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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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187. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 16:44 Mr. Tact
 
I wish I was going to be alive 100 years from now. I'd love to know how the history of early 21st century politics in the US will be viewed/evaluated then...  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 16:28 Mr. Tact
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 15:00:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 11:26:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 11:17:
A huge heartfelt thank you to all those that have served. Thank you all.
Ditto.

Although it technically includes me since I served 7 years, 3 months and 10 days in the USAF -- I never really think of myself as a "veteran" since I was never in a war zone. It was really more like just another job I have on my resume...

Thank you, Mr. Tact. I too served for nine years but have never felt comfortable referring to myself as a veteran even though I did serve in a combat zone. I was also USAF and although it was dangerous for different reasons I never put myself on the frontlines as a combatant like so many others have. Those people are the true veterans to me.

Chairborne Rangers!
 
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185. Re: Trump staff Nov 11, 2016, 16:27 Mr. Tact
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 14:31:
Now, Donald Trump is offering the job of Treasury Secretary to Jamie Dimon, the man he called "the worst banker in the United States" just a couple years ago.
Ha! If true that is freaking "priceless". I mean it sounds like a punchline from a late night comedian...
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 11:26 Mr. Tact
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 11:17:
A huge heartfelt thank you to all those that have served. Thank you all.
Ditto.

Although it technically includes me since I served 7 years, 3 months and 10 days in the USAF -- I never really think of myself as a "veteran" since I was never in a war zone. It was really more like just another job I have on my resume...
 
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182. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 10:35 Mr. Tact
 
I think George Will said it best, in referring to a Trump tweet:

"He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I canít."
 
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174. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 08:57 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 12:22:
PS
Congress refusal to approve the SCOTUS nomination was a national disgrace.

Yeah, it sets an awful precedent.

It will be interesting to see if the Rs change the Senate rules to prevent filibustering of SCOTUS nominations. If they don't it would put the Ds in an awful position. They can either play the same game and filibuster SCOTUS nominations until they get a reasonable one (or for 2 years when the mid-terms happen, which ever comes first). Or they can surrender and allow the court to get pushed even further to the right for the next 30 years. It would be a no win situation.
 
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172. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 08:41 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:03:
Trump isn't really a Republican. He is certainly not a movement conservative. It will be interesting to see how he plays with congress. Some of the things he's proposing like term limits and lobbying bans are things they oppose.
It will be pretty simple... the GOP establishment will pass what they want to pass, Trump will sign it. They won't even vote on things like term limits. And there's nothing Trump can do about it. It is a total win for the GOP establishment.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 11:37 Mr. Tact
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 11:33:
Still waiting for a way to contribute to site via Paypal or something, or SOME WAY TO GET A GOD DAMN BLUES NEWS T-SHIRT!

*sniffles* The world is going to end Jan 20th 2017, like to have a shirt by then....

*guilt sniffle again for effect*

+1 -- I actually had two Blues News T-shirts, but they wore out and were thrown out long ago...

This comment was edited on Nov 10, 2016, 13:21.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 10:59 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, right -- hidden text. I knew that at some point but had forgotten. Thanks, nin.

And here's to another billion hits! Not sure I'll make it that long, but I hope the site does.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 10:50 Mr. Tact
 
How do we see the count? I thought I knew, but I can't seem to find it...  
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135. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 10:49 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 09:29:
Take a very deep breath and hold it for 4 years.
No worries.. the population will be decreasing because of all the deaths due to environmental poisoning as a result of cuts at the EPA and other regulatory agencies.
 
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125. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 14:13 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 13:46:
Small steps. A few more states need to pass this measure, then maybe someone in the freaking supreme court will wake up and realize they were being utter, utter morons when they made this decision.
That's all true. I guess it doesn't hurt any, I'm just discouraged by the long road ahead.
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 14:11 Mr. Tact
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 13:13:
And sorry, I am only making fun of you now, because once I detected hypocrisy in someone, I know its useless to have a real discussion with him/her.
So, you don't think I'm really ashamed of my race or sex? You'd be wrong, I am. I find it highly disappointing they were so easily duped.

If you are referring to my response to you implying I am a racist, that was simple sarcasm not hypocrisy.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 13:09 Mr. Tact
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 12:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 12:43:
Can you abdicate your race and sex? I'm not enjoying being associated with the group (white males) who elected this... person.
That sounds more racist than anything Trump ever said.
Yes, I am a white male who is racist against white males, well done.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 12:43 Mr. Tact
 
Can you abdicate your race and sex? I'm not enjoying being associated with the group (white males) who elected this... person.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 12:41 Mr. Tact
 
TangledThorns wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 11:32:
Did not expect him to win but he got landslide victory. MAGA!
Uh, it wasn't a landslide. 270 electoral votes to win, he got 279. And he lost the nationwide popular vote. But a win is a win...
 
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122. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 12:38 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 11:23:
California Prop 59 - Passed
Totally meaningless, nothing will come of it.

El Pit wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 11:17:
Okay, this is pretty funny: https://youtu.be/GZc8tBtIDhI
Ha! Yeah, that is amusing.
 
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116. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 11:11 Mr. Tact
 
I think I'll go play a marathon session of Factorio. Get me out of this funk for at least a little while.  
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115. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 10:56 Mr. Tact
 
More seriously -- here is the most telling thing I have seen in the coverage so far:

2016 Clinton 59,354,848
2016 Trump- 59,188,799

(not all votes counted yet)

2012 B.Obama- 65,915,795
2012 M.Romney 60,933,504

Both candidates got less votes than the losing candidate in the 2012 election. So, it wasn't so much that Trump voters showed up in droves as it was, 7 million people who voted in 2012 were so disgusted/disappointed/whatever'ed in the choices they simply didn't vote.
 
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113. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 10:48 Mr. Tact
 
On the bright side ISIS is done for! Trump can now launch his secret plan and they will be wiped off the map! What? Oh, this isn't a Marvel Comics movie? Sorry. Nevermind.  
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