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President Biden: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    They may not want to sit by us Jews but we still own the world. Joke's on them.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Yesterday, Kennedy asked Garland that if one person with implict bias accuses another person of having implicit bias, "How do you know who wins?"
  3. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Tanden is low hanging fruit
    She’s an easy way for Manchin to flex his muscles
    If any nominee was in trouble from the start it was her
    Now Biden knows how far he can push Manchin
  4. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Biden can just designate Tanden as acting OMB chief and that's that. Or he can babble about his unlimited Article II powers....or get John Yoo and Bill Barr to attest to his awesome unitary executive energy.
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  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Dinging her for mean tweets (however dumb to write) is comical given what others who he approved have said or done.
    lakefront likes this.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Tanden is such a political pro - she's really the perfect person for the role of "appointee to sacrifice" to give the GOP a "win" and then find another place for her in the Administration - and allows Team Biden to make hay of the GOP suddenly having a problem with nasty social media posts, or women of color. She was kind of an odd choice for OMB which usually is headed by a nameless, faceless Capitol hill vet.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Some of them don't even want the kids sitting next to somebody from a different denomination.
  8. Patchen

    Patchen Active Member

    All respect to the plumbers, HVAC people, car experts, handy-men, etc. Important work and hard to out-source. You don't have to go to college to do that and I see the problem with student loans. However, I think some of them are misled about the value of a college degree. Work that is easy to do at 20 becomes hard at 40 when hours of manual labor wear down the body. At that point, a college degree, an MBA, whatever might be helpful for some looking to move to management, start a company of their own, change jobs etc.
    The Republicans who mock an Ivy League degree (or any college degree) would gladly send their children to an Ivy League school.
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  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Shit, possibly even political views.
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  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Republicans who mock Ivy League degrees often have Ivy League degrees.

    College is not for everybody - especially since it's become nothing more than a glorified vocational school for white-collar jobs. The easy money flowing into the system is horrible for everybody. Folks get crippling student loan debt. Colleges jack up tuition prices because of all the money floating around which forces more families to get loans. If the system was like it is now back in the 1980s, I'd have been royally screwed for wasting two years on business/pre-law before switching to English/journalism. Luckily, prices were cheap enough back then I could work PT during the school year and FT in the summer to pay for school.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Again, I have no problem with the trades and anyone led to do them. But why do I keep seeing all these memes with the “Leave Britney Alone!” energy when I never see any actual attacks they are supposed to be a response to?
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  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    it cracks me up to hear my boomer mother and her boomer sister whine about “these kids not wanting to do blue collar work.” Growing up, I was told I was going to college. No if, and or buts. Both of my grandfathers broke their backs at US Steel and they did not want that life for their own kids or their grandchildren. So that entire generation of boomers steered their kids to higher education. Now, fast forward 30 years and these guys want to plead ignorance. Nope, not falling for it.
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