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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,829
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Not true any more. Congressional Progressive...

Not true any more.

Congressional Progressive Caucus surpassed the New Democrat Coalition in seats.

While I want say they are the dominant caucus, they aren't some outlying minor component. ...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,405
Posted By Delphic Oracle
A useless question, there is no ambiguity. ...

A useless question, there is no ambiguity.

Bob refers to the President "overriding the existing procedure according to his power on the spot."

The President has no such power.
...
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,829
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Yup, classic concern trolling. Also a way to...

Yup, classic concern trolling.

Also a way to seem to be both endorsing and denouncing the obviously opportunistic/irrational take at the same time.

Also another reminder that so many Americans...
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,405
Posted By Delphic Oracle
The governor was the person in whom royal...

The governor was the person in whom royal authority was placed.

Interestingly, Governor Hutchinson was as brazen as the patriots in basically putting the Dartmouth in the middle of the issue.
...
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,405
Posted By Delphic Oracle
No. Most accounts I'm familiar with of the...

No.

Most accounts I'm familiar with of the Boston Tea Party regard it as a highly organized operation, carried out in a disciplined manner, which was something of a hallmark of The Sons of...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Oh gosh, a term meant to summarize an incredibly...

Oh gosh, a term meant to summarize an incredibly complex phenomena isn't entirely accurate and our understanding of all the nuances involved has grown over time.

So obviously it is a hoax and I...
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,829
Posted By Delphic Oracle
This is hardly the first "not one of the two...

This is hardly the first "not one of the two major parties" to come along.

As noted above, it seems interesting how these new parties immediately try to launch into federal elections with no real...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Make flings about progressives constantly. ...

Make flings about progressives constantly.

Be this thin-skinned about being moderate.

Pick one.
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,299
Posted By Delphic Oracle
From the government's perspective, that is...

From the government's perspective, that is basically how it is now.

The two parties signed and submitted the form. They really don't particularly care whether they are soul mates in love or...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Google searched "antisemitic republicans" didn't...

Google searched "antisemitic republicans" didn't even scroll about halfway down the page.

Michigan and California house candidates, Minnesota GOP chair, and the Kentucky Republican party have all...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By Delphic Oracle
There were some dolts marching through...

There were some dolts marching through Charlottesville wearing khakis and polo shirts holding tiki torches chanting "jews will not replace us!" in 2017.

A Facebook rant by a campaign official in a...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
"You know what, I was wrong." "On further...

"You know what, I was wrong."

"On further consideration, and with a more sober sense of perspective, given the gravity of the situation being discussed, I withdraw my objection and see how my...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
"A dissenting opinion" often being a vague,...

"A dissenting opinion" often being a vague, innocent-sounding way of describing a position in favor of violating people's bodily autonomy or a transparent attempt to move the discussion away from the...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
This is all yet another variation of the paradox...

This is all yet another variation of the paradox of tolerance; the endless appeals to "civility" we're expected to maintain towards hostile, regressive ideologies.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Delphic Oracle
With a "high bar" for what constitutes "force", I...

With a "high bar" for what constitutes "force", I suspect coercion just short of said bar will be rampant.

Then yes, you quickly end up with a plutocracy/oligarchy.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
"Men with unoriginal, uninformed, and dismissive...

"Men with unoriginal, uninformed, and dismissive views are the real victims in all of this."
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,134
Posted By Delphic Oracle
So sort of a signal to others of some kind of...

So sort of a signal to others of some kind of shared virtue.

I wonder if there's some suitable term to describe this behavior... [emoji848]
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,723
Posted By Delphic Oracle
I'm willing to accept incompetence as plausible...

I'm willing to accept incompetence as plausible if all messages from those devices are gone.

If it is just the ones from the 5th and 6th, that's just too perfect to be an accident or blunder.
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
It's also somewhat in the context of decades of...

It's also somewhat in the context of decades of examples of committee meetings, hearings, and Sunday morning news roundtables with literally all male participants and an entirely reasonable outburst...
Forum: USA Politics 20th July 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,723
Posted By Delphic Oracle
I've read that devices used by SS agents are...

I've read that devices used by SS agents are routed through secure servers. These servers don't retain communications? Literally the only copy is on the devices themselves?

Who would design a...
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
The statement wrapped in the appearances of a...

The statement wrapped in the appearances of a query presented is inflammatory regardless of who posted it.

Some people like to imagine themselves so very important and centered.
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
It came from Westbrook Pegler writing a column...

It came from Westbrook Pegler writing a column blasting liberals for pushing a bill to curb lynching because it would "only" save about 14 lives a year.

But please, governor, proceed...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Like repeatedly demanding people answer a...

Like repeatedly demanding people answer a question about a nonexistent scenario?

There's a word for demanding that some stated standard apply to others that you don't follow yourself.
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Post hoc, ergo proper hoc Citation(s)...

Post hoc, ergo proper hoc


Citation(s) needed


Belongs in CT.

Also, NYT interactive site still there.
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,134
Posted By Delphic Oracle
As fascinating as the last few pages have been......

As fascinating as the last few pages have been...

