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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    How...exactly?
    Kind of when I give some folks a task and - there's little change after forty some years, I don't think anyone should cry if I fire some of them.

    Having FAILED that, they continue to find problems to solve by increasing regs that don't actually improve matters.
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Do you not realize you are proving my point?
    Do you realize that now is safe to swim in the Potomac? Lots of good fishing there, one or two fishing tournaments also.. quite a few races use the Potomac River for the swimming part of Triathlons and other swimming events.
    I do believe that you dont actually live or lived around DC at all, or your a mini millennial and just don't know $hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    I do believe that you dont actually live or lived around DC at all, or your a mini millennial and just don't know $hit.


    nope sappy thinks because of a few 100 staffing cut backs the Potomac will suddenly return to the filth 1970s
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    Sappy and his ilk will always believe that more government is better government, more regulation is always better, less freedom is good for everyone...
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Sappy and his ilk will always believe that more government is better government, more regulation is always better, less freedom is good for everyone...
    Not quite what my more liberal friends and relatives think - just that if you curtail or end a government program - all hell will break loose.
    You know, end Affirmative Action and slavery will be back (despite what the Constitution says). Stop funding to Planned Parenthood and all abortions will be done in back alleys with coat hangers. And if you don't comply with anything related to Climate Change, the world will end before the end of this century.

    THAT kind of stuff. It's not that they believe it's always better, they just think what we HAVE is the only thing standing between the status quo and the end of the world.

    EVEN if it's obvious that the government program doesn't do a damned thing at all. It must be sustained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Not quite what my more liberal friends and relatives think - just that if you curtail or end a government program - all hell will break loose.
    You know, end Affirmative Action and slavery will be back (despite what the Constitution says). Stop funding to Planned Parenthood and all abortions will be done in back alleys with coat hangers. And if you don't comply with anything related to Climate Change, the world will end before the end of this century.

    THAT kind of stuff. It's not that they believe it's always better, they just think what we HAVE is the only thing standing between the status quo and the end of the world.

    EVEN if it's obvious that the government program doesn't do a damned thing at all. It must be sustained.
    As I noted earlier...empty-headed liberals like Sappy resort so often to this logical fallacy..the false dilemma:

    Description: When only two choices are presented yet more exist, or a spectrum of possible choices exists between two extremes. False dilemmas are usually characterized by “either this or that” language, but can also be characterized by omissions of choices. Another variety is the false trilemma, which is when three choices are presented when more exist.


    https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/.../False-Dilemma
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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