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re: Dunkirk Evacuees: Brits = Heroes; French = Surrender Monkeys - Doc Fenton
I've never heard American impressions belittling the service of the French military who were evacuated at Dunkirk. I think what the French get made fun of for is the high ratio of their population that were Nazi sympathizers or quick to join Vichy France, versus those that wanted to actually resist....
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re: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions has perjured himself - Doc Fenton
[quote]What are the chances this leak came from the White House?[/quote] Events are picking up pace quickly, aren't they? :lol:...
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re: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions has perjured himself - Doc Fenton
[quote]“We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting, that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic, and so we were—we were convinced, and, in fact, I think we had already heard that the career people [at the Justice Department] were re...
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re: Senate Parliamentarian rules that multiple BCRA provisions violate Byrd rule - Doc Fenton
That would be [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Frumin)]Alan Frumin[/link]. [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_MacDonough)]Elizabeth MacDonough[/link] didn't assume the office until 2012. They're both Democrats though....
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re: Senate Parliamentarian rules that multiple BCRA provisions violate Byrd rule - Doc Fenton
[quote]because it's essentially the nuclear option by another name[/quote] That's a stretch. In any case, the GOP seems like it can't get to 50 votes on anything. They need to completely forget about tax reform and focus entirely on health care until they get something done about insurance mandat...
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re: Breaking WAPO (fake news): POTUS explores pardon legality - Doc Fenton
[quote]They've handled everything else about this situation the same way Nixon did, so why stop now?[/quote] There are a lot of similarities, but there are also some pretty huge differences, and the comparison is extremely unfair to Nixon. An [link=(http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/...
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re: Charles Krauhammer can K my A - Doc Fenton
[quote]The way he sounds here, he could be a guest host on The Rachel Maddow Show.[/quote] He could have even served as a speechwriter for Walter Mondale. ...
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re: Ian Bremmer: Trump, Putin held second informal meeting at G-20 - Doc Fenton
Trump is almost certainly guilty of committing obstruction, racketeering, and campaign finance violations, which will remain the bigger story, whereas this is not a crime. So in terms of thinking about why this story is important, focus on the political impact of having the President do this whil...
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re: distressed private equity and m&a - Doc Fenton
That was really short, but a pretty good summary nonetheless. I don't specifically read Gadfly, but I click on Bloomberg more often than I do for any other general news outlet, and I also read RealClearMarkets.com almost every day, so I tend to get diverted to Gadfly articles from time to time....
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re: Pope Francis allies: Bannon use 'apocalyptic geopolitics' like islamic extremists - Doc Fenton
Remember back in October when this board got itself in a tizzy over the DNC organizing liberal groups within the Catholic Church: "[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/politics/archbishop-chaput---philadelphia---speaks-on-catholic-spring-movement/66126346/)]Archbishop Chaput - Philadelphia - Sp...
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re: Pope Francis allies: Bannon use 'apocalyptic geopolitics' like islamic extremists - Doc Fenton
Seriously, just read this crap... [quote]“The first thing we have to do is give a voice to our Churches,” some say. The real meaning of this type of expression is the desire for some influence in the political and parliamentary sphere and in the juridical and educational areas so that public norm...
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re: Pope Francis allies: Bannon use 'apocalyptic geopolitics' like islamic extremists - Doc Fenton
I just got around to reading about this. My God. This is way worse than anything having to do with Bannon. Even the most left-wing Jesuits in America would never spout such rank, amateurish anti-American bigotry. Crux: "[link=(https://cruxnow.com/commentary/2017/07/15/article-popes-confidantes-ad...
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re: distressed private equity and m&a - Doc Fenton
By the way, I'm still shaking my head at Bill Ackman for losing $500 million on J.C. Penney back in 2013: [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/26/investing/bill-ackman-sells-jcpenney/index.html)]LINK[/link]. For some reason I though it went bankrupt years ago, but now that I look at it, I guess it...
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re: distressed private equity and m&a - Doc Fenton
[quote]Curious why distressed m&a and pe isn't very common/mainstream?[/quote] I'd say because it's usually talked about more in the realm of distressed debt and junk bonds, rather than it terms of equity. Think about it--if a firm is distressed, then almost by definition its equity will be worth...
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re: ‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations - Doc Fenton
[quote][quote]It'll be over by Friday lol[/quote] It already is if you live exclusively in the right wing bubble. It's the same cycle over and over. - Revelations happen. Trumpkins get uneasy, most avoid conversations, a few try and attempt some hasty damage control: But HILLARY!!, he's ...
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re: Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer after being promised damaging info on HRC - Doc Fenton
[quote]President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge...
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re: Pope Francis removes Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, head of the Doctrine of the Faith - Doc Fenton
Son of a bitch. What a week. Lately I've tend to avoid following stories about Vatican intrigue, because I already know who they are, and that I oppose them, and there's not much else to be done. But I've just caught up with a little Rorate Coeli, OnePeterFive, and American Catholic, and I almost wi...
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re: 9 percent of US households are millionaires - Doc Fenton
Yeah, I know. This board would have torn him to pieces for saying that about 8-10 years ago....
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