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Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016

What will this mean for the average price of a camel?
https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/iran-currency-drops-18-two-days-doc-1813vh2

Noway2016
Noway2016

The latest on Al Frank(l)en. Maybe he’ll just start a charitable foundation to help rehab his disgraced image?
https://freebeacon.com/politics/franken-running-office-havent-ruled/

chefdavid
chefdavid

Go Dawgs UGA Dean attacked on Twitter for having GOP friend https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11170

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Can you believe the head of the FREAKING JOURNALISM SCHOOL has to apologize for having a conservative friend? Jesus freaking whatever! This is the dude teaching the young little liberal “journalists”! What horse manure. It is a crime to have a conservative friend and the dean is such a pink hat wearing snowflake, teaching the sniveling snowflakes how to be a candy ass. Sure the press is honest right? Spare me. That is what America is recoiling from. Liberal idiocy. Liberal bullying throught he power of the press. The same press that Trump calls them out on a daily basis… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Again I ask this question, if your kids graduate from college and become Bernie Sanders supporters or worse, would you be pissed off, embarrassed, feel like you have failed as a parent and want them to pay you back for college? . First, thanks to the socialist program known at the HOPE Scholarship, they wouldn’t have to pay me back for anything. . Second, if they support Bernie Sanders (who’ll be 93 by the time they’re graduating college) that’s their prerogative. What matters more to me is their ability to think critically, to think independently, and to have the courage… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Good lord, talking about tee pot calling kettle black!! Sounds like another rant to me! Racist, racist, racist. Didn’t I read the term one trick pony applied to you? It sure fits. Critical thinking is important. Try it sometime!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Where’d I use the term racist? Seriously, where in that proceeding post was the word ever dropped?
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O_O
O_O

Yeah I disagree with your assessment of colleges as socialist indoctrination centers. I think college is still the best place for people to learn how to analyze data, perform research, publish findings, all the things that contribute to a scientific, even technocratic, society. I think this line about colleges being librul brainwashing camps is an effort to reinforce the idea among non-experts that expertise is valueless. Scientists say the Earth is getting hotter, what do they know? Journalists report on corruption in government, but what do they know? Lawyers talk about the law, but what even is the law? All… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

http://www.workingpsychology.com/cult.html

The destruction of institutions, processes and longstanding social norms is a part of a designed strategy to rule by personality and not by law. Only Trump can save us! Look at history to see how this has worked out in the past.

Noway2016
Noway2016

And despite all you just cited, B, he beat 17 other Repubs and one horrid Dem to win.

Benevolus
Benevolus

As I’ve said before, PT Barnum grossly underestimated the birthrate of suckers.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I agree with you. College SHOULD BE just that. So why do so many campuses ban conservative speakers? Why does the head of UGA Journalism School have to apologize for sending a freaking email to a personal friend congratulating him on an election victory? The poor bastard is being hammed on Twitter by the leftist moonbats for having a conservative friend! That is how it works. Protest the restaurants… How many folks on Facebook will literally unfriend conservatives because they are not pure enough in their thinking!? You know its true! Why do so many colleges have almost no conservatives… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

“Do you see any colleges banning leftists speakers?”

1) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/07/why-liberty-university-is-requiring-its-students-to-attend-a-bernie-sanders-speech/?utm_term=.9bb2450764a7

and Bob Jones didn’t just ban speech, it banned actions too!

2) https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/marchweb-only/53.0.html

Do you need more examples? You just asked for one but there are many examples of intolerance on “many sides.” Fox News dropped Erick Erickson. You know why? And they’ve dropped others who won’t drink the kool-aid.

Trump bans journalist who ask him questions he doesn’t like. He’s banning people whose religion he hates. I could go on along these lines but you have no high ground to defend.

