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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:32 PM

Re: Presidential Class

"How much nicotine gum does he need a day?"


Could be the case. Disgraceful behavior anyway you look at it.
I'll chew gum a few times during the day at work.
I never chew gum if I'm meeting with any individual or at a [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:25 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"Saddam hated AQ, and kept them out of Iraq."


Kudos to Saddam. I guess that may have been lost of the tens of thousands that were raped, tortured and murdered by his regime. Awesome.


>>"If not Iraq, we [more]

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richieds posted to the Political Asylum board. 6:35 PM

Presidential Class

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-chewing-gum-habit-diplomatic-fau...

"Calling the incident “an ungainly sight,” the Times of India reported: [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:32 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"You'd also have to completely ignore the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqis,"

Right, no innocent Iraqis died before or since.

"the utter destruction of their infrastructure,"

Yes, because Saddam [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:18 PM

Re: Wall Street: A Negative Economic Force

"Are all CEO's the same then?

Yes."


Ahh, the old "I hate the rich" coming out. Making money is bad so anyone in a position to make money must be bad.

Ok, noted.

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:27 PM

Re: Wall Street: A Negative Economic Force

"Bernie Madoff, Scott Rothstein, Jeff Skilling just to name a few."


That's an interesting selection. You named a "money manager", lawyer and Oil company CEO.

That's a pretty broad interpretation of what a [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:49 PM

Re: Wall Street: A Negative Economic Force

"BUT when you boil it down - these Wall Streeters did absolutely NOTHING for the money."

What's a "Wall Streeter"? Who are these "Wall Streeters" that you are talking about? Give me a few examples.

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:44 PM

Re: Wall Street: A Negative Economic Force

"?Wall Street had insider knowledge that subprime loans were going to take down the housing market because Wall Street incentivized their employees to approve loans to people who were lying about their income and could not afford the mortgage [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:33 PM

Re: Bergdahl to be tried for desertion

"I doubt they will go for the death penalty"


Not likely but think about the garbage we freed to get this guy back.

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:31 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"We KNOW what a Republican can do to frak it all up. I.e., W. Reagan wasn't actually better, he just didn't invade and occupy a country over there."


Be specific. How has the Iraq invasion affected all the countries I pointed [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:14 AM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"Let's not elect a Republican to the WH test that."


Show me the evidence that electing a democrat has had a positive effect on world affairs.
Please start wherever you'd like....Russia? Ukraine? Libya? Syria? Yemen? Iraq? [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:06 AM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"We didn't cause all the ills in the ME"


We didn't cause ANY of the ills in the ME. It's been a hellhole for far longer than we've been around.

"We just exacerbated the problems there by our thoughtless [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:15 AM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"Nope, Obama failed to reverse the massive downward momentum that he inherited from somebody."


Downward momentum? There's been "downward momentum" in that part of the world since the 1970's, just to put a some kind [more]

Mon Jan 26

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:58 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"Afghanistan is in the Middle East?"


It's part of any discussion concerning the ME and terrorism.

Now, how did you get past ignore? Back into your cage.

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:42 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"But to pretend that we didn't make it worse is irrational at best."


So, you believe that the ME was better off with the Taliban in control of Afghanistan, with it being a safe haven for Al Qaeda?

Sun Jan 25

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:39 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"I never thought W had a magic wand, and W and Dick et al. proved that the USA was not in charge of the world - although they also proved how the USA could frak things up royally."



It's not about being "in [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:25 PM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"I never thought Obama had a magic wand. Nor do I think the USA is in charge of the world."


Interesting, how you felt differently about the president when it was Bush.
In truth, your thoughts are more correctly applied to [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:50 AM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

"Funny. I would rather ask is the USA in better shape today than when Obama took office. The answer is undoubtedly yes."


That would be ducking the debate at hand and, in essence, admitting that the ME & the war on terror [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:45 AM

Re: Obama asserts US leadership against ISIS

>"Well, OK. So tell us: if Cheney and Rumsfeld et al had had their way all the way from 2001 to the present day. how would things be going right now?"

... and you've made two replies without any trace of an answer to my [more]

Sat Jan 24

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:29 PM

Re: Who's driving?

"The summit on Saturday will be in Des Moines and is scheduled to also include Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and [more]

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