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^ It’s almost as if they’re deliberately trying to hold the country back. That’s the issue with conservatism. It’s fossilized ideology. 


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Sting, singing on the roof of the Barbican

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12 hours ago, roman totale XVII said:

^ It’s almost as if they’re deliberately trying to hold the country back. That’s the issue with conservatism. It’s fossilized ideology. 


Conservatism was always a hoax. Republicans get into office, give a massive tax cut, blow up the deficit and the national debt and then leave it to the Democrats to clean up the mess. I’m a social liberal and the Republican Party is about as anti social liberal as it gets. It took me a while to figure that out. I switched parties in 2005.

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1 hour ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

 

God that headline lol. Okay I'll gladly criticize Rand Paul when he's wrong, but I actually think he's making some good points here. 

 

 

 

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The bill passed 410-4 in the House in February.  There is nothing in the proposed bill that uses the language Paul highlights.  His office can't/won't comment on where they are sourcing, "bruising" or whatever nonsense he is spinning resulting in an up to 10-year prison sentence.  Lynchings are typically a "mob mentality" type of crime.  Because one conspires to do so, but doesn't necessarily deal the death blow, they should get off easier?

 

Anyway, Paul, a white man from Kentucky, trying to explain what lynching is to Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Tim Scott is the epitome of white privilege, but also very on brand for Paul.


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17 hours ago, surfohio said:

 

God that headline lol. Okay I'll gladly criticize Rand Paul when he's wrong, but I actually think he's making some good points here. 

 

 

Except nearly the same legislation was unanimously approved in 2019.  S.488 — 116th Congress (2019-2020), so the question is why did these Senators vote for it before and now refuse to even allow a vote on it now?

 

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02/14/2019  Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S1346-1347; text: CR S1347)

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/488/actions?KWICView=false

 

 

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On 6/5/2020 at 10:31 AM, DarkandStormy said:

The bill passed 410-4 in the House in February.  There is nothing in the proposed bill that uses the language Paul highlights.  His office can't/won't comment on where they are sourcing, "bruising" or whatever nonsense he is spinning resulting in an up to 10-year prison sentence.  Lynchings are typically a "mob mentality" type of crime.  Because one conspires to do so, but doesn't necessarily deal the death blow, they should get off easier?

 

Anyway, Paul, a white man from Kentucky, trying to explain what lynching is to Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Tim Scott is the epitome of white privilege, but also very on brand for Paul.

I never knew that Harris was an African American and had any lineage to slavery in the United States. But revisionist history teaches you something new every day I guess.

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She's half Jamaican and has a lineage to slavery in the Americas.  That's not good enough for you?  Since you seem to care about bona fides, what are Rand Paul's that make him an authority?  Yours?

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On 6/5/2020 at 7:31 AM, DarkandStormy said:

The bill passed 410-4 in the House in February.  There is nothing in the proposed bill that uses the language Paul highlights.  His office can't/won't comment on where they are sourcing, "bruising" or whatever nonsense he is spinning resulting in an up to 10-year prison sentence.  Lynchings are typically a "mob mentality" type of crime.  Because one conspires to do so, but doesn't necessarily deal the death blow, they should get off easier?

 

Anyway, Paul, a white man from Kentucky, trying to explain what lynching is to Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Tim Scott is the epitome of white privilege, but also very on brand for Paul.

 

I haven't read the bill but the lawyer in me is highly distrustful about the potential future misuse of these highly symbolic criminal bills. However,  politically speaking the optics and timing of Paul's dissension look absolutely terrible.  It's almost as if he is trying to usurp Ted Cruz as most unpopular guy on earth.  This isn't the first nor I bet the last time he takes an extremely unpopular position for reasons.

 

Sen. Booker is tight with Rand and will be the first to say he is not a racist. They're still going to need each other to help enact real criminal justice reform. 

