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  • [Bill] Bennett: #NeverTrump-ers put vanity above country; ‘Terrible case of moral superiority’

    08/20/2016 1:17:40 PM PDT · 5 of 63
    thinkthenpost to Lurkinanloomin

    yep and you all continually harping on it is going to bring everyone around,....... isn’t it?

  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 9:18:48 PM PDT · 53 of 63
    thinkthenpost to thinkthenpost
    What a horribly written story, Jose Lambert really ought to pick one vendor or contractor as an example, then track all the events, the timing, and payments, then draw similarities to the treatment of the rest of the companies, and THEN reveal his conclusions!
    Probably would have broken up his premise, and killed the story, but when you drop a big allegation, then shotgun facts with no context even Sister Teresa can be portrayed in a bad light.
    A year into the campaign though maybe it is time to bring back a classic from the past, the Clintons’ had the bimbo eruption squad, maybe the Trump campaign can start the contractor bad video response team.
  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 8:45:04 PM PDT · 52 of 63
    thinkthenpost to blueplum

    I understand and appreciate everything you’ve said, particularly the aging, 2% net and such, everyone wants to get the best deal! But as for the rest of you, from the article 34,000 on a 200,000+ paint bill, that’s one hell of a break and if accurate seems to be a recurring theme.

  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 4:46:59 PM PDT · 11 of 63
    thinkthenpost to EagleUSA
    Prior notice very likely Trump voter.

    These are cropping up too often, while it seems that bills for work or services are being paid it also seems it is for less than the original agreed upon amount. Facebook is cluttered with videos from contractors and architects that were offered lower settlements after the work had been performed.

    I know it won’t be long before someone trots out the old concern troll meme, but it seems like campaign lost by a thousand cuts. I HOPE I'm wrong but if they keep coming they better get a better response than these are being paid,.........

  • Kurt Russell Walks Off 2nd Interview on Gun Control [2 separate interviews here]

    08/05/2016 3:02:04 PM PDT · 26 of 32
    thinkthenpost to circlecity

    Snake Plissken, I thought you’d be taller.

  • America’s Last 97 Days?

    08/04/2016 5:36:34 AM PDT · 27 of 30
    thinkthenpost to KittenClaws
    I agree with you about turn out, they simply don't vote for the most part. I believe, (and hope I am wrong) that in El Paso that Hillary will take an even larger percentage than the usual overwhelming Democrat win.
    I can't see Texas going for Hillary but I believe it will be closer than the historic Republican margin largely because Mr. Trump paints with such broad strokes and then refuses to clarify comments because he believes it will be viewed as weakness.
    He may do fine with Hispanics away from the border, but my prediction is about 80/20 with half or more of that 80 being straight party votes for the Democrat Party in El Paso County. Regardless it shouldn't have much of an affect state, I am concerned about Congressmen Hurd the district he represents includes a small part of El Paso County and flips Democrat or Republican every 2 or 4 years and I think he may lose a few votes over Mr. Trump's phraseology.

    3 months to go!

  • Texas, you sent cruz to the senate, now it is time for you to vet him.

    07/22/2016 7:32:52 AM PDT · 36 of 124
    thinkthenpost to miss marmelstein

    7 years into the Obama presidency? I think that amount would be pretty small,..... probably 0.

  • Where are the Cruz Supporters on FR?

    07/21/2016 9:52:54 AM PDT · 206 of 331
    thinkthenpost to Anitius Severinus Boethius
    You keep posting that, is regret or a mistake an apology?

    If Cruz was involved with the PACs supporting him, prosecute him, likewise for all the candidates!
    Donald Trump's own hands and mouth were involved in the retweeting and question answering during the wives and Oswald dramas. It may be semantics to many, apparently not for Senator Cruz.

    As for the subject of the thread, begrudgingly voting for Trump/Pence, so more AntiHillary than pro anyone I suppose.

  • Cruz on Crying: "I Wasn't Going To Let Those SOBs Turn Lyin' Ted Into Cryin' Ted"

    07/20/2016 12:15:24 PM PDT · 35 of 123
    thinkthenpost to Theo
    Because, in fine Freerepublic.com tradition, most of the posters didn't bother to read the article.
  • The Jim Gaffigan Show brings Catholicism to the masses

    06/24/2016 5:22:41 PM PDT · 16 of 24
    thinkthenpost to Larry Lucido

    Why you eat no vegetable?

