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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

flowman ·
This was my email to Roger Bedford, "You told the Alabama Political Reporter and I quote, "The Republican Supermajority chose to play to the fears as well as the racism of a small section of Alabama voters which make up, sadly, a huge voting block of the Republican primary." Do you have any proof of any racism? Since when was obeying the law racist? And how is Alabama's law any different than the federal law which president Obama refuses to enforce? Your comments were out of line and calling...
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

semiannualchick ·
Roger Bedford should have been voted out long ago but the people of Franklin county think the Bedford's put the moon in the sky.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

flowman ·
What he said was very irresponsible and crosses the line. I hope other people catch on to it this should be a huge story.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

Seven ·
Semi is right. Franklin county loves the man and keeps voting him back into office. I say enough is enough. Let's get somebody else in there.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

SistahToldYa ·
Assuming the new districts hold up I would actually have to look to see if we in Tuscumbia would have Bedford. I saw someone on Facebook a few weeks ago say that downtown Florence said they didn't want him because they were jealous of all he had done for his district. That didn't make sense to me and neither does Bedford.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

Bamaman1 ·
And to think Roger Bedford has been the Senate Finance Committee chairman every other year--with great influence over State budgets? Talk about putting the fox in a hen house. Everyone that re-elects this guy needs to be ashamed of themselves. Needless to say, Alabama's finances are in shambles. And, the State Senate is the most exclusive boy's club in the State--full of high egos and worthless individuals.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

teyates ·
I heard a fellow one time who said, "he may be a crook, but he's our crook"....and as long as he continues to bring pork back into Franklin county and serve it up to his constituents they will continue to put him back in office. It is a shame.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

bowman ·
Bedford needs to go.
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

Gingee ·
Don't just tell people on this forum about how you feel. We all need to tell our neighbors and co-workers how we feel about this and vote people like Bedford out. It just seems to me that most of the people who have simular mind sets in this country are all democrats. I have been a yellow dog democrat most of my life but not anymore. The democratic party has abondoned it's base for left leaning lebrals and their beliefs. Vote Obama out!
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

flowman ·
This is what Bedford told the Alabama Political Reporter in its entirety and I quote, “The ruling shows that once again the Republican Supermajority has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers money. They have unnecessarily threatened and endangered Alabama’s economy and our image." He went on to say, “Real leadership would have waited a few months, seen what the U.S. Supreme Court said is constitutional and what’s not and then we could have come with a rational plan,” said...
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

flowman ·
BREAKING NEWS! I actually got a response to my email from Mr. Bedford. This is what he just sent me less than 5 minutes ago and I quote, "Sadly the President and both US Senate and US House of Rep. have ignored and refused to solve the very serious problem of immigration in America. Is part of the GOP Img. Policy playing to the sad issue of racism , yes. The truth sometimes hurts but must be recognized to grow beyond it. No one is for illegal immigration including me and you ." He sent that...
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Re: State Senator Roger Bedford

Seven ·
How many of you wanna bet RB has a few powerful people in his back pocket? Or vise versa.
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flowman ·
This was my response back to him, " Because the Federal government refuses to address the issue of immigration State governments had to. Then the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it's Federal issue only, State governments cannot pass their own laws and I respect their decision but for you to say that the Republicans in Alabama passed immigration reform just to please the racist members of their electorate is baseless." Still waiting for a reply.
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State Senator Roger Bedford

flowman ·
This is what Alabama state Senator Roger Bedford said concerning the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's illegal immigration law and its effects on Alabama's law, "The ruling shows that once again the Republican Supermajority has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers money. They have unnecessarily threatened and endangered Alabama’s economy and our image. The Republican Supermajor ity chose to play to the fears as well as the racism of a small section of Alabama voters which...
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new study suggests some people grossly overestimate their political knowledge.

