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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I guarantee you when Trump's plan to "fix" infrastructure comes down to it, it's all tolls, turnpikes, and private roads.
    Interesting. The plan was just announced. Apparently it puts the burden on states and municipalities to raise the money. 80/20 state/fed, which in a lot of situations is the opposite of prior funding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Interesting. The plan was just announced. Apparently it puts the burden on states and municipalities to raise the money. 80/20 state/fed, which in a lot of situations is the opposite of prior funding.
    Yep. That's gonna = "public/private solutions" which is MBA talk for tollroads. GODDAMN YANKEES AND THEIR TOLLROADS.
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    Don't mind toll roads especially when exemptions are carved out for HOV. I have a big problem with blanket increases on tab fees though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    Yep. That's gonna = "public/private solutions" which is MBA talk for tollroads. GODDAMN YANKEES AND THEIR TOLLROADS.
    Yeah, they should just raise taxes on gas by a couple bucks/gallon instead... then I might be more motivated to buy a tesla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, they should just raise taxes on gas by a couple bucks/gallon instead... then I might be more motivated to buy a tesla.
    Sounds like a reasonable stance for a libertarian.
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    More paranoia, for those who are into that kind of thing:

    http://theweek.com/articles/754987/russians-are-coming

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    Trump's lawyer claims he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket and that Trump didn't reimburse him, directly or indirectly. I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes that. It would be interesting to know how he accounted for that payment from a tax perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Trump's lawyer claims he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket and that Trump didn't reimburse him, directly or indirectly. I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes that. It would be interesting to know how he accounted for that payment from a tax perspective.
    Sounds like her hourly rate would make a lawyer jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Trump's lawyer claims he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket and that Trump didn't reimburse him, directly or indirectly. I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes that. It would be interesting to know how he accounted for that payment from a tax perspective.
    I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes anything coming out of Team Trump. Biggest bunch of liars ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes anything coming out of Team Trump. Biggest bunch of liars ever.
    Why are you so paranoid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Why are you so paranoid?
    I watched Morning Joe and caught the paranoia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    More paranoia, for those who are into that kind of thing:

    http://theweek.com/articles/754987/russians-are-coming
    Whatever the cause, we can be pretty sure that Russia is going to mucking about as we get closer to November. And it's hard to see how we're going to stop them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Trump's lawyer claims he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket and that Trump didn't reimburse him, directly or indirectly. I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes that. It would be interesting to know how he accounted for that payment from a tax perspective.
    Wait... the lawyer had an affair with the porn star and expected Drumpf to pay for it? We all know that lawyers are scum... this isn't news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Trump's lawyer claims he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket and that Trump didn't reimburse him, directly or indirectly. I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes that. It would be interesting to know how he accounted for that payment from a tax perspective.
    trump is such a good negotiator that cohen pays him (and his hookers)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    More paranoia, for those who are into that kind of thing:

    http://theweek.com/articles/754987/russians-are-coming
    If folks were actually paranoid we would have voter ID everyone (don't give me the bullshit that folks don't have government issued IDs) and voting machines with paper audit trails... let me know when that happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Trump's lawyer claims he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket and that Trump didn't reimburse him, directly or indirectly. I'm curious if anyone on the planet believes that. It would be interesting to know how he accounted for that payment from a tax perspective.
    I imagine he 10-99ed this one. Then again, if Trump provided tools, a place to sit, and a certain level of supervising authority...
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    trump is such a good negotiator that cohen pays him (and his hookers)
    And yet evangelicals love the guy It's like when I would have my 7 year old buy things for me on Sunday. No one is breaking the sabbath since she was accountable and couldn't sin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    And yet evangelicals love the guy It's like when I would have my 7 year old buy things for me on Sunday. No one is breaking the sabbath since she was accountable and couldn't sin.
    Worked for my wife's family. My non-member FIL was sent to get take-out after church regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Worked for my wife's family. My non-member FIL was sent to get take-out after church regularly.
    Yeah, like the family my wife grew up in. Dad was not a member. Her mom was I guess in most ways a very hard-core member, yet she had no trouble getting her husband to run get things for her from Target on Sunday, and not stuff that was an emergency of any kind. We're definitely active LDS, but rules around the Sabbath is just one of those things that's kind of flexible in our home right now given how she grew up.

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    Millions of Americans Demand $130,000 For Not Having Sex with Trump.

    But, even as millions of Americans clamored to be compensated for abstaining from sex with Cohen’s client, others, like Carol Foyler, of Tallahassee, Florida, took a different view. “Never having sex with Donald Trump should be a reward in itself,” she said.

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    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post


    I suspect that was at the urging of the NRA. MAGA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    I suspect that was at the urging of the NRA Putin. MAGA!
    FIFY.
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    I don't think this was posted here earlier, but this video continues to bug the hell out of me. It's a bunch of genuinely stupid evangelical women who speak of their "precious president," and who believe Trump is a changed man from his earlier days of sin, etc. They speak glowingly of the Christians principles of repentance and redemption, while ignoring the point that those things require recognition and remorse by the wrongdoer, which Trump has very clearly repudiated. Trump continues to demonize his female accusers (where were these types of women when good men like Romney, Obama and others were running). Strangely, they appear only with dudes like Clinton, Edwards, and Trump...

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...aye-dnt-nr.cnn


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I don't think this was posted here earlier, but this video continues to bug the hell out of me. It's a bunch of genuinely stupid evangelical women who speak of their "precious president," and who believe Trump is a changed man from his earlier days of sin, etc. They speak glowingly of the Christians principles of repentance and redemption, while ignoring the point that those things require recognition and remorse by the wrongdoer, which Trump has very clearly repudiated. Trump continues to demonize his female accusers (where were these types of women when good men like Romney, Obama and others were running). Strangely, they appear only with dudes like Clinton, Edwards, and Trump...

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...aye-dnt-nr.cnn

    Which one of those Christian ladies is UT's ex?
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    I didn't realize that famous people used the press to buy and bury a.k.a catch and kill. And that the press blackmails celebrities with stories they are burying. Kind of scary.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-...mbid=synd_digg

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    (where were these types of women when good men like Romney, Obama and others were running). Strangely, they appear only with dudes like Clinton, Edwards, and Trump...

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...aye-dnt-nr.cnn


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    Haha. A group of political science scholars got together and voted on the best and worst presidents in US history. In a result that will shock nobody but Orrin Hatch, Trump came in dead last.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-r...inkId=48284274

    Abe Lincoln was #1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Haha. A group of political science scholars got together and voted on the best and worst presidents in US history. In a result that will shock nobody but Orrin Hatch, Trump came in dead last.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-r...inkId=48284274

    Abe Lincoln was #1.
    In an important way I think this is essentially the whole point of the Trump presidency. If "establishment" types like scholars, academics, political scientists, economists, etc.,...liberal or conservative think he's a terrible president, then he's exactly what his base thinks he should be. It's like grunge music from the mid 90s: it's just meant to be grating to the ears of most people as a reaction to the normal. Trump was meant to be a crappy president to the type of people who are influential in society. The example from other countries in electing these types of revolutionary type figures tends to universally lead to a really bad thing for a country eventually (like Chavez in Venezuela), but so be it. It won't be like that here. Trump is going to make America great. Or so the thinking goes. And the establishment types in his party who are (irresponsibly in my opinion) quietly going along with the chaos or craziness do so because maybe they can get a tax bill or a few other things passed. Very short sighted, in my view, but that's the unfortunate nature of our current politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    It's like grunge music from the mid 90s: it's just meant to be grating to the ears of most people as a reaction to the normal.
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