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Ken Lassman

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DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Yeah, you're always talking about congenitals--why is that, Bob? And we've already talked about your fantasy, Bob, which makes you the top liberal among liberals....

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

The deflated dirigible image brings directly to mind what the Donald holds in his small hands, not the health of the anti-Trump movement, which is growing each day that he is in office. He has boosted exclusionary partisan politics to the level not reached in my lifetime, and such One Party Statism is counter to everything our country has ever stood for. The crows of Republicans about their back room tax break bill that was shoved through before it was even typed up in whole, with no hearings, is a disgrace to the democratic process. There was no reason for tax reforms to be crafted in this fashion--the "opposing" Democrats had expressed a willingness to do tax reforms as well, had they been provided a place at the table, but Trump's arbitrary political deadline precluded any chance of this happening: his "promise" to his base was more important to keep than the democratic process.

Thanks, but no thanks. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater....

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Yes, I do, Bob. I was referring to Gary and P. Allen's comments, not yours, Bob.

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Creating fantasies is a symptom of a liberal genetic condition? With all your talk about the "congenital liberals," you just diagnosed yourself as the most liberal person out there, bar none! Thanks for the laugh.

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Alas, the click-free experience of the Breitbart web page places you even further from objective journalism, Bob. Wrong criterion--try again..

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Note to thread: you are completely off-topic, in case you haven't noticed.

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Actually, the "liberals" (and many "conservatives" for that matter) that I know think that utility monopolies should be provided the opportunity to make money from their customers cutting back their consumption through energy conservation and efficiency programs. All too often such programs are counter-intuitive for a business whose publicly-mandated margins are threatened by having customers use less electricity. States whose utilities offer more aggressive conservation programs have been rewarded by reducing the number of power plants needed, by being able to utilize more scalable power sources such as wind and solar more, etc.

And renewables are a win-win situation. I don't know a conservative farmer who wouldn't be pleased with a wind turbine being placed on their land. It's way past time for you to chuck your overly simplistic view of reality, Bob and open your eyes as to what is actually going on.

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

To equate reimbursing cost savings to utility customers a "liberal bad day" is like equating having a neo-nazi rally to a "conservative good day." Both labels are inappropriately applied by the opposition to the other side, and both ignore the much more nuanced realities.

Despite our president's inappropriate fumble on criticizing Charlottesville's Unite the Right events, I don't think it's appropriate to generalize such tacit approval to conservatives in general, who, like pretty much everyone in our country, is appalled at the rise of neofacist elements of any kind. In exactly the same way, to say that passing on cost savings to utility consumers or any other fiscally responsible policies is counter to liberal tendencies is a complete overreach, as there is a vast majority of the liberal persuasion who also believe in and practice the principles of fiscally responsible behavior.

And to head off any anecdotal lists of fiscally irresponsible behaviors by liberals, be prepared to get back a long list of pet projects, debt deepening actions, etc. by conservatives that would follow. As with so many other federal (or state or local) government sins, both "sides" have their feet secured in the mud, and like so many other topics, fiscal responsibility and reforms need to be bipartisan in nature lest the divides grow larger.

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

This is a bipartisan problem, Gary. You think Nixon's lies helped the American people trust their government? There is a long history of stupid coverups, power grabs and greed on both sides of the aisle so don't even try to make this a partisan rallying cry. And the only way to get out of "the swamp" is through bipartisan reforms. If the Republicans don't "get it" soon, then they will have this sin added to their long list, and the same goes with the Dems.

DougCounty (Ken Lassman) says...

Damn right, Bob--you would prefer dressing in Nazi outfits and salutes? And having them semi-legitimized by the president saying many of those Neo-Nazis were "very fine people?"

Time to cool off your overactive amygdala, Bob.

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