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21) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1697212)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Back in 2000:

Jeb was supposed to be the Presidential Candidate, not "W". Long story.

He would have made a better President, than his brother.

Yes he would have but then again that's a pretty low bar to get over.

Obama can't even get over that "low bar".

Looking at the 'Field'. Both Democrat and Republican:

All are better than Obama.

Looking at all the past Presidents:

The only ones worse than Obama, were #1 James Buchanan (of course), and #2 Woodrow Wilson.

Upon further reflection: Wilson and Obama are tied for Second Place, in the Presidential Hall of Shame.
22) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1697059)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
As Florida Votes, understanding the Presidential Election is a State/Elector's (not popular vote), would be correct.

The Republicans are the 'Lesser of Two Evils'.

Hmmm. Bush the III.

Jeb Bush Presidential Ambitions
After leaving office in 2007, Bush remained active on a number of political issues. He has been an outspoken supporter of the Common Core Standards, a national educational initiative, and of immigration reform. In December 2014, Bush showed his interest in possibly returning to elected office. He posted on his Facebook page that he had "decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States."

In January 2015, Bush launched a political action committee. He also posted the first chapter of an e-book about his political views and emails from when he was governor on his official website. http://jebemails.com/home

On June 15, 2015, Bush announced his presidential bid, becoming the third member of his family to run for the nation's highest office. As he kicked off his campaign, he told a crowd at Miami Dade College that he would “take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems.” He added: “I know we can fix this. . .because I’ve done it."

Back in 2000:

Jeb was supposed to be the Presidential Candidate, not "W". Long story.

He would have made a better President, than his brother.
23) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1697057)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
T wonder how much of the planet a country could destroy with 40 state of the art ICBMs. I had hoped for a while that the Russians had gotten over their paranoia about the west wanting to destroy them.

There is no need to be the Putin to understand that the West (USA and US satellites) want to subordinate Russia, or, if it's impossible to subordinate, to destroy. Nothing unusual, it's geopolitics.

Igor...

You are thinking through a Russian Prism of Paranoia.

All the Capitalists wish to do is Trade, and make MORE Money, for both sides.

Sorry to burst your Egocentric Russian 'thinking'.

But no one cares about Russia, Nigeria, Pago Pago, et al.

As long as Russia, Nigeria, Pago Pago, et al, do not attempt to destroy the International Capitalist's Order.

Why not just 'Join' everyone else, and make money?
24) Message boards : Politics : Je suis Varoufakis :) (Message 1697054)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Appears to be a 'Perfect Storm' of International Capitalists, Socialists, and Totally Incompetent Politicians, destroying Greece, possibly The EU, and Damaging the World Economy.

Just a question:

How do rid ourselves of Socialists, International Capitalists, and Incompetent Politicians?
25) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1697053)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
As New York Votes; so does the Nation !!

I think that Hillary might just be the man for the Job.


Sorry...

As Florida Votes, understanding the Presidential Election is a State/Elector's (not popular vote), would be correct.

BTW: Doesn't matter what Left Wing types believe, and will vote. They are already committed (pun intended).

If 51% of The Middle votes for the Republican Candidate, and the Tea Party types vote, as they didn't in the last Presidential Election:

The Republican candidate wins.

BTW: Understanding The Left Wing/Progressive Agenda:

The Republicans are the 'Lesser of Two Evils'.
26) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696906)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Donald "Duck" Trump.
Real Estates...
Subprime loans...
Whats that spell?

If you thought the Republican presidential primary couldn't get any more entertaining, think again: Donald Trump and his epic combover are IN.

Well...

The Tired Old Party (look at their ages), White, Non-Hispanic, No Blacks, debates, will be Boring and Sleep Inducing.

The relatively Young and Vibrant Party's Debates, will be interesting.

Everything from Left of Center (on some issues), to Right of...

Hispanic, Child of Indian Immigrants, Black Candidate, Non-Hispanic Fluent Spanish Speaking, and many successful Governors.

Throw 'The Donald' into this mix:

A must see.
27) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696837)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
from purchasing Chinese Goods

Didn't know "the duck" was into manufactured goods, thought it was mostly payday loans and real estate.

Understand, you do not understand.

The Chinese Rent/Lease much of 'The Donalds' Prime, and Expensive, Real Estate Holdings.

