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31  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 09, 2018, 04:13:54 PM
“Says who? Says who?”

—- Michael Cohen 2016

The view from under the bus. Micheal Cohen is having a really bad day. Search warrant and raid? Probable cause for... something that ain’t good for #45.



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/fbi-raids-office-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html
32  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 09, 2018, 02:47:03 PM
From three years ago...

The Southernization of the Republican Party and the increasing domination of Wall Street’s brand of shareholder capitalism over the nation’s economic life have combined to erode both the income and the power of U.S. workers. Unions are anathema to Wall Street and the GOP. Federal regulations empowering consumers and employees are opposed by both.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-longer-the-party-of-lincoln/2015/04/08/bcc46068-de19-11e4-be40-566e2653afe5_story.html
33  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 07, 2018, 04:22:24 PM
Arthur Godfrey line from late 60s, re SMOG...

"I shot an arrow in the air... and it stuck."
34  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 06:20:15 PM
There is more oppo from the GOP to Trump on trade, than there was on healthcare.  Both senators here have strongly contested Trump's pseudo economics.  

Utley and Knicks, my problem with Petri's column is that it is so polemic that it doesn't give us any statistical context.  Are police also shooting unarmed whites because they are mistaking cellphones for guns?  I suspect far fewer, but a comparative would have been useful.  Police reacting fearfully and lethally should be a problem that people unite on solving, because everyone may be at greater risk.  And the respect for law enforcement  is undermined by even one such shooting, which simply makes the situations more volatile.  

Alex is a satirist... statistical analysis in this piece is kind of like a standup riffing on a serious topic, but using charts and graphs.
35  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 02:05:38 PM

Saw it. Doesn’t detract from the point made in Alex’s article...






I think it does detract from the point, when one of the linchpins is so deeply flawed.

You want to cast blame in that situation in NY, cast on the GOP who initiated and continued the war on mental health services in this country. That said, also, make sure your sick son takes his meds.



Never mind.
36  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 01:18:42 PM

Saw it. Doesn’t detract from the point made in Alex’s article...

I guess this cop didn’t fear for his life... truth be told he should be commended for his restraint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqj9FiflNQc


These cops should also be commended for their restraint.


http://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-world/man-charged-with-firing-air-rifle-at-officers-resisting-arrest/1094431797



37  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 10:06:47 PM
We’ve had this discussion in here before...

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-martin-luther-king-had-75-percent-disapproval-rating-year-he-died-180968664/
38  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 09:22:31 PM
<I>The kids at Parkland went through hell.  Beyond that it  does not give them much insight into the problem of guns in the hands of the wrong people</I>

Only message board know-it-alls possess such insight.  

Sorry.
Common sense is not your strong suit.  
If you consider yourself a paragon of such, put me down for the uncommon variety.  
Prove me wrong.

What are you? Three-years old?  Prove you wrong about what?  You've claimed that that the kids at "Parkland don't have much insight into the problem of guns in the hands of the wrong people."  How am I supposed to prove an opinion, even an idiotic, mean-spirited one, wrong?  I would certainly say that the kids at Parkland certainly have more such insight than you do.  Prove me wrong.

Is it mean-spirited because they are young

They have leapt into adult matters without thought or hesitation.

They’ve been shot at and missed ...

Actually...no - most of them weren't.


”Actually...no - most of them weren't.”

— Comic Book Guy
39  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 07:31:13 PM
That old Black Magic has me in its spell...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2018/04/05/ordinary-objects-magically-become-guns-as-soon-as-a-black-man-touches-them/
40  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 07:17:59 PM
<I>The kids at Parkland went through hell.  Beyond that it  does not give them much insight into the problem of guns in the hands of the wrong people</I>

Only message board know-it-alls possess such insight.  

Sorry.
Common sense is not your strong suit.  
If you consider yourself a paragon of such, put me down for the uncommon variety.  
Prove me wrong.

What are you? Three-years old?  Prove you wrong about what?  You've claimed that that the kids at "Parkland don't have much insight into the problem of guns in the hands of the wrong people."  How am I supposed to prove an opinion, even an idiotic, mean-spirited one, wrong?  I would certainly say that the kids at Parkland certainly have more such insight than you do.  Prove me wrong.

Is it mean-spirited because they are young

They have leapt into adult matters without thought or hesitation.

They’ve been shot at and missed while friends and teachers were killed. That makes them experts in the field.
41  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 01:57:06 PM
BTW - Bernie Sanders killed his chances for 2020 yesterday. Ya just don’t rag on the first black prez in Mississippi at a program acknowledging the 50th anniversary of MLK’s murder...
42  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 01:54:42 PM
And your favorite?
From their 9/11 issue: God Angrilly Clarifies "Don't Kill" Rule.

