Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The financier George Soros has transferred about $18 billion to his human rights foundation, bringing his lifetime giving to $32 billion and making the foundation one of the world's largest. The donation makes Soros's Open Society Foundations the third largest charitable foundation in the world, behind the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and the Wellcome Trust. Officials from the foundation told the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times that the Hungarian-born investor has increased the pace of donations from the proceeds of his successful hedge fund. The latest combined donations of $18bn represent the bulk of Soros's estimated fortune of $23bn. Open Society works globally to "build vibrant and tolerant democracies" and has given away nearly $14 billion since it was founded in 1979.

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George Soros is a good man.

My favorite part is how much he scares conservatives even though they don't realize the koch brothers actually do all of the things they senselessly accuse Soros of.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-18 03:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 11

My favorite part is how much he scares conservatives even though they don't realize the koch brothers actually do all of the things they senselessly accuse Soros of.

#1 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

People being able to read and have rights scares Republicans.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-18 03:40 PM | Reply

Democracy scares reppublicans. None of their ideas can win the popular vote. That's why they have to rely on the electoral college giving Wyoming votes 3 times the weight of California votes

#3 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-10-18 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

One aside is that in Wisconsin the republicans passed a law requiring unions to recertify every year and requiring 50%+1 of the ELIGIBLE vote to recertify. That is to say if a company had 1000 eligible employees the union has to get 501 votes to recertify EVEN IF ONLY A PERCENTAGE OF ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES VOTES. If only 500 employees vote and vote unanimously to recertify the vote would fail.

No republican in the state legislature has ever received enough votes to pass using that metric. In Governor Walker's best election he got only 28% of the eligible votes. Only 54.5% voted and he got 52% of that number

#4 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-10-18 04:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Breitbart and drudge and fox portray Soros as evil.

Show me the kochs doing anything similar to this.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-18 06:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll take "who gives a flying f" for 60,000,000 in Russian currency Alec.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-18 07:29 PM | Reply

I'll take "who gives a flying f" for 60,000,000 in Russian currency Alec.

#6 | Posted by Tor

So sorry. The correct answer was "what democratic donor best displays the difference between rich dems and rich repubs?"

Sorry your talking points get ruined when stuff like this happens.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-18 07:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

None of their ideas can win the popular vote.

Apparently, neither can the Democrats. Having only three states always set policy for a Union of 50 seems ok for you liberals, since most of the brainwashed liberals live in those states.

Sorry, our founding fathers were smarter than that and saw you liberal idiots coming and decided to protect the rest of the nation from your idiotic ideas..

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-10-19 08:40 AM | Reply

Good. Hungary in particular needs a moderating influence. A good friend of mine (OK, an old girlfriend) chose to leave her beloved Budapest behind recently and move back to the States rather than watch liberty continue to crumble under Orbán. The photos that she posted on Facebook of Budapest were breathtakingly beautiful.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2017-10-19 08:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obviously, Soros is trying to ruin US elections; eh, DR righties?

#10 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-10-19 09:37 AM | Reply

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Budapest is an amazing place, but some older historic places are in bad need of repair. I was there recently. The subway in particular is...interesting

#11 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-10-19 09:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apparently, neither can the Democrats. Having only three states always set policy for a Union of 50 seems ok for you liberals, since most of the brainwashed liberals live in those states.
Sorry, our founding fathers were smarter than that and saw you liberal idiots coming and decided to protect the rest of the nation from your idiotic ideas..
#8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-10-19 08:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

You mean like how Texas sets all Republican agendas? I'll call your hand and raise you one hyperbole.
If it weren't for Texas, Republicans would never win another election. That's why they are so damned eager to gerrymander.

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-10-19 09:40 AM | Reply

"If it weren't for Texas, Republicans would never win another election."

and California and New York for the dems? Is that not the same thing?

