Counterweight

Posted by Herb7734 9 months, 2 weeks ago to Government
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The counterweight to the swamp, to the hidden Government holdovers and senior holders of Civil Service status is the new power structure of the U.S. Government -- and they are determined to get rid of Trump because for all the garbage spewing forth,Trump speaks and has instincts for the basic roots of America
before Soros' attempted revolution to produce a new society composed of legals and illegals most of non-European origin to remake the USA into the image of any European Union country where Christians and Jews are afraid to walk the streets.


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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Soros has a Nazi problem. https://pjmedia.com/blog/george-soros...
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    • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Because he was persecuted or because he persecutes?
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        It was said by Soros that Soros collaberated with the NAZI'S in WWII.
        Yes, in 1945, when real Nazis were perpetrating the real Holocaust, George Soros, as a teenager, was actually helping real Nazis confiscate the real property of real, about-to-be-“exterminated” Jews in his native Budapest, Hungary.

        And no, this actual Nazi collaboration by a young George Soros was not an obscure tidbit dug up by opposition researchers. George Soros freely admitted his actions in the now-infamous Steve Kroft interview of 1998. Soros was shocked that the interview was so upsetting to so many and endeavored greatly to put the controversy to rest.
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        • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 2 weeks ago
          My now ventured opinion based on my past Alabama Deportment Of Corrections officer training sessions, Soros was shocked due to a sociopath having an abnormal conscience~if any at all.
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 2 weeks ago
            Those were effective training sessions .Soros is a Sociopath coupled with Rothschild money.
            Sociopaths are people who have little to no conscience. They will lie, cheat, steal and manipulate others for their own benefit. They know exactly what they are doing, they just don't care because they don't think that way. If you are naive enough, they will brainwash you into doing exactly what they say and what they want which is the only time a sociopath is truly happy.
            Sociopaths can hide this well if you haven't known them for long. They're really nice and charming at first, almost too nice, but it's extremely fake. The niceness will last until a problem occurs in which they are at fault however, you will be manipulated to believe that you are in the wrong. There is no reasoning with this person. Things have to be their way or it's the highway. They will blame you for hurting them (even if they're the ones who hurt you) or blame the world for all their problems (knowing full well they do shitty things in general). They are compulsive liars and even if they do apologize, it's never genuine. Most are anti social and have few to no friends because most people around them don't want to associate with them. However the sociopath will again tell you that "people hate me for no reason/the world is against me". The only person who will put up with a sociopath is someone who is off their rocker or someone who has absolutely no self respect, or both of those two combined.
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            • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 2 weeks ago
              Scam artists are sociopaths. The last one to phone me claimed to be "a man of God" after advising me that I won over a million dollars.
              Only one hitch (besides my briefly hearing a child's voice in the background). I was required to send $499 to someone in Tuscon, Arizona.
              I said "Baloney" and hung up on him.
              He tried to call me back but I have a caller ID.
              I did listen to his recorded message. Quite upset, he yelled, "We need to talk like--BIG MEN! LIKE BIG MEN!"
              He must have not been having much luck trying to rip people off.
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              • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                people are getting wise to scammers. I like playing with their pea-brains by pretending interest and asking nutty questions. How come a Million? Why not two orb three million? Is it my friend George? He's been promising me a million for ages? Sorry, I already have a million, what else you got?
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                • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                  Great tactic . One I will use on occasion is "oh I've been hoping You would call I want to buy so...
                  And I hang up in the middle of a word.
                  It kills me to race to the phone and say hello and the pause click with "hello "like I am supposed to greet them again Don't they know when I say hello the call then connects them to me . Sorry just a pet peave.
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                  • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                    I forgot to ,mention this last scammer was part of an organized criminal network. He gave me both a code and a phone number. A guy answered and connected me to a girl who said I could either have a Mercedes AMG Roadster or $45,000. Playing along, I said I'd take the money. I got back with the original caller after using my caller ID to locate him in some small town near Niagara Falls, according to Google Maps. Keep in mind he wanted me to send $499 to Tuscon, which adds up to four con game players.
                    A year or so earlier, I got a call from someone with a mean voice who said I was in trouble with the IRS and to have account numbers to assets ready because I'd get a call within the hour.
                    Bet he scared old people. Uh, wait, old would include old dino. Anyway, I was only amused. About 45 minutes later a different guy called me
                    He had a Hispanic accent and in the background I heard several people talking on phones. It was a freaking con game workshop. I laughed at the Hispanic, telling him that the IRS advises they only contacting people in the mail--not on the phone.
                    Were they working for the Mafia? Some cartel?
                    Just a bunch of crooks who found each other?
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                    • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                      It was what they call a "boiler Room." Those guys are "closers" working on straight commsison .
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                      • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                        Aha! The term that kept evading my old dino recall.
                        I settled for "workshop" aware of something more accurate.
                        Being called "closers" and working on straight commission I did not know.
                        Thanks.
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                        • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                          Their is nothing nefarious about
                          Closers or straight commission as an earned wage.
                          Bonnie and Clyde drove a car and used a gun.
                          So do you. The ABC of selling is always be closing. The crime is the fraud.
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                          • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 1 week ago
                            So do I?
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                            • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
                              No offense ment but you drive and have a gun.
                              That's not bad .Bonnie and Clyde
                              Used them for illegal means.
                              Just saying closing or earning a living by "straight commisioned is not illegal .
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                              • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 1 week ago
                                There's a bank I'd like to rob due to putting up with a passive aggressive manager when I was a semi-retired security guard there for a few months.
                                Problem is~
                                1. Everybody there knows me.
                                2. A police station is on the same block.
                                3. Having worked at a prison for 21 years, I definitely do not want to risk living there.
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                                • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
                                  That is what a rational person thinks like.
                                  You understand the potential consequences
                                  Of your behavior. If more people did that the Alabama prison would have plenty of vacancies.
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                          • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
                            Absolutely. there's no crime in selling. But, selling the Brooklyn Bridge is a crime.
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                            • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
                              Swindle
                              I See You...

