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  • Harvard's Mankiw: Trump Should Stop Micromanaging Corporate America

    12/08/2016 6:39:24 AM PST · 41 of 41
    MNJohnnie to yetidog; rovenstinez

    Curious if both of you realize Trump is not in office.

    He hasn’t DONE anything but talk. Amazing desperate some people are to find anything to whine at Trump about daily.

  • Harvard's Mankiw: Trump Should Stop Micromanaging Corporate America

    12/08/2016 6:37:05 AM PST · 40 of 41
    MNJohnnie to rovenstinez
    THAT is what I think is termed crony capitalism

    No, that is the just emotion laden term Never Trumper throw around with NO understanding of what it actually means. Curious if any of “Movement Conservative” can comprehend the difference between cutting someone future taxes (i.e. Carrier) and taking money out of the Federal Treasury to make grants and loads to a crony (i.e. GM, Fisker or Solyndra)? It is utterly amusing to watch supposed “Libertarians” and self styled “True Conservatives” busy mouthing the Marxist economic dogma that all economic output is property of the State and any time the state takes less it is a “Government subsidy”. That is the base for this absurd “crony capitalism” argument. This dogma that any reduction in government taxation MUST be “paid for” by increased taxation on others is utterly absurd nonsense completely at odds with our system of Government. Under the US Constitution (and the John Lock theory of the “Consent of the Governed” ) Taxes are the gift of the people to the Government. Government has no right to the income unless the people grant it. Amazing how self proclaimed “Constitutionals”, quickly discard ALL fact and reason to find some childishly petulant reason to whine about Trump daily.

  • Harvard's Mankiw: Trump Should Stop Micromanaging Corporate America

    12/08/2016 6:34:36 AM PST · 37 of 41
    MNJohnnie to workerbee

    Actually I think it time we stop accept the words of the theoreticians and poltical dogmatists at Universities as gospel truth.

    Maybe we need start examining the outcomes for the USA of following their theories on Economic and Trade for the last 70 years. There all sort of Economic theory, such as Marxism” that are proven failures. Just because someone is a “Havard Professor of Economics” does not mean he actually has sound ideas.

  • Trump says Goodbye to Free-Market Economics (sore loser alert)

    12/08/2016 5:50:57 AM PST · 78 of 80
    MNJohnnie to 867V309
    How long has it been since markets were “free?”

    The 1920s. The amusing thing to watch here is the "Movement Conservatives" like Will busy defending the system of Managed Trade created post WW2 by European Socialist and FDR New Dealer as "Free Market". It kind of amazing to see how fundamentally stupid so many of the "smart people" in the media like Will actually are. They are merely trained Parrots who can mindlessly reiterate their slogans and dogmas on command. They do not actually have any real intellectual ability.

  • Trump says Goodbye to Free-Market Economics (sore loser alert)

    12/08/2016 5:47:07 AM PST · 77 of 80
    MNJohnnie to The Cuban

    Curious if any of you “Movement Conservative” can comprehend the difference between cutting someone future taxes (i.e. Carrier) and taking money out of the Federal Treasury to make grants and loads to a crony (i.e. GM, Fisker or Solyndra)?

    It is utterly amusing to watch supposed “Libertarians” and self styled “True Conservatives” busy mouthing the Marxist economic dogma that all economic output is property of the State and any time the state takes less it is a “Government subsidy”.

    That is the base for this absurd “crony capitalism” argument. This dogma that any reduction in government taxation MUST be “paid for” by increased taxation on others is utterly absurd nonsense completely at odds with our system of Government.

    Under the US Constitution (and the John Lock theory of the “Consent of the Governed” ) Taxes are the gift of the people to the Government. Government has no right to the income unless the people grant it. Amazing how self proclaimed “Constitutionals”, quickly discard ALL fact and reason to find some childishly petulant reason to whine about Trump daily.

    But then we ALL know the real problem here. You all are still mindless nursing your butt hurt the your poltical god Ted Cruz lost the 2016 GOP Primary.

