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Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:01 pm
by Skjellyfetti
DOJ defending Trump in a civil suit is batshit crazy. Sad that this is only a small story that won't make so much as a ripple.


Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:46 am
by Ibanez
89Hen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Ibanez wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:28 pm

Not to mention that a 4 degree means jack shit. There are people out there with college degrees that are dumber than a bag of hammers. I know some pretty intelligent, honest, hardworking people who have high school diplomas, associates and/or professional cert.
:nod: :nod: :nod:

AND don't forget how you will only see one side of the political spectrum from your professors. For full disclosure, I did have a couple conservative profs, but they were few and far between.
Yup. I had one that I knew for a fact was Republican - Mr. Richardson. Such a choade.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:23 am
by Gil Dobie
Must be making the World Great Again, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 am
by Ibanez
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:23 am
Must be making the World Great Again, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.
Perhaps this nomination is a joke akin to Hitler's nomination in 1939. :coffee:

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:49 am
by BDKJMU
Ibanez wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 am
Gil Dobie wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:23 am
Must be making the World Great Again, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.
Perhaps this nomination is a joke akin to Hitler's nomination in 1939. :coffee:
Or Obama’s in 2009..
I forgot what Obama even did to get nominated..

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 am
by Ibanez
BDKJMU wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:49 am
Ibanez wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 am


Perhaps this nomination is a joke akin to Hitler's nomination in 1939. :coffee:
Or Obama’s in 2009..
I forgot what Obama even did to get nominated..
Being black, I think.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:53 am
by kalm
Ibanez wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:46 am
89Hen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:12 pm


:nod: :nod: :nod:

AND don't forget how you will only see one side of the political spectrum from your professors. For full disclosure, I did have a couple conservative profs, but they were few and far between.
Yup. I had one that I knew for a fact was Republican - Mr. Richardson. Such a choade.
Not my experience AT ALL. They were apolitical in their teaching from political science to aquatic facilities management.

EWU professors and a couple of admins I know and the city of Cheney are politically diverse.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:22 am
by UNI88
Skjellyfetti wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:01 pm
DOJ defending Trump in a civil suit is batshit crazy. Sad that this is only a small story that won't make so much as a ripple.

But he donates his salary ... of course the cost to the government (and taxpayers) will probably be significantly more than his salary. He's such a putz.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:34 am
by Winterborn
Ibanez wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:46 am
89Hen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:12 pm


:nod: :nod: :nod:

AND don't forget how you will only see one side of the political spectrum from your professors. For full disclosure, I did have a couple conservative profs, but they were few and far between.
Yup. I had one that I knew for a fact was Republican - Mr. Richardson. Such a choade.
My engineering/Calculus ones were pretty even across the board, next to no bias. My history and English professors were even in that they presented a good split of all sides of an argument. Had a couple of writing and speech professors that were definitely not and let it be know that certain topics would not be tolerated that were definitely more conservative in nature.

I don't blame a particular ideology for any of it. It comes down to the personal integrity of the teacher. One of the furthest left professors I ever had was very open and willing to see both sides of any discussion. All he asked was that we should remain civil.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
by UNI88
Winterborn wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:34 am
Ibanez wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:46 am

Yup. I had one that I knew for a fact was Republican - Mr. Richardson. Such a choade.
My engineering/Calculus ones were pretty even across the board, next to no bias. My history and English professors were even in that they presented a good split of all sides of an argument. Had a couple of writing and speech professors that were definitely not and let it be know that certain topics would not be tolerated that were definitely more conservative in nature.

I don't blame a particular ideology for any of it. It comes down to the personal integrity of the teacher. One of the furthest left professors I ever had was very open and willing to see both sides of any discussion. All he asked was that we should remain civil.
A good teacher/professor teaches you how to think not what to think. One of my favorite professors was a former director of Rainbow PUSH (reported to Jesse Jackson Sr), he opened my mind to different perspectives and really helped me develop my critical thinking.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:01 am
by Winterborn
UNI88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
Winterborn wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:34 am


My engineering/Calculus ones were pretty even across the board, next to no bias. My history and English professors were even in that they presented a good split of all sides of an argument. Had a couple of writing and speech professors that were definitely not and let it be know that certain topics would not be tolerated that were definitely more conservative in nature.

I don't blame a particular ideology for any of it. It comes down to the personal integrity of the teacher. One of the furthest left professors I ever had was very open and willing to see both sides of any discussion. All he asked was that we should remain civil.
A good teacher/professor teaches you how to think not what to think. One of my favorite professors was a former director of Rainbow PUSH (reported to Jesse Jackson Sr), he opened my mind to different perspectives and really helped me develop my critical thinking.
Mine taught me the importance of source material. :thumb:

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:02 am
by GannonFan
UNI88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
Winterborn wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:34 am


My engineering/Calculus ones were pretty even across the board, next to no bias. My history and English professors were even in that they presented a good split of all sides of an argument. Had a couple of writing and speech professors that were definitely not and let it be know that certain topics would not be tolerated that were definitely more conservative in nature.

