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StPaulHusker

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  1. I agree with you. What I was saying is that what Smollett was doing wasn't a leftist thing. It was a personal thing disguised as a leftist thing. People who shouted you down, were doing a leftist thing by behaving that way. Does that make sense? I'm reading it and think it does but it might not to someone else reading it.
  2. I like his energy when it's energy. Unfortunately it delves into hyperactivity far too often. In public anyway.
  3. It has been said he did it because he was unhappy with his salary. I guess, maybe he thought if he got away with it then it would drive ratings and his popularity which would make him worth more? It's just a thought.
  4. This Jussie Smollett thing is not a "leftist" thing. It was a money thing. Using the right as the villain was an easy thing for him to do. What is "leftist" is someone like Kamala Harris, as a presidential candidate, saying that it was a modern day lynching before seeing things through.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I don't believe someone should use their wealth as the starting point for running for president. I prefer to have my candidates have some sort of experience in political office before they try to hold the most powerful seat in the world.
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    The Angry Violent Right

    Where are these millennials that don't want to work? I keep hearing about them but have not actually met one. And considering unemployment is very low, how many, exactly, are we talking about?
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    YOU are lumping all rich people together. Not me. I'm talking about the ones that run for the highest public office with no experience. If you want to infer that, I can't change your mind. If you want to start a new thread about what we all think about ALL rich people and ALL rich people in government, go ahead. I still stand behind my opinion that Schultz, due to HIS wealth, doesn't have a grasp of the middle class as it is today and that is why I ASSUME people don't trust him or don't like him. And I don't believe that because of where he grew up 60 years ago has any bearing on him understanding today's problems. If he wants to prove me wrong, why not run for local office first?
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    You knew I was speaking directly about wealthy people running for president of the United States with ZERO political experience not understanding the middle class. Don't say you didn't because that is what this entire thread is about. Running for president. I didn't say ALL rich people. Like you said I did. Now tell me again how you quoted me exactly and didn't doctor my quotes.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    You didn't quote anything exact.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    Man if you don't see the difference in this...
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    That's not what I said at all. Again, whatever helps you feel better.
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    Maurice Washington Faces Charges

    I disagree
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    That's pretty disingenuous but if it makes you feel better.
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    Maurice Washington Faces Charges

    I wonder how much of this could have been avoided if Washington's lawyers just let him speak to the police and explain what happened instead of running interference.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I didn't say their ignorance was bad. Just that they are ignorant. And that is why I suspect people have disdain for him running, or potentially running, for president.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I've yet to see a billionaire that appears to understand what is happening to the middle class. No matter the background and family history.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I fail to see how my original statement of a billionaire being out of touch with today's middle class is false but you claimed it was. Just because Schultz grew up in the projects and started a business "from scratch" in the 70's and 80's literally has zero to do with if he understands what is affecting the middle class today.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    You're right. He started Il Giornale on his own. He took in investors for a coffee shop. One of those investors was the owner of Starbucks. But he didn't "grow" his company. It was still one shop. 1 year after opening his shop, the Starbucks owners wanted to sell for $3.8M. They gave him first crack. He took investors, again, for about $1.9M. Then Bill Gates Sr pretty much chipped in the rest. He was a good investment and salesman. No doubt.
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    The Angry Violent Right

    You said threat. If he acted on it, it would have been an action.
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    The Angry Violent Right

    Have you not read the story of the Coast Guard member with the hit list?
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    Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Settle With NFL

    If the rumor of him asking for $20M from the AAF can be believed, it makes sense why he would ask for that. If he didn't, then the NFL could show he was willing to play for $200K.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    He didn't start Starbucks from the ground up. It was already a company and he joined them as Director of Marketing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Schultz "In 1981, Schultz visited a client of Hammarplast, a fledgling coffee-bean shop called Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, curious as to why it ordered so many plastic cone filters.[12] He was impressed with the company's knowledge of coffee and kept in contact over the next year, expressing interest in working with them. A year later, he joined Starbucks as the Director of Marketing." Also, he says he favors rich people paying more in taxes but has dismissed both Warrens and AOC's proposals and has no plan of his own so far. Donald Trump was quoted in 2016 “I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more.” And we know how that turned out with his tax bill. Either way, I don't see where any of what you said indicates that he understands the issues facing the majority of people today.
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    Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Settle With NFL

    The rumor I saw floating around the interwebs was that the settlement was for $60-$80M. That's a crazy number if there was no evidence of collusion.
  24. Vince McMahon already playing the heel with the XFL
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I think the disdain people have for Schultz and others is that they have a very different view of what America is like compared to the vast majority of the public. Trump, for instance, thought his highest ranking generals made $5M/year (It's around $180-$200K) Schultz has no idea what food in a grocery store costs. I'm not saying that makes them bad. It just makes them appear to be unaware of what the middle class is. So there is going to be apprehension of trust, disdain, etc
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