How much dialog do you need on this?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Why do so many colleges have almost no conservatives on staff or in administration? . Cite? . Why is the US media 95% liberal? . Cite? . Why does the NY Times have no conservative columnists now? . Cite? . Why did DC vote 95% for Hillary? . Cite? . Why could no one fine even ONE person at the FBI that sent a pro Trump email? . Cite? . Why do some folks call anyone they disagree with on this blog a ” troll” and then try to “tell someone” that these voices should be shut down? . This… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Why could no one fine even ONE person at the FBI that sent a pro Trump email?
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Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!
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Because anyone with any sense of, well, common sense, realized early in the campaign that Trump would be a disaster as a president!
No former presidents endorsed him.
The only former VP’s that endorsed him were Quayle and Cheney.
The other highest level government endorsements were the rest of the Iraq war cabal; Ashcroft, Bolton, Rumsfeld…. etc.
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In other words, no one with any credibility believed in him.

O_O
O_O

On the contrary, I never said that colleges should JUST be what I listed, only that their function includes what I listed. Students should be activists if that’s what they want to do, I think that’s a big portion of the tradition of 1st amendment exercise in the United States. As for not wanting to be labelled a troll: maybe you shouldn’t act like a troll. If you want to be taken seriously, why don’t you substantiate some of the claims you make, instead of dropping a bunch of whataboutist rants without any links to primary sources? At this point,… Read more »

armanidog
armanidog

From 2016: ” A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

He could also be from the planet Lovetron and hitch a ride on Hale Bop. Now help me here. We know the Clinton Foundation got $145 million from the Russians right? Do any of you dispute that? So why in the hell did that show up? Would you give the Clinton Foundation a dime even before you found it was an influence peddling slush fund? Hell no so don’t lie about it. Now why did they get that $? Selling US uranium to Russia! How on earth do you let those crooks get away with that? Be honest for a… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Do you have an actual source to corroborate any of this?
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Charlie, Lawton, anyone… we’ve entered John Konop territory here.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You’re wanting a ban? Because you don’t like what DTM is saying? Wow! How are you any different than the bullies who made the UGA professor issue an apology?? Love, love, luv…your Lib tolerance!!! Get a grip, Andrew!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You can still post under any of your 900 other accounts.
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I’m merely suggesting that this place is devolving into the AJC comments section. Next thing you know, Noway is gonna start posting about how his aunt is making $9000 a month at home with Internet advertising, JUST CLICK HERE!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Drew, you’re genuinely tiresome! You have one response to defend against mine or any conservative response. Racism. That’s it. And it’s not just you. It’s your entire side’s response. And y’all will ride it like Trigger until November. You’re just ticked that more conservatives are posting here. You cannot stand it! And it simply has to be that I am just using more handles. Yeah, that’s it!!! Gotta be!!!! You are an absolute sad, little moron.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You have one response to defend against mine or any conservative response. Racism. . If you read my posts, I think it’s pretty apparent that my most common response is to provide rebuttals – backed up by citations to actual support. . At first I thought “this guy has clearly been fed some bad information, maybe I can correct the record.” . Over time, I’ve come to the realization that you aren’t misinformed, you’re being willfully obtuse. There’s never going to be a day where you go “you know, I read what you posted and you’re right” because you aren’t… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

LMFAO!! You are also truly delusional!!! Only your enlightened rebuttal posts are true, right?! So, any post I’ve ever posted is 100% inaccurate and only to get a rise out of your side? I do take solace that you’ll no longer be responding to anything I say!! Promises, promises! That will last about as long as your hand-wringing sob fest last week last lasted all but 8 hours! You are sad!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Are you a dullard Andrew? What FACT do you disagree with? The $145 million? The 12 million paid to Steele? Using the fake dossier to spy on Trump and his entire campaign? Russia buying 20% of our uranium? The FBI being biased and crooked? Come on little buddy, tell us. Inquiring minds want to know. When you do so, we can all join in to help you research them.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I don’t disagree with facts. But you aren’t posting facts.
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Using the fake dossier to spy on Trump and his entire campaign?
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No part of the dossier has proven to be “fake” and I’m still waiting on you to provide some page citations for your position that the FISA warrant for Carter Page was improperly obtained. I asked you this over a week ago, why haven’t you responded?
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Russia buying 20% of our uranium?
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This is a piece of anti-Hillary propaganda that has been debunked on multiple occasions.
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The FBI being biased and crooked?
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That’s an opinion, moron.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Pick one or two questions and maybe someone can engage, but this soup of conspiracy theories is too muddy to respond to.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I’d settle for just paragraphs at this point.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hmmm, no reply again.