I don't blame a particular ideology for any of it. It comes down to the personal integrity of the teacher. One of the furthest left professors I ever had was very open and willing to see both sides of any discussion. All he asked was that we should remain civil.
A good teacher/professor teaches you how to think not what to think. One of my favorite professors was a former director of Rainbow PUSH (reported to Jesse Jackson Sr), he opened my mind to different perspectives and really helped me develop my critical thinking.
The only professor I remember with any significant bias was my Women in US History professor, who made it a class assignment to attend the Phyllis Schlafly talk that accompanied her visiting campus and to heckle her. But considering that Schlafly, IMO, encouraged that to increase her own publicity, I didn't really consider that as a problem with the professor. Other than that, my profs in the subjects like history or poly sci were notably even handed. But that was a good 25 years ago now and included time before Clinton, so that's a lifetime in terms of political culture.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:03 pm
by Skjellyfetti
5 Boats Sink At Trump Boat Parade In Texas

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The weather was calm, the atmosphere festive. Which made it all the more surprising when several boats sank Saturday at an event put on by Trump supporters near Austin, Texas.

"Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle!" the Facebook page for the Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade encouraged. "Let's really make a statement!"

The statement wasn't what they intended. When the hundreds of boats started moving together, their wakes created unexpected turbulence. Before long, the Travis County Sheriff's Office had received 15 distress calls. It received three more reports of boats taking on water from a local towing company.

"Almost immediately upon the parade going into motion, TCSO began receiving distress calls from boaters," the sheriff's office said in a press release. "The distress calls varied and included: boats taking on water, stalled engines, capsized boats and boats sinking."

Most of the boats taking on water were able to be towed before they sank to the bottom of the lake, the sheriff's office said. Ultimately, five boats did sink during the event. Three of those were recovered, but two remained submerged Sunday.
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/06/91032291 ... e-in-texas

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:21 pm
by 89Hen
kalm wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:53 am
Ibanez wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:46 am


Yup. I had one that I knew for a fact was Republican - Mr. Richardson. Such a choade.
Not my experience AT ALL. They were apolitical in their teaching from political science to aquatic facilities management.

EWU professors and a couple of admins I know and the city of Cheney are politically diverse.
Congrats to you. I can tell you that my son's profs at Maryland way overstepped their bounds to the liberal end time after time.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:33 pm
by JohnStOnge
Can we all now agree that the election of Donald Trump has diminished America? I mean, it's pretty obvious.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:41 pm
by UNI88
JohnStOnge wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Can we all now agree that the election of Donald Trump has diminished America? I mean, it's pretty obvious.
To you it is. Trump's presidency has definitely been a mixed bag but it hasn't been all bad. It's pure speculation, but I think that a Hillary presidency would have been worse in the short and long-term.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:19 pm
by 89Hen
JohnStOnge wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Can we all now agree that the election of Donald Trump has diminished America? I mean, it's pretty obvious.
We can all agree it has enraged liberals.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:24 pm
by Skjellyfetti
Are you sitting this one out again, Hen?

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:52 pm
by UNI88
Thoughts from a hipster coffee shop…
My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it?
...
Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:21 pm
by SDHornet
Skjellyfetti wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:01 pm
DOJ defending Trump in a civil suit is batshit crazy. Sad that this is only a small story that won't make so much as a ripple.

Crazier than a rouge judge trying to prosecute even when the prosecution recommends dropping charges?


Hint: I'm talking about Flynn. :lol:

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:23 pm
by SDHornet
JohnStOnge wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Can we all now agree that the election of Donald Trump has diminished America? I mean, it's pretty obvious.
My Roth IRA is certainly not diminished. :coffee:

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:31 pm
by SDHornet

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:21 am
by Ibanez
SDHornet wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Telling off the MIC is probably the gutsiest thing he's done. :nod: :nod: :nod:

And until he's brought troops home - his announcement means jack shit.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:53 am
by Skjellyfetti
Ibanez wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:21 am

Telling off the MIC is probably the gutsiest thing he's done. :nod: :nod: :nod:

And until he's brought troops home - his announcement means jack shit.
And, the fact that his current Sec of Defense is a former Raytheon lobbyist.

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:23 am
by catbooster
SDHornet wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Skjellyfetti wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:01 pm
DOJ defending Trump in a civil suit is batshit crazy. Sad that this is only a small story that won't make so much as a ripple.

Crazier than a rouge judge trying to prosecute even when the prosecution recommends dropping charges?


Hint: I'm talking about Flynn. :lol:
A rouge judge? Is that someone that critiques the shades of makeup - someone that didn't like the orange tones of Trump's rouge? :lol: