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51  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / space plane on: January 31, 2016, 10:16:23 AM
Gee, does this look familiar to anyone?    How is it that China keeps coming out with military stuff that looks so familiar?

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/asia-times-chinas-shenlong-space-plane-is-part-of-growing-space-warfare-program/
52  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Zika - latest opinion on: January 31, 2016, 09:24:02 AM
@this time this is the opinion.  I wonder if the seasons being opposite in S America to N America helps reduce the chance of spread here.  I imagine though that this will be a perineal problem and will be interesting to see if much of it is here in the spring:

http://www.internalmedicinenews.com/specialty-focus/infectious-diseases/single-article-page/zika-could-soon-infect-4-million-us-impact-likely-to-be-much-smaller/d7c95093acd6e4021edc88385ebdfd02.html?utm_source=News_IM_eNL_013116&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AMA+president%3A+Malpractice+study+makes+%27unreliable+conclusions%27
53  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Conclusion of Marco - one man's persepective on: January 31, 2016, 09:04:10 AM
At this time with the understandings of candidates positions I would have to say is my biggest beef with Marco is his weak stance on immigration.

I am not sure if his tax policy is so great either.

The most attractive thing I like is he is likable and he may be best in the general election to beat an opponent who appears to be out on the lam and being hid, given provisions, cash, weapons, legal advice from 40% of the population and the corrupt DNC to avoid capture.
54  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 29, 2016, 09:44:46 PM
It really is sad that we have such deceitful low lives as leaders.   This from a cabinet secretary/  The only thing he is accomplishing with this is to make a fool out of himself.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/obama-cabinet-member-timing-of-hillary-email-news-before-iowa-quite-suspect/
55  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Buchanan on the fight on the right on: January 29, 2016, 08:30:39 PM
http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/the-civil-war-of-the-right/
56  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: January 29, 2016, 08:18:20 PM
WSJ is not really a conservative rag.  It is a Wall Street rag.  Sells us out for cheap labor brought in from overseas and when that doesn't work they take the companies and use the cheap labor there. 

WSJ is only is good for America if it is good for Wall Street.

57  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: January 29, 2016, 06:38:32 PM
OMG.  Landlords have to provide voting registrations?   angry

How did Minnesota become such a Democ(rat) stronghold?

58  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in America on: January 29, 2016, 06:35:40 PM
Agree Doug.

"my Dad was present at the holocaust liberation, FWIW"

Wow.  would you share a bit more details . I am in awe of WW2 stories.
59  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Real life horror: Nat Turner, 1831 on: January 29, 2016, 06:31:44 PM
digital PDF file form of a transcript of the interview of Nat Turner in 1831.  It is bit hard to tell how much is actual his verbatim language or from the interviewer but by all accounts he was of extraordinary intelligence and his acts incredibly ruthless and brutal but I am sure no less ruthless than what was done to slaves in 1831.
From what I have read this is the best account available about what happened:

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1014&context=etas

The movie of this seems to be getting some good reviews so far but too early to know if biased sampling.
60  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Holocaust survivors on: January 29, 2016, 04:39:32 PM
I appreciate their opinions but their arguments are false arguments.  I would believe they ARE ALL Democrats.  Comparing what Trump says about Muslims is not the same as what  Hilter said of Jews. Furthermore, a subset of Jews were not running around Germany or Europe hell bent on terrorizing and killing Germans like a subset of Muslims are hell bent on killing Americans And Jews.  Trump has not been calling to discriminate but just to limit temporarily importing them.

As far as registering them, am not sure.  How often do we get asked our religion our race our ethnicity?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-the-age-of-trump-grim-warnings-from-holocaust-survivors/2016/01/27/c65ea38c-c549-11e5-8965-0607e0e265ce_story.html
61  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Senator Marco Rubio on: January 29, 2016, 12:26:55 PM
"Rubio got elected in a divided state"

The last poll I looked he is being trounced and pummeled into the pavement by Trump in Florida.
62  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / tampons should be tax exempt on: January 29, 2016, 11:50:01 AM
I don't know exactly what thread to post this under but more leftist craziness:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/08/the-tampon-tax-explained/

Are jocks and cups exempt?  undecided
63  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 29, 2016, 11:33:47 AM
I am not sure whether or not to believe this.  Since when to Clinton people allow their email to be published on public sites?  Could be true but could just as likely be a sucker punch or faint:

MOOK SPOOKED: Hillary manager predicts Trump will win presidency if nominated!

