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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27255 on: February 07, 2020, 11:20:58 AM »

His name is "Turley" and I anxiously await his commentary on a President awarding the same honor to Rush Limbaugh previously bestowed on Rosa Parks.
Rush is not worthy?
Kirk Douglas.up and died to avoid having to share the honor with him.
So Rush is not on par with, say, Richard Lugar, Yogi Berra, or Dean Smith, etc?
In that none of them have ever said anything like the things Limbaugh says consistently, like say, all composite sketches resemble Jesse Jackson, no, no he is not on par with them.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27256 on: February 07, 2020, 11:32:08 AM »

The difference between Yogi and Rush is essentially the difference between wit and shit.   When Limbaugh comes to a fork in the road,  he goes right,  even if it leads over a cliff.   
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27257 on: February 07, 2020, 11:56:59 AM »

His name is "Turley" and I anxiously await his commentary on a President awarding the same honor to Rush Limbaugh previously bestowed on Rosa Parks.
Rush is not worthy?
Kirk Douglas.up and died to avoid having to share the honor with him.
So Rush is not on par with, say, Richard Lugar, Yogi Berra, or Dean Smith, etc?
In that none of them have ever said anything like the things Limbaugh says consistently, like say, all composite sketches resemble Jesse Jackson, no, no he is not on par with them.
He is now.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27258 on: February 07, 2020, 12:02:23 PM »

News Items


Nonfarm payrolls surged 225,000 for the month, well above Wall Street estimates for a 158,000 gain.
The unemployment rate ticked higher to 3.6%, but for the right reason as the labor force participation rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 63.4%, matching its highest level since June 2013.
Average hourly earnings rose 3.1% over a year ago to $28.44, ahead of estimates for 3% growth.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27259 on: February 07, 2020, 12:30:21 PM »

His name is "Turley" and I anxiously await his commentary on a President awarding the same honor to Rush Limbaugh previously bestowed on Rosa Parks.
Rush is not worthy?
Kirk Douglas.up and died to avoid having to share the honor with him.
So Rush is not on par with, say, Richard Lugar, Yogi Berra, or Dean Smith, etc?
In that none of them have ever said anything like the things Limbaugh says consistently, like say, all composite sketches resemble Jesse Jackson, no, no he is not on par with them.
He is now.
No, he has the same medal. But he is not on a par with them.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27260 on: February 07, 2020, 12:31:41 PM »

Yankguy and George Will have a brief convergence....

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  The nation, however, needs a nominating process that minimizes the probability of kamikaze candidacies and maximizes the probability of selecting plausible presidents. Hence it needs a retreat from the populist idea that the voice of the people is easy to ascertain and should be translated, unmediated and unrefined, directly into nominee selection...   

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  The 2016 process illustrated the difficulty of aggregating voters’ preferences when there are many candidates: A demagogic charlatan won without winning a majority of primary votes until after the nomination was effectively settled. Sanders’s success so far this year demonstrates La Raja and Rauch’s warning that in a congested field of candidates, many will shun coalition-building in favor of wooing purists... 

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In 1924, the parties’ professionals blocked the presidential ambitions of industrialist Henry Ford, a racist and anti-Semite. In 1976, Democratic insiders helped clear the field in Florida’s presidential primary to enable Jimmy Carter to end the candidacy of the racist George Wallace. Today, however, the power of party professionals is negligible compared with that of the media. They prefer flamboyant political showhorses to transactional, coalition-building workhorses, and become accomplices of fringe candidates and combative amateurs.   

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-nomination-process-that-leads-to-plausible-presidents/2020/02/06/8e9c0286-4917-11ea-9164-d3154ad8a5cd_story.html

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27261 on: February 07, 2020, 12:49:30 PM »

Without the big words, I could have written much of that column.

From the column: But some Sanders supporters might think a second Donald Trump term is an acceptable price to pay for a Sanders nomination that moves his party as dramatically leftward as Goldwater’s nomination moved his party rightward.

