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« Reply #7065 on: January 09, 2017, 06:07:23 PM »
As does Whitey (who uses lol more than any man his age should).

There is a pattern, though. Ice, White, ....Snowflake???

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« Reply #7066 on: January 09, 2017, 08:41:08 PM »
tiger you are just as guilty as any of us....
I admit that my response to Streep was not fully thought out and showed my frustration more than anything. I'm just upset at how many people (including on here) will openly speak out about democrat issues but if anything (including the somewhat torture of a white man) happens that is aligned to a possible republican agenda then its never brought up - no matter how bad it is.
The world is a mess - on both sides of this dotted line.  I don't sit on either side because I'm Catholic and I don't align to either. I will gladly condemn the wrong on both sides and the stupid issues that people will vehemently stand for because their party does. I've lost countless republican friends/associates because I disagree with their stance on the conflict in Palestine. I've lost many democrat friends because of my stance on abortion.
I'm committed to doing what I can this year to living a good life and caring for people more around me - thank God you're not my neighbour Tiger because you'd make it tough.  Iceman name is in tribute to chuck liddell. Thus the picture. Most snowflakes don't even know who he is.  I'm generation X though I would hazard a guess you're a millennial...
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« Reply #7067 on: January 09, 2017, 08:55:37 PM »
As does Whitey (who uses lol more than any man his age should).

There is a pattern, though. Ice, White, ....Snowflake???

That's too funny.....one of my kids told me last week that nobody uses lol or omg anymore

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« Reply #7068 on: January 09, 2017, 11:32:27 PM »
tiger you are just as guilty as any of us....
I admit that my response to Streep was not fully thought out and showed my frustration more than anything. I'm just upset at how many people (including on here) will openly speak out about democrat issues but if anything (including the somewhat torture of a white man) happens that is aligned to a possible republican agenda then its never brought up - no matter how bad it is.
The world is a mess - on both sides of this dotted line.  I don't sit on either side because I'm Catholic and I don't align to either. I will gladly condemn the wrong on both sides and the stupid issues that people will vehemently stand for because their party does. I've lost countless republican friends/associates because I disagree with their stance on the conflict in Palestine. I've lost many democrat friends because of my stance on abortion.
I'm committed to doing what I can this year to living a good life and caring for people more around me - thank God you're not my neighbour Tiger because you'd make it tough.  Iceman name is in tribute to chuck liddell. Thus the picture. Most snowflakes don't even know who he is.  I'm generation X though I would hazard a guess you're a millennial...

But how is the torture of that kid a Republican issue? Do Democrats deny that black people are capable of horrible criminal acts?

That incident is something that has appalled everyone, no matter what side of the political divide they fall on.

It probably hasn't been analyzed to death here because what is there to discuss? It was a despicable, cowardly act. What more is there to say, at least from a political perspective?

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« Reply #7069 on: January 09, 2017, 11:34:23 PM »
Also, Iceman, you need to pick better friends if they're dumping you because you disagree with them on a single issue. You're better off without such shallow, unsophisticated people.

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« Reply #7070 on: January 10, 2017, 03:50:33 AM »
Fair play iceman for admitting you posted in the heat of the moment. J70 hits the nail on the head in the last couple posts also
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« Reply #7071 on: January 10, 2017, 05:00:34 AM »
I was wrong about Sharpton and Jackson, that said I fail to understand why it took so long to be deemed a hate crime, oh yeah and apologies to blm also, they did make a statement denouncing the incident.
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« Reply #7072 on: January 10, 2017, 08:31:39 AM »
There have been a lot of important developments in US politics this week so maybe you missed some of these:
1. The President-Elect fired all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/06/trump-tells-obamas-ambassadors-to-leave-by-inauguration-day.html
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce any named individual civil servant, SES positions, or political appointee's salary to $1, effectively firing them individually by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/house-republicans-revive-obscure-rule-that-could-allow-them-to-slash-the-pay-of-individual-federal-workers-to-1/2017/01/04/4e80c990-d2b2-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.37698e2965ce
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with the President-Elect's first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any media coverage or protest. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/senate-confirmation-trump-cabinet-nominees-233247
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA. http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/01/06/gop-voted-to-ban-congressional-budget-office-from-calculating-obamacare-repeal-costs/
5. The President-Elect continues to throw shade on the intelligence community, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in the US election. http://www.businessinsider.com/leon-panetta-trump-russia-cia-intelligence-2017-1
6. The President-Elect broke a central campaign promise by asking Congress (in other words, US taxpayers) to pay for his asinine "wall". http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/border-wall-house-republicans-donald-trump-taxpayers/
7. The President-Elect threatened Toyota over a new car plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/05/donald-trump-threatens-toyota-but-it-looks-like-he-got-the-facts-wrong/?utm_term=.f54bc657290a
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department--for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don't like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-regulations-idUSKBN14Q07B
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« Reply #7073 on: January 10, 2017, 11:53:10 AM »
Drain the swamp...end the influence of special interests... Democrats are corrupt...pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

The CBO ACA issue is especially despicable.