JANUARY 29, 2016
BY KYLE OLSON
Share on Facebook1.2kTweet This139Reddit291.4k
Democrats aren’t laughing about Donald Trump anymore. He has them all but admitting defeat.

Mook
Robby Mook
In a stunning admission, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager predicts in an email that Donald Trump will become president if he wins the Republican nomination.

“If Donald Trump takes the Republican nomination, our party will lose more than the presidency,” Robby Mook writes to supporters.

“Years of progress will be ripped away. Obamacare will be repealed. Marriage equality will be rolled back. Get excited to visit the wall on the Mexico border — and get ready to pay for it if President Trump can’t magically get Mexico to cough up the cash for it.”

While Mook stokes fear over an apparently inevitable Trump presidency, he’s also panicking over a surging Bernie Sanders.

Late last night, Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced they’d raised $1.4 million from 50,000 donations in a single day. The day before, they announced that the Reddit community had contributed more than $1 million to his campaign.

There’s no denying this: His supporters are stepping up. They see a chance to win in Iowa and they’re willing to go all in for their guy.

We can’t let Bernie Sanders’ supporters out-match us,” Mook concludes. “It’s not just about the nomination. It’s about what comes next.”

It’s just the latest email in which the campaign is hyperventilating about short funds and rival candidates.

In another earlier this month, Mook said he was “worried” and “annoyed.”

News just broke that Bernie Sanders is outspending us on TV in Iowa and New Hampshire by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

I’m worried, because last-minute ads could cost us this election. And I’m annoyed — because once again, they’re counting on this team staying on the sidelines. …

They’ve got more donors than we do, more contributions than we have, and if they keep up this pace on TV, they’ll be able to get their message out to more people than we can.

The latest poll from Iowa shows Clinton and Sanders are neck-and-neck.

A survey by NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist shows Clinton with 48% support and Sanders at 45% — a lead within the poll’s relatively large margin of error of 4.7 percent.

64  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: January 29, 2016, 11:28:45 AM
 shocked
65  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Senator Marco Rubio on: January 29, 2016, 11:27:35 AM
Krauthammer uses the term conservative rather broadly here.  For Example I think Cruz would describe himself more as a constitutional conservative like Mark Levin would.

Christie Fiorina and to a lesser extent Rubio are certainly not strict constitutional conservatives. 

They are also more likely deal makers.

Kasich for example is one of those "fiscal conservative" "social liberal" guys.   I don't understand people who use these terms together.  You cannot be a social liberal while calling yourself conservative in my view.   Oh yea one could say freedom for gays, equal rights for women but what about social liberal policies that include the welfare state?   That alone precludes the concept of fiscal conservatism.

And Krauthammer confuses the concept of the Republican Party and conservatism.  The two are not the same.  If he wants to talk about the people he lists as saving the party I agree.  If he wants to talk about conservatism  he is mistaken.   They are compromisers.  Big time.
66  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Politics of Health Care on: January 29, 2016, 08:28:48 AM
American College Of Physcians

If they had their way they would ban all guns so they have toned it down some recently.  I agree their is a connection between mental health and guns but I wish ACP would stay in the bounds of that link rather than agreeing with Da Bamster about "closing loopholes".  As usual the medical organizations have sold us down the politically correct toilet.   That is my opinion on this board before that also gets flushed down the toilet.  From the ACP in my email box helping cheer my day:

*****Advocacy and policy news for internists

Presidential Action on Firearms Meets With Approval From ACP

Steps to address health consequences of gun violence are in sync with College policies, officials note

President Obama's executive order aimed at lowering the toll of gun violence in the United States has elicited positive reactions from the American College of Physicians.

"The president's actions are consistent with ACP advocacy and policy positions in support of improved background checks, more resources for the FBI to conduct those checks and expanded research at the CDC and other centers into firearm violence," said Dr. Wayne J. Riley, president of ACP.

But, Dr. Riley said, more work still needs to be done.

"Although the president's actions are clearly helpful, it is important that Congress pass commonsense legislation to curb firearm violence, given its epidemic proportions," he said. "Legislation alone cannot totally stop firearm deaths and violence, but we know it has the real prospect of markedly decreasing such events."

