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Forum: Politics
Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

Champlain Islander made a good point about how...

Champlain Islander made a good point about how Democrat impudence is going to cost liberals dearly in the judicial appointments. Trump will continue to appoint federal judges -- supreme court judges...
Forum: Politics
12-13-2019, 12:43 PM
Forum: Politics
12-13-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

Is this flinch and delay on the part of the...

Is this flinch and delay on the part of the impeachment crazed Democrats acknowledgment that the conjecture posed in the title of this lengthening thread is correct? Or are they just scurrying,...
Forum: Politics
12-11-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

I'm not sure of that. I think the Republicans...

I'm not sure of that. I think the Republicans may take the challenge seriously, hold a broadcast hearing of witnesses, all of which would end up making Democrats look quite bad. What WAS the...
Forum: Politics
12-03-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 914
Posted By Alsatian

I would LOVE it if the campaign came down to:...

I would LOVE it if the campaign came down to: Candidate #1 supports A, B, and C. Candidate #2 disparages A, B, and C and instead supports A', B' and C'. But it never turns out that way!

I would...
Forum: Politics
12-02-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 592
Posted By Alsatian

It will be interesting to see how this plays out....

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If it is NOT handled carefully, it could be the subject of a legal challenge. If it were mishandled by the libs, it could result in appeal to the US...
Forum: Politics
11-30-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 914
Posted By Alsatian

Some of the comments above seem to assume voters...

Some of the comments above seem to assume voters choose candidates rationally, carefully comparing alternative policy positions and choosing based on those things. My bet is that John Kennedy didn't...
Forum: Politics
11-28-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 914
Posted By Alsatian

Well, he MAY have one advantage over the other...

Well, he MAY have one advantage over the other Democrat candidates. Unlike them, he does not position himself as a crazy radical leftist. I would argue that all those left wing lunatics have made...
Forum: Politics
11-28-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 914
Posted By Alsatian

Bloomberg candidacy?

I saw an ad on TV in Oklahoma this afternoon for Mike Bloomberg running for president in 2020. It promoted Bloomberg on the strength of his support of gun control laws. I'm confused. Does Bloomberg...
Forum: Politics
11-24-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

As far as I have heard this whole impeachment...

As far as I have heard this whole impeachment circus remains empty. There is no crime. There is no clearly defined crime alleged to have taken place. There is simply insinuations of things that...
Forum: Politics
11-21-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,322
Posted By Alsatian

The problem with Climate Change is that there...

The problem with Climate Change is that there actually IS Climate Change. The question is what role do human beings have, if any, in causing climate change. This really muddies the waters a lot. ...
Forum: Politics
11-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

What significant bombs could drop? I think there...

What significant bombs could drop? I think there are some justice department people investigating various things. One thing is the provenance of the Steele Dossier and the machinations involved in...
Forum: Politics
11-15-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By Alsatian

I read this as a confirmation that societies fail...

I read this as a confirmation that societies fail because of internal sources. Was that was intended? You only identified interior faults that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Forum: Politics
11-14-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By Alsatian

I do not mean to take anything away from our...

I do not mean to take anything away from our founders, but I want to remark that their creation of the US constitution was remarkably lacking in creativity. They were strongly guided by the political...
Forum: Politics
11-14-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By Alsatian

I agree that our downfall will come from within. ...

I agree that our downfall will come from within. I disagree strongly that I will be orchestrated by our own anger, hatred, bigotry, racism, or laziness. These have always been present. Racism and...
Forum: Politics
11-12-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Alsatian

I generally agree. I hope things go down that...

I generally agree. I hope things go down that way. But I want to rain on the parade just a little bit. I agree that such is the way it OUGHT to go down. BUT . . . what if the news media does not...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

There is a different reason for my finding...

There is a different reason for my finding passages in Machiavelli. I took detailed notes when I last read these books -- Spring 2018. So it is not my memory but my notes that know these quotes. I...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

I don't disagree with you, but I'm not sure...

