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    I should also add, that I think we try too hard to find the "perfect candidate". Looking at the last election, Bernie, Kasich, and Rubio all stood out to me and I would have voted for any of them if they made it to the main show. I don't agree with some of their points, I agree with others, but in general they stood out. Politics should be a compromise, not a one side takes all thing. That's why I HATE the two party system.

    Hell, I even like Jeff Flake, and no one likes him.

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    Quote Originally posted by AG74683 View post
    I should also add, that I think we try too hard to find the "perfect candidate". Looking at the last election, Bernie, Kasich, and Rubio all stood out to me and I would have voted for any of them if they made it to the main show. I don't agree with some of their points, I agree with others, but in general they stood out. Politics should be a compromise, not a one side takes all thing. That's why I HATE the two party system.

    Hell, I even like Jeff Flake, and no one likes him.
    I know he is way too old but Jerry Brown 2.0 would have made a pretty decent candidate. Hell I would even take Michael Bloomberg as an I over any party candidate. I am just not passionate about any of the folks on both sides of the isle.
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    Which may or may not come to pass. If there's one thing I've learned over the years it's that one should never underestimate the capability of Dems to mishandle and squander any opportunity that's handed to them on a silver platter.
    Or, more likely, the Repubicans to secretly pay Putin and is cronies to rig the midterms just like the did in 2016 general election.

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    I think the "cooperation" that is occuring and the "compromise" that is being had by the D's and R's in the Senate is nice.

    Too bad the House is still full of a bunch of idiots who only can about politics and getting points. Will the government shut down or not? We shall see!

    Ps. Ron Paul and Rand Paul believe in something. I won't say it understand it, but both of them don't care what people think of them. If Rand Paul single handedly shuts down the government because he won't consent to a vote and then gets reelected by Kentuckians, I think we all understand what we have come to as a country.
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    "PARADE" Act — otherwise known as the Preventing the Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures bill
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ade/321865002/

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I think the "cooperation" that is occuring and the "compromise" that is being had by the D's and R's in the Senate is nice.

    Too bad the House is still full of a bunch of idiots who only can about politics and getting points. Will the government shut down or not? We shall see!

    Ps. Ron Paul and Rand Paul believe in something. I won't say it understand it, but both of them don't care what people think of them. If Rand Paul single handedly shuts down the government because he won't consent to a vote and then gets reelected by Kentuckians, I think we all understand what we have come to as a country.
    The House has always been a bunch of partisan whiny babies, no matter who's in control. Mitch McConnell can be a jackass, but at least he can pull a group together and get things done. I agree with you on Ron and Rand. I don't agree with anything those guys stand for but have always been impressed with their stand on what they believe in.

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    Paul Krugman's editorials are always spot on.

    Since our paper (The Toledo Blade) has been careening into the pro-Trump camp for more than a year now, there aren't nearly as many Krugman articles as there used to be, having being replaced by Trump apologists (either nationally syndicated or on the local editorial board).

    This one is the first one I've seen in a while and one of the most damning yet against the GOP.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/o...ype=collection

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    Www.thetrumpybear.com

    If you had any doubt in the decline of this nation, that website will eliminate that doubt.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Www.thetrumpybear.com

    If you had any doubt in the decline of this nation, that website will eliminate that doubt.
    I saw that commercial on GritTV last month. At first I thought it was a joke. I think it says a lot about the viewership of GritTV these days. Recently they made huge schedule changes and are now exclusively showing Westerns. Mostly dated '50s "Cowboys and Indians" type stuff, with romanticized views of white male historical figures like Wyatt Earp. Not the good westerns that would come late in the next decade like The Wild Bunch or Once Upon A Time In The West.

    I wouldn't be surprised if GritTV viewership is over 80% Trump supporters, so in a sick way, the Trumpy Bear ads make sense. But needless to say, I won't be watching GritTV much anymore. Not only because of the "sanitized" Westerns that are on the slate 24-7, but because even the good ones are padded with commercials. For example, FireCreek, an OK western starring Henry Fond and Jimmy Stewart, ran 2.5 hours, even though the actual length of the film is only 1:40 minutes. That make 50 minutes of commercial in that 2.5 hour time slot. Plenty of time to run the Trumpy Bear every other commercial break.

