OakTree 
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Re: “Bar Louie

Great place to sit and have drinks. I love the calamari appetizer too. Always had people come to check on me right when I sat down, so I have no idea what Bill was talking about... of course, I'm not a jerk to staff, and I do tip.

Posted by OakTree on 09/21/2014 at 11:54 AM

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Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

@NickR - Yeah, that's why I asked. And also why I said it's a false equivalency.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/26/2017 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

@NickR - Yeah.. did some marching too. How about you? Seriously.
One thing to remember, is that the Executive doesn't make law.
Real change happens via Legislative means.
And Judicial interpretation thereof.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/26/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

@datGuy, @NickR - That's a false equivalency. Much of this debate has been caused by people hiking up the rhetoric, without actually looking at what the right thing to do for each individual is. Because each case is different, justice requires a more specific prescription within the law. There is no 'one size fits all' in law here, just like there is no such thing as only two sexes. This issue would have been better kept within the medical paradigm, instead of the courtroom.

Obama pushed his Executive control into areas where the cultural consensus hadn't jelled yet, so he got push-back, it's as simple as that. This is one of many examples where his administration chose confrontation instead of consensus building, and as a result, he got a backlash. Now, everything he did is likely to be undone.

For those of us who believe in fighting for real progress, this is a tactical misstep which could have been avoided. He wanted a fight, so now we've got one. And it was totally avoidable.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/26/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

@CL - Actually, they've got the wrong AG in the cartoon. It should be Eric Holder. In case you don't remember, it was the Obama administration injecting itself into the issue, which caused 11 states to file federal lawsuits over Executive overreach in 2016.

If Obama hadn't done that, then none of this correction by the current Trump administration would even be happening.

It's tiresome to me how liberals seem to forget their own overreaches, and only want to notice it when it's the conservatives who are the perpetrators of the egregious behavior.

This oscillation between extremes is what is tearing the country apart. Sooner or later moderates like me are going to have to put both petulant parties in a corner for a timeout.

For their own good.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/26/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Cops, Lottery, & Racism

I'm not in favor of a PILOT for the Belz's in this case. They really don't need any help staying in town. Hell, they probably own a third of it. And this project isn't unique enough to deserve a special tax incentive. If it doesn't stand on its own merits, let it fall. Real estate prices are rising in Midtown. Pretty soon there will be something that does make financial sense without us giving the Belz's more money.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/26/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

@CL - Not to diminish your point, but I've known women who could point and shoot just like men. Human urethral anatomy isn't really one or the other. It's more like a continuum, with ligaments and muscles that can be quite flexible in each particular humanoid.

Posted by OakTree on 02/26/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Conservatives Have an Identity Problem. It's Called Their Identity

@barf - Has a ring to it... "petulant, dimwitted and gangrenous...". Me gusta!!

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Posted by OakTree on 02/24/2017 at 7:40 PM

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