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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
What bunk. If a right is recognized in a society,...

What bunk. If a right is recognized in a society, there is (nominally) no administrative burden. It is when a right is curtailed that an enforcement burden necessarily arises.

When abortion was...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,938
Posted By Lurch
Too much democracy in the US? How is such a thing...

Too much democracy in the US? How is such a thing even possible? And the primaries are only about whittling down one side's candidacy. Hardly a stress test for democratic vitality when the other side...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,442
Posted By Lurch
Does anyone know if such ostentatious displays of...

Does anyone know if such ostentatious displays of entreaties to Sky Daddy over a game occur in other countries?

My impression is that this is a uniquely infantile American practice. But then, I...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,938
Posted By Lurch
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,938
Posted By Lurch
By definition of the nation being founded as a...

By definition of the nation being founded as a democracy, the majority should win. It flies in the face of democratic principles that a minority should hold sway. Even if the majority were Satan...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,938
Posted By Lurch
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
Unreasonable to a minority. And now that minority...

Unreasonable to a minority. And now that minority has finally got the reversal it wanted. Is that how a society progresses, by being held back by the minority? Is that democratic? Is a centuries old...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
If the SCOTUS goes on a tear to hand back control...

If the SCOTUS goes on a tear to hand back control of more and more rights to the States, the already dis-United States of America will only become further Balkanized. I just cannot see how such a...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
I like the thrust of this.

I like the thrust of this.
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
BINGO!

BINGO!
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
This court is reversing what it had formerly...

This court is reversing what it had formerly settled. This court is not taking to heart to "Suck it up, Buttercup." This court is not accepting what had been the "law of the land."

You are...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
This reply was in response to my, "A People gets...

This reply was in response to my, "A People gets the Government it deserves." Yet in your post immediately preceding the quoted, you point out how the Dems warrant blame for not legislating when they...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,414
Posted By Lurch
Yep. A People gets the Government it deserves.

Yep. A People gets the Government it deserves.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 72,433
Posted By Lurch
I hope the prolapsed orange anus slips into...

I hope the prolapsed orange anus slips into ignominy as the monster turns on him, followed by indictment, trial, conviction and death in jail. A guy can dream, right?
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 2,721
Posted By Lurch
Of course. An armed society is a polite society....

Of course. An armed society is a polite society. Or so I read a few decades ago. I mean, no more road rage 'cause the other party might come out blasting. No more domestic violence 'cause the wife is...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,655
Posted By Lurch
It's long been apparent to me that, among the...

It's long been apparent to me that, among the democracies, POTUS is regarded nearest to a king. The oft brayed, "No man is above the law" is revealed to be not just delusional, but a brazen lie....
Forum: USA Politics 18th June 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lurch
He he! :thumbsup:

He he! :thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 19,221
Posted By Lurch
So? Inflation and gas prices are a global...

So? Inflation and gas prices are a global problem. It's the result of supply and demand, and the way capitalism and economics work.

You think Biden--or anyone--can fix that all by themselves?...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 122,299
Posted By Lurch
Letting Drumpf skate, and thereby sending the...

Letting Drumpf skate, and thereby sending the signal to others of his odious ilk that it's OK to tear down democracy, could not be that much better.
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,189
Posted By Lurch
It's the hypocrisy which enrages me. If the...

It's the hypocrisy which enrages me. If the little witch got a couple abortions a while back, but now is shrieking that abortions are wrong and will work to take that right away from other women, ...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 122,299
Posted By Lurch
Indeed. A nation that lets itself be paralyzed...

Indeed. A nation that lets itself be paralyzed into inaction by a thug is no nation. Might as well blow the whe thing up and start over.
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 122,299
Posted By Lurch
In my books, that orange bastard is already...

In my books, that orange bastard is already responsible for the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands. Yes, that thing has effectively killed more citizens than just about any war.

That that...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,449
Posted By Lurch
If you're going for alliteration... ...

If you're going for alliteration...

Head-hammered Herschel.
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,655
Posted By Lurch
I figured you'd take exception to my missive. ...

I figured you'd take exception to my missive.

I've written before that there is much I admire about Americans. I'm just disgusted by the less savory aspects of American society. Fundamentally,...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,655
Posted By Lurch
So?! Each State could still get on the ball and...

So?! Each State could still get on the ball and do all this better. Bigger poloulation, more electoral workers is pretty simple math many other countries have worked out a good while ago.

But we...
Forum: USA Politics 12th June 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 122,299
Posted By Lurch
The US was monumentally naive in not realizing...

The US was monumentally naive in not realizing the day would come when a President would be a traitorous scumbag deserving of the same legal treatment as any of its other criminal citizens. And...
Forum: USA Politics 12th June 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,655
Posted By Lurch
:thumbsup: Arguably a root cause of the...

