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16  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: Today at 08:43:25 AM
Heh. How do you define failure? How did others? What has been "MADE UP"?
17  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:38:40 PM
If you actually think that was my argument then we need go no further.
18  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:29:04 PM
Yes. Because "the media" ran with it.
19  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:22:30 PM
What kind of "comparison" are you looking for? A Nexus word count?
20  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:05:39 PM
I can "please" with the best of them. Barely made a ripple? Come on Knicks it's been all over the place. I know you read The Post. "The media is against 'us'" is an overwrought and ineffective argument no matter who uses it. Viewing "the press" as some monolithic enterprise, especially these days, is silly.
21  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:50:30 PM
So you're argument is that the press would have been harder on Obama if he had an affair? That's your argument? Okay. Agreeing to disagree is best. I
22  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:36:43 PM
But I'm curious; f an affair is non-news if it is consensual (and I agree, it mostly is) why does that change once he is President?

Because a President can be subjected to blackmail and all sorts of other unpleasant things that goes with the reckless behavior that engaging in an affair exemplifies.   

Despite your protestations, this affair of Trump has been treated no differently than those of other politicians of the modern age.   
23  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:28:22 PM
I think an argument can be made that a consensual Trump affair before he was President is between he, his God and his family.  I'm not sure it's a story and it certainly shouldn't take our eyes off what the he's actually wreaking.  
I think it is the paying for silence in the heat of the 2016 campaign that makes it newsworthy-ish. Otherwise, it is just... an image I cannot unsee.
I'm not sure another "Trump is a Cretin" story is necessary.  Continued focus on his ineptitude, incompetence and his idiocy in his current role is what I think is more important now.  
24  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:22:50 PM
I think an argument can be made that a consensual Trump affair before he was President is between he, his God and his family.  

Right.  Because that's always how it is handled in politics.
Is that a counter-argument?  
25  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:15:59 PM
I think an argument can be made that a consensual Trump affair before he was President is between he, his God and his family.  I'm not sure it's a story and it certainly shouldn't take our eyes off the havoc he's actually wreaking.  
26  Sports / Basketball / Re: NBA on: January 18, 2018, 12:40:11 PM
I'll ditto that.  His fall against Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tourney when he was trying to block a shot (being Thompson it was like he fell from 3 flights up) was one of the worst things I've seen on a court.  I was sure he was dead.
27  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:57:40 AM
Lure continues to boggle the mind.
28  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 09:13:06 PM
This "fid
It seems that if one's postings don't reflect that individual's "true nature," then they're just trolling.

Some trolling has value. It spurs discussion. I dare say some of us accused of "trolling" have spurred some of the greatest conversations ever held here.

But either way, judging a person's content of character as narrowly as some do here is just poor reasoning.

Should we judge MLK, JR strictly by his womanizing and plagiarizing, both symptoms of an apparent need to bend the rules and cheat? Should we only look at Trump based on his latest tweet? Should we assess Bill Clinton strictly on his finger-wagging "I did NOT have sex with that woman!" claim?

Should we judge the whole of YOU on your tendency to comment only on other's opinions while rarely initiating or expressing your own?

Or by you tendency to express the tremendous value of an inclusive society, while working hard to be sure your kids only go to exclusive colleges?

I don't think that's fair, do you?

 
Which question do you want answered?

All of the above.
I'll pass. Thanks, though

Thought you might.

Prefer the sidelines to the action on the field, don't you?
This "field" proves your tough guy bona fides does it?
29  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 08:11:07 PM
It seems that if one's postings don't reflect that individual's "true nature," then they're just trolling.

Some trolling has value. It spurs discussion. I dare say some of us accused of "trolling" have spurred some of the greatest conversations ever held here.

But either way, judging a person's content of character as narrowly as some do here is just poor reasoning.

Should we judge MLK, JR strictly by his womanizing and plagiarizing, both symptoms of an apparent need to bend the rules and cheat? Should we only look at Trump based on his latest tweet? Should we assess Bill Clinton strictly on his finger-wagging "I did NOT have sex with that woman!" claim?

Should we judge the whole of YOU on your tendency to comment only on other's opinions while rarely initiating or expressing your own?

Or by you tendency to express the tremendous value of an inclusive society, while working hard to be sure your kids only go to exclusive colleges?

I don't think that's fair, do you?

 
Which question do you want answered?

All of the above.
I'll pass. Thanks, though
30  Sports / Basketball / Re: NBA on: January 17, 2018, 05:16:49 PM
Art Heyman!!!
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