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 4:06:50 PM PDT · 124 of 153
    thinkthenpost to The_Republic_Of_Maine

    The scope of what will be up for consideration can be determined prior to the call. I believe those items voted by the required number of states going into the Convention is it nothing else can be worked on

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 4:03:20 PM PDT · 123 of 153
    thinkthenpost to Plummz

    No, he just made fun of how he eats, now that’s an important policy point if you ask me.

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 11:34:23 PM PDT · 81 of 153
    thinkthenpost to erkelly

    I agree with what you said about Romney, IMO if he ran the same way in the General as the Primary I believe it would have been a very close race in 2012, ugly but close enough for it to have been competitive IMO.

    I disagree with you about who drew first blood during this Primary Season I overwhelming belive it was Mr. Trump but that really doesn’t matter at this point.
    The vitriol directed at Mr. Trump outside of the candidates was quite agressive and I think out of bounds, but with regard to the candidates attacking each other I don’t think the Donald took a backseat to anyone when getting down and dirty, we’ll just have to disagree on that.

    As for the point of the article and thread: I think it is what those withholding their endorsements and their supporters withholding their votes and what they believe or perceive. That is unless the numbers indicate that Donald Trump can win regardless, and if that’s the case, to paraphrase Mrs. Clinton, what difference does it make if they endorse the nominee?

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 10:24:27 PM PDT · 68 of 153
    thinkthenpost to lodi90

    Who’s asking you to?
    I thought the point was to get Trump elected!

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 10:02:18 PM PDT · 63 of 153
    thinkthenpost to CottonBall

    How Cottonball how? He’s the nominee, he’s a few weeks from the Convention, I like most here at Freerepublic.com pay more attention than most of the rest of the electorate and I can’t tell you what his proposals are to do everything you just listed, that’s what I meant by the policy arena.
    I just wonder if it will work in the general?

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 9:52:57 PM PDT · 62 of 153
    thinkthenpost to Enchante

    Sorry, you tell me I’m a piece of XXXX, it doesn’t really matter what kind of pledge I made, I won’t be doing much to back you.
    A phrase that has been going around alot recently here on Freerepublic.com is you are dead to me.
    I think a few or the Republican Primary Candidates have taken it to heart. You blame them and try to hold them to their pledge, and I understand where you’really coming from.
    I on the other hand feel like, (and I may be projecting here a bit). If you think so little of me to treat me thusly 1 why would you care if I support you, and 2 what kind of man am I if I’m meekly taking it just to avoid upsetting the apple cart.
    Isn’t that one of the qualities that has engendered so many to Mr. Trump not taking it?

  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 9:05:16 PM PDT · 50 of 153
    thinkthenpost to Enchante

    I’m sorry folks, IMO Donald Trump didn’t defeat most of his opponents in the policy realm or by exchanging ideas. Again IMO he bludgeoned them until they quit or until they were no longer viable candidates. It worked and Mr. Trump will be the nominee, following the Convention but to expect all of his opponents to forgive and forget is unrealistic IMO. Hell, some of you Freepers around have been carrying around torches for maltreatment or perceived slights for years, maybe approaching decades and you really think people that had enough ego and delusions of grandeur to run for POTUS are just going to kiss and makeup? When you go personal you run the risk of burning your bridges. You can trot out all the cliches you want about the future of the Republic et al, but the bottom line is some candidates may never fall in line, and whether their candidate does or not some of those candidates supports won’t. The Donald Trump campaign had better start putting together some numbers on his likely voters and Clinton’s what the real numbers look like and if leading how to stay ahead and if trailing how to catch her. Finally, if those that are so put out are a large enough number to sway the outcome they better have a better plan than,..... what are you going to do throw away your vote!
    Anyone that has spent very much time here knows those leaning Right have and will on ocassion cut their nose off to spite their face, I’m not sure that’s an option anyone should choose this time, but EVERYONE just can’t pass up the chance to just get in on more dig!
    Just a few thouguts, rant off .

  • Turns Out Trump Has Always Liked Susana Martinez

    06/03/2016 7:36:04 AM PDT · 6 of 58
    thinkthenpost to Beernoser

    That’s kind of the elephant in the room. I’ve stated since
    December that if Donald Trump were the nominee I’d vote for him in the general but he sure makes it hard sometimes. I’d like to see him win or come out on top when comparing policy and principle rather than just lobbing verbal Molotovs until one ignites. Just my opinion.

