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  1. Regulating sales of arms and ammunition is not the same as stripping away the 2nd amendment. Over 70% of NRA members are in favor of universal background checks and yet, for some reason, it can't get through Congress. Which militia do you belong to? mrnn
  2. I think the difference is that most adults who talk sheeze have matured beyond the middle school level of talking sheeze. Lyin' Ted. Little Marco. Lightweight Jeb. I'm just waiting for him to bust out the Pee-Wee Herman "I know you are but what am I?". mrnn
  3. From your link: When Donald J. Trump is president, China will be on notice that America is back in the global leadership business and that their days of currency manipulation and cheating are over. We will cut a better deal with China that helps American businesses and workers compete. The Trump Plan Will Achieve The Following Goals: Bring China to the bargaining table by immediately declaring it a currency manipulator. Protect American ingenuity and investment by forcing China to uphold intellectual property laws and stop their unfair and unlawful practice of forcing U.S. companies to share proprietary technology with Chinese competitors as a condition of entry to China’s market. Reclaim millions of American jobs and reviving American manufacturing by putting an end to China’s illegal export subsidies and lax labor and environmental standards. No more sweatshops or pollution havens stealing jobs from American workers. Strengthen our negotiating position by lowering our corporate tax rate to keep American companies and jobs here at home, attacking our debt and deficit so China cannot use financial blackmail against us, and bolstering the U.S. military presence in the East and South China Seas to discourage Chinese adventurism. Again, like I said, his "plan" is no different from anything that's been done by the US government over the course of years. I find it hilarious that Trump thinks he just has the power to walk into a room and everyone will bow at his feet. China will laugh in his face. Under a hypothetical Trump administration, why would the Chinese listen to a President that is despised by both major American political parties? They will believe, correctly, that he has no power being Congress will not have his back. And what will thin-skinned Donald's reaction be? An all out trade war. The guy talks cheeze. That's all he does. mrnn
  4. You're right, I've never read a book about or by Donald Trump. I haven't read books about or by Kim Kardashian, Snookie, or any other reality TV star either. So being you have read "every book about Trump", please articulate his stance on China for us. You seem to believe strongly in your candidate..wow us with his wisdom, please!!! What's he going to do?!? mrnn
  5. Chinese currency devaluation has been something the US has been fighting for years; this isn't something "yuge" that Trump just figured out. Oddly, there's still much disagreement whether an artificially weak yuan actually has any negative impacts on overall trade. Corporate espionage is obviously an issue and the US has been, again, fighting that battle behind closed doors for years...democrats and republicans alike. Other than Trump's big talk about him being a "deal-maker", I'm not exactly clear what it is he's going to do differently other than encourage an all-out trade war. Obviously, a trade war between China and the US would have much worse global economic ramifications than any corporate espionage has ever dreamed of doing. So that's one issue and his policy, if you can call it that, is to start trade wars. What's his policy on Putin? North Korea? Syria? Saudi Arabia? Chinese artificial islands? Taiwan? Let me guess.....he makes deals....they'll work with him. mrnn
  6. So much wrong here, GD....so much wrong. Liberals, most of which are believers in Keynesian economic theory, are absolutely in favor of tax cuts to spur on a sluggish economy. The difference between Keynesians and Tea Party-brand economics is that Keynesians believe you reinstate higher tax rates during periods of prosperity to not only tame growth and the capitalist monster but to also "save for a rainy day". Supply-side, "voodoo", economic theory says to always keep taxes low. Supply side, in the history of humankind, has never proven to work. Keynesian economics carried us through some of the most prosperous times in American history. mrnn
  7. Let's move the conversation to policy instead of who lies the most. What are Trumps policies? *start a trade war with China *Putin is a good guy so apparently we're going to embrace Putin and his human rights abuses as a close ally. That'll go over well with NATO. *He's going to deport millions of illegals. He hasn't explained how this will be paid for, how these folks will be identified, but they're going to be expelled. *He's going to build a wall on our Southern border. Mexico has said they aren't going to pay for it. Trump says they are. Apparently he's a dealmaker so we should trust him. *He's going to ban Muslims from entering the country. Again, not sure how he's going to pay for this nor how he will identify Muslims at airports. *He's in favor of unprecedented tax cuts for the wealthy. Economists have laughed at his plan and will laugh more when the price tags for his other xenophobic plans are exposed. *Though he dodged the draft, he's keen on flexing American muscle around the globe. Haven't we had enough war over the last decade and a half? *The one policy he's been especially clear on is that he will look to change the libel laws to make it easier for public figures, like him, to sue the press. Pesky 1st amendment be damned. *We don't know any other policies because the only thing he does at his rallies is talk about walls, trade wars, Muslims, "making America great again" (whatever that means), and making childish statements about his opponents. He sure as hell didn't talk policy in the GOP debates so you're guess is as good as mine when it comes to the rest of his platform. I'm seriously dumbfounded and embarrassed as an American that Donald Trump is the GOP nominee for President of the United States and leader of the free world. An entertainer on reality television. A guy with failed marriage after failed marriage. A guy who is as bigoted as they come toward women and minorities. A guy who doesn't know how to use a computer in 2016. A guy who gets into "twitter wars". A guy who has used the bankruptcy laws in this country to hurt employees while he walks away richer. A guy who has never lived a day in his life and faced the struggles average people deal with. A guy who claims to be worth $4B but is not into philanthropy in the least. A guy who has an amazing history of vindictiveness and pettiness (small fingers?). And there are people defending him!!!! People who vote for this walking Orange Julius ad should have to list their name publicly so the rest of us know who the idiots are amongst our peers and in our communities. mrnn
  8. I guess I should have added "branch"....it's sort of implicit but I'll add it for you. mrnn In this case "good" means "sane". Agreement with me has nothing to do with the conversation....none of those sane Republicans in this thread will be voting for the same candidate as I will. mrnn
  9. At least he has executive experience, familiarity with a map, and isn't a thin-skinned bigot while having some conservative cred.
  10. Haven't been around in quite a while but got to reading this thread. Over the years debating many of you about politics, it was always easy to distinguish the GOP partisan hacks and those who actually used some common sense to form their own opinions. This thread really shows that nothing has changed. Props to those folks, good Republicans, who recognize that the GOP nominee is not fit for office. It's okay to hate Hillary and not vote for her but it's admirable that some of you aren't going to vote Trump just because he has an R beside his name. Hopefully y'all are finding some solace in Gary Johnson's candidacy.
  11. Hell, if cockroaches taste like lobster, I'd probably love eating some roach bisque. mrnn
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehmvXD-j2kA mrnn
  13. Thanks, y'all. I think I'll try the Cobb Market being it's closest. mrnn
  14. I know that crawdads are in season right now but seems the ones I see at the local grocery stores are all "previously frozen". Anyone know where to get some fresh ones around here or are they always frozen before distribution? mrnn
  15. We used Sanders Construction for a good bit of work on our home and were very happy. Doug does great work and is (was?) a commerce member here on PCom. http://sandershandyman.net/ mrnn
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