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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

Re: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar

Perhaps you mean that we have a history of Treasury Secretaries who never worked outside government? An equally crazy thought. Tim Geithner never did, for onc. Granted it is not quite a "history", given how recent it is, but still... From the page on Mr. Geithner at Wikipedia: "Geith...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

On a related note the Single Payer initiative in CA has been tabled by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Just proof that many ideas sound good on paper, but are harder to implement in actuality and this is the aspect of governing that I don't think us people outside the system realize. Here is a gre...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

Re: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar

So, Trump refused to partake in the ritualistic slaughter of an animal that is made to suffer needlessly to appease some fictional sky being who apparently has nothing better to do than care about the fine details of butchery, and that is somehow a bad thing? You have conflated several concepts in ...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 57
Views: 2044

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

seb146 wrote:
Kick out the D and R in all 50 legislatures before we get true patriots in federal Congress and the White House.


Oh, my. How do you define "true patriot"?

Try also to respond to post # 53. Don't leave all your nonsensical postings just hanging out there.

Thanks.

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by BobPatterson
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

Re: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar

I know this reply wasn't directed at me, but I agree with the sentiment that a never-ending stream of Trump threads is unhelpful. If every comment he makes gets its own thread...well, the board would be swamped, because people can usually find something controversial every time he makes a statement...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 4414

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

King Ahasuerus, who hanged Haman...............

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by BobPatterson
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 4580

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Levee

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by BobPatterson
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

Re: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar

Unable to discuss the topic (sympathetic acts toward non-majority religionists, sharing a symbolic meal)? Why turn it into a "discussion" or rant about cabinet appointments? Is it because some atheists hate discussing anything having to do with religion? Or is it because Trump/America hate...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Dear Leader" is not as much of a reformer as he seems! says Economist
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: "Dear Leader" is not as much of a reformer as he seems! says Economist

BawliBooch wrote:
Mr Modi himself has become the object of a sycophantic personality cult. The prime minister may intend all this as a way to keep winning elections. But it is not hard to imagine it going disastrously wrong.[/b]

Has Mr. Modi been instructing Mr. Trump?

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by BobPatterson
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 4414

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

many shots of tequila, or...............

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by BobPatterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

Only remaining issue i´d have is the cost bearing that Bob mentioned, is that true, sad as that may be, or did he get that wrong as well. I didn´t claim you can be charged in the US, Bob did. You are beating a dead horse. Here is how the portapotie situation is handled, as a requirement of permit, ...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

Don't bother to respond if you remain in a state of denial. Cheers "State of denial"... you and your ad hominem attacks. There is nothing ad hominem about a statement of fact. I'm pretty sure you will come up with a different definition of ad hominem, but the one I follow is: "Appeal...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 53
Views: 1709

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

I don't think the US wpuld retaliate with a u clear response. As you stated with China, as well as Japan being in close proximity, there's too much bad that can happen with a nuke hitting the Peninsula. I don't believe that even Trump is stupid/reckless enough to preemptively launch a Nuke.... I ag...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

Trump Administration Dumps Iftar

It looks like an after-sundown meal (Iftar) during Ramadan, will not be on the calendar at the White House or State Department this year. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/06/17/thomas-jeffersons-iftar-dinner-and-the-history-of-ramadan-at-the-white-house/?utm_term=.35756dc32d1d ...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 4580

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Peace

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by BobPatterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 4414

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

in angels, ghosts and UFOs...........

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 57
Views: 2044

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

You righties only feign outrage....... Well, then, stop supporting the original party of corruption! You call me a righty without even reading my full post? I am not right or left, but I am more of a centrist who has tended to vote more right leaning in recent elections because the Democratic party...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

Yup, i get that. Right to assembly and demonstrations only for people with money. I love your tenacity. On the other hand, your inability to admit when you are wrong is pitiable. There have been several German States that have passed laws putting flesh on the basic law, and requiring the filing of ...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat
Replies: 39
Views: 906

Re: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat

seb146 wrote:
I just wonder how many legal citizens of that district were not allowed to vote at their legal polling place?


Do the research and let us know. Might be interesting.

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 4580

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Conflict

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 4414

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

so different from drinking booze.......

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 57
Views: 2044

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

seb146 wrote:
Well, then, stop supporting the original party of corruption!


Would that be the Whigs or the Federalists? It is really an absurd assertion, original party of.........

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by BobPatterson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

I don't know why you find getting permission for parades/demonstrations to be unsettling. Our Constitution does not permit disorderly disturbances, uncivil conduct or anything-goes hooliganism.. What does hooliganism to do with demonstrations? Right, nothing.... Demonstrations are a right. "Co...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 4414

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

keep the bottle hidden from...........

