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Old 08-07-2019, 04:27 PM   #91
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Here's my unhelpful hot take on Andrew Yang: everyone's all, "ooh, he won't wear ties, he's hip and an independent thinker"... Bullshit. He won't wear ties because he has an insanely thick neck and would look ridiculous, assuming he could get the top button closed at all.
I mean, he does look like he has a powerful neck, but.. men's dress shirts come in sizes based on two dimensions-- arm length and neck circumference.

(which are independently variable)
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:28 PM   #92
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Sure, but there are limits. Pants come in measured lengths, too, but the 6'7" basketball player isn't going to find anything on the rack at Macy's. Andrew Yang is the LeBron of necks.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:43 PM   #93
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From http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/

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Television coverage of Bernie Sanders typically focuses on his presentations to large groups of people in auditoriums; that format almost of necessity requires shouting a series of brief soundbites and standard phrases.It is so refreshing to listen to this format rather than to shouting from a podium.

I know most readers of TYWKIWDBI will skip this post entirely, but I encourage everyone to at least try the first 5-10 minutes. Turn it on while you fix a lunch or do laundry. This video gives a better sense of the man and his mindset than anything else I have encountered.

Just try ten minutes. Even if you don't like him.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:05 PM   #94
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Bernie's heart is clearly in the right place.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:01 AM   #95
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Meanwhile, Biden is no Joltin' Joe.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:41 PM   #96
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Bernie is a resolute economic illiterate. Bernie's supporters -- even worse.

Of AOC, for another, we may describe her as actively devoted to the elimination worldwide of all economies. No mere economic illiterate she, but an active saboteuse.

The Soviet Union used to indict "wreckers," which seems generally to be some kind of economic crime. Of course, in old Sovietskii Soyuz, political incorrectness was a jailing offense.

It's easy to see an intent to be a "wrecker" in AOC's plan.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:10 AM   #97
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Why is Bernie an economic illiterate, he says what he wants to do and where the money will come from?
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:23 AM   #98
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These are Democratic Trump voters. It appears Democratic Trump voters are most likely to be Bernie voters in the Primary.
One of the weirder predictors for Bernie support in the 2016 primary was counties that voted for non-Obama candidates in the 2012 primary. These are voters that have been voting for Republicans in general elections since Reagan, but remain registered Democrats. In the primaries, they file protest votes. I'd wager that a lot of the Bernie-Trump voters also voted for Clinton in 2008.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:18 PM   #99
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Just saw on the little TV on the elevator that Warren and Biden are in a virtual tie.

I predict Warren will get the nomination. It's early still, and odds are against my prediction, but I think she is the primary candidate to beat. Biden has the cash to do some damage, but I think he won't be successful.

I'm a Bernie supporter, and I loathe age discrimination, but I really wonder about his age. If elected, would he live out his term?
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:31 AM   #100
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Why is Bernie an economic illiterate, he says what he wants to do and where the money will come from?
Money enough to do what he wants to do is not where he says it will come from, and more than a few people of good sense would take exception to the theft and they'd do something about it.

Run the numbers once, sift the discussion if you can't run numbers. You will cease to believe in Bernie.

I'm already there.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:46 PM   #101
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Virtually all of our beloved tax dollars are going to obscene corporate welfare, currently. We should have billions of dollars just "laying around" if it wasn't being funneled directly into offshore tax havens and stock buybacks. The constitution defines the government's taxation powers-- and we're doing the COLLECTING part, we just aren't using the money for the "general welfare" of the PEOPLE who are getting taxed. It's really not radical to suggest evaluating where our tax dollars are being spent.
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