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Movies / Re: Movies
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
RIP Peter Fonda.   His passage sadly noted here in the Black Hills.  He often showed up at the bike rally in Sturgis.  In many films I didn't see, but also in films I did see and liked, like Ulee's Gold, The Limey, and of course ER. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 17, 2019, 11:21:48 AM »
I am aware of Israel's history as a Jewish homeland, but my point was more that democracy, in the world, had shifted away from such national identifications.  Our nation, when founded in the 1700s, very much identified itself as Christian (just not a specific sect, like the Church of England), but for many people that no longer makes sense, and the concept of separation of church and state has broadened.

 I think Jews who firmly grasp the value of not identifying America as Christian, can also appreciate that the same principles of liberal democracy would apply in other nations now.   So the intention to have Israel continue to be a Jewish state should be questioned in this ideological light.  Just as people question repressive acts in other countries that identify as Muslim states, it is reasonable to question a Jewish state, especially when a quarter of the population is not Jewish.  Whatever the history, those people are not "accidents" any more.  Hope that clarifies my previous comments a bit.  I don't think an [ANY SECT] state is still a good idea.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:43:31 AM »
50 years of being in violating of international law and oppressing a stateless people deserves a response....   

As others have said here, being critical of a nation's oppressor role doesn't make you anti-Semitic.  And that weird assertion of anti-Semitism is all the weirder given that many Jewish people of conscience are also opposed to the oppression and unlawful annexation.   Also weird is equating Israeli with Jewish, when 25% of that nation's populace is not Jewish.  People who are offended when someone calls America "a Christian nation" sometimes are oddly unoffended when Israel is called a Jewish nation.   
If the former is a false characterization (we're not a theocracy), then so is the latter.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 15, 2019, 04:22:58 PM »
Consumption also tends to rise when a trade war is looming.  An effect of consumers anticipating a steep rise in the cost of some durable goods.   The classic "cleaning the supermarket shelves before a big storm" effect. 

Baseball / Re: Major League Baseball
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:24:17 PM »
(CNN)A man died Tuesday night after participating in a taco eating competition at a minor league baseball game. The competition took place last night at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, during a game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Memphis Redbirds.

So, did he win the contest? 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:05:34 AM »

Knife attacks will continue to rise

Better ban those late night sword infomercials.

You and the missus are at the movies...

Man with an assault rifle with high-capacity drum magazines starts firing into the audience


Man with knife goes on rampage

Which scenario offers you the better odds of survival? 

(will watch your obfuscations and cherry picking with amusement)

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:53:38 AM »
Low hanging fruit.

The boughs of the GOP tree are drooping these days under their heavy burden.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:01:55 PM »
I have no idea what Kid's  latest post says.

You're responsible for driving a white nationalist to a berserk killing spree targeting Latinos.  IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF LIBERALS!   

I've come to value Kid's calm and healing words in these confusing times!

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2019, 12:24:13 PM »
Kid, you're not going to get everyone to do your research for you.  If people don't chase down all the facts for you, it doesn't indicate agreement with your vague assertion, or that those pesky facts don't exist. 

When facts are presented to you, you ignore them, and seem to continue on as if they don't exist.  Why should anyone bother with you, given that intellectually dishonest sort of response from you? 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:35:01 AM »
The GOP strives to control a woman's cooch, when they should try to control their Cuccinelli. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:05:09 PM »
When you try and get big money out of politics, in Red's world, you're limiting the sacred freedom of oligarchs to buy elections.   Free speech = the rich getting to shout louder than the rest of us.  Here is the article, which he just lifted the headline from...

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:55:54 PM »
Got link?

or you just heard this as you were downing your 14th pumpkin spice corndog?

Like Tulsi and Cory, I am vegetarian, so I wonder how they handle those state fair moments when you are offered some kind of meat on a stick.  If they're like me, they just take a few bites and figure it saves from the pride of total purity. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:38:14 PM »

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:15:39 PM »
Just curious how one answers "not sure" to the poll question.   I would think that would be something you'd remember. 

Kid, glad to hear you are concerned about fair and equal treatment of people awaiting trial.  I couldn't tell before, when we were discussing how the poor and minorities are treated by our legal system.   You were so quiet when the topic wasn't impartial justice for wealthy pedophiles.   Maybe you were just typing real small?

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