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#21 mr6666

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:11 AM

“If you had a contact with Russia, tell the special counsel about it! Don’t wait until the New York Times figures it out!….Someone needs to get everyone in a room and say, from the time you saw ‘Dr. Zhivago’ until the moment you drank vodka with a guy named Boris, you list every single contact with Russia.”

 

 

-Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

 

(...Republicans in Congress aren’t worried that the Russia scandal is going to hurt them with their base back home. Most Republicans don’t believe that the Russia scandal is real. What Republicans are terrified of is returning to their districts and having no accomplishments to run on in 2018...)

 

http://www.politicus...ia-scandal.html


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US-

 

"..........I.n contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country.

Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey.

The poll also finds partisan divides regarding the national news media and labor unions...

 

http://thehill.com/h...ve-impact-on-us

 

-well, DUH!

:lol:

 

This probably isn't that new.  For the most part, middle class and working class people have always wanted their children to go to college.  However, they may not have agreed with what they learned there (other than occupational related).



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

"Well, DUH!", exactly Mr.Sixes.

 

I mean it sure don't take anyone with more than the average I.Q. of 100  AND someone with no more than a high school diploma to figure out that them there dern colleges and universities today are teachin' the youngins of this country stuff that goes against good ol' small town 'Merican values and good ol' common sense, huh!

 

(...not ta mention that their'all PRIME objective should just be teachin' them youngins how to make a good livin' once they grad-u-ate!)

 

LOL

 

;)

 

It is a lot easier to control an ignorant population which is also why a majority of conservatives are anti-media.   They appear to like only source material they can thump.   ;)


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:33 PM

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US-

 

"..........I.n contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country.

Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey.

The poll also finds partisan divides regarding the national news media and labor unions...

 

http://thehill.com/h...ve-impact-on-us

 

-well, DUH!

:lol:

 

 

"Well, DUH!", exactly Mr.Sixes.

 

I mean it sure don't take anyone with more than the average I.Q. of 100  AND someone with no more than a high school diploma to figure out that them there dern colleges and universities today are teachin' the youngins of this country stuff that goes against good ol' small town 'Merican values and good ol' common sense, huh!

 

(...not ta mention that their'all PRIME objective should just be teachin' them youngins how to make a good livin' once they grad-u-ate!)

 

LOL

 

;)


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:17 PM

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US-

 

"..........I.n contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country.

Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey.

The poll also finds partisan divides regarding the national news media and labor unions...

 

http://thehill.com/h...ve-impact-on-us

 

-well, DUH!

:lol:


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Trump Treasury Ripped Its Tax Cut Recommendations Straight From The Chamber Of Commerce-

 

"....The Chamber of Commerce fronts as an organization pushing the broader interests of American business. But in reality, it is a gun for hire, advocating on behalf of individual companies who make largely secret contributions to the organization. It’s unlikely any of the Chamber’s recommendations wound up on that list free of charge....

 

 

....not the kinds of tax changes from which the average Trump voter would benefit.

Rescinding these regulations would make it easier for cities to issue tax-exempt municipal bonds; open a loophole allowing tax-free transfers of property, including intellectual property, to foreign corporations (a favorite way to dodge U.S. taxes); allow partnerships to move around debt instruments; give foreign exchange traders a better chance to take losses from currency sales; let large estates discount assets to lower their estate and gift tax burden; and stop the IRS from retaining outside experts to participate in audits. This last move would be a major boon to taxpayers, such as corporations, who file inordinately complex tax returns....

 

https://theintercept...er-of-commerce/


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

The InterceptVerified account @theintercept 4h4 hours ago

 
 

Just as the GOP bill to slash much of the ACA moved forward, some lawmakers started trading health care stocks.

 

https://theintercept...-moves-forward/

 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

The NRA has always been prone to exaggeration vis a vis guns laws,

but this is really over the top. Wonder why. They've been very

successful for the last twenty years. so they should be sitting back

and celebrating that. Maybe they're trying to ratchet things up to

attract new members and money, because they've pretty much won the

"gun control" war. 


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

What do you think of this ad for the NRA? Too far even for them? New level of hysteria?

 

 

"The video drew widespread criticism after NRATV reposted it on its Facebook page on June 28. In a June 29 article, Vox’s Zack Beauchamp called the video “chilling” and said it “comes this close to calling for a civil war against liberals.” The same day, ThinkProgress’ Aaron Rupar wrote a piece saying the video “stops just short of calling for violence against … progressives.”

 

During the noon edition of NRATV’s program Stinchfield, which provides live updates at the top of the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, Loesch, who is also an NRATV commentator, doubled down on the spot, calling it a “fantastic ad” that “holds up a mirror to the violent aspects of the left.” Loesch denied that she was inciting violence in the ad, saying that she meant “meeting that violence with simple truth and simple peaceful ideas”:

 

https://www.mediamat...movement/217107

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

House Republican writes letter to constituent's employer complaining about her progressive activism-

 

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s note culminated in a woman resigning from her job.
 
" Democrats have chosen to targets districts like ours because we sit in prime media markets and their protesters are highly organized.”-Frelinghuysen
 
-But at the bottom, in blue pen, Frelinghuysen wrote by hand: “P.S. One of the ringleaders works in your bank!”....
 
".....I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me.”...
 
