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  1. 11 points
    Papi likes to talk a lot about Detroit politics, but Trump has a lot in common with Kwame Kilpatrick. Both used the government to enrich the lives of themselves and their family, both enjoyed partying with women other than their wives, Kwame took all the credit for the accomplishments of Dennis Archer and put all the blame for the bankruptcy on Archer and never took responsibility, both of them were victims and under a witch hunt, or as Kwame described it, a lynching. Bernard even likened it to being a Jew during the Holocaust. Finally, both of their fixers are in jail. My family was a big supporter of Kwame in the beginning. He was young, intelligent, and charismatic. Soon after he took office, his malfeasance came to light. This is where Papi and I differ greatly. Even though Kwame is a member of my tribe, I quickly disowned him. I ended up voting for Hansen Clarke in the primary and then Freeman Hendrix in the general. I wasn't brainwashed into supporting Kwame since he was part of my tribe. Anyways, back to the development front. My mother is a former city employee who was last in the Detroit planning and development department. She still maintains contacts and keeps abreast of what is going on in Detroit. Papi is full of ****. There is no evidence that federal tax cuts have caused any increase in economic development in the city of Detroit. Let's not forget, Papi originally made the claim about Gilbert and Illitch which was easily debunked. Shinola had announced their plans and started on their hotel before Trump. Beaumont is opening urgent care centers in southeast Michigan (Thanks Obamacare) and not all in Detroit or Tliab's district. Comerica announced their mortgage program in 2017 before the Trump tax cuts. Flagstar and Chase announced similar programs before Trump took office. Those are just off the top of my head. I'm not researching your data for you. Papi is like an auto mechanic who thinks he's talking to a naive woman. He'll try to talk smart about technical terms about how a car operates thinking he has some sort of intellectual superiority all the while we can see through his bull****. Papi is like my court jester. I clap and he entertains me.
  2. 10 points
    Men like you are why women don't feel safe. Anywhere.
  3. 10 points
    This whole episode is just sickening. And I’m not just talking about the alleged sexual assaults, which on their are sickening. It’s the reaction of Republican Party and its basket of deplorables that turns my stomach. It was bad enough when Trump nominated a political operative like Kavanaugh to the open seat, but it was easy to brush it aside as the inherent cost of the republicans winning the presidency along with a senate majority. But it is clear that the White House and Congress didn’t care one bit about identifying a worthy jurist to nominate to arguably one of the most important and powerful positions in country. Politcal leanings aside, a Supreme Court justice needs to be an impeccable human. Instead, the deplorables just looked for biggest politcal stooge they could find that wears a robe to work. Now we’ve got elected representatives going on the record to normalize and excuse sexual assault.
  4. 9 points
    My husband and I and two of our children work in healthcare. I see you. However bad you think it is, it's 100x worse than that. There aren't enough tests, not enough PPE, not enough people on the front lines. I have literally stopped talking to all the Trump supporters I know, including my own Father and siblings. They created this with their hatred, greed and stupidity. Trump and the Republicans ******* knew and lied about it to make a buck and score political points. I ******* hate them all.
  5. 9 points
    Why is it that regular people are encouraged to hvae 3 months in emergency money saved up but corporations after a week are totally broke? We passed a huge tax cut so that people could get an extra $3 a week and corporations could get billions.... so then they buy back their stock.... now they need more? what a scam
  6. 9 points
    No? Nothing? Yeah, I didn't think so. I'll illuminate for everyone else. Over 1 million acres of federal land in Utah was earmarked by Obama for Bears Ears National Monument, which is his right under the Antiquities Act passed during Teddy Roosevelt's administration in 1906. American Indian leaders had been pushing for this for years, and Obama delivered for them. Since the land was already federal land, the federal government already had jurisdiction over it. There was no grab of land by Obama from anyone, because Obama was already the executive authority over the land. Utah Republicans opposed the creation of a national monument because they themselves wanted to preserve only a portion of that land, while handing off the remainder of it to private interests to extract natural gas or otherwise develop for commercial use. IOW, there was money in it for them, and Obama preëmpted that. That's why they're pissed off. You, of course, are pissed off for a different reason: Obama acted like a boss, and that's because he was the boss. So, anyway, not only did Obama not grab any land from private citizens, or even from a state, but also, his action fell squarely within his rights codified in an already existing law. It is the complete opposite of what the situation would be if Trump were to declare a national emergency where there clearly isn't any, and then were to use the military to seize land not already owned by the federal government or by one of the United States, but instead owned by private citizens. Complete opposite. And bonus: the op-ed piece from The Hill that you cited was penned by a guy named Gary L. Gregg II who is listed in the piece as "director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville". For those who don't already know, The McConnell Center is an endowed institution created in 1991 by ... drum roll, please ... U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, aka Obama's arch-nemesis. Another swing and a miss. You're the Chris Davis of the political forum, minus the home runs.