  • New York Values beat Southern Values: Less divorce rate than south (even counting Trump's divorces)

    01/15/2016 7:58:05 AM PST · 119 of 165
    thinkthenpost to TornadoAlley3

    Below is all I really need to know about New York values:

    New York
    RECENT ELECTIONS

    2012
    Dem Repub
    63.3% 35.2%

    2008
    62.8% 36.1%

    2004
    57.9% 39.8%

    2000
    57.8% 33.1%

    1996
    57.8% 27.5%

    NEW YORK VOTING HISTORY

    Last 10 Elections Electoral College
    1976
    D
    1980
    R
    1984
    R
    1988
    D
    1992
    D
    1996
    D
    2000
    D
    2004
    D
    2008
    D
    2012
    D

  • AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA's account of toxic waste spill from old mine

    11/12/2015 5:35:33 PM PST · 3 of 11
    thinkthenpost to henkster

    Elizabeth Dole, is that you?

  • I'm ready to love Windows again: Why Microsoft is Cooking up a Winner in Windows 10

    02/02/2015 10:48:58 AM PST · 80 of 122
    thinkthenpost to GeronL

    Aw crap the paper tape tore, now I have to start this message all over again!

  • Gov. Perry stripped of his right to conceal carry and buy ammo

    08/20/2014 3:53:15 PM PDT · 131 of 165
    thinkthenpost to JRandomFreeper

    The Texas Governor really does not have a great deal of POWER. The Speaker of the House and Lt. Governor both wield more power at least when the Legislature is in Session!

  • White House officially accuses Russia of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty

    07/29/2014 11:20:46 AM PDT · 17 of 29
    thinkthenpost to Rashputin

    The Tomahawk is not a ground launched cruise missile, it is a sea launched cruise missile.

  • Boulder moves to acquire [steal] Xcel Energy distribution network through condemnation

    07/18/2014 9:01:18 AM PDT · 15 of 33
    thinkthenpost to catnipman

    WOW, taking an already improved property! I am dumbfounded by how BRAZEN the City of Boulder is to even consider, to even give voice to this idea. If Boulder wants to get in on the energy game just buy it, but to abuse and corrupt the entire system through condemnation proceedings,...... WOW!

    Recently passing through what I believe is around the halfway point of my life, I occasionally will comment with I’m closer to the end than the beginning.
    I unfortunately have begun to make the same comment about our country. Examples of this type of thinking and actually following through with action. I believe we are closer to the end of the United States than we are to the founding!

    At least something we might recognize as America

  • Could Mississippi's Primary Happen in Texas?

    07/02/2014 3:15:52 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    thinkthenpost to thetallguy24

    Shouldn’t be able to as when you try to vote in a runoff the poll workers actually check to see which Party’s primary you voted in. Now as for those who did not vote in the primary, or voted in the other Party’s primary to,..... influence the outcome that certainly can happen.

  • BREAKING: McDaniel says they’ve already found over 1,000 illegal votes in one county alone

    06/26/2014 11:37:51 PM PDT · 119 of 129
    thinkthenpost to leapfrog0202
    “The big issue for cross-over voters was if they voted in the Democratic primary on 6/3, they were NOT allowed to vote in the Republican run-off on 6/24. It is illegal.”

    *pinging* Black Agnes as she is in MS and is a font of information on this.

    This is the payoff, I can only speak about Texas, but if you vote in the primary and there is a runoff you can only vote in the same Party's runoff as the Primary you voted in.

    An example would be again in Texas during the March primary you voted in the Democrat Party Primary and the race most important to you is Lt. Governor. The Democrat candidate pulls more than 50%+1 vote so she is the Democrat nominee. The Republican primary has neither top vote getter receiving 50%+1 so the top two Lt. Governor candidates will be in a runoff.
    You (that voted in the Dem primary) decide one of the candidates will be easier for your candidate to defeat in the General Election. You therefore want to vote in the Re pub Party Primary RUNOFF to influence which person will be on the ballot. You CANNOT, since you voted in the Democrat Party Primary you have to vote in the Democrat Party Runoff.

