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Old 06-22-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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How much was spent on each side in yesterday's election in Georgia?
And MOST of the money the dems spent came from Beverly Hills and Martha's Vineyard.

I thought the dems didn't like others interfering in their elections.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:42 AM
 
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Dems will pick up about 5 house seats and lose about 3 senate seats. Gerrymandering will assure the former is a small number and geography will assure the latter.
"Gerrymandering will assure the former"

Thank goodness the repubs took back the House after the dems had control for 40 STRAIGHT YEARS and gerrymandered the hell out of a LOT of districts.

But, NOW many dems are complaining.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:46 AM
 
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According to some friends who are in business, selling high-end musical products, the economy is already slipping.
For most of their customers, their goods are both aspirational and expensive. They sell to professionals, who see the same goods as working tools, but the bulk of their sales have always depended on the dedicated amateurs who want to play better stuff as a way of making their playing better.

Ever since Trump began leading the country, all those folks are now having a loss of confidence that the economy will continue to stay strong for much longer.

The past holiday season, always an important time for sales, was excellent for both, and their sales continued strong and typical until the end of January.
But then, one friend can mark the time when his sales suddenly hit the wall.
When Trump went abroad for the first time and did his thing with the other leaders of the western world. Since then, he said he's had to struggle as hard as he did in the middle of the Great Recession to sell anything at all.

The other is less sure as to when his sales fell flat, but he's even more worried now than in 2009. He sees no signal of any upward turn now, but in 2009, he did see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Here's the deal; the customers they depend on have always made buying the guitar of their dreams a Real Big Deal.

A top pro-level guitar may cost $2,000, or may cost $10,000, but the amateur buyer who sets his sights on a particular model at any cost will sacrifice something to get it. That may mean anything from skimping on necessities to cashing in savings at a poor time, but the sale only comes after years of dreaming, thinking about it, talking about it, trying to play one if possible, and hungering for one.

For some, it is the most important purchase in their life. For others, it's only the beginning of many more to come, while for still others, it's the end of the line because they already have all the others they've ever wanted.

Dreams are like that. Every big dream almost always requires some sacrifice before it is realized. It's only when fear takes over that those dreams are extinguished, and only when there is great confidence in the near future are the dreams revived.

Right now, there is gathering economic fear growing in this nation. How deep and wide that fear is is something I know nothing about except for this: When expectations diminish, the first things to be postponed are the most cherished and least needed dreams. And that's happening right now.

Trump has failed to inspire the confidence he expected, at least in part of his voters.

And has failed in the expectations of those who didn't vote for him as well. Neither believed he would damage them so soon. One group didn't think he would ever damage them at all. Now, both are increasingly worried.
If you think about it, perhaps you can see that the entertainment industry is PACKED with more left-leaning individuals than just about any other group. And that these people WOULD see the USA as a dangerous place for their aspirations.

You don't hear a lot of guitar music espousing keeping our borders secure or eliminating our involvement in the worldwide movement to redistribute our wealth and resources to other nations via 'credits' assigned by international climate treaties that do not benefit the USA in any way. Did you expect today's musicians to react any differently than they have?
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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Feel free to share some of your own sparkling wit.

Trumplings...

SO sensitive.

"Trumplings...

SO sensitive. "

Uh,Who was whaling and crying in public?

Uh, who rioted"

Uh, who had to have "safe places"?

Uh who had to have crayons and Play-Do?

Uh, who had to have therapists?

Ah, the ever short memories of some on the left.

It seems EVERY TIME the dems do something stupid, they try to claim it is the repubs who are stupid for doing what THEY do.

You cant make this stuff up!
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:03 AM
 
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If you think about it, perhaps you can see that the entertainment industry is PACKED with more left-leaning individuals than just about any other group. And that these people WOULD see the USA as a dangerous place for their aspirations.

You don't hear a lot of guitar music espousing keeping our borders secure or eliminating our involvement in the worldwide movement to redistribute our wealth and resources to other nations via 'credits' assigned by international climate treaties that do not benefit the USA in any way. Did you expect today's musicians to react any differently than they have?
I've doubled my earnings under Trump. But I'm in construction, and a deplorable. lol I couldn't be happier at the moment. I didn't vote for him but I will in '18.
The trades have benefited bigley.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Well, hopefully the liberal west coast states will unite and leave the US and become our own country. .
Not Happening.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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"Gerrymandering will assure the former"

Thank goodness the repubs took back the House after the dems had control for 40 STRAIGHT YEARS and gerrymandered the hell out of a LOT of districts.

But, NOW many dems are complaining.


This post makes no sense. Republicans held the house for 12 years before Democrats won it back in 06. And gerrymandering occurs at a state level not national.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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I think even if the Reps win big in 2018 the Dems will still be calling the shots in Congress because the GOP just can't seem to get over its losing attitude and get out of its own way.


If the Dems have one thing going for them it is that they are united in most things. The Reps can't seem to make up their minds.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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"Trumplings...

SO sensitive. "

Uh,Who was whaling and crying in public?

Uh, who rioted"

Uh, who had to have "safe places"?

Uh who had to have crayons and Play-Do?

Uh, who had to have therapists?

Ah, the ever short memories of some on the left.

It seems EVERY TIME the dems do something stupid, they try to claim it is the repubs who are stupid for doing what THEY do.

You cant make this stuff up!

That post reeks of injured sensibilities.

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Old 06-22-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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This post makes no sense. Republicans held the house for 12 years before Democrats won it back in 06. And gerrymandering occurs at a state level not national.
f course to you it makes no sense.

It takes more then 12 years to redo what has happened over 40 YEARS.
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