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76  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of this security guard? (Atlanta Braves game) on: May 29, 2017, 12:11:37 am
Kicking the guy out is pretty much automatic. I probably would have taken the ball for appearances and then given the kid another one later.
77  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why are Berniecrats so obsessed with Tulsi Gabbard? on: May 28, 2017, 10:13:03 pm
And while she wasn't good on LGBT issues when she was 22 or whatever, she's pretty good on them now.

https://www.votetulsi.com/node/25012


False. If she's personally opposed to gay equality but just goes along with for political reasons, she can't be trusted at all.

I mean Jesus, jfern. If Hillary believed that about gays you wouldn't shut up about how awful it was.

Gabbard has supported SSM longer than Hillary, and Hillary was made out to be some sort of savior of gays, so whatever.

Hillary has always privately supported gay equality but in the past had to publicly pretend not to because the political environment demanded it. That's literally the opposite of Tulsi.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jesse Watters: Trump's birtherism was just "a little fun" at O's expense on: May 28, 2017, 07:40:14 pm
I hate Watters, but it's true. It was an expression of contempt that happened to be fun because of how much outrage it caused.

If by that you mean that Trump never actually believed Obama was born in Kenya, then yes, its true. Here's the thing: That doesn't actually make Trump any less of a racist for saying it.

It might be true that Trump doesn't literally believe Obama was born in Kenya, but millions of Republican voters do believe that, thanks to Trump and other charlatans like him.
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why are Berniecrats so obsessed with Tulsi Gabbard? on: May 28, 2017, 05:11:35 pm
And while she wasn't good on LGBT issues when she was 22 or whatever, she's pretty good on them now.

https://www.votetulsi.com/node/25012


False. If she's personally opposed to gay equality but just goes along with for political reasons, she can't be trusted at all.

I mean Jesus, jfern. If Hillary believed that about gays you wouldn't shut up about how awful it was.

Personally opposed but goes along for political reasons can't be trusted? You would never trust a practicing Muslim as a politician then?

Uh what? The only two Muslims in U.S. history to ever serve in Congress are outstanding pro-LGBT liberal Democrats.

I would prefer not to have an anti-gay bigot as president, even if he/she promised to ignore their bigotry treat and everyone equally.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Axios: Trump intends to leave Paris climate accord on: May 28, 2017, 02:31:39 pm
I hope he decides to stay in.

You're going to have to start voting Democratic if this issue is important to you. The rest of the Republican candidates would have done this on January 21.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Twitter suspend Donald Trump's account? on: May 28, 2017, 02:30:43 pm
Theoretically yes, because it puts America at risk when he posts lies like "Obama wiretapped me!!!11" but it would backfire, potentially hard, so I guess not.
82  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why are Berniecrats so obsessed with Tulsi Gabbard? on: May 28, 2017, 02:03:35 pm
And while she wasn't good on LGBT issues when she was 22 or whatever, she's pretty good on them now.

https://www.votetulsi.com/node/25012


False. If she's personally opposed to gay equality but just goes along with for political reasons, she can't be trusted at all.

I mean Jesus, jfern. If Hillary believed that about gays you wouldn't shut up about how awful it was.
83  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Space exploration on: May 28, 2017, 10:54:58 am
Much, much more. Building a working space elevator, for example, would pay huge dividends on the upfront money

How on earth can you claim this with any confidence?

Because launching with fuel rockets is extremely expensive, and virtually all scientific papers I've seen say this.


Stuff like this is part of the problem with leaving science funding in the hands of politicians. Large sums of cash are wasted tilting at windmills because these people have no concept of what is actually feasible.
Not sure what to make of this. The "science" side says build the elevator, but the politicians will never allow it with federal money because of the scary price tag. The first space elevator ever built will almost certainly be done by China or a private company.

84  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Attention Hillary PRIMARY voters only! on: May 27, 2017, 05:03:27 pm
I would support her if she comes out swinging mad.

EDIT: Part of me is sad that when a woman finally becomes president, it'll be probably be someone else. Even if it's a woman who's better at politics than her, who has all the positions I agree with, who is younger, who has a lot more enthusiastic rallies, and so on, it will be very sad that it's not Hillary. It feels like cultural appropriation, someone taking her place. Hillary will always be the one who cut the path through the patriarchy with her very flesh and bone, her existence, just for some other woman to walk through. Pretty disgusting, actually.
You actually believe amy female president is (basically) stealing from her efforts? Did Clinton steal from the efforts of Shirley Chisholm?

To the extent that Chisholm advanced women's status in politics, of course. Every daughter stands on the shoulders of those that went before. But Hillary really ran the gauntlet. Not just her, but her entire generation. It almost breaks my heart that some Gen X/Millenial/post-Millenial snot who went through 1/10th of the misogyny she went through may break the glass ceiling, but alas it's inevitable.

