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Old 03-23-2016, 11:16 PM
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JB3 please read my original response again. I AM NOT a wall advocate. I am an advocate of rigorous screening of all who enter this country from any border or coast. I too think a wall is marginally useful but I don't know what else we could do. At best a southern wall may funnel the greatest migrant incursion into a check point where they can be so screened. We also must have the will to turn illegals back on the spot and to hold any who appear as a threat to our National security.

Perhaps in the future when the Islamic terrorists are better managed we could loosen up somewhat. A Guest Worker program may be in order. It used to work here (Braceros) and has worked well in Europe before these crazies became a threat.
I think you are missing his point. In my opinion if we are trying to curtail illegal immigration, going after the jobs is far ore effective and cheaper than building a wall. As for screening, not sure what we are screening for. If someone is trying to do harm to us, it's unlikely that they will be coming through a check point.

I think this is why the wall is a moot issue on both fronts.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:35 AM
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:38 AM
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are we going to use databases as building blocks for the 2nd great wall of America?

How do we prevent a terrorist from walking into the woods from New Brunswick and appearing in Bangor Maine a few weeks later?

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Old 03-24-2016, 10:39 AM
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Wasn't Piers Morgan an English talk show host who took over Larry King's show? I think there was some scandal he was involved with somehow in England before taking the Larry King job. I think he's out of that job now, but not sure. I'm guessing an expert on show business could give us the real scoop. My stuff is just from (faulty) memory.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:50 AM
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The President doesn't run the country and I love the way Trump irritates the establishment types.

He is going to be a bad President compared to what? The bar is not set very high.

Criticism of him seems very speculative and mostly based on emotion.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:21 AM
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The President doesn't run the country and I love the way Trump irritates the establishment types.

He is going to be a bad President compared to what? The bar is not set very high.

Criticism of him seems very speculative and mostly based on emotion.
You should be pleased that The Donald is a bit of a cat fancier, with this little delight poised to inhabit the White House should Trump prevail:

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Old 03-24-2016, 12:10 PM
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Criticism of him seems very speculative and mostly based on emotion.
Same with his support. Emotion is all the guy's giving us. See Kerry's link on the appeal of authoritarians.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:18 PM
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Same with his support. Emotion is all the guy's giving us. See Kerry's link on the appeal of authoritarians.
And that was soooo different than Obama's "Hope and Change"? His presidency is/was a disaster. We hired a very junior US Senator with less than 6 months of experience under his belt, and no other real experience to speak of. His campaign shtick was nothing more than complaining about Bush and making a lot of promises which were what again and the emotion ...

So, if you have a complaint or critique, make sure it's actually not consistent with Obama's campaign, et cet. Otherwise, the entire left wing fringe here on Peach Parts appears rather hypocritical plus a few other things ...
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:41 PM
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And that was soooo different than Obama's "Hope and Change"? His presidency is/was a disaster. We hired a very junior US Senator with less than 6 months of experience under his belt, and no other real experience to speak of. His campaign shtick was nothing more than complaining about Bush and making a lot of promises which were what again and the emotion ...

So, if you have a complaint or critique, make sure it's actually not consistent with Obama's campaign, et cet. Otherwise, the entire left wing fringe here on Peach Parts appears rather hypocritical plus a few other things ...
So, we need to repeat 8 years of Obama's feckless presidency by hiring The Donald????
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:47 PM
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So, we need to repeat 8 years of Obama's feckless presidency by hiring The Donald????
I like the notion of Bernie or Hillary also.

If anything, Trump will take action. Is it the action which many want ? The voting majority?

Will those anticipatory actions be as bad as our feckless Obama years?
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Wasn't Piers Morgan an English talk show host who took over Larry King's show? I think there was some scandal he was involved with somehow in England before taking the Larry King job. I think he's out of that job now, but not sure. I'm guessing an expert on show business could give us the real scoop. My stuff is just from (faulty) memory.
If his people pitch a show and that show makes money he will be on the air.

When his show starts to lose money it will be taken off the air.

He has been involved in a lot of journalism that turned out to be 'sketchy' or at least that seems to be the reason he gets canned now and then.

Note: When a network wants to tear up your contract they have two ways of doing it. They can buy you out, which cost money on their part, or they can find a clause in your contract you violated. This costs them only some legal talent time. If your ratings drop a good old contract violation is an easy and cheap way to void a contract.

This does not just apply to Morgan but to everybody.
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Wasn't Piers Morgan an English talk show host who took over Larry King's show? I think there was some scandal he was involved with somehow in England before taking the Larry King job. I think he's out of that job now, but not sure. I'm guessing an expert on show business could give us the real scoop. My stuff is just from (faulty) memory.
And while I don't know the inside story....

I think King's contract was up for renewal. His people and CNN could not come to terms, or perhaps King was working on his own Internet show, but for whatever reason King leaving CNN was not expected by CNN.

So they needed someone proven and they needed them in a hurry. Morgan got a shot at King's old gig. He was someone who could step right in, keep it moving, and he was between gigs. By between gigs I mean he didn't have any contract issues to clear up before taking the job. Or at least that's the story that was going around.

This is pretty common in show-biz. The headliner takes ill and the understudy is given a break. Sometimes this works.
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So, we need to repeat 8 years of Obama's feckless presidency by hiring The Donald????
I'll see your Obama fecklessness and raise you one George W. Bush presidency...
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I like the notion of Bernie or Hillary also.

If anything, Trump will take action. Is it the action which many want ? The voting majority?

Will those anticipatory actions be as bad as our feckless Obama years?
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:11 PM
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And that was soooo different than Obama's "Hope and Change"?
In hindsight, no. Fool me once, etc.
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