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by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Of course my opinion does not particularly matter for this as an outsider who is not direct part of the tensions. But I still wanted to point out that I don't think anybody thinks people only voted for him because of isms, but there is a point after which not considering something a dealbreaker is ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Of course my opinion does not particularly matter for this as an outsider who is not direct part of the tensions. But I still wanted to point out that I don't think anybody thinks people only voted for him because of isms, but there is a point after which not considering something a dealbreaker is ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Because your friend's car was vandalized doesn't mean that it was right for the other protesters to destroy other cars. Did I say it was? My objection isn't to the idea that the violent protesters are in the wrong - it's to the idea that they would make you glad that Trump won. I mean, it would be ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And honestly, these jackholes make me glad that Trump won. Because fuck violent protesters. :roll: How about the jackholes like the ones who have been attacking my friends' kids for being brown or vandalizing their cars for having a Bernie bumper sticker? I'm not intending to excuse the violent pro...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know. I realize things look differently to those on the right, but from where I sat, it sure seemed like the way that it would work during his first term would be that Obama would make a good faith effort to start with offers that were a good compromise and then get frustrated when Republica...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So what do y'all think the chances are that Trump will actually push the trial thing (assuming no pardon or anything of the sort)? I was pretty sure that it's just political posturing, especially considering his tone afterwards, and the fact that before he ran he never seemed to particularly hate t...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sanders, even if he doesn't run himself next time, obviously has some appeal. Democrats have got to leverage that. As I said up-thread, he'll be too old to run again. But I absolutely agree that the next candidate has to be from the Bernie-supporting wing of the party. But experience isn't really l...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The point wouldn't be to avoid convictions - it would be to avoid obscenely political and divisive hearing and trials that would make the Iran-Contra hearings look like Shiny Happy Fun Times.
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know, I stand by my statements that Comey was speaking the simple truth when he said that no reasonable prosecutor would have brought charges against Clinton for the email case. But I find myself wondering what the chances are of Obama issuing a general, Nixon-esque "for all offenses [she] ...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There wasn't anything real and major against Hillary, but there was certainly the perception, and that perception is still baggage, whether it has any basis in reality or not. This had been known since the beginning. She was under investigation for what, had it actually moved forward, would have be...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Except that's not even a prediction, it's something she's already doing. The Emails are in themselves enough cause for them to go to war with us, Gun control and anti-free speech are the bread and butter of her policy, and her authoritarianism knows no bounds. This is based on absolutely nothing ot...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Speaking for myself, it very much depends on what you mean by those terms. I mean, there *should* be plenty of room for reasonable discussion on open borders. And I've had reasonable conversations on the topic with conservatives. But if someone starts tar entire ethnic or religious groups, things c...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The election demonstrated that this line of thinking you're saying no longer holds power in the current political discourse. You have to find a better message if you expect to win 2018 or 2020. Calling the opposing party racist and demeaning them until they agree with you simply isn't going to work...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It is really our own fault for not having a more robust menu of fascists to compare Trump to. Honestly ... it's a pretty lazy comparison. If one *really* wants to compare him to a fascist, Mussolini is at least a bit better. Berlusconi is the far more obvious negative comparison though. Although I ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I created an account here to be a one trick pony, with one issue: can I bring my political opposites back to the discussion table so we can work together? Or is it a lost cause, with the minute that you say you aren't for open borders, socialism, or government regulated speech you literally become ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

From my point of view, the click-bait driven media has a whole lot to answer for this election. But the fundamental problem is that they almost completely abandoned covering actual policy and worked overtime in normalizing Trump. If the satirist were an issue, it was a far lesser one than the false...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

sotanaht wrote:Hilary on the other hand is Evil. She would be using the pretense of a war with Russia that she herself created to strip away the first and second amendment and institute as much government control as possible.

This is *incredibly* stupid.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

From my point of view, the click-bait driven media has a whole lot to answer for this election. But the fundamental problem is that they almost completely abandoned covering actual policy and worked overtime in normalizing Trump. If the satirist were an issue, it was a far lesser one than the false ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Left towards Sanders, with a strong economic message, while focusing heavily on rural areas as well as urban. Sanders is a better person as a rep than Clinton, I think, but is there that much support far enough left to rebase the party there? Fivethirtyeight noted that people saw Trump overall as *...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wouldn't be surprised to find that Pence is president in all but name. Trump will have a few pet projects he'll focus his energy on, and will spend a lot of time giving speeches on how he's "making American great", but he (probably) doesn't have the discipline or interest to really deal...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

cupric wrote:... the corrupt relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.

