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by iamspen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

Trump suggests "rogue killers" entered the Saudi consulate and murdered a journalist there, then sends our highest-ranking diplomat to meet with the king.
by iamspen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

...his own idiotic calendar proves that one. If I were interviewing someone and caught wind that he had a school calendar from nineteen-eighty-fucking-two laying around and readily accessible, that alone would be a disqualification for me. That's not even a joke. It's weird and somehow creepy in a ...
by iamspen
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Name one non-Canadian country in the Americas with better public services.


Cuba.

Wouldn't care to live there, but accessing public services doesn't seem much of a problem.
by iamspen
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 135
Views: 10335

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

It's hard to imagine a world in which current events won't significantly affect voter turnout, and if that is indeed the world we live in, my disappointment will be palpable. The Kavanaugh fiasco seems to be further withering the Republican party down to its Trumpist base, a trend which is surely di...
by iamspen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

I do agree that multiple accusations carry a collective weight; I just think that individual accusations should be judged on their own merits before being allowed to be considered collectively. To consider them collectively before individually would be to allow the baseless claims (if any) to carry...
by iamspen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

As I understand it, the number 3000 is an estimate of how many more people died since the hurricane in comparison to a similar period before the hurricane. Trump's entire premise, that they were counting people who died of whatever and chalking it up to the hurricane, is therefore demonstrably false...
by iamspen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

You'd think John Kelly or someone would have told him they had reason to believe Hillary hacked his phone and they needed to check it today and it would just happen to take 24 hours and he could have it back on September 12th.
by iamspen
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

Turns out, she's his sister AND his daughter.
by iamspen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

The US has a great bargaining position, and a fairly poor position of relative tariffs at present. It's very hard to imagine things turning out worse for the country as a whole. You're forgetting that China is a single-party authoritarian state, and they ultimately don't have to give any fucks if t...
by iamspen
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

And Trump making things like trade, commerce, economic alliances, and international cooperation a massive headache only pushes other frustrated nations to form blocs without the US, and they'll eventually figure out ways of effectively doing business without us. It's already happening in the Pacific...
by iamspen
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

While I certainly agree with the two posts above, I would point to Trump's disastrous foreign policy, one which is alienating virtually every other economic power on earth and could easily lead to a collapse of American economic and geopolitical power. A President Pence would certainly do a shitload...
by iamspen
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

The difference is, the damage Pence would do to our country and its executive branch is mostly reversible.
by iamspen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 135
Views: 10335

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

I have relatives in that district. It's legally upper-middle-class and whiter than the average Nickelback concert. A democratic loss by such a tiny margin in a special election that will be fought again in three months during a normal election cycle is a harbinger of doom for Republicans, especially...
by iamspen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

States sues feds over family separations as Pence poorly hides a threat issued against immigrant children.

Let that sink in.

No matter how they have tried to drape the veil over it, the US government is threatening the lives of children.
by iamspen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 3490

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

I have yet to see Solo, but I think much of the problem is that in a cinematic universe of infinite potential, where any number of stories can be told about new characters in truly weird and exotic places, audiences are simply weary of returning to the intimately familiar. I want to see movies set i...
by iamspen
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

So, again, large corporations are inefficient, therefore we should ban immigrants? Seriously, the only reason any company in America sponsors immigrants is because it's cheaper than the American labor they would otherwise have to pay. If it wasn't immigrants, it would be college graduates, or code ...
by iamspen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

trpmb6 wrote:Now we just need to figure out how to communicate to them to just go to a port of entry instead of crossing illegally.


We could just start taking kids from their families. That would probably get the message across.
by iamspen
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

"How can I improve my qualities as a monster and better myself as a human pile of garbage?" wonders Betsy DeVos just before rescinding 72 documents clarifying how schools should deal with issues related to special needs and disabled students. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/w...
by iamspen
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

He didn't figure these things out. He stumbled upon these exploits, oblivious and unaware. I sincerely doubt he has any clue that his greatest asset is his shamelessness. Yeah, he's just literally said whatever got him the loudest cheers and ran with it, because that both makes him feel like he's a...
by iamspen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 10644

Re: Census Dickery

Also, nowhere in the constitution does it say that children of illegal immigrants are citizens... Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment is pretty explicit about this, and is, in actuality, quite easily Googlable. "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdi...
by iamspen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 940779

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Beards and sweatpants are often denied service. That look is all the rage amongst the homeless drug-addict crowd. As a bearded white man, I can attest that I've never been kicked out of an establishment for any reason, regardless of how I dress that particular day. And frankly, your decision to act...
by iamspen
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4126
Views: 550563