  • Trump says Goodbye to Free-Market Economics (sore loser alert)

    12/08/2016 5:45:29 AM PST · 76 of 80
    MNJohnnie to Rebel2016

    Mr Will

    Curious if any of you “Movement Conservative” can comprehend the difference between cutting someone future taxes (i.e. Carrier) and taking money out of the Federal Treasury to make grants and loads to a crony (i.e. GM, Fisker or Solyndra)?

    It is utterly amusing to watch supposed “Libertarians” and self styled “True Conservatives” busy mouthing the Marxist economic dogma that all economic output is property of the State and any time the state takes less it is a “Government subsidy”.

    That is the base for this absurd “crony capitalism” argument. This dogma that any reduction in government taxation MUST be “paid for” by increased taxation on others is utterly absurd nonsense completely at odds with our system of Government.

    Under the US Constitution (and the John Lock theory of the “Consent of the Governed” ) Taxes are the gift of the people to the Government. Government has no right to the income unless the people grant it. Amazing how self proclaimed “Constitutionals”, quickly discard ALL fact and reason to find some childishly petulant reason to whine about Trump daily.

  • Have Republicans Abandoned The Free Market?

    12/08/2016 5:37:15 AM PST · 25 of 28
    MNJohnnie to bert

    Nope. We never had a “Free Market”. Aince the end of WW2 we have had a “Managed market”. US Gvoerments have been using US Trade policy to advance US Froegiht policy goals. There is nothing “Free Market” about it and hasn’t since the 1920s.

    George will is just your standard issue Meida “Conservatvie” butt hurt Never Trumper who will daily find something to whine at Trump about.

    Trump is merely saying “Maybe we need to reexamine our Trade and economic policies. Maybe the theories and dogmas we been following for the last 70 years no longer work for a modern, globalized world”

  • Have Republicans Abandoned The Free Market?

    12/08/2016 5:34:42 AM PST · 24 of 28
    MNJohnnie to expat_panama

    Curious if any of you “Movement Conservative” can comprehend the difference between cutting someone future taxes (i.e. Carrier) and taking money out of the Federal Treasury to make grants and loads to a crony (i.e. GM, Fisker or Solyndra)?

    It is utterly amusing to watch supposed “Libertarians” and self styled “True Conservatives” busy mouthing the Marxist economic dogma that all economic output is property of the State and any time the state takes less it is a “Government subsidy”.

    That is the base for this absurd “crony capitalism” argument. This dogma that any reduction in government taxation MUST be “paid for” by increased taxation on others is utterly absurd nonsense completely at odds with our system of Government.

    Under the US Constitution (and the John Lock theory of the “Consent of the Governed” ) Taxes are the gift of the people to the Government. Government has no right to the income unless the people grant it.

  • Understanding Trump’s Air Force One Political Theater

    12/08/2016 5:28:00 AM PST · 22 of 28
    MNJohnnie to Pentagon Leatherneck

    Yeah that was my gut reaction too. Too much gild on this lily.

    This is all part of the “Imperial Presidency” that has been created over the last 40 years. I think the “New Airforce 1” was heard as “the ultimate gilded lily.

    Contrast the price tag of a B2, which is designed to penetrate hostile air space and precision strike targets and the USA’s new “AF1”. Hell these new AF1s cost 2/3s the price of an Aircraft carrier!

    Does the President of the USA really need a flying luxury liner?

  • Dems Can’t Help But Compare Trump To Hitler After TIME Cover

    12/08/2016 5:20:39 AM PST · 18 of 23
    MNJohnnie to ColdOne
    Another aspect that demonstrates the infantile intellects behind this Hitler comparison is it show a serious ignorance of the history of the Nazi as well as a complete lack of understanding of how Trump won.

    The Leftist with their cult of personality political dogmas fail to realize this is NOT about Trump. While yes, Trump does have his fans, the bulk of the people behind Trump see him as the messenger for their political movement.

    From the Reagan Democrats to Perot in the 1990s to the Tea Party, the average voters have had a political agenda of “Leave me alone-Look out of the USA 1st, fix the broken things.”

