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Posts by pie_eater

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  • Texas man faces deportation after years of protected status [ordered years earlier to leave]

    02/25/2017 4:53:55 AM PST · 21 of 68
    pie_eater to A_Former_Democrat

    “Taking a construction job away from a citizen” implies that there was a US citizen working that got fired and replaced by this guy. As someone who has been in construction for forty years, I can tell you that is not true. Our nation has a skilled labor shortage as it is, and if you remove immigrant construction workers from the labor pool you will see a market collapse and skyrocketing prices in housing and many other sectors of the economy. This notion that there are plenty of Americans who are willing to take these jobs if only they were paid enough is a myth. Many of these jobs pay $60,000 to $100,000 a year and companies can’t find any applicants that can pass the background checks and drug tests that they require. Our country lacks willing workers, but our cup overflows with young Americans who can’t pass a drug test or a criminal background check.

    If this guy was checking in like he was ordered to, we are focusing on the wrong “criminals”. When we have violent felon illegals committing crimes and we spend our attention deporting guys who self report to a required meeting, we will start losing public support for Trump’s policies.

  • GOP Readies Cuts to Federal Workforce Under Trump

    12/06/2016 3:00:12 PM PST · 6 of 90
    pie_eater to 867V309

    I live in Maryland. For those of you who aren’t near the Washington DC swamp - there was NO recession here. Federal jobs and federal contractor jobs have been booming the entire time. I think over half of the richest counties in the country are DC suburbs. Many houses around the DC beltway go for over a million dollars (google Chevy Chase or Potomac Maryland).
    And don’t call it a “workforce”, which would imply they work. They’re “employees”, not “workers”. They are ENCOURAGED to “work from home” certain days. They cut out of work early every Friday. Generous vacation packages. Insane retirement packages. Imagine the space ship in “Wall-E” and you get a pretty good idea.

  • George W. Bush Didn't Vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

    11/08/2016 2:25:18 PM PST · 36 of 166
    pie_eater to McGruff

    Both Bush presidents were great men. But neither one was a great president. Bush did a great job shortly after 9/11, but was too concerned with maintaining funding for the Iraq war to fight congress on silly spending. The auto industry bail out was a disaster.
    Both were genuinely nice men with great respect for the office and treated those around them with dignity and respect.
    But they’re both plain wrong about this election. The Supreme Court going full-out liberal will doom us for generations.


    11/08/2016 2:21:23 PM PST · 4 of 163
    pie_eater to Preston Manning

    both pollsters on Hannity said that’s good news for Trump. It means the MSM’s models were wrong.

  • How the USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Daybreak tracking poll ( Trump 48- Clinton 42.6!)

    11/05/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · 28 of 61
    pie_eater to GilGil

    Should Trump win, I think the greatest comfort will come from knowing a Clinton will never run for office again.

    And should the FBI and Trump justice department go forward with prosecuting all of the people who emailed classified documents back and forth through unsecured email systems in violation of the law, we could see dozens, if not SCORES of people barred by law from ever holding public office again.

    Unfortunately I think Obama will have no choice but to issue pardons in order to ensure there will be enough Democrat politicians left to fill a room in DC.

  • Eric Braverman Tried to Change the Clinton Foundation. Then He Quit.

    10/25/2016 6:11:30 AM PDT · 2 of 32
    pie_eater to tired&retired

    Never thought I would say this, but it appears that Chelsea Clinton may be the voice of reason at the Clinton Foundation. The old guard calls her a spoiled brat, but so far the leaked emails all make her seem like someone who was trying to reign in the silliness.

    Doesn’t mean she’s a hero or anything, but it’s amazing that the rest of them are so bad that it makes her look good.

  • Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton’s Souped Up Van Has a Bed

    10/16/2016 9:20:06 PM PDT · 15 of 40
    pie_eater to grundle

    A “bed” is standard fare among conversion vans. It just means the back bench seat pulls out flat. It’s funny because it makes her look low energy, but it’s probably not a custom feature - just something that was already in the van.

  • Ted Cruz Releases Statement on the Debate

    09/27/2016 5:10:50 AM PDT · 74 of 226
    pie_eater to DoodleDawg

    1) because he’s right
    2) because too many commentators felt the need to tell us that Trump missed X, Y and Z opportunities and Hillary was so wonderful, but they entirely missed the point of how Trump got this far and why he’s winning. It’s not about debate points, it’s about change. And Trump positioned himself as the agent of change.
    3) and because it shows that Cruz learned the lesson of why he lost. He’s the best debater in modern history and he lost to Trump. Not because Trump is a better debater, but because Trump tied everyone else to Washington and positioned himself as the only alternative.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate 9/26/2016 at HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NY 9pm ET

    09/26/2016 7:19:25 PM PDT · 3,481 of 5,134
    pie_eater to Maceman

    I was never a fan of trump, but he’s coming across as authentic, energetic, and knowledgeable. He’s doing a great job talking directly to the voters he needs to reach. And he’s tieing her to the status quo. This is a change election and he’s the agent of change.

  • Whole families are fleeing this tiny country (El Salvador) and entering the U.S. in massive numbers

    08/20/2016 5:06:09 PM PDT · 10 of 43
    pie_eater to RoseofTexas

    I hate to disagree, but here in Maryland there are many Salvadoran immigrants and the vast majority of them are very nice, hard working, family oriented people who want the best for their kids just like the rest of us do. And the situation in El Salvador is a mess. I know two people who went home to visit family and were murdered in the past two years. Salvadoran immigrants can get temporary resident status and most are here legally. So it’s not correct to say that these are all nasty people. MS13 members are, but that’s like saying that because Black Lives Matter people are bad that all Americans are bad.

