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Old 13th Nov 2014, 16:16
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yup, me too.

I don't agree with everything he says, but he obviously is thinking for himself, and he is his own man,
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 16:25
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Not to worry, RGB, my V8 can handle the surplus
I'll see your V-8 and raise you 2 cylinders. F250 with the 6.8L V-10 and E-450 motorhome with the same engine.

Both are about 10 years old and have very few miles on them. I'm sure you can figure out why.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 16:42
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I really want them to bring back the Excursion.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 16:51
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West Coast wrote:

Both are about 10 years old and have very few miles on them. I'm sure you can figure out why.
Um, let me take a guess. Because they each get approx 30 gallons per mile?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 16:56
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Yup, come to America. Illegally if you want. You WILL be rewarded.

Obama Plans to Protect Up to 5 Million From Deportation, Aides Say President Obama will ignore angry protests from Republicans and announce as soon as next week a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation and provide many of them with work permits, according to administration officials who have direct knowledge of the plan. Asserting his authority as president to enforce the nation’s laws with discretion, Mr. Obama intends to order changes that will significantly refocus the activities of the government’s 12,000 immigration agents. One key piece of the order, officials said, will allow many parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents and no longer worry about being discovered, separated from their families and sent away. That part of Mr. Obama’s plan alone could affect as many as 3.3 million people who have been living in the United States illegally for at least five years, according to an analysis by the Migration Policy Institute, an immigration research organization in Washington. But the White House is also considering a stricter policy that would limit the benefits to people who have lived in the country for at least 10 years, or about 2.5 million people.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 17:28
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Yeah, but President Obama has to pay for this, with Republicans controlling Congress, where is he going to get the money?

Same with that climate "agreement" with China, the Senate has to approve it, that's not going to happen.

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Old 13th Nov 2014, 18:03
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I like Dr Carson, too. But it remains to be seen whether he could provide presidential leadership.

We already tried an idealogue with no experience at leading. I'm not convinced that another one, this time from the Right, would be a good thing.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 18:45
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Reasonable concern.

Look forward to his future performance.

Realize, however, that the world of surgery is a little removed from the bu11sh1t of politics.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 19:00
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If he's around for the last dance, my bet is he'll be the number two on the ticket.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 19:38
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Some sort of CEO/executive branch at the state governor level should be a top priority for the GOP.

As noted, an ideologue is long on ideas and short on execution.

But I also don't want the same raft of characters as the last primary season.

Seeing 10+ candidates on a stage looks ridiculous, lets the media decide who gets attention, thus shapes the message.

They then get to pick off the top contender consecutively, just as happened last time.

Have two or three candidates, all perfectly able to execute if they win, and let's go.

Obama's executive action on illegals should be impeachable. They won't due to political fall-out, but they should.

That said, a budget that cuts him off at the knees along with an expedited appeal to the Supreme Court should be the immediate counters.

Remember, if Barry gets to be a dictator, his replacement does too.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 19:40
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Dr. Carson does present a compelling narrative, and he appears to have his head on straight, but has he been tested in an executive position? We have seen what happens when you throw a newbie into the cauldron - utter ineptitude, coupled with ideological certainty, ends in profound disappointment on all sides, always.

Governors are the best source of presidents.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 20:07
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Some sort of CEO/executive branch at the state governor level should be a top priority for the GOP.
Ben

Governors are the best source of presidents.
I agree and Mitt Romney would have made a good, it not great president. But, he is now classified as a loser and should not run for the nomination.

The Republicans need to stop looking at Senators, but at Republican Governors with a successful business background. Being a veteran would be an additional bonus. They have 32 to pick from.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 23:44
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I'm not so sure about Romney. He was a successful executive, saved the Salt Lake olympics, ran a Blue state as governor, and is the cleanest person ever to run for the office. We see now what a poor choice we made in 2012. Why rule him out?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 23:59
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In the letter, published on Monday, Richard Brunt – who claims to be from Victoria, B.C. – says that Canadians are confused by the outcome of last week’s U.S. mid-term elections, which saw the Republicans retake control of Congress.

"Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6 per cent, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries," he wrote.
"The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.

"So, Americans voted for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason. When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?"
hmmm...wonder if it's cuz the other 43 were whities...and the 44th is just too frikken un-white ???
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 01:16
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"Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6 per cent, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries," he wrote.
"The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.
Mainly that happened in spite of Obama.

One more point;

gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing,
The above had sod all to do with President Obama and his policies. All this increase of oil production and lowering oil prices was done completely without him, all done on private land. Not a single barrel of oil has been drilled on federal land* since he took office.

If Obama would allow oil exploration and production on banned federal land, we'd be back to oil under 50 USD a barrel and pump prices less than $2.00 a US gallon.

You want to pump start an economy, lower the cost of oil and stand back.

And President Obama didn't have a damn thing to do with lowering oil prices.

As for the interest rates, that is the result of trillions of dollars we don't have being pumped into the banks by the Obama Administration and that money flow has stopped, in the next few years the interest rate is going to shoot up.


* Mostly arid, barren waste land that no one gives a crap about.

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Old 14th Nov 2014, 01:48
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* Mostly arid, barren waste land that no one gives a crap about.
Isn' there a spotted owl or a turtle living there?
 
Old 14th Nov 2014, 01:54
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Isn' there a spotted owl or a turtle living there?
No, but there could be a very rare 'nit'.
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 01:55
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Romney has taken two bites at the brass ring (ok, mixing the metaphors...) and come up short.

He is a good man and stayed decent in the last contest despite the monumental excrement slinging against him, mainly by the press (I will never watch Candy "moo" Crowley again). He didn't go for the kills when he had the opportunities and it cost him because the other side, including its press brigade, did.

But his time has passed, his brand is too damaged, and his weak points - supported gun control and Romneycare in Massachusetts are still just as weak now as they were then.

Fresh, energetic, truly conservative with executive experience. That's the winning ticket.
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 02:09
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Romney has taken two bites at the brass ring (ok, mixing the metaphors...) and come up short.

He is a good man and stayed decent in the last contest despite the monumental excrement slinging against him, mainly by the press (I will never watch Candy "moo" Crowley again). He didn't go for the kills when he had the opportunities and it cost him because the other side, including its press brigade, did.

But his time has passed, his brand is too damaged, and his weak points - supported gun control and Romneycare in Massachusetts are still just as weak now as they were then.

Fresh, energetic, truly conservative with executive experience. That's the winning ticket.
Plus one.
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Old 14th Nov 2014, 02:21
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Slightly off thread, but if anyone would like to partake:

The past decade was America's hottest on record. We're seeing more droughts, floods, and wildfires than ever before. Climate change is happening, and the effects are visible all around us.

But a lot of people still have questions about climate change: what it means, how bad it really is, and what we can do to fight it.

To be fully committed in the fight against climate change, we have to understand why it's such a serious issue.

So, starting today, ask me your questions on Facebook, Twitter, Vine, or Instagram using the hashtag #AskDrH, and I'll answer some of them on camera.



Several months ago, I testified before the House Science Committee about the President's Climate Action Plan. The plan contains a number of actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to fight global climate change.

Most of the questions at the hearing, however, weren't about the plan itself -- they were about whether human-caused climate change is a reality.

Other countries are realizing the gravity of this problem, and are already taking action on the issue. In the wake of the historic joint climate announcement by the U.S. and China two nights ago, the importance of American leadership in the fight against climate change cannot be understated.

Fortunately, a majority of Americans believe that climate change is real, but there's still a lot of confusion and misinformation out there. That's why it's critical that we take every opportunity to set the record straight, and to make sure that everyone's as informed and knowledgeable about it as possible.

And I want to do everything I can to help.

Ask me anything you want to know about climate change, and forward this to anyone you know who has questions, too.

Hope to hear from you soon,

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