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Old 09-09-2019, 01:48 PM   #3226
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Re: Thank God Sebby Hasn't Bred

How many generations of idiots are enough?
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:01 PM   #3227
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Yep.

Maybe we haven't been taking Don Jr. seriously enough.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:11 PM   #3228
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Have any Trumps killed women in moving vehicles? We really can’t take another of that sort dynasty.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:42 PM   #3229
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Even now, almost a thousand days into his presidency, the latest Trump outrage elicits shock and disbelief in people. The reaction is, “Can you believe he said that and did this?”

To which my response is, “Why are you surprised?” It’s a shock only if the assumption is that we’re dealing with a psychologically normal human being. We’re not. Trump is profoundly compromised, acting just as you would imagine a person with a disordered personality would. Many Americans haven’t yet come to terms with the fact that we elected as president a man who is deeply damaged, an emotional misfit. But it would be helpful if they did.

Among other things, it would keep us feeling less startled and disoriented, less in a state of constant agitation, less susceptible to provocations. Donald Trump thrives on creating chaos, on gaslighting us, on creating antipathy among Americans, on keeping people on edge and off balance. He wants to dominate our every waking hour. We ought not grant him that power over us.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:10 PM   #3230
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I’ve not only bred, but had a really fucking strange encounter with one of Don Jr’s exes. Very aggressive chick.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:13 PM   #3231
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Yep.

Maybe we haven't been taking Don Jr. seriously enough.
Indeed. It’s Always Sunny in Washington. Mac is the secret genius.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:19 PM   #3232
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I always get whiplash watching you transition from diagnosing what's wrong with our politics to explaining the transactional analysis you engage in to decide how to vote. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since it's almost as if you walk through the latter to illustrate the depths of the former. One almost believes you might actually care about the some of the broader problems you describe, and then you lance that boil with a narrow prick of your own self-interest. Bravo.
I’ll vote for Warren. That’s not in my self interest. I have an r/e thing coming through on which Trump could save me a lot. There’s every reason for me to vote for him, but I can’t. He bugs me in some way I can’t fully explain.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:29 PM   #3233
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You did here, but you like to be a contrarian so who knows what you really thought.
I can’t recall myself. I think I’ve developed a reluctance to embrace anything because I’ve come to think most things are either pointless or helpless. If you apply a purely rational perspective to the current condition of things, becoming invested in or exercised about things fails almost any sensible cost/benefit analysis.

But then this little pilot light, which I can’t snuff, gets me pissed. But I’ve realized, increasingly, it’s not some grand desire to see justice or fairness, but an annoyance with dumbness and the way masses of people, when attempting to govern themselves, become dark comedies.

We really are ungovernable. It’s just too unwieldy.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:03 AM   #3234
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Re: Doesn’t Matter Who Wins the K Race; We’re All the Same

[QUOTE=sebastian_dangerfield;524821]I bet you can't see why this:

"I have an r/e thing coming through on which Trump could save me a lot."

and this:

"There’s every reason for me to vote for him..."

don't work, especially in the same thought.

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Old 09-10-2019, 10:12 AM   #3235
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I’ll vote for Warren. That’s not in my self interest. I have an r/e thing coming through on which Trump could save me a lot. There’s every reason for me to vote for him, but I can’t. He bugs me in some way I can’t fully explain.
Yes, what could it be?

The way he says and does racists things, and enables and legitimizes extremist groups with racist and xenophobic views and agendas? No, I'm super white and only oppose racism in the most abstract of ways.

The way he demeans women, has almost certainly engaged in significant sexual misconduct, and otherwise legitimizes misogynistic behavior? Um, no. I'm a dude, so no worries there for me. And I sure don't want to encourage those #metoo vigilantes.

The way he is a climate change denier and has appointed individuals (and taken actions himself) that will gut the environmental protections that could slow what appear to be increasingly dangerous consequences of global warming? Ha! My lip service to the environment is just that. I'll be dead before the most severe consequences come to pass.

You should get the words "Narrow Prick of Self Interest" tattooed across your chest.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:30 AM   #3236
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You should get the words "Narrow Prick of Self Interest" tattooed across your chest.
Are you calling me fat?
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Are you calling me fat?
No, but that avatar makes your ass look big.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:03 PM   #3238
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No, but that avatar makes your ass look big.
It's long 'cause I have a tail.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:42 PM   #3239
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On the one hand, Bolton out has to decrease the chances of a new war or major escalation of an existing one. On the other, starting a war as an electoral strategy doesn't seem out of the question for this administration. On a third, 45 has been way less warlike than I expected.

Totally crazy, though, that Bolton seems to have been done in by telling the president not to invite the Taliban to Camp David during the week of 9/11.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:37 PM   #3240
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On the one hand, Bolton out has to decrease the chances of a new war or major escalation of an existing one. On the other, starting a war as an electoral strategy doesn't seem out of the question for this administration. On a third, 45 has been way less warlike than I expected.

Totally crazy, though, that Bolton seems to have been done in by telling the president not to invite the Taliban to Camp David during the week of 9/11.
Trump is a bully, and doesn't seem to want to fight with anyone. To paraphrase Ziskin in Stripes, he never ever wants to pick a fight with anyone unless he's absolutely sure that he can get away with it, and he isn't.

Bolton was done in by the fact that he has strong opinions and thinks he knows better than the President. People like that don't last in this White House.
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