    The above applies to Texas but it makes since. I am sure that Mississippi has to have some statute codifying allowed and not allowed ballot casting. I guess it all boils down to, if the MS law is similar to the Texas law, and if a larger number of seemingly not proper ballots are identified than the difference between the two Senate candidates, then the result ought to be thrown out and a second runoff election take place.

    My opinion anyway.

  • What to make of Johnny Manziel's 32 score on the Wonderlic?

    04/11/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · 23 of 32
    thinkthenpost to Oliviaforever
    He redshirted as a freshman, so while a junior academically or chronologically, it is only athletically that he is/was a sophomore. Also, based on an earlier post he began attending during the Spring Semester so he was ahead by a Semester anyway.
    Finally, the way I read the posts is he's close to his degree, not finished. I doubt he's done much class work this Spring Semester as preparations for the Combine and the School's/Player's Pro-Day seem to have become a full-time pastime.

    Also, I don't think you have to graduate to get an Aggie Ring.

    The tone of this post seems snarky for some reason, really wasn't my intent.

  • Texas Demands a Picture ID AND My Social Security Number for a Fishing License?

    03/28/2014 3:27:02 PM PDT · 15 of 41
    thinkthenpost to not2be4gotten.com

    You can thank the folks not paying their Child Support, or the zealots that have convinced Federal, State, and many Local governments that you must be current on said Child Support to receive a hunting or fishing license n large part for this IMO!

  • Texas tea party sours on Stockman (Politico propaganda for Cornyn, Rove...)

    02/21/2014 7:25:37 AM PST · 22 of 28
    thinkthenpost to JRandomFreeper
    I am very pleased that Ted Cruz was elected in 2012, but IMO if the primaries had run at their normal scheduled times I believe it would have been VERY difficult for him to have accomplished what he did.
    Various groups sued claiming the redistricting maps the legislature put in place were unfair or racist or whatever the complaint and the primary in Texas was pushed back many weeks. The Cruz campaign benefited greatly from the delay, his first radio commercial was fantastic and the momentum just built from there.
    The Texas 2014 primary is the first week on March, when it historically takes place and early voting is already open, I do not believe that time is on anyone’s side this time except the incumbents.
    That being said 7 challengers may split the vote enough to take it to a runoff, but will the electorate coalesce around someone other than Cornyn, I know what everyone hopes but will lightning strike twice in Texas?
    Cornyn’s radio adds have been compelling even if most here thing the are tripe, you only have to convince 50% + 1 every six years as a Senator.
  • High school cheerleader car wash violates environmental laws

    10/25/2013 10:30:42 AM PDT · 38 of 107
    thinkthenpost to dfwgator

    My name is Peck

  • Southern Baptists: Agree to Disagree over Calvinism

    06/17/2013 8:21:04 AM PDT · 33 of 138
    thinkthenpost to marshmallow

    I think this is a good time to dust this one off:

    I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!”
    “Why shouldn’t I?” he said.
    I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”
    He said, “Like what?”
    I said, “Well...are you religious or atheist?”
    He said, “Religious.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?”
    He said, “Christian.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?”
    He said, “Protestant.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?”
    He said, “Baptist!”
    I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of GOD or Baptist Church of the Lord?”
    He said, “Baptist Church of GOD!”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of GOD, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of GOD?”
    He said,”Reformed Baptist Church of GOD!”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1915?”
    He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1915!”
    I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off.
    — Emo Phillips

  • Little Hope For Beechcraft In USAF Dispute

    06/14/2013 12:24:03 PM PDT · 28 of 50
    thinkthenpost to Bringbackthedraft
    Many folks have suggested that, I found this at Wikipedia:

    As the U.S. ended its direct involvement in the war, it transferred the remainder of its Skyraiders to the South Vietnamese, and by 1973, all remaining Skyraiders in U.S. inventories had been turned over to the VNAF.[27] Unlike their American counterparts, whose combat tours were generally limited to 12 months, individual South Vietnamese Skyraider pilots ran up many thousands of combat hours in the A-1, and many senior VNAF pilots were extremely skilled in the operation of the aircraft.

    So it reads like that isn't an option.

    I have thought that reactivating 10 to 24 A-37’s and T-37’s would be a nice idea until the Tascano or new Beech's were ready. Many years later still nothing has been delivered.

    Seemed like a nice idea: clear a little room out near Tucson, get some support in the air in Afghanistan, get some stick time for their new pilots not sure when the new planes will be delivered. Also might be a chance for some of the countries still flying those airframes to get some parts as the refurb work was going on. Oh, well have a nice weekend.