armanidog
armanidog

“Perhaps the most notable connection emerging out of Trump SoHo is the Russian-American real-estate developer Felix Sater, who formerly served as the managing director of the Bayrock Group. Sater, who served a year in jail in the 1990s for stabbing a man in the face with a margarita glass, became an FBI informant in Moscow after pleading guilty to involvement in a $40-million stock-fraud scheme orchestrated by the Russian Mafia (the records for the conviction have since been sealed). Sater joined the Bayrock Group in 2001 and helped secure financing for the Trump SoHo, leaning heavily on sources linked to… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Treasury Department data for the first half of 2018 show individual income tax receipts rose 8.1%, to $915 billion. Corporate income tax receipts fell 32.4%, to $100 billion.” https://finance.yahoo.com/news/business-tax-payments-plunge-workers-pay-185504363.html . The Trump party’s signature legislation is printing money to give to corporations to buy back shares, and enrich CEOs who then sell stock the Corporations printed and gave to them. For example, Oracle Corp’s CEO sold $250 million, and its product development head sold $85 million, in stock after the company announced it would be buying back $12 billion. The government printing the money to make those printed stock certificates… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You are right. All of your money is the government’s and we should just be thankful that they let us keep a few pieces of cake. And somehow that is racist. Maybe the problem is spending….Naw that is racist too…ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Oh and yes, we need open borders, millions streaming in, voting in our elections with no voter ID and all demanding social services that you point out are very expensive and we need more money. Are you trying to say that the country wants more of this idiocy? Apparently that is the liberal position. Lets continue to screw the US taxpayer but let illegals do all they want. And its our problem that their families get separated due to their illegal activities. Is that about right? Well do you think that is why Trump won? Folks are tired of this… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Same microwaved rant as last week, and the week before, and the week before. This guy ran out of material months ago.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I am on board about e-mailing someone concerning his constant trolling.

I guess as long as he keeps it in open threads he isn’t breaking any rules but the comment section has gone down hill.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Hey, have you heard about the opioid crisis?

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

” millions streaming in, voting in our elections with no voter ID and all demanding social services ” Four embarrassing lies in one sentence. Similar ramblings over and over. I try,really try, to skip over comments by certain posters and move on to thoughtful comments. I come here to read views by our learned writers, others…not so much. I have to agree, GApol has devolved into AJC comments trolling without the rubbernecking fascination of “The Blotter.”

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Wow, these morning reads were posted at 6AM on the dot.

Take note, Ed.

Noway2016
Noway2016

TGM. Tonight. 7pm. Tampa. Watch and see the love. As was proven in 2016, these people will vote! There is a God!

Gregs
Gregs

“There is a God!” but his name isn’t Donald J Trump.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Time for a new location…
“Benevolus: As I’ve said before, PT Barnum grossly underestimated the birthrate of suckers.”
Well, B, I don’t know what to tell you. Those “suckers” love their Prez! Watch the crowd tonight at the rally! Happy. Enthusiastic. Hopeful.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Different approach to you guys: Would you like those folks at the Trump rally to be inspired enough to vote for your side? If so, what would you do to convince them? Fair enough question?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Great question. What would the leftists tell the rest of America why they should vote for them. This should be interesting. Should be a good discussion. I hope we don’t hear crickets….

