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Forum: USA Politics Today, 05:22 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
I guess this is supposed to be it? ...

I guess this is supposed to be it?

https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1598822959866683394

It appears to be, now brace yourselves, a hot mess.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 04:10 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
Now I'm feeling pretty naive for thinking he'd...

Now I'm feeling pretty naive for thinking he'd have his **** together enough to actually release something.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
Ugh, I hate that I'm the one posting this ...

Ugh, I hate that I'm the one posting this


source (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1598778884639653891)
Forum: USA Politics 30th November 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 922
Posted By Upchurch
That assumes the report will be objective and...

That assumes the report will be objective and analytical. I'm not saying it won't be, but there is a non-zero chance that they'll ignore the orange elephant in the room.
Forum: USA Politics 30th November 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 922
Posted By Upchurch
Man, what could have happened? What could it be?...

Man, what could have happened? What could it be?

...Hilary?

That's probably it.
Forum: USA Politics 29th November 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 58,915
Posted By Upchurch
But, but, but, I was assured it wasn't sedition...

But, but, but, I was assured it wasn't sedition because there hadn't been any charges.

Why isn't it sedition now?
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
You are, of course, unnecessarily vague and so...

You are, of course, unnecessarily vague and so very, very wrong about what other people think or care about. Itís just straw men all the way down.
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
What do you think young children are being...

What do you think young children are being exposed to?
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
This is not the most out-of-touch, insular...

This is not the most out-of-touch, insular comment Iíve ever seen.
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Any book with ďheĒ, ďsheĒ, or ďtheyĒ gets...

Any book with ďheĒ, ďsheĒ, or ďtheyĒ gets dangerously close to the topic of gender identity.
Forum: USA Politics 26th November 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
I, for one, look forward to pro-Second Amendment...

I, for one, look forward to pro-Second Amendment GQP representatives sending an indictment recommendation to DOJ on the only crime there is any actual evidence of Hunter breaking: lying on a gun...
Forum: USA Politics 26th November 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Iíve recently been reintroduced to the term...

Iíve recently been reintroduced to the term ďragertainmentĒ. That, plus a healthy dose of classic 1980s gay panic, is all this is. Culture warriors tilting at windmills with paper-thin...
Forum: USA Politics 26th November 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Your link isnít a URL

Your link isnít a URL
Forum: USA Politics 25th November 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
I do, actually. I outlined a few of them in the...

I do, actually. I outlined a few of them in the thread already.

If you had read the thread, most, if not all, of your points have already been addressed. You’re yelling at a ship that has already...
Forum: USA Politics 25th November 2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
Even then, would you trust Musk to not use...

Even then, would you trust Musk to not use Twitter solely for his own purposes?
Forum: USA Politics 24th November 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
Iím not sure what Musk could possibly do to...

Iím not sure what Musk could possibly do to restore public trust.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,152
Posted By Upchurch
That's what I thought about Trump.

That's what I thought about Trump.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,959
Posted By Upchurch
I forget if I've posted this before, but a quick...

I forget if I've posted this before, but a quick search says I didn't do it in this thread.

This is a comical, but very thorough and fair, break down of the Hunter Biden situation. It is NSFW...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
And then there's **** like this....

And then there's **** like this. (https://www.audacy.com/kmox/articles/news/school-responds-to-complaint-about-book-on-black-astronaut) We had a copy of the book from when it first came out and read...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
To be fair, they also have an issue with racism. ...

To be fair, they also have an issue with racism.

Too much pointing out racism.
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,875
Posted By Upchurch
It was a joke! He was triggering the libs! He...

It was a joke! He was triggering the libs! He meant every word he said! Fake news! So dishonest!
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,875
Posted By Upchurch
I saw that. Super weird to compare the company...

I saw that. Super weird to compare the company you just bought and are now running as a whore enticing Trump to sin by participating in Twitter. I suspect symbolism is one of the many things in this...
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
My guess the current system is missing the...

My guess the current system is missing the ďpunish/defund public librariesĒ feature.
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,110
Posted By Upchurch
I wouldn't call it a nightmare scenario, but it...

I wouldn't call it a nightmare scenario, but it is not inconceivable either. I also don't think anyone would be caught as flatfooted as they were on Jan 6. We know what Trump is and what he's capable...
Forum: USA Politics 19th November 2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,875
Posted By Upchurch
Without any context or background, thatís a...

