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30 August 2018

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Don Bessee

Left wing revisionist history again -

https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/09/01/laura-ingraham-neil-armstrong-movie-trashing-patriotism-leaving-american-flag/

;-)

Paul Emery

Is that the same Laura Ingram that wants the Government to take ofer Facebook and Google? Oh guess what it is!!!

“There’s a thought that given the enormity of these corporations, and this is a public square today,” Ingraham said. “This is the equivalent of what we used to see in the old town square was people with a bull horn. And so could there be a movement to treat them more like public utilities, so they have some quasi-government oversight of these entities?”

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/fox-news-host-laura-ingraham-suggests-government-take-facebook-twitter-like-public-utilities/

Do you support that Don?

George Rebane

PaulE 314pm - While a proponent of minimizing govt interference in the private sector, things do change a bit when we are talking about a corporatist organization. We have already 'public utilitized' private companies, so such a suggestion by Ingraham is nothing new - e.g. we did it with Bell's phone enterprise and Edison's electric power enterprises. But before solidifying the Fed/Google marriage, Washington should do as much regulatory rollback and tax reform as necessary to lower the hurdles to competing with Google. Our telecom and power infrastructures have a history of being held back by being ensconced as cushy govt guarded utilities.

 Bill Tozer

3:22. Thumbs up to that.

The best thing that could happen to Google is for the government to regulate the crap out of it and exhort some more monies and even have 2 or 3 clauses in the regs that serve as a trip wire for any up and coming competitors and start ups. You know, that one line thrown in there out of the blue on page 103.

I was hoping this would have been discussed when all the Silicon Valley bigwigs converged at Trump Towers, bringing their Pacific Northwest brothers along. I was yelling for Trump to hit them with Monopoly word in a sentence to set the tone. But no. Well, he did hint at it a ccoup,e days prior as he left it as a trailing sentence. That got their ears all pointing straight up and packing the suitcases. Gotta get to Washington. But, the were cordial and relatively friendlyplaying nice and they dodged a bullet. Trump is just too nice of a guy.

When you wrap your head around how much traffic Google controls to search, it’s like between 90% and ALL. And that controls pretty much everything. “Monopolies rock!”, said no Lefty ever. But things have changed. Let’s hear it for the M word. Hip, hip, hooray.

Paul Emery

Bill

I thought Conservatives such as yourself were opposed to government regulation? What goes?

Don Bessee

Well duh!

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a self-described free-market think tank, published the 56-page report, bolstering their claims with emails and documents from dozens of open records requests to AG offices and universities across the country over a two-and-a-half year period. Many of those requests had to be litigated to win release of the documents.

Chris Horner, the researcher and author of the paper titled "Law Enforcement for Rent," says the scheme may be expressly illegal in New York and Oregon, and is ethically dubious everywhere else.
"This approach represents an elaborate, deliberate plan to politicize state law enforcement offices in the service of an ideological, left-wing climate policy agenda that has been frustrated by the democratic process," the report said. "Under this scheme and deviating from standard government contracting procedures, private parties with an express policy advocacy agenda can pay to place activist investigators and lawyers in state AG offices to pursue that agenda."

https://freebeacon.com/politics/report-political-interests-commandeered-state-ags-environmental-agenda/

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Todd Juvinall

Uh oh, looks like the newest democrat/socialist, Mr. Gillum of Florida is under FBI scrutiny. You cannot make this stuff up. He is just another lefty hypocrite. Staying in high-end resorts on corporate donor dollars.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/floridas-democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-under-attack-123123793--election.html

 Bill Toze

We are fluid. That’s all. There are exceptions, like Ma Bell. Funny that Ma’s baby bell, that cute little thang, is now the King of the Roost.

Many moons ago, arose from my little Irish tailor’s lineage, a man who cornered the Wheat market and thus brought about the first major regulations, laws, the book redone, (reforms?) because of his actions. Somewhere around the turn of the century, 1795 or before 1820. It’s because of people like that, we do, on rare and under special circumstances close exploited loopholes you can drive a truck through. Friggin Irish. It was hurting the little guy. Consider it doing our part for social justice, and, if I may add, doing our part for to expand ethical capitalism and democracy.

In all truth, I was rooting for Trump to lay the big ole Ace in the Hole “Anti-Trust”card on the table when they had their meet and greet in the Towers. Not the Towers that are leaning in Frisco, or the Towers that are no more in NYC, but the unshakeable well built standing strong Trump Towers. But nooo. And I would be taken wrong if I was cheering for the A word.....anti-trust is an nice short phrase that most everybody has heard once before in the lives. It might be on the books....and with a little tweaking....never know.

The M word works, but the anti-trust word is a more precise implied threat. That Trump says the earnest things. Don’t call it the bully pulpit for nothing.

