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He's incoherent, and she's hiding more than Joe did during the campaign. At this rate, it will only take a mediocre GOP candidate to destroy them both.

If only we could come up with a guy running on Trump's america-first platform without all the orange-man-bad baggage. DeSantis might be that guy, but if he's not, we need to get that guy identified. It's not Cruz or Haley or Noem... and probably not Rubio. I thought Gaetz might be that guy before he turned into a creepy freak who's probably headed for jail.

On one hand, I'd like to see Trump make a comeback just because the liberal tears would be so delicious. On the other hand, I feel like younger blood with new ideas on Trump's blueprint is probably the best course of action to make real progress.
 

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I was telling someone earlier, Trump should take his place as the king maker. He and his sons could do his normal agitation of the left and be the bullet sponges, while DeSantis, Abbott or another could be the rational choice, with Trump-like policies, but without the baggage, and able to dial it back when the rabid media tries to press him on the stuff Trump is saying.
 
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Funny, I’ve been doing the same. I get my topical news from compilers like Tim Pool and Dinesh D’Souza and a few others for specific issues, but I haven’t watched one minute of ”regular” news coverage in months, or Fox News since the election. Apparently we’re not the only ones, as all the major cable news networks have tanked since Trump departed. The “good” ones have lost all credibility and the indoctrinators have lost their main target.
 

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I still watch FN for the entertainment value. The Five and Gutfeld! are comical, and I feel like Tucker is about the only honest news and commentary worth watching. I enjoy watching with the boy and letting it raise topics he needs to understand as well as what kind of nonsense and misdirection the MSM version of the same story tries to tell you.

I was so proud a few months back when a story came up about a study that concluded something surprising in favor of the left, and he turns to me and says, "Ok, but who funded the study? Follow the money!" I wept a little.
 

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Glad to hear there are still a few of us out here teaching our kids how to think and not just letting the propaganda peddlers teach them what to think...
 
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At least he is equally tough on both parties, and let’s you know what’s opinion and what’s from the “news” reports.
 

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Yep, I was away all week and subjected to tv news at breakfast at the hotel. Seriously, they don’t even feel the need to hide their agenda any more. Still reporting about Trump stuff (all bad of course, and blown way out of proportion), and anything regarding the current regime is just wonderful and endearing. I struggled to keep my foo heading in the right direction. :rolleyes:
 
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The reporter who broke the story about Bill Clinton meeting Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac in 2016 is dead at 45. It's being investigated as a suicide. Gonna get dizzy watching the spin on this one...

 

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Add another to the Arkanside list. They’re free to exact revenge as they please with their administration in charge.
 

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Jeebus, I hope he kept good notes secured in a place accessible by friends/family and not just on his home PC, which probably also committed "suicide".

They're getting pretty brazen. They have to know the world is watching, and in spite of that, they seem to be acting with impunity.
 

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This is one of the many reasons why I don't trust the so-called "science" being pushed by supposedly impartial health care professional "leadership." What freaking world is this?

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Everything is politicized.

Oh, and thank God I don't eat at Subway unless there is no alternative:


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I saw the tuna one yesterday. This is the same fast food chain that until 24 months ago used formaldehyde in their bread. Bloody hell.

I would have to be realllllllllly desperate to eat that shit disguised as "food".
 

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I agree he deserves hard time if a.) he legitimately committed the crime(s), b.) the statue of limitations had not run out for the victim(s) to come forward and report the crime(s). I just have a little trouble knowing he got fully railroaded because his current message to black culture is counter the normal, while plenty of other legit criminals have gotten a pass because they are still in good favor with leftist authorities. I also find it ironic that networks are still playing and profiting off his show, despite his fall from grace.
 

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Yeah, I don't think it minimizes his crimes to point out that people guilty of far more have gotten much lighter sentences, or in the case of covid, have been set free because Kung-Flu. While any normal person would denounce what he's been accused of, blue states are letting murderers roam free, so letting Bill out doesn't bother me. And even if he's guilty, I don't think he's a danger to anyone. Would any woman eat or drink anything with him in a half-mile radius? Not likely.

I certainly think that Bill telling the black community to get their shit together (and to pull up their damn pants) colored the coverage of him. Even if he's guilty, his message wasn't wrong.
 

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Not without a lot of bloodshed I’m afraid. I’m getting too old and broke down to get pulled into the military but I worry about my grandsons and what evils they’ll have to face. I’ll probably get a train south to a quiet little village where the people are friendly when it boils over.
 

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I really think the cities are deteriorating as fast as they ever have, and, when the free stuff and access to resources dry up, it's gonna get very very ugly. Getting as far from that as you can is a solid strategy. The zombie hordes will likely eat themselves for a while before whatever remains makes it out to the countryside.
 

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That's why I bought the new KSG, to discourage the river zombies...

We're trying to talk my sister and her husband into getting out of the big city and joining us in the sweet rural life, but we're not having much luck. They're still tied to the notion of their careers, even though I've got the family biz at a level that can sustain all of us. I understand wanting to be independent and self-reliant, but at some point, your kids, family, and well-being are more important. Hopefully they'll realize that before they regret not doing anything to escape.
 
