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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:06

tGreenWay wrote:Pretty sure the law in Michigan says the driver has to immediately inform the officer that he's carrying.

And then get murdered.

I'm sorry, I get super fired up about this cop stuff. It's completely fucking insane to me though that a lot of people look at stuff like this and don't think "we have to stop this."

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Rocinante on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:07

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Pretty sure the law in Michigan says the driver has to immediately inform the officer that he's carrying.

And then get murdered.

I'm sorry, I get super fired up about this cop stuff. It's completely fucking insane to me though that a lot of WHITE MEN look at stuff like this and don't think "we have to stop this."

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:08

Rocinante wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

And then get murdered.

I'm sorry, I get super fired up about this cop stuff. It's completely fucking insane to me though that a lot of WHITE MEN look at stuff like this and don't think "we have to stop this."

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Some white women too. I'll settle for just white people.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Rocinante on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:11

I have found that women are the ones that are really leading the revolution we're seeing in civic engagement so I don't want to disparage them. White men are mostly fucking cowards.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:12

Rocinante wrote:I have found that women are the ones that are really leading the revolution we're seeing in civic engagement so I don't want to disparage them. White men are mostly fucking cowards.

Oh I live in Michigan. So I know plenty of wildly racist white women. Mostly baby boomers. Maybe it's geographic. Or age.

Let's go with "white baby boomers" and call it a day.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by tGreenWay on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:17

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Pretty sure the law in Michigan says the driver has to immediately inform the officer that he's carrying.

And then get murdered.

I'm sorry, I get super fired up about this cop stuff. It's completely fucking insane to me though that a lot of people look at stuff like this and don't think "we have to stop this."

Preaching to the choir. I was just pointing out how a carry announcement to a cop isn't just an NRA rec in MI.
ps Fuck the NRA.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:24

tGreenWay wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

And then get murdered.

I'm sorry, I get super fired up about this cop stuff. It's completely fucking insane to me though that a lot of people look at stuff like this and don't think "we have to stop this."

Preaching to the choir. I was just pointing out how a carry announcement to a cop isn't just an NRA rec in MI.
ps Fuck the NRA.

Yeah, for some reason I thought that was just a good idea instead of actual law... but a guy who tells you they have a gun isn't trying to kill you with it four seconds later. No matter their skin color. Fuck.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by tGreenWay on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 17:38

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Preaching to the choir. I was just pointing out how a carry announcement to a cop isn't just an NRA rec in MI.
ps Fuck the NRA.

Yeah, for some reason I thought that was just a good idea instead of actual law... but a guy who tells you they have a gun isn't trying to kill you with it four seconds later. No matter their skin color. Fuck.

Exactly. Im convinced that fucking coward cop would've shot the guy even if he'd said "I'm going to reach for my wallet now."

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by GRR Spartan on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 18:00

I'm convinced we have a lot of law enforcement carrying guns who did well in classrooms but in real situations they panic.

The policewoman in Tulsa OK could have used a Taser to disable the man she killed. The policeman in Cleveland shot the 12 year old because he saw a gun. Now this MN policeman gets the yips and shoots a guy rather than asking him to get out of the car. Then after the fact they rely on the THC defense.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by GRR Spartan on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 20:14

Rocinante wrote:
GRR Spartan wrote:Sounds like the US is back to being tough on Cuba.

What's the desired outcome? The Cuban government that's managed to stay in power for over 50 years is going to throw up its hands and return to 1950's style Cuba where the US backed dictator Batista had cozy relationships with the islands wealthiest residents?

IT'S NOT A GOOD ENOUGH DEAL FOR AMERICA. IF I CAN GET US A BETTER DEAL? GREAT! IF NOT, THAT'S OKAY TOO!

Would that better deal include a long term lease on Cuban ocean front for a luxury hotel/golf course Trump's sons could develop?
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Fri 16 Jun 2017 - 21:00

GRR Spartan wrote:I'm convinced we have a lot of law enforcement carrying guns who did well in classrooms but in real situations they panic.