Long story to explain that “I thought your guys were for laizze-faire. We were once, but that was then, this is now.

Did find it shocking and mean that Marissa Mayer got left out of the meeting. Not enough chairs. Too low on the totem pole. Besides, when was the last time you heard that yodeling Yahoo commercial?? They could have had it all.

Don Bessee

All the fakenews reusing 0 era pictures of kids in cages seems to have backfired on team lefty -

A Rasmussen Reports poll shows a majority of American voters — 68 percent — believe that illegal immigration is a “major problem” and that the federal government is not doing enough to fix it.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/01/68-of-voters-illegal-immigration-major-problem-feds-not-doing-enough/

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Tricky McClean

Anti-trust is for p**sy grabbers, no?

 Bill Toze

Let’s see what you got.

George Rebane

You'll notice from PaulE's 458pm that the cognitive disease of liberals is that they have no perception of a nuanced solution. Their simplicity demands that the needle always be pegged on a YES/NO, Regulate/No Regulations, Tax Maximally/No taxes, ... . That is why socialist governments have always foundered after years of providing misery for their citizens.

 Bill Toze

Gender equality: give women equal rights. Well, I am all for equal rights, but sometimes there needs to be a balance.

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343/1421029118031121/?type=3&theater

Gregory

"Fair enough response Gregory then what should we do about the conditions of the Coral reefs?"

-Punchy


Give up using sunscreen lotions containing the stuff that kills coral in truly tiny concentrations.

Strange the article that was the bee up your bonnet didn't mention that, don't you think?

Walt

Paul says "I thought Conservatives such as yourself were opposed to government regulation". You better read up on "Libertarian" Paul.
That's what you claim to be. Here... Let me help you out.
Now set your screen to HUGE PRINT.
https://www.lp.org/about/
We seek to substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut and eliminate taxes at every opportunity.

We believe that peaceful, honest people should be able to offer their goods and services to willing consumers without inappropriate interference from government.

We believe that peaceful, honest people should decide for themselves how to live their lives, without fear of criminal or civil penalties.

We believe that government’s only responsibility, if any, should be protecting people from force and fraud.

Nowhere can I find banning one's speech because it's disliked, as part of the belief. ( you know,, your bitch about Bill T.)

So far, your just a one trick mule. "legalized" weed.


George Rebane

Walt 1118am - "just a one trick mule" Good point Mr Branson, which I hope that PaulE will contest and show us another trick or two, to at least keep up appearances.

 Bill Tozer

One trick mule? I liked what Cornell West said. “ Forget the 40 acres and a mule, give me a condo and a Jaguar.”
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Back on topic:
Quality education: invest the proceeds in people, expand ethical capitalism and democracy.

https://m.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10155858445360914/?type=3&source=48

Walt

Well, you have to give credit when due.
Someone at CNN had the guts for a change.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/02/gillum-avoid-admitting-raise-taxes/
"On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, he talked policy with guest host Dana Bash — and appeared to have a difficult time admitting that his healthcare plan would involve a tax hike for at least some Florida residents."

It only took six tries.
Bash: Let me get it this way. Will you say you will not support raising taxes to make your healthcare plan work?

Gillum: I will absolutely not raise taxes on everyday working Floridians to give access —

AND FINALLY …
Bash: What about wealthier people?

Gillum: I ran on this, by the way. We will increase taxes for corporations in our state who right now, just so you are aware, only 3 percent of people in Florida pay the corporate tax rate.

Paul Emery

I'm a green libertarian Walt. Different priorities

Doing sound at Brownsville Bles Festival. Not much from me today. you'll do fine without me

Don Bessee

Promise @ 121?
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https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/02/new-york-post-mocks-trump-bashing-meghan-mccain-as-the-meg/

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Tricky McClean

Don 1325 - “The Meg” is currently rating 47% on the TOMATOMETER. Don’t think that’s a coincidence.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_meg/

Todd Juvinall

Grewen libertarian does not exist except in your own brain. No such thing.,

Walt

Hummmm.... Like mixing water INTO acid... (not a smart idea)
"green libertarian philosophy attempts to consolidate progressive or agrarian values with libertarianism. While green libertarians have tended to associate with the Green Party, the movement has grown to encompass economic liberals who advocate free markets and commonly identify with contemporary American libertarianism.

Key word..."Attempts".
I don't recall Paul EVER advocating "free markets". ( just "free stuff" at other's expense)

Notice all the Progressive code words? like "attempts","encompass", "advocate" and "identify"?

In simple terms, the "full of shit" party.

Walt

Still LIB Paul..... Nice try.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_of_the_United_States
" green politics, specifically environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice, participatory, grassroots democracy, gender equality, LGBT rights, anti-war and anti-racism. On the political spectrum, the party is generally seen as left-wing."
And still today's PROGGY. A so-called,kinder, gentler Communist.