I don't disagree with you, but I'm not sure you're addressing the proposition. No, affluence does not necessarily CAUSE silliness and imprudence. It may rather ENABLE silliness and imprudence. I'm...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

By the way, Machiavelli is not difficult to read...

By the way, Machiavelli is not difficult to read and is very instructive. Machiavelli has been given a bad rap by someone essentially quoting him in sound bites out of context. The most famous,...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

I agree. But I also believe that people behave...

I agree. But I also believe that people behave in accordance with "no one is a prophet in his own neighbourhood." Think about that saying just a little bit. It is pretty clever and provides an...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

I am now going to reflect on some matters that...

I am now going to reflect on some matters that are beyond the bounds of this thread. Pardon me. It seems to me that during my lifetime (I was born in 1956) or even more precisely during my son's...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

From Machiavelli's "Discourses" Book I, Chapter...

From Machiavelli's "Discourses" Book I, Chapter 8: subtitled "Accusations are useful while calumnies are pernicious"

"Accusations of wrong-doing are useful in a republic to much the same extent...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

​​​​​​Not to be a prig, but you mean...

​​​​​​Not to be a prig, but you mean "subordinate." And indeed, that is the point. And Dems are making crap up, as is one of their usual tactics, when they say the statute guarantees anonymity.
...
Forum: Politics
11-09-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,116
Posted By Alsatian

Do y'all know what charges Julian Assange is...

Do y'all know what charges Julian Assange is faced with? As far as I know, the charges are NOT spying or exposing politicians. I think he is charged with what seems like a flaky sexual assault. I...
Forum: Politics
11-08-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Alsatian

I think there is a typical...

I think there is a typical liberal/progressive/Democrat trick in play here.

In substance the trick is to pretend as if there is only one value that counts and all other values count for nothing or...
Forum: Politics
11-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

It is all very odd. Maybe the most sensible thing...

It is all very odd. Maybe the most sensible thing to say is get the popcorn ready, find a comfortable seat, and enjoy the show.

Will the Democrats bring the question of impeachment to a vote? This...
Forum: Politics
10-30-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Alsatian

I don't know what the Democrat candidates stand...

I don't know what the Democrat candidates stand for, simply because I do not listen to them, I don't watch their debates. What I have heard second-hand sounds really stupid, and it sounds like every...
Forum: Politics
10-29-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Alsatian

The study is all wrong! It makes unrealistic...

The study is all wrong! It makes unrealistic assumptions which fail to take into account long experience. Of course it could be paid for! This will be done simply by driving the quality of...
Forum: Politics
10-25-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

Yes, there is much legerdemain going on. Fake...

Yes, there is much legerdemain going on. Fake stories from the news media. Made up "transcript" readings by a Democrat representative. Ginned-up polls. I am reminded of the classic framing by...
Forum: Politics
10-25-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Alsatian

Interesting. As I usually find these days,...

Interesting.

As I usually find these days, the narrative here is anything but plain and lucid. I heard the guy say Trump's war on the deep state is turning against him. That is colossally...
Forum: Politics
10-22-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,923
Posted By Alsatian

I continue to believe this is mere posturing and...

I continue to believe this is mere posturing and worse. If they had the goods, they would step on the gas and they would not operate in the shadows but in an open hearing broadcast all day on...
Forum: Politics
10-21-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Alsatian

This was very good. I did watch/listen all the...

This was very good. I did watch/listen all the way through, and it was about 44 minutes. it is heartening to hear a sane voice among so many unhinged media people.
Forum: Politics
10-16-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,408
Posted By Alsatian

Again, I don't know what the right thing to do...

Again, I don't know what the right thing to do is. But I would like to point out that this specific information takes some parsing to understand it. It may well be that most seniors own their own...
Forum: Politics
10-16-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,408
Posted By Alsatian

Let's be clear. The SS tax is about 15%. For...

