all, but I do hope that at least some of the outrage here about Jackson can be transferred to the great Henry Hyde, who lied, schemed, plotted, and deceived his wife and children through a lenghty affair, and only fessed up when his wife found out. And he had the nerve to...
by Mac66
Jan Thu 18, 2001 5:21 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Stay Out The Bushes!
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

Re: Stay Out The Bushes!

Red,<P>I take no joy in another man's public humiliation and disgrace. He's lost his "moral authority" pulpit, and you're loving it.<P>Bet you any amount of money there are some National Review types on their way to confession as we speak...<P>Not the first, and not the last, and all persuasions and...
by Mac66
Jan Thu 18, 2001 11:07 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: I'm Guest Hosting "Our Town" this Monday
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: I'm Guest Hosting "Our Town" this Monday

Mark C,<P>Should we be looking for Jim Carville or Bill Pass to offer opposing views?<P>Have fun,<P>Mac
by Mac66
Jan Tue 16, 2001 3:49 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: John Ashcroft
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: John Ashcroft

Mark,<P>Thanks for the media tips. Work environs not all that conducive, however.<P>re point 5: it appears the jury selection was rigged. Due process mandates the ag not permit that to occur, despite the heinous nature of the crime of the accused. He'll have tougher calls than this as the chief law ...
by Mac66
Jan Tue 16, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: John Ashcroft
Replies: 8
Views: 505

John Ashcroft

Would give a lot to be home today to watch the Ashcroft hearing, but alas...<P>I don't think you have to be swaying too far to the left to have some honest questions about this guy's ideological bent; no question he has the administrative ability given his long record as senator, ag, and gov.<P>From...
by Mac66
Jan Sat 13, 2001 4:38 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Now What?
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Now What?

Good question.<P>Let's start by seperating political power from wealth. Too many millionaires in Congress.<P>After that, let's get a book group and potluck night going in every neighborhood. Listen, learn, and share a meal. <P>Too good to be true.<P>Mac
by Mac66
Jan Sat 13, 2001 1:24 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Linda Chavez
Replies: 31
Views: 1561

Re: Linda Chavez

Mark C,<P>No doubt her story is compelling. But, her own revelation about her relationship with this person to the Bush vetting people was less than complete. Handled properly, she might have been able to put a positive face on the whole affair.<P>Also, the WSJ ran an article yesterday on the editor...
by Mac66
Jan Wed 10, 2001 12:59 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Linda Chavez
Replies: 31
Views: 1561

Linda Chavez

Back from self-imposed exile, for now.<P>Suprising to come here and not find comment about Ms. Chavez. <P>IMHO, she was derailed by her own failure to tell the entire truth to the Bush vetting team, and given her positions on affirmative action and the minimum wage, it all combined to force the Bush...
by Mac66
Dec Fri 29, 2000 11:10 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Basic Question for FORUMITES
Replies: 77
Views: 4490

Re: Basic Question for FORUMITES

Hi Mugs,<P>I absolutely agree with you that lots of things need fixing. Always has been that way, and always will be.<P>I just don't agree that McDermott was trying to make some kind of political or "personal freedom" statement. I subscribe to the old fashioned and decidedly un PC view that some peo...
by Mac66
Dec Fri 29, 2000 9:12 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Basic Question for FORUMITES
Replies: 77
Views: 4490

Re: Basic Question for FORUMITES

Mugs,<P>I have to respectfully disagree with you regarding your assessment of Mr. McDermott. <P>With all due respect for his horribly wounded family, this guy is not some kind of freedom fighter unjustly victimized by the central government, or whatever you call the influences which in your mind cau...
by Mac66
Nov Sat 18, 2000 8:04 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: No More Mr. Nice Guy!
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: No More Mr. Nice Guy!

Red,<P>"That another's success should bother you, at all, betrays a dark and jealous soul that, if given political power, would only be capable of tearing things down. I do not speak on this point as someone unfamiliar with the destructive longings of the empty soul. It is because I was once there, ...
by Mac66
Nov Wed 01, 2000 12:56 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Drilling For The Truth
Replies: 48
Views: 561

Re: Drilling For The Truth

Mark C,<P>Re your quote,<P>Fuel efficiency standards defy the free market and more importantly stiffle the demand for<BR> new technology to bring us beyond gasoline burning autos. Just MHO.<P>In your opinion, what will work to persuade Detroit to make more fuel efficient vehicles? Japan beat Detroit...
by Mac66
Oct Tue 31, 2000 5:34 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Drilling For The Truth
Replies: 48
Views: 561

Re: Drilling For The Truth

Mark D,<P>Liebermann is putting the ANWR into a category of land that to date has enjoyed protection. Shouldn't it remain that way until nearly all other means of boosting production have been explored? There are tremendous strides being made in harnessing wind and solar sources. These are market ba...
by Mac66
Oct Tue 31, 2000 4:50 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Drilling For The Truth
Replies: 48
Views: 561

Re: Drilling For The Truth

Mark C,<P>You lost me. Of course I want to have a serious discussion. Why point me to information we both already have a grasp of, if it was not to imply my ignorance of Bush's intentions?<P>I brought up mileage standards, production and exploration issues, demand, etc. None of those qualify as friv...
by Mac66
Oct Tue 31, 2000 11:56 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Drilling For The Truth
Replies: 48
Views: 561

Re: Drilling For The Truth

Mark C,<P>From the plan you referred to:<P>Open a Small Portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Environmentally<BR> Responsible, Regulated Exploration. Technological advances in the last 10 years have<BR> dramatically decreased the environmental impact of oil and gas exploration. Consisten...
by Mac66
Oct Tue 31, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Drilling For The Truth
Replies: 48
Views: 561

Re: Drilling For The Truth

Mark D,<P>Let's assume you're right, and make the big assumption that drilling for oil in the Preserve will not degrade the environment.<P>Would you also be willing to raise mileage standards? What about a mileage standard for the heaviest SUV's, which currently have none? How about some incentives ...
by Mac66
Oct Mon 09, 2000 8:46 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1468

Re: Global Warming

Mark C,<P>Thanks for the link. Interesting article. Sounds like the debate, at least among this collection of scientists, is moving towards an acceptance of the phenemonon of global warning, be it from increased cosmic ray activity, greenhouse emissions, or a combination.<P>Fascinating stuff. Thanks...
by Mac66
Sep Sun 17, 2000 1:15 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Estate Tax cut proposal
Replies: 24
Views: 331

Re: Estate Tax cut proposal

Kristin,<P>Working in the Dominican was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back in March. As developing countries go, the Dominican is doing well, but our work took us to a prison town called La Victoria, about an hour outside Santo Domingo. Just a diifferent world.<P>You are right about the r...