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Bact PhD

Member Since 08 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
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In Topic: Oprah Considering a Run for President

01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM

I sincerely hope it's just idle musing...

OTOH, her pre-talk show background was in journalism; could that be *less* in the way of "transferable skills" than what the current WH occupant has?
Re "string of celebrities," that ship sailed.

In Topic: Congressional Republicans and Protesters

27 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

 D. C. Sessions, on 27 February 2017 - 05:29 PM, said:



I take it that the affair is invitation-only?

Because otherwise, how is the church going to keep "protesters" out? Especially if the overflow surrounds the place several deep?
Can't really tell from the article. Wouldn't surprise me --I'm anxiously awaiting my invitation (LOL).
The church is also a much smaller venue than the probable facility at the JuCo. The way the church is situated, it would be easier for their own hired security to keep the protesters off their grounds and just marching along the sidewalk.

In Topic: Congressional Republicans and Protesters

27 February 2017 - 04:20 PM

No different here in Flori-DUH.

First off, "Little" Marco Rubio just won't hold any:
http://miami.cbsloca...lash-town-hall/

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In Miami Thursday, a heckler dunned Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for not attending town hall meetings organized by citizens, and not holding one of his own.

And further to my local Congresscritter, although he is deigning to hold a town hall in the largest city in his district, he decided to change the venue, ostensibly for "security reasons". (Translation: The church will keep the protesters at bay, whereas the local JuCo would have maintained the right of peaceful protesters to be in the vicinity.

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Yoho announces Gainesville town hall for March 4
Congressman Ted Yoho confirmed Thursday that he'll hold a town hall meeting Saturday, March 4 at Countryside Baptist Church.

It will be Yoho's first town hall in Gainesville in 2017. Yoho, a Republican, was elected to his third term in November for Florida's recently redrawn 3rd congressional district, which includes Gilchrist, Levy and parts of Alachua and Marion counties.

The town hall was originally scheduled at Santa Fe College but was canceled due to security issues, Yoho said.
http://www.gainesvil...-foreign-policy

In Topic: Trump's Deplorables and the Coming of Fascism

24 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

View PostLFC, on 23 February 2017 - 04:30 PM, said:

I love this one (bold mine for hypocrisy):

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They are racists. They are sexists. They hate the Constitution. They hate everything we believe in. They are not an extension of conservatism,” Schneider said.

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 24 February 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

Well, you can say the same thing about anyone in American politics claiming the mantle of "conservative" these days. Radical, unprincipled reactionaries just lacks the ring that their preferred term has, but is more truthful.

I've found myself saying that "they want to party like it's 1899". Gilded Age, TR had yet to bust the trusts, limited to no suffrage for women and POC, hey, what's not to like?

In Topic: Trump's Deplorables and the Coming of Fascism

24 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

 Rich T Bikkies, on 24 February 2017 - 03:25 AM, said:



I wonder where Steve Bannon is on this one.

Is he a nicer guy than I think, or is he smart enough just to keep shtum on this until he discerns that the backlash wouldn't hurt him or the pussy grabber's Administration? (Uppercase A only to remove ambiguity).
Alas, I suspect the latter. And I NEVER thought I'd live to say those words about a member of a Presidential Administration.