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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hate Groups Proliferating in Record Numbers on: Today at 03:38:52 pm
The number of "groups" is less important than the number "people" in those groups which is less important than the number of "incidents" which is less important the number of "attacks".  I'm not saying the number of groups going up is a good thing, probably not, but it's not a particularly informative bit of information as to whether this is a large problem or not.

By all accounts, both the raw membership numbers and incidence of attacks are rising exponentially.

Regarding other posts here, yes there's a long history violent extremist groups, including black separatist and similar movements like the Nation of Islam, which let's not forget the splc also labels a hate group, of splitting and fracturing into separate groups usually stemming from disputes over which member slept with another's wife or screwed another member over in a drug deal.

However, that type of thing has been going on for literally multiple decades. Pretty much ever since the seventies When the Ku Klux Klan was officially persona non grata even in the south, at least officially. What we're seeing is not simply the white Knights of the Camellia breaking off into the new reformed white Knights of the Camellia because Chester slept with Smokey's wife and Big Mike still a bunch of Meth from Billy. We are seeing a genuine exponential growth in membership across the board.

And let's not mince words. These people uniformly view Trump as a new white man's messiah in America. Embrace it, love it, and accept it, Republicans.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Racist hicks--Alabama edition on: Today at 03:31:59 pm
Senator Jones is attacking the holy and sacred Freedom of the PressTM. He must resign immediately.

He isn't attacking a piece of objective, researched journalism or the very institution of it. That comparison makes no sense. He is taking issue with an opinion piece, and he is completely right. 

It was a joke, dude. Yellowhammer has so few of them, so give credit where credit is due.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republican lawmakers push to ban gay conversion therapy in Utah on: Today at 03:28:08 pm
As long the ban is limited to minors Im fine with it.

So, it's okay to engage in bonafide per se Medical malpractice so long as the adult consents to it?
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: another smirking white guy in a MAGA with a "punchable face" on: Today at 03:26:36 pm
It's amusing that the right simultaneously thinks that leftists are ultra-feminine soyboy cucks but also violent, aggressive thugs who have conservatives living in fear. Guess it depends on whatever narrative they feel like pushing at any given time


That said, first these assholes need prosecuted for assault. Secondly Nick Sandman was and is a dick, though admittedly not as much as the other little racist Prix in his class making mock racist chance at the Native American and yelling obscene s*** at women, along with the whole it's not rape if you enjoy it garbage.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nebraska state senator compares US flag to swatiska on: Today at 03:23:21 pm
Clearly this is a sign of the toxic culture created by national democrats and is an example of finally going beyond years of dog whistling and saying the quiet part.

Um, no? This is clearly a sign of Ernie Chambers being a perennially deranged gadfly. Nothing more and nothing less. But thanks for playing anyway.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ABC: Jussie Smollett staged his attack on: Today at 03:18:48 pm
Not only did he helped to feed the "hate crimes aren't such a big issue" narrative by the usual suspects, he also hurt future victims of real hate crimes, who will inevitably be meet with more doubt because of his actions.
every accusation should be met with at least a little doubt/skepticism.  Not doing so only encourages this type of thing.

" 78 year old woman reports being beaten, robbed, and sexually assaulted in her home. Details at 11".

Deadman: " well, maybe it happened, maybe it didn't. We'll find out if she's telling the truth after a thorough investigation"
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would you support a Constitutional Amendment banning all tariffs? on: Today at 03:15:41 pm
Hell no.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tenn. gov. apologizes for wearing Confederate clothes on: Today at 03:14:34 pm
I'm actually surprised that he apologized. I doubt he had much to gain by doing that. Nobody would have cared otherwise. This is Tennessee we're talking about here, not Virginia.

Although it's a minority, the most Republican part of TN (East Tennessee) was mostly loyal to the Union during the Civil War.

Yeah, sure, but let's face facts that the modern-day culture of that neck of the woods completely Embraces Confederacy romanticism. It's no more different than finding plenty of openly display Confederate flags in Ohio, Indiana, Etc as kind of a general f you too big government Hillary Clinton, liberalism, and so-called PC culture that requires whites to compete on an even footing with people of color.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: PA State Rep. says we need CO2 because he likes Vegetables on: Today at 03:11:49 pm
I guess this shows that America is very democratic.  Even the dumb people are well represented.

He is truly the worst, or at least one of, in the PA house
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 7 year old Texas boy using hot chocolate stand to raise money for Trump's wall on: Today at 03:04:36 pm
You know what?  I'm actually fine with this.  Hopefully, he has some fun and feels like he's doing something important.

