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by not4u13
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: The Off Topic Forum
Topic: Notable Deaths - 2017
Replies: 76
Views: 16392

Re: Notable Deaths - 2017

There goes the motivation for the suicide bombers.
by not4u13
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: National
Topic: So Now, Dr. Seuss is Racist
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: So Now, Dr. Seuss is Racist

The projections and connections that you are making Prof are the stuff tin foil hat conspiracy theories are made of. Here we have a well educated professional librarian return the books because she doesn't need them. Then, as an aside, she points out that some of the illustrations in some of the boo...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: National
Topic: Black players protest
Replies: 680
Views: 13864

Re: Black players protest

I had some conversations with friends and family on this and I do find it amazing how many seem to be blinded to the purpose of the protests over the emotion they attach to the flag and an anthem. Most of you have been to a ballpark, perhaps standing in line at the concession stand or still making y...
by not4u13
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: College
Topic: Penn State v Iowa
Replies: 0
Views: 976

Penn State v Iowa

Wow, what a game. Not sure how many of you may have watched this one, but I found it wildly entertaining and I wasn't rooting for either team. What game would you rather watch. Your favorite team winning in a blowout, or two teams you don't really follow grinding it out in a classic. I found myself ...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Who's Your School? Name Your Teams!
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Who's Your School? Name Your Teams!

My alma mater is the Villa Park Spartans but have rooted for the Pacifica Mariners since joining the old OC Register site years ago now. That's the alma mater of my wife and kids. Mariner football sure looks strong this year, blowing out every opponent on their way to a 5-0 record. Best HS football ...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: National
Topic: Hurricane Harve
Replies: 34
Views: 987

Re: Hurricane Harve

Good thing Jose turned out to be a non-event for most people because Maria is sure making herself known. I saw a news report the other day. Seems we're on track to match the 2005 Hurricane season. Here in North Texas, the weather is 10 degrees warmer than usual. Not only that, it is shaping up to be...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: National
Topic: Let's Keep Talking About Confederate Statues
Replies: 137
Views: 4369

Re: Let's Keep Talking About Confederate Statues

This issue is so simple and yet it is being made so complicated. These confederate statues were erected for the sole purpose to promote prejudice against blacks. They were put up under a false premise of honoring great leaders of the confederacy and protected as objects of history. That was not thei...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?
Replies: 109
Views: 9323

Re: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?

You are missing the point. The Supreme Court may view the condition as de facto. Rights conferred upon a class of people through many years of practice and not just by common citizens. By the leaders of our country. They may rule that the EO itself is not the proper vehicle but that even without the...
by not4u13
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Hurricane Harve
Replies: 34
Views: 987

Re: Hurricane Harve

I mentioned earlier that I have a kid in North Carolina. Looks like Irma could pay them a visit. They've prepared for evacuation and have a place to go, but they are sitting tight for now. I've heard from a few people I know down in Houston and most seemed to be no worse for the wear. There are area...
by not4u13
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?
Replies: 109
Views: 9323

Re: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?

Nevertheless, I was reading a legal analysis that concluded that the rights granted to the DACA recipients by that executive order would not likely be rescinded. Here was the rationale and it does make legal sense. 1) Every former President since Regan has essentially ignored the group covered by DA...
by not4u13
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: National
Topic: Hurricane Harve
Replies: 34
Views: 987

Re: Hurricane Harve

Another update on Harvey. Hard to believe nobody here is even talking about it. The death toll has risen to 44. Donations keep coming in, but it seems some are just cleaning out their closets and sending everything. Volunteers are often left to sort through well intentioned donations to find the few...
by not4u13
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: National
Topic: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering
Replies: 457
Views: 7545

Re: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering

Obama's rallying cry was Hope and Change. Ideologically, his was a globalist perspective that also was colored with vilifying law enforcement. The far left was activated as a result. Like all of us, I do know a few officers and I know some that felt this way. I also know that many others did not fe...
by not4u13
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?
Replies: 109
Views: 9323

Re: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?

Really? You think THAT's what's caused polarization? How about offering a deal that should never be on the table in the first place. It's like asking me what brand of poison I should drink and then accusing me not being cooperative when I decline to choose. We now know that Trump is ending DACA. A r...
by not4u13
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?
Replies: 109
Views: 9323

Re: What Happens to Daca Dreamers?

There is no place for a deal to be made, let alone to build a completely unnecessary and ineffective wall. Anyone here illegally who commits a violent crime should be deported. Period. DACA or not. DACA is nothing more than a humanitarian gesture.
by not4u13
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: National
Topic: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering
Replies: 457
Views: 7545

Re: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering

As usual, a very thoughtful response from you N4U. A couple things we'll agree to disagree about though. If you're going to be objective and pin blame on anyone for the gal that was run over by the lunatic, after the lunatic himself, let's put on our insurance caps and assign responsibility as if i...
by not4u13
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: National
Topic: American History 2.0
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: American History 2.0

Nobody really knows why any one individual chose to fight, but when you sign up with the side whose reason for fighting is the preservation of slavery, that becomes what you are fighting for, because if you win, that's what happens. Other things happen too, some good and some bad, but you can't say ...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: National
Topic: American History 2.0
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: American History 2.0

I am surprised by the sentiment Luca. I'm sure you realize that these "monuments" to confederate heros are just revisionist history to start with. Social media is buzzing about the timeline when these monuments were erected, at a time when segregation laws were being passed throughout the south. Eve...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: National
Topic: Hurricane Harve
Replies: 34
Views: 987

Re: Hurricane Harve

It's hard for me to know what everyone is seeing on the national news, but here locally, Harvey remains the lead story on every news program. The devastation is very real. It will take years to recover and some areas will never be the same again. Wife and I were in New Orleans this past weekend as H...
by not4u13
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 4946
Views: 112992

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

I keep hearing that the whatever happens with the economy during the first six months of any presidency is due to the previous administration. That makes sense since any policy change that may take place will take some time to have any measurable effect. That's especially true when looking at trend ...
by not4u13
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: National
Topic: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering
Replies: 457
Views: 7545

Re: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering

Addressing Bick's question directly to me about what Trump had to do with these protests. His question was in response to my statement that Trump has blood on his hands. First, I'll say I was reacting emotionally to his horrible lack of leadership on this issue. He continues to insist on a false equ...