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« Reply #7074 on: January 10, 2017, 01:04:14 PM »
I have moved, kept on moving...
Proved the points that I need proving...
Lost the friends I needed losing...found others on the way
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« Reply #7075 on: January 10, 2017, 01:21:28 PM »
I was wrong about Sharpton and Jackson, that said I fail to understand why it took so long to be deemed a hate crime, oh yeah and apologies to blm also, they did make a statement denouncing the incident.

Perhaps your assumptions about these people needs some re-examining.

Seriously, who in their right mind, of any political persuasion outside of some murderous halfwits, would condone what those kids did?

But then again you repeatedly post the nonsense about Hillary being a murderer and so forth.

It's the kind of demonizing and caricaturing and conspiracy theorizing that ends up with the would-be pizzeria assassin or worse.

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« Reply #7076 on: January 10, 2017, 02:47:27 PM »
There have been a lot of important developments in US politics this week so maybe you missed some of these:
1. The President-Elect fired all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/06/trump-tells-obamas-ambassadors-to-leave-by-inauguration-day.html
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce any named individual civil servant, SES positions, or political appointee's salary to $1, effectively firing them individually by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/house-republicans-revive-obscure-rule-that-could-allow-them-to-slash-the-pay-of-individual-federal-workers-to-1/2017/01/04/4e80c990-d2b2-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.37698e2965ce
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with the President-Elect's first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any media coverage or protest. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/senate-confirmation-trump-cabinet-nominees-233247
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA. http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/01/06/gop-voted-to-ban-congressional-budget-office-from-calculating-obamacare-repeal-costs/
5. The President-Elect continues to throw shade on the intelligence community, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in the US election. http://www.businessinsider.com/leon-panetta-trump-russia-cia-intelligence-2017-1
6. The President-Elect broke a central campaign promise by asking Congress (in other words, US taxpayers) to pay for his asinine "wall". http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/border-wall-house-republicans-donald-trump-taxpayers/
7. The President-Elect threatened Toyota over a new car plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/05/donald-trump-threatens-toyota-but-it-looks-like-he-got-the-facts-wrong/?utm_term=.f54bc657290a
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department--for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don't like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-regulations-idUSKBN14Q07B
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« Reply #7077 on: January 10, 2017, 02:59:48 PM »
There have been a lot of important developments in US politics this week so maybe you missed some of these:
1. The President-Elect fired all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/06/trump-tells-obamas-ambassadors-to-leave-by-inauguration-day.html
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce any named individual civil servant, SES positions, or political appointee's salary to $1, effectively firing them individually by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/house-republicans-revive-obscure-rule-that-could-allow-them-to-slash-the-pay-of-individual-federal-workers-to-1/2017/01/04/4e80c990-d2b2-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.37698e2965ce
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with the President-Elect's first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any media coverage or protest. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/senate-confirmation-trump-cabinet-nominees-233247
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA. http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/01/06/gop-voted-to-ban-congressional-budget-office-from-calculating-obamacare-repeal-costs/
5. The President-Elect continues to throw shade on the intelligence community, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in the US election. http://www.businessinsider.com/leon-panetta-trump-russia-cia-intelligence-2017-1
6. The President-Elect broke a central campaign promise by asking Congress (in other words, US taxpayers) to pay for his asinine "wall". http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/border-wall-house-republicans-donald-trump-taxpayers/
7. The President-Elect threatened Toyota over a new car plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/05/donald-trump-threatens-toyota-but-it-looks-like-he-got-the-facts-wrong/?utm_term=.f54bc657290a
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department--for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don't like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-regulations-idUSKBN14Q07B
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None of this bothers you as a citizen/resident/conservative who dislikes corruption/poor governance?

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« Reply #7078 on: January 10, 2017, 09:41:24 PM »
Last of the choc-ices there now

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #7079 on: January 11, 2017, 12:19:54 AM »
Well. That's interesting!

Trump likes to, eh, shower with gold taps.

That's what a golden shower is....isn't it?