Noting that gun violence has resulted in more than 100,000 deaths in the United States in the past decade, President Obama announced on Jan. 4 a series of executive actions regarding firearms:

The federal government is clarifying who qualifies as a gun seller and thus must get a license and conduct background checks. It's also clarifying who must undergo a background check when buying a weapon.
The FBI is overhauling its system for doing background checks, with an eye toward creating a 24/7 program. More than 230 examiners and other staff members will be hired.
The president will seek budget funding for 200 new agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms who would be devoted to firearms issues.
The president will seek $500 million in new funding to improve access to mental health care and to improve background checks on people who should be prohibited from owning weapons because of mental health issues.
Federal agencies will conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology.
"We're very supportive," said Bob Doherty, ACP's senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy. "Our support is based on ACP's policies dating back to the 1990s, which focus on the need to address the consequences of firearm violence from a health standpoint."

ACP has emphasized the importance of closing loopholes in the system that allow some people to buy guns despite potentially dangerous mental health issues -- a stance in line with the president's actions, Doherty said.

However, ACP has cautioned that improvements in restrictions on firearm ownership should not cast a wide net. The law shouldn't further stigmatize the mentally ill by labeling people as dangerous if they are not a danger to themselves or others, Doherty said.

"The vast majority of people with mental illness are not at risk of committing gun violence," he said. "In fact, they're more likely to be victims of gun violence."

In addition, "we support more research into making guns safer so they're less likely to be set off by a toddler or child in a house," Doherty said. "We want more progress toward safety precautions, like guns that can't be fired except by the owner."

The problem, he noted, is that commonsense firearm regulations have not gotten congressional support. But Doherty said he's hopeful that Congress will work in a bipartisan way to increase funding for mental health care, as the president has proposed.

What about critics who say the new executive order is an abuse of power?

"Actually, what it does is better enforce current law," Doherty said. "This doesn't go around current law. Instead, it enforces current law."

Going forward, ACP plans to continue its advocacy toward smart restrictions on firearms.

"We still need legislation from Congress, and we need to see the states step up and make improvements in their policies, including legislation to close loopholes," Doherty said. "This is not the end of the story."*****
67  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Unreported conflict of interests on: January 29, 2016, 08:19:48 AM
While conflicts of interest happens frequently in medical publications it is considered very unethical not to report upfront those conflict of interests and that those conflicts be published with the piece being published.  (Not that everyone does as they should, but just saying). 

IMO the following is VERY unethical to say the least.
If Luntz or Fox were totally ethical they would have reported this.
Fox has lost respect from the left day #1, but I do believe they have lost some respect from at least some righties including me these past 6 months.  I am not interested in their personalities such as Kelly.  I want the news.  I don't really like her.  She is aggressive which is good but that said it is way too much about HER:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/29/marco-rubio-paid-pro-rubio-fox-news-pollster-frank-luntz/
68  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 'America Alone' on: January 29, 2016, 06:20:38 AM
"locals-fled-pool-after-migrants-masturbated-into-jacuzzi-defecated-into-kids-pool-molested-bathers"

And these ungrateful disrespectful morons of the same religion as Rouhani who when visits Italy forces the Italians to remove all statues of nudes, and when visits France refuses to go to meeting where wine is served.  It might offend is moral sensibilities.  The same people who would send their own children to blown to bits just to kill those they don't agree with.

69  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Senator Marco Rubio on: January 29, 2016, 06:15:30 AM
Hi Doug,
Rubio is the most likable , but I still cannot see him as leader of the country but then again may be best to beat the Democrats.
Cruz's positions are best for me but there is something about him that he is not warm and fuzzy.  Not many think he would be great to beat Democrats.
Trump is really losing me.  I am beginning not to like him much at all but he is best on some of the positions by far, but then again has very high negatives.
Kasich is likable, talented and probably could beat any Democrat but his policies are way to leftist.

In conclusion a Presidential race that should be a blowout for us is leading down to the wire.

