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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 1 year 2 months ago #201721

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I'm still praying for a late Bloomberg 3rd party candidate run

You have worse taste in politicians than you do in beer.
Let's leave my beer taste out of this :)

But with politicians to me it's like choosing between broccoli,peas or lima beans. None of it tastes good
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 1 year 2 months ago #201725

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mjmaherjr wrote:
fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
I'm still praying for a late Bloomberg 3rd party candidate run

You have worse taste in politicians than you do in beer.
Let's leave my beer taste out of this :)

But with politicians to me it's like choosing between broccoli,peas or lima beans. None of it tastes good

Yes, one man's meat is another man's Pilsner. But given the choice between a pol who wants to tell you how much salt you can put in your 16 oz soda by the light of your government approved light bulb and another who doesn't care if you own a bazooka, why would you vote for the fascist?
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 1 year 2 months ago #201730

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fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
I'm still praying for a late Bloomberg 3rd party candidate run

You have worse taste in politicians than you do in beer.
Let's leave my beer taste out of this :)

But with politicians to me it's like choosing between broccoli,peas or lima beans. None of it tastes good

Yes, one man's meat is another man's Pilsner. But given the choice between a pol who wants to tell you how much salt you can put in your 16 oz soda by the light of your government approved light bulb and another who doesn't care if you own a bazooka, why would you vote for the fascist?

See I'm fine with the soda thing. I don't drink it too much because it's so bad for you

If Bloomberg starting messing with craft beer alcohol content I'd have a problem so I'll pick and choose my battles :)
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 9 months 2 weeks ago #219860

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The debates between Trump and Clinton will be "must-see TV".
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 9 months 2 weeks ago #219861

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TX Redman wrote:
The debates between Trump and Clinton will be "must-see TV".

I really have to imagine she'd slaughter him, but then again, all Palin had to do was wink and ask Biden if she could call him Joe, and people thought she won. Plus, most Americans score a debate like a boxing match. Clinton could dominate, but if Trump lands the last hard punch, 90 percent of viewers will think he won.
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 9 months 2 weeks ago #219862

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The debates between Trump and Clinton will be "must-see TV".

I really have to imagine she'd slaughter him, but then again, all Palin had to do was wink and ask Biden if she could call him Joe, and people thought she won. Plus, most Americans score a debate like a boxing match. Clinton could dominate, but if Trump lands the last hard punch, 90 percent if viewers will think he won.


Interesting conversation- never talk politics, sports - especially college basketball - religion around the dinner table ...

This year, IMVHO:
Some would prefer to skip the ejection, live without a Chief Executuve for four years then try again as both - again to some - leave the proverbial " much to be desired.

Do I hear Harding v Cox v Debs; Coolidge v three other candidates; Cleveland v Blaine; Garfield v Hancock; Hayes ("Rutherford" my favorite name) v Tilden; well I suppose all had their detractors and supporters including our beloved Lincoln...maybe he became great when he lost his beloved Ann Rutledge... girlfriends...wow suffering...

Millard Fillmore the last man NOT to be represented by Republicans or Democrats!!! That's it a third party man or woman.
Maybe Mike Repole and his supposed Cola "billions" on the Uncle Mo Third Party platform...tongue in cheek please...need Will Rogers humor this year.

But I'll leave the analysis for those with presidential history expertise. I have little.

Didn't even allude to the man with the Sag Harbor Summer White House Chester A Arthur! Beast will walk by his house with me should he visit as he has dared ( ;) )

Critique and apologies ladies and gentlemen (and "children of all ages" - kids show circa 1956-1967 w/ the pioneering Claude Kirschner)


God bless our land, great nation, lousy choices...
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 9 months 2 weeks ago #219866

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fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
I'm still praying for a late Bloomberg 3rd party candidate run

You have worse taste in politicians than you do in beer.
Let's leave my beer taste out of this :)

But with politicians to me it's like choosing between broccoli,peas or lima beans. None of it tastes good

Yes, one man's meat is another man's Pilsner. But given the choice between a pol who wants to tell you how much salt you can put in your 16 oz soda by the light of your government approved light bulb and another who doesn't care if you own a bazooka, why would you vote for the fascist?

Because the consequences for society would be so vastly different?
Under your first scenario less people get diabetes and we conserve energy.
Under the second scenario crazy people have access to bazookas.

I'll choose Bloomberg everytime in that comparison.

No one likes to admit it but government is necessary to make the decisions we wouldn't make voluntarily. If left to our own vices we wouldn't protect the air/water or pay for fire and security, those without children wouldn't pay for schools, and social security is the safety net we all need because no one saves nearly enough for retirement.

Collectively it's easier to make the right decision than it is on a micro level.
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 9 months 2 weeks ago #219867

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Desco80 wrote:
fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
fun wrote:
mjmaherjr wrote:
I'm still praying for a late Bloomberg 3rd party candidate run

You have worse taste in politicians than you do in beer.
Let's leave my beer taste out of this :)

But with politicians to me it's like choosing between broccoli,peas or lima beans. None of it tastes good

Yes, one man's meat is another man's Pilsner. But given the choice between a pol who wants to tell you how much salt you can put in your 16 oz soda by the light of your government approved light bulb and another who doesn't care if you own a bazooka, why would you vote for the fascist?

Because the consequences for society would be so vastly different?
Under your first scenario less people get diabetes and we conserve energy.
Under the second scenario crazy people have access to bazookas.

I'll choose Bloomberg everytime in that comparison.

No one likes to admit it but government is necessary to make the decisions we wouldn't make voluntarily. If left to our own vices we wouldn't protect the air/water or pay for fire and security, those without children wouldn't pay for schools, and social security is the safety net we all need because no one saves nearly enough for retirement.

Collectively it's easier to make the right decision than it is on a micro level.

All valid points Desco, but when then do you draw the line at government intervention? Limit the amount of soda someone can drink but then allow them to go over to a bar and drink themselves in to oblivion. So why then not eliminate all fast food? Or prevent guys from playing basketball once they reach the age of 50? I could go on, but you get my point.
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Nov 8, 2016 - The lesser of two evils? 9 months 2 weeks ago #219875

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Sherman, Sheridan & Grant wrote:
Didn't even allude to the man with the Sag Harbor Summer White House Chester A Arthur! Beast will walk by his house with me should he visit as he has dared ( ;) )

What street is it on? I've done a lot of walking there and don't think I've ever noticed a plaque.
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