From their ‘July 21, 1969’ edition:

“Holy Shit! Man Walks on Fucking Moon!”
43  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 01:49:23 PM
"Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero and a martyr. He was beloved by us and hated by everyone else. We must remember that it was not until he was taken from us that white America conceded his greatness. There is no harm in pointing that out."



https://trib.al/ztfUPsG


Revisionist history.

Not surprising that Knicks overlooks one of Dr. King’s most meaningful insights:

 “We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”


That’s a responsibility today’s black leaders ignore.

No, it is not. That is the right's stereotype employed as an excuse.for ignoring the legitimate issues of race in America.

So King’s own words are “ stereotypical”? 
No, your abuse of them is.
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If the rampant racism he fought so successively still existed today why are there no black leaders to match the abilities of Bayard Rustin, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, and others? Instead we have the likes of Al Sharpton and others like Black Lives Matter who try to turn back the clock via a rent-seeking racket.


Exactly. Since you do not give a fuck about black people you cannot be bothered to learn what exactly is going on in their communities or who speaks for them. And of course the frightened white racist understanding of BLM. Oooh! Scary black people are protesting!

People like you who Piss on King's legacy by twisting and sanitizing it to make it.safe.and.comfortable would profit from comparing what you think about BLM with what pros like you thought about King BEFORE he was shot. Would profit, that is, if you had the capacity for self examination, which you don't.
A rather wordy work-around even for you. Might be more benefial for you if you stopped mischaracterizing me and paid more attention to what is actually happening today.  But don’t let me dissuade you from your war on statues and infatuation for the state of things 50 years ago.
Behave as expected. But then, you don't even think racism exists today.
Again your only response is to invent arguments I never made. Racism, bigotry, prejudice, and a litany of other insulting behaviors exist in every society. However the Civil Rights battles that King initiated while southern democrats were blocking black access to education and voting booths has resulted in, among other things, a black man walking through the front door of the White House. All with the support of  a clear majority of white people.




Who then turned around and called him “Divider in Chief” and replaced him with a racist, sexist, xenophobic and STUPID white guy to help them “Take Their Country BACK” and “Make America Great AGAIN.”

44  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 12:37:33 PM
"Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero and a martyr. He was beloved by us and hated by everyone else. We must remember that it was not until he was taken from us that white America conceded his greatness. There is no harm in pointing that out."



https://trib.al/ztfUPsG


Revisionist history.

Not surprising that Knicks overlooks one of Dr. King’s most meaningful insights:

 “We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”


That’s a responsibility today’s black leaders ignore.

No, it is not. That is the right's stereotype employed as an excuse.for ignoring the legitimate issues of race in America.

So King’s own words are “ stereotypical”? 
No, your abuse of them is.
Quote
If the rampant racism he fought so successively still existed today why are there no black leaders to match the abilities of Bayard Rustin, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, and others? Instead we have the likes of Al Sharpton and others like Black Lives Matter who try to turn back the clock via a rent-seeking racket.


Exactly. Since you do not give a fuck about black people you cannot be bothered to learn what exactly is going on in their communities or who speaks for them. And of course the frightened white racist understanding of BLM. Oooh! Scary black people are protesting!

People like you who Piss on King's legacy by twisting and sanitizing it to make it.safe.and.comfortable would profit from comparing what you think about BLM with what pros like you thought about King BEFORE he was shot. Would profit, that is, if you had the capacity for self examination, which you don't.

Boom.
45  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 05, 2018, 12:36:36 PM
Trump talks big on Trade Wars and then pusses out the second the other side says 'Bring it!"

The guy who says that Joe Biden would have gone down "fast hard and crying" goes down "Fast, Hard and Crying" When the Chinese say "Boo!" (there's a Chinese word joke in there, but I'm busy. Zyeow Ping?)  

The greater damage is to the entire house of cards that is "Full Faith And Credit Of The United States!" in that the world's one "superpower" is being run by a coward with a big mouth! And the rest of the world knows it! No wonder this blowhard went bankrupt owing money printing machines (casinos)! He doesn't understand that if you are constantly bluffing, eventually someone is going to call your bluff, and then everyone can tell your tells. He got out maneuvered by Kim Jong Un who now looks like he's a player, and a smart one at that, in the world's eyes.

"I'm the world's best negotiator!" I wouldn't trust this guy to buy me a kaftan in the streets of Morocco. (I once did, the seller started off at $500. I bought it for $10, probably would go locally for $2) "He wanted $500, but I got him to throw in three times as many pairs of pants! What's that? You don't wear pants with a kaftan? Well I got three times as many as they usually come with... so that's better!"



I do believe sensible people are finally coming around to the realization Donald Trump is at bottom, an imbecile. The guy is stupid.

Money and power has propped up this dunce since birth. I’ve said it in this forum before: if he hadn’t been Fred Trump’s kid, he’d be a squeegee guy at the off ramp of the Queensborough Bridge.
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