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Sanders distances himself from 2011 editorial on his Senate website praising the American dream in Venezuela

Sanders distances himself from 2011 editorial on his Senate website praising the American dream in Venezuela


Via: Sparty On  •  41 comments  •  3 hours ago
As the political situation in Venezuela deteriorates, an editorial endorsed by presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., that praised the socialist country as a place where the "American dream is more apt to be realized" in 2011. The piece from the Valley News editorial board , which discussed the U.S. jobs and wealth gap, was posted under the "must read" section on Sanders'...
Jun 26 9:39pm @10.1.3 Good to know.    I still disagree.   I can only speak for myself and I still enjoy and watch it every week.     To each their own.
Jun 26 9:27am @10.1.1 I disagree.   I've been a non stop, avid watcher since the beginning. Every SNL season has it's moments.   Some more than other but there you go.
Jun 26 8:37am @10 I'm just looking forward to Larry Davids "Bern" impressions on SNL again. Good stuff!
Jun 25 2:10pm @5.1.2 Labor will decide if a comb is a proper acquisition for the Bern. A Mr T bling starter kids for labor organizers?   You bet. A comb for the Bern?   Doubtful.
Jun 25 10:00am @2.1 I know few people who have actually; owned a business, maintained a work force/payroll, provided a service to customers that remained profitable, etc, etc, that agree with the concept of Democratic...
Jun 24 9:58am @1.1.1 Lol ..... Whats going on in Venezuela right now is a real "Doh" moment for the Bern.
Jun 24 9:46am @1 Feel the Bern of Democratic Socialism .....
1 IN 5 AMERICANS SAY IT IS OK TO REFUSE JEWS BUSINESS SERVICE – SURVEY

1 IN 5 AMERICANS SAY IT IS OK TO REFUSE JEWS BUSINESS SERVICE – SURVEY


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  59 comments  •  41 minutes ago
1 IN 5 AMERICANS SAY IT IS OK TO REFUSE JEWS BUSINESS SERVICE – SURVEY Of those questioned 19% felt it was permissible to discriminate against Jewish people when providing a product or service. BY ALEX WINSTON, JERUSALEM POST, JUNE 26, 2019 Survey (Illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE) A new survey published this week by the Public Religion Research...
Jun 26 7:28pm @9.2.2 Nah ..... Tottenham is my team ......
Jun 26 3:45pm @9.2 Lol my sentiments exactly.   Not much that will stop us from working for you if you are willing to pay our price.   That however is one big reason.   Not paying the price.
Jun 26 2:16pm @4.1.9 Ah fun with math and statistics i see. Again rationalize whatever you want to.   The fact remains, based on the known data, it IS NOT a known majority and more implicitly it was not ALL of them...
Jun 26 1:43pm @4.2.3 Yeah, maybe i just haven't lived and experienced places that have this problem but i've been around the US a good bit.   I just haven't seen it.   Not to the percentages they speak of here.   Most...
Jun 26 1:36pm @4.1.7 Exactly.   Thank you.
Jun 26 1:35pm @4.1.6 Wasn't talking to you but okay.   Here ya go: http://www.thetower.org/article/who-is-behind-anti-semitic-attacks-in-the-u-s/ To highlight a key point of the article: "..." That leaves over 80%...
Jun 26 11:02am @4.2.1 I didn't say it was fake news.   I said i found it hard to believe.    Not from my experience. Big difference Buzz.
Jun 26 10:43am @4.1.3 Then you aren't looking very hard
Jun 26 10:37am @5.1 I follow that same rule but its the 10% rule. 10% crackpots on the extreme right and 10% crackpots on the extreme left. So IMHO it does amount to about 20% total give or take but 20% on both...
Jun 26 10:34am @4.1.1 So this is all the alt right eh?
Jun 26 9:54am @4 I don't believe this poll at all. That would mean about 70 million people in the US feel this way.   No doubt many do feel this way but 20%? I don't buy it.   Not from what i've seen and...
Megan Rapinoe on USWNT's possible White House visit: 'I'm not going to the f---ing White House'

Megan Rapinoe on USWNT's possible White House visit: 'I'm not going to the f---ing White House'


Via: Tessylo  •  42 comments  •  41 minutes ago
Megan Rapinoe on USWNT's possible White House visit: 'I'm not going to the f---ing White House' If, for some reason, you thought USWNT star Megan Rapinoe might have changed her mind about visiting the White House if the United States women’s national team wins the Women’s World Cup, then wonder no more. The USWNT co-captain provided another straight...
Jun 26 3:36pm @3.1.11 A very angry woman she be. That said .... go USA soccer .... kick some ass ladies!
Jun 26 11:04am @7.1.1 One has to consider the source. She appears to be a very angry woman. Perhaps she has good reason to be but it isn't doing her any good.   Not in the long run.
Jun 26 9:59am @7 She better get her shots in while she can.   Like her soulmate Kaepernick, she'll be irrelevant soon Maybe they can be buddies in Irrelevantville.
Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago restaurant

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago restaurant


Via: JohnRussell  •  55 comments  •  2 hours ago
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he was spat on by an employee at a Chicago-area restaurant. "It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems," the President's third child  told conservative site Breitbart News  by phone Tuesday evening. The Chicago Police Department was on the scene and assisted Secret Service, per CPD...
Jun 26 3:34pm @6.2.6 Well hopefully he doesn't play softball with Republicans. That can be hazardous to your health with all the left wing moon-bats flitting about these days .....
Jun 26 3:31pm @6.3 Nope.   Not for the party of inclusiveness.   You are free game if you don't goosestep in exact unison with their narrative. Ironic isn't it?
Jun 26 2:23pm @1.1.5 "..." Yep, there it is.
Please Tax Us More, 19 U.S. Billionaires Plead In Letter To Presidential Candidates

Please Tax Us More, 19 U.S. Billionaires Plead In Letter To Presidential Candidates


Via: Tessylo  •  122 comments  •  6 hours ago  •  LOCKED
Politics Please Tax Us More, 19 U.S. Billionaires Plead In Letter To Presidential Candidates   Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost   8 hours ago   Nineteen U.S. billionaires are calling for a new  wealth tax   on their holdings to battle income inequality in the nation and boost public revenue to make America a better place. “America has a moral, ethical and...
Jun 26 2:09pm @4.1.59 I'm not sure which article you are talking about.   I've read the entire article in the link and did not notice Trump mentioned once. That said, i'm on record more than once voicing my displeasure...
Jun 26 9:35am @4.1.51 You're still not getting it are you? People of character do good works every day.   All without the expectation of a return.   Thats why its called a good deed. If they were really serious they...
Jun 26 9:22am @4.1.50 "..." You should be tired of it.   It's part and parcel for many in this thread.   E.g. you keep trying to put words in my mouth even though i've asked you respectfully not to.    Some kids just...
Jun 25 4:37pm @4.1.38 "..." Not even close.   Please stop making shit up. "..." You don't have the slightest idea what i think so stop trying to put words in my mouth.   Much appreciated So you don't have a...
Jun 25 2:00pm @6.1.10 Asked and answered.   See post 4.1.26
Jun 25 1:48pm @4.1.32 "..." I'm sure that is what you READ INTO what i said John but that is not what i said.   Not in the least.  ..... more reason, less emotion please.
Jun 25 1:39pm @4.1.29 Still haven't answered my question [deleted]
Jun 25 1:36pm @4.1.28 Thanks for the backup data.   You're the best. By the way.   Most Americans pay more in payroll taxes than they do in income taxes so that argument is the usual non-sequitur that i have come to...
Jun 25 1:28pm @4.1.26 "..." Not at all but no worries.   [delete] My point was clearly stated.   They should stop talking about it, set an example and just do it.   Otherwise they are just blowing smoke out their...
Jun 25 11:46am @4.1.11 No response to 4.1.4?   Noted and thanks for capitulating. I know the facts are sometimes inconvenient to the narrative you like to push here but it is what it is.   The bottom 50% pays virtually...
Jun 25 10:34am @4.1.6 "..." Never happen.   Wanna know why?   Because nearly 50% of America will actually have to start paying some Federal Income taxes.   Which they don't right now.
Jun 25 10:31am @4.1.4 I'm clearly not defending anyone.   It appears that you are defending these 19 billionaires.   Why?   What i am saying, again very clearly, is that these 19 billionaires can put their money where...
Jun 25 10:12am @4 Attention billionaires: If you want to pay more in taxes no one is stopping you from doing it voluntarily.   No new taxes are needed.   Sooth your consciences and like Nike sez ...... Just Do It!...
The 10 best political movies ever

