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Posted: May 10, 2022 - 9:30am

 rgio wrote:

What's truly amazing about these states (to generalize...not all of them hit all of the following targets)..

...
Depend on FEMA when things get tough
...


To be fair, FEMA allotments are determined primarily by natural disasters - or projected natural disasters - not political affiliations.  However many of the outspoken critics of FEMA are from states which often need it most.

Steely_D

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 5:56pm

 rgio wrote:

What's truly amazing about these states 


Yeah, to be fair: why are the other states trying so hard? After all, the USSR doesn't exist any more. It might be fine for the USA to change.
rgio

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 2:52pm

 Steely_D wrote:


The Republican Party has morphed over time to be little more than hypocrites, racists, and thieves. They have no political platform, and are just a contemporary version of the southern slaveholders that tried, and failed, to secede from the USA.
Which makes me think that, rather than fight about it, we let them secede. They get WY, TX, LA, FL, OK, TN, northern CA/southern OR (the "state of Jefferson") and maybe South Carolina and Alabama. Good luck to you all. Meanwhile, the rest of the nation gets to keep on keeping on with putting up with that racist, misogynist mindset.


What's truly amazing about these states (to generalize...not all of them hit all of the following targets)..

They take more than they give to the federal government.

They are the least educated

They have higher representation in national elections and the senate (per person)

Have higher opiod use,

Canceled medicare expansion in their states which lead to huge Obamacare enrollment,

Depend on FEMA when things get tough

Have the highest incarceration rates

Have the highest murder rates

And yet are the least happy places to live.

I'm with ya'... don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.


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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 2:10pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


Will the new Republicanless nation fund relocation for the expats in the states mentioned?


Not when selling the home you own now won't buy another one in any state ...
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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 1:45pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Wear a mask because of science? "My body my choice!"
but Roe v Wade? "Uh, no. We're gonna tell you what to do because religion."

The Republican Party has morphed over time to be little more than hypocrites, racists, and thieves. They have no political platform, and are just a contemporary version of the southern slaveholders that tried, and failed, to secede from the USA.
Which makes me think that, rather than fight about it, we let them secede. They get WY, TX, LA, FL, OK, TN, northern CA/southern OR (the "state of Jefferson") and maybe South Carolina and Alabama. Good luck to you all. Meanwhile, the rest of the nation gets to keep on keeping on with putting up with that racist, misogynist mindset.



Will the new Republicanless nation fund relocation for the expats in the states mentioned?
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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 1:30pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Wear a mask because of science? "My body my choice!"
but Roe v Wade? "Uh, no. We're gonna tell you what to do because religion."

The Republican Party has morphed over time to be little more than hypocrites, racists, and thieves. They have no political platform, and are just a contemporary version of the southern slaveholders that tried, and failed, to secede from the USA.
Which makes me think that, rather than fight about it, we let them secede. They get WY, TX, LA, FL, OK, TN, northern CA/southern OR (the "state of Jefferson") and maybe South Carolina and Alabama. Good luck to you all. Meanwhile, the rest of the nation gets to keep on keeping on with putting up with that racist, misogynist mindset.




Thank you!

Isabeau

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 1:10pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Wear a mask because of science? "My body my choice!"
but Roe v Wade? "Uh, no. We're gonna tell you what to do because religion."

The Republican Party has morphed over time to be little more than hypocrites, racists, and thieves. They have no political platform, and are just a contemporary version of the southern slaveholders that tried, and failed, to secede from the USA.
Which makes me think that, rather than fight about it, we let them secede. They get WY, TX, LA, FL, OK, TN, northern CA/southern OR (the "state of Jefferson") and maybe South Carolina and Alabama. Good luck to you all. Meanwhile, the rest of the nation gets to keep on keeping on with putting up with that racist, misogynist mindset.



Government regulating any American's Internal Organs is the very definition of Unlawful Search and Seizure.


Steely_D

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 1:06pm

Wear a mask because of science? "My body my choice!"
but Roe v Wade? "Uh, no. We're gonna tell you what to do because religion."

The Republican Party has morphed over time to be little more than hypocrites, racists, and thieves. They have no political platform, and are just a contemporary version of the southern slaveholders that tried, and failed, to secede from the USA.
Which makes me think that, rather than fight about it, we let them secede. They get WY, TX, LA, FL, OK, TN, northern CA/southern OR (the "state of Jefferson") and maybe South Carolina and Alabama. Good luck to you all. Meanwhile, the rest of the nation gets to keep on keeping on without putting up with that racist, misogynist mindset.

