@oak, Humor me and help me understand the point of your posting a picture of Obama addressing the military to a comment on a story of Cohen not attending Trumps inauguration?
Can you take a stab at the bible verses relevance to this discussion while you are at it. You know since your no longer a child, it shouldn't be too hard.
@datGuy - Nah. Just pointing out an area of your hypocrisy with regard to the 'empty seats' thing. Let me quote a little bit of Luke for you. There is a similar thought in the canon of all great religions, but I think Luke 6 hits it most succinctly:
"..And He also spoke a parable to them: 'A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brothers eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brothers eye. For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.'..."
As a child, my simple mind made me wonder if blackberries were evil. But I think I understand the gist of it now.
@oak, ramblin huh?
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Should she dated him and he was married? No! But a lot of us make mistakes.He wasn't supposed to kill her for a mistake he made right along with her.Why didn't he kill himself instead of her.He was the one scared of the outcome with his wife.His loyalty was to his family.He stepped out.Prayers still for both families.The relatives and kids are paying a price for something they didn't cause or ask for and didn't deserve.
She didn't ask to be murdered.I don't care what the situation is ,if he would have kept his wand in his pants and not cheated on his wife he wouldn't have had a heated argument about an abortion.People quick to blame the victim.He knew he was married so he kills her and she brought on herself?He isn't God and for the simple fact he was a coward not wanting his wife to know he took a mother from her kids.You man enough to step out be man enough to deal with the consequences!
I believe it was Spook Murphy who said, if you're going to be in a fight, get in the first lick.
@datGuy - What branch of the military were you in, again?
@barf - I think he is a moderately successful manager, who doesn't understand the fullness of what his expert advisors have told him he needs to do, so his public pronouncements seem disjointed and highlight his poor grasp of the details of those proposals. That doesn't mean his administration will necessarily be ineffective, or that he doesn't have a big picture level understanding of what he is trying to do. The only way we are going to find out what that plan means for large cities, is to watch and see how it plays out. It won't take very long to see where it's headed. And I agree with your assessment of the boom/bust cycle by the way..
I agree AP. One of the things that people forget about Trump, is that he enjoys wheeling and dealing in high stakes negotiations. In his world, using a bald-faced lie as the beginning of a bargaining position is a rational way to do things. He is completely unused to the idea that people are taking notes, and may want to try to hold him to every word he says. The response of his opposition to this tendency, will determine whether or not they can move him in the negotiations which are going to be required, in order to obtain the results which America needs from this administration. He is petulant and vindictive, so legislators will need to be conscious about managing their relationship with him, or they will be on the outside looking in. And with his cabinet choices as hard-line right as they are, that isn't a good place to be for most liberal or moderate constituencies. Picking fights with him at this early stage doesn't make sense, unless you don't think you are gonna need anything out of the Executive branch for the next four years. The ones who are lining up now to do that seem shortsighted to me. As I've said before, we should ignore his bizarre tweetery, and watch what he actually does. That will be where pressure can be productively applied. The rest is childish grandstanding.
Based on my experiences with her as client, the actions were warranted. She took my money and was always hard to contact, never returned phone calls. She knew she closed her practice; however, she never informed clients. Obviously, she did not value her license or clients. She needs courses and human lessons in integrity and constant checks of her moral compass. She has proven unfit to hold the title of attorney. Good job to whomever removed her from such a noble profession and practice.
I have found that it is best to judge by what politicians do rather than what they say. For example, Trump has said some pretty silly things about Putin, mostly complementary. Yet his cabinet nominees are all harsh critics of the Russian leader. So go figure what he really thinks.
Discerning a motive, beyond self-interest, behind any politician's action is frankly beyond my skill set.
lemme see here, thumbing thru my Big Book of Urban Renewal (both Republican and Democrat editions) annnnd yep there it is. Anytime a politician threatens to repair the inner city it means getting rid of poor people and enriching developers. Of course the Trump method will refuse payment to contractors, so there's a tax savings right there.
Fewer US soldiers dying but we're still bombing the shit out of non combatants. And of course paying the max for non Canadian pharmaceuticals. If only we had an African American or female president.
@Oak, there's far fewer soldiers dying.
Better empty seats and empty caskets, than what we had before.
I look forward to seeing the secret plan to eliminate ISIS.
thanks for changing the topic.
So we all agree that at the very least, Trump and Cohen share common motives?
Substitute "believes everything he says is true" for "says is true", please.
Sorry, brain outran fingers.
Probably right. Steve sees the benefits of pandering to his base, no matter how unseemly that pandering may be.
Well, if one is quite willing to believe everything Trump says is true, you must be willing to accept that he means it.
I think APop's 6:09 assessment is spot on.
Trump's comments have already roiled the private-activity bonds and LIHTC markets which just so happen to be a key financing mechanism for urban redevelopment and infill projects. Either he is an idiot that does not understand the impact of his proposed financial and economic platforms- which would not bode well for the next 4 years- or he is very much aware of the impact- which bodes just as poorly for the future of the nation's inner cities.
Unfortunately, this coincides with the earliest signs that the wild building boom occurring in many of the nation's more vibrant cities (Nashville is not the only town with a skyline dominated by construction cranes) may be slowing. Too early to say it is a full bubble, but enough to raise eyebrows as the number of proposed projects for the mid and long term have decreased significantly.
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