                              Wanderer, wanderer, lost in the haze
                              void of direction, succumb to the craze.
                              Give ear to my madness, so deftly designed;
                              deception de-jour: aimed to muddle your mind.

                              Hocus and pocus no need for free thought,
                              erase your opinions, your conscious to rot.
                              As sugar and soda your smile decay,
                              a hoax and swindle, then off on your way.

                              Smoke and a mirror, please don’t look too close.
                              The truth makes one banal; drugs for the morose.
                              Illusion can conjure emotions untapped
                              a quick misdirection, now I’ve got you trapped.

                              You think you arrived here, quite all on your own
                              you’re one of a billion, another sad clone…
                              I’ve stolen the treasure that once made you free
                              brainwashed you to thinking all’s as it should be.

                              Gobbledygook and hyperbolized drivel
                              platitudes, platitudes, mentally shrivel;
                              accept what I tell you, and not an ounce more,
                              wanderer, wanderer, you’re lost evermore.

                              07/12/15


                              Copyright © The Grahamburglar | Year Posted 2015
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  • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    I voted for trump and he is actually doing what he said he would do when he campaigned. That pretty much NEVER happens in politics today. I hope he lasts for the 4 years and gets as much swamp draining done as possible.
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    • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Looks as if he's headed that way.
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      • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        I think he REALLY does want to help the country. I have to tell you that I would tell the country to go to hell after getting pounded on by the liberals and media constantly. Life is too short for that.

