Nikki Haley

Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 10,039 Senior Member
I think she's doing a great job as Ambassador to the UN. She's one of the best cabinet choices, along with the Mad Dog.
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  • 104RFAST104RFAST Senior Member Posts: 1,262 Senior Member
    Her stock has gone up significantly in recent weeks
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,072 Senior Member
    Yep. "It won’t be forgotten."
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,039 Senior Member
    I think she's a promising woman in politics. I can't think of any other younger woman who's more attractive and strong. She was a good governor, intelligent where it counts, and has a strong voice of conviction. I'd like to see her run for high office.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,650 Senior Member
    I like her.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,045 Senior Member
    She's a keeper!
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,662 Senior Member
    Weren’t a bunch of democrats just whining about how we can’t pay for the tax cut bill? I think $500 million is a nice start
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,575 Senior Member
    22% of $500 M is $110M. Now we only have to find ways to cut 10,000x that to pay for the tax cuts
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    I'm a fan.

    It's about time we had someone with a SPINE at the U.N.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,858 Senior Member
    I like her. Few things in her past I didn't like but she is telling them like it is for now.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Now we only have to find ways to cut 10,000x that to pay for the tax cuts

    Exactly...what do you suggest? I realize it's tough for a lefty to reconcile a tax cut and spending reductions, but here we are. Over $20T in debt.


    On topic: Nikki Haley is a decent pol. I hope her next suggestion is defunding to entire UN. Move the HQ to ___________.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,575 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Exactly...what do you suggest? I realize it's tough for a lefty to reconcile a tax cut and spending reductions, but here we are. Over $20T in debt.


    On topic: Nikki Haley is a decent pol. I hope her next suggestion is defunding to entire UN. Move the HQ to ___________.
    I know slightly off topic and I know big numbers are hard for people, but it's like we spent $10,000 on a luxury gun we didn't need and couldn't afford and then getting excited about saving less than $2 on a box of ammo. And yes that's the literal equivalent for the federal budget in terms of a personal budget of the tax cuts vs. UN savingd. But yes sure, every $2 matters.

    As for the original topic Haley is ok. Better than most Republicans in my book. We'll see. I get the UN is super unpopular around here. I'm more isolationist than most, but I also don't see the point of being jerks on an international stage. There is a fine line between saying we're not going to be nice for the sake of nice and ticking off the rest of the world for no reason.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    Sorry, but the rest of the world seems to need us (our $$ anyway) more than we need them. So why continue to bend over and kiss their collective asses?
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,540 Senior Member
    I know slightly off topic and I know big numbers are hard for people, but it's like we spent $10,000 on a luxury gun we didn't need and couldn't afford and then getting excited about saving less than $2 on a box of ammo. And yes that's the literal equivalent for the federal budget in terms of a personal budget of the tax cuts vs. UN savingd. But yes sure, every $2 matters. This has been the liberal mantra that you've chanted for all the years that you've been on the forum, "bla, bla, bla, billion is insignificant when you compare it to bla, bla, bla." Those of us that big numbers are "hard for" still understand that our countrie's financial issues can't be corrected in one motion and can only be done incrementally and even the smallest increment is a step in the right direction.

    As for the original topic Haley is ok. Better than most Republicans in my book. We'll see. I get the UN is super unpopular around here. I'm more isolationist than most, but I also don't see the point of being jerks on an international stage. There is a fine line between saying we're not going to be nice for the sake of nice and ticking off the rest of the world for no reason.
    . Placing the best interest of OUR country ahead of allowing other countries to take advantage of our generosity makes us jerks?
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,039 Senior Member
    Ticking off the rest of the world for no reason? I think the overwhelming vote to condemn the US for moving its embassy to
    Jerusalem is reason enough. The world ticking us off should be accepted without response? The US provides more money to the UN than all other countries combined. We should have a voice. I'm not against the UN as a concept, but it's a concept whose execution is flawed. Name three positive things the UN has done in the past three years.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    A simple “ thumbs up “ .:up::up:.

    We need to manage the billions spent better. Next up Welfare Reform and infrastructure improvements. Imagine turning low income families and non tax payers into tax paying Americans.
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,525 Senior Member
    Don't forget UN cuts are for 2 FYs, Tax Cut estimates alpha wants to throw in the mix is a liberal estimate over 10 years
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    I know slightly off topic and I know big numbers are hard for people, but it's like we spent $10,000 on a luxury gun we didn't need and couldn't afford and then getting excited about saving less than $2 on a box of ammo. And yes that's the literal equivalent for the federal budget in terms of a personal budget of the tax cuts vs. UN savingd. But yes sure, every $2 matters.

    As for the original topic Haley is ok. Better than most Republicans in my book. We'll see. I get the UN is super unpopular around here. I'm more isolationist than most, but I also don't see the point of being jerks on an international stage. There is a fine line between saying we're not going to be nice for the sake of nice and ticking off the rest of the world for no reason.

