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  • Interesting post Entropy. We have known that for quite a while, though. But watch the progs try to draw a moral equivalence between the Clinton Foundation and the Trump Foundation. The Clinton Foundation's basic function was to enrich the Clintons personally, but far more important, to maintain a "government in exile" of well-paid sycophants. That is the crucial "why?" in the Dems arranging Hillary's nomination without consequential input of the Dem rank-and-file.

    The CF is on the order of 10-20 times larger than the TF, and public records show it used only 6% of its receipts for charitable causes. I've never seen the charitable efficiency of the TF discussed, and maybe he too is at less than 10%. And remember, Clinton was Secretary of State and was able to "deliver" on bribes. Trump was never in that position.

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    • Substantively, I feel that the establishment of both parties are indistinguishable - save, of course, campaign rhetoric.

      If Mitt had been elected in 2008 and 2012, and had done the exact same things that Obama has, Dems would hate him and decry his failures and the Repubs would love him and talk of his achievements.

      In some alternate universe that very thing just happened and Soros, instead of Trump, was just elected.

      Be right back. Penning a Turtledove-esque novel.
      "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

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      • I'm afraid you are right Talent. Both parties have abandoned the process and pray at the altar of the ends justifying the means. Instead of trusting the process and using the process to try to address the problems of the nation. That needs to return for the country to move forward, but I don't know that it will.

        And Geez, I used to think you were a troll or ignorant. Now I'm starting to think you lack the intellectual horsepower to consider new evidence in light of your preexisting misconceptions.
        To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

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        • And Geez, I used to think you were a troll or ignorant. Now I'm starting to think you lack the intellectual horsepower to consider new evidence in light of your preexisting misconceptions.
          Well, consider my initial reaction to your bringing up the Garland nomination. I simply said that it was a fair point. Then I actually researched the facts surrounding late-term SC nominations and found Garland to be totally within what the Senate has done in the past.

          And now you have an opportunity to list matters in which the Rs violated existing norms in the Bork or Harry Reid manner. I'd like to learn, and change my opinion, if necessary. Your silence simply confirms me in my ignorance.

          Oh, and while you are at it, I recall asking you what you would do to improve the education opportunities in the inner city. In fact, I asked for ideas from any of you big-government types. SLF, I appreciate your complementing my use of "government schools" v. "public schools", but I'd actually like to hear ideas from you about the problem. That is, of course, if you believe there is a problem.
          Last edited by Da Geezer; January 15th, 2017, 02:05 PM.

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          • Government Schools for Public Schools, Leftists for all Liberals, Fake news to describe mainstream media.

            All words thrown about by the Right to mislead and de-legitimize.
            In Columbus, of course, the fanbase holds the University accountable for doing the wrong thing. -Talent, Esq-

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            • I'm a liberal. I believe in liberty.

              You are a progressive. You believe in socialism, or any other form of governance that lines your pocket and protects you from a competitive marketplace. You would starve in the real world, CGVT.

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              • Geezer, you simply take new information and recast it to reinforce your dumb ideas. You'll need to find a different monkey to make dance.
                To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

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                • Originally posted by Da Geezer View Post
                  I'm a liberal. I believe in liberty.

                  You are a progressive. You believe in socialism, or any other form of governance that lines your pocket and protects you from a competitive marketplace. You would starve in the real world, CGVT.
                  Lol.
                  To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

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                  • Originally posted by Da Geezer View Post
                    I'm a liberal. I believe in liberty.

                    You are a progressive. You believe in socialism, or any other form of governance that lines your pocket and protects you from a competitive marketplace. You would starve in the real world, CGVT.
                    Coop? Is that you?
                    In Columbus, of course, the fanbase holds the University accountable for doing the wrong thing. -Talent, Esq-

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                    • BTW, this Fake News site is calling out your girl and her pet cause.

                      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/o...evos.html?_r=1
                      In Columbus, of course, the fanbase holds the University accountable for doing the wrong thing. -Talent, Esq-

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                      • Congressman Coffman (CO-R) flees from his constituents when he can't answer their questions about a replacement for Obamacare

                        http://www.9news.com/news/congressma...rowd/386167135

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                        • Originally posted by Da Geezer View Post
                          I'm a liberal. I believe in liberty.

                          You are a progressive. You believe in socialism, or any other form of governance that lines your pocket and protects you from a competitive marketplace. You would starve in the real world, CGVT.
                          God you post a lot of dumb shit.

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                          • Pruitt and DeVos are the nominations that could do the most damage long term.

                            In other news, Michigan's state legislature has introduced a bill that will take the state income tax (of which the state gets 9.4 billion in revenue) down to zero. Is there a plan to replace this revenue? Nope.
                            2012 Detroit Lions Draft: 1) Cordy Glenn G , 2) Brandon Taylor S, 3) Sean Spence olb, 4) Joe Adams WR/KR, 5) Matt McCants OT, 7a) B.J. Coleman QB 7b) Kewshan Martin WR

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                            • Geezer, you simply take new information and recast it to reinforce your dumb ideas. You'll need to find a different monkey to make dance.
                              I didn't think you had any ideas about inner city schools or about norms of political behavior, or, frankly, much else. You behave exactly like a well-trained parrot, except the parrot doesn't have a government-subsidized job.

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                              • Trump and everyone on his team continues to lie about this, possibly revealing a deep insecurity

                                [ame]https://twitter.com/GlennKesslerWP/status/820735018230251520[/ame]

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