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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 26, 2020, 04:54:44 AM »
Yes you're right. It's just the same old story though. I imagined the Babylon bee article being titled:

"Opposing party outraged over sitting president's golfing during x times"

Only I'm not as fluent in satirical titling, but I see potential in them coming up with something that actually sounds pretty funny. It's a favorite pastime for all in politics and the media to use golfing to criticize whomever is in office. I think, as metal put it, there are far more intriguing examples of hypocrisy and faults of trump. The best examples are when trump goes against the overall message in which he campaigned on; the draining of the swamp. When trump signs a swampy, 10,000 page, loaded with ear marks from both parties, piece of legislation into law THAT is when you can truly expose his following because they tend to defend him still in these situations. But, you won't find these people on this forum that I've seen. The reality of these circumstances seems to be acknowledged instead and trump DOES seem to honor his campaign promises more than the normal president.

A lot of people really disagree with me on my trump definitely winning in 2020 and by a good margin. Some are of the opinion that between covid, social media platforms, support from the younger folks, and so many people vehemently hating trump is going to cause him to be blown out. It causes me to constantly rethink my stance on it, but my gut is telling me that they won't show up to vote. There's a reason why the right shows up to vote historically more so than the left, and like I've said in the past I think the left is making a big gamble relying on people who don't show up to the polls. I don't think the young woke whites are going to show up, the black community I think will be split, the progressive vote isn't united nor is the core of the liberal constituency. The Mexican vote and the deceased vote are both x-factors.  ;)

It seems like many conditions would have to be met in order for the left to succeed in electing a senile goon like Biden. Although he's pretty typical for the left to elect, I'm actually giving them the benefit of the doubt in not doing so.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 07:37:06 PM »
The Babylon bee is overdue for an article enlightening us about the opposing party and media using golfing to cut down the sitting president.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 04:04:08 AM »

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha watchin'/streamin'...
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:44:09 PM »
I literally just read quadz's review of the expanse to my wife. I watched it on my own while away at work months ago,  and season 4 when it came out. I keep telling everyone it's my favorite ive seen in awhile but it seems no one follows my recommendation to watch it  :lolsign:

We're about to finish episode 8 of season 4(new season) of the last kingdom. It's decent mostly due to the political game of thrones-ish aspect. It's based in the post-Germanic tribes era in the UK. Varying sects of anglo-saxons and pagans("the danes").

Side note: I was disappointed in how Outlander's new season concluded.

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha watchin'/streamin'...
« on: May 24, 2020, 03:59:53 PM »
The expanse is actually one of my favorites. I just had already finished it before "quarantine steaming". I ended up getting hooked. I actually just got done with a conversation with my mom trying to convince her to watch it and showing her where it was at on prime, all she wants to do is watch Outlander and jack ryan reruns though  :dohdohdoh: After I finished expanse I tried to watch altered carbon but couldn't get into it. Watched 6 episodes maybe. I watched the boys too when it came out, but by myself. A lot of what I watch is limited to assuming kids will be in the room listening.

The expanse, then Outlander, then probably the last kingdom out of newer ones are my favorites. I like scifi and after the expense I watched a couple other mini series like night flyer on Netflix but nothing to really recommend.

You'll like Outlander once ya give it a couple episodes foc it's well written, especially the first couple seasons.

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha watchin'/streamin'...
« on: May 23, 2020, 05:26:08 PM »
We watched the latest season of outlander on Starz when it came out, and we're most of the way through the new season of the last kingdom on Netflix. Outlander is based off an excellent book series, similar to game of thrones, just not in story line. It's a quality series.

We also watched how the arrow concluded. The superhero shows can get a bit cheesey but that one is one of the better ones. Daredevil comes to mind also, that one has a decent story line. Probably because they're more realistic than the other corny ones (the arrow is Archer/hand to hand combat dude, Daredevil is a bind guy who trained in combat and 'heightened' his other senses). Both are watchable.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:12:16 PM »
(topic was Biden's recent "you ain't black" if you vote for Trump remarks)


I just saw the comment he made finally. Jesus Christ. He needs to be prescribed a buffet of drugs. But maybe he's already on them and that's the problem.

