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  • On a serious personal note, sometimes we’re afraid to reach out to friends in acute crises because we think that they’ll be embarrassed or ashamed. And sometimes we just don’t want to deal, either because their problems hit too close - or because we’re so submerged in our own issues and can’t come up for air. But just a few minutes ago an old friend texted me he was at the 'Taco Bell' drive thru --- for the first time in 3 years! OMFG!!

    As important as it is to reach out, it’s equally important to understand what my role is. It’s very tempting when confronted with someone else’s pain to try and fix it.

    I begged and pleaded with (him) to just 'pull out' and drive away! He texted me back - Its to late!

    I feel so useless. It’s really hard to accept that there’s only so much you can do. I know 'Froot Loops' loves his Taco Bell and 'Little Caesars Hot and Ready' - Can I save myself a lot of unnecessary grief if I acknowledge that Im not in control?? I can’t fix this person’s life? I guess I can only show them love.

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    • I don't want to paint it like we're friends, we are not, but I have talked with him, and I believe he sincerely tries to act in a just and honest manner. His beliefs are different than mine, but he has a developed moral compass that guides him even when it's not to his personal benefit to chose that path.

      And Trump, to his chagrin, has discovered that.
      Well put, AA.
      Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
      Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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      • I don't have much use for Sessions or his belief system, I do get a kick out of him giving the metaphorical bird to Trump. I am counting down the days where we can go back to not really knowing or caring about attorney generals and FBI directors.

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        • Originally posted by froot loops View Post
          I don't have much use for Sessions or his belief system, I do get a kick out of him giving the metaphorical bird to Trump. I am counting down the days where we can go back to not really knowing or caring about attorney generals and FBI directors.
          like when they were the president's self proclaimed wingman, or when they are meeting with the spouse of a target of an investigation in private on a tarmac in AZ. Yeah, those were the days.

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          • Sessions is an utterly vile character. Whilst I understand the point you're making, and genuinely appreciate the opportunity for a nuanced argument to be offered and evaluated in an Internet forum, because that is no easy task, it's a real stretch to use the word honorable. The formal definition of the word is broader, and includes the notion of respect and regard earned. Can't give that to Sessions. The opposite, really. We could easily find another word that captures the point you're making without awarding him traits that describe the opposite of what he really is. IMO.

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              • Originally posted by WingsFan View Post
                Well lost in all this hullaballoo is the fact that Trump has finally appointed a science advisor. The lamestream media won't connect the dots for you here, but what's really going on behind the scenes is that Trump wants to use federal funding to find the right makeup to chance his base color scheme from orange to scarlet-and-grey.

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                • Trump releases his enemies list.


                  https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/24/polit...ism/index.html


                  From the Trumpspeak To English Translator:


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                  #MAGA -
                  Morons Are Governing America

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                  • Originally posted by hack View Post
                    The formal definition of the word is broader, and includes the notion of respect and regard earned. Can't give that to Sessions.

                    I do not agree with his ideology, at all, but I respect him in that I believe him to be forthright and honest and true to himself and his intention to do what he feels is right. I am reminded of when he was asked if he believed Roy Moore or his accusers, he could have easilly dodged the question but said he believed the women, or when he recused himself in the Russia investigation, or this latest Trump response, and even years ago on the campaign trail in Alabama when asked if re-elected to the Senate if he would support a pork project dear to the very hearts of the people he was talking to and he said something to the effect of, 'No, I have looked at that and do not think it to be the best use of public funds.'

                    Without getting into a battle of definitions or our own lexicons, I will say I respect him. Many others do too. So, fair enough. You find him to be dishonourable; I do not hold the same belief. I guess being honorable is dependent on one's perspective. And with that, I hope to never feel obliged to defend him again.

                    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

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                    • I too hope you never feel those feelings again. Can imagine it to be a dark place. Words have meanings though, and whilst we can agree to disagree on Sessions, that word is a precise one. I would be happy to help you out with some suggested alternatives. DM me for rates and availability.

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                      • No, I am quite good with definitions of words and their meanings. I can help you, kind sir, to break out of the obtuse shell you are in, though. And at no charge. Your edification and growth are my only reward.
                        "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

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                        • Watched this interview live on Fox last night. When a sweaty Duncan Hunter wasn't blaming "Democratic socialists" for his legal troubles, he was throwing his wife under the bus.

                          https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indicte...-the-finances/

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                          • No denying that your explanation of how to use the word honorable is worth every penny I've paid you thus far.

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                            • Originally posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
                              Watched this interview live on Fox last night. When a sweaty Duncan Hunter wasn't blaming "Democratic socialists" for his legal troubles, he was throwing his wife under the bus.

                              https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indicte...-the-finances/
                              that is why you never use campaign funds for PERSONAL EXPENSES, such as a settlement and an NDA.

                              because it becomes fraud.


                              I know you see what I did there.

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                              • Duncan Hunter had over a thousand overdraft fees. I am not sure why the bank didn't close his account. That has to be a record.
                                "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

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