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by Ken777
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 75
Views: 2345

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

He is an incumbent who has a good economy. There will be no primary. Right now Trump is still riding Obama's Economic Expansion - just look at the Bikini Graph and expand it to this year. Trump "delivered" a Trillion & a Half Dollar Tax Cut and those at the lower end of the scale stil...

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by Ken777
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 27
Views: 953

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Let's face it, Barr has set himself up as a racist equal to Trump's disgusting stature. The difference is that Barr will one day want to go back to a Big Name Law Firm and his racism could be a block for that return to a big wealth job. Law firms with large public companies as clients will not want ...

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by Ken777
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: London Eye Success

My wife and I took the London Eye a few years ago and we were very impressed - and happily recommend it to friends. Not only are the views fantastic (on a CLEAR day you can see forever) but the design, engineering efforts, cleanliness and obviously solid maintenance all come together to provide a ve...

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by Ken777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 83
Views: 3047

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

If all the nice ladies in Mississippi were to vote for the opponent to this flake it might help take Mississippi out of the 19th century and into the 20th Century, That would be "One Small Step For Mississippi.

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by Ken777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Here we go again. Maybe this is simply the result of taxing cuts to wealthy companies and individuals while those at the bottom of the social pyramid suffer more. unjust like the Cheney/Bush tax cuts the economy starts taking a dive and Trump will blame it on the Democrat's. Running out of money? Si...

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by Ken777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I wonder if in this round Epstein make a plea deal again to reduce his sentence and rat out a bunch of politicians and business executives who had statutorily raped any young women. I wouldn't be surprised to save his own sorry butt. He might make a deal of he has evidence on Trump shagging a 13 ye...

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by Ken777
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

As a Yank I'm far too ignorant on European political/economic issues to make any intelligent statements about 10 years from now. My thoughts about today are pretty simple. I strongly believe that the EU needs to hold the UK in a very close friendship even if BRITIX goes through. Besides the common b...

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by Ken777
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

My preference is a good gas grill. In the early 70's we built our first house (thank you, VA) and I had a gas grill installed next to the generic patio. In the middle of an ice storm my better half decided that she REALLY wanted grilled lamb chops. I sort of slid across the ice to the grill, knocked...

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by Ken777
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94

Iacocca helped Chrysler by being hard headed in terms of building quality into the ares. He rook a Toyota to factories and had the workers compare the pride in the production of that car with what the local workers were delivering. Lots of pressure put on the Unions and their leadership, as well as ...

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by Ken777
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Trump is an expert in unreality TV and this is just another performance to get his name "in lights". I can see a Presidential Executive Order changing the Holiday to President Trump Day - with the Republicans in Congress being strong supporters of the change. By the way, what ever happened...

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by Ken777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

People will know what that means, and most will remember the Access Hollywood B us Ride where Trump gleefully boasts about going up to women and grabbing them by their genitals. We all probably remember the $120,000 going to Stormy Damiels for her to keep silent about his screwing her while his wife...

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by Ken777
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me

Trump made it clear char she wasn't his type. I have to admit that her chests were probably too flat as we do know his "type" - Stormy Daniels. Big Boobs and no concern that his wife was still recovering from delivering his son. Guess his wife wasn't his "type" either.

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by Ken777
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4716

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

How you rate the first debate might be based on your political opinions, Trump Lovers will not be impressed and will toss all the digs they can. Democrats, on the other hand, are going to be looking at the entire field to develop their opinions to a higher degree. The important factor last night was...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1589

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

We've always used a top loader and have only replaced one every decade or so. I like the ability of grabbing something I forgot and toss it into the machine early in the wash cycle. Water levels are easy to set and the system provide good agitation to get the clothes clean. With a lot of stains I ca...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5204

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Look in the kitchens os the best restaurants and see what they are using, My bet is gas. We use electric cook tops (induction these days) and you'll never get my wife to go back. When we were getting married we were in this old apartment close to the Navy Base. The wife-to-be bent down to light the ...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2063

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Forgive it? Nope. But we have REAL need to bring it back to reality. that means return the debt program to the government and charge students the same prime rate that banks pay. The Student Loan Programs should be an investment in our national future, just like the GI Bill was after WW II, It should...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 54
Views: 5198

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

I'll be 75 in August so I've seen a lot of generations. All have a lot of very bright folks and a slot of total duds. You can't say one generation is good or bad. To judge how good a generation is look at the overall work they have done in areas like medical research, computers per sciences, etc. Lo...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2686

Re: Buy house or car?

One trick for home buyers - get an amortization schedule on your loan and pay two full months at once by adding the last unpaid principle amount on the list to your payment. On my first house that was adding $16 to the monthly payment. Isn't that a constantly moving target? It was a moving target a...