The 10 best political movies ever


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  34 comments  •  9 hours ago
The 10 best political movies ever By Taegan Goddard, The Week, April 6, 2013 Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert, who died earlier this week, loved politics as much as the movies and regularly offered up his opinions through Twitter or his blog. Politico highlights some examples of his take on the nation's politics. As a tribute,   The Fix   republished a reader-generated...
Jun 26 11:07am @10.1.1 Its a spoof movie, done by the guys who did South Park.   I think is was done in the mid 2000's. You will never see it in China i can promise you that.   It's humor is very ... lets say .......
Jun 26 9:45am @10 Hey ... how about Team America: World Police? F___ yeah!
Jun 25 9:42am @8.1.2 Not familiar with that one, i'll have to check it out.
Jun 25 9:25am @7.1.1 I agree but my guess is Buzz left it off because its largely satire. Honestly it's one of my all time favorite movies. Kubrick really made some fine films.
Jun 25 9:21am @8.1 Ah .... Charlie Wilson War.   Forgot about that one.   Good movie and welcome back Kathleen.
Jun 25 8:47am @6.1 I agree Vic, i'd put JFK in there as well.   One doesn't have to agree with the premise to like a movie and i thought Stone did very well with it even if it was a highly revisionist take. Didn't...
Jun 25 8:43am @7 It's largely satire but i'd still put Dr Strangelove in there. Highly entertaining and very topical movie for its time.
Chicago Police Release Footage Of Jussie Smollett On Night Of Alleged Attack

Chicago Police Release Footage Of Jussie Smollett On Night Of Alleged Attack


Via: KDMichigan  •  23 comments  •  5 hours ago
On Monday (June 24), Chicago police released their case files and video from the night of Empire actor, Jussie Smollett's alleged attack. According to ABC 7 Chicago, they released 70 hours of footage from their bodycam, parts of which showed Smollett with a rope tied multiple times around his neck, the night he alerted the authorities about the supposed attack. In the video, Smollett...
Jun 26 9:40am @2.1.2 You know, it probably is one of those new electric VW hippie vans.   Could stuff another half dozen in there i bet.
Jun 25 2:30pm @2.1 Not sure the clown car has any more room ..... one of the other dingalings is going to have to drop i think to make room for this one ....
Good Samaritan killed in Arlington last year was ‘beaten to death,’ medical examiner testifies

Good Samaritan killed in Arlington last year was ‘beaten to death,’ medical examiner testifies


Via: JohnRussell  •  21 comments  •  2 days ago  •  LOCKED
Good Samaritan killed in Arlington last year was ‘beaten to death,’ medical examiner testifies JUNE 24, 2019 Forty-eight injuries, including fourteen broken ribs. A collapsed lung, a brain hemorrhage, a damaged pancreas, a liter of lost blood. The Good Samaritan who intervened to try to stop a sexual assault in Arlington last fall was beaten so badly it was...
Jun 25 11:27am @2.1.7 Carrying a gun is a serious responsibility.   If one isn't prepared to shoot to kill if needed, they shouldn't be carrying.   Any good concealed carry permit class covers this concept at length....
Jun 25 10:41am @2.1.1 The possibilities are endless really but in this case the person was not allowed to carry in that location so its really just a moot point. I just brought it up because bad gun related events...
Jun 25 10:26am @2 "..." No doubt.   One needs to be careful.    There are some really bad people in this world. Couple thoughts.   First, this is a good example of when a gun could have done some positive if the...
Gutfeld on Trump serving a third term

Gutfeld on Trump serving a third term


Via: Vic Eldred  •  25 comments  •  2 days ago  •  LOCKED
Here’s a theory -- In most contests, the   team having more fun , wins. And the team that loses its sense of humor , loses - period. Take Friday, when President Trump posted a meme predicting he'll be president for ever. And ever. Normal people, i.e. people not in the media, and therefore not under the spell of irrational obsessions, saw this as light-hearted trolling, mocking...
Jun 25 10:14am @2.3.4 Well lucky for you John, this seed isn't about me.   As you so fond of saying ..... please stay on topic.
Jun 25 9:39am @2.3.1 True, much to the consternation of proponents of each.   Its like Pete Buttigiegs uncanny resemblance to Alfred E Neuman.    Both are hilarious!
Jun 25 9:28am @2.2 One thing they do have in common.   They are each, equally impressed with themselves. YUGE egos!
New Documents Released Regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar's Possible Bigamy and Incest

New Documents Released Regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar's Possible Bigamy and Incest


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  98 comments  •  yesterday
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board has released new documents in the case of campaign finance violations against Rep. Ilhan Omar, which shed a little more light   on charges made during her 2018 campaign by PJM's David Steinberg and others that she married her brother , a British citizen, so he could enter the United States, but then married another man in 2017 before divorcing her first...
Jun 25 8:37am @1.1.38 "..." Well then, we agree on that. "..." Snark is that snark does and top of the morning to ya!
Jun 24 2:00pm @1.1.23 "..." Lol .... hitting a little too close to home eh? Your comment makes zero sense within the context of my post in question. SOSDD considering you're the source.
Jun 24 1:49pm @1.1.19 No worse than the average stuff we read about Trump here each and every day. Now, lets justify why one is bad and the other is okay?
Jun 24 1:46pm @7.2 Omar is her own boogerman ..... she needs no help from the right. None at all ......
Jun 24 1:44pm @5.1.5 Only if they ain't heavy ....
Democrat O'Rourke Proposes War Tax on Affluent U.S. Families Without Military members

Democrat O'Rourke Proposes War Tax on Affluent U.S. Families Without Military members


By: Texan1211  •  55 comments  •  2 days ago  •  LOCKED
une 24 (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday proposed taxing affluent American families who do not have members in the U.S. military as a way to fund healthcare for veterans. The former congressman from Texas unveiled a plan for military veterans that includes a "war tax," in which taxpayers who earn over $200,000 a year would pay $1,000 in a new tax for...
Jun 25 8:31am @9.1.5 Lol .... i guess i missed that one.   Nice!
Jun 24 1:36pm @7.1.5 "..." Motor or macho power?
Jun 24 11:11am @9.1 Yeah Toast!
Jun 24 9:48am @8.1 The lunatics are running the asylum ....
Jun 24 9:22am @2 This is just going to get better and better.   A clown car full of clowns, each trying to outdo each other. Not enough popcorn in the world .....
Iran: America's Latest Drive for War