But isn't that true of everything? Obama didn't have it as bad as civil rights marchers, who didn't have it as bad as freedmen, etc.?
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN: 7th-grader gets 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award on: May 27, 2017, 11:33:26 am
So one teacher typed up some stupid certificates and now it's national news story?

Because they told a 13 year old honors student that she seemed most likely to become a terrorist and laughed at her while they gave it to her? And now she's too mortified to go to school?

Oh don't get me wrong, the teacher's a clueless, deplorable idiot, but why is this a national news story?
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: US Alt/Far-Right accuse upcoming "Star Trek Discovery" series of White genocide on: May 27, 2017, 11:16:18 am
Even better reason to be excited about it.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN: 7th-grader gets 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award on: May 27, 2017, 09:58:33 am
So one teacher typed up some stupid certificates and now it's national news story?
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Attention Hillary PRIMARY voters only! on: May 26, 2017, 07:49:56 pm
Probably not, but it's possible if the other choices are bad.

Even though people who don't like her are objectively wrong, they're not going to change their minds, so we have to move on.
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why are Berniecrats so obsessed with Tulsi Gabbard? on: May 26, 2017, 03:59:25 pm
Btw, there's a new article in Jacobin magazine titled "Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend":

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/tulsi-gabbard-president-sanders-democratic-party

So don't accuse Atlas forum of being the only place where people are "obsessed" with her.  Tongue


Lol, still opposes gay marriage personally.
90  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are municipal fiber networks a good idea? on: May 26, 2017, 11:59:53 am
We should have a single national one instead
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is this map possible? on: May 26, 2017, 11:58:50 am
Add Minnesota to the D side and I could believe it
92  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Rep. Mark Meadows reportedly cried after reading CBO score of AHCA on: May 26, 2017, 11:57:42 am
Did he really cry about the millions losing their insurance, which has been a well-known effect of a repeal for 7 years, or because it didn't reduce the deficit as much as he thought?

The latter is more likely, given the Freedom Caucus's pet issues
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pope Francis gave Trump a 192-page letter he wrote on climate change ! on: May 26, 2017, 09:03:15 am
If only he would do something similar for all the Catholic heads of state that support abortion.

Nah this pope focuses on stuff that actually matters
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 15$ Minimum wage introduced by Bernie - 152 House members & 31 Senators support on: May 26, 2017, 07:41:13 am
Cory Booker (D-N.J.),

Can't be true. I read on the Atlas Forum that Cory Booker is a neo-liberal Wall Street shill who opposes a living wage and other progressive goals.

Pretty poor attempt at sarcasm. Cory Booker didn't even support at 12$ Min wage in the last congress. Now he is supporting a 15$ Wage, Sanders' drug imports bill & a lot of other legislations for a 2020 run. He will be Sanders' lackey till 2020 & will stand on his head if it means getting the progressive vote for 2020 !

No, as I posted on the other thread, Booker did support raising the minimum wage in the past, evidenced by his own Tweets and Facebook
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Rep. Mark Meadows reportedly cried after reading CBO score of AHCA on: May 26, 2017, 06:45:12 am
Total phony guy - The last bill had 24M losing insurance. Did he expect after the massive devastation to Medicaid & Pre-existing conditions being made optional, premiums would fall for older workers or that many millions will not lose coverage?

This. When evaluating a bill, if you know a very similar one got a very bad CBO report, it's safe to say the new bill will also get one. How did he not see this coming?
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 15$ Minimum wage introduced by Bernie - 154 House members & 31 Senators support on: May 25, 2017, 10:01:54 pm
Cory Booker (D-N.J.),

Can't be true. I read on the Atlas Forum that Cory Booker is a neo-liberal Wall Street shill who opposes a living wage and other progressive goals.
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 25, 2017, 09:59:31 pm
Right, six months of hearing "Boinie woulda won!" is getting so annoying. All the Bernie people I know voted for Clinton. Going further to the left would not have picked up anything. Emmanuel Macron, a 3rd way Clintonite centrist, won in a landslide. Whereas the Muslim-loving Corbyn is going down. But please, tell me more about how if Clinton had just been more pure she would have done better, and she lost because of her own faults rather than being pushed too far left by Sanders.

Wait, I thought you retroactively switched to Bernie after Hillary's loss?
98  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 25, 2017, 09:46:08 pm
Will Trump talk trash on Twitter about this victory? Or will even he know better?
99  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Interesting Article on Mark Sanford- If all h#ll broke loose- He could on: May 24, 2017, 05:25:24 pm
It's worth noting that Sanford is one of the few members of Congress to go #NeverTrump who then backtracked and endorsed him:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=230807.msg5217939#msg5217939


Too much of a coward to be a credible president
100  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Space exploration on: May 24, 2017, 02:12:04 pm
Much, much more. Building a working space elevator, for example, would pay huge dividends on the upfront money
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