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by Ken777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2686

Re: Buy house or car?

Nothing wrong with a townhouse or detached condos. I consider purchasing the same as buying a house. Actually the wife and I are look at condos right now. One trick for home buyers - get an amortization schedule on your loan and pay two full months at once by adding the last unpaid principle amount ...

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by Ken777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2686

Re: Buy house or car?

I've never had a car that performed for me like owning a home has. Each home purchase has delivered a tidy profit, making the transition to the next home. Right now we are getting ready to down size (a huge task) and the sale of the current house will cover that more with retirement funds to spare. ...

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by Ken777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter
Replies: 25
Views: 1503

Re: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter

Trump never found a law he was not willing to break, both in his business years, running for the Presidency and while in office. He doesn't like to b e caught or embarrassed, but that doesn't stop him from doing whatever the hell he wants to do. No question that the broad needs to be fired, just as ...

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by Ken777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13341

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

There is a second design using glass - closer to the original design. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/06/07/apple-store-designer-submits-plans-redevelop-notre-dame-glass/ The best part of this design is the night view (top pic in the article). The problem with glass (besides weight) is t...

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by Ken777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1317

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

I can think of one guy who golfs a lot who would be happy to pay millions over asking and cheer that he got the best deal ever.... Deadbeat Donald won't be able to buy it. His free cash will crash after the House and the Courts finish with him. And he wouldn't be able to Gert leave from Leavenworth...

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5895

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

But, it is superior to the imperial system. :D Really? Start looking at those areas where the average Joe gets screwed. Politicians can now increase your Gas (Petrol) taxes by 5¢ a liter instead of 5¢ a Gallon. A car traded in for a new car that has 60,000 miles on the clock will, instead, have 100...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?

I got through the annual CT-Scan without new cancers popping up. Not something to be "proud" about, but clearly something to be grateful for. The wife and I reached our 50th Wedding Anniversary in April; again something to be VERY grateful for. In late August I hope to be grateful for livi...

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by Ken777
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3402

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Cuba is a queer one for Trump - he generally likes "strong men" running countries. So Trump must be sucking up to the older Cubans in exile who are now Americans so they can vote. How many of those Cubans are still living and how many have died? Trump also needs to worry because a lot of y...

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by Ken777
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Pelosi is a sick woman, literally. She can barely form coherent sentences anymore, she stumbles over basic words, misspeaks, she's a lunatic. All elected officials should undergo drug tests. And senility exams. This is comedy gold and I love it. The left continues to polarize the debate, and it's t...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Impeachment has two benefits for the Democrats. First, under Impeachment Investigations Trump would have to turn over documents and personnel he is not blocking (obstructing) from House Committees. Old Swamp Mouth will loose his mind over that. Second, an Impeachment Investigation will now be a fast...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Get ready to pay online sales tax
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Get ready to pay online sales tax

I can see this eventually moving to a national sales tax, and that will probably be a standard 10%. The legal problem would be that some states use sales tax revenues to fund bond liabilities. That leads to the local taxes reducing the national tax, making it beneficial to have the local tax half a ...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

[quote="Tugger" With all the reaction to the monitor stand that costs more than an iPhone people have forgotten the ridiculous cost the the VESA adaptor: $200! That's right, the industry standard VESA mount, a standard intended to reduce cost and simplify things, a piece of metal, costs $2...

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

The stand is sort of out of the iMac G4 (the sunflower iMac) in that it has significant movement built in, Tilt up and down, raise up and down, swivel to the sides and rotate for portrait mode. The internal engineering keeps it in any position you select and basically the display feels weightless. I...

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3402

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Swamp Mouth is simply being a dickhead again. He needs a new story each day in his political soap opera so Cuba gets its turn. so what else is new? Making a fool of himself in the UK, saying there were thousands cheering him and a handful of folks off to the side quietly protesting his visit. But th...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Have been using a macbook pro for over a decade, but decided to buy a windows laptop with a dedicated graphics card as I missed playing certain games. I think Mac is better overall because of the ecosystem, since I also own an iphone and ipad, but Windows isn´t bad either. I just wish I could use a...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Considering that you are not going to havre heavy use you might also want to look at the MacBook Air. It has a list of $!,200 with 128 GB SSD storage from Apple, but you can get it a bit cheaper on line. A previous generation is listed at $999. The new one has a better display and TouchID, which use...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Apple delivered their Keynote Address today at the start of the developer's conference. You can. watch the Keynote Address at: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2019/ Watching this 2 hour presentation will give you a goos idea of where the Apple Environment is heading. The new Mac Pro has ben ...