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 10:34 AM | Reply

It's a good thing Soros is doing this. If the Kochs did this then we'd see all sort of scrutiny of what is going on at "open society foundations". Also, it would have been pointed out by now that the Kochs would be seeing $7B of estate taxation being washed away unethically. I'm certain that promoting democracy benefits businessmen like the Kochs .....but not Soros. Perish the though.

LOL

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 10:37 AM | Reply

Apparently, neither can the Democrats. Having only three states always set policy for a Union of 50 seems ok for you liberals, since most of the brainwashed liberals live in those states.

Sorry, our founding fathers were smarter than that and saw you liberal idiots coming and decided to protect the rest of the nation from your idiotic ideas..

#8 | Posted by boaz

California didn't exist during the founding fathers you idiot.

Tell me why an uneducated hick on a dirt farm should have more political power than a doctor at a hospital in the city.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 01:11 PM | Reply

Because that's not democracy

California didn't exist during the founding fathers you idiot.
Tell me why an uneducated hick on a dirt farm should have more political power than a doctor at a hospital in the city.

#15 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-10-19 01:11 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

#16 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-10-19 03:42 PM | Reply

Sorry, our founding fathers were smarter than that and saw you liberal idiots coming and decided to protect the rest of the nation from your idiotic ideas..

#8 | Posted by boaz

Our Founding Fathers WERE Liberals you deaf dumb and blind fool.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-19 03:50 PM | Reply

Haha they were liberals in their time but they did not hold the far left beliefs that some of you people hold. I'm pretty sure they fought a war over unfair taxes...

#18 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-10-19 03:52 PM | Reply

" I'm pretty sure they fought a war over unfair taxes..."

no taxation WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.

so you agree that Puerto Rico should be made into a state.

Thanks.

#19 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-10-19 03:57 PM | Reply

Forget Puerto Rico, what about Washington DC!

Ever notice how our non-state possessions are populated by peole darker than America as a whole?

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 04:06 PM | Reply

--so you agree that Puerto Rico should be made into a state.

Democrats love that idea. Two more senate seats for them.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-19 04:20 PM | Reply

"Tell me why an uneducated hick on a dirt farm should have more political power than a doctor at a hospital in the city."

why not?

The doctor is a leech off insurance companies overprescribing opioids.

the farmer feeds the world.

I don't see why you believe the MD deserves any more political power than the farmer.

Oh, and BTW, 90% of my farm clients have at least a bachelors degree.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 04:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"so you agree that Puerto Rico should be made into a state."

what for?

how does it benefit anybody except Puerto Rico?

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 04:32 PM | Reply

"the farmer feeds the world."

The farmer is a leech off a farm bill food companies that overfeed America and have given rise to the most obese Americans in history. Americans who get so fat they have greatly increased medical needs. Especially the ones with EBT card, which is a corporate welfare programs for grocery stores and farmers.

(I gave you a FF.)

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 04:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

24

I expected that retort.....fair enough....I wasn't trying to throw MDs under the bus so much as I was challenging the notion that MDs in cities are more worthy of political power than farmers.

but it's not the farmers fault people are fat.

#25 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 04:56 PM | Reply

and I deserved a NW flag too.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 04:56 PM | Reply

Haha they were liberals in their time but they did not hold the far left beliefs that some of you people hold.

Times change. We are no longer in the 18th century.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-19 05:08 PM | Reply

"I was challenging the notion that MDs in cities are more worthy of political power than farmers."

I'd say farmers in Iowa are one of the most politically powerful groups.

Anyone in Iowa who participates in the primary/caucus/whatever. Probably more farmers than doctors.

Farmers are lionized, as you did, except for purely partisan reasons.

Farmers are always in truck ads. It's kind of a joke.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 05:18 PM | Reply

I'd say farmers in Iowa are one of the most politically powerful groups....

#28 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You've had some seriously good stuff today.

Please continue with it.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-19 05:29 PM | Reply

"I'd say farmers in Iowa are one of the most politically powerful groups"

It's certainly why we have support for ethanol.

"Farmers are always in truck ads. It's kind of a joke."