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The nature of militias at the time was that their organization varied. States formed militias, towns formed militias, groups of interested parties formed militias. As no one organizational structure is specified, it seems unlikely they were trying to standardize this. Or, frankly, that they cared. ...
by iamspen
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

I still don't understand why we're assuming the legal status of Nazi-punching and the morals and ethics of Nazi-punching aren't mutually exclusive things. Like I can cheer hooray when Nazis get punched and still think it shouldn't be legal to punch Nazis. Those aren't sentiments that necessarily hav...
by iamspen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 10644

Re: Census Dickery

But illegal immigrants don't pay in to social security and medicare to begin with, at least not without committing identity theft. [citation needed] In every real-world example I've seen (and I've seen plenty; I was head greenskeeper at a golf course for a while, my guys were mostly seasonal and mo...
by iamspen
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Yeah, if you just ignore that the white supremacists are actually killing people, then they are on equal footing.


You're clearly ignoring the roving bands of pantsuit-clad thugs randomly attacking innocent white nationalists in cities across the country.
by iamspen
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

Trump fires horrible piece of shit and replaces him with horribler piece of shit. That's not a real hyperlink because, let's face it, it's such a ubiquitous and daily happenstance that we don't even click the links anymore. Of course, swapping McMasters for Bolton is going to further tank what's le...
by iamspen
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2325573

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

In Boston, "yield" and "sideswipe" are synonyms.
by iamspen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2325573

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I can't wait until they find out how much it costs both in time and money to maintain and run a city. If they aren't smart enough to not sink large portions of their own wealth into it, I suspect that many of them are going to go broke. Billions may sound like a lot but building proper infrastructu...
by iamspen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 20823

Re: Winfrey presidency

and what does veganism or doctors in the US or UK have to do with Oprah Winfrey? It has to do with the politics and misuse of science, something which has a lot to do with Oprah as president. Most public schools, like my rural and quaint little mostly religious ones, don't even care about real scie...
by iamspen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

And to top it all off, he actually thinks governments are entering their citizens in the lottery and not, you know, the people themselves. So he's racist and completely stupid.

Which is unsurprising.
by iamspen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

morriswalters wrote:But neither will I underestimate him because I think he's a fool.


Could be we're not underestimating him because he's a fool, could be we're terrified of him because he's a fool.
by iamspen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

While I agree a President Pence would do all sorts of terrible things, I also doubt he would be putting us on a collision course with nuclear war, and the racist populists that are now coming out of the woodwork would have to go back to the old ways of supporting horribly racist Republican policies ...
by iamspen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50764

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I'm still reading the pronouns as inclusive of whomever is reading the post, not you specifically, even after your accusations against me, which, if true, does mean that I was in error, but also doesn't negate my points; it only means I stated them at an awkward time and perhaps to the wrong people.
by iamspen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50764

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I implied no such thing. I merely stated that actual Nazis are being treated by some as a minority political group with which one can have reasonable discussions and debates, and expressing my own exasperation that we're treating Nazi-vs-not-Nazi conversations in the same manner as we would treat, s...
by iamspen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50764

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

We can discuss our differences on that basis and maybe come to some sort of mutual understanding and respect, even if we still disagree. I don't even know where to begin with iamspen's statement. You'll have a reasonable discussion with a Nazi to find mutual understanding and respect? Yeah, you get...
by iamspen
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50764

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

If we take this discussion back to its roots and simplify it a bit from there, will that help? Because I feel like if a Nazi's face has an impactful encounter with a fist, the person at fault for the punch is, in almost all cases, the Nazi simply for being a Nazi, regardless of the morality of such ...
by iamspen
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50764

Re: Trump presidency

By mentioning Antifa and Nazis in the same sentence and grouping them both under the umbrella of political violence about which we should be concerned, you are indeed comparing them. But since I suspect you're not stupid enough to not understand that, I'm forced to conclude that you're either trolli...
by iamspen
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

Nobody is suggesting police officers shouldn't be allowed the equipment necessary to mitigate the risks they face on the job. What we ARE saying is that if it's not a particularly dangerous job to begin with, why are they allowed to blast anyone they perceive as a threat in any given moment in the n...
by iamspen
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7262
Views: 542934

Re: Trump presidency

Trump and Sessions to end Obama-era ban on sending surplus military equipment to police departments I'm getting pretty sick of the notion that the job of the police is to protect themselves as best as possible, rather than to protect us as best as possible. This is just another example of Trump nix...

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