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The United States holds all the aces with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia must have something big on Trump.

If we cut off all military support for SA, which the House should vote to do in January, they would have almost no leverage against us. Their military would grind to a halt without spare parts and technical support. And turn to the Russians or Chinese as trump says they would do? They would have to start over as their crap is totally incompatible with our technology.

And oil? They supply 11% of our oil and besides, oil is sold on the open market and we have huge new sources coming on line or waiting for a slight increase in price to do so. It is not 1973. From a climate change stand point it is all Screwed to hell and back. But those are the facts.

We put the screws to them and they would have a new ‘king’ in 6 months. Or would be rapidly collapsing. Why we favor them over Iran, which is a true threat, does not make sense to me.

It is so apparent that the leverage they have is not on the United States, but Trump. While I want the Russian inquiries to continue, I believe trump is equally as compromised to the Saudis. That whole hands on the glowing orb thing says it all.

The Democratic Party needs to pound this message home. Even some on the right are troubled by our total capitulation to them on the murder issue.






These Avenatti post have got to be trolling!

I just do not do OPs because I don't normally have anything that I think is of value. But all the post about this guy for the last 6 months is really pissing me off.

So this dude represents a porn star that Donald Trump fucked. And then in public defense of his client he goes on a twitter war with Trump and all the talking heads have him on because, you know, Porn Star. And he loves the publicity as defense lawyer do, for good reason.

So now he is representative of the Democratic Party? Total Bullshit.

I can't believe there are still so many post about him on DU, and even people here talking about him as a Democratic candidate for president? It boggles the mind.

Meanwhile, we have real public servants like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Marcia Fudge and so many more fighting to right this totally fucked ship of state?

I for one will fight against the attempt to turn DU into a reality TV talking platform. I am going to post a version of this post on every Avenatti OP that my time allows.

I love DU because it is a group of serious thinkers talking about serious subjects.

Stop talking about this clown.

New experience voting this evening.

I do not do OPs and as a whole and generally distrust anecdotal threads.

But voting this evening was encouraging. I live in a very white and republican county in Florida, Lake to be specific. Although Democratic and Independent voters combined outweigh republicans.

There were probably 50-70 people voting and the vast majority were not white. And there were lots of multi-generational families voting including lots of young folks which is refreshing.

The main difference was that when early voting in 2016 it seemed like half the place was wearing red. Not today. A sea of blue, myself included. No one was talking but lots of eye contact acknowledgement.

Living in Florida I have learned to temper my enthusiasm but I am actually starting to believe we can do this.

Take it for what’s its worth. One mans experience.

Looking like hookers? Please expound on your train of thought?

My 57 year old wife is still hot. She often wears short shirts. And since Florida is hot often goes without a bra while wearing a blouse.

Looking like hookers for ‘tempting’ weak men who do not see women as equals? And so she wants to show off her body. It is nice. Got a problem with that?

Fuck that shit and your misogynistic outlook.

You are on the wrong site. Why does the female body bother you more than the male?




Big day in my household today!! Duck Confit!

I have 14 duck quarters curing in the fridge. And a gallon of duck fat.

Making my yearly batch of Duck Confit!!

One of the top 5 foods in the world!!

Have a nice weekends.

Political Correctness is not Political but driven by Adam's 'Invisible Hand of the Free Market'

Top of the list of most Trump fans is their hatred of Political Correctness(PC)

And they all believed that once Trump was elected they could once again revel in their open racism, misogyny, anti-homosexual, anti-anything but Fascist-Christian rhetoric.

What they were too stupid to realize was that the government does not weigh in on speech and was not the driving force in Political Correctness. You can say whatever racist screed you want and the local sheriff will not come beating down your door.

Your employer? That is another story. As this country becomes more diverse, no business can accept allow openly racist working for them. We see news story after story where some newly empowered racist sets upon someone they hate, it is filmed on a phone and they lose their job. Be it Starbucks, Pools, Restaurants, theaters or even on the street. If a person goes off as a total bigot and are identified you will lose your job.

This in my mind is the most powerful social tool that decent people have to fight against the resurgence of bigotry. Film the Motherfuckers. Post it everywhere.

The only reason my ancestor gave up slaves is because they lost a war and hundreds of thousands of men. The only reason my ancestors allowed African American to vote was the threat of Federal Action.

What we have is just as powerful. Show yourself as a total racist prick in public...lose you job.

Even if the Republicans continue to hold political power, business will still respond to public indignation.





The most encouraging thing I have seen in months. Voter registration in Florida!

I bet I have not started 10 discussion since being here but today I saw something y’all need to know about. We took some books to donate to the local library which is shared with the local community college. Although a public library it feels more like a college library and is a somewhat affluent area.

At the entrance of the library there were three young gentleman and I would guess were students, two of them African-American. They were registering voters.

I grew up in the south and I am over 50 years old. I have never seen anyone under 40 trying to register voters. I engage them in a brief conversation and left totally energized. As expected they were not wearing partisans clothing, just voter registration shirts. They told me they Had been doing this for several weeks and had registered a couple of hundred voters.

I could not help myself, on the way out I made a quick comment, “blue wave coming”. I got 3 big smiles in response.

Those three smiles meant more to me than anything I have a read on DU in the last 18 months.


Their fear is obvious even on DU!

I do not do OPs.

But the NRA must be frightened

In my 2+ years on DU I have not seen so many Firearm related OPs get Removed in one evening. All designed to divide us but very obvious and poorly done. Almost like those posting do not really understand our culture. Go figure.

Whoever is on watch here tonight, thank you.

There Back...

I very seldom start discussions. Just not my style.

But many of you predicted that those who
were forced to leave DU for refusing to conform to DU rules after the 16 primaries would be back in different a guises prior to the 18 primaries. Well, you were correct.

And they are attempting to use the same argument that worked so well for them in 16.

As a southerner to hear a Governor elect...

To speak about Diversity with a Southern Accent warmed my heart.

Perhaps LBJ was just a couple of generations off and we Southerners will return to the party of the people. A person can hope.
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