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Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Gives us a goal, at least. What broke the mob...

Gives us a goal, at least. What broke the mob was a crackdown on judiciary corruption and the courage to prosecute. The tools to address the issue were there, as they are today. What was lacking...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Kompromat. The whole damn thing is a suicide...

Kompromat. The whole damn thing is a suicide pact, from top to bottom. One bigass RICO case that's too big to charge because you'd literally have to arrest half of Congress.
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Don't say something is demonstrable if you can't...

Don't say something is demonstrable if you can't demonstrate it.


People like you have been blaming Manchin from one side of their mouth and defending him with the other. Is he a Dem or not? Do...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
And if they were half so demanding of the...

And if they were half so demanding of the representatives within their party who actively work against them they wouldn't have as much criticism to object to. The Emperor has no clothes but it's the...
Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
You still ain't demonstrated a thing, just...

You still ain't demonstrated a thing, just asserted it again.


Isn't he, though? That gets back to JoeMorgue's point from earlier, that whether or not Progressive candidates and voters make up a...
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
You seem to be the confused one. You said it's a...

You seem to be the confused one. You said it's a demonstrably untrue claim that Manchin wants to lose the political ballgame. I think that needs some demonstrablin'.
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
This is still Manchin we're talking about, yes? ...

This is still Manchin we're talking about, yes? The guy who singlehandedly slapped down federal abortion protections a few months ago and not a damn person said "boo" to him for it? You're going to...
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,111
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I'm still voting no, but that's a promising sign....

I'm still voting no, but that's a promising sign. I'll have to settle on a crow recipe just in case. Maybe a pie!
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Isn't deliberately throwing the game just about...

Isn't deliberately throwing the game just about the worst thing one might do on a sports team? Why are you getting mad at the guy on the sidelines for pointing it out? The other team is cheating,...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,568
Posted By Beelzebuddy
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"the title was meant to be...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
But again, they're not the problem. It isn't a...

But again, they're not the problem. It isn't a Progressive senator refusing to vote for any bill that's further left than center-right, it's Joe Manchin.
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
That would be a fair point, if the Progressives...

That would be a fair point, if the Progressives were the ones refusing to cooperate. As it is I think your ire is misplaced, and also they are mad for the same reason you are.
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Complaining to those who'll listen, then, as...

Complaining to those who'll listen, then, as opposed to biting at trolls.

But fine, here's your new "I'm above it all" badge. You can just ask for a replacement next time, you don't need to earn...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
That is completely backwards. You spend the most...

That is completely backwards. You spend the most mental energy where you think it's worth your time. Change where you can effect it and write off where you can't. If you are investing time and...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Nah, **** that. Why does appeasement always need...

Nah, **** that. Why does appeasement always need to lean right? If they don't like what it says about them where they are, unable to choose between a party of howling sentient klan hoods snorting...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 28,941
Posted By Beelzebuddy
No they aren't. He knows damn well what he's...

No they aren't. He knows damn well what he's saying. He just doesn't care. Stop attributing to incompetence what is clearly malice.
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 35,039
Posted By Beelzebuddy
And the only thing missing is absolutely any...

And the only thing missing is absolutely any consequence to anyone in power. I'll believe it when the cuffs come out for the sitting congressmen who planned and directed this treason and openly...
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Vote for the lesser evil, but tell them that's...

Vote for the lesser evil, but tell them that's what they are and what they should do better. Don't lower your standard for good choice down to "not quite as bad as literal Nazis" just because that's...
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,745
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Properly trained, they're fintastic soldiers.

Properly trained, they're fintastic soldiers.
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
When someone's property has been damaged by...

When someone's property has been damaged by circumstances beyond his control, it's reasonable to waive restrictions on corrective improvement.

/s, obviously. The real reason is it's there to...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,749
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Every accusation is a confession.

Every accusation is a confession.
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Oh, an illegal alien, there you go, thank you for...

Oh, an illegal alien, there you go, thank you for clarifying exactly where you stand on this issue. Between you and me, I never doubted you for a second.

[ETA] Ninja'd.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd August 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,274
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Every time, I swear. The moon doesn't...

Every time, I swear.


The moon doesn't have micro-gravity. It has the regular kind, just less of it. There's an up and a down. Ear canals and ceiling fans will work. That's very different...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,325
Posted By Beelzebuddy
To stick with my analogy, getting fed up with...

To stick with my analogy, getting fed up with Charlie Brown's gullibility doesn't mean you're taking Lucy's side.
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,325
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Because they're hoping it will just go away. ...

Because they're hoping it will just go away. That the GOP will have won enough that they'll get tired of cheating, and things can settle back down to normal. The old boring neoliberal grift. The...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,325
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,325
Posted By Beelzebuddy
They're lining up the football again already? Go...

