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  1. brickhistory

    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    Ah yes, playing the racist card... I'm not a professional card player, just the occasional home game, but when I see someone playing the race card even I can recognize a weak hand. So these suddenly socially aware athletes, who were able to take advantage of their God-given talent, hard work, and luck within the nation and system that rewarded them by making them part of the dreaded 1%, want to denigrate not just the part of our society that need improving, but the whole enchilada. And me too. If the NFL chooses to ignore such behavior, I withhold my money, my time, and my givingashitedness. The continuing decline of revenue will either convince the owners to impose their will upon their employees or they will continue to see money going elsewhere and the proud race warriors who rarely ever seem to voluntarily live back in the old neighborhood dropping rapidly out of that 1%. To that I say to the average three year career NFL'er, "It's the green BMW," as I hand him the valet ticket. As to "Malcolm X" Kaepernick and his 'bold' stance in face of The Man, I remind him that the clock is ticking and he's not getting any younger.
  2. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    Remember? That dastardly American and his 16 year old son executed by order of the President without benefit of trial? The Attorney General of the United States being held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over DOJ documents that were subpoenaed? (First ever such contempt finding) The use of the IRS against one political ideology? The FBI deciding that multiple actions that would've landed any of us for a long time in Leavenworth draws a "She was careless." The unilateral overturning of American bankruptcy laws? Telling the Senate when it was session despite what the Senate had declared? The use of the IC to surveil and then unmask several hundred American citizens? A dead of night jet filled with cash landing in Tehran? 57 states? A Navy corpseman? A JV ISIS? Nah, me neither... Brennan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-director-john-brennan-apologizes-for-search-of-senate-computers/2014/07/31/28004b18-18c6-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e4bc27014c6b As to the list of braying senior security clearance holders: Their value to various corporations/think tanks/media depends on access to their successors who are still in the game, thus the clearances hold significant financial value to each holder. Once their personal contacts bingo out, they fade off quickly into obscurity. I don't think Brennan is particularly wealthy. This was a direct hit on his bank account. Watch what Trump does, not necessarily what he says. Oh, and as to Trump savaging Mattis at some future point, there is that little catch-all, "serve at the pleasure of the President." As a guy said, "Elections have consequences."
  3. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    Two views of the same thing. One is written as a straight news article, the other as an opinion piece about that article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-poses-with-supporter-with-sexist-patch-at-motorcyclist-event/2018/08/13/fe531672-9f00-11e8-8e87-c869fe70a721_story.html?utm_term=.737d5db4c8bd https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2018/08/13/wapo-article-guaranteed-lead-trumps-impeachment...or-reelection Oh, and FBI Agent Peter Strzok was fired today by the FBI. So he gets his pension for doing 22 years and will write his self-righteous book ("Don Quixote" is already taken, btw), and will get his CNN/MSNBC appearances, but by next year, he will be forgotten. With his soon to be ex-wife (remember he was dipping his wick in a DOJ lawyer who wasn't his spouse) getting 50% or more. So, when the night is cold and the wind howling outside, and he's staring contemplatively into his scotch, will he think he did the right thing?
  4. brickhistory

    Seattle airliner stolen and crashed

    Splashing an airliner in/over the US is a political decision, not a military one. I also wondered how on 9/12, the splashing of an airliner over Georgetown or Alexandria would've really changed the bad guys' behavior
  5. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    Roger. Or "copy" as the kids say today...
  6. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    Agreed that a small percentage of the population uses the biggest percentage of the health care pie. But I'm a little confused by your post as to your point. Are you arguing that 94-yr old Granny shouldn't be supported by the government's healthcare or at all, i.e., with family money? If it's the government, who gets to decide life or death for Granny? If it's ok to deny Granny continued care because of the cost, then, logically to me anyway, why do younger people, including kids, who have life=debilitating disease/injury/etc, get government coverage as you indicated? QOL is QOL. Money is money. Which goes back to who makes those decisions. If the gubmint is fubared on everything else, I don't want somebody faceless/nameless to make those decisions for me/mine. As to your father's not wanting to give up his promised Medicare; 1) he was promised it at whatever benefit to him by the government in return for his taxes, is he really wrong to expect a commitment to be honored? Which furthers my point that the government making broad brush social commitments is evil, e.g. Obamacare. It has been historically impossible to take something away from the population once it's been "given." and 2) Would you be ok with a unilateral drastic change to Tricare along the lines you say your father does regarding Medicare? You signed up with an understanding/agreement. Perspectives change along life's timeline and I don't think it's Uncle Sam's prerogative to decide when I've been around long enough. I should. If I missed your point, then apologies. full disclosure: I'm a penultimate year-group baby boomer.
  7. brickhistory

    Seattle airliner stolen and crashed

    Goes here or the "WTF" thread: https://myfox8.com/2018/08/04/teenager-accused-of-trying-to-steal-airplane-so-he-could-fly-it-to-rap-concert/
  8. brickhistory

    Space Force

    Gump! You're a gawddamned genius...
  9. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    Substitute AFOSI for FBI and WG/CC for Deputy Attorney General and imagine the "harrumphs" that would be filling the thread.
  10. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    - The appointed Special Counsel is friends with one the primary players in the drama - The Deputy Attorney General signed one of the FISA renewal applications that led to the appointment of the Special Counsel. - The Deputy Attorney General is the one who selected this specific individual to be the Special Counsel. - The lead FBI investigator for the Special Counsel was fired for the appearance of bias. - The FISA warrants themselves were based, at least in part, if not large part, on political opposition research that is unsubstantiated. - The number 4 guy in DOJ had continuing contact with the dossier's ex-spy author even after the ex-spy was fired by the FBI for lying to the FBI about media contacts. - The wife of the number 4 DOJ guy worked for the opposition research firm who funded and disiminated the opposition research dossier. Shenanigans = a duck? If you, personally, were in the crosshairs of a federal investigation with these issues, would you be good with it?
  11. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    I'm not doing your homework. You want it changed, you propose your solutions complete with how it's funded. I've got popcorn to make...
  12. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    So to the socialized medicine we already have: Medicaid Medicare VA DoD Tricare Ladies and gentlemen, the defense rests... Friend of the court brief: Look up how big a deficit the oft-touted British NHS runs year after year with significant growth for each year.
  13. brickhistory

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Worse than pickling was he was out of his block. Go see the DO...
  14. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    We disagree so therefore my view is distorted. Noted. Further conversation leading to compromise is therefore moot. Maybe try to get a job at the NYT? They seem to like this methodology. Second and related to the bolding I did to your words: It's all fun and games if you happen to be one of those who gets to make the decisions solving the problems. Not so much if you're a peon who gets government's will imposed. I am unaware of many poor socialist leaders.
  15. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    note: I just grabbed this off the interwebs for the "old man" visual. I am not a member Facebook nor the group listed on the picture's lower right corner.
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