People associate with farmers in a positive way and it shows a truck being used.

#30 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 05:38 PM | Reply

Having only three states always set policy for a Union of 50 seems ok for you liberals, since most of the population reside in those three states.

Remove every red state from the union and America will be a more prosperous nation.

Remove California from the nation and America turns into a third world nation.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#31: They will only be prosperous for a short while, till they starve to death.

#32 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-10-19 05:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--Remove every red state from the union and America will be a more prosperous nation.

Energy and food isn't produced at blue coast Starbucks.

#33 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-19 06:02 PM | Reply

#32 | POSTED BY DANIEL

Hahaha FF for that one. Let's just ignore vertical farming like its 1902.

#34 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-19 06:07 PM | Reply

Because that's not democracy

California didn't exist during the founding fathers you idiot.
Tell me why an uneducated hick on a dirt farm should have more political power than a doctor at a hospital in the city.

#15 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-10-19 01:11 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Because that's not democracy

#16 | Posted by Will123

Actually, that IS democracy. Having the power of your vote depend on your address is NOT democracy.

You're fine with deck stacking, as long as it's stacked in your favor.

#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Energy and food isn't produced at blue coast Starbucks.

#33 | Posted by nullifidian

California produces more food than any red state.

#36 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 06:28 PM | Reply

I don't see why you believe the MD deserves any more political power than the farmer.

Oh, and BTW, 90% of my farm clients have at least a bachelors degree.

#22 | Posted by eberly

I never said that. They should have EQUAL political power.

Tell me why a broke moron in a wyoming trailer park should have more political power than a business owner in a california city?

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 06:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They will only be prosperous for a short while, till they starve to death.

Do you realize how much food is produced in California?

According to the latest statistics compiled by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the state produces almost half of all the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the country, as well as a whopping share of the livestock and dairy.

www.latimes.com


Educate yourself.

#38 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 06:33 PM | Reply

"Tell me why a broke moron in a wyoming trailer park should have more political power than a business owner in a california city?"

So, you're whining about the unfairness in politics and this is your example?

Normally, you're crying about how money shouldn't equal speech. The business guy in California is buying more political influence than what the moron in Wyoming gets at the ballot box.

You have to time your whines better, speak.

#39 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 06:42 PM | Reply

"Remove every red state from the union and America will be a more prosperous nation. "

Jesus, a bigger whiner than speak.

You have no clue. You have a perverted sense of pride, Shart.

#40 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 06:44 PM | Reply

"Do you realize how much food is produced in California?"

Yes I do. Conservatively I would say the prices would quadruple at least if the other food producing states stopped supplying. Same goes if California stopped.

#41 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 06:47 PM | Reply

The business guy in California is buying more political influence than what the moron in Wyoming gets at the ballot box.

What a load of bull.

People in Wyoming have more representation in DC than people in California.

You and Boaz and whoever else's wants to vomit up excuses are free to do so. but it doesn't change the facts.

And FYI, there are farmers in California and "business guys" in Wyoming.

#42 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Do you realize how much food is produced in California

Cali can feed itself, unless water is cut off by red-state Arizona and swing-state Colorado. Not so much for the eastern blue coast. What do they produce in New York, other than poor poetry, pretentious politicians, and "progressive" pontification?

#43 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-19 06:51 PM | Reply

Jesus, a bigger whiner than speak.

Jesus was a bigger whiner than Speak?

Who knew.

You have no clue.

Prove me wrong.

#44 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 06:51 PM | Reply

Normally, you're crying about how money shouldn't equal speech. The business guy in California is buying more political influence than what the moron in Wyoming gets at the ballot box.

You have to time your whines better, speak.

#39 | Posted by eberly

Oh so that's your system? Wyoming residents should have more VOTING power because people in the city should just BRIBE the government to do what they want, because people in cities are all wealthy?

YOu're flailing now.

#45 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 06:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Eberly you know damn well the rich blue states support the poor red states.