Where do the Chinese get this money?

In part, from the same people Terminating him, and others caring and laughing about it.
28) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696832)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

:) :) :)
29) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696829)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
... SCOTUS can't make laws, ...


But that is EXACTLY what they are (Unconstitutionally) doing. Instead of only declaring a law unconstitutional and sending it back to the legislative body that passed it for rework to address SCOTUS' concerns over it, SCOTUS is more and more frequently after declaring a law Unconstitutional, they are saying how things are going to be, effectively 'legislating from the bench', directly bringing about the situation which you raise in your first point:

Unfortunately damn near every law passed in recent years has a severability clause. That results in the declaration of being unconstitutional leaving the rest of the mess in place, frequently without any damn way to make it work, or leaving things in a worse mess that before. Unfortunately someone has to decide what to do and with our do nothing legislature decades of damage can be done before they act. I suppose POTUS could legislate via his cabinet what to do, however there is no reason to suspect in many cases that he would decide on something constitutional.

Sometimes we get lucky and some low level federal judge put a stay on the law before it took effect. Those cases are much easier to handle as nothing has started so bureaucrats can wait for congress. Then SCOTUS can simply make a suggestion as how to word it and congress usually quickly passes a revision.

Yes the system is imperfect, but mostly because there are too damn many cases and too damn many laws and it is breaking under the weight. Might help if congress filled all the open judge positions.

That's the Problem of SCOTUS, or any other 'Institution of Power'?

What!!!???
30) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696827)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
NBC drops Donald Trump over comments about immigrants
LOLOL.

You’re fired!

NBC gave Donald Trump the ax Monday over his anti-immigrant remarks.

The network said it was ending its “business relationship’’ with the real-estate magnate and now-presidential candidate after he claimed that Mexico is dumping the worst of its worst on the US.

http://nypost.com/2015/06/29/nbc-drops-donald-trump-over-comments-about-mexicans/

Liberal/Left axing Non-Liberal/Left 'The Donald'?

Who cares?

'The Donald' is 'The Donald'.

Laughing all the way to the bank, with your money, from purchasing Chinese Goods.

I would assume The Chinese (adding to 'The Donalds' wealth), are also laughing.
31) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1696824)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Social Scientific Studies
http://reason.com/blog/2015/06/24/5-questions-about-the-new-study-purporti
It all about the assumptions .......

Always has been. Always will be.

Same for both sides.
32) Message boards : Politics : Tunisia (Message 1696818)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The current terrorism threat level has been at Severe since 2014, and the last time it was at Critical was 2007. The top level effectively puts the country on a war footing, with every Town & County Council, Local Authority, Emergency & Armed Services, putting into action well rehearsed plans. It would effectively be Operation UK Lockdown. I wouldn't doubt that COBRA is constantly reviewing it, given the circumstances.

"In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it."
--- GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.
"Never let the enemy pick the battle site."
--- GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.

Patton was a general fighting against other generals in WWII.
Killing civilians are a completly different thing.
Today war is very much different. Hybrid war, Terrorism, propaganda...
The Tunis tragedy is most likely a start of something more.
Great Britain is very much a target for the IS.
My guess is that the threat level in UK is now high.

Here is Patton at my regiment in Uppsala.

The Response and Ending, will be the same.

Always has been. Always will be.
33) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696767)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement Sunday on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling stating that county clerks, justices of the peace, judges and their employees may object to issuing same-sex marriage licences due to their religious beliefs.

He also put a fine print line in that statement saying if you do they may prosecute/fine/jail your behind, but we have pro-bono lawyers. In other words he blew steam. Oh and a public official doing that on the taxpayers dime should lose his job and pension. Not for the opinion, but for putting out a personal statement using the taxpayers dime.

Another clear example why Authority should not have Great Power.

No one can stop the idiots, or worse, from taking The Power.
34) Message boards : Politics : Tunisia (Message 1696765)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The current terrorism threat level has been at Severe since 2014, and the last time it was at Critical was 2007. The top level effectively puts the country on a war footing, with every Town & County Council, Local Authority, Emergency & Armed Services, putting into action well rehearsed plans. It would effectively be Operation UK Lockdown. I wouldn't doubt that COBRA is constantly reviewing it, given the circumstances.

"In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it."

--- GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.