The problem is? There is a statistically significant chance that by the time he's 14 he will be having some fun and feeling like he's doing something important by spitting on Mexican classmates.

Cite your stats on this.  Oh, you don't have any?  You just pulled them out of some dark place on your person?  Got it.

People have a need to believe that they are part of something bigger than themselves.  If my son had a hot chocolate stand, I'd prefer a different cause for the money to go for, but if this floats his boat, let him do so.

When I was in college (I was a Poli Sci Major), we were taught that party identification begins at an early age; that a kid knew he/she was a Democrat/Republican by age 6, even if that kid had no Earthly idea what that meant.  I knew by age 6 that I was a Democrat; my parents and my Grandmother were Democrats, and standard liberal Democrats at that.  By the time I was a teenager, Republicans were the enemy. and I was reflecting, for the most part, my parents' views of poltiics; liberal Democrats that supported American institutions such as the military, the police, etc.  My years as a Democratic activist were years where I tended to support the more conservative Democrats in the primary, but I was pretty partisan.  It was only in my thirties that I began to significantly change, politically.  I saw the Democrats espousing positions that, however well-meaning, undercut the institution of the nuclear family, and I became less and less able to defend being part of a party that progressively rejected the idea of a pro-life Democrat.  Even at that, I was (and, surprisingly, still am) a rather nominal Republican.   It is only in recent months that I have come to more or less identify as a Republican; this is mostly due to the nature of the opposition to Trump, which I view as anti-democratic (as opposed to Trump, who I have come view as unappreciative of a good part of democracy, sad to say).

Who knows how this kid will turn out?  Hillary (gag) was a Goldwater Girl.  Herman Badillo died a Republican, but he was the first Puerto Rican member of Congress and the most liberal Mayoral candidate in the 1973 Mayoral race.  All of their parents instilled political values in them.  Should we let this kid wait until he can log onto Atlas to develop his values?  Now THERE'S a scary proposition.  He'll be The Echo Chamber Boy.  Super!

No, genius, the statistically significant chance is merely noting if it's 7 years old he has such a revulsion towards brown people coming in this country oh, he's not going to be much different when he's a teenager.

Yada yada blah blah blah we like legal immigration not illegal immigration, blah blah blah. First off, most adults oppose legal immigration for the exact same reason they oppose illegal immigration. You really think this seven-year-old distinguishes between the two?

On a different note, what is with you lately? I and others have noticed you have been a real piece of.... Work recently. If you got some personal life issues hitting you up right now, maybe best to take a week or two off of Atlas to sort them out. Because right now your using Atlas 2 vent it's not a pretty look on you.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Does the "left" bear any responsibility for far-right loons? on: February 22, 2019, 08:43:45 pm
F*** no! This is the same mentality that suggests that Obama made race relations worse since he mildly discussed them during his presidency. What the f*** kind of logic is that?
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of colleges requiring students to dorm on: February 22, 2019, 07:10:54 pm
Initially said Freedom rule since I spent all four years of my college as a dorm rat. However, I didn't realize that the rule was intended to require dorm living over necessarily living at home. My small liberal arts college had basically no one that fit that bill, and only a handful that lived in Bonafide non-college owned housing. So yeah, taken out of my rather narrow mind frame, it sounds like a horrible rule.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged with Soliciting Prostitution on: February 22, 2019, 07:08:51 pm
I don't think it is, but what if the bigger name is Donald Trump?  This isn't far from Mar-o-Lago.

Wow. That's... Nah, he gets them shipped in to his suite. He's not the type to go slumming. He likes his underage sex slave delivered to him in his bedroom, and then promptly dragged away when he's done.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Wolverine22 Well of Absurd & Ignorant Posts VIII on: February 22, 2019, 07:04:56 pm
At this point I think this thread should be renamed in  "honor" of Yellowhammer/Pickup Paulite.

Endorsed, what a troubled young man.

I just want to take a moment and express my appreciation and gratitude for the decision to name this thread after me. Itís my sincere honour! After all, if this hellhole approved of what I say, I would really be doing something wrong.

Nice try at deflection.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Laura Loomer lies about Minneapolis on: February 22, 2019, 07:02:53 pm
  If I was to start a twitter account claiming that I saw Muslims dancing on the top of the Metrodome after 9/11, what percentage of the Republican party would believe me?
If you don't use the word "muslim" or "terrorist" or "brown" or "arab" or "immigrant", probably 2 percent or less. If you use one of those words, you could probably primary your local congressman or senator if they're a NeverTrumper.