L. Cranston ·
The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump's Support A new study suggests some people grossly overestimate their political knowledge. Posted Aug 22, 2018 In the past, some prominent psychologists have explained President Donald Trump ’s unwavering support by alluding to a well-established psychological phenomenon known as the “Dunning-Kruger effect.” The effect is a type of cognitive bias , where people with little expertise or ability assume they have superior expertise or ability.
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HIFLYER2 ·
You mean like the false narrative that ANTIFA is an anti fascism organization or that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is intelligent? Anyone with a education can see ANTIFA is violent against anyone who does not share their beliefs and do not tolerate them, sort of like Fascist. Well all anyone has to do is listen to the new House Representative and know she does not have a clue. Seems liberals have the Dunning Kruger effect.
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direstraits ·
Before I retired, frequently, I interviewed prospective new employees. I was astounded at the lack of knowledge of college graduates. Those interviewed for audit positions were well grounded. The liberal arts graduates were, near worthless.
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direstraits ·
The recent doxxing of an Antifa leader was quite enlightening. One, Joe Alcoff had two other nom de guerres he operated under. He's a communist, who advocates for extreme violence. Works with Democrat politicians, was interviewed on MSNBC, and writes for several national publications. His CV reads like that of an 1960s radical -- traveled internationally to work with other reds.
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1130 ·
nice democrat article or study? This is true, however it goes both ways. Many follow democrat leaders blindly. Republicans in congress don't just follow the party, while democrats stick together and vote their party line (with the exception of WV). There seems to be several republican elected that might actually be democrats in disguise, such as Flake and Romney for example. With that said, many people fall into that a bit of knowledge but not the whole story. The difference being the...
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direstraits ·
Flake meets the covert Democrat description. Mittens is 25 years behind and a slimeball.
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L. Cranston ·
Thanks, guys, for providing proof of the information contained in the article.
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Mr. Hooberbloob ·
Roaring economy, low unemployment, real action on illegal immigration, ISIS decimated, liberals losing their minds (ok I'm assuming they have brains, but I could be wrong). What's not to like about Trump?
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HIFLYER2 ·
Yea i'll stick with my peeps. Here are your finest! https://www.intellectualtakeou...9GeV9fpZRGdvVq2QmIwQ
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Mr. Hooberbloob ·
To be a liberal, you must first be uninformed. Secondly, you must remain uninformed. Thirdly, you must vote for those among you who are the most uninformed.
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direstraits ·
When we are born, we are tabula rasa -- a blank slate. Most of us learn and grow in intellect and some of us remain Democrats.
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Mr. Hooberbloob ·
And my personal happiness. TDS is a hoot to watch in all of it's magnificent glory.
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Mr. Hooberbloob ·
Amer I CAN! Republ I CAN! Democ RATS!
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L. Cranston ·
What none of the Republicans seem to realize, is they're backing up the facts in the article with every post. Why do the most uninformed voters believe they are the most intelligent voters. Not knowing you don't have a grasp on the facts, but constantly trying to explain why Republicans are right. It's the Republican way.
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Re: new study suggests some people grossly overestimate their political knowledge.

Mr. Hooberbloob ·
LOL, conversely, uniformed voters post meaningless articles that were written solely to fit an agenda outcome rather than a factual outcome. Not one person on her is trying to "explain" why Republicans are right. The wonderful state of our nation since Trump took office does that job nicely, not a word needs to be spoken. Now descend back into the basement from which thou came and patiently wait for the next round of Bagel Bites that your mom will soon deliver, I'm sure.
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Kraven ·
What I've asked of any liberal for the past 3-4 years was to explain why they were liberal, just a few tenets of their reasons of choice or were they born that way. Appears liberals not sure why or it's a secret. It's not that Republicans are right but the only logical way of life is the conservative way.
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direstraits ·
Lamont, I've viewed the activities of three Democrat politicians presently in the news. Their views are out of touch with reality. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is currently the new thing with the press. Despite an economics major, she has no idea what basic economics statistics represent. She advocates numerous utopian dreams, but no idea how to finance them. For example, her Medicare for all plan would require a doubling of federal revenues -- not just income tax, but Medicare and Social...
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Re: new study suggests some people grossly overestimate their political knowledge.

L. Cranston ·
Dire, What you fail to realize is that extremists exist on both sides of the political spectrum. For every example you provide of an extreme Democrat, I can provide an extreme Republican to match. What good does that do? What exactly do we gain from writing long posts, which nobody cares to read, about politicians who haven't the concept or ability to help their constituents? The facts show Democrat's policies are not affordable without major tax increases. The facts also show Republican...
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Re: new study suggests some people grossly overestimate their political knowledge.