:thumbsup:

Arguably a root cause of the state of affairs right now. More than any of the proper democracies I can think of, the US leans closest to having a king.
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 2,228
Posted By Lurch
"You'se is s'posed to be let off by a jury of...

"You'se is s'posed to be let off by a jury of your peers, see? It says so right there in the law! I demand my right to have the jury be my peers!"
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,655
Posted By Lurch
And what is the American average?

And what is the American average?
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 6,955
Posted By Lurch
If you see the Dems as "suspiciously bad" at...

If you see the Dems as "suspiciously bad" at delivering legislation, you, like the rest of the easily bamboozled populace, have lost sight of the GQP's principal operating principle of obstructionism...
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 6,955
Posted By Lurch
A People gets the Government it deserves. If the...

A People gets the Government it deserves. If the Orange Excrescence should get hoist back into the WH, the US people will deserve it. Perhaps a really calamitous period is what's needed to get enough...
Forum: USA Politics 5th June 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 34,940
Posted By Lurch
Zero chance of that kind of insanity up here. ...

Zero chance of that kind of insanity up here.

This brings to mind a scene in the 70s movie, Miller and Mrs. McCabe (?). A bad guy stops some innocent on a walkway and insists the latter show him...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th June 2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 40,700
Posted By Lurch
This could have been a statement straight from...

This could have been a statement straight from Lavrov. If you aren't a member of the Duma, you do a good imitation.

A powerful nation invading another sovereign nation is not a "hot war"? I wonder...
Forum: USA Politics 4th June 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,229
Posted By Lurch
When MTG and her ilk say, "Christian Nationalism...

When MTG and her ilk say, "Christian Nationalism is nothing to fear", I see the snippet from Mars Attacks where the Martians, as they run amok ray-gunning anything moving, have a truck with...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd June 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 6,955
Posted By Lurch
What is this "memory" of which you...

What is this "memory" of which you speak?
Forum: USA Politics 2nd June 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 6,955
Posted By Lurch
With only two Parties, effectively, if the...

With only two Parties, effectively, if the electorate is stupid enough to bring to power that cabal of traitors who are bent on depriving the citizenry of rights, and who favor the monied class over...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,590
Posted By Lurch
Imagine the response on all fronts if these...

Imagine the response on all fronts if these shooters were members of ISIS cells infiltrated into the country. It'd be like 9/11, and some country might end up being blasted.

The US in its ire can...
Forum: USA Politics 31st May 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,704
Posted By Lurch
That's a desperate reach. Time for Durham to...

That's a desperate reach. Time for Durham to convene a special grand jury and indict those nefarious FBI slacker/traitors? Keep going up and down the line until some small shred of 'success'...
Forum: USA Politics 31st May 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,572
Posted By Lurch
Too right!

Too right!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,590
Posted By Lurch
To the majority of Americans this is repressive...

To the majority of Americans this is repressive tyranny. Even to many who support reform measures, this is a number of bridges too far. Because the US is "speshul", what works in the civilized world...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,322
Posted By Lurch
Yes, for skeptics and atheists. But what about...

Yes, for skeptics and atheists. But what about the millions of believers who do have that trust, however misplaced we outsiders know it to be?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th May 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,322
Posted By Lurch
Doesn't matter more? Then what's the bloody point...

Doesn't matter more? Then what's the bloody point of religion? If its purpose is to guide Man to a more moral life, the hypocrisy alone makes it matter more. People in positions of power, leadership...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,590
Posted By Lurch
And he has a security detail of at least three...

And he has a security detail of at least three when he dines out.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,590
Posted By Lurch
Erm... 20k (or whatever it is) per year is rather...

Erm... 20k (or whatever it is) per year is rather more than 2 per day.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,590
Posted By Lurch
Many people applauded Beto"s confronting Abbott...

Many people applauded Beto"s confronting Abbott the other day. That's just one lonely voice who can be shut down, as we saw from that podium of shrill, cowardly bullies.

Why doesn't the majority...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 28th May 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,308
Posted By Lurch
Scorpion claims a spirit can impact 110VAC (or...

Scorpion claims a spirit can impact 110VAC (or 220VAC) sufficiently to cause a lamp to flicker. That would be at least several volts, or tens of volts.

Then why does a spirit's imprint on a very...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 40,700
Posted By Lurch
A Potemkin village or two.

A Potemkin village or two.
Forum: USA Politics 28th May 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 34,940
Posted By Lurch
That Xmas 'postcard' ought to be titled, "The...

That Xmas 'postcard' ought to be titled, "The Massacrin' Massies"

All good Christians, I'm sure, ready to make Holy war in the name of Jesus, who upon His return surely will be strapped with...
Forum: USA Politics 28th May 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,251
Posted By Lurch
I'm sure the GOP are all happy 'n stuff to find...

I'm sure the GOP are all happy 'n stuff to find that their moves to increase voter turnout are actually firing up people to get to the polls. They've hit upon a great way to increase citizen...
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