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hst2 last won the day on April 14 2006

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  1. Based in who won, trustworthiness was clearly NOT an issue in this race. Meanwhile, this is a good description of the qualities the Tea Party looks for in a candidate. This cracked me up. "Representative Thomas Massie, a Republican for Kentucky, tried to diagnose the mindset of the Tea Party voters when he told the Washington Examiner, "I thought they were voting for libertarian Republicans." Massie continued, "But after some soul-searching, I realized when they voted for Rand and Ron [Paul] and me in these primaries, they weren't voting for libertarian ideas. They were voting for the craziest son of a [expletive] in the race. And Donald Trump won best in class." Link
  2. "The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has given a new account of his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election, conceding it was possible that they had discussed Donald Trump’s policy positions. Under intense questioning by the Senate judiciary committee, Sessions departed from his previous blanket denials about contacts with Russian officials...the attorney general also amended his previous insistence that he had no Russian contacts. This time, he said: “I did not have a continuing exchange of information” with Russians. Sessions said he was not aware of any collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Kremlin in efforts to influence the election." Link Discussing Trump's political positions with the Russian ambassador while being unaware of any collusion. Okay.
  3. I know, its like we're electing a buddy, not a president.
  4. During the hearing Wednesday, Chutkan asked Justice Department lawyer Scott Stewart whether he thought illegal immigrants had constitutional rights and whether he believes that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade , which guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion, is still the “law of the land.” Stewart acknowledged the ruling but said...that undocumented minors do not have a constitutional right to an elective abortion in federal custody, unless it is a medical emergency, and also said immigrants here illegally have “minimal” protections in this country. “I’m not going to give you a concession on that, Your Honor,” he said. The judge laughed. “This is remarkable,...Chutkan said the teen’s immigration status was irrelevant and that she still had constitutional rights. In her ruling, Chutkan wrote that the teen will “suffer irreparable injury,” including health risks, if the government interferes with her abortion plans. Chutkan also barred the government from forcing the teen to reveal her abortion to anyone and from retaliating against her or the federally funded shelter housing her in Texas. Link Good thing she's in custody. Its a great way to spend your life. Making America great again!
  5. Are you really attempting to argue that Trump showed himself to be a more competent leader? We already know that those who support him don't care that he's a congenital liar. That's clearly not a measure for competency in leadership. It ignores it altogether.
  6. Fault them for thinking that competency in a president mattered.
  7. Are you arguing for white supremacy? Your comparing us to animals dominating other animals leads me to believe you think it's natural.
  8. I'm not sure many people were aware this was in the bill. For Marino's part: Link It is fascinating how much conservatives want those with ties to industry in government positions that regulate them. We see this sort of thing all the time with Trump. I'm a little surprised that he folded on this one. Senator Manchin of West Virginia said Marino would become drug czar "over my dead body." That might have had in impact.
  9. Link The link highlights another issue: we need to compensate the region for our meddling in wars that drove many of them here, wars often fought by us to support the oligarchs and U.S. corporations that horde their nation's wealth. Help stabilize the region, cut down on the flow of traffic northward. Of course that isn't going to happen; certainly not anytime soon. There's your capital/labor connection. Labor flows to capital.
  10. Maybe not. The real challenge is getting people to believe it. "But here's one paradox: The closer we come to sealing off the border the more we encourage undocumented foreigners to buy instead of rent. In the old days, many people came without papers from Mexico and Central America to work for a few months and then went home, often repeating the process year after year. Today, those who get here tend to remain because they can't be sure of making it back should they leave. That's one reason for the arrival of so many Central American kids. Princeton sociologist Doug Massey says the surge is a byproduct of our involvement in military conflicts in the region during the 1980s, which wrecked economies, destabilized societies and prompted many people to head here. "Some of these people circulated back and forth initially," he said in an email, "but after the U.S. militarized the border in the 1990s, this became infeasible and they ended up staying north of the border. At this point their children are older and families are desperate for reunification, especially in the context of the economic turmoil and violence that arose from the U.S. intervention and never went away." Link the link highlights another issue: we need to compensate the region for our meddling in wars that drove many of them here, wars iften fought by us to support the oligarchs and U.S. corporations that horde their nation's wealth.
  11. It's kind of funny to think of a public school named for anybody in the Confederacy,. Public education wasn't really their thing, and increasing public schools are abandoned by the beneficiaries of white privilege. All that's left for them to take out of public schools is the money.
  12. You keep lowering the standard by which he is measured!
  13. Whoa. A senator from Mississippi. What an august group!
  14. I'm not telling you what you feel, I'm telling that what you feel is widely off the mark. But it is a common feeling, held, coincidently, by those who oppose her policies anyway. A convenient feeling, one might say.