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by BobPatterson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 4580

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Overbearing

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by BobPatterson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 57
Views: 2044

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

God Bless America! Has in occurred to you that if there was a God who had an interest in blessing America that we would not have a (godless?) person such as Mr. Trump in the White House? Albert Einstein said something like "God doesn't play dice with the universe". I think that, had he be...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The investigation of Donald Trump
Replies: 74
Views: 1991

Re: The investigation of Donald Trump

Interestingly when Obama said "After my election, I will have more flexibility" to a foreign official, no one thought about collusion, no investigation, no special prosecutor. Every one considered it just as a gaffe from a politician new to world stage. This is at the end of first term. h...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 53
Views: 1709

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

If you want your blood to boil, see how the Huffington Post treated his arrest when it first happened. http://archive.is/kLVA9 Within that story there is a link to a New York Times news account of the arrest. Seems pretty straight reporting to me. My question to you is, do you think that either the...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The RNC Files: Inside the Largest US Voter Data Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: The RNC Files: Inside the Largest US Voter Data Leak

Yawn. State voter registration information is public data. Available to anyone. The article mentions 3 billion pages of information. A screen shot shows that much of it is script/code for displaying data in a browser. Readable words seem to suggest that they have captured text from tweets and other ...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I become an airline executive
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: How do I become an airline executive

Apply to and intern at an airline while you are in college. Demonstrate your willingness and ability to do whatever work is required, cheerfully, accurately and on time. There will almost surely be a job waiting for you after graduation.

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 3548

Re: Airlines in Europe

I don't think it's the brand issue many of you see here. An airline name doesn't get more national affiliation than Norwegian, yet they fly literally everywhere in Europe. But still the most of their operations are in Norway. There's hardly an airport to be found anywhere in Norway that isn't serve...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It
Replies: 37
Views: 1347

Re: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It

I fail to understand why you think South Africans are more apt to commit sexual offenses than are Americans. Because South Africa is a giant pile of junk with one of the highest rape rates in the world. Please accept that I understand that good comparative statistics are very difficult to come by, ...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The investigation of Donald Trump
Replies: 74
Views: 1991

Re: The investigation of Donald Trump

This is all a yuuuge conspiracy by anti-national Pseudo-Liberals to discredit the most honest and hardworking president since Abe Lincoln. So Unfair! The President & his cabinet should be exempt from prosecution, unless the Democrats are in power. Because thats different. IOKIYAR. I think that ...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

Do you also need to get permission before voting? Permissions for demonstrations... ridiculous. Yes, you need to get permission to vote. The process is called voter registration. In Maryland USA you register by party affiliation or as an independent. You are issued a voter registration card and may...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

Top tip: go to regulations.gov and search "city name essential air service" (pueblo in this case) then sort newest to oldest. Once you find anything related to the service, no matter how old, you can click it, then click open docket folder and it will bring up every correspondence related...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8039

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

Two questions for anyone with answers:

Will this pizza be Halal certified?

How much will it cost?

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

Skywest was recently awarded the Pueblo EAS contract over Great Lakes (incumbent), ADI and Boutique. And now they've applied for Quincy IL and Cape Girardeau MO, two cities currently served by 9-seat Cape Air flights. Skywest flies 50-seat CRJ's. Are you able to post a link to the DOT EAS Order cov...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It
Replies: 37
Views: 1347

Re: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It

I wonder how dumb one has to be to believe in this rubbish. Such statistic could be true in South Africa or whatever, but in US college setting where most people are highly educated liberals? I fail to understand why you think South Africans are more apt to commit sexual offenses than are Americans...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

Since parades, protest marches, demonstrations usually disrupt public streets and spaces, it is only right for public authorities to require notice as to size and duration of events, arrange for road closures and emergency services, and require such niceties as portable toilets to be available. Not...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 4414

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

for anything else but interstellar..........

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by BobPatterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 302
Views: 4580

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

No-Outlet

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Accomplishments
Replies: 55
Views: 1647

Re: Trump's Accomplishments

Hillis wrote:
His accomplishments.

That about does it.


Thanks, I had a nice scroll through the list. Impressive!

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook
Replies: 81
Views: 2044

Re: German Woman Fined 1,350 Euros for Sharing Anti-Immigrant Joke on Facebook

you might have to get a permit for the parade. permits for demonstrations? WTH? Sure. The Pussy Protest and all the others had to get permits, even those demonstrating for the other side. Since parades, protest marches, demonstrations usually disrupt public streets and spaces, it is only right for ...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is UPS still expanding?
Replies: 25
Views: 898

Re: Why is UPS still expanding?

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news ... ub-to.html

It seems they are preparing for an expected rise in e-commerce, pretty much expected by everyone.
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Is there something about the UPS announcement to find fault with?

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news ... ub-to.html

It seems they are preparing for an expected rise in e-commerce, pretty much expected by everyone.

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weight Loss Journey
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Weight Loss Journey

Congratulations. Listen to your wife :-) It's not all about you.

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8430

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

And I asked you a question: ---> "but where is that 1000 and then the extra x100 coming from?" Well, since you did the suggested math, you arrived at a figured derived from your own statement - the whole amount of which one 1000th of 1% is a part: "These expenses you are so concerned...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8430

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

I know you have a habit of not answering the tough questions, but again, what is your alternative, if we should do something............ Why do you insist that someone who finds fault with something (a law, regulation, political position, argument for or against some fact or program) has a responsi...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8430

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

The gross world product is about 78 trillion dollars per year. If reducing the greenhouse effect can prevent a loss of 10% of the GWP, that's almost eight trillion dollars per year. Estimating the costs at thousandth of a percent was generous to you. Remember that eight trillion dollars is per year...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats Win Ballgame, Scalise Gets Trophy
Replies: 18
Views: 683

Re: Democrats Win Ballgame, Scalise Gets Trophy

Two dozen kids murdered and "oh well"...republicans get shot and a massive circle jerk, replete with conspicuous prayer, cuz nothing fails like prayer. And a participation trophy for Scalise. Fitting. It is amazing to me how anyone can miss the significance of the photograph and story pre...

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