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Bucknaway last won the day on July 28 2016

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  1. I'm trying to plan a trip to Brazil and it seems that all the flights from Philadelphia have a short layover in Sao Paulo (GRU) before going onto Rio (GIG). This is my first trip to Brazil and I only plan to stay for 10 days including flight time and I'm wondering if it's better to stay in sp or continue on to Rio?
  2. At any rate, food luck to them. I wonder how many other countries want a their own Trumpian leader?
  3. He is is President now. Hope he lives up to the Hope's of the voters.
  4. I wish the best for Brazil, but I can only vote in the USA. I dont know the man but I hear the Brazilians liken him to President Trump.
  5. ABOUT THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential race by Reuters Sunday, 28 October 2018 23:02 GMT (Adds Bolsonaro comments, celebrations outside his house) By Jake Spring and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, riding a wave of frustration over corruption and crime that brought a dramatic swing to the right in the world's fourth-largest democracy. With 94 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro had 56 percent of the votes in the run-off election against left-wing hopeful Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party (PT), who had 44 percent, according to the electoral authority TSE. "We cannot continue flirting with communism ... We are going to change the destiny of Brazil," Bolsonaro said in an acceptance address in which he vowed to carry out his campaign promises to stamp out corruption after years of leftist rule. The former army captain's rise has been propelled by rejection of the leftist PT that ran Brazil for 13 of the last 15 years and was ousted two years ago in the midst of a deep recession and political graft scandal. Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters cheered and set off fireworks outside his home in Rio de Janeiro's Barra de Tijuca beachfront neighborhood as his victory was announced. In Brazil's commercial capital of Sao Paulo, Bolsonaro's win was greeted with fireworks and the honking of car horns. "Brazil is partying. Brazil's good people are celebrating," said Carmen Flores, local president of Bolsonaro's PSL party. The vote had been calm and orderly across the country, said Laura Chinchilla, the former president of Costa Rica who is head of the Organization of American States' Electoral Observation Mission. Brazil has suffered a spate of partisan violence during the polarized campaign. Many Brazilians are concerned that Bolsonaro, an admirer of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship and a defender of its use of torture on leftist opponents, will trample on human rights, curtail civil liberties and muzzle freedom of speech. The 63-year-old seven-term congressman has vowed to crack down on crime in Brazil's cities and farm belt by granting police more autonomy to shoot at criminals. He also wants to let more Brazilians buy weapons to fight crime. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle and Jake Spring in Brasilia, Rodrigo Viga Gaier in Rio de Janeiro and Brad Brooks in Sao Paulo; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Rosalba O'Brien)
  6. https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2018/10/20/count-on-hillary-clinton-running-again-in-2020/amp/ Count on Hillary Clinton running again in 2020 By Michael Goodwin October 20, 2018 | 10:53pm Hillary Clinton Getty Images This is beyond odd, but here goes. I rise to defend Hillary Clinton. She is under attack and this time, the long knives are wielded by members of her own clan. Suddenly, after two years of indulging Clinton’s blame games and pity parties, lefty pundits say she’s talking too much, she’s stuck in the past, she had her chance and she blew it. Vanity Fair, declaring that she “still hasn’t learned the lessons of #MeToo,” is furious that Clinton said her husband’s Oval Office dalliance with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power because the 22-year-old intern “was an adult.” Politico flatly declared Clinton a “problem” who won’t go away and fretted that Democrats “don’t know what to do” about her. A New York Times columnist, noting that Clinton is a font of gaffes and a focus for Republicans, accused her of “moral arrogance” and wrote that “someone needs to perform an intervention.” The passions are real and the imagery colorful. Imagine an intervention where a pink pussy-hat posse forces Clinton into a van and drives her to a remote cabin in the woods to keep her from talking. Alas, the motives are suspect. These three writers, all female, are not so much angry at what Clinton is saying as they are over the timing. The gist of their complaint is that she is hogging the spotlight they believe should be trained on Democrats running in the midterms. They’re mad because they fear she’s undercutting the holy war they subscribe to against President Trump. Intramural feuds are often bloody, but this one is also stupid. Trying to silence Clinton is a lost cause and, even if it succeeded, wouldn’t cure what ails Democrats. In fact, shutting her up might push the party even deeper into the wilderness. Implicit in the charge that Clinton is the problem is the assumption that others are the solution. It’s a fair point — until you try to name any Dem who has a better shot at serving as the party’s leader, uniting it around a message and potentially defeating Trump in 2020. After all, that’s the job that is vacant. So let us run through the parade of likely applicants, starting in the Senate: Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand. Anybody stand out? While there is political talent, none strikes me as a heavyweight contender who could lead the party and go toe to