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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2015 Federal Special Election - At-large Senate on: July 03, 2015, 02:51:14 am
1. Dkrolga
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: See things from the other's perspective on: July 02, 2015, 12:56:46 pm
It matters very little who the squashes the freedom of expression; who needs a tyrannical government to block free speech when he has tyrannical corporations subject to the latest whims of boycotting SJWs? Again, I despise the Confederate flag and would never consider flying one or buying one. But that mere fact that I can't buy one is rather Orwellian.

Look at this pile of word vomit.

He's right though. It's his freedom and right to do so if he or she so chooses.

Look, if a conservative wants to become a vegetarian, they'll say, "I won't eat meat". A liberal who wants to become a vegetarian will say, "I WANT MEAT BANNED."

You CANNOT take away OTHER PEOPLES RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. Period.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the above poster ran for President, what would be his best state? on: June 29, 2015, 07:17:28 pm
Washington
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / See things from the other's perspective on: June 29, 2015, 09:51:44 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-politics/11703283/Confederate-flag-is-a-symbol-of-Americas-culture-wars.html

Great article. It describes feelings on both sides.



 But putting yourself in the other guy’s shoes is a two-way street. And since I'm speaking to a predominately British audience here, I thought it might be healthy to continue this game of role-play.

Now, pretend for a minute that you’re a 50-year old white man living somewhere in the Deep South. You cast your first vote for Ronald Reagan in 1984. As a kid, your favorite show was the Dukes of Hazzard, which featured a car called The General Lee. The backdrop to every party or prom you’ve ever attended was the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd (with lyrics like “In Birmingham they love the governor”).

Today, your way of life is under attack - and this (by far) transcends the Confederate flag. You’re experiencing what feels like a radical cultural revolution.


(Trimmed for copyright - TF)
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Breaking: Supreme Court rules SSM a legal right on: June 26, 2015, 02:48:40 pm
Congrats to those whose side won. I know the feeling of winning a partisan 5-4 decision. Just fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court decided 5-4 to end the recounts and assure that George Bush was the 43rd President of the United States. It was a good feeling, although it always bugged me that it was so bitterly partisan and one vote would have made it the opposite.

What's sad is that I wish this had been a 9-0 decision either for or against. It would have had more clarity. Imagine a John McCain appointed court. No Sotomayor and no Kagan, and today might have been a 6-3 against gay marriage decision.

It seems quite clear that politics rules our lives, regardless of which side we are on.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: She's Pregnant Again on: June 26, 2015, 04:30:42 am
Is she aware that birth control exists?

Mike...it's everywhere. Almost every girl between 18 and 25 that I ever worked with...single moms. Girls I met during my brief time in the Air Force that I keep in touch with, in the last five years, started dating a guy, now they are single moms.

THE GIRL WHO GAVE ME A FRICKIN' HAIRCUT last week was chatting with me and mentioned her three kids in daycare, and she was my age.

I honestly don't believe they use birth control of any kind. I think they live "in the moment".
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 24, 2015, 05:04:17 pm
http://mynorthwest.com/992/2774838/Rachel-Dolezal-is-everything-thats-wrong-with-political-correctness

GREAT ARTICLE.

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Take for example a mind-blowingly laughable conversation on MSNBC with host Melissa Harris-Perry, who once mocked Mitt Romney for having an adopted black grandchild. Rather than call Dolezal out for pretending to be black, Harris-Perry asks:

    But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this, and I want to be very careful here because I don't want to say it's equivalent to the transgender experience. But there is a useful language in "trans" and "cis" which is just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born transgendered, but I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black and trans-black. That there is actually a different category of blackness that is about achievement of blackness despite one's parentage. Is that possible?

None of the words coming out of Perry's mouth mean anything. It's just a bunch of words strung together to form what activists think is brilliant analysis of a complex issue, when the issue isn't complex at all: you can't be black when you're white, nor can you be white when you are black. You want to identify as such? Fine - but you'll be judged as either mentally unwell or as an opportunist.

Political correctness means you never, ever make someone feel bad, even if it's unintentional, and you definitely shouldn't judge them (unless that person is a Republican, then you get to mock them all you want). And it's gotten so crazy that even people who you know want to rip Dolezal for her deception, stop themselves from talking about the contrived "transracial" concept.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2015 Federal Election - President, VP and Regional Senators on: June 19, 2015, 01:32:38 pm
President:
1. Dkrolga/Altsomn

Senate:
Lumine
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 18, 2015, 11:44:08 am
People are taking "you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up" way too literally and to a whole different level these days.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 9 murdered at the oldest AME church in the south on: June 18, 2015, 02:51:58 am
Awful tragedy. RIP to the victims.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The new ten dollar bill to have a woman on: June 18, 2015, 02:17:53 am
I'd love to see Truman or Reagan on currency.

