TheCid

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  1. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    I think I understand you, but since we have never approached over about 30% in the primaries we will never know what 70% would accomplish. Also depends on who the 70% are. If the minorities, younger people, working class, etc. that seldom vote turned out, it probably would make a difference. Only 56% of voting age population voted in US in 2016 election. So as we know a minority (less than 30%) of Americans voted for Trump. In 2010 when Nikki Haley won the runoff, only 13% of voters voted in the Republican Primary. About 7% of voters chose Haley who is now UN Ambassador. As for the 11% (or less), they are the ones who decide which candidate wins and therefore decide the outcome. Also, since only about 20% voted in the primary itself, that 11% of that 20% decided who would be in the runoff. Here again we are talking percentage of voters not people eligible to vote. May be oversimplifying, but about 11% decides which two are in the runoff and then 11% decide who wins. So a very small group of eligible voters and registered voters do decide who wins the elections. It may be a Republican in any case, but which Republican?
  2. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    Happy New Year and best wishes! The primaries are only a few months away and for many races, that is the real election. In many districts, counties, states, whoever wins the primary wins the election. So these primaries are critical. In addition, whoever wins the primaries for Nov. contested races will determine the success of those elections. If a poor candidate is nominated, the other party may very well win. As in AL special election for senate. Any other Republican would have won that race due to the factors present in AL. With more Trump nominees being approved for appointment to courts, the chances of voter suppression, gerrymandering and similar laws being overturned diminishes. One irony in S.C. is that the incumbent gov. got his job because Trump appointed Haley to UN. He was first elected GOPer in SC to endorse Trump. His biggest opponent is now doing as much as she can to get support from Trump and portray herself as a hard core Trump supporter. Will be curious to see if Trump picks a choice.
  3. TheCid

    Zero-Tolerance

    Totally agree with this. Even with Dem majorities in House and Senate, Trump will not be removed from office via impeachment or the 25th Amendment. Baring some HUGE political disaster I do not see there being a Republican primary for president. Best hope is that Trump gets bored or PO'd, says he won and made America great again and then retires in 2020. As for the Trump vs. whoever election, I fear you may be correct. Gee, where were you during the 2016 primaries, the election and the 6-9 months post-Trump swearing in? I mentioned in another thread that the Supreme Court ruling is the first step toward permitting businesses to discriminate for any reason. As for a business owner telling a public official they would like for them to go elsewhere, unfortunate but that is the America that Trump and the Republicans made.
  4. TheCid

    Noir Alley

    Can't recall which ones, but he definitely did leave during the finale headed for a date in some. In a couple he was even escorting his date out of Perry's office or leaving to meet her as part of the finale. Perry and Della often joked about his social life as being fairly active, except when Perry needed him.
  5. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    We don't even hit 70% for the general elections, so this can't happen. Based on what has happened for decades, the top two finishers in state wide races and 6 of 7 US House races would almost always be Republicans. Of course, if there were 10 Republicans in one race and only two Democrats, the Dems might get second place and then lose in Nov. I am more knowledgeable about the areas north of Columbia (center of state) which are very Republican. What few Democrats in elective office are in the lower part of the state, but even then it is usually the few minority-majority districts.
  6. TheCid

    Noir Alley

    Only the client or someone who helped with the case. You could wonder about Della even more as she is never seen dating other than accompanying Perry in "business" related activities. Perry would take her out to dinner and lunch, but that seemed to as payment for working so hard. In the movies, and I think in the books, there was a personal relationship between Perry and Della and he married her in one of the William Warren movies.
  7. TheCid

    Noir Alley

    Paul Drake is my favorite character in the series and I think Hopper does it very well. He did a couple of SciFy movies that are fairly good. I believe he retired to Palm Springs after the series ended and died at about age 55. As for the cigs, that was probably required by the advertiser. Perry is sometimes seen smoking them or lighting them, etc. We forget that many TV shows were sponsored by cigarette companies and they usually insisted their products be used by the actors. Of course, smoking was common back then also. My wife and I have observed that Drake probably had a very dull social life and almost starved. Every time he got a date or was eating, Perry would call him and tell him to go do something immediately. I recently read one of the original Perry Mason books by Erle Stanley Gardner. Mason and Drake were not as straight arrow in the books as in the TV shows. For example Mason had no problems telling Drake to go rough up a witness or someone else or to manipulate evidence. Of course the books were written in the 1930's also.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    I read the column in WP and found it interesting. Ironically, I cancelled my subscription to Newsweek magazine because of Will's constant over the top attacks on Bill Clinton during his presidency.
  9. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    Estimates are that less than 20% of registered voters in S.C. will vote in the primary run-off. This decides the GOP candidates for governor, atty. gen. and 4th US House seat. That is one Trey Gowdy is leaving. So, less than 20% of voters will decide on who the next governor, atty. gen and 4th District rep. are since the Dems stand zero chance of winning. If races are close, it could mean 11% actually decide.
  10. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Why don't we just quit naming schools and other public facilities and buildings after people unless they personally donated 25% or more to the cost of construction?
  11. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    GOPers in S.C. are pushing hard to have closed primaries as well. However, can't get enough votes to get it out of the senate, even though they have a large majority.
  12. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    "Nikki Haley slammed the UN for calling out poverty and inequality in the US. South Carolina, the state she used to govern, is the 9th poorest, with endemic black poverty (30%) that is twice the rate of whites. 1/5 SC women live below the poverty line." I find the above to be generous. Usually S.C. ranks lower. (Thank God for MS and AL). Nikki Haley's biggest accomplishment was in union bashing. She was one of strongest opponents to any attempts to bring unions to S.C. and to eliminate the ones that were here. There are fewer union members in S.C. now than at any time since WW II. It was never a strong union state to begin with, but is very small now. Probably one of the worst governors in S.C. history and her few appointments were disasters. She was elected based on Tea Party and Sarah Palin support. No kidding. Palin flew in to campaign for her and that got her the GOP nomination for governor. One of the ironies of Trump and others speaking of foreign governments supporting their industries is the HUGE amount of financial support that cities, counties and states give to corporations in America. 40 year tax exemptions for small fees in lieu of property taxes, infrastructure, training within plants and at technical colleges, university research centers, interstate connectors and interchanges, airport expansions, access highways, lengthy sewer and water connections, roads within the plant sites ad infinitum. However, we do have a state university football coach who makes more than 49 governors - COMBINED.
  13. TheCid

