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Guard Dog

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  1. Just now, Achilles said:

    I wonder if anyone has put together a venn diagram that shows what the overlap between those two groups looks like.

    I suppose the first step would be to figure out just let the heck the party really was and what it wanted. In my experience you can’t get the same answer from two different people

  2. 20 minutes ago, Amentep said:

    But, again, the situation you are commenting on didn't involve anyone in an empty room, metaphorically.  CNN and Fox continued to carry the speech to my knowledge, so it was available if anyone wanted to hear it.  The broadcast networks pulled away, yes, but they're not obligated to provide a free speech platform as they're not a part of the government.

    Also, IMO, tying a requirement for someone to listen to free speech has issues.  I certainly want to be able to walk past the guy on the soapbox in the park shouting his thoughts at passersby, even if I support his ability to do same.

     

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    Do you remember the Cleven Bundy standoff in Nevada about six years ago? Where the government cordoned off an area in the desert 8 miles away from where they were set up. That was the designated free-speech area. And yes those BLM guys got very physical with protesters outside of it. Bureau of land management. Not black lives matter. An important clarification. The former gets to legally kill you. Anyway it happened again a number of times during the Obama administration and is still a common site on college campus.

  3. Just now, Hurlshot said:

    The massive turnout would be a red flag if it only benefited Biden, I suppose. But Trump is going to surpass 70 million votes, way over his 2016 numbers and probably the 2nd highest total in history. Maybe it was just an important election? Maybe it was easier to vote with all the drop boxes and clarifications of mail-in voting? Maybe people are just bored during a pandemic?

    Nah, it's probably fraud. :aiee:

    LOL! If I had told you on Monday that Trump was going to get the second highest vote total in history you would’ve thought he was going to win wouldn’t you? That is just too funny.

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  4. 5 minutes ago, Skarpen said:

    Caging someone in an empty room and saying "you can say whatever you want" is hardly a free speech to me. An important part of free speech is the ability for someone to listen to what people have to say if they want to. This was taken from people. Censorship is a free speech issue. 

     

    You are right about that. It was the goddamned Democrats that gave us “Free Speech Zones” during the Obama years. Outside of which you could expect armed government agents to beat the absolute f-k out of you if you so much as uttered a peep.

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  5. 31 minutes ago, Achilles said:

    My guess is that you didn't follow politics much in 2008-2010

    My guess is you weren’t on this board or you would know the answer. The Democrats massively overplayed their hand and lost control of the House of representatives in 2010. Then lost the Senate in 2014. But in the short time they had absolute power they rammed the affordable care act down our throats. Not that it is all bad but there’s a lot of bad to it

  6. The thing that worries me is the two Senate races in Georgia are heading for a runoff. That means in January there will be an election that will decide control of the Senate. Jesus. You think this election was bad? That will be some insanity because the democrats will be fighting for total control of the US government. That is an outcome almost too horrible to contemplate. And they will fight like savages for it. Control of the Senate means everything for the crazy left. Expanding the court, Green New Deal, unprecedented growth of federal power. To quote Orwell "We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”

    Time to buy more cans, MREs, dog food, and ammunition. The fan is on and  the s--t bucket is full and ready to be heaved into it. 

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  7. 1 minute ago, Darkpriest said:

    Trump JR? 😂

    :lol: Can you even imagine that?

    That would be like holding a fifteen in blackjack and asking for a hit on a dealer showing 10.

    That would be like pulling the pin on a grenade... then throwing the pin

    That would be like the coyote opening an Acme box and thinking "this time for sure"

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  8. I heard Trumps comments from last night. A President leaving office has two ways to go. They can walk away with dignity, with head held high. Or they can go kicking and screaming. Looks like Trump has chosen the latter. But... of course he would!

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  9. 26 minutes ago, Amentep said:

    Are there really people who think that consoles would make PCs obsolete (excluding PC gamers who don't understand why anyone would use a console so ascribe that motive to console gamers)?

    I don’t know. I just thought this was funny

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  10. Did Biden get an edge from Libertarian vote in critical swing states?

