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On 11/23/2021 at 5:21 AM, KUGRDON said:

So climate change is not an existential threat anymore?  Political advantage more important?

The fundamental thing about liberals is that they will support all sorts of government programs as long as you convince them that somebody else is paying for it. If they’ve gotta pay, not so much.

People aren't smart enough to realize gas prices aren't the president's fault, and in order to stay in office, yes, we have to convince the people to vote for Democrats, because right now, only Democrats believe in small-d democratic values.

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Matthew Chance, Senior International Correspondent for CNN, reported that there were 129 nations with embassies and/or anbassadors and diplomats in Ukraine and the US was the first of all those nations to order the withdrawal of all embassy personnel from Ukraine.  He reports being told by Senior Ukrainian officials that after “decades of the US urging Ukraine to stand up to Russia” and declaring “we’ve got your back” it was “disheartening to see the US bolt as soon as tensions escalate.”

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On 1/24/2022 at 4:23 PM, KUGRDON said:

Matthew Chance, Senior International Correspondent for CNN, reported that there were 129 nations with embassies and/or anbassadors and diplomats in Ukraine and the US was the first of all those nations to order the withdrawal of all embassy personnel from Ukraine.  He reports being told by Senior Ukrainian officials that after “decades of the US urging Ukraine to stand up to Russia” and declaring “we’ve got your back” it was “disheartening to see the US bolt as soon as tensions escalate.”

 

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On 1/24/2022 at 4:23 PM, KUGRDON said:

Matthew Chance, Senior International Correspondent for CNN, reported that there were 129 nations with embassies and/or anbassadors and diplomats in Ukraine and the US was the first of all those nations to order the withdrawal of all embassy personnel from Ukraine.  He reports being told by Senior Ukrainian officials that after “decades of the US urging Ukraine to stand up to Russia” and declaring “we’ve got your back” it was “disheartening to see the US bolt as soon as tensions escalate.”

Also, I certainly hope you never criticized Biden about diplomats stuck in Afghanistan, since you're now advocating for keeping American children in Ukraine as Russia prepares to invade.

 

Asshole.

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On 6/12/2022 at 10:15 AM, KUGRDON said:

Yeah, Summers and Yellen, Obama and Biden appointees, respectively, missed that nugget of brilliance.

They absolutely didn't miss it; it's precisely what Yellen cited as the reason inflation is no longer transitory.  But please direct us to the GOP prediction of the Russian invasion, omicron, etc.  I think they were too busy banning books, harassing gay and trans kids, and trying to overturn American democracy.

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On 6/15/2022 at 11:26 AM, KUGRDON said:

Doesn’t the fed know that it doesn’t matter what the US does if inflation is rampant around the world?  Fill them in

 

Honestly, I can never tell if you're serious anymore.  That inflation is a worldwide problem does not mean that a domestic solution isn't viable, and shouldn't be tried.  I realize you're incredibly old, but I really thought dementia usually had an onset later in life than 69 or 70.

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And by extrapolation, different domestic actions could have avoided or mitigated the problem.  Maybe throwing money at an economy (especially when the majority of recipients didn’t lose a dime attributable to COVID), creating additional demand, is not a good idea when the economy already has serious supply chain issues making sought after goods and services more scarce isn’t a good idea.  Both conditions are inflationary, then you add one to the other.  Ya think maybe the highest inflation in decades might result?  Maybe?

As I said at the time, we could have done more for those suffering and spent far less and done far less damage.  \_(ツ)_/¯  Is it just possible that loans and grants to the following companies in Kennewick alone were not necessary?  http://ppprecipients.com/citysearch.php?state=Washington&sid=WA&cid=KENNEWICK

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On 6/16/2022 at 1:14 PM, KUGRDON said:

And by extrapolation, different domestic actions could have avoided or mitigated the problem.  Maybe throwing money at an economy (especially when the majority of recipients didn’t lose a dime attributable to COVID), creating additional demand, is not a good idea when the economy already has serious supply chain issues making sought after goods and services more scarce isn’t a good idea.  Both conditions are inflationary, then you add one to the other.  Ya think maybe the highest inflation in decades might result?  Maybe?

Here's what I don't get: Everyone is whining about inflation (and blaming all of it on poor people having money), yet no one seems to be slowing their spending.  Could it be that inflation is merely a great reason for the entire right-wing media apparatus (which now represents probably 60-70% of all media) to shit on democrats and the idea of poor people receiving higher wages and more benefits? 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/business/economy/pce-inflation-april.html 

Where were the inflation concerns when trump cut taxes for the rich by some $2T?  And where are the right-wing pundits who are shitting on trump for signing a shit-ton of the handouts?

We were in a pandemic that resulted in people dying if they left their house too much.  You HAD to pay people to stay home.

Wanna know how to cure inflation?  Get rid of bullshit middlemen, like medical insurance companies.  Then the cost of living for everyone goes down, and inflation doesn't have the impact it otherwise could have.  We could've cut funding for defense.  We could've cut police departments (they don't all need tanks).  But thanks to Republicans, there were no cuts, and so we have to borrow to pay people in an emergency.  Reactionary politics breed these crises, over and over and over.  We're pretty close to going back to pre-Lochner, so get ready for these economic panics and recessions on a regular basis now.

On 6/16/2022 at 1:14 PM, KUGRDON said:

As I said at the time, we could have done more for those suffering and spent far less and done far less damage.  \_(ツ)_/¯  Is it just possible that loans and grants to the following companies in Kennewick alone were not necessary?  http://ppprecipients.com/citysearch.php?state=Washington&sid=WA&cid=KENNEWICK

The PPP process was corrupt af; anytime you throw cash at businessmen, it gets misused.  That's as reliable as gravity.  I would've been in favor of direct-payments to all individuals, and no money for businesses/employers.

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On 6/17/2022 at 6:40 AM, KUGRDON said:

Yeah, it’s the right wing media blaming Biden. . .

https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-BIDEN/POLL/nmopagnqapa/

You realize tens of millions of those are progressives, right?  Because Democrats are not in a huge cult.  We have actual positions on issues, as opposed to blindly worshipping  guns, an obese con man, and the sport of bullying gay and trans children. 

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