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Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:26 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,192
Posted By Bob001
The state of the IRS: ...

The state of the IRS:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/08/06/inflation-reduction-act-irs/

It's truly perplexing -- yet not surprising -- that "law 'n' order" Repubs are so opposed...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:23 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,192
Posted By Bob001
Unemployment was at 3.5 percent for July. The...

Unemployment was at 3.5 percent for July. The U.S. created 372,000 jobs in June. It doesn't look like a lot of people are sitting it out.
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
VP Cheney smacks Trump. ...

VP Cheney smacks Trump.

https://news.yahoo.com/dick-cheney-torches-trump-in-ad-hes-a-coward-200108029.html
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
So what? In those states, I suspect the...

So what? In those states, I suspect the legislatures simply elected to leave a medical decision to the doctors rather than try to impose a timeline by law and then decide when and how exceptions...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
What makes you think we have "open borders?" And...

What makes you think we have "open borders?" And what makes you think we don't have "some sort of process?"
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
In most states what you describe is a crime....

In most states what you describe is a crime. Gosnell was convicted of murdering infants in addition to performing illegal procedures. In the few states where it is not, it is still a complex medical...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
If what you claim is even possibly true -- about...

If what you claim is even possibly true -- about which there is substantial doubt -- it still wouldn't have prevented the doctor from being prosecuted for a felony. They would have had to defend...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
Again, if they happen as you imagine, they would...

Again, if they happen as you imagine, they would be crimes. What does that have to do with legal abortion? How does prohibiting (what has been) a legal abortion prevent what is already a crime?
...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
You keep nattering about Gosnell. What Gosnell...

You keep nattering about Gosnell. What Gosnell did was a crime. If anybody else -- and we have only your unsupported fantasies -- did what Gosnell did, it would also be a crime. What does that have...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
Why do you believe this? This just isn't true and...

Why do you believe this? This just isn't true and it's not what Roe v. Wade provided.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Bob001
Kentucky floods

Maybe it's no worse than some other catastrophes, but the reports out of Kentucky are heartbreaking. Four children in one family washed away, smashed houses stacked atop each other, bodies still...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
There are severe criminal penalties for leaking...

There are severe criminal penalties for leaking tax returns. That's why they haven't been leaked. And illegal and embarrassing are two different things. I'm willing to agree that they probably don't...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
My mistake. There's also a NY state case. I...

My mistake. There's also a NY state case. I confused them.
https://nypost.com/2022/06/08/donald-trump-ivanka-and-don-jr-to-be-deposed-in-ny-ags-case-next-month/
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
How does New York prevent federal authorities...

How does New York prevent federal authorities from releasing them? That's not the way the laws usually work.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 35,925
Posted By Bob001
Here's an interesting revelation: ...

Here's an interesting revelation:

https://www.salon.com/2022/08/01/depp-v-heard-marilyn-manson-nudes-prescriptions/

So Depp may have submitted doctored evidence, and Heard's lawyers weren't...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
Speaking of The Former Guy, why haven't we seen...

Speaking of The Former Guy, why haven't we seen his tax returns? After the election, didn't we hear that a Democratic House, Senate and White House would be getting them out forthwith?
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
Did anybody ask her why she thinks she knows what...

Did anybody ask her why she thinks she knows what "God" wants? It might have led to an interesting conversation about hearing voices.
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,661
Posted By Bob001
Do you know that? The implication of the press...

Do you know that? The implication of the press reports is that the tax breaks apply to the entire property. You can get a tax break for maintaining farm land even if you're not farming on most, or...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
From the Kansas paper: ...

From the Kansas paper:


https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article263832087.html
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,661
Posted By Bob001
It's a golf course. Trump set aside a small part...

It's a golf course. Trump set aside a small part so he could claim a cemetery tax deduction.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/01/ivana-trump-buried-tax-break-grift/
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,192
Posted By Bob001
Well, he wasn't really a "leader" in the sense of...

Well, he wasn't really a "leader" in the sense of prime minister or head of state. He wasn't a government official. He was just running a murderous gang. Decapitating the enemy is a pretty basic...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,192
Posted By Bob001
There are reports that the Hellfire missiles were...

There are reports that the Hellfire missiles were armed with "ginsu" warheads: not explosives, but whirling blades that take apart the target without any collateral damage.
...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,744
Posted By Bob001
There is some speculation that Manchin and...

There is some speculation that Manchin and Schumer may have worked together to put one over on McConnell....
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bob001
It would be great strategy if Shapiro himself...

It would be great strategy if Shapiro himself could stay above the fray and just talk about what great things he wanted to do for Pennsylvanians, and have a prominent supporter -- maybe an...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
"At least this monster wasn't as bad as another...

"At least this monster wasn't as bad as another monster." Is that really the logic you want to apply?
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
He was not part of his own era. His brutality was...

He was not part of his own era. His brutality was unique. That's why he was ultimately investigated and arrested.

