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May 24, 2019 12:33:04   #
debeda wrote:
Can you imagine? TRUTH??? President Trump would be one of the few that would be saying EXACTLY the same things were truth serum to be administered, IMO
Can you imagine? TRUTH??? img src="https://stati... (show quote)
In general, I agree, but I think when it came to remarks about Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Strozk, Hillary, and all the rest, his level of civility might be lowered a bit. And, yeah, I said it that way to incite all those "Orange Man Bad" folks on OPP who watch the left talk about cutting his head off, or turning Baron over to pedophiles, or calling Ivanka a c***, but scream about how POTUS is a bully and an uncivil cretin unfit for office. Bring it!
 
May 23, 2019 17:36:26   #
peg w wrote:
We need to put in power the person who gets the most votes. The electoral college is a bad idea.
Yes, of course...who were those idiots who set this ridiculous system up over 240 years ago? Weird thing is the system worked as it was supposed to until 2016, then WHAM! The most qualified presidential candidate ever somehow didn't win. Nothing left to do but blow it up, right!?


May 23, 2019 14:47:26   #
woodguru wrote:
Nothing Prager U is worth watching, it will fry your common sense
Said one of the denizens of "Bizarro World".
May 23, 2019 12:51:19   #
woodguru wrote:
...nobody can repeatedly violate the law and not be held accountable.
This is why discourse is practically useless. You say something like this without any sense of irony. How can anyone take you seriously?
May 23, 2019 12:36:06   #
proud republican wrote:
https://bustatroll.org/2019/04/03/trump-orders-the-irs-to-turn-over-the-tax-returns-for-every-single-democrat-in-congress/
I think that would be fair and balanced, but I'd also like to see who we paid for in congress with the $18,000,000 sexual harassment slush fund.
May 23, 2019 12:31:50   #
slatten49 wrote:
Here's a good one from Willie and Toby Keith, dedicated it to Archie Bunker of OPP fame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1JOFhfoAD4
Great vid...awesome song!
 
May 22, 2019 17:08:35   #
moldyoldy wrote:
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/09/the-happiest-countries-in-the-world-also-pay-a-lot-in-taxes.html

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-happiest-countries-united-nations-2019/index.html

The United States came in 19th place, dropping one spot since last year and a total of five spots since 2017.
Except for its 10th place ranking for income, the US doesn't rank in the top 10 on measures that make up a happy country in the UN report. They include 12th place for generosity, 37th place for social support, 61st place for freedom and 42nd place for corruption.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/09/the-happiest-count... (show quote)
Well, I'm sure we can depend on information from CNN, CNBC, and the UN to be unbiased when it comes to describing the way things really are in the U.S.A.

I did notice the mention of addiction being part of the problem as to why "the US is so unhappy", and I would say that I can't argue that point - drug abuse doesn't ultimately make anyone's life better, but that's a problem we can work on if have the gumption to do what's necessary.

My personal opinion is that if, as a country, we're unhappy, it's because "half of us" haven't had a level-headed, sane day since Nov 2016 when they failed to crown their Queen. And no matter how great the rest of us feel, it doesn't offset all the TDS that's afflicting those poor folks.
May 22, 2019 15:02:13   #
moldyoldy wrote:
Americans are so arrogant and short sighted that they can not admit that there are flaws in the US that we could fix.
If you're actually reading peoples comments here instead of just popping up like a prairie dog every once in awhile to post one of your anti-US gripes, you'd see that we all know that America has it's shortcomings and we all have opinions about how to fix things. But most of us believe that being born American is one of the greatest gifts anyone can have. We love our country! If things were as bad as you seem to think, why the hell is the US the place most people who want to leave their home countries want to go by a huge margin?
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/these-are-the-countries-migrants-want-to-move-to/
Buddy, I'm starting to think that if you were involved in a 3-way with Sophia Vergara and Margot Robbie, you'd still find something to complain about?! (Forgive me, just trying to make a point!)


May 22, 2019 14:14:59   #
moldyoldy wrote:
Socialist countries in Europe happen to be the happiest and healthiest places.
Pick one and I'll pass the hat and see if we can't get you a ticket. I'm sure we can find someone willing to take your place in this terrible country of ours.
May 22, 2019 12:48:37   #
badbobby wrote:
coercion and bribes
Another thing I like is all the landscaping around the pool. The way you counter-balanced terra firma with indigenous plants is masterful.
May 22, 2019 11:25:58   #
badbobby wrote:
whaddaya think?
So my question is how much did the permits cost ya? Or did you just grease some palms down at City Hall?
 
May 22, 2019 11:23:35   #
slatten49 wrote:
Bahmer, Slatten & BadBobby go to Hell and they’re displeased.

