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Discussion in 'West Mall' started by theiioftx, Nov 9, 2016.
If we are gonna go burger exec, Jack would have been more fun
That was in my sexier days. I liked that pic.
Damn...there is something I agree with Ted Cruz on. Time to buy a lotto ticket?
I think term limits are good for the House.
Term limits for the upper house/Senate, imho, defeat the whole point of a bicameral legislature.
Rudy Guiliani removed himself from consideration for a cabinet position last month according to the Trump transition team in an announcement today. The New Yorker is reporting he was told recently he was no longer being considered for Sec. of State.
Maybe right on that.
But it would drain the swamp
Term limits aren't the answer. You'd get rid of some crooks (who would cash in as lobbyists) and replace them with more crooks, because the problem is that some constituencies don't mind electing crooks. Term limits won't change that, and they will arbitrarily force out qualified and conscientious members.
If you think California is a model of responsible governance, then pass term limits.
That was lost when we foolishly adopted the 17th Amendment. Other than prohibition, that was the dumbest constitutional amendment we've ever passed (though the federal income tax amendment is pretty close).
I get what you are saying. There really is no right or wrong answer. Shelia Jackson Lee (sorry for being unfair Deez) is just my prototype for this amendment. Is there a chance she's just replaced with someone worse? I guess...statistically that's not likely though. She's like three standard deviations bad.
Rumor that UT-ex Rex Tillerson is about to be named Secretary of State.
This isnt even parody or satire
Fake news ....
I don't like Sheila Jackson-Lee, but I wouldn't amend the Constitution to get rid of her. Like most Congressional Black Caucus members, she shoots off her mouth a lot and says a lot of inflammatory and stupid things usually against cops, white people, and Jews. But is she really the problem? I don't think so. She says those things, because they play well in her district. If she got term limited out, you may not get somebody who's worse, but you'd get somebody who's comparable.
This is neither parody, nor satire, nor fake news. It is an opinion piece, with which you vehemently disagree. I disagree with it too, btw -- but that doesn't make it fake.
Reads like a statement of fact.
For example, would it be fact or opinion if SeatleHorn wrote "NJHorn is into little boys?"
I have come to be solidly in favor of term limits. Yes it would limit the Sheila Jacksons (cannot believe she gets reelected) but most importantly, to me, it provides a built in limit to the power obsession which I believe overcomes even the most honorable intentions of the freshmen congressmen (sorry congress 'persons' to any offended). It is not an absolute answer, it won't convert the currupt, but it's a d*** good way to start cleaning house. Just my opinion.
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Trump picks Exxon CEO as Secretary of State (Link).
Finally, as NBC also adds, Tillerson's deputy secretary of state for day-to-day management of the department will be former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.
So Trump selects a businessman with great relations with Putin and will work alongside a neocon warmonger ideologue who wants more sanctions and to expand NATO. Should be a great working environment. Does anyone remember Buddy Ryan throwing a punch at the offensive coordinator years ago? These two should get along just dandy.
Huh? Hillary was the neocon warmonger. Never mind you are referring to Bolton.
Hillary is a neo-liberal warmonger. However she is a globalist. She will not protect US borders in terms of immigration policy. She really is an internationalist in that she doesn't put a lot of emphasis on US sovereignty.
Bolton is a neo-con warmonger. He differs from Hillary in that he is very conservative in terms of US sovereignty, does not hold international institutions such as the UN and World Court in high regard as does Clinton. Bolton also is stronger against unchecked immigration wheres the neo-liberals basically want to let everybody in.
But both Hillary and Bolton advocate US intervention. The neo-cons have used nation building (spreading democracy) as the rationale whereas the neo-liberals are more inclined to use humanitarianism (we will bomb the hell out of your country, or use proxy armies to invade and to set you free if color revolutions fail) as the rationale for intervention.
Obviously, some of Bolton's views contradict the views expressed by Trump even as they are on the same page in other areas. But Bolton is extremely hostile toward bot Russia and China, whereas Trump does not appear to be. I don't understand Trump's rationale for having Bolton on the team unless his role is to target Iran which Trump is also targeting.
I have no opinion on this except that the tweet "really into hot women in bikinis" is just bad copy and rhetoric.
That's like saying golf fans are really into beautiful weather at the Masters. What man isn't really into hot women in bikinis? Does liking hot women in bikinis all of a sudden make you a mysogynist?
If Slate wanted to write an opinion, they can argue he objectifies women. Maybe all this fake news and poor journalism today is simply liberals failing English and writing class. Or more likely, their teachers diluted their education by passing them when they should have given them an F, and then these students somehow get a job at Slate where other young adults read their articles and think that's good writing and rhetoric.
SNL's take on Trump's team.
Yup, Tillerson is the man.
Libs hate, hate, hate oil execs. Should be a hot confirmation hearing.
The article doesn't merely say that Pudzer is a misogynist. Instead, it describes things that Pudzer has done, and uses those things as support for an opinion that Pudzer is a misogynist. I disagree with the opinion, but I don't think it s made up out of thin air.
As to me, what's wrong with being into little boys?
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As a reminder: This is our current Secretary of State --