Quote
#1. “The Republicans believe in the minimum wage — the more the minimum, the better.”

#2. “Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in.”

#3. “A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.”

#4. “Republicans don’t like people who talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don’t talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged.”

#5. “It's an old political trick: "If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em." But this time it won't work.”

#6. “A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.”

#7. "Carry the battle to them, don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything."

#8. "When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me."

#9. "Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."

#10. “The Republicans … will try to make people believe that everything the Government has done for the country is socialism. They will go to the people and say: "Did you see that social security check you received the other day—you thought that was good for you, didn't you? That's just too bad! That's nothing in the world but socialism. Did you see that new flood control dam the Government is building over there for the protection of your property? Sorry—that's awful socialism! That new hospital that they are building is socialism. Price supports, more socialism for the farmers! Minimum wage laws? Socialism for labor! Socialism is bad for you, my friend. Everybody knows that. And here you are, with your new car, and your home, and better opportunities for the kids, and a television set—you are just surrounded by socialism! Now the Republicans say, ‘That's a terrible thing, my friend, and the only way out of this sinkhole of socialism is to vote for the Republican ticket.’"
http://www.firedupmissouri.com/editorials/10-truest-things-harry-truman-said-about-republicans

Still approve of Truman?

Yes
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The new ten dollar bill to have a woman on: June 18, 2015, 12:02:10 am
I'd love to see Truman or Reagan on currency.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 17, 2015, 03:10:42 pm
You realize this woman is a fuc*ing nutjob, right? She's an embarrassment on society. So we don't defend her, we don't condone her, and we shouldn't acknowledge her.

14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 09:23:16 pm
So if I say I'm a dinosaur, then everyone else should say I'm a dinosaur? What kinda morons are you guys?
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 09:04:07 pm
Rachel Dolezal is black by choice. She is now so black that if she were to have a child by a white man the child, no matter what the DNA and appearance say, would have a black mother.   

Incorrect. She is Caucasian.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 08:41:13 pm
wtf does "transracial" even mean??

It means NOTHING. It's another word liberals make up to try and justify the flawed actions of crazy people. Oops did I say crazy? I meant "Intellectually challenged".
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 06:12:49 pm
I don't think anyone here is "against" transgenderism. What does that even mean?

Who the ****  knows and who the **** cares? These people are ****ing insane. Off the deep end.

But my "traditional values" are extreme, right?

Do your "traditional values" include the traditional Navajo Nadleeh (3rd gender)?

No but they include the traditional 3rd gender of Wally Gator.

18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 05:29:47 pm
I don't think anyone here is "against" transgenderism. What does that even mean?

Who the ****  knows and who the **** cares? These people are ****ing insane. Off the deep end.

But my "traditional values" are extreme, right?
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 01:28:48 pm
http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/college-professor-afraid

Here's that article btw.

Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me — particularly the liberal ones.

Not, like, in a person-by-person sense, but students in general. The student-teacher dynamic has been reenvisioned along a line that's simultaneously consumerist and hyper-protective, giving each and every student the ability to claim Grievous Harm in nearly any circumstance, after any affront, and a teacher's formal ability to respond to these claims is limited at best.

I am frightened sometimes by the thought that a student would complain again like he did in 2009. Only this time it would be a student accusing me not of saying something too ideologically extreme — be it communism or racism or whatever — but of not being sensitive enough toward his feelings, of some simple act of indelicacy that's considered tantamount to physical assault. As Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis writes, "Emotional discomfort is [now] regarded as equivalent to material injury, and all injuries have to be remediated." Hurting a student's feelings, even in the course of instruction that is absolutely appropriate and respectful, can now get a teacher into serious trouble.



It's gotta stop. I've said it on here for years. YEARS. Emotions do not matter. You can't make laws by them, you can't govern by them. The ONLY EMOTION in the US Constitution is the pursuit of happiness, and that is not the same as saying, "Destroy Professor Gibben's life, because he hurt your emotional well-being for constructively criticizing your answer."
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 01:21:14 pm
This is just ridiculous. Trans-racial, trans-abled, trans-ethnic. All of it, these identity disorders, including that one- you know what I mean. I don't know why the medical community has completely abdicated their responsibility here.