BTW as for the debate I watched for about 10 to 15 minutes and got bored.  Not because T wan't there but because it was a lot of the same old questions and answers.  Just getting tiring and redundant to me

Did you hear anything new perhaps that I missed?
70  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / here we go again on: January 28, 2016, 05:20:59 PM
It used to be it was just about sex and so what and we all lie anyway.  Now dishonesty is no biggie.  What difference does it make anyway if our leaders lie?  Check this kid out and tell me you wish to subscribe to his blog:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/28/it-really-doesnt-matter-if-hillary-clinton-is-dishonest/
71  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Jews rest assured: Brock HAS GOT our backs on: January 28, 2016, 01:20:01 PM
Since most people on this board probably read Breitbart like me, you've all seen this, but this is just too funny to pass up posting.  This is one of those "she had sex with me, I did not have sex with her" moments:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/27/obama-ignores-iran-in-speech-on-antisemitism/
72  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / illegal to ask question at debate on: January 28, 2016, 07:27:11 AM
I wonder if this is what Trump knew - that on illegal is going to ask a question.  If so he certainly is going to be "set up".  OTOH some would argue he should simply prepare his response to this and turn it into a home rum for those of us who know unlimited immigration beyond which we can absorb and illegal to boot is harming Americans.  You think minorities would not appreciate that point?  I know many would.  Plus Trump could point out this conflict of interest to the world on prime time on a network that is part of the "establishment" selling Americans down the river for cheap labor.  It is NOT a racial or ethnic or religious issue.  It is an issue of wanting to help Americans first than we see how to include others into our nation from where ever they come from.  What is so hard about that?  A person with a good mouthpiece and a good platform could do this.  I think this might embarrass Fox more than not showing up to debate.  And FWIW there is no doubt Kelly tried to put Trump out of the game the first Fox debate.  Her point was valid but her tone and insistence was over the top.   


*****Michelle, my Michelle on Breitbart about Murdoch and immigration, Fox:


Michelle Malkin: When Open-Borders Media Are in Charge of Debates, Voters Lose

@michellemalkin@michellemalkin/Twitter
by JULIA HAHN27 Jan 2016Washington D.C.245
Conservative commentator and best-selling author Michelle Malkin slammed Fox News on Twitter for the network’s decision to allow someone who entered the country illegally to participate as a questioner in tomorrow night’s Republican presidential debate.

Malkin tweeted: “FoxNews debate questioner Dulce Candy was an illegal immigrant. I’m sure her q will be fair.”

“When open-borders media are in charge of debates, voters lose,” Malkin later tweeted– explaining why the interests of American victims of open borders immigration policies go largely unrepresented at presidential debates.

As Malkin highlights in her new book Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers, Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch is the co-chair of one of the most powerful open borders immigration lobbying firms in the country, the Partnership for a New American Economy.

As Breitbart News has previously reported, this undisclosed conflict of interest may perhaps explain the treatment GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has received from the network.

Via his immigration lobbying firm, Murdoch has endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%
’s 2013 amnesty bill, as well as Rubio’s 2015 immigration expansion bill know as the Immigration Innovation Act. Murdoch has also articulated his support for Rubio’s desire to give citizenship—and, by extension, voting rights and welfare access–to illegal immigrants.

Malkin points out that while someone who entered the country illegally will be represented in the Fox News debate, American citizens harmed by the nation’s open borders immigration policies are unlikely to be represented.

“Illegal alien & Muslim activist get key roles at FoxNewsGOP debate. Victims of illegal alien crime & jihad shut out,” Malkin tweeted.

73  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Foreign Policy on: January 28, 2016, 07:12:30 AM
*****He noted that if Israel wanted to mount an all-out ground attack on Islamic State forces in southern Syria and the Sinai Peninsula, it could wipe them out in three or four hours. "But what would happen the day after?" asked this Israeli military official. "Right now, we think it will be worse. So we try to deter them."*****

Amazing how these guys with some WW2 type of military equipment can cancel out all the military technology of the West.  Can wipe them out in Southern Syria and Sinai in a couple of hours but because of uncertainty about what is next - do nothing.   

****The Israelis don’t want to disturb a hornet's nest in taking on the Islamic State. Is a similarly measured option available to the United States? Most Israeli officials say no. They argue that the United States is a superpower, and that if it wants to maintain leadership in the region, it must lead the fight to roll back the Islamic State.****

So what is the US going to do to roll back the Islamic State that would not disturb the "hornet's nest".

