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1  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: Today at 06:24:46 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.
2  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: Today at 06:19:22 PM
Somehow, the Forbes thing makes the whole peepee tape thing seem more plausible.
3  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: Today at 04:22:02 PM
Perhaps not so much the reluctance to bring it up as the inability to do so.
4  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: Today at 11:59:44 AM
The thing that struck me about Trump and the "test" was that the sample test I saw, could have been aced by a near-moron, (yes I aced it) yet Trump felt compelled to brag upon this accomplishment, as if it were an accomplishment worthy of note.

The insecurity of this guy is monumental. 
Well, isn't that the design of the test? It is designed to find early signs of dementia, not differntiate levels of menfal fitness. You are supposed to get a perfect score. Anything less is an issue.
5  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: Today at 10:28:04 AM
Well, yes, Georgia got not Alabama in the God's Conference Championship game, and made it work. The one year Wisky got not OSU they lost to a team that couldn't beat Pitt.
6  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 17, 2018, 08:53:22 PM
My All Too Early Top 26 for 2018, just a few comments:

26: Iowa - I actually had Wazzou here.  Sad, unless you are an asshole who fancies himself "daring" and "controversial".  In which case you are an asshole.
25. Missississippi State
24. Texas A&M
23. Oklahoma State
22. Boise State
21. Meatchicken.  Frankly, they could be higher or lower as well.  I realize that those are the only other choices.  What I mean ,i, they could be like Florida has been: really, really good defensively, but without the offense to make use of the Defense.  I know they are counting on the Old Mississippi transfer, but.... why is he not starting there?
20. Florida
19. Texas Christian University
18. Our Lady of the Perpetual Tie
17. University of Southern California - Not sure who the QB will be.  I have decided, by the way, that I want the Browns  to draft Vontae Mack and Ray Jennings - which is to say, Roquan Smith and Saquon Barkley.  I view Darnold and Rosen as a composite Bo Callahan.  That said, if the Browns think either is the QB of the future....
16. Auburn
15. Virginia Tech
14. Pennsylvania State University.  We will see.  When they did not work Barkley like a rented mule last year, this is about where they belonged.
13. Stanford
12. Miami

And my functional Top 10:

11. Florida State.  It was such a nightmare this year.  Maybe Fisher was stale, maybe they lacked character, maybe they were not deep enough to absord one significant loss.  I expect a turn around this year.
10. Oklahoma.  I keep seeing them as a Top 4 team, but how do you lose Baker Mayfield's production and slot them there?
9. Wisconsin.
8. Michigan State University
7. Louisiana State
6. Georgia - Look, they converted a weak half of a league - and missed Bama on the schedule and in the Conference Championship - into a Championship game appearance.  Good for them.  Wisconsin has been in roughly the same position for three of the last four years and have never made the playoffs.  I just think that God's Conference East will be stronger this year, and I see a stumble for them.

My Play off teams:

5. Washington - Because the PAWCP has to throw a contender into the pot now and again.
4. the Ohio State University - There are three elite programs right now, that you can count on being great every year..  Yeah, OSU is losing key players, but the are keeping so much, and they have complete studs waiting in the wings.
3. Alabama - Every year.  Fuck them.
2. ClemSIN - Benefited greatly from the core of their defense staying around.  That is a pro level defense. Bryant showed in the playoffs the difference between solid and spectacular.  I expect him to continue to be solid, which with that defense may be enough to get them the trophy.  But I am intrigued by what I hear of Trevor Lawrence.  I wonder....
1. Michigan State - We lost our center - a hole we can fill so long as the Allens keep popping out big strong boys - a decent linebacker and a Defensive lineman who is more rotational than a star.  Lewerke is still not my ideal quarterback, but he is improving and we have a passel of talented receivers who will be sophomores and juniors next year.  Scott gives us the grinder we need to keep defenses off the field.  Our defense was excellent last year, and I expect the natural improvement.  Do I think we have the talent to be National Champion?  No. OH HELL YES!  Make that 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner Brian Lewerke and EVENTUAL 2018-2019 NATIONAL CHAMPION MICHIGAN STATE!




7  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 04:34:51 PM

Stronger consumer spending, increased business investment and more shipments of merchandise to overseas customers are providing plenty of fuel for the nation’s producers. What’s more, the lowest business inventory-to-sales ratio in three years could translate into increased production in coming months.


Factory output climbed 1.3 percent in 2017, the strongest annual reading in five years.
The Fed’s monthly data are volatile and often get revised. Manufacturing, which makes up more than 75 percent of total industrial production, accounts for about 12 percent of the U.S. economy. It increased 2.4 percent in December from the same month a year earlier.

http://[url]https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/u-s-manufacturing-output-rose-in-december-for-a-fourth-month

Thanks Obama!
I guess the voters had a different way to thank him.
Re-election him? You realize the 22nd Amendment precluded his running again.
8  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 01:49:38 PM
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is designed solely for the purpose of detecting cognitive decline associated with dementia.  Its results offer no conclusions as to the presence of psychopathologies in anyone.  Nor do I.

