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  1. 5 points
    I'll be joining dingby on his private jet heading to Paris for a quick one night trip. He's reserved the Eifel Tower for a romantic dinner for 150 of his closest friends. The next day we'll be off to Antarctica to enjoy some summer warmth.
  2. 4 points
    I personally do not care what Trump says or does. I want the stock market to continue to rise, conservative judges, continued drilling/fracking, every person to pay for their own healthcare, and refugees turned away.
  3. 4 points
    I'm still a citizen as are my kids and I happen to like what the country use to stand for and what it use to believe in before I left. My son is being chewed up and spit out by the Chinese educational system. I may want to go back for him but I don't like PC wokeness taught in schools, teaching kids how bad we are, how awful western civilization is, are and teaching boys to behave like girls and girls to behave like boys. Eventually, they'll want to go to college, they'll need to go in the military like I did to pay for it. It'd be nice to not see them blown up in some corporatist globalist a$$hole president's war. Then, after that, they'd have to find a school that isn't overrun with the wokeness cancer. I myself had little aptitude in STEM, I love the humanities and liberal arts but those fields are contaminated worse than Wuhan; poisoned, overrun and coated with the slimy gloop of anti-American post modernist bullsh*t. So I like the culture, the norms and traditions and beliefs and standards are hufely imprortant. Then there's the economic engine that the US is. It already has too much socialism mixed in, but generally it's the capitalist engine driving it. It's still the best hope for improving the lives of the people there and everywhere with the innovations. It's already operating with too much budget deficits, the last thing it needs Bernie Sanders putting the economy on a four year steady diet of potato chips, cheesy poofs, cotton candy, rock candy, malt liquor, and cigarettes. I don't mind a little bit of Ben and Jerry's every now and then. So the economy too. I'd like to not see it go belly up and take care of the people there. I make enough money to live comfortably middle class with an apartment in a safe place (well besides coronavirus) with low cost of living and some of the best year-round weather on the planet. My children are growing up with better stuff in a heck of a lot better environment than I did. Meanwhile, I can get old and retire here. But I still have all the ideals that I grew up with. I'd like to not see the US throw that away and it's pretty d@mn clear that Donald Trump is the best chance the country has to keep things from going down the sh*tter. Some things are worth fighting for.
  4. 4 points
    He said we would get tired of all this winning. The last 10 days have been one of the greatest streaks in POTUS history: - Dems rig their own Iowa caucus - SOTU MAGAfest/Pelosi meltdown - Forever acquitted - Killed another jihadi leader - Removed the Russian born traitors from the NSC, as well as 68 other Obama holdovers who hate America - Markets hit another all time high - Great jobs report - USMCA and China deals signed - Dem Party imploding and turning on each other - Barr announces crackdown on sanctuary cities - Gen Flynn sentencing postponed AGAIN - DOJ investigation into Ukraine corruption - Roger Stone sentence recommendation reduced - Mueller attorneys resign from Stone case - Jussie "Maga Country" Smollet indicted - Trump approval rating hits all time high, higher than Obama's - Iowa and NH Dem turnout lower than expected - Oscars sets all time low rating - Another 100 miles of new border wall complete - James Wood reinstated Twitter account - liberal terrorist crashes car into Republican voter registration booth, zero injuries - Trump budget plan to cut $4.4 trillion dollars, including $11 billion bin foreign aid cuts - US CO2 emissions reach lowest levels in 28 years Trump lied, I will never get tired of all this winning.
  5. 3 points
    I know there are fewer and fewer of us here who follow NASCAR but for those who do,
  6. 3 points
    Attempt 1 - collusion with russians.. dems actually did it. Attempt 2 - quid pro quo with Ukraine - dems actually did it Attempt 3 - weaponization of the justice dept - dems actually did it, proven by attempt #1. When will they attempt to go after him for something they DIDN'T do ? Discuss
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  8. 3 points
    Jaws Return of the Jedi Raiders of the Lost Ark National Lampoon’s Vacation That’s a pretty good collection of summer movies that weren’t released or screened at the same time, too.
  9. 3 points
    She won the popular by less than 3 million but won Cali by more than 4 million. You and the rest of your comrades want 49 states not to count. Suck it.
  10. 3 points
    Wow Trump wins Virginia. They are going to be pissed if those electoral votes make the difference
  11. 3 points
    I'll fix that shiit. I think Pat's team is loaded - he should win going away.
  12. 3 points
    If you want to see great prosperity, open your eyes. Unemployment way down, wages up. The tariffs raised the $25 billion in subsidies and the subsidies were needed to help the farmers while Trump went to bat for the workers. 10,000 new factories were built in the country. Detroit got it's first new auto line in 25 years, then they a second one. Let me tell you, where I'm from in Macomb County, Michigan, this is sweet music. I am out of my mind with joy. Macomb's a big county, we went for Obama twice, including over scumbag Romney who grew up next door in Oakland County. Macomb swung fifty thousand Obama votes over to Trump in a state Trump won by 10K.. And that was just on promises. it'll be even more this time seeing as how the President kept those promises. No doubt Ohio and Wisconsin are seeing the same results.