  7. 9 points
    Actually, I'm quite accurate with my assessment of you. I (and I assume others) have no issue with you believing that this never happened. That is your right to have your own opinion. I DO have an issue with you disrespecting women with that picture that you decided to post. I was raped five years ago. That's a whole lot less than thirty years. And you know what? I don't remember every single detail of the moment, how I got there, who else was there, etc. I remember what happened and who I was with. If I wanted to prosecute now, there would be no evidence because I was too ashamed to tell anyone at the time, as I thought it was my fault. I could still count on one hand how many people know. And the reason for that is people like you who automatically shame the victim, accuse them of lying, and make fun of them. Your words show that you don't understand or care how being assaulted ruins your psyche and your life. You can say that there's no proof of the assault occurring, but there is no proof of it not either. That is why an investigation is necessary. There is no "innocent until proven guilty", he isn't on trial. Anyone that objects to an investigation is putting politics over the safety and concerns of many women. I don't want a rapist making decisions about my body, and I'm sure you wouldn't want one having control over your daughters either. So why not allow due process and if he's innocent, it will come out in the investigation?
  8. 9 points
    I like how the guy who believes any outrageous conspiracy about Obama from Alex Jones wants incontrovertible evidence.
  9. 9 points
    I particularly like the double post feature that JBK has unlocked.
  10. 8 points
    Anyone who still supports the president or thinks he’s doing a good job is an idiot pro life my ***
  11. 8 points
    Me and the wife are taking in a long weekend of Tigers baseball late June. Thought this was a cool schedule so I wanted to share: Thursday, June 20 - Lehigh Valley Ironpigs @ Toledo Mudhens, 7pm Friday, June 21 - Erie Seawolves @ Akron Rubberducks, 7pm Saturday, June 22 - West Michigan WhiteCaps @ Lake County Captains, 7pm Sunday, June 23 - Detroit Tigers @ Clevelend Indians, 1pm Four levels of the organization all in one weekend, just an hour or so apart from each other. Not excited about being in Ohio for 3 1/2 days but what the heck!
  12. 8 points
    It's not just about making better choices - otherwise so many people wouldn't be at the bottom - not everyone is stupid. You can take all the risks you want, but if you don't have control of the means of production or the capital to acquire it, you're not going to be able to break into the protectionist club very easily.
  13. 8 points
    I went to the nearby Chinese restaurant to fulfill a takeout order for my wife. While I was waiting for my food, another guy who was waiting for his food started a video on his smartphone full blast for all to hear. He was watching, I guess, a Fox News feed where they were blathering about capitalism and socialism and Venezuela and 1000% inflation and whatnot. The place is small, so you can't not hear it. I didn't want to hear it. I didn't want to hear anything. I just wanted to get my food and leave. So I opened the music app on my own phone and started playing, at full blast, "People of the Sun" by Rage Against the Machine. After maybe ten or so seconds he looked up from his phone at me. I looked at him and smiled. He smiled back. He turned off his phone. I turned off my phone. We waited in blissful silence until I got my food a couple minutes later. As I left, I smiled and nodded at him. He smiled and nodded back. See? We can all get along after all.