    The problem is average Americans have never been able to be organized as the pressure groups nor been rallied to an effective political voice.

    Trump merely the 1st candidate who was able to give that moment an organized winning voice. Trump can lose the leadership of this movement as easy as he got it.

    Contrast that to Hitler. Hitler WAS the movement. His cult of personality was inexorably wrapped into the Nazi movement. Nazism could not exist as an effective poltical force without Hitler.

  • Dems Can’t Help But Compare Trump To Hitler After TIME Cover

    12/08/2016 5:16:49 AM PST · 17 of 23
    MNJohnnie to ColdOne

    Meanwhile the “True Conservtvies” like George Will and Mark Levin are busy comparing him Stalin.

    Going to be an interesting Presidency.

  • ISIS rise surprised Obama, US intelligence

    12/07/2016 2:37:42 PM PST · 29 of 48
    MNJohnnie to ColdOne

    I wish he pulled a Clinton. During the 1990s Bill Clinton was famous for throwing underlings under the bus when ever anything was screwed up by his regime.

    Would of love to hear O say something like “You will have to go talk to Secretary Clinton about that. That was herarea and we followed her recommendations on Iraq, Libya and Syria.”

  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:28:21 PM PST · 2 of 56
    MNJohnnie to KeyLargo

    But let a bunch of Militia types try something similar in Oregon and in comes the FBI tactical units.

  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 2:12:01 PM PST · 52 of 84
    MNJohnnie to HiTech RedNeck

    I guess I will just have to remember that David was a rather sinful man too but was used by God to great purpose.

    I guess I just have a very hard time getting past the surface. Mr Trump is just too flamboyant, too bombastic, too unpredictable. His personality is just never going to sit well with my conservative Midwestern upbringing me.

    However, that is my problem, not his.

  • Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate policy after meeting

    12/07/2016 2:05:56 PM PST · 131 of 133
    MNJohnnie to nathanbedford
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3502457/posts

    Trump to Appoint Global Warming Skeptic to Head EPA

    When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

    Winston Churchill

    It would appear Mr Gore was rather mistaken in his assessment of how his meeting with Mr Trump went.

    I am beginning to believe Trump is far far far smart then any of his foes. I think we are going to be surprised at the depths beneath his public persona.

    I, for one, can see I vastly underestimated him.

    Only time will tell but I think he may have that rare trait other great Presidents have had. The ability to tell someone to go to hell with a smile and a pat on the back.

  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 2:02:03 PM PST · 39 of 84
    MNJohnnie to HiTech RedNeck
    When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

    Winston Churchill

    I am beginning to believe Trump is far far far smart then any of his foes. I think we are going to be surprised at the depths beneath his public persona. I, for one, can see I vastly underestimated him. Only time will tell but I think he may have that rare trait other great Presidents have had. The ability to tell someone to go to hell with a smile and a pat on the back.

  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 1:49:56 PM PST · 21 of 84
    MNJohnnie to SeekAndFind

    yep and Al Gore had a great meeting with him on Monday and today Trump appointed a harsh global climate change critic to head the EPA.

  • Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration

    12/07/2016 1:40:53 PM PST · 40 of 143
    MNJohnnie to Ueriah
    I feel like we have won more in the last month than we have in the past eight years.

    I going to let you in in on a secret. We won more in the last month than the last 25 years.

  • Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration

    12/07/2016 1:20:59 PM PST · 6 of 143
    MNJohnnie to Hambone 1934
    How many people pushing 70 does he need in his cabinet????

    Considering the fundamental stupidity of the current political class, he may need all of them.

  • Opinion: Will Trump usher in an economic boom?

    12/07/2016 12:58:26 PM PST · 2 of 37
    MNJohnnie to 2ndDivisionVet
    The market is essentially celebrating the end of fiscal austerity,

    Just how drunk do you have to be to think this?

