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  1. I think he understands it very well. i don't think you understand who he is suggesting is feeling the schadenfreude.
  2. oh yeah... i forgot... The democrats are the party of the people, who steadfastly oppose evil, rampant capitalism at every turn. they've all become rich IN SPITE of their opposition to BIG MONEY. Apologies, i don't know what i was thinking.
  3. There is more than enough tax revenue to accomplish all the necessary large infrastructure projects the country needs. the problem is not lack of funds for infrastructure, the problem is federal spending. If you want to dismantle the evil capitalists, you must first cast aside the statists. It's astonishing top me that even with all that is going on right now, people cling to the teat of centralization of power. It's the most co dependent relationship in the history f the world. And Clinton. And Sanders. And Buffet. And etc, etc etc.....
  4. For sure. I'd be calling him every day and asking him those kinds of questions, just for fun.
  5. I've been there. It's everything it's cracked up to be. CNN has been pushing the 'there had to be more than one shooter' narrative for a couple days now every time I tune in (which admittedly is not very often). I don't think the media is gonna bail us out of any of this.
  6. It would require something even more rare and difficult to obtain, a constitutional amendment.
  7. Not always. Sometimes becoming a US citizen just requires being born, for example.
  8. I could use a mani pedi myself..... You keep using that word 'ignore'. I do not think it means what you think it means. Which brings up a point, perhaps the thread should be renamed to indicate that it's mostly about re-imagining the definitions of words, and less about US politics these days... Just a thought.
  9. AAA offers this service as well. I'd do this even if I was going to sell it privately, just to get a baseline price.
  10. There's a difference between'having no issue with it' and thinking they should be censored. You're absolutism is far more dangerous than my (alleged) absolutism. Its interesting that 'absolutism' has become the new billy club of the censorists. Did this strategy get published is a newsletter somewhere? 'If someone disagrees with you about censoring views you disagree with, just call them n absolutist'
  11. Sure. This is exactly the kind of frightening attitude that makes it so important to avoid taking restrictions on free speech lightly.
  12. That would depend on their methods, but their rights to counter protest should not vary between attempts to supress the speech white supremacists and attempts to supress the speech of anyone else.
  13. Another testimony to the effectiveness of body cameras. I wonder what the back story is here. Seems like maybe this hospital had issues with the cops before over this, hence the written policy and the lawyer on call. Good for the nurse for standing up for what is right.
  14. A man can hope....... But I agree, there's likely another reason, and it's likely nauseating.
  15. So who would know more about the ins and outs of it than him? It's sneaky genius!
  16. I'm just gonna leave this here without further comment. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/17/watch-cnn-commentator-calls-for-the-removal-of-washington-and-jefferson-statues/
  17. You say that like it's a bad thing........
  18. Though it's a statement in and of itself that something that should be routine now passes as good news. What a world we live in.
  19. As a non sequitur, I have done exactly ONE Karaoke song in my life, and it was a duet of 'Stand by Your Man'.
  20. Ha. I understand completely why you'd prefer to dodge those questions. The date of the article has no bearing on the substance of the arguments being presented.. Time will tell which of us is correct I guess. This isn't the 'confederate statue' thread, so I see no reason why a new thread would be required.
  21. Why not? Unless you disagree with the substance of their argument, I can't think of any reasons why it wouldn't catch on. Rape and racism/slavery are serious hot button issues in this country, and for good reason. So I'll ask again, what is it about the substance of their argument that you disagree with? Or if you agree with the substance of their argument, why should the statues be allowed to stay?
  22. What is the basis by which you find these college students arguments about the Jefferson statue to be invalid?
  23. OK? I don't have any issue with removing confederate statues.
  24. You're probably right. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/11/23/thomas-jefferson-next-target-students-who-question-honors-figures-who-were-racists
  25. While I agree with you that the comparison doesn't really work, it seems fairly obvious that it's only a matter of time before those monuments also draw the attention of the groups that go after these types of symbols. It's just that they have bigger fish to fry at the moment.