Isabeau

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 12:20pm

 islander wrote:


It's not just the 11 states. They are laying the groundwork to declare a fetus as a person. They will then have a federal ban overruling other states.  Is it hypocrisy?  Are you surprised?

Surprised at the viciousness with which this demented party has come to utterly hate women. 

Personhood for a fetus should therefore include:
1. SS#
2. Immediate child support by DNA proven Baby Daddy
3. Two votes at the ballot box
4. An 'Assistant Driver's License'
5. Child Tax credit (from day of conception)

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 12:01pm

 Isabeau wrote:
11 States Currently have Trigger Laws to ban abortion without ANY Exceptions for Rape or Incest. Do not believe the Sunday Republican talking heads implying that they will get those exemptions added. They aren't going to: Hardcore Republicans are saying absolutely No exceptions for Rape or Incest. 

Nervous Physicians have expressed they will not feel comfortable performing needed D&C's for women who have miscarried or addressing ectopic pregnancies, due to fear of litigation.   Women will die ... in the name of 'pro-life.'




It's not just the 11 states. They are laying the groundwork to declare a fetus as a person. They will then have a federal ban overruling other states.  Is it hypocrisy?  Are you surprised?
Isabeau

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Posted: May 9, 2022 - 10:07am

11 States Currently have Trigger Laws to ban abortion without ANY Exceptions for Rape or Incest. Do not believe the Sunday Republican talking heads implying that they will get those exemptions added. They aren't going to: Hardcore Republicans are saying absolutely No exceptions for Rape or Incest. 

Nervous Physicians have expressed they will not feel comfortable performing needed D&C's for women who have miscarried or addressing ectopic pregnancies, due to fear of litigation.   Women will die ... in the name of 'pro-life.'


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Posted: May 8, 2022 - 11:32am

 islander wrote:


Pro life, something, something. 


right
islander

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Posted: May 8, 2022 - 11:31am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Pro life, something, something. 
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Posted: May 8, 2022 - 10:25am

Indiana man charged with murder in the death of his wife wins Republican primary from jail
Steely_D

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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 12:28pm

I'm reading that in Florida, as they vote to redistrict, thus eliminating two majority-black districts - they've cut the WiFi in the face of protest/resistance.

Dems Chant 'Black Votes Are Under Attack' as Florida GOP Rams Through DeSantis' Map


The map, which cleared the state Senate on Wednesday, now heads to DeSantis' desk for his signature—a mere formality given that he preapproved the district lines at the behest of the state Legislature's Republican leaders, who ceded control of the process.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 12:19pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I've been a Vermin Supreme supporter for a long long time, if you check the forums. You gotta believe in someone.




   

How does he keep that boot on his head?!?!? Is he Jon Stewart's distant and loopier cousin?

Vermin's a lot of fun and he seemed to make sense when offering serious critiques of our national politics. He'd probably make a better president than Trump... But that's a low bar to hurdle.
Steely_D

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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 11:43am

 kcar wrote:

Vermin Supreme wants your vote


I've been a Vermin Supreme supporter for a long long time, if you check the forums. You gotta believe in someone.

“I’m the only candidate who has released their dental records,” he says in the video, holding up an X-ray of his teeth. “None of my opponents have released their dental records. Are they soft on plaque? They may be.”

kcar

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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 11:41am

 Lazy8 wrote:

OK. What's your point?

We're a threat to your ideology. Reassuring you isn't our job.

You really are in love with this quote-mined gem; it keeps coming up at random moments whenever you don't seem to have anything to say but need a quick retort. In the context of the current conversation I'll invite anyone whose eyes haven't already rolled back into their heads in boredom to listen to the hour-long interview with the National Press Club in 2012 whence this little nugget was snipped out of context. Johnson was then running for the Republican nomination for president; he switched parties later that year—-guaranteeing he would appear before the National Press Club again.

For those interested in what the man actually had to say on the topic of climate change but don't want to hear all that tedious talk about criminal justice reform and avoiding military intervention abroad and balancing budgets skip ahead to the 53 minute mark, where he acknowledges the man-made nature of climate change, takes a position on cap&trade (the fashionable approach in that election that was our only path to salvation—that no one has mentioned in years) (against), criticizes the cost-benefit ratio of proposals on the table at the time, and makes the awkward statement that you seem to think tells us everything we need to know about a successful two-term governor.

To bring this back to the topic we were actually discussing (people believing outrageously false conspiracy theories when they align with their politics) go ahead and point out the falsehoods in that hour-long video. I'll wait.

For further context: that year Johnson faced off against Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama. Want to bet I can't assemble 20 minutes of each of those two saying equally awkward/inappropriate or even outright false things during that campaign? Hell, I could do that from this week's demented mumblings from the current occupant of the White House or a single Trump rally.

