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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Marquette Offers 2016 Jayce Johnson
« Last post by brandx on July 28, 2015, 10:58:28 PM »
There are red flags, but I am willing to give Wojo the benefit of the doubt on this one.    Plus, the kid doesn't have to be a star right away.   If ever there was a red-shirt candidate, he is it.   A year of stability and learning from Luke, Matt (hopefully HEllenson) could only help him.

Considering his history, do you think he would ever play for MU if he red-shirted a year?
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Politics board / Re: Why Trump Is Surging, And Will Stay Atop of the Polls
« Last post by MU82 on July 28, 2015, 10:57:01 PM »
I absolutely love this stuff.

Why is Trump surging? Many reasons, but perhaps the biggest is lack of opposition. I mean, have you seen who he is running against? The other is that the media is giving him non-stop coverage.

Candidates like Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Perry, Graham, etc. make it seem like Trump is the only "real man" in the race.

When I look at the polls in NH and Iowa, 2 things strike me.

1. Walker is done. And it's easy to see why the uneducated, little coward has no chance. He is less intellectually interested than GWB (if such a thing is even possible). He refuses to answer any tough question asked of him - whether about foreign policy, or about Trump, or many other subjects. He makes Rick Perry look interesting.

2. Kasich will be the beneficiary of the Trump mania. He is the non-Trump rising in the polls. The debates will show him to be the only adult in the group. The contrast between Kasich and Walker will be stunning. When the media-contrived Trump-mania wears off, Kasich will be the huge beneficiary (maybe along with Jeb to a lesser extent).

Seems reasonable. I'm looking forward to seeing Kasich because I know very little about him. Last I heard, it wasn't a sure thing that he'd even be able to be part of the debate. Is that true?
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Politics board / Re: Politics in 2016 are different
« Last post by MU82 on July 28, 2015, 10:52:12 PM »
I hate having to defend Hillary. She is certainly not my politician of choice. Centrist and never out front on any issue.

But from day 1 in January, 1993, she has been lied about and scandalized by the right with lie after lie after lie. Even a Clinton-hater like Kenneth Starr said there was nothing there with Whitewater. Then the right went after her for murder. And it went on and on.

When regimes changed in 2001, the right looked the other way to the lies, neglect, and murderous inhumanity of Bush & cheney.

Now it time to go after her again. The NYT story was incredibly bogus - as they have admitted. But like Judith Miller, it wasn't the Times' fault. The fault was with the sources whom the times never bothered to vet. It was an anti-Clinton piece, so the Times ran it as they do every anti-Clinton piece.

This is an extraordinary position for the Newspaper of Record to be in. With bogus pursuits of Whitewater, the Loral spy satellites story, would-be spy Wen Ho Lee, etc., the Times printed allegations against Bill Clinton during the 90s that were based on vague reporting that later turned out to be flimsy. The stories imploded, but not before Republicans grabbed onto the "liberal" NYTís gotchas and launched investigation after investigation. The same thing is still going on.

The Times has had a Clinton grudge for 20 years. Taking cheap shots at the Clintons is a way for Times journalists to raise their profiles. But not only is the practice unfair and unethical, it has profound political implications. Apparently making no effort to check with the lead Democrat on the panel about the anonymous claims of a criminal referral -- Rep. Elijah Cummings would have demolished the entire premise of the gotcha story Ė the Times acted as stenographer for sources who made up the claim about a criminal referral.

I just wish she didn't make it so easy this time by lying so obviously about the emails. I mean, I'm a left-leaning moderate and I routinely mock all the GOP candidates and yet I can only shake my head about her "my dog ate the server" act. It's pathetic.

I defended her about Benghazi, but this kind of shyte makes it hard to do so. If she lied about the emails, why should anybody believer her about Benghazi?

She had a chance to rewrite her narrative for this election, at least somewhat, and she chose not to. That's on her -- not on the right-wing conspiracy or the press or anybody else.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Marquette Offers 2016 Jayce Johnson
« Last post by tower912 on July 28, 2015, 10:43:57 PM »
There are red flags, but I am willing to give Wojo the benefit of the doubt on this one.    Plus, the kid doesn't have to be a star right away.   If ever there was a red-shirt candidate, he is it.   A year of stability and learning from Luke, Matt (hopefully HEllenson) could only help him. 
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Politics board / Re: Politics in 2016 are different
« Last post by brandx on July 28, 2015, 10:40:40 PM »
Well, then she might be Presidential material. As it is, however, she is deceitful, self-serving, and utterly unfit to provide leadership in any meaningful way.