The policewoman in Tulsa OK could have used a Taser to disable the man she killed. The policeman in Cleveland shot the 12 year old because he saw a gun. Now this MN policeman gets the yips and shoots a guy rather than asking him to get out of the car. Then after the fact they rely on the THC defense.


I think it's literally the exact opposite. We have a lot of cops in this country right now who are displaced factory workers. They aren't really smart enough for college and those types of jobs, they can't get an education really, so instead of working at mcdonals their whole life they go become cops where they can be paid decent and get heaped praise on them left and right. We then trust them implicitly, but the truth is that our cops are just the fuck off kid that didn't know what the hell was going on in high school. (This is largely based on the people I know who are cops from high school. They were fuck ups.)

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by GRR Spartan on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 11:07

Travis, there are some places your premise holds true but more departments are requiring at least an associate sometimes a bachelors degree as a job requirement.

A major part of the problem is how they are paid. In Louisiana, Texas and some other states its accepted that if you aren't #4 or higher on the organizational chart you need to work a second job.

Crap pay, low requirements and marginal training are recipe for bad outcomes.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 17:50


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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by tGreenWay on Sun 18 Jun 2017 - 0:40


Ridiculous. Then again, I doubt your average Trumpanzee GAS about Shakespeare. They only see it as an attack on their guy.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue 20 Jun 2017 - 0:20

John Cornyn, Texas republican senator: The people have a right to know what is happening behind closed doors with secret HC negotiations

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue 20 Jun 2017 - 0:21

Oh I'm sorry. That tweet he wrote was from 2010 when there were all sorts of public debates regarding ACA. He hasn't said anything like that recently. My baaaaad.

https://twitter.com/johncornyn/status/7471563078

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by msugolfguy on Tue 20 Jun 2017 - 22:12

Cameron wrote:

I'm torn on Dave, which is a good thing I guess. I like his interviewing style but man he occasionally has some really odd people on the show. Which I know, that's the point.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 11:16

Guys, I'm so upset about this. I can't even deal. This might as well be the pee tape to me. It's so bad. Nothing about this is okay. I can't believe some of you voted for the guy. I mean.

Fuck.

https://twitter.com/sbnation/status/877906396628439041

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by msugolfguy on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 11:19

Speaking of Twitter look up Tom Cottons (Arkansas) staff members Twitter. A real beacon of change.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by DWags on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 11:21

There are lines you dont' cross, and frankly, though we're joking, it shows you how much he feels he's "entitled".

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 11:42

DWags wrote:There are lines you dont' cross, and frankly, though we're joking, it shows you how much he feels he's "entitled".

He's such a fucking monster. I mean, he probably owns the course, but that doesn't make it not a dick move. There's a reason why you don't do that. Fuck.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by NigelUno on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 12:02

I don't think he's actually on the green.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by InTenSity on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 12:10

NigelUno wrote:I don't think he's actually on the green.
He was actually on the green Nigel. Who the fuck does that? 8 year olds?

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by NigelUno on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 12:27

InTenSity wrote:
NigelUno wrote:I don't think he's actually on the green.
He was actually on the green Nigel. Who the fuck does that? 8 year olds?

Maybe the screen on my laptop needs some dusting, but seems like I see a line/cut that's a slightly different shade (meaning he's not really on the green).

I could be wrong.

Is he driving a cart where he probably shouldn't be anyway? Yeah. But, I don't think he's actually on the green.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by MiamiSpartan on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 14:26

You know who this really hurts? The rich country club fucks. Trump is just giving a big Fuck You to the corporate fat cats.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by msugolfguy on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 15:43

MiamiSpartan wrote:You know who this really hurts? The rich country club fucks. Trump is just giving a big Fuck You to the corporate fat cats.

Lol
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by tGreenWay on Thu 22 Jun 2017 - 15:49

NigelUno wrote:
InTenSity wrote:
He was actually on the green Nigel. Who the fuck does that? 8 year olds?