Iran: America's Latest Drive for War


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  316 comments  •  12 hours ago
This week, two oil tankers exploded in the Persian Gulf,   reportedly as a result of a limpet mine attack . Neither tanker flew a US flag. One was Panama-flagged, and the other was Marshall Islands-flagged. No one was killed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately accused the Iranian regime of being responsible for the attack. Pompeo told reporters   that the accusation was “based on...
Jun 24 2:41pm @19.1.43 "..." I don't think you do.   Your answer is in the definition i've already given you. Can't make it any more clear for you Bob. Words mean what they mean and i use them accordingly.
Jun 24 1:32pm @19.1.41 Bob, i know you've been in France for awhile so maybe something gets lost in translation. Here's a refresher: "..." Hopefully that helps! Sincerely, A Class Act
Jun 24 11:09am @19.1.39 I've got hitting too close to someones wheelhouse is what i got.
Jun 24 10:59am @19.1.37 "..." I'd name names but don't really need another bad chit.   That said, you're a smart boy Bob,   I bet you can figure it out if you read the thread. "..." Do you have any basis whatsoever...
Jun 24 8:50am @12.1.20 Yeah i love trivia like that. Thx
Jun 24 8:47am @19.1.35 Thats a standard haters retort in cases like this.   Many who talk like that never served a minute and secretly (or not so secretly) hate the military always.    Many of them who did serve, that...
Jun 21 1:57pm @10.2.7 Be happy to answer that.    After you ask the person who started it.    Had he not started it, you and i wouldn't be having this conversation.
Jun 21 1:28pm @10.2.5 I didn't start that train of thought   You need to ask Atheist that question since he did. I was simply calling him on out on his partisan BS.
Jun 21 1:21pm @10.2.3  Oh wait, except for Johnson who started a war based on a fake attack that killed 58,000 Americans and millions of Vietnamese.   Not to mention even greater numbers of dead on both sides later as a...
Jun 21 10:48am @19.1.30 "..." Sure you have.   And you've made excuses for them as well. "..." Is that why Trump called off the retaliatory strike for the Drone shoot down?     Because we are trying to start a war?...
Jun 21 10:19am @19.1.28 We disagree where the real problem is.   Completely. Nothing new there.
Jun 21 10:13am @19.1.26 "..." Thats your game, not mine.   I'm simply pointing out the obvious.   Iran is a government this is actively sponsoring terrorism against the USA and allies today.   Not 70 years ago.   The...
Jun 21 10:03am @19.1.24 Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 40 years, i shouldn't need to. You defend a known terrorist state.   I'll defend the USA. No problem.   SOSDD for you.
Jun 21 8:23am @19.1.16 So are all the subversive acts Iran has undertaken for decades, every day, against the US and US interests. And they are numerous.
Jun 21 8:18am @10.2.1 I'm afraid its only a matter of time before some pissed off radical or government touches off a nuc somewhere in the US or one of our allies Good help the world when that happens.   Until then i...
Jun 20 12:48pm @17.1.11 Wrong again Don.  
Jun 20 8:40am @12.1.15 Interesting tidbit about that movie.   Peter Sellers was originally slated to play Major Kong as well but when he had trouble with the Texas accent and hurt his leg, they called in Slim Pickens....
Jun 19 3:40pm @17.1.5 Why wouldn't you believe him?   He sez he was there.   Are you calling him a liar?
Jun 19 1:36pm @17.1.3 Deals like that without "anywhere anytime" inspection clauses aren't worth the paper they are written on. Amazingly many here don't trust Trump but they seem to be able to trust a Government that...
Jun 19 8:30am @12.1.10 Mein fuehrer ..... i can walk! Love that movie.
Jun 18 3:34pm @13.2.5 I believe that would be a good thing.   For all parties ..... whether they know it or not.
Jun 18 1:28pm @13.2.3 I wasn't aware all the problems in the middle east were oil related. Oh wait, they aren't!
Jun 18 10:56am @13.2.1 Not that simple i'm afraid. Would you propose to let Israel fend for itself?
Jun 17 1:48pm @10.1.5 I agree. The Treaty of Versailles and its extensions may just have ended up being the most destructive document/rulings in history. No argument there.
Jun 17 1:38pm @8.1.1 Hell yes if they can afford em .... that said, i bet R2D2 will do the trick .... a few boats get shredded and the word will get out.   They could save some money using the cheaper HE rounds as...
Jun 17 9:46am @10.1.3 It goes back much further than that.   The feuds go back to biblical times.
Jun 17 8:25am @10 Like it or not without US intervention the middle east, as we know it today, would be gone.   One can debate whether we should just let that happen or not but one can not debate the overall...
Jun 15 7:21pm @8 These big tankers need to mount a couple sea wizzers, hire a few retire navy weapons guys to operate em and enforce a reasonable cordon around their ships. Let R2-D2 sort it out.
Jon Miller Shreds the Slavery Reparations Argument I White House Brief

Jon Miller Shreds the Slavery Reparations Argument I White House Brief


By: Freedom Warrior  •  41 comments  •  3 days ago
"Oh please can I have some free money    People who were never slave owners are supposed to give me, who was never a slave money. Reparations ... just for being black."  Jon Miller "Black people don't need another apology. We need safer neighborhoods and better schools.  We need a less punitive criminal justice system.  We need affordable healthcare.  And none of these things can be...
Jun 24 9:20am @7.1.2 True, i get several good chuckles here nearly every day.
Jun 21 1:45pm @7.1 "..." I find it equally humorous when trump haters "Uncle Tom" any black person who doesn't goosestep in exact unison with their chosen narrative.   I mean the nerve of those Uncle Toms .......
Robert Mueller All But Calls For Impeachment

Robert Mueller All But Calls For Impeachment


By: JohnRussell  •  525 comments  •  3 days ago
Well, Bob Mueller spoke today, for about 8 minutes. While no one will be real happy with the brief remarks he made, one thing was crystal clear. He believes that the report did not exonerate Donald Trump, and the matter needs to be taken up by Congress.  There is no other way to interpret what he said in his relatively short comments. 
Jun 24 9:05am @3.1.22 Thats your move not mine.   But hey, at least you will always get a few votes from folks here who are simpatico with you in that regard. Birds of a feather if you will ......
Jun 19 3:50pm @3.1.19 I clearly didn't exclude the RNC.  Neither side has any high ground in this regard. Neither side. And if you think one does you are only fooling yourself.
Jun 12 1:01pm @3.1.17 Jack Webb was a good man and good candidate as well.   It won't matter in the current environment. Moderates get torpedo'd ..... by both parties.
Jun 12 11:38am @3.1.15 Yeah i've looked at him.   He'll probably get torpedoed by the DNC machine just like Webb and others.   Especially this year .....  the year of far left fundamentalism
Jun 05 10:48am @3.1.13 I could support a truly moderate Democrat.   Someone like Jim Webb perhaps but since Hillary torpedoed him before she got to the Bern i never got the chance in 2016. Let me if one of those ever...
Jun 05 10:29am @3.1.9 I agree in concept.   That is if its a fair process.   My problem with it is i doubt many of the TDS ridden swamp creatures in congress are capable of such a thing when it comes to Trump And that...
Trump team reaches new 'level of inhumanity' serving jailed kids uncooked frozen food

Trump team reaches new 'level of inhumanity' serving jailed kids uncooked frozen food


Via: Tessylo  •  51 comments  •  5 days ago  •  LOCKED
Shareblue Media Home     National     Trump team reaches new 'level of inhumanity' serving jailed kids uncooked frozen... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump team reaches new 'level of inhumanity' serving jailed kids uncooked frozen food By   Dan Desai Martin June 20, 2019 19 Comments 8199 Lawyers say children are locked up...
Jun 21 1:40pm @5.1.5 "..." Thats not true.   I'm from Northern Michigan and can see it for what it is.   Now further south, in say the Detroit area, you might get a different story.   Sadly, what many people think...
Donald J. Trump Presidential Library

Donald J. Trump Presidential Library


By: Nerm_L  •  72 comments  •  3 days ago
I wanted to try creating a poll and thought this might be a fun topic.  Since Donald Trump won the election there will inevitably be a Presidential Library.  Even Richard Nixon has a Presidential Library, after all.
Jun 20 6:44pm @8.3.2 Yeah, I suspect you would like it forgotten.    Since the Clintons have enriched themselves massively since they left office.    Interestingly I don’t hold acquired wealth against them unlike many...
Jun 19 9:42pm @8.3 Not Bubba and Hillary.    According to them they left broke ass broke.    They’ve made a pretty good recovery since though. Net worth over 200 million last I looked.    Good work if you can get it
Jun 19 9:37pm @12.1 haters gotta hate Buzz .... it’s what they do.
Jun 19 9:36pm @13 I voted NYC since in or near hometowns is the traditional move.    Not sure Trump tower would be the best place for it but it wouldn’t surprise me if he picked that.
Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  103 comments  •  5 days ago
Preface to this article: I don't suffer from TDS. In fact, I say very little about Trump, other than address specific policies. But as a counter-point to an article about Joe Biden, I think it is only fair to look at both men's history regarding racism. You the reader can decide if this is an issue of point in time or a general commentary about the individuals involved.  Trump has a...
Jun 20 6:23pm @10.1.1 True dat.     I would have loved to vote for a guy like Jim Webb and would have in a heartbeat over Trump.     Problem is, moderates get torpedo’d by both parties.    That’s the part that has to...
Jun 20 2:49pm @9 I can see your point on many of these but this one? "..." Just because Trump fired him for lack of performance he's racist? I don't buy it.   Not for this one.
 Paul Krugman, June 18, 2019