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 06:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cali can feed itself, unless water is cut off by red-state Arizona and swing-state Colorado.

Once desalinization plants kick in, water won't be an issue either.

But for now, Arizona and Colorado are happy to accept California's money in exchange for water.

#47 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 06:53 PM | Reply

"What do they produce in New York, other than poor poetry, pretentious politicians, and "progressive" pontification?"

Finance.
Maybe you have heard of a street named Wall?

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 07:00 PM | Reply

--Once desalinization plants kick in, water won't be an issue either.

The water source of the future for the last 50 years. Good luck with that.

#49 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-19 07:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--Maybe you have heard of a street named Wall?

The street where Obama, Clintons, democrats, camp out at when they need cash? Yes.

#50 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-19 07:10 PM | Reply

The street where Obama, Clintons, democrats, camp out at when they need cash? Yes.

#50 | Posted by nullifidian

The street which obama put regulations on, which trump and the repubs are removing?

Just because both parties serve big money doesn't mean anyone with a brain can't tell who screws over the little guy more.

#51 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 07:19 PM | Reply

Yes, that's the one.
More recently, the one where Trump goes to fill his Cabinet.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 07:21 PM | Reply

The water source of the future for the last 50 years. Good luck with that.

The future is here.

Today, about 60 percent of Israel's domestic water demand is met through desalination...

thenextweb.com

This year, the country's fifth desalination plant goes online in Ashdod. Along with the four older plants, some 582 million cubic meters of water will be produced annually – meeting about two-thirds of Israel's domestic needs. It will not be the last plant, though, with the Israel Water Authority planning to establish another in Western Galilee and another four large facilities along the coast by 2025.

www.haaretz.com


The second link delves into the environmental issues arising from desalination by Israel.

#53 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 07:22 PM | Reply

The reason no one can give a decent answer as to why some hillbilly in Wyoming gets 30x the representation of a Californian is because there is no decent answer.

#54 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-19 07:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Clown,

Israel is a heck of a lot smaller than California in terms of acreage. Even with desalinization, Cali will be looking to neighboring states for water, especially since it refuses to construct more reservoirs.

#55 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-19 07:25 PM | Reply

The reason no one can give a decent answer as to why some hillbilly in Wyoming gets 30x the representation of a Californian is because there is no decent answer.

#54 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

That's only true of the Senate. Representation in the House is tied to population.

The Senate was created as a means of protecting states' interests and also as a check against the mob-rule nature of the House.

#56 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-19 07:27 PM | Reply

--Today, about 60 percent of Israel's domestic water demand is met through desalination...

Population: 8 plus million people.

USA population: 323 million.

Like I said, good luck with that. If it was a viable solution companies would be cashing in.

#57 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-19 07:32 PM | Reply

"The Senate was created as a means of protecting states' interests"

BS.

The Senate only protects small state interests.

The smaller the state, the more proportional representation it gets.

#58 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 07:42 PM | Reply

#55

No disagreement with you Jeff.

Just responding to desalination being a dream.

Also. As with all technology. It will improve with time. And the ocean is huge! But I'm sure, given enough time, we would manage to drink it all.

#59 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-19 07:46 PM | Reply

"If it was a viable solution companies would be cashing in."
#57 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Oh, my bad, I didn't realize that giving drinking water to people has a profit mandate. God forbid a public utility! Also, California only has 40 million people.

#60 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-19 07:46 PM | Reply

It's not just desalination, they are already doing Toilet to Tap in Orange County and they are piloting it in San Diego county.

#61 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 07:51 PM | Reply

Saying desal will never be a viable solution (despite being a viable solution in other countries and cities already) is like claiming the car will never replace horses.

Of course the same geniuses claiming desal will never be viable think things like universal healthcare can never work either (despite already working in other countries).

Conservatives are cave-dwellers watching shadow puppets.

#62 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-19 07:52 PM | Reply

"People in Wyoming have more representation in DC than people in California. "

So I'll Charles Koch he should move to California and you'll stop crying about him.