        I have to hand it to him for being dedicated. He has my respect for sure.
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        • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 2 weeks ago
          Trump has me dino's respect for meaning well too.
          He's not perfect but I do believe he is the only one who could keep that Evil Hag from further corrupting the White House~not to mention the Obamanation of the entire federal government!
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          • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
            There are no Randian persons on the horizon. Some jerks will point out. that Hitler started the same way, whereupon I'll point out that they have tapioca for brains.. Trump has turned out better than we could have hoped.
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        • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
          He thrives on attention.
          This is his arena and the crowd is his.
          Before he was President it was a level playing field, now it is slanted in such a way as to give him the edge over all contenders, and he relishes it. He's a fighter.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    The President just held a meeting with the Democrats at the White House about DACA, and invited the press into the meeting! Almost the first thing he did was ask Rep. Hoyer and Senator Durbin what they wanted with respect to immigration. I can't imagine any President in recent history that would be that transparent, to negotiate one of the most controversial issues in front of the media, particularly when most are openly hostile to him. That's definitely a way to eliminate one of the tools of his enemies, that can mischaracterize a meeting and leak stories to the press that are blatantly false. I hope he does more of this, as it's one thing that might get more people on his side. Less closed door governing is a healthy change. The only meetings that need to be private are either classified, or delicate diplomacy.
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
      Just another brilliant move. What will he come up with next?
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      • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
        The problem with governance is government.If man's natural state is freedom, government is freedom's antithesis. Too bad that with all his knowledge man hasn't risen much from the gorilla when it comes to social graces, The ability to create MWD's is usually likened to putting a Glock in the hands of a Bonobo.. If that is true, then there is no form of gevernment that is suitable for Homo Sapiens because the sapiens part has not developed to the same degree as the toyshop in his head.
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        • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
          Not in bone in a bonobo that matches a human.
          What matters is a mind and what is between the ears.
          Herb I was so struck by a passage that Freedomforall posted. I went to the bookstore and bought Three of his books. The author was Robert Heinlein and it pertained to governance. This is the passage.................. "I work hard governing. But only in thinking about policy and in judging the work of others. I don't do donkey work; I leave that to the professional administrators. Even so the problems ... can keep a man busy, especially if his intention is to govern as little as possible- as that means he must keep a sharp eye out and his ear tuned for signs that subordinates are doing unnecessary governing. Half my time is used in the negative work of plucking such officious officials and ordering that they never again serve in any public capacity.
          Then I usually abolish their jobs, and all the jobs subordinate to them.
          I have never noticed any harm from such pruning save that parasites whose jobs are eliminated must find some other way to avoid starvation. (They are welcome to starve-better if they do. But they don't.)
          The important thing is to spot these malignant growths and remove them when they are small. The more skill a chief executive acquires in this, the more emerging ones he finds, which keeps him busier than ever. Anyone can see a forest fire; skill lies in sniffing the first smoke.
          This leaves me too little time for my prime work; thinking about policy. The purpose of my government is never to do good, but simply to refrain from doing evil. This sounds simple but is not."
          - Ira Weatheral, Chairman Pro Tem Howard Families, Time Enough For Love Robert Heinlein
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  • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago in reply to this comment.
    The biggest swindle of all -- Income Tax!
    Hayfoot strawfoot forward march,
    Stiffen your backbone up with starch
    Strut like Hercules or maybe Hector,
    Get ready for the income tax collector.
    Give 3 cheers and give them thrice
    Roar like lions or maybe mice,
    Boomalay boom on the big bass drum,
    Where's the money coming from?
    It's used in research children dear,
    For ways to increase the tax next year.
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    • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
      Ogden Nash-- a poem for every topic..
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
        Poetry concludes the four major genres of literature including drama, nonfiction and fiction.
        Poetry can be divided into further genres ,prose
        Satire, humor , and I will add horror.
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        • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
          What about prose comedy?
          The art of words. Limitless in content and application..
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
            There once was a man from kanass,
            Who's nuts were made out of brass.
            in stormy weather,
            he'd clack them together,
            and lightning shot out of his ass.
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            • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
              Aha! Lavatory graffitti.
              Unfortunately my limericks of that nature might be a bit over the top for this forum, or am I being old-fashioned?Here's one I made up when I started reading up on quantum physics.

              There was a young woman, quite bright,
              Who could travel much faster than light,
              She took off one day,
              In a relative way,
              And arrived on the previous night.
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              • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
                My Apologies for the crassness
                It was a limerick that I had heard.
                If these letters caused duress
                Next time I'll arrange a new word.
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                • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
                  It was perfectly well crafted considering the genre.
                  I'm afraid that I led a rather dystopian life and limericks comprised of the grossest words in the language..No need for apologies. I also have a collection of rather naughty folk songs. Some mild and elegantly constructed and some very naughty indeed.We musicologists shouldn't be shy about putting forth the nasty stuff.
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                  • Posted by 9 months, 1 week ago
                    Here I sit, broken hearted,
                    Came to shit and only farted.
                    The above is an example of how lavatory Graffitti
                    can amuse and embarrass . Not only a cute rhyme.
                    but something everyone has exoerienced, A slice of the reality of life.
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                    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 9 months, 1 week ago
                      Advice at the golf course.
                      1. BACK STRAIGHT, KNEES BENT, FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART.

                      2. FORM A LOOSE GRIP.

                      3. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN!

                      4.. AVOID A QUICK BACK SWING.

                      5. STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

                      6. TRY NOT TO HIT ANYONE.

                      7. IF YOU ARE TAKING TOO LONG, LET OTHERS GO AHEAD OF YOU.

                      8. DON’T STAND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OTHERS.

                      9. QUIET PLEASE…WHILE OTHERS ARE PREPARING.

                      10. DON’T TAKE EXTRA STROKES.

                      WELL DONE… NOW, FLUSH THE URINAL, WASH YOUR HANDS, GO OUTSIDE AND TEE OFF.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 1 week ago in reply to this comment.
    Reminds me of an inmate fight I helped to break up.
    The shift commander sorted out who threw the first punch. That inmate had a peculiar face and a crew cut.
    Asked why he threw the first punch, the inmate pointed to the inmate he had fought and said, "He called me a carrot head."
    That would really impress the jury if he had accidentally killed the guy. Or on purpose.
    Such things do happen during fights.
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    Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Clearly you do not realize that trusting the President's "instincts" is what the bad guys in Atlas Shrugged would have said. Time and again, it is revealed that President Trump is a post-modernist whose policies do not extend beyond the range of the moment. Time and again, people who in the past were small government conservatives join the big government bandwagon repeating the Big Lie that the President will "drain the swamp."

