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  1. This material spells out perfectly the issues at hand. The words aren't mine. Link to the source is at the end of this post. Begin quoted text>>> Like many Americans, I’m having politics fatigue. Or, to be more specific, arguing-about-politics fatigue. I haven’t run out of salient points or evidence for my political perspective, but there is a particular stumbling block I keep running into when trying to reach across the proverbial aisle and have those “difficult conversations” so smugly suggested by think piece after think piece: I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people. Personally, I’m happy to pay an extra 4.3 percent for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family. If you aren’t willing to fork over an extra 17 cents for a Big Mac, you’re a fundamentally different person than I am. I’m perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools, even though I’m childless and intend to stay that way, because all children deserve a quality, free education. If this seems unfair or unreasonable to you, we are never going to see eye to eye. If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP. Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world. If you’re okay with thousands of people dying of treatable diseases just so the wealthiest among us can hoard still more wealth, there is a divide between our worldviews that can never be bridged. I don’t know how to convince someone how to experience the basic human emotion of empathy. I cannot have one more conversation with someone who is content to see millions of people suffer needlessly in exchange for a tax cut that statistically they’ll never see (do you make anywhere close to the median American salary? Less? Congrats, this tax break is not for you). I cannot have political debates with these people. Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society, how to be a good person, and why any of that matters. There are all kinds of practical, self-serving reasons to raise the minimum wage (fairly compensated workers typically do better work), fund public schools (everyone’s safer when the general public can read and use critical thinking), and make sure every American can access health care (outbreaks of preventable diseases being generally undesirable). But if making sure your fellow citizens can afford to eat, get an education, and go to the doctor isn’t enough of a reason to fund those things, I have nothing left to say to you. I can’t debate someone into caring about what happens to their fellow human beings. The fact that such detached cruelty is so normalized in a certain party’s political discourse is at once infuriating and terrifying. The “I’ve got mine, so screw you,” attitude has been oozing from the American right wing for decades, but this gleeful exuberance in pushing legislation that will immediately hurt the most vulnerable among us is chilling. Perhaps it was always like this. I’m (relatively) young, so maybe I’m just waking up to this unimaginable callousness. Maybe the emergence of social media has just made this heinous tendency more visible; seeing hundreds of accounts spring to the defense of policies that will almost certainly make their lives more difficult is incredible to behold. I don’t know what’s changed ― or indeed, if anything has ― and I don’t have any easy answers. But I do know I’m done trying to convince these hordes of selfish, cruel people to look beyond themselves. Futility can’t be good for my blood pressure, and the way things are going, I won’t have health insurance for long. <<<End quoted text https://www.huffpost.com/entry/i-dont-know-how-to-explain-to-you-that-you-should_b_59519811e4b0f078efd98440
  2. John F. Kennedy's challenge to the country to put man on the moon and bring them back safely by the end of the decade was "magical thinking" at the time. All throughout the sixties as the space program progressed there was a lot of opposition to it. We can't afford it. It doesn't help the people on the planet now, etc, etc, etc. Economic analysis of the space program and the results of the technology improvements and inventions shows that the money spent on the space program program was totally worth it. Trillions of dollars of economic activity can be traced back to the progress made by the space program. It is by far and away one of the best investments ever made. The green new deal can be just as successful if the country gets behind it. Given that the UK and the USA have conceded ownership of a good portion of their media outlets to an Australian that hates both places, it will never happen. The stupidification of the masses continues. It is not an accident.
  3. Stupidity is 100% hereditary. Richard Nixon's popularity was in the mid to high 30s right up until he was forced to resign or be impeached. That is about the same percentage as tRump consistently maintains. It appears that the same gullible ignorant swine that loved Nixon reproduced and generated a whole bunch more gullible ignorant swine.
  4. Six heavily armed paramiltary gang members were asked to leave a private business. They had completed their purchase and were making other guests uncomfortable. Why is that a problem? As a juvenile, I was convicted of crimes I had nothing to do with based on the perjury of two police officers. While I was in custody I was beaten due to my failure to confess or sign a confession. I get the willies when I am anywhere near any form of LEOs. I totally understand the feelings of the Starbucks guest that was not comfortable with six thugs in uniform hanging around the store after having made their purchase. I commend the Starbucks team member that asked the thugs to leave.
  5. Moral and ethical consistency from anyone who identifies as Republican or Christian? That is not possible. Not in this day and age. For those people, morals and ethics are completely fungible. It depends on who is doing what, and what their beliefs and skin color are. Then, and only then, can a decision be made as to what iteration of their version of ethics and morals apply.
  6. Faux Spews is amazing. Imagine how stupid people (the viewers) would feel if they knew that it was owned by an Australian billionaire who doesn't give a shit about facts and truth. One who owns and runs some of the most heinous media outlets on the planet.
