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Chaffetz kinda reminds me of Elon Musk.
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 11:49 AM
 
So this 'A Day Without A Woman' boycott... Does it seem to be counterproductive?
In the DC area, a school system will be closed so the liberal UNION teachers can be off that day, while inconveniencing lots of parents. Seems selfish and stupid.
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 12:14 PM
 
I get the feeling you don't believe in any strikes
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 12:22 PM
 
Teacher strikes involve juggling needs other strikes don't.

Not saying that means teachers shouldn't strike, but it's delicate.
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 12:25 PM
 
It's a day. It's as inconvenient as when too much snow falls.
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 12:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I get the feeling you don't believe in any strikes
its not a strike, more of a tantrum.
     
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
its not a strike, more of a tantrum.
This is so stupid I don't know how to respond
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 12:42 PM
 
It isn't about inconvenience, it's the unique obligation teachers sign up for.

I'm going to guess D.C. voted overwhelmingly for Hillary. Who exactly is getting punished?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
It isn't about inconvenience, it's the unique obligation teachers sign up for.

I'm going to guess D.C. voted overwhelmingly for Hillary. Who exactly is getting punished?
This misunderstands the point of protest. I'm sure when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back it made some black folk late, too. Protest isn't about punishment it's about sending a message.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I stand by the quality of my visual, but will admit I'm not using the meme properly.

I like Comey's judo move of taking the momentum of Priebus looking like an idiot for asking him to kill a story, and then hurling it right into Sessions' huevos.
Ah, you were thinking back further than I did.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
It isn't about inconvenience, it's the unique obligation teachers sign up for.

I'm going to guess D.C. voted overwhelmingly for Hillary. Who exactly is getting punished?
The school system is Alexandria City, in Virginia. So, they bail from their jobs, and now parents have to scramble to find alternatives and some may have to miss work. Of course they will still be providing breakfast and lunch.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
This misunderstands the point of protest. I'm sure when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back it made some black folk late, too. Protest isn't about punishment it's about sending a message.
A protest in the form of a strike isn't leavening punishment into the recipe?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
A protest in the form of a strike isn't leavening punishment into the recipe?
Do you have an equally effective alternative?
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 01:38 PM
 
Perhaps a better viewpoint is "an opportunity for you to realize appreciation for those you rely on daily and may have overlooked."
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 01:39 PM
 
You don't know what you have until it's gone?
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 01:48 PM
 
I get the idea... but I can see where maybe schools should get a pass.
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 01:56 PM
 
It's ONE day.
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 02:30 PM
 
Should I have said MAYBE?
     
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Mar 8, 2017, 01:34 PM
 
So, "Day without a Woman" was funded by George Soros.

'Day Without a Woman' supporters got $246M from Soros | Fox News
     
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Did he cover all their pay for missing work?
     
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Mar 8, 2017, 01:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
its not a strike, more of a tantrum.
Yep. "Give us even more attention, on top of the overwhelming attention we already get."

Several ladies in the office were going to skip work, but when they realized it was w/o pay (because they didn't give sufficient notice for a personal holiday), and it would negatively impact their personnel review and future raises, they all changed their minds very quickly.
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Mar 8, 2017, 02:03 PM
 
It gives the bosses a chance to see who is productive and who isn't.
     
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Flynn lobbied for Turkish-linked firm after election, documents show - POLITICO
Flynn's firm disclosed it was lobbying for Inovo in September but did not register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Robert Kelner, a lawyer for Flynn's firm, wrote in a letter to the Justice Department on Tuesday that the firm believed at the time that the congressional disclosure was sufficient but is now registered retroactively as a foreign agent.
I have no idea what to make of this.
     
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Mar 9, 2017, 10:32 AM
 

Hmmm...
     
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Mar 9, 2017, 03:41 PM
 
Since it's one of your pet peeves subego, I'm pretty sure everyone is taking Paul Ryan's insurance comments out of context.
     
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Mar 9, 2017, 04:51 PM
 
SoS traveling without press for some reason
     
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Mar 10, 2017, 11:57 AM
 

Huh?
     
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https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/stat...80755236999169
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies.
I mean, sure, ignoring that America was built using other people's babies.
     
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Mar 12, 2017, 06:42 PM
 
To be fair, a baby is the rough size and shape of a cinder block.
     
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Mar 13, 2017, 01:29 PM
 
So... am I allowed to call Steve King racist?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
So... am I allowed to call Steve King racist?
I think the only people we are allowed to call racist are BLM and pre-1960's Democrats.
     
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Mar 13, 2017, 02:55 PM
 
Yeah.

Steve King's racially charged comments put Republicans on the spot | MSNBC

“You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up and that you need to teach your children your values” and in doing so, then you can grow your population and you can strengthen your culture, you can strengthen your way of life,” King said.

King called Western Civilization a “superior culture” and said some cultures contribute more to American society than others.

“If you go down the road a few generations or maybe centuries with the intermarriage, I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that we look a lot the same,” King added.
     
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Mar 13, 2017, 03:37 PM
 
I'm asking subego since he and I are frequently at loggerheads but I appreciate extra input from others.
     
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This is hardly the first racist comment from Rep. King and it won't be the last. However, I do find it interesting how he revealed the real motivation behind much of the conservative opposition to abortion.

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The man has a confederate flag on his desk. Iowa was in the Union.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I'm asking subego since he and I are frequently at loggerheads but I appreciate extra input from others.
He only ranks a 2 or 3 on the benefit-of-the-doubt-o-meter, so I'll allow it.
     
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Is this a lull?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Is this a lull?
In what, news?

Originally Posted by subego View Post
He only ranks a 2 or 3 on the benefit-of-the-doubt-o-meter, so I'll allow it.
Pardon me if I'm misunderstanding, but are you saying there's a way for that to not be racist?
     
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Mar 14, 2017, 06:15 PM
 
A lull in craziness. I feel like it's been 4 or 5 days since the last earth shattering event.

What people say and what people mean doesn't always match as well as it should. That would be the main way I could see it not being racist.
     
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Mar 14, 2017, 07:39 PM
 
there was an executive order yesterday allowing Director of the Office of Management and Budget to eliminate departments, if they can't "justify" themselves in 180 days. I'm sure no matter what excellent cases the departments make, the list for the axe is already made and waiting.

Goodbye EPA! Goodbye Education!
     
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The departments have 6 months to do their audit, then the OMB gets six months to come up with recommendations on it.

I'm pretty sure the President can't whack a department, so he can't authorize someone else to do so. Congress makes and unmake departments.

I predict this may recommend whacking a few departments no one's heard of (IIUC there are over 400), but the bulk of the recommendations will be of the reorganization and budget cutting variety.

Both of these things need to get through Congress too.


It'll obviously recommend to slash the DoEd and the EPA. I'm not defending that, only trying to paint as clear a picture as possible.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
A lull in craziness. I feel like it's been 4 or 5 days since the last earth shattering event.
I felt that way last week.
     
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(I'll shit myself if it really is a something about Trump/Russia)
     
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Someone pointed out, the last time Comey held a presser it was the Hillary exoneration.
     
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Gotta predict nothingburger.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Gotta predict nothingburger.
It's the safer bet.

Maybe they located Rubio's spine.
     
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Maddow "uncovered" that Trump paid $38M in taxes in 2005, double the percentage of the Clintons or Sanders.
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