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The Living Room / Re: Farmers Markets
« Last post by walkstall on Today at 11:44:42 AM »
I grow my own tomatoes N.  I have 4 plants growing now and there about 7" tall.   
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Frankly, I did not expect O-care to be tackled this early in the game.

The law in place is a convoluted, invasive, insidious, maze of regulations, requirements, mandates and oversights making a total mess of the health insurance industry. And it has been screwing things up for 7 full years as of yesterday. The idea that it could be simply repealed without looking out for, and mitigating the consequences is naive at best, massively dangerous at worst.

IMO, ACA was deliberately designed to be difficult to dismantle once put in place - just as it was deliberately designed to ultimately fail. We have the legislative equivalent of one of those "art" kinetic sculptures whose intent is to self-destruct once put in motion.

For another analogy, it's a legislative game of Jenga, where the left and right blocks have been removed from the third layer up. One wrong move and the whole thing falls down - with the republicans and Trump holding the blame bag at the end. (The media will make damned sure of that!!) It's an issue that should have been planned out with the knowledge it would take a rather significant amount of time to plan which aspects can be repealed and in what order, which need to be mitigated before being repealed, and which should be replaced with something that actually does the job of helping those who genuinely need help.
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I'm trying to figure out the difference between Ryan and Pelosi.  All I can tell so far is one has more plastic.
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Here's what I find ironic. Trump ran as an outsider.  Then when it comes to one of the two main cornerstones of what he ran on...he leaves it up to Ryan, the insider's insider to get it done.  :wink: We can get into strategies and whose to blame but that stands out to me for my two cents.

When it fails, who takes the fall?  It exposes the RINOs even more.  The Freedom Caucus conservatives are safe and held their ground and the President can just say "my pen is waiting... someone get a repeal bill to my desk".  Plus after it fails, 2018 is looming and that will increase pressure on the squishy RINOs.
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Whatever bill they end  up voting for today. I dont like the bill but  i have  no confidence  in the freedom caucus. Afterall, they had a chance to deny Ryan the speakers job but  caved.

Can you post the role call that gave Ryan the speakership please?
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I fully agree with you about misuse of the American flag. There are innumerable designs out there that can be used to express support for whatever people want to support.

But, as I see it, we're talking two different issues here.

HOAs should not have the authority to tell people what kinds of flags they are allowed to display on their own property.  The fact that they commonly claim such an authority means, to me, that the law needs serious revamping. I am sick and tired of the way petty tyrannies of all types have been allowed to insinuate themselves throughout our society. People are way too interested in what is going on next door, demanding their neighbors/neighborhoods do this or stop doing that. We need a new Standard, to fly beneath the Stars & Stripes - one with a central theme of MYOB.
Though I agree whole hearted, I was addressing an outrage where the individual is abusing one, to point out the flaws of another.
If she had merely made a flag that stated "Blue Live Matter, then I'd support her argument in it's entirety.

However, with that stated....
There is no doubt about it, an HOA is the epitome of a Democracy, where mob rule is the law of the day. Don't like your neighbor? No problem, bribe your neighbors to back your cause to institute abusive change.
Yes, these silly HOA need to be addressed and the first time someone is killed over it, a state will address the issue, hopefully.
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Trump is unable to enact laws, that has to go through Congress.  The president can influence a bill and has veto power, but creating a bill is a no-no.

I understand that he can not and the role of Congress. My point was that leading up to his inauguration he certainly must have spoken to Ryan.  Some "message" had to get through to Ryan on what was desired on the president's part. This bill appears to be something hastily thrown together by Ryan and Co, no matter what he says. It's as if he got out his crayons and crossed out what he didn't like and colored in what he wanted, not what the public or Trump wanted. To this moment I still don't believe Trumps knows what is or isn't in the bill or if he even understands it. IMHO. I may be in the minority but I put this more on Ryan than Trump....and I'm no died-hard Trump supporter. Either way this has been handled horribly.

Perhaps this explains some of how I see it better than I.

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/24/15039664/paul-ryan-donald-trump-ahca
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Here's what I find ironic. Trump ran as an outsider.  Then when it comes to one of the two main cornerstones of what he ran on...he leaves it up to Ryan, the insider's insider to get it done.  :wink: We can get into strategies and whose to blame but that stands out to me for my two cents.
Trump is unable to enact laws, that has to go through Congress.  The president can influence a bill and has veto power, but creating a bill is a no-no.
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The Nut House / Re: Snowflake Alert
« Last post by zewazir on Today at 10:42:12 AM »
Seems that being "offended" is a constant state of being for progs these days.
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Normally I'd side with this person, but I'm sorry, that's the American Flag, find another vessel to express your support than defacing our flag.
This is no different than the bitch that defaced the flag with the rainbow Fag hanging on military housing property.
I fully agree with you about misuse of the American flag. There are innumerable designs out there that can be used to express support for whatever people want to support.

But, as I see it, we're talking two different issues here.

HOAs should not have the authority to tell people what kinds of flags they are allowed to display on their own property.  The fact that they commonly claim such an authority means, to me, that the law needs serious revamping. I am sick and tired of the way petty tyrannies of all types have been allowed to insinuate themselves throughout our society. People are way too interested in what is going on next door, demanding their neighbors/neighborhoods do this or stop doing that. We need a new Standard, to fly beneath the Stars & Stripes - one with a central theme of MYOB.
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