  14. 8 points
    **** Donald Trump and anyone who stands with him.
  15. 8 points
    I went through all the indictments and public reports on the matter and tried to arrange things chronologically to see if it helps understand anything. Here's what I got, but obviously this is not all inclusive. I'm going to keep digging for dates of events. I have not included information from the Russian indictment yet. April 1992 – April 2013 – Manafort creates numerous companies. 2005 – Manafort creates Davis Manafort Partners, Inc to engage in political consulting. Gates was right-hand man. 2006 – Party of Regions, pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, retained Manafort through DMP (eventually DMI) to advance its interests in Ukraine, US, and elsewhere. 2006-2014 – Manafort, Gates and Others lobbied in the USA on behalf of Yanukovych June 10, 2008 – September 11, 2014 – Manafort wires hundreds of large payments he does not pay taxes on. 2008-2014 – Manafort does not pay taxes on offshore bank accounts 2008-2015 – Manafort disguised as loans, payments to numerous Cypriot entities. 2010 – Yanukovych elected President of Ukraine March 26, 2010-November 25, 2014 – Gates wires money to his offshore accounts 2011 – Manafort creates DMP International for foreign consulting. Gates was right-hand man. October 4, 2011 – Manafort lies to tax preparer about offshore accounts. February 1, 2012 – November 29, 2012 – Manafort uses unreported money to purchase real estate. 2012 – European Centre for a Modern Ukraine created in Belgium as a mouthpiece for Yanukovych and the Party of Region. Manafort, Gates, and others used it to lobby and conduct PR campaigns on behalf of Ukranian regime. 2012 – Manafort and Gates, on behalf of Yanukovych and the Government of Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice retained a US law firm to right a report on the trial of Tymoshenko. Poor treatment of Tymoshenko viewed as a problem by USA. Manafort and Gates used offshore accounts to pay for the report, and also to pay a PR firm to help with lobbying. 2012 – Manafort and Gates, on behalf of Ukraine, secretly retained a group of former senior Europmean politicians to take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying in the US. 2012 – Manafort purchases two NYC property from Cyprus accounts. 2012-2013 – Manafort used at least four offshore accounts to wire more than 2 million euros to pay the group of former politiicans. 2012-2014 – Manafort and Gates had lobbying companies operate with the Centre to reduce exposure. February 2012 – Manafort with the assistance of gates lobbied two Washington DC firms on behalf of Yanukovych, the Party of Regions, and Ukraine. April 8, 2012 – Manafort wrote Yanukovych a memo providing and update on the lobbying activites. June 2012 – Manafort creates Eyes Only memo explaining the purpose of explaining the Hapsburg Group, managed by a former European Chancellor, who lobbied members of Congress in 2013. July 27, 2012 – Memo from Manafort to Ukraine and Yanukovych: “this document will address the rollout strategy for the law firm’s legal report, and provide a detailed play of action.” November 2012 – Gates wrote to Lobbying companies and directed them to brief Paul on updates for Ukraine. 2013 – Lobbying firms engaged in extensive lobbying, lobbying multiple members of Congress to reduce Ukranian sanctions. Manafort directly lobbied a Member of Congress (Rohrbacher?) who had Ukraine within his subcommittee’s purview. 2013 – Former European Chancellor lobbies Congress at behest of Manafort on behalf of Ukraine. March 19 2013 – Manafort, lobbyist, and a member of Congress discuss Ukraine with Gates present. 2014 – Yanukovych fled Ukraine for Russia amid protests of Government corruption. The Centre ceased operations. 2014 – December 2017 – Richard Pinedo operated online service called Auction Essistance. Pinedo offered a variety of services designed to circumvent the security features of large online digital payment companies, including a large digital payments company referred to as Company 1. Pinedo sold bank account numbers through interstate and foreign commerce over the internet, obtained bank account numbers either in his own name or purchased by others, many by using stolen identities of US persons. Pinedo sold bank account numbers over the internet to help people verify identity using the payment company. Users used those accounts. Pinedo collected money for the accounts. July 16, 2015: Donald Trump announced candidacy for President. December 10, 2015 – Michael Flynn attends RT Gala with Vladimir Putin and Jill Stein. Late 2015-early 2016—Manafort struggles to borrow against his Brooklyn property and struggles to take out a mortgage on his first NYC condo. January 2016 – Miller joins Trump campaign. January 26, 2016 – After struggling to get mortgage on condominium, Manafort falsely claimed his rental property was being occupied by his daughter and her husband. He wrote to his son-in-law to advise him to remember that he lives there. February 2016 – Manafort secures a construction loan on the second house, but used construction money on a property in California. February 2016 – Manafort makes many false statements to secure a third loan. February 2016 – Manafort approaches Donald Trump through a mutual friend. February 28, 2016 – Sessions becomes first Senator to endorse Trump. 