Paul Krugman, June 18, 2019


Via: Bob Nelson  •  15 comments  •  6 days ago
More than 20 years ago , Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw, who would later serve as George W. Bush’s chief economic adviser, published the first edition of his best-selling Economics 101 textbook. Early in the book, trying to explain why economists are often perceived as disagreeing about everything, he wrote about the role of “ charlatans and cranks .” When economists appear to be at odds, he...
Jun 20 11:13am @4.2 The debate on reducing the size of government not withstanding, the best way i've heard it explained is: If people pay zero tax, no revenue is coming in from taxes.   If people pay 100% tax, no...
Jun 20 11:03am @3.1.3 Because i asked you the question.
Jun 20 10:45am @3.1.1 I didn't say you did.   I simply asked you a question.
Jun 20 9:52am @3 So i take it you're not a big "Laffer Curve" fan?
For Squeaker

For Squeaker


By: MrFrost  •  69 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
16 years ago, my wife and I were looking at property to buy. We spent months looking at different places but one place really struck us as almost perfect. It was heavily wooded, no power, no water, no cable, nothing. Just a 5 acre plot towards the end of a dead end gravel road. No one else had bought any land up there, (and honestly, the gravel road was encroached upon by vines and small...
Jun 19 9:55pm @23 Time for my feel good 88 story again.     When a former gf’s grandpa passed on he had a cat that no one in their family wanted.    Me being a big old softy she knew she could pawn it off on me....
Jun 19 1:14pm @18.2.1 No worries, we feel ya.   I bet most of us here have had pets like that.  I grew up with cats and dogs so i've always liked both.   Almost all of them strays and rescues. I'm of the mind that...
Jun 19 9:31am @18.1.1 Yeah, they are sneaky that way.
Jun 19 9:21am @18 Sorry to hear he isn't doing well. Little buggers worm their way into our hearts and never let go. Enjoy his company while you can.
Congressional Hearing On Slavery Reparations Set For Wednesday

Congressional Hearing On Slavery Reparations Set For Wednesday


Via: Vic Eldred  •  42 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
For the first time in a decade Congress will hold a hearing Wednesday on the subject of reparations for the descendants of slaves in the United States, a topic that has gained traction in the run-up to the 2020 elections. The hearing is set for June 19, also known as "Juneteenth," the day when in 1865 former enslaved people in Texas   first learned   that they had been emancipated two...
Jun 19 3:48pm @6.3.8 Can't ya just feel the love in here? I know i can .....
Marijuana Study Finds CBD Can Cause Liver Damage

Marijuana Study Finds CBD Can Cause Liver Damage


Via: Dean Moriarty  •  23 comments  •  one week ago
There is no denying that cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is rapidly becoming more popular in the United States than sliced bread. It is a hot trend that got started several years ago after  Dr. Sanja Gupta showed the nation in his documentary 'Weed 2' just how this non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant was preventing epileptic children from having seizures....
Jun 19 3:42pm @2.1.3 This is great example of the FDA not doing their job.   This stuff has been around for quite awhile and has many potential benefits.   That it hasn't been approved/disapproved by the FDA yet is a...
Jun 19 1:22pm @1.1.1 "..." That's exactly what the article sez ..... in the meantime one would be prudent to be advised and concerned. That said i've heard that small quantities of saliva, swallowed over long...
Jun 19 10:37am @2.1.1 I haven't bit on the CBD oils yet.   I still self medicate old school using CH3CH2OH .... sometimes the clear stuff, sometimes the dirty brown water stuff .......
Jun 19 10:17am @1 Well .... this is not good.
Welcome To My Coming Out Party

Welcome To My Coming Out Party


Via: Eat The Press Do Not Read It  •  121 comments  •  one week ago
For 77.6.16 years, like, perhaps, many of you, girls, I hid in the CLOSET, afraid to come out. But, not anymore. Today is the day!  Welcome to my Coming Out Party. Gifts, particularly large amounts of "cash" is always appreciated at these events.  Since I was a young lad, about nine years old. I knew I was destined for the "closet". I practiced when my folks and siblings were out of the...
Jun 19 9:33am @4.3.3 Lol .... no i don't think so but he was a Festus for the rest of us.
Jun 19 8:20am @4.3.1 I see, like an aggravated boil ..... you do tend to Fester.
Jun 11 9:42am @11.1.28 A self professed comedian with no sense of humor? Interesting bro .......
Jun 10 2:28pm @11.1.24 Nah, i took a shower this morning so that can't be it.
Jun 10 1:55pm @11.1.22 "..." Whew!   You can't imagine my relief in hearing that. Very proactive of you.   Good job!
Jun 10 9:15am @11.1.20 Nah, i'm just paying attention. Time will tell but i suspect 2020 is going to make 2016 feel like it was a picnic for you. Best to gird your loins now.   So they are well girded if and when that...
Jun 09 4:40pm @11.1.18 That’s okay.   After over two years of it I’m tired of all the butthurt snowflakery coming from the left. You’re fooling no one.   No one. 
Jun 09 12:27pm @11.1.15 Hope that works out for you and that you can bring us out of the depths of the Banana Republicry that Trump has managed to cause in our 240 year old country in only two years. Oh the humanity!!
Jun 08 7:09pm @11.1.12 "..." Did he?    Better tell that to Mueller. And Banana Republic?     Clearly you’ve never been to a real one of those.    I have and the US doesn’t even qualify for the “B” in Banana. Not...
Jun 08 3:42pm @11.1.10 "..." ..... and FBI interference in our elections ...... and British spy interference in our election ..... and biased media interference in our elections .... etc, etc dot dot dot Oh the humanity!
Jun 07 8:58am @11.1.7 "..." Awwwww there's few opposing views being posted on on NT's? The nerve of those conservatives .... ..... why you oughta ..... ..... oh the humanity .... Better get a call out to the the...
Jun 06 1:19pm @7.2.21 No worries, praise the 22 Amendment and pass the popcorn.
Jun 06 8:41am @7.2.18 "..." You're going to have about six more years to do so. So ...... don't worry.   Be happy!
Jun 05 8:27am @4.1.3 "..." Only in liberal la-la land where mental breaks with reality are apparently the norm since 2016 Where the highs are low and the lows are much, much lower.
Jun 03 11:07am @7.2.14 2020 is going to tough on you.   Best to gird your loins right now for the coming onslaught. Here it comes .....
Jun 03 8:32am @5.1.7 Yeah, sooner or later your voice gives out from all that screaming. Coma should help
Jun 03 8:30am @4.1.1 Well better dead than red i always say .....
Trump supporters line up 42 hours early for Orlando campaign rally

