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by iamspen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

And to top it all off, he actually thinks governments are entering their citizens in the lottery and not, you know, the people themselves. So he's racist and completely stupid.

Which is unsurprising.
by iamspen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

morriswalters wrote:But neither will I underestimate him because I think he's a fool.


Could be we're not underestimating him because he's a fool, could be we're terrified of him because he's a fool.
by iamspen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

While I agree a President Pence would do all sorts of terrible things, I also doubt he would be putting us on a collision course with nuclear war, and the racist populists that are now coming out of the woodwork would have to go back to the old ways of supporting horribly racist Republican policies ...
by iamspen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 100015

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I'm still reading the pronouns as inclusive of whomever is reading the post, not you specifically, even after your accusations against me, which, if true, does mean that I was in error, but also doesn't negate my points; it only means I stated them at an awkward time and perhaps to the wrong people.
by iamspen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 100015

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I implied no such thing. I merely stated that actual Nazis are being treated by some as a minority political group with which one can have reasonable discussions and debates, and expressing my own exasperation that we're treating Nazi-vs-not-Nazi conversations in the same manner as we would treat, s...
by iamspen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 100015

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

We can discuss our differences on that basis and maybe come to some sort of mutual understanding and respect, even if we still disagree. I don't even know where to begin with iamspen's statement. You'll have a reasonable discussion with a Nazi to find mutual understanding and respect? Yeah, you get...
by iamspen
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 100015

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

If we take this discussion back to its roots and simplify it a bit from there, will that help? Because I feel like if a Nazi's face has an impactful encounter with a fist, the person at fault for the punch is, in almost all cases, the Nazi simply for being a Nazi, regardless of the morality of such ...
by iamspen
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 100015

Re: Trump presidency

By mentioning Antifa and Nazis in the same sentence and grouping them both under the umbrella of political violence about which we should be concerned, you are indeed comparing them. But since I suspect you're not stupid enough to not understand that, I'm forced to conclude that you're either trolli...
by iamspen
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Nobody is suggesting police officers shouldn't be allowed the equipment necessary to mitigate the risks they face on the job. What we ARE saying is that if it's not a particularly dangerous job to begin with, why are they allowed to blast anyone they perceive as a threat in any given moment in the n...
by iamspen
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Trump and Sessions to end Obama-era ban on sending surplus military equipment to police departments I'm getting pretty sick of the notion that the job of the police is to protect themselves as best as possible, rather than to protect us as best as possible. This is just another example of Trump nix...
by iamspen
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

I would agree he doesn't care about Arpaio, but Trump isn't a racist, and he's condemned not only white supremacists, but hate groups in all forms. Right, he only caters to racists. There's DEFINITELY an appreciable difference there. (For the record, when he "condemned" white supremacists...
by iamspen
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

I recall reading in history books a time when most people ignored Nazi rallies until it was too late.
by iamspen
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

slinches wrote:In a free market of ideas, the stronger ones will win...


FTFY
by iamspen
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Also, seriously, do you want to make Nazis proponents for free speech? Giving them that 'moral high-ground' (whether or not it is genuine) is a very dangerous prospect. I realize it's a lot of cognitive dissonance, but any scenario where we could legitimately expect to hear the phrase "Okay, t...
by iamspen
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not defining the Nazis for you every time I mention them, dude. You're smart enough to know why Nazis are vile, I don't feel like I have to spell it out for you.
by iamspen
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Are you suggesting that there are peace-loving moderate Nazis who are appalled by the actions of their radicalized brethren? Or can we come to an agreement that being a Nazi is, in itself, a reprehensible and unacceptable action?
by iamspen
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

We're asking the wrong question. We shouldn't be asking "is it ok to punch a Nazi?" We should be asking "Is anyone at fault besides the Nazis at the Nazi really that violence broke out?" Were both sides at fault, as Trump would have us believe?
by iamspen
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Spoiler'd for thread derailment Netreker0, your series of strange novellas above began with some rather bizarre assumptions and accusations about my post which I'll briefly attempt to unpack. Firstly, you accused me of being unprincipled and tribalistic for allowing our hypothetical Nazi to be p...
by iamspen
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

There were rocks and water bottles and punches being thrown on both sides in some of the clashes between the alt-right protesters and the counter-protesters. That's what Trump was referring to when he said that he decried the violence "on both sides." There was also, indeed, a group of co...
by iamspen
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Trump threatened "fire and fury" against North Korea, prompting them to threaten Guam with nuclear weapons. It's nice to know that the world's oldest two toddlers are in charge of nuclear arsenals.
by iamspen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

