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Re: “All Hands On Deck

APop,
With faith like yours most fruit tree farmers would be out of business.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/01/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

Politicians would never say anything negative about anybody's children. Even drumpf wouldn't stoop that low. (well, unless the child was a fat woman). To do so would make them look like a monster.

Of course the entire Letter from the Editor is not hyperbole. But hyperbole was used to make a point. Have you never used hyperbole to make a point? Did you really not understand my meaning?

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Posted by nobody on 12/01/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@Clyde, Jill Stein has asked for a recount. NO republican has asked for a recount in CA. Have they asked? No. Why not? Since they don't believe there is any there. Have they sued? No. Why not? Since there's no merit.

Don't deflect, Republicans are saying there's no fraud - by doing nothing.

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Posted by datGuy on 12/01/2016 at 5:48 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@nobody

The Letter from the Editor is hyperbole?

I didn't know that Bruce meant to be the case.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/01/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@CL

Chelsea seems to be a great young lady, so perhaps Hillary and Bill are pretty good parents.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/01/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@nobody

I was just following Hillary's lead on his children. Pardon my cynicism, but if Trump could have been attacked through his children, the Democrats would have had no hesitancy about doing so.Which leads me to believe they must be pretty good kids.

Actually, I would have been very happy if a Democrat had negotiated this agreement. But they didn't even try. I can't give you an answer on what will happen when the tax break runs out in 10 years. All I know is that 1000 working class people in Indiana are going have jobs and if Trump had not acted those jobs would be going to Mexico. And Obama would have let them go.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/01/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Tigers 84, Jackson State 69

Go Tigers Go!!! Beat the Rebels in Oxford.

Posted by Salim Rivers on 12/01/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

And, you're seriously giving drumpf props because he has good kids? What do you even know about his children? They are attractive and Ivanka gives good speeches and puts her name on pretty, overpriced clothes made in China.
I wonder if she'll bring her manufacturing to the US? Ha!

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Posted by nobody on 12/01/2016 at 4:43 PM

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I can't believe how much I'm seeing conservatives ballyhooing drumpf for saving 1,000 jobs for the hefty price tag of 7 mil. And 1,000 jobs are still going to Mexico. What's the incentive going to be when the 7 mil tax break runs out?
Can the people calling this a victory honestly say they would feel the same if it had been "negotiated" by a Democrat?

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Posted by nobody on 12/01/2016 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@oak

And that makes sense... up to a point. And that point is the Committee system the legislature depends on to vet, re vet, vet again, send back for review, and absolutely positively nit pick every single flaw out of legislation. If they fail, we get exploitable laws that back fire, so this position could not possibly be over emphasized in importance and value.

A single term is simply not long enough to become an experienced Committee member, nor would I even consider a single lifetime long enough granted the importance of the position. Noone would are say Supreme Court judges should be term limited, as that is a skill based position. In the same light, as long as a congressman serves the will of the people, there should be no upper limit to the amount of expertise and ability that the american people deserve.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 12/01/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

Good god, people. Have you never heard of (or used) hyperbole. And, this is the Letter From the Editor. It's not a news article. Hyperbole, opinion, whatever, is perfectly acceptable.

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Posted by nobody on 12/01/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Greenprint Summit Highlights Potential Impact of Ambitious Project

As a person who is planning to use the Greenline to commute home from band practice tonight, I'm super excited about this.

The Greenline at night is really the best, especially for late night cat watching. Outdoor cats apparently line the edges of the Greenline at night for hunting, and their eyes shine bright in the dark under a bicycle headlight. I saw a cat with one blue and one yellow eye two weeks ago. I also saw a herd of blue eyed deer a month ago.

If you haven't used the greenways at night, you're really missing out. The cold is the best time for riding, because you don't sweat as much.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 12/01/2016 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Tiger Football: The Rising Continues

You are right on the money, OakTree. I knew things were going well, and I knew some of the stats, but not all of the ones listed here. It just confirms my thought that we made the best hire we could have hoped for in Coach Norvell...and the future is DEFINITELY bright in Tiger Town.

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Posted by David Morelli on 12/01/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@FUNKbrs - The problem is that unless the Congress is truly 'representative' of the electorate, then it devolves to a Patrician/Plebeian division, creating different sets of rules for the ruling class and the average people which they rule. Having people stay too long in the seats of power, creates such a division.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/01/2016 at 4:14 PM

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@Grove

I agree with the provision that trade must be more than free, it must be fair.

Which is the gist of Trump's complaints against the various trade agreements now in force. Is he right about that? I don't know. But he is surely in position to make the changes he wants.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/01/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

APop,
Don't take parenting advise from a Clinton.
Ditto on the United Technologies thing.
I'm afraid the 35% tariff was faux populism like his baseball hat. Donald is way too much in debt to tick off corporate America, which is in debt to China.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/01/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@AP,

The irony here is that Trump's stance on keeping jobs in the US, to my knowledge, has been the type of stance a Democrat would usually take.

I'm personally a free trade person, and the type of things you have to do to keep jobs in the US typically end up limiting trade. That one does seem like something he's planning to keep as a focus area.

If he does, and if he's successful in keeping more blue collar work in the US, he's going to be very popular come 2020 when it comes time for re-election.

Of course, I think we'll have our next cyclical recession during his Presidency, and a lot of people will blame him for that, even though it'll just be our typical 8-10 year economic cycle at work. However, if the recession holds off longer than normal, to more like 12 years, and if he is successful in keeping jobs here, he's going to poll really well in states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, etc. in 2020 again.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 12/01/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

Yeah, if the congress-to lobbyist revolving door wasn't bad enough, let's term limit congress so lobbyist is both the superior paying, the superior experienced, and the superior power position.

If experience is a good quality in a mechanic, why would it be a bad quality in a congressman?

It would only be bad to have experienced congressmen if you were trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the american legislature....

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 12/01/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@CL

Oh, I would never make fun of Donald's children. I agree with Hillary that he should be proud of them.

I don't know all the terms of the negotiation settlement between Carrier and Trump, but since Carrier is owned by United Technologies, one of the largest defense contractors, the possibility of losing billions of dollars in defense business just might have been an incentive for Carrier to keep those jobs here and further incentive for them not to violate the terms of the negotiation. Besides, I think that $7 Million is in the form of tax incentives that will be granted over ten years, rather than in cash.

I did like the threat that Donald made a couple of months ago... Leave and build your products somewhere else if you must, but expect a 35% tariff on those items if you bring them back for sale in the US. I was thinking that might be plan that Congress could support, too. I would hate to be in Congress and defend a vote against it.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/01/2016 at 3:51 PM

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PS Clyde,
You do realize that Twitter quotes are Trumps not Maddows. I believe your next response should be, "nuh-uh"

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/01/2016 at 3:32 PM

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