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Robert Gates on HRC and the Drumpf

19 September 2016 - 01:38 PM

I didn't this anywhere on the bored. It's a long read but very good. Gates is unimpressed with both candidates, but particularly anti-Trump (like most other sane people):






At least on national security, I believe Mr. Trump is beyond repair. He is stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country and government, and temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform. He is unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief.



Mr. Gates served eight presidents over 50 years, most recently as secretary of defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.



Trump, not to be outdone, declared Gates to be "dopey."

Arrival - New Sci Fi Pic

19 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

Saw a preview for this yesterday morning. Looks promising:


Largest Paper in Virginia Endorses Gary Johnson

07 September 2016 - 06:06 AM

They've endorsed a Republican since 1980.


In this autumn of our electoral discontent, hope springs, as it so often does in the American republic, from unexpected precincts. Much of the country is distressed by the presidential candidates offered by the two conventional political parties. And for good reason. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have every right to expect of an American president. Fortunately, there is a reasonable — and formidable — alternative.


But our final decision to endorse the Johnson/Weld ticket, and to do so with great confidence and enthusiasm, came only after Johnson met with the editorial board last Monday morning. We found him to be knowledgeable but unscripted, reasonable and good-humored, self-assured but free from arrogance, willing and able to address every question, consistent in his beliefs without being dogmatic, even-tempered, curious — and in all respects optimistically, realistically presidential.








The thing(s) about this erection

06 September 2016 - 02:24 PM

Going on 4 hours ... should I be worried?  :unsure:

Chicago Geeks

15 August 2016 - 02:24 PM

I'll be breezing through the city this weekend and have 5 hours to kill before I have to catch a train at Union Station. Looking for recommendations (bars, interesting places, etc) downtown within walking distance of the train station. Go!