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#63 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 08:31 PM | Reply

"Eberly you know damn well the rich blue states support the poor red states."

Yes

#64 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 08:32 PM | Reply

So I'll Charles Koch he should move to California and you'll stop crying about him.

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#63 | Posted by eberly

If you cared about democracy, the planet, or the poor you'd cry about him too.

Idiot.

#65 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 08:41 PM | Reply

You can have my tissues, speak.

I'm an adult.

#66 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 09:19 PM | Reply

You can have my tissues, speak.

I'm an adult.

#66 | Posted by eberly

A dumb adult who doesn't care about billionaires ruining the country.

#67 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 09:25 PM | Reply

"Oh so that's your system? Wyoming residents should have more VOTING power because people in the city should just BRIBE the government to do what they want, because people in cities are all wealthy?"

Look, you wimps waving your blue state flags in pride aren't a lot different from rednecks with rebel flags in their trucks.

You and shart went down this road and you look like idiots.

I recognize the flaws in the EC. I love California and I'm glad it's part of our country. Now, go play with yourself and your California flag.

#68 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 09:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"A dumb adult who doesn't care about billionaires ruining the country."

I thought it was the moron in a trailer in Wyoming.

Is there nobody who isn't victimizing you, you poor thing?

#69 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 09:27 PM | Reply

"....billionaires ruining the country."

All the billionaires except Soros, right?

#70 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 09:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Look, you wimps waving your blue state flags in pride aren't a lot different from rednecks with rebel flags in their trucks.

#68 | Posted by eberly

Yeah except we believe in science, evolution, environmental protection, equal rights, separation of church and state, health care for the poor...

False equivalency is all republicans have left.

#71 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 09:45 PM | Reply

Despite that, you're still not much better.

#72 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 09:49 PM | Reply

Despite that, you're still not much better.

#72 | Posted by eberly

Great retort hemmingway.

#73 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-19 09:54 PM | Reply

the blue state/red state thing is SO stupid.

Michigan is technically a blue-state, but its biggest taxpaying county (Oakland) is quite red in terms of voting patterns.

#74 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-19 10:26 PM | Reply

74

Agreed.

#75 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-19 10:29 PM | Reply

Speaks,

I can literally see the spittle on your computer screen.

Have an adult beverage and chill out, at least a little bit.

#76 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-19 10:32 PM | Reply

"the blue state/red state thing is SO stupid"

It's a reflection of our two party, winner take all stupid system.

#77 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 10:43 PM | Reply

"the blue state/red state thing is SO stupid"
It's a reflection of our two party, winner take all stupid system.

#77 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I get that. But it's not an accurate portrayal of things in the tribal, binary manner that Speaks is portraying it as.

#78 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-19 10:48 PM | Reply

Actually, It kind of is.

Remember when the moderator asked the GOP hopefuls "who on this stage believes in evolution?"

And the people who put their hands up, brought them right back down, when they saw they were in a tiny minority?

That's just one example of how Republicans suck ----.

#79 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-19 10:58 PM | Reply

Why is Eberly so damn bitter about California?

#80 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-20 01:10 AM | Reply

Why is Eberly so damn bitter about California?

#80 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

He resides in Kansas....

#81 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-20 01:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Remember when the moderator asked the GOP hopefuls "who on this stage believes in evolution?"

And the people who put their hands up, brought them right back down, when they saw they were in a tiny minority?

That's just one example of how Republicans suck ----.

#79 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

That's the only example you can come up with?

I can think of many more and some of them rhyme with "Hannity".

#82 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-20 01:32 AM | Reply

He resides in Kansas....

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-20 01:30 AM | Reply

Hey now I'm in Kansas and LOVE California. That's where all the good tattoo/body piercers are at.

#83 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-20 01:39 AM | Reply

Ebs doesn't strike me as the tattoo/body piercer type, Laura.

Your priorities probably differ from Ebs' a little bit.