    Now you give a damn about the deficit? Where were you when Obama doubled it?

    Nikki Haley is doing well for Trump, while maintaining a relationship with establishment Republicans. I like her, and what she said at the UN. I'm quite sure that she is keeping all options open for career advancement, including getting along with the establishment Republicans. UN Ambassadorship is a relatively safe place for a politician who is learning the international ropes, because they are mostly delivering messages. If she doesn't get blown up along the way by bad foreign policy decisions (or spin to that effect), she could go far.
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,575 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Now you give a damn about the deficit? Where were you when Obama doubled it?

    Nikki Haley is doing well for Trump, while maintaining a relationship with establishment Republicans. I like her, and what she said at the UN. I'm quite sure that she is keeping all options open for career advancement, including getting along with the establishment Republicans. UN Ambassadorship is a relatively safe place for a politician who is learning the international ropes, because they are mostly delivering messages. If she doesn't get blown up along the way by bad foreign policy decisions (or spin to that effect), she could go far.
    I actually don't care much about the deficit. There is massive global demand for US treasuries as an investment instrument so that it doesn't really matter much. I just find it funny how so many Republicans claim to and then blow a giant hole in it and pretend it doesn't matter because tax cuts don't count. It's like holiday calories or something. The whole I just spent $1000 but saved 20 cents logic also bothers me.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,575 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Don't forget UN cuts are for 2 FYs, Tax Cut estimates alpha wants to throw in the mix is a liberal estimate over 10 years
    Does that logic work on your wife? But the ammo is cheaper! Best case scenario still 1/500th of what was just spent over 10 years
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,476 Senior Member
    I like her. A lot!

    I like the message that she and our president sent to the rest of the world. Even better, I like the follow up actions.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    The whole I just spent $1000 but saved 20 cents logic also bothers me.

    Being a career lefty, you live and die by zero sum economic models because your religion/ideology requires a large element of class envy politics. You probably still ridicule trickle down economics, while pretending that it is something different from the plain old American capitalism that built this country. The rich get richer and the poor get old Buicks and big screen TVs.

    The tax cuts to corporations and small businesses have much more value as an economic stimulus than the tax cuts to the middle class. It may not seem fair, but it works because then they are dealing with reality, rather than emotional prejudices...plus, it stimulates entrepreneurial spirit and that continually infuses new blood into the capitalistic mix.

    If the Republicans actually had the balls to do what is needed, they would tax the poor, so that they would start asking where their tax money is being spent. Then, they would do across the board flat tax rates, and cut the spending to balance the budget. It will never get done, because austerity sucks, and the Democrats would be promoting riots in the streets to an even greater extent than they now do with their ginned up racism protests.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,829 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »

    . Move the HQ to ___________.

    I'm thinking Juarez.....or possibly Antarctica...
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,327 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    We’ll be taking names... ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!!
    UN budget has been reduced by over $280 million because someone is finally paying attention!

    Outstanding declarations.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,072 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    I'm thinking Juarez.....or possibly Antarctica...

    I'd say "Mars", except it looks like we might actually be going there sometime fairly soon. How about the heart of the Sun?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,525 Senior Member
    Does that logic work on your wife? But the ammo is cheaper! Best case scenario still 1/500th of what was just spent over 10 years

    You can throw all you want at this. The bottom line is the UN has been put on notice that the US is not an open ended ATM.
    Once again your twisting numbers and subjects to make your anti Republican agenda. Something good has happened. It has nothing to do with a
    projected deficit that the Democrats project over 10 years without taking into account any cuts in spending.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,254 Senior Member
    Nikki Haley/Condoleeza Rice- - - - - - -or vice versa- - - - -2024! Start printing the bumper stickers and campaign signs now!
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,662 Senior Member
    Does that logic work on your wife? But the ammo is cheaper! Best case scenario still 1/500th of what was just spent over 10 years

    Seriously? One throw away line about how libs are all screaming about people keeping their own money, but then want to have us continue pumping cash into an organization that has nothing but anti-US feelings at heart, and that’s all you focus on?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,254 Senior Member
    League of Nations- - - - -United Nations- - - - -I wonder what strike three is going to be?
    :uhm:
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,727 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    I'm thinking Juarez.....or possibly Antarctica...

    And tell me exactly what you have against penguins.................. :tooth: :rotflmao:
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,575 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I could give three craps about tying in the cuts to the UN to paying off the deficit. We need to cut spending at the UN because it is a BS organization that hates us.
    Sure. That's a perfectly logical. I get that conservatives hate the UN. I will even agree that it's a fairly weak organization with limited utility, although not zero.

    As for them hating us, countries aren't that different than people. Treat people with respect and dignity and most people will return the favor. Some will be jerks no matter what. You are free to treat other people however you want, but you can't treat them however you want without consequences, even if you're the biggest, strongest, richest on the block.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
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