Maybe the screen on my laptop needs some dusting, but seems like I see a line/cut that's a slightly different shade (meaning he's not really on the green).

I could be wrong.

Is he driving a cart where he probably shouldn't be anyway? Yeah. But, I don't think he's actually on the green.

His ball might not have been on the green, but he was definitely driving all over it. Arrogant pos.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by DWags on Sat 24 Jun 2017 - 9:18


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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by GRR Spartan on Sat 24 Jun 2017 - 13:02

Trump's commission for Presidential elections includes people who have never dealt with running elections and notably Former Ohio Sec of State Blackwell who while in office tried to reduce voter participation in traditionally Democratic areas by doing everything from requiring an odd sized post card required to register by mail, shifting precinct maps without informing voters, shutting down some polling sites to having a surplus of voting machines in GOP friendly precincts and not enough in precincts that often voted for Democrats.
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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 9:12

Last night at like 10- Press secretary's office issues an ominous statement about Syria

Last night around 1030- president tweets about something he saw on Fox News and the Supreme Court

Last night around 11- pentagon people are like "wait what? Syria? We have no idea what he's talking about."

This morning- president is tweeting and retweeting incessantly about the media, fake news, CNN the whole gambit.

So, the question I have and I'm sure World leaders all around the globe are asking is, where the hell did that message about Syria come from? Trump clearly doesn't give a shit based on his tweeting. Was he even aware of it? I mean, I'd hope so. Its entirely plausible that he sent this thing about Syria then retired to a long evening and morning of cable news. But it's also plausible that someone else is off doing the actual presidential work while he is screaming at his TiVo about cable news hot takes. Its just disconcerting. And another example of "we'd all be better off if he put down twitter." But he won't.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by LooseGoose on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 9:15

Travis of the Cosmos wrote: But it's also plausible that someone else is off doing the actual presidential work while he is screaming at his TiVo about cable news hot takes.

If he's the worst President ever isn't this a good thing?


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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 9:16

LooseGoose wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote: But it's also plausible that someone else is off doing the actual presidential work while he is screaming at his TiVo about cable news hot takes.

If he's the worst President ever isn't this a good thing?

it is for me - makes it more fun to mock him and his christian followers.



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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 9:17

LooseGoose wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote: But it's also plausible that someone else is off doing the actual presidential work while he is screaming at his TiVo about cable news hot takes.

If he's the worst President ever isn't this a good thing?


A) if he's the worst president ever and someone else is doing the presidenting then is he the worst president ever or not really a president? B) I suppose that depends on who is doing the presidenting.

Another bad #hottake buddy. Slow down.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by LooseGoose on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 10:14

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

If he's the worst President ever isn't this a good thing?


A) if he's the worst president ever and someone else is doing the presidenting then is he the worst president ever or not really a president? B) I suppose that depends on who is doing the presidenting.

Another bad #hottake buddy. Slow down.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 10:15

LooseGoose wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

A) if he's the worst president ever and someone else is doing the presidenting then is he the worst president ever or not really a president? B) I suppose that depends on who is doing the presidenting.

Another bad #hottake buddy. Slow down.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 10:15

LooseGoose wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

A) if he's the worst president ever and someone else is doing the presidenting then is he the worst president ever or not really a president? B) I suppose that depends on who is doing the presidenting.

Another bad #hottake buddy. Slow down.

I can't win. My links get criticized. My takes get criticized.

That wasn't a very well thought out take goose. Prolly should have taken an extra second to go through that one in your head.

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Re: The political hodge podge thread

Post by LooseGoose on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 10:59

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

I can't win. My links get criticized. My takes get criticized.

That wasn't a very well thought out take goose. Prolly should have taken an extra second to go through that one in your head.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 11:07

LooseGoose wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

That wasn't a very well thought out take goose. Prolly should have taken an extra second to go through that one in your head.

Can we have a fundraiser on here to buy Wags a ball washer?

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