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101  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AG nominee Lynch defends civil asset forfeiture on: January 30, 2015, 11:12:01 pm
Dude, the American people voted us in and you out. We have more of a reason than ever to block Lynch.

I love it when Republicans pretend not to understand the dynamics of Mid-term turnout.

But honestly yeah, until we can get out base to take midterms seriously, you're right.
102  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Political Correctness and Hillary Clinton 2016 on: January 30, 2015, 01:57:40 pm
Chait's mistake seems to be that he conflates "Political Correctness" with Tumblr SJWism. One is just being polite and the other is a dangerous authoritarian cult.
103  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: George Zimmerman is still a violent pice of sh[inks] on: January 30, 2015, 01:24:50 pm

Oh c'mon, if Atlas forum is going to say Rubio and Cruz are "persons of color" then Zimmerman gets it to.
104  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bashar Assad on: January 30, 2015, 12:46:09 pm
No, but they might destabilize enough of it to set off a region-wide second wave of revolutions. That's the best scenario here. Another wave of revolutionary activity to end ISIS and overthrow the Gulf monarchies.

You can't possibly believe that this would actually happen in real life.
105  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should anyone GOPer in the current "group" scare the Democrats? on: January 30, 2015, 12:36:23 pm
Kasich. Bush. Possibly Christie.
106  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AG nominee Lynch defends civil asset forfeiture on: January 29, 2015, 11:50:10 pm
Shame, she seemed alright until this point. This is a big enough issue for me to safely say its time for a U-turn and hope that the nomination is rejected.

This also.
107  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AG nominee Lynch defends civil asset forfeiture on: January 29, 2015, 09:55:06 pm
U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, nominated to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, sat before the Senate's Judiciary Committee to be asked questions (or sit through speeches from senators only vaguely approaching the concept of a question) about President Barack Obama's use of executive authority on immigration, waterboarding, prosecuting terrorists, marijuana legalization, Operation Chokepoint, gay marriage recognition, and a number of other issues. The hearings and speeches continue today.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) yesterday brought up asset forfeiture to gauge Lynch's position. He wanted to know whether Lynch thought the way the Department of Justice in partnership with local law enforcement agencies handle criminal and more particularly civil asset forfeiture was "fair."

Lynch responded that "civil and criminal forfeiture are very important tools of the Department of Justice as well as our state and local counterparts." Speaking directly about civil asset forfeiture, she claimed that such forfeiture is "done pursuant to supervision by a court, it is done pursuant to court order, and I believe the protections are there."

None of these is actually true. Civil Forfeiture basically amounts to a robbery scheme by local police departments to boost their funding.
108  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of Andrew Cuomo on: January 29, 2015, 12:29:01 pm
HP, duh.
109  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Rand Paul fails in 2016... on: January 28, 2015, 09:56:42 pm
Probably.
110  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bashar Assad on: January 28, 2015, 09:55:35 pm
Other: Assad is clearly an HP, but I'd prefer him to stay in power.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you rather have as governor? on: January 28, 2015, 09:55:13 pm
Wallace post-turnaround on Civil Rights.
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Net Neutrality on: January 28, 2015, 03:55:49 pm
Freedom Neutrality.  

This is the correct answer. Literally every argument against Net Neutrality I've heard/read was based largely in the person making it's ignorance of what Net Neutrality even is.
113  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Marco Rubio Wants to Permanently Extend NSA Mass Surveillance on: January 28, 2015, 07:25:28 am
I'm no fan of Tea Partiers, but Justin Amash is one of the only politicians in Washington, D.C. that actually understands Internet privacy issues.
114  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russia and their strong, powerful confident heroic President's bonds... on: January 27, 2015, 11:55:58 pm
Good, good. Russia is the primary foreign adversary of the United States. I agreed with Romney when he said it and was disappointed when my fellow Democrats ridiculed him for it.
115  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senate GOP Might Nix Filibuster For SCOTUS Nominees on: January 27, 2015, 11:25:14 pm
Huh.

I always figured the Senate Republicans would wait until the GOP held the Presidency, House and Senate to pull this stunt. What do they see to gain by doing it now? It doesn't make any sense.
116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes on: January 27, 2015, 11:13:15 pm
Wonderful news!
117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Koch brothers to spend $900 million on 2016 elections on: January 27, 2015, 11:10:24 pm
Would you rather the Koch brothers merely keep the money for themselves?
I'd rather they die slowly and painfully, hopefully somehow relating to that money.
118  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Just when I thought Cuomo couldn't stoop any lower... on: January 27, 2015, 11:04:44 pm
I hate him so much.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bergdahl to face desertion charges...... on: January 27, 2015, 11:03:11 pm
It's probably the right decision.
120  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Kurdish FFs finally defeat IS in Kobane, progress also in Iraq on: January 26, 2015, 01:35:44 pm
Freedom fighters!
121  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine:more than 750 Ukrainian soldiers killed. Poroshenko invites NATO officia on: January 26, 2015, 12:27:48 am
I somehow doubt any NATO forces will be seen in Ukraine any time soon. The last thing the West wants to do is kill Russian soldiers. While I understand the difficult situation Poroshenko finds himself in, he sometimes has no one to blame but himself for such dire news. The Ukrainian leadership has made some horrible mistakes over the past few months, rejecting sensible strategic retreats which have led to these kinds of unnecessary losses.

But "there are no Russian soldiers in Ukraine", remember?
122  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Here's my prediction. on: January 25, 2015, 11:10:26 pm
Personal attacks against grammar? I'd call anyone out on their grammar, regardless of how long they've been here.

It was a non sequitur ad hominem. It's intent was to demean to poster on a personal level. There's no handwaving it. I believe you used the phrase "abysmal and embarrassing".

Same thing with facts. If someone is going to flat out say that Scott Walker will be elected President because he appeals to the Tea Party, then they're wrong and should be called out for it.

Except that's a misrepresentation of what he said. He said he thinks that Walker will win the election, and his Tea Party support will help him in the primary, which is part of winning the election. Although I disagree with him it is not inherently factually incorrect to say that Scott Walker will win the 2016 election. It's a matter of speculation.
 
You completely overexaggerated my intent of the post. It's not like I told him to leave and to feel ashamed, I simply itemized why he's incorrect.

See above. You did do what you say at first, but then you just had to go into your personal spiel.

And you really are not the person to call anyone else a dick, lol.

This is a textbook example of a tu quoque fallacy. Basically the fallacy is that somehow by accusing someone of similar behavior (however justified) it somehow handwaves that fact that you are engaging in said behavior. As if it's somehow "okay" because the other person has done it also.
123  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Here's my prediction. on: January 25, 2015, 10:40:09 am
I have a few thoughts. First and foremost, your grammar and syntax is abysmal and embarrassing. Second of all, you have absolutely no clue how the American electorate works. They don't want a folksy, Midwestern Tea Party conservative, especially not one that openly hates unions. Third of all, your typical Fox News talking points of "Benghazi!!!" and "Obama has done nothing" are completely stale and will carry no merit come 2016.

The post just wouldn't have been complete without the mandatory personal attacks and dickish sniping. Especially against a newcomer.

Jesus Christ it really isn't that big of a deal if someone has a different opinion about the potential outcome of the 2016 election.

124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Harder state for Democrats? on: January 25, 2015, 10:34:49 am
Arkansas, more blacks in Louisiana.

Yeah but they don't vote in required numbers to make the difference.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Will Snowstalker and TNF start denouncing SYRIZA after they win? on: January 25, 2015, 08:04:39 am
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