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  • What's Your Best Story?

    Freddy said:
    I once beat Jim Jones in pool. Heyyy
    A friend of mine once beat Ice-T at pool after being pre-warned by all of Ice-T's roadies not to play against him!
  • What music are you streaming?

    I am ashamed to admit that I get this reference.
    I forget who it was, but it was a terrible cover of 'Boys of Summer' where 'Deadhead sticker' was swapped out for 'Black Flag sticker'.
  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    anubus21 said:
    Frakkin T said:
    anubus21 said: Did you ever think that if you treated those on the right like they aren’t a bunch of gullible hillbillies who were hoodwinked that you could possibly change some of their minds?
    There is no changing their minds. 30% of the country are irredeemable deplorables. We move forward despite them, not by "convincing" them. 
    If you truly believe that, and that is the way people on the left look at those people, then we will have another civil war in this country. Your problem will them be that those deplorables are the ones who own all the guns.
    It's not only how (some) on the left seem them, it's now Trump himself sees them.  When he talks about being able to shoot someone on 5th Ave without losing their support, or how he loves the uneducated do you think he's flattering them?  He's literally saying that he can commit murder than these uneducated fools will still support him.

    As for being deplorable...maybe they aren't racist, sexist, homophobic etc but at the very, very least we can say that these issues aren't deal-breakers for them.  Listen to what a lot of the Evangelicals say about him - they acknowledge that Trump is morally flawed, but they rank nominating Supreme Court Justices and Tax breaks ahead of those other issues.  Even if you disagree, can you not at least understand how reasonable people can look at his supporters and think that it's morally reprehensible to value personal financial gain over human rights abuses?  Isn't the 'deplorable' label especially fitting when applied to supposed Christians who place personal gain ahead of human rights abuses?

  • What music are you streaming?

    Not streaming, but figured this was the best place to share this.  Black Flag sticker on a Cadillac.

  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    anubus21 said:
    Since we are talking about supposed racists and bigots, can I get people’s viewpoints on Mr. Farrakhan? Reading the article from @tom_g made me remember a few months back about things Farrakhan had said (and continues to say) about Jews. Here is the article...

    btw, hasn’t seen some of the stuff in the article from tom_g from before he was president. Will admit he has said racially idiotic stuff
    Farrakhan is an idiot, just like most fundamentalist religious people are.  Unfortunately, people are allowed to be idiots.  If he ran for office, this views would/should be disqualifying.

    Trump goes well beyond saying 'racially idiotic stuff', his public speeches dog-whistle white nationalists positions and echo KKK talking points.  It's incredibly naive to think that he's saying these things out of simple 'racial idiocy'.