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s not really a legit question. Different candidates in different jurisdictions will emphasize different things. Same with GOP candidates I expect.
Your Chosen One is already running for 2020 so I guess he sets the agenda for you guys, but we are at least a year, maybe more, before we get some candidates running on a national level. You want to talk about Georgia?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Meanwhile, back at all the Russia! Russia! Russia! smoke-screen hysteria. Last week I ran across this quote from none other than the expert on computer hacking:
“I can tell you from experience working in the technology profession for over 25 years that professional hackers are very capable of covering their own tracks. If a hack points to Russia, the Russians didn’t do this. The White House, FBI and CIA want us to believe it was the Russians because they want to manipulate our opinions and control us.” John McAfee, McAfee Antivirus Founder

Will Durant
Will Durant

McAfee quit being an expert on hacking himself by the Windows 3.1 days, if not even before that in the DOS days. He is currently an extremely paranoid nut who sold McAfee Antivirus to Symantec 25 years ago. I believe he also falsely claimed he could break into the iPhone when that came up a couple of years ago.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

what Will said. McAfee is no one’s computer expert and hasnt been in well over a decade. The dude is pretty much certifiably insane at this point (not to mention a possible murder.)

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Hmm…… ‘guess that’s why so many people have spent millions on and still run McAfee antivirus.
And about his mental condition, only his doctor knows any factual information pertaining to that. But your reactions sound like the same old “shoot the messenger” tactics to shut down anything that disagrees with the liberal brainwashing school of thought.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well he hasn’t run MacAfee since 1994, so the popularity or effectiveness of the product has little to do with him anymore, so that’s not any reason to listen to him. What he said sounds like it came out of a fourth grade level library book. Anyway, you may remember, they did try to hide their identity by claiming to be a Romanian guy. But we figured it out. . But your position would be that the FBI guys who have worked this case were fooled by the (Chinese?) hackers, who used Romanian and Russian identities to (successfully?) throw them… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Oh, I just found it. he’s been all over the media/internet with the claim, but the original interview appears to have been with sputniknews.com. I’m not kidding!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Update: I found an earlier version of McAfee’s comments. They were made during an interview with Larry King, broadcast on… wait for it… RT!
From RT and sputniknews to your ears!
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I think that is hilarious. Larry King works is carried by RT, and McAfee is promoting an idea that would deflect attention away from Russia as the hackers, and it’s being repeated here as if it’s supportive of Trump. It all fits.
People are being manipulated and they don’t even care.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Sally I was just going to say the are doing nothing more than shooting the messenger myself. If McAffee software sucked, no one would use it. Your point is well taken. Blame Russia all day long for the ass whipping when Obama himself said anyone with a brain would know that was impossible and to man up and go get some votes. Of course Obama was talking to Trump 3 weeks before the election. And now we have had 1 1/2 solid years of non stop sniveling to discredit Trump. And now big bad Mueller is going after Manafort for… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

You are the one connecting Manafort and collusion. Why do you think it’s collusion?

Will Durant
Will Durant

This is not “shoot the messenger”. This is shoot the source. McAfee isn’t a reliable source, far from it. Also if you had bothered to go to the link I gave last week there were several technical details gleaned from the Mueller indictments that specify how the NSA knows the hackers were GRU. They did use VPN and spoofed other servers using anonymous servers as well. One of them slipped up and while we don’t know all of the details yet it appears we were able to hack a couple of their machines in return. One thing for certain. It… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

And about the politics du jour for libs, as Margaret Hatcher famously said: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Take a look at Venezuela, Cuba, the old USSR, etc. of communist/socialist countries throughout history. Too many people today are ignorant of the facts and don’t want to be confused by any. The US government should do a public service and print/distribute millions of flyers showing the following from Mr. Webster: Definition of Socialism 1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means… Read more »

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

fyi. communism and socialism are very much not the same thing. you shouldnt conflate the two.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

I didn’t conflate the two — that was Webster and also world history that did that. Socialism is the Marxist system that transitions away from capitalism and then becomes communism.

