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#21 LaBombo

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:03 PM

 

Can't miss a chance to bash the other side!  No one looks past the surface any way.

I only mentioned the Kochs because during the Obama presidency there really was no elected Republican whose actions were treated with as much knee-jerk opposition and consternation by Dems as Obama's were by Republicans.

 

The Republican party simply lacked a properly polarizing figure who could match the Kochs' infamy among Democrats.The lack of a clear elected Republican front runner in rankling the opposition to the level the Kochs did increased the perception that the 2016 Republican field was weak, which in turn probably helped in some small way to encourage Trump to run.

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#22 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:52 AM

 

I only mentioned the Kochs because during the Obama presidency there really was no elected Republican whose actions were treated with as much knee-jerk opposition and consternation by Dems as Obama's were by Republicans.

 

The Republican party simply lacked a properly polarizing figure who could match the Kochs' infamy among Democrats.The lack of a clear elected Republican front runner in rankling the opposition to the level the Kochs did increased the perception that the 2016 Republican field was weak, which in turn probably helped in some small way to encourage Trump to run.

 

In fairness, the Koch brothers want to pollute the world at will, all so they can make more money. No amount of trying to buy your way into heaven with donations can fix that, imo. 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:01 AM

 

In fairness, the Koch brothers want to pollute the world at will, all so they can make more money. No amount of trying to buy your way into heaven with donations can fix that, imo. 

Full disclosure, the company I work at has been partners with Koch based companies for several years with their hiring needs. A lot of their initiatives the last 2 years is upgrading their plants with better, more efficient equipment. I've placed several corporate project managers and reliability engineers who's sole jobs are to travel to each plant location on a global basis, identify inefficiencies at each location, and propose projects to cut energy and waste. 

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#24 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

 

Full disclosure, the company I work at has been partners with Koch based companies for several years with their hiring needs. A lot of their initiatives the last 2 years is upgrading their plants with better, more efficient equipment. I've placed several corporate project managers and reliability engineers who's sole jobs are to travel to each plant location on a global basis, identify inefficiencies at each location, and propose projects to cut energy and waste. 

 

That's nice, maybe all those attempts to get laws and regulations changed are not real.....maybe they are becoming the Carnegie family, but I have my doubts.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:36 AM

Too little too late for the Koch's.
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#26 TheLeviathan

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:45 AM

I tend to believe people are never as great or as terrible as they are widely believed.  The day and age we live in tends to make people into black and white and not the shade of grey we all really belong to.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:49 AM

 

I sure hope Trump does something impeachable before Democrats realize they don't want to impeach him.

 

The House votes to impeach.The House is controlled by Republicans.Won't happen.

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#28 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:54 AM

 

I tend to believe people are never as great or as terrible as they are widely believed.  The day and age we live in tends to make people into black and white and not the shade of grey we all really belong to.

 

Few people are truly evil....but that doesn't make them good either. The dudes are funding efforts to basically eliminate anti pollution laws all over the world, all so they can make more money. Sorry, that makes them bad people, imo. 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 12:53 PM

 

Few people are truly evil....but that doesn't make them good either. The dudes are funding efforts to basically eliminate anti pollution laws all over the world, all so they can make more money. Sorry, that makes them bad people, imo. 

 

And you absolutely have reasonable ground to believe so.  I think, on the whole, they are doing more harm than good also.

 

I just wouldn't demonize them quite the way they are.  Same goes for the ridiculous way the right treats Obama.  (Who seems to be a genuinely good person doing largely good things.  Or at least having good intentions)

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#30 Vanimal46

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 01:31 PM

Ladies and Gentleman, your Time Magazine Person of the Year 2016 is....... 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 01:33 PM

 

Ladies and Gentleman, your Time Magazine Person of the Year 2016 is....... 

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Notice the horns...

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 06:23 PM

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Dissenter, to Lead E.P.A.

 

Whelp.


#33 DaveW

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:26 PM

Holy ****, CNN had on some union leader and trump in REAL time tweeted some nonsense about the interview.

One would think he has more important things to do at this stage then watch CNN all day....
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#34 DaveW

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:33 PM

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Dissenter, to Lead E.P.A.

Whelp.

That is my buddies boss, I will try to get the scoop on what Pruitt is really like.
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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:50 PM

 

That is my buddies boss, I will try to get the scoop on what Pruitt is really like.

You and your buddies today, Dave. 

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#36 DaveW

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:56 PM

You and your buddies today, Dave.

Turns out He left that job a year ago, he didn't have anything nice to say about the guys politics. Said he's a good enough person however....... Going to roll back regulations decades, count on it.

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#37 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:12 AM

I wonder if Donald Trump is the beginning of something new in politics. I don't think anyone will argue with me too much if I say Mike Pence will be calling shots and making decisions more than any VP in the history of our country.

 

It could become a popularity/handsome/beauty show.

 

Maybe the D's will nominate George Clooney or Meryl Streep for POTUS in 2020.

 

Maybe the R's will nominate James Woods or Jon Voight for POTUS in 2020.

 

'Nuff' said.:)

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#38 DaveW

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:40 AM

Meh, Truman became POTUS and he arguably had about as much "qualifications" as trump:

Multiple time failed business owner? Check

Put into policitics to begin with as a more or less joke? Check
Super big long shot prior to the conventions? Check

Even with momentum a long shot to ever become acting POTUS? Check

I mean we all know Truman came in and didn't make any huge decisions that changed the course of WORLD history, right? 

 

Wait.....****.


We are ****ed.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:41 AM

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Dissenter, to Lead E.P.A.

Whelp.


Hmm, the President who created the EPA was ultimately impeached, so there's that.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:44 AM

I wonder if Donald Trump is the beginning of something new in politics. I don't think anyone will argue with me too much if I say Mike Pence will be calling shots and making decisions more than any VP in the history of our country.


I'll argue Disco Dick Cheney has a stake in that claim.
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