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    “In this election, Libertarian voters could have swung the Electoral College by at least 22 votes by supporting Trump in battleground states Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada. By throwing away their votes, they’ve likely become spoilers for the Trump reelection effort,” political strategist Ryan Cassin, CEO of Beast Digital, told Fox News.

    Hey as---le voting for a candidate you believe in, especially when it's the ONLY candidate you believe in is not "throwing your vote away".

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    “The tragedy of wasting votes on hopeless candidates is that instead of getting someone who agrees with you on 80% of the issues, you risk getting someone who disagrees with you on almost everything,” Cassin conjectured. “In 2020, that means the threat of Supreme Court-packing, halting our economic recovery, reversing decades of work achieving energy independence, and putting the most liberal U.S. senator a heartbeat away from the presidency.”

    I'm sorry... who are you talking about here? Who agrees with us 80%. You don't mean Republicans do you? Not even close to 80%.

    Look, if you want to get Libertarian votes then BE more libertarian. We are not disaffected Republicans and Democrats. We are a separate and distinct ideology. 

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  11. 1 hour ago, 213374U said:

     

    Further, and I may be wrong, it looks to me that you wouldn't need to run a massive nation-wide fraud campaign to disrupt the election anyway. Seems that targeting a few select districts would be enough.

    There is no way to know what districts will be important before the fact. That is why it's so hard to "steal" an election. If I'd said ahead of time Nevada might well decide the whole thing before Tuesday it would have sounded like a stretch.  

  12. At noon Eastern US time today Nevada is supposed to announce the results of its election. If Biden has won, it is essentially over. Barring some unforeseen reversal in Arizona Joe Biden will be the next president. Assuming Trump will win Georgia North Carolina and Pennsylvania it won’t matter. So the Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives, the Republicans held the Senate, and Joe Biden was elected. It is the best case scenario that I outlined a few pages ago.
     

    At the end of the day the Libertarian candidate got a little over 1.5M votes. I certainly wish she had done better. 
     

    The rural and urban divide in the United States is now deeper and more firmly entrenched than ever. In my opinion this is the natural outcome of the continued expansion of federal government power usurping the influence of state governmentsIn my opinion this is the natural outcome of the continued expansion of federal government power usurping the influence of state governments. The United States is too large and too diverse for one size fits all top down federal management. But it is a lesson the country refuses to learn. 
     

    Distrust and misunderstanding is deeply entrenched. Joe Biden has said some of the right things but in the end I don’t think he has the wherewithal to be any kind of a uniter. And I’m not sure this is a country that wants to be united anymore. At least not right now. But a great deal of this will be determined by who gets cabinet positions. If Biden turns to the left wingers as he is expected to do it will only infuriate his political opponents, make the Senate even more intransigent, and ensure that the 2022 election will be every bit as acrimonious as this one was.

    But... Nothing we can do about all that

     

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  13. Here comes the lawsuits and the lawyers. I won! No I won! They are stealing the election! No they’re stealing the election! There’s no dignity in this. In 1960 they were voting irregularities in Chicago. Richard Nixon chose not to make a big deal about it. Didn’t want to put the country through the stress that would follow. It took 60 years but suddenly Nixon looks like a good guy again.

    This whole notion of everyone fighting like freaking savages to have control over their fellow humans reminds me of why I live alone in the woods with a dog

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  14. 6 minutes ago, Darkpriest said:

    Perhaps someone can quickly provide some info, but is there some historical corellation between results to the house and senate with how people vote for the president? 

    I wonder, because it seems republicans are gaining more house presence and are not losing the senate majority. I wonder if this could somehow be tied to who is more probable to win presidential election. 

    Not that I’ve ever heard of. The political party that wins the presidential race tends to do better down ballot but that is not a hard or fast rule. There are plenty of instances where it has gone the other way. One thing to remember, congressional races are less about parties in about individual. House of representatives members in particular Are often times well known to their constituents. Party affiliation matters a lot less.Are often times well known to their constituents. Party affiliation matters a lot less.

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