Benevolus
Benevolus

As we’ve said before: Socialism isn’t an all-or-nothing deal. Neither is capitalism or democracy or freedom or peace. There are degrees of each, and perfection of any of them doesn’t really exist. Hell, we’ve got a fair amount of socialism going already. Speaking of which, you mention examples of various other countries with various degrees of socialism. But where are the examples of the more free-market, or capitalist countries that presumably would be your goal? There aren’t any. No one even tries it. The closest are places like Haiti and Somalia where there is little in the way of central… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Disagree with your summary interpretations, which are pretty convoluted. All four seem to follow the “little bit pregnant” theory, but I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to say.
Sure, there are transitional phases through which the sheeple must be carried in order to arrive at the ultimate goal for governance. It’s a long-range process. Look at Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party and the disaster it got that country.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Pregnancy is an absolute. Economic systems aren’t. . Example 1: America, shining example of the free market, has “socialist” programs like public education, a federal minimum wage, publicly-funded healthcare, and publicly-funded retirement insurance. . Example 2: “Communist” China has private property and land ownership, private enterprise, and a stock market. . You can be “a little bit” socialist and “a little bit” capitalist. Nearly every country in the world is a little bit of both. . there are transitional phases through which the sheeple must be carried . This is a classic example of the slippery slope fallacy. The US… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Yep, but what matters is the primary economic system. Umm…. I guess you don’t consider it “public seizure of private property” when the government seizes our money, aka “private property”, to spend God only knows where. The word Nazi is short for the National Socialist Workers’ Party, and they had Brown Shirts shutting down free speech like the Antifa and liberal mobs are doing to gatherings of conservative thinkers here, along with liberal media rewriting the narrative and blasting out misinformation campaigns. America’s liberals have become today’s fascists. And the first people sent to the camps by Hitler and his… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

“public seizure of private property” when the government seizes our money, aka “private property”, to spend God only knows where.
So now you are against all taxes, period? Collecting taxes is communism?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Sally,

I think you’re focusing too much on the label and not enough on the ideology:
https://www.newsweek.com/nazis-democrats-socialists-alt-right-650572

Benevolus
Benevolus

If you disagree with any of them, offer a rebuttal.
Do you disagree that we can be both a bit capitalist and a bit socialist at the same time? It seems pretty self-evident on it’s face, but f you don’t think so, then what do you think we are?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Take a look at Venezuela, Cuba, the old USSR, etc. of communist/socialist countries throughout history. . You could also take a look at Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada, or a whole host of other countries that have successfully implemented the types of “socialist” programs candidates like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are advocating for. Policies like universal healthcare are commonplace in every developed country in the world except for the United States. . In fact, those programs are exceedingly popular in the countries where they’ve been implemented. For example, one of the drivers behind the Brexit vote was… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

You’re welcome. Yes, indeed do take a look at the countries you cited and the terrible shape they are in economically and socially today, with the exception of Norway which is a parliamentary democracy. And about that universal healthcare, did you see the AJC article today about the $30+ trillion it would cost per year? (as Thatcher said, until they run out of other people’s money to spend) I totally agree with you that our country’s government has meddled in the internal politics of many other countries throughout the years. Which makes the “Russia, Russia, Russia!!” hysteria that much more… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

And about that universal healthcare, did you see the AJC article today about the $30+ trillion it would cost per year?
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I did. I’d note the same study showed that over 10 years Sanders’ plan would be $2 trillion less than what we spend now.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

I didn’t read it that way – I’ll go take another look.

Benevolus
Benevolus

The fed cost may go up, but a lot of other costs go down.
But the Mercatus report also found that the national health expenditure — the total amount spent on healthcare in the US by the federal government, states, businesses, and individuals — would come in below current projections under Sanders’ plan.
So while the price tag for the federal government would increase, the total cost of healthcare would go down, and more than 30 million uninsured Americans would get access to healthcare, according to Mercatus’ model.

https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-medicare-for-all-plan-cost-save-money-2018-7