Amazing how guerrilla warfare brings us to our needs.  We are the most powerful military power in world history and yet we aren't.   We still cower because of fear of collateral damage, fear of bad press, fear of reprisals, and worry about what may happen next.  We may as well be the Jamaican military.  Then at least no one would expect anything.  Better then expectations that never deliver.
74  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Cyberwar, Cyber Crime, and American Freedom on: January 27, 2016, 05:06:12 PM
All of the software companies do that I believe.  One way or the other Juniper needs to be held accountable.
75  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Government programs & regulations, spending, deficit, and budget process on: January 27, 2016, 04:04:26 PM
 We know most of them ain't goin' to vote for Cruz Rubio or any other.

I certainly think we should all pay for college, single payer and Oscar voting rights  for all.  Vote Bernie
76  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 27, 2016, 03:40:02 PM
I keep praying for the day when I can pull up Drudge for the a headline that screams Hillary is *really* and *truly* and *absolutely* DONE.
Been waiting now, lets see, 23 years?

 Yet no matter she will not leave the stage anyway.  Like her husband who literally had to give a speech every 5 seconds on his last day and his last flight out of DC.   Just couldn't shut the hell up.  She will hole up in DC with lawyers at every entrance and window and scream sexism if anyone tries to remove her.

Now we see stories about how Chelsea will continue the "dynasty".   I loved the example of her genius statesmanship when she directed a pedestrian who complained to her about Obama being to blame with regards to her water problem and Chelsea had the insight to refer her to DeBlasio instead.  This was the example given of her political genius and talents.
77  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trump on O'Reilly tonight on: January 27, 2016, 03:30:20 PM
I cannot tell the difference between this being a single soap opera or reality TV show episode and a serious Presidential interview.  Why does Trump keep making this about Kelly and Kelly and Fox keep making it tabloid material:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-appear-bill-oreillys-859775
78  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Cyberwar, Cyber Crime, and American Freedom on: January 27, 2016, 03:21:25 PM
"On Dec. 17 the California-based Juniper Networks announced that an unauthorized backdoor had been placed in its ScreenOS software, and a breach was possible since 2013."

We do the majority of R & D and bear the burden of cost and simply give it all away through sharing, and theft.

What do they mean "unauthorized backdoor"?   Screw up?  Espionage?  Traitor?  What?

I remember sitting at the same lunch table with the CEO of Juniper networks back in the Gilder days at his tech conference in Memphis 1999? maybe.  Wonder if he still CEO.

Those were the glory days of Gilder tech. smiley
79  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: January 27, 2016, 08:49:05 AM
The recent press conference with Trump essentially boasting and telling off anyone who gets in his way may be a tipping point for me.  His total lack of any humility and his big head getting bigger every second makes it hard to fathom that this guy is not potentially very dangerous.

On one hand he says he would deal.  On the other hand he shoves anyone out of the way who publicly criticizes him and a really crude and sometimes even vulgar manor.

I would absolutely vote for him over Hillary or any Dem.  But I put Cruz and Rubio ahead of him for sure.  Too bad because I do like his positions on a number of things such as taxes, immigration (of course), security, maybe trade (I don't understand trade enough to be qualified to really assess this) and looking out for us first the world second.

I wonder if his children think about him what they say.  They all seem like great kids and happy.  Are they afraid of him? And it is all a facade or is it real?  He seems like a great parent.  All his kids are privileged but seem very well adjusted and good people.

Trump is the type of guy who one could like until you no longer agree with him.  He has potential to be more of a "tyrant" than Obama.  Not that he would be but his personality just seems to suck up all the power it can.
80  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / John Nance Garner; when some Dems were Americans not progressives on: January 27, 2016, 08:39:54 AM
FDR's vice president from 1932 to 1941 actually opposed FDR's push for expanded Presidential power including his push to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court so he could pack it with liberals   He was oldest ex VP when he died at 98 in 1967.   JFK visited him shortly before he was shot.  I wonder if it was really to see him or meet with "Miss Wool" who was there at the time.  In any case after reading this no one would ever recognize him as a Democrat today.  He actually sounds like a Republican!!!  From Wikipedia:

***In 1932, Garner ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination. It became evident that Franklin D. Roosevelt, the governor of New York, was the strongest of several candidates; but although he had a solid majority of convention delegates, he was about 100 votes short of the two-thirds required for nomination. Garner cut a deal with Roosevelt, becoming his Vice-Presidential candidate.

