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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If Clinton wins and the Dems regain the House and the Senate... on: August 22, 2016, 05:32:42 pm
Couldn't congress just pass a law stating that the three DC EV's must go to the winner of the national vote?

Idk if they could but they obviously won't because reasons.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of #NeverTrump Republicans on: August 22, 2016, 05:08:11 pm
Clearly FFs for their successful efforts to thwart the ascent of Donald Trump which obviously came from the best of intentions.
3  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion on 'burkini' ban? on: August 19, 2016, 07:25:49 pm
The browns Muslims are an existential threat to the French value/right of freedom of religion, so clearly the French should take away the Muslims' right to freedom of religion. Can't imagine how that could ever (further) alienate and marginalize a deeply religious minority community that is already alienated and marginalized (and literally ostracized, in many cases) from French society!
4  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support interracial marriage? on: August 19, 2016, 07:09:04 pm
No I don't support the reactionary bourgeois institution of "marriage" at all.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Poster boys for white privilege lie and denigrate Brazil on: August 19, 2016, 07:02:39 pm
I'm quite serious about this proposal: leave them there. Let them get rammed by Brazil's system, corrupt or not. The Olympics are just a large, slick, glitzy handful of candy that the internationalists who worship the fading world order use as an example to demonize so called "isolationists" like me. I don't see how the Olympics warrant our tax dollars covering the costs of getting American athletes out of trouble, etc. The Olympic Opening Ceremony year after year becomes more of a propaganda show than the other. 

On another note, I do approve of the fact that Team USA is not covered by the taxpayers. I wasn't aware of that until tonight. Now is the time to tighten the purse string even more and send a message that it truly isn't a pressing concern.

Are you unaware of how consular protection works and that American citizens are entitled to it?
I am plenty aware. I'd just like to see some bureaucratic entanglement and delay tactics used. You can make a point with a whisper rather than a scream. Which is exactly the same logic that the Syrian air force used today when their jets came very close to US special forces today.

So State Department officials should deliberately not do their jobs  (or at the very least, not do them well) because "internationalists?" (((internationalists)))
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Will Trump hit Romney's numbers among white voters? on: August 19, 2016, 10:18:59 am
Romney won the white vote in 2012, 59% - 39%. I really don't see Trump improving *that* much (if at all) among white voters without Bachelor's degrees, and obviously his support among white college grads (with whom Trump has been underperforming anyway) has been tanking in recent weeks. So I am skeptical of any claim that Trump will improve on Romney's numbers among white voters; if anything, he won't even reach Romney's share of the white vote.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Trump's performance among working class voters be enough? on: August 19, 2016, 10:08:35 am
I posted this on AAD and it seems relevant here so...yeah.

"I like how so many people seem to be under the impression that whites without Bachelor's degrees = the "white working class" and that there somehow aren't a lot of white college graduates (or even postgrads) who work modest-wage jobs and are far from economically secure. Did everyone suddenly forget about all of the college-educated young adults who supported Sanders? Or, as long as we're talking about more left-leaning/Democratic Party-voting working class whites, what about the younger, female (and male, to a significant extent), single, secular, urban, non-homeowner, LGBT, unionized, and/or public sector white voters who cannot reasonably described as anything less than "solidly liberal"? (and who are indeed, more often than not, considerably more left-wing than their more affluent middle and upper middle class counterparts whose influence within Democratic Party politics has increased substantially within the last few decades."
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of this Cato Institute Freedom Ranking on: August 17, 2016, 11:30:56 am
Live Free or Die.

Literally.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of "The Nightly Show" on: August 16, 2016, 11:04:38 am
Not a great show, but I appreciated that it was not aimed primarily at the young middle-class white men who dominate Comedy Central's audience. Which, combined with the issues Wilmore discussed, very plausibly factored into CC's decision to cancel the show. 
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are you a Commie? on: August 01, 2016, 04:55:42 pm
I'm a proud captilist

Trump, is that you??
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why are "small government" conservatives so obsessed with the gays? on: August 01, 2016, 03:55:44 pm
The answer to this question is that "small government" is not a coherent (let alone, consistent) political philosophy but rather, a slogan used for the purpose of appealing to people who do not want to pay taxes.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton's campaign manager: Russia helping Trump on: July 25, 2016, 04:15:11 pm
The Cold War is over, there is no "evil Russian conspiracy".