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On 6/6/2020 at 4:17 PM, X said:

She's half Jamaican and has a lineage to slavery in the Americas.  That's not good enough for you?  Since you seem to care about bona fides, what are Rand Paul's that make him an authority?  Yours?

 

We obviously won't get a good faith response.

 

EDIT - see?  When pushed on their b.s., they simply don't respond.  Kamala Harris has no authority to tell us about lynching, but Rand Paul does - makes no sense, but he won't tell us why it makes sense to him.  Not even bothering to attack the substance of what Harris or Booker had to say, he's merely just saying Harris needs to have a personal tie to slavery for her opinion to count.  You'll notice that Ram won't bother telling us what is an "exaggeration" of the BLM movement or what Kaepernick was kneeling over.  It's all the same.  "Make an unsourced point that is pretty far outside the mainstream, dodge any challenges to said point."

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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C'mon gay escorts...come out and spill the tea on Lady G! lol. Lawyer up-forget about those NDA's and EXPOSE him!

 

https://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/gay-rumors-come-back-to-haunt-lindsey-graham-during-a-tough-re-election-campaign/article_d92e76bc-a9cf-11ea-b892-ff778da4e282.html

 

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“There is a homophobic republican senator who is no better than (Trump) who keeps passing legislation that is damaging to the LGBT and minority communities,” Harding tweeted. “Every sex worker I know has been hired by this man. Wondering if enough of us spoke out if that could get him out of office?”

Harding, who refers to Graham as “Lady G” — an epithet that’s trending on social media — claimed he’s aware of more than 100 male sex workers who’ve been hired by Graham.

 

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2 hours ago, Cleburger said:

Advancing the cause of regression...your Ohio GOP 

 

 

 

Also the 2020 Ohio Republican Party:

 

Ohio politician fired as ER doctor after asking whether 'colored population' more likely to get COVID-19 because they don't 'wash their hands as well'

 

State Sen. Steve Huffman, a Republican from Tipp City was fired from his job as an emergency room doctor Thursday after he sparked a backlash by asking whether the "colored population" is more susceptible to the coronavirus because they "do not wash their hands as well as other groups."

 

Huffman's question was during a Tuesday hearing on whether to declare racism a public health crisis in Ohio.  On the receiving end of Huffman's question was Angela Dawson, who heads the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.  She is black.

 

MORE:  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-politician-fired-er-doctor-after-asking-whether-colored-population-n1230096

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I'd love to hear someone try to explain what he means by that.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-congressman-tom-rice-reveals-he-and-his-family-have-coronavirus-two-weeks-after-he-refused-to-wear-a-mask-on-the-house-floor/ar-BB15ypEW?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds

 

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U.S. Representative Tom Rice has revealed that he, his wife and his son had all contracted Covid-19, two weeks after he refused to wear a mask on the House floor. 

 

The GOP is an anti-science death cult.


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On 6/14/2020 at 7:45 PM, X said:

I'd love to hear someone try to explain what he means by that.

 

The only folks who would want to try to explain it (beyond "the old man has lost his marbles and/or is a racist") won't because they know it makes absolutely no sense.  They're the same ones who dodge any pushback against their points being made.


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8 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

 

 

Texas is going to be at New York-style peak levels within another week or two.  4,400 new cases yesterday.  Granted, I read about 1,500 were backlogged, but even 2,900 would've been a record day.  One can't help wonder if this has any influence on the upcoming election if the virus is raging this fall and both the Republican state and federal leadership is both lying about it and refusing to accept any responsibility for it.

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2 hours ago, jonoh81 said:

Texas is going to be at New York-style peak levels within another week or two.  4,400 new cases yesterday.  Granted, I read about 1,500 were backlogged, but even 2,900 would've been a record day.  One can't help wonder if this has any influence on the upcoming election if the virus is raging this fall and both the Republican state and federal leadership is both lying about it and refusing to accept any responsibility for it.