  • Speaker Ryan Retreats on H-2B Visa Outsourcing Program

    12/07/2016 12:52:18 PM PST · 39 of 99
    MNJohnnie to BeauBo
    We need to buck up and endure just as much winning as we possibly can. With training, we can each endure more winning - but no doubt, it’s going to require a team effort. Hmmm trying to make this a tag line.
  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 11:07:06 AM PST · 51 of 64
    MNJohnnie to semimojo
    Wrong.

    Designed and manufactured by Northrop, later Northrop Grumman, the cost of each aircraft averaged US$737 million (in 1997 dollars). Total procurement costs averaged $929 million per aircraft, which includes spare parts, equipment, retrofitting, and software support.
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_B-2_Spirit

  • Battle over Michigan recount continues this morning in federal court

    12/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PST · 29 of 46
    MNJohnnie to RooRoobird20

    Calling the DNC to get his direction on how to rule like all good Leftist drones.

  • Battle over Michigan recount continues this morning in federal court

    12/07/2016 11:04:59 AM PST · 28 of 46
    MNJohnnie to bigbob

    I have heard the term “egg head” before. This is the 1st time I have actually SEEN an head exactly shapped like an Egg.

  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · 21 of 64
    MNJohnnie to Sacajaweau
    When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. Winston Churchill

    I am beginning to believe Trump is far far far smart then any of his foes. I think we are going to be surprised at the depths beneath his public persona. I, for one, can see I vastly underestimated him. Only time will tell.

  • Report: Advisers Working On Mid-January ‘Farewell Tour’ for Obama

    12/07/2016 9:47:42 AM PST · 34 of 52
    MNJohnnie to 9YearLurker
    Well as Oscar Wilde once said

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”

    Too soon to know if Trump will be "great" but O has proven his mediocrity. This is more of the same.

  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 9:44:03 AM PST · 10 of 64
    MNJohnnie to Pilgrim's Progress

    Even with the security and communication gadgets these things need that price seems excessive.

    A B2, designed to stealthy penetrate hostile air environments and precision strike targets, costs around $929 million each. This price is double that per plane. Something does not pass the smell test here.

  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 9:39:59 AM PST · 7 of 64
    MNJohnnie to Sacajaweau

    This is one of the things I hoped for in Trump.

    Trump, unlike any of our recent Presidents, is a results, not a poltical process guy. His focus is getting things done, not doing them in a the “proper” way. This is going to be amazing, and nerve racking, Presidency.

  • Reality Check: Job Market Rolling Over -- Rate Of Hiring Declines At Fastest Pace Since 2013

    12/07/2016 9:36:54 AM PST · 8 of 12
    MNJohnnie to SeekAndFind

    I think Trump should drain the swamp that is Government Labor statistics. Set a new standard number for his Administration using the Unemployment and Underemployment number.

    Start brand new with a real look at the real problems. Since Clinton and the 1990s we been using these fake numbers because they driv favorable headlines for the Administration. That “campaign by manipulating the data” needs to be ended.

  • Report: Advisers Working On Mid-January ‘Farewell Tour’ for Obama

    12/07/2016 9:26:51 AM PST · 6 of 52
    MNJohnnie to PROCON

    Let see, he can go to the sites of all his “triumphs” Flint MI, the US Mexican border and Western Iraq, Syria and Libya

  • Iraq Was Probably a “Mistake,” Said Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s Defense Pick

    12/07/2016 9:11:54 AM PST · 17 of 82
    MNJohnnie to Alberta's Child

    Pure nonsense. Iraq worked exactly as planned up to the point O pulled everyone out for poltical reasons in 2010. What is now ISIS had almost their whole leadership cadre exterminated and was down to a few hundred fighters when O pulled the plug on Iraq in 2010.

    Why Iraq

    One of the really infuriating things in modern politics is the level of disinformation, misinformation, demagoguery and out right lying going on about the mission in Iraq. Democrats have spent the last 3+ years lying about Iraq out of a political calculation. The assumption is that the natural isolationist mindset of the average American voter, linked to the inherent Anti Americanism (what is misnamed the “Anti War movement”) of the more feverish Democrat activists (especially those running the US’s National “News” media) would restore them to national political dominance. The truth is the Democrat Party Leadership has simply lacked the courage to speak truth to whiners. The truth is that even if Al Gore won the 2000 election and 09-11 still happened we would be doing the EXACT same things in Iraq we are doing now.