"Never let the enemy pick the battle site."

--- GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.
35) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696740)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
But what have religous beliefs with the constitution to do?
Are not the US a secular country?

Accommodates both Secular and Religious Beliefs.

Not Anti-Religion (AKA: Bigotry) as being promoted by The Left.

There will always be friction regarding, sometimes, competing Rights.

It the job of Tolerant, and Ethical persons, to stop both the Religious Extremists, and the Secular Extremists.

Both are the same evil, and will, if given power: Destroy Individual Rights.
36) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696736)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Texas says no to SCOTUS.
Attorney General Ken Paxton: Public officials may deny same-sex marriage licenses.
http://kxan.com/2015/06/28/attorney-general-ken-paxton-public-officials-may-deny-same-sex-marriage-licenses/

Obviously, this Attorney General, doesn't understand the Free Exercise of..., applies to Individuals, and their Small Businesses. Not The Government, nor its Agents.

Obviously Ken Paxton haven't read this.
"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence.[1] The phrase gives three examples of the "inalienable rights" which the Declaration says has been given to all human beings by their Creator, and for which governments are created to protect.

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/rough.htm

The United States Declaration of Independence is not the Foundation Law Document.

The Constitution is.

The Declaration of... is the Foundation of The Constitution.

One step removed.
37) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696730)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Texas says no to SCOTUS.
Attorney General Ken Paxton: Public officials may deny same-sex marriage licenses.
http://kxan.com/2015/06/28/attorney-general-ken-paxton-public-officials-may-deny-same-sex-marriage-licenses/

Obviously, this Attorney General, doesn't understand the Free Exercise of..., applies to Individuals, and their Small Businesses. Not The Government, nor its Agents.

However, having said that:

Could his remarks, if The Sovereign State of Texas agrees. Be considered a 'First Shot', with the outcome unknown?

Probably should only be considered a Political Statement. But if not...
38) Message boards : Politics : We can't even pray in our churches safely! (Message 1696729)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
A couple of posts up, I noted that 3 black churches have been burned since the domestic terrorist shooting at Mother Emanuel church. I was mistaken there have been five. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/28/black-churches-fire_n_7681754.html

I'm wondering if the three cousins (Klu, Klux, and Klan) have reared their ugly head again all in the name of the power and sovereignty of whites.

Cliff...

No evil idea - KKK, Nazism, Marxism, etc., disappears. The best we can accomplish, is to ensure they do not take power.

BTW: The KKK was not about 'General' White Superiority. But Their White Superiority, and had/has a Strong, Fanatical, Christian component.

Their 'Torchlight Parades', wearing their Costumes through Deep South Towns and Cities, were also meant to Intimidate the Whites, who did not agree with their fanaticism.
39) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1696724)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
That said, I will repeat my earlier statements on the subject of this thread. I think it is the right thing to do to allow homosexual 'marriage'. I think it is the right thing to do to remove religious aspects from the 'civil marriage'. But I do NOT support the way this decision was done.

The Supreme Court of the United States has become WAY too powerful, with virtually NO checks and balances on it anymore.

MajorKong...

We do agree regarding this issue.

After 200+ years. Has SCOTUS become too powerful, in a Lawful and Representative Government?

Yes it has. But... Now what?

The USA appears to be following, as History Instructs, a Normal Progression to Unlawful Tyranny.

If one follows the 'progression' of the Roman Republic/Empire (which is strikingly similar to The American Republic/Empire in its thinking and culture): A similar 'time frame' emerges, regarding a descent into a Powerful Oligarchy, With only the 'Trappings' of Law and Governance remaining.

BTW: Most Emperors were not 'All Powerful' as Hollywood depicts. He were beholding to his supporters, and they would kill him in a 'New York Minute', if he didn't 'Pay Them Off'.

Note: Because of the nature of these Threads, Social Media, and limited time: I do Post as if 'Introduction to... Very Lite'.

My ideas and expertise, are better suited to a Classroom Discussion (not debate). Or over beer with friends.
40) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1696673)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Gary...

We (those with ethics, tolerance, and morality) thank you for sharing this.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
who is the most ...... of them all?

Just using your own description of those ethics, tolerance, and morality.

So happy to be of service.

Gary...

Not very good, nor Intelligent.

You are proving my point.

:) :) :)


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