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  1. scruffylookin

    The Gun Control Debate Thread - Say hello to my little thread

    I always find it laughable that hunting aka the murder of defenseless beings by losers, is always mentioned when talking about gun control or the 2nd amendment. News for you, the 2nd amendment is not about hunting or a right to kill non humans. Absolutely nothing. So why do people still talk about it? Worse why is the non “rights” of non “sportsmen” even a thing? There is no right to kill non humans and certainly the 2nd amendment has nothing to do with it. What is dangerous is this desire to appease hunters in an effort to get them to support gun control by implying a constitutional right that does not exist. Memo to the appeasers, those that get off on killing animals for fun will never support gun restriction. Those that claim they do are just lying to you knowing that nothing will get done in current ‘murica. I will say this though, those that try to appease hunters/rural types are on the right track. You’re just misguided in thinking they will join you. The sick culture of killing non humans is so ingrained in them that any threat, real or perceived, to their “right” to kill will be voted against. Stop trying to appease rural types. Societal progress does not come from rural America. Here is my proposed proof that all the opposition to gun control boils down to a small minority that enjoys killing and they don’t want to give life to anything they think will take that away. I bet you can propose a law that loosens gun restrictions. Everyone can own any kind of gun you want. Any ammo. Any number. You can open carry and conceal carry. Open it all up. You are able to own whatever because your right to defend your property and your person is protected. BUT hunting is illegal. I guarentee you those forces against gun control now would still be against any such law. Oh they would love everything except that last part and I bet that last bit is a deal breaker. So stop with the appeasement. They are living in their own twisted world. Oh and to the person who talked about hunting to murder wild animals to protect crops, 70 percent of the wild animal population has been eradicated from this planet since 1970. Still not enough? How about we stop our overpopulation for a change? How about we look at our infringing on their home and not the other way around? But what do I know? I’m just some wackado vegan guy who believes peace starts with you and how valuing all sentient life is the key to ending violence. I should join the hypocrites who talk about being against violence while supporting hunting and munching some dead flesh.
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    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    The stadium being “half full” has been going on at various points for decades. RFK had announced 40-45k attendance at various times in the early 80s and mid 90s. Team performance and weather were the seeming reasons. I had season tickets to Jack Kent Cooke Stadium from 97-01. I gave them up due to the near double in price jump for club tickets once my lease ended. I have been back only twice since. 2007 against Dallas and 2011 against the 49ers. So my experiences are likely dated. To me, the traffic issue did improve. It was awful in those early years. It took nearly an hour to go from my parking space to get on the beltway. That’s the reason for the exodus before the game ends. Nobody is interested in getting home at 7pm. I think felt that it improved but I have not been back, nor do I have any desire to, in 7 years. For me, I went to games to see the game. Call me crazy. I couldn’t care less about tailgating. I wanted to see my Redskins play in person. That’s it. What I quickly discovered was that it’s not so fun to spend money on club seats, endure rush hour level beltway delays and sit in a dead stadium to watch the Redskins lose. So I stopped. From my experience, fans are energized at the start and then apathy sets in as the team plays its mediocre brand of football. The Former JKC can be a real home field. I was there for our only playoff win and it was awesome. Great experience and it felt like what I always imagined what it must have felt like going to RFK during the playoff runs in the 80s and early 90s. But like RFK, you need a team to feed your energy. Being a fan elsewhere and “representing Redskins Nation” is easy in that you have “us against them” mentality. At least for me, I’m more likely to break out an old Redskins cap making a trip to Baltimore or Pennsylvania than going out shopping locally. So to me, seeing fans show up at opposing stadiums is no surprise. But what happened Sunday was new and different. That many empty seats at the home opener, after a win, is new. Fan apathy has hit a new low. I mean we have a 34 year old qb and 33 year old rb as our “stars” and they just got here. They are our “shiny toys”. Its tough to excited about Alex Smith when we have already seen failures from McNabb, Brunell and George. And memo to Bruce Allen, Larry Michael, that newbie they trotted out in preseason to tout all the changes at the stadium, and Little Danny, nobody cares about “party decks”, being able to get gouged by buying stuff using an app and new paint jobs if there is no belief in the organization. You want fans to buy tickets, make an investment in the team? Build an organization we can believe in. Save your money on party zones and pointless trips to the Bahamas and invest in getting a real football person leading this organization and it’s vision. Invest in building the best scouting department in the NFL. Invest in building the best training facility to attract free agents. Then hope will make a return and so will the silent majority of fans who simply don’t feel it’s worth it to go out and invest money and a full Sunday to see a poor team. If some one want to say that makes me or others a bad fan, whatever. Then that means the 15k that showed up to Pats games in the early 90s are the only real fans and the sellouts now are just bandwagon frauds. So be it.
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    Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