More on his reign of terror:
...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
Trump plans his second term: ...

Trump plans his second term:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/trumps-america-first-speech-revealed-a-plan-for-power/670963/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bob001
But it's Canada. Isn't everybody nice? And the...

But it's Canada. Isn't everybody nice? And the RCMP is a national force. The U.S. has nothing like that.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,598
Posted By Bob001
Because there is no common will to do so. Repubs...

Because there is no common will to do so. Repubs benefit from blocking Democratic initiatives. Then they can say "The Dems haven't done anything," even when a proposal would benefit the poor red...
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 30,341
Posted By Bob001
White wouldn't be ordinarily be mentioned at all...

White wouldn't be ordinarily be mentioned at all unless the mug is offered in different colors. If that's the only way to buy it "strong white" is an entirely different message.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,192
Posted By Bob001
I continue to contend that "socialist" Bernie...

I continue to contend that "socialist" Bernie Sanders is really somewhat to the right of old-time liberal Democrats like Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern and even RFK.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,192
Posted By Bob001
Is this what you're on about? There was no...

Is this what you're on about? There was no "program." Biden froze all impending Trump regulations for a 60-day review. Trump's proposed rule on insulin never took effect, and would only have applied...
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
I had never heard of Chick Tracts. Now I wish I...

I had never heard of Chick Tracts. Now I wish I hadn't. I'll bet the evangelicals lap them up.
https://chick.com/products/category?type=tracts
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
The followup question should have been "What do...

The followup question should have been "What do you mean by Christian?" Joe Biden has been devout Catholic all his life.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
Bannon convicted x2: ...

Bannon convicted x2:
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/steve-bannon-trial-contempt-congress-07-22-22/h_64ca7a36eacce9d088a8b81dbb978577
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
One account of the imkpact of ending Roe: ...

One account of the imkpact of ending Roe:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/21/chaos-abortion-dobbs-women-have-become-second-class-citizens/
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
Running a campaign for President requires, among...

Running a campaign for President requires, among many other things, assembling a competent marketing team. But even the best team needs a product that people want. Hillary's own staff joked that...
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
Precisely the problem, as if we were supposed to...

Precisely the problem, as if we were supposed to follow her blindly as she marched to the White House. I always thought a better slogan would have been "She's With Me!" That is, she's on my side,...
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
Sure. It's called a campaign slogan, not a policy...

Sure. It's called a campaign slogan, not a policy statement. Trump's was "Make America Great Again." His underlying (unspoken) message to the disaffected and dispossessed was "If you elect me I will...
Forum: USA Politics 20th July 2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
Of course not, but Clinton needed a message that...

Of course not, but Clinton needed a message that went beyond "Orange Man Bad." In a sentence, what was her vision for America? What did she want to do as President, especially if she had been elected...
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
One "gaff" alone is not likely to be decisive....

One "gaff" alone is not likely to be decisive. But it can be an example of the tone of the campaign. Both Clinton and Romney pitched their campaigns at people who already supported them, and the...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 88,486
Posted By Bob001
Former Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh says we're...

Former Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh says we're seriously screwed.

https://www.salon.com/2022/07/18/joe-walshs-maga-warning-if-is-indicted-expect-major-violence/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,342
Posted By Bob001
That's exactly what cops -- including these --...

That's exactly what cops -- including these -- are trained to do, that's exactly what they practice doing, and in numerous similar circumstances that's exactly what cops have done successfully. The...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
I know what she really said. It was bad enough....

I know what she really said. It was bad enough. Someone who has spent her lifetime in politics should be smart enough not to hand her opponents a soundbite.
...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
Most of the Trumpers were not Nazis (not then,...

Most of the Trumpers were not Nazis (not then, but maybe now). A traditional Democrat could have won their votes. Hubert Humphrey and RFK, for two, embraced the working class, and they embraced them....
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
The impact of Dobbs on one clinic. ...

The impact of Dobbs on one clinic.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/07/roe-v-wade-illinois-prepares-to-become-and-abortion-island.html
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,342
Posted By Bob001
It's astonishing that at least some of the cops...

It's astonishing that at least some of the cops weren't bad-ass enough to say "Let's get this guy! Follow me!" It continues to be incomprehensible that the "chief," loosely speaking, spent an hour...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
This above all. She had no grasp of why outsiders...

This above all. She had no grasp of why outsiders Sanders and Trump were filling stadiums. Trump's message to the discontented and disaffected was the oldest of all politicians' messages: "Elect me...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 585
Posted By Bob001
Not Iowa. Iowa was never going to be hers. She...

Not Iowa. Iowa was never going to be hers. She lost Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, mostly by taking them for granted, and Florida was close enough that she might have won with a different...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 36,520
Posted By Bob001
Religous leaders plan to make abortion a matter...

Religous leaders plan to make abortion a matter of religious freedom.
...
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