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Can you trust the man behind the curtain?

Sep 21, 2018 9:17PM PDT
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45592997
Posted just for the interest. A cursory count shows the Left has a slight edge on ignorance. Popular wisdom of course is that the Right is out of touch on such things.
And, "Obama [once] fumbled when he told a rural Iowa crowd he was shocked by the cost of arugula at upscale supermarket Whole Foods." Huh???
Well, they're your leaders. Grin

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I would want to draw some differentiation
Sep 22, 2018 2:25AM PDT

between "leadership" and "exampleship". A drunken, swearing sea captain might be a better choice than a (insert preferred name for clergy type here) to get a distressed vessel to shore safely though you'd not let him mentor your children in the art of human kindness. Of course one could always choose to stand their ground and perish in the tide.

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Sea captain
Sep 23, 2018 12:27AM PDT

Would this sea captain who bought his captainship by being a conman and a salesman and has no clue how to steer a ship still be your choice?

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My analogy and my point
Sep 23, 2018 12:25PM PDT

are that, sometimes when we make choices, we must consider priorities. In our choice of leaders, it may be that the most congenial person is not the best for the task at hand. That was my point. Now, in my analogy, if the ship was not salvageable by any means, a clergyman among them might give more comfort than the foul mouthed captain. To paraphrase from something once said to me, 'it's better to make use of a person's strengths than to criticize them for their weaknesses'. The context of that conversation had to do with manager/underling relationships and the words were those of my own spouse.

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Leader
Sep 23, 2018 12:43PM PDT

Sometimes or often we chose a leader based on rhetoric or campaign spiel.

Only later do we find out we made a bad choice when we see the results of how this person really thinks or acts.

Buyer's remorse?

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We were down to two viable choices
Sep 23, 2018 1:17PM PDT

this last election. Neither of these was choices was high on my own list and you seem to claim the same. So now we have that choice made for us. Is it profitable to moan and gripe about it? I say "No". I must accept the will of, not the slim majority, but the everyday folks...a lot of whom... likely had buyer's remorse from the previous election. What's left to do is survive and learn from this. We're all in this together and need to stop letting the media and the political marketers use our differences to further divide us into the worthy and unworthy of a voice.

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Choices
Sep 23, 2018 2:23PM PDT

IMO.....in the last election the choices were bad and worse.

I don't much care for pols who are far left or right.

The voters have spoken and we have what we have.

As for the media I listen to or read it but I don't form an opinion based on one source.

It seems there are a number of voters that do.

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She, of course, being the underling ...
Sep 23, 2018 1:12PM PDT
Happy
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Acutally...
Sep 23, 2018 2:00PM PDT

though she's been in both situations, in the one I cited she was the manager. I could never see myself wanting to take such a position.

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RE:drunken, swearing sea captain might be a better choice
Sep 24, 2018 8:04AM PDT

drunken, swearing sea captain might be a better choice to get a distressed vessel to shore safely.

It appears the people closer to "the captain" don't have the same confidence as you do.

Rosenstein resigns....

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Drinking Kool Aid this morning ?
Sep 24, 2018 9:21AM PDT

Jumping the gun ? Lots of rumors flying and I'm thinking that it's too early to say Rosenstein resigned .

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RE:it's too early to say Rosenstein resigned
Sep 24, 2018 10:57AM PDT

It's NEVER too early to say someone resigned/for someone to resign under this administration....someone saying YOU'RE FIRED!!! is another story.....

I believe Rosenstein offered TheRUMP an ultimatum....I'm resigning UNLESS you shut your cakehole about the "stench in the Justice Department".

TheRUMP responded....Let's talk about it on Thursday....

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As the pres say's
Sep 24, 2018 11:03AM PDT

We'll See Devil

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Just like most of your 'beliefs'....
Sep 24, 2018 12:45PM PDT

babble doesn't make it so...….

PERHAPS....instead....TRUMP said, "you can stay while MY people look into the accusations laid against you while YOU try to prove you are innocent, just like the DEMS want Kavanaugh to prove HE is.....how does it feel to see YOUR name/reputation smeared without evidence?"

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RE:while MY people look into the accusations
Sep 24, 2018 1:15PM PDT

In the mean time...I'll be over here talking trash about the "stench in the Justice Department".

IF anyone is going to talk trash about HIS administration...It will be TheRUMP...AND it will be the other guys fault.

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?????
Sep 24, 2018 10:21AM PDT

and the topic is????? My reply was meant as generic and not specific. You just voluntarily walked the plank.

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RE:My reply was meant as generic and not specific.
Sep 24, 2018 10:48AM PDT

Never let it be said that you took a position?

Like nailing jello to a wall?

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Clarification.
Sep 23, 2018 1:19PM PDT

I found the wry humor in the twitting of a class of people. Not in any particular person, regardless of color. White, Black or Orange.
My leader once lived like me; homeless in fact.

Bob, close your eyes. I'm citing the Bible.
Mt 8:20; Lu 9:58;

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