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Trump blames D.C. as military parade plans unravel over costs

I was able to find the City of DC's line by line breakdown of the estimated expenses for the parade and they are pretty much in line with what would be required. DC has a pretty good history of what it takes to put on parades like this, from inaugural parades to the post-war parade for Desert Storm. Having worked with city officials on a large parade (Fiesta Flambeau - 2.6 miles with 750,000 people), I know the logistics it takes to put on one of these. Their figure of $21.6 million is spot on.
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The military estimated cost made up the rest which is what inflated the overall cost of the parade. So Trump can throw a hissy fit all he wants, but he needs to talk to his own people about the costs for his little parade. It's a shame he unloaded on DC about this, showing how immature he is and how illiterate on issues he is. Glad he cancelled it. Now, instead of spending that money on a portion of a fighter jet how about spending it on veterans? That should be a no brainer.

August 17, 2018 at 7:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

We'll take a pass

moz I do quite often, but it's apparently over your head when I do. Rarely do I ever see you do the same. ALL you do is attack others or "dims" (are you incapable of spelling). You might as LRCrook who I engage with often namely because we both bring facts to the table and counter each other, or sometimes agree. See, when you just come in here with blind false rhetoric you'll get attacked. When you come to the table with well researched points or counterpoints, you'll get the same in rational discussion. However, I don't think I've EVER seen you able to do that so just expect more of the same from me. My suggestion. Buy a vowel. You need it.

August 17, 2018 at 6:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Awkward Amazon

Quite honestly, I don’t think the two events are even remotely related. Amazon could care less about that “letter” but it gave the D-G ed board something to rant about. So many other issues and they come up with this? Yawn.

August 17, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ralliers urge spot at Arkansas Capitol for Satanic Temple's 7½-foot-tall Baphomet statue

fake you're off topic and drunk again apparently. You do realize when you post idiotic comments like that, most people just write you off as the crazy old fool.

August 17, 2018 at 3:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas teen pleads guilty in shooting of 4-year-old boy, attempt to cover it up

So the idiot mother had a gun by her side to protect her family from the Mexican Mafia? Then some idiot kid comes in and apparently mishandles the gun and shoots one of her kids sleeping on the floor? This story gets more bizarre by the paragraph.

August 17, 2018 at 2:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump blames D.C. as military parade plans unravel over costs

swal you mean how dare he save the money he was going to spend?

August 17, 2018 at 2:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ralliers urge spot at Arkansas Capitol for Satanic Temple's 7½-foot-tall Baphomet statue

So, all the "Christians" in here found them someone to despise but seem to miss the real issue. More of the issue illiterate that plague our state's electorate. The point being made is that there should be NO religious symbols on the state capitol grounds. These folks could care less about erecting some bizarre statue here. But Rapert threw down the gauntlet for challenge by erecting his own idol as an affront to other religions. They are why our state keeps electing idiots like Rapert.

August 17, 2018 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democratic Arkansas House candidate files no reports; opponent says she sent challenger 'friendly reminder'

Eaglescout how about if they can't file them electronically they are removed from the ballot? I am amazed at some of the excuses some legislators give because they won't file electronically.

August 17, 2018 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ralliers urge spot at Arkansas Capitol for Satanic Temple's 7½-foot-tall Baphomet statue

And we have clueless skeptic weighing in. Does she even have a clue when that was added? It was in 1956. So it has nothing to do with how the founders viewed religion. One day she MIGHT make sense.

August 17, 2018 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump blames D.C. as military parade plans unravel over costs

Can’t wait to see the lame defense by abb or skeptic on this. Just finished the WaPo article which breaks this down and Trump is about as clueless as they come. The bulk of the cost was from the military. The DC costs are only $21 million and comparable to the inaugural parade costs. Most of the problems fall on history administration who finally got info to the city on Tuesday to discuss and estimate. To attack DC shows how much of an idiot he really is.
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Oh, and maybe someone should cue him in on the cost of fighter jets. $92 million buys about a quarter of one. When are we finally going to get someone in the WH who is somewhat intelligent?

August 17, 2018 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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