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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    Oh boy. You don't remember what happened in 2008? Here you go. In October 2008, Bush signed TARP into law to provide bailout money. They were able to get this through congress because of one KEY provision. While TARP established funding for the project, it also gave congress the power to block funds. So the president had to go to congress and get approval. So technically they passed a bill before Obama was elected but it was a bill that just set up framework for bailouts. This is why, in December, there was a republican revolt to block TARP spending. If you weren't paying attention, it doesn't make sense how congress could block TARP in December despite passing it in October. That's because you missed the part where the thing they passed in October was just a framework. In December they were talking about injecting $1.2 billion dollars into the bailout. This is what Obama wanted (who at this time was now president-elect) and what republicans in congress opposed. There was a failed vote on December 12th, 2008 and then the democrats took the case to the people and demanded trickle down economics in full force. https://thedailybanter.com/2008/12/auto-bailout-fails-dies-in-senate/ But there was a process of how much to spend and where, and most of that was being directed by Obama even as president-elect. He may not have been president, but his party had congress and they were following his lead.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    Technically, the bailouts occurred during Bush's term, but they were doing as Obama requested because he was taking office in just a few weeks. It wouldn't make sense to have a partisan fight over bailouts in the middle of a crash and a presidential transition, so they did as the incoming president requested. The other option would be for Bush to implement one solution and then for Obama to come in a few weeks later and rip it all up and go in another direction. That would have looked terrible all the way around. There was a contingent of republicans in congress who stood against the bailouts, but the democrats were very loud and vocal in defending trickle down at the time.
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    Broncos trading for Flacco

    Once in a while there are late-bloomer QBs. Rich Gannon, Chris Chandler, Doug Flutie, Brad Johnson and Vinny Testaverde all had the best play after age 33. Maybe the Broncos see something they can fix.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    I am not comparing apples to oranges. We're looking at policy shifts vs hypocritical thinking. Congress has had terrible approval ratings for about 10 years now. I mean truly terrible. Almost universally despised. We may be seeing a shift where the executive begins to take power from congress.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    The key difference there is the democrats bashed Reagan for trickle down, then praised Obama for it, and then after Obama is gone they bash trickle down again. THAT is hypocritical. In the case of executive orders, I think this could be a case where executive orders being used for policy decisions is simply gaining favor with the public.
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    National Emergency

    A lot of people will argue that the mexican border that been the ONLY legitimate national emergency for decades.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    You mean like when the democrats bash trickle down economics, but turn around and celebrate Obama bailing out the banks in 2009 on the premise that the effect of that bailout will trickle down to the rest of the economy and general public?
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    And the Constitution says: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. All of the bolded can be used to defend the borders.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    Why is it funny? People argue and debate over a new policy. But if, in the end, the public decide that the new policy is OK, then former opponents of that policy often change tactic and change their platform to use the new policy to their advantage. Here's an example. Right up until Pearl Harbor, most prominent American politicians stood firmly against getting involved in WW2. After Pearl Harbor, people changed their stance. Here's another example. Right up until shortly before the Civil War, most prominent American politicians stood opposed to war and believed in compromise. Once Fort Sumter happened and the overwhelmingly majority of nation was ready for war, the politicians shifted. Sure, Trump might have tried to oppose Obama and his use of executive orders. But the public has accepted Obama using them. So its only natural to change course and for the GOP to start using them as well. If people are not comfortable with Trump wielding executive orders to set major policy goals, perhaps they should have stood against Obama using them.
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    stock talk

    As of now,this trade is showing a profit. TNA is over $62 and should be heading for new all time highs. The goal is not to pick bottoms but make money and this will make plenty of money.
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    Trump Approval Rating at 52%

    One of the biggest problems with polls is 2 states (California and New York) vote overwhelmingly democrat. Exclude those 2 states and the republicans are doing great. And then throw in the electoral college and you wind up with a situation where the democrats win the popular vote and Trump wins 300 EVs. When you poll, you actually need to poll the entire nation, and then do a poll just for California and New York and then a third poll for the other 48 states. Otherwise, its hard to tell what the poll is really telling you.
  12. https://sports.yahoo.com/tucson-birmingham-join-forces-bid-raiders-home-cities-2019-220106723.html The newest idea is to split home games between Tucson, Arizona and Birmingham, Alabama. They would play in Arizona Stadium (57k capacity) and Legion Field (71k capacity). The article says this is a plan hatched by Tucson and Birmingham and not the Raiders taking initiative here.
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    Kareem Hunt signed by Brownies

    That offense should rack up close to 400 points next year if they add nothing. If Dorsey continues to evaluate talent well and finds another good WR in the draft or trade or free agency, it probably goes over 400.
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    Kareem Hunt signed by Brownies

    The Browns and Chiefs have the 2 top young elite QBs in the AFC and are both young rising powers. They are going to be a huge rivalry next decade and this only adds more sauce. Should be fun to watch. Baker Mayfield gives attitude and now with Hunt on board, they seem primed to be villains in this rivalry.
  15. Its not religion. Its people. This sort of thing happens all over the place. If I were to tell you that there was rampant sexual abuse among office managers in corporate America I think most people would agree. For some reason, people want to hold church leaders above this (as if they aren't human or something). But when you think about it, you know its impossible for any organization run by humans to avoid this problem. Its gonna happen regardless. The thing you should be questioning then is why are they singling out religion for it? If your goal is to have a religion that zeroes out sexual misconduct among its leaders, you know that's impossible. Just like its impossible for any other sector of society.