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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 18:08 Mr. Tact
 
Come on Cutter. Yeah, every politician ever has used vague or misleading language and broken promises. But to regularly say things which are provably false -- immediately -- is unprecedented.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 16:18 Mr. Tact
 
Correct, it is not surprising at all. Trump has no impulse control. He behaves like 7 year old -- say something he doesn't like and he immediately responds, "UH-UH!"  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 15:52 Mr. Tact
 
It's nothing new. He said things which were demonstrably lies throughout the campaign. He'd be in an interview, give a five sentence answer with seven lies in it and the interviewer would be so dumbfounded by it they wouldn't know where to start. And even if they question four of the lies, it left three standing -- unquestioned.

This is our new reality. Listening to the POTUS and only knowing if what he is saying is true or false by having knowledge of the subject prior to his answer.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
19. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 22, 2017, 14:03 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 12:49:
I love to remind friends and family of this, they all want us to now sit in kumbaya, but they would never with Obama and every petty issue they somehow stuck to him. "Well it's because that was true", they say, eyes roll. They can't see a pattern if it was laying right in front of them, written "I'm a Pattern!"
Of course, how do you think he managed to get elected?
 
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71. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 09:05 Mr. Tact
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 08:35:
Fucking bleh I was hoping people got this out of their system with the election, hopefully it dies down soon.
The topic has wandered to and fro so I'm not sure what you are referring to. But if you were hoping we'd stop noticing how myopic and ridiculous the Trump administration is, I wouldn't bet on it.
 
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53. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2017, 23:21 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 22:19:
White House website touts Melanie drumpf’s modeling and jewelry line, website now indistinguishable from QVC.
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume this was a joke. Unfortunately, it is the kind of joke that fuels the Trump supporters...
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2017, 19:02 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 18:30:
...National Day of Patriotism shouldn't be confused with previous presidential proclamations of Patriot Day nor should it be confused with Patriots' Day. confusing
Great... didn't know about the Boston Bombing one. So three every year.. gee that won't be confusing at all.. Rolleyes
 
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2017, 18:14 Mr. Tact
 
Saboth wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 17:46:
Apparently Trumpy just signed legislation creating "National Patriotism Day". I'm not sure why we need that when we have the 4th of July, Veteran's day, Memorial Day, etc., but the title sounds very authoritarian. "Vere eese your display of patriotism, citizen?? Off to zee gulag with you!"
I thought 9/11 was already "Patriots Day"...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 21, 2017, 15:44 Mr. Tact
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 13:29:
Sorry, politics aside, I could never stand Trump.
Gotta agree with this. Everything I ever heard or read about the guy in the previous two decades, prior to the start of his campaign, made me think he was a total loser. His TV show only strengthened that analysis. But hey, every dog has his day -- apparently...
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2017, 14:56 Mr. Tact
 
Kosumo wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 14:21:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 11:09:
Had a cat as a kid, he was an inside cat. We actually tied him up when we put him out. True lap cat, would sleep in your lap for hours if you let him. Thinking about him creates a temptation to get a cat... but I'm not down for the upkeep. Yes, I realize it really isn't that much -- still more than I care to worry about being the sloth, coach potato I am..
You need a cat imho.
Haha. Maybe. I go back and forth about it. I have occasionally considered getting a pair of kittens -- that way they could entertain each other when I wasn't home (not that often these days). But I've never really gotten close to doing it. One reason is the idea leaves me with the image of being a bit like the male version of a "crazy cat lady". Not a pleasant image.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2017, 13:34 Mr. Tact
 
Trump's speech was interesting as a display of how little can be said in an hour long speech. And he doesn't consider himself a politician...

Recently heard some people didn't know/realize the reason they were able to get health care insurance was because of the ACA. For reasons beyond my understanding some people didn't make the connection between the two. On the one hand pretty astounding, on the other a great example of how clueless the general public is.

Only time will tell how much damage Trump can cause. I'm trying to hold out hope the anti-Trump people are overly worried. However, optimism is not my strength...
 
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70. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 21, 2017, 13:22 Mr. Tact
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 12:58:
I haven't heard of any really good ideas in this area that wouldn't be trivially circumvented or tilt the board even more in favor of the wealthy and connected. Anyone know of any good ideas?
Reverse Citizens United? It wouldn't fix it, but it would help. Better, make any and all politically contributions required to be reported and public. The first amendment doesn't say anything about being able to speak anonymously.

The rich will always have more power and influence. At least until we reach some Star Trek like utopia where money becomes obsolete. But knowing who is spending their money and where, will help control it some.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2017, 11:09 Mr. Tact
 
Had a cat as a kid, he was an inside cat. We actually tied him up when we put him out. True lap cat, would sleep in your lap for hours if you let him. Thinking about him creates a temptation to get a cat... but I'm not down for the upkeep. Yes, I realize it really isn't that much -- still more than I care to worry about being the sloth, coach potato I am..  
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45. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 16:00 Mr. Tact
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 15:53:
Do you even understand the electoral college? It is designed to give a voice to all of those flyover states you libs hate.
It was designed to placate the Slave states whose populations were low -- since blacks only counted as 3/5 of a person. And they were fearful the Free states would abolish slavery.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
42. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2017, 14:44 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 13:10:
My own thought is a completely independent whistleblowing agency with full subpoena power and security clearance in order to investigate waste, fraud, abuse, and illegal activity.
That would get around most if not all of the problems. Unfortunately there is no way in hell it will happen.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 14:42 Mr. Tact
 
Pence would be fine -- as long as you like your women barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.

It will be an "interesting" Presidency to watch. I can't figure out if Trump will actually do something which will get him impeached or not. I've seen reasonable arguments on both sides. The truth of the matter is, his actions are simply not predictable.

Paul Ryan wants to make major cuts to social programs, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and anything else he can think of. And I don't think there are enough Rs in Congress with the balls to stand in his way. Trump surely won't -- so I suspect the next four years will be really bad news for those living on the margins...
 
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40. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2017, 10:26 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 02:38:
The main problem is the whistleblowing is either broken or nonexistent. That problem needs to be fixed to prevent these problems.
Yeah, the problem with trying to fix whistleblowing is it is simply against human nature. All the illegal activity Snowden saw, came through every layer of management to him, the guy at the bottom of the totem pole. So, when Snowden (the guy at the bottom of the totem pole) says to his boss, "This is wrong." His boss knows he and everyone above him has already signed off on it -- he doesn't have any interest in what Snowden (or someone like him) is saying. It is against his self interest to act on it. I don't see how this can be fixed.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2017, 11:31 Mr. Tact
 
*sigh* I'm not even that much of a dog person but just the comments about the video make me cringe. I think I'll take a pass on watching the video. You'd have thought our movie industry was past this, so disappointing...  
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56. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 22:34 Mr. Tact
 
I certainly understand the concern, and it is a valid concern. Well, as valid as it can be in this theoretical situation.

I give you Abraham Lincoln:

"The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
 
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53. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 13:46 Mr. Tact
 
Well, unless you are very pessimistic, you'd have to think there are a lot more people interested in a nice quiet peace instead of war. Hence, they could prevent someone from starting WW3... If you want to be optimistic, you might think anyone wanting to start a war wouldn't have the mindset required to understand the alien's language -- and hence it wouldn't be a problem.

I was left with the idea that it wasn't easy to do. "Ian" is unhappy with her decision -- ie.. presumably to have the child even knowing the outcome. This would seem to indicate he was unable to "stop" this decision, that he hadn't learned the language.
 
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