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  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The 2020 Colorado Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, as one of 14 contests scheduled on Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election, following the South Carolina primary the weekend before. The Colorado primary is a semi-closed primary, with the state awarding 80 delegates, of which 67 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary . . . . The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. end quote The Presidential election is around 16 months away. When should you contribute? Feel free to do the right thing now, but I usually donate near the one year mark, before the election. Who should get your money? Philosophize it. A fan of Rand, libertarian, free marketer, Patriot, or hater of totalitarian government MUST support and vote for President Trump. And don’t let me hear any of that “I don’t like him so I am staying home.” Hey. It’s in the Constitution! joke. Donate. Vote.
  2. I did not notice. So if one or more is not what they seem, they are doing a good job of it, and that's the ticket, as exemplified in the movie "The Crying Game." And by adding an "ed" to transgender Brant, are you implying that they have been fixed or spayed? How dare you!
  3. Ellen wrote: That's the ticket - Harris for president, Warren for vice-president - which I think would give the Democrats their best shot in 2020. end quote You did not mention what they stood for in that statement, simply that they are who they are, which is female democrats. I looked up Harris and she espouses the usual liberal agenda but has not taken a stance on a lot of issues. She did not seem flaky. Yet, I figure Pocahontas is a proud, clueless socialist. I think Kamala can do better than Warren. I don’t think Warren can swing a swing state and the upper north east including New England should vote for the democrat without her on the ticket. If 55 percent or more of the female voters vote for them, it may not come down to a few swing states. The election will be called by 9pm. Peter
  4. That is predicated on the idea that ENOUGH women will vote for a woman president, which may be the case. Gulp! From 2017 after Trump’s victory. The most dramatic dip for Republican numbers was among white women: The percentage identifying with the Republican Party fell 5 points from 37 percent to just 32 percent over a year, according to an NBC News report, which further broke down Gallup’s data by demographics. Notes. Born and Raised. Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in East Bay, San Francisco. She has a mixed ethnicity of Indian and African American. Her mother Dr. Shyamala Gopalan is from Chennai, India and her father Professor Donald Harris if from the United States. Her father is a light skinned person born and raised in Jamaica. Of course Elizabeth Warren is a debunked American Indian, 70 years old and full of yeast.
  5. From the net. A White House meeting on Tuesday between President Trump and Republican congressional leaders was abruptly cancelled. President Trump was considered a long shot until the night he won. A lot of long shots have run for President. Ross Perot. Sec. State Condoleezza Rice. Huckabee. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Wendell Wilkie. Steve Forbes. TIA Daily • December 28, 2007 Huckster The "FairTax" Marks Huckabee as a Dangerous Fraud by Robert Tracinski. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's surge in the polls is due in part to support provided to him by fanatical advocates of the so-called "FairTax." (See, for example, an analysis in today's Washington Post.) Many things disqualify Huckabee to be president. There is the fact that, in the very first Republican debate, he was one of only three candidates who raised their hands to say that they did not believe in evolution—an indication of his willingness to elevate religion over science. Then there is the fact that he thinks international affairs can be described by analogies to high-school popularity contests.
  6. Michael speculated: . . . So with a gaggle of terrified superdelegates and party bosses, they settle on Hillary Clinton in a brokered convention. end quote That scenario has a lot of merit. Damn. She must be “a wishin’ and a hopin’.” What else might she be up to? More on Rush’s old Machiavellian Operation Chaos. I remember speculating that when McCain ran against Obama he should pick Hillary as his Veep. McCain was already considering one democrat, Senator Joe Lieberman, anyway. So I said, so why not consider someone who, with odds of around 95%, could rob Obama of a victory? McCain has already alienated his conservative base beyond repair, but the conservative base MIGHT still vote for McCain because of the War On Terror and national security. McCain with Hillary as Veep could snare: Conservatives, Militarists, Women and feminists, disaffected democrats, mavericks and moderates. But would Old Hickory Clinton grab at the chance to be Number Two or wipe her hands of the whole affair? Joke.