Garner was re-elected to the Seventy-third Congress on November 8, 1932, and on the same day was elected Vice President of the United States. He was the second man after Schuyler Colfax to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate. Garner was re-elected Vice President with Roosevelt in 1936, serving in that office in total from March 4, 1933, to January 20, 1941.

Like most Vice Presidents in this era, Garner had little to do and little influence on the President's policies. He famously described the Vice-Presidency as being "not worth a bucket of warm piss". (For many years, this quote was euphemized as "warm spit".)[4][not in citation given]

During Roosevelt's second term, Garner's previously warm relationship with the President quickly soured, as Garner disagreed sharply with him on a wide range of important issues. Garner supported federal intervention to break up the Flint Sit-Down Strike, supported a balanced federal budget, opposed the Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937 to "pack" the Supreme Court with additional judges, and opposed executive interference with the internal business of the Congress.[5]

During 1938 and 1939, numerous Democratic party leaders urged Garner to run for President in 1940. Garner identified as the champion of the traditional Democratic Party establishment, which often clashed with supporters of Roosevelt's New Deal. The Gallup Poll showed that Garner was the favorite among Democratic voters, based on the assumption that Roosevelt would defer to the longstanding two-term tradition and not run for a third term. Time magazine characterized him on April 15, 1940:

Cactus Jack is 71, sound in wind & limb, a hickory conservative who does not represent the Old South of magnolias, hoopskirts, pillared verandas, but the New South: moneymaking, industrial, hardboiled, still expanding too rapidly to brood over social problems. He stands for oil derricks, sheriffs who use airplanes, prairie skyscrapers, mechanized farms, $100 Stetson hats. Conservative John Garner appeals to many a conservative voter.[6]

Some other Democrats did not find him appealing. In Congressional testimony, union leader John L. Lewis described him as "a labor-baiting, poker-playing, whiskey-drinking, evil old man".[7]

Garner declared his candidacy. Roosevelt refused to say whether he would run again. If he did, it was highly unlikely that Garner could win the nomination, but Garner stayed in the race anyway. He opposed most of Roosevelt's policies, and on principle, opposed presidents serving third terms. At the Democratic National Convention, Roosevelt arranged a "spontaneous" call for his renomination, and won on the first ballot. Garner got only 61 votes out of 1,093. Roosevelt chose Henry A. Wallace to be the Vice Presidential running mate.[8]****
81  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / From MIC. Another leftist propaganda hit piece on: January 27, 2016, 07:26:52 AM
Again this "news" site appears on Yahoo news out of no where to purportedly give the millennials the "facts" they "need to know".  Conclusion, the readers are supposed to come away with is (of course) that Benghazi investigation and its' offspring email investigation is all partisan without any basis in facts that Hillary is even involved.  I knew what the conclusions would be even before I read the article.  All I had to do was see MIC.  What a great scam.  Have rich leftists fund this group of kids to have them brainwash the millennial peers.  As an aside I wish they would get rid of these terms millennials generation x and Y baby boomers etc and just say babies from the 60's 70's 80s's or similar time frame.  It would be so much simpler then trying to figure out who they are even talking about:

http://news.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-role-benghazi-know-195600379.html
82  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Noam Chomsky on: January 27, 2016, 07:01:45 AM
Typical liberal Jew with his new religion - being a good Democrat.   The Republicans are worse than Hitler and are out to destroy the world and are the biggest threat to civilization:

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/27/noam_chomsky_the_gop_is_a_threat_to_human_survival_partner/

Those EVIL Republicans.  Hate "mongers", war "mongers", for the evil rich, out to trample the entire planet, intolerant bigots.  Did I forget anything?
83  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Corruption, Skullduggery, and Treason on: January 27, 2016, 06:45:04 AM
Thanks for pointing this out GM

Yes we are lied to by Kerry and crew about what really happened.

We need not worry however.   The media will get right on top of this.  angry
84  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 26, 2016, 12:49:35 PM
All I know she cannot be allowed to get away with this.
 