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Capitalism guarantees an equality of opportunity, but not an equality of outcome. . But it think it’s pretty apparent that equality of opportunity is a myth. . Here’s a study worth reading: https://wir2018.wid.world/files/download/wir2018-summary-english.pdf . Of note: The income-inequality trajectory observed in the United States is largely due to massive educational inequalities, combined with a tax system that grew less progressive despite a surge in top labor compensation since the 1980s, and in top capital incomes in the 2000s. Continental Europe meanwhile saw a lesser decline in its tax progressivity, while wage inequality was also moderated by educational and wage-setting policies… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Capitalism has no guarantee of equality of opportunity. An easy case in point: Person A is born with a 5 million $ inheritance. Person B is born into poverty. Do you really think that B has the same opportunity? What if you took a bunch of A’s and a bunch of B’s? Do you think both groups have the same odds of success? What if the groups were then segregated so that all the wealthy A’s lived in their own community and economy, while community B was impoverished? Does the average B have the same opportunities as the average A?… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Capitalism is the economic driver. No one disputes that. If they do, they are not bright enough for a discussion. Because of the wealth capitalism creates, it is possible to take some of that wealth for the greater good or “socialist” programs that are well known. Those programs do not create wealth they take resources and the golden goose still survives. The more socialism you have is like having more cuts on the victim. How many small or large cuts does it take for the health of the economy to continue to grow and thrive before its health is impaired.… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

She is espousing nothing much different than the policies of Cuba or Venezuelan.
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Care to provide me some examples of how Ocasio-Cortez is espousing Cuban or Venezuelan policies?
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Obama had at best a 2% GDP growth in his 8 years.
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Cite?
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Just be reversing those policies the economic growth rate has essentially doubled
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Cite? What policies have been reversed?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Those prgrams can create wealth. For example, creating a city park increases the surrounding property values. Having a more educated population increases their earning power, so even if some can’t afford it, getting them educated is better for them and the community. Having homeless people detracts from property values, deters tourism and economic activity in general, and strains support resources. Investing in ways to re-integrate these people into society can often have multiple benefits for the individual and the community.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

creating a fake trade war that hurts your own industries forcing you to borrow $12 billion from the Chinese just to pay loss of income to farmers before the midterms, hope they don’t notice they aren’t getting any more bailouts next year, and still vote for your team.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

its great to come back to georgiapol just to see that the trolls are still running rampant and flinging poo. /sarcasm

I mourn for what was once a great place for intellectual political discourse. smh.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I think it’s not just gapol, fwiw. This is the world we live in now, apparently.
I’m sure the Millennials will blame us Baby Boomers.
We survived the Know Nothing Party and the Puritans, maybe we can survive David Horowitz and Patrick Buchanan and the current crop of paleoconservatives.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

A generation that started on third-base and thinks it hit a triple.
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Kidding (kind of)

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Darn Andrew. I agree with you! And sarcasm directed where it should be. I assume the 3rd base is referring to today’s snowflakes, right?

If it is directed at the baby boomers, I DO AGREE WITH YOU! It was the radical leftists of MY generation that led us down that dangerous path. And the same children of those radical leftist that have gone even further left. That needs to be reversed.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Me too. Scrolling past the trolling is just too fatiguing.

Gregs
Gregs

Can we agree on the following:

1 If you think someone is trolling, just ignore them.
2 If you don’t agree with what someone says or thinks say what and why you don’t agree.
3 If you post just to elicit an excited response and have no support for what you’re saying, you might want to reconsider, but if you don’t and no one responds you won’t create another profile to respond to yourself,

This is called self policing before the real police bring out the billy clubs and tasers.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Did somebody die and put you in charge? FYI, since its inception as Peach Pundit and through its current iteration, Morning Reads has always been the ONLY place where off-topic posts are allowed and encouraged on here. It breaks up the echo chamber.

