No Excuses

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  1. 51 minutes ago, mistertim said:

     

    I guess I'm just wondering if there's anything left in between "go back to where you came from" and literally yelling racial slurs. I suppose there may be a couple more things in there, but not much. Then again, Trump has shown himself to be somewhat adept at saying straight up racist/awful things but figuring out a way to give himself a little deniability so he'd never just come out and say it. He'd say something like "People have said AOC is a dirty wetback. i didn't, but some people have". 

     

    Between now and 2020, you can expect a deluge of dumb, bull**** conspiracies.

     

    Some maybe racial and ethnic in nature:

     

    Birtherism, Sharia takeover, Great white displacement etc etc

     

    Others are just low IQ catering: 

     

    Climate change is a hoax, pizzagate, Qanon

     

    The one uniting factor within the right is that any single person believes at least one completely dumb conspiracy and at some level is detached from reality.


  2. 13 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

    I’ve been saying for a while now that the end result of this is a significant increase in domestic terrorism. Same thing that happens every time a group of people become radicalized and then marginalized.

     

    I think this is likely too and a lot of experts on this issue seem to think that this is the slow cooking time bomb that we are neglecting today: https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/05/america-has-a-white-nationalist-terrorism-problem-what-should-we-do/ 

     

    I think Trump being in power is somewhat keeping a check on a lot of these groups. If he loses in 2020, it's quite likely that we see a wave of domestic terrorism from people who have been buying into all the idiotic conspiracies of "white genocide" and "Sharia takeover" that are a central theme of the right's social worldview. 

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  3. I’m curious if countries with a huge segment of radicalized bigots have ever deradicalized peacefully, simply through the passage of time. 

     

    There’s a level of racial animosity we are reaching that I think is unprecedented, when in context of our times where technology has made everyone hyper connected and dialed in.

     

    I don’t think we have seen even a sliver of how ugly this is going to get by 2020. The GOP seems to be doubling on down on its failed 2018 strategy of abandoning policy issues in favor of stoking culture wars. 

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  4. Mark Kelly and Liz Warren are the only people I have donated to so far. I will be sending money to whoever challenges Susan Collins as well, but I think the primary there is more contested than AZ. 

     

    Also, it will be funny to see what attack ads the RNC comes up with against Kelly.

     

    “Mark Kelly says he went to space.  But did he really? Have any of you gone to space and is the ISS real? Tell Mark to tell the truth! #flatearth”

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  5. And Trump is peddling and amplifying the same bogus conspiracies that twa was spreading on this board about Omar. 

     

    A cesspool of rotten brains. There is no coming back from this. This rot is here to stay.

     

    Probably the most depressed and low I’ve felt during this Presidency. We are at the point where racism is enabled to the point that a sitting President is leading mobs to chant for the deportation of an American citizen. 

     

    Something feels different, this feels like a major escalation of the hate and vitriol. 

     

    One of the most shameful periods in our history. There is something seriously wrong with the people who see this and still support it. 

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  6. On sandwiches: 

     

    most underrated place in DC is GW Deli. If you can tolerate the hungover obnoxious undergrads, best breakfast sandwiches in the city. Lunch options are solid too. 

     

    Also a huge fan of Bagels etc in DuPont for breakfast food. 

     

    Don’t care much for Bub and Pops. Tried it once, felt “meh”. 


  7. Maydan unpopular and overrated? Bad list. 

     

    Haven’t been to taco bamba, but my new taco joint in DC is Bandit Taco. It was district taco for a long time but I think after dining there for almost 10 years, it’s gotten stale. 


  8. 25 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

    As much as I loathe Trump, footage from 1992, ten years before Epstein was indicted, is much ado about nothing.  For someone who is as image obsessive and sales-centric as Trump, it's hardly surprising, let alone damning, that he would welcome a rich guy like Epstein, anymore than say, the Clintons shaking hands with Harvey Weinstein.

     

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    “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.

     

    A sleazebag like Trump doesn't get the benefit of the doubt on things like this.

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  9. 28 minutes ago, mcsluggo said:

     

    again...personally... i hope that the WHEN (hopefully not if) the Dems have full control of the house/senate/executive ... they demonstrate that they can GOVERN, first and foremost.   do the basic operating **** that IS NOT HAPPENING now.    make incremental but meaningful progress on most progressive issues, but yeah..remain wary of swinging too far and scaring TOO many of the non-coastals.

     

    ........   i ****ing want my Obama back :( 

     

    You are asking for the bare minimum of what should be expected of any administration, liberal or conservative.

     

    We shouldn't lower the standards of what we expect our elected officials to do because the current guy in charge is a complete idiot when it comes to governance.


  10. 2 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

    Fine, her job is to protect the house, but is that really what's most important here?

     

    Right now, yes. If there was a Democratic President in office, and Pelosi was punting on major liberal policy issues, she would deserve to be roasted until she's out of her job as Speaker of the House.

     

    Until the executive branch is under the control of a maniac, her job is to protect a majority that effectively blocks a destructive agenda and to conduct oversight over the abuse of power and corruption in the administration. I think she has done a fine job of the first, and is not doing enough for the latter. 

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  11. 1 minute ago, thegreaterbuzzette said:

    Hence why I said NOT in the same way. N. Korea still testing missiles and not agreeing to compromise......and they are in love. What you think they would do if Hillary was running the show?

     

    They aren't doing anything different right now than they have in the past. They have nukes and they have ICBMs. The only difference is that we have a moron who gave them free photo-ops. Practically nothing else has changed. Even his own administration undercuts his rhetortic on NK: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/world/asia/john-bolton-north-korea.html 

     

    Hillary would also not have absolved Kim Jong Un of the torture and murder of a US citizen that happened under Trump: 

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/28/politics/donald-trump-otto-warmbier-kim-jong-un/index.html

     

    One could very well argue that he's made things easier for NK by giving the regime a veneer of legitimacy through constant praise, while receiving zero meaningful concessions.

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  12. 12 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

    Dems only control one part of one branch of government, they are face of the resistance.

     

    I don't think anyone looks to Nancy Pelosi as anymore than the House Leader, rather than the leader of some movement. 

     

    Her biggest failing so far is punting over impeachment, but I am willing to wait until Mueller testifies and see what happens after. But on the matter of policy rhetoric, she is absolutely the last person who should be leading any kind of resistance. She will make re-election or defeating R incumbents very difficult for around the country if she is strongly aligning with her most progressive caucus members. 

     

    Policy rhetoric is the job of whoever wins the Democratic nomination. No one besides nerds is paying any attention to policy issues like the green new deal at the moment, but presumably more people will tune in close to the election and that point, it is the Dem nominee vs. Trump. Pelosi's job is to make sure that the Dem's maintain their House majority.

     

    All I really want right now is for House Dems to make life miserable for Trump through congressional oversight. I think Pelosi isn't doing enough on this end but I'm willing to wait a bit longer to see where it goes.

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  13. 23 minutes ago, thegreaterbuzzette said:

    our country would be just as divided and international relations likely just as volatile under Hillary.

     

    Divided yes, but the international relations part is pure nonsense. Hillary wasn't going to punt decades of our NATO alliance and our relationship with liberal democracies around the world in favor of cozying up to dictators. Almost the entire rationale behind Russia backing Trump was they expected (rightly) Trump to weaken America's position around the globe. And he has done exactly that.

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