“Surely we weren’t that bad?” they ask themselves. “There has to be something we can do to get out of here.”

Satan suddenly appears and says “Oh, but there is! Withstand ten whippings from my trusty whip here and you’re free to go. I’ll even let you pick something to cover your back with.”

The men let out a cheer. This wouldn’t be so hard.

Bahmer steps up and observes his surroundings. Finally, he picks a sturdy looking boulder to place on his back. “Ready,” he says.

Satan raises his whip and yells, “ONE!”

CRACK! The boulder immediately splits in half.

“Oh no way. Forget about it.” Bahmer blurted out. “I’ll just stay.”

Satan smirks and asks, “Who’s next?”

Slatten steps up and, without picking any protection, gets in position.

“Are you sure about that?” asks Satan, to which Slatten replies, “Being a Marine, I have trained my mind and body to ignore any unnecessary pain. I need no protection.”

“Whatever you say, pal.” Satan raises his arm and yells, “ONE!”

CRACK! Slatten slightly flinches, his pain evident, but he remains upright.

Annoyance flashes across Satan’s face. He raises his arm again and shouts, “TWO!”

CRACK! Again, Slatten remains upright, all the way up to the tenth whipping.

Slatten gets up, weary but happy. Satan looks furious and says, “Whatever, good job, I guess. You, third guy, you’re next. What are you picking?”

Being a Squid, BadBobby takes in his surroundings, lays his eyes on Slatten and says, “I’m gonna pick the Marine.”
Bahmer, Slatten & BadBobby go to Hell and they... (show quote)
You guys are a hoot!
May 21, 2019 21:27:27   #
Mikeyavelli wrote:
...but I do need my smartphone and tablet and laptop and wifi and cable TV and my cars.
Can't get along in society without them, they are the new necessities.
Well, as long as you aren't up to your neck in debt, it may be that's what you're supposed to have. My list is similar minus the tablet and cable. No need for a tablet and a Radio Shack TV antenna in the attic for the past 19 years has probably saved me more than $20K. Also cut my own hair since '91 (buzz cut). Recently turned in my '95 vehicle (bought in 2000) for a 2016. You save a few bucks here and there and it smooths things out a bit. Just gotta figure out a way to be satisfied.
May 21, 2019 18:10:00   #
gaconservative74 wrote:
Ummmm....... still have anti trust laws
Ummmm........ GI bill is still available
Ummmm........ still have graduated tax system

Ummmm........ a person who works hard and tries to better themselves and doesn’t have to have 2 $70,000.00 cars and live in a 500,000.00 dollar home and have boats and 4 wheelers and Starbucks coffee 4 times a day and a smart phone and cable tv and on and on, can still support a family on 40 hrs a week. You know, my grandparents had 1 car, and my grandmother didn’t have a drivers license until after I was born. It is the entitlement that this generation has and their desire for a bunch of stuff and the idea that all of these things listed above is what makes it seem like they can’t make it on 40hrs a week........... by the way, I have never worked a 40 hr work week in 30 years in the work force. I have always had a side hustle and worked hard. My wife has never worked outside the home though I. The 24 years we’ve been married cause we felt like it was more important to raise our own children then letting the government do it

As far as crippling debt from school, how bout we teach our children about finances and borrowing money and how interest works instead of teaching them how it’s ok to be gender fluid? I bet if they really understood debt and hard work and sacrifice for what they wanted, they would realize you don’t have to leave college with a mountain of debt. It might take longer and might require actually trying to get good grades, but I know in Georgia, with a 3.7gpa, you can get all of your undergraduate tuition paid by the Hope scholarship. The crooked government is not your friend. Why are you so hell bent on redistributing wealth through the heinously corrupt mountain of stupid spending we call capital hill?!?!?!
Ummmm....... still have anti trust laws br Ummmm..... (show quote)
Well said. If folks would value what they have and quit wasting time envying what they don't, they just might find that what the good Lord provides is enough and then some, so you have the means to help others in need.
May 21, 2019 11:10:41   #
tj14 wrote:
Attributed to Alyssa Ahlgren

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it?
Attributed to Alyssa Ahlgren br br I’m sitting in... (show quote)
Welcome tj14! What's mind boggling is that somehow, AOC seems to have no elders in her familia that went through really lean times. So she's unable to compare their experiences with what she now has (and is taking for granted, bigly). But then I've listened to her, both when she's in a friendly environment, reading from her script, and also when she's been forced to go off script and think on her feet. I cannot fathom the level of apathy and ignorance that were required to get her elected. But she's here now, and must be dealt with. The good news is that she's angered enough establishment Democrats that my guess is she won't have to worry about term limits, if you catch my drift. And BTW, when I hear from people like yourself, Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk, et al., I'm encouraged about the future.
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