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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Mexican Presidential election, 2018 on: October 18, 2017, 03:00:42 am
Marichuy!
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Kamala's Democrats 2020 Bracket - Quarterfinals on: October 18, 2017, 02:53:36 am
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Massive wildfires across Portugal. 36 killed, 55 injured. on: October 16, 2017, 04:58:29 pm
There are more fires in Galicia and Asturias now, near Portugal, and they're apparently arson. Several have died and many more have been injured.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Missouri State Senator compares Trump to Hitler on: October 16, 2017, 08:24:50 am
I must have forgotten the parts in The Art of the Deal where Trump called for conquering the Americas for "living space" and hinted at wanting to exterminate Muslims.

I also must have forgotten how quickly Trump seized dictatorial power when the Enabling Act was passed in March this year.

There are plenty of fair criticisms of Trump without getting into absurd Nazi comparisons.

I'm sure Trump supports Manifest Destiny.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders giving keynote address at women's conference on: October 15, 2017, 12:18:38 am
It's absurd for a man to be the most prominent speaker - and opening speaker - at a women's conference. It's even more absurd for men to demand that Bernie be given the slot. For better or worse (and I don't agree with all the criticisms of him, but it is true that his campaign reinforced narratives that hurt the Democratic nominee in the GE), Bernie is a divisive figure now and the women's conference should be focused on their goals of protecting women's rights, rather than a controversy which is now detracting from the mission of the conference. The Sanders movement can have their own conferences where he's heavily featured, but this is not his event and he is derailing it.

Who's "demanding" that he speak? The organizers invited him - after the women they asked turned them down to go raise money for Senate candidates who are already going to win.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grade the Trump Presidency (October 2017) on: October 13, 2017, 04:40:07 am
I'm waiting for the nukes to fly before I give him an F-. He's still better than James Buchanan and that crowd, but no one else at this point.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why isn't Hollywood turning against Harvey Weinstein? on: October 11, 2017, 04:06:15 pm
Harvey Weinstein is entitled to be presumed innocent until (if) finds guilty by the court just like everybody else. He's accused, not convicted.

Legally, yes, but we have audio of him admitting to sexual assault.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Catalan Crisis Megathread on: October 10, 2017, 01:09:34 pm
Puigdemont made his speech. He "accepted the mandate of the Catalan people to develop an independent state"...but postponed an actual declaration of independence to give time for talks. Talks I'm sure Rajoy will be THRILLED to participate in, just like the last 20 times they wanted to talk about independence.

Apparently Madrid has already said that talks are "not on the table."
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton vs Bernie Democratic Primary Rematch? on: October 10, 2017, 07:42:43 am
You guys are delusional, because Hillary would wiped the floor if she and Bernie decided to run against each other in 2020. Never forget who is responsible for Donald Trump.

I'd say the one who supported and promoted his candidacy in the primary is responsible for him.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Evo Morales on: October 07, 2017, 01:55:27 am
An FF, in context. I group him with Correa in that both are giant pricks but damn site better than economically illiterate thugs like Chavez and Morales (and various right wing Latin American leaders as well).

I think Lenin Moreno is my favourite leader of Latin America atm.

Agree with all of this (and Moreno has a special place in my heart <3).
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Who is running in 2020? tea leaves thread, Part 2 on: October 06, 2017, 11:56:25 am
Biden is going to have the same issues as Hillary had - The support for the Iraq War, stupid interventions like Libya & so on. He should hammer Trump more on domestic policies.

Biden is going to do very well with the African American vote if Harris & Booker bomb.

Wasn't Biden opposed to intervention in Libya?
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: October 05, 2017, 03:09:55 pm
USA Today/Suffolk, Sep 27-Oct 1, 1000 RV (change from June)

Approve 38 (-4) Strongly 13 (-3)
Disapprove 56 (+3) Strongly 35 (-3)  (Not a typo, strongly disapprove really did go from 38 to 35)

Any reason both strong opinions seem lower in this poll than in others? I've generally seen strong approvals in the 20s and strong disapprovals in the 40s.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Rubio: Communist West Point graduate should be booted from military on: October 05, 2017, 02:05:53 pm
Go ahead and let him serve. Obviously his ideology is just a fashion statement and has nothing to do with the way he lives his life, if he went to damn West Point.

