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  1. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Trump and Clinton strike me as two people driven more by ego than ideas. We know Clinton epitomizes the worst of establishment/elitist politics in this country, but how about a "populist" candidate like Trump? The Donald has captured the imagination of those hoping for change from usual republican party politics. Well, as Trump assembles his team to lead him to victory in November it is becoming increasingly apparent he is really more establishment than populist. So guess what Trump has just done? His actions don't align with his words. His talk doesn't match his walk. Trump is nothing more than a GOP wolf in populist sheep's clothing. Most of the republican establishment recognizes that Trump is really one of their boys and not a populist candidate. That is why it took about a minute for them to get behind his candidacy after it became apparent the nomination was locked up.
  2. NC DMV says Tesla can't sell cars here....

    Isn't it ironic that you can buy a Tesla in Communist China, but not in the GOP/TP controlled state of North Carolina... other than Raleigh? #"Freemarketcapitalism"

    This presidential election is turning out to be like a Game of Thrones episode where Ramsay Bolton allows you select the form of your impending torture... for the next four years.
  4. NC DMV says Tesla can't sell cars here....

    Comment from the OP's attached article: Gotta keep your sense of humor.
  5. NC DMV says Tesla can't sell cars here....

    Correct. No county roads. More miles of paved roads maintained by the state than any other state. Hence the reason why Charlotte-Mecklenburg is consistently short changed by the state when it comes to funding road construction/maintenance. Now add HB2 along with Charlotteans not being permitted to buy a Tesla without paying tribute to members of the NC Automotive Dealers Association. GOP/TP, small government, free markets, less regulation... what a load of Eastern North Carolina pig manure that turned out to be. Confusing! North Carolina bans Tesla sales in Charlotte, allows them in Raleigh Read more:

    Three way... now that could be interesting. Of course, if the server investigation rapidly expands, all bets are off, as it may force Hillary into an early withdrawal. Regardless, I don't see Trump going soft on his opponent(s) no matter who he finds himself up against this fall. For now, there is no need for Johnson to be nervous. Strategically he has plenty of time. His poll numbers are definitely pointing up. Question is, will his popularity grow enough to make a difference or will he come up short yet again? Some of the pundits believe, given an opportunity, he could rise significantly. If Johnson does, his campaign could be bigger than ever imagined. At that point he could insert himself right in the middle of Hillary and Donald. That would certainly spice things up a bit.
  7. NC DMV says Tesla can't sell cars here....

    Charlotte used to send tons of money to Raleigh back in the day, only to watch Jim Hunt and company spend it on Eastern NC (building roads to nowhere) and turning the capital into something better than a one horse town. Meanwhile, traffic came to a standstill in the Queen City and left local taxpayers fuming. Last time I checked, NC DOT had more paved miles of roadway than any other state in the union. What's up with that? Did the crony capitalist pols in Raleigh finally run through all of the taxpayers money?
  8. NC DMV says Tesla can't sell cars here....

    This is not the reason. If taxing electric vehicles was the actual issue, the state could have easily passed legislation to do so, just like Georgia and nine other states have already. The reason is... NC/GOP TP claims about "Free Market Capitalism" and "Less Government Regulation" are as credible as the old tired saw about "Family Values". The NC legislature and governor are bought and paid for by auto dealer lobbyists like many other states in this country. They are attempting to stymie new competion in the automotive marketplace, pure and simple. Bottom Line: The real reason is corruption and the corrosive nature of money in politics.
  9. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    I tend to believe this also. However, the Clintons are not about to provide the direct evidence of quid pro quo involving their foundation and foreign governments any more than Goldman Sachs is going to explain why Hillary is worth a quarter million dollars an hour to them. For the moment, the American public is going to have to rely on their life experiences to recognize that corporations and wealthy contributors don't typically give their money away... they usually expect something of value in return. Many of Hillary's supporters seem to be experiencing cognitive dissonance when it comes to this matter.
  10. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    “Our government ... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” -- Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941)
  11. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    They are both unworthy of the office of POTUS. Can't think of any other time in my life where there wasn't a viable option for president put forth by either major party. Not perfect mind you, just viable.
  12. How the Left wins it for the Right

    No matter how dispicable you may believe a person to be... one who gleefully laughs and gloats about taking another human being's life... should not be elected the most powerful person on the planet.
  13. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Fact-checking ‘Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight’ A YouTube video mash-up of Hillary Clinton comments claims to show "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight." It’s been viewed more than 7 million times as of May 2016. (You can watch the video at the bottom of the story.) But does the video get things right? Read more here...
  14. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Anyone in the military who attempted anything remotely close to what the Inspector General indicates HRC did, knowingly, repeatedly and for an extended period of time, (Intentially violating federal government policies and procedures for the handling of government email) would have been discharged or serving time in prison by now. It wouldn't have necessarily required classfied documents to justify punishment either. As SoS, HRC is guilty of ignoring/violating OPSEC procedures with extreme prejudice. We already know her email/server was hacked, the FBI has one of the perps from Eastern Europe in custody at this very moment. Women's Army Corps anti-rumor propaganda (1941–1945) It is becoming more and more apparent to me that Hillary's overriding motivation for having a private server and using non-government email addresses was to evade the Freedom of Information Act. Hillary went to a whole lot of trouble to prevent the general public from knowing (what by law, they have a right to know) about her activities and communications as SoS. Violating the very procedures she directed all other State Dept. employees not to violate did not deter her from intentially and methodically evading the law. It is extremely interesting that all the emails between her and the technician tasked with developing and installing her home based server have been deleted as well. How convenient is that? Apparently the rules the rest of us live by simply don't apply to Hillary. Hypocritical? Double Standard? Do as I say, not as I do? Two tiered justice? Yeap. Hillary must believe she is a special snowflake. That, in my mind, makes her totally untrustworthy and unfit for the most powerful job on the planet.