1: Had the U.S. stayed in Syria there would be no advancing Turkish forces.
True, that region has been at war for thousands of years. long wait, very long wait. For what? It's not our border. Heck, were not allowed to secure our border?
2: The debate isn't about helping/defending Syria. It is about helping/defending the Kurds who helped us beat down ISIS.
Although I agree somewhat with your point a stronger argument would be that the United States provided the Kurds with the equipment, technology, & forces to defeat ISIS. European Countries have much more at stake in that region. Perhaps it's time for them to step-up?
3: Not sure why you are on the side of releasing ISIS prisoners held by the Kurds.
J/K, I know it's FOX News.
I hope no one on the forum is on the side of releasing ISIS prisoners. If I recall the democrats have been trying to close Guantanamo for years?
4: Trumps move quite possibly created a whole new generation of ISIS type fighters out of the Kurds for stabbing them in the back.
I rolled my eyes right out of my head when Trump said yesterday, "The Kurds are very happy with us, they are very happy".
This is what I don't understand at all. President Trump does not create ISIS fighters or any other terrorist group any more than President Obama, or President Bush or any American for that matter. Terrorists are terrorists because they want to destroy our freedoms and way of life, nothing more, nothing less. If we remain in Southwest Asia then we are infidels trying to influence their way of life and must be destroyed. If we don't do anything then they fester. America has been over there for 19+ years with no end in sight! How much longer, how much more money? How many more lives?
My personal opinion. Secure our energy, secure our borders. Let that area sort itself out. If they attack again, we can handle it & hard!
Doesn't William Shatner own one of those? Live long and prosper!
I'm going to HAVE TOOO if I'm going to have any chance of catching up with you on the mileage meter... Georgia and I are going to Branson, MO next week (going to trailer the Slingshot) so hope to get a few miles in.
Branson looks like a lot of fun. Never been there. Looks like a great place to do a ride and catch a great show!
Frank have you spent time in the Maggie area on two wheels.
Always wanted to do the Blue Ridge Parkway on a motorcycle trip. I've been around that area a few times on vacations. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, TN. Helen NC. Looks like I'll go one wheel better and do a trip on 3 wheels! Love those mountains!
My calendar is marked. Hope to make it!
Maggie Valley 2020 marked, can't wait!
In my younger days I worked three jobs. For five years it translated to a 55 to 71 hour work week. I lived below my income and put the money into a retirement account. A few years back I researched locations and zoning regulations for a small business. Researched the preferred franchise. Put together the paperwork. 1.25 million! I did some hard thinking. I worked hard. I saved and I'm OK. That takes some real gonads to risk everything. I backed out.
My greatest respect to anyone who makes that choice. It's an incredible risk. I could not do it. Sad to think that in todays world taking that great risk is looked upon as if its an insignificant choice with no consequences.
Those hard choices are what makes America great!
Another shining example of anti-fascism. Anybody seeing a pattern here, over and over, again and again! If you don't share our views shut-up, you fascist!
What I would like to know is why does it seem like no one on the left can differentiate between illegal immigration and legal immigration. Why is it that every time anyone on the right is for stronger borders and better security the first thing people on the left start yelling is that they are anti immigrant - being in California it is all you hear
Its pure BS - I am very much for strong borders and I think illegal immigration poses a huge risk to our national security - - I am also very pro legal immigration - I have nothing but respect for people from other countries who want to come to this country legally and I think those who do come here legally and then do all of the work to become legal citizens are total rock stars
As a person who's wife is a Naturalized U.S. Citizen I know how much work is involved and also how much more respect for being a citizen they tend to have than most of us who just got it by birth - - - I highly suspect that Mr. Trump understands this as well, being married to a Naturalized U.S. Citizen I cant help but laugh when some idiot tries to label him as being anti immigrant every time he wants to do something to secure our borders
These are the last ditch words thrown out by the left every time they don't have a real argument based on real facts
Agreed & well said! In general people are good & I welcome people in my home but only a fool would leave their front door open for anyone to enter. In fact if I let my front door open and harm would be done to my family I'll bet the first thought would be how could someone be so reckless!
Nothing to do with racism or being anti immigrant! There is a process. Only being wise.
Our governor just signed some "equal pay" bill that will apparently allow college athletes to make money and get paid for their images, names or likenesses. Now it seems to me that the only athletes who will benefit from this will be the top athletes at the top schools. No one is going to pay for this junk from a second stringer or a kid at a small local college or junior college
With this in mind it seems like this bill will only financially help those who need it the least - these top athletes at top schools are most likely already getting full scholarships with free housing and food allowances
It just seems like another thing fubared by our wonderful California government
Good point, I think this will eventually hurt smaller schools. Will these paid athletes now be required to repay any money received from scholarships?
I believe Pennsylvania is considering this also.
Summer weather & low risk of rain the slingshot always gets priority. 40 degrees & below with snow, salt laden roads or rain and the truck gets the nod.
Not Eureka but in the Poconos I led a small group and we found a real nice road that was not winter maintained, it was paved then boom it was a two track trail Hodge lost his front splitter on the first dip we encountered. We had to get the tools out and remove it before it got damaged too bad. A few mins and we were back on pavement and all good. All riders were glad we made it without any damage besides Hodges ( we were able to straighten it up back at home). It wasn't a planned road but the gps took me that way and like I said no real complaints but I could see some would not be happy. Can't please everyone
What could be more fun than an unexpected adventure! One thing proved is that the human mind is sometimes, maybe sometimes, never or once in a while more reliable than a GPS. Usually in my case the GPS wins. Most important is that everyone gets back. I didn't help on the way back. But defiantly had a great time. Most important it's noted that someone who steps-up & takes the initiative to lead a ride in unfamiliar territory can't be wrong only appreciated. Glad to hear Hodges sling got straightened up!
Now we can drink a beer and say remember the time....
Don't Hold your breath. Democrats are above the law.
Can you imagine if the tables were turned! Years ago the media would report the news. No more. Sad and frightening for the future.
When the director of the committee feels its his job to produce and read a "parody" of a publicly released conversation between the President and a foreign leader in public session and enter it into the congressional record it proves just how much of a pre-conceived political stunt this is. As I have said before my lawyer is a voting member of the FL DNC and if others are seeing this as he is, the Dems have made a(nother) huge error.
I can't believe this! I just saw a clip on the news where Schiff said he was OK with doing this parody!
Let me get this straight.
VP Biden and son travel to Ukraine and a short time later Biden's son gets hired as a board member on an energy company and paid ten's of thousands a month with no experience in the energy field. A former Ukraine prosecutor was investigating that same utility company for corruption. V.P. Biden allegedly threatened to withhold a huge amount of US aid to Ukraine unless said prosecutor was fired and was later fired. The fired prosecutor clamed he was fired under pressure as a result from V.P. Biden.
….And President Trumps impeachment proceeding is based upon?
No worries I'm sure the democrats and media will be pressing V.P. Biden for answers! Lets wait and see!
Is it possible? Did the democrats realize former VP Biden was losing his chances to win and seized upon the opportunity to throw him under the bus? At the same time distract from USMCA, China Trade Agreement, Economy etc.?