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by Luca
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: National
Topic: First Charges filed by Mueller
Replies: 1375
Views: 27798

Re: First Charges filed by Mueller

In some ways we all have similar perspectives of the current president. None of us are personally fond of the man and none of us believe the acrimony he has helped introduce are good for the country in the long-term. You can either let that color your interpretation of the facts or you can step away...
by Luca
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: National
Topic: First Charges filed by Mueller
Replies: 1375
Views: 27798

Re: First Charges filed by Mueller

I don’t have as much free time as some of you evidently do, so I apologize for my delayed response to your posts from a few days ago. Also, I don’t have the patience to cut and paste every other sentence and respond to it so, in the aggregate, pagan: I was referring to "conspiracies" in general. If ...
by Luca
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Kicked Out
Replies: 59
Views: 5250

Re: Kicked Out

I'm glad to hear you're recuperating, Ramon. When I get old like you guys I may be facing the same issue. But young and virile as I am I'll have to wait my turn. I probably know your surgeon and cardiologist. Who were they if you don't mind saying?. I'd p.m. you but evidently I can't do that anymore...
by Luca
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: National
Topic: First Charges filed by Mueller
Replies: 1375
Views: 27798

Re: First Charges filed by Mueller

This has become Internet equivalent of "Groundhog Day." The political equivalent of Barack Obama’s tireless "Birther" accusers. The modern day equivalent of Sacco and Vanzetti, the Rosenberg's, etc. It’s an interesting phenomenon how conspiracy theories never die. It’s because they’re almost impossi...
by Luca
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: High School
Topic: 2011 Santa Margarita Eagles - Last Legitimate D1/Pac5 Champion?
Replies: 45
Views: 2703

Re: 2011 Santa Margarita Eagles - Last Legitimate D1/Pac5 Champion?

It would be helpful, OldSunsetFan, if you specified who it is that you’re referring to as well as what fears and inadequacies you see in the above.................Luca
by Luca
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: 2011 Santa Margarita Eagles - Last Legitimate D1/Pac5 Champion?
Replies: 45
Views: 2703

Re: 2011 Santa Margarita Eagles - Last Legitimate D1/Pac5 Champion?

By “homegrown” I think he’s referring to kids who weren’t athletic transfers or recruited to the school. He didn’t say “none of the kids”. As was pointed out, one starter transferred in...................Luca
by Luca
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: 2011 Santa Margarita Eagles - Last Legitimate D1/Pac5 Champion?
Replies: 45
Views: 2703

Re: 2011 Santa Margarita Eagles - Last Legitimate D1/Pac5 Cha

Was this 2011 Santa Margarita Team the last legitimate, non-paid for Champion of the Pac5? I’ve wondered that myself sometimes, Domingo. I think there two kids who did not enroll as freshman on the team. One was a wide receiver and the other was a back up running back, both sophomores. When that cl...
by Luca
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Your Daily WTF
Replies: 1448
Views: 32991

Re: Your Daily WTF

Cruz mentioned four germane facts about Forrest, three of which make him a particularly inappropriate individual to honor: 1). He was a Confederate officer, which in itself carries no unique opprobrium. 2). He was not simply a slave owner, he was a wealthy slave trader which even in the antebellum S...
by Luca
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Your Daily WTF
Replies: 1448
Views: 32991

Re: Your Daily WTF

I think you may have missed the point, JQ. The objection is not because - like virtually all slave owners and seccesssionists - he was a member of the Democratic Party. It is that he was a particularly vicious slave trader who became wealthy in the process and was a founder of the KKK. He was also l...
by Luca
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 4534
Views: 78702

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

That’s right. You need to spend years as a bartender first ................Luca
by Luca
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Welcome and Board Announcements
Topic: Suggestions for the site?
Replies: 110
Views: 10227

Re: Suggestions for the site?

I was curious what it was that unspecified people were "making up" and just assumed that you would remember the who, what and when. I’d like to think that I’d remember unwelcome comments about myself. There is a timeless quote from the past that " What people say about you behind your back represent...
by Luca
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Welcome and Board Announcements
Topic: Suggestions for the site?
Replies: 110
Views: 10227

Re: Suggestions for the site?

Hello, JQ I was going to respond to a thread that was recently started, but it disappeared just a few minutes ago. I also don't seem to have the ability to contact you via pm any longer, but I didn't want to necessarily have a public discussion anyway. This thread seems fairly isolated and is as pri...
by Luca
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The Economy
Topic: ‘I Am a Tariff Man’ - WSJ Editorial
Replies: 112
Views: 3625

Re: ‘I Am a Tariff Man’ - WSJ Editorial

Not bad, Wabash, except that Donald Trump is the President, the tariffs he proposed were very real, uncontrolled border violations are not a “fake problem”, and he didn’t create it.

Four self evident inaccuracies in a single sentence would be a record for anyone else………………………………Luca
by Luca
Fri May 24, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Transfer News? It’s that time of year again!
Replies: 1097
Views: 86963

Re: Transfer News? It’s that time of year again!

Seriously, prof?

You’ve gone over to the dark side, also?............Luca
by Luca
Sun May 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Smchs basketball coach Jeff reinert resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 2813

Re: Smchs basketball coach Jeff reinert resigns

Reinert NEVER beat McKnight and MD................. I don't think any Orange County high school program considers that a criterion for success, LTO. There's - what? - only 1 or 2 coaches in the Trinity League that have beaten MD in the last decade or more. Nobody considers MD a high school basketba...
by Luca
Tue May 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite's Larry Toner finally retires...
Replies: 70
Views: 5073

Re: Servite's Larry Toner finally retires...

There’s a reason there are all boys and all girls schools. The atmosphere is different. It’s supposed to be. That’s the purpose You handle guys differently than you do girls as far as discipline and behavior is concerned and it’s going to be a little more hardnosed at an all boys school. I don’t kno...
by Luca
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Changing Democracy
Replies: 65
Views: 1092

Re: Changing Democracy

Good lord, I pretty much stopped reading after this. If all you have is parsing, you have nothing. No intelligent human would not understand the simple phrase I used in contrast to your statement "slavery has nothing to do with" the Electoral College. I was wondering how you were going to wiggle ou...
by Luca
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Changing Democracy
Replies: 65
Views: 1092

Re: Changing Democracy

What do you mean by "played a part"? If by that you mean that the electoral college was created for the purpose of defending slavery, you are simply wrong. Just look at an unbiased source like History Central: The Electoral College was created for two reasons. The first purpose was to create a buffe...
by Luca
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Changing Democracy
Replies: 65
Views: 1092

Re: Changing Democracy

Sigh. As though there were some point in even responding to this myna bird. It is funny for a while but it wears off quickly.

Give it up, Wabash. You're an intellectual lost cause and the reason over half this board has departed..............Luca
by Luca
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Changing Democracy
Replies: 65
Views: 1092

Re: Changing Democracy

Wabash, either provide the evidence that the reason the electoral college was instituted was because of slavery - by giving an objective source such as the Federalist papers or language from the actual people involved (and not by some revisionist Mickey Mouse junior assistant professor of history at...