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Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

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Re: Dems take House

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:44 am

I hate Illinois Nazis.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 am

Me too, but I wanted to give someone else the chance to say it first. :)
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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Doctor X » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:58 am

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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:06 am

Prediction:

Trump will veto fucking everything.

The Dems will spend most of their time investigating Trump.

If Ginsburg croaks in the next two years, she will not be replaced.
Trump might even not bother trying to appoint a successor, and wait for 2020.

Nothing will "get done" for two years and that's a good thing. :)
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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:17 am

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/03/65420107 ... port-finds
And then in October 2015, according to a report by Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard, the Pritzkers had five toilets removed from the second house so that it would be classified as "uninhabitable" in a property tax appeal filed by the Pritzkers. Cook County assesses vacant properties at 10 percent of the market value.

The toilets were removed shortly before the affidavits in the property tax appeal were submitted. The county assessor's office "lowered the 6,378-square-foot mansion's assessed value from $6.3 million to about $1.1 million," The Chicago Tribune reports.

As a result, the inspector general writes, "the County ultimately fell victim to a scheme to defraud ... which resulted in the property owner ultimately receiving property tax refunds totaling $132,747.18 for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as additional tax savings of $198,684.85 for the years 2015 and 2016."
Sounds like buying the house in the first place was a mistake. But I guess if you have $3.2 billion dollars you can afford to make dumb purchases. Also, you can probably afford to pay your property taxes.
In 2007, Pritzker and his wife bought a second mansion next to the one they live in on Chicago's Astor Street, for $3.7 million. As The Chicago Sun-Times reported, that mansion remained vacant and was allowed to fall into disrepair.
So they bought it but they didn't live in it and nobody else lived in it, and they just let it fall into disrepair. Plus it's a tax liability they wouldn't have had if they just hadn't bought it in the first place.

But I'm sure a man who makes such wise decisions with his own (inherited) money will make similarly wise decisions with the taxpayers' money. Congratulations Illinois. :De_Bunk:
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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:17 am

So they bought it but they didn't live in it and nobody else lived in it, and they just let it fall into disrepair. Plus it's a tax liability they wouldn't have had if they just hadn't bought it in the first place.
Maybe they bought it [just] to prevent someone else from living there.

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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:59 am

I'm not very sympathetic to that reason.
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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by corplinx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:15 pm

Washington State referendum'd in some pretty strict gun control measures.

I'm a pro gun control guy, but wasn't the whole point of the constitution protecting us from mob rule?

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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:17 pm

Dennis Hof, the dead brothel owner, won in Nevada.

Mark Twain would have loved it.

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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by WildCat » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:19 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:17 am
Congratulations Illinois. :De_Bunk:
We really do have the dumbest voters in the country.

The next few years are going to see skyrocketing debt/pension obligations, tax increases (which won't nearly cover the increased spending and debt), and an all-out assault on gun ownership. The middle class and rich will continue to flee, replaced by poor illegals. The death spiral will accelerate.
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Post by corplinx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:27 pm

that commie sweathog in Georgia lost. Why don't these dumb hicks listen to Oprah Winfrey like they are supposed to?

Obama's stumping resulted in 0 gains:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... oses-again
Even after decimating Democratic state legislators while in office and setting up his own party to lose the White House to Donald Trump, the myth of a unifying Barack Obama has persisted. Sure, he remains an undeniably formidable figurehead and fundraiser. While the Democratic Party struggles to find a new leader, he and the persistently popular Michelle Obama make telegenic godparents for the party. But getting into the mud with politics as dirty as these was never the strong suit of the wily and covert brute force of Obama.

Consider, of the three competitive races that Obama re-emerged from (quasi) private life to try and whip, all three lost.

Andrew Gillum, Sen. Bill Nelson, and Stacey Abrams were all supposed to be in unbelievably tight races. In the end, they all finished behind their Republican opponents (Abrams could still just barely make a runoff, but it doesn't look good) despite Obama taking the time to rally for them.

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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by ed » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:41 pm

corplinx wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:27 pm
that commie sweathog in Georgia lost. Why don't these dumb hicks listen to Oprah Winfrey like they are supposed to?

Obama's stumping resulted in 0 gains:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... oses-again
Even after decimating Democratic state legislators while in office and setting up his own party to lose the White House to Donald Trump, the myth of a unifying Barack Obama has persisted. Sure, he remains an undeniably formidable figurehead and fundraiser. While the Democratic Party struggles to find a new leader, he and the persistently popular Michelle Obama make telegenic godparents for the party. But getting into the mud with politics as dirty as these was never the strong suit of the wily and covert brute force of Obama.

Consider, of the three competitive races that Obama re-emerged from (quasi) private life to try and whip, all three lost.

Andrew Gillum, Sen. Bill Nelson, and Stacey Abrams were all supposed to be in unbelievably tight races. In the end, they all finished behind their Republican opponents (Abrams could still just barely make a runoff, but it doesn't look good) despite Obama taking the time to rally for them.
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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:55 pm

So-o-o-o-o-o ....

Mandate for impeachment am I right? :notsure:
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Post by corplinx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:14 pm

Snowflakes in my city are taking out their rage at Blackburn winning on a locals donut place she went by yesterday for a photo op.

She's a local.

Seriously.

Now the south is infected with SJW shunning. nice job.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:43 pm

A quick perusal of Free Republic definitely shows no joy in Mudville.
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Re: Dems take House, GOP takes senate, Illinois Nazi loses.

Post by Skeeve » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:47 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:06 am
Prediction:

1 Trump will veto fucking everything.

2 The Dems will spend most of their time investigating Trump.

3 If Ginsburg croaks in the next two years, she will not be replaced.
Trump might even not bother trying to appoint a successor, and wait for 2020.

4 Nothing will "get done" for two years and that's a good thing. :)
1 Agree (well, most anything coming from the house)..
2 Agree (expect the 2nd, 3rd, ... nth Mueller investigation(s))
3 Disagree. If RBG dies in office, expect Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, unless she really screws up between now and then.
4 Mostly agree...
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Post by corplinx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:51 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:43 pm
A quick perusal of Free Republic definitely shows no joy in Mudville.
Drink their right wing paranoid tears Abdul. Pour a tall glass.

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Post by xouper » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:53 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Prediction: . . . Nothing will "get done" for two years and that's a good thing. :)
Are you suggesting you would be in favor of shortening the First Amendment to just the first five words, period, full stop?

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Post by gnome » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:58 pm

Trump won't have to veto a thing. The Senate will stop anything ambitious.

I hope the House Democrats vote for a new face.
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