  7. Personal attack much? When does the ban start?
  8. The word “shall” is not ambiguous. tRumps tax returns will become public information soon. Once the depths of tRumps depraved financial transactions become public, the Trumpettes will be exposed as being gullible buffoons. Faux Spews will make it seem otherwise.
  9. The gullibility of the reich wing nitwits knows no bounds. Barr says the Mueller report has nothing? Law Professor Orin Kerr writes on twitter - Imagine if the Starr Report had been provided only to President Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, who then read it privately and published a 4-page letter based on her private reading stating her conclusion that President Clinton committed no crimes. <<< End The Riech wing media and pundits would have gone INSANE. It is NOT funny how the "morals and ethics" of the Reich wing are so fungible. It is completely insane that so many people go along with the hypocrisy.
  10. Only the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit. The imaginary man in the sky make everything great for the feeble minded. Carry on.
  11. The "Land of the Free and the Home Of the Brave" has been become the "Land of the formerly free who learned immense cowardice via right wing controlled media messages" Pigs get off with blatant murder because "I was in fear of my life", as in, I was SKEEERED so I shot, just like the cowards that trained me learned me to do. The right wingers are SKEERED of the MOOSLIMs because the media tells them to be. The coward are happy to give up civil rights and privacy cause they're SKEEERED of terrorism. The gun nuts are especially cowardly. I am SKEEered that something bad might happen. I gotta have a gun ready, just in case. I'm SKEERED, so I'll shoot anything that SKEERS me, like my son who came home early from work. I'm SKEERED,m so I'll shoot my wife who came home sick while I was sleeping. The land of the free and the home of the brave is long gone.
  12. Hmmmm Back on the Obama payroll I see....... If Rump took a dump on the Oval Office desk on live TV, Marc would defend it.
  13. Rump = Will bow for gold Melania - High class hookers like to show off their hair Rump supporters = Hypocritical to the bone
  14. Add to the list of "achievements" for this fine example of a Rump supporter - plagiarism. His master's thesis on homeland security, for his masters from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. That makes him supremely qualified for this administration. http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/05/politics/sheriff-clarke-plagiarism/
  15. If Rump took a dump on the Oval Office desk on live TV, Marc would defend it. There is nothing that Rump could do that Marc would see as unacceptable. Some people have extreme situational ethics. Other have none at all. Most people have a reasonable sense of right and wrong. A certain part of the population can't consistently make these determinations. Credit to Anderson Cooper for being the first to identify that there is NOTHING that Rump supporter would perceive as wrong, when done by Rump.
  16. The vision of the dirtbag Ailes being tossed into the pits of hell by Satan warms my heart. I wish that his entire entry interview was available on YouTube. I am sure that the shock and horror on his face during the process were wonderful. Good riddance to a filthy maggot. The world is a better place.
  17. David Clarke is a perfect example of the quality of people that support Rump. A complete lowlife dirtbag. I hope that that victim of the criminal conspiracy wins an enormous settlement. For those here that served in the military, I look forward to your commentary on his costume that he wears to impress the gullible. https://mobile.twitter.com/jonswaine/status/864927471099105280 http://reverbpress.com/news/stolen-valor-army-vet-sheriff-clarke-toy-uniform/
  18. I want you to look at the attached. Source: https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3ABA&ei=BaNJWJHxHo6M2AaV2ILQCA Go ahead and take a careful look at it. What you're looking for is that vertical plummet right at the start of December 6. That's over 100 times the "penny" you said. That's movement that could not have been predicted by anyone without knowledge of Trump's tweet. The second thing I want you to look at is how many shares of stock are normally traded. The blue line just prior to then plunge in stock price before the tweet. See it? What's that about? I think it's worth somebody looking at. Facts are immaterial to the reich wing conservatards. It is completely pointless to introduce factual material into any communications with those people. They simply DO NOT CARE about factual information. The only information they believe is that which supports their beliefs. Any contrary information is discarded. It takes a studiously applied deliberate ignorance to be a Reich Wing Conservatard. Picking out only the information (however disproven to be incorrect) that support their beliefs is how their minds work. Half the population is of less than average intelligence. That is how we got to where we are now. Ignorant, ill informed people with completely defective bullshit detectors voted in the Russian backed Rump. I never thought I would see the day where Putin's pal could actually fool a good portion of the US population into voting for him. The fact that he picked a recipient of a Medal of Friendship from Putin as the SecState is truly amazing. The insane MYTH of a "liberal media" is completely exposed by the lack of response to the nomination of another of Putin's pals as SecState. If Hilary Clinton had done the same, the banner headlines on every news site would be in 48 point font, starting the day the nomination was made, and continuing until it was withdrawn. The facts are totally obvious. On the bright side for the racist misogynistic TURDS that voted for Rump, there won't be a nigger and his family in the White House on January 21, 2017. Happy times. The Rump family won't be moving in to the White House. They'll stay in New York and fuck up the whole neighborhood around Rump Tower because they care so much about the USA and small businesses. Especially the small businesses around Rump Tower. Rump's concern for those businesses is the same as all the contractors that he fucked over with the Atlantic City casino construction and operations - none at all. This country is fucked. A worthless maggot made it as POTUS. The USA is a laughingstock of the world. We'll be at war with China over trade and the South China Sea, while getting into the middle east with boots on the ground and body bags coming home. Calling the Republican party the RED party makes perfect sense. They are now closely aligned with Putin and Russia. Thank you, worthless maggots. You really fucked over the USA now. How is it that you came to hate the USA, it's government, and all of the values this country used to stand for?
