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Re: President Trump

I agree Jacques. Trouble is, the f'in hamster in the White House isn't coming after a woman, "The Gays" and "The Transgenders." The f'in hamster is just steps away from taking the oath of office in a short 6 months.
by DavidG
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Re: President Trump

Dems are doing their best at shooting themselves in the foot. Totally mis-handled DWS. I doubt it will do anything to mollify the Sanders supporters. I think they will still try to disrupt the convention. If they do become disruptive they should be removed from the convention hall.
by DavidG
on Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Just saw Sanders on one of the AM talk shows and have to give him kudos for refusing to take the DNC e-mail bait and focusing on the real issue at hand: defeating Trump. Not sure if his most fervent supporters will be able to do the same. They may say their protests are designed to move policy furth...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Understood. Sometimes we all have to make choices that are contrary to our personal preferences. That plays out in public with politics, which makes it even more difficult. I share your frustration and disgust with the triumph of political expediency over principles. The Clintons are masters of that...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

He's against the death penalty but as governor he allowed 6 inmates to be put to death, including at least one who was so mentally delayed that he couldn't tie his own shoes. He is personally against abortion but has a 100% approval rating from Planned Parenthood. Imagine that. Hillary picked a guy...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Bernie deserved everything he got from the DNC, and more. Not only did he refuse to raise money for Dems, his gang broke into the DNC server and stole Clinton data. Then sued the DNC when he was locked out of the server. The DNC and DWS did their jobs in discussing how to deal with him. Bernie and h...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Re: And your three dream wines are . . .

1811 Yquem
1900 Margaux
1947 Cheval Blanc

All at peak, of course, since we are dreaming.
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: And your three dream wines are . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: President Trump

The plagiarism brou-ha-ha is much ado about very little IMO. I thought Melania's speech was flat and uninspiring. Ivanka was a much better speaker, though I wasn't particularly moved by what she said. No surprise given my opinion of Trump. I liked David Axelrod's summary of Trump's position at the e...
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:02 pm
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Re: Three greatest vintages

Thanks Rudi. I can find 2001 La Fleur de Gay for $80, Lafite ~$600, Leoville Barton for $100, Haut Bailley for $80, Haut Bergey for $70, Pavie Macquin for $75. Other than the Lafite, those all sound worth exploring. Patrick, I would put 2001, 1988, 1989, 1986 and 1990 as my top 5 Sauternes vintages....
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
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Views: 270

Re: Leoville-Lascases 2004

Blanquito wrote:Love, love the 95 PLL, it's nearly as good as the 96 in my experience


+2
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Lascases 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 239

Re: Three greatest vintages

Yes, I've had some great Sauternes from 2001. It was a great year for that region, thus the qualifier in my original question.
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 270

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:He is gonna go completely unhinged by the time this circus is over.


Ah, but is the electorate willing to go flying off the hinges with him?
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:59 pm
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: Three greatest vintages

No problem at all Rudi. My question, "Which wines stand out for you?" was in reference to 2001. As that was not a vintage heralded by critics or commentators as a "vintage of the century," I wondered if it was a typo. But more importantly since it wasn't a typo, the lack of criti...
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 270

Re: Three greatest vintages

Rudi - did you mean to type 2001 or 2010? If 2001 I think your perspective may be unique (unless you are limiting your comments to Sauternes), and I'd like to hear which wines stand out for you.
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:56 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 270

Re: Some quick comments last 2 days

The name Puech Noble is more distinguishable from Puech Haut than Puech Chaud was? I guess there are fewer matching letters.

Going from hot to noble, hmmmm... sounds like a classic novel in there somewhere.
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:53 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Some quick comments last 2 days
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Views: 37

Re: Leoville-Lascases 2004

No stefan. I guess the biggest surprise is how the 2003s need to be drunk now. How broad is this recommendation? I have a few 2003s and mostly have been holding off. Pontet Canet has emerged from a dumb stage but I'm hoping for more complexity and development with more years in the cellar. Branaire...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Leoville-Lascases 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 239

Re: Red wine reduces cholesterol.

Well done! Well done indeed! Glad to hear you are doing well, Jim.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:15 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Red wine reduces cholesterol.
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Three greatest vintages

Vintages I've actually drunk enough of to warrant an opinion, and old enough to prove it, as opposed to potential: 1. 1982 2. 1990 3. 1989 I've had a few awesome 1961s, and suspect that would be number 1 or 2 if I'd had enough experience to legitimately judge. In 15 years, my answer might well mirro...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:00 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Three greatest vintages
Replies: 22
Views: 270

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

Jay, that dinner at Equinox is in my top 3 wine events.
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:49 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 561

