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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Prison guards torture schizophrenic man to death, get off scot-free on: March 21, 2017, 10:34:47 pm
Some people in this thread need to look deep into their own consciences, because there is something rotting in there.

Mostly just dead0man. Pretty much everyone else is rightly calling out the prison guards on their torture and murder of the schizophrenic man.
27  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who should be added to Mt. Rushmore? on: March 21, 2017, 10:27:46 pm
How about a Native American leader associated with Mt. Rushmore?

EDIT: I don't know who, but it would at least be better than just adding another president.
28  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If you were President, how would you handle N. Korea? on: March 21, 2017, 12:11:35 pm
I would back a coup in the country by backing some General that hates communism.

Juche isn't even really communism anymore, it's basically just Korean racial superiority politics. Fascism by any other name.
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: David Rockefeller dead at 101 on: March 21, 2017, 12:10:29 pm
RIP, Eternal Subject of Conspiracy Theories

LOL, he's not even dead. It's all a ruse to get the pressure off.

Something something lizard people.
30  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who deserves to go to jail more? on: March 21, 2017, 12:08:14 pm
Flynn.

I still don't truthfully understand the rationale for putting Hillary Clinton in jail.
31  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare eliminates mental health coverage from Medicaid on: March 21, 2017, 02:54:00 am
"Asperger's" isn't a real diagnosis any more and shouldn't have been one in the first place.
I most cordially disagree.

It was an artificial division within the autism spectrum that in practice functioned as a stratification.
See, I get that, but I also think that whatever I have or had (Aspergers, "high-functioning autism", etc), is clearly different from someone who is completely nonverbal or who cannot handle certain textures, sounds, smells, or substances at all, rather than just being incredibly uncomfortable with them.

I don't know what to classify it as, and I don't want to stratify my diagnosis, but I'm unclear with how to classify it, either academically or in everyday speech. "Autism spectrum disorder" means absolutely nothing to me.
32  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NBC: Alabama May Allow Church to Form Own Police Force on: March 21, 2017, 02:50:14 am
Y'all ever heard of the Nauvoo Legion? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Legion

Didn't really end up as a positive for us Mormons. I doubt this church police force will be any different.
33  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: “We Will Replace You”: New Democratic primary challenges from the left? on: March 21, 2017, 02:40:26 am
Let me put it this way, the proto-version of these folks challenged 6 Utah Democratic state representatives, and one went for a Republican held seat (which ousted the incumbent in a primary anyway). All of them failed.

I don't think a national version will be very frightening.
34  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare eliminates mental health coverage from Medicaid on: March 20, 2017, 07:18:31 pm
"Asperger's" isn't a real diagnosis any more and shouldn't have been one in the first place.
I most cordially disagree.
35  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare eliminates mental health coverage from Medicaid on: March 20, 2017, 11:05:48 am
Considering I have two sisters and myself who have relied on some kind of mental health coverage from either Medicaid or similar programs, this is horrific. Trump/Ryan's plan is monstrous.
36  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: March 19, 2017, 07:49:55 pm
I'd be really surprised if the DCCC didn't get in here soon as well.
I think you severely underestimate the stupidity of our national party. There were multiple Texas districts that Hillary won where we didn't even field a candidate. If there's anything I have faith in it's they're ability to completely screw up our congressional power.
But Montana is rural so we can never win despite the fact we have the perfect match-up no GA-6 needs all our resources because district trending an suburban an stuff like that 

Rahm Emanuel may've been an awful, third-way corporatist with no understanding of why a 50 state strategy is so vital, but the man was also a pretty dam* competent DCCC chair (much as I hate to admit it) who understood that data metrics weren't the only factor that should be considered when deciding where to compete.  I'd have preferred to see Lujan replaced with someone who excelled in the two areas where Emanuel made his greatest contribution to Democratic efforts to take back the House in 2006: candidate recruitment and being ruthlessly aggressive about seizing every opportunity to expand the playing field.  Overall, House Democrats have had absolutely awful candidate recruitment.  It is embarrassing that Jay Sidie (KS-3), LuAnn Bennett (VA-10 where a strong candidate clearly would've won in 2016), Mike Parrish (PA-6), Shaun Brown (VA-2), Michael Wager (OH-14), Michael Eggman (CA-10 where once again, a solid recruit clearly would've won in 2016), Emilio Huerta (CA-21), Scott Fuhrman (FL-27), Joe Garcia (FL-26 although Annette Taddeo wasn't a strong candidate either), etc, etc, etc were the folks we ended up nominating in their respective districts. 