    Based on the political situation in the region left over from the 1991 Gulf War plus the domestic political consensus built up in BOTH parties since 1991 as well as fundamental military strategic laws, there was NO viable strategic choice for the US but to take out Iraq after finishing the initial operations in Afghanistan.

    To start with Saddam’s Iraq was our most immediate threat. We could NOT commit significant military forces to another battle with Saddam hovering undefeated on our flank nor could we leave significant forces watching Saddam. The political containment of Iraq was breaking down. That what Oil for Food was all about. Oil for Food was an attempt by Iraq to break out of it’s diplomatic isolation and slip the shackles the UN Sanctions put on it’s military. There there was the US Strategic position to consider.

    The War on Islamic Fascism is different sort of war. in facing this Asymmetrical threat, we have a hidden foe, spread out across a geographically diverse area, with covert sources of supply. Since we cannot go everywhere they hide out, in fact often cannot even locate them until the engage us, we need to draw them out of hiding into a kill zone.

    Iraq is that kill zone. That is the true brilliance of the Iraq strategy. We draw the terrorists out of their world wide hiding places onto a battlefield they have to fight on for political reasons (The “Holy” soil of the Arabian peninsula) where they have to pit their weakest ability (Conventional Military combat power) against our greatest strength (ability to call down unbelievable amounts of firepower) where they will primarily have to fight other forces (the Iraqi Security forces) in a battlefield that is mostly neutral in terms of guerrilla warfare. (Iraqi-mostly open terrain as opposed to guerrilla friendly areas like the mountains of Afghanistan or the jungles of SE Asia).

    Did any of the critics of liberating Iraq ever look at a map? Iraq, for which we had the political, legal and moral justifications to attack, is the strategic high ground of the Middle East. A Geographic barrier that severs ground communication between Iran and Syria apart as well as providing another front of attack in either state or into Saudi Arabia if needed.

    There were other reasons to do Iraq but here is the strategic military reason we are in Iraq. We have taken, an maintain the initiative from the Terrorists. They are playing OUR game on ground of OUR choosing.

    Problem is Counter Insurgency is SLOW and painful. Often a case of 3 steps forward, two steps back. One has to wonder if the American people have either the emotional maturity, nor the intellect” to understand. It’s so much easier to spew made for TV slogans like “No Blood for Oil” or “We support the Troops, bring them home” or dumbest of all “We are creating terrorists” then to actually THINK.

    Westerners in general, and the US citizens in particular seem to have trouble grasping the fundamental fact of this foe. These Islamic Fascists have NO desire to co-exist with them. The extremists see all this PC posturing by the Hysteric Left as a sign that we are weak. Since they want us dead, weakness encourages them. There is simply no way to coexist with people who completely believe their “god” will reward them for killing us.

    So we can covert to Islam, die or kill them. Iraq is about killing enough of them to make the rest of the Jihadists realize we are serious. They same way killing enough Germans, Italians and Japanese eliminated the ideologies of Nazism, Fascism and Bushido.

    Americans need to understand how Bin Laden and his ilk view us. In the Arab world the USA is considered a big wimp. We have run away so many times. Lebanon, the Kurds, the Iraqis in 1991, the Iranians, Somalia, Clinton all thru the 1990s etc etc etc. The Jihadists think we will run again. In fact they are counting on it. That way they can run around screaming “We beat the American just like the Russians, come join us in Jihad” and recruit the next round of “holy warriors”. Iraq is also a show place where we show the Muslim world that there are a lines they cannot cross. On 9-11-01 they crossed that line and we can, and will, destroy them for it -

    If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    Winston Churchill

  • Iraq Was Probably a “Mistake,” Said Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s Defense Pick

    12/07/2016 9:08:20 AM PST · 13 of 82
    MNJohnnie to Trump20162020

    The virtual extermination of the terrorist network that organized and executed the 09-11 attacks on the USA is what was gained.

