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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Putin is an echo bouncing around in your head.
    I wish Vladimir Putin were nothing more than an echo. In truth, he is the most dangerous man in the world. And he might just be the wealthiest, too. Some sources peg his personal wealth at ~$200 billion, which would make him roughly twice as wealthy as Jeff Bezos, who is officially the richest man in the world.

    You should read the recent weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the Review & Outlook article written by none other than John McCain, and titled "Vladimir Putin is an Evil Man."

    Yes. Yes, he is. More Americans need to wake up and realize that. Including YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steezer View Post
    You’ve become a parody of yourself. You do know that, right?
    (He us truly doubling down on belligerent. I mentioned that in another post several minutes ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You're probably right. He doesn't think Americans should drink sodas bigger than themselves. That's just plain CRAZY!



    Who the fuck is he to decide how much of a soda one wants?



    I thought you weren't a liberal, yet here you are once again supporting fascist, statist, authoritarian cradle to grave liberal policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    Who the fuck is he to decide how much of a soda one wants?



    I thought you weren't a liberal, yet here you are once again supporting fascist, statist, authoritarian cradle to grave liberal policies.
    Did you see what I wrote in post #46?!?

    Here is what I wrote there: if I was a politician, I certainly wouldn't have, because Americans definitely do NOT want a nanny-state government.

    I don't want a nanny-state government, either. I don't want anyone telling me how many double cheeseburgers I can eat in a week. And although I limit myself to one soda per month, I don't want the government telling me how many I can drink, either.

    Comprende?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Did you see what I wrote in post #46?!?

    Here is what I wrote there: if I was a politician, I certainly wouldn't have, because Americans definitely do NOT want a nanny-state government.

    I don't want a nanny-state government, either. I don't want anyone telling me how many double cheeseburgers I can eat in a week. And although I limit myself to one soda per month, I don't want the government telling me how many I can drink, either.

    Comprende?



    my bad,


    I read this as sarcasm.


    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You're probably right. He doesn't think Americans should drink sodas bigger than themselves. That's just plain CRAZY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    They both push nothing but Leftist causes. Watching you try and disown them is amusing.

    They are Leftists.
    Schmidt? Another billionaire, a google guy? All these LEFTIST--EDUCATED billionaires? I'm betting the EDUCATED, assuming they are LEFTISTS, are more defining than the BILLIONAIRE. They value their intellect more than their 'take home pay'?

    Think about THAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Well, can you blame them for being so embarrassed?

    I certainly can't.
    Maybe not inviting trump to speak is a kindness.

    In 1973 and 1976, the New York Times reported that Trump graduated first in his class in 1968 from the Wharton School of Finance.

    During campaign stops in Pennsylvania, Trump frequently said he was "a very smart guy" and knew the state well because he went to Wharton.

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    In Gwenda Blair's 2001 book, "The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a President," she said Trump transferred into Wharton from Fordham University with help from family connections. The president's older brother, Freddy Trump, knew an admissions counselor at Wharton, she said.

    That book and some reports in the 1980s claimed Trump didn't graduate first in his class and didn't graduate with honors.

    A 1968 commencement program shared Friday by the Daily Pennsylvanian backs that up. It shows that Trump graduated from the undergraduate school of finance and commerce, but he did not graduate at the top of his class or with honors.



    What is Trump's real record at Wharton? | PennLive.com
    Had they invited trump to speak, no doubt his lie would become an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Republicans and Demcrats were asked to give commencements at PENN. Remember Univ. of Penn is private. They can ask any person they want to come speak. And frankly they can say any GD thing they want to. Though, likely a school of this caliber does has some FEDERAL grant money somewhere or somehow in the mix.

    Anyway THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT THEIR MOST FAMOUS ALUM. Telling, huh? (They say they are non-partisan and their invitation list wouldn't belie that).

    PS Weren't there several thousand Penn alum that signed a letter saying they thought he was contemptible and wanted the world to know they didn't share his 'values'?



    Trump’s alma mater is so embarrassed by Trump’s ‘foibles’ that they won’t even mention the commander-in-chief



    BOB BRIGHAM
    15 MAY 2018 AT 11:22 ET



    President Donald Trump and Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, composite image. Penn photo by WestCoastivieS [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons
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    When 20,000 convened for the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement on Monday, President Donald Trump (class of 1968) went unmentioned, The Atlantic reported Tuesday.

    Trump was also ignored at last year’s commencement. And the year before

    “Penn’s officials have been mostly silent about Trump, perhaps because he is not necessarily beloved on campus,” The Atlantic reported. “When I reached out to Penn, the school declined to discuss Trump.”

    “We just don’t comment on individual politicians,” Penn’s vice president of university communications, Stephen MacCarthy, wrote in an email. “We are non-partisan, and try to limit any comments in the political sphere to specific issues that have an impact on the University.”

    This is apparently a new policy, as Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden both delivered commencement addresses at Penn while in office. So too did Republican First Lady Barbara Bush and Democratic First Lady Hillary Clinton.


    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/trumps-alma-mater-embarrassed-trumps-foibles-wont-even-mention-commander-chief/






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    "Voltaire praised Pennsylvania as the only government in the world responsible to the people and respectful of minority rights. Penn's "Frame of Government" and his other ideas were later studied by Benjamin Franklin as well as the pamphleteer of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine, whose father was a Quaker. Among Penn's legacies was the unwillingness to force a Quaker majority upon Pennsylvania, allowing his state to develop into a successful "melting pot". In addition, Thomas Jefferson and the founding Fathers adapted Penn's theory of an amendable constitution and his vision that "all Persons are equal under God" in forming the federal government following the American Revolution. In addition to Penn's extensive political and religious treatises, he wrote nearly 1,000 maxims, full of wise observations about human nature and morality."[127]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn

    It is little wonder that Trump presents a conundrum to the University whose name comes from the State named in honor of William Penn.
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