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The Political Thread - Browncoat edition... down with the Alliance!


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#361
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Like I said during the campaign, would you rather be bitten by a snake or stung by a scorpion?

 

Depends on the species (because not all snakes are venomous and not all scorpions are dangerous to humans) and whether the antivenom is available. ;) Just logicing it around. ;)



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logicing

 

Thanks, I hate it.


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Dogs in search of a master.

Hey! Better than the typical 'monkey see, monkey do' behavior I see on the forum at times, I suppose. Not as desperate ;)

But as SSjames picked up, it was meant as non-serious and I should add non-harmful. I have no doubt that some may not be able to pick up on such a thing though or try to make it as a 'Look at me!' thing as per usual on the forum.

 

 

assumed it had to be a joke, otherwise why would you use the deflection and false equivalency we so recent criticized to make your point 'bout trump.  cortez?  what relevance does cortez have on whether or not trump is skeevy, mendacious and/or incompetent? had to be a joke, right? 

 

and is no way one overlooks the significance o' early clinton and obama administration signature programs such as nafta, obamacare, deficit reduction act, etc. yes? sure, Gromnir were opposed to most such efforts, but successful championing such efforts were major executive milestones. leave value considerations up to individual, but deny significance?  obvious joke. other than the tax reform act, trump were a miserable disappointment insofar as executive accomplishment.  both houses and almost nothing to show for it. couldn't even get obamacare repealed and had to resort to nuclear option to get Justices appointed, which will no doubt haunt republicans in future as harry reid's similar myopic efforts came back as something akin to the nameless undead thing from democrat's worstest nightmares. 

 

use competent AND honest to describe trump?  see, we knew you were kidding. heck, one reason Congress had so much difficulty negotiating with the President is 'cause he kept changing his position.  he supported dreamers, right up until he didn't.  caught his aides off guard with his honest intentions more than a couple times. 'course he were no doubt honestly flip-flopping even when he were playing fast and loose with facts.  

 

well, is good to enjoy a laugh from time-to-time. am suspecting we won't need wait long for another such opportunity, eh?

 

@gd

 

before the national emergency bit, we woulda' been ambivalent 'bout trump v. clinton.  am suspecting with clinton in office, ginsburg mighta' already retired.  potential three activist Justices added to the Court? now admitted, such Justices woulda' been relative moderate given the situation in the senate, but is a scenario we dislike considering.  trump has done considerable harm to USA cache abroad, and he has ignorant gutted a few executive branch departments we hate to see damaged or destroyed, but for the most part, as we noted earlier, trump efforts has been limited by his own inability to build consensus within even his own party and by his mercurial nature.  given how little trump accomplished with both houses o' Congress backing him, we were not over concerned with next two years.  the US will recover from trump.  

 

the thing is, the national emergency bit is worrisome.  is a Constitutional crisis... unless Courts decide it isn't. what if Court does its own pontius pilate play? Congress made this mess with national emergencies act, so let them fix it? Congress has power to delegate its authority. so, it's up to Congress to put big boy pants on and fix problems o' their own making. Court ironic decides case by claiming deference to Congress?  

 

mess.

 

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I think alot of us (the people) often confuse ourselves with presidents/congress being dishonest and changing their minds. It's far too easy for people to assume that someone was being dishonest rather than learning more about a political subject/topic and reacting according to what was newly realized.

Obama and Cortez, for instance both wanted walls but didn't press for it. They still believed it would be better for the country to have a wall and for immimgrants to legally implemented. It was only when President Trump *God bless him!* said "We must kurst build a wall!" in which protecting a nation in this way became an issue.

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I'll just leave this here:

 

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I wish this f-----g guy were President today instead of the Trump we ended up with. . I used to irony was funny. Not this time.


Edited by Guard Dog, Yesterday, 05:57 AM.


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One of my favorite office quotations seems appropriate at this time:

 

911.jpg



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One of my favorite office quotations seems appropriate at this time:

 

911.jpg

 

OK, I am sending this to my boss xD


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One of my favorite office quotations seems appropriate at this time:

911.jpg


So you're saying the way my company works...is wrong?? This changes things
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"Like I said during the campaign, would you rather be bitten by a snake or stung by a scorpion?"

 

A better analogy would be stung by scorpion vs torn to shreds by a pack of rabid dogs.



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I am starting to criticize and even reject some of the new Democrat policies, I was concerned this would happen as Trumps perceived sexism and contempt for gender equality   inadvertently has spawned a legion of very erudite, committed, pugnacious and very far left Democrat women politicians who now dominate the House and they are systematically going to challenge and block Trump where they can....life is going to get hard for Trump and his ability to implement certain policies

 

But I am worried by the extreme views these ladies have ...lets watch this spot  :blink:



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I'm worried about any form of identitarian populism regardless of what form it takes, at the very least a rise in one area helps combat a rise in another if by creating nothing but grid lock. I think true liberals are sort of isolated at the moment because our economic models and institutions are failing us but the true liberals have no solutions. So people with clear social platforms are starting to control the narrative. Further exacerbated by the fact that the media only makes money when covering the loudest noises. Meaning very few eyes are on unifying universal solutions, and are instead relegated to identitarian interest groups fighting under a zero sum game assumption.

 

I have no qualms with things like the woman's rally standing against Trump's sexist standing. I do have qualms with some of those factions being highly anti-semetic. Honestly we probably don't have enough good populists to choose from, which is why the one that commanded the most popularity ended up being an oligarchical nationalist narcissist with the foresight of a 4 year old. Bernie was the better populist and we saw how the old dems and old media treated him. Bernie was never going to be a Trotsky-ite revolution, it was that the baby boomers want to be aristocracy, while everyone of working and parenting age to be cogs in the manufacturing system that supports them.

 

America is running a dangerous surplus with infrastructure too grand (as it it's waste, not it's brand new sheen) for what's coming down the pike.


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A dangerous surplus of what though? Identitarian populism? Just wondering what you're referring to here.



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you don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers

 

have always wondered what a hurl classroom must look like.  now we know, yes?  

 

 

loser teachers is all 'bout the indoctrination.

 

tough for us to get worked up 'bout the "loser" comments.  were more o' an eye-roll kinda reaction to junior's silly statement, but is a good excuse to post a stalag 17 clip. am a huge fan o' william holden and billy wilder.

 

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It's pretty easy to eye roll his statements. The reason you don't see many young conservatives is because young people are idealistic by nature. You aren't going to find many young people that don't have simplistically liberal views of the world. People shouldn't have guns, everyone should have a home, health care should be free, etc. Of course, young people also tend to be in favor of censorship if you are going to hurt someone's feelings. Teachers also tend to be a liberal bunch, but honestly we are too busy trying to get kids to write in complete sentences to get far in our indoctrination plan. I mean, I see them in groups of 35 for about 50 minutes a day, it's an uphill battle to brainwash. I've gotta take attendance and figure out how to communicate with the kid that arrived from Korea last week and speaks no English.

 

Meanwhile their parents get way better access for indoctrination. :aiee:

 

Actually I think youtube influencers have the best access nowadays.


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honestly we are too busy trying to get kids to write in complete sentences to get far in our indoctrination plan. I mean, I see them in groups of 35 for about 50 minutes a day, it's an uphill battle to brainwash.

 

have you considered introducing music?

 

 

HA! Good Fun!



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We will choose truth.

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Teachers are on equal footing with Catholic priests in at least one area. <>



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