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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:27 pm

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David wrote:I don't follow this thread closely enough. I've seen a lot of Mayor Pete negativity...just curious if UK is still a big fan. His post about him many months ago was the first time I'd heard of him.


Yes, despite the blunders like the rollout and overall creation of his Douglass plan and negative feedback regarding his odd positioning of being more progressive than Biden but less progressive than Sanders/Warren, I still support him above all at this point.

I think his health care plan is the best progression into single payer, there's currently too high % of people who are happy with their insurance (likely based on fear and lack of knowledge). I think M4A at this point turns health care into a disadvantage.

I also like the salary cap on free tuition, the concept of the 1% family members getting free tuition never sat right. I would have tied reparations into it by including all black college students, current, past and future with their student loans all paid for regardless of income.

As far as whether or not he's electable within the African American community only Biden does well among the top 4.




I'm very much enjoying the media putting so much into this "Pete is surging in Iowa" thing considering that Iowa is like 91% white and the Dems there are centrist at best. Yes, such a surprise that the milquetoast white guy who has zero African American support is doing kinda okay in Iowa
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:29 pm

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The whole thread has a strong vibe of this classic:

https://www.theonion.com/why-do-all-the ... 1819584210

I knew what the article was when all I could read was "why-do-all-thes"
Probably the best Onion article ever written.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:30 pm

Derwood wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
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Yes, despite the blunders like the rollout and overall creation of his Douglass plan and negative feedback regarding his odd positioning of being more progressive than Biden but less progressive than Sanders/Warren, I still support him above all at this point.

I think his health care plan is the best progression into single payer, there's currently too high % of people who are happy with their insurance (likely based on fear and lack of knowledge). I think M4A at this point turns health care into a disadvantage.

I also like the salary cap on free tuition, the concept of the 1% family members getting free tuition never sat right. I would have tied reparations into it by including all black college students, current, past and future with their student loans all paid for regardless of income.

As far as whether or not he's electable within the African American community only Biden does well among the top 4.




I'm very much enjoying the media putting so much into this "Pete is surging in Iowa" thing considering that Iowa is like 91% white and the Dems there are centrist at best. Yes, such a surprise that the milquetoast white guy who has zero African American support is doing kinda okay in Iowa

Just curious. Who do we prefer between the two: Biden or Pete? I have no clue, myself.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Gun to my head, Pete, but I prefer neither
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:34 pm

Pete needs to run for Governor or Senate or even HOR and win before I would ever even consider voting for him in a primary. If he somehow wins the nomination I guess it's Mayor Pete, all the way, though.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:42 pm

EVERYTHING is transactional in the TGOP

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/doug-manch ... uncovered/

We are only seeing the tip of the horsefeathers berg
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:36 pm

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The Logan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:44 pm

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... reddit.com

Donald Trump has claimed he will “strongly consider” testifying to Congress in the ongoing impeachment inquiry to remove him.

He tweeted: “Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where’s USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, who is petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone (they & Fake News Media are her BOSS), suggested on Sunday’s DEFACE THE NATION....

“....that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:08 pm

lol, Chick-Fil-A stopping giving money to anti-LBGTQ organizations is apparently a betrayal to their customers



I'm sure there's more bad stuff going on with them, but I may go there for the first time for driving him to to such fake outrage.

Or read the comments to their last tweet... people are insane

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:43 pm

JFC, it's a mediocre fast food restaurant, not a church
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Omar » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:54 pm

Chic-Fil-A service and quality is far superior to most fast food chains.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:34 pm

Omar wrote:Chic-Fil-A service and quality is far superior to most fast food chains.

Indeed.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:53 am

Omar wrote:Chic-Fil-A service and quality is far superior to most fast food chains.


They have good waffle fries. The chicken is nothing special.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:52 am

Omar wrote:Chic-Fil-A service and quality is far superior to most fast food chains.


I wouldn't know, I've refused to eat there for years
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:17 am

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:45 pm

Opening statements

SCHIFF: Here is an extremely detailed timeline of everything we know so far and how the pieces fit together

NUNES: THE MEDIA ARE DEMOCRAT PUPPETS AND NO KNE SHOULD BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY REPORT
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:49 pm

Nunes blatantly trying to out the whistleblower, but Schiff has none of it. Much harumphing from the GOP bootlickers
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The_Achiever » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:18 pm

Derwood wrote:Nunes blatantly trying to out the whistleblower, but Schiff has none of it. Much harumphing from the GOP bootlickers


THe obsession with the whistleblower is peak GOP hysteria. How many people have corroborated the claim, including Trump and Mulvaney?

Turning over the country to protect Donald Trump. Exactly what the fools deserve.

And Joe Biden thinks these people will go back to "normal" once Trump is gone. He almost disgusts me as much as them.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:41 pm

The_Achiever wrote:And Joe Biden thinks these people will go back to "normal" once Trump is gone. He almost disgusts me as much as them.


they will go back to normal, because this IS their normal
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