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by psu_dad
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:53 pm
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Topic: Random Thoughts Again
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

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by psu_dad
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:00 am
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Topic: Politics
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Re: Politics

I suppose one advantage is that we avoid all the rancorous political debate you see at the national level. It's a one-party state, for all practical purposes. The Democrats don't have to argue with the Republicans. They can just ignore them.
by psu_dad
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:36 am
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Topic: Politics
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The reason for Republican governors is that it's a ceremonial position. Like being the Grand Marshal of the Rose Bowl parade. The two most powerful pols in the state are the Speaker of the House and Speaker of the Senate. We send 9 Congressman and 2 Senators to Washington. All Democrats. We have som...
by psu_dad
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:48 am
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Topic: Politics
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Re: Politics

Republicans and evangelicals. Around here, they're like leprechauns and unicorns. Like I said, I live on a different planet. :D

Mrs_dad: Maybe you should travel more.
Me: I saw Deliverance. No thank you.
by psu_dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:35 pm
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Topic: Politics
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Re: Politics

I don't know any of those people. I live in MA. It's in a different solar system from those people you speak of. Ask B&W. I think he lives in Hooterville.
by psu_dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 pm
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Topic: Politics
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... there is a heavy price to pay for sloppy reporting. That price is already being paid. Back in the 1800s, gas lights mounted on posts were used to light up cities at night. Lamp lighters had to go around lighting them at dusk and then extinguishing them at dawn. Despite all the flaws, it remaine...
by psu_dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:07 pm
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Topic: Politics
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We're talking past each other. Truth be told, I don't care about any of this. I don't care about Trump. I don't care about May. I don't care about Brexit. And I don't care about The Sun. Fish & chips, I do care about. A lot. But that's another thread. I just reject the notion that if you cite a ...
by psu_dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:03 am
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Topic: Politics
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Except that, contrary to his complaints, The Sun article did include his positive comments about May. Right. One sentence: "Despite the withering criticism of Mrs May’s Brexit strategy, Trump insisted he still thinks she is “a very good person” . I don't see how any objective person can read t...
by psu_dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:20 am
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Topic: Politics
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Re: Politics

That's just the nature of politics. It's not science, where the pursuit of truth is everything (at least in theory). Politics isn't about truth. It's about perception. If your political opponent provides any evidence that allows you to create a negative perception of them, you hammer them over the h...
by psu_dad
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 pm
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Topic: Politics
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Re: Politics

It doesn't matter what I think. I'm just suggesting that you can't make a statement like that and not expect it to bite you in the bum if it gets out. "Yes, I said it but I didn't really mean it. I was just trying to get laid." is probably not going to work.