It's not a case of "might".  I know several Sanders supporters who think exactly that and we have weekly "discussions" on the matter.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27262 on: February 07, 2020, 12:49:37 PM »

His name is "Turley" and I anxiously await his commentary on a President awarding the same honor to Rush Limbaugh previously bestowed on Rosa Parks.
Rush is not worthy?
Kirk Douglas.up and died to avoid having to share the honor with him.
So Rush is not on par with, say, Richard Lugar, Yogi Berra, or Dean Smith, etc?
In that none of them have ever said anything like the things Limbaugh says consistently, like say, all composite sketches resemble Jesse Jackson, no, no he is not on par with them.
He is now.
No, he has the same medal. But he is not on a par with them.
Well not to you. 
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27263 on: February 07, 2020, 02:04:04 PM »

His name is "Turley" and I anxiously await his commentary on a President awarding the same honor to Rush Limbaugh previously bestowed on Rosa Parks.
Rush is not worthy?
Kirk Douglas.up and died to avoid having to share the honor with him.
So Rush is not on par with, say, Richard Lugar, Yogi Berra, or Dean Smith, etc?
In that none of them have ever said anything like the things Limbaugh says consistently, like say, all composite sketches resemble Jesse Jackson, no, no he is not on par with them.
He is now.

Just like Rabbit Maranville is on par with Babe Ruth.

That is, having received the honor does not make Limbaugh on par with them, no.
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« Reply #27264 on: February 07, 2020, 02:05:16 PM »

His name is "Turley" and I anxiously await his commentary on a President awarding the same honor to Rush Limbaugh previously bestowed on Rosa Parks.
Rush is not worthy?
Kirk Douglas.up and died to avoid having to share the honor with him.
So Rush is not on par with, say, Richard Lugar, Yogi Berra, or Dean Smith, etc?
In that none of them have ever said anything like the things Limbaugh says consistently, like say, all composite sketches resemble Jesse Jackson, no, no he is not on par with them.
He is now.
No, he has the same medal. But he is not on a par with them.
Well not to you.

Not to any non-racist.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27265 on: February 07, 2020, 02:27:04 PM »

Rush is honorable the way Barr is an attorney, only in the minds of syphilitics and sociopaths.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27267 on: February 07, 2020, 03:06:29 PM »

NowThis

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‘We do not want to recognize the level of poverty in this country because if we did, it would be a national scandal.’ — AOC spoke candidly about growing up in poverty while advocating for a more expansive definition of poverty in the U.S.

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We have been losing factories to other countries for 30 years because of bad trade deals, finally Trump is getting us new trade deals with China and others, and we need to start opening factories in the USA again, we need to create good union jobs with high pay and with good medical insurance. It is good to feed the poor, and to house those in poverty, but we do not want to just sit around on welfare, we want to work, and we want to earn enough money to take care of our families and to have good lives. In Detroit that means more automobile factories, in California that means more movie studios, in Florida it means more orange groves producing more orange juice, etc, etc, etc, we need to create new good paying jobs in America.

Also, we need book stores at all of the train stations, which would help us to have a more educated society, if people read more books then we could have a great awakening, every train station should have a book store. We need to get America to read more, and to learn more, we need a more educated society.

So those two things would help, we need more factories, and we need book stores at all of the train stations. (And women and minorities can open new factories and can open new bookstores, right along with everyone else.)

Salute,

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« Reply #27268 on: February 07, 2020, 04:05:30 PM »

Books are pretty damned expensive.  Used to be paperbacks were cheap.
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« Reply #27269 on: February 07, 2020, 04:06:00 PM »

News Items


Nonfarm payrolls surged 225,000 for the month, well above Wall Street estimates for a 158,000 gain.
The unemployment rate ticked higher to 3.6%, but for the right reason as the labor force participation rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 63.4%, matching its highest level since June 2013.
Average hourly earnings rose 3.1% over a year ago to $28.44, ahead of estimates for 3% growth.


just shut the fuck up...

I talked to the president prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly,” Spicer said. “They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.”

Trump and Spicer were quick on Friday to tout the new jobs numbers from the Labor Department, which found that employers added 235,000 jobs to the economy in February and put unemployment at 4.7 percent. The report beat analysts' expectations.

Trump, though, had repeatedly disparaged the federal government’s calculation of unemployment throughout his presidential campaign, making a series of claims that independent fact checkers debunked. He once mused incorrectly that unemployment was really 42 percent when the government pegged it at 5.1 percent.
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https://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-monthly-jobs-numbers-sean-spicer-235936
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