  19. Are you fucking kidding me? Not at all. Niggers that suck Trump's dick like this one does are known as oreos. That would be black on the outside, white on the inside. It is s new era where political correctness and civility are dead. That is what the fucktards voted for. That is what they will get. Happy times are here again. MAKE AMERICA GREAT!! Just like it was before the niggers stopped being segregated and no longer subject to Jim Crow laws. That is what was voted in by this election. Isn't it GREAT! YEEHAW!
  20. As long as the American Electorate wants utter shitheads to be in power in this country, I can't think of a better candidate for Speaker of the House than Louie Gohmert. Go Louie!!!
  21. The oreo that is Wisconsin's Milwaukee County sheriff posted a tweet on 10/15/16 calling for popular revolt along with a picture of angry professionals wielding clubs and torches. His name is David A. Clarke. The tweet reads - “It's incredible that our institutions of gov, WH, Congress, DOJ, and big media are corrupt & all we do is bitch,” Clarke wrote. “Pitchforks and torches time.” It has been reported that he is a possible candidate for DHS secretary. I hope he makes it. The USA deserves to suffer greatly for the heinous mistake that the ignorant masses have made. With regard to the protests that are going on. I am not surprised that progressives are out in public, doing damage and risking their freedom. The cowards that are the Reich wingers would never put themselves at risk that way to express their feelings about the rigged election that occurred. They are far too cowardly.
  22. We are specifically talking about the words people have used. As usual, you have nothing whatsoever to back up your claims. As usual you avoid the point "avoid the point" normally is used in reference to a point actually made. For those of us who understand language and meanings, your words had no point at all. Just the usual misdirection and silly bullshit.
  23. This was so perfectly written that I had to copy/paste it. It is very odd that so many voters despise the USA, its government, and everything it once stood for. They voted for the most despicable human being ever to run for office in this country. The hatred fomented by the Reich Wing Media has come home to roost. I truly hope that Reich Wing is somewhat successful at implementing their vision for the country. We deserve nothing less. Stupid people are the hardest to teach the most obvious lessons. Once they see what they actually voted for, they might get a clue. The American Electorate picked the party that hates government. It takes really stupid people to hire people who HATE the organization they were hired to operate. Expecting competency in governing from them is bat shit crazy. On the bright side, the playbook on how to disrupt, delay, obstruct, and fuck up the system has been well documented by the Republicans for many years. I hope that the Democrats are capable of exercising these tactics to prevent the worst of the damage. Begin quoted text >>> The virus that kills democracy is extremism because extremism disables those codes. Republicans have disrespected the process for decades. They have regarded any Democratic president as illegitimate. They have proudly boasted of preventing popularly elected Democrats from effecting policy and have asserted that only Republicans have the right to determine the nation’s course. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that the government cannot govern and to redefine the purpose of government as prevention rather than effectuation. In short, they haven’t believed in democracy for a long time, and the media never called them out on it.
  24. The FBI will soon announce an investigation into the private email servers that are known to have been used by Colin Powell and Condi Rice. The investigation will focus on the issue of classified information being sent/received on these servers. The investigation will also look into the possibility that the servers were hacked. This is going to get VERY interesting. If Powell and Rice are found to have had classified material pass through the servers they operated, what will the FBI do?
  25. A complete load of bullshit served up to the gullible pinheads that are the Reich wing conservatards. Dumb as rocks. Can't tell truth from fiction. How does anyone fall for such obvious crap? Substandard education and slavish devotion to ideology over reality. How is the active practice of Socialism working for you, Ron? Do you still accept Social Security payments? Do you still use Medicare benefits? How do you rationalize your professed HATRED of Socialism with your 100% use of the most Socialist programs administered by the Federal Government? Isn't that the definition of hipocrisy? God is going to judge you very harshly when you go to meet your maker.