Trump supporters line up 42 hours early for Orlando campaign rally


Via: Ender  •  40 comments  •  one week ago
ORLANDO, Fla. - With tents, sleeping bags and coolers of water in tow, Donald Trump supports began lining up for Tuesday's campaign rally in Orlando, nearly two full days before the event. Outside the Amway Center, where President Trump will officially kick off his 2020 re-election bid at 8 p.m. Tuesday, about two dozen people and counting had staked out a spot along Division Street as of...
Jun 18 4:37pm @2.1.16 If i had a nickel for every time i heard Trump had "no path" to an electoral college win, i'd be renting a commercial jet to Vegas.   All y'all are invited.   First come, first served.
Jun 18 4:31pm @2.1.14 "..." I didn't say that so i'm not sure what your point is.
Jun 18 4:27pm @2.2.2 Well, like i said, he wouldn't be the first to think that.   Clinton and Obama both beat him to it.
Jun 18 4:23pm @4.1 Lol, as ranked by members of the American Political Science Association.   Clearly an unbiased body right?   Well ..... maybe not. "..." Hmmmmmm 57% Dems and 13% Repubs?   I mean how could this...
Jun 18 4:03pm @2.1.12 Not really, she won the popular vote by about 2% .....  or less than 3 million votes.   Now i'm sure you are going to say that's within the range of polling error but 2% is not really very close...
Jun 18 3:54pm @2.1.11 Polls this early more or less mean jack squat
Jun 18 3:52pm @2.2 Don't let your knickers bunch up too much just yet.   Trump is just blowing smoke 1.) He's gotta win his 2nd term first. 2.) People were saying the same sorts of things about Clinton and Obama...
Brazilian mother, 27, and her lesbian lover, 28, 'tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her father'

Brazilian mother, 27, and her lesbian lover, 28, 'tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her father'


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  3 comments  •  one week ago
A Brazilian mother and her lesbian lover are accused of ripping off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad. Rosana Candido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, also allegedly sewed a fake female sex organ onto the body because he 'wanted to be a girl' before scraping the boy's skin off his face. They also tried to gouge out his eyes using a knife...
Jun 18 3:43pm @2 Damn i guess so.   That is some seriously messed up shit there. Poor little kid!
Odds 'n ends - June 18th, 2019

Odds 'n ends - June 18th, 2019


By: Bob Nelson  •  4 comments  •  one week ago
'Epic photo': huntsman spider eats pygmy possum in Australia Pygmy possums usually aren’t on the menu for huntsman spiders. But an Australian man from Tasmania has captured the rare moment a huntsman attempted to devour a tiny possum at a lodge in the Mount Field national park, 64 km north-west of Hobart. Justine Latton posted the photo her husband took, on a Facebook group...
Jun 18 8:41am @3 Interesting stuff. That said, i have to admit. I didn't have the slightest idea of where Burkina Faso was in Africa.
Happy Birthday Perrie!

Happy Birthday Perrie!


By: Uptownchick  •  75 comments  •  one week ago
Happy birthday to someone who is smart, gorgeous, funny and reminds me a lot of myself… from one fabulous chick to another!
Jun 18 8:32am @5 Happy, happy, happy!
The Big Question for the Fed This Week: Did We Make a Mistake?

The Big Question for the Fed This Week: Did We Make a Mistake?


Via: Bob Nelson  •  33 comments  •  one week ago
Central bankers pride themselves on being the grown-ups of economic policy. They want it known they’re basing their decisions on sound economics rather than political considerations. They wish not to be pushed around by what traders in financial markets and cable news pundits want. Or even by the president of the United States. Jerome Powell, the Fed chief, has told colleagues...
Jun 18 8:17am @2.2.1 I never said that.   Please fix your comment.
Jun 17 2:29pm @2.1.5 Glad you like it. Thanks!
Jun 17 1:42pm @2.1.3 Life is full of disappointment Bob and yet ...... life is good if you make it so. Like i said, if you were disappointed in my response, then you should have been disappointed in yours. But...
Jun 17 1:28pm @2.1.1 I doubt Trump cares much of what Krugman thinks either.  Unlike you I don't really care for much of what Krugman has to say most of the time either.   He's way too biased in my view.   But like a a...
Jun 17 8:29am @2 For the Trump is satan crowd: he has been saying all along that the hikes were premature....
Democrat border mayor goes ballistic over ‘dumping’ of illegal aliens in his town

Democrat border mayor goes ballistic over ‘dumping’ of illegal aliens in his town


Via: 1stwarrior  •  14 comments  •  one week ago
Del Rio used to be a quiet town of 40,000 residents bordering Mexico in central Texas. Even as the Rio Grande Valley to its southeast has seen constant waves of Central American migrants since 2014, Del Rio was untouched by the border crisis. Now, this part of Texas is one of the fastest-growing smuggling routes and is also   the primary route of African migrants   coming from countries...
Jun 17 2:35pm @7 Sounds like Lozano is a NIMBY. Whats good for the goose is evidently not good for the gander according to him.
Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole, new Trump appointee warns

Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole, new Trump appointee warns


Via: Vic Eldred  •  90 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Sponsors of legal   immigrants   to the United States received word Friday that they’ll be on the hook “for every dollar” if those immigrants end up receiving welfare funds or other public support instead of earning a living and paying taxes. The message came Ken Cuccinelli, a former   Virginia   state attorney general who last week became acting director of U.S. Citizenship and...
Jun 16 7:48pm @1.2.12 True but entering was one thing.    The prejudice many people experienced after they got here was institutional.  I was born here nearly 50 years after my grandparents arrived  and was called...
Jun 16 6:51pm @1.2.10 They also didn’t get a handout.    Not from the Fed anyway.    My grandparents wouldn’t have taken it anyway. Fundamental difference between then and now.    My grandparents were happy to just be...
The long-awaited upgrade to the US weather forecast model is here

The long-awaited upgrade to the US weather forecast model is here


Via: Bob Nelson  •  9 comments  •  one week ago
Weather forecaster s need a ton of knowledge and a fair bit of experience with local weather patterns to do their job well. They also need a good forecast model. These computer models take in measurements from weather stations on the ground, satellites in orbit, and balloons in between and then simulate the physics of weather forward in time a few days. For the first time in about 40...
Jun 16 6:38pm @3.2.3 I wouldn’t mind chasing that storm .....
Jun 14 8:28am @2 We'll see how it does with lake effect snow.   That will truly test the new models efficacy.
Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips Is Being Sued—Again

Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips Is Being Sued—Again


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  319 comments  •  one week ago
Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker from Colorado who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? He's being sued again, for the third time, by the same lawyer who tried and failed to take him down last time. CBS Denver: Attorneys for a Denver woman greased the pan for yet another legal battle against a Lakewood bakery already burned around the edges from a series...
Jun 16 6:34pm @12.2.26 Again, it’s not the same.     The discrimination in this case isn’t institutional.    It’s one baker in Denver.     That now appears to getting targeted by the LGBT community when they know damn...
Jun 15 11:46pm @12.2.24 You always go back and look for equivalence with the segregations of the black community decades ago.    It just isn’t there.     Not the first time i’ve pointed this out to you but evidently your...
Jun 15 7:53pm @12.2.22 Yeah, why anyone from that community would want to give this guy any business is beyond all reason at this point.    It’s clearly only a vendetta. Small people with small minds I guess.
Jun 14 1:40pm @1.6.50 Well, i could have sworn it was worded the way i wrote it.   I did not intentionally misquote it, i just misread it .... my apologies to any aggrieved parties.
Jun 14 10:47am @12.2.8 You better check yourself first.   I'm not the one who has animus here. I simply don't believe they didn't know who he was.   Regardless of any testimony, depositions, etc, etc.   People lie every...
Jun 14 8:22am @12.2.6 Documented perhaps.   Honest and genuine?   Doubtful but perhaps they are the only three people in the gay community in that region that don't know who he is. Hard to believe any of them didn't...
Jun 13 3:11pm @12.2.4 So are you honestly trying to say this gay couple didn't know who is was?
Jun 13 2:15pm @1.6.47 Nope.   Your post 1.6.10.   A comment i clearly questioned in post 1.6.11 "..." Ready to man up and admit it yet?   This should be good ..... Feel free to correct the others here who are wrong...
Jun 13 2:09pm @1.6.46 "..." Wrong again ..... sadly it seems you never tire of being wrong.
Jun 13 8:44am @1.6.40 Wrong again ..... sadly it seems you never tire of being wrong.
Jun 13 8:43am @1.6.39 Nope spot on .... that fact that YOU disagree is only more empirical evidence that it is spot on.
Jun 13 8:23am @1.6.36 Ask Gordy.   He's the one who brought it up.
Jun 13 8:23am @1.6.35 LOL .... yeah that's what this is ......... NOT! Ironic.   Hatred and bigotry just oozes out of your last post.   How dare that uppity cake maker have religious beliefs that don't goosestep in...
Jun 12 3:25pm @1.6.31 [deleted]
Jun 12 2:37pm @1.6.27 Nah the bigoted pricks are the cake eaters. Sanctimonious bigoted cake eaters at that.
Jun 12 2:36pm @1.6.26 Yes, the Public Accommodation law is.   The law of free consequences? Not so much
Jun 12 2:31pm @1.6.24 "..." Lol, narrowly decided 7-2?   So what is a solid majority ..... 6-3? Once again,  you are spot off.   One wonders if you ever get tired of being wrong.   I guess not. "..." Actually, it...
Jun 12 1:25pm @1.6.18 The ruling is the ruling ..... until such time they chose to revisit it.   If they ever do revisit it.   Until that time, people need to learn to deal with it. Look, if this was even remotely...
Jun 12 1:16pm @1.2.12 "..." I think it depends on what the definition of "is" is.
Jun 12 1:11pm @1.6.15 Except of course for Masterpiece Cakeshop v the Colorado Civil Rights Commission where the SCOTUS ruled in favor of the defendant. So yeah, except for that one ...... What are we working on here?...
Jun 12 1:07pm @1.6.14 Then why didn't you say that?
Jun 12 11:18am @1.6.11 "..." I wasn't asking a question "..." The law of free consequences?   I admit i'm not a lawyer but still ..... thats a new one. What is that law?   When and where was it written and...
Jun 12 10:35am @1.6.9 No.   I was pretty clear.   The cake eaters can take their business elsewhere.   At this point they are only after this guy out of spite. Nothing more, nothing less.  
Jun 12 9:08am @1.6.6 And the cake eaters are free to take their business elsewhere. See?   Now everyone is getting along.
Jun 12 9:06am @1.6.5 They were also very concerned/interested in stopping the possibility of a  state run/sponsored religion or church.   Those were all the rage in their day, specifically in England from which we...
Jun 12 8:24am @1.5.9 Exactly, A-holism has no sexual preference or political boundaries. Thinking otherwise is simply ignorant.
Jun 11 1:50pm @7.3.16 Agreed wholeheartedly. Hope you have a great day.
Jun 11 1:46pm @7.3.14 "..." As clearly pointed out, your comparison is not valid in the context of this discussion.   Not valid at all.
Jun 11 1:45pm @7.3.13 "..." You'll need to do better than that.
Jun 11 1:42pm @7.3.9 That fine and to be expected in your case but you would be wrong.   As clearly pointed out, your comparison is not valid in the context of this discussion.   Not valid at all.
Jun 11 1:36pm @7.3.5 I'm sure you'll disagree with this but its not even close to the same thing. The cake eaters in question could have easily found someone else to bake their cake.   Many others in fact.   Black...
Jun 11 1:29pm @7.3.2 Many of us operate on the age old principle of taking our business where it is wanted and appreciated. Someone doesn't want my business?   I take it elsewhere.   No muss, no fuss ..... easy peezy,...
Jun 11 11:27am @7.1 Haters gotta hate.   It's what they do .....
Jun 11 11:24am @2.1.2 Hilarious!
Knox County DA 'looking into' detective's church sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people

Knox County DA 'looking into' detective's church sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people


Via: epistte  •  48 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
In the hourlong sermon based on an Old Testament passage, Detective Grayson Fritts, also a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, told his congregation June 2 that he believes that federal, state and county governments should arrest, try, convict and "speedily" execute people within the LGBTQ community on no more grounds than a cell phone photo of a person participating in a...
Jun 13 8:40am @4 A person with that attitude does not belong in positions of power like he was.   Unfortunately LE tends to attract that sort of megalomania.   I've known lots of great cops in my day but also more...
Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt

Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt


Via: Tessylo  •  34 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt   Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg   15 hours ago   Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt (Bloomberg) -- Firearms distributor United Sporting Cos. loaded up on guns ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, expecting a surge in sales would follow the...
Jun 12 8:29am @4.2.4 [deleted]
Jun 11 1:25pm @7.1 Yep, see post #5 above.
Jun 11 11:04am @4.2.2 [deleted]
Jun 11 10:38am @5 Great story for the anti-gunners.   Too bad it only tells part of the story and a small part at that. Chapin-based gun distributor went bankrupt as executives lined pockets So their problems go...
Jun 11 10:31am @4.2 Hillary wouldn't know what a "reasonable" gun regulation was if it slapped her in the face and called her momma.
Gibson's Bakery wins lawsuit vs Oberlin College

Gibson's Bakery wins lawsuit vs Oberlin College


By: Vic Eldred  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Today a jury awarded Gibson's Bakery $11 million for being smeared as racist by liberal bastion Oberlin College. Back in November of 2016, three black Oberlin students attempted to steal a few bottles of wine from Gibson's. When confronted by the owners son, they kicked and punched him. The offenders were taken into custody.  The Oberlin students later plead guilty to attempted theft and...
Jun 11 1:47pm @5.1 "..." Yep and its going to cost them.
Jun 11 11:10am @1.1.4 I give em a break.    Most college age kids don't know what they don't know yet so i consider the source. Now the college deserves what it got.   The people there who made this happen clearly are...
Jun 11 10:41am @3 Voted up Gonna order me some Gibson baked goods and maybe a T-shirt if they have one.
Morning Consult Polls Show Trump Approval Plummeting In Key States

Morning Consult Polls Show Trump Approval Plummeting In Key States


Via: JohnRussell  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
This is not good news for Trump’s reelection hopes. According to Morning Consult’s daily  tracking  of Trump’s approval in all 50 states, Trump’s popularity in crucial swing states has plummeted since he took office in 2017. For example, according to the Morning Consult polls, Trump’s approval is underwater by double digits in three states he won in 2016 and that he’ll need to...
Jun 11 11:18am @7 I guess some haven't learned their lessons from 2016. C'est la vie ...... this too shall pass ...... again apparently.
Ricky Gervais And Stephen Go Head-To-Head On Religion

