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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Black mom is horrified with the confederate flag T-shirts on: August 16, 2015, 09:17:25 pm
What's wrong with free speech inside a public school (assuming you don't use it to bully or disparage a group of people)?
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Black mom is horrified with the confederate flag T-shirts on: August 15, 2015, 10:23:49 pm
I'm horrified people are raising their kids to be PC, over-sensitive crybabies.

What's wrong with basic politeness and encouraging a welcoming environment? Schools aren't and never have been "free speech zones" and it's totally in the community's right to determine for itself what speech is and is not acceptable in its schools. It's the same reason students can't wear shirts advertising Budweiser or Marlboro or broadcasting gang affiliations.

At the end of the day, anyone who thinks "political correctness" is a thing to complain about or a negative doesn't have an opinion worth listening to.

That's actually a very good point and I haven't looked at the issue in this manner.

The flipside is that everyone is easily offended these days by small stuff. I think this is why we can have "kareoke night" on a deployment in the United States Navy, but God forbid we have "standup comedy night".

There are only forty-something days left on this deployment. Thank God.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Warren Harding love child confirmed by DNA test on: August 13, 2015, 11:04:13 pm
I knew that Warren G. Harding was a corrupt piece of s**t, but I didn't think he'd father a child out of wedlock.

Well, I guess it's time to get the Harding 2016 posters shipped out.

A zombie Warren G. Harding is running for president now? I guess he's dead serious.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Why are there so many Supreme Court justices from New York City? on: August 13, 2015, 10:24:45 pm
Why is it that four justices on the Supreme Court are from New York City alone? You'd figure that they would be from all over the country.

There was even a political cartoon showing how the four justices represent four different boroughs of New York City and there was a person representing Staten Island saying "What about me?"
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why does Black Lives Matter go after lefty Democrats? on: August 09, 2015, 10:07:52 pm
Why did the Tea Party primary Eric Cantor?

I'd say it's because of his support for immigration reform and supporting immigration reform has been toxic to Republican congresspeople and senators. For example, John McCain was in actual danger of losing his Senate seat in 2010 but J.D. Hayworth ran a bad campaign.

I've actually met the guy who defeated Eric Cantor in the primary last year in the Richmond area. He seems like a great guy and he was a college professor.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are liberals pro-equality? on: August 09, 2015, 09:48:40 pm
I don't know if this is actually related, but why do people who don't support gay marriage get accused of being bigots and homophobes? I've seen Wulfric, who is deeply religious, get accused of bigotry.

Because I'm married to my husband. Would someone who says 'your marriage should be invalid' and therefore, your relationship is not to be recognised, your rights are to be stripped etc not be to me, bigoted? Would they not be even more so if they made no appeal to anything but their religion?

That's a good point.

Another thing I wanted to talk about was Brendan Eich. I think gay marriage should've been legalized years ago, so I don't agree with his views on the subject.

While I don't agree with him, I think it was a d*ck move to force him out of his own company just because he donated money in support of Proposition 8 in California a number of years ago.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are liberals pro-equality? on: August 04, 2015, 01:50:34 pm
I don't know if this is actually related, but why do people who don't support gay marriage get accused of being bigots and homophobes? I've seen Wulfric, who is deeply religious, get accused of bigotry.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are liberals pro-equality? on: August 02, 2015, 10:33:40 pm
I don't think liberals are evil or anything like that, just somewhat misguided and overbearing.

They certainly believe in helping out groups that have historically been screwed over which is a good thing.

I don't agree with some of their stances.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodmin (I) endorses Heck (R) for Senate on: July 22, 2015, 01:46:13 am
Goodman is not too uncommon of a surname, so I'd say there isn't any relation to the Goodmans that are running Las Vegas.

As for the Senate election, I have a gut feeling that Joe Heck is going to win because the Democrats have been having some bad luck in Nevada in recent times.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: What's going on with the Democrats in Nevada? on: July 22, 2015, 01:40:56 am
What's up with the Democrats in Nevada? They haven't held the governor's mansion since the 1990s and they've lost Richard Bryan's Senate seat in 2000, a Democratic year. They've lost control of the legislature and at least one House seat in Congress. The only thing they've managed to accomplish is holding onto one Senate seat despite the fact that Harry Reid is sitting in it and occasionally taking back one or two House seats.

Nevada is a swing state. That means it will elect Republicans and Democrats at different times and to different offices. Look it up! Nevada voted for Obama TWICE.

I think you're missing the point. The Democrats have been having crappy luck lately in Nevada.

Also, Nevada voted for George W. Bush both times.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-Sen: Rep. Joe Heck is in on: July 10, 2015, 08:52:34 pm
I don't understand why you used Shelley Berkley, as oppposed to Sharron Angle, in your comparison.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-Sen: Rep. Joe Heck is in on: July 08, 2015, 09:17:51 pm
I have a gut feeling that Catherine Cortez Masto is going to lose considering that the Democrats in Nevada have been having poor luck recently. To be fair, they managed to keep Harry Reid in the Senate this long and they almost took out Dean Heller in 2012.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: What's going on with the Democrats in Nevada? on: June 22, 2015, 12:48:55 pm
It's a problem that Democrats have nationwide - They want to be the party of everyone, and don't want to possibly make the mistake of taking a stand. That and, despite a good deal of possible bombshells, Nevada Republicans have a solid enough bench.