direstraits ·
As to facts, of the Democrats I've cited, one is new, untried and ignorant of economics -- AOC. The other two, Newsom and de Blasio, are experienced politicians, with years of experience. As to trickle down -- when JFK used "a rising tide raises all boats" Democrats hailed it. There are three examples of reducing taxes, resulting in significant revenue increases. None lead to major recessions. The reductions under JFK/LBJ and Reagan lead to economic booms. The one under George W. Bush did...
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Stanky ·
Where are the days where moderate, level headed, sensible Democrats and Republicans made compromises and Americans ALL flourished! ----L. Cranston I believe that even The Shadow knows that sometimes when Republicans compromise all they get are broken promises and knives in the back. Right now, Trump shouldn't even be worrying about building a wall. Dems promised in 1986 they would fund border security if only Reagan would sign an amnesty bill; they lied. Again, Dems promised three times more...
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L. Cranston ·
Thanks, guys. The article didn't need that much proof to back it up. Dire isn't telling all the facts. I'll bet each and every one of those tax cuts was followed by a raise in taxes after the cuts didn't work. I know for a FACT Reagan had to raise taxes, after his cuts, because the revenue didn't show up. Again, that's FACT. Seems like Bush1 got a lot of bad press, from his base, after promising 'no new taxes', then raising taxes.
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direstraits ·
Lamont, I suggest you research before commenting. It would reduce your embarrassment. When inaugurated, Reagan inherited a nation with 16 tax brackets — ranging from marginal rates of 14 percent to 70 percent. By 1989, that was down to two brackets — with marginal rates of 15 percent and 28 percent. Plus, the inflation indexing that pushed taxpayers into a higher bracket was removed. The increased revenue I posted was income tax revenue, only. The taxes Reagan increased the Highway Revenue...
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Kraven ·
L. Cranston just might be as dumb as Crash.......un huh--
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Stanky ·
Yes, Reagan raised taxes after the 1981 tax cuts and before the 1986 tax bill. I might point out that the increase in payroll taxes were the "Clinton surplus" which was borrowed money (Paying the VISA bill with the MasterCard!) and that even with both the Bush and Clinton tax increases that everyone's tax bills were still lower than before 1986. I might also point out that the surplus for Medicare will soon disappear and Social Security's about 2034 and then benefits will drop.
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L. Cranston ·
It's funny to see the Republicans scramble to cover for the posts they made earlier. The tax bills passed in 82 and 84, together, constituted the largest tax increase in peacetime, in US history. At no point in the history of America have Republican tax breaks done what Republicans said they'd do and today is no different.
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Stanky ·
Republican, oh hell no! My beliefs are more libertarian and both parties are nothing but a collection of semi-socialist corporatists arguing over how much control goobermint should have over the means of production and property. I might also note that while the first Bush, Clinton, and Ol'bama tinkered on the edges of the 1986 tax law, they never tried to completely abolish it and go back to the more punitive tax structure that preceded the Reagan era. I also should point out the problem...
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direstraits ·
Provenance for this claim, please!
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L. Cranston ·
Dire, I suggest you research before commenting. It would reduce your embarrassment. I used google and read the first couple of articles.
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Stanky ·
As is always the case, there usually is a big lie hidden in the "real truth". Most of that 1982 "biggest tax hike ever" was the rescission of future lower tax brackets and not the actual raising of taxes. That is exactly like calling a smaller budget increase than originally planned a budget cut. There were increases of business fees and the reduction of business loophole though along with a gas tax increase. Where the real tax increase was in the increase of payroll taxes that all sides...
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L. Cranston ·
Facts don't contain lies. Facts don't pick sides. Screaming Republicans cut taxes without giving ALL the FACTS is being very deceitful.
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Kraven ·
LC said, Facts don't contain lies. Facts don't pick sides. So you're saying the FBI, CIA, most of the Dems in congress, Rinos, the Clintons, spies, FISA judges, the MSM, CNN, NBC, CBS MSNBC, ABC and plenty more where these came from,,,, Don't lie..?? and their facts have been all lies.. You need to calm down, stop screaming, eat another sandwich---
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L. Cranston ·
Lets get your answer straight. You're saying the FBI, CIA, most Democrats, some Republicans, the Clintons, spies (foreign? domestic? ) FISA judges, the Media, and all the other outlets are lying and only a handful of Republicans and Trump tell the truth? Is that truly your stance?
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Texas Republicans Will Vote on Whether to Remove Muslim-American From GOP Position Because of His Religion

L. Cranston ·
So much for the Constitution hawks that are Republicans. Lets all just pick what parts we wish to follow and disregard the rest. ___________________________________________ Texas Republicans Will Vote on Whether to Remove Muslim-American From GOP Position Because of His Religion As the House of Representatives welcomes its first two Muslim congresswomen, Texas Republicans will vote on Thursday over whether to remove Tarrant County Republican party vice-chair Shahid Shafi from his seat...
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Kraven ·
I don't recall the part about only a handful of Republicans and Trump tell the truth? So now I include you as a liar as well--- But you already knew the fact, if you're liberal you're lying ----

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