  13. 3 points
    Back peddle all you want. You're the one that pointed out February and warmth.
  14. 3 points
    It's summer time in February there Einstein.
  15. 3 points
    Way too anti-gun for me, but I admire that he is honest about that fact that if Reggie can't dribble a basketball he is destined to be a thug selling crack.
  16. 2 points
    The following is from Breitbart. What I've been saying about those masks and PPE plus some stuff I didn't know about prescription meds. If that gets here we are going to be truly focked. It infuriates me that our government and business leaders have put us in this position. So greedy. The love of money is the root of all evil. The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the United States. The economic repercussions of the coronavirus reveal the dangers of allowing one country to have a near monopoly on global manufacturing, David Dayen explains in an article at the American Prospect: In testimony yesterday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Scott Gottlieb, a physician and the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner in the Trump administration, explained in detail the extent of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry’s dependence on China: Gottlieb notes that “80 percent of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China.” The sourcing of this estimate is explained in greater detail in section three of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s 2019 report to Congress, titled “ Growing U.S. Reliance on China’s Biotech and Pharmaceutical Products.” The report notes that China is “the world’s largest producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The United States is heavily dependent on drugs that are either sourced from China or include APIs sourced from China.” The report further explains that although India is the world’s leading supplier of generic drugs, India gets 80 percent of its active pharmaceutical ingredients directly from China. The United States also imports 80 percent of its APIs from overseas (primarily from India and China) and “a substantial portion” of its generic drugs “either directly from China or from third countries like India that use APIs sourced from China.” In other words, almost all pharmaceutical roads lead to China. Furthermore, the report notes that China’s dominance of the chemical industry and global manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients means that “the world is becoming increasingly dependent on China as the single source for life-saving drugs.” “The U.S. generic drug industry can no longer produce certain critical medicines such as penicillin and doxycycline, and the APIs needed to make these antibiotics are sourced from China,” the report states. China achieved this dominance in the pharmaceutical industry by the same methods it employed to dominate the steel industry – through anti-competitive trade practices that dumped cheap state-subsidized products on foreign markets to drive competitors out of business. The report states: Ironically, China’s success in monopolizing the U.S. drug market with these anti-competitive trade practices was reportedly cited by President Trump’s former economic adviser Gary Cohn as an argument against Trump’s efforts to fight back against China’s trade violations. In his book Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward describes a heated discussion among Trump administration officials about the repercussions of a trade war with China. Cohn, who disagreed with the president’s decision to impose tariff’s on Beijing, reportedly invoked a Commerce Department study showing that 97 percent of all U.S. antibiotics come from China. “‘If you’re the Chinese and you want to really just destroy us, just stop sending us antibiotics,’ he said.” Globalist critics like Cohn of Trump’s trade policies “fretted that turbulence from the Trump administration’s tariffs would have catastrophic results on the global economy,” Curtis Ellis wrote last week in an op-ed for Breitbart News. These critics proved to be wrong. However, the virus itself will cause economic disruptions because it “has exposed the frailty of global supply chains and the fallacy of the management theory calling for intercontinental supply chains and just-in-time inventory management,” Ellis writes. Or, to put it another way, the tariffs did not hurt the U.S. economy, but the current virus outbreak in China could because of the very problem that the tariffs were enacted, in part, to address. In this sense, the virus has vindicated the Trump’s administration’s tough trade stance and affirmed the necessity of moving the world’s supply chains out of China. If anything, Trump’s tariffs may have actually made the U.S. economy somewhat more resilient because they encouraged companies to begin the process of moving production out of China. But this vindication could be of little consolation to Trump if the virus’s ripple effects hurt the economy during an election year. The political repercussions could be significant for a president who has touted the strong economy has become a major re-election selling point. Economists are already expecting the virus to have a major impact on China’s economy. Breitbart News’s John Carney reports, HSBC “lowered its estimate for the first quarter growth from an annualized rate of 5.8 percent to 4.1 percent” for China. “The bank’s estimate for full year growth was lowered by half a percentage point from 5.8 percent to 5.3 percent.” As for the global economic impact, Dayen quotes Washington University in St. Louis professor Panos Kouvelis who estimates $300 to $400 billion in supply chain damage over a period of up to two years. “That’s actually manageable as a share of the global economy,” Dayen writes. “But as new cases pop up in Singapore, an important financial hub, and as the head of the World Health Organization warns that we could be seeing only the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ those numbers could already be out of date.” Those numbers may indeed be overly optimistic. In his testimony before the Senate yesterday, Gottlieb warned of the potential for the coronavirus epidemic