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      11-08-2019, 11:17 AM   #23
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Thanks. I started seeing things while searching for it and gave up.
It was easy - go to my profile and find all posts started by cmyx6go
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      11-08-2019, 01:02 PM   #24
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Listen to this guy.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RealSaave...rt-of-maybe%2F

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Then you're not voting for Trump?

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Can't personally fault anyone for the soda laws. That stuff is poison, sure, but still a personal choice. I get it. But it costs taxpayer dollars. So just like cigarettes, if you want to partake go right ahead. Just don't expect me to pay for the mess you make of yourself. Even Coca-Cola recognizes the tide has turned. They're going big into seltzers.

As for the Dem lineup, I have my eye on 2 of them. Neither are front runners at the moment. Bloomberg would make 3.

Even more interesting to me would be Bloomberg as a Republican candidate; problem is, the party would probably remove all chance of anyone challenging The Orange Thing, which would make the effort meaningless. Bloomberg doesn't have the backing to go 3rd party, and his objective is to oust Trump, so he can't go that way either. Dem is his only option.
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      11-08-2019, 07:18 PM   #26
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Didn't Judge Judy endorse Bloomberg last week? That's got to be good for 10 million votes from her unemployed viewers.....
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      11-10-2019, 07:05 AM   #27
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Dim candidate sanders is to latest to attack Granny Bloomeys potential throwing his hat into the lefts shit show. Nobody wants Mike.
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In racing, there's a saying "In order to finish first, first you have to finish". In order for Bloomberg to win the presidency, first he has to get the dem nomination, and that is a tall order. If Biden can't do it, not sure if Bloomberg can do better.

For the dems, it's all about "transformative" an "progressive", which means they want to "transform" and make America "progressing" toward socialism. All the bad a$$ that have been labeled upon Trump, he's not that extreme and more like center. People don't like Trump because of his shenanigans, but in terms of policies, the guy is kind of normal.

Biden and Bloomberg are more or less "Trump light".
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This is the problem when you start running for the president. All the dirt in your past will come out. This is why I have a bit of sympathy for Trump. He went from being a star of The Apprentice to a national punching bag with all his past life laying bare in front of the public. Not sure if Bloomberg will be ready for this. I suppose this is just the tip of the iceberg. I doubt he became rich with all his innocence left intact.

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What's funny is that just a little while ago he went on about why he would not run for president, and chief among his reasons was that he would not do an "apology tour". I don't know where he said it but Howard had it on his show today. It was devastating. And yet, now, here he is, doing it. I smell ego.
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Biden's total F'up of a son gets a $80K/month BS job as a board member of corrupt energy company in a corrupt country when his father was VP. Further, VP Biden is on video stating he withheld $1B of US loan guarantees unless the Government of Ukraine fired the prosecutor looking into corruption in said energy company, yet the media's reaction, along with the Democrats in Congress, is to impeach President Trump.
Small nit but important I think; the guy Biden got fired was sitting on the investigations, not moving them forward. The Burisma probe had been open for a couple of years and just sitting on a shelf. The firing was intended to replace him with someone who would take action. In other words Joe was acting against the best the interests of Hunter.
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Biden's total F'up of a son gets a $80K/month BS job as a board member of corrupt energy company in a corrupt country when his father was VP. Further, VP Biden is on video stating he withheld $1B of US loan guarantees unless the Government of Ukraine fired the prosecutor looking into corruption in said energy company, yet the media's reaction, along with the Democrats in Congress, is to impeach President Trump.
Small nit but important I think; the guy Biden got fired was sitting on the investigations, not moving them forward. The Burisma probe had been open for a couple of years and just sitting on a shelf. The firing was intended to replace him with someone who would take action. In other words Joe was acting against the best the interests of Hunter.
But........That's not what the Trump people want to hear.
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I think we are going to a contested convention and god knows who the dnc will nominate, they may crown queen hrc there and say she the only person who can unite the party and it still her's turn!
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Except, based on the timeline of the corruption at Burisma under investigation, which was from 2010 - 2012 and before Hunter's election to the Board in 2014, the investigation (or lack of investigation) is not related to the "best interests" of Hunter since he was not on the Board during the time of the corruption being investigated. However, the point is the mainstream media has not investigated the reason why such an unqualified person as Hunter Biden gained a seat on the Board of Burisma in 2014 while his father was VP of the US and in charge of investigating corruption in Ukraine. If there is a good reason and legitimate explanation as to why Hunter gained a seat on the Board, either Biden has a willing Press to explain it to and straighten it all out. It looks to me the "best interests" of Burisma were being served by Hunter Biden being on it's Board. It would be nice if the US Press took interest in that angle of the story.

When the House intel Committee finally held its public impeachment inquiry meetings, the Republicans asked for Hunter Biden to testify, which was strictly prohibited by Rep. Shift. The Biden's have had ample opportunity to explain it, yet haven't done so to any genuinely interested person's satisfaction.

All this gets back to my point that with Bloomberg, we will be one step closer to state-run media; we need freedom of the Press rather than a press Agency owned by the prospective next President of the United States.