Too bad this is not the Wild Wild West........
85  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Sen.Ted Cruz on: January 26, 2016, 12:46:43 PM
Cruz made a big mistake with his comment about NY values.  OTOH as Levin pointed out we know what he meant with regards to NY being a Democrat stronghold (Boomer is not a Republican, nor was Pataki, though Gulliani seems to be somewhat of an exception) and part of the DC establishment.

That said it was a tactical error.  Yet the author of this piece from the WSJ was certainly never a fan of Cruz so we know where he is coming from too.   The WSJ is part of the establishment.
86  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Russia on: January 26, 2016, 09:27:42 AM
"Just had four people from my squad over at my house a couple of nights ago... wound up attacking my wife for the first time in five years, in a nightmare that was directly attached to them. I was breaking her neck. She woke me up."

Sorry to hear that.

If not for people like you we would have no society.  Thank you for protecting us.  I wish you and your family safety.

We would be even more controlled by criminals, by cheats and by our own evil halves.

I wish we had more law enforcement going after organized criminals of "soft" crimes not just the violent ones like you are in midst of.

Corruption is a much bigger threat to a civilized society than given credit (or blame).  My next thought is that is why Clinton must pay for her crimes.

The corruption of our system is so obvious and laid open for all to behold.  And the corruption of all her mobster friends and all her adoring fans showcases front and center how easily people, who otherwise are considered good citizens can be so corrupted by fame , money, power, and other selfish reasons.  (or from intimidation).

87  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Will on SCOTUS ruling on Obama's on: January 26, 2016, 07:43:00 AM
immigration overreach:

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/will012316.php3

Could also go under the "war on rule of law" but I put under constitutional issues as well.
88  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Will on SCOTUS ruling by June on: January 26, 2016, 07:40:45 AM
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/will012316.php3
89  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Probably a good history movie on: January 26, 2016, 07:23:36 AM
I wondered why a movie of Nat Turner was never made.  The ending must be sad however as we know how it turns out.  The irony of the title is no accident.  Obviously a slap back to the 1915 film of the same name:

http://deadline.com/2016/01/birth-of-a-nation-premiere-sundance-stunner-nate-parker-1201690343/

90  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: January 26, 2016, 06:53:26 AM
Off of Breitbart, this article highlights some good points by Pat Caddell.  I agree with him that Elizabeth Warren missed her moment.  She could have beaten Hillary I think.  My very liberal Republican aunt who HATED republicans (except for hopefully me; but she recently passed Sad( )     stated she did not like Clinton.  I looked at her with shock and she immediately burst my bubble to say she liked Warren.

Warren would unlike Sanders not only attract younger Crats but the older ones who are tired of Hillary's stench.

BTW my aunt also thought Rachel Maddow was brilliant and great.  I never had ANY chance of having a bllateral political conversation with her.  But I miss her dearly otherwise.
91  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 26, 2016, 06:38:34 AM
Last nights show was to give Hillary a forum.  Questions all prepared, known in advance, answers all packaged, plants in the audience, a cheering crowd, Hillary last of the three so that is what everyone remembers, and the ratings can be higher while everyone waits for the queen herself and she has plenty of time to relieve herself in the BR first:

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/25/hillary-i-wont-say-email-was-an-error-in-judgement-nothing-that-i-did-was-wrong/

Obama they said just tacitly approved of her.   Which is code for the JD will do nothing irregardless of the FBI.
92  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Russia on: January 26, 2016, 06:20:51 AM
DDF,
Fair enough.

I know what it is like not to be able to trust anyone.  How money or threats can affect everyone around you.

How friends, neighbors, relatives, co workers can lie and commit crimes or contribute to those who do and act like nothing is wrong.

People you know are committing crimes right around you and you cannot do a thing.

They pretend they are like everyone else.  Put up Halloween, Christmas lights, say hello to neighbors, take their kids to school, mow their manicured lawns.

And all the while they are part of organized crime.

They have their kids go to law school, they all know friends or friends of friends, relatives, union pals, who know people in places - DMV, police force, post office, bank, cable company, telephone company.  

They know how to play the system.  How to stay "outside" the law with regards to evidence.   They know how to approach people to bribe, threaten.  They can transfer their person to the right bank or the post office when needed.

People you've known for years look you in the eye and lie, you know they are lying but they won't admit.

Yes, just under the surface, the facade of politeness is the reality of humanity.

