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by mbmbos
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 294
Views: 21857

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

why isn't he cashing his paycheck to be president. It looks like he can use his salary. He donates it so he can write that off too. I think everyone here should learn tax law before they throw bombs. Also I can't wait to see who gets convicted of a felony for giving this info to the times and if th...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 5422

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

Yes, not true. I've watched the entire Kentucky AG's press conference so far (it is still ongoing). He laid out exactly what happened. The officers had a knock-and-announce warrant. They knocked, announced, and received no answer. They forced the door and the first officer through the door was imme...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 5422

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

That's simply untrue. One officer entered the apartment and was shot the second he walked inside. The others immediately returned fire. Not true? According to police reports? Yes, not true. I've watched the entire Kentucky AG's press conference so far (it is still ongoing). He laid out exactly what...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 5422

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

Officer Hankinson has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. A warrant has been issued and bond has been set at $15,000. No other charges will be filed. A lot of people are going to be unhappy about the lack of substantial charges, but I think it was the right decision based on the ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 5422

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

Officer Hankinson has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. A warrant has been issued and bond has been set at $15,000. No other charges will be filed. A lot of people are going to be unhappy about the lack of substantial charges, but I think it was the right decision based on the ...

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by mbmbos
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watching PanAm B707 landing
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wonderful! Thank you.

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by mbmbos
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phone Call from a potential employer to reject a candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Phone Call from a potential employer to reject a candidate?

I think emails are the norm these days so I don't consider it rude. Not notifying a candidate at all is inconsiderate and I believe affects a company's good will. I do believe it is wise to call a candidate if the decision was painfully close or if you want to consider the candidate for a future ope...

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by mbmbos
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 46
Views: 1607

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Not that I don't love rock n'roll but not one piece of classical? Anyone ever heard Beethoven's 6th? Well, if you're going to complain about it, show us the goods. Who are your favorites? You can't just say "Beethoven's 6th." I don't claim to be a classical music maven, but here's a list ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 46
Views: 1607

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Charles Mingus - Ah Um
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Dinah Washington - The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury
X - Los Angeles
The Ramones - Rocket to Russia
REM - Life's Rich Pageant
REM - Murmur
Al Green - The Essential Album Collection

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by mbmbos
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Appeals court Keeps Flynn case alive.
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: Appeals court Keeps Flynn case alive.

How bizarre. Would you all support a trial judge in some run of the mill criminal case defying the orders of the state to drop the prosecution? Judges are supposed to be impartial. We have gradually taken power from them and for good reason. Note that a judge is not allowed to impose a death senten...

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by mbmbos
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1469

Re: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers

Sounds like the GOP when they tried to smear Trump for wanting to sleep with his daughter, or paying off hookers and then not releasing his tax returns. But even Christians came to adulate him for his family man values. Things change, maybe Dems will come to embrace LGTB causes. For now gays will n...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Safer We Become...
Replies: 44
Views: 2180

Re: "The Safer We Become...

I think it's an amazingly trite platitude. As of this minute, 164,000 U.S. citizens have lost their lives to COVID. No other nation on earth has experienced this death toll - in raw numbers or per capita. This is wrong. Several nations have had a greater number of cases and deaths per capita. The n...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Safer We Become...
Replies: 44
Views: 2180

Re: "The Safer We Become...

..., the more intolerable any remaining risk appears." I heard this quotation while listening to a podcast on drivinig . As more and more CoVid restrictions reinstated/continued/enhanced and cancellations (college fall sports), I continue to reflect on the statement. I floated this topic at a ...

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by mbmbos
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4121

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video

So if you give someone a great big firm hug and they have cardiac arrest or an aneurysm that very second, would that be murder? If the autopsy confirmed he was not choked to death and it was caused by other causes (drugs, heart failure, etc...) - I don't see how that is murder. The guy was tripping...

