#1 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 2 hours ago
Randall Flagg wrote:
So.... Epstein. I'm inclined to think he had every reason to off himself, so that's where I put my money. But part of me thinks the CIA snuffed him. I have no interest in the yahoos saying the Clintons or Trump did it, but it's clear the guy was connected. The DA from the 2005 case claims he was told Epstein belonged to intel, and if you read what kind of sentence Epstein got, the idea that was true isn't a hard pill to swallow. Lots of famous and wealthy people into kid fucking - why wouldn't the intel community want that knowledge. Does that make me a truther now?
P.S. You got your wish, Buzz. So you should post.
As for the Epstein thing, I'm much more interested in what he knows about who than how he died. I mean the Clinton connections to all these dead people are cute and all, but until someone can prove them I don't care about that any more than I care about the gazillion other conspiracy theories. It's easy to make things up that could be possible when so little truth comes out of all these government investigations.
El Chapo was in this same prison, no? I mean, how many highly connected, multi-billionaires, drug cartels and others would have liked to see El Chapo dead? Probably a whole helluva lot. But, he came out of there unscathed. He was kept safe until trial. The place did its job.
Epstein? The fact El Chapo was kept safe and Epstein is dead only reinforces suicide. Keep in mind, child molestors and child killers are amongst the lowest of the low, even in a prison population. He likely would have faced regular beatings, rapings, and possibly death. He knew this.
He killed himself. I believe that because that's what an entitled coward like him would do.
#3 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 4 weeks ago
The chants were too far. Trump should condemn them. Telling them they’re free to leave and participate in the nations’ they self-identify with, is one thing. Supporting forcibly removing a citizen for expressing speech protected by the first amendment is too far.
He should have had a McCain moment and correct the ignorance.
It's not really the content of the chanting that bothered me most. It's that there is a very large group of people in this country that thinks that would be a totally acceptable way to deal with people who disagree with their beliefs. I think we should be totally clear here, too, it's predominantly white people who fear becoming a minority in this country, which is going to happen eventually anyhow.
On a side note, aren't we all just going to end up as one mixed race of people at some point in the future. Not to mention, most people have discovered during this ancestry craze that they have the DNA of some group of people they never imagined or wanted to.
OK, back to the crazed one-liners and trolling ....
#4 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 6 weeks ago
#5 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 6 weeks ago
Not that my opinion matters, but the way the media and left is treating Biden is abhorrent. He came out in favor of Gay Marriage before Saint Obama ( and many argue it was the catalyst that forced Obama’s hand - can’t have your VP be more progressive than you), did more for civil rights than any other yahoo in the race, and actually has legislative accomplishments and decades of proven leadership. Not a single other candidate has this, to include DeBlasio. I guess the DNC really wants 4 more years of Trump. At this rate they’ll be lucky to hold onto the house.
Biden has been working positively on some of these issues longer than some of his fellow candidates have been alive. He got caught off guard, sure, but now he’s being turned on. I don’t get it.
I’m old enough to remember the Biden of the ‘80s who routinely worked with those he disagreed with to get things done. I guess we can’t do that anymore.
#6 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 8 weeks ago
#7 Re: The Sunset Strip » HBO's A Game of Thrones » 8 weeks ago
#8 Re: The Sunset Strip » HBO's A Game of Thrones » 9 weeks ago
Just finished book one. Awesome. Better than I thought it would be. Like the show, I still think Dany had the weakest storyline, but still good. Did she use blood magic hatching the eggs? That's what I was getting.
I’m kind of stuck somewhere a quarter into Book 2. It’s a slower build to the action.
Although I must say Arya traveling the Kings Road back north is a much more harrowing read than what I gathered from the series.
#9 Re: The Sunset Strip » HBO's A Game of Thrones » 11 weeks ago
I’m on book 2. It’s a very slow buildup to where it is going, I assume, based on the series.
Somehow, the battles in book 1 were more exciting to read than watch.
Lol, because the show knocked Tyrion out for the entire battle to save money.
yeah that was pretty unfortunate .....