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Yeah, it's hard when they are career tied to, but generally more accustomed to (comfortable in), the more urbanized areas. I have a couple friends and their families that I don't have a ton of confidence would be able to make it out before becoming trapped due to limited highway escape routes, unless they had some foreknowledge of things going down. They at least have the means to go down swinging, but the journey would likely be formidable.

I have a couple other friends closer to me and/or farther from dense urbanization that I believe have a much better chance of getting out. A couple of them are smartly looking outward for their next homes. The writing is on the wall though so I hope it will not be too late by the time they settle on it.
 

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I think my sister is actually coming around, but my BIL's job doesn't exactly translate to small-town america. His job really only exists in large organizations. Thus I suspect he's hesitant to come here for fear of not being particularly useful. But he's a smart guy, and I know we could utilize him somehow.

Or he could start his own unrelated biz, knowing that with our safety net, there is little or no consequence for failure. It's a dream come true for someone with a little gumption. Or maybe he doesn't like us and is repulsed at the idea of seeing us more than twice a year. All I know for sure is that they have options right now, and I fear they're just going to remain status quo, like sticks in the mud.
 

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Dang, I'd jump at a situation like that. But then again, I value the security of setting up to buffer against the inevitable future. It's not a matter of if, just a matter of when. The prepared win whether or not it happens in our lifetimes, so long as our progeny follow suit.
 

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I hope where I’m at is rural enough. We have good trustworthy people in our area and it’s a good 45 miles to a big town (Petersburg). I’m hoping when it breaks down that our rural leadership, Sheriffs, judges, mayors and county officials can pull together a cohesive government to protect our area. I know most if not all of our law enforcement folks because of my career and I can see regional groups springing up here and there where the old ways are still respected.
 
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Let's lower all the standards because "equity"!

Minnesota middle school will eliminate 'F's to combat 'systemic racism' | Fox News

"The system, announced during the 2021-22 school year, does not include 0-49.9 percentiles for students."

Ummm, that's not how percentiles work. You can't just eliminate them. That's like saying that you're going to remove the numbers 7, 13, and 39 from "math". You can ignore them, but they're still there. By definition, the range 0-49.9 is included no matter how many times you use the word "equity". Maybe this principal needs to sit in on a 7th grade math class and learn something.

Getting kids to do work and not have a bunch of zeros is an admirable goal, but not at the expense of removing all responsibility, deadlines, and consequences. The only equity that will take place in this system is that they will remove all incentive to perform across the board. The kids will be equally stupid.

My son's high school just implemented a "no zeros" policy, but rather than doing mental gymnastics to twist the math, every kid with a missing assignment just automatically gets detention (they don't actually call it "detention" but I forget the name). No sports, no leaving for a dental appt, just detention every day until you no longer have missing assignments. The teachers are bending over backwards to help kids so that they can get things done and so that detention isn't a punishment, merely an obligatory opportunity for them to get the work done.

My son is sharp and has never missed an assignment in his life, so I don't have any experience with the policy, but it seems like a logical way to make sure the kids that might otherwise get left behind and disenfranchised are forced to keep up to some minimal level. This makes far more sense than just declaring that half of your percentile range doesn't exist because "equity".
 

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Typical leftist response vs. your community’s right response. Whose kids do you want to bet will fare better in the end?
 

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#4, I'll take it:

Freedom in the 50 States 2021: Tennessee Overall Freedom | Cato Institute

I wish the evaluation had included some kind of index on how much state and local governments infringed on personal rights due to the Kung-Flu. That would have been a telling measure of something, but since this is an ongoing/long-term evaluation, it probably wouldn't have made much sense to include the response to a singular yet seemingly endless event. Maybe it's baked into MISC, but when evaluating "freedom", the perpetual power grab in some locales should knock them down several pegs.
 

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I was actually surprised at VA's low teen rank (considering the "leadership" of the past decade or so - it did lose one position over last time though), and particularly surprised that we did better than WV, SC, MT & TX and got beat by the likes of CO, MI, IA and MO with some of the gun restrictions in some of those. Not sure I have a feel for the overall criteria (as, at least in the VA write up there is no mention of 2A whatsoever), but had VA not turned the corner back in November, at least I know my looking west toward TN was not misguided, though I was surprised at how poorly KY did (almost as surprised as with WV & SC).
 

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Me too, I thought VA would be lower (higher number), but go figure. I too wish I had more insight on the exact factors that played into the rankings. One of the guys who put out the study lives in NH, the state that happens to be #1, so make of that what you will.

KY has a Dem governor and is economically much much poorer than every state not named West Virginia or Mississippi. The eastern part of KY might as well BE in WV, the northern part is just a suburb of Cincinatti, and the western part is effectively just forgotten. It's all very poor. I would not move to KY. It's merely a buffer zone against the north as far as we're concerned.

Have you seen Justified? While it might be a fictional procedural drama, we view it more as a documentary that just took a little creative license. :laugh:
 
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Kansas is all over the place thru the years listed. We have high taxes, too many govt employees and the best gun laws in the country per that site. I had no clue an employer can do nothing if you have a gun in your car here.
 

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Dang, they just aired that big special on Fox x-mas day. Didn't see it, but I was planning to stream it soon.

RIP, Big John. He defined NFL broadcasting for a couple of generations, not to mention all those kids who play his game and don't know why his name is on it.

He was the best. Boom!
 

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Crazy that he lived to 85! He did it on his own terms too! He was a big fella for most of it. RIP!