Kid:  I look forward to your response on the three points I raised, with you, in my previous post.  Do you think Trump will come to appreciate the contribution that the Lebanese immigrant from a refugee family made to his, Trump's, life this week?



YES.

The President is in favor of skilled immigrants coming over to our shores.

Haven't you been paying attention?
Of course the only skill Trumps grandfather had when he came to this country was pimp.
9  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 01:47:01 PM
IOKIYAR. What was the name of the Senator/Dr that diagnosed the brain dead woman in Florida?

In Re: Making assumptions of the person based on their writings. Quad Drop]https://youtu.be/ZzLky4U-xCg] Quad Drop

OK, this is just me (?) but the main reason I write is because I am constantly amazed by what it reveals to me about me. This is true whether I'm writing something autobiographic or as a character in a novel or as an instructor. I used to write a newspaper column that more often than seldom taught me as much or more than I set out to teach my readers (assuming I had any.)

So, if you go back and read what you have written, you're likely to spot certain themes that you didn't recognize you were putting there in real time. That isn't to say that you won't also say, "Man, I laid that motherfucker OUT!" Meaning, you won't necessarily change your own mind either.

Beyond this is the ridiculousness of the assertion in the first place. If indeed the person/character you portray on the forums isn't "The Real Me" (see above) then the comments about who you areIf it looks like, feels like, smells like and tastes like dog shit,]https://youtu.be/eY7ZX6ngOSs]If it looks like, feels like, smells like and tastes like dog shit, that's probably what it is. It's possible it came from some different shithole, but not likely.
 don't refer to you either. That doesn't mean that they don't explain the general theme of your character's backstory.

If your character carpet bombs dog shit. You don't get to say, "Hey, it's your fault there's dog shit all over the place because you're the one pointing it out."

Is kid working on his New Year's Resolution? OK. I'll give him some space to try to change the story arc of his character. Gad knows it has to be better than the one he has been working up until now. So, Good Luck KidCarter8 (maybe you'll be KidCarter9 Or KidCarter8.1) But Mr. Utley's character is a stone cold racist. I agree with his admonition of the Dems as still looking for the magic pill to lose the weight of Republican bloat instead of doing the actual work. It's kind of a newer story line for him. Unfortunately it sounds like he's fighting with himself as his drinking (or whatever it is that makes him so combative) (We'll call it "combative") over tones his message with abrasive nastiness.

NeedsAdjustment, are/were you Rembee? A simple yes or no. I'll take your answer as sincere. Doesn't particularly matter to a guy who has had two handfuls of handles. Just like it doesn't bother me that Red is some drawer filled with sock puppets. I don't have to explain to him what I think of his dysfunction is about.

Anyway. Enjoy.
Bill Frist.
10  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 01:43:29 PM
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is designed solely for the purpose of detecting cognitive decline associated with dementia.  Its results offer no conclusions as to the presence of psychopathologies in anyone.  Nor do I.

Kid:  I look forward to your response on the three points I raised, with you, in my previous post.  Do you think Trump will come to appreciate the contribution that the Lebanese immigrant from a refugee family made to his, Trump's, life this week?



YES.

The President is in favor of skilled immigrants coming over to our shores.

Haven't you been paying attention?
Norway is a skill?
11  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 12:45:50 PM
Next year he will be 6-4

I don't recall Obama's heights and weights being published

Or Bush's.

Seems to be some extra jobs available at some of these "news" outlets, tracking frivolous info.
The results of their physicals were made public. They just didn't have the issue Trump has, so no 9ne.bothered. Trumps height/weight as reported seems out of line with his appearance.
12  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 10:29:47 AM
Thank for the apology

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Your latest post is once again full of inaccuracies. 

I think talking issues judging others' personality traits would do you well.

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As for my Salt Lake comment, it had nothing to do with charges of racism, which as I said I just brush off my shoulder when put upon me.  Yelling "RACIST", whether in public or on a forum, is a sign or extreme weakness.  You guys own that.  Anyone bothered by being called one......might actually be....




Yelling RACIST is often justified.
13  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 06:48:53 AM
Sign me up as a girther.
14  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 17, 2018, 06:44:47 AM
Wow. Tyler Hilinski, who QB'd Washington State in the Holiday Bowl, is dead, a suspected suicide. RIP.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/pac12/2018/01/16/washington-state-qb-tyler-hilinski-found-dead/1039167001/
15  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 16, 2018, 10:20:22 PM
Where do you think I live - Salt Lake?

heh
kid has black neighbors! He can't be racist!
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