    Just what do you think a "senior civil service" person is? They are not poilitical appointees. They take tests to get those jobs. They hold them regardless of the Administration specifically because we want the bureaucracy to be independent of the administratiion. Bureaucracy has a bad name, but it is the foundation of a democratic republic. Unlike other societies where family, religion, and region matter, in a bureaucracy, each piece of paper moves from desk to desk on its own merits.

    Your racism has no place here: "... legals and illegals most of non-European origin..." As you seem not to care whether they are legal or illegal, what seems to bother you most is that they are not Europeans. Mysefl, all I care about is that they work hard, whoever they are. And I met a lot of illegals who do work two jobs.
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    • Posted by  $  WilliamShipley 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      I don't want to have every aspect of my financial and personal life controlled by bureaucrats who are responsive to no external control. Who only exist to increase the size of their departments and budgets.

      The current system was developed to keep the entire mechanism of government from being handed out as political spoils. It has evolved into a system that isolates government workers from control or oversight. What is the point of having elections if the government doesn't have to pay attention to the people who are elected?
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      • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        I think that it was probably assumed by the founders that if the bureaucrats got out of line the executive branch could take them out to the woodshed. For some reason, possibly unions, the executive has failed to do that for a number of years, hence the growth of a bureauocracy that does damn well as it pleases as a 4th branch of government, wielding a power through income that it doesn't deserve and was never intended to.
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        • Posted by  $  WilliamShipley 9 months, 2 weeks ago
          The Civil Service act of 1883 removed most of the government jobs from being politically appointed and made them merit based. It also isolated them from control.

          It was put in after Garfield was assassinated in 1881 by a disappointed job seeker.
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    • Posted by  $  CBJ 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Re: “Bureaucracy has a bad name, but it is the foundation of a democratic republic. Unlike other societies where family, religion, and region matter, in a bureaucracy, each piece of paper moves from desk to desk on its own merits.” Bureaucracy is anything but the foundation of a democratic republic. It is, however, a foundational attribute of the worst dictatorships of the 20th Century as well as some that came earlier. Bureaucrats have wide latitude in interpreting laws through the filter of their own political convictions, and (as the public is beginning to realize) they frequently disregard those laws and even their own internal procedures with impunity to advance their political agendas. Civil service “reforms” and public employee unions have led to entrenched bureaucracies that are forever attempting to expand their scope, size and power. They make up most of today’s “swamp”, and our only recourse is to drain it by instituting procedures that provide a healthy turnover for those who administer our laws. Bureaucratic term limits, perhaps.
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      • Posted by lrshultis 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        The USA is a representative constitutional republic and not a democratic republic. Bureaucracy is a danger and thus there is a need for constant vigilance of elected and hired government.
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    • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Mike, I find your remarks insulting.
      You are taking sentences out of context. I am pointing out facts. Soros has found that fodder for his evil intents are best and easiest when they are not Europeans.That's merely the truth. If you are afraid of the truth because you might be called a racist, you're the one without a place here. I suppose you never heard of a bureaucrat with a political agenda? One that was so loyal to Obama that he/she was willing to work in such a way as to subvert any agenda that doesn't jibe with Obama's?. As to Trump, "Of two evils pick the lesser" may not be A.R.'s ideal, but it works as good as can be worked in today's world. If a John Galt type politician somehow did arise out of the muck, and into politics, (Unlikely) how long would he last? Definitely not as long as to be nominated. Your choice was between Clinton and Trump, your choice was one or the other or abstention.Other than Trump the other alternatives were way worse. .Mike, I do find your posts to be insightful and intelligent, but if you have an axe to grind, you're grinding it on the wrong person. For now, I'll attribute your post to a bad breakfast.
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    • Posted by 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      There is nothing that "bothers me most." Only that Soros is using Asians and polynesians for his purveyors. That is a fact and is stated as such, not as a personal problem of mine. Please do not infer. The words mean what they mean.Nothing I write "seems'" anything except what the words mean. I'm really not sure what has gotten your goat (I'm not anti-goat) but I see that for some unknown reason the little paragraph I put out under "Counterweight" has crawled under your skin and caused you to infer that I'm a racist and a Trump lover. Your inference is way off target, and all I can say about Trump so far is that he is struggling mightilly to keep his pledges, and if that turns him into a new Fascist of the Mussolini type in your eyes, so be it.
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    • Posted by DrZarkov99 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Mike, I spent 20 years in Washington, and some of the worst, most malicious, dishonest people I had to deal with were members of the unelected bureaucracy. Where did you ever get the idea that a cadre of overpaid "experts" with not even an indirect connection with the American voter making decisions that affect the rest of us is a good thing?
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