2016 – A fourth property in Bridgehampton, NY, Manafort fraudulently obtains a loan. March 2016 – Manafort secures a loan on the house. March 2016 – Manafort and Gates submitted a doctored 2015 DMI P&L that overstated DMI’s 2015 income by $4M.Gates requested a bookkeeper add revenue, she refused. March 6, 2016 – George Papadopoulos joins Trump Campaign March 14, 2016 – George Papadopoulos met professor who later told him Russians possessed dirt on then candidate Hillary Clinton. March 21, 2016 – George Papadopoulos named by Washington Post as one of five named foreign policy advisors for the Trump Campaign. March 24, 2016 – George Papadopoulos met female Russian national and professor. March 25, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed status to Campaign Supervisor (Sam Clovis) and several members of foreign policy committee about the meeting to “arrange a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump.” Clovis says “great work” March 31, 2016 – George Papadopoulos attends a national security meeting in DC with Trump and other foreign policy advisors. Papadopoulos introduced himself as somebody with connections to Putin. March 31, 2016 – Paul Manafort joins the campaign. Early April 2016 – George Papadopoulos sends several emails to national security team regarding contacts with “The Russians” and his “outreach to Russia” April 10, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed the Female Russian National who responded the next day that she “would be very pleased to support your initiatives between our two countries.” April 11, 2016 – George Papadopoulus receives email from Professor to announce his April 18 trip to Moscow. The Female Russian National responded " I have already alerted my personal links to our conversation and your request. ... As mentioned we are all very excited by the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially announced." April 18, 2016 – Professor introduced over email Papadoupolos to a Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officer. Proceeded over several weeks to have several conversations setting “the groundwork” for a “potential” meeting between Campaign and Russian officials. April 22, 2016 -- Russian MFA Connection sent email to Papadoupolos thanking him for an extensive talk and proposed to meet in London or Moscow. Papadopoulos replied suggesting a London meeting. April 25, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed a senior policy advisor (Stephen Miller) “The Russian Gov has an open invitation by Putin for Trump to meet him when he is ready. The advantage of being in London is that these Governments tend to speak more openly in neutral cities. April 26, 2016 – George Papadopoulos met the professor in London. The Professor tells that he had just returned from Moscow where he had met with high level Russian officials, where he learned the Russians had obtained dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of emails. April 27, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed Stephen Miller “Have some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.” April 27, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed Corey Lewandowski to discuss Russia’s interest in hosting Trump. April 30, 2016 – George Papadolpoulos emailed the professor thanking him for help. May 4, 2016 – Russian MFA Connection emailed Papadopoulos and the Professor saying MFA is open for cooperation. Papdopoulos responded saying he was glad they were interested and forwarded the email to Lewandowski. May 13, 2016 – The Professor emailed Papadopoulos with an update of their recent discussions: “We will continue to liaise through you with the Russian counterparts in terms of what is needed for a high level meeting of Trump with Russia” May 14, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski stating the Russian Government is interested in hosting Trump May 21, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Manafort “Request from Russia to meet Mr. Trump” and added “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite some time and have been reaching out to me to discuss.” May 21, 2016 – Manafort forwards email from Papadopoulos to Rick Gates saying “Let’s discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT I s not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as to not send any signal.” June 1, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski, who referred him to Clovis “he is running point.” Papadopoulos emailed Clovis. June 9, 2016 – Trump Tower meeting with Manafort, Trump Jr, Kushner June 19, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski “New message from Russia” detailing the Russian MFA trying to set up a meeting for Trump. June 20, 2016 – Corey Lewandowski fired as campaign manager. Paul Manafort takes over. July, 2016 – Clovis told Papadopoulos to “make the trip” on August 15, 2016 for off record meetings with Russian officials. The meeting did not take place. July 2016 – January 2017 – Manafort and Gates secured $16M in loans using fraudulently obtained property as collateral. August 15, 2016 – Ukranian connections of Manafort reported in New York Times August 16, 2016 – Gates communicated false and misleading talking points to Lobbying Company B in writing August 19, 2016 – Manafort leaves as Campaign Manager. Kellyanne Conway takes over. Gates stays on. September 2016 – DOJ informs Manafort, Gates, and DMI that it sought to determine whether they had acted as agents under FARA. September 2016 – Gates called Van Der Zwaan and “Person A” regarding a report, later deletes an email between Person A and him around this time. October 3, 2016 – Manafort lies to tax preparer about offshore accounts. October 21, 2016 – Manafort had Gates doctor 2016 DMI P&L and submitted to lender. When questioned about $300,000 delinquency on his AmEx, Manafort blamed Gates for running up the charges. November 8, 2016 – Flynn writes op-ed in The Hill ghost written by Turkish Government. November 8, 2016 – Donald Trump elected President. November 10, 2016 – Obama warns Trump about Flynn. November 18, 2016 – Flynn accepts offer of National Security Advisor. Sessions also nominated as AG. November 23, 2016 – Manafort, Gates and DMI submitted false letters to Congress. December 21, 2016 – Egypt submitted a resolution to the UN Security Council on Israeli settlements. December 22, 2016 – Kushner directed Flynn to contact officials from gonverments including Russia to learn where they stood. December 22, 2016 – Flynn contacted the Russian Ambassador about the pending vote. Flynn informed the Russian Ambassador about the incoming administration’s opposition to the resolution. December 23, 2016 – Flynn again spoke with ambassador who informed Flynn that Russia would not vote agains the resolution. December 28, 2016 – Barack Obama signed executive order enacting sanctions against Russia for 2016 election meddling. December 28, 2016 – Russian ambassador contacted Flynn about the sanctions. December 29, 2016 – Flynn called senior transition team member to discuss what to do about the sanctions and the potential impact of those sanctions on the Trump administration foreign policy goals. Transition team agreed not to escalate. December 29, 2016 – Flynn called the Russian Ambassador saying not to escalate the situation. December 29, 2016 – Flynn calls back senior transition team member to report on the call. December 30, 2016 – Putin released a statement indicating Russia would not retaliate. December 30, 2016 – Trump praises Putin for delaying retaliation. “I always knew he was very smart.” December 31, 2016 – Russian ambassador informs Flynn Russia won’t retaliate. December 31, 2016 – Flynn spoke with Transition team and detailed that conversation. January 6, 2017 – Comey and Trump first meet. Comey assures Trump he is not being investigated. January 10, 2017 – Sessions lies to Senate about Russian contacts. January 20, 2017 – Donald Trump inaugurated January 24, 2017 – Michael Flynn made false statements to the FBI. January 24, 2017 – Sally Yates, in response to Flynn interview, made urgent request to meet with Don McGahn. January 26-27, 2017 – Sally Yates informs McGahn is compromised and open to blackmail by the Russians January 27, 2017 – George Papadopoulos made false statements to FBI: · That he met the professor and learned about dirt before he joined the campaign. · That his contacts with the professor were inconsequential. · That he met the female Russian National before he joined the campaign. January 27, 2017 – Trump requests dinner with Comey in White House, requesting loyalty. January 27, 2017 – Gates and others form America First Policies PAC January 31, 2017 – Sally Yates fired for