FWIW Rapone is an active DSA member. His Twitter is currently locked but you can read his (Very good) Medium post on white supremacy at West Point.

I'm really not sure why he chose to join the military if those are his political views. I mean, it's his choice and I strongly disagree with an ideology test for military recruits, but I just don't understand his motivations.

From what I've read he evolved after he joined.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / "Pro-life" Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) urged mistress to get an abortion on: October 03, 2017, 03:46:58 pm
http://bit.ly/2ymTkWe

Murphy texted the woman "I get what you say about my March for life messages. I've never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don't write any more. I will."
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: PPP: Biden and other Dems all lead Trump; Trump leads potential primary on: October 01, 2017, 05:07:26 pm
Even the pollster that Hillary's SuperPAC paid to say she beat Bernie by 47 points in a debate has Bernie close to being the strongest Democrat.
I don't think anyone would be pulled apart easier than Bernie "People's Republic of Burlington, Vermont" Sanders.

The GOP would MASSACRE him if he was nominated.

The Republicans call everyone even a step to their left a socialist. Why not nominate a real one? It's not going to be much different.
Because, in Bernie's case, folks would actually believe it, and the candidate will already have admitted to it.

OK but many people actually believed that (and still do) about Obama.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the National Anthem be changed? on: September 30, 2017, 11:54:29 pm
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned This Land is Your Land yet.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: PPP: Biden and other Dems all lead Trump; Trump leads potential primary on: September 30, 2017, 04:19:31 pm
There is literally no reason to hate Harris. She's the future of the Democratic Party.

She did deny a trans woman medical care in prison. I'd hate for that to be the future of the party.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: PPP: Biden and other Dems all lead Trump; Trump leads potential primary on: September 29, 2017, 01:33:27 pm
Even the pollster that Hillary's SuperPAC paid to say she beat Bernie by 47 points in a debate has Bernie close to being the strongest Democrat.
I don't think anyone would be pulled apart easier than Bernie "People's Republic of Burlington, Vermont" Sanders.

The GOP would MASSACRE him if he was nominated.

The Republicans call everyone even a step to their left a socialist. Why not nominate a real one? It's not going to be much different.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you think that Donald Trump is a fascist? on: September 27, 2017, 08:10:34 am
I think he wants to be, but knows the system doesn't let him.

Agreed. If this were some third world global south country he would be Venezuela-ing the place.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Klobuchars coming out party: the CNN health care debate on: September 25, 2017, 08:35:57 pm
Klobuchar just mentioned a "middle ground" between Graham-Cassidy and Medicare for all.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How well do you speak Spanish? on: September 25, 2017, 08:28:49 pm
Hablo con fluidez, pero no dira que hable como un nativo. Me comunico a menudo con hablantes nativos que no hablan espaol sin ninguna problema, pero no s si confo en m mismo bastante.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the 2020 Democratic contest were contained to Kamala Harris and Cory Booker? on: September 25, 2017, 12:52:02 pm
Booker, by far.

I'd go Republican again if someone like Harris won.

Why would you vote for Booker?


I realize you're probably just a troll (no offense intended), but 90% of the views you espouse line up with the GOP.

I think that's why he likes Booker.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare Megathread: Paul, Collins, McCain likely opposed to G-C on: September 25, 2017, 12:08:49 am
Politico got hold of the bill and the main difference seems to be giveaways to Arizona, Kentucky, and Alaska.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare Megathread: Paul, Collins, McCain likely opposed to G-C on: September 24, 2017, 03:59:13 pm
Bill Cassidy says they'll be replacing GC with yet another bill tomorrow: https://twitter.com/abcpolitics/status/911958582811295744
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare Megathread: Paul, Collins, McCain likely opposed to G-C on: September 22, 2017, 01:46:59 pm
There's the maverick!
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