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by Bick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

594121 Not that this has anything to do with "Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now" but so far our experiment with hiring a businessman to run a government has been a pretty dismal failure. The two might look similar but they aren't. I'd much rather have a president who understands government...
by Bick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

594120 Almost 4 years, and how much is "enough", anyway? And you keep ignoring his almost 8 year tenure in the Illinois Senate. So that's almost 12 years of government office-holder experience, while Trump had zero. My original point was neither Trump nor Obama had nearly the experience of the prio...
by Bick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: High School
Topic: 2019 Sunset D2/D3
Replies: 54
Views: 4141

Re: 2019 Sunset D2/D3

594119 My feeling is being rated a pre-season top 4 and finishing one win short (in a 3-season sample) isn't enough reason to declare there's "something wrong"...maybe they're just overrated? By rated, I mean calpreps regular season year-end...not some writers' or coaches' pre-season poll. That's t...
by Bick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: High School
Topic: 2019 Sunset D2/D3
Replies: 54
Views: 4141

Re: 2019 Sunset D2/D3

They've been a top 4 rated team in D2 each of the past 3 years, but can't get out of the 2nd round. They'll be rated top 4 again. Unless whatever is wrong over there gets resolved (assuming there actually is something wrong over there), they'll not make the final 4. That's what really matters, right?
by Bick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: High School
Topic: 2019 Sunset D2/D3
Replies: 54
Views: 4141

Re: 2019 Sunset D2/D3

What do you mean by a top tier team?
by Bick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

594089 I was a manager in the private sector and I haven't seen much in the way of management or leadership skills. Look at the top level turnover he's had. You call that management? Making a lot of money for yourself and managing and leading are very different things. The point was that he HAD a s...
by Bick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: 2019 Sunset D2/D3
Replies: 54
Views: 4141

Re: 2019 Sunset D2/D3

Pre-league schedule strength of D2 playoff teams / playoff round advanced to: Norco had the 3rd toughest pre-league schedule in the division. Doesn't seem there's much correlation between strength of schedule and playoff performance in 2018 in D2. Calabasas 50.3 / Semi La Habra 46.2 / 1st Norco 41.7...
by Bick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

594064 Same with Trump. He has no leadership experience and never takes responsibility for any failures. Understandable that a public employee wouldn't think that owning a business with over 20,000 employees for a few decades, with revenues close to $10 billion, would constitute leadership experien...
by Bick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

594036 Keep repeating the mantra, "Not a problem...no crisis...totally manufactured..." Credo - using fear based histrionics they way Trump does as a primary reason for border security, is a huge mistake as it cherry-picks facts in a misleading way. I believe all he needed to do was continue down t...
by Bick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

594008 By the way, McConnell and Ryan shut down the government over $3.6 billion in health care for American children. So if we want to play whataboutism there's that. So who is responsible for the gov't shutdown...the president, or congress? Who was president during that example you just posted?
by Bick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

593923 Bick wrote: The last 2 presidents were the least politically experienced going back to Eisenhower. Every one since has either been a governor, vice president, or completed a full term as a US Senator. Not sure why you consider Obama's and Trump's political experience comparable. Obama served...
by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

Can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with Schumer on separating border security issue from this gov't shutdown.
by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

Well...at least he didn't try to pull that emergency funding deal. I'm telling you Prof...he should have folded.

So unprepared for the role of president.
by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

Omar Bongo wrote: That idea is one of the most disturbing things I've ever read here
Hopefully you can get over it.

by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

593809 I disagree. Trump took responsibility for starting the shutdown because the Dems wouldn't compromise, but either side had the ability to stop it...Democrats by compromising on wall funding, or Trump by surrendering. Trump has no choice but to continue , because his base has made it clear tha...
by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

593820 The what ? Why do you disparage the qualifications of only the last two presidents...W, anyone? Carter? Millard Fillmore? The "Get Back" coach is the guy assigned to keep the players behind the white line on the sideline. The last 2 presidents were the least politically experienced going bac...
by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: High School
Topic: 2019 Sunset D2/D3
Replies: 54
Views: 4141

Re: 2019 Sunset D2/D3

With returning at least 3 starting OL, and all their leading skill guys, they might very well be one of the most talented again. But Norco needs to past the 2nd round in the post-season to be considered the favorite. 3 straight losses since going to the new divisional format. It seems something's no...
by Bick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: High School
Topic: 2018 Sunset League/DII/DIII
Replies: 1244
Views: 61395

Re: 2018 Sunset League/DII/DIII

Now that's an old post, Prof...10+ years ago?
by Bick
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now
Replies: 512
Views: 11657

Re: Illegal immigration: wrong then, wrong now

593802 I bet you and Crayegg would be successful at that. Unfortunately, the Dems won't give Trump a success...not even a partial success (wall funding $2.5 billion or less). This despite Schumer, Obama, Clinton et al, voting for it before Trump came on the scene. They obviously thought it was a go...
by Bick
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: 2019 Sunset D2/D3
Replies: 54
Views: 4141

Re: 2019 Sunset D2/D3

Unfortunately, yes...the first one. I've yet to hear a sound reason for over-weighting the league and schedule in the formula, when it's already factored into the calpreps rating. Here's D3 their way... Capistrano Valley 97.37 Santiago/Corona 97.04 Moorpark 95.82 Paraclete 95.81 Loyola 94.55 St. Fra...