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by Ken777
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Same Products In Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: The Same Products In Stores

Try traveling overseas and you'll have no problem finding stores and restaurants that are familiar. McDonalds are everywhere - from Europe to Asia to Australia. I was in Vienna and needed to get a scarf to help with the cold. First shop I came to was The Gap, and they had the scarf for me. Companies...

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by Ken777
Fri May 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?
Replies: 60
Views: 2631

Re: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?

Trump is many things. Bully, Business Bankrupt Failure, etc., but ignorance of his actions as President is really at the top of the list of how incompetent he really is. While our economy is strong (outside of the poor and minimum wage folks) it is also fragile in areas that have benefitted from imp...

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by Ken777
Sat May 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

My cousin used to do renderings for Mr. Pei and Pei was his favorite Architect. My favorite rendering was his night setting of the Louvre Pyramid. I can remember reading about that work in Time and a lot of the good folks in Paris did NOT like the Pyramid at all - but time (and the increase in touri...

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by Ken777
Sat May 18, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10813

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Bolton is, IMO, a war Freak and it looks like our SecState is dancing to the same tune. Trump probably doesn't have the brains to understand that another was in the ME will be political suicide, even for a dirtbag like him with his 38% of idiots supporting him. One can only hope that we will have an...

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by Ken777
Wed May 15, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6161

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

A wife of 50 years Grandkids Fixing up an old house so I can finally sell it. Then fixing our current old house so the wife and I can finally sell it. Going on cruises with the wife when we can afford it while fixing up unwanted old houses I also love reading, especially my favorite writers - about ...

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by Ken777
Wed May 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4510

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

You want to see how roads are done properly come to Kansas where our road contractors have great lobbying folks. The only ones better are the ones lobbying on behalf of the school districts who were somewhat successful in raiding the DOT budget for additional funding a while back. Anyways. We have ...

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by Ken777
Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5577

Re: trumps losses in business.

It is also proof of him being a bull shit artist extraordinaire. He started with a small loan of a million and managed to loose a billion plus. How many can brag about that. We now know why he is trying to cover his ass. Actually Daddy started him of with more than a simple million and over time fu...

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by Ken777
Mon May 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28149

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Fortunately many people haven't kept up the charade here in France, so now the zealots are in the clear minority. I know a guy my age, whose parents didn't raise him religiously, his father is a psychiatrist, he's an engineer, and he became religious a few years ago, and married a religious woman. ...

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by Ken777
Fri May 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2527

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

Magog So what does a ‘well regulated Militia’ mean?. I'm in the camp that believe es the first three words are the key. Well regulated would mean. that the government would establish reasonable and responsible measures to ensure ownership is available to citizens and that, when appropriate ownershi...

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by Ken777
Wed May 01, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 420
Views: 21971

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Bring articles of impeachment and put your money where your mouth is. Are you referring to an Impeachment of Barr our Trump? Barr will be fine before long - he got caught lying to Congress sooner than anticipated. if you are referring to Trump then don't rush tings. Discovery is just getting starte...

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by Ken777
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year

I was a lifelong Republican until I voted for my first Democrat ever - that was Clinton. I certainly didn't vote against Bush I - I actually liked him (and Barbara) a lot. I voted against the Sanunu Mentality. Radicalized conservative for the time and they really made me gag. Also moved to the Democ...

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by Ken777
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 7309

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/04/25/fox-news-judge-napolitano-mueller-report-shows-trump-obstructed-justice/23717457/ I have to say I agree with him. I am glad to see someone paid by Fox can see the forest for the trees. Obstruction, obstruction. MSNBC replayed Judge Napolitano's c...

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by Ken777
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3561

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

The problem I see is that the letters are too chopped up and are not that easy for many to read. Plain, large solid letters should be on the side of a police car so it can be seen and understood from a distance. And the use of the flag for decoration turns me off - sort of like the Yo-Yos in the Tea...

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by Ken777
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For a New Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Looking For a New Car

The Mita might be a great choice - my wife drove a MX-3 for 17 years so Mazdas can last a long time. the Miata, however, cannot handle a wife, kid and Diaper Bags. You might go for a used one to help minimize the investment in case you miss the right gal a month after getting the car. I have a Buick...

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by Ken777
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Texas ever become a blue state?
Replies: 26
Views: 1948

Re: Will Texas ever become a blue state?

The Texas (and other Southern) Democrats took a hit when LBJ signed the Civil Rights Law. LBJ actually said that he was handing the South tot he GOP as he was signing the law. We're around 70 years now and some, like Mississippi, Georgia, etc will need another half century or so. Texas, I believe, i...

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