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by mbmbos
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4121

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Please post a source for this. Forum rules require that factual statements be accompanied by a source. ✈️ atcsundevil i am sorry, i was just hinting at his initial autopsy that i assume everyone has seen. someone else linked it for me though, thankfully. Like many "sensational" events, th...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4121

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Sometimes, sure. I haven't seen that happening here, though. And yet you won't tell us why you keep promoting stats that show African Americans are more criminal. So yes, you have seen it here. I've told you why. You just don't like my explanation because it is easier to try and paint someone as a ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4121

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Murdered. Was he a good guy? No. That doesn't mean the cops get to be executioner. This video changes nothing. There is a lot of evidence that shows this was a drug overdose and that he was suffering from excited delirium syndrome. This video proves he was unresponsive; (he was claustrophobic in hi...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4121

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

No, it doesn't turn the case upside down. It is amazing to see the lengths some will go to, to justify violence against African Americans.

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by mbmbos
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3555

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

I don't doubt that claim for one second. BN747 What interests me here is this, if Clinton was compromised and had been for such a long time, how many of those conspiracy theories about the Clintons are actually true? Only the ones that have credible evidence behind them. This one always has. Vince ...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5924

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Don't get too comfortable arguing the unconstitutionality of Trump's attempts to meddle with the election. If the past four years have demonstrating anything, we have seen that much of the government operates on the honor system. So many procedural norms have been flouted as well as our constitution...

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by mbmbos
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149784

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

My question is, who would be the launch customer for these? I mean, before the DL fans enter the chat, they have the 321neo and 330neo, so why would they do this? UA and AA also have other aircraft on order that would make these redundant. This is a really great idea and all, heck I almost broke th...

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by mbmbos
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10383

Re: AA early 747 question

Love all the early 747 memorabilia. Thank you for sharing!

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by mbmbos
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3835

Re: The culture wars reach branding

As to Einsteinboricua opening statement, "In all honesty, whenever I saw the Aunt Jemima brand, I thought of a nanny who made delicious breakfast items," I don't want to rag on him too much, but this statement is quite revealing. Aunt Jemima reminds you of a nanny? Really? At the very lea...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3835

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Back to nanny and Aunt Jemima: your thoughts are drawn up in the context of what black women used to do, possibly the only employment opportunity they had - being a white family's nanny or even a wet nurse. This has been an ingrained part of our culture for hundreds of years and it is next to impos...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3835

Re: The culture wars reach branding

I don't want to rag on him too much, but this statement is quite revealing. Aunt Jemima reminds you of a nanny? Really? At the very least this stereotypes African Americans as being servants to white people. Talk about a stretch. Let's start with vocabulary: nanny (noun) -a person who is the custod...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3835

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Through matriculation, the old guard at many companies are being replaced by young executives who are more progressive and don't like racism in their product marketing nor do they want their brand marketed on racist and white supremacist websites. Several cases I've read in the past couple of weeks ...

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by mbmbos
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 48386

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

If the current trend carries on, he hasn't a chance. Although if the Russians continue to infiltrate social media and the polling places as well, if Trump finds some way to shut down the USPS, thus stranding tens of thousands of mail-in votes, or if he manages to start some sort of October surprise ...

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by mbmbos
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2400

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

Yes, I seem to recall trunk carriers having 34-35" pitch in the 70s.

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by mbmbos
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental / TWA merger 1991
Replies: 16
Views: 2665

Re: Continental / TWA merger 1991

Carl Ichan could never build anything, only suck the life out of the companies he purchased with junk bonds. It would have been a strong network if it had been in somebody else's hands.

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by mbmbos
Thu May 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 17114

Re: The Chrysler Building 90 Year Anniversary

ArchGuy1 wrote:
mbmbos wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Did you ever go inside the Chrysler Building.


I've only been in the lobby, which is drop dead gorgeous.

What is it like compared to the Empire State Building.



I think it's far more beautiful.

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by mbmbos
Thu May 28, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 17114

Re: The Chrysler Building 90 Year Anniversary

ArchGuy1 wrote:
mbmbos wrote:
I love the Chrysler Building. I used to work in the Greybar building across the street, so I had a wonderful view of it.

Thanks for sharing this milestone.

Did you ever go inside the Chrysler Building.


I've only been in the lobby, which is drop dead gorgeous.

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by mbmbos
Wed May 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 17114

Re: The Chrysler Building 90 Year Anniversary

I love the Chrysler Building. I used to work in the Greybar building across the street, so I had a wonderful view of it.

