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    This is rich. Kevin McCarthy is a Trump supporter of course. Does he imagine the Fat Fraud could obtain a security clearance?

    This sort of oblivious remark makes me seriously question the intelligence of Mr. McCarthy.

    “Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector. Why would we ever give him a security clearance in the secrets to America? So I will not allow him to be on [the House] Intel [Committee] ,” McCarthy told Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo.
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    Hypocrisy, thy name is 'Republican'.
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    Wonder if Kev could qualify, either. Yeah - he's a lying pos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
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    This is rich. Kevin McCarthy is a Trump supporter of course. Does he imagine the Fat Fraud could obtain a security clearance?

    This sort of oblivious remark makes me seriously question the intelligence of Mr. McCarthy.
    Two things:

    First, I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard or seen someone use "ken" as anything but a proper name. I like that!

    Second, is it possible for a president to be denied a security clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Two things:

    First, I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard or seen someone use "ken" as anything but a proper name. I like that!

    Second, is it possible for a president to be denied a security clearance?
    If t doesn't appy to the person at the top it doesn't aply to anyone.

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    Somewhere a couple of decades ago, the Republicans lost the ability to govern. As in, knowing how to craft legislation, how to go about enacting legislation once passed. It was about a decade ago they even lost interest in even wanting to govern. Power is all they want, and smearing the opposition is about all they can do competently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Just this morning I was thinking of the word 'ken', specifically, if there is a past tense, 'kenned.'
    So - in 16th-17th century prose would it be "kenneth"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Used in a sentence:

    Irony was beyond the kenneth of House Republicans.
    I was thinking more like "Thou kenneth that this is of importance?"
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    It's a normal Scots word, but I don't know if it started there. The archaic meaning was 'range of vision'. What one could descry from one's vantage point. 'Are those my 3 missing sheep on that hillside?' Now it's commonly used to mean what one grasps or comprehends.

    I use the phrase 'beyond my ken' regularly. We all have lots of opportunity to do so, as we're all ignorant of far more things than we're knowledgeable about.
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    Thou kenneth but little.


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    D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?
    D'ye ken John Peel at the break o' day?
    D'ye ken John Peel when he's far, far a-way.
    With his hounds and his horn in the morning?
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    Default Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    another thread sidelined…………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    another thread sidelined…………...
    Did you mean 'sidelined'... or 'sidetracked'?? <G>
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    Default Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    sidelined, lost relevance with it's title…...

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    They don't do nuance, either. Genetically incapable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Two things:

    First, I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard or seen someone use "ken" as anything but a proper name. I like that!
    Ah! Time for a re-viewing (re-kenning) of Trainspotting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Two things:

    First, I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard or seen someone use "ken" as anything but a proper name. I like that!

    Second, is it possible for a president to be denied a security clearance?
    Good question: One does not have to pass any kind of background check to be elected president.
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    John makes a good point. Since all the other folks in the WH have to pass background checks, shouldn't the president have to?

    Trump's presence certainly shows it should be required, as he'd never pass one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    John makes a good point. Since all the other folks in the WH have to pass background checks, shouldn't the president have to?

    Trump's presence certainly shows it should be required, as he'd never pass one.


    I believe the founders, as Lincoln later noted, believed in the ultimate wisdom of the voters, and were loathe to restrict the voters choices.

    "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer."

    As our own Mr. Smith has mentioned once or twice... one of important ways that the system is being perverted is the deliberate and systematic muddying of the 'real facts' part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    I believe the founders, as Lincoln later noted, believed in the ultimate wisdom of the voters, and were loathe to restrict the voters choices.

    "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer."

    As our own Mr. Smith has mentioned once or twice... one of important ways that the system is being perverted is the deliberate and systematic muddying of the 'real facts' part.
    Maybe even 3 times? Totally valid though - I agree with him. However, your quote seems to no longer be true (other than the beer part). I think background checks for the 2 top offices are entirely appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Maybe even 3 times? Totally valid though - I agree with him. However, your quote seems to no longer be true (other than the beer part). I think background checks for the 2 top offices are entirely appropriate.
    I'd have to give it a think, but see no immediately obvious problems. It IS supposed to be a 'living document' after all.

    But there are other ways to fix the issue Mr. Smith regards as paramount. Reinstating the 'fairness doctrine' is one obvious example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Just this morning I was thinking of the word 'ken', specifically, if there is a past tense, 'kenned.'
    It has current usage in Scotland - Ken == Know; past tense is kent - as in "I kent him well."


    You can delve into the work and life of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, on our poet’s page. Here you will find well-kent poems and songs
    from https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/burns-night/


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