Without any context or background, thatís a recipe for misinformation.


No, not forever. I guess how long depends on his pride/ego, because he could finance a money hole for quite a while.
Forum: USA Politics 19th November 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,875
Posted By Upchurch
Iíve worked at a couple of different companies...

Iíve worked at a couple of different companies that failed. What Iíve heard coming out of Twitter is an absurd caricature of the stupid Iíve witnessed.
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Speaking as the son of a librarian, I've been...

Speaking as the son of a librarian, I've been hearing about this for over 40 years. I agree with 100%. This isn't protection. This is fascist control of ideas.
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
The only thing I find implausible in your...

The only thing I find implausible in your scenario is the part where Jr., having found stuff online, goes to a library for a physical book. I'm guessing Jr. is at least in his 40s. Otherwise, I quite...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
The problem is that parents might not do it...

The problem is that parents might not do it right. We need culture warriors and the state to enforce correct morals on children. To protect them, don'cha know.
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Is that happening? Are "small government"...

Is that happening?

Are "small government" Republicans/conservatives injecting state control into local libraries to fix any actual problem?
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Hold on, I missed that you shifted the goal-posts...

Hold on, I missed that you shifted the goal-posts in that last post. Having a written policy about age-appropriate books is one thing, but having to to justify every decision on every book every time...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
I donít disagree with the notion. But Iím from...

I donít disagree with the notion. But Iím from Missouri. I have been dealing with the Ashcrofts for a long time. Anyone would be an idiot to take what they say at face value.
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
I am answering it. Your question is taking one...

I am answering it. Your question is taking one line of an article out of context and presents it with the false premise that there will be a clearly defined policy. The next line of the article shows...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Whatís the very next line in the article?

Whatís the very next line in the article?
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
What clearly defined policy? Itís still...

What clearly defined policy? Itís still arbitrary.

All this law does is allow culture warriors to punish libraries, with force of law, for having books that threaten them.
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
What children are being exposed to what sexually...

What children are being exposed to what sexually explicit material?

This has nothing to do with protecting children. It's about controlling what children read in order to indoctrinate them to a...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Only this has state mandated fines added to the...

Only this has state mandated fines added to the mix.
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,880
Posted By Upchurch
Aw.

Aw.
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,880
Posted By Upchurch
I believe I heard that was happening at 4:00. I...

I believe I heard that was happening at 4:00. I assume that is EST and in roughly a half hour from now. Anyone know enough details to confirm that?
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
I don't know what "porn" theprestige is referring...

I don't know what "porn" theprestige is referring to, but I have a former coworker who's favorite punching bag is Gender Queer: A Memoir (https://redgoldsparkspress.com/projects/6926504), almost...
Forum: USA Politics 14th November 2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Who said anything about porn in public libraries?...

Who said anything about porn in public libraries?


But removing local library autonomy is not.



Which would prevent access to low income families and people. Itís a class-level ban, perhaps.
Forum: USA Politics 14th November 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 9,439
Posted By Upchurch
Missouri Book Ban Law Proposal

Comment period opens on Missouri Secretary of Stateís book ban proposal...
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
That is also a fair point.

That is also a fair point.
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
I was never talking about "fear". The...

I was never talking about "fear". The election-denying, authoritarian MAGA candidates that the Democrats were supporting in the primaries are, or were, legitimate threats. It is, apparently, a good...
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
ahhell has a point that Dems should not be...

ahhell has a point that Dems should not be supporting legit threats in primary, regardless of whether or not it is a winning strategy. The ends don't justify the means and, in this case, the risks...
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
Agreed, but that is a different question than...

Agreed, but that is a different question than whether or not it is a successful strategy, which, unfortunately, it appears to be.


Yeah, it's a dirty trick on par with most of Republican dirty...
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
Anyone have some ketchup? Democratic strategy...

Anyone have some ketchup?
Democratic strategy of backing far-right candidates appears to pay off...
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
Do I have to eat my words? I forget who they...

Do I have to eat my words? I forget who they tried this strategy with in order to find out how it worked
Forum: USA Politics 6th November 2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
Counterpoint: Trump

Counterpoint: Trump
Forum: USA Politics 2nd November 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 12,005
Posted By Upchurch
Iím having trouble reconciling these two...

Iím having trouble reconciling these two back-to-back posts.
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