    The Iraq mission was not the mistake. The mistake was the 2010 decision by Obama to withdraw everyone so he could campaign in 2012 as “ending the Iraq war”. That allowed Al-qeda to morp into ISIS. NOW we are having to go BACK Iraq (with the addition of Syria) a third time to exterminate the terroirsts that should of been killed in 2011-2012 when we had them on the ropes.

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fate may rest with the Sessions Justice Department

    12/07/2016 8:57:43 AM PST · 4 of 9
    MNJohnnie to SeekAndFind

    VERY interesting.

  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 8:56:45 AM PST · 35 of 43
    MNJohnnie to Dr. Sivana

    Point taken.

  • Aleppo's fall would be win for Russia, defeat for U.S. in Mideast

    12/07/2016 8:14:24 AM PST · 24 of 41
    MNJohnnie to spokeshave
    New Cruzbot logic. Fighting a war inside a Russian client state with Islamic terrorist who want to kill us as allies is “in the strategic insert of the USA.”

    Read what your “allies” did when they too Aleppo you hysteric twit.

    Are you really this fundamentally ignorant of all geo poltical facts?

    Quit lying to yourself that your posting have any rational base. Just admit all you are doing here is more of your usual habitual whining that Cruz lost the primary to Trump.

  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 8:09:02 AM PST · 29 of 43
    MNJohnnie to GOPsterinMA

    I would grant them a pass but they want to continue the war.

    If they want to try making fact based rational posts, instead of their usual collection of invective and bile, I will engage them on a rational adult level.

    The “True Conservatives” are exactly like the Leftists in their inability to debate beyond the elementary school style personal attack based tactics.

    I have never been impressed by the Left use of these tactics.

    I am even less impressed when people on the Right try to adopt these same infantile debate tactics.

  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 7:46:18 AM PST · 24 of 43
    MNJohnnie to SeekAndFind; VanDeKoik

    It is simple.

    A certain collection of posters race around this site for thread to thread whining, in the most insulting ignorant terms, about every single thing Trump does daily. They posture as if it is “principal” that motivated them.

    It is not. It is childish petulance Cruz lost. They have yet to made a rational, politically principled point in opposition to Trump. Instead they are merely motivated by an infantile need to carp and whine about everything Trump does because it is Trump who is doing it and not Cruz.

    For example “god-emperor” and utterly infantile statement thrown at Trump by these butt hurt cry babies.

    Guess what. Take shots, people are going to shoot back.

    This has been the problem for the Cruzites all along. They are a bunch of cyberbully clowns who want to take shots at people then scream and whine when people shoot back at them.

    If they object to being burned, they can stop playing with matches and start making rational, intelligent points for a change.

  • DEMOCRAT BERSERKERS

    12/07/2016 7:35:12 AM PST · 5 of 6
    MNJohnnie to Sean_Anthony

    Except that BERSERKERS were warrior who risk their very lives while the Leftist are posturing infants who would melt if they ever had to defend their keyboard launched vomit either verbally or physically

  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 7:21:26 AM PST · 18 of 43
    MNJohnnie to VanDeKoik

    Only brain dead Cruzites still clutching their butt hurt because their poltical god lost the 2016 GOP Primary.

  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 7:20:42 AM PST · 17 of 43
    MNJohnnie to The_Republic_Of_Maine

    Still desperately clutching your mindless Cruz bot butt hurt I see.

    Your statement is utterly moronic. it represent a complete ignorance of how Manufacturing works.

  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 7:13:35 AM PST · 15 of 43
    MNJohnnie to SeekAndFind

    So much winning...