Thanks for sharing this milestone.

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by mbmbos
Wed May 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 4028

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

No doubt, Southwest Airlines has very good in customer service if not the best. I like the airline and am not surprised they're at the top of some lists. But let's be clear: J.D. Power is a vanity award paid for by the companies who compete for them. They charge companies to advertise they won the a...

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by mbmbos
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5602

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

When I was five years old my mother, sister and I took a flight from DEN - MSP. Can't be sure but even at five I knew how to count engines, so I believe we were flying on a 720. The only other thing I know about the flight was that we had a tight connection from ABQ (Continental DC-9-14) and when we...

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by mbmbos
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Is Total Lock Down The Answer To Killing Corona Virus?

There is no such thing as "total lockdown," nor is it realistic. From what I've been reading, the best case model for recovery is isolating as many people as we can muster in order to flatten the curve. Most people afflicted by the virus, including those with severe reactions, can be saved...

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by mbmbos
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4386

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

- Working from home 5 days a week now (not much of a stretch as my team works from home and works remotely all the time) - Spent last week getting two nephews home after being evicted from their college dorms with just a few hours notice. Getting our nephew from Rotterdam home was a nightmare, but n...

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by mbmbos
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21873

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

She wants $$$, not VP (sure, she'll take it but she'd rather have the money than be third woman in history to be on a losing ticket). She is pretending to be very angry about sexism in the primary and she's going to write a fake tell-all. During a post campaign interview she angrily and passionatel...

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by mbmbos
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21873

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Elizabeth Warren is a very lonely woman right now. Because of the way this primary went down, she has lost a ton of respect among progressives, who were here allies forever and wanted her to run. Instead she now appears to have sold herself out, and she was never a favor of the establishment either...

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by mbmbos
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21873

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Well Biden almost has this in the bank now. The sad thing that makes me upset about this is that the establishment took the choice away from many voters by convincing people to get out of the race. Imagine how super Tuesday would have gone had voters still been able to choose from Buttigieg and Klo...

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by mbmbos
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which spicy food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Which spicy food?

Carne Adovada with Hatch Red Chile.

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by mbmbos
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

He's obviously talking about a political price, but sure, go ahead and make a big fuss about this. The irony is the Right wing in this country calls everyone who disagrees with them snowflakes. And yet they get the vapors when anyone calls them out. And by the way, here's a quotation from Kavanaugh...

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by mbmbos
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

This is the quote - where is the threat of violence? “I want to tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” There are many ways to interpret ...

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by mbmbos
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5850

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Kitchen remodel. It was expensive but I'm thrilled with the results.

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by mbmbos
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

How can that be a price those two justices pay? They are appointed for life even if Democrats win a landside. This is difficult to spin I know. You are purposely being obtuse. It's quite obvious Schumer is talking about elections and how they will affect the conservative movement. Not hard to spin....

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

Nope you are deflecting and not answering how can those 2 justices be affected by an election if thats what you mean. They are appointed for life for a reason. There isnt such a thing as “political price” for judges in the supreme court. You are reading his statement in the narrowest way possible i...

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

He's obviously talking about a political price, but sure, go ahead and make a big fuss about this. If a member of the GOP said the same about Ginsberg CNN and MSNBC and all of D Congress would protest and demand resignation. Up Chuck does it? Nah don't make a big fuss! Our discourse has bottomed ou...

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

How can that be a price those two justices pay? They are appointed for life even if Democrats win a landside. This is difficult to spin I know. You are being purposely dense so that you can clutch your pearls and pretend to be scandalized. Schumer is talking about elections and how right-wing SCOTU...

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

It was stupid thing for Schumer to say. We complain about Trump doing such, which does not mean that others should. There is no need to specifically call out USSC members, rather he could have spoken of any potential SC decision and that it would "motivate and create a wave of action from vote...

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2682

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

What “political price” can two for life designated justices pay? They wont go in an election to be reelected? I know that was the excuse but these people arent political operatives to “pay a political price”. No need to spin this and talk about snowflakes and such this is the highest ranking senate...

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