But through it all that doesn't mean we have to become them.  If at least some of us don't try to stand up to this then we really have nothing.  It really is all bullshit.
93  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Corruption, Skullduggery, and Treason on: January 25, 2016, 04:41:38 PM
Sounds like someone was paid off.   Of course any admission will be at best some mistakes were made   Why is the IRS destroying HDs anyway?

Will anyone be held accountable.  No.  Hey they are life long government servants.   Nothing evil going on here.

Look folks there is just not enough accountability in Federal government:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/again-irs-destroys-another-hard-184100221.html
94  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Russia on: January 25, 2016, 04:17:22 PM
1. Who cares?

2.Who am I to judge other people's shortcomings?

Well the people of Russia should care.

Suppose Trump becomes President and does something you don't like and you speak out but alas you are murdered.......

Should anyone care?

Hey, Trump is not perfect eh?

95  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 25, 2016, 04:12:16 PM
But still not clear if enough evidence to indict or whether JD would pursue according to MSM.
The corruption just doesn't end.
96  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Christy should have held back the weather according to left on: January 25, 2016, 10:48:54 AM
Of course it is his fault and he did little to protect people who continue to own property in shore regions at their risk.

I don't want a single tax dollar given to these people.  "i've been down here for five years and have never seen it this bad" states one liberal who was interviewed.  What, is she a teacher.   No I don't feel sorry for her:

*****Chris Christie Apparently Missed All The Criticism Of His Response To Flooding
"I think you're just making it up," the New Jersey governor said.
 01/25/2016 10:30 am ET | Updated 36 minutes ago
Igor Bobic
Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says he's unaware of criticism about his response to severe flooding in his state after Winter Storm Jonas.

"I don't even know what critics you're talking about," Christie said in response to a question from The Huffington Post's Sam Stein on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday. "There is no residual damage. There is no residual flooding damage. All the flooding receded yesterday morning."

"I have not heard any of that criticism, I have not seen any of that criticism, and I think you're just making it up," he added.

Prior to the storm, the New Jersey governor was in New Hampshire, an early primary state crucial to his presidential aspirations. On Saturday, the day after he returned to his state from the campaign trail, Christie held a press conference in which he downplayed the effects of the storm and said that New Jersey "dodged a bit of a bullet."

Indeed, central and northern sections of the state that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 fared much better during Winter Storm Jonas. But some residents of southern New Jersey weren't so lucky.

"I was in my waders in three feet of water and my friend is saying Gov. Christie is on TV saying it's not that bad," Maggie Day, whose home and store were damaged as a result of flooding, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Oh yeah? Gov. Christie should come down here and get in his fishing waders and live my life."

Another resident, Maui D'Antuono, suggested Christie was in a hurry to get back on the campaign trail.

"He couldn't claim a disaster because that would mean he'd have to stay here," D'Antuono said. "Once the insurance claims come in, that will really tell the tale of the damage. I know he's busy trying to be our vice president and all that, but the Shore really took a pounding."

After the storm, New Jersey shore towns were battered by flooding and surges of water up to 10 feet high. At one point, 94,000 power outages were reported. Residents of the island community of Stone Harbor feared the damage could be on par with the destruction from Superstorm Sandy.

Marissa Rigby, a resident of Wildwood, which was hit particularly hard by the storm, expressed shock at the governor's words.

"I don't know how he could possibly say that. I've been down here about five years and I've never seen it this bad," she told CBS.

On Monday, Christie's lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, and Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin will be visiting the areas hardest hit by flooding to assess the damage Christie says does not exist.****
97  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Help the Chinese get GM for a bargain price on: January 25, 2016, 10:35:44 AM
So why did we give tax payer money for a bailout of GM for?  For this?

http://qz.com/594984/the-secret-history-of-gms-chinese-bailout/?utm_source=YPL
98  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: January 25, 2016, 10:27:55 AM
"On a related matter, I see Obama's numbers creep up."

Unbelievable how some will people will change their minds with the wind isn't it?

Either you agree with Brock or not.  How can one change their minds from week to week?

Sickening.
99  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: January 25, 2016, 10:23:35 AM
I am not sure which is worse.  A shiite sandwich or a liberal menu
100  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / liberty score - the case for it as a tool on: January 25, 2016, 10:20:17 AM
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/01/how-to-interview-a-candidate
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