The Nevada Republicans have nutjobs like that legislator who said he'd bring back slavery if his constituents wanted that. Brian Sandoval seems like a decent guy and I'd to meet him one day. He's going to serve out his second term as governor. My father claims to have known him when he was a Reno lawyer.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / What's going on with the Democrats in Nevada? on: June 22, 2015, 12:11:07 pm
What's up with the Democrats in Nevada? They haven't held the governor's mansion since the 1990s and they've lost Richard Bryan's Senate seat in 2000, a Democratic year. They've lost control of the legislature and at least one House seat in Congress. The only thing they've managed to accomplish is holding onto one Senate seat despite the fact that Harry Reid is sitting in it and occasionally taking back one or two House seats.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is up with CountryClassSF? on: May 31, 2015, 10:54:09 am
How did CountryClassSF's alleged homosexuality and gay marriage get brought up in this thread?

I don't think being against gay marriage automatically makes you a bad person or a bigot.

Back in 2003, I wasn't in favor of gay marriage because I was raised Roman Catholic. Nowadays, I don't even practice my religion and I think people should be able to marry whoever they want (as long as they are both of legal age and it's not incest). In other words, let them get married, I don't care.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / What is up with CountryClassSF? on: May 30, 2015, 11:16:39 am
What is up with the guy? Does he deliberately take the right-wing stance on every single issue or something?
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 26, 2015, 12:05:58 pm
I can understand that the professor is not crazy about white guys in general, but her level of hatred is just disturbing.

She should consider resigning before Boston University receives a nasty backlash.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Boston Bomber sentenced to death on: May 20, 2015, 11:38:50 am
There is literally no legitimate reason not to kill him.

This is basically the grossest post I've seen on this board in a long time. Especially from a self-professed Christian.

Speaking of legitimate reasons, I wonder why Wulfric opposes same-sex marriage.

From what I've read, he opposes gay marriage because he's a devout Christian. It should be up to the two men or two women when it comes to what they do regarding their relationship.

And how the hell did race get brought up?
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Boston Bomber sentenced to death on: May 18, 2015, 12:50:35 pm
They should've just thrown him in prison for the rest of his life rather than letting him off easy. A lifetime in prison is the appropriate punishment. The system just made a martyr out of him.

As for the death penalty, it should be abolished (except in very extreme cases) because there are people who get wrongly convicted and are later proven innocent because of DNA or other evidence.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Could Vermont's Progressive Party win a U.S. Senate Seat? on: May 12, 2015, 09:35:02 am
I hope they win Leahy's seat because it'd be funny for Leahy to be the only Dem senator in VT history even after he leaves XD

Why has Pat Leahy been the only Democratic senator in Vermont's history? It's weird because even Kansas has elected more than one Democrat to the United States Senate.

Because in Pre-Watergate time Vermont was, generally, very Republican. Frequently it's officeholders were a very moderate Republicans, but still - mainly Republicans. And the second Senate seat from Vermont was occupied by Stafford (moderate Republican), Jeffords (moderate-to-liberal Republican, later Indie) and Sanders since early 70th..

And how come Vermont has never elected a Democratic senator even during the FDR years? That's one hell of a Whig/Republican streak.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Could Vermont's Progressive Party win a U.S. Senate Seat? on: May 12, 2015, 09:11:37 am
I hope they win Leahy's seat because it'd be funny for Leahy to be the only Dem senator in VT history even after he leaves XD

Why has Pat Leahy been the only Democratic senator in Vermont's history? It's weird because even Kansas has elected more than one Democrat to the United States Senate.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Why didn't Jason Kander run for governor instead? on: May 11, 2015, 12:00:51 pm
I think Jason Kander has a better chance of winning the governor's race than trying to defeat Roy Blunt since gubernatorial elections are much less partisan than senate elections and Jay Nixon is term-limited. Missouri elected and reelected Jay Nixon, a Democrat, while it voted against Obama in 2008 even though he had everything going for him.

I have a feeling that Kander will lose against Blunt even with Hillary Clinton on top of the ballot and Blunt probably having some negatives since this is Missouri after all.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hawaii votes to ban cigarettes for those under 21 on: April 27, 2015, 12:27:58 pm
Are we slowly turning into that futuristic society from the movie Demolition Man in which everything is banned because "it's bad for you"? Everything in San Angeles was banned, including salt and meat. The last time I saw the movie, I didn't feel bad for Cocteau, the guy running the society, when he got shot by one of Wesley Snipe's character's buddies.

I don't care if it's bad for you. If someone wants to smoke a cigarette, by all means, let him or her smoke it. The person will probably stop smoking in the future anyway.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is Trevor Noah allowed to post hateful remarks? on: April 19, 2015, 10:41:26 am
I think we're getting a bit too worried about offending other people to the point that we think of it almost like a mortal sin. If Seth McFarlane or whoever sings a song about rape and it is offensive, just get over it and feel free to give him a piece of your mind.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is Trevor Noah allowed to post hateful remarks? on: April 14, 2015, 10:46:08 am
How does Trevor Noah being part Jewish give him some leeway?

The same way it gave Jon Leibowitz some leeway, despite not being an observant Jew.

Can we just call Jon Stewart by his current name and not birth name?
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