There, I said it. Give this post 10 death points for intolerance and bigotry, if you wish. Heck, give the other ones where I've said anything about a "teakettle" 10 death points too, because that's what I was talking about (if it wasn't already obvious). This is the internet, I don't know why I should have to censor myself.

There's nothing bigoted about what you said. Things are completely out of control. I even read an article from a left-wing liberal professor, and he said his liberal college students, "scare him".

They're going so extreme, they seem to want a country with no laws, no race, no gender, no religion. It's gone beyond a John Lennon song now. It's gotta stop. You can cast the bait far out, but you still gotta have the line attached to pull it back in once in a while.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: FL-Saint Leo University: Rubio closes gap on Jeb on: June 10, 2015, 10:50:53 pm
Rubio rising.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Standing in the Poolhouse Door: Police Brutality in White Suburbia on: June 10, 2015, 02:58:20 am
We had a string of deaths resulting from alleged police brutality around the country.

In McKinney, a few kids get mistreated by a cop, and suddenly the sky is falling. People are stupid and bored. No one in McKinney cares, not even on the east side. People are just going about their business without any animosity between the races.

Left-wing media fail.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/06/08/the-mckinney-texas-pool-party-the-rest-of-the-story/

    Police were called to the scene and attempted to get some of the trespassers to sit down while they investigated. Many of the teens fled and police chased some of them down. This is when the video of the incident with police began. There does not appear to be any video of the initial police contact with the teens.

    One resident, Benet Embry, a black man, posted on Facebook about the events leading up to the police call. “Look, I LIVE in this community and this ENTIRE incident is NOT racial at all,” Embry wrote. “A few THUGS spoiled a COMMUNITY event by fighting, jumping over fences into a PRIVATE pool, harassing and damaging property. Not EVERYTHING is about RACE. WE have other issues that NEED our attention other flights of made up make believe causes.”

    In another post he is critical of media coverage of the incident. “I’ve never seen such irresponsible reporting and miss management of media resources in my life,” he said.

    Another McKinney resident, Bryan Gestner, posted on Facebook, “This was a Twitter party that turned into a mob event. Jumping pool fence. Assaulting 2 security guards, attacking a mother with three little girls. The video doesn’t show everything.” He continued saying the kids were drinking and “smoking weed” and they would not listen to any of the adults around the pool.

    “This isn’t about race,” he continued. “This is about outside kids invading our neighborhood and had no respect for authority or the residents here. I have a target on my back now and I have been threatened by these punks that they are gonna shoot up my house when all I did was try to control the mob and actually tended to the girl and the boy that had a bloody lip.”

    “Yall don’t know the whole story,” Gestner continued. “I commend the officer for handling this situation.”

    Gestner wrapped up his post alleging that these same kids came back into the neighborhood Saturday night. They were “kicking in people’s front door, stole a truck and crashed it into many vehicles. They vandalized dozens of cars and were stealing things.”

There ya go. Smoking weed, drinking, trespassing, assaulting, attacking. Nice ing kids.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Standing in the Poolhouse Door: Police Brutality in White Suburbia on: June 09, 2015, 06:33:39 pm
Many on the left do not understand that the vast majority of conservatives completely see things from a color blind perspective. Society would be better off if the media would do the same.

I bet the whole argument would become criminals vs. cops not black vs. white. They obsess on race because they know the only way they can ever win an election is  by winning a narrow majority with minority voters. They lost mainstream America. The Clinton '96 voter would be a Rick Santorum voter today. They went too far.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Standing in the Poolhouse Door: Police Brutality in White Suburbia on: June 09, 2015, 06:18:49 pm
I'm not sure what the problem is.

 Someone called them because they were disturbing the people in the neighborhood, NOT because they were black!

The woman LOOKS like she was resisting arrest.

Any white person who was disturbing the peace would be equally problematic Why does everything hav to be about race

We would have never heard about it if the people were white. It is obvious if the cop was black and the people were white, nobody would care.


If a black cop threw a white teenage girl onto the ground and pointed a gun in her face, conservatives would be up in arms.

No way. I'm as conservative as you get, and I'd defend the cop and say, "The girl was a piece of sh**t and deserved what she got."

I feel zero sympathy for people who act like garbage, regardless of color.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Real Life Picture Thread (PAPOY Creepfest 2015) on: June 08, 2015, 09:51:11 pm
Hangin' with my friends

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