not supporting travel ban. February 8, 2017 – Sessions confirmed AG. February 10, 2017 – Manafort and Gates sent false FARA letters to congress. February 13, 2017 – Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor after his communications with Russian ambassador reported in the press. February 14, 2017 – Trump asks Comey to let Flynn stuff go: “he’s a good guy.” February 16, 2017 – Papadopoulos agrees to cooperate with the FBI. Feburary 17, 2017 – Papadopoulos deactivated his Facebook account which contained communication with the professors. February 23, 2017 – Papadopoulos changed cell phone number. March 2, 2017 – Sessions recused himself rom Russia investigation. March 7, 2017 – Flynn filed multiple FARA documents pertaining to a project performed by him and his Government for the benefit of Turkey. Flynn made false statements and omissions saying he did not know the extent to which Turkey was involved in the project, Turkey project was focused on improving US business confidence in Turkey, and that his November 8 op ed was not directed by Turkey. March 30, 2017 – Trump calls Comey, describing Russian investigation as a “cloud,” brought up McCabe’s wife being close to Clintons. April 11, 2017 – Trump asked Comey about “getting out” that he was not personally under investigation. May 8, 2017 – Comey fired. May 17, 2017 – Special Council Mueller appointed. June 8, 2017 – Comey testifies before Senate. July 27, 2017 – Papadopoulos arrested at Dulles International Airport and started to cooperate. July 28, 2017 – Manafort’s house raided at dawn. October 5, 2017 – Papadopoulos pleads guilty October 25, 2017 – Gates lied to tax preparer about offshore accounts. October 27, 2017 – Manafort and Gates receive initial indictments October 30, 2017 – Papadopoulos plea unsealed. Paul Manafort and Richard Gates indicted. November 3, 2017 – Alex Van Der Zwaan lied to SC office. December 1, 2017 – Michael Flynn pleads guilty. February 1, 2018 – Gates lies to Mueller team during Proffer session about March 2013 meeting. February 12, 2018 – Richard Pinedo pleads guilty. February 16, 2018 – 13 Russian Nationals, three Russian entities charged with multiple crimes. February 20, 2018 – Alex van der Zwann pleads guilty. February 22, 2018 – Gates and Manafort receive superseding indictment. February 23, 2018 – Gates pleads guilty. February 23, 2018 – Manafort superceding indictment.
  16. 8 points
    The only ones who support him are those who endow him with mythical qualities. He'll clean up the swamp; it's swampier than ever. He'll make us safer; hatred and violence are increasingly overt. He'll make America first; he makes himself first. He'll bring back jobs and stimulate the economy; he's done nothing tangible, doesn't seem to understand the issues. He's a shrewd negotiator; he's clearly out of his depths. He tells it like it is; no, he's an amoral liar. They support him for what they wish he was, and blind themselves to what he is.
  17. 8 points
    No, that's simply not true. Not to this level. Stop trying to normalize this outlandish behavior by a horrible group of people. It's beneath you. You could be better than that. it's a disgusting display and weakening our country. Anyone can see it and those who don't have other agendas at play to ignore it.
  18. 7 points
    That is fine if it only impacts you. But we employ over 200 people and we need to take into account their lives as well. If we stay open trying to squeeze out another buck or two and someone gets infected and goes home and infects their elderly parents/grandparents and they die. I would eat a gun knowing we did that. Me and my partner both agree we will lose everything we have before we hurt someone else.
  19. 7 points
    His slider can be found in the outfield seats about 400 feet away from home plate.
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  22. 7 points
    You wouldn't have ever heard about the murder of Seth Rich if it weren't for the fake news that Jerome Corsi, Fox News and others had pumped out about him. So, the very fact that you are hemming and hawing about how "awfully suspicious" it was all comes down to the fake news. We actually do know! We actually ******* know that Seth Rich and his family were dragged through the mud by a bunch of conspiracy theorists for their own political ends. Jerome Corsi literally admitted it. So dupes like yourself can come around and hem and haw about how "awfully suspicious" it looks and how about "how we'll never know" and all that bull****.... all pure spectulation and all nihilistic BS, the logical end of which means that there can be no such thing as common truth. Just own the fact that you fell for it. For once.