Todd Juvinall

This may cheer up all those sourpusses.

https://www.facebook.com/60saroundsounds/videos/438465319975916/

Don Bessee

No more BS from the chi coms -

But Art Laffer, renowned economist and former advisor to President Ronald Reagan, argues that it’s all for the better because Trump is using tariffs to pressure China to “behave” in regard to globally-connected trade.

“Trump is doing a great job with Mexico and, I believe, with Canada as well. But the real goal is to get China into the free trade world and to behave like a proper country should behave in a free trade world,” Laffer, who advises Trump on tax policy, told Yahoo Finance’s Midday Movers on Friday. “Don’t steal our [Intellectual Property]. Don’t have tariffs against our products. Don’t manipulate currency. Just trade, and trade fairly.”

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/laffer-trumps-trade-war-pushes-china-behave-like-proper-country-172738032.html

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Walt

Now the commie bitch is out to use children.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/02/ocasio-cortez-children-fight-trump/

Todd Juvinall

"M" is now trolling my blog. What a hoot!

 Bill Tozer

Odd. Looks like our lady guerilla sign artist has been working her way down from Nevada City as well. Probably heading toward the Blues Fes. She’s running amok.

1:45 p.m. — A caller from Pioneer Road reported a woman vandalizing road signs.

Don Bessee

Just figuring that out are ya?

Continetti’s comments came during a discussion on NBC’s "Meet the Press" of Americans’ views of NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Host Chuck Todd introduced the discussion by referencing a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that showed a majority of Americans believe it is inappropriate for NFL players to kneel during the national anthem. Fifty-four percent of Americans deemed kneeling inappropriate, while 43 percent disagreed.
Eighty-eight percent of Republicans and 57 percent of Independents said kneeling was inappropriate, but only 23 percent of Democrats answered similarly.
Continetti noted that the poll shows Trump continues to stand with most Americans on the issue. "A few things struck me from the poll. First, Trump continues to be on the majority side with this issue."

Continetti added that the poll points to how Democrats miss the cultural element of populism which the president grasps and employs to rally support.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/continetti-trump-effective-seizing-symbols-american-patriotism/

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Tricky McClean

Don 1708 - What is this “NFL” you speak of?

 Bill Tozer

About the Steve plan.

It’s just the Brother Ben plan and the Jill Stein plan except for leaving capitalism sorta alive, but a lot leaner, smaller, and different motivations..... and no more fudicary duties to the shareholders first and foremost.

By golly, it’s the Lizzy Warren plan! ok, she plagiarized it from somebody else. What difference at this point does it matter anyway?

Must be their idea of a compromise. Still, it’s their 50 year plan. No prob,

Don Bessee

The truth of the matter -

The dramatic decline of U.S. manufacturing at the hands of free trade—where more than 3.4 million American jobs have been lost solely due to free trade with China, not including the American jobs lost due to agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS)—has coincided with growing wage inequality for white and black Americans, a growing number of single mother households, a drop in U.S. marriage rates, a general stagnation of working and middle class wages, and specifically, increased black American unemployment.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/02/study-u-s-manufacturing-collapse-catalyst-economic-decline-white-working-class-black-americans/

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Tricky McClean

Toes 1810 - As much as you’d like to pin the tail on the Donkey, I really do think you’re missing the point entirely. Just as the Deplorables in Michigan, for example, voted for Trump to cure their disenfranchisement, the inner city Gang Bangers voted for Obama to assuage their existential pain. We live in a republic, but democratic principles are the necessary underpinning for our nation state’s unwavering foundation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5foou7mIA0w

 Bill Tozer

Sorry, McCleaner. Watched 10 seconds of it and the virus attack alert went off. I got anti-Russian Bot bells and whistles going crazy. Commie.
So, you want more funding for the arts? If you are the guerilla sign artist of Nevada County, my I suggest you take some art classes. You gotta hone your craft, unless I am responding to paid Russian in some building in Malysia. Sorry Mc Fadden, I don’t want to hear about a sow’s privates are anotomically correct, either. You people are sick, but who am moi to judge until I stand 20 minutes in your boots. So are you a Russian bots paid for my MoveOn.org? Yep, move on. Oink, oink.

 Bill Tozer

Think Obama talked about Americans first back when people were fainting in the audience’s at the sound of his words.

https://m.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10155858449920914/?type=3&source=48

Don Bessee

Mad Dog stormed congress and has rocked the World, YOU GO MAD DOG!

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/30/defense-secretary-jim-mattis-works-non-stop-this-is-what-hes-achieved-so-far/

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Don Bessee

Well of course he does!

