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Old 08-04-2016, 01:01 PM   #861
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I think some of it was the convention. The GOP had none of the smashing star power of Biden, Bill, and especially Barack and Michelle. Sanders (and even Warren) don't have their magnetism. And the convention effectively otherized the GOP as a party of freaks and losers.

Plus, Obama is pretty popular. She is running as Bush 1 to his Reagan.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:23 PM   #862
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Had heard about this around 2 months ago (on the radio) that Trump at some point paid 0 Federal taxes. Finally got to go and find a print piece. First part.

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WASHINGTON — The last time Donald Trump's income-tax returns were made public, the bottom line was striking: He had paid the federal government $0 in income taxes.

The disclosure, in a 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators, revealed that the wealthy Manhattan investor had for at least two years in the late 1970s taken advantage of a tax-code provision popular with developers that allowed him to report negative income.

Today, as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump regularly denounces corporate executives for using loopholes and "false deductions to "get away with murder" when it comes to avoiding taxes.

"They make a fortune. They pay no tax," Trump said last year on CBS. "It's ridiculous, okay?"

The contrast highlights a potentially awkward challenge for Trump.

I'm guessing he hasn't changed this practice too often.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:25 PM   #863
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I think some of it was the convention. The GOP had none of the smashing star power of Biden, Bill, and especially Barack and Michelle. Sanders (and even Warren) don't have their magnetism. And the convention effectively otherized the GOP as a party of freaks and losers.

Plus, Obama is pretty popular. She is running as Bush 1 to his Reagan.
But they had Chachi and Jagger Cates...
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This is batshit insane:

Joe Scarborough Claims Trump Asked Advisor Why US Can't Use Nukes (VIDEO)

And apparently Trump himself said a similar thing in an interview earlier this year.

It's not surprising, but the Republican Presidential Candidate doesn't understand nuclear deterrence.
I know!!! I hadn't learned to do the cut & paste right on my tablet (vs compueter) yesterday when I saw this, so thanks. As some who lived with spikes of high anxiety through much of the cold war in NYC (#1or#2target) the idea of someone being THAT reckless. I'm not sure my jaw could drop much lower after reading this.

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Apparently the ferret-wearing shitgibbon thought that the fire marshalls limiting the number of people in the building were working for Clinton.

Instead of doing what fire marshalls do.
!!! Was once at a patti smith group show where Springsteen showed up to duet "because the night", soon after the Fire Marshals showed up and closed the concert down. Trump #fuckingidiot

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So Drumpf is speaking in Green Bay on Friday and I'm thinking about going just as a social experiment.

What's funny is that basically all GOP senators and the governor (Fuck Scott Walker) are not showing up. Must be in response to Drumpf being a dick to Paul Ryan.
Just be carful, mikal. Don't let any Super Trumpeters hear you muttering under your breath!

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The GOP seems to only react, there's no vision of what's ahead by their actions.

Their inability to see further than their nose down the road is one of the many reasons they have a dysfunctional sociopath at the top of their ticket.
They used to, though! That's how they to hold all these State Houses,Assemblies, Governorships etc. After the Goldwater Debacle they decided to work their way up to rebuild their party a long term strategy to take the Federal races by controlling lower political offices. And how people suffered because of that success!

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It's difficult to have sympathy for Ryan.
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So Mike Pence has endorsed Paul Ryan.

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I mean your simple answer about people believing Obama and Clinton want a "Stalinist regime" isn't a serious discussion. People who believe this have nothing more than a C average high school knowledge of world history and government. They don't know what that means. They're just sheeple who replay lines they've heard before, and equate left to social to socialism to communism to Russia to enemy. Not worth a discussion.
Not necessary. Some of these people may have gotten Cs in history & government, but they did better elsewhere in their studies because a fair amount are in various at least middle level occupations or higher.

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I believe you mean "worse president."

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I think most who follow her understood that this was a slip of the tongue. It's well documented that she wants to raise taxes for those families making more than $250k a year.


that is probably about half of us that post on this board,
class warfare
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So Mike Pence has endorsed Paul Ryan.

Pence must be hoping Trump dumps so he can get the nod?

Even if Trump did quit, they'd put Ryan forward to take the slot.

Ryan said he wouldn't accept the nod. But then again, he said that about the Speaker of the House position and he took that position so... Yeah. There's that.
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Dazzled - Bruce doing "Because the Night" on live 75-85 is amazing. It was originally his song that he gave to Patti when they were working in studio. Hybrid cover I suppose.


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that is probably about half of us that post on this board,

class warfare

I seriously doubt that.
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Someone is buying those d-bag seats.
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This is the richest forum in all the land, apparently.
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that is probably about half of us that post on this board,
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says the guy who lives in friggin newport beach
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that is probably about half of us that post on this board,
class warfare
Sad!
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LOL @ half the posters making $250K USD/year.

Fan gathering at Goldman Sachs?
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I'll meet you all on the first tee at Bushwood tomorrow morning
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Can't. I'm taking my staff for an outing on the yacht.


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Dazzled - Bruce doing "Because the Night" on live 75-85 is amazing. It was originally his song that he gave to Patti when they were working in studio. Hybrid cover I suppose.

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Being a super fan of both groups this was such a fabulous surprise!

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LOL @ half the posters making $250K USD/year.

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Omg!
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It sometimes does feel like this forum could be called "The Upper Middle Class Complaining About How The Rent Is Too Damn High".


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