State of the Union

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  1. mikecheck1212

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    That wall that Mexico’s paying for will put an end to all that...and please can someone inform me when this swamp draining will began? I’m looking forward to that as well..
     
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    Truthfully, no matter how much every one of us tries to deny it, we all have some degree of "filthy" in us. I always get a kick out of the TV Evangelists and religious fanatics and how eventually, they get caught in the middle of some really crooked stuff - usually sexual. Just goes to show, everyone has a little twist and turn in them. Not one of us is immune.
     
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    My post linked up with yours. LOL
     
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    Spot on Rana… It’s a topic I’m very interested in. I just finished this a couple of months ago. A fascinating, (and ominous) read:

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    “Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group.

    In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system.

    Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation.”
     
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    Hey Salt Water Guy welcome back.
    Did she include George Soros sticking his fingers into politics?
     
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    "I want my fair share – and that's all of it." Charles Koch
     
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    PSA...just because I don’t like trump, doesn’t mean...

    I’m a veagan
    I drive a Prius
    I have a man bun
    I want free stuff
    I don’t pay taxes
    I’m lazy
    I think every person who supports trump is a racist
    I watch msnbc or cnn
    I Am anti gun
    I Am anti police
    I am on welfare
    I am here illegally
    Or that I liked Clinton

    I just don’t like trump for a few different reasons..don’t put me in a box...don’t generalize...don’t believe what the tv tells you about anybody who opposes your viewpoint..and as for me..I’ll show you the same respect..
     
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    Hah! Yes Larry, George Soros is briefly mentioned in the book. He spent quite a bit, ($27M) of his own money in a failed effort to defeat GWB's reelection effort. He was really ticked about the U.S. invasion of Iraq among other things. Also says he's chilled on outright campaign contributions and now spends more on human rights/civil liberties type issues.
     
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    Here's another good read:

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    We drive a Prius, under 35 gallons of fuel to get to Northern Montana, and yes I have a manly V8 Tundra. LOL
     
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    Commie!
     
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    I’m not against hybrid fuel efficient cars...but why does every one of them look so crappy...I don’t get it..
     
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    Regarding the SOTU speech:

    Well, all I gotta say is thank goodness no one from the House yelled out, “YOU LIE!” during the address. I mean, could you imagine???
     
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    That would of been something to see.
     
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    Larry, we have the same line-up. Tundra for me; Prius for my wife. We originally were looking at the RAV-4, but the Prius V seemed a better deal overall. That same summer she took off on a Nat’l Parks tour with the kids, (I met up with them by flying into Kalispell). Glacier, Yellowstone, Tetons, Crater Lake – many miles put on the vehicle, all on a surprisingly little amount of fuel. We’re still need to affix a “Coexist” bumper sticker though… Gotta maintain a certain image dontcha-know!
     
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    Our Prius is a 2007, Tundra 2000 with the towing package .
    Just had to replace the hybrid battery around $3600 out the door, but better than buying a new car because we keep up on all maintenance.
    Our daughter lives in Kalispell, we will be driving up there in a couple of months.
     
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    Where is the finger-down-the-throat emoji? ;)
     
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