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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by GreenLantern, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Walter

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    I predict Trump will stop hosting championship teams at WH and no one will care.
  2. Vurbel

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    I agree. Bad optics if the only person who shows up is the assistant equipment manager.


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    Great editorial here:
    http://nypost.com/2017/04/20/if-us-campuses-cant-protect-free-speech-they-need-new-management/


    Berkeley’s move follows the Black Lives Matter disruption of a UCLA speech by the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald, and efforts to muzzle her the next night at Claremont-Pomona College — 200-odd protesters chanting “Shut it down!” and “From Oakland to Greece, f - - k the police.”

    Last month, goons stopped American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray from delivering a moderately conservative talk at Middlebury College, with Professor Allison Stanger hospitalized by the violence.

    More and more college students think it’s proper to act out this way. They proudly deny the free-speech rights of people whose writings they haven’t even read. (The Wellesley Review blather that we noted on Sunday is among the more coherent of these screeds; others are painfully ignorant.)

    The kids are plainly learning this nonsense at college — which means professors and administrators are failing at their most fundamental duties.
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    Increasingly, US campuses are the exact opposite of the bastions of free thought and debate they’re supposed to be. If the schools can’t save themselves, society has every right to demand new management.
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  5. Walter

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    I would appear that the biggest example of Western Civilization - the University - is now the breeding grounds of the locust eating it.
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  6. Vurbel

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    I know the solution. Stop supporting them. Stop donating to them. Stop going to their sporting events! Until then, it's just talk.
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    Can I stop supporting them with my tax dollars too?
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    Criticism is good. Protest is good. Violence is bad. Stoping someone else from speaking using violence or intimadation is bad. Hope that clears this up for you.
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  11. Vurbel

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    Why did Kaepernik face backlash?

    And I appreciate the "hope that clears this up for you." So noted the trying to speak down to me to build yourself up. Sorry you feel that need.


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    My tax dollars go to pay for the stop light on pops heads road. I never use it. Can my taxes not go to that?


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  13. Walter

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    Well, you have shown some confusion about where the line is drawn.
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    Violence. Period.

    Now people's property is tricky. This country was founded on taking other people's property. I lean towards not good, either.


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    Wow, Melania deserves so much better.

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    First 100 days? Not even close. It's like being down 63-6 at the first media timeout.

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    The new Clinton loss Autopsy book SHATTERED says Clinton campaign came up with plan to blame loss on the Russians within 24 hours of loss.

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    Russia did influence the election. Still doesn't change the fact we have an orange man in the WH completely in over his head.
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    Good article here how the SHATTERED authors were able to obtain such great access to the Clinton campaign behind the scenes.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/artic...-parnes-clinton-campaign-dysfunction-revealed

    Cliff notes
    1. All interviews conducted on background so no fear of retribution from the Clintons.
    2. Reporting on the mess that was the Clinton campaign would only be reported after the election

    We made one decision early on in our process that proved crucial in allowing us access to key players even at times when most of the media was walled off from Hillary and her senior staff. We agreed to conduct all of our interviews on background, which provided anonymity to our sources. That gave them an extra sense of security on the off chance that we broke a vow that we observed throughout our reporting: none of the material would appear before the election. . . . The trade-offs enabled us to get an extraordinary look at the last, tumultuous chapter of the Clinton era.


    Apparently, the Clinton loss wasn't as big a surprise inside the campaign as it was outside and that Clinton was an inept leader.


    We learn that Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, chose not to spend money on polling, relying instead on analytics surveys. “In Florida, Craig Smith, the former White House political director, and Scott Arceneaux, a veteran southern Democratic political operative, had begged Mook to poll the state in October to no avail. Mook believed it was a waste of money.” (Clinton’s campaign spent $563 million during the cycle.) Bill Clinton reportedly told one aide the Friday before the election that Florida was “in the bag.” Trump won the state by about 100,000 votes out of more than 9.4 million cast. We learn that Clinton’s Wisconsin volunteers lacked basic resources such as campaign literature to distribute while door-knocking. “What is the point of having a hundred people on the ground if you’re not giving them any of the tools to do the work?” asks one unidentified “veteran Democratic organizer familiar with the Wisconsin operation.” We learn that in late October, after FBI director Jim Comey’s letter indicating the bureau had reopened the investigation into Clinton’s e-mails, longtime aide Jake Sullivan “believed there was a reasonable chance Hillary would lose the election, and he began pressing Mook and others to abandon efforts to expand the Electoral College map in favor of locking down states that added up to 270.” In other words, quite a few people knew that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was a paper tiger. Loyalty to the Clintons (and fear of retribution) kept them from speaking publicly and honestly about it. It must have been a great relief to these frustrated, frightened Clinton staffers to vent to Allen and Parnes, knowing their words wouldn’t risk influencing the outcome of the election.

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