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Re: “Trump tariffs hit farmers hard

Trump is an idiot. This trade war is ultimately going to hurt Americans. He doesn't understand the intricacies of trade policy. Maybe this will be enough to send folks to the polls in 2020 to boot him?

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Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/06/2018 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA. Maybe journalism does work.

Yes, definitely a win for journalism.

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Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/05/2018 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Fired UA sports boss Jeff Long hired as Kansas athletic director at $1.5 million a year

Lawrence will be a much easier job. Yes, only one real competitive sport and only part of the state is a KU fan, mostly the eastern part and suburbs of KC. Much easier, less pressure. The KU basketball program pretty much is guaranteed to be successful year after year as it has been a top 10, even top 5 choice for most top tier basketball recruits.

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Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/05/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Political correctness in the age of Trump. Pull a gun

Technically though, is it even a crime, that is, a punishable offense? My understanding is that while they're detained and processed for committing a violation it's not prosecuted or passed along in a typical way criminal offenses are handled.

Same as if we I were to enter Poland illegally. They'd detain me and send me back but I wouldn't be in danger of being sent to jail or pay fines, etc.

I could he wrong. Maybe should dig into this more.

Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/04/2018 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Political correctness in the age of Trump. Pull a gun

I think we agree on far more than we disagree although maybe we articulate our views differently. I think everything you said in most recent post is true.

My instinct, which may be wrong, and is the source of a lot of my comments, is I don't want to risk taking our eyes off the ball in our media-driven pursuit of running down every stupid thing Trump tweeted or said or mishandled.

Agreed economic stratification is much, much more important an issue than the identity politics stuff. Which isn't to say we abandon identity politics, but we do need to reassert our energy into more areas that touch more Americans across regional and economic lines.

And too, yes, I feel more and more like this two-party system has created this division and frustration, not be design, for sure, but the system was hijacked decades ago by "special interests", and the like. Then again, I'm not a constitutional scholar so maybe this hijacking of parties was always a risk, or inevitable in a capitalist system.

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Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/03/2018 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Political correctness in the age of Trump. Pull a gun

Again, this is my point. Please explain specific actions he's taken that put him in the authoritarian category beyond what previous presidents have done. Also, if, as you state, we have been sliding toward authoritarianism for some time and it's bipartisan, then why not equal hatred for Obama and Bush and others who let this happen? So you just said that this is not a Trump-specific phenomena. I don't disagree he often "acts" like an authoritarian, but I've yet to see the specific proof that he is.

I'd also suggest that this authoritarianism is not government-specific. If indeed our country is sliding toward this, this is a result of business, media, and other large influencers.

I mean, if Trump is defeated in 2020 but nothing major changes in terms of policy and procedure with the new Democratic president, and it won't because only corporate backed candidates will win, are we still sliding toward authoritarianism or does it simply stop or subside by default?

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Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/03/2018 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Political correctness in the age of Trump. Pull a gun

I'm curious how Trump is an authoritarian.

Maybe I missed something, but I don't recall Trump doing much of anything differently than say, Obama, Bush, or Clinton.

What actions has he taken, that previous presidents have not conducted similar actions, that make him an authoritarian and this seeming soon-to-be Fascist state, which is laughable.

I've known a few people in my life who escaped Fascism, and I learned in great detail from several of them what life was like. I hate to be a jerk, but I don't see our state of affairs right now looking anything remotely like a true fascist country, government, way of life.

If anyone is guilty of fascist-like behaviors it's our business and corporate class who rule and shape our country's policy. It's not our government. Business class most always get what they want, but you can't say that for government and gov policy, as we still do have elections. Corporate class thrives in the dark, in secrecy, in behind closed doors meetings. That sounds more like fascism to me; very important decisions that affect millions and millions of people made in complete secret, with zero oversight.

Posted by Geronimo Rex on 07/03/2018 at 8:28 AM

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