    Noir Alley

    You need to see the Perry Mason of 1966, last season of the series.
  14. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The head of Volvo was in Charleston SC this week for the grand opening of their plant there. He spoke specifically to the problems that tariffs on foreign cars, steel and aluminum would create for the auto industry in S.C., the South and the US. Auto industry is number one industry in S.C. Also, probably the major customer for the Port of Charleston. BMW and Mercedes-Benz also have factories in S.C., as well as thousands of automotive suppliers. Haley bolted for the door when they unveiled the new Volvo S60 to be built in Charleston. Swedish ambassador also criticized Trump. http://www.thedrive.com/news/21647/volvo-ceo-tears-into-trumps-tariffs-at-factory-opening Nikki Haley and Gov. Henry McMaster were in the audience when the Volvo CEO spoke. Have not heard what their reaction was. As I have mentioned before McMaster is a BIG Trump supporter/believer. Trump and his advisors have no clue as to how the automotive industry functions in US, much less globally.
  15. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    That one has been discussed at length as well. Not going to happen!
  16. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    How many Republican Representatives and Senators who are not retiring have called for Trump to leave office? How many of the same have stated lately that he is unfit to be president? How many have criticized him on more than just a couple of issues and severely criticized his overall performance? I would wager less than 5, Senate and House. Upon what can he be impeached? There is still no proof of actual obstruction of justice in the form that Nixon committed - on tape. How can he be forced to resign because of "mental instability?" He has a personality disorder, not a mental disease. I'm trying to face reality here. Hopefully, the people will elect enough Dems and maybe some moderate Republicans such that Trump's actions will be severely curtailed and/or reveresed. Then they go after his cabinet and other appointees. End result is that they and Trump get mad and resign. Other than that it is wait until 2020.
  17. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Maybe he is beginning to learn that any Republican is better than a Democrat in office.
  18. TheCid

    Noir Alley

    We purchased the Perry Mason sets as they came out. We probably watch about 3-4 episodes per week and watch them in order. We've just started on season one again. Still interesting. As for Burr, it is interesting to see him as PM and then as a heavy in a movie. Speaking of heavy, he supposedly had to lose weight to get the PM job, but as the years went on, he gained it back.
  19. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    True enough, but that is not the headline states. I just get irritated and over-react to all these posts re: "impeachment."
  20. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Don't Make A Damn because it is not going to happen! You have to have over 50% of House members present and voting to vote for it. Not going to happen with GOP majority and maybe not even with a Dem majority. Regardless, still takes 2/3's of Senate to convict and that is NOT going to happen. Never has. So, really irrelevant however the few people that SSRS surveyed responded. Impeachment is a non-issue unless a real, serious crime is discovered and that is highly unlikely. As I have noted before, Nixon was faced with a Dem House, Dem Senate and many GOP senators who were moderate to liberal. Still possible 2/3's would not have voted for conviction.
  21. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Would probably take Trump that long to find his way out of Central Park.
  22. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    Actually Warren would be more likely to do that, based on what he is now saying. He is more Trump than McMaster. Something similar happened in S.C. as well this week. I give them two minutes and then ask for a supervisor. Usually that gets me to someone else, but not always. I never get a last name no matter how many times I ask. When I get the supervisor, I also ask for his/her extension. Have noticed that I speak to people who can communicate in English more often now than in past. They do have a script and I am sure they are evaluated on whether or not they fully pursue the script before transferring the calls.
  23. TheCid

    2018 Elections

    Trump and Pence are coming to S.C. June 25 to campaign for Gov. Henry McMaster, who was the first elected official in S.C. to endorse Trump. Trump's appointment of Nikki Haley to the UN opened up the governorship for McMaster. The four major candidates in the primary all fully support Trump. The primary runoff is on June 26. While McMaster is the incumbent, his opponent John Warren is favored by many as he is an "outsider." Marine veteran or Iraq who created a mortgage company and has become a multi-millionaire in just a few years. He has promised to do things that the governor has absolutely no power to do in S.C. But then most voters don't know that. Will be interesting to see if Trump and Pence can pull it out for McMaster.
  24. TheCid

    Zero-Tolerance

    Why don't the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress do something meaningful to the people who are hiring these illegals? Because they are Republicans and financial supporters of Republicans.
  25. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Indentured servitude had ended long before the Civil War began. Involuntary servitude is not same as indentured servitude in that the indentured person did sign an agreement to be indentured. Of course for most, it was far worse than they expected. And governments recognized it despite all the bad things about it. Let's not get into the debate over the causes of the Civil War, but it was more than slavery alone.

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