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  Here's what Trumpists don't understand about American greatness
Posted by: chootspa - 2 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

https://www.thedailybeast.com/heres-what...ia=FB_Page


Quote:In fact, this country had already conducted a long-term experiment dedicated to free-wheeling capitalism. It was called the Gilded Age, a period that lasted from the mid-1870’s to the late 1890’s, an era that enriched a limited few at the expense of the great many. Its excesses were not curbed until the first years of the 20th Century in the reform movement known as the Progressive Era. The goal of these reforms was to protect the public from the venality of corporate predators.

The  Trumpist narrative is that the regulations built up over the 20th century — as America thrived! — were imposed from above on an unwary nation. In fact, they were instituted over time by state and federal legislatures in response to widespread public protest against the depredations and disparities inflicted on the majority of Americans by the wealthy, the powerful and their plutocratic allies.

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  Trump "aced" dementia screening. Here's what that means
Posted by: chootspa - 2 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2...ny-jackson

Quote:It’s a pretty useful tool to quickly assess dementia symptoms, or to assess cognitive functioning after a stroke. A 2007 study in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found the Montreal Cognitive Assessment correctly detected 94 percent of patients with mild cognitive impairment, performing better than another test of cognitive wherewithal. It’s been shown to be helpful in identifying symptoms in Parkinson’s patients, and in those who have suffered a stroke.
So that’s what the test does. What it does not assess is just as important. It doesn’t assess personality or judgment, as the Canadian Press reports. It’s not designed to tell us if someone is fit to be president of the United States.
So it’s easy to ridicule, as many on the left are doing. It’s also odd to boast about (see Donald Trump Jr’s tweet below.)

I'm actually comforted that he took it.

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  My Middle Finger to the NRA
Posted by: Milsurp Mike - 4 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Lets just say I have been less than fond of the NRA compromises on gun rights lately.... so I decided to cost them a few cents.



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  President Nobama
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 4 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton administration. 

Contrary to popular supposition, the Left loathes Trump not just for what he has done. (It is often too consumed with fury to calibrate carefully the particulars of the Trump agenda.) Rather, it despises him mostly for what he superficially represents.

To many progressives and indeed elites of all persuasions, Trump is also the Prince of Anti-culture: mindlessly naïve American boosterism; conspicuous, 1950s-style unapologetic consumption; repetitive and limited vocabulary; fast-food culinary tastes; Queens accent; herky-jerky mannerisms; ostentatious dress; bulging appearance; poorly disguised facial expressions; embracing rather than sneering at middle-class appetites; a lack of subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity.

In short Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show. There is not even a smidgeon of a concession that some of Trump’s policies might offer tens of thousands of forgotten inner-city youth good jobs or revitalize a dead and written-off town in the Midwest, or make the petroleum of the war-torn Persian Gulf strategically irrelevant to an oil-rich United States.

Yet one way of understanding Trump — particularly the momentum of his first year — is through recollection of the last eight years of the Obama administration. In reductionist terms, Trump is the un-Obama. Surprisingly, that is saying quite a lot more than simple reductive negativism. Republicans have not seriously attempted to roll back the administrative state since Reagan. On key issues of climate change, entitlements, illegal immigration, government spending, and globalization, it was sometimes hard to distinguish a Bush initiative from a Clinton policy or a McCain bill from a Biden proposal. There was often a reluctant acceptance of the seemingly inevitable march to the European-style socialist administrative state.


Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/45...nse-nobama

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  You think it's cold?
Posted by: chootspa - 5 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

This is cold: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/eur...9d8a18a560

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  Perdue: Trump Never Said "Shithole Countries"
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 6 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (3)

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/...acist.html

Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue was in the room when President Trump allegedly asked why the U.S. allows so many immigrants from "shithole countries." Perdue says that quote is a "gross misrepresentation" of what the president really said. 

"Multiple sources? There were six of us in the room. I haven't heard any of those six sources -- other than Sen. Durbin talk about what was said," Perdue said plainly. Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat, said Friday that the president used the word "shithole" to describe African and Latin American countries "not just once but repeatedly" at a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Perdue explained: "On Thursday we had a meeting, and coming out of that meeting, we heard gross misrepresentation of what happened in that meeting... It is not the first time we’ve had a grossness representation by that individual."


"In 2013, Senator Durbin also made the same accusation against a Republican leader in a meeting with President Obama," Perdue said. "[Durbin] said that [a Republican member of Congress] chewed out the president, and it was so disrespectful to President Obama, we couldn’t even have the meeting."

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  National parks advisory board resigns in frustration
Posted by: chootspa - 6 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (4)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/...52a59bd864

Quote:The board is required to meet twice a year but has not convened since Trump took office last January, Knowles said Tuesday. Members, most of whom have worked together for seven years, were surprised to not be consulted on Interior’s recent decisions to increase visitor fees and reverse a ban on plastic water bottles in the park system.

“We were frozen out,” said Knowles, who emphasized that the group recognized Zinke would select new members this year but wanted “the momentum to continue” from what the board accomplished in 2016 during the park system’s centennial year.
Gretchen Long, a board member from Wilson, Wyo., said in an email that the nine board members resigned given the administration’s seeming attitude that the group’s work “could be so summarily dismissed. . . . And we worry greatly that the new initiatives incorporated in the [National Park System] are now being rescinded.”


The three board members who did not resign include Harvard University public finance professor Linda Bilmes, University of Maryland marine science professor Rita Colwell and Carolyn Hessler Radelet, the chief executive of Project Concern International. Terms for the first two end in May, while Radelet’s term does not expire until 2021.

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  Jo Jo White
Posted by: Jessamine - 7 hours ago - Forum: The Recently Deceased - Replies (4)

    Former Boston Celtics guard Jo Jo White has passed away at the age of 71 after a long battle with brain cancer, the Celtics announced on Tuesday.

White was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, after a 12-year NBA career, the majority of which was spent with the Celtics. White averaged 17.2 points, 4.9 assists and 4.0 rebounds for his career, and helped lead Boston to NBA titles in 1974 and 1976. The seven-time All-Star was named the 1976 NBA Finals MVP, and in 1982 the Celtics retired his No. 10 jersey.

White had battled brain cancer for a long time, including a 2010 surgery to remove a tumor.


"We are terribly saddened by the passing of the great Jo Jo White," the Celtics said in a statement. "He was a champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it. Jo Jo was a key member of two championship teams, an NBA Finals MVP, a gold medal-winning Olympian, and a Hall of Famer. 

His contributions to the team's championship legacy may have only been surpassed by the deep and lasting impact that he had in the community. The thoughts and sympathies of the entire Celtics organization are with the White family."

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/forme...th-cancer/

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  Mathilde Krim
Posted by: Jessamine - 9 hours ago - Forum: The Recently Deceased - No Replies


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Mathilde Krim, AIDS research pioneer who fought against the stigma of the disease, has died at the age of 91, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  Middle America is a Sh*thole?
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 10 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

President Trump has been accused and milgned for calling countries like Haiti and Africa Sh*tholes.  Whether it true or not is beside the point.  True or not, he wouldn't be the first to call someplace a Sh**hole.

Roughly one year ago M00n-bat Melinda Byerley, CEO of a marketing and advertising firm in San Francisco, did so and she called middle America a sh**hole while telling them what they could do to attract more jobs.


Quote:Byerley says that the first thing those in middle America need to realize is that no educated person wants to live in a sh**hole with stupid people.  Particularly in a sh**hole filled with people who are violent, racist, and/or misogynistic.

I wonder why she didn't get smeared for this comment?

https://www.redstate.com/mickeywhite2/20...id-people/

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