  • DPMS AR15

    04/08/2013 9:45:58 AM PDT · 17 of 80
    thinkthenpost

    Try an extra power spring for the extractor and/or an Oring over the same spring. Previous poster suggesting AR15.com is a good start, also search for fte and ftf with ar15s. My experience is the extractor is a good place to start.

  • Recall Drives Rolling Against Morse, McLachlan (CO Dem "Scalps" To be Taken)

    03/27/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    thinkthenpost to Red Steel

    Outside of Denver and Boulder I doubt Colorado is overly Democrat.
    I believe it is more like Washington and Missouri. Let’s wait until everyone else reports and then KC, Saint Louis, and King County (Seattle and West of the Cascades) report and overwhelm the returns of the rest of the state.
    I am afraid as more transplants move in Colorado will continue to move left and vote more and more Democrat. I hope I’m wrong.

  • Why can't 'The Bible' TV series get the Bible right?

    03/19/2013 8:38:15 AM PDT · 12 of 188
    thinkthenpost to Mogger

    I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!”
    “Why shouldn’t I?” he said.
    I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”
    He said, “Like what?”
    I said, “Well...are you religious or atheist?”
    He said, “Religious.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?”
    He said, “Christian.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?”
    He said, “Protestant.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?”
    He said, “Baptist!”
    I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of GOD or Baptist Church of the Lord?”
    He said, “Baptist Church of GOD!”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of GOD, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of GOD?”
    He said,”Reformed Baptist Church of GOD!”
    I said, “Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1915?”
    He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1915!”
    I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off.
    — Emo Phillips

  • Embraer bests Beechcraft for Afghan plane order

    02/27/2013 7:45:09 PM PST · 8 of 11
    thinkthenpost to Joe 6-pack
    Well, 21+ million per plane does seem a,...... bit on the high side. Well okay outrageously on the high side!
    I wonder how much the Afghanis will actually pay of the 450 million? I hope most, but expect not much of it.

    I believe the cockpit is similar to the A-10’s curious if the USAF will acquire any.

  • Embraer bests Beechcraft for Afghan plane order

    02/27/2013 6:59:05 PM PST · 4 of 11
    thinkthenpost to Joe 6-pack
    I for several years thought a dozen T-37’s and A-37’s out in the Arizona desert should have been put into service while this was settled.
  • A-29 Super Tucano Vs AT-6: The “Smoking Hole”

    02/29/2012 10:29:20 AM PST · 30 of 35
    thinkthenpost to 70th Division
    I've thought for along time rolling out 12 A-37’s and 4 T-37’s from the Arizona desert would be a great interim solution for the Afghan Air Force. I also figured they'd be getting their aircraft about now, rather than still waiting for the selection to be made much less starting production.
    Reminds me WAY too much of the Boeing/Airbus tanker stinkfest.

    I also thought they may take a role in keeping their country this time, but it looks like 10-12 years down the road not much will have changed after the US/NATO withdrawal,......... disappointing!

  • Gas Prices and the Keystone Pipeline

    02/21/2012 3:12:10 PM PST · 15 of 27
    thinkthenpost to rednesss
    Actually IIRC the oil coming from Canada is not particularly easy to refine. The reason to ship it to Texas is two fold IMO.

    The first is many if the refineries in Texas handle the,.... less than sweet light crude than comes from Venezuela so they can more easily accommodate the oil from the tar sands.
    The second is that oil refined in Texas is shipped to most of the country through existing pipelines, MANY existing pipelines, they have already been built.

    I would have no doubt some of this may be exported, but I think the majority would be used here.

    Finally, I think the pipeline from the Dakotas on ought to be built since quite a bit of oil is being produced there and since no international boundary is involved the State Department should have no role to play. You can always add on the bit to Canada later if say administrations change.

  • First new nuclear reactors OK'd in over 30 years

    02/09/2012 3:08:30 PM PST · 86 of 161
    thinkthenpost to nuke rocketeer; kidd
    So out of ~8 reactors proposed around 2008 only 2 have made it this far.

    I think Palo Verde in AZ should build a forth but i don't think it will happen.

