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Forum: The Room 08-17-2018, 03:41 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
Very true. I think that many of them fall into...

Very true. I think that many of them fall into the left behind category, especially in the rural south. Abortion and the SCOTUS is still a highly animating motivator in his support base I suspect....
Forum: The Room 08-17-2018, 02:05 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
Thanks for posting this. Certainly empirical data...

Thanks for posting this. Certainly empirical data holds more value than the anecdotal, no matter how long-winded ;).

However, in reading the paper, I noted a number of problematic assumptions at...
Forum: The Room 08-17-2018, 01:12 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
I'm still digging through that research paper...

I'm still digging through that research paper Burnt posted, luckily I'm sitting in my hotel after a conference waiting for my flight and have some time on my hands.


The question at hand is not...
Forum: The Draft 08-17-2018, 09:34 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
2011 was an amazing draft; coupled with the...

2011 was an amazing draft; coupled with the Johnson FA signing (that was 2011, right?), I'd argue the best year for scouting in our history. Murray really earned his paycheck that year.
Forum: The Room 08-17-2018, 08:41 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
While I think it provides comfort to assume non...

While I think it provides comfort to assume non college/white men that support Trump are all of the Ingraham racist dog whistle responding variety, that is not the experience that I've had with most...
Forum: The Room 08-16-2018, 12:12 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
More of Trump using the "forget about that shitty...

More of Trump using the "forget about that shitty thing I did over there, look at this shitty thing I'm doing now" tactic that has been going on since riding down a goddamn gold elevator to enter the...
Forum: The Room 08-13-2018, 02:58 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
I mentioned this when the tax cut first went...

I mentioned this when the tax cut first went through, but it bears repeating. If you have money taken out of your check to pay your federal income tax liability at the end of the year, it would be...
Forum: The Room 08-13-2018, 02:09 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
If you use the performance of your 401k as an...

If you use the performance of your 401k as an ethical barometer, you've failed your ethics test.

If you use the performance of your 401k as a barometer for the overall health of the U.S. economy,...
Forum: The Room 08-12-2018, 11:22 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
Get down off your cross, WW, we need the wood for...

Get down off your cross, WW, we need the wood for the fire.

Seriously, for a guy who will find almost any reason to carry water for people saying either blatantly or thinly veiled racist language,...
Forum: The Room 08-10-2018, 01:14 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
Our blind loyalty and irrational support of the...

Our blind loyalty and irrational support of the MIC is one of the biggest stains on every generation in our country since WWII, IMO.
Forum: The Room 08-10-2018, 01:12 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
So, you think that for the last 40 years, the...

So, you think that for the last 40 years, the Republican party has intended to make the populace stupider, and to actively harm them (lead in water example) in order to gain and remain in power? That...
Forum: The Room 08-10-2018, 11:11 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
Aren't you are confusing intent with result? I...

Aren't you are confusing intent with result? I don't think the intent of Republican policies is to deliberately make people stupider or unsafe. That is a possible byproduct of prioritizing the...
Forum: The Room 08-01-2018, 05:13 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
I'm sure I'm not the only person who sees the...

I'm sure I'm not the only person who sees the irony in recasting Trump, an attention hog who takes credit for anything and everything who perfectly personifies poor leadership, as Washington, who is...
Forum: The Room 08-01-2018, 01:13 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
I would think so, since OBLs first attempt in...

I would think so, since OBLs first attempt in 1993 was also on the WTC. Suffice to say he wasn't aiming small.

You are doubling down on your assertion that because Trump is a racist, most, or all,...
Forum: The Room 08-01-2018, 11:27 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
9/11, or some other terrorist attack would still...

9/11, or some other terrorist attack would still be highly likely. It's not like OBL didn't attempt an attack during the Clinton administration. Agreed on Iraq though. I also don't assume that the...
Forum: The Room 08-01-2018, 10:12 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
Lots of assumptions obviously, but I bet we would...

Lots of assumptions obviously, but I bet we would still get Trump. Not sure that Gore would have done anything to regulate Wall Street. That lead to the 08 financial collapse, which was never...
Forum: The Room 07-31-2018, 05:54 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
LOL, exactly what I thought when I saw the...

LOL, exactly what I thought when I saw the thumbnail of that clip. Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek and the Austrian school will make a far better case against Keynes than what Shapiro will bring to the...
Forum: The Room 07-31-2018, 11:23 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
The entire $80B budget for SNAP fits 1.5x times...

The entire $80B budget for SNAP fits 1.5x times within the best case scenario of what the DoD has found to be wasting. Worrying about SNAP is like being concerned that one of your brake lights are...
Forum: The Room 07-31-2018, 11:14 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
So, tie the Cap Gains rate to inflation? I'm sure...

So, tie the Cap Gains rate to inflation? I'm sure the next thing will be to tie the minimum wage to inflation. Ah, I'm just yankin ya, screw the poor, amirite!?

Note that the article paraphrases...
Forum: The Room 07-31-2018, 07:58 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
In light of what I researched and posted, I'd...

In light of what I researched and posted, I'd consider anyone making that argument to be either a mental simpleton, or a willful enabler of government waste, unaccountability and corruption. Either...
Forum: The Room 07-30-2018, 09:26 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
Part deux: I know what you are thinking...

Part deux:

I know what you are thinking right now. Yeah, but that was 1990, this is 2018. Surely they have gotten their act together?
Um, well, no.
FY2015-2016 – no change...
Forum: The Room 07-30-2018, 09:24 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
Long post(s) incoming. Normally I have WW on...

Long post(s) incoming.

Normally I have WW on ignore, as I have better things to do with than argue with a brick wall, but since it was mentioned that he was quoting me, I thought I'd respond,...
Forum: The Room 07-30-2018, 10:53 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
Guys, thanks for the kind words. I'm just trying...

Guys, thanks for the kind words. I'm just trying to do my civic duty and have informed debate on the topics of the day.

WW: I noted that you quoted me with a response, but I'm slammed at work....
Forum: The Room 07-29-2018, 12:54 PM
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Posted By dannybolt
First, I'm always glad to be able to contribute...

First, I'm always glad to be able to contribute to the discussion in a positive way. I'm glad it proved useful. A good rule of thumb is that if you saw or heard something on TV (Fox News, CNN, MSNBC,...
Forum: The Room 07-29-2018, 10:11 AM
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Posted By dannybolt
As a followup to my previous post: The net...

As a followup to my previous post:
The net result of the corporate and individual tax cuts have been to shift the tax burden from corporations and upper income brackets, down to the middle tax...
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