Ricky Gervais And Stephen Go Head-To-Head On Religion


Via: TᵢG  •  135 comments  •  4 days ago
Ricky in his usual soft-delivery of brutal candor offers a clear description of agnostic atheism (i.e. the position of most every atheist) and demonstrates why he is an agnostic atheist. Here is the operative part of the short video: Stephen:         Talking about hell before, about this tweet about you going to hell.  And I know that you're an atheist, correct? Ricky:...
Jun 10 1:51pm @3.2.100 Yes i agree.   Feel free to jump off the dogpile and move on
Jun 10 11:22am @3.2.98 I don't understand what disagreement is?   Hilarious!  Your shtick is getting old Sandy.   Give it up. That said, I denied nothing and have clearly stated i stand by everything i have posted.   If...
Jun 10 8:50am @3.2.96 You need a better translator.   But don't feel bad.   You aren't alone in that regard here.
Jun 09 4:59pm @3.2.93 Unlike others here, at least you are reading what’s written. Always nice having you around Sandy to check my work.    Much appreciated!
Jun 09 4:30pm @3.2.91 Can psychiatry explain all actions?    No?    Then it must be flawed right?     How can you trust it?    Faith perhaps? That said I can explain how people sometimes do bad things with two words....
Jun 09 4:19pm @3.2.88 Ah finally the thinly veiled insults .... took you awhile to get there but you finally did.     Good job! Just so there is no misunderstanding I stand by every word I’ve written in this seed....
Jun 09 12:08pm @3.2.83 "..." No you haven’t.     You’ve been dancing around the prove the unprovable debate this entire conversation.    You’ve been all over the place.     In once instance you agree that one can’t...
Jun 09 11:31am @3.2.81 Okay, so you answered one of my questions in round about way.    You do believe one can prove the unprovable.    Got it. It also appears your answer is to make irrational comparisons that don’t...
Jun 08 9:05pm @3.2.74 "..." Nah, what is clear though is I wasn’t  asking for it.     How you got that from what I posted is beyond me. "..." I’ve been very clear here in this thread regarding that.    You don’t...
Jun 08 8:07pm @3.2.72 "..." No it is not.    Not for me.   I’ve been very clear here in that regard. "..." None afaic.   I’m not the one with a problem here.    You are free to believe what you want.    I’m not...
Jun 08 7:17pm @3.2.70 "..." Apples and atom bombs.    I’ve already clarified the different between the two very clearly here. Again, I wouldn’t try to apply say the laws of Thermodynamics to define my faith in God....
Jun 08 4:33pm @3.2.66 "..." Lol .... sorry but you can have it both ways.    Either you really believe answering a question that has no proof is possible or you think that it is not.   If you believe it isn’t possible...
Jun 07 10:31pm @3.2.64 My position on this has been clearly and laboriously offered in this thread.   Nothing more than one word answers are warranted at this point.   Short and sweet works.    You don’t like it?    Too...
Jun 07 10:25pm @3.2.63 I disagree.    Faith is the bedrock of an explanation of why one might believe in God.    No other way to put it. Nothing is scientifically derivable with faith.    Asking for proof of the...
Jun 07 10:53am @3.2.58 Nope
Jun 07 10:53am @3.2.57 Wrong
Jun 07 8:36am @3.2.52 One last time ..... faith by definition can not be supported evidence.   It is belief in something for which there is no specific scientific or otherwise empirical evidence Not sure what your...
Jun 06 6:12pm @3.2.47 "..." You apparently don't have the desire or capacity to understand why.   It's been explained to you ad-nauseam here by several people, numerous times, in numerous threads and you refuse to...
Jun 06 3:52pm @3.2.45 Faith does not come into play much when it comes to good engineering.  Conversely, engineering does not come into play much when it comes to faith. I don't use faith when i design/install things...
Jun 06 2:52pm @3.2.43 I disagree.
Jun 06 1:26pm @3.2.41 "..." I am and you took my comment personal.    It wasn't intended to be.   My apologies if i offended  That said and once again, i disagree with you completely.   No point in taking this any...
Jun 06 8:57am @3.2.39 "..." So you're saying that people, who for example tend to follow a set moral rules something like the ten commandments, make more poor decisions than those who do not? I disagree and remind me...
Jun 06 8:49am @3.2.38 "..." Nope.   Its a fact that the majority of the world follows a faith of some sort.   Its also a simple fact that most of those folks make sound decision every day.   Many of them But i...
Jun 05 1:23pm @3.2.35 "..." No more than the poor decisions made by those of no faith. "..." A lot less than the sound ones for most people.
Jun 05 8:36am @3.2.33 And yet the majority of the world is "emotionally driven" as you put it.   Most of which make many sound decisions each and every day while still embracing their faith. How does that square up...
Jun 05 8:33am @3.2.32 "..." Faith, by definition, doesn't need to but you will never get that. Too bad.
Jun 04 9:29pm @3.2.29 The scientific method doesn’t explain faith Gordy.    Not everything is definable by derivation and equation.    Lots of folks a lot smarter than you or I have accepted this reality.     You...
Jun 04 5:05pm @3.2.25 "..." Gordy Howe was a great hockey player.   Played a round of golf with him once.   Great guy! Not that this will matter with you but i'll answer your question.   Then you can hack it apart...
Jun 04 2:40pm @3.2.14 "..." We disagree on that and in all likelihood, never the twain shall meet.
Jun 04 2:35pm @3.2.13 Faith is faith.   You might get hit by a brick truck today .... no sun rise for you tomorrow.   You just have faith that isn't going to happen among many other things that could kill you today and...
Jun 04 1:02pm @3.2.8 "..." I don't think we do agree.   Use whatever dictionary you want but I prefer Merriam-Webster.   The Merriams is my people .... Definitions of Faith: 1a : allegiance to duty or a...
Jun 04 10:06am @3.2 I agree John.   It all comes down to the definition of faith.   Which is to say believing something for which there is no proof. A failure to grasp the accepted definition of "faith" is not an...
David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic

David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic


Via: Vic Eldred  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Multiple people, including ESPN’s   Enrique Rojas   and   Marly Rivera , are reporting that former   Red Sox   slugger   David Ortiz   was shot in the leg and hospitalized in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Ortiz’s father said to Rojas, “They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where...
Jun 10 11:35am @2 Awww not big poppy.   Hope he is okay. I was in the DR about 5 years ago.   In an all inclusive resort near the place where all those people have been dying of respiratory failure lately.   The...
The Independents Dilemma

The Independents Dilemma


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  474 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Recently in a political discussion, I was asked why do I always take a side. I was kind of shocked since I really don't participate in political discussions much. The reality of my life is that I don't take sides in politics since I view partisanship as pointless. What I do care about are the issues, the character of the politician, and current events that will impact my life.  But the...
Jun 06 3:31pm @26.2.120 I don't know, i hear yellow vest sales are off the hook in France. Invest wisely and make bank.
Jun 06 3:15pm @26.2.116 Yes ...... indubitably
Jun 06 3:01pm @26.2.109 Lol and the case rests your honor
Jun 06 2:45pm @26.2.102 "..." And your sarcasm/tendency to insult those who disagree with you more or less destroys any credibility you might have in this discussion. Too bad you have to resort to that Bob.   Too bad...
Jun 06 8:35am @8.1.2 Many US Presidents of both parties have been flaming narcissists.   Some just hide it better.   Trump clearly isn't one that has the desire or ability to hide it.
Jun 06 8:23am @24.1.82 Since its clear to most that every party has something good to offer to someone, what isn't polarizing about it?   One has to have at least a smidgen of unbiased intellect to realize that i...
Jun 05 10:20am @24.1.6 Thats because there is little point in doing so Bob.   This is a great case of one persons reason is another persons vexation.   Thus why the question, in this case, is obtuse.
Jun 05 9:59am @24.1.4 Its an obtuse question formed with a heavily left wing bias in mind.
Jun 05 8:38am @24.1.2 Wow!   Polarize much?
Jun 03 4:59pm @7.2.1 "..." Yes i have and another independent (Anderson) before Perot. And i don't think i said i hated Bill Clinton.   Your words, not mine.
Jun 03 4:54pm @7.1.1 "..." That is exactly what happened in 1992.   And to a lesser degree in 96.   Votes for the third party largely hurt only one candidate.   Like if Schultz ends up running in 2020, he we will...
Jun 03 4:41pm @7 Single biggest reason Bubba got elected the first time?    Independent Ross Perot. I'll never waste a vote like that again.   I wish it wasn't that way for third party voting but there you go.
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Took Charge

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Took Charge


By: JohnRussell  •  7 comments  •  3 weeks ago
There were setbacks at Utah, as on every beach. Of the 360 United States bombers sent just before the land ings to bomb the German beach defenses at Utah, 67 did not release their bombs: visibility was too bad. When,  at three-thirty in the morning, the men transferred while at sea from their transport ships to their landing craft,  many, falling in the heavy swell from the rigging on...
Jun 06 9:26am @5 Wow, another great D-day story i've never heard.   Amazing! Semper Fi Army!
Tax facts

Tax facts


Via: Bob Nelson  •  2 comments  •  3 weeks ago
For a long time , there was a predictable response to any proposal for increasing taxes on the rich:  It will wreck the economy.  You don’t hear this response quite so often anymore, however, because it’s become so obviously  false . If anything, the economy in recent decades has  grown more quickly  when Washington taxes the rich more, not less. Instead, you often now hear a new...
Jun 06 9:20am @1 A very disingenuous analysis.   It doesn't account for the deductions that were allowed over time. A more useful analysis would show "net" federal taxes paid after deductions allowed. Such an...
In western France, a village remembers D-Day's 'secret massacre'