  7. Ellen wrote: I think that Hillary Clinton might try again and could get the nomination, but that if so, the party leadership would have badly underestimated the amount of disgust among middle- and blue-collar-class Dems who feel disregarded and are already inclined to Walk Away. end quote The mention of Old Hickory Clinton brought back memories of when she was running in the primaries against Obama and Rush Limbaugh had a campaign of his own going that supported her. It was berry, berry funny radio. I privately wrote to Rush Limabaugh in 2003. Operation Maximum Chaos. Rush, I only heard the end of your broadcast Tuesday. It’s too soon to pull the plug on your temporary support of Senator Clinton. If she were a shoo-in, then I can understand your operatives supporting Barack, but the Dark Side is too powerful. Obama still leads in delegates and popular votes. Operation Chaos needs to shrink the malignancy. And Hillary needs to STEAL the nomination before or at the convention. The fools need to FEEL Hillary stole it for the maximum Chaos to be achieved. Operation Maximum Chaos. Rush, you are brilliant and always two weeks ahead of time.
  8. Is Trump a radical republican? Is President Trump Machiavellian? Is our President an Imperialist? Does he spontaneously achieve *order* in Politics? An article in Real Clear Politics noted that the 50 percent who will always vote for him really like his tweeting. Me too. Peter. From: "George H. Smith" To: "*Atlantis" Subject: ATL: Re: An aside with respect to capital punishment Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 01:35:54 -0500. a.d. smith wrote: "Machiavelli had a central role in articulating the central ethical teaching of republicanism, which was centered around his conception of "virtu." Machiavelli's definition of "virtue" as selfless service to state (either on the battlefield or in the council room) was shared by later classical republicanism thinkers. This definition of virtue has had a poisonous effect on Western culture--- almost as bad as the Christian definition of virtue." Like many Renaissance writers, Machiavelli used the term "virtue" loosely, but in general its meaning was distinguished from "fortune." Those things within our control depend on our virtues (powers, abilities, etc.), whereas those that are beyond our control are a matter of fortune, whether good or bad. Where Machiavelli writes "virtu" modern translators will typically use words like "willpower," "efficiency," etc., depending on the context. Only occasionally does Machiavelli use the term "virtue" in its traditional sense to mean moral goodness. And I am not aware of him ever using it to mean "selfless service to state" (though there may be some instances of this). On the contrary, Machiavelli often speaks of the "virtues" of the Prince, and here -- in radical contrast to the Republican tradition -- he had a purely instrumentalist conception. The virtues of a ruler consist of his willingness and ability to use whatever means -- however murderous or unjust by conventional standards -- that are necessary to achieve and maintain political power. This was about as far from the Republican conception of virtue as it is possible to get . . . .
  9. I agree that it would take a 7.0 quake on the Political Scale to get Hillary back in the saddle. From Fox News. Newt Gingrich predicted an all-female ticket for Democrats in 2020, telling Sean Hannity the party will nominate Senators Kamala Harris for president and Elizabeth Warren for vice president. Gingrich also criticized the "dishonest" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "squad" and key member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in an interview with FNC's Hannity on Monday. He said it is a fair question to ask if they dislike America so much, why are they here?
  10. These three excerpts are not worth three threads but they are interesting. Remember (nine, nine, nine?) Yes, yes, yes! From Herman Cain: An upcoming book reveals that RINO Paul Ryan tried to sabotage President Trump’s campaign in 2016 back when he thought President Trump had no chance of winning. But now that RINOs have seen that President Trump can win the presidency, I have grave concerns that they will try even harder to sabotage him in 2020. Which is why I’m asking you to make a contribution to America Fighting Back PAC -- founded by true-blooded conservatives who’ve supported President Trump since DAY ONE. WTF? The stuff of novels or Wikipedia? The phrase "Koch Brothers" generally refers to the sons of Fred C. Koch. The most politically active sons are Charles Koch and David H. Koch who bought out their brothers Frederick and Bill in 1983.David H. Koch was the Libertarian Party's vice-presidential candidate in 1980 . . . . A group associated with the Koch’s announced plans to raise $889 million leading up to the 2016 elections. After the Republican primary, they decided to not donate to Trump's campaign at all, instead focusing on the Congress and Senate races. Charles Koch criticized Trump's Muslim travel ban suggestions during the campaign and said "it's possible" that Hillary Clinton could be a better president, although strongly denied rumors that he would actually support Clinton. In June 2018, the Kochs backed a multimillion-dollar campaign organized by three pro-free trade political groups to oppose the Trump tariffs. I am still considering whether or not I will subscribe to this guy. From Robert Tracinski: The old "horseshoe" theory in which the political spectrum goes from the totalitarian far left of communism to the totalitarian far right of fascism, with the "moderate" occupying the ideal spot in the middle, actually offers us a fundamentally grim prospect. The moment the moderate starts to be moved by the basic logic of any of his ideas, one way or the other, he starts an irretrievable slide toward some form of tyranny. We're far better off thinking of the alternative Ronald Reagan described: up versus down--up to freedom, down to tyranny--and encourage men to follow one side of that conflict upward to its logical conclusion in a fully free society.