How about those deleted Secret Service messages from the 5th and 6th?
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
"I was proven wrong, as a result my feelings got...

"I was proven wrong, as a result my feelings got hurt. Advocating that random people are put through pain and misery will make me feel better."
Forum: USA Politics 9th July 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
I was x years old when I discovered that lies of...

I was x years old when I discovered that lies of omission are often much worse than outright falsity.

Among the many reasons, it is the side diversion of them getting to object and quibble over...
Forum: USA Politics 8th July 2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,416
Posted By Delphic Oracle
The "framing" of the other side is a fantasy. ...

The "framing" of the other side is a fantasy.

Another example being that in the Hobby Lobby decision, the company's owners "sincere religious belief" that a contraceptive is the same thing as an...
Forum: USA Politics 7th July 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,416
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Well, in the new context of what "due process"...

Well, in the new context of what "due process" (depending on what issue is before the court) means, sure.

Which is to say, portions of the 4th, 9th, and 14th amendments being effectively...
Forum: USA Politics 7th July 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,416
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Regulating consumable beverages which could cause...

Regulating consumable beverages which could cause harm to inummerable others if not adhered to, traffic safety rules that even as they are still result in thousands dying, and...a medical decision...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,909
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Just keeping score where I live: Sexual...

Just keeping score where I live:

Sexual assault victim? No emergency contraceptive for you.

Pregnancy that will absolutely kill you? You have to be literally dying before intervention.

If...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,909
Posted By Delphic Oracle
If the central government can't prevent states...

If the central government can't prevent states from infringing on constitutional rights, why even have a constitution?
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Because their "sincerely held religious belief...

Because their "sincerely held religious belief something something."

Judgement in favor of the plaintiff.

Case dismissed.
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 11,460
Posted By Delphic Oracle
You are, of course, forgetting how deeply...

You are, of course, forgetting how deeply gerrymandered the districts are.

Sentiment polls do not correspond to votes cast do not correspond to the resulting proportion of seats.
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Hospitals where I live are deciding to no longer...

Hospitals where I live are deciding to no longer make emergency contraceptives available to sexual assault victims.

So they can't prevent fertilization or implantation in time, and then the law...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,618
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Even as their promised theocracy is established,...

Even as their promised theocracy is established, it seems Christians are still somehow the victims of oppression.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Delphic Oracle
I say it tilts towards Republicans. There's...

I say it tilts towards Republicans.

There's the old adage "nothing succeeds like success." More specifically, evangelical rhetoric will tell the faithful something like "God has shone his...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,618
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Discussion of inconvenient or embarrassing but...

Discussion of inconvenient or embarrassing but factual aspects of American history: illegal.

Tacit endorsement of a specific religion: protected.

Just keeping score...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,191
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Keep in mind, those groups who do spend most of...

Keep in mind, those groups who do spend most of the contributions are hiring media and consulting firms the organizers have a stake in.

It's the same thing, they just take more steps to obfuscate...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Several decisions over the last few weeks make it...

Several decisions over the last few weeks make it clear they have no intention of following any kind of Constitutionally based consistency in their rulings.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,350
Posted By Delphic Oracle
The colonies could hardly be described as having...

The colonies could hardly be described as having "common cultural and religious traditions."

About the only thing they had in common in that regard was the belief that their own interpretation was...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,350
Posted By Delphic Oracle
You demand consistency about wildly inconsistent...

You demand consistency about wildly inconsistent decisions and reasoning.

In one instance, the court took the most expansive view of constitutional protection against any infringement, no matter...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Well, maybe that used to be true.

Well, maybe that used to be true.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,761
Posted By Delphic Oracle
In the U.S., we have incredible respect for...

In the U.S., we have incredible respect for people's privacy.

Pardon me while I glance over the recent headlines from the last few days.

...

...

Okay, I take that back.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,572
Posted By Delphic Oracle
RE: oil prices and domestic production. ...

RE: oil prices and domestic production.

Another aspect of this is we can't have it both ways. The financing and economics of extraction only work when the price is high. As soon as prices fall...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,909
Posted By Delphic Oracle
"The people of each state" are barred from...

"The people of each state" are barred from enacting laws which infringe on our rights.

If you don't like that, then get to work on having the 14th Amendment rescinded. Specifically: "No State...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th June 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,909
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Well, it is more that a frightening number of...

Well, it is more that a frightening number of people seem to view the document as 'granting' these rights rather than affirming their existence. Properly read, it is our granting/limiting the...
Forum: USA Politics 25th June 2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,572
Posted By Delphic Oracle
Not all budgetary actions have the same impact,...

Not all budgetary actions have the same impact, however.

Many of them result in even lower revenue than the cuts. Tax cuts being such an example. On the other hand, food stamps and unemployment...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,909
Posted By Delphic Oracle
This court ruling speaks loud and clear: we are...

This court ruling speaks loud and clear: we are not a nation of free peoples giving consent to be governed within certain limits, we are instead a nation of subjects expected to obey our superiors.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,909
Posted By Delphic Oracle
9th Amendment: "The enumeration in the...

9th Amendment:

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

It continues to shock me how many people have...
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