 

 


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Right wingers on twitter are now going with a "DeMoCrAtS CHoSe iLLeGaL AliEnS over 3.6 MiLLioN bLAcK cHiLdRen in PoVerTY #bLaCkLiVeSmAttER  #nEvErForGET ✊✊🏽✊🏿" angle. 

 

Most of the time I am numb to their BS but every now and again they do something that is so reprehensible and nakedly cynical that I'm taken aback. To try to co-opt a slogan and movement that they've been smearing for almost a decade like this, just to use it for their stupid daily gotcha dunking tweets, just truly disgusting. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, mu2010 said:

Right wingers on twitter are now going with a "DeMoCrAtS CHoSe iLLeGaL AliEnS over 3.6 MiLLioN bLAcK cHiLdRen in PoVerTY #bLaCkLiVeSmAttER  #nEvErForGET ✊✊🏽✊🏿" angle. 

 

Most of the time I am numb to their BS but every now and again they do something that is so reprehensible and nakedly cynical that I'm taken aback.

 

 

 

It's like they don't understand that you can are about both. 

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17 minutes ago, freefourur said:

It's like they don't understand that you can are about both. 

 

It's because they don't care about either.  They're convenient only as props.   

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^ Beautiful. And the GOP in a nutshell 😂

 

Some more of their finest brains in action...
 

 

 


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Sting, singing on the roof of the Barbican

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LOL

 

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Two weeks ago, this Texas Congressman tweeted Houston had "enormous hospital capacity."  Now, Houston is over capacity and the Congressman hasn't tweeted about coronavirus in a week.

 

Truly wild that there is never any self-reflection on the part of conservatives or admitting they may have been wrong - from forum members here to Congressmen to the White House.  It's all the same.


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Well, People have figured out what they need to do to remain safe.  We have enormous hospital capacity contradicts itself.  If people had figured out what they need to do to remain safe there would be no need for having nor caring about hospital capacity.  

 

I'm in the wrong timeline and I need Janeway to beam me up back to reality.


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Libertarianism has been a joke for a while now.  The pandemic basically solidified its place at the Funny Bone.


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39 minutes ago, ColDayMan said:

Libertarianism has been a joke for a while now.  The pandemic basically solidified its place at the Funny Bone.

 

The real joke isn't libertarianism. It's the elected "leadership" in this country that's driving the bus off the cliff so to speak. Yes of course there are libertarians who are hypocrites or ignorant. I could spend all day listing the names and crimes of dysfunctional, morally corrupt so-called liberals but certainly everyone is aware that there are hypocrites of every stripe. 

 

The political and philosophical doctrine of the rule of law is an integral feature of the classical liberal theory. It is a necessary, if not sufficient, element to a well‐rounded theory of what constitutes a proper liberal society and, in a practical sense, provides the carapace within which individualism, the market and private property, as well as personal or moral liberties flourish. Its connection with liberty was well described by Albert Venn Dicey, the English jurist, who wrote: “Liberty is not secure unless the law, in addition to punishing every kind of interference with a man’s lawful freedom, provides adequate security that everyone who, without legal justification, is placed in confinement shall be able to get free.”

https://www.libertarianism.org/topics/law

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This is a very quiet party.  Does it really exist outside of trump? No peep from any of them about trump’s lack of action of Afghanistan. They are all complicit. 

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The challenge for the Republican Party is that since Nixon's Southern Strategy, the GOP has been two parties - the Dixiecrats and (Big) Business. Neither of those subparties are filled with people who necessarily practice democracy in their everyday lives - the Dixiecrats are the inheritors of the southern Democrats who practice and preach White Supremacy and old time religion; business owners almost never practice democratic principles in their workplaces. Both of these subparties invest heavily in obedience to male authority, and unquestioning loyalty to whatever the "boss" is - a church, a company, or a racist ideology. Waiting for Republicans to turn on their leader will be a forever waiting game - it almost never happens. 

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