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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #765 on: October 19, 2019, 12:02:23 PM »
Hey, let's protest CO2 emissions by causing traffic jams!


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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #766 on: October 20, 2019, 06:02:51 AM »
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #768 on: October 24, 2019, 06:02:33 PM »
Haha, awesome. :|

I had a conversation with someone about 2020 candidates yesterday. He's very pro-trump although wouldn't be caught dead at a rally or anything. He told me that Gabbard is his favorite candidate for 2020 possibly, but feels that trump deserves an extra 4 years simply from the economy(as of now). And that's not as bizarre as many would think.
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #769 on: October 25, 2019, 04:24:21 PM »
Trump - like him or not, the alternatives are not very good.
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #770 on: October 25, 2019, 07:10:09 PM »

https://youtu.be/kWAPD6t03cs

Mexico's doing pretty good....relative to the couple dozen countries south of them that settle disputes by dueling with machetes in town squares. Or most of the middle East. Or those concentration camps in China. Or a lot of places. Not too shabby once you think about it. That cartel shit has got to get old though.
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« Reply #771 on: November 09, 2019, 07:56:26 PM »
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #772 on: November 30, 2019, 06:36:03 PM »
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #773 on: December 02, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
China, apparently continuing to use 1984 as an instruction manual.


https://twitter.com/BenjaminABoyce/status/1201542853140205570

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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #774 on: December 02, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »
Impressive. He even looked a little bit like a Chinese John Hurt.
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« Reply #775 on: December 03, 2019, 10:00:20 PM »
Someone's animated Joe Biden's bizarre campaign stop ramble about leg hair and roaches.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-A4VrEUyyI

(From what I recall of the original footage, the audio seems unedited!)

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« Reply #776 on: December 18, 2019, 06:58:55 PM »
I worked a 13 or 14 hour day today. Like any other day I'm too busy to think about politics. But when I got a break I opened up my phone and realized that tonight was the night: democrats are going to impeach trump. My first thought was man it was more entertaining when Clinton was impeached. The video clips of "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" immediately followed by "Indeed I did have sexual relations with that woman". SNL was actually the funniest thing on tv was my next thought. Then I thought how the world must think of us for impeaching a guy for getting a blowjob then double-impeaching© a guy because they hate him.I get to my place in Georgia where I'm working right now just in time to see the votes being counted.

My hispanic co-worker/roommate walks in of a similar age to me, we're both born in the 80's. He's from texas, and isn't a big fan of trump but he states the border is SO out of control that of course he's for trump. He says that no one knows how bad it is, referencing the daily shootings that go unreported. We both laugh at the impeachment, and shake our heads at the wasted tax dollars knowing that it will lose in the senate. I see a couple democrats voted no. I guess Gabbard was one of them, looked it up and I was right, that was really the only cool takeaway from this whole thing. She voted neither no or yes("present"). She said she thinks the president is guilty of wrongdoing but she refuses to participate in the stupid partisan shit. Probably because every president is guilty of wrongdoing practically, only they hate trump a lot.

And that's pretty much it. Media outlets, tv and social media, are both claiming victory for the democrats on it being a very smart move. Sounds pretty optimistic to me, sort of like the glass is 1% full and not 99% empty. Big waste of time, kind of like this post. Sorry it's a run-on story with a lot of commas as usual. Hard to organize a concise post from a phone without rambling.
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« Reply #777 on: December 19, 2019, 04:59:43 AM »
No, I heartily agree.

I'm pretty fucking pissed about it actually. Not because I like Trump - I don't, never did, but he was the only viable option at the time. What pisses me off is that we all can manage to drag our asses to the polls once every 4th November and cast an arguably meaningless vote (due to the "electoral college", but that's another rant for another day) to elect the person we want... and then these useless overpaid whiny crybaby bitches can damn near OVER-RULE the peoples vote with their own little vote.

FUCK YOU VERY MUCH. :ohlord:

We know what happens now, right? Don't we? From now on, this is probably what's gonna happen with EVERY presidency. The opposing party is gonna dig and dig until they find a reason, no matter how small, to call for impeachment... and impeachment that will NEVER actually happen, but will be sure to waste ridiculous amounts of OUR time and money.

We can claim that the Republicans started it back in the 90's with Clinton...

No, not really. That was an altogether different period of American history. People were largely more conservative back then, and people on both sides of the party line objected to Clinton's behavior. For the PEOPLE, it was largely about morals.

These days... nobody gives a shit who sucks your dick, when they suck your dick, why the suck your dick, and where you shove the cigar tube. Today, such a thing would largely be a non-issue except to the more conservative members of the conservative end of the spectrum. They'd be the minority, so it wouldn't even go anywhere.

This on the other hand isn't about morals or anything other than "we hate you". Does anyone give a single flying fuck that our president might choose NOT to give some free money away to a Russian buffer state?

At what point will the majority of people finally openly acknowledge that the concept of "of the people, for the people, by the people" is a fucking bold faced and carefully designed lie passed down to us from a collective of well meaning idiots in 1776 who were terrified of what might happen to their own power if the people ACTUALLY ran shit?
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« Reply #778 on: December 19, 2019, 06:54:11 PM »
I would like to point out that “the money” allocated to Ukraine never left the United States. It was transferred to the accounts controlled by the DoD and Pentagon for the purchase of expensive supplies and weapons from American defense contractors (corporations) and, I believe, loan guarantees backing Ukrainian purchases from NATO countries. The non-lethal supplies and lethal weapons in the form of Stingers and anti-tank missiles were supposed to be shipped to Ukraine by the contractors. Meanwhile the army of Ukraine was building fake battery positions in the face of their Russian invaders to make Russia think they had real weapons. If I was the president of a country fighting a real war with fake weapons against an enemy like Russia I’d definitely feel pressured by a supposed ally who had promised support but suddenly decided they wanted “a favor”.
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« Reply #779 on: December 19, 2019, 07:52:56 PM »
If I was the president of a country fighting a real war with fake weapons against an enemy like Russia I’d definitely feel pressured by a supposed ally who had promised support but suddenly decided they wanted “a favor”.

I may not be up on the latest. Is it still true that the Ukrainian president was unaware aid might be withheld, during the above timeline?

I didn't vote for Trump. I'd voted a near straight Democratic ticket between '92 and '16 (inclusive.) I even held my nose and voted for Hillary, figuring business-as-usual corruption might be easier to weather than who-knows-what-the-fuck-Trump-might-do.

But this impeachment narrative seems so transparently political.

Quick check: Imagine Hillary had won the presidency. And she'd had a chat with a foreign leader requesting increased scrutiny on already-public allegations of political malfeasance that both targeted her campaign, and also appeared to involve (again, already publically) one of her political rivals. (Let's say Mitt Romney.)

HOW MANY OF THE PRESENT CROP OF NAKED PARTISAN HACKS FOAMING ABOUT RUSSIAGATE 2: UKRAINAIAN BOOGALOO do we imagine would be clamoring for impeachment in that scenario? (Or doing anything but voicing apologia instead of condemnations?) Because my best guess is approximately zero.




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