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re: "The last one who ordered me to do something" - islandtiger
[quote]Not sure who Bannon thought he was telling legislators how they were supposed to vote. I'd have told him to F off as well. [/quote] The administration insists on thinking government can be run "like a business," which includes telling people what to do. They will continue to fail as long ...
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re: Bill Nelson to filibuster Gorsuch nomination as well - islandtiger
I am a moderate (liberal by PT standards!) and I would suggest Ds pass on filibustering Gorsuch. He takes much more conservative positions than I like (little guy typically on the short end of the stick), but he is highly qualified with no obvious reasons to challenge other than politics. I would...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - islandtiger
[quote]you're not even remotely touching the debt by just cutting the military, considering it's only 15% of the actual budget[/quote] This topic comes up weekly. The critical fact is that defense spending comprises over half of all discretionary spending. You can nibble around the edges by gran...
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re: Is a family of 4 that earns 97k/year middle class or upper class, on average? - islandtiger
[quote]Further, in any respectable city, even the suburbs, $250,000 is about the minimum you'd pay to get into a good school system[/quote] Median home price in Seattle area is triple that. A family of of four trying to live on 97k would be lower middle, at best. Median salary at many local comp...
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re: Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel - islandtiger
I was just commenting on your statement that you hadn't heard he refused. The report is that photographers wanted a photo of the two leaders shaking hands, Merkel asked if he wanted to shake hands and there was no response from Trump...kind of awkward, to say the least. The admins spin was that it...
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re: Trump turns on his party, blames them for healthcare bill's failure - islandtiger
[quote]If you have the intelligence to understand what he says, and you still think the GOP has any capacity to govern,[/quote] Not sure the snarkey response was necessary, but the issue of ability to govern is a legitimate one. Trump clearly has no clue, but none of is are surprised. R leaders ...
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re: Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel - islandtiger
[quote]I haven't heard he refused to shake her hand. I kind of doubt it.[/quote] Get out much?...
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re: To all the pro-choice people - islandtiger
[quote]if you are pro choice you should be pro choice on paying child support. BOOM.[/quote] If you are pro life, you should be pro child support, pro Medicaid, pro food stamps, pro head start, etc. "Life" doesn't end at birth....
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re: Chelsea Clinton is a certified moron - islandtiger
[quote]Chelsea Clinton is a certified moron[/quote] You clearly misinterpreted the comment she was making and there is no doubt she has double the intellectual capacity of most posters on TD. Misfire on the "joke?" Yes. "Moron?" Not even close....
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re: LP teens throw down l in high school parking lot - islandtiger
[quote]My best friend taught there for a couple of years, and he said they were the most ratchet group of kids he's ever come across. Not really surprised whatsoever.[/quote] Had kids attend both McKinley and BRMHS...no problems at either and great teachers/principals at both. Your "best friend"...
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re: Trumps hilarious nonsensical explanations - islandtiger
[quote] Wtf?! It'll be Dems fault even though GOP has both chambers and the Presidency? The Republicans couldn't get shite done and you quit and then are gonna blame Democrats? [/quote] One of the most important jobs of Congress and the President is to make the lives of Americans better. It is ...
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re: frick the house republicans, thry fell for the trap - islandtiger
Is this the time for real negotiations? Obviously, Trump has no clue how to govern or that government is not the same as a business...the "boss" can't simply tell people what to do. Most people agree there are problems with Obamacare, but can elected officials do their job and fix the problems rath...
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re: Truck Nuts are still alive and well... - islandtiger
[quote]Truck Nuts are still alive and well.[/quote] I have lived in the Seattle area for 15 months and have not seen truck nuts once. Before you jump to conclusions, I live in a rural area that is heavily "Trump Republican" and were every other vehicle is a pick-up. They may be conservative, bu...
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re: The LITTER in BR is EVERY WHERE! - islandtiger
[quote]Reply OptionsTop 81 Posted by tigers win2 on 3/20/17 at 12:21 pm to Uncs I'm always amazed at the full car bumpers left on the side of the road after an accident. After reading this comment you'll start to notice them every day. Tow truck operator or car owner should be ticketed for le...
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re: I smell complete bull shite - Comey - islandtiger
[quote]The media, the DNC, and this hearing today has done way more in the way of delegitimizing our election, democracy, president than Russia ever could have. [/quote] I have been saying this for some time, but put it all on Trump's lap. It is borderline treasonous what he is doing to deligiti...
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re: Spring Breakers Chant “Build That Wall” In Cancun – - islandtiger
Just when you think the "ugly American" standard had been set, a bunch of spoiled college kids raise the bar....
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re: Shaq: ‘It’s true. The Earth is flat.' - islandtiger
[quote]If the boat is "below the horizon" then how is the laser visible at all? Wouldn't the so called "curvature of the Earth" block the laser from being visible?[/quote] They just raised the measuring rod that sat on the boat deck!...
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re: Why is the $54 billion increase in military spending needed? - islandtiger
[quote] We spend 16% of our budget on the military.We spend $1.1 TRILLION on Medicare and Medicaid...[/quote] I put the military budget in context of discretionary spending...it does take over 50% of the total discretionary budget...EVERYTHING else fights over the remaining 45%. If you want to ...
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re: Shaq: ‘It’s true. The Earth is flat.' - islandtiger
[quote]The surfaces of bodies of water has been shown to be level. [/quote] I watched a video several years ago that demonstrates the opposite. They are up a laser level on the shore of a large lake and drove a boat progressively further from shore marking where the laser hit the side of the boa...
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re: Why is the $54 billion increase in military spending needed? - islandtiger
[quote]We gotta keep up and continue to get better and better. [/quote] Keep up? The US already spends as much as the next 10 counties combined and military spending comprises over 50% of all discretionary spending. I am all for a smaller, more efficient, more mission-focused military based upo...
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