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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:28 pm

Another different accuser is coming forward today against Moore. He's toast.

Everyone knew he was a piece of garbage well before these allegations came out, people just didn't know the depths of his terribleness.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby sweetpeteman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:30 pm

CubinNY wrote:Another different accuser is coming forward today against Moore. He's toast.


I'll believe he's toast when he loses.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:38 pm

sweetpeteman wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Another different accuser is coming forward today against Moore. He's toast.


I'll believe he's toast when he loses.

yeah, I have my doubts on his general level of toastiness
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Due to low recruiting numbers, the US Military is no longer disqualifying applicants due to mental health issues.

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby David » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Derwood wrote:Due to low recruiting numbers, the US Military is no longer disqualifying applicants due to mental health issues.

What could possibly go right?


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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:18 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
sweetpeteman wrote:
CubinNY wrote:Another different accuser is coming forward today against Moore. He's toast.


I'll believe he's toast when he loses.

yeah, I have my doubts on his general level of toastiness

McConnell just said he should pull out of the race.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby sweetpeteman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm

CubinNY wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
sweetpeteman wrote:
I'll believe he's toast when he loses.

yeah, I have my doubts on his general level of toastiness

McConnell just said he should pull out of the race.



He's not going to pull out of the race, and what McConnell says doesn't mean crap to him. He wasn't the establishment's choice in the first place.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:24 pm

CubinNY wrote:McConnell just said he should pull out of the race.

that will probably increase his popularity with the people that would consider voting for him.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:36 pm

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“Close borders! White nation! Now we start the deportation!” the Nazis chanted. All piss and vinegar, they. All very Battle of Chickamauga.

Then they ran into security.

The cops were working overtime. Their security wands moved up and down, up and down. Every person needed a metal detector test. Bags were searched. Keychains were confiscated. The Nazis fell silent. Ever so gradually ― one might say sluggishly ― the police examined them for weapons and herded them into a fenced-off pen.

This was a costly, and tactical, choice ― one designed to prevent violence by slow-walking the First Amendment, which guarantees only the right to peaceful public assembly. After Charlottesville, any large gathering of white supremacists carries the obvious potential for mayhem. The police failed spectacularly to prevent injuries and death in Charlottesville. Since then, however, law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions have taken a muscularly bureaucratic approach to maintaining order — long lines, checkpoints and French barriers everywhere.


In March 1999, the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in the 16,000-person city of Defiance, Ohio. Back then, the Klan was throwing rallies almost every weekend in Ohio, and the public’s bill for security that year would approach $1 million. Defiance was a major reason for that expense.

The town had steeled itself for an invasion. One longtime anti-fascist activist from Columbus was there that day to confront the Klan. He and scores of counter-demonstrators arrived to find a sealed-off four-block zone and every alley in the city impeded by semi-trailers filled with sandbags. There were more than 250 cops of all variety, including many cops on horses. “I think they had every horse with four legs still alive in the county in that town,” remembers the activist.

Defiance also helped bring about a new form of crowd control. Until then, most white supremacist rallies featured a stage where racists could fulminate about states’ rights or Jewish space aliens, and a common audience area where racist supporters might encounter anti-fascists and fights would break out. Defiance had two separate holding pens for attendees, where, according to the activist who attended, the police did the same “passive-aggressive slow walking” through a security checkpoint, rifling through clothing and bags, even going through people’s cigarette packs looking for joints. “Just to completely horsefeathers with you and make it not worth it to show up,” he says.

All this for what awaited them on the courthouse steps: a grand total of 41 Klansmen.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Moore only won his last election vs a Democrat by 3 points. He's behind by 5 points in the most recent poll and Republican women in Alabama are starting to make a stand against him. Moore's name has to stay on the ballot. The best case for GOP is to do nothing and hope he gets elected, but he's not going to serve. There is no way the GOP will let him. Either way, he's done.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:09 pm

sweetpeteman wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:yeah, I have my doubts on his general level of toastiness

McConnell just said he should pull out of the race.



He's not going to pull out of the race, and what McConnell says doesn't mean crap to him. He wasn't the establishment's choice in the first place.


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:28 pm

Banedon wrote:
sweetpeteman wrote:
CubinNY wrote:McConnell just said he should pull out of the race.



He's not going to pull out of the race, and what McConnell says doesn't mean crap to him. He wasn't the establishment's choice in the first place.




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Postby Enn Tea » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:38 pm

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:39 pm

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:46 pm

They don't let those fake Christians in Bama.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby bcl412 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm

Having grown up a Christian (tho I am no longer) I don’t even know where supporting these weird people come from. I mean, the reason I lean left in the first place is because I grew up as a religious person.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:57 pm

bcl412 wrote:Having grown up a Christian (tho I am no longer) I don’t even know where supporting these weird people come from. I mean, the reason I lean left in the first place is because I grew up as a religious person.

spoiler: They aren't really Christians.

My wife grew up in a rightwing church in Alabama and it scared her for life.
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Postby bcl412 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:05 pm

CubinNY wrote:
bcl412 wrote:Having grown up a Christian (tho I am no longer) I don’t even know where supporting these weird people come from. I mean, the reason I lean left in the first place is because I grew up as a religious person.

spoiler: They aren't really Christians.

My wife grew up in a rightwing church in Alabama and it scared her for life.


What are they doing there then? They’re there out of professed belief in something. What’s the end game with stepping into that church and would it lead you to voting for trump or this freak?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:07 pm

bcl412 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
bcl412 wrote:Having grown up a Christian (tho I am no longer) I don’t even know where supporting these weird people come from. I mean, the reason I lean left in the first place is because I grew up as a religious person.

spoiler: They aren't really Christians.

My wife grew up in a rightwing church in Alabama and it scared her for life.


What are they doing there then? They’re there out of professed belief in something. What’s the end game with stepping into that church and would it lead you to voting for trump or this freak?


Scared, angry white people who hate homosexuality and abortions.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:08 pm

I grew up Catholic and liberal. Dont throw us in with those mouth breathing heathens in Alabama
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby bcl412 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:13 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
bcl412 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:spoiler: They aren't really Christians.

My wife grew up in a rightwing church in Alabama and it scared her for life.


What are they doing there then? They’re there out of professed belief in something. What’s the end game with stepping into that church and would it lead you to voting for trump or this freak?


Scared, angry white people who hate homosexuality and abortions.


I just can’t imagine that being the only thing worth caring about, even as a religious person, but then again, I’m not one of these weird horsefeathers
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:19 pm

I grew up Catholic but then got better. Like what happened with my lactose intolerance.
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