to become a full pandemic–and maybe even endemic–now that it has spread to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. “It could take a new position as a more sinister member of the seasonal pathogens that circulate each year and infect humans,” he said, noting that “the next month is critical.” “We must prepare for the prospect that the virus evaded our border protections and was already introduced into the U.S. in late December or early January — when it first appears to have become epidemic in China’s Hubei province. Those index cases could have seeded community spread, and eventually, outbreaks could emerge in America,” Gottlieb stated. Whatever the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the current dependence on an authoritarian communist regime for vital necessities is an indictment of the globalists economic policies that have endangered U.S. national security and long-term prosperity. “[T]he economic threats to locating so much of the global supply chain in one part of the world were eminently predictable,” writes Dayen. “Neoliberal dogma about ‘comparative advantage’ and a concomitant preference for mass outsourcing put the world on a tenuous path.” There is a growing consensus among populists on the right and left about the need to address the neoliberal trade and economic policies that gave China a monopoly on the world’s supply chains. Gottlieb urged Congress to empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “to look not only at the supply of finished products but to also identify circumstances where key components may have only a single source across an entire category of products.” “The Federal Trade Commission already has this research authority, it just doesn’t use it very often,” Stoller explains. “And the United States Trade Representative has information on our dependencies on China, because when they threatened tariffs large numbers of companies came to them during a notice and comment period whining about how such dependencies would hurt their business. So we have some information about the scale of the problem. Just not enough.” “The strongest reason to address monopolies isn’t because monopolies are unjust, but because they are dangerous,” Stoller notes. “And we may be about to find out just how dangerous they are.” If nothing else, the coronavirus offers business and government leaders another reason to continue the process of decoupling the U.S. economy from China. And it also offers a warning for those who seek to simply relocate production to another developing country in order to exploit cheap labor and lax regulations. All of these short-term money-saving decisions come with long-term risk. “If there’s a silver lining, it’s that this threat could inspire more diversification of supply chains,” Dayen writes. “The race to the bottom in manufacturing clearly has a cost, and countries must learn that self-preservation demands maintaining some semblance of an industrial base. The U.S.-China trade war did lead to some companies moving their work out of China, but only to cheaper countries where multinationals will likely conglomerate, to build economies of scale. We know the dangers inherent in that. Rebuilding domestic manufacturing is not just a question of jobs; it’s a question of safety.”
  17. 2 points
    You just know that we're going to be the first country on the planet trotting out a tranny at the Olympics and it will be the one carrying the flag and the television cameras will record every single disgusting second of it and pipe it in to all our homes and if anyone dare complain they will be labeled a bigot and told if you don't like it don't watch it.
  18. 2 points
    More like He found me and this last Monday was one year of sobriety.
  19. 2 points
    I'd argue that many did. Probably the majority of Obama voters voted for him because his race. That's a racist.
  20. 2 points
    Ive watched all those. They're pretty funny.
  21. 2 points
    Obama was a corporatist globalist, he would never have taken on China or Mexico on behalf of US workers. So was Romney, McCain, the Bushs, the Clintons etc. Speaking for myself, this is the single biggest issue that allowed me to overlook his collective flaws and flipped me over to Trump. And it was courageous as we'd been told all our lives from eggspurts in both parties (who couldn't care less about US manufacturing and blue collar workers) that protectionism is bad. Turned out it lead to great prosperity, who's a thunk it? Trump did He saw through the "Free Trade" lies and came out smelling like a rose with an economy stronger than ever. Everything else after that was gravy.
  22. 2 points
    Man that was tough to read. My daughter has always had pit bulls since she was about 10. She raised, bred and showed them in UKC events. Her first one was aggressive (mostly with food and toys) and I eventually had to put her down because I didn't know what she was capable of and she could possibly have turned on me or another family member especially when we were trying to break up a fight. She was considered a "sport breed" and they are the ones that are more often than not, bred to fight. I still cried my eyes out the day that I had to take her and have her euthanized. I felt like I had failed as a dog owner but the more I read about it almost seemed like it was genetic. Anyhow, she has had numerous other "show breed" pit bulls and I have never been the least bit scared of any of them. A few weeks ago she had to put down her oldest dog, Leone who was a little over 11 years old. He was the most gentle dog I have met and won multiple ribbons at shows. He was a grand champion in the UKC world and fathered hundreds of puppies (for some pretty big cash I might add). That being said, even an aggressive dog does not deserve to be tortured like that.
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  25. 2 points
    Okay well 1. I asked him and he says he’s sticking with the Cubs due to having research already done (Spreadsheet and such) and he doesn’t mind them. 2 . I’ve gotten used to Yahoo. I’d prefer to stick where we have the league history. I have not noticed any issues since we started allowing same day add-drops