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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #75 on: February 08, 2019, 09:28:18 AM »

"Latinos should be exempt from immigration laws"

As I always say, the only immigrants the left seems to think exist are those from South of the border.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-calls-to-abolish-ice-says-latinos-must-be-exempt-from-immigration-laws-because-they-are-native-to-us

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #76 on: February 08, 2019, 10:43:21 AM »

"Latinos should be exempt from immigration laws"

As I always say, the only immigrants the left seems to think exist are those from South of the border.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-calls-to-abolish-ice-says-latinos-must-be-exempt-from-immigration-laws-because-they-are-native-to-us

 :laugh:  What does she think Latino means? Does she think the average Argentinian traces his heritage to Arizona, or something? Does she think every Latin American is mestizo?
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #77 on: February 08, 2019, 01:05:50 PM »

:laugh:  What does she think Latino means? Does she think the average Argentinian traces his heritage to Arizona, or something? Does she think every Latin American is mestizo?

You seem to be assuming she is actually capable of thinking. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2019, 05:06:24 PM »

:laugh:  What does she think Latino means? Does she think the average Argentinian traces his heritage to Arizona, or something? Does she think every Latin American is mestizo?

She has no idea. To her it's just a word.

My late wife was a Latina. She considered herself a Latina and was proud of it. She died before gaining U.S. citizenship, so she made no pretense of being "American," even though her native country is in South America. And she absolutely refused to consider herself "Hispanic." Her view? "I'm not from Spain, how can I be Hispanic? These classifications are stupid!"

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #79 on: February 08, 2019, 05:23:10 PM »

She has no idea. To her it's just a word.

My late wife was a Latina. She considered herself a Latina and was proud of it. She died before gaining U.S. citizenship, so she made no pretense of being "American," even though her native country is in South America. And she absolutely refused to consider herself "Hispanic." Her view? "I'm not from Spain, how can I be Hispanic? These classifications are stupid!"


So was she from Latium?

Do you realize you tell the story of your wife and her preferred demonym about once a month?  :P
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #80 on: February 08, 2019, 11:27:31 PM »


Do you realize you tell the story of your wife and her preferred demonym about once a month?  :P

No. Is it that often?

Sorry, but I miss her.

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #81 on: February 08, 2019, 11:44:51 PM »

No. Is it that often?

Sorry, but I miss her.

He exaggerates, a little bit ;) and I’m sure he doesn’t mind any more than the rest of us, it’s endearing.

You tell your stories whenever the mood strikes you.

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2019, 07:58:53 AM »

We don't need 70 or 90%.  We just need to limit the long term capital gains rate so that the uber rich aren't paying less than their secretaries.

Phase it out at around $100k or so so that people who worked for their money aren't paying more taxes than those that simply got returns from investments.

Or we could make everyone, regardless of type or amount of income, pay the same rate.  At flat 15% for every dollar earned in any way is probably enough to cover the budget.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #83 on: February 09, 2019, 09:25:51 AM »

He exaggerates, a little bit ;) and I’m sure he doesn’t mind any more than the rest of us, it’s endearing.

You tell your stories whenever the mood strikes you.



I agree with Ron, please tell your stories whenever the mood strikes you.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #84 on: February 09, 2019, 09:45:09 AM »

Or we could make everyone, regardless of type or amount of income, pay the same rate.  At flat 15% for every dollar earned in any way is probably enough to cover the budget.

Agreed, and I've always thought that 15 percent might be the right number. I think there might be some "floor" beneath which income isn't taxed at all, but that should be low -- like around the poverty level. Maybe the first $20,000 or $25,000 isn't taxed, and all income above that is taxed at the same rate.

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2019, 12:41:10 PM »

Or here's a novel idea.  Eliminate the 16th amendment, let the states levy taxes as they will, and shrink the size of the federal government back down.
The 16th is the amendment that killed federalism. 
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #86 on: February 09, 2019, 07:53:28 PM »

Wait a minute, it wasn't free  ???

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #87 on: February 09, 2019, 08:22:57 PM »

She should be taxed at at least 70%.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2019, 09:33:37 PM »

He exaggerates, a little bit ;) and I’m sure he doesn’t mind any more than the rest of us, it’s endearing.

You tell your stories whenever the mood strikes you.