I still stand by my trump landslide prediction. If it was '08 Biden things would be different.

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:42:17 AM »
We already know what the WHO and it's director did far before trump's team drafted that letter. I'll repeat, we already knew the direction and premise behind trump's allegations were true far before he made them. I'll point out again that in order to back the narrative that letter presents you must also praise/defend Tedros Adhanom, and deny what we KNOW about how he initially handled this outbreak and his relationship with China. That's a hell of a lot of extra baggage to carry all because the allegations were wrong about one medical journal.

Speaking of Lancet:

... Richard Horton is one of trump's biggest critics as well. So yeah, obvious agenda is obvious.

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:33:01 AM »

Quote from: Punk_FAS
It baffles me how you apparently don't see that Trump is literally doing what you're implying The Lancet is doing.

Is it really that baffling to read that and think "worst case scenario trump was just wrong about the Lancet"?

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: May 19, 2020, 06:34:14 PM »
Did trump specifically cite the Lancet in his allegations for releasing a report in December? I'm asking because I assume you checked up on this.

Assuming he did, it says including reports by the Lancet, but they proceed to discredit the entirety of trump's allegations. There's something odd about that, and it smells like an agenda-driven "call out".

In my opinion if it was a good call out I wouldn't ask questions or make observations like that. Just seems off even though I didn't bother checking. Plus even if I despised trump to no end I don't think I could post something hating on him that carried the extra baggage of praising/defending Tedros Adhanom   :lolsign:

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:45:56 PM »

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 15, 2020, 04:16:58 AM »
On paper the amount that trump pissed away is 6x more than obama, clinton, and george W's peak wealth combined, although I was talking about prepresidency. So what are you saying? That trump pissed away 90% of his wealth opposed to 60(60% is double than what's on paper)? Or was the use of "filthy rich" too broad? Because trump certainly appears to be in a different category of "richness" even if you assume the worst.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 13, 2020, 06:51:59 PM »
No please don't do that buddy, I apologize for being a dick. I've always been a good sport with ya, and I'm usually very polite when I've pointed out that you have done that in the past...but I have 3 times or so and it was the truth. It's just a bit ironic for you to give me an ultimatum to answer "directly" on numerous not so stimulating questions, so early in the discussion, when it wasn't even really a debate to begin with. I never saw anything to invalidate in your posts, but more so think there's a better angle to view it from. Take the criticism and keep on posting!! Tell me I'm wrong. I have numerous faults, and welcome the criticism, I encourage you to do the same. I hope I explained that well, because me saying that had NOTHING to do with any of your views, but it was relative to some instances in the past when it was like pulling teeth to get you to answer or acknowledge something.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: May 13, 2020, 06:27:07 PM »

Halfway interesting to see. Tied in 2nd is the "oldest rivalry in the deep South" and "the oldest rivalry in the South". Georgia-auburn, a far more high profile matchup than NC-Virginia, I think was claiming the oldest rivalry in the South but had to adjust the name a tad because I guess NC VA beats them by a hair technically(probably, I dunno). I won't bother looking it up, but I believe NC was the first public college in the United States.

It is cool to see both NC and Virginia both doing well though and with good coaches. Or well, VIRGINIA did well with a 9-3 season last year, relative to the norm for them. UNC everyone just THINKS will do well for the next 2-3 years but that's yet to be seen.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: May 13, 2020, 04:27:22 PM »
Sheeesh. For the person who has danced around more questions and cherry picked snippets of posts to reply to opposed to the substance of the discussion more than anyone around here you sure are pushy about getting "direct" answers to those questions.

No, no thank you, I won't answer your non-thought provoking uninteresting questions directly :lolsign:

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