This isn't actually a thing.

I mean, sure. She could have done a better job with appearances. But if one looks at the actual examples of so-called corruption, they're really pathetic and flimsy.
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

cupric wrote:* Randall is publicly judging those who intend to vote differently, or at least he is appearing to.

I don't feel like there's any particular reason why "I'm with her" should inherently imply judgment on those who aren't.
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Coulter's gotta Coulter, but she's pretty literally gone Nazi on us:

https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/7 ... 1501460480

To be considered German in the Third Reich, you needed four German grandparents.
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Also, am I the only one who notices how subtly insulting this comic is? "If you're having trouble voting, here's a phone number?" I mean seriously--what kind of half-way informed voter can claim that they are having trouble voting? I mean, is this supposed to help get the votes people who...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I just registered now so that I could say, "I'm not." And those of you who are, just realize, you own whatever happens, because we all know what we're gonna get with her. No excuses. Except insofar as she's blocked by Republican obstructionism and snipe hunts, of course. I'm not going to ...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 83878

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Not American here, but I always thought anti-H posters were legit trolls. Surprised to find posts above with so much vitriol against her. I think that's something that many Not American observers have been underestimating - a lot of Americans really, really hate Hillary. Why? Well, it's a combinati...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

To be perfectly clear, it's no better to send classified information via a state.gov or mail.mil account than it is a private email server. It's the exact same security violation either way. Yes, someone who gets it! Classified material is supposed to remain within classified channels. Even a .gov ...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

To be perfectly clear, it's no better to send classified information via a state.gov or mail.mil account than it is a private email server. It's the exact same security violation either way. And yes, accidental spillage is handled administratively, not criminally. Just like all the experts have been...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31974
Views: 2196419

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

MMMII@ Djehutynakht

Spoiler:
Djehutynakht wrote:For those of you playing at home (is there really anybody like that here anymore?)

For what it's worth, I follow along and enjoy the behind-the-scenes looks.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I can't decide if KnightExemplar's claim that conservative judges don't bend the Constitution is a No True Scotsman fallacy or just blatantly ahistorical nonsense. Was Scalia a "conservative judge"? If you say yes, then I'll know it's the nonsense you' re going for. If no, then it's No Tr...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 9652

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

Plus Scrabble games rarely come down to who knows the biggest words with the most high-value tiles in them. At least in my experience, which admittedly doesn't include the pro scene. The two and three letter word-lists (and knowing what to do with them) are vastly more important. Back when I play Wo...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah, I mean - had Trump said something along the lines of "I reserve the right to request recounts if there's another situation like there was in Florida in 2000, but beyond that - of course", that would have been completely fine. And to be clear, I say that as a Clinton-supporting Democr...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Anyhow, "I'll keep you in suspense"?! Seriously? :shock:
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

For the record, I think a huge part of what Clinton's had to deal with has pretty blatantly been misogyny. I just don't think it's the only factor at play.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And with the Clintons, I think there's a strong sense of "we're going to be attacked no matter what we do, so why bother worrying about appearances?" That, of course, is a self-sustaining attitude. Whether or not there actually is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" becomes almost irr...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here, this was posted back in May. It didn't exactly take the Pythia to write it, but in my opinion, it's worth the reminder of *just* how predictable this has been: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/5/11589262/2016-general-election-is-going-to-suck It has, in recent weeks, fallen apart of course. Trump has...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump could settle this if he released his returns. He's chosen not to. Absent hard facts he invites people to create narratives that suit them. People will see what they want to see. I had to look up a word. Obfuscation. He's stated several times that he'll release them once the audit is completed...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I mean, obviously Bill will have a large impact on the presidency, but he won't the president (well other than the weird fact that presidents retain their titles). Here's a question for the history buffs. There have been a few presidents who have been elected or appointed to other offices after the...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

EDIT: The only clear "loser" of this debate was A Wet Rag Stuffed Into a Tailpipe. Seriously, Trump dissed him, publicly and on stage, for what seemed to be no reason at all. See, I didn't see that as a diss at all. That was actually the one time during this debate that I actually felt li...
by JudeMorrigan
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1003180

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think that the ballots themselves are fixed at this point in at least some states. But as I understand it, there's nothing preventing the GOP from saying that any GOP electors will cast their actual votes in the elector college for Pence (or whomever) rather than the name that was at the top of th...

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