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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #480 on: March 10, 2016, 11:49:46 AM »
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(note that you quoted something that was supposed to be a wind-up, see further down that post...)

I thought at the time it was out of character. This is the problem with not sleeping you miss the obvious a take a less than objective view of what you see.

Thanks Bea and sorry Chris.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #481 on: March 10, 2016, 02:40:29 PM »
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(note that you quoted something that was supposed to be a wind-up, see further down that post...)

I thought at the time it was out of character. This is the problem with not sleeping you miss the obvious a take a less than objective view of what you see.

Thanks Bea and sorry Chris.

*pishaw*  no apologies necessary -- i took zero offense, man.  it was a non-standard post.  elephants in the room and all that.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #482 on: March 10, 2016, 11:55:54 PM »
“This is the problem with even lesser demons. They come to your doorstep in velvet coats and polished shoes. They tip their hats and smile and demonstrate good table manners. They never show you their tails.” 
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #483 on: March 12, 2016, 07:50:18 PM »
Been catching up on American politics. While you can't trust the Underwoods, I am not convinced by Conway.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #484 on: March 15, 2016, 02:16:39 PM »
i've seen a couple versions.  this one is pretty good.

"these are not people"

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #485 on: March 15, 2016, 03:10:14 PM »
Thats a worrying fit.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #486 on: March 15, 2016, 07:54:49 PM »
The internet came into being so that, one day, we could all appreciate this wonderful gif.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #487 on: March 15, 2016, 11:00:08 PM »
^^^ ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Can'tstop watching  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #488 on: March 16, 2016, 12:21:50 AM »
Trump won Florida. This election has nothing to do with me as I'm not from there, but:

AMERICA WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #489 on: March 16, 2016, 02:07:20 AM »
Much as I dislike all the major candidates for an equal number of reasons (Gary Johnson 2016!), Kasich needs to drop out so it can be Cruz v. Trump to the end, because Cruz is obviously the lesser of the two evils and actually has a shot at beating the #TrumpTrain.

The more and more I watch this election cycle, the more I'm beginning to hate winner-take-all systems through a single-member district representation.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #490 on: March 16, 2016, 07:54:19 AM »
It's shocking to watch the latest Republican debates side by side with the Democratic ones.

"I've got small hands but a huge d**k" vs discussions on student debt, Affordable Care against Single Payer, immigration reform and institutionalized racism.

I can't help but think that Sanders and Clinton have had a lot of practice at debating actual policies in these last few months and that, whoever the Republican nominee is, will get decimated in the upcoming head-to-head debates. Or maybe not, as this presidential election is not short on surprises and unpredictable turns.

Well Clinton has been a self-serving, career politician for a long time. It shouldn't be surprising that she is well coached at the debates to the point where she comes off as robotic.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #491 on: March 16, 2016, 09:06:48 AM »
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Much as I dislike all the major candidates for an equal number of reasons (Gary Johnson 2016!), Kasich needs to drop out so it can be Cruz v. Trump to the end, because Cruz is obviously the lesser of the two evils and actually has a shot at beating the #TrumpTrain.

And this is the fundamental flaw with democracy sooner of later you are voting for the least worst or voting against someone rather than for someone else. Parties bring the whole serving two masters arguement to the table. Party interests are no necessarily the same as those of the people the politiciams are supposed to be representing and suddenly you find yourself choosing between two or more loathesome individuals not worth wasting your vote on, who are so far from anyone you would want to elect and in our free and fair world you are told the people have spoken.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #492 on: March 16, 2016, 10:04:08 AM »
If memory Serves, when Shrub Jr. was in office, Kasich had his own show on Fox News and basically came across as a run of the mill neo-con. He's a piece of garbage.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #493 on: March 16, 2016, 12:45:07 PM »
Much as I dislike all the major candidates for an equal number of reasons (Gary Johnson 2016!), Kasich needs to drop out so it can be Cruz v. Trump to the end, because Cruz is obviously the lesser of the two evils and actually has a shot at beating the #TrumpTrain.

The more and more I watch this election cycle, the more I'm beginning to hate winner-take-all systems through a single-member district representation.
In what way is Cruz the lesser of two evils? He's just as fuck headed and disturbing as Trump, his pastor literally called for the execution of gay people. Cruz is just as for throwing out muslims and anyone foreign as Trump is. He is not lesser, they are the same in two different haircuts.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #494 on: March 16, 2016, 01:11:40 PM »
It's a sad day for us Bernie supporters. Does he still have a chance? Sure, but it's very improbable.

When it comes to the general election and it's Hillary vs. Trump, I of course have to vote Hillary. IMO, Trump as president would be a total disaster.