  • CNN: Anchor Wolf Blitzer wasn't celebrating Clinton nomination (video at link)

    07/29/2016 1:57:42 PM PDT · 15 of 51
    pie_eater to maggief

    I was at the RNC convention and sat near the CNN booth. Wolfe Blitzer stood for the entire pledge and national anthem every night. As did all of the people in Anderson Cooper’s booth. Sean Hannity, Brett Baer, and the rest of Fox stood up for the pledge and anthem on the nights they were in the booth. Say what you want about their politics and their reporting, but they had the respect to stand for the pledge and anthem every time.
    The same cannot be said for Megyn Kelly. She talked through it two nights.

  • Has anyone noticed the cover band at the RNC?

    07/20/2016 7:52:40 PM PDT · 7 of 30
    pie_eater to smokingfrog

    Yes. And the “buy me a boat” guy.

  • ‘Hillary for Prison’ T-shirt is best-seller in Cleveland

    07/20/2016 3:49:20 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    pie_eater to Sub-Driver

    Deceptive article makes it seem like this is available inside the arena. It’s a street vendor who has them for sale outside of the secure zone. The stuff inside the secure perimeter is just pro-Trump and pro-party stuff. Although you can pay $5 for a bumper sticker that says “HilLIARy”

  • Vanity- Where were all the protesters?

    07/19/2016 3:02:14 PM PDT · 52 of 53
    pie_eater to JLAGRAYFOX

    I’m here and walked through the protestors on my way in today. There were about 150 to 200 but they were far outnumbered by police. They were very nice to us delegates and were not as bad as it seemed on tv. Most just want to get on tv themselves. Attention seeking people who are NOT missing work today.

  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:32:58 AM PDT · 2 of 14
    pie_eater to monkapotamus

    Smart. This is how you start convincing principled conservatives that had doubts whether or not Trump is conservative enough. Great move.

  • Trump supporters in Maryland ‘suspicious’ of delegates as Cruz recruits double-agents

    04/19/2016 7:40:42 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    pie_eater to tillacum

    Two points:
    Joey Lynn Hough ain’t switching to Cruz because her husband supports him. She’s been a Trump fan long before it was cool to be a Trump fan.

    And as for the way the delegates are assigned in Maryland: each congressional district elects three delegates. Those delegates are pledged to the winner of the presidential vote in their district, regardless of who those delegates personally support. They have to vote for the winner on the first round of balloting. And if that candidate wins 35% of the vote in the first round of balloting, they are pledged to that candidate for the second ballot as well. If they don’t get 35% in the first round, the delegate is unbound in the second round. All delegates are unbound in the third and subsequent ballots.
    11 more delegates are elected at the MDGOP convention. Those delegates are pledged to the statewide winner, regardless of who they personally support, in the first round. They are also bound in the second round if the candidate gets 35% in the first ballot. They are unbound for the third round.
    So if you’re holding out for some sneaky switches in the second round of balloting, look somewhere other than Maryland. And look somewhere other than the Hough house.

  • Maryland Delegate and Alternate Delegate Selection Process [MD GOP Primary Rules]

    04/19/2016 7:30:30 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    pie_eater to markomalley

    Maryland rules say the delegate is pledged for the first round of voting at the convention. Delegates are also bound for the second round if their candidate received 35% of the votes in the first round of balloting. If not, they are unbound in the second round. Everyone is unbound if it makes it to a third round.

  • Trump threatens another lawsuit

    03/28/2016 8:15:34 AM PDT · 26 of 52
    pie_eater to quegley

    Unless you’re a contractor or employee of one of the businesses he has that goes bankrupt. But that’s just Trump playing by the rules...

  • Coburn endorses Rubio. slams Trump

    02/29/2016 11:07:24 AM PST · 69 of 71
    pie_eater to RC one

    The Trump fans have established a litmus test of “if you don’t support Trump, then you’re a RINO, GOPe, not a conservative, etc.”

    Let’s follow this faulty logic:
    Trump says things you like. So Trump is great.
    Anyone who doesn’t agree with Trump isn’t great.
    Trump has been on both sides of almost every issue you claim to love.
    Therefore, Trump himself fails the Trump litmus test.

    We’re being silly. Coburn is conservative. Cruz is conservative. Rubio is conservative. None of them are perfect, but please keep your eyes on the actual goal. If a democrat is elected, the Supreme Court is gone. If Trump, Cruz, or Rubio is elected, the Supreme Court is not lost for a generation.

    You can advocate for Trump. You can advocate for Cruz. You can advocate for Rubio. They’re all better than Bernie. They’re all better than Hillary.

    Many people who are good conservatives have genuine fears that Trump is NOT. They also have genuine fears that Trump could say or do something that could fumble away this election.

    We can debate those points without saying Rubio or Cruz are establishment, or that they’re not conservatives. Stick to the issues and stop the name calling.

  • Cruz Campaign Apologizes to Marco Rubio for Spreading False Bible Story

    02/22/2016 7:46:02 AM PST · 154 of 504
    pie_eater to Gaffer

    So basically the upshoot of the story is that Rubio walks through a hotel lobby, sees Cruz’s dad and a staffer, walks up to them and says something nice, including something positive about the Bible one has on the table.
    Then Cruz’s people run with an unbelievable story that says Rubio said something negative about the Bible.
    Video shows it’s a lie.
    Cruz apologizes.
    But the real story got lost in it - Rubio shows the dignity to walk up to Cruz’s father and a staffer and say something nice. That’s a touch of class that seems missing in this race. Trump-bots can hate it, but it seems like a class move from Rubio.