  23. 7 points
    Raskin: "Our colleagues are not upset because you lied to congress for the President. They're upset that you stopped lying to the congress for the President"
  24. 7 points
    Rod Allen made me feel like changing the channel.
  25. 7 points
    No offense it this meme makes you an *******. Well yeah... I do mean the offense. You are mocking and shaming all sexual assault victims and this is highly inappropriate and offensive. It’s cruel. It’s disgusting. If you take pleasure or humor or of it then you are those things too. I’ll let you explain yourself.
  26. 7 points
    In any event, stan's arguments are embarrassingly terrible.
  27. 7 points
    I sent my first ever television pitch today to our scripted development team and already received a positive response! It took a bit for me to even work up the nerve to ask for permission to pitch so I'm extremely happy (and feel like sharing!).
  28. 7 points
    Loose - could you do us a favor? Spend about 10 minutes to look up and learn the difference between climate and weather - then maybe you can come back and post better. Your incessant posting of weather trivialities as somehow relevant to this thread title's topic has become a waste of bandwidth at best, basic trolling at worst.
  29. 7 points
    Good. Fulmer is more valuable than Quintana.
  30. 7 points
    I think your irony meter needs calibrating. God, people are pissy. As if it's my fault that the Dems put up the only candidate Trump could beat. ?
  31. 7 points
    The problem is that they see themselves with the breastplate of righteousness which in reality are the earmuffs of not hearing logic.
  32. 7 points
    Not me. I am cynically imagining Shelton, Walt and Bigglesworth pumping up their favorability ratings by constantly liking each others posts!
  33. 6 points
    I promise you it is not a photo op. I'm currently working on the response to COVID.
  34. 6 points
  35. 6 points
    Indeed. “We were very prepared,” the president said Thursday, during the daily coronavirus press briefing. He was replying to—if not responding to—a question about why the United States had been completely unprepared to test for the disease, even as other countries launched large-scale programs to track it and to try to control its spread. “The only thing we were not prepared for was the media,” he added. “The media has not treated it fairly.” The president was, fitting the seriousness of the occasion, so far opposite the truth that he accidentally came around to accuracy again. If the media were treating the outbreak fairly, Donald Trump would not be able to stand at the presidential lectern and talk about how prepared he’d made sure America was without someone shoving him aside to hold up a picture of a dying nursing home patient, or to read a plea from doctors who don’t have enough masks. The only questions to ask him are: Why are you still here? And how many more people are going to be dead before you leave?
  36. 6 points
    I own three restaurants and we have always provided sick pay. We will also be paying employees if we have to shut down. It will only be about 25% of their normal pay and it might not last more than a month or so, but it's something.
  37. 6 points
    People aren't attacking people of faith offering prayers and condolences because of their faith, they are criticizing what they consider to be empty words from people who have no interest in considering changing the gun culture in America. I'd suggest that if there is someone you should be disappointed in, it should be those who use faith as a shield for obfuscating their preference in guns / gun ownership rights, which has zero to do with faith.
  38. 6 points
  39. 6 points
    White nationalism is on the rise. The idea that we just have to "wait it out" for racists to die is not a good idea. If you don't address it head on, it continues to grow.
  40. 6 points
    So as I was thinking about the team and game threads this year, it dawned on me when we look back on this group in 20 years its gonna be a bunch of who-who's and he played-here-guys. So in honor of the 2019 Tigers each game thread will feature a member of the Forgotten Tigers. None of the players featured will have played more than 2 years for the Tigers or 250 games. That means some well known guys that played part of three years at 20 then went on to stardom, didn't make the cut. Neither did those guys that played in every game for two years. Some are well known, there are even two or three all-stars in the bunch. Others are our version of Moonlight Graham. So let's have some fun in 2019, let's remember some guys and Let's Go Tigers!