toe with Trump. Sanders is running on vapors, Booker is a lightweight who embarrassed himself with the Spartacus shtick and Gillibrand is a do-nothing hack. As for Warren, CNN, showing its usual tin ear, moved her to the top of the Dem field just before she imploded with her disastrous DNA test. Her silly repetition of the now-disproven claim that she has significant Native American ancestry opens her to endless ridicule and further diminishes her already narrow appeal. Others advertising their availability include Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Same question: Does anybody in the group look like a champion in waiting? Not to me and, to judge from the lack of great enthusiasm, not to big funders or hot-shot consultants. Two others in the thinking-and-hoping stage are New York’s feuding Frick and Frack, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Mayor Putz is term-limited and it looks as if his career has peaked. His image of being lazy, corrupt and incompetent means he’s not an asset to anyone, so he may have to get a real job when he finally leaves City Hall. As for Cuomo, his mediocre rec­ord might get him a third term in deep-blue New York, but it’s not likely to endear him to national Dems. He trusts no one, including himself, which is why he hides from the media, lest he say things like America “was never that great.” His habit of ducking debates won’t fly in a grueling presidential campaign against numerous competitors, and the rampant corruption on his watch makes him a fat target. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is also considering a run, and fellow richie Tom Steyer, whose deep pockets are funding the “Need to Impeach” movement, could be a candidate. Oprah flirted with the idea before saying no, but don’t be surprised if she flirts again. The list, then, is long, varied and growing — but not compelling. Which is why Clinton, despite her enormous flaws and two presidential defeats, can’t be ruled out as the party’s best hope. God knows she wants it more than anybody else. It’s also why I have been saying for months that she was keeping her options open and might actually seek a rematch with Trump. And that was before she and Bill Clinton announced their six-month speaking tour. The gambit is designed to keep her name front and center without having to declare herself a candidate. Her recent phone calls to White House reporters also signal her plan. So I was not surprised when one of her former aides, Philippe Reines, admitted to Politico that Clinton might run. He cited her fan base, said she was tough enough to go against Trump and could raise the money. There you have it, the official word that attempts to silence her are doomed. Brace yourself — she’s baaaack! Harvard’s poison ivy If nothing else, the trial over whether Harvard discriminates against Asian-American students is revealing the messy ways that top schools decide who gets admitted. It’s no surprise, for example, that when the question involves legacies, donors’ offspring and athletes, academic merit is often not the deciding factor. Yet most galling is the claim by Harvard’s lawyer that “if it considers race, it is always considered in a positive way.” That’s sophistry. With a finite number of openings, to consider race as a reason for admitting one student inevitably means shutting out another student, presumably of a different race. Even an Ivy Leaguer can figure that out. Behind the bloat Reader George Merrill asks the $80 billion question. He writes: “Florida and New York have similar-sized populations so you would think the cost of state services would also be similar. However, this is not the case. The Florida budget is $88 billion while New York’s is $168 billion. “I find the government-provided services in Florida to be excellent. Therefore, it is a mystery to me why New York spends 90 percent more money to provide the same services. “Please clarify.” My answer: Waste, fraud and abuse. Everything else is detail. Stable door’s shut Nicholas Saridakis wants to answer my question about why President Trump would stoop to call Stormy Daniels “Horseface.” He writes: “I no longer begrudge Trump his shots at his foes and no longer care about his being ‘presidential.’ “Look where it’s gotten us. The fools who hate Trump can play the dignity game all they want. It no longer matters.”
  7. Bucknaway

    Blue Wave

    It may be wishful thinking but I think with all the talk of a blue wave, Republicans are going to come out in mass and make the news media cry once again.
  8. Bucknaway

    Blue Wave

    Any predictions on the coming election?
  9. Cool, I went worry about it then. It's all good. Thanks for the compassion. I'm happy and optimistic but there are some here that could use a shoulder and pity pat on the back.
  10. I'll google the tolorent left when I get home and post some links
  11. Dems seem to want it all. They are like the bullying older brother that grabs his younger brothers hands and tells him to stop hitting yourself. I guess they figure if they throw a tantrum long enough they will be given what they are crying for. It's been 2 years of dems crying and lashing out. Get over it already and shoot your shot next election. I hope the voters remember this. I think bad behavior by the left should not be rewarded.
  12. Well this election will tell the tale.
  13. The democrat leaders are willing to tear the country apart to get their power back. It will be interesting to see Mrs Clinton run again and I want to see SNL savage Trump and worship her.
  14. I'm looking forward to the election. Either way it's good. If the dems win their blue wave, it will say the American people truly want the president to be stopped. If the Republicans retain power, it means that President Trump has the Peoples support.
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