In western France, a village remembers D-Day's 'secret massacre'


Via: Bob Nelson  •  4 comments  •  3 weeks ago
After four years under German occupation , 12-year-old Marthe Rigault, awoken by the roar of aircraft overhead, watched as her parents warmed the foreign soldier with a flask of coffee. By dawn, dozens of men from the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment had hunkered down on the Rigault farm outside the village of Graignes. As they did, the distant boom of heavy artillery carried inland...
Jun 05 10:07am @3 Great story, good seed Bob!
John Boehner: From Speaker of the House to Cannabis Pitchman

John Boehner: From Speaker of the House to Cannabis Pitchman


Via: Bob Nelson  •  2 comments  •  3 weeks ago
“This is one of the most exciting opportunities you’ll ever be part of,” Mr. Boehner says in an endlessly streaming video for the National Institute for Cannabis Investors. “Frankly, we can help you make a potential fortune.” Doug Mills/The New York Times Mr. Boehner’s pro-weed epiphany coincides with the prospect of a payday as high as $20 million from the industry he once so...
Jun 05 10:03am @2 Cool ... something all the lefty stoners can finally agree with Boehner on
Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers

Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Thousands of academics are gathering in Vancouver for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from June 1-7. They will present papers on everything from child marriage in Canada to why dodgeball is problematic. In its  Oh, The Humanities!  series, the National Post showcases some of the most interesting research. The games children play in schoolyards are famously...
Jun 04 5:19pm @4 We didn't call it Dodgeball.    It was called War and it was.   It was pretty wicked but i had a good arm and an iron constitution so i survived.   Left many a welt behind though. Like i always...
Army Tweets 'How Has Serving Impacted You?' Gets Thousands of Responses About the Horrors of War

Army Tweets 'How Has Serving Impacted You?' Gets Thousands of Responses About the Horrors of War


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  78 comments  •  2 weeks ago
On Friday, the United States Army  asked Twitter users  how the service impacted their lives, likely as part of a Memorial Day campaign. The sad responses are a poignant and timely reminder of the toll of war. Appropriate for the holiday, but probably not what the Army P.R. team intended.
Jun 04 5:14pm @4.1.25 "..." Thanks!    I try to eat right, get enough sleep and exercise but darn it, sometimes i just can't find the time do it.
Jun 04 11:15am @4.1.23 Lol ... anger?    That would be funny if it wasn't so sad that you probably truly believe that when it is so offbase.   So alrighty then ..... I guess you have a problem with people who don't share...
Jun 04 8:42am @4.1.20 "..." First of all, unlike others here, i'm not trying to defend anyone.   Perhaps you need to reread this thread as well.   Second and as previously noted several times, neither served in the US...
Jun 03 4:32pm @4.1.17 Bullshit! Stop trying to put words in my mouth. For the last time.   I gave no one "a pass." Your shtick is getting old, very old.
Jun 03 4:30pm @4.1.16 "..." I hear ya and I'm not really.   But when folks try to hold up one POTUS over another regarding military service and neither served? I'm calling BS on that every time. Every time.
Jun 03 4:20pm @4.1.13 [DELETED]
Jun 03 4:16pm @4.1.11 Again, i excused no one. Not sure how i can make more clear to you. You really need to let that chip on your shoulders fall off.   It's not helping you any now.   In fact it appears to be still...
Jun 03 3:50pm @4.1.9 I'm not the topic here.   You've clearly got a chip on shoulders regarding this topic.   Not sure why you have a need to make it personal.   The Marine Corps isn't for everyone.   There is no...
Jun 03 3:44pm @4.1.8 I justified nothing.   My point is simple   Neither served so neither has the high ground in that regard. Period ... full stop.
Jun 03 1:38pm @4.1.5 No it doesn't matter and like i said.   Feel free to rationalize your justifications to let Obama off the hook for not serving. If it were up to me no one would qualify to run for POTUS without...
Jun 03 8:36am @4.1.3 "..." Doesn't matter.   In the end neither served.   It amounts to the same thing no matter how you try to rationalize it.
Rachel Maddow's credibility and ratings at a low ebb following Mueller findings, critics say

Rachel Maddow's credibility and ratings at a low ebb following Mueller findings, critics say


Via: Vic Eldred  •  61 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
MSNBC 's "The Rachel Maddow Show" has been hit with a serious one-two punch. One day after finishing May with its worst ratings since   Donald Trump   took office, the lefty pundit's eponymous program faced a   Vanity Fair  bombshell report that the   New York Times   didn’t want its reporters appearing on Maddow's show, not because her ratings were down, but because she was too far...
Jun 04 5:09pm @2.3.8 .... lighten up Francis ..... get it?
Jun 04 2:08pm @2.3.6 No, i'm saying your sarcasm detector needs some fine tuning. 
Jun 04 12:41pm @2.3.4 And your sarcasm detector needs some work ....
Jun 04 10:09am @2.3.1 The higher paid the consultant is, the smarter they automatically are. C'mon Greg ..... you should know that.
Jun 04 9:41am @3.3 "..." So what if it is? Most of the mass media is in a constant state of "hit piece" against their ONLY significant competition.    Fox news The preponderance of venues like MSNBC are the ones...
52 shot, 10 killed in gang-fueled weekend violence in Chicago

52 shot, 10 killed in gang-fueled weekend violence in Chicago


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  40 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Fifty-two people were shot and 10 people were killed in what police called a "despicable" spate of violence over the weekend in Chicago. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the latest deadly weekend in the city shows "the challenges we face are complex and profound." "I know I can speak for everyone at CPD when I say we take these shootings seriously, and there's a...
Jun 04 11:20am @2.1.14 The part that makes you entire premise of "1 out of every 10,000" disingenuous when it comes to most places in the US. Spin baby, spin .... i'm sure some will buy that mendacious nonsense.
Jun 04 9:52am @2.1.12 Absolutely false in most cases.   In fact that's not even close where i live or for that matter in most places in the US.   Excluding many densely populated cities of course.    Where your...
Jun 03 4:47pm @6.1.4 Yes ... suppose.   Suppose: To lay down tentatively as a hypothesis/assumption, to hold as an opinion, to think probable or in keeping with the facts Need anymore help with English Bob?...
Jun 03 4:36pm @6.1.2 Yes ..... by their own choice .....  i suppose they are.
Jun 03 4:27pm @6.1 True.   Roughly two thirds of which are suicides
Jun 03 4:09pm @2.1.3 I like my odds of not getting shot much better where i live .... closer to 1 in 140,000 or more i suppose. See post #2 above .... lather, rinse, repeat as required ....
Jun 03 4:04pm @4 The killing season is here for Chicago .....
Left Vows To Topple Patriarchy By Allowing Biological Males To Dominate Women's Sports

Left Vows To Topple Patriarchy By Allowing Biological Males To Dominate Women's Sports


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  15 comments  •  3 weeks ago
U.S.—Declaring that "the future is female" and that they would "no longer bow to toxic male faux-dominance," Americans on the left of the political spectrum solemnly vowed Saturday to topple the Patriarchy once and for all by allowing biological males to dominate all women's sports. "The Patriarchy needs to be smashed, women need to be empowered, and men who identify as women need to...
Jun 03 1:48pm @2 The sad part is this isn't satirical to some.   Next to free college allowing men to compete in womens sports is one of the crazier things the progressive left has proposed for awhile. However,...
There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It. - Politico

There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It. - Politico


Via: Nerm_L  •  10 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Maybe you’ve heard the warning: The country is beset by a menace. A fringe conservative minority is holding Congress hostage, extracting radical policy concessions over the will of the majority. And it’s leading the nation to fiscal, environmental and moral ruin. Maybe you haven’t heard this part: These dangerous conservatives are Democrats. “I am talking about the radical...
Jun 03 11:42am @3 This is going to be fun to watch.   Dems are already starting to eat their own with little miss can't be wrong leading the charge. You go girl .... you go!