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#1 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 3 hours ago

Someone please explain to me why the fuck so many Republicans ran on the premise that Obama was running up the deficit....now the privileged white man is president and it’s ok to have deficits now?!?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trum … 33045.html

#2 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 4 hours ago

PaSnow wrote:

Crazy. I videostream CPA/accounting continuing education and just last week the speaker mentioned, in time, this is where we'll go. Its more a safety net for ppl out of work due to AI, automation, imports & outsourcing etc.  Just ppl who cant learn new skill sets, work in factories ajd rural areas etc that eventually just cant find work. Universal Base Income he called it.

Surprised me, but made sense I suppose. I mean, the robots will do all the work for amazon, and amazon will kill off all the brick & mortar retail and shopping.

You really think the crowd who hates Medicaid, social security and all the other state and federal social programs that act as a safety net is ever going to allow it?

They’d rather have people die off and population to go down.

#3 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 21 hours ago

Randall Flagg wrote:

Andrew Yang qualified for the June debates.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/ar … 693316.php

I hope his message is able to reach people. He’s the only one focused on the real threat.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol … 194049002/

And now half the country sees the Russian truthers have crossed a line. I’m glad to see that Cohen and Manafort’s convictions have proven to half of us the Steele dossier paid for by Clinton was a farce.

I stopped reading at ‘freedom dividend.’

The real irony is Nixon was impeached for less - which basically means we accept as Americans that there are no rules.

#4 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 4 days ago

Randall Flagg wrote:

It's a shame this thread has become the defacto thread for all things in the current discussion, but with that in mind,  I'm glad to hear Disney hired James Gunn back.  This shit of trying to find dirt on anything someone has ever done to "punish" them for saying something contemporary we dislike, needs to end.  It's the same thing with any person of moderate fame who is threatened by the twitter mobs who somehow have convinced corporations to take their complaints seriously.  Louis CK is still funny, Kevin Hart is still allowed to make movies, and Carlson doesn't get kicked off Fox because he called in to Bubba years ago.  They tried to bully Stern into releasing the stupid shit Trump said on his show in the interest of good radio, and Stern told them to get fucked.

Right wing dipshits trying to harm Gunn because losers on the left make a hobby of this behavior, wasn't ok and Disney are the ones who walk away from this looking like assholes.

It’s not going to end until Trump is no longer President. This is the era he ushered in with his style of politics.

Look at today....trump immediately dismisses the will of Congress. There is no middle ground...you either take a side or you’re forgetten.

#5 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 5 days ago

Randall Flagg wrote:
PaSnow wrote:

Interesting. From what I recall of him he lacks the charisma or hype-man ability thats needed. Sorta straightforward, but over time it coulda worked.


I think he had charisma, though he was no Obama. But I’m operating under the assumption the American public will vote for any sane candidate that isn’t pushing some crazy agenda that will alienate middle America. Holder could do that and could go toe to toe with Trump. Warren lacks charisma as does Harris, and they’re both pitching extreme policies. “Build the wall” isn’t an extreme position regardless of what mainstream media says. Deporting every illegal or making them all citizens is extreme.

The sad part is Biden said the truth 20 and 40 years ago in the remarks that have recently resurfaced. If he sticks to that and points out how full of shit Trump is, he wins the general by a landslide. Someone who supports the green new deal won’t survive the general.

Building the wall is an extreme position. That’s why both houses of Congress pushed it away.

Progressives are going to do their job of dragging you all forward kicking and screaming. Walls are expensive. Technology is cheap.

#6 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 5 days ago

PaSnow wrote:

Interesting. From what I recall of him he lacks the charisma or hype-man ability thats needed. Sorta straightforward, but over time it coulda worked.

That’s the path to victory- a boring Democrat if we can hold the party together

#7 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 5 days ago

buzzsaw wrote:
mitchejw wrote:
buzzsaw wrote:

Did I miss mitch's AOC corruption outrage?  I don't follow this every day, but I assume since he's so against corruption that he posted about it.

It’s funny that you’d even notice corruption anywhere....ever....

I didn't post anything about it because it's commonplace among all politicians regardless of party, but you just posted about how you hate corruption in the last couple days, so I wanted to make sure you weren't a hypocrite since it involved your party.  It's amazing how many politicians get rich for doing nothing other than being politicians...

I’m not sure what you’d expect- especially after citizens united....remember when jimmy carter got rid of his peanut farm as to dispel even the slightest notion that he’d be corrupt?

He’s considered a bad president- especially this day and age.

Trumps selling MAGA hats while in office that are made in China while putting tariffs on China.

That’s fucked up.

#9 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 6 days ago

buzzsaw wrote:

Did I miss mitch's AOC corruption outrage?  I don't follow this every day, but I assume since he's so against corruption that he posted about it.

It’s funny that you’d even notice corruption anywhere....ever....

#10 Re: The Garden » US Politics Thread » 6 days ago

Randall Flagg wrote:

Man, if I was a Russian Truther I'd be doing some serious soul searching after Manafort's sentencing.  Not one charge related to 2016 or Trump or anything to do with Russia.  I guess all the judges were in the bag for Trump too.

Weren't Manafort and Cohen the linchpins of the truther conspiracies?

You should cite your sources when you quote other people.

-Tucker Carlson, 2019

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