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westslope

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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 10:09am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Interesting read considering we will be a Hispanic dominated country within the next 20 years or so.....are you ready?  Do you really understand Hispanic culture?
 
 

Hispanics come in all shapes and sizes.   Conservative Hispanics can be incredibly racist, narrow-minded, uninformed, nasty, vengeful and self-loathing as it gets.  

Conservative Hispanics often say they support freemarket capitalism but frankly many of them are far more comfortable with a feudal-style or authoritarian government with a good dash of corporate fascism thrown in.    

Christian?   Lip service most definitely.  
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 9:22am

What happens when there is no one else to blame?  It may take years, but if the Republican party does eventually fade away at some point the mirror will reflect only those that look into it and the hungry will soon turn on each other for sustenance.  Under the present duopoly, you need the Republican party whether you realize it or not so be careful what you wish for.{#Eek}
 
 
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 5:23am

Interesting read considering we will be a Hispanic dominated country within the next 20 years or so.....are you ready?  Do you really understand Hispanic culture?
 
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 5:12am

 Steely_D wrote:
If folks scroll back enough, they'll find me saying many years ago (right before Obama, IIRC) that we were watching the end of the GOP. This isn't a new idea if folks are paying attention.
 
You're not the only one who said that that long ago.  Trump was pretty much the last hope to put some fight back into this party of spineless wimps who quite frankly have gotten everything that they have earned by trying to be nice and liked by the media.  That was never going to happen.

It is now pretty much over.  The democratic party has finally taken over the country, permanently.
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Posted: Jan 5, 2021 - 10:54pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
“The die is cast for the Republican Party. It will be destroyed on January 6th..."
 

If folks scroll back enough, they'll find me saying many years ago (right before Obama, IIRC) that we were watching the end of the GOP. This isn't a new idea if folks are paying attention.
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Posted: Jan 5, 2021 - 6:03pm

“The die is cast for the Republican Party. It will be destroyed on January 6th in much the same way the Whig party was destroyed by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. The act unraveled the Missouri compromise and allowed for the westward expansion of slavery.
The party could not survive its factionalism. There could be no more accommodation, compromise, and partnership between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Whigs. A new political party was born, the Republican Party. That party will divide into irreconcilable factions on January 6th.
The 6th will commence a political civil war inside the GOP. The autocratic side will roll over the pro-democracy remnant of the GOP like the Wehrmacht did the Belgian Army in 1940. The ‘22 GOP primary season will be a bloodletting. The 6th will be a loyalty test. The purge will follow.
Does anybody doubt the outcome of the @IvankaTrump vs. @marcorubio primary in Florida? Anyone willing to make a bet on @robportman? It turns out JFK was right. The problem of trying to ride the tiger is the likelihood of winding up inside the tiger.
The poisonous fruit from four years of collaboration and complicity with Trump’s insanity, illiberalism, and incompetence are ready for harvest. It will kill the GOP because it’s Pro-Democracy faction and Autocratic factions can no more exist together then could the Whig Party hold together the abolitionist with the Slavemaster.
It won’t happen overnight but the destination is clear. The Conservative party in America is dead. It may continue to bear the name “Republican” but it will be no such thing. Fascism has indeed come to America and as was once predicted: It is wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
This movement must be defeated. It cannot be appeased, accommodated, or negotiated with. It must be recognized for what it is and we must all recognize the new age of American politics it has wrought. It has reset the debate entirely.
There are only two sides in American politics now. There is the American side and the Autocratic side. May God help us all if we falter, flag, or fail in defense of American democracy.”


~ Steve Schmidt, The Lincoln Project
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Posted: Dec 20, 2020 - 2:57pm

It's amazing to see Marco Rubio and other Republicans cutting the line and getting the vaccine, after 9 months of:

- It's no worse than the flu
- Masks represent personal freedom
- The cure can't be worse than the disease
- schools need to stay open
- etc....etc...

