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  1. Their flag doesn't fly any longer. To me, that means defeat. Of course they'll pop up as terrorists going forward, as the ideology cannot be defeated. They held a third of Syria and Iraq in 2014. These guys seems pretty happy though....
  2. More Trump winning. In two years, with the gloves off - he's beaten their azz. Another feather for the re-election campaign. I'd say they have been driven underground, and will resurface here and there. The vast majority have fled, and nothing remains of the Caliphate. They have morphed into an insurgency. ISIS defeat in Syria enclave is a milestone, but the fight won't end "It still wasn't completely clear Thursday morning whether ISIS had been definitively defeated in the terror group's last tiny sliver of territory in Syria, but CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata said that what had for months been a vicious battle, appeared all but over. At its peak in 2015, ISIS held an area across Syria and neighboring Iraq almost the size of Indiana. But four years later, they held less than a square mile at the beginning of this week, and the final battle was on to recapture the patch of ground in Baghouz, eastern Syria. For two months, D'Agata has been with the U.S.-backed fighters leading that battle against ISIS. He said on Thursday that there was still some fighting to be done -- the ISIS camp needed to be fully searched before America's allies would declare outright victory -- but from he saw, that victory certainly looked close. As a member of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sat on the ground fiddling with a blade of grass, D'Agata said he'd never seen the battle-hardened forces on the frontline of the fight against ISIS looking so laid back. One look at their faces was enough to know the final fight to completely deprive ISIS of territory had just about come to an end. After weeks of airstrikes, heavy bombardment and close quarters fighting, D'Agata said it was tempting on Thursday to describe the scene as almost peaceful. Without the backup of 2,000 American troops on the ground, and tens of thousands of U.S. and coalition bombs from the air, victory would have been impossible. But the bulk of the fighting came down to the Syrian Democratic Forces. Asked what the end of the grueling battle meant to him, SDF officer Chiagar Amad told D'Agata that he was filled with "a mix of great happiness and sadness. Many of our comrades have been killed in this fight." The SDF has done the lion's share of the on-the-ground fighting against ISIS in northern and eastern Syria, and with scant supplies. D'Agata watched as the forces spread mud across their vehicles as makeshift camoflage. But he said that what they lacked in equipment, they more than made up for with courage. The defeat of ISIS on the ground is a major milestone, but D'Agata said that tens of thousands of ISIS fighters have melted away, and will continue to threaten the security of the region. D'Agata reported in January that the terror group was already shifting tactics, launching attacks in regions far from their previous strongholds as they lost their footing. The group's metamorphosis from ruthless rulers of a self-declared "caliphate" into an insurgency has already begun."
  4. Interesting times for sure. Nationally, as long as the economy is steaming - Trump will be difficult to beat. Only hatred votes against - and the battleground states will see the most money ever thrown at them. Multiple visits, town halls, rallies, etc. I'd say a Biden/Kamala ticket will be their go-to. Anyone else is lose-lose. Going forward, the Repubs better get their heads out their azzes and create a unified platform with traditional conservative issues.
  5. LOL.....ok. Congrats.
  6. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet - they can't help themselves. I'm just giddy that Pelosi is having nightmares about a 2nd term.....she's lost control.
  7. After realizing that the Mueller report is an enormous Nothing-Burger, they are focusing on changing the rules. They've spent the last two years "feeling" the impeachment of Trump, and paying little to nothing about the state of the Dem party, they are now faced with a potluck of weak candidates who are running on infanticide, anti-semitism, open borders, and Socialism.
  8. Neither. But I'm pretty sure Giuseppe, Sal & Vinny are going to pay this driver a visit....
  9. Shama Lama Ding Dong will be a hit during his campaign.
  10. I think you have misunderstood. There's never enough money for politicians. Even after the largest tax increases ever in the state, they still don't have enough. No matter how much additional tax revenue they raise - it won't be enough for them. The overspending is out of control and is getting worse. We have a multi-billion dollar gap which will only grow, even with additional taxes. So what's the point? Tolls have little to do with road maintenance as in my opinion, only a portion of the toll revenue will go to maintenance. And the study linked in my previous post clearly shows that CT is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to efficiency. Meaning we are a wasteful state. Taxes are a necessary price, but there's no way I will believe that additional taxes in CT will solve the problem. It's like feeding a pig who will never go hungry. Additional tax revenue from tolls, pot, casinos, food, oil, gas, income, etc. - will not help solve our financial woes.
  11. Subject change much? TROLL. LOL....
  12. Interesting article? It was written by Akhil Reed Amar, a self-proclaimed progressive and liberal Democrat. Who would be surprised that his perception of the EC aligns with the Democratic marching orders? No bias there.....
  13. You realize the Democrats want to increase the SC numbers right? How much more clear can their gerrymandering get? HAHAHAHA.
  14. Don't change your argument. Maybe in the future there will be more than two parties. The EC works perfectly fine. Except for Kalifornia, the welfare state which is demanding to be in charge. LOL. Sorry....