They're lining up the football again already? Go for it, Chuck! You're sure to kick it this time!
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
I am a pro-choice man and Stacyhs herself has...

I am a pro-choice man and Stacyhs herself has told me to STFU, just above.

That's why the argument is short-sighted. It casts an important issue into petty squabbling about gender, so far for...
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,056
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Not for the past decade.

Not for the past decade.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
That's what's meant, yes, but that's not what's...

That's what's meant, yes, but that's not what's said. It's a ridiculous self-own that plays right into bigoted gender politics.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
"You're not allowed to argue because you're a...

"You're not allowed to argue because you're a man" is quite possibly the most short-sighted argument for abortion rights I've ever heard.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 774
Posted By Beelzebuddy
She lost by so little that any of a thousand...

She lost by so little that any of a thousand things done differently could have shifted the balance in her favor. Pick your axe and you'll find an angle to grind it.

What I'm more interested in...
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 774
Posted By Beelzebuddy
"Business as usual."

"Business as usual."
Forum: USA Politics 20th July 2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,056
Posted By Beelzebuddy
The chilling effect on discussion. No one even...

The chilling effect on discussion. No one even dares bring up topics where they risk exposing disagreement, much less try to force the issue. That 10% is only when they're pretty sure he'll bleen...
Forum: USA Politics 20th July 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,749
Posted By Beelzebuddy
It's not post-fact. They don't honestly believe...

It's not post-fact. They don't honestly believe the things they say. They're lying, we know they're lying, they know we know they're lying.

It's post-shame. The system until now has relied on...
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Well color me impressed, I didn't know it had...

Well color me impressed, I didn't know it had passed the Senate. How did they convince Manchin to nuke the filibuster for it?
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 35,039
Posted By Beelzebuddy
So, who had money on Merrick Garland deliberately...

So, who had money on Merrick Garland deliberately deciding not to investigate anything in order to preserve the appearance of impartiality of the Justice Department?
...
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,642
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Yes, but then it might not leave sufficient...

Yes, but then it might not leave sufficient ambiguity to get away with doing whatever you want anyway and saying it's constitutional. Which is the whole point of this exercise; to get their foot in...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 774
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Wait, you were being serious? Do yourself a...

Wait, you were being serious? Do yourself a favor, go back and re-find her "deplorables" comment. The whole thing, not just the bit quoted ad nauseum by Fox News. I guarantee you she didn't say...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 774
Posted By Beelzebuddy
That won't sit well with the centrists. I...

That won't sit well with the centrists.

I kid, but also not. "I'm an inoffensive choice who won't rock any boats" is the election strategy of a good portion of Democratic congress critters. If...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 774
Posted By Beelzebuddy
She didn't though. Running against Trump would...

She didn't though. Running against Trump would be such an easy win she barely bothered addressing him at all. She went high, she rose above, she displayed the basic dignity and respect that she...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 17th July 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Shower thoughts and navel gazing

Nihilism taken to its logical conclusion is existentialism. But I'd rather hang out with nihilists who don't get the point and be the relative optimist injecting existential hope, than hang out with...
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,538
Posted By Beelzebuddy
That's par for GOP candidates. The half that...

That's par for GOP candidates. The half that aren't sexual predators are incompetent clowns. The difference is it's Fetterman himself pointing it out, not smugly sitting back with his arms crossed,...
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,538
Posted By Beelzebuddy
The rest of the Democratic party should be taking...

The rest of the Democratic party should be taking notes on the absolute savaging John Fetterman is giving Oz for his carpetbagger status. No genteel elitism, going high and pretending to be better...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
It doesn't? Well then, let me spend the next...

It doesn't? Well then, let me spend the next five pages conducting a back-and-forth Socratic dialog in an earnest attempt to convince you that you're being disingenuous.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
All a conservative has to do is softly whisper...

All a conservative has to do is softly whisper "compromise" into an empty room and Democrats come running down the block.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 35,039
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Nonsensical it may be but Mueller subscribed to...

Nonsensical it may be but Mueller subscribed to exactly that notion, which is why his report turned out to be such a dud. He wouldn't touch anything that would directly implicate Trump, which was...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Speaking as someone who is wrong about most...

Speaking as someone who is wrong about most things all the time, the important thing is to understand how you came to be wrong, so that in the future you will be less wrong or wrong for a shorter...
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,167
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Progressives always get the blame for Democrats'...

Progressives always get the blame for Democrats' failures, but it isn't the progressives who are blocking Democratic action in the Senate, it's the blue dogs like Joe Manchin. What good would...
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Beelzebuddy
Sounds good. How many is enough, do you think? ...

Sounds good. How many is enough, do you think? Obviously 50 isn't enough, not with Manchinema or R v W would still be the law of the land. 52, then? Do we have assurances that 48 Senators will...
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