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re: Harvard research group: Black Lives Matter Protesters Were Overwhelmingly Peaceful - N.O. via West-Cal
I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many in this country have lost faith in elite institutions ......
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re: Heartwarming to know that liberals are dealing with their own version of McCain in Manchin - N.O. via West-Cal
"It's just that thin, and I'm not believing anything that's said until the votes are in or the bad bills are pulled." We should all remember how thin it is the next time we start reading "uni-party" garbage on this board....
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re: Could this be the catalyst that saves Jackson, Mississippi? - N.O. via West-Cal
"I guess they don’t want them defunded now?" I am not aware of any Black community that wanted to defund the police. BLM activists and mostly-white progressives? Sure....
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re: Latoya vs the Chicago Mayor - N.O. via West-Cal
With LaToya, I suspect her main reason for not going on WWL is that she fears difficult questions, which is pretty laughable when you consider the WWL hosts. But she knows there is an even friendlier forum for her. As for supporting her, I will admit to voting her, though I am unlikely to do so agai...
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re: F King continues to disparage LSU What does he hope to accomplish? His career is over - N.O. via West-Cal
"(They) were OK having the diversity exceptions as long as they could play football and basketball and entertain them like the Roman Colosseum. But if you didn’t throw a football or dunk a basketball, then we really didn’t want you at the University." This is absolutely nauseating. I used to have...
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re: Thoughts on John McWhorter? - N.O. via West-Cal
A very good writer and first rate linguist. I strongly suggest his book "Language on the Move, Like Literally." He is pretty liberal in his politics and loathes Trump, but he has voiced thoughtful frustration with modern progressivism. ...
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re: Is there even a definition of "conservative" anymore? When did you start promoting it? - N.O. via West-Cal
"i think political bias permits you to see as many/few as you wish, depending on whether you want to praise/criticize him" Perhaps, but I doubt that this would be true with me because I don't even like Trump. However, I my focus is more on labor and environmental/land use regulations, where his a...
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re: Is there even a definition of "conservative" anymore? When did you start promoting it? - N.O. via West-Cal
"Libertarianism but with a need to protect and preserve key traditional non government institutions like family, religion, and patriotism." This is a pretty good, high-level summary of what I think of as "core" conservative values today. You include the traditional Burkean notions with the preser...
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re: Is there even a definition of "conservative" anymore? When did you start promoting it? - N.O. via West-Cal
"Like with all presidents, Trump reduced some regulations and added regulations in other areas." While literally true, it obscures the more important that Trump slashed regulations significantly. ...
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re: Is there even a definition of "conservative" anymore? When did you start promoting it? - N.O. via West-Cal
"Trump didn't fully run on deregulation." I don't think you're giving Trump enough credit here and I don't even like Trump. He ran on and did deregulate in at least the areas of environmental and labor regs, and there could be more. these are just the areas I am most aware. Trump is not what I wo...
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re: Do you agree with Thomas Sowell's take on why Africa is so behind? (rejects IQ hypothesis) - N.O. via West-Cal
"River thing is BS - they have tons of coastline." I can't claim familiarity with the geography of the African coast, but the piece noted the absence of natural harbors, not coastline. ...
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re: Louisiana anti transgender in sports bill fails in House 5-6 - N.O. via West-Cal
"I can't figure why people think this is an issue for the government." This is a bizarre statement. The vast majority of students in La. attend public, i.e., government schools. Government, at some level, IS going to make this decision. There is simply no getting around that. ...
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re: Gov Cuomo: “If you refuse the vaccine, maybe you kiss grandma and end up killing her” - N.O. via West-Cal
Cuomo is tone deaf,of course, given his sorry record. but there’s some truth there. A non vaccinated person is more likely to be infected and the vaccines are not 100% effective. Thus, grandma faces an additional risk even if vaccinated. This is really just math. ...
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re: Tim Scott will deliver GOP response to Biden so WAPO fact checks his ancestral blackness - N.O. via West-Cal
This reminds me so much of the deep dive and insightful reporting the WAPO did into President Obama's days as a congregant in the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church. I vividly recall how the Post investigated the dates on which the Obamas attended, combing through records to test Obama's recollection...
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re: Even O.J. Knows the Cop in Ohio was in the Right - N.O. via West-Cal
5:30 in the a.m. and still too late on this comment. Kudos to the poli board. ...
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re: I'm interested in the opinions of fellow conservatives on the Chauvin jury findings - N.O. via West-Cal
The biggest issue I had was causation, and this would be an issue on all counts. I did a little looking at lunch and saw that Chauvin's actions had to be a "substantial factor" but necessarily the only factor leading to Floyd's death. With this definition, I can see finding that the officer's action...
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re: Kim Mulkey is coming home! Maybe - N.O. via West-Cal
I want her here ... to coach the men’s team. ...
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New Orleans Declarations of Emergency - Mardi Gras "Crimes" - N.O. via West-Cal
Does anyone have experience with defending against a charge for violation of the emergency mardi gras declaration? I cannot even find the text of the declaration that tightened things up for the Feb 12-16 period. Would appreciate any good steer as we try to fight the power. :lol:...
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re: Pels hired wrong coach - N.O. via West-Cal
"f you love Zion knee injuries, Thibs would have been the ultimate hire." I preferred Thibs to Stan, but this is a fair point for the other side. ...
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re: Why the sudden emphasis on election integrity? - N.O. via West-Cal
One obvious reason is that the pandemic allowed politicians—mostly Democrats, of course—to make rapid, ad hoc, and sometimes legally questionable changes to election rules. These changes made voting easier but also made accountability harder. Serious people would want to strike the right balance bet...
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