  • First new nuclear reactors OK'd in over 30 years

    02/09/2012 11:09:21 AM PST · 28 of 161
    thinkthenpost to kidd

    You seem to be in the know, so I’d like to pick your brain,.....

    If memory serves there were two reactors that had started winding through the process in S/SE Texas. I seem to recall at least one of the utilities involved getting cold feet. I believe NRG was one of the companies involved.

    Are you aware of the status of these reactors are they dead, ongoing, or in limbo?

    Thanks for the time.

  • Entire U.S. Stealth Fighter Fleet Grounded

    08/10/2011 3:20:10 PM PDT · 4 of 30
    thinkthenpost to chessplayer
    Hmmm, I guess we could ask the Syrian and Egyptians how that Soviet Bloc equipment worked out for them.
  • Buckeyes to vacate 2010 wins Ohio State will give up it's 12-1 season and the Sugar Bowl win

    07/08/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT · 38 of 57
    thinkthenpost to goodwithagun
    Well IMO opinion don't award it to them until they leave school (graduate geez they'd have to wait many years if ever if that were that the standard). A known rule doesn't make it anymore ridiculous,.... my opinion anyway!

    While I don't care for the Buckeyes, the disdain I have for the NCAA and it's nonsensical rules are orders of magnitude beyond.

  • Buckeyes to vacate 2010 wins Ohio State will give up it's 12-1 season and the Sugar Bowl win

    07/08/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT · 25 of 57
    thinkthenpost to GreenAccord
    Full disclosure; I can not stand OSU, those representing the inistitution and those that played for the institution routinely come off as pompous jackasses IMO.

    Having said that anyone support sanctions against a university whose players sold items that were theirs to do with as they pleased, and are screaming that you can't lie to the NCAA or that the coverup is worse than the crime,....... I'd like to know your take of what happened to Scooter Libby because to my eye it is a very similar series of events.

    Like Green Accord wrote below:
    THE Ohio State University richly deserves the very same “death penalty” that SMU received from the NCAA
    So, SMU directly paying 21 of its players $61,000 (in 1986 money) while they were on probation is akin to 5 players selling their own freebies they got from the university for about $7,500 (in 2010 dollars) while not on probation?

    Yeah, I get that. </sarc>

    Someone needs to either explain this to me, or show me the payments to the players, so far I don't see it!

  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 12:18:37 PM PDT · 30 of 40
    thinkthenpost to thinkthenpost

    This article has a bit of background and seems a touch more evenhanded. IMO

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/navy-duncan-hunter-blasts-ship-name-cesar-chavez-051711w/

  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 12:12:44 PM PDT · 29 of 40
    thinkthenpost to jazusamo
    Not mad at you, just seems like a tempest in a teapot. The two seem unrelated and I'm not real sure the Congress is doing anything approaching a real solution.

    I keep going back to the USS vs USNS designation. May not seem like much but it actually is a pretty big difference. Boiled down to brass tacks, USS is Navy crewed and USNS is civilian crewed with a handful of sailors onboard.

    You just posted it, don't kill the messenger.

  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 12:06:22 PM PDT · 27 of 40
    thinkthenpost to jwalsh07

    That’s much more along the lines of what I understand, certainly wasn’t presented that way in the article.

    Thanks for the follow up.

  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 12:00:47 PM PDT · 22 of 40
    thinkthenpost to jazusamo

    I didn’t say he deserved or didn’t deserve the CMOH. I asked how does one refuse a Navy Cross and whether he might be better honored with a Burke destroyer named after him rather than a USNS cargo ship!

    I’ll ask again how is a family offered a Navy Cross?

  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 11:50:50 AM PDT · 14 of 40
    thinkthenpost to jazusamo
    Folks apparently this is a USNS ship rather than a USS. Bob Hope has a USNS ship named after him (an entire class I believe)I don't have a great deal of trouble with this, I'm sure others are more deserving, but I'm sure less deserving have so been honored. Regardless, maybe it keeps the name off a DDG-51 for another.

    I'm trouble more so with the Marine Sgt.family refusing a Navy Cross or even it being offered. My understanding is he would be nominated and perhaps awarded a Navy Cross regardless of the family's wishes. They may refuse to accept it, but that's merely points of order IMO. The story doesn't seem to cover it, but what is the family's take, doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

  • Sea Shepherd Interrupts Illegal Whale Slaughter (WHALE WARS)

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    thinkthenpost to Monterrosa-24
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