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/09/02/desantis-gillum-wants-to-turn-florida-into-venezuela/

;-)

 Bill Tozer

You mean people vote for their own self interest? No way. Thought everybody lived on the alturist plane with their heads in the clouds and one foot almost touching the ground.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2018/08/31/msnbc-ruhle-velshi-aghast-selfish-voters-care-more-about-abortion

https://giphy.com/gifs/wine-o-clock-btZEAKlDWnBcY/tile

Walt

Happy working stiff's day. (unless your Boardman)
https://www.theunion.com/opinion/george-boardman-i-hope-youre-prosperous-enough-to-enjoy-the-labor-day-holiday/
Note to Boardman. The Constitution guarantees the pursuit of happiness and prosperity. Not all will find it. Welcome to the real America.

We heard again the cries of "BOYCOTT" because a business gave money to the Right.(yet still gave more to the Left)
Every time the LIBS pull that stunt, it backfires.
Now look at the flip side. Remember the "business" that kicked out a high ranking Repub?. (The Little Red Hen) No real call to "boycott". But payback has been a bitch.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/03/virginia-town-where-red-hen-refused-to-serve-sarah-sanders-is-trying-to-recover-its-image.html
The whole town has been feeling the heat, and it ain't over yet.
"The area's regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign, the Roanoke Times reported Sunday. The money is normally saved, however, officials agreed the region is in desperate need of positive coverage after the Sanders controversy."
"Following the incident, the tourism board was flooded with thousands of calls and emails -- and the complaints are still coming. The office received a letter Thursday from a Georgia family that wrote to say it would never return because of what happened."

Seems all the Lefties with money weren't loyal enough.(or just not enough of them as advertised)

 Bill Tozer

I’m still stuck on point #4: quality education.

Guess it gets down to what quality education means. A well rounded liberal arts education? A core curriculum of studies, a mastering of knowledge of subject material? Preparing students for the Brave New World? Vocational schools, tech schools, tailoring education to what an individual’s aptitude fits best? An immersion in social justice and ecology...er....climate change or political activism?
What good is free education without quality education. Are we to be like Austria and place pupils in two groups; one group to pursue STEM subjects and “higher education” and the other pupils placed on the fast track to learning a trade? Does quality education factor into the educated ones’ chances of success in the world or in the job market?

The second part of quality education: : invest the proceeds in people is a puzzlement to me. I frankly do not know what “invest the proceeds in people” means. Haven’t a clue.

I am pretty sure the ‘invest the proceeds (of quality education) p’ does not mean what is the largest most widespread trend on campuses across America today. That trend is to pour millions into making dorms nicer, spacier, better furnished, constructing newer and nicer lounges and student building across the campuses to have nicer, more modern facilities and digs.

Don Bessee

Now the socialst/dem fakenews media has gotten so comfortable with this stuff they are getting as ham handed as the USSR at un-personing and revisionist history.

It was an image that caused quite a stir Friday afternoon. There on the stage presiding over Aretha Franklin’s epic funeral extravaganza was former President Bill Clinton alongside former presidential candidates Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. And immediately next to those three, in the same honored position as the ex-president and the civil rights leaders was anti-semite, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/2/networks-crop-farrakhan-clintonjacksonsharpton-ima/

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George Rebane

DonB 455pm - Agreed, but they sure as hell didn't crop Farrakhan when that affair was drawing to a close. He sat there right behind the speaker's podium with most self-satisfying grin singing along and enjoying himself, especially when Stevie Wonder finally got the mike.
https://people.com/music/aretha-franklin-funeral-stevie-wonder-performance/

Don Bessee

Dr. R, I believe that in the vernacular that would be called a shit eating grin. It was hilarious that there were tons of attacks on the old school Bishop that railed at the loss of the black family for all the destruction wrought by the great society rules that pushed men out of the homes to get benefits. Now the arch racist has benefited to no end and there will be no record of it for the grossly uninformed worshipers of goggle on their iPhones.

;-)

 Bill Tozer

You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place…”
This event has been posted on Sandbox previously by others. I was relecuant to post it here The tone is harsher than I prefer...Darwin Award and all. When I look at the couple’s fresh wholesome faces, the happy contentment....well, it’s like taking to Brother Ben or those who are all in on Agenda 21, 30 40, or 50. Some see the world as they wish it to be and how they want the future to be. Others see it more a more historical prescriptive. When pondering where you are going, it’s good to ponder where you have come from. Peace on Earth, goodwill towards peoplekind.
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Peace, justice and strong institutions: cooperation instead of war
Partnerships for the goals: leave you fools in the dustbin.

“People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil … I don’t buy it … Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own … By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.”

The real world determined that was a lie.”

https://www.funker530.com/millenial-couple-killed-prove/

Guess those “stronger institutions” are the needed to will bring about Shangri-La via the business end of a gun. Shangri-La. a fictional place, has become synonymous with any earthly paradise

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