Re: President Trump

We beat this issue to death during the last cycle, but I continue to be amazed at the pass Clinton supporters are willing to give Bill. No one is denying the Lewinsky thing was consensual, and while unseemly, I agree, who cares? What is significant about it is its context in front of a Grand Jury i...
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:48 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Regarding prescription drug costs, I don't know what you're seeing where you are, but I can hardly get medication to patients any more - even generics. Over the past two years costs have gone crazy and coverage has almost disappeared. One woman had two ten dollar generic prescriptions go to $750 an...
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:43 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Giuliani was really hopped up. And scary. W on steroids. No doubt just what the audience in the convention hall needed. But how did it play in front of TVs across America? Do people really want more "Bring it on!" coming out of the mouths of trigger-happy leaders who can name the enemy but...
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:19 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted

3) 1990 Petrus
2) 1989 Haut Brion
1) 1959 Lafite
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:35 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: The three greatest Bordeaux you have ever tasted
Replies: 45
Views: 561

Re: Talkin' Brexit

To extend the metaphor, it also appears that the sun hasn't set on the British Empire.
by DavidG
on Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Talkin' Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 526

Re: President Trump

Dubya was actually guilty of treason WRT Valerie Plame in my opinion, but I doubt that the evidence was substantial enough to support a successful prosecution. And if you want to talk about innocent people whose lives were lost, Clinton pales in comparison to W. I really don't care what Bill Clinton...
by DavidG
on Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:51 pm
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

I will give Obama credit for character and for accomplishing anything in this toxic environment. I guess he suffers in my mind from excessively high expectations going in. There's a good chance I will rate him higher with the perspective of more time. Your insurance did very well by you Jim. But I b...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:15 pm
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Re: Heart's Delight

Same here. Just don't have the time, though I'm sure it would be fun. I contributed wines to the auction the first year or two but it's grown way beyond the level it was way back then.
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Heart's Delight
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Views: 73

Re: President Trump

Krugman defends Obama's record on healthcare, financial reform, the economy, the environment, national security and social change. I'll give Obama a good rating, but I don't share Krugman's degree of enthusiasm. Keep in mind a lot has happened in the 2 years since that article was written. And Presi...
by DavidG
on Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:05 pm
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Re: President Trump

Chris, thanks for posting that. Pretty much the reasoning behind my comments on the validity of the public evidence. As to assessing past Presidents during my lifetime (doing a historical top 10 like Jim would take some more time), I would have put George W Bush all alone in the really shitty camp. ...
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Re: Blind Tasting Humbling

Sounds like you had a good time after all.

I bet you could put together a tasting that would show them the heights Bordeaux is capable of. Whether it would change their minds about the cost and patience required...???
by DavidG
on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:13 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Blind Tasting Humbling
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: President Trump

Scott, I agree with every word in your post above, with the sole exception that I did like her before this, thus my bias. This will play out in the court of public opinion and the people will have the last say in November. I find it hard to believe that the Republicans wont be able to sink Clinton's...
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:13 pm
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Re: Blind Tasting Humbling

Sounds like you did pretty well, Danny, even if it wasn't enjoyable.

I usually perform spectacularly poorly at blind tastings, though I've had an occasional A-HA! moment.
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Blind Tasting Humbling
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: President Trump

JimHow wrote:Sadly my predictions of 1968-style violence are coming true. I fear assassination attempts on the horizon. We've already had at least one on Trump.


Say it ain't so...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/us/da ... oting.html
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:59 am
 
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Topic: President Trump
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Re: President Trump

Lots of guilty people never get charged. Just because there is a group loudly clamoring for charges doesn't in and of itself mean it's appropriate. David, agree completely. But the converse of this - and the point I'm trying to make - is that lack of charges based on prosecutorial discretion does n...
by DavidG
on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:55 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

This is like ranking Bordeaux vintages. We even have Left Bank vs. Right Bank...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Lots of guilty people never get charged. Just because there is a group loudly clamoring for charges doesn't in and of itself mean it's appropriate. That's the job of people with more perspective, like Comey. I agree that practicality led to Comey's decision not to recommend charges. I don't think th...
by DavidG
on Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

by DavidG
on Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:17 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Re: President Trump

It's a double standard to say it would be a double standard. Jim, how many times did a judge buy a double standard argument from you? I would agree that "Johnny got away with it" is no excuse when you're on trial in front of a judge. Once they decide to prosecute you, all that counts is w...
by DavidG
on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 12686

Re: President Trump

Agree with Scott. This is far from the last we'll hear of this. While no prosecution, the FBI report is a road map for attacking Clinton. To capitalize on this, Trump would have to pull his head out of his ass long enough to realize he should praise the FBI instead of saying the decision was fixed, ...
by DavidG
on Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: President Trump
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Views: 12686

Re: I have lost my taste for aged Bordeaux.

Nothing beats an aged Bordeaux when the magic happens in the bottle, producing that amazing mélange of tertiary complexity and underlying fruit. That usually takes 20-30 years, and it doesn't always happen, so I end up drinking my share of younger or less than amazing bottles. I still enjoy them, so...
by DavidG
on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:30 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: I have lost my taste for aged Bordeaux.
Replies: 33
Views: 464
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