............“Frelinghuysen has gone from simply refusing to meet with his constituents and telling them to ‘back off,’ to threatening constituents who are exercising their freedom of speech. That Frelinghuysen would use his powerful public office to hurt a private citizen is wrong, unethical and immoral.”........
 
https://thinkprogres...ge-c7de8d42cb79

The shameless McCarthyite, or is it Stalinist, forces are now unleashed against our democracy, starting with this president



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

What do you think of this ad for the NRA? Too far even for them? New level of hysteria?

 

 

Sad.  Part of the mantra here is to blame Hollywood for being too liberal.  We have heard that about every other day from one Trump supporter on thess boards.  I guess it never occurs to them that Hollywood sells to the world and not just the racist gun toting far right deplorables in Trump country.  I would say that most of the world does not embrace the values of the American far right.  That is a niche market thankfully.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:44 PM

What do you think of this ad for the NRA? Too far even for them? New level of hysteria?

 



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

 

House Republican writes letter to constituent's employer complaining about her progressive activism-   Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s note culminated in a woman resigning from her job.

 

" Democrats have chosen to targets districts like ours because we sit in prime media markets and their protesters are highly organized.”-Frelinghuysen

 

-But at the bottom, in blue pen, Frelinghuysen wrote by hand: “P.S. One of the ringleaders works in your bank!”....

 

".....I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me.”...

 

............“Frelinghuysen has gone from simply refusing to meet with his constituents and telling them to ‘back off,’ to threatening constituents who are exercising their freedom of speech. That Frelinghuysen would use his powerful public office to hurt a private citizen is wrong, unethical and immoral.”........

 

https://thinkprogres...ge-c7de8d42cb79

 

 

 

Par for the course............


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:12 AM

 

House Republican writes letter to constituent's employer complaining about her progressive activism-   Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s note culminated in a woman resigning from her job.

 

" Democrats have chosen to targets districts like ours because we sit in prime media markets and their protesters are highly organized.”-Frelinghuysen

 

-But at the bottom, in blue pen, Frelinghuysen wrote by hand: “P.S. One of the ringleaders works in your bank!”....

 

".....I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me.”...

 

............“Frelinghuysen has gone from simply refusing to meet with his constituents and telling them to ‘back off,’ to threatening constituents who are exercising their freedom of speech. That Frelinghuysen would use his powerful public office to hurt a private citizen is wrong, unethical and immoral.”........

 

https://thinkprogres...ge-c7de8d42cb79

 

To think that he would be dumb enough to do it on paper and sign it is even worse.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

House Republican writes letter to constituent's employer complaining about her progressive activism-   Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s note culminated in a woman resigning from her job.

 

" Democrats have chosen to targets districts like ours because we sit in prime media markets and their protesters are highly organized.”-Frelinghuysen

 

-But at the bottom, in blue pen, Frelinghuysen wrote by hand: “P.S. One of the ringleaders works in your bank!”....

 

".....I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me.”...

 

............“Frelinghuysen has gone from simply refusing to meet with his constituents and telling them to ‘back off,’ to threatening constituents who are exercising their freedom of speech. That Frelinghuysen would use his powerful public office to hurt a private citizen is wrong, unethical and immoral.”........

 

https://thinkprogres...ge-c7de8d42cb79

 


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:06 PM

From The New York Times Opinion Section:

 

 "Almost an entire party appears to have decided that potential treason in the cause of tax cuts for the wealthy is no vice."

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

Why Republicans Want to Declaw the Nation’s Consumer Financial Watchdog Agency-

 

"The CHOICE Act would do more than reduce financial regulations enacted under the Obama administration. It also targets the CFPB, the regulatory agency created by Dodd-Frank to police the financial marketplace.

Among other things, the bill would:

  • Strip away the agency's authority to regulate large banks and payday lenders
  • Remove its power to prosecute companies that engage in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices
  • Eliminate independent funding from the Federal Reserve Bank and give Congress the power to set the CFPB's budget
  • Allow Congress to kill any major financial rules proposed by the agency; both houses would have to give their approval within 60 days
  • Stop public access to the CFPB's database of more than 1.1 million consumer complaints..............

"The bill neuters the CFPB and would leave consumers more vulnerable to financial scams, hidden fees and costly gotchas that can undermine their financial security,".......

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...-agency-n756486

 

 

 


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:51 PM

Trump supporters may see what a charlatan Trump is (or they will real soon) but I don't think they care.  They like his macho bluster.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

 

It could also expose the hollowness of Trump’s campaign promises. Trump ran on slamming Wall Street for “getting away with murder”....

 

https://www.vox.com/...et-deregulation

 

 

I succinctly recall Jake touting this as a great feature of Trump's campaign.  Why is it so impossible for them to see what a charlatan Trump is?


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

Next up on the House Republican agenda: a massive Wall Street deregulation bill-

 

What does Republicans’ Dodd-Frank repeal bill do?

Spearheaded by House Finance Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the Choice Act begins by throwing out much of the banking oversight passed under President Obama’s administration, mostly through the Dodd-Frank act signed in 2010. But it goes further than that, rolling back oversight in a way that could dramatically exacerbate the likelihood of another financial crisis, according to experts in financial regulation.

 

“It’s a little hard to get your mind around everything this bill does, because there’s almost no area of financial regulation it doesn’t touch,” says Marcus Stanley, policy director for Americans for Financial Reform. “There’s a bunch of very radical stuff in this bill, and it goes way beyond repealing Dodd-Frank.”

 

It could also expose the hollowness of Trump’s campaign promises. Trump ran on slamming Wall Street for “getting away with murder”....

 

https://www.vox.com/...et-deregulation


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