Let's be clear. The SS tax is about 15%. For traditional workers working for traditional employers, the worker pays 7.5% and the company pays 7.5%. Add it up and what d'ya get? 15%. So it is the 15%...
Forum: Politics
10-16-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 583
Posted By Alsatian

I try to noodle things around and blunder into...

I try to noodle things around and blunder into the "game behind the game." I think there are multiple motivations for this impeachment falderal. First, Pelosi was bulldozed into this by young turks...
Forum: Politics
10-11-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

There is another aspect of this chess game. It...

There is another aspect of this chess game. It has been said in this thread that administration investigations of the bogus Russian Collusion hoax are ready to release a report in a couple of weeks....
Forum: Politics
10-10-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Alsatian

This is a bit off the beam of your post, but it...

This is a bit off the beam of your post, but it has made me reflect on something. Electric vehicles MIGHT be a viable technology in the United States. Our electric system is VERY VERY stable. I think...
Forum: Politics
10-10-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Alsatian

You have to do more than that, Fieldmouse. Please...

You have to do more than that, Fieldmouse. Please contextualize and identify your beef with those headlines.

With reference to the electrical blackouts, I don't see that as a Democrat urged...
Forum: Politics
10-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Alsatian

And then what happens? My guess is that another...

And then what happens? My guess is that another Republican president will follow Trump. What will Democrats do during a second Trump presidency? Will they make amends? Will they return to sober,...
Forum: Politics
10-08-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

My thoughts above are much more eloquently...

My thoughts above are much more eloquently expressed by Victor Davis Hanson in a recent opinion essay. I highly recommend reading this opinion:
...
Forum: Politics
10-08-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

What do you mean "act like a despot?" By this do...

What do you mean "act like a despot?" By this do you mean "talk like a despot?" Because I see no actions of Trump that could fairly be characterized as "acting like a despot." Acting like a despot...
Forum: Politics
10-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

The media has become so unreliable that I don't...

The media has become so unreliable that I don't trust anything they say. The politicians have become so partisan that I don't trust anything they say. Both observe something done by Trump,...
Forum: Politics
10-03-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

Someone asked "why are the Democrats being so...

Someone asked "why are the Democrats being so stupid by pushing this impeachment thing?"

I think at least one reason is that you have some junior Democrat house members who are wilful and refuse...
Forum: Politics
10-02-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Alsatian

I agree. Because of partisan politics many mad...

I agree. Because of partisan politics many mad things are happening. Whites are now often discriminated against (e.g., both 'affirmative action' admission policies at colleges and law schools as...
Forum: Politics
10-01-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Alsatian

Good point. I agree. I would add something...

Good point. I agree.

I would add something else. Why do we need to ask democrats or the media for permission? Why do we have to listen to one darn thing Democrats or the media tell us? We have...
Forum: Politics
10-01-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

The French have a saying that goes: "C'est du...

The French have a saying that goes: "C'est du cinema!" It is cinema, it is theatrics. That is what all of this is. Nothing but theatrics from Democrats and the media since Trump was elected. I...
Forum: Politics
09-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,609
Posted By Alsatian

Impeachment is a political process. It is NOT...

Impeachment is a political process. It is NOT governed by the rules of evidence and demonstrating guilt according to a standard such as "a preponderance of the evidence," or "clear and convincing...
Forum: Politics
09-22-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Alsatian

"If you would live in peace prepare for war." -...

"If you would live in peace prepare for war." - Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus. It was true then. It is still true now.
Forum: Politics
09-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Alsatian

This no doubt constitutes preaching to the choir,...

This no doubt constitutes preaching to the choir, but I'll do it anyway.

"Weapons designed to kill people on a battlefield." My preferred elk rifle is a Springfield .30-06 -- a rifle that my...
Forum: Politics
09-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Alsatian

O wait . . . just a minute . . . [note to...

O wait . . . just a minute . . .

[note to self: scuttle plans for moving to Oregon. Repeat! Do not freakin move to Oregon!]

Yes, now where was I?

I think all you have to say is ". . ....
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