So why does this kind of gotcha quote seem to become the face of a campaign or candidate? Because the campaign/candidate doesn't have the resources (especially political allies in the press) to replace it in the news cycle with some other statement/speech/campaign event. You get to pull this out any time you want to fling poo at libertarians (it's ten years old, can't you find fresher poo than that?) and the audience likely hasn't heard anything else to displace it in their minds.


Wow, talk about tl;dr. 

It was already obvious back in 2012 that govts around the world needed to dramatically intervene to slow carbon emissions. It was way way too late for cap and trade or just a carbom tax. Cap and trade was not considered "the only path to our salvation" as you put it.

Johnson was wedded to the notion that the free market could with some tweaks fix global warming. Too bad that free markets got us into this global crisis. And Gary didn't even have a plan: he was only "just open to this" and said "the   market will take care of it."

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/2...

Not much more informed or responsible than"the Sun will expand" comment.

IIRC the most recent Libertarian presidential candidate was just as irresponsible. She was against federal stimulus programs to save the economy during the Covid- induced meltdown and thought voters should pick and choose which companies to bail out. She was against masking mandates and vaccine programs IIRC. We'd still be in Covid crisis if she'd been elected.

You shower people with contempt here but you're just as guilty of blinkered thinking. The Libertarian party takes ridiculous positions based on its basic belief that limited govt is best and individual rights should be paramount. The party is useless at handling problems that a free market can't ever solve.

Your crazy conspiracy thinking: the state is an evil, power-hungry force that cannot be reined in. So let's support a party that has all the policy maturity of 7th graders at Chucky Cheese. And AFAICT your philosophy is largely based on your bad experience with an over-aggressive prosecutor.

So get over yourself. You're no smarter or more enlightened than the rest of us.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 10:29am

kcar wrote:
1. Humor in politics is great and Vermin's a hoot, but his goofiness seems to be his only calling card.

OK. What's your point?
2. And there are a lot of goofy jokesters at the national level of the Libertarian party. Not reassuring.

We're a threat to your ideology. Reassuring you isn't our job.
3. Gary Johnson wasn't joking, though, when he claimed Americans didn't have to do anything about global warming. AFAICT your aversion to proactive govt policy blinded you to his obvious deficiencies as a presidential candidate.

You really are in love with this quote-mined gem; it keeps coming up at random moments whenever you don't seem to have anything to say but need a quick retort. In the context of the current conversation I'll invite anyone whose eyes haven't already rolled back into their heads in boredom to listen to the hour-long interview with the National Press Club in 2012 whence this little nugget was snipped out of context. Johnson was then running for the Republican nomination for president; he switched parties later that year—-guaranteeing he would appear before the National Press Club again.

For those interested in what the man actually had to say on the topic of climate change but don't want to hear all that tedious talk about criminal justice reform and avoiding military intervention abroad and balancing budgets skip ahead to the 53 minute mark, where he acknowledges the man-made nature of climate change, takes a position on cap&trade (the fashionable approach in that election that was our only path to salvation—that no one has mentioned in years) (against), criticizes the cost-benefit ratio of proposals on the table at the time, and makes the awkward statement that you seem to think tells us everything we need to know about a successful two-term governor.

To bring this back to the topic we were actually discussing (people believing outrageously false conspiracy theories when they align with their politics) go ahead and point out the falsehoods in that hour-long video. I'll wait.

For further context: that year Johnson faced off against Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama. Want to bet I can't assemble 20 minutes of each of those two saying equally awkward/inappropriate or even outright false things during that campaign? Hell, I could do that from this week's demented mumblings from the current occupant of the White House or a single Trump rally.

So why does this kind of gotcha quote seem to become the face of a campaign or candidate? Because the campaign/candidate doesn't have the resources (especially political allies in the press) to replace it in the news cycle with some other statement/speech/campaign event. You get to pull this out any time you want to fling poo at libertarians (it's ten years old, can't you find fresher poo than that?) and the audience likely hasn't heard anything else to displace it in their minds.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 9:00am

 Lazy8 wrote:

Y'know, if you have to explain the joke...


1. Humor in politics is great and Vermin's a hoot, but his goofiness seems to be his only calling card.

2. And there are a lot of goofy jokesters at the national level of the Libertarian party. Not reassuring.

3. Gary Johnson wasn't joking, though, when he claimed Americans didn't have to do anything about global warming. AFAICT your aversion to proactive govt policy blinded you to his obvious deficiencies as a presidential candidate.
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