#84 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-20 01:43 AM | Reply

Your priorities probably differ from Ebs' a little bit.

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-20 01:43 AM | Reply

To say the least. LMFAO

#85 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-20 01:46 AM | Reply

"That's the only example you can come up with?"

It's a meaningful ideological separation between the parties, was the point.

Unlike some dime a dozen talking head.

That government should seek to provide health care to all Americans, is another meaningful ideological separation between the parties.

Unlike the Constitutional drivel you care about, which both parties exploit to their advantage when they can.

#86 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-20 02:03 AM | Reply

I didn't realize the Constitution was drivel.

Which aspect of it are you opposed to?

Bill of Rights?

Separation of Powers?

Limitations spelled out in Article I, Section 8?

10th amendment?

#87 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-20 02:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"--so you agree that Puerto Rico should be made into a state.
Democrats love that idea. Two more senate seats for them."

Knew it.. politics is more important to dotard null then founding american principles such as no taxation without representation.

#88 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-10-20 08:59 AM | Reply

Normally, you're crying about how money shouldn't equal speech. The business guy in California is buying more political influence than what the moron in Wyoming gets at the ballot box.
You have to time your whines better, speak.

#39 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2017-10-19 06:42 PM

In Wyoming only 174,000 people voted in 2016 but they have two senators so each 87,000 people get to share a senator. In california 14.1 million people voted in 2016 but they still only get two senators so In the senate Wyoming votes are weighted 81 times as much as California votes.

#89 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-10-20 09:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now you're crying about rapists and axe murderers - DR right trying to pretend legitimate greivances are whining

#90 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-10-20 09:44 AM | Reply

Thanks for the 5th grade civics lesson there, Hatter.

#91 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-20 10:52 AM | Reply

5th graders don't actually understand the undemocratic unfairness that the Senate represents. Adults do.

#92 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-20 11:19 AM | Reply

I could explain it....but few can.

#93 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-20 11:32 AM | Reply

"I didn't realize the Constitution was drivel."

The way you argue it is drivel.
You're really just talking about procedural issues, not political issues.

#94 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-20 12:34 PM | Reply

Thanks for the 5th grade civics lesson there, Hatter.
#91 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2017-10-20 10:52 AM | FLAG:

It's the only way to get through that thick skull of yours.

#95 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-20 01:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Democrats love that idea. Two more senate seats for them.
#21 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"

What do you think of the idea?

#96 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-10-20 01:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Population: 8 plus million people.
USA population: 323 million.
Like I said, good luck with that. If it was a viable solution companies would be cashing in.
#57 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"

What a silly comparison. Israel is entirely in the desert. Most of the U.S. is not, and has adequate water supplies. Who cares what the total population of the U.S. is, since they are not all going to need desalinated water. WTF, over?

#97 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-10-20 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Using data from the National Conference of State Legislatures as of February 2016, Republicans control 30 state legislatures, the Democrats control 11 legislatures and 8 legislatures are split (Nebraska's unicameral legislature is not included). So that would roughly translate to 64 seats for the GOP in the current Senate (under the old pre-17th Amendment rules). That also would put the Republicans four votes over a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority and within three seats of a 67-vote supermajority needed to override a presidential veto."'

constitutioncenter.org

Interesting note about the Senate members if the Constitution was not amended.

#98 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-10-20 02:28 PM | Reply

"Using data from the National Conference of State Legislatures as of February 2016, Republicans control 30 state legislatures, the Democrats control 11 legislatures and 8 legislatures are split (Nebraska's unicameral legislature is not included). So that would roughly translate to 64 seats for the GOP in the current Senate (under the old pre-17th Amendment rules). That also would put the Republicans four votes over a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority and within three seats of a 67-vote supermajority needed to override a presidential veto."

Um, no. The makeup of State legislatures is not decided by popular vote. They are decided by people voting in individual (usually gerrymandered) districts.

#99 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-10-20 07:30 PM | Reply

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