Dude. One obviously doesn't use the word Brown. It is Thoroughly implied and accepted. Mentioning it out loud just creates unnecessary blowback to this type.

In fact, you totally forgot the Killer buzzword "extremist".
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nebraska state senator compares US flag to swatiska on: February 22, 2019, 06:59:36 pm
How upon reading this title did I immediately know it was Ernie Chambers?
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Governor Bevin (R-KY) inadvertently admits that his constituents are dumb on: February 22, 2019, 06:58:39 pm
That's a bizarre interpretation of his statement
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Vacancy: the NC-09 megathread on: February 22, 2019, 03:03:33 pm
Oh jimrtex.......

Never change, sweet prince. Never change.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you ever had to fire somebody? on: February 22, 2019, 09:48:41 am
No.  I did almost get a guy fired last year for bringing a cell phone to work, but somehow he kept his job/security clearance (he's since moved on, but somehow kept the clearance).
Interesting, what's your job?
short answer-computer maintenance
long answer-I maintain the secure voice switch, attached phones and circuits for US StratCom/Offutt AFB.  Giving the decision makers 24/7/365 secure communications to other decision makers around the world.
cool answer-I get paid to take naps underground

I've always thought there was something ironic about a hardcore Big L libertarian earning their paycheck from the military industrial complex. Grin
you and me both brother.  Sometimes, it bothers me, but at the end of the day they pay me really well to do almost nothing.  I look at it as if I'm "taking advantage of the man" *

or at least that's what I tell myself when I fall asleep at night (on the couch at work)

(and I'm not a "hardcore Big L Libertarian" either, I just think freedom is the most important thing, and their candidates tend to believe in it more than Dems or Pubbies)

*not that I'm not doing my part.  I've kept this bitch locked down on midshift for almost 20 years and my customers (a bunch of Air Force/Navy officers), coworkers and people in other maintenance shops I have to deal with all like me, so I must be doing something right.  Which is mostly sleeping Smiley

Hey man, don't knock it. It sounds like a pretty sweet gig which pays the bills cor the fam, and frankly probably carries more responsibility and personal fullfillment than you let on.

More than happy to let my tax dollars support your workplace naps. Grin
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: 2020 UT: Discord in Deseret on: February 22, 2019, 09:32:05 am
To hell with Spencer Cox being governor, I want him to run for President.  He is one of the few members of the GOP that I like.

This, but id love him to be governor.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Lincoln February 2019 Senate Runoff and Referendums on: February 22, 2019, 09:24:24 am
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump admin. starts global effort to end criminalization of homosexuality on: February 22, 2019, 12:20:58 am
Anybody that normally pretends to be for homosexual rights and are complaining about this for paternalistic, white colonialism or other such nonsense are some of the worst people on Earth.  Way worse than the average Trump voter.

I don't think you understand how bottom-of-the-barrel your "average trump voter" truly is.
the loud ones, sure.  But there are a whole mess of quiet ones, many deeply regretting their choice.

Not remotely enough of them according to the polls
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of RFKFan68 on: February 22, 2019, 12:12:10 am
I haven't observed any reason not to vote FF
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Joe Republic on: February 22, 2019, 12:08:14 am
Absolutely fantastic to see Mr. "We need more civility" Calthrina start a thread with the deliberate purpose to do nothing but personally attack Another Forum member because he can't argue his head out of his ass and then lock it when people disagreed.

He may not be the most vile poster on here but he's certainly the most transparently pathetic.

Both of these titles ought to be reserved for you, or Badger, or ProudModerate2...

Why would you insult not just one, but three other posters like that? That's quite mean.

They've been more than mean to me.

I will repeat this again and again until I get an answer. Not so much from self-satisfaction, but because there's always a chance of you actually gain some self-revelation. Have all 50-plus people on your ignore list been mean to you? Have you ever considered that maybe since you are literally the only person to have remotely so many people on their ignore list that the problem might be you rather than everyone else?

There is only two possible explanations. Either you put everyone on ignore because the problem is your chronic hypersensitivity and abrasively lashing out at anyone who disagrees with you on any matter no matter how typically. The other alternative is that in fact the atlas forum is chock-full of complete dick heads. In which case, why would you want to associate here.

I'm not necessarily saying you should leave, but if you do, I'll help you pack.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lamar Alexander proposes mandatory wage garnishment for student loans on: February 21, 2019, 11:09:21 pm
Was he the clown that ran for President in 1996?

Yep. LAMAR! Actually came rather close in the New Hampshire primary.

Didnt do bad in the Iowa caucuses either it turns out
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