And then you have folks who were either obviously a terrible fit for their districts (ex: Emily Cain) or blew winnable races by running horrible campaigns (ex: Monica Vernon).  The DCCC has also constantly knee-capped their efforts to retake the house by ignoring opportunities to compete in Republican leaning districts and even moderate/Democratic-leaning seats with popular/entrenched incumbents.  Democrats won't win back the House unless they can put a massive number of seats on the board.  Recruiting top-tier candidates such a small number of districts that the Democrats need to essentially run the board to have a shot at a narrow majority is a surefire way to keep the House in Republican hands.

I agree completely. Plus, running retreads doesn't often work; Doug Owens in UT-04 can tell you that.
37  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: White House Admits Trump's ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Was A Lie on: March 19, 2017, 06:58:49 pm
Obama lied too when he said if you can keep your insurance plan if you have it. Bottom line: Obama and Trump both lied when it comes to their healthcare reform plans. ObamaCare and TrumpCare have/will make our healthcare insurance policies worse.
And that's why we need Medicare for All.
38  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donna Brazile expresses regret for leaking Debate questions to Clinton on: March 19, 2017, 06:50:48 pm
At this point, who even cares anymore? Trump is in power, not Donna Brazile or Hillary Clinton.

Trump is in power thanks to Hillary.

No, he's in power because he got more votes in the right states. Hillary's behavior didn't cause it, though it certainly contributed to it.

And I doubt Bernie would have done much better.
39  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Primus Inter Pares - 2005 Lib Dem Leadership Elections on: March 19, 2017, 06:49:09 pm
Hughes/Campbell.
40  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Remember the Bernie fan - The HA Goodman guy - He is now on the Trump Train ! on: March 19, 2017, 03:00:13 pm
I really hate Bernie or Busters.

I think they are just 'busters' now.
True. What's a good word for them, now that they've been abandoning what Bernie actually wants?
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donna Brazile expresses regret for leaking Debate questions to Clinton on: March 19, 2017, 01:28:16 pm
At this point, who even cares anymore? Trump is in power, not Donna Brazile or Hillary Clinton.
42  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If you were President, how would you handle N. Korea? on: March 19, 2017, 01:23:56 pm
Carefully.
43  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Primus Inter Pares - 2005 Europe Referendums on: March 19, 2017, 01:22:12 pm
Euro-No
Constitution-Yes
44  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Calling Bernie Sanders “Bernie” on: March 19, 2017, 01:20:37 pm
I supported Bernie, and I switch between his first and last name whenever I feel it necessary. I think I use "Bernie" and "Hillary" more often than their last names though, they just have a better "ring" to it than the last names. I have had a more positive view of Hillary after the primaries, but I continue that naming convention.

On the other hand I call "Barack Obama", "Obama", and Donald Trump "Trump", despite respecting Obama and hating Trump. I just do what sounds better to me.
45  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Remember the Bernie fan - The HA Goodman guy - He is now on the Trump Train ! on: March 18, 2017, 07:42:02 pm
I really hate Bernie or Busters.
46  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: The Diocese of South Carolina Officially Decides to Join ACNA on: March 18, 2017, 07:36:30 pm
As a Mormon...

*shrug*

*get on with life*

Though I do find these constant splitting and joining efforts fascinating.
47  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Trump resumes arms sales to Saudi Arabia on: March 18, 2017, 07:34:16 pm
Important ally against Iran. Good news.

Even if I were to agree with you on Iran being an actual threat, Saudi Arabia is still causing a lot of damage by letting their citizens support or finance ISIS. Out of the two, Saudis are bigger threat for peace.

Don't forget that Saudi Arabia also seems entirely unwilling to moderate or reform, while Iran is most certainly less extremist now than in 1979. Iran can and might be willing to reform, Saudi Arabia, as a feudal monarchy of a petrostate, will not.
48  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you prefer to have as NYC mayor? on: March 18, 2017, 07:29:44 pm
The Green guy, for the novelty of having the nation's biggest city be run by a Green mayor.
49  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Primus Inter Pares - February 2005 General Election on: March 17, 2017, 11:52:05 am
Lib Dem, easily. Not too far left, not too far right. Pro-EU, not interventionist.
50  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '15: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: March 17, 2017, 11:43:53 am
This has probably been asked before, but why is it still '15 and not '17?

Also I really wish I knew more about Washingtonian politics since I was born there.
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