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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:44:23 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/25/trump-impeachment-joe-biden-live-updates/#link-7PGZWFE3LJGPNNMDCJQTBVVC2Q

Oh this is just glorious.  I assure you this is not an article from the Onion.

I mean, isn't that what every former President does? They continue making public appearances, perform speeches, rally up voters...

If that's normal then I retract my mockery.  I've never heard of such a thing as the office of the former president.

It seems to me like Trump is making fun of the office of the president elect.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:31:02 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/25/trump-impeachment-joe-biden-live-updates/#link-7PGZWFE3LJGPNNMDCJQTBVVC2Q

Oh this is just glorious.  I assure you this is not an article from the Onion.

Quote
Trump opens Office of the Former President; will ‘carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration’
By Felicia Sonmez
Former president Donald Trump announced Monday that he has formally opened the Office of the Former President.

“The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States,” the office said in a statement that also declared that Trump will “always and forever be a champion for the American People.”

Notably, among the functions of the office will be to “carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.”

The office will be headquartered in Palm Beach County, Fla.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:12:36 PM »
https://abc7chicago.com/mypillow-guy-my-pillow-ceo-runs-for-governor-minnesota-donald-trump/9939590/

The My Pillow guy is running for governor!

Meanwhile Biden still hasn't appointed a pillow guy to his cabinet!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 25, 2021, 03:15:24 PM »
That's probably why he was charging 20k a day.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:22:58 AM »
Not really, no. But I have seen Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Not sure if Vox is credible to you or not but this video is pretty well sourced.



But the relevant points are that the Constitution only requires a simple majority to pass bills in the senate.  The senate has a rule where senators are allowed unlimited time to state their case.  Some senators have gamed that into a way of raising the requirement of a simple majority into requiring a supermajority.

It sort of goes both ways.  Trump didn't have a senate supermajority and so he rarely got anything done, which is awesome for me because I didn't like most of what Trump was doing.  But the flip side is obviously now when some of the things Biden is trying to do I'd like to see done.

Maybe a supermajority is a good thing.  But if that's the case then I'd like to see maybe an amendment to the Constitution for that. 

But maybe the people should get the kind of government that they voted for.  In the last four years Trump would have gotten his Wall.  And during Biden's years he'll... you know, I don't really know what Biden wants exactly.  More episodes of Mattlock maybe?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:05:03 AM »

And no, MAGA-extremsits and Q-cultists -- not Trump supporters, just a tiny minority of lunatics -- didn't get a free pass. The Capitol was near-universally condemned and dozens if not hundreds of arrests have occurred followed by charges and prosecutions. You gotta seek help for that bad case of TDS. It's over, dude. It's fuckin' over. Biden's President, Trump's a private citizen who's been charged and is being prosecuted, Rudy's being sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion, the filibuster is knockin' on Death's door much to McConnell's chagrin... what else do you want, man? It's over.


I doubt the filibuster is going anywhere.  50/50 is just too slim to risk it.  Also it would rob democratics and republicans of this great excuse to get nothing done.

Even if it did, are you aware of the history of the filibuster? 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 25, 2021, 01:59:54 AM »
They aren't numbered for me either.  My count might be a little off.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 25, 2021, 01:49:32 AM »
I already started a "Why do you support Joe Biden" thread and it got pushed way down so this thread could be started with "I don't" removed as an option. On purpose or not, who knows, just interesting.


Though it's already started, dipshit is passing a bunch of executive orders that are terrible. One of many that is despicable is the transgender one for schools. Gotta let trans girls play on the girls teams, otherwise you just might lose your funding.

Combine shit like that, identity politics, racial politics, free money for everyone and don't forget starting that good ole war machine back up!!

Couldn't just deal with orange man tweeting dumb shit?? You could just not read... He was going to start no wars and he did well for the economy (even many MSM sources said he did well for the economy, of course after he was gone)... Oh well...

Least the MSM is happy and all the late night talk show hosts....you would think Biden is God Himself now, but the MSM isn't biased or liberal they tell me. That penguin does look like a ferret

Maybe if you asked Shifter nicely then he'll add the option.

I'm looking at his list of EOs,

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/all-of-president-bidens-key-executive-orders-in-one-chart-2021-01-21

1,2,3 I think these are good things.
4 is debatable.  I'd like them to find a way to do it that doesn't bisect a native american city.
5,6 are good.  I think they're much needed for pandemic relief.
7 the 1776 Commission was a work of propaganda so good riddance.  "initiative to advance racial equity" is so vague that I can't judge it.
8,9,10 these seem like no brainers
11  I'm assuming this is the transgendered soccer team one?  I'd have to look into this more.  I don't like the idea of girls teams to accept transgendered boys.
12,13,14,15 seem fine
16,17 is vague.  I don't know what it means.
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25 covid stuff, seems like good things to me.
26 I'm not so sure about this.  Sounds like virtue signalling.
27,28,29  These seems like good things too.

Which ones other than the transgender one do you object to?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 24, 2021, 10:13:47 PM »
It is indeed as tragic as the burning of the library of Alexandria.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 24, 2021, 06:43:07 PM »
The results will be very interesting. A test to see if trumpism endures.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 24, 2021, 06:05:08 PM »
I don't agree with Jamie on a lot of things but he's no Tom bishop.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 24, 2021, 05:08:00 PM »
Well they do need to find a way to keep them out of law enforcement. I just hope they don't add more surveillance like the Patriot Act.