  41. 6 points
    How much would it cost to ship 4,000 MAGA hats down to the caravan?
  42. 6 points
    So she is a total fraud because she: a) never told a guy she dated once about the alleged incident with Kavanaugh, b) she once flew on a propeller plane around Hawaii without apparent discomfort, c) she allegedly cheated on the guy when they were a long distance relationship, and d) she charged $600 on a joint credit card after they broke up (after being removed from the card?) and initially denied doing so. Now, bear in mind, per your past definitions, this guy has no facts, just a bunch of unsubstantiated allegations. Also, bear in mind, per your definition of a 'total fraud', I can *very* easily demonstrate Donald Trump is a 'total fraud'. So if Ford is a total fraud, why do you support an even larger fraud in Donald Trump, Stan?
  43. 6 points
    How can we get Victor Martinez to say "monkey"?
  44. 6 points
    I'm a Catholic. 3 times today on an early morning run I bumped into friends on the trails who knew I follow the Tigers and asked how I thought they'd do this year. But I'm so embarrassed by the Tigers roster this season that each time today I denied even being a fan of the Tigers. Then I heard a rooster crow as the sun rose, I remembered what week this is, and I wept.
  45. 6 points
    Richard Saunders @BoycottUtah There's that ***** Karma again, right when you want her least. Shaun Usher @ShaunUsher There's *always* a tweet Show this thread
  46. 6 points
  47. 6 points
    There's never going to be a true market in health care b/c of inelastic demand. Additionally, left with no regulation or government intervention, health insurance companies would deny health insurance to most people who were sick or old b/c they are expensive and would increase the company's odds of losing money. In fact, the health insurance industry had done that for most of America's history. People didn't like that. There are plenty of things left best to markets and to not interfere with them. Life and death health care is not one of them. From a pure economics standpoint, the GOP's arguments on health care make no sense assuming your goal is to provide a net benefit to society. If it isn't, then well, I guess it makes sense. Most conservative academic health economist I know favor ideas similar to ones Susan Collins puts forth that would actually greatly expand coverage- albeit with catastrophic plans. But those center-right economist don't have access to the GOP anymore. Universal coverage is the only end solution- the only real debate should be the best way to do that as there are a number of different options. Single payer is one way but countries like France also have a great healthcare system and they went a slightly different way. Right wing parties favor universal health care in every other developed country on the planet b/c they believe that government should intervene when there are obvious market failures. I still can't wrap my head around kicking poor people off of Medicaid and then providing limited subsidies to buy a private insurance plan with a deductible that will be north of $6000 and without the free preventive care they usually get. The bottom 25% in the US typically has less than $100 in savings. They'll die or go bankrupt if anything bad happens to them and they are at much higher risk than the general population. Its pretty straight forward what is going to happen.
  48. 6 points
    But one thing that bothers me in this is why do we have to specify Democratic or GOP? Why do we feel the need to say things like "Despite our differences I am glad he's ok....." Some things should just go without saying right?
  49. 6 points
    I will say I have an irrational hatred of Trump insofar as I think he is a con man and pathologically dishonest. I routinely find it pretty hard to find positives about his behaviors / speeches in general / policy proposals, and I don't think it is because he is R. Heck, I was R until the W presidency turned me off of the party and I still have strong R leanings.
  50. 6 points
    I have written it before in another thread, but will write it again here. I rarely discuss politics at home because I want my sons to arrive at their own political philosophy / leanings without simply adopting mine. That written, my younger son asked me what I thought about Trump about 6 months ago, and I simply and evenly said I think he is the worst presidential candidate in my lifetime (I was born in 73) and I left it at that. He asked me yesterday morning what I thought about Trump winning the presidency. I said that you are going to find in life that sometimes people you don't think should be in leadership positions will be in them. On teams, at work, in politics - fairly or not. If it appears doing things the wrong way or treating others poorly didn't hurt that individual, or even possibly helped them, that is not an excuse or a rationale to behave similarly. It also isn't an excuse to quit or not try your best. Lead by example. If others don't appreciate that, then that is on them.
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