No Excuses

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    The Brexit Thread

    Discuss the impending **** storm.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Except the "wrong" in this case is a sustained attack on the democratic process. Sitting by and doing nothing, especially that which would be within the power of the co-equal branches of government, is an incredible failure of moral and ethical cowardice. You do you with your chicken little brand of politics. It's worked out great for liberals.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    I am not stating it as a fact either. It's also just my opinion. But I think anyone running for office who is serious about reforming our government should be floating this out there and making the case to people. Conservative, liberal, nationalist, racist, socialist, every voting demographic is getting railroaded because the Robert's court gave the wealthy in this country unchecked power to influence elections and politicians. Almost everything currently wrong in Washington can be traced back to the decimation of campaign finance laws and the limitless power of corporate interests and the wealthy.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    You’re right. A court that demonstrably undermines our electoral process shouldn’t have its power checked.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Like PB said, the only way to reign this courts power is to expand its numbers with less crappy judges. It’s a fairly convincing argument to make to voters, who’ve seen the power of their vote shrink directly because of the Roberts court. Our fundamental democratic system was transformed into an oligarchic dumpster fire because of this court.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Yes, this current court has consistently and demonstrably undermined the power of voters and undermined our democratic process heavily in favor of corporate and dark money interests.
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    U.S. Congress Part 116

    AOC stays living rent free in right wing nutjob swamp-fevered brains. And unlike the liberal wimps of the 80s and 90s, she makes them look dumb every time they come after her.
  8. To The GOP is making up claims of electoral fraud to undermine the trust of the public in our electoral process. Happening in FL and AZ for the past few days, and now it seems Nevada GOP is denying results that pretty much swept them out of power at every level of government in the state. As the GOP reaps the electoral results of their bargain with Trump, expect this to worsen.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    Pete is right. “I’m with Her” was a remarkably dumb campaign slogan, as was “Stronger Together”. It’s stupid that these things matter but you work with what you have: a country with a ridiculous thigh percentage of disengaged and low information voters. We don’t take our democracy seriously, so dumb things end up making a difference.
  10. A lot of economically anxious right wing folks have descended upon UVA this weekend. Of course, there are heroes in this story. Who were sadly failed by their local police departments.
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    Where is the Outrage over Boeing 737-MAX?

    I think it's still too early to tell where the fault lies within Boeing. Planes have gotten considerably safer since automation software was introduced so I think some restraint should be exercised before worse solutions are proposed. Like Trump saying that we should go back to the good ol days of pilots having more control, which is pure nonsense. Plus, Boeing is a bipartisan darling in DC. No one really wants to **** with them. Even if they are found to be grossly at fault here, you can bet nothing meaningful will happen.
  12. Nothing defines your presence in this thread better than this post.
  13. The American right is basically a coalition of insecure pansies, unable to take criticism and scared to death of anything outside of their bubble. A perfect reflection of the leader they elected.
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    Election 2020 - The Presidental Race.

    In a field this crowded, it will get interesting when the lower/mid tier candidates start dropping out and who they pledge their share of votes too.
  15. https://thinkprogress.org/trump-ichan-steel-imports-cf7deb8beaf0/ Insider trading 101. If the SEC still does what it's supposed to do, this should be a major scandal that demands an investigation. This is the kind of corruption that is a hallmark of oligarchies. Also might as well make this the trade war thread. It seems like the tariffs won't just be for steel and aluminum.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Despite enacting policies that both support the mission of hate and fear lingering, while actively deprioritizing work against the hate groups. F these people.
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    The Gun Control Debate Thread - Say hello to my little thread

    Your argument is basically that because laws can’t prevent all gun violence, we might as well not enact them. Which is a load of bull**** because no one is suggesting that stricter gun laws will completely eradicate gun violence. Developed countries with far stricter gun laws than ours are safer and have significantly less gun violence, which makes it apparent that laws actually do work in this space. Gun control laws work when they are applied and enforced. And courts have consistently ruled that regulating the sale and distribution of guns does not violate the 2nd amendment. Please talk in facts and not your feelings. You say a bunch of nonsense, don’t cite anything to back it up and then assume we should take your seriously.
  18. It is Donald Trump’s own DoJ that has actively prosecuted and investigated him and his affiliates. It is his own appointed deputy AG, who oversaw these investigations. A better question to ask is, why is this man surrounded by so many criminals, who have been prosecuted and convicted by our federal law enforcement officials? The answer is obvious to anyone who isn’t a giant dweeb, making apologies for a narcissistic sociopath who lies routinely.
  19. Trump was directly named a co-conspirator by federal prosecutors in Michael Cohen’s campaign finance violation case. As is typical, you are another Trump supporter living in his own fantasy land.
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    The Gun Control Debate Thread - Say hello to my little thread

    Must be fun to live in a fantasy land, where you selectively decide that laws don't work for your weird hobby of being a make-believe tough guy. Pretty much the entire developed world has figured out how to regulate guns and live peacefully in a society in which every dip**** doesn't feel the need to buy a gun. Except the neanderthals in the US for whom something pesky called facts and data take less precedence than their personal feelings and insecurities.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    It's almost as if conservatives and their chosen leader are snowflakes and as is typical of them, project their insecurities on everyone else.
  22. Ix, I will say that I like Andrew Yang for raising important issues clearly impacting millions of people that need to be addressed by politicians. His solution doesn’t get it done, but at least bringing the issues to the forefront is a good idea. I also like that he’s bringing up the rise in loneliness, increasing mental health issues in the younger generation and talking about setting up federal agencies that deal with digital platforms and technologies. I would be interested in hearing Yang talk about rising college costs and the student loan crisis. I am glad he will be in the debates. He won’t go far but he will raise awareness of real issues and maybe even influence others to think critically about these things. Between Yang and Mayor Pete, I like that there are younger voices in the Dem party talking about issues concerning millennials and Gen Z.
  23. A good start would be to openly call bull**** on the phony condolences from right wing nativist politicians and rightfully politicize all of these events as a consequence of hateful right wing politics.
  24. I wish liberal politicians would stop being giant ******* and would in fact rightfully blame the right and it’s hateful rhetoric towards minorities for these incidents. One side plays with fire and the other is still delusional enough to believe that arsonists can be reasoned with.
  25. All of these events targeting minority groups are on the hands of the right wing politicians who have been drumming up hysteria against immigrants, people of color and those of other faiths. When you constantly label us invaders and something to be feared, don’t offer your ****ing sympathies when people take you at your word and decide to act out against said “invaders”. A logical end point of driving fear and hysteria against minority groups is that eventually they will be the target of violence, perpetuated by your followers and most hardcore adherents. This is right wing nativist politics working exactly like it’s meant to.