The good news is that the "squad" is firmly against it.  Hopefully anyone attempting such a thing will be in the minority.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 24, 2021, 02:42:23 PM »
He should just declare a national emergency and redirect money from the military towards vaccine production. 

It worked for Trump.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:30:21 AM »
The only thing I've heard so far is the possibility of raising troop levels in some countries where we already have some stationed.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 22, 2021, 06:59:31 PM »
As I understand it signing a bunch of EOs is par for the course for each new president.  I haven't read through all of them but I like a lot of what I hear.

My fear for the democratic party is that they do practically nothing but virtue signal for the next 2 years and give the country right back to the maga lunatics.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:55:56 PM »
His choice in timepieces. Very silly.

For some strange reason no one is talking about this new Covid relief bill being delayed until March or later. Wtf democrats!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:47:49 PM »
The word that comes to mind is kayfabe.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 22, 2021, 11:14:31 AM »
Why is it that President Biden refuses to invoke the defense production act to create more Bernie sanders mittens!

Impeach now!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuts
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:57:10 AM »
Marjorie is a great one but let's not overlook Lauren Boebert.

She's the tough congresswoman who carries a gun to work.  Whether it's permitted or not.  Even if she has to dodge metal detectors and risk getting fines.  That's how bad ass she is.

So what was this armed badass doing during the insurrection?  Fighting the rioters shoulder to shoulder with the police? 

No!  She's too bad ass for that.  She was live tweeting Nancy Pelosi's location.

AOC says she's afraid for her life.  Ha!  Libs are owned so easily.  All you have to do is go to work with a gun live tweet your coworkers location to qanon.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Google threatens Australia with ban
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:29:22 PM »
I prefer infoseek.  It integrates seamlessly with my 30 year old copy of Netscape Navigator.

Seriously though.  This is another examples of why these tech giants need to be broken up.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuts
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:58:24 PM »
Now in fairness to her she did give Biden an entire day to turn everything around and I'm still seeing a lot of coronavirus deaths.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuts
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:57:23 PM »
Marvelous!  Please Nancy, let this go to a full house vote.  We'll see how committed these republicans are to unity.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 21, 2021, 11:50:15 AM »
Not quite.  There's still a massive amount of legal troubles quickly descending on Trump. 

The impeachment trial.  And if that succeeds then the vote to permanently ban him from holding any government office.

Criminal liability for the insurrection.  This is still completely possible.

New York has several criminal investigations which Trump can't use his presidency to impede anymore.

Trump also appears to owe quite a bit more than he can pay for and his creditors are running from him like the plague.

If by some miracle he escapes unscathed from all of this he's talked about forming his own political party.  But it's great to wake up and not see his face plastered all over every news feed.  He's not the president.  He's just some asshole in Florida now.

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The Lounge / Re: Okay,j Look ,,, listen/! ?Smnell!
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:16:09 PM »
So I've done a partial forensic analysis of this and here's what I can come up with to explain this.

I had a few stories about my children that I wanted to tell but the thing about stories of kids is that they largely fall under the category of "you had to be there" so I resist telling them.

I'll sum them up quickly.

Story #1.  One of my daughters was taking way too long to finish some scrambled eggs so I told her to just cram them all in her mouth and eat them slowly throughout the day because sometimes I forget that kids don't understand my sense of humor.  But this is exactly what she did.  So for 6 hours I didn't hear her speak and she looked like a chipmunk.

Story #2.  The backstory on this is long and complicated but I am now involved in a long term farting contest with my oldest daughter.  I think I'm accidently raising her to be very obnoxious.

There are elements I can't explain.  They may be typos or my impaired mind blending whatever show I was watching at the time.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:20:49 PM »
To me it's page 400 though 666 is a nicer number.

But much like the lord of the rings this story has many endings to work through before the end.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 20, 2021, 04:35:56 PM »
I always wonder how Chris Wallace still hangs on. Today, 'Fox News Sunday' anchor Chris Wallace calls President Joe Biden's inauguration address 'part sermon, part pep talk..."was the 'best inaugural address I've ever heard'"

Chris Wallace is trending on Twitter right now. The Trumpers are pissed that he liked Biden's speech.


I will have to watch Biden's press conference. Maybe it's on youtube.

It's so... normal.

I miss the Mooch.  Among Trump's 6 or 8 press secretaries he was my favorite.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: January 20, 2021, 04:26:07 PM »
I'm watching Biden's first press briefing.  It's so unpresidential.  I guess it's supposed to be daily now.  They're just asking her questions and she's answering them.  The hell is that about? 

Biden is supposed to do something ridiculous like surrendering North Dakota to Canada then the press asks the press secretary why in god's name he'd do that.  Then the press secretary is supposed to attack them as communists.  And why is there so much quiet?  Why isn't there a helicopter in the background?

This is not an America that I recognize.

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I think they need to make a hard break from Trump.  Organize every republican senator to vote to convict in the senate trial.  It's the only way they'll avoid a vengeful Trump trying to primary everyone.  I don't think there's a future in Trumpism. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:52:05 AM »
I think it's too early to count out Klobuchar.  She seems to be getting a suspicious amount of stage time.

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