  11. It will be interesting to see Kamala mad, flustered, and her reaction to crowd jeering, gaffs,. misspeaks. and apologies. "I'll select potent potables, Alex." Does she drink or do any drugs now, or in the past? Does she have an expunged juvenile record? Let's see her high school yearbook. Will she do or say anything to get elected? It is time for the President to hire the A-Team. President Trump has weathered the worst they have thrown at him. And now he is . . . not a seasoned veteran because that can imply he is now just A Politician . . . but he has been through the mill as the saying goes. To my surprise, even his TV experience saying, "You're fired!" has aided his righteous cause. I would advise him to get more sleep and about those tweets, Donald? Can I call you Donald? Well the same to you buddy, and I won't let the door hit me in the ass! Peter
  12. Wow, Michael. Kamala? Aren’t you the bold one! It is 477 days or so until the next Presidential election on November 3, 2020. That’s about 15 to 16 more months. From Real Clear Politics. National Democratic Presidential Nomination Poll: Biden 27.3 Warren 16.3 Sanders 14.8 Harris 14.3 Buttigieg 6.0 O’Rourke 2.5 Yang 1.8. I still think Biden will fade and there are stories today that he is ready to bow out. Biden / Harris? Harris / Butigieg? Any other suggestions, predictions, or prophesies? President Trump has another year before The Democratic primary on July 13th to July 16th 2020. And that event will cause the President’s focus and The News to shift. The President will be busy slicing and dicing the democratic agenda and candidate after the Primary. And ABC, CBS, NBC News will be slanting the news about the campaigns of both parties in even more cunning ways. I think they have learned since 2016. In contrast Fox News will seem more pro Trump than usual, while also being more neutral than the other major networks. President Trump has one year to keep or raise economic growth to a 28,000 or higher DOW. Pursuing more Laissez Faire policies, works. He has one year to be a successful President who keeps us out of wars. But who can say if Presidential smarts and an overwhelmingly strong military power can insulate America from an irrational country like Iran? I have no doubt the war colleges and the pentagon are busy creating scenarios and successful resolutions that will displease the Mullahs and the American left. One worse case is dozens of Iranian scud missiles fired at Israel after a confrontation with America. And then America and Israel flatten the Iranian threat. Perhaps America will urge Israel to stand back and observe as happened with Iraq. But no one knows anything other than intentions. Peter
  13. Peter

    Rep. Ilhan Omar

    "They" promised that when women had their fair share of powerful positions things would be better. Instead little difference is seen after equitable gender equality. Some behavior is more frequently observed in different genders but "wrong" behavior can show up due to bad premises, thinking, and goals too.
  14. I am aware of no science or experiments. I know from observation, including Hollywood's and literature's final death scenes, self written obituaries and tombstones, and personally listening to the dying breaths of my loved ones, including my own Dad. Wishes. Regrets. Final wills. Most conscious but dying humans express those emotions. Even animals have fears at the time of death, expressed in whimpers and pleas, understandable to humans. A female German Shephard named Judy that I owned whimpered by an old outside air conditioner wanting to be brought inside, as she lay dying. I did, though her fur smelled long before her final breath. I miss my parents. I think everyone except those in pain want to remain alive, with the exception of the suicidal. Hollywood depicted "Rosebud" as one final word, and Napoleon said, "Mama."
  15. William wrote: Further 'friends' and associates of Epstein may be the subject of scandal, if not prosecution, for tolerating or participating in the most criminal of acts alleged against Epstein. end quote Fox is saying that, so far, Epstein is known to have paid a quarter million in bribes. He faces life in prison. The rapper R. Kelly has paid bribes to hide his sex crimes. There were non-consensual, sex crimes. Talk about a conspiracy of the moneyed getting away with sexual predation. If investigators follow the trail they will be able to find and prosecute the government officials who aided and abetted criminals. They are also criminals. And hopefully the IRS will get involved.