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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2019, 11:45:47 PM »

It probably wouldn’t surprise many of you here to know I read/have read a lot from what is called the alt-right and neo-reactionary alternative “media”.

I ran across this take on AOC and just have to share.

http://www.amerika.org/politics/aoc/

Just to make it clear, this guy is a nihilist and his prescriptions do not represent my views on all the current issues of the day in any way. While I’m cynical and skeptical about much I find life bursting at the seams with meaning.

His analysis of AOC resonates with me.

I do believe she has the similar gift/skill that Trump has and we shouldn’t right her off as crazy, nutty, dumb etc.

It could be all hokum also, but Trump becoming President and his odd effectiveness after such an unlikely win has forced me to think outside the box about a bunch of stuff.

Remember, she’s not trying to convince us, she has a target audience she is trying to persuade.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2019, 08:07:05 AM »

It probably wouldn’t surprise many of you here to know I read/have read a lot from what is called the alt-right and neo-reactionary alternative “media”.

I ran across this take on AOC and just have to share.

http://www.amerika.org/politics/aoc/

Just to make it clear, this guy is a nihilist and his prescriptions do not represent my views on all the current issues of the day in any way. While I’m cynical and skeptical about much I find life bursting at the seams with meaning.

His analysis of AOC resonates with me.

I do believe she has the similar gift/skill that Trump has and we shouldn’t right her off as crazy, nutty, dumb etc.

It could be all hokum also, but Trump becoming President and his odd effectiveness after such an unlikely win has forced me to think outside the box about a bunch of stuff.

Remember, she’s not trying to convince us, she has a target audience she is trying to persuade.

She's also the champion of an ignorant generation. 
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2019, 08:27:20 AM »

I do believe she has the similar gift/skill that Trump has and we shouldn’t right her off as crazy, nutty, dumb etc.
Remember, she’s not trying to convince us, she has a target audience she is trying to persuade.

Jonah Goldberg had a very similar take in NRO awhile back. I think it's pretty accurate.
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As with Trump, sometimes she clearly knows what she’s doing, and other times she simply displays her ignorance. But at this stage, it doesn’t matter. The more right-wing partisans attack her, the more left-wing partisans rally to her. The more left-wingers rally to her, the more justified the Right feels in paying attention to her.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2019, 08:47:28 AM »

I'm not sure I'd call it "brilliant".  Her twitter following is an echo chamber.  She is surrounded by people who prop her stupidity up.
But it's not to be underestimated. 
She truly believes the communist idiocy she spouts.  I believe that in my soul. 
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2019, 08:52:49 AM »

I remember reading an op-ed I think it was by and not about Obama and pretty sure it was before he was elected senator or just after. My takeaway was crap, they're going to make him president. And they did.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2019, 08:58:35 AM »

I'm not sure I'd call it "brilliant".  Her twitter following is an echo chamber.  She is surrounded by people who prop her stupidity up.
But it's not to be underestimated. 
She truly believes the communist idiocy she spouts.  I believe that in my soul. 

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2019, 09:11:13 AM »

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2019, 09:37:51 AM »

I'm not sure I'd call it "brilliant".  Her twitter following is an echo chamber.  She is surrounded by people who prop her stupidity up.
But it's not to be underestimated. 
She truly believes the communist idiocy she spouts.  I believe that in my soul. 

Indeed. Trump is Trump and will change when circumstances dictate it is advantageous to do so. She really, truly believes her commie stuff. Though it has been interesting watching the backpedaling and blaming the conservatives on the green deal thing. As I read somewhere else, it sounded like something a bunch of high schoolers put together and somehow thought the adults would take seriously. That seems to be true of most everything I have seen from her as of yet.
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2019, 10:40:40 AM »

She's also the champion of a willfully ignorant generation. 

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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2019, 11:35:24 AM »

So has anyone heard what their "Final Solution" for farting cows is suppose to be?

Only things I can come up with are

A: Install cow fart filters on every cow
B: Pass a law making cows farts illegal
C: Employ the Nazi "Final Solution" model
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Re: The Bronx chick strikes out
« Reply #99 on: February 10, 2019, 12:27:57 PM »

She should be taxed at at least 70%.
PLUS New York State income tax PLUS Bronx income tax
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