Come down off your high horse and try to remember that before tossing out your edicts and insults.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Gotta go now guys — have a good evening.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Enjoy the Trump rally.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Peace.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Another stemwinder!!! Wow! A gentle reminder: how would you Dems try and get these people’s support for your side in November? Or would you even try? Serious non-snark question…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Anyone going to a Trump rally in 2018 ain’t voting for a Democrat. . Note, the inverse is true. Anyone going to a protest march in 2018 ain’t voting for a Republican. . Midterms are about activating and turning out your base. Democrats trying to woo Trump rally attendees are wasting their time. Republicans trying to woo protest attendees are wasting their time. Focus for both sides is on motivating folks to vote. . That said, there are some exceptions, primarily in Rust Belt districts where blue collar Obama voters flipped to Trump. But the voters that are flippable are… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Drew, you really should try for a little consistency. You say not a hour ago (at the time) that you’ll no longer be responding to my posts. Thennnnn….Bingo, bango, bongo….there you are, all lathered up again! Like last week’s vow to not frequent “this blog” anymore. Thennnn…eight hours later….Whomp, dey you are, Whomp, dey you are!! Comical! You must have been inspired by all yor Lib Sycophants wailing for you not to leave! Well, just get ready for more skooling today!! It’s 707. I’m betting you won’t last five minutes!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I answered your “serious non-snark question” and you choose to show your a–. Says more about you than it does about me.

Noway2016
Noway2016

As long as we’re all friendly this am , did you see TGM last night in Tampa!? Wow! Nobody works a crowd like him! And there literally thousands more outside watching on the TrumboTron!!!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Yeah, they’re not coming around this November. But next November, when the bills start coming due for this ‘economic stimulus’ (tax cuts without spending cuts), a few might start having second thoughts.

Noway2016
Noway2016
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Noway, it is obvious that your parents would have had to spank that a– so many times when you were growing up that their arms got tired! And I am surprised they didn’t put you up for adoption or shoot you… But at least you didn’t turn into a snowflake!! Hmmm….do any liberals on this blog spank their kids? What are you thoughts on he subject? Do you tell your kids if they are boys or girls or let them figure it out themselves? I have heard that some “progressive” families think that is a good idea. What say you?

Noway2016
Noway2016

DTM..,,Interesting question. The Libs are having… are you ready for this crap? They’re having “Theybies” and letting the child decide! So, no more pink or blue balloons on the mailbox, huh!?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Well back in the day Dr. Spock was pretty F’d up too. He posed as some genius for child rearing advice but his own family was as messed up as a DNC rally or Washington’s check book…. go figure. (For you youngsters this is not the Dr. Spock with the pointy ears!)

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

The guy doesn’t even look Russian… I thought the last ass whoopin’ was due to the Russians… That is what we have been told for the last 2 years,even though Obama himself said to grow a pair and quit whining…This guy’s name isn’t even Ivan or Boris. What gives?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Yeah, you can tell people are Muslims and tell that they are terrorists just by looking at them.

Will Durant
Will Durant

One comment on the trolling is that Putin’s proselytizers have drawn most of the discussion away from Georgia politics. As noted in Teri’s MRs a Governor Kemp in conjunction with a guaranteed majority Republican legislature would guarantee us a RFRA without any state civil rights act offering protections. This is not a small thing for Georgia.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, looky here…
https://m.washingtontimes.com

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Do liberals care if illegals register to vote in our elections? If not, why not?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Do conservatives care they’re dependent on pandering to racists to retain political power. If not, why not?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

My foregoing comment is ridiculous, but if that’s what it takes to rebut, so be it.

bethebalance
bethebalance

No, Dave, it just takes 15 minutes of spoon-fed logic to spell it all out, which spoon-fed food will still likely be vomited up when Alex Jones punches them in the belly.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I’m going to answer this in an order that I think is most useful for your concerns. Personally, I don’t support non-citizens voting, subject to the below. I don’t think it makes much administrative sense or political sense, and it doesn’t add much to governance. Further, it is in fact illegal under federal and all states’ laws. However: 1) I also believe in local rule; and 2) Not all non-citizens are the same. So, your question tries to make a black and white issue out of grey areas, specifically what “illegal” means, and what “our” means. So, in your world,… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Logic doesn’t work btb. Alex Jones, et.al, pick these issues specifically because of their emotional volatility, not to have a reasoned debate. In the end, certain people just ‘know’ that something is wrong and don’t need any fancy nuance to complicate things.
I must admit it is a fascinating spectacle to watch though.