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Over the past year, we've seen a consistent trend in both the United States and Europe of conservative admiration for Putin, a strongman praised for his decisive leadership, Christian values and old-school nationalism.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jon Stewart Has a Message for Trump Supporters on: July 23, 2016, 02:09:43 pm
Wealthy white man to working-class Americans: "America doesn't belong to you".

lol Trump's working-class support is so overrated. And I suppose all of the working-class blacks, Latinos, and other ethnic and racial minorities - as well as the many working-class whites who are unequivocally opposed to Trump - don't count right?
14  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Are there any homosexuals/transgenders/transsexuals by choice? on: July 22, 2016, 05:27:17 pm
Men aren't choosing to get a hard dick when thinking about men and then choosing not to the next time.

You mean to tell me that you got a boner from this?

15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Knife held to your throat... on: July 21, 2016, 04:35:42 pm
DWPerry will win in a shocking upset through the efforts of an Atlasia-led write-in campaign.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of Ted Cruz's convention speech on: July 21, 2016, 04:34:42 pm
While I appreciate that Cruz effectively ended his political career I still cannot call anything he does a Freedom Move.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What's more important: democracy, or liberalism/secularism? on: July 18, 2016, 10:47:31 am
I find none of  the list of democracy, secularism, and liberalism particularly important.   I am mostly focused on property rights which I guess maps best to liberalism, if only indirectly.  So I guess I have to vote for the latter reluctantly.   

Even the most extreme example of a Greedy Capitalist meme created by Marxists would still pale in comparison to you.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What's more important: democracy, or liberalism/secularism? on: July 17, 2016, 05:34:30 pm
The results of this poll are quite telling. And utterly predictable.
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Dozens reportedly mowed down, killed by truck at Nice Bastille Day parade. on: July 14, 2016, 05:42:44 pm
Gee, would never have guessed!

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#IS affiliated Telegram accounts posting images of #Nice #France

https://twitter.com/TRACterrorism/status/753698774623592449
20  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Why did the South switch parties? on: July 14, 2016, 11:32:52 am
Basically, it was a combination of white backlash against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, increased levels of income and wealth, a corresponding increase in the population of metropolitan areas at the expense of rural areas (with Northern white conservative migrants making a fairly significant contribution here), the  transformation of white racial attitudes from being openly racist to being more "colorblind" in light of whites believing that civil rights issues had basically been "solved" and thus, whites being opposed to the expansion of civil rights protections against de facto segregation and inequality (as opposed to de jure segregation and inequality), the decline of the white populism of  the downtrodden in favor of the white populism of the upwardly mobile middle class and aspiring middle class, the rise of the Religious Right - which made the white evangelical Protestants who dominated Southern culture a political force to be reckoned with -, generational replacement (how many Southern whites who are alive today remember the New Deal? lol), and finally - as Torie alluded to - the Voting Rights Act precipitating the collapse of the white Democratic machines that had made the South effectively a one-party region (with their collapse creating an actual two-party system in the South in which black voters were increasingly influential within the region's Democratic Party).
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 GOP platform becomes MORE socially conservative, calls for ban on all Porn on: July 13, 2016, 04:15:29 pm
To add to what KingSweden said earlier in this thread re: normalizing sexuality (read: not feeling guilty about or disgusted by sex between consenting adults) in American society, I would also say that I have a fairly similar stance on pornography as I have on prostitution: regulate it (or in the latter case, legalize and regulate it) and protect people who work in both fields from exploitation and abuse (which unfortunately does happen at a disturbingly high rate). Furthermore, if more young women - particularly from disadvantaged/low socioeconomic backgrounds - had more opportunities for becoming economically independent and achieving social mobility and security, then perhaps there would be less women who turn to these lines of work out of desperation (as opposed to it being a voluntary career path, which certainly happens and to which I am by no means opposed).

No need to ban sex-related work, just protect the safety and dignity of the people who work in it (and FFS, stop shaming people -  or rather, stop shaming women, because let's be real...they receive the brunt of the shaming and condemnation from others - who do sex-related work).
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Why aren't we talking about white-on-white crime? on: July 11, 2016, 10:56:27 am
It's a really serious issue.

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In 2014, about 82 percent of murders involving white victims were committed by other white people

Source.

What is the hell is the problem with white culture? Huh
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tory Election, pick your poison. on: July 10, 2016, 10:27:39 pm
Write-in: Disraeli
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who will Dave Leip vote for? on: July 10, 2016, 10:26:00 pm
Please stop making these threads.

Thanks,
Dave
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of BlackLivesMatter on: July 10, 2016, 10:24:43 pm
Horrible organization with a racist agenda.


we're not talking about the Republican Party in this thread
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