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About MikeM58

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    Way too many!
  • Birthday 11/07/1959


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  1. It's really all she has left. Keep sniping and hope to get him to say or tweet something unforgivable. It's a high school basketball move where you send in a goon to harrass the other teams best player with cheap shots and get in his head. As the next election draws closer it will be interesting how the Dems will try to maintain the morale high ground when questioned about rigging their own primary last time around. Their best chance is this school yard game of trying to get a guy with a temper to snap. Sad really.
  2. I don't believe you can impeach a sitting POTUS for being an a-hole or an obnoxious human being. Those are about the only things the Dems have any proof on. It's the Dems who are painting themselves into a corner. Start impeachment proceedings or shut up and do the people's business.
  3. He was let out for "good behaviour". Did 17 years of a 20 year sentence. Should have been executed for treason IMO.
  4. I have a hard time with questions like these, because time changes things for me. When I was a kid, I thought "The Rifleman" was a riveting drama, today, not so much. I thought MASH was really funny when I was in high school, now, maybe a chuckle or two. Seinfeld was "much watch" for me when it was on, now I find it a little too whiny. I guess the one show that holds up for me is "The Sopranos", followed by "Deadwood", "Justified", "Game of Thrones", and "Breaking Bad". Ask me again in 5 years and I'm sure my answers would be different.
  5. Many rapes go unreported especially date rapes and incest rapes. I have a niece who works with abused and sexually assaulted women and she told me it's not unusual for women to go into self denial following an assault. I guess the emotional trauma will make the victim do things you wouldn't think they would. That's my understanding anyway.
  6. Not without the rape and incest exemption. A lot of those cases don't come to light in the 8 week time frame. Throw in that exemption, and I could live with the law.
  7. I can only speak for Missouri since I live here, but the "over reach" in our case is the exclusion of a rape or incest exclusion to the law. The conservatives are really overplaying their hand on this one. The Eric Grietens fiasco hurt the Republicans in MO, but this abortion mess is going to backfire in all but the most rural areas of the state IMO. A solid red state is in danger of going blue the next time around, because of this awful bill. I lean to the right on almost all issues, but I'll be keeping an eye on my state reps to see how they vote on this one. The exclusion of rape and incest is as weird as the anti-vaccination stuff and snake handling in church to me.
  8. Interesting, I guess now that I think about it, that makes a lot of sense.
  9. That's exactly what happened in my son's high school his senior year. Then they went through sports, clubs, community service, etc, etc, etc.
  10. I can't say it's impossible, but I believe that a kid from the "wrong side of the tracks" is going to have a tougher time taking advantage of an alumni network or any other social type advantage some of the top tier schools give. So even if he or she gets in, overcoming class status will be difficult. Only the strong and gifted will succeed, which is true in the vast majority of things in life.
  11. I agree. I can only only think of 15 or so schools I would think of as "top notch" when it comes to value (which I see as different than reputation). A kid who figures out that freshman and sophomore level courses are of the same quality at state and community colleges as they are at the Ivy Leagues, and understands this ROI, is off to a good start in life IMO.
  12. All this data is available to the schools now via financial aid and admissions. The SAT folks are offering to put it together for the schools IF they want it. It's just a service being provided at a cost. No one has to use it. It's not going to make earth shattering change to anything IMO. Truly gifted students go on to successful careers coming out of state schools all the time.
  13. The schools don't have to use the adversity score, it's just another tool. The kid from the bad part of town, who got the same score as some rich kid who got the benefit of lots of test prep paid for by Daddy, might catch a break now and then. I don't have a problem with that. If the schools don't want to use the score, it's up to them I suppose. It's another way for the SAT folks to create income for themselves too.
  14. I'm not discussing anything that starts with this. I