    Cruz is a typical idiot. Tofu is awesome. It’s damn near magical when made perfect. For me that’s crispy exterior and an explosion of juicy taste once you bite into it of the sauces that they marinated in. Great stuff and no one was tortured and murdered for it. Win win. Now soggy tofu that I once had in a soup, awful. I hated the texture. Its all in how it’s used. That nuance, let alone the cruelty free aspect of it, is lost on the simpletons like Cruz.
  4. Wow how witty. You come up with that hysterical change in Colin’s name all by yourself? How brillant. Beyond your pathetic attempt at.......what exactly? this signing of Hankins further strengthens Colin’s case. Raiders are hurting on dline, they sign Hankins. Loads of teams are hurting at QB, cough Bills, and Colin doesn’t get a call. So apples and oranges, but way to go in stuffing your agenda into a dline thread.
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    Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    This continues to be such a stupid non issue beyond the fact that Colin has in fact been blacklisted out of the nfl. Employers have no right to force an employee to stand for the anthem. Period. And yeah I know the loophole they are trying to use is “you can stay in the locker room until it’s over” bs. First, if Colin had done that, the mouthbreathers would still have railed against him and he still would be blacklisted. Anyone actually believe otherwise? Second, when “patriotism” has been turned into supporting militarism, which has been happening in this country for over 30 years, then standing for the anthem can be viewed as a political statement, thus not standing is likewise a free exercise of a political stance. As as long as we continue to spiral down as a country where more and more we act as if military “service” makes one more of a citizen than those who have not, the anthem and all the militarism that goes along with it now a days, has become political. It is a sad pathetic state of affairs when figuratively genuflecting to the military is patriotic yet literally taking a knee to bring awareness to fellow citizens’ plight is demonized.
  6. Christianity should not be “helped” or “hurt” by a sitting President. Our government should not favor a religion. What hurts Christianity in this country is their constant insistence that they need a seat at the table of government but no one else. Especially we nones. Not the fact that Trump and his minions are amoral scum.
  7. What another liar in the long line of liars produced by comrade bonespurs? Shocked. But do not fear, the deplorables will just say “fake news” and “better than Hillary” and be perfectly okay that a proven liar is forced onto the Supreme Court.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    She wouldn’t be charged with anything because she didn’t do anything illegal unless, as you mentioned, she recorded and shared classified information. However she will lose any clearances she had. You don’t bring prohibited items into a SCIF, even if the meeting you’re having in there is unclassified, period.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    These cowards will follow lockstep with IQ45, declare bankruptcy to stiff creditors then tap into their new revenue stream in good ole mother Russia.
  10. Sorry. I should have been clearer on that. My apologies. What I meant to say, and should have fleshed it out some, is that it appears to me, mostly in social media, that folks who hated The Last Jedi have used Mark Hamill's statements regarding the film/Luke's character as proof that Hamill hated being "this" Luke Skywalker and that he was done with Star Wars. All I meant to illustrate is that it appears his "hate" for "DisneyWars" was a bit overstated, just like the hyperbole against Disney, Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson.
  11. LOL I do admit, that was funny. No substance to back it up but very funny. Agreed. I did like the character of DJ but I do agree that having him be Lando instead would have been better.
  12. That is laughable. Using already shot footage as a means to give the character closure is now “desperation”? What seems desperate to me are people looking to criticize anything that Lucasfilm is doing. What I find amusing is how all the triggered fanboys claimed Mark Hammil was done with Star Wars after The Last Jedi but are now silent over the fact that he’s back. I see it now, all the triggers will now claim J.J. will retcon The Last Jedi to “fix” things. Then 9 will come out and does nothing of the sort and rightly builds on Rian’s film and the irrational rage will spew forth once more. It will be fun. Oh and with regards to Solo “failing”, is Ant-Man or Dr Strange viewed as failures for Marvel? Not every film in a franchise is a 500 mil domestic/1 billion world wide film. The moment that it was announced that there would be Star Wars films every year and on top of that some would be “stand-alones” the clock was ticking on when a Star Wars film would come out to modest (for blockbuster type films) box office. Personally I am not surprised that it was Solo that was the first to experience lower totals. While it was a solid fun film, it just was out of place. I feel that it should have been released after The Force Awakens. After we see the end of Han Solo, we then get an origin story. Instead we got Rogue One, which is a worthy story to tell in its own right and I liked it very much, but it did not seem to flow “thematically” from 7. I think the rightful critique of Lucasfilm right now is their “planning”. They really should have mapped out their release schedule much better. Stand-alones are good ideas but the ones coming out in between Saga films should accent the Saga story going on in some way. Solo would have done that for The Force Awakens, it was largely irrelevant after The Last Jedi. Then when no Saga movies are scheduled, then go with random stuff like Rogue One.
  13. You’ve missed the point, we do not care what the morons who support Trump still “think” (I use that word generously). They are unreachable. This laughable mantra that Democrats need to stop veering “left” otherwise they alienate the buffoons who support Trump is utter garbage. President Obama governed as a centrist. He tried working with Congress. He settled on a REPUBLICAN healthcare reform plan and yet he still was accused of being a commie socialist. He got two years before everything was shutdown. No negotiations. No compromises. The republicans refused to work with him. They just questioned his citizenship, his loyalty and worked to block him at every turn in anyway including blocking a Supreme Court nominee. You think we believe for one second that trumpers are going to work with anyone with a D next to their name? Be they Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren? These sick people are lost. They need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Democrats have the votes to win any and every national election. They just need them to turn out. Trying to appeal to the deplorables is not only unnecessary, it is repugnant. They represent everything we are against.
  14. That was 20 years ago and republicans still attempted to impeach him. It is amusing to hear right wingers now lament “hyperpartisianship” when their “side” is responsible for it. Refuse to work with President Obama? It’s Obama’s fault not them. Unprecedented stealing of a Supreme Court seat? Nothing to see here. Let’s just move on and not address it. The partisanship problem that is destroying this country is coming from one side. Until the republicans fix their party and root out the selfish nihilism that has infected them, this will continue.
  15. I always thought of the sleazy NRA as enablers of terrorists. Never did I consider them outright traitors too. I guess I need to realize that there is no depth that Deplorables will sink to. Including high treason.