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The deals Biden was able to achive with China that benefited one of Hunter companies has also been strangely quite.
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      12-01-2019, 01:08 PM   #35
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However, the point is the mainstream media has not investigated the reason why such an unqualified person as Hunter Biden gained a seat on the Board of Burisma in 2014 while his father was VP of the US and in charge of investigating corruption in Ukraine. If there is a good reason and legitimate explanation as to why Hunter gained a seat on the Board, either Biden has a willing Press to explain it to and straighten it all out. It looks to me the "best interests" of Burisma were being served by Hunter Biden being on it's Board. It would be nice if the US Press took interest in that angle of the story.

When the House intel Committee finally held its public impeachment inquiry meetings, the Republicans asked for Hunter Biden to testify, which was strictly prohibited by Rep. Shift. The Biden's have had ample opportunity to explain it, yet haven't done so to any genuinely interested person's satisfaction.
I don't think Hunter getting the job needs investigation. The explanation is simple: Burisma gave Biden's kid (and friend) the job(s) in the hopes that they'd look good to dad/US govt. (Whether or not it worked is another question.) NYTimes did an opinion piece on that part of it, saying that stuff like that should be illegal -- and is illegal in many places, but not in the US. They called for the laws to change. I agree.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/o...e-problem.html

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All this gets back to my point that with Bloomberg, we will be one step closer to state-run media; we need freedom of the Press rather than a press Agency owned by the prospective next President of the United States.
Bloomberg is certainly in a precarious place with his media ownership. It opens him up to attacks from rivals and legitimate questions from others. It's only one outlet though. Fortunately we have a bunch more of them here and in other countries. I personally don't think a Bloomberg presidency would put the freedom of the press at risk. Now, would he get favorable treatment from his own outfit? Yeah probably.

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Warren accuses Bloomberg trying to buy the election. I thought she's into buying pretty much everything for everybody with free money, but she apparently don't like using money to buy the election :-). Will be interesting to see Bloomberg on the debating stage with her.

Looking at this another way, she wants to use free money to buy free stuffs for everybody so they will vote for her. Sort of like trying to buy the election indirectly. Bloomberg just doing it directly and God forbids with his own money (well OK not all of that is his money).

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Outside of his initial railings against 2A, what else do I need to look at? He seems like a rational alternative on the D side.
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He took some hits for stop&frisk, he hates soda, and he's kinda old.
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Being he and Pete both have about as much soul as a packet of ketchup will be their biggest hurdle, imo. Stiff white dudes is being kind.

Anyway.
Don't quote me on exact words but Bloom said Trump will grind up and spit out the other dems. Have to give it to him, that's a decent projection to run on.
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He just threw down the gauntlets. Already the dude sounds more like a republican lols - a wolf in sheep's clothing ... errr ... I mean a pub in dems clothing.

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He just threw down the gauntlets. Already the dude sounds more like a republican lols - a wolf in sheep's clothing ... errr ... I mean a pub in dems clothing.



https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1YA1VG
He going to kill the gay mayor campaign and boost Bernie campaign as he will have someone to set as his polar opposite.
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Bloombucks was a Republican who changed his clothing to get elected. Switched to Democrat because he knew otherwise he would never get elected. Once elected he anointed himself king and indispensable to the serf's! He wanted to mandate how/what you could eat drink. A grotesque intrusion into private lives. Is one thing for the Gov't to give guidance, but to enact a Law on limiting general food consumption is ridiculous. He wanted to do away with cars in Manhattan while excluding limo's and taxi's from those limits and taxes/fees. The design was to make Manhattan a playground for the Rich & Famous. He catered to the affluent because they could leave, stated so publicly. He loved to make a point that he took the subway to work (surrounded by armed personal protection) and promotes an anti 2A agenda despite hiring NYPD even after he left office for protection. Rumor was to keep them quite, lol. And yeah, he recently apologized for the stop&frisk even though he acknowledged it might've been violating rights, because well you know, because it was necessary. He also championed the UK style ring of steel, making NY the most surveiled location in the nation. Coupled with changing how crime was recorded to promote a reduction in crime, more as part of the agenda to make NYC attractive for the R&F. Best for last... He bought his way to remove term limits so he could stay on and continue to feed his narcissism. Lots of pork barrel funding to local pet projects to get politicians in line to agree to remove term limits. There's plenty more, but if you didn't live here in NY, as it happened, you really have no idea how bad this guy really is. These are my lasting impressions and recollections. Bloombucks would be the last guy I'd ever vote for, which means never!

I'm actually glad he's thrown his hat in the ring though... Just goes to show how weak the entire party still is that anyone could do that, lol. Fact that he waited so long and it doesn't raise cynical questions as to intent by those in party control is so telling. They'd accept any dog in the fight and it reeks of desperation! Waiting for Hillary to jump in next, Hahahaha.
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Hate on him as you will. A lot of New Yorkers will disagree with you, in fact enough of them to get him elected 3 times. I'm not disagreeing or agreeing, just making an observation.

Party affiliation with Bloomburg certainly does appear to be opportunistic. He switched from Democrat to Republican in 2001 to run for mayor; he switched back to Democrat very recently to run for President. (As I said earlier in this thread, a Bloomburg run as a Republican would be quite a game changer, but the party would probably not let a campaign even take place by stopping the primaries altogether.)
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Waiting for Hillary to jump in next, Hahahaha.
Howard Stern show was a preview. Should have been on the sybian.
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