  • The Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

    12/07/2016 7:09:33 AM PST · 34 of 42
    MNJohnnie to SSS Two
    Nope. To make it “Weimarish” you would have to have rival gangs of Democrats, Republicans, Green party members and Libertarians all rioting and beating each other up in the streets while law enforcement either largely look the other way.
  • The Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

    12/07/2016 7:02:27 AM PST · 32 of 42
    MNJohnnie to CyberAnt
    I read the replies at RCP to this article. Quite a few people see the infantile ignorance of this argument. It was reassuring to me.

    The Leftist with their cult of personality political dogmas fail to realize this is NOT about Trump. While yes, Trump does have his fans, the bulk of the people behind Trump see him as the messenger for their political movement.

    From the Reagan Democrats to Perot in the 1990s to the Tea Party, the average voters have had a political agenda of “Leave me alone-Look out of the USA 1st, fix the broken things.”

    The problem is average Americans have never been able to be organized as the pressure groups nor been rallied to an effective poltical voice.

    Trump merely the 1st candidate who was able to give that moment an organized winning voice. Trump can lose the leadership of this movement as easy as he got it.

    Contrast that to Hitler. Hitler WAS the movement. His cult of personality was inexorably wrapped into the Nazi movement. Nazism could not exist as an effective poltical force without Hitler.

  • The Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

    12/07/2016 6:33:04 AM PST · 21 of 42
    MNJohnnie to artichokegrower

    There are no echos of Wiemar. Anyone claiming there is is a complete historic illiterate and infantile poltical hysteric without the slightest hint of a notion of a wiff of a clue of a fact. To compare the weak, poltical rootless, new democracy in Germany of the 1920/30s with the 200 plus years history of the US Constitutional Republic is a intellectually infantile argument.

    Leftists poltical/media figures are quickly rendering themselves figures of mockery and contempt with these sort of absurd nonsensical hysterics. They fail to realize this sort of chicken little hysteria is going to do irreparable damage to their intellectual credibility going forward.

  • The Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

    12/07/2016 6:32:19 AM PST · 19 of 42
    MNJohnnie to artichokegrower

    There are no echos of Wiemar. Anyone claiming there is is a complete historic illiterate and infantile poltical hysteric without the slightest hint of a notion of a wiff of a clue of a fact.

    Leftists poltical/media figures are quickly rendering themselves figures of mockery and contempt with these sort of absurd nonsensical hysterics. They fail to realize this sort of chicken little hysteria is going to do irreparable damage to their intellectual credibility going forward.

  • The Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

    12/07/2016 6:31:39 AM PST · 17 of 42
    MNJohnnie to HarleyD
    “Man of little knowledge...”????

    Actually the "man of little knowledge" here is the Richard Cohen who sites Wiemar with a complete and total lack of any understanding or the Wiemar Republic and its weaknesses.

  • The Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

    12/07/2016 6:24:32 AM PST · 13 of 42
    MNJohnnie to artichokegrower

    There are no echos of Wiemar. Anyone claiming there is is a complete historic illiterate and infantile poltical hysteric without the slightest hint of a notion of a wiff of a clue of a fact.

    Leftists poltical/media figures are quickly rendering themselves figures of mockery and contempt with these sort of absurd nonsensical hysterics. They fail to realize this sort of chicken little hysteria is going to do irreparable damage to their intellectual credibility going forward.

  • GOP Readies Cuts to Federal Workforce Under Trump

    12/06/2016 2:56:14 PM PST · 3 of 85
    MNJohnnie to 867V309

    So much winning...

  • Japanese leader Abe won't apologize at Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2016 2:51:51 PM PST · 30 of 104
    MNJohnnie to Mears
    I think that image should also give people hope.

    Twice in 25 years the world fought wars that killed a significant portion of the worlds population.

    Why did we not have a third one around 1970? Because every time politicians started making the mistakes that would lead to a third world war, the images of those mushroom clouds was stuck in the back of their heads.

    Those bombs killed the notion of “total war” between groups of nations dead. We haven't figured out how to live in peace with each other yet but we have come a long way from the era of massive world wide slaughter that existed from 1914 to 1945

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    MNJohnnie to bobcat62

    Still nursing that butt hurt because Cruz lost to Trump I see.