Self-serving hypocrites.  Sure, all politicians are...but a bit more rare in times of national crisis when front-line healthcare workers are waiting for the shot Marco, 49, made arrangements to get well before his number would have been called.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2020 - 9:29am

Analysis: For Republicans, profanity is suddenly scandalous
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Posted: Dec 10, 2020 - 4:38pm

There is no Republican Party.  It's been replaced by the Trump Party.  Deal with it.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2020 - 1:37pm

Kelly Loeffler’s Familiar Dog Whistle
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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 5:47am

 R_P wrote:
 
The shit eating grin at the end tells it all.
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Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 8:14pm


westslope

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Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 8:55am

The Rotting of the Republican Mind

When one party becomes detached from reality.

David Brooks
By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist 
  • Nov. 26, 2020
Dan Anderson/EPA, via Shutterstock

In a recent Monmouth University survey, 77 percent of Trump backers said Joe Biden had won the presidential election because of fraud. Many of these same people think climate change is not real. Many of these same people believe they don’t need to listen to scientific experts on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We live in a country in epistemological crisis, in which much of the Republican Party has become detached from reality. Moreover, this is not just an American problem. All around the world, rising right-wing populist parties are floating on oceans of misinformation and falsehood. What is going on?

...
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Posted: Nov 23, 2020 - 2:27pm


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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 4:57pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 rgio wrote:


 
Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 

You may say to yourself

My God, what have I done?

 

Seems like Charles Koch is singing that tune lately...

Oops, R_P beat me to that story. Yeah, you have to ask what really is motivating Chuck's change of heart. Maybe he finally figured out global warming is real and Trump has dragged/drugged the GOP off to Fantasy Island.



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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 4:01pm



 kurtster wrote:
And all this time I thought it was whoever had the most toys when they died, wins ...
 


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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 3:42pm

And all this time I thought it was whoever had the most toys when they died, wins ...
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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:47pm



 Ohmsen wrote:



Beyond meditation practice, there is attitude.
A beginner must learn to cultivate what is called
‘the poise of a dying man.’ What is this poise?
It is the poise of knowing what is important and what is not,
and of being accepting and forgiving.

Anyone who has ever been at the bedside of a dying man will understand this poise.
What would the dying man do if someone were to insult him? Nothing.
What would the dying man do if someone were to strike him? Nothing.
As he lay there, would he scheme to become famous or wealthy? No.
If someone who had once offended him were to ask him for his forgiveness would he not give it?
Of course he would.

A dying man knows the pointlessness of enmity.
Hatred is always such a wretched feeling.
Who wishes to die feeling hatred in his heart? No one.
The dying seek love and peace.


Empty Clouda.k.a. Xu Yun (Chan Master)
 

This nugget of wisdom is echoed in many other places.

One which comes to mind is the Don Juan books by Castaneda (the warrior's technique of using Death as an Advisor). 
Ohmsen

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:26pm



 rgio wrote:
When you realize you'll run out of breath before you could possibly run out of money, you apparently decide you don't want to be remembered as the a$$hole you are.

Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 


Ohmsen

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:13pm



 rgio wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 R_P wrote:
Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake
At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across political divides
 
Yeah, we heard the same BS from Robert McNamara before he died. Funny how folks get religion at the last minute.
c.

 
When you realize you'll run out of breath before you could possibly run out of money, you apparently decide you don't want to be remembered as the a$$hole you are.

Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 

Beyond meditation practice, there is attitude.
A beginner must learn to cultivate what is called
‘the poise of a dying man.’ What is this poise?
It is the poise of knowing what is important and what is not,
and of being accepting and forgiving.

Anyone who has ever been at the bedside of a dying man will understand this poise.
What would the dying man do if someone were to insult him? Nothing.
What would the dying man do if someone were to strike him? Nothing.
As he lay there, would he scheme to become famous or wealthy? No.
If someone who had once offended him were to ask him for his forgiveness would he not give it?
Of course he would.

A dying man knows the pointlessness of enmity.
Hatred is always such a wretched feeling.
Who wishes to die feeling hatred in his heart? No one.
The dying seek love and peace.


Empty Clouda.k.a. Xu Yun (Chan Master)
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