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    Most likely the stupidest person in Congress.

    Fact-checking Matt Gaetz's CNN comments about Immaculate Conception, missing FBI texts

    In a fiery interview, CNN host Chris Cuomo challenged U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on his claims about the FBI’s "secret society" and the strength of his analogy comparing missing texts between officials with the Immaculate Conception doctrine.

    http://www.politifact.com/florida/ar...s-about-immac/
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    Pence has left he Olympics ... & thank goodness. While he was there, he got in a twitter fight with US skater Rippon and refused to stand for the Korean delegation because he did not want to recognize the dictatorship of North Korea. Guess what dummy, South Koreans were marching in that delegation as well and they are one of our strongest Asian allies. What an ignorant f^$k.

    You got pissed off and left a football game because a couple of players didn't stand and now pull this trick. Nice!
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Www.thetrumpybear.com

    If you had any doubt in the decline of this nation, that website will eliminate that doubt.
    That is just disturbing, but I'll give credit to the company jumping on the band wagon to make a buck. As long as it goes to them and not some campaign.

    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Pence has left he Olympics ... & thank goodness. While he was there, he got in a twitter fight with US skater Rippon and refused to stand for the Korean delegation because he did not want to recognize the dictatorship of North Korea. Guess what dummy, South Koreans were marching in that delegation as well and they are one of our strongest Asian allies. What an ignorant f^$k.

    You got pissed off and left a football game because a couple of players didn't stand and now pull this trick. Nice!
    You always stand for the host country's anthem. Damn idiot leaders.

    My wife had a tweet or something and I'm not going to get it right, but it went something like this:
    You mean it's acceptable to not stand for an anthem as a form of protest for an unrelated thing?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    A Washington Post article:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...SfO?ocid=ientp

    President Trump on Monday will offer a budget plan that falls far short of eliminating the government’s deficit over 10 years, conceding that huge tax cuts and new spending increases make this goal unattainable, three people familiar with the proposal said.




    No longer the party of fiscal responsibility. More evidence of working against the sitting president at that time because of party politics.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    A Washington Post article:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...SfO?ocid=ientp

    President Trump on Monday will offer a budget plan that falls far short of eliminating the government’s deficit over 10 years, conceding that huge tax cuts and new spending increases make this goal unattainable, three people familiar with the proposal said.




    No longer the party of fiscal responsibility. More evidence of working against the sitting president at that time because of party politics.
    The GOP preaches what they refuse to practice.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    The GOP preaches what they refuse to practice.
    I blame George W. Bush Obama....hmmm Clinton?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I blame George W. Bush Obama....hmmm Clinton?
    No...Carter.

    That damn do-gooder.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    No...Carter.

    That damn do-gooder.
    Those are fighting words!

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    So our state is voting on holding a constitutional congress. Don't start laughing yet. They want to do it because of the rampant spending at the federal level, state funded mandates that keep coming down, and the idea that the feds are no longer properly applying the constitution.
    Have I mentioned all the crap mandates and rampant crap going on at the state level?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    No...Carter.

    That damn do-gooder.
    No.... Taft. It has been down hill ever since.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    You folks are all wrong. Everybody knows that nobody screwed things up more than William Henry Harrison. What makes it worse is that he was able to do it in a record breaking 31 days!
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    So The Donald's personal attorney reached into his own pocket for $130 Large and gave it to a porn star weeks before the 2016 election. The personal attorney won't say why he did this, but he will say that he is not, nor has he ever been, repaid for this largesse by either The Donnie Boy or his campaign. And it barely raises a peep.

    I just don't understand.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    And it barely raises a peep.

    I just don't understand.
    It would be a sizable scandal during any other Presidency. Under the current administration, it's Wednesday.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    So The Donald's personal attorney reached into his own pocket for $130 Large and gave it to a porn star weeks before the 2016 election. The personal attorney won't say why he did this, but he will say that he is not, nor has he ever been, repaid for this largesse by either The Donnie Boy or his campaign. And it barely raises a peep.

    I just don't understand.
    I said during primaries that if Trump ever became President he would become Zaphod Beeblebrox. Those familiar with Douglas Adams 'Hitchhiker' series will know....

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    The President is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Florida school shooting

    Thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers.




    (Sorry for being scinical).
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