My understanding is that the number of nuclear strikes needed to destroy North Korea's artillery is an unacceptably large number of nukes. And if you only destroy 70% of North Korea's artillery, that's more than enough artillery left over to level Seoul, and other parts of South Korea. Artillery, u...
by iamspen
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Yet for some reason we seem set on 9. Trump could go on a spree and add 5 more justices if he wanted. Nothing really to stop him. That's a statute instituted by Congress. FDR tried to have the statute amended to allow for a bench of up to 15 justices, but Congress refused. So no, Trump can't just a...
by iamspen
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

It's like funding the purchase of a Bugatti by finding a quarter in your couch cushion, only the couch isn't discriminated against in the process.
by iamspen
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Why was Melania seated next to Putin in the first place? It could simply be that Trump wanted to sit with his wife for a period as well. It's not like this was a backroom, behind closed doors meeting. This was in full view of everyone there. The fact this is just now being reported is the odd thing...
by iamspen
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Trump continues to set new standards for incompetence as he he holds an undisclosed conversation with Putin at a G20 dinner. Look, I understand it was probably an innocuous and meaningless conversation between two leaders, but how stupid do you have to be to whisper to a world leader you're constant...
by iamspen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

And I still point to the ukrainian help given to the DNC that directly led to the resignation/firing of Paul Manafort. Absent some higher level of collusion between the Russians and Trump's campaign I don't see any difference between the DNC/HRC camp using information received from the Ukranians an...
by iamspen
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

That being said, I don't think CNN has the right to be internet police and say knock it off or we'll expose you. They sure do. You don't have to like or respect the network based on those threats, but claiming they don't have the right to expose the person who blatantly assaulted their interests? T...
by iamspen
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

The GOP, I think, knows that passing this healthcare bill is political suicide. Oddly enough, they also know that not passing this healthcare bill is political suicide, so they're actively trying to push a bill that's *just garbage enough* to not pass both houses of Congress. We're watching an entir...
by iamspen
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

So you're saying "If I dedicate my organization to cause X, then I am definitely not looking out for cause Y". I suppose that's fair, though extremely pedantic. You still didn't explain what needs looking out for. That's because people who believe in and support the kind of systemic racis...
by iamspen
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

I know that you're collectively angry about Trump and politics in general, but is this really the way you think you should be responding? To a political party (and its membership) that has morphed into an openly racist and xenophobic organization that now has a literal fascist at its head whose adm...
by iamspen
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Honest question: do you believe that an influx of low-skilled / unskilled laborers will improve the state of the USA today? Is today the only day we're allowed to look at? Can we circle a date on our calendars a decade, two decades, 35 years from now? Because the fun fact about all these unskilled ...
by iamspen
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Michael Flynn lobbied for the Turkish government. The administration claims it had no idea. Either the administration is lying (hint: the administration is lying), or they didn't vet their gorram national security advisor well enough to have figured out that Michael Flynn was running a company call...
by iamspen
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8705
Views: 888339

Re: Trump presidency

Considering the Russians could have used the fact Flynn broke the law to blackmail him, bringing the whole thing out into the open made the US more secure, not less. The only thing we know, publicly, is that Flynn discussed sanctions and then told his superiors that he did not discuss sanctions; wh...
by iamspen
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1163981

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We've seen a few examples of this. Trump shoots of his mouth, gets burned, and then never does it again. He is a fast learner. He's fucking 70, dude. Clearly there was nothing fast about him learning that being a boorish asshole is bad. Furthermore, how many times does he have to be a boorish assho...
by iamspen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1163981

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You go do that, don't learn from your mistakes, and the next 8 years of trump will just fly by. I had intended to edit my previous reply before you posted again. Apologies. But I would still like to respond to this. I'm not suggesting Democrats didn't make mistakes. They should have had this electi...
by iamspen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1163981

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Edit: We're bickering over things that we mostly agree on because we don't like each others' tone. I think it should stop before it gets to the point where we risk genuinely disliking each other, so I apologize for letting by frustration with others turn into anger towards you.
by iamspen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1163981

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If you can't tell how vast the space is between mild party corruption and an openly racist and bigoted society is, you've rationalized beyond the point where I can even know how to engage you in this discussion. Hillary Clinton would not have been an ideal President. Donald Trump and his supporters ...
by iamspen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1163981

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I didn't call him a racist. I called him out on his myopic outlook on this election. One doesn't have to be a bigot to be complicit in legitimizing bigoted behavior, and that's exactly what electing Trump has done.
by iamspen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1163981

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I voted Trump because of Clinton's stance on Gun Control... It's neat that you voted for a package that included rampant racism, bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia, and homophobia because you're oh-so-afraid of a magical bogeyman that might come and take all your gunz. It's cool that you validated and e...

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