I hate having to defend Hillary. She is certainly not my politician of choice. Centrist and never out front on any issue.

But from day 1 in January, 1993, she has been lied about and scandalized by the right with lie after lie after lie. Even a Clinton-hater like Kenneth Starr said there was nothing there with Whitewater. Then the right went after her for murder. And it went on and on.

When regimes changed in 2001, the right looked the other way to the lies, neglect, and murderous inhumanity of Bush & cheney.

Now it time to go after her again. The NYT story was incredibly bogus - as they have admitted. But like Judith Miller, it wasn't the Times' fault. The fault was with the sources whom the times never bothered to vet. It was an anti-Clinton piece, so the Times ran it as they do every anti-Clinton piece.

This is an extraordinary position for the Newspaper of Record to be in. With bogus pursuits of Whitewater, the Loral spy satellites story, would-be spy Wen Ho Lee, etc., the Times printed allegations against Bill Clinton during the 90s that were based on vague reporting that later turned out to be flimsy. The stories imploded, but not before Republicans grabbed onto the "liberal" NYTís gotchas and launched investigation after investigation. The same thing is still going on.

The Times has had a Clinton grudge for 20 years. Taking cheap shots at the Clintons is a way for Times journalists to raise their profiles. But not only is the practice unfair and unethical, it has profound political implications. Apparently making no effort to check with the lead Democrat on the panel about the anonymous claims of a criminal referral -- Rep. Elijah Cummings would have demolished the entire premise of the gotcha story Ė the Times acted as stenographer for sources who made up the claim about a criminal referral.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Cheatham
« Last post by tower912 on July 28, 2015, 10:39:22 PM »
Let us hope that he is correct. 
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Politics board / Re: Obama: If I Ran for a 3rd Term, 'I Could Win'
« Last post by MU82 on July 28, 2015, 10:35:27 PM »
Could win?

I believe Obama would win, and probably much more comfortably than he did against Romney. He had a great network, very loyal voters and extremely solid minority support (obviously).

He hasn't been my favorite president, but IMHO he's been better than Dubya -- low bar -- and Carter for sure. Maybe better than Bush I, who accomplished what? There's no reason to say he's any worse than Ford or Nixon. Reagan? It depends upon one's political leanings, naturally.

IMHO, Dubya far and away was the worst president of my lifetime. I would have given him zero chance to beat Obama in 2008 if he had been able to run again. He was fighting two unpopular wars and the economy was in a freefall -- that is a deadly combination even for a good president. I know others will disagree vehemently and name Obama as worst ever, so I'm not going to go 'round this bend again.
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Politics board / Re: Why Trump Is Surging, And Will Stay Atop of the Polls
« Last post by brandx on July 28, 2015, 10:22:34 PM »
I'm having trouble following your post here. Can you explain a little more?

He'd need to explain almost all his posts to me. I never know what he is saying.
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Politics board / Re: Why Trump Is Surging, And Will Stay Atop of the Polls
« Last post by brandx on July 28, 2015, 10:21:21 PM »
I absolutely love this stuff.

Why is Trump surging? Many reasons, but perhaps the biggest is lack of opposition. I mean, have you seen who he is running against? The other is that the media is giving him non-stop coverage.

Candidates like Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Perry, Graham, etc. make it seem like Trump is the only "real man" in the race.

When I look at the polls in NH and Iowa, 2 things strike me.

1. Walker is done. And it's easy to see why the uneducated, little coward has no chance. He is less intellectually interested than GWB (if such a thing is even possible). He refuses to answer any tough question asked of him - whether about foreign policy, or about Trump, or many other subjects. He makes Rick Perry look interesting.

2. Kasich will be the beneficiary of the Trump mania. He is the non-Trump rising in the polls. The debates will show him to be the only adult in the group. The contrast between Kasich and Walker will be stunning. When the media-contrived Trump-mania wears off, Kasich will be the huge beneficiary (maybe along with Jeb to a lesser extent).
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The Superbar / Re: So now Rivals is profiling 6th graders
« Last post by chapman on July 28, 2015, 10:17:52 PM »
Why are the waiting until 6th grade?  Here is a list of the country's top 5th grade tennis players:

Boys
http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/list.asp?id=1225&page=1&from=826306

Girls
http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